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

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How do I use Windows MouseKeys with Modern apps?

I've enabled mouse keys in my Windows 8 installation, and I've noticed that some modern apps don't properly respond to the mouse events. For instance, the Netflix and Mint apps don't receive the ...
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ICS failing between Windows 7 host and Windows 8

I'm trying to set up a temporary connection between my laptop (running Windows 7) and my desktop (Windows 8) to allow me to access the internet on my desktop. I followed the instructions Microsoft ...
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Getting external speakers to work on HP Pavilion 400 slimline desktop

I just got a brand new desktop PC, HP 400-314 model, and my Insignia speakers are not working at all. They are plugged into the correct jack; that being the lime green port on the back of the PC. It ...
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Trying to upgrade ndis 6.3 to 6.4 on xps 12 that originally came with windows 8 but now runs 8.1

So I bought an XPS 12 with i7, 8GB RAM, running windows 8.0 when 8 first came out. Now I want to play with miracast and need ndis 6.4 but my machine has 6.3. I have upgraded to 8.1, I have upgraded ...
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SSD stays inactive during startup/shutdown

This morning I upgraded my laptop replacing the old 5400 rpm hdd with a new SSD (Kingston v300 480gb). Performance look good, both on benchmarks (crystal disk mark) than on personal feel. I'm ...
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windows 8 bind button to > and < mark

I am trying to rebind few buttons under windows 8.1 to get them working like they work under ubuntu. I have this layout on my laptop keyboard. I am trying to map , and . keys (1/2 buttons right from ...
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Windows 8 using 10GB of memory when I sign in

My new company laptop has 16 GB of internal memory but uses 10 GB when I just sign in and the CPU fan is always at 80%. I've not installed anything special yet and no program have started and still it ...
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Tell Windows 8 not to write to pagefile at certain times?

I play a 3-D game on my laptop that uses about 1.2 GB of RAM, typically. The laptop has 6 GB of RAM, and Task Manager shows approximately 2.5 GB of RAM in use when my game is running. I have read ...
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Transfer files over hardwired LAN for speed; computers are also WiFi connected

I am a web developer. I don’t have much knowledge in networking. I have to transfer almost 200 GB files from a Ubuntu 14.04 laptop to a Windows 8 laptop. They are connected to the Internet through a ...
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HP Laptop beeps when you mouse click. [on hold]

I just had a odd experience with this laptop. It's logged into windows. When you either right or left click the mouse, it gives two short beeps from the computer speaker, and windows doesn't respond ...
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Remote Desktop Connection seems to connect but it doesn't

I have been connecting to this server, for months now, and all of sudden I am unable to get it. Windows' remote desktop utility goes through its usual process. Asks for the Computer Name(IP Address) ...
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How to bootstrap Windows 8 install to a USB drive?

I have to reinstall Windows 8 onto a drive for a laptop, however the user has set a BIOS password and cannot remember the password, neither can I find a way to reset this UEFI password. Consequently ...
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Unknown explorer.exe crashes

Over the past week I have started to have explorer.exe crashes and as of yet have been unable to determine the cause. I am seeing in the event logs that explorer.exe is crashing and the faulting ...
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Cannot see shared user cursors in office 365 excel

I have three computers. Two operating under Windows 7, and one under Window's 8.1. All 3 computers have the most recent IE updates. In Office 365 for Business, when collaborating on an Excel file, I ...
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Hotkey on Windows 8 to move program to different monitor

Is there a hotkey on windows 8 to move a program to a different monitor? My Primary screen does not always work so i cant see the program when it opens on that screen... solution?
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Windows 8 is not booting and stuck on “automatic repair” screen

my computer is hp pavilion g series and running dual booting windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. I booted my computer once on windows 8 but it stuck on "automatic repair logo", I tried booting many times but ...
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Computer does not boot from dvd

I accidentally formatted partition containing windows 8. Now the hard disk is not detected by bios and a message is shown " Operating System missing". The system does not boot from windows bootable ...
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How to keep harddrive spinning / prevent spindown?

I'm using Windows 8.1 with an external hard drive. My external seems to go to sleep very quickly, like in a single minute. I constantly wait 2-3 seconds when accessing files on my external harddrive ...
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Windows 8.1 update link in Windows store not working

I am attempting to update an HP 2000 series laptop from Windows 8 to 8.1. I performed a factory reset on the laptop then proceeded to install windows updates. After the windows updates were installed ...
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Windows 8 recovery does not activated

I have Samsung ativ smart pc pro 700t which has preinstalled windows 8, the motherboard has been replaced by Samsung service center. I recovered the system to the factory image the windows does not ...
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Windows 8 Sync as Rsync [on hold]

We have this shiny new sync feature in Windows 8: http://www.itproportal.com/2013/01/04/byod-on-windows-8-syncing-your-desktop-and-data-across-multiple-devices/ I wonder if this could be changed any ...
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How to use a hotkey for right click and enable dragging on a Windows 8 touch screen

Hej all, Would it be possible to enable dragging when using a Windows 8 touch screen? Holding your finger on most touch screens will result in a right click, making dragging impossible. A hotkey ...
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Possible to create custom distros off Windows NT kernel? [on hold]

Something I've always wondered (so my apologies if this is obvious). With all legality aside, is it possible for someone to attain the knowledge to create a custom OS off the windows NT kernel? Or ...
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How to backup Dell's partitions (PBR Image and WINRETOOLS) using Linux?

My HDD recently crashed and I can't access my Windows 8 PRO partition anymore, so I bought a SSD to reinstall it. The problem is that my Windows is OEM and I need to backup the PBR Image and ...
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Peculiar gray line appears in context menu, any ideas?

A screencap of the issue: Pretty much since I upgraded to Windows 8 on my gaming desktop this issue has existed; a gray line at the bottom of context menus, once highlighted? It goes away, you can ...
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“Remove everything and reinstall Windows” option; will it keep preinstalled software?

Windows 8 offers the option to "Remove everything and reinstall Windows" (see http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/restore-refresh-reset-pc). Most of the notebooks you can buy come with some ...
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Trouble logging in from Windows 8 PC

I have trouble logging into a storage server from my Windows 8 PC. I was previously able to log in from a Windows Vista PC, and I am even able to log in from a Windows XP VM on the same Windows 8 PC. ...
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How to setup an external monitor on a Surface Pro 3 (with docking station)?

I've just installed my new Surface Pro 3 and connected my 1920*1080 monitor to it via DVI and the Surface docking station. The external monitor is recognized correctly (as a PnP Standard Monitor, ...
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How to isolate bluetooth device mfg and model when not listed in specs?

I am working on an HP Pavilion DV7-6166NR that has various potential matches from HP's driver section. I have not been able to find any actual enumeration or specification of what Bluetooth device ...
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Skype Desktop Win 8.1 Notifications Bubbles Broken?

I cant seem to get skype desktop on windows 8.1 to show bubbles for notifications like it did in previous windows versions. I have already set "Control Panel--->All Control Panel ...
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Static sound coming from headphones on Windows 8 laptop

I just bought a Dell Inspiron 17 laptop with Windows 8. When I first plug my headphones into the audio jack it works and it's initially silent. However, after I finish playing any sound from any app ...
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Restore BIOS and Windows 8 boot

Yesterday I typed a command (while using Ubuntu 14.04) to completely delete all broken symlinks (using find and rm -rf). When I restarted the PC, the surprise was a login screen (my Ubuntu session ...
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Toshiba Satellite C345 touchpad not working properly

The problem is that the touchpad would suddenly stop moving and it acts as if the whole surface was the scrolling area. But if I press the left-click button and simultaneously start moving around the ...
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Windows 8.1 Not detecting Realtek wireless network card [on hold]

Not sure if this is the place to ask but i've asked on a few other sites and haven't really got a solution for it. I just recently installed Windows 8.1 today and am having problems using my wireless ...
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Printer prints a blank page after every first page

I have new computer using Windows 8 and for some reason ever since I installed drivers for printers on it, it prints a blank page after the first page every time. Like, the thing I wanted to print ...
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Does restart count as harddisk boot?

Does restart count as harddisk boot? Most reference sites state that the life span of hard drives depends on the number of boots (On/Off) where the drive arm lands its head on the drive platter. The ...
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Stubborn Startup Page - MyStartSearch - mystartsearch.com

Just earlier I opened IE to go check my emails, etc... but my startup page is not google anymore as it previously was. The startup page was instead some "mystartsearches" thing which I had not ...
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Find current Windows 8 desktop background

When I had Windows 7, I used this thread to add a functionality that lets me right click the desktop and click to find the background that is currently being used. However, ever since updating to ...
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Need to recover partitions

I will describe each and every step I performed. First the problem: A few days ago, my laptop refused to boot. It showed me automatic repair, but the repair was unable to solve the problem. So I ...
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System disk encryption with remote password input? [on hold]

I tried BitLocker to encrypt the system drive (referred to as 'C' from now on). Since my motherboard does not have a TPM, I need either to type the key at boot-up or plug-in or place a USB drive ...
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After copying files from USB drive to desktop, why do I only have shortcuts?

I copied my files to pen drive from my laptop and then tried to transfer them to my Desktop. But in my desktop it is showing the shortcuts to the original files. I'm able to access the files but ...
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What can cause Windows 8.1 to domain user autologin

After I interrupted the last week Tuesday patch update on my Windows 8.1 laptop, it no longer prompts for login. It logs in automatically with my domain user. It does this after reboot, after sleep ...
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Require user passwords on windows on specific time range?

How can I make Windows ask for user credential on login only on specific days, or any other time range? Inspired by this question only for linux, it give me the same idea because I have similar ...
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Why does “vagrant up” fail with a 64bit client?

I'm trying to start a vagrant box. This box is a 64bit Linux (Ubuntu Trusty) and I'm on Windows 8.1 x64. When I try to start the box, it will repeatedly print: default: Warning: Connection timeout. ...
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How can Windows 8 connect to a Mac OS X computer to computer network?

I set up a local computer-to-computer network on my MacBook Pro and had people test it by connecting. Everyone could connect with their laptops or desktops except for people running Windows 8. Their ...
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Possible to install 64-bit Windows on 32-bit UEFI?

I recently purchased an HP Stream 7, which I was led to believe would have Windows 8.1 64-bit installed. However, it has 32-bit Windows, even though it has a 64-bit processor. Installing 64-bit has ...
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Install INF on Win8 using RUNDLL32 does nothing

I am trying to install a device driver from the command line using the following: RUNDLL32.EXE SETUPAPI.DLL,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 .\<driver>_x64.inf Unfortunately nothing ...
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Repair the EFI Bootloader in Windows 8 diskpart not working

I have an HP ENVY 14-k074ca with win 8 on it. Two days ago it did update to win 8.1. After that it crashed and went into the infinite loop of automatic recovery. I THEN tried to use a win8 USB to ...
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Openbox environment for Windows

I often find myself wanting to NOT multitask on Windows - or just have the machine devote as much as possible to a couple important programs, like photoshop. I really enjoy using openbox under ...
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EasyCap Capture card works with Wii, not with PS2

I ordered an EasyCap capture card a while ago, and I'm not sure which model. It only has the RCA cables, no S-Video. Anyway, on both ULead(which I got on the Internet, something else entirely was on ...