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

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Activate Windows v8,1

I purchased a Toshiba laptop that had Windows 8 already loaded. Not long afterwards the laptop experienced a hard drive failure and the system was inoperable. I had the hard drive replaces and ...
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Blue screen when trying to boot from cloned Windows partition

I'm trying to clone a clean Windows installation from SSD partition to HD partition. The problem is every time I try to boot from cloned partition, no matter which disk-cloning software I used, I end ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to jump straight to Apps?

I was looking for such shortcut but so far I could not find it... Does anyone know if it actually exists at all, or does not? At the moment, my typical "path" to it is: Win then click on the ↓ at the ...
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Steam games mute all volume on computer

As soon as I start a steam game, the volume mutes, and so does the volume for everything on the Computer, and when i close the game, everything is still muted. If i restart my computer I can hear ...
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How to change UI language of Marble for Windows?

How to change UI language of Marble for Windows? I want to set it to English. Please don't send me to the documentation, which say that Help menu should contain Switch Application Language item, ...
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Dual monitors — Control from which edge the cursor appears at

Let me explain better. I have dual monitors. When I move my mouse toward the right edge on my primary monitor and then move it over the edge, the mouse appears on the left edge on the second monitor ...
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How to get non windows8 chrome back

I'm running Windows 8 and Chrome. I recently clicked on the Run Chrome in Windows 8 mode. I want to switch it back but I can only see a partial screen. I can't get to the "tools" part of the screen ...
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Cannot open Microsoft Access 2013 since last microsoft update

I use Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 365. I can see in Programs and Features that Microsoft Office installed the version 15.0.4631.1002 of Microsoft Office 365. Since then, if I try to open an ...
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Fix Windows 8 bootloader after converting MBR disc to GPT

I bought a new MoBo, processor, and some 3TB HDDs last week and am currently setting up a clean installation of Windows 8 on the machine. The MoBo is an Asus RoG Maximus VII Ranger (What?! It was ...
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SQL server not able to stop on windows 8 … please help … using sqlserver 2000 on windows 8 home

I am currently using a software which is dependent on SQL server 2000. However whenever i try to exit the program and try to stop the SQL server i get a message-- An error 5 (access denied) occurred. ...
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Windows 8.1 update error 8009001D

I cant install windows updates, it reports error 8009001D. I've tried to disable all windows services (expect Microsoft's), but still cannot install any updates. Does anyone know what this error ...
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How to disable client computers internet connection?

Hi I'm using a windows server 2012 OS, My problem is how can i disable or prevent users to have internet connection? Is this available in group policy object?
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My router is having trouble with Windows 8 devices

I have a TP-LINK Wireless N Router WR941ND and several devices (2 notebooks and 1 cellphone). The cellphone is a Windows Phone and the computers are a Acer running Windows 7 Pro and a Dell Vostro V14T ...
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What is difference between homeusers group and users group?

What is difference between homeusers group and users group? I want to know the property of homeusers group. and I want to know the property of users group?
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If I buy a Surface Pro 3 from best buy in the US and ship it to the UK via UPS, will I still have the 1 year warranty? [on hold]

I can't afford to buy the Surface in the UK and I want to buy it from the US so I can get it a bit earlier, and a bit cheaper (like £160 cheaper). I will use UPS to ship it from best buy in the US to ...
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How to make windows snap to the edge in windows 8?

In windows 7, when a window's edge came really near the edge of a screen, it would snap to that edge. This was pretty useful, but windows 8 doesn't seem to do that. Note that I'm not talking about the ...
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Grub Rescue in Windows8 -Ubuntu Dual Boot

I deleted 2 partitions on my hard disk and now I am unable to boot my pc. I searched and found that it is possible to boot without a CD, but the method is not working for me because I can't find the ...
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Fujitsu Lifebook NH532 screen dimmed catastrophically after Nvidia driver update

I have a one year old Fujitsu lifebook NH532 laptop running Windows 8. Recently I updated the driver for the Nvidia graphics card from version 331.82 to 335.23 WHQL and on installation the laptop ...
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Vmware Player (guest os ubuntu 12.04) on windows 8 not booting [on hold]

I have guest os ubuntu 12.04 64 bit on my vmware player. It was working fine until i installed some ubuntu updates (which required a restart) , after restart it does not boot and gets stuck when it is ...
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Programs scaling small on high resolution display

I recently purchased an Acer Aspire S7-392. It has a 2560x1440 resolution display, and is running Windows 8.1 When I run programs, they do not increase their size in order to account for the small ...
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How to set a screensaver password in Windows 8

I have a secure position in our company and need to set a password to enter after the screensaver turns on to re-enter the computer. If I leave my desk for more than a minute I am required to have ...
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My Windows8 Server TIme keeps going back to the normal time after its manually reset

I tried consuming a WCF webservice from another system, but got a security threat exception that both system had a time difference of 7 minutes apart. I changed the time on the first server to suit ...
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Why some web pages interfere with my USB speakerphone?

I have a speakerphone (Jabra Speak 510) connected via USB to my computer (Windows 8.1). There are some specific web pages (very few) which interfere with the speakerphone (like the sound of a modem, ...
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How to completely copy all of the Toshiba laptop hard drive contents to another laptop?

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop and I am buying another one, newer laptop and I have about 200GBs of stuff like games/apps on my hard drive. I could upload it online or do it with a USB drive but ...
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Windows 8 volume bar stuck on screen(top left corner)

On my Sony Vaio Tap 11, the Windows volume bar is stuck on the top left corner of the screen. If I try to lower it by clicking with the mouse it will automatically go up to 100%. This seems to ...
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Play sound when Windows 8 unlocks

I have the opposite problem of this user – I want to get Windows to make a sound when I unlock it, but I can't figure out how to. I followed the instructions that are linked there to modify my ...
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Allow Windows Defender to update automatically but not Windows

Windows 8. (Not Windows 8.1) I have Windows Update set to check for updates but not install them automatically. I get nearly daily notifications from Windows Update to install Defender updates. Can I ...
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Remove account in Windows8 Mail App without having the password

So here's the thing: I have previously added my work mail account onto my Windows Surface but have since switched jobs. Just yesterday I bought a new laptop and logged on with my Windows account - it ...
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Get rid of the file explorer grey bar line

I have just received my Asus ROG G750 with Windows 8.1. On the file explorer I get a grey bar that seems resizable but that doesn't move and I don't know what it is. Here is a screenshot of the file ...
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Using touch screen with non-native aspect ratio

I have a laptop with touch screen (an Asus T100) with Windows 8, and I've downloaded a retro adventure game running using Dosbox (Gabriel Knight 1), which has a different aspect ratio from the screen. ...
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Windows 8 and Onedrive

I have recently saved a couple of excel files to Onedrive. When I search for them they're not there, when I look for them in the folder that I know they're in, they're not there. The only way I can ...
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how to start up items only when laptop plugged in

I'm running windows 8.1 (but that shouldn't matter) on a laptop and was wondering if it would be possible to modify the startup process in a way that: Certain programs ONLY start when you're plugged ...
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tablet pc input panel is missing in windows 8.1 Dell Venue 8 Pro

Microsoft advises "To add a word to the handwriting dictionary: 1. Open Tablet PC Input Panel by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Tablet PC Input Panel, ...
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Windows 8 stops transferring PC to PC if the files are numerous or large

I have a very annoying issue that is driving me insane. I have a laptop and a desk PC both with Windows 8 and with shared folders, so far so good. I have to move a folder from the Laptop to the ...
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Copy a folder with many folders on Windows 8 not possible due to too long names

I have copied a folder with many subfolders into C:\test Windows explorer is saying now that some folder names make the directory path too long. What can I do against this? I really can not change ...
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Performing a modifier+click action with a touchscreen?

I'm using a Windows 8 touchscreen laptop and want to be able to perform modified clicks with touches. Most notably and frequently used for me is the Ctrl+Click action, as well as Shift+Click and ...
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How can I use emoji characters on a Windows 8 PC without a touch screen?

The Windows 8.x touch screen keyboard allows for use of many emoji characters, but how can these be accessed without a touch screen? I would've thought they should be available through Character Map, ...
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establish an email association in w-8 [on hold]

Please tell me how to make an association in w-8 for emailing. I still have to do things the old way by attaching the file and send. I want to be able to do that right from the document. I tried ...
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Multiple extension association

Is there a way to associate an exe to an extension, and another exe when multiple files of the same extension are selected? (e.g.: one mp3 player for a single file, another for a list of files)
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Surface 2 Pro Win 8.1 and two external monitrs

Went through similar questions already asked, but nothign to help, so here I go: We have four Surface Pro 2 and one Surface Pro tablet. I have HP port replicator pr3005 (USB 3 version) to set all ...
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How to manage virtual Ethernet interface (NDIS) with cmd

I frequently use the usb tethering function of my android smartphone. If the network manager establishes the connection, the network gets almost every time a new Network name (started with "Network 1" ...
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How to setup reminders in windows 8?

Is there a way to setup reminders in windows 8 ? I am not looking to do this in a mail client or using third party software. I have tried to do this using the task scheduler, but displaying just a ...
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System Volume Information folder occupied 100 gb

I have been noticing recently, my C drive gets occupied fully even if there are no bigger programs installed. Out of 150gb, after uninstalling few programs, the space left was 30gb. Day by day it ...
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Program (RackAFX) won't open in clean installs of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

I have a fresh install of Windows 8.1. I installed a program 'RackAFX' but it just won't start. I double click the icon and nothing happens. I have already installed BOTH the x86 and x64 ...
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Teamviewer screen share showing Blank Black to remote user

Im using windows 8.1. And Teamviewer version 9.0.299 DELL Inspiron 15r 3521 laptop. Intel HD4000 And AMD HD8370 graphics. I have even set AMD graphics to work on HIGH PERFORMANCE for teamviewer ...
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Mirroring Files/Folders on Nas, Similar to Google Drive Sync

I would like to create something similar to Google Drive with my NAS (MyBook Live). Where I can have a local copy and if I modify it, the changes are made on the NAS. Periodically it would check and ...
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EASEUS Disk partitioner gives error [closed]

I have installed Win8 & Linux Mint 14 both in primary partitions. When I try to use EASUS disk partitioner TO INCREASE SIZE OF C: DRIVE it gives error: detected another OS partition...system may ...
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Acer Aspire won't boot properly: power led & batter led come on, fans spin, black screen

I have an acer aspire V which did: during normal usage screen goes black. Fan keeps spinning but can't wake it Power & Batter LEDs still working as expected if you hold the power button ...
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Simulate touch system Windows 8.1

Is there any way to use the touch keyboard un windows 8.1 as if the system where touch screen? I´ve installed an old touch screen (3M Multitouch, serial port), and want the touch-keyboard to appears ...
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Unable to delete folder on Windows 8

I am struggling to delete a directory using Windows 8. There is a directory that is used by Eclipse/ADT to developer android apps. It is in my user folder (c:\Users\Mark.android). I have tried the ...