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

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LogonUI.exe is calling for more RAM then is available to the system (8 GB)

I am receiving low memory warnings and freezes on a regular basis while idling. I've gone through most of the google recommend trouble shooting steps and I'm stuck with a weird recurring error in the ...
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How do i skip the Personalize page (color & computername) during unattended Windows 8 setup?

i'm currently setting up an unattended Windows 8 setup but i'm stumbling upon the Personalize page which i can't skip. My unattend file looks like below. Guess the interesting part should be in the ...
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Explorer Preview Pane locking files

im looking into an annoying issue with the explorer preview pane. We are using Windows 8.1, server 08 R2 upstairs. To my understanding, when viewing a file with the preview pane it opens an instance ...
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How do I remove these “autofocus” selection borders from the Windows 8.1/8 tile screen?

Good evening, everyone. I've just recently started to notice some unintended-enabled borders around my Windows 8 machine. Here are some screenshots: In the above photos, you will notice that ...
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Non-UEFI computer can't see UEFI Hard Drive

Long story short I had a computer, (Windows 8,UEFI, Samsung 840 EVO SSD) system. I spilled coffee on that system and am sending it off to be repaired. I wanted to make sure the hard drive was okay, ...
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Windows Homegroup (Wi-Fi) sharing but without Internet connection?

How can Homegroup sharing work in Windows 8 and 8.1? At the moment, I have setup Homegroup sharing. And currently, it only works when the computers are connected to the internet. I would like to be ...
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Any other options to get my All-In-One PC touchscreen to work with windows 8?

I have a Sony vaio All-in-one touchscreen that had windows 7 installed. I originally had done an "upgrade" to windows 8 and the touchscreen worked fine. My HDD was starting to fail though so I just ...
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Netflix system configuration error W8156 - COOD36B4 [on hold]

Netflix system configuration error W8156 - COOD36B4 with Windows 8, won't play anything on Netflix, anyone?
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How do I configure Postgresql on Windows 8.1 to connect to Golang?

I'm trying to follow the tutorial here: https://gophercasts.io/lessons/4-postgres-basics but I'm having problems with the way in which the user is set up in Windows 8.1 (64-bit). The tutorial has a ...
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How to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.04 with Windows Metro Boot Loader

I'm having a laptop with 4 Partitions, [1] 350 MB Windows System Reserverd [2] 40 GB for Windows Installation [3] 25 GB for Ubuntu Installation [4] 400 GB for Data Storage I have installed Windows ...
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How to find the HTTP Proxy port of your IP on windows 8

How to find the HTTP Proxy port of your IP. For example if my VPN IP, 198.23.68.58. How do i get the port number. I would be glad if I can get the knowledge.
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Unable to install Windows after installing openSUSE and Ubuntu

I had a Windows machine then I decided to try openSUSE so I burned into a USB and I was presented with a long list of partitions and stuff. I deleted EVERYTHING and it seems I messed up the ...
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Remove Metro results from Settings search

Is there a way to remove Metro settings (a.k.a. PC Settings) results from Settings search in Charms? Or at least, is there a way to move these results to the bottom? I know I'm not completely crazy ...
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How can I clear the 'Previous Pictures' menu in Choose A Desktop Background?

When you select a wallpaper it has a list of previous locations where wallpaper was selected. How can I clear this list (is there a registry key or something?).
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Can my MacbookAir run Windows 8?

I want to run Windows 8 on my MacbookAir. But I'm pretty bad with computers and everything so I can't really figure out if I need the 32 or 64 bit version of Windows 8? Any help would be appreciated! ...
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Why http links are not opening from default browser in windows 8?

I have some browsers on my system i.e. Chrome, Mozilla and I.E. Mozilla is the default browser. If I open any http:// link it is not opening in Mozilla. Instead it opens an empty window in Chrome. ...
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Windows 8 freezes when killing “Metro” apps

Often after I use certain Windows 8 (formerly "Metro") apps, usually about a day later, I notice a marked drop in available RAM over what I was expecting. Since I am running Virtual Machines that ...
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My cursor randomly moves to a specific location on my laptop

I have a new Lenovo Yoga 2 laptop with Windows 8.1. At random times, the cursor moves from where ever it is to a spot about 1 inch above the start button on the laptop screen. This is when my laptop ...
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non-recoverable hard drive. will windows 8 install from BIOS on a blank hard drive?

I've searched but haven't been able to find the answer to what I feel is a simple question... so here goes: My hard drive on my windows 8 equipped Lenovo laptop died. I've no way to make a bootable ...
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Can't Bridge Windows 8 Ethernet and Wireless Adapter

I'm trying to bridge my Windows 8 laptop's wired and wireless adapters so I can get internet on an older computer (not that old it's running Windows 7 Ultimate). I did this before a while back but now ...
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Windows 8 Keyboards stopped working

I have no idea what happened, but now none of my keyboards are working. I have an HP PS/2 keyboard that I use on my computer. A couple of minutes ago I stepped away from my computer and when I came ...
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The autorun.exe and setup.exe dont startup on windows 8, how can i make it work

im trying to install a game by an .iso file. I mounted this file in Daemon tools lite but nothing happend. So i went to the directory and manually clicked first the Autorun.exe and lateron the ...
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Sound Loss on Windows 8 Laptop

My windows 8 laptop will not play sound, when returning to the laptop after a period of time, without having to shut down and restart the system. In trying to to trouble shoot I get a message that ...
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Converted External 3TB WD Mybook Essential to an internal drive, but it's not visible in disk management

My external hard-drive (WD MyBook Essential) stopped working a couple months ago (via USB) so I decided to take it apart and try to make it an internal drive. At first the drive was visible... I ...
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Windows 7 Pro with Windows 8.1 Pro license?

The company I work for will be replacing a group of computers with new. With the pending return of the normal start menu, I'd like to start looking to Windows 8.1 as a viable OS option for the ...
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Is there any way to get the name of a printer that used to be connected to a Windows computer?

I have Windows 8, and I used to have a printer connected to it. I loved it, but it broke, so now I'm trying to buy a new one, but I forgot to take down the model of it before it was thrown away. I ...
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Enable guest user not working

I would like to activethe guest user in cmd : Invité = Guest (I'm french), using Guest return an error. net user Invité /active:yes I've got "The command completed successfully" but my guest user ...
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Search-and-go in Windows CMD

I know that for file search on Windows CMD one can use the following command: dir /S /P "PATH/FILENAME" Is there an easy way to go straight to the result directory. For example, the requested file ...
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Why on Windows 8 if I click right button using the mouse the system freeze?

I have a very strange problem using Windows 8. Suddenly when I select a file\folder icon and I perform the right click using the mouse (to copy\paste, delte or other operations) it only show the ...
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Blank Desktop (No Icons) after Windows Update

I have a windows 8.1 laptop. When I start it, the desktop is black. There are no icons and I can't right click on the desktop. I can right click the taskbar, or I can do the windows button + r to get ...
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computer shows two internet connections

I've recently purchased a new laptop and have noticed that my home network connection sometimes shows up twice and it never did that before. I'm just not sure if it's my new laptop with Windows 8 or ...
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Should a scheduled task remain in the “Running” state?

I'm new to using the task scheduler and I'm using it to run a batch file provided online when the computer boots. I r-clicked it and told it to run. It did and all is fine, but the Status of the task ...
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Socket vs Surface CPU temperature for AMD

I looked through 5-10 different suggested questions here and they all dealt with Intel CPUs, and I happen to have an AMD FX 8100 series 8 core CPU. I have also looked through several google results ...
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Windows 8 HP Laptop is stuck on mute

Ever since I ran an automatic update a few days ago on my Windows 8 HP Envy dV6, my computer will not play sound. The speaker button in the bottom corner says it's muted, but even when I adjust the ...
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How can I find the advanced settings in my sound properties?

For some reason I can't reach the advanced settings in my audio properties I don't see the option. The only options I see are: general, levels and a third one I have a problem with the sound ...
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Skype disable spellchecking windows

I fail to turn spellcheck off in skype (version 6.18.59.105). I'm using Windows 8 on PC, and instead of that build-in skype app, i use the "normal one", the one that looks like this: (I want to ...
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AMD Graphics Drivers not available for Windows 8?

I'm trying to upgrade the OpenGL driver from 1.1 to 2.0 (or the latest version). I'm currently using this page to select the appropiate download, but when choosing Integrated Motherboard Graphics > ...
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Delete or move OEM partition on ASUS laptop

I bought an ASUS laptop (S550C) and I was planning to install Linux alongside Windows 8 (Win8 comes preinstalled) in dual-boot. The laptop has two hard drives and they come partitioned in the ...
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Can Windows 7/8 System Image Recovery be used to clone a PC to different hardware?

Using the System Image Recovery option in Windows 7 & 8 (as detailed here for Win8, and here for Win8.1) is it possible to create a system image on one machine, and restore it to another machine, ...
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SSD with 64bit windows 8.1 won't boot when put in older computer

I wanted to demonstrate to my friends the impact a faster disk can have on overall performance, but on some of these older computers (they do have 64 bit processors and sata ports however) the boot ...
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Hard Drive locked by Windows 8

After some hardware chances in my PC, Windows (8.1) won loadmafter the 'Repairing tour system' screen. I hace tried to Access the hard drive from other operating systems (Windows and Linux), with ...
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Can't play audio files on Windows 8

I am trying to play mp3 files on my windows 8 laptop. For some reason they are not being played on any player. I can see the following error in Windows media player: Windows Media Player ...
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Is there a way to stop Windows 8.1 from trapping my mouse cursor when moving between screens?

I just upgraded to Windows 8.1, and immediately I notice that unless I deliberately wind up and "slam" my mouse cursor against the edges of my screens, it gets stuck on the last pixel before crossing. ...
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What is using my sound card?

A couple weeks ago my speakers stopped working. When I reboot, they work perfectly. But eventually some mysterious, and I suspect nefarious, piece of software takes control. (On a related note, ...
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How to recover corrupted c drive in windows 8?

I have been troubled by this problem for month. Once the OS starts, or several minutes after its starting, disk C will become unavailable and I can no longer do any read or write operation in C disk, ...
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Safe boot on Windows 8 tablet - touch screen doesn't work

I am having issues with Windows 8 Update. I went into msconfig and turned on safe boot. After restarting, the touch screen no longer responds. How do I get out of safe boot or log in ON A TABLET ...
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How do I remap the OneKey Recovery button on my Lenovo Y510p laptop?

I have recently bought a Lenovo Y510p laptop which comes with a button just adjacent to the power port. This button runs the "OneKey Recovery.exe" file in the directory C:\Program Files\Lenovo\OneKey ...
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Windows 8.1 Multiple Monitors - Prevent Applications from changing Monitors

I have 3 monitors hooked up to my computer. OK, technically one is a TV while the other two are monitors. I previously had Windows Vista for a long time and hated it, so I recently switched to Windows ...
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Windows 8 - Prevent Transparent Windows when Hovering

Say you have several windows open. Maybe like 4 different Internet Explorer pages with several tabs in each IE window. You know how the icons are grouped on the taskbar, like one icon for similar ...
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Sound Volume no longer working on Windows 8

I have Windows 8 laptop on Dell 15R and sound suddenly stopped working. I even tried this tutorial, but no luck ...