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

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How can I install a 3rd operating system, I already have Windows 8 and Linux Mint [on hold]

How can I install a 3rd operating system, I already have Windows 8 and Linux Mint. I want to ask first before buying the Debian CD, just to make sure nothing will be messed up. Everytime I login, I ...
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Not enough memory error with Microsoft Word

Friend's computer (Dell, running Windows 8 64-bit) has been getting a weird error recently; whenever he tries to open a Microsoft Word file from Windows Explorer his computer tells him that there is ...
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Empathy for Windows? [on hold]

So, my question is: Is there any way to build/install Empathy on Windows ? I know there is Pidgin but I like Empathy more because I have a Ubuntu Notebook too. Also Pidgin shows all my Buddys ...
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Sync apps and settings between Windows 8 and Windows 10 PC

I'm kinda interested in testing Microsoft's upcoming version of Windows namely Windows 10 on my PC. But before I'm going to test it I need to be sure whether it will work or not. I already have ...
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Laptop display blinks after every 5-30 seconds

So my client told me that he has a problem with his laptop ASUS Vivobook S301LA (Windows 8 64 bit, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel i3 4010U 1,7GHz, 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM) He described me a scenario, when ...
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How to change the audio volume while speakers remain disabled/muted?

By default, when you change music volume when muted, Windows will automatically unmute the speakers. Is there a way to stop Windows from unmuting the speakers? In other words, is there a way to change ...
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Downgraded Windows 8 to Windows 7 - Activating with license stored in BIOS? [duplicate]

I'm having a few issues regarding a downgrade I am attempting. I've recently bought a Lenovo M30-70 from our supplier, this laptop came with Windows 8 Pre-installed. I've installed Windows 7 on the ...
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How do I add support for “Hindi Remington layout”, in Windows-8

How do I add support for "Hindi Remington layout", in Windows-8. I tried looking in the language option located in the control-pannel. However there are only 2 Hindi keyboard layouts ( Devanagari - ...
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Scan from multifunction network printer

I have printer HP LaserJet 3055 that is on network. I can print to it without problems, but I can't scan - windows 8 doesn't see it like scanner. Previously it was connected using USB port to my PC ...
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Windows 8 laptop not connected to internet but tries to check for updates and gets stuck in an update loop

I'm using an Asus Windows 8 laptop offline, by choice. After turning the machine on and before getting to the usual desktop and login page, it started checking for updates. Apparently it could not ...
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Will any PC digitizer pen work with my laptop?

I lost the digitizer pen for my Sony VAIO Duo 13 and I was wondering if I can buy any digitizer pen to replace it or if I need the pen specifically made for the Duo. I don't want to buy the one made ...
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Win7/8 Boot flash drive which can reinstall old HDD system image to new SSD

I have a laptop that I simply want to re-image to a NEW SSD as-is, (instead of having to re-install Win7 & all my programs); so I created a system-image of the HDD from within Win7, to an external ...
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My laptop computer won't boot to Windows

After using my laptop with Windows 8 OS I turned it off and the next moment i wanted to use it, it boots and when it got to the Windows 8 Logo, it got stuck and a circle turning below. I waited for ...
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How do I invert the Fn keys on my Asus laptop? (Windows 8)

I have an ASUS laptop with Windows 8 installed. I want to use F1 through F12 to control the volume, brightness, etc. all the time (since I don't use these keys).
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Windows 8 Boot Error.

When I try to boot In to Windows 8. It gives me This Message. Boot configuration data is missing File: \BCD Error code: 0xc0000034 I have tried to do as it was mentioned on this Answer. ...
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How to mount an .iso image that Windows 8.1 refuses to mount?

I downloaded some iso and tried to mount it but Windows 8.1 refused. Then I found this post that advises to copy the iso. Yes and it works. People who commented said that it should be possible to ...
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I can't install osu! on Windows 8

I've been trying to install the game osu! (the not important bit) on my Windows 8 computer, and I've tried every single installer for the game and .NET Framework 3.5 and Windows keeps on going: "This ...
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Powershell Polyfill for Windows 7

Are there any polyfill libraries available to give you cmdlets released for Windows 8 (e.g. Get-PrinterProperty) in Windows 7. Failing that, is there a list of what additional PowerShell ...
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Copy file by type with folder structure

I have a big tree of file something like folderA folderB file.any file.txt folderC folderD folderE file.txt file.any I need to copy all *.txt files with folder tree. ...
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Windows 8.1 Task Manager network usage and Virtualbox

My question is related to this question: How to make windows task manager to show network usage? but I can't post there, because my reputation is 1. I have Virtualbox 4.3.16 (Latest) installed on ...
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Windows 8 entry is missing in ubuntu grub

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my computer that already has W**indows 8 pre installed**. Now when I restarted , I cannot see Windows entry in the grub created by Ubuntu. Now i cannot enter into ...
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Can I use it (TP-Link TL-WR740N Wireless Router) in my mobile and laptop without connecting to laptop

I have installed TP-Link TL-WR740N Wireless Router in my laptop and after installing I am able to use WiFi/internet in mobile. But without switching ON the laptop, the internet doesn't work on my ...
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Exorcising the ghost cursor of Windows 8

I've encountered a strange issue in Windows 8 causing a grayed out cursor to appear in the middle of one of my screens. The cursor seems to be rendered, like with the proper curser, in front of all ...
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Win 8 full hd laptop with second non-hd screen

I have just recently purchased new laptop with full hd screen. Resolution is 1920 x 1080 screen size is 14". Before someone starts freaking out, I do not understand why people saying they wouldn't ...
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Windows 8, moving recovery partition to a new USB drive

I bought a Surface Pro 3 and I moved the recovery partition to a USB flash drive, using the built-in Windows 8 tool. I would like to free up that USB drive and install the recovery partition on ...
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iTunes hangs windows 8 on shutdown or restart

I have a computer that I have have put a clean install of Windows 8.1 on and everything seemed fine until I installed iTunes. At that point the computer will no longer do a clean shutdown or restart. ...
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my keyboard is putting number for letters

i went to language bar and added African language to bar,when i keep computer system in African language and keep text in English the keyboard works.i wanted to delete English and reload from cabs but ...
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How to make Windows 8 Show Advanced Startup On Boot?

I can't seem to find a way to do this, I already know how to initialize an advanced startup in Windows 8 and I have also gone through this question, but that's not what I want, I want the advanced ...
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Enabling DEP / execute diable bit for SONY VAIO

I have a SONY VAIO machine (VPCEB3QFX to be precise). It has the Intel core i3-370M processor which supports "execute diable bit" (as specified here (in the very end). However the BIOS does not have ...
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Alcatel One Touch driver for Windows 8

Not sure whether this is on topic here, but over at Software Recommendations SE they told me to ask it here. I couldn't find it anywhere on the web or Alcatel's website, but I am looking for a driver ...
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How to change the name of an application that appears in ALT+TAB?

Okay first: I know there are good reasons (malware, script-kiddies, etc) why this shouldn't be possible. But I dont have bad intents. I've found this awesome explorer replacement Clover which ...
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Network bridge loses its IP configuration

After certain uptime of my computer, network bridge adapter (includes WLAN and virtual machine) in my Windows 8 computer suddenly deconfigures from 192.168.1.9 (address made static at router's DHCP ...
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Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8.1, could something go wrong?

I am kind of a perfectionist, and I always want things to work optimally on my computer. So I installed Windows 8.1 oveer my Windows 7 (upgrade) and as I see everything works fine, the old Windows ...
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How to sync WMP playlist to perticular folder on android device SD-Card

I want to sync my WMP playlist with my android phone. I have two playlists Old_Songs and New_Songs I want to sync this two play list with my android devices SD-Card but in different folders, ...
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Alcatel One Touch driver for Windows 8

I am looking for a driver that would make my Alcatel One Touch x500 modem work on Windows 8.1. I got it to work on every OS but Win 8.1. On Windows it uses the MyConnection app to connect, but it ...
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Is it possible to override single default windows keyboard-shortcuts?

I want to replace the default windows shortcut WIN + W with a custom (.lnk) shortcut Is this possible - when yes: how?
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Can't access website on one computer, but ok on another

I was able to access aescryp.com the other day. The I was trying to view/download the user guide found here: https://www.aescrypt.com/documentation/ (on Windows). Right after that I couldn't get ...
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Is fast shutdown/startup ok for restarts for installations

I'm trying to install some applications and update some applications that require a restart to be fully installed/updated. I have fast startup enabled, I believe. If I just shut it down, then turn it ...
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Windows 8.1: Windows + I, then clicking on network, does nothing

I'm running Windows 8.1 and occasionally have noticed the following: 1. I press Windows + I to bring up the charm 2. I then press the network icon (in my case the wireless symbol) to bring up the ...
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Windows 8 Side-Bar Not Appearing

Bringing the mouse to the bottom right hand corner of the screen does absolutely nothing. I am not really sure how I can expand on this - it used to work and now it simply doesn't, and I can't think ...
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How do I use the Phonetic() function in Excel 2013?

I am trying to use the Phonetic() function with some Japanese vocabulary words, however, it doesn't seem to be working. I assume it needs the furigana (ruby text) above the Japanese words, but Excel ...
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Can I disable/uninstall OneDrive on Windows 8.1?

I gave OneDrive a go and stopped using it due to poor linux integration. Now I'm using a different cloud storage tool and have no need for that OneDrive icon on my desktop in Windows. I can hide it, ...
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Launch IE in Touch Mode from Command Line

I'm on Windows 8. How do I launch Internet Explorer in touch mode from the command line? I'm hoping for something like this: iexplore /TouchMode Please note, I want this to be a switch or something ...
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Slow Initial Connection to IP Addresses

I'm using Windows 8 on an Asus Aspire v5-573pg-9610. The wireless card it comes with is a Qualcomm Atheros AR5BWB222, but I replaced it with an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 after the card stopped ...
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Why is my Windows 8.1 WinSXS folder taking up so much space? [closed]

I bought a TOSHIBA laptop yesterday with Windows 8.1. I used it for 2 days and Windows folder is using 21 GB more. I tried deleting a bunch of apps from WindowsApps folder and even removed win8 ...
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How to simulate real workload at Windows 7/8?

I want to simulate realistic workload at the Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC. Does somebody know a software for this or a way for good automation workload simulation?
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Why are some .bat files “run as an administrator” bold in Windows 8?

When I right click on some .bat files the "run as administrator" selection is bold. Why is this? How do I make it so that all .bat files act that way too?
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How to use a foreground and background desktop?

I'm looking for a program a bit similar to Mac OS X widgets or Photoshop layers but applied to Windows Explorer, where you can move windows in a foreground or background desktop. e.g. I want to move ...
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Starting Internet Explorer 11 in Modern UI via command line?

I want to start Internet Explorer in kiosk mode AND using the modern UI. Is this possible, I'd imagine there'd be another argument to call, but don't see any evidence of it. iexplore -k ...
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How to stop my application windows being moved when my computer goes to sleep in Windows 8?

Each time I turn back my dual screen on, I find my windows in a complete mess, their position and their size have all changed and are all gathered in my main screen. It appears that something ...