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

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Annoying game popup

I have a windows 8 PC and my son recently got a free game off the appstore. I don't know how to uninstall it and it keeps sending popups telling me to play the game. How do I end this?
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Best program or IDE to Create Java games? [on hold]

I am searching for a program to create Java games. Aha not much to it, Aymen **PS preferably 2d games **
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How to “sleep” a Windows 8 laptop without closing the lid

I have a Dell XPS Windows 8 laptop. I'd like to be able to "sleep" it overnight without needing to close the lid (often it is on a laptop stand where closing it is awkward). The "Power" menu has ...
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Grouping firefox (multitabs opened) buttom in taskbar(windows) as that of chrome

To be fair i don't really know the jargon used to specify my question. let me describe it in this way. Does Firefox (Firefox pin or button in task-bar that behaves as of the windows explorer pin) can ...
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Shortcut to disable touchpad?

The computer I use doesn't have a hard button to disable the touchpad. I typically use a wireless mouse, so I want to easily disable the touchpad frequently. Other answers posted on this SE tell ...
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Asus Gaming Laptop Speakers buzzing/humming

I have had my laptop close to 2 years now. I never had a problem with my speakers before. I recently started playing Grand Theft Auto V and had no issues, but now today when I get on the speaker buzz ...
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In chkdsk, what is an online scan?

Running Windows 8.0 Pro, chkdsk has a /scan option that Runs a online scan on the volume (sic). What is an online scan? My guess is that it runs it while letting you use the drive, which is good if ...
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Windows 8 Store Broken… 0xc03f40c8

So I recently converted the account on my Surface Pro 3 from a Microsoft account to a local account (because I was tired of typing in a password for each and every user). However, since doing this, I ...
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Accidentally created a Microsoft account for Windows 8 - now are settings gone

I'm new to Windows 8 and used my laptop without a "Microsoft account". A few hours ago I setup the Microsoft Mail programm and now my .hotmail.com email address and password is the one to login to my ...
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What are those new terms that MicroSoft has introduced with Windows 8/8.1? [on hold]

What are "Rollup"? What about "ESDs"? I wonder if there is/are some another, if so... could you enlighten me? please This is not my natural language, so... please, sorry for the way I talk english. ...
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Remove a drive from Windows Storage Pool without losing data

I have a Windows Storage Pool with a 3TB drive and a 1.5TB drive. I want to move all the data from the 1.5TB drive to the (45% full) 3TB drive and then remove the 1.5TB drive. Is there any way to do ...
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Changing windows 8 appearance to Mac

I see many third party themes are available to change the appearance of Windows 8 to look like Mac OS. I want to know, after applying such theme, does it make my machine slow?
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In windows 8, how do you create a shortcut to kill a specific program?

I'm using a modded version of Skyrim which semi-regularly freezes and the only way to close it that I've found is to sign out and in again. So I was wondering if it was possible to create a shortcut, ...
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Can i clean install Windows 8 using my OEM key? [duplicate]

I bought a laptop with Windows 8 x64 bits but I formatted it and installed a pirate copy of Windows 7. Can I download a Windows 8 x64 iso and somehow use my previous OEM key to make it original again? ...
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OneNote without a Signing In?

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro. Pushing the top button on the pen opens up OneNote. Currently I have a LOCAL account on my Surface Pro. I am using a local account rather than a Microsoft account ...
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How to do an iPhone like keyboard shortcut in Windows 7 & 8? [on hold]

I want a way to do keyboard shortcuts on my Windows 7 laptop that I can do on my iPhone 4. I am NOT talking about macros. For instance, I can type 'appt' on my iPhone and 'appointment' will appear if ...
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Identifying the basic information of Windows installation .iso images

I've 6 different Windows 8.1 64-bit / 32-bit installation .iso images. All of the 6 images are untouched and officially released by Microsoft. How could I identify the basic information of each .iso ...
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Is it possible to fix font rendering on Windows 8 for modern WebFonts?

Modern WebFonts like Roboto looks awful on Windows (even with DirectWrite) in Google Chrome/Firefox/IE. Is there a way to fix this? Many many websites are using these fonts and it's just super ...
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Asus laptop makes weird sound when touched

I've had my Asus N56VV-S4021H for about 1 year and a half. It runs Windows 8.1. Recently, it started making a sound every time I touch it. Whenever I type, knock on the laptop's case, touch the ...
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Regedit Don't open

I modified Registry key ProgramFilesDir to install more applications in External HDD but after reboot I can't open any application installed in my Pc , or any utilities of windows like Regedit / ...
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Can only snap into predefined areas

So I've been experiencing a really weird problem since a couple of days (on Windows 8). First of all, the Windows + arrow combination won't snap my applications to the left or right anymore. They ...
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My screen is blinking at 1920x1080

One of my monitors is HP 2211x and hes working perfectly using 1920x1080 resolution. But the problem is that ive bought today LG flatron W2243s and it seems that i cant get him to work at 1920x1080 ...
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Windows 8 sometimes stuck, sometimes can't boot with 0x000000e

PC keeps crashing in weird ways. Symptoms: I have a Windows 8 Box that sometimes (I suspect under heavy load) get stuck, but in a weird way - PC unresponsive, but I can (most of the times, sometimes ...
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Why is Robocopy frequently crashing on Windows 8 systems?

Since years we are using Robocopy to replicate files between Servers around the world. Now we have Windows 8 64 BIT Servers in China to which we have to replicate some files. But with this OS we ...
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Python setup failed Unspecified error

I'm install python 3.5.0a3 first time on windows 8.1 64 bit and at just starting of installation it just says "Setup failed". Here is the log file.
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Cannot connect to WiFi network on Windows 8 / 8.1

I see about 12 other WiFi networks in the WiFi list displayed by Windows and can even connect to them (one of them I know), so WiFi is basically working. However, I cannot find the network I usually ...
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Laptop Screen worked and now is blank on boot up/BIOS/POST

My laptop booted up fine however after I did a reboot now I do not see a POST or BIOS at all on a bootup. There is also no beeps and I hear the fans. The screen remains blank the entire time. I ...
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Windows booting in the old version…everytime and then fixing itself (repeatedly)

I installed windows 8 on my computer - previously windows 7. Now on starting bios starts then a black screen headed "boot manager" which states that something has changed with my computer and do I ...
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How to backup the fonts in Windows 8 to transfer to a fresh windows reinstallation?

In previous versions of windows they were easily found in c:\windows\fonts folder. Now the font files are distributed across multiple folders in c:\windows\winsxs I understand that this was a ...
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Windows v8.1 Shutdown Reverts to Local Account

After Shutdown of a Windows v8.1 Dell Venue Pro 8 tablet, the defined DefaultUserName changes back to a local account versus the defined network account. How can I configure the tablet to always use ...
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Adding ssd to boost drive space

Simple question. I already own an SSD and I want to get more space on my computer. If I buy another solid state drive and install it, will it effectively add more space? Example: I have used up all ...
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Windows 8.1 - Add an unavailable network

In Win8.1 it seems like I can only connect to SSIDs that are within my range of access. Say I had a computer that I needed to set up to connect to a network with wifi somewhere else. How do I set up ...
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How to make a program start a first start up of the day? [on hold]

Is there a way to make a program start when I log in, but only in first session. If I shut down and restart again in the same day, that program won't auto start. I am asking in both Windows and Linux. ...
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Download content from a webpage [on hold]

Heres the site http://www.thutong.doe.gov.za/supportformatrics/2014NCS/tabid/5207/Default.aspx and I want to download just the pdfs. How do I do this with wget? thanks
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Windows 8 Can't find executable in path with “where” command

I added the following line in my System Variable Path "C:\Program Files (x86)\FontForgeBuilds\bin" I can then run fontforge: C:\Windows\system32>fontforge -v Copyright (c) 2000-2014 by George ...
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How to accurately align monitors in windows 8?

I am currently using a dual monitor set-up and the software used for aligning the monitors only allows the alignment to be changes in 18 pixel increments, this results in me being unable to align the ...
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Windows 8 multi monitor center mouse magnet

Running Windows 8.1, two 1080p monitors. When I slowly move my mouse to the center of the two (left side of right monitor, right side of left monitor) regardless of vertical position it sticks, at ...
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How to install Windows 8 after Linux with UEFI

I have an Asus Zenbook UX32LN with Linux Mint installed on the whole 256GB SSD. How do I install Windows 8 alongside Linux ? The first step is of course to make a new big-enough partition for Windows ...
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How can I change what extensions are opened by Notepad?

I accidentally configured .data and .text to be opened in Notepad by default, and I want to unlink those extensions from being opened by Notepad. However, Notepad does not appear in the list of files ...
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Windows doesn't detect HDD and SDD, but disk manager does

Windows doesn't detect two of my drives, after I installed a new one. I exchanged my previous SSD (old Patriot Inferno, 60gb) which had Windows 8.1 on it for a new OCZ ARC 100. However, after I ...
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Notepad++ Syntax Highlight: How can I set a delimiter with spaces?

I'm creating my User Define Language in notepad++, and I have a delimiter set like this: open: try escape: close: : But when I type entry, the try gets highlighted, as the delimiter I've set. How ...
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Windows UEFI repair

I have an Acer Aspire 571-series laptop that came with Windows 8 preinstalled (now upgraded to 8.1). Last week I installed the OS X Yosemite (hackintosh) to triple boot with Windows and Ubuntu, and ...
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Recover Windows Server 2003 Backup via Windows 8?

Can Windows 8 be used to recover a backup made with the Windows Server 2003 Backup application? I have a tape backup that was created on an old Windows Server 2003 server that is no longer ...
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Deleted wrong file in regedit - now PC won't start properly

HP PC, Windows 8.1 (updated from 8.0 through 'net): I got infected with malware, and tried to delete every instance of said programs in regedit. Must've deleted wrong file, b/c PC starts, but ...
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Internal to external hdd isn't recognized

My old computer recently broke, so i got all the useable stuff i could get out, that includes the hdd. It's a hdd with a sata cable, so i thought it would be nice to use it as an external harddrive. I ...
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Windows Store error code 0xd00000bb

I followed this tutorial in how to change metro apps install location http://www.askvg.com/how-to-change-metro-apps-default-installation-location-in-windows-8/ . After i changed the apps install ...
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Windows unknown issues, possibly hardware failure

I have 2 OS's Windows 7 and Windows 8, my main OS is windows 7 so the problem started on it, everything suddenly lagging, not responding and cannot be killed with anything even with task manager, i ...
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Flash 64-Bit UEFI on Intel Baytrail Tablet

Is it possible to flash a 64-bit UEFI on an Intel BayTrail Tablet which currently has a 32-Bit UEFI? I tried to install a 64-Bit Ubuntu 14.04 (which surprisingly worked) but after the installation my ...
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How to triple boot Windows, Mac, and Linux without EFI/UEFI?

I need to have an option to select one of three OSes to boot to from all three installed on a single 1 TB hard drive. The three options are: Windows 8, Hackintosh Snow Leopard, and Ubuntu 14. I need ...
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Laptop can't access Desktop, but Desktop can access laptop [closed]

My Windows 8 laptop sees my Desktop Windows 7 machine, but is denied access. The Desktop, however, has no such problem: it can access files on the laptop.