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activate windows 8.1 using windows 8 oem key

I have a dell laptop that came with windows 8 (OEM) I upgraded to 8.1 and yesterday I had to reinstall the windows so I created a windows 8.1 usb using an iso from the internet (windows 8.1 pro 64 ...
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My StoreJet 1TB Transcend does not show the files, why?

The problem is can't see any of my files at Transcend 1TB portable Hard Disk. Well, the drive is shown at My Computer and it showes that there are files but when i open it, i see an empty drive. Some ...
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Windows 8 Enterprise - Decrease time before screen locks

This seems like a question that I should've easily found the answer to by now, and while there are similar questions, I haven't found any exactly like what I am looking for. Similar questions I can ...
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Is there a way to force Windows to use Precision Touchpad drivers rather than Synaptics?

I have a Dell XPS 15 (9530) that has a Synaptics clickpad. I've tried tinkering with many settings and different Dell/Synaptics drivers, but there's always some aspects that don't work well (two ...
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Custom Right-click Context Menu verb / contextMenuHandler in Windows 8 Registry no longer works for AutoCAD .dwg file

I am currently having a problem when it comes to adding a right click context menu verb whenever the user right clicks on a ".dwg" file in Windows 8. I do not spend a lot of time in the registry and I ...
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Is it possible to run 2 different motherboards in parallel?

I want to run a motherboard with a 64-bit CPU and another motherboard with a 32-bit CPU etc. etc. in parallel to form a kind of "Super PC" for my hard core games. Question 1 Is it possible in ...
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mintty problems with Windows 8.1 on-screen keyboard (tablet) and Alt-Gr keys

On a tablet running Windows 8.1 I installed Cygwin 2.0.0 64. Unfortunately I have issues using the on-screen (virtual) keyboard with Alt-Gr keys from within mintty. Example: In Germany to get to the ...
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trouble with Oracle Virtual Box and bios settings

I am trying to install Windows 10 preview in Oracle Virtual Box but like others I am having trouble with VT-x/AMD-V I have gone into bios and clicked on advance but nowhere can I find visualisation, I ...
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How to set default Sign-In options to PIN after remote desktop connection closed in WIN8

I create a PIN to login my windows account, And the default sign-in option is PIN when win8 startup But the sign-in option switch to Password when I connected this computer via Remote Desktop I ...
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Cloned disk isn't bootable

I have a Macbook Pro which has a Windows installation on one of the partitions. I bought a new desktop with a new SSD and wanted my Windows install from my Macbook on the new SSD. So I cloned the ...
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Google Chrome - doing very abnormal on boot to go to kiosk mode

I am launching Google chrome via regedit on system boot (Windows 8.1 64-bit). chrome.exe --kiosk <url> Google Chrome is latest version up-to date and windows operating system is also up-to ...
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My Dell M4800 windows 8 acts like i am clicking on another application when i am trying to use a current application. See description

First, I can't even click on anything on the start bar of the screen. The only way i can switch applications is by using alt tab. The second issue is when i do use alt tab into an application, My ...
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How do I reassign win x in windows 8 to open chrome?

and for that matter how do I reassign any win+ combo? (I am using a small software called winhotkey but it can only assign free letters with the win button - and Windows 8 has almost all the letters ...
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BIOS only allows UEFI No Legacy Option

Laptop: Lenova Yoga 2.11 I am running Windows 10 Build 10041. I have bought a new copy of Win 8.1, which I want to clean instal. However, my BIOS has no option to change from UEFI to Legacy so that I ...
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Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter prevent forced restart

Windows 8 has bent me over in the past and forced a Restart, surprisingly enough Windows Server is threatening the same thing. I cannot have it restart till the weekend, I see solutions to prevent ...
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Bought activated Windows 8 Enterprise, need to reinstall, no product key

I bought a lightly used Lenovo Helix off the bay which came with an activated copy of Windows 8 Enterprise (not 8.1). Per the description, the laptop was used by a company to test an application and ...
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File delete audit, Windows 8

I have a shared folder (folderA) and our users must copy some files everyday and after they finish working they have to delete files and when they delete files there must be a record.(for security ...
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Disabling the Win+C hotkey for the Charms Bar in Win 8

I am trying to turn off the hotkey for the Charms Bar (Win+C) in Windows 8. Is there a registry entry to do this or some other way? I want to be able to use that hotkey for something else. Any ideas? ...
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Windows 8 Desktop won't start up

My Windows 8 PC won't start up. When I power it on, I see the Acer splash screen, but then I get an error screen with a code 0xc000021a and then it reboots and tries to repair disk files, but fails ...
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Windows 8 instant shutdown on powerup [on hold]

My Windows 8 Acer Aspire V3 771G laptop is immediately displaying "Shutting Down" on the screen on power-up. It just sits there with the spinning circles. Any suggestions, or is it shop time?
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Is it possible to save selected data “columns” in Windows folders?

Currently when I open a folder in windows it uses some default columns of data. I can modify this but it never seems to "stick". How can I make these alternate data columns permanent, or better yet ...
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I cannot connect to more than one internet connection in my windows 8.1

I have windows 8.1 installed on my PC. I have 3 wired broadband connections, but I cannot connect to two or more connections at a time. For example I want to use all three connections jointly to ...
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Restore files after locker 4.30 virus on my computer

Recently "Locker 4.30" attack my computer and encrypt my important files. How can i restore my files back? Thanks!
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How do I display a message on login for Windows 8/8.1?

I've configured the following settings in my local security policy: Interactive logon: Message text for users attempting to log on Interactive logon: Message title for users attempting to log on ...
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How to download encrypted HLS videos on any sites

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and win8 as dual boot. I generally use Ubuntu. I wanna learn how to use hls-fetch or any hls downloader on Ubuntu. And all video is downloadable via IDM on Windows. But I have ...
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How to reset lost or forgotten Windows password in efficient way [duplicate]

Lost my Windows password, don't know how to reset it. Have heard some professional tools about Windows password reset, such as Windows password key. Give me some useful advices, please.
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Why are all of my *.exe and *.ink files blank?

I installed the Stardock Object Desktop Suite last week. It includes programs like Start8, WindowBlinds, WindowFX, Launch8, Fences, etc. I never had a problem with it in the past. But I uninstalled ...
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Running CMD as Admin on a Standard User on Windows 8.1

The fact that I can't find a solution on the internet has been bugging me so I've decided to resort to human sources :). The limitations I have right now are the fact that I can't run new programs or ...
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Auto power on UEFI tablet (Linx 7)

may not be the correct place to post this. www.linx-tablets.com/linx-7.html I need to get my Linx 7 tablet to auto power on when power is applied (when not in connected standby)?. I've asked the ...
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Is there any option to quickly scan an entire hard drive for bad blocks?

I have a 1 TB HDD so I want to test for bad sectors or bad blocks but badblocks takes a LOT of time in Linux (barely 4.66% done in 6 hours 3 minutes). In Windows however chkdsk scans in a few seconds ...
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Restore .gho image with UEFI

I have created a Ghost .gho image (split among many files) from a Toshiba Satellite with Windows 8, with a version of Ghost which I do not recall (it is either 9.0, 11, or 11.5; I am still trying to ...
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Why does Windows Update eat up loads of RAM on Win 7 with Server 2008?

We have a lot of Win 7 SP1, both 32 and 64 bit machines serviced by a Server 2008 R2 WSUS server. For whatever reason, whenever they check for updates, though there aren't any new ones, the PCs end ...
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NetDMA (and Direct Cache Access?) have been removed from Windows 8 / Server 2012. Why?

The MSDN page on Direct Cache Access (DCA), which is part of NetDMA, states The NetDMA interface is not supported in Windows 8 and later. So I guess both NetDMA and DCA are gone. As both seemed ...
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How do I prevent removing a USB drive from waking my computer?

When I put my Windows 8.1 machine to sleep and then remove a USB drive, it wakes up. This is very annoying. Is there anyway to disable it? C:\Users\TallGuy>powercfg /lastwake Wake History Count - ...
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Is it possible to recover a sticky note that I have deleted within the past 24 hours, on a Windows 8 HP Laptop?

I recently (within the past 24 hours) deleted a sticky note on my HP, Windows 8 Laptop, and I REALLY need to get it back. Is this possible, if so can you tell me how specifically? I've searched and ...
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System getting slow on Windows 8 running Eclipse [on hold]

I'm using Windows 8. If I start Eclipse, system gets slow. The disk, CPU and memory go to 100% usage. I have uninstalled many apps from my system. My C: drive's free space is 26GB out of 50GB. I am ...
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Why is my Windows 8.1 (new laptop) extremely slow and sluggish when compared with Linux

I recently got this laptop, so it is still new and so is the installation. The laptop is TOSHIBA SATELLITE C55D-A-149. I realise that this is a budget laptop and the processor is fairly weak. I dont ...
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Using headset mic for recording screenshot video

I want to use my blackberry smartphone headset's mic for recording an onscreen video but all i can get is the earphones acting as a mic themselves. I don't want that, I want to use the headset mic and ...
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Random black screen on Windows 8.1 Machine

I am running a Toshiba Notebook with Windows 8.1 and randomly I will get a black screen while running the computer or I will try and boot and the screen will remain black but the machine is running. ...
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Unable to Import BCD Backup Using CMD [on hold]

I am running windows 7 64bit. I have previously upgraded to win8 and downgraded back to win7 using windows own upgrade software. Had problems with my computer and attempted to rebuild the bcd using ...
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Cannot add, remove nor access mapped share “Element not found” in Windows 8.1

A standard user on my Windows 8.1-64 cannot remove a mapped drive. Tried command line and explorer. Tried run as admin. "Element not found" everywhere. C:\Windows\system32>net use x: /delete The ...
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Is there a way to automate folder optimization type in windows?

In windows 7 and 8, the downloads folder become optimized for pictures after a while, it causes the folder to lag when opened and even after changing that it returns to pictures every now and then. ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro activation problems

I was recently (last Thanksgiving) gifted with a Dell Inspiron i3 computer with Windows 8.1 Pro installed. It was purchased at a resale shop in OKC, but after I got it home here in Texas, I discovered ...
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What happened to most of my icons?

What happened to most of my icons? Most programs and even just plain text files or word files have lost their icons. I haven't installed any weird crap, and I don't have any viruses/malware. How can ...
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Windows 8 recovery failures

I am asking a question here because I have finally come to the end of my tether on this issue. I have a HP pavilion PC running windows 8.1. The hard drive had become damaged and no option on the ...
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External monitor connection works with HDMI but not VGA

I smashed my laptop screen so I have to use an external monitor. I can connect with an HDMI cord but not with VGA. I want VGA so I can listen to sound via headphones on the laptop, it's an Acer E1 ...
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Windows 8.1 computer won't hibernate

When hibernating one of two things happens: It immediately wakes up to my login screen, or Pretends its screens are off, but remains on (laptop keyboard is still lit up, fans running). Last time ...
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Firefox and Windows 8.1 64-bit

ALL, I recently bought a new laptop with Windows 8.1 64-bit. On this laptop I installed Firefox latest version. On top of it I put AdBlock and NoScript FF extensions. I am currently running Firefox ...
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How to add FTP or OPP capability to inbuilt bluetooth in Windows 8?

What I wanted to do was browser files on my Windows 8 laptop over bluetooth from my Android phone. For that, I wanted to add OPP or FTP on my bluetooth, which I understand that the default Windows ...
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Can't access shared external drive on Windows 8.1

Internal hard drives are shared on Windows 8.1 and accessed successfully using username/password login via ES File Explorer on Android. Upon sharing a WD Essentials 2TB USB 3.0 HDD and attempting to ...