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

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Google chrome opening to black screen Windows 8.1

Using google chrome version 41, downloaded it yesterday. Now when I click the icon in the task bar it opens to a black screen. Moving the cursor to the top I get a line that shows a red X and allows ...
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Bluetooth is not working

Bluetooth is not at all working on my dell inspiron 15 3000 series 3542 after i installed win 8. I downloaded several Bluetooth drivers from dell, but nothing seems to work. I Have a Bluetooth icon on ...
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Advertisment in Chrome and Firefox for google-search - Malware?

Since roughly one month I see an insane increase of google's advertisments at web-search. Nearly the whole monitore is full of ads, I have to scoll down to see some search-results (see the example). ...
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Get old Windows 8 metro on Windows 8.1

I loved metro in Windows 8, but the os forced me to upgrade to 8.1. I seriously dislike the new metro here. Ít is incredibally slow, and when typing, it automatically also searches for all files and ...
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Remove shell folders from navigation pane in Windows 8.1

Time ago I've used one of those strange tricks that let you customize Windows in some way, to remove the librearies and also the shell folders from the navigation pane (save/open file dialogs) in ...
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How to change Microsoft account email in Windows 8.1

I have changed my email and I want to link my Microsoft account to this new email so I can login with this email to Windows 8.1. How can I do this either online or in Windows 8.1?
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Unexplained locking of file shared over the network in Windows 8

I have an application (Win 32-bit) which makes a changing data set available to other network machines by writing a data file of around 100 kbytes every second. Other PC's read the same file once per ...
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explorer or application does not resolve dns name but ping does

I made a win8pe with winbuilder everything works fine except that explorer does not resolve dns name, but it does work with ip address when try to access network server. for example, accessing ...
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Process Manager/Hacker show already closed processes in Windows 8.1

I recently switched to Windows 8.1 64-bit Pro, and while I'm liking it so far (Minus Metro), I have a pretty serious problem... Process Explorer (And Process Hacker) show rogue processes. So far I've ...
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Toshiba Satellite won't install printers; “There are no endpoints available from the endpoint mapper.”

I've tried installing 2 printers now, and while the drivers do not work, I've noticed that when trying to add the printers from the control panel, they give me the same error; Here is a screenshot of ...
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Windows 8 computer blue screen crashes

For about a year now my computer has been blue screening, and I cannot for the life of me find out what is causing it. I used the program who crashes, which said it could be a driver issue or a ...
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Waking from sleep causes instant shutoff

I am going to be very detailed as this seems extremely confusing to me ... I just completed upgrading a few components in one of my builds (list of components at end of thread). Everything works ...
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Keeping an old 32-bit OS install on a new 64-bit system. Performance?

I currently run Windows 8 (32 bit) and am building a pretty nice new gaming rig: i5, GTX970, 8GB of RAM, etc. However, instead of dropping money on the 64-bit version of Windows 8, I'm considering ...
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Display Scaling - Win 8 Control Panel

In "Control panel -> Display" there is the setting "Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays" which I disabled because i want the scaling in some monitors to be 100% (i have 2 low dpi ...
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Laptop window 8 TOSHIBA satellite C850 sound button not working

When I press the sound button it normally comes up with the sound volume on the let hand side. But today when I pressed the sound button its not coming up nor changing the volume. however the sound is ...
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How to remove lag when entering my password from the windows 8 lock screen?

I don't want to disable the lock screen entirely but instead to make it so that the first key press both dismisses the lock screen and enters that key into the password box. (right now the first key ...
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Chrome zooming in on screen touch (like Android does) on Windows 8 touchscreen

I just noticed this "feature" today and I absolutely hate it. On my phone it's a great idea - on my laptop it's awful. Basically, when tapping on objects with a small hitbox, like the checkboxes in ...
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Java 8 Update 25: Security settings won't allow a website even after adding to the list

I've been attempting to allow a website to run an unsigned applet, and even after multiple re-installs and security changes, Java still informs me upon launching the applet that security settings ...
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remove gmail account from win8 mail client after the gmail account has been deactivated

i used to have a gmail account through my employer, which synched with my win8 mail client. now, i quit, and my employer has removed that account. however, win8 still wants to synch with it, fails, ...
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I am thinking of installing Mint 17 Mate on a new computer without a dualboot ie uninstall the original windows 8. Is this a good idea? [on hold]

With no tech experience,I have previously dual booted an old xp computer with Mint13. Worked great. I am now getting a new computer with win8 installed and would prefer to use Mint17 Mate on it. Does ...
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I want to make a particular extension always open with a Java program [duplicate]

I programmed a viewer for PDFs and I want to make it the default program by coding. How can I do it through the windows registry ?
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How to make a UEFI partition explained

I have a samsung np300ex, in the bios i have enable UEFI running Archlinux (3.17.2-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Oct 30 20:49:39 CET 2014 x86_64 GNU/Linux) i'm using syslinux as bootloader. I've never ...
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Files from OneDrive folder always open read only

I use Windows 8.1. Everytime I try to open a document (Word/Excel etc) from my OneDrive folder it opens as read only. When I close Word and open it again I can edit it. Where can I change that? Can ...
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Drive partitioning for SSD cache

i just purchased a new laptop Asus N551JK-CN103D which comes with a 1TB hdd and 24GB SSD(or mSSD) which I think can be used as cache. I have a couple of questions but here is how I setup my laptop, it ...
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Seagate Dashboard 3 isn't showing latest backups

I have a 3TB Backup Plus Desktop (Windows) and I'm trying to restore my files into a custom folder on a new computer (Windows 8.1). The files were backed up on the drive from an older Windows 7 ...
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Black screen on notebook-display after Intel HD 3000 update

I've installed Windows 8.1 on a Medion Akoya P6634 sporting a Intel HD3000 and a GeForce GT630M. I had to disable Windows Update because the notebook's screen becomes black after it performed some ...
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USB 2.0 not recognized by USB 3.0

My old HP Laserjet 1005 USB 2.0 Printer is not recognized by my new DELL USB 3.0 socket. Printer is too good to replace.
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Public folder contents not updating

On a pristine Windows 7 install, you have these folders among others C:\Users\Public\Documents C:\Users\Public\Downloads With Downloads, you can enter the folder and create a new folder ...
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24inch Benq monitor isnt HD (1080p) with R9 270 at native resolution (1920 x 1080) [on hold]

Ive just recently bought my gaming pc and monitor but the quality doesn't look 1080p ive downloaded all drivers for my monitor and gpu but none helped. Any fixes???
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Is it possible to reinstall and activate Win 8 for other account?

This might be a stupid question but I couldn't find answer anywhere and I want to be sure before I do something irreversible. I'm selling my computer with Windows 8 which I have bought and activated. ...
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Connection spikes when connected (only) through wireless

I've been experiencing HUGE spikes while connected trough wireless in my home, and I just can't figure out what is happening. I've had this problem with my previous computer too, I just bought a new ...
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Is it possible to move the toast notifications in Windows 8 / 8.1?

In Windows 8/8.1, notifications are displayed in the upper-right corner of the screen as a "Toast Notification." These are also used for the display of new mail notifications in Outlook 2013 ...
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Can't find touchpad settings

I bought recently a Lenovo Miix 2 (11in, i5, 4Go version). Good skin and perfs, but I have a problem accessing the touchpad settings. I don't know if there's multitouch, but first, I can't scroll, ...
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Windows 8 Automatic Page File Size vs Windows 7

I've noticed that Windows 8 sets smaller page files by default. Windows 7 systems seem to create a page file the size of the RAM (eg 4GB of RAM means that Windows makes a 4GB page file). In Windows 8 ...
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Tune up utilities drive defrag ate my disk space

Today I used Tune up drive defrag and after using it my free disk space decreased by 9 GB. Why did this happen. What can I do to recover the disk space? Thank you. I just found out that this is using ...
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Troublesome Windows Upgrade

I have a laptop came preinstalled with Windows 7, so I bought the Windows 8 upgrade pack in order to upgrade it to Windows 8. If I would like to reformat my system, why do I need to install Windows 7 ...
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Change Alt+Tab appearance in Windows 8

I have the exact same issue discussed at this Superuser thread, but the solution is not satisfactory to me. To recap the problem, I hate the new fancy Alt+Tab interface introduced in Windows 7, and ...
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How does Windows 8 determine whether it is running for the first time? [on hold]

The first time a new Windows 8 install is run, a setup process is initiated in which the user is prompted to create a system name and initial user account, among other things. Obviously this process ...
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How many pixels in the Windows Taskbar Icons? [migrated]

I'm making a program that will show you when caps lock is turned on. I want it to display a little icon on the Windows Taskbar by the icons such as the battery, volume and internet connection. I was ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro forgets network credentails

At my university we got a wireless network with the following properties: Every user has to login with a username and a password. The authentication is based on RADIUS as far as I know. The network ...
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Would it make sense to install Windows 8.1 on the HDD instead of the SSD?

Just about to setup a new laptop with a 128GB SSD and 1TB 7200RPM HDD. I'm thinking that most of the 30+ GB of Windows files are probably not accessed on a regular basis, so they don't need to take ...
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Remote Desktop DPI nightmare in Windows 8.1/2012 R2 - how can I fix it?

Several of my users have 1 Surface Pro 3 (Windows 8.1 with all updates) and 2 ViewSonic monitorsand they connect to our servers using Remote Desktop 2012 R2. All screens are fine on client, but when ...
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Windows update resets Handedness property in “Tablet PC Settings” to “Right-handed”

This is a follow up question to my earlier question over here. I have set the Handedness in "Tablet PC Settings" to "Left-handed" but with every Windows update (no matter how small or big) the ...
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Windows 8.1 - How to Activate Multiple Machines

So, I work for a company that recently purchased around 50 HP slim line desktops (System Model: HP EliteDesk 800 G1 USDT). Each machine has Windows 8 already installed. The machines ...
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Windows drivers hogging 4GB of RAM: How do I find out which driver it is?

As of late, right after boot, my Windows 8.1 (64 Bit) is using 5-6 GB RAM of the available 8 GB. I found a similar question (Windows using too much RAM, how to diagnose resource hog), which ...
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Disappering tray icons in Windows 8.1

I've noted that the battery indicator on my laptop for starter, changes it status to "Show only messages" while I frequently change it to "Show icon and messages". E.g. I have to click to expand the ...
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setting up home Hyper-V lab on one Win 8.1 Pro desktop PC

I'm planning on using a lone Win 8.1 workstation with 16 GB of RAM to learn Active Directory 2012 and Server 2012 via 3 virtual machines running simultaneously. One VM will be a Win 2012 domain ...
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Laptop bluetooth driver/adapter works in ubuntu but not in windows 7/8

I have acer 4253 laptop with amd e350 processor and 2GB RAM attaced. Initially the bluetooth worked well with windows 7. Later I turned off the adapter using the preinstalled OEM software 'Bluetooth ...
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ipconfig /renew renew throws “The system cannot find the file specified.”

I am having issues with a USB network device that seems to wreck my internal wireless adapter. Whenever I plug this device in (but don't use it for networking), no new connections can be made on the ...
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How can I prevent a device from being installed

I have a wireless card that is causing me some serious trouble. I need the device to stop installing the driver it is currently using. I went into the hardware settings and set it to ask me what to ...