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

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I closed my laptop and when I opened it the screen won't turn on at all but fans are spinning hard

Well I have a hp Pavilion 15 notebook pc that originally came with Windows 8, however I didn't really like it but was sluggish at times, then it had a problem where it would show "preparing automatic ...
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Files in 'C:/Users/Tomin Jacob' gone missing after uninstalling an application

Some minutes before I uninstalled Wise Folder from my Windows 8 system using IOBit Uninstaller. Am the admin of my system. The uninstallation took more time than usual, but I waited it to complete. ...
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How to make sure windows 8 uses all computing power for 1 process?

If I render an image in windows 8 commandline with blender/cycles my machine sometimes has a low cpu usage. The render task starts with 100% cpu usage, fall down after 2-4 hours to 25%, stays there ...
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Repairing unchangeable file? (Broken permissions.)

On my data drive I have roughly 800 files for which I have only read and execute permissions, but no others. When trying to change the permissions through the graphical "properties" interface of ...
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Why my Windows 8 laptop doesn't recognize any wireless device?

I got a HP 255 G2 Laptop and I installed windows 8 on it today because I want to dual boot it with a Linux distribution.Everything works fine,excepting the networking.It doesn't recognize any wireless ...
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Track how long any app is foreground

I want to track which games I am playing and for how long I have played them. Is there any software that can track and keep log of how much time any of my applications are foreground?
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Standard account in Windows 8 takes too much time to reach metro screen

I have a Windows 8 system in which there is an admin and a standard account. The admin account will take only 10-20 seconds to reach the metro screen during startup. While the standard account takes ...
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How can I load startup programs without logging in during system start

Many of my startup programs do not load until I log on to my account, when the computer starts. If I set up auto login, the system is ready - and anyone who switches the comp on gets access to my ...
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Volume Automatically Mutes - Windows 8

The volume always gets automatically muted and I have to always reset it down in the task bar. This is becoming a v.big annoyance. Please help me resolve this. (Windows 8)
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My GPU temperature is too high

I have Nvidia GTX 560ti as graphic card, when I play games like Dota2, NBA, FIFA etc temperature goes to 90-99 degrees and I'm afraid it is going to damage it permanently or even damage other ...
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How to get into laptop when you cannot remember your password

How can you find a back door on your laptop when you cannot remember your password. My son has started having memory problems and unable to remember his password.
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IE 10 crashes on 'File Upload' when using EMET

This problem has been occurring for quite some time now for me (at least two to three weeks). Whenever I try to upload an image, IE crashes. It crashes because EMET stops an illegal operation. The ...
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Can't open 'Region'

I can't open 'Region' under 'Clock, Language, and Region. Clicking doesn't do anything. I want to change the default language of unicode problems, any idea how to solve this?
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Reading files of Ubuntu Home from Windows 8.1

I had dual OS. I today tried to upgrade Ubuntu to 14.10 but due to error at the process, my Ubuntu doesn't open. I tried to recover Ubuntu but had no luck. I had important project file in the home of ...
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Windows 8 OpenProcess without admin privileges

I'm using Windows 8, I'm running an app without admin rights. It's able to get handles to all processes which are running without admin rights using OpenProcess(PROCESS_ALL_ACCESS, TRUE, processID) ...
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Switching between OSs from icon

I have Windows 7 and 8 installed on two partitions on an SSD, with 7 as the default. I sometimes have to switch to windows 8 to do some work. What I would like is to create a commandline script or ...
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Remapping Keys in Windows 8.1

i want to disable my Caps Lock key and move it to my Scoll Lock key. The value of my Scancode Map is: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 3A 00 3A 00 46 00 00 00 00 00 This worked in Windows ...
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Connect to a Specific Wi-Fi access point

I have a old D-link DWA-160 Xtreme. Whenever I try to install the software to control the wifi adapter, it just won't work in windows 8. I tried every possible tricks and I suspect it's just the ...
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create recovery partition in hard disk

Unfortunately, I deleted my Samsung notebook Windows 8 recovery partition from the hard drive. So, I need it now. Are there any tools to create it again? This solution did not solve my problem. ...
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Windows 8 displays incorrect amount of free disk space in file properties

I recently got prompted that I was nearly out of space, so I deleted a bunch of files. I then felt like there should be much more space left so I opened all the 'properties' windows of all the ...
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Windows 8 can't print from Internet Explorer but can print from other programs

I have a machine running Windows 8. When we try to print a bank statement, a side bar pops up asking which printer to select. After selecting the printer I get a message stating it couldn't connect to ...
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Problems connecting to wireless and the Internet after upgrading to Windows 8.1

I've used Windows 8.1 since it was released and didn't have any problems for a long time. Then some time ago I began having problems connecting to the Internet and my home modem's wireless network. ...
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Windows 8.1 Advanced startup options disappeared

OK so a bit of background: I need to disable driver signing because I need to install a modified driver so that I can hook up my PS3 controller. I have a dual boot setup with Mint 17 and windows 8.1 ...
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Installed Windows 8 and OpenSuse 13 - can't shutdown Windows

I created partitions with GParted. Firstly, installed Windows 8, and then OpenSuse 13.10. Boot from MBR was disabled, as well as boot from "/" partition. However, when I rebooted, GRUB showed up and I ...
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Windows 8.1 Grouped Taskbar Button Selection

I recently installed the Windows 8.1 update and it made a minor change to the way grouped taskbar buttons are navigated. When using the Windows+# shortcut to select a grouped item on the taskbar, it ...
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How to stop and start or restart background processes while restarting laptop

I am facing an issue on my laptop which is installed with windows 8.1 When ever i turn ON my Windows 8.1 laptop, I can instantly login with my password, as I would expect. However, if I use my PIN ...
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Batch file, script or shortcut to delete the most recent file in a specified folder

anyone know how to make a batch file or script or some other simple thing like a shortcut that calls some exe to do the following: I want to click on something (batch file, script or shortcut) that ...
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What is the correct way of dealing with Windows Socket Error 10065?

First, i'll describe my platform. I use Windows 8, no AV, default firewall disabled. I get internet through PPPoE connection with pre-set IP, DNS, subnetwork mask and primary gate. Also i use ...
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ASUS E8709: after installing CentOS7 with Windows 8, HDD boot option is missing

I bought a new ASUS E8709. It is shipped with Windows 8.1.  I wanted to install CentOS 7 along with it. What I did is as follows (as suggested by this video): left some unallocated drive space under ...
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Windows 8 audio driver not installed automatically issue

I have a desktop. Once I had a problem with my sound card (Internal), so I replaced it with a new one. Then I installed ubuntu and the sound drivers installed automatically. Now I've just installed ...
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How can I solve the 100% disk usage issue in windows 8? [duplicate]

I just want to know how I can solve the disk usage issue that i encounter while using windows 8?
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Windows 8: “Listen to this device” under Stereo Mix has no effect

Alright, so background first: I want to put my speakers and headphones on separate devices, but I also want audio to play on both devices at the same time. I plan to do this by enabling Stereo Mix ...
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Hard Drive - Windows 8 Pro 100% Disk Usage Whenever Running Any Program [duplicate]

I have a AMD four core processor, a very old hard drive of very low capacity below 200GB and 2GB DDR3 RAM. I am facing a serious issue from the last 2 weeks. Before I had a old AMD processor which has ...
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Passing Windows Command via Citrix Receiver with Mac (for show windows side-by-side shortuct)

I have a Mac computer that I use to connect to a Windows 2012 server via Citrix Reciever 11.8. I would like to use the show windows side-by-side shortcut that is typically engaged by pressing the ...
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What means 'preload windows' in a laptop specifications?

A laptop specification says: Operating system: Win7Pro64 preload Win8Pro64 What exactlly means that the laptop comes with windows 7 and a preload Windows 8? Please clarify all the possible details ...
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Where is the Mail, Calendar and People app storing its data?

Windows says these apps are 16.4GB combined?! How? Why? Where are these apps located on your HD? I can pretty much say the same about my Windows folder, it keeps getting bigger for no apparent ...
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Chrome for Windows 8 Blocks Insecure Content with No Option to Allow

My company uses an idiotic security product that basically reissues certs for secure websites, which causes security warnings in the browser for any SSL-based URLs. Usually the browser will present ...
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Windows 2012 r2 shutdown randomly

I've been suffering a while from a problem on IBM server having windows 2012 R2 with RDS and Hyper V developers are using RDS to connect on this machine or on the Hyper V virtual servers the Visual ...
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Prevent - “java” is not recognized as an internal or extenal command

The "java is not recognized as an internal or extenal command." is a fairly common problem. Note that I am not looking for a solution to this. If someone came here for such a solution, it can be found ...
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my hard disk works very slow

I have a Seagate 500 GB Hard disk which was working fine for a year. The Hard disk is powered by USB cable. It had 120 GB memory of free space. Now when I connect my HD, my windows keeps loading it ...
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Windows 8.1 x64 on a 16GB SSD?

So I just got a small SSD to use. It's not big, but quite small - 16GB. However I think it'd speed things up in my old HP 8530W a LOT. But Windows 8 by default is way too big for that. Is there a ...
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(Windows 8) Change power button to log off

Ways to accomplish this. Perhaps using group policy, registry editor, windows settings, and etc. Since windows 7 configurations differ somewhat from windows 8, the settings that worked for windows 7 ...
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reinstalling windows without affecting other partition

Followup to http://superuser.com/a/814091/129716 Does he mean that the partition structure will survive the reset but all the data on D: and E: (to use the example there) will be deleted? Or does it ...
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Mount windows hibernated partition in R/W mode

i have a dual boot system with a NTFS partition (C:) dedicated to the windows 8 OS files, an EXT4 partition dedicated to Linux Mint 17 and another NTFS partition (E:) which i would like to use for ...
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Cannot connect to Hyper-V Virtual Machine

I have a Windows XP Virtual Machine that is running perfectly (I can watch it bootup and the desktop appear in the Hyper-V Manager thumbail preview) but I cannot Connect to it. It just keeps timing ...
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How to convert a host Windows 8 into guest?

I have Windows 8 running as host along side Ubuntu on my laptop, I want to convert my Windows 8 installation into a virtual machine so that I can get rid of Windows as a host and just run it as a ...
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Is IE 11 the latest and available for Windows 8 Pro x64?

I'm running Windows 8 Pro, x64, fully patched. It has Internet Explorer 10.0.9200.17116 installed. I checked Windows update and there are no updates available. I had a popup spring from somewhere, ...
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Windows 8 rolling back updates upon login

My Windows 8 is having problems updating. After reboot, the first login results in the system rolling back the previous update. Here is the complete log: http://pastey.org/view/52c32b89 It is too big ...
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My computer constantly and sporadically crashes on windows 8

my computer keeps crashing, and displays the motherboard name with it's logo. It will make a grotesque version of the currently playing sound as a form of a repeated click, and then after around 5 ...
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Windows 8 Installation on VirtualBox Driver Issue

I am trying to install Windows 8 from an ISO on VirtualBox 4.2.13 (on Win 7). After I click install, It starts processing before showing a message that it can't find some drivers. What drivers could ...