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Can't install Windows 8 in Sony Vaio SVE15129CNS having default UEFI mode shows OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND

I recently installed Win 10 in my sony vaio e series laptop. but now i want to install again win 8 which gives error like OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND in uefi but in lagacy mode it boot but on selecting ...
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How to Middle-Click on Touchscreen in Windows 8.1

I thought this would be simple, but I've searched previous SuperUser threads and on Google and I cannot find a way to middle-click on a touchscreen in Windows 8.1 (on a Lenovo laptop in my case). ...
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Mounting partition as a virtual disk in Windows?

I'm trying to mount a partition which contains a whole MBR partition table as a virtual disk on Windows, but I haven't found any soulutions for that. Here's how I do it in Linux: With fdisk -lu ...
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Has anyone successfully used the new usbstor MaximumTransferLength parameter?

Some time ago, Microsoft added support for specifying the maximum transfer size to the usbstor driver (see KB2581464 at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2581464). I have been unable to actually ...
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Homestead: Cannot start

I cannot seem to get my box working properly. I'm following the instructions here. I'm running Windows 8.1 64-bit. When I run vagrant up, it goes through a series of commands and logs a bunch of ...
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Microsoft Access not locking for editing

My Access document is not stating "locked for editing" when I go in and someone else is in the document. Afraid we are going to lose data if we are both in it and trying to save with another person ...
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Metro Boot Manager - Boot between two Windows 8.1 without restarting

I have installed two Windows 8.1 os and Debian on my Device. I use Grub2 EFI to boot between Debian and Windows. After choosing Windows via Grub menu The Metro Boot manager appears. I have ...
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How to get a thread count for running process in Win8?

How do I display the column that lists the thread count for the running process in the task manager in Win8? The View menu doesn't seem to have any option that would allow to add nor does right ...
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PDFmaker freezing/crashing computer?

I convert a lot of Word documents and Powerpoints into PDFs for work. Lately my computer has consistently been freezing about once a week. I don't have enough time to sit around and wait for it to ...
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Adding a non-Windows VHD to the Windows 8 boot menu

I have a Linux VM running as a Hyper-V guest within my Windows 8.1 box. Can I add this VM to the Windows boot menu in order to run it on the bare metal? If yes, then which property values do I need ...
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Changing Windows 8/8.1 Install Date

Please can someone point me to the registry key that the Original Install Date when you run systeminfo is stored? Thanks
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Windows 8.1 activation on HP Pavilion Touch 14-N009LA throws error 0xC004F074

My sister has an HP Pavilion Touch 14-N009LA that came with Windows 8. This computer was upgraded to Windows 8.1 once put into service, but since I'm not the owner of this computer I don't know if ...
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set up right click menu to relock bitlocker drive

I'm using window 8, i have a drive with bitlocker feature. After i unlock a drive, there are no ways in GUI to lock it again easily except using command manage-bde -lock drive: I want to have a ...
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Switching Language Input on Windows 8

So I looked up how to change the language using 'Left Alt+Shift', but when I do it stays English and doesn't switch until I click the language change tab in the computer taskbar, so it gets really ...
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How is Intel spying on my computer?

I received the following popup today for the first time having used this computer continuously since it was configured about 8 months ago: From the statement that "status as of last system boot" it ...
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PC. Windows 8. Cannot run Windows Defender

I found "Software Informer" in my PC, and I thought it was malware, so I installed some Anti-virus. And now, I "cleaned" "Software Informer" using those Anti-Virus software, and now, when I ...
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Bug when minimizing 16-bit color games in Windows 8 or later

I play an old MMO game that is made using 16-bit color. The game works perfectly on Windows 7 and old versions (Vista, XP). However, the game has some bugs on Windows 8 and later versions. I can ...
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Windows 8.1 user account remain loading [on hold]

I run windows 8.1 but when i login to one of my user account it remain loading. Does someone have a solution? Its just by one of my 3 accounts.
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Corrupted/Missing DLLs on Windows 8.1 installation

I recently purchased a second-hand laptop, which I am experiencing some problems with. During my initial scan, everything seemed great, but upon bringing it home to install some of my commonly used ...
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Disable Windows access to UEFI NVRAM

I have written bash script which adds Grub Entry to UEFI NVRAM. Scripts is invoked by bootable USB linux. This command adds entry: efibootmgr -c -d /dev/sda -p 2 -L "Grub2" -l "\EFI\Boot\shimx64.efi" ...
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How to prevent Windows (8/8.1/10) to assume the user want to use the local account on domain joined machine [on hold]

I was wondering if anyone have a solution for this : On a domain joined machine, Windows will assume that any username typed is a domain account except if that same exact user name exist as a local ...
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Install font complains about Unlicensed font [closed]

I have a set of fonts, which I would like to install on my Windows 8 system. My user-account has administrator privileges, but the original administrator is different. When I install 5,6 or any ...
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Will MS Still Force Windows 10 Upgrade After Free Period Ends [closed]

Since after July 29, 2016 the Windows 10 upgrade is no longer going to be free, does anyone know if these upgrades will still be 'forced' and what the consequences of not paying for the upgrade will ...
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Close window from the taskbar?

In Windows 7, I was able to right-click on a window's button in the taskbar and get a menu containing an item for closing (or minimizing or maximizing) that window. Is there something I can adjust in ...
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win32_shadowcopy Unsupported shadow copy context

The result of entering (Get-WmiObject -list win32_shadowcopy).create("C:\","Backup") into powershell is ReturnValue : 5 ShadowID : {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} However the ...
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Is there a Stand-alone Touchpad with included tap-to-click functionality? or a way to get Windows Server 2012 to detect a Logitech Touchpad?

I'm currently using a Logitech Wireless Touchpad T650. Out of the box, the touchpad has press-to-click functionality, but not tap-to-click. To give it tap-to-click, it needs software called SetPoint, ...
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Backup and Restore rescue Disk

I am having couple of quick question regarding Backup and Restore feature with my recently purchase Dell Inspiron 15 5547 laptop. If anybody could give some inputs/lights on this that would be great ...
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Run application without administration rights in windows

I followed many guides (link1 link2) trying to start an application that requires administration rights (such as defraggler) as a normal user (non admin), but i had no luck. Do you know if these ...
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How to share RAM memory with Graphic Memory

My specs :- 1) Dell inspiron 15 3542 2) Video/Graphic memory is not dedicated 3) 4 GB RAM 4) Windows 8 Pro. I want to share my RAM memory with video/graphic memory.. Mean, I want to use 3 GB of ...
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How to use colored font files in Windows?

Some font files contain color information inside them. That is, the font itself is not black and white like ordinary fonts, but it has actual colors and images stored inside it, which Windows seems ...
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Windows 8 doesn't ask for Wifi credentials

UPC Wi-Free requires to enter a username and password, but when I try to connect, it doesn't ask me for it, but rather tries to connect right away - which of course fails. I have read Change the ...
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Windows 8 can't stop a service

I bought a computer and it has a McAfee thing and it uses 20% of my CPU. I tried to stop it, but get "access is denied". I've tried using process hacker but it doesn't help. Still get access is ...
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The start button is “not working” to launch metro

This is a very interesting problem. I cannot launch the metro interface with anything other than clicking on the windows logo. So, Ctrl + ESC or The Windows Key don't work to bring the metro ...
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How can I right click any program on its title bar and select “end task”?

Some programs do not show "not responding" in the title bar and only hang. I can see that it has hung and can right click on its title bar, but clicking close does not work. Furthermore, task manager ...
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Cannot convert Crystal Report to PDF “Failed to Export the Report”

Our users cannot export their Crystal Reports to PDF in Windows 7 and 8/8.1. An error message pops up saying "Failed to export the report". Users noticed this occurred after a recent Microsoft update. ...
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Windows- can not connect to paired bluetooth devices

I have a strange problem with Bluetooth adapter on Windows 10. When I pair a device it works perfectly, however when I reboot I am unable to reconnect again. I get no other error messages but "Can't ...
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Can't connect to the internet on Win8 in VmWare Fusion 8.1.0

I downloaded Virtual Machine for win8 for VMware fusion from https://dev.windows.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/mac/ I can start the VM on my local computer, however, I can't seem to connect to ...
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Keyboard Lag on startup in windows 8/8.1/10

Ever since Windows 8 I've noticed an issue where there is a severe typing lag immediately after boot. Typing into any field will suffer a lag of anywhere up to 2 seconds per keystroke. This ...
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Dual Boot Windows 10 & 8.1 licensing issue

I am considering "upgrading" to Windows 10, but I want to keep my Win 8.1 installation just in case I decide that I don't want Win 10 after all. I thought the easy solution would be to dual-boot them, ...
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Remove 'English US' keyboard Windows 8

Probably it has been asked before but couldn't find the answer. I'm using Windows 8 as I can't update right now (due lots of work that has to be done with the laptop). This is what I have when I ...
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What do I need to upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 Pro?

I am ordering a computer that is shipped with Windows 8.1. I used to also order the Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro Pack to upgrade to Pro. Microsoft have discontinued the Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro Pack ...
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Recovering files after resetting Windows when using Bitlocker?

I was asked to help recover files from a Windows 8.1 notebook by the owner's family after he passed away, but he had used a Microsoft account as his Windows account, so the entire drive was encrypted ...
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command prompt not launching in windows 8

Command prompt is not launching in windows 8. On clicking the cmd file or icon the window displays for a second and then disappears.The conventional ways of typing in the search box or Run window also ...
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Is there a non-invasive way of preventing the computer from locking out after “x” seconds?

By non-invasive, I mean not having to install softwares/apps. Due to a group policy, my work computer locks out after 60 seconds of inactivity. Though I understand why such a rule has been put into ...
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Serva Win 8 Install: Network location cannot be reached?

I have a toshiba z30-a1301 that I am trying to install windows 8 on. The only way I am able to do it is through Lan boot. (no option for usb, no cd slot, no recovery partition). I'm using Serva, and ...
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In chkdsk, what is spot fixing?

(Related to, but different from: In chkdsk, what is an online scan?.) Running Windows 8.0 Pro, chkdsk has a /spotfix option that Runs spot fixing on the volume. What is spot fixing? If it relates to ...
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Samsung Series 7 backlit keyboard issue on Windows 8

I upgraded to Windows 8 and the keyboard back-light doesn't work. The mode of the laptop is np700z7c-s02uk
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How do I delete all files with a certain extension in Windows 8?

A while ago I turned my laptop (Windows 8) over to "Geek Squad" to fix a few minor issues. When I got it back, I found many folders in my drive with some sort of placeholder file in each of its ...
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How can I determine the installed edition of Windows 8 if the OS does not boot up? [duplicate]

I have a drive that I cannot boot, but it has an installation of Windows 8 on it. I need to know what type of Windows 8 it has. Is there a folder or file I can look at that might give me a clue as to ...
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How to reconfigure NAT servers so they are exposed?

Here is what I have: Live HTTP server (104.x.x.x) DD-WRT'd wireless router (192.168.2.1 / 8.8.8.8 DNS server) Win 8 Notebook PC (192.168.2.100) VMWare BIND DNS server (192.168.3.108 / NAT on ...