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blue screen with kernel_security_check_failure

I have big problem in my PC, I very often get blue screen with kernel_security_check_failure. My hardware is AMD 7870K, Motherboard F2A68HM-S1 rev 1.0 Memory Kingsdom 8Gb 1866 Mhz, SSD Plextor M6S 256 ...
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How To Fix Laptop After Windows 10 Reset Ruined HDD

So this is going to be a long post so that it I can clearly express the problem in as much detail as possible. I upgraded my Asus G551 Gaming Laptop to Windows 10 when the option became available. The ...
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Restrict device installation using Registry Editor against BadUSB

In order to take some measures against BadUSB exploit, I want to restrict USB device installations on Windows 8, as suggested here. However, gpedit.msc to reach Local Group Policy Editor is not ...
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How do I separate tabs in the Taskbar

I want to separately move the tabs (of the same application) in the taskbar. I have 2 Chrome Windows open. If I want to move either of them to another position inside the taskbar, both are moved, as ...
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eyefinity disables aero thumbnail preview

I've recently built my new pc with a Sapphire R9 390 before that i had the HD7750. With the HD7750 i had a 2 monitor setup (eyefinity) and the taskbar going across 2 screens, when i hover over the ...
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How to disable write caching on windows 8 drive via command line

In the properties of a disk drive in windows 7/8/8.1 there are two Write-caching 'policies' that can be set. I've found disabling 'Enable write caching on this device' significantly improves the ...
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My friend's Windows 8 laptop not connecting to their Wi-Fi router in their house but can connect to other routers

I’m trying to sort out a problem with my friends’ laptop. They are on Windows 8.1 and they said they did something to it—I think it was something like they were trying to log out of one of the people ...
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Asking if there is a way to get windows 8 back

A friend borrowed my laptop and with out my knowledge updated the operating software to windows 10 from a disk, I can not find a earlier point on my laptop can I find it anywhere else with out ...
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Unknow Chinese Program in my PC (Windows Embedded 8)

I am seeing an unknown program in my list of softwares through which I can play video stuff. I have also checked Control Panel, and there is no such program installed in my PC. As I don't understand ...
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Does a VM created in Oracle VM VirtualBox take away memory and disk space from the host computer?

I have a 32-bit Windows 8.1 operating system. However, I only have 20 GB on my C Drive. I do not want to use it all up and don't know if in creating a VM, it will take away space from MY computer's ...
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Can’t move one-drive in a micro-SD card

I’m having trouble while moving my windows one-drive folder to a SD-card. I have the SD-card NTFS-formatted and it is located in my C: drive. When I try to move one-drive by going to its properties ...
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How to downgrade Win 10 to Win 8.1 - Need to remove 'new accounts' like NT SERVICE\MSSQL$SQLEXPRESS and IIS AppPool\

I have a PC with Windows 8.1 (not pro) that was upgraded to Win 10. We've since realised the PC wasn't 'Pro' so need to upgrade to Win 10 pro. I was advised that a Win 10 Pro Pack isn't available yet ...
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Install Windows on separate drive WITHOUT dual boot

I have 2 physical drives drive 1 and drive 2. My drive 1 already has a Windows 8 installed, and I want to insall a Windows 7 on my drive 2 I first tried to boot from a USB stick and tried to install ...
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Laptop doesn't detect specific wifi network

I was using Windows 8 when I encountered this problem. My laptop's WiFi detects all WiFi networks but does not detect my office's WiFi. I am in range and my phone and colleague's laptops are ...
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Bluetooth device in Windows 8 can't be “removed”

Under , I have a BLE device that can't be remove. It shows "not connected", but when I right click and remove, it results in "Remove Failed". I also can not "connect" to it, since that's not an ...
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Install GNU/linux distro on UEFI enabled laptop without using windows

Like the very flawed thing it was designed to be, UEFI is causing me some some serious problems. Allow me to begin. I have an HP pavilion 4540s laptop. It originally came with windows 8, I got it ...
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Unable to extract prebuilt virtualbox with Windows 8

I went to this site, http://dev.modern.ie/tools/vms/windows/ to download prebuilt Virtual Box, with IE 10, Windows 8. The instructions say extract with 7-zip. When I try to extract, it asks for ...
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How to choose where to import files into Microsoft OneNote?

I must have hit something in OneNote because it used to ask which section I wanted the imports in and now all imports go to a Notebook/section that I don't want them in. Any idea how to fix this?
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password forgotten windows 8.1 local account [duplicate]

I am using windows 8.1. I have a hotmail account. I have used netplwiz to disable the password some time ago. Now it turns out Windows is no more accepting my password. I use the hotmail password to ...
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How do I get rid of the (Windows Update) Upgrade to Windows 10 screen in Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I've already attempted the solution presented here. This would work if I rebooted after removing the KB# updates, but after rebooting again they would reinstall themselves again KB2976978). I've also ...
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Can't activate Windows 8 Pro on OEM laptop after re-install with Win 8 Enterprise

I received my work laptop with Windows 8 Pro pre-installed. A few months down the line something happened, and the IT dept. formatted my laptop, and re-installed Windows 8 using their own VL disc. I ...
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How to identify terminated Windows process if I still have its PID?

Background: In the middle of my work, license agreement for installing "Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center" suddenly appeared. I'd like to understand what process launched the setup, but using ...
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Can I delete one of these windows partitions?

I've been googling around trying to figure out if I can remove one or more of my partitions. But couldn't find a answer for my case. It's a pre-built laptop HP Probook 650, It came with Win 8, and now ...
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The keyboard stops working for a while when logging in windows

This is a really strange behavior I've been having on my computer for a while (even before my upgrade to windows 10). Here's what happen: Computer boot and when I arrive on the login screen, I enter ...
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remove windows Malicious software removal tool in windows 8

I have tried to search method to uninstall the malicious remove tool in windows 8 in internet. But it seems no infomation in internet. Is there exist any solution to uninstall it ? Thanks
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Windows 8 get list of folder names as string? [duplicate]

I have a folder with a list of folders. Without manually going through the list and typing the name of each folder, is there a way I can get a new line delimited list of the folders (or file names ...
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Sync SkyDrive and OneDrive via two operating systems (W7 and W8) and one MS Account

I have two computers, one still on Windows 7, the other experimentally on Windows 8. There still are some SkyDrive files on the Windows 7 as well as some OneDrive files. Also, there are now OneDrive ...
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How can I get rid of the annoying language indicator in Windows 8+

If you are using an IME to type in Windows 8+, you might have seen this: Before Windows 8, Windows won't show this 英/中 box to indicate which language you are typing in. Instead, old ...
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How to configure an brand new windows 7/8 for digital signage/infoscreen/infoterminal usage?

The point is: I'm using windows mainly as an end-user - not as developer. Our software was been developed for an micro-pc that runs OS X or a small Debian. Due missing drivers we have to switch to ...
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How to use external drive for Windows updates

So, the situation I'm in might seem strange, but I certainly can't be the only one. I bought an awesome, inexpensive mini-tablet (a Winbook). It's running FULL Windows 8.1, but it only came with a ...
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Windows app store says app is installed, but phone says no [closed]

The app store thinks the app is installed but my phone doesn't. I can't uninstall what the phone doesn't think is there and I can't REinstall what the app store thinks IS there. I really don't want ...
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Secondary Monitor goes on “Extend Screens” mode when closing the laptop lid?

Windows 8.1. With the laptop lid open, I set the screen resolution settings for the laptop screen and external display to "Duplicate". Then I close the laptop lid. The external monitor blacks ...
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Should I click “compatibility mode” to install a program written for W8 on W10

I downloaded a program which is compatible with Windows 8.1.Currently I run Windows 10.I'd like to install this program.What I would like to ask that if I should do something in order run program at ...
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How to stop Windows 10 intercepting hyperlinks to the Windows Store?

In Windows 10 when you click certain links to microsoft.com/en-US/store (like this one) in Chrome or any other browser, the "Store" app opens. Has anyone figured out a way to disable this ...
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Slow response time windows 10 lenovo [closed]

I purchased a lenovo edge two weeks ago and upgraded from windows 8 to windows 10. Most of the time my computer is great and I can switch, open, and interact from program to program very fast. ...
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Windows 10 touchpad Release Drag after Finger Lift

I have a Samsung Laptop with ELAN touchpad. The only features I like from a touchpad are.. Tap to Click. Double Tap to Right Click. Two Finger Scrolling. Drag Windows. But Release immediately ...
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Cloning system nightmare with windows 8.1

I am running windows 8.1 that was initially a windows 8 OEM from a asus Q501L laptop. I first used macrium reflect and then acronis true image to fully clone my current hard drive onto an SSD. Both ...
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Make multiboot ISO with EFI support in windows

I currently have 3 ISOs. Windows 8.1 64-bit EFI ISO Debian 8 Network Install 64-bit Ubuntu 15.05 64-bit I would like to make it into a mutiple-distro linux install ISO. It needs to support EFI, ...
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Can a windows computer turn itself on/off automatically although it was switched off

A colleague claims that his private computer with Windows 8 at home has synched bookmark information with his windows phone and downloaded Windows updates during his holiday although it was switched ...
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Virtual hosts breaking Apache

Running XAMP on Win 8 64. New machine. Have been running XAMPP for a few weeks with work in sub directories hanging off htdocs without any real problems. Downloaded a currently operational website ...
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Record task manager history while on lock screen

It appears as though the history in the task manager doesn't get recorded while the computer is on the lock screen. I have a PC I'm using as a server and I would like to see the last 4 minutes of ...
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Windows internet speed test

I am trying to check the internet speed from my windows 8 laptop over a period of say 24 hours. So I would like to repeatedly run a command to test the speed. Various websites (e.g. ...
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Only one entry in Boot Device Priority menu

Some background info I've been using this laptop (Samsung Ativbook2) since late 2013 and it came with Win8. When the laptop first came in, you could see bootable devices in advanced startup menu ...
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My new extra bass bluetooth headphones are making odd noises

I recently got a new set of bluetooth headphones and they work fine with all my devices except my PC. I have a bluetooth chip I got for my PC but thats not the problem because the headphones are ...
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Windows desktop mic loud on skype but quiet on gotomeeting

I have a low-end CA desktop PC mic that sounds loud and clear (to the people on the other end) on Skype, but very quiet to the others on GoToMeeting. I have gone into Control Panel mic settings and ...
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HP Envy dv6 7206tx Boot loop after Factory reset

Yesterday I used my recovery disk to factory reset my laptop. The installation process was successful. After all files and hp softwares are installed into laptop it restarts. From that point it stuck ...
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How do I setup a Polycom phone to use internet connection sharing in Windows 8?

I have a CISCO IP Phone 303 and Windows 8 as OS and I have a Wifi Internet connection. My challenge is I am unable to connect the phone to the Network, as it says Unidentified Network in the ...
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Issue with python path after installing Vagrant

I just recently installed Vagrant using this guide: https://www.reddit.com/r/deepdream/comments/3c2s0v/newbie_guide_for_windows/ I noticed that after that when using git bash, I was unable to use ...
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files cannot be uploaded or downloaded in One Drive

I know this is a known issue and wondering if anyone has a fix. I am trying to use one drive as my primary back up option. As a developer, I have long file paths and names. This is causing one drive ...
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Upgrading non genuine windows 8 [closed]

So apparently I got a custom PC in a third world country, all they had was a pirated Windows 8.1, so I took it not knowing the consequences. Is there a way to upgrade a nongenuine (pirated) windows 8 ...