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Unable to boot Windows 8.1 UEFI USB key on XPS 13 2015

I have an XPS 13 Developer edition on witch I try to install Windows 8.1 I have already done that on others computer always with success. But I am unable to do so with this XPS. I use Rufus to ...
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Save as dialog on mapped drive in Windows 8.1 slower than in Windows 8.0

Whenever i save a file on a mapped network drive, the directory seems to load very slow in Windows 8.1 whilst Windows 8.0 and lower opens the filelist very fast so you can save immediatly. Is this a ...
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Creating 2 instances of the same printer in Windows 8

I have a Cannon printer connected to my network. Windows 8 found it and I'm printing wirelessly successfully. But I often switch between printing 1 page for paper sheet, and 2 pages per paper sheet. ...
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View available in shared folder

I have access to a shared folder on a Windows Server. I have no access to that server other than this shared folder, I don't even know the windows version. I also don't know if there is any storage ...
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Watched Tag for Video files in Windows Explorer

Is there any way to add a watched tag automatically on video files in windows explorer for the videos that are partially/completely watched? Something like youtube.com does. If partially watched and ...
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How do I configure windows to start with firefox.exe instead of explorer.exe?

I am working on web browser only kiosk environment with touchscreen windows 8. I found it better to have only firefox or chrome to run and not explorer.exe because I am unable to disable touchscreen's ...
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How to add an SVG gradient to GIMP, in Windows 8?

Given the recent trend of Facebook avatars incorporating the rainbow flag, to reflect the recent Supreme Court of The United States' ruling that gay marriage is legal nationwide (in the US), I was ...
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How to get rid of the annoying block cursor highlighter (adjusting the cursor thickness)?

So I have this annoying problem where my cursor on a select few documents comes up as the cursor shown in this picture. Does anyone know how to change this. I have a brooding suspicion that this ...
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Jagged font rendering in Windows 8 Metro and Windows 10, even with Windows 7 ClearType

I've always been bothered by Windows's font rendering, but it really started to bug me in the Windows 10 Preview. All Linux OSes, including Mac OS X have clear, smooth fonts, but Windows's DirectWrite ...
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Language Input Shortcuts Change or Reset Automatically

I'm using a Windows 8.1 Surface Pro 1. I've had this same problem using Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 8 in the past, however I don't remember how I solved the issue. I setup my keyboard so that ...
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Can I hook up Three monitors to my inspiron 3847?

I have the dell inspiron 3847 and i want to hook up Three 21.5 inch asus monitors to it. I play PC games on it and want a wider view. Not the same image on each screen. Is it possible? If so how. ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro x64 None of the Modern UI apps work, Powershell, CMD, and wsreset returns error

So, today somehow my pc got messed up while I wasn't home, don't ask how because i don't know (maybe a windows update gone wrong, or ghosts were messing with it :) ) First it started with black scrn ...
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Program For Arranging Windows (in Windows 7 - 8) [on hold]

I currently use WindowSpace and Sizer for arranging my windows in Windows 7 and Windows 8. I want to know if there are any programs specifically for window manipulation (resizing, moving, arranging ...
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Re - installing Windows 8 on a tablet, without usb-boot option

I do own a tablet (Xoro PAD 9W4), which initially ran Windows 8.1. I upgraded to Windows 10, but due to some issues (mainly touchscreen issues), I want to reinstall Windows 8.1. For this reason, I ...
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Cannot switch Input Method globally back to English in Windows 8.1

I'm using Windows 8.1, I have two input methods: English(United States); Chinese(Simplified, China). The first one is the system default, the second one is a Pinyin Input Method by Google. ...
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Startup password on toshiba laptop

My system is stuck on "Enter startup password" screen.When i try some password it goes to automatic startup repair.If i go into bios to change or delete startup password,what i see there is user : ...
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Why does desktop.ini get lost when I copy a folder

In Windows, I am using a desktop.ini file inside a folder to set a custom icon for the folder. It works find, but if I try to copy/paste the folder the copy no longer has the custom icon. Same thing ...
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In the BIOS the mouse is stuck

I wanted to install SteamOS to try it, but I'm experiencing an issue. Before the last bios update, everything worked fine. But after... The mouse is stuck: when I try to move it, it moves for some ...
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Safety with CPU amount on Windows 8.1

I am trying to completely max out a Lenovo Edge 15 with an Intel(R) Core i7-4510U CPU with 8 gb of RAM( 16gb coming in the mail, also the max. It also has a Samsung evo 840 256 gb SSD. My concern is ...
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How to shut down CCC.exe and MOM.exe

When I start up my computer(Windows 8), it shows that it's disk usage is 100% (in task manager). It seems that CCC.exe(Catalyst Control Center: Host application) and MOM.exe(Catalyst Control Center: ...
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Windows 8.1 cached memory and memory optimizers

I can't find similar question so talking about it so I would like to create one. It is a bit long so I bold what I want to ask actually. Someone had noticed Windows 8 is taking too much memory for ...
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How to assign a key on a laptop to right click?

I recently bought a brand new Toshiba laptop. i5, 8GB, 1TB and everything. One problem I've been having with it, though, is that the mouse buttons are really tough to push down. Both left and right ...
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Automatically hibernate Windows 8.1 after 15+ minutes inactivity

I have two tablets; a Surface Pro 3, and a very cheap HP Stream 7. When I leave the SP3 alone for a whole day, I usually come to it and find that it's turned itself off, or gone into Hibernate mode. ...
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Edit “Account Lockout Policy” via registry in Windows 7/8?

I'm trying to edit this security settings via registry but have found nothing useful. I've found some supposed registry settings but the values I've set using gpedit.msc are not there. Any ideas? ...
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Windows 8 text is on the right side of desktop icon

I accidentally pressed some keys and the text is aligned on the right side of desktop each icon. Here is a snapshot. I have spent 2 hours but could not find a solution. I would really appreciate if ...
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Ubuntu vivid like win8

I have installed ubuntu vivid to my friend's laptop as secondary OS but my friend didn't like the unity Desktop's ui so I want to install windows 8 theme also want to move laucher to bottom side of ...
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How to disable audio jack in Windows 8?

My Asus laptop fell on its side while the headphones were plugged in. It landed on the jack side first. Now, I cannot get any audio output unless I use the headphones (the speakers don't work when the ...
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How to stop windows 8 from moving windows from external to primary monitor when external is disconnected

I've not found an answer to this question yet since it seems to be the inverse of what most people are after. I currently have one external monitor connected to my windows laptop but I also like to ...
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Samsung Laptop won't boot past Samsung screen to Windows 8

I have a Samsung Laptop, model NP355V5C. It turns on, shows the Samsung logo does some loading, then shows a black screen. I have changed BIOS settings to disable secure boot and to allow UEFI and ...
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Mysterious blank folder keeps showing up on my desktop

I have a folder with no name on my Windows desktop. The name is literally empty: I'd like to get rid of this. Oh, easy you say? Well here's where things get interesting. First, if I click on it ...
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Why access denied for user within permitted group?

First let me start off by saying that I'm not an IT expert, and I've just been experimenting a lot lately with sharing and permissions in Windows 8.1. I've reached a point of extreme confusion right ...
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Steam constantly timeouts

Surface Pro 3 i5 4GB RAM, Windows 8.1 I cannot update steam or any installed games. They all download very slowly (<10kb/s) and then fail and reset. Attached is the log from the C:\Program Files ...
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Curtain mode disconnect after pin in Chrome Remote Desktop on Windows 10

I am successfully using Curtain mode on Chrome Remote Desktop on my Windows 7 Ultimate installation, and I have been recently trying the new Windows 10 beta to see what might not work when I ...
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How to extend main display to two duplicate displays (Win 8)

So I have a laptop, projector, and one screen. The projector is connected to the laptop via HDMI and the screen is connected via mini display port. What I want to achieve is the following: I want ...
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How to distribute files with custom icon in Windows

I know how to assign a custom icon to a folder on my own computer. But is there a way to distribute a folder that has a custom icon without having to manually assign the custom icon on each new ...
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Disconnect from Wifi network under Windows 8?

I'm working with that cursed operating system known as Windows 8. That's the operating system where Microsoft believes everything is a tablet. I'm trying to disconnect from a Wifi network. I right ...
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Can I customize Smart Screen on Windows 8

Is there are a FREE method to make Smart Screen ignore my app (without disabling smart screen) ? Things I have on my mind: install a program that cooperates with smart screen and has a list of safe ...
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Windows Keyboard Button Issue

Windows 8.1 Samsung ATVI Book 6 I am having an issue with my Win Key. Whenever it is pressed / held down it toggles on and off the Start Menu (Tiles). I noticed that messing around with the Filtering ...
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Rsync-like automatic delta backup of a removable hard drive on windows

Well a lot of questions have been asked on the SE network about using rsync on Windows. But nothing seems to really do the trick so I'd like to expose the specific mechanism I need to setup. Lets say ...
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Remote desktop, does user get control back?

I'm curious if I log in remotely to a computer and it asks if I still want to log in even if the other user will get logged out will he/she automatically get logged in once I'm done?
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How to minimize all windows in current screen under Windows 8.1?

I sometimes run full-screen applications in the external screen and I don't want to minimize them when I pressing winkey + d when I'm working on the main screen. Under Windows 7, I can use winkey + m ...
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How can I recover missing Android files on Windows 8?

My aunt lost her memos from her S5's built-in memo app yesterday, and, naturally, turned to her nephew for help :D My first move was to plug the phone in to my (Windows 8.1) laptop, and try to use ...
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Logitech G110 - How to lock keyboard

Hi I have a Logitech G110 and I was wondering if there is a key(s) to press that locks the keyboard? New kitten, need I say more?
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Mysql remote server with rights to WMI

I just fixed and got my MySQL running on my computer on port forwarded with all the grants. However, when I am enabling remote server Windows asks for user login information for WMI I need to enter ...
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How do I recover my lost extensions on Chrome Windows 8.0?

I deleted the Chrome ID on my Laptop and all my Extensions and saved Tabs data, history etc... all just disappeared. I spent weeks on getting those extensions right. Is there a way to recover the lost ...
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Unable to start Windows 8 in system with both window 8 and ubuntu 14.10

Starting Windows gets stuck while loading user desktop. When i start ubuntu, drive with window installed do not mount giving error : Error mounting /dev/sda5 at /media/itsfoss/01BC76G7Z2628FB0: ...
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Error 651 while connecting to PPPOE network on Windows 8.1

I have recently installed Windows 8.1 on my computer and I can't get it to connect to my ISP (RDS - Romania). My ISP uses PPPOE, so I have created a Broadband Connection with the user name and ...
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Windows 8.1 hotkeys got screwed

After an upgrade which happened in last couple of weeks my Windows 8.1 got strange behavior in regards to user-input. All hotkeys like Win + D, Win + R, Win + Q and so on, result in opening Metro ...
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how to connect a bluetooth decive that doesn't require a password?

I have a CSR bluetooth radio, a bluetooth dongle. I'm trying to connect my wiimote to my laptop. Wheneve I try to connect it, it asks for the pairings code, but (after searching online) it turns out ...
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How to boot Win 7 after uninstall partition MBR or GPT of Win 8 PC

i have a ASUS Laptop (windows 8.1). Now i already deleted windows 8 Operating System. now can't Install windows 7 Operating System. after selested partition disk have message "can't install".. So can ...