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

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Using GitHub for Windows with MSysGit

I have both GitHub for Windows and MSysGit installed on my PC. As GitHub for Windows provides its own copy of Git, I feel as if having MSysGit also installed is redundant. However, I enjoy the ...
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User accounts and family settings

I'm trying to add an email account into Outlook and the instructions from GoDaddy require me to click on Mail in User Accounts and Family Settings. When I do that, nothing happens.
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Back-up Windows 8 installation and license

I currently have a dual-boot with Linux 14.04 and Windows 8. I am going to remove my Win 8 partition, since I don't really use it. Still, I would like to keep my Win 8 license/activation key (Win 8 ...
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Windows 10 Update broke my Windows 8 Install

I have two SSDs one with Windows 10 and one with windows 8.1. I booted into the windows 10 install(press Del to invoke BIOS and then selected windows 10 to boot) I told it to start updates and walked ...
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How to view Windows' physical uptime?

How can I determine how long my Windows 8.1 PC has been up and running? Checking in task manager or using systeminfo command does not work, because they do not reset when you hibernate. I need to know ...
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'.' is not recognized as an internal or external command

def evaluate(str, par): return (os.system("./LKH %s" %par) - swap_2opt_solve_str(str)[1])**2 I have an executable lkh file in the directory. However when my program runs this function, it gives the ...
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Restoring default color scheme on Windows 8

When I was trying to find some color scheme comfortable for eyes on my Windows 8, I have changed my regedit settings using *.reg file. Unfortunately, I don't like it anymore and I would like to ...
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Windows 8 webcam automatically taking a photo when it wakes up

Is it possible to have the webcam take a picture if my computer is woken from sleep mode? I have seen that there are some programs with motion detection, but I would prefer a method that takes a ...
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Steam can only connect in TCP mode, cannot join any gameservers

A few months ago Steam stopped being able to log in. I thought there may be a server outage so I waited a few days but when it still didn't work I started investigating. I ran through Valve's Network ...
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No Southbridge IOAPIC fedora 21 workstation live USB

I get the follow errors when I try to boot with a Fedora workstation 21 live USB on my computer: [ 0.175275] [Firmware Bug]: AMD-Vi: IOAPIC[7] not in IVRS table [ 0.175279] [Firmware Bug]: ...
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Installed a font from a Mac OS X computer now all Windows icons and tray texts look funny

I am running windows 8.1. I installed a font Avenir Next‎ which I got from a friend who has a Macintosh. I guess that’s the reason, I am not entirely sure. But my fonts in the tray and on the desktop ...
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Will creating a restore point save my Ruby installation

I am running Ruby and Rails on a Win 8.1 PC, and want to know whether creating a Restore Point via System Properties will allow me to go back to my original Ruby version if I was to install a newer ...
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FN keys not working on laptop

On a Toshiba Satellite L305-S5955, functions keys F8 through F12 are not working. Originally this laptop had Vista and I installed Windows 8. Can somebody tell me what I need to do to have the keys ...
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USB Drive not working with Windows 7. Works on Linux and Windows 8/8.1

I have a USB thumb drive (PNY 128GB) that works fine with Windows 8/8.1 and with Linux, but does not work on Windows 7. Doesn't show up at all. I have tried formatting it in both Win8 and Linux ...
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Folders will not launch or open, desktop displays fine

No folders will open on my computer. Neither right-click->open or double-click works. Windows explorer still runs fine, as my desktop is displaying, and I can restart the process. Restarting the ...
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crystal report font windows 8

i have used a program in windows vista which have used crystal report to make the reports. it worked there correctly. i installed that program in windows 8. every thing was fine expect the reports. ...
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Windows 8 Member of Domain greyed out and unselectable

I want to add my windows 8 machine to a domain, but the option "Member of" is greyed out and unselectable.What to do in this case?
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How to disable connected standby and hyper-v

I want to have "sleep" mode that means I have to disable Hyper-V. At the same time, if Hyper-V is disabled Connected Standby will be enabled. This causes a huge battery drain for me through the night ...
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OpenVPN GUI won't show up

I am trying to install OpenVPN GUI on Windows Server 2012. Unfortunately, when I try to open it; nothing happens. I can see that it's starting because the process shows up in the Task Manager. But ...
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Upgrading 500 Laptops and Desktops from Windows 7 to Windows 8 [on hold]

Almost all desktops have this or similar hardware: Intel Core i3 Second Generation RAM: 4GB RAM Hard Drive: 350GB Network Card: 10/100/1000 Mbps How do I go about upgrading 500 Desktops and Laptops ...
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Windows 8: Explorer List View - Spacing has suddenly changed between columns

I think something has changed in the Registry that has altered the was folders are displayed in Explorer's List View, which I have always used pretty much for all folders. It USED to be that the ...
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how to install a dialup modem

how do I install a dialup internal modem to my toshiba satellite L305-S5955 ? I bougt a modem card but I don't know how to connect it to probably the mother board or any slot it has only one cable ...
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How can I restore a Windows 8 laptop which hangs during startup recovery?

I have an ASUS laptop running Windows 8 which is about 6 months old. It will power up; however, Windows tries tries to repair itself during startup and the process never completes. It gets stuck on a ...
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How to have windows 8 windows adapt to a second screen lower resolution ? (surface)

I have a surface pro 3 (high dpi) with windows 8.1 and a second screen (normal dpi). When opening a window on a screen and switching this window to the other screen, it used to adapt gently. For ...
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Windows 8.1 - once a day this add appears in bottom right

Once a day, this add appears in my bottom right corner and I've tried all different things to remove it. At first I uninstalled those programs from control panel, then run different antimalware ...
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Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 video lag

I start using a screen recorder Ms Expression Encoder 4 Pro. I recorded a game Age of Empires 3 and Edit this little bit with Ms Expression Encoder 3 Editor but Video is lagging. Please Help me. ...
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Windows Loads Webpage on Startup - How do I stop this?

Recently (within the last couple of weeks) I noticed that Windows 8.1 is opening my default browser (Firefox) and opening a page (http://www.microsoft.com/th-th/default.aspx) every time Windows ...
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Wireless Adapter needs periodic reset to connect to Home Group; Internet never affected (Windows 8)

I have a media pc (Windows 8) set up in my house with a server running on it. This allows me to connect to it and modify things from a different PC in the house (rather than always having to walk ...
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Windows 8 black screen & “no such interface supported” after disk cloning

My HDD was in a bad condition so I've bought a new one and cloned all partitions from the last drive. The problem is, now when I boot Windows 8 (from the new drive ofc), that's how it looks: It ...
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touchscreen passthrough for windows 8.1 qemu slave

I have a windows 8.1 vm running via kvm/qemu on an ubuntu 14.04 touchscreen laptop host. I can pass use my touchscreen as a regular mouse pointer if i pass through -usb -usbdevice tablet in the qemu ...
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Windows 8.1 damaged after language pack update/uninstalling

Here's the deal. I don't even know how to explain it. I followed the steps found here: How to install a new "display language" onto Windows 8.1 Single Language? to change my default ...
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windows 8.1 can't remove existing paired bluetooth device nor connect new one

I have a surface pro 3 with windows 8.1 and currently installed microsoft sculpt touch mouse and creative inspire 2 sound system. I have bought a new bluetooth microsoft sculpt mobile keyboard. The ...
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Administrator denied access to folder, impossible to see/change owner

I have a folder which was generated by MSBuild, app.publish. Often, my build script fails to delete it, complaining that it does not have the necessary permissions. Today I tested this outside of the ...
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Chrome doesn't do anything when trying to update

My Chrome bar has been nagging at me for a week now, wanting me to update to the latest version of Chrome. If I click the hotdog menu (or is it hamburger menu?) and hit the Update Google Chrome ...
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Scanner works under Win7 but not Win8

A twain-based USB scanner Plustek OpticPro 1248U works well under Win7 64-bit. Yet I cannot install the drivers under Win8. The drivers are not signed, so I rebooted the computer with requirement for ...
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How to make File Explorer more compact? [on hold]

I want to make This Computer as compact as on the second picture:
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“Bad_pool_caller” bluescreen. How to figure out what's causing it

I bought my HP 15-r085no in September last year. After a while, I got a few bluescreens with the accompanying horrible sound. There was two (I think) different bluescreens, where one of them was with ...
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How to turn Windows domain account to a local account

I asked the IT department in our company to remove me from our domain so that some restrictions aimed at all the users within the domain no longer apply to me. The problem is that when I restart my ...
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can't boot any drive or efi interface/easyRe doesn't help/no obv. hardware failer

my computer isn't booting any of the drivers and has some inconsistent/odd behavior. asus g75gx 1000gb hdd 250gb ssd (win 8 running) windows was preinstalled on the hdd and i migrated it onto the ...
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How to install software on 2 in 1 Windows 8 computer

I'm looking at buying a 2 in 1 computer, which is a laptop with a dockable screen. When the screen is undocked it becomes a tablet and the keyboard isn't used. This device has 2 hard drives, a 32GB ...
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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? [closed]

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 Error code 0xc03f40c8

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 am ...
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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? [closed]

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. ...