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Can I use an Windows 7 or 8 key to do a clean Windows 10 install using ISO-image?

Can I use an Windows 7 or 8 key to do a clean Windows 10 install using ISO-image ? I haven't tried it yet, so I'm asking if any of you guys have experience using a Windows 7 or 8 key to do a ...
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Windows 8 DPC watchdog violation, screen goes fully dark

Due to DPC watchdog violation, my Samsung laptop containing windows 8 has gone to blackout! The laptop starts, then it shows the error message ‘DPC watchdog violation’ and the screen goes dark and ...
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Windows 10 Pro upgrade missing “boot.wim” file

I am trying to install/upgrade Windows Pro 8.1 to Windows 10 through setup.exe from C:\$Windows.~BT. But installer tell me that boot.wim file is missing. In update history logs I can see that update ...
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How to copy only the files that have been added later on to a folder (Windows 8)?

I have got a folder named A in the desktop (for eg) and another folder called A in D drive. A in the desktop is identical to the one in the D drive in the beginning. I, later on added some more file ...
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How to sync files between Windows 8 and Android device?

I've tried Microsoft SyncToy and FreeFileSync but the first app does not work with devices (I cannot choose any folder on my phone to sync). FreeFileSync has poor sync options. Are there any ...
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How to remove GRUB from Windows 8.1?

Awhile back ago I had installed Fedora 21 on my PC (with trouble of course). Anyways, fast forward today, I get tired of the dual boot (grub) screen and decide to wipe my linux partition thinking that ...
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Can't find 'Flight Mode' option in Windows 8 on Lenoveo G570

While surfing internet i just lost my wireless internet. I am using Lenovo G-570 laptop, TP-LINK TL-WR841N router and Windows 8 operating system. I spend almost two hours on google before asking for ...
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Automatic Repair Loop due to faulty Wireless Mouse Driver?

So I've run into an issue. Working on my PC today my logitech mouse suddenly failed on me. Thinking it was just a dead battery I switched to another mouse, yet none of my mice (all wireless logitech) ...
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Windows 8, DPC watchdog violation screen goes fully dark

Due to DPC watchdog violation, my Samsung laptop containing windows 8 has gone to blackout! The laptop starts, then it shows the error message ‘DPC watchdog violation’ and the screen goes dark and ...
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Windows 10 not using available CPU power?

Recently i upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 and noticed a very bizarre system behaviour. When monitoring task manager for some hours i can confirm that the CPU usage NEVER goes more than about ...
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How can I triple boot windows 10 with windows 8 and ubuntu

Before you mark this question as duplicate please read it carefully. I haven't found similar situation like me in superuser. Currently, I have installed windows 8 and ubuntu. It boots using Grub2 in ...
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Swap Windows 8 (or 10) Editions

I have two machines, one running Windows 8.1 Home (or Core) 64-bit and the other running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. I'd like to eventually install Windows 10 on each. But what I'd really like to ...
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why aren't any alpha adapters windows 8 and kali linux compatible?

I did some research and almost every wifi adapter I found that is compatible with Kali works with Windows 7 and before. Does Windows 8 not allow Kali compatible wifi adapters?
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Collapse system tray icons more efficiently on vertical Windows 7/8 taskbar

I use a vertical taskbar, but I've noticed that it makes no real attempt to collapse itself down to the absolute minimum. When a new icon crops up, it allows it to flow around the hidden-icon popup ...
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Installing Windows on laptop with pre-shipped windows: License?

I'm long-term Linux user. Now I have to install Windows 8 on my laptop which never ever ran Windows before. (Well it came with windows preinstalled but I didn't use it at all). I don't have any kind ...
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accsess of windows 8 without PIN option

I woke up this morning and found that i couldnt access my laptop.I had a PIN option and also the password.But now the PIN option is not there and only asking last used password fot the PC.When i gave ...
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Failing boot, accessing windows repair or factory reset on Windows 8.1 dell laptop

So my 8.1 dell laptop decided he doesn't want to boot anymore. When it's trying to boot normally, I see windows sad-face-blue-screen for 100ms and then it restarts and loads automatic repair. The ...
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The Windows 10 onscreen keyboard does not launch automatically

I have a Acer w700 Windows tablet and I have installed Windows 10. However the on screen keyboard is not launching automatically. On Windows 8 when you tapped on something you could type into the ...
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How to fix small unicode text in windows 7?

I use Bengali texts to name some of my folder/files in windows 7, but the texts appear awfully small which bugs me a lot. Is there any way to fix this? What I want is to have the Bengali texts shown a ...
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All Files Icon Changed in Windows 8

my Recently all files icons changed in windows 8. I searched in google but still unable to solve. Any help Please? But all files opening fine in default program. I just have problem with icons else ...
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Get my OEMs key [duplicate]

I had Win8 installed on my samsung laptop. But I removed it and the recovery partition too. In fact I nuked my drive. Is there anyway I can get my key back.
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Windows 10 upgrade using another partition — cannot boot up anymore

I have a dual-boot set up with Ubuntu 14.04, Win 8, and a Storage partition. Since my Win 8 partition is full, I have to choose the Storage partition during the Win 10 upgrade menu. During the ...
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Change Windows 7/8/10 system language - welcome screen, login, etc

Changing an admininstrator user language is pretty straight-forward, but it does not change the language of the Boot screen, Welcome screen, Login screen, etc... Pretty much anything that's not on ...
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Will windows 10 automatically detect my external tv/monitor?

I have a windows 8, now 8.1 hp laptop with a damaged screen. I wanted to know if I upgraded or did a clean install to windows 10, would it automatically recognize my external monitor/tv. When I had 8 ...
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Windows 8.1 Microsoft Account doesn't exist. How to resolve?

I'm trying to update my father's Windows 8 PC to 8.1 and then to 10. Unfortunately there's a bit of a mystery surrounding his Microsoft account login. His user account has a password that he uses to ...
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Windows 10 update now showing on windows 8

I am using windows 8. Windows 10 update not showing while windows 8.1 update showing in store. Should i update my windows 8 to 8.1 first? or can i get direct windows 10 update?
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Swap Caps Lock and Esc keys in Windows 8.1

I am a Linux user who uses VIM as his primary text editor. Consequently I am used to remapping the Caps Lock key to function as Esc and vice versa. I searched around for how to do this on Windows 8.1 ...
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Is it possible to run Windows 8 in VirtualBox from .vhd created by disk2vhd?

I want to upgrade my Windows 8.1 machine to Windows 10, but first I need to do complete refresh of the PC. As it's hard to remember everything for backup (like settings in various programs etc) I ...
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Windows 10 upgrade via tricking Windows 8.1 Enterprise Edition to think that it is Professional Edition?

I have Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64 bit on a VM, and I want to free upgrade to Windows 10. ( I don't want to install everything from new ) According to this answer the free upgrade is not provided by ...
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PC hard locks on motherboard splash screen

So I recently suffered a nasty computer crash after trying to remove a theme pack I was using, and nothing would get me back to accessible windows (not safe mode, system restore, etc.) so I backed up ...
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Lenovo Windows 8 laptop always has “limited” wifi connection

I have a Lenovo G585 laptop, running Windows 8.1, with an Atheros wireless card. I am always having wireless connectivity issues with it: it always shows up as a "limited" connection. Even if it ...
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How to update to Windows 10 with a Windows 8 key?

1) I have a Windows 8 key which is not being used on any PC/laptop right now. It was used once on a computer which now ruins Windows 7 with a completely different key. 2) I have a laptop which is on ...
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How to recover Windows partition in dual boot?

I've installed fedora 21 in my computer, i've made the partitons correctly, appears the boot menu and starts correctly in fedora, but when i try to boot in windows appears this error: Windows Boot ...
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Getting rid of a windows update which will not uninstall via wusa or the control panel, windows 8.1

How do you uninstall a particular unwanted windows update when using the" wusa /uninstall /kb:ZZZZZZZ " gives an error message "Windows Update Standalone Installer, Update for Microsoft Windows ...
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Upgrade Windows 8.1 Enterprise to Windows 10

I have Windows 8.1 Enterprise and I wanted to install the Windows 10 Enterprise evaluation (from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-10-enterprise). I don't want to wait until ...
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How to Change/Remove UEFI Hard Disk Password

I am using an ASUS laptop running Windows 8 and have forgot a UEFI password. The password isn't essential to startup, for I have a user password and a master password. I know the user one, but I've ...
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I am fully updated on Windows 8.1 Pro, and I can't see the Get Windows 10 Icon

My copy of windows is activated with a legitimate license. I have updated everything and when I go to Windows Update it says everything is updated too. But I can't see the Get Windows 10 icon on the ...
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Windows 8.1 and EFI, recovery partition deleted, can't boot

I have a Windows tablet PC (Odys Winpad) with 32GB HDD. I have created recovery USB disk and deleted the recovery partition (I wanted to win some more space). Now I can't boot any more: every time I ...
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Windows 8 recover files

I recently used a tutorial http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/18583-user-folders-restore-default-location.html where I restored my User Folders because they were corrupted. However, I was unable to ...
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Oracle 11g XE on windows 8 PC and forgot password and username

I have installed Oracle 11g XE on windows 8 PC and forgot password and username. I have uninstalled deleted the oraclexe and oracle folder in my user folder and reinstalled it,yet its asking for the ...
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Is it possible to restrict max window size windows 8.1 or 10?

Basically I have a 4k 43 inch monitor, and I don't really need most apps to ever open "maximized" I'd rather be able to set "maximize" to only do 1920x1080 or something similar. I did a little ...
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Windows 10 Icon missing in spite of following advice from previous threads [duplicate]

My windows 10 icon is not appearing in my windows 8.1 system. My copy is genuine Windows 8.1 Professional. I have all updates already installed and I confirmed that they were installed using CMD ...
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Force Windows Update to update all components?

I'm running Windows 8 and 8.1 on two computers. I have Windows Update set to "Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows". I just finished a Check → Update → Reboot cycle (with ...
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Can I use the diskpart utility to remove malware from a flash drive

I have a flash drives that has malware in it. Is it possible to use diskpart to remove malware from the flash drives? I would use my hp os win 8.
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Do I need to have an updated Windows 8 / 8.1 to update to Windows 10?

My computer had problems and I had to reinstall Windows using the vendor's recovery program. Now, I am considering if I should wait till windows 10 rolls out, or go ahead and install 1.5GB of updates. ...
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Serial Connection Issues

I have a Radionics rfid badge reader on my desk which is supposed to interface with our badge software (Stanley PAC) which is installed on my computer. I am using a docking station (also HP) which ...
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Windows 8 lock all functionalities [duplicate]

I'd like to have a demo of our new software run on a windows 8 computer where people can play with it (on a public fair, hence limited attention on what people are doing with the computer). What ...
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How to view the content of cookie file

In the chrome,lists all the cookie and site data.In that the contents are in some format.I need to know all in that section detail(settings->advanced settings->privacy->cookie->site data) in chrome. ...
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Cannot tag photos in windows 8.1, details pane is missing this ability

My details pane is quite lackluster, also even at a quick glance, google image search windows 8 details pane, like this one, but many others have more options, especially the fabled "tag" option. ...
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How SD card capacity limitation works? Is there a way to bypass it?

For the longest time now, I have been hearing that, this phone can support up to 64 gigs for SD card expansion, that can support up to 128, and stuffs like that. I am just wondering, how this ...