Windows 8 is a graphical operating system by Microsoft, released on October 26, 2012.

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Windows doesn't detect HDD and SDD, but disk manager does

Windows doesn't detect two of my drives, after I installed a new one. I exchanged my previous SSD (old Patriot Inferno, 60gb) which had Windows 8.1 on it for a new OCZ ARC 100. However, after I ...
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Notepad++ Syntax Highlight: How can I set a delimiter with spaces?

I'm creating my User Define Language in notepad++, and I have a delimiter set like this: open: try escape: close: : But when I type entry, the try gets highlighted, as the delimiter I've set. How ...
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Windows UEFI repair

I have an Acer Aspire 571-series laptop that came with Windows 8 preinstalled (now upgraded to 8.1). Last week I installed the OS X Yosemite (hackintosh) to triple boot with Windows and Ubuntu, and ...
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Recover Windows Server 2003 Backup via Windows 8?

Can Windows 8 be used to recover a backup made with the Windows Server 2003 Backup application? I have a tape backup that was created on an old Windows Server 2003 server that is no longer ...
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Deleted wrong file in regedit - now PC won't start properly

HP PC, Windows 8.1 (updated from 8.0 through 'net): I got infected with malware, and tried to delete every instance of said programs in regedit. Must've deleted wrong file, b/c PC starts, but ...
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Internal to external hdd isn't recognized

My old computer recently broke, so i got all the useable stuff i could get out, that includes the hdd. It's a hdd with a sata cable, so i thought it would be nice to use it as an external harddrive. I ...
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Windows Store error code 0xd00000bb

I followed this tutorial in how to change metro apps install location http://www.askvg.com/how-to-change-metro-apps-default-installation-location-in-windows-8/ . After i changed the apps install ...
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Windows unknown issues, possibly hardware failure

I have 2 OS's Windows 7 and Windows 8, my main OS is windows 7 so the problem started on it, everything suddenly lagging, not responding and cannot be killed with anything even with task manager, i ...
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Flash 64-Bit UEFI on Intel Baytrail Tablet

Is it possible to flash a 64-bit UEFI on an Intel BayTrail Tablet which currently has a 32-Bit UEFI? I tried to install a 64-Bit Ubuntu 14.04 (which surprisingly worked) but after the installation my ...
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How to triple boot Windows, Mac, and Linux without EFI/UEFI?

I need to have an option to select one of three OSes to boot to from all three installed on a single 1 TB hard drive. The three options are: Windows 8, Hackintosh Snow Leopard, and Ubuntu 14. I need ...
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Laptop can't access Desktop, but Desktop can access laptop [on hold]

My Windows 8 laptop sees my Desktop Windows 7 machine, but is denied access. The Desktop, however, has no such problem: it can access files on the laptop.
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How can I do a zoom with the browser via the keyboard and without a scrollwheel?

I have a notebook without a scoll wheel. What is the keyboard command for zooming in the browser? I wanto be able to zoom to 100% on a page that is blown up to 150%.
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Windows 8.1 Enterprise - Driver Issues

We have Wifi internet connection used by multiple devices(Laptop, Smartphones) with multiple OS(Windows XP, Windows 7, Android). Till here all fine. I got new laptop with Windows 8.1 Enterprise using ...
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April 2015 Windows 8.1 Update: winload.efi error 0xc000000f

I have an Acer V3-772g: Intel i7 4712MQ, NVIDIA 750m 4 GB I installed the newest Windows 8.1 updates a couple days ago; however, the update failed. I left the computer to update and then went to ...
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How to figure out what Windows for Bing version I have and how to reinstall it?

I bought one month ago Lenovo G505, because I needed to have cheap notebook when I'm far from home. This was my biggest mistake ever. The problem is original OS is almost unusable for me - it boots ...
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Why can't I reconnect to WiFi without reenabling “plane mode” in WIndows 8.1?

If I connected to any network, I should enable and disable "plane mode" to connect to other network or reconnect to the same. If I try to connect without this, I see monitor with red cross in tray for ...
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Connect to Hyper V running in Windows 8 from a different Windows 8 machine in a homegroup

I have 2 computers with Windows 8.1 Pro in a Homegroup. Computer A has Hyper-V installed with several VM's. Computer B just has the management tools, including Hyper-V Manager. I am trying to ...
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Create a Spanned drive with 3 external hard drives

I'm trying to create a merged drives from 3 externals drives (2*3Tb + 1 * 2Tb) on Windows. I went to diskmgmt.msc and tried to create a spanned drive, but i keep getting the error "Operation not ...
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Metro Apps crashing Windows 8 - corrupt windows files?

I have Windows 8. (Not 8.1) Metro apps won't open, i.e. Mail, Photos, Weather, Games, Sport, Bing, Travel, Skype... Windows Store works until installing an app, to which I get the error message ...
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Change text size greyed out in Windows 8.1 - how do I make the UI larger

I have just got a brand new 8" 1280x720 tablet but I found that the text size is too small. I entered PC Settings -> PC and devices -> Display but the "change the size of application, text and other ...
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One of the usb port still has power

My laptop runs windows 8 and has 2 USB 3.0. port. One day, when I shut down my laptop, I forgot to take off my USB modem. But the USB modem light is still blinking. I tried to move it to the other ...
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Is there a windows 8 equivalent to NTRights that ACTUALLY WORKS?

I'm trying to give myself the right to log on as a service so I can install a database server as a service. To do that I need the "Log on as a service" advanced privilege because apparently being an ...
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How can I stop my UHD screen from warping non UHD aware programs?

I have a Lenovo T540p with a UHD screen it resolution is 3K. I am having an issue where not all of the software I run is UHD aware or capable at this time. Most notably VMware Player and few others. ...
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Install windows on external disk

I have a laptop (Zenbook UX32LN) with ElementaryOS system on it. I want to install Windows 8.1 on external usb HDD for gaming purposes - is it possible without interference in my linux installation? ...
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Windows 8.1: Keep remote monitors/displays off during RDP

In the mornings, I leave my user account logged into my Windows 8.1 Pro desktop. My monitors power off a few minutes before I leave my home. Later, I RDP to that PC using the same username.. which ...
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Why Windows Apps not opening and Windows Doesn't Remember Anything About the Settings?

Recently, it has been seen that whenever I open any Windows App, it doesn't open and instead minimizes on my PC with NO icon at all! And when I click to that in the taskbar, it maximizes with just the ...
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Hyper-V Wireless Bridge Disappears After Sleep

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro x64 on a MacBook Pro via bootcamp. I've setup a Hyper-V for a Windows Server 2012 R2 VM. For networking I've setup a Hyper-V External Switch to my wifi, which creates a ...
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Getting Windows 8 Back Onto a PC Whereon Windows 7 Has Been Installed

First, the following summary is a bit of history that will explain why this unusual request (ref. topic title) is being submitted with the hope of receiving your solution instructions. A Windows 8 ...
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Swap Windows and Linux hard drives

Following situation: I have a laptop with a SSD and a HDD in it. Windows 8.1 is installed on the SSD The HDD holds a data partition Some weeks ago is tried to work with Linux an installed it at ...
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Making Android device appear as a drive in Windows 8

I have an Android device (Asus Memo 8) that appears correctly as a 'Device' in Windows 8. The issue being that I want it to mount as a 'Drive' so that I can reference it directly by name eg. D:\ ...
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How can I elevate my cmd prompt using the the cmd line

I follow this script "runas /profile /user:administrator\administrator cmd"and when it prompts me for my password it always says that it is incorrect even though i am spelling it correctly. help ...
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Removed language package and Windows 8.1 doesn't start again

I was trying to change my windows display language. I used the instructions in this link How to install a new "display language" onto Windows 8.1 Single Language? Now my computer doesn't ...
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How to change default rectangle border thickness in MS Paint [duplicate]

When I open MS Paint (Win 8), the default border thickness is set to the thickness depicted in the picture. Is there a way to change the default rectangle border thickness?
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InstallShield Application Updater

isupdate.exe InstallShield Application Updater how to stop this app? This app consuming lot of net, because of this i am not able to load pages in browsers. In task manager whenever I try to do end ...
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Windows 8, keyboard mouse stopped working

My keyboard mouse no longer responds necessitating that I use an external mouse. I can not find the setting to turn it back on. How can I re-activate this feature?
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Sony Vaio laptop boots automatically on opening the lid

I have a sony vaio ESeries laptop with Windows 8. I have currently disabled the hybrid mode provided in Windows 8. The problem is, even though I shutdown my laptop, as soon as I open the lid of my ...
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Permanently disabling touchscreen from Windows in a cross-operating system way

I have a laptop that came with Windows 8.1. The touchscreen was broken, and now randomly taps on one side of the screen; as this takes over the cursor, the laptop becomes unusable when the touchscreen ...
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Word 2010 Appearance in Windows 8

I installed Word 2010 from a legitimate source using my own product key, however there seems to be an issue with the appearance. There's some sort of weird box over the drop down menu and the shadow ...
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Windows 8 desktop constantly pressing “\” key

I have no idea where to ask or to turn. But this is a doozie. :) One of my computers has Windows 8. Recently, the person using it complained that wherever she would click in a field or place that ...
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PS/2 keyboard stopped working

I have a Rosewill PS/2 mechanical keyboard on my main PC, used it for a little over a year now. Every so often, for seemingly no reason Windows would stop recognizing the keyboard. This while computer ...
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Are these Microsoft Updates Just Unneeded Windows Updates to Develop, Market, Promote, and Install Windows 10? [on hold]

Normally, I recommend that Windows users install most Microsoft updates. From what I can tell, this may no longer be good advice. There seems to be now FOUR (4) different updates, all of which ...
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How to search on-page with Internet Explorer in Windows 8 on a touch device?

I neither have an external keyboard nor is the virtual keyboard available in the browser. As well, if I try to use the charms bar and choose "Search" in Internet Explorer, a new Bing tab is opened ...
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Windows 8 HDMI Second screen not letting me set resolution to 1600x900 [duplicate]

I have a Hitachi TV which on HDMI input uses the resolution 1600x900. However, when I plug in my TV with HDMI, Windows automatically sets a resolution for me and only gives me 2 choices when trying to ...
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Watch TV shows so that I can continue where I left off [on hold]

I have several TV shows or series on my harddrive such that folder one contains all of the West Wing TV series and folder two contains all of the Simpsons TV shows and folder three contains all of the ...
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Laptop running too slow lately

I bought my laptop in late 2013 with the following configuration: Motherboard / model: NP-530U3C Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz RAM: 4GB DDR3 Hard drive: 500 GB 5400 RPM + 24GB SSD OS: ...
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Change path of offline files Windows 7 and Windows 8

Our user My Documents folders are stored on a server and mapped via group policy. We just replaced a server in one of our offices and it has a different name than the old server. Users who have ...
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Any way to secure Win8 credential manager

I am kind of irritated after finding out that all web-credentials in the Windows credential manager can be read (including passwords!) with two lines from an unelevated powershell prompt. Is there a ...
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SSD with Bitlocker not booting after CMOS being cleared

I have a HP Envy with Windows 8 installed on a SSD. The drive is encrypted with BitLocker. Today, I disassembled my laptop to clean the fans. After putting it back together and turning it on, I got a ...
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Username is just email on Windows

When I created my account on my computer, I chose to link it to my Microsoft account. My username (user directory name, other stuff too) is #####_000 where ##### is the first five letters of my email ...
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What happened to the delete button on Outlook new email notification popups in Windows 8? [duplicate]

In Windows 7, the new email notification that appears near the Windows taskbar (near running tasks section) contains an "X" that allows you to immediately delete an email message from the ...