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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
4 views

Windows 8.1 Power User (Win + X) Menu not opening

When I: Press Win - X: Nothing happens Right click the Windows 8.1 Start Button: The cursor moves upwards and to the right a bit, but nothing really happens. I navigated to ...
0
votes
1answer
12 views

Server (Win2008) has correct time, but all workstations (Win7) are ahead one hour

Thanks for reading. The network in question has one DC, which is a Windows 2008 R2 Server. All workstations are Windows 7 Pro. This last Monday (9/22) I noticed the time was suddenly ahead by an ...
0
votes
2answers
21 views

Cannot run chrome

Today I found some kind of bug launching chrome. If name is chrome.exe it won't start. I tried to run it from CMD. It says: The system cannot find the file C:\Program Files ...
1
vote
0answers
33 views

Embedded product key never used and invalid

I have the very unpleasant task to try to get a new Lenovo laptop back on track after its recovery partition was corrupted and (of course, that would be too easy otherwise) there isn't a recovery ...
0
votes
2answers
30 views

Slow Hard Drive

My WD Elements 1TB hard drive has suddenly became very slow, I cant copy from it or watch anything from it without it playing and pausing the whole time. It is not full there is still over 200gigs ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

Windows Store can't install any application with Error code: 0x8007002

Before some-time my metro-apps stopped running - whatever I start one it then immediately closes. I then uninstalled all user-apps and was able to fix the system ones - as store, metro control panel ...
0
votes
2answers
37 views

How do I undo my bios changes windows. 8.1?

I'm running windows 8.1 on a toshiba satellite r830. I found a toshiba feature I had never used before and when I enabled it, it told me to update some sort of driver I remember it being a bios? ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Chrome Remote Desktop from Windows 8 to a Mac — How to use command keys

I'm having one problem with Chrome Remote Desktop and that is that I cannot seem to get the command keys working. From what I am to understand from questions like this it Stack Overflow - ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

What are the reasons behind terminating the life cycle of a particular version of Windows

After going through Microsoft's page on the Windows lifecycle fact sheet, I am deeply confused regarding the support of the Windows 7 software. I am presently using Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate Edition ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

How to confirm that my SSD running as cache correctly?

I am using HP Workstation laptop, with a SSD as cache. I have installed a new Windows 8 on my laptop. There is nothing related to the SSD from software side so far I know, so I cannot know did my ...
0
votes
4answers
48 views

How to recover data from crashed Windows laptop?

Below are the step wise events that occurred to me: My system goes into hang state. A pop up appears which says "something went wrong, collecting information". After 20 seconds it shuts down. Then ...
-1
votes
0answers
15 views

An error occurred trying to download 'http://github-windows.s3.amazonaws.com/GitHub.application

What is the solution for this? I cant install GitHub in my Windows8.. Please give me a help to fix this.. The following properties have been set: Property: [AdminUser] = true {boolean} Property: ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

HP Officejet 6700

I'm having issues with the HP Officejet 6700. I have removed all drivers and attempted to reinstall them but I keep getting the error that it failed to setup the Network printer. I'm using the ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

google photo auto-backup, creating duplicates from my new computer

I use google plus's auto-photo backup to auto-save my photos from my computer to google's server. Today, I got a new computer! I moved all my photos to the "My Pictures" directory, then installed ...
-1
votes
0answers
24 views

Most of the installers are failing

after installing my brand new windows 8 i came across the following problem: Most of the installers are failing like Java installer Paint.net Vmware Workstation (how ever i made it with second user ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Windows 8 System32 Config is taking over 100 GB of a 150 GB partition… What can I do?

Well, its been getting worse and worse, but this just blows my mind... How the hell am I supposed to run my computer, when windows 8 insists on taking up over 2/3 of the drive? I did an ...
-1
votes
0answers
7 views

Convert pdf files to jnt files [on hold]

I have downloaded books which are actually images combined. Its difficult to read them. I can't highlight or underline them. So i am looking for a free offline software that can convert pdf files to ...
0
votes
2answers
35 views

Restoring Windows deleted all my data, any way to recover it?

I have two users on my HP Pavilion g6 Notebook(laptop), one of them is a Standard and the other Admin. Some months ago I had forgotten my admin account password which made working on the laptop ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Dual operating system, cannot boot Windows 8, tried Boot-Repair-Disk and Windows repair, GRUB, EFI

I used to have one hard drive(1TB) with Windows 8(64bit) installed, then i added a new hard drive(256GB) and tried to install Ubuntu in it. After installing Ubuntu to the new hard drive, I can only ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Set up Family Safety for child Microsoft Account without creating a Windows 8 profile

My son recently got a Windows Phone device, for which we created a Microsoft Account for him. Now in order to play Xbox Live games and other activities he needs to be set up under Family Safety. ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

How to change the sync folder of OneDrive Desktop Application

I have installed the OneDrive Desktop App on my Windows 8 machine. During installation, it asks me where is my OneDrive folder and I can select a folder. After that, all the files in that folder I ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Cursor gets erroneous and hides in text areas after a while under Windows 8

After a while the mouse cursor gets funny shapes and hides in textboxes. Sometimes it fixes itself after a while, sometimes it's permanent. I don't know what can cause such a behaviour. I tried to ...
-1
votes
2answers
52 views

How can I reinstall Windows 8 on my Acer Aspire V, which lacks a CD/DVD drive? [on hold]

So i have an Acer Aspire V that came with Windows 8. A couple of weeks after i got the computer i installed Ubuntu on dual boot with windows 8 ND at a certain point i did a full install of Ubuntu. But ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

How to mount a BitLocker-encrypted VHD file from the command line?

I am looking for a way to mount a BitLocker-encrypted VHD file from the command line. I do need to specify the password on the command line as well, or use some kind of key file. I don't want to have ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

In Windows 8, how do I get an application to connect audio to newly attached audio output device?

At work I am using Windows8.1 on a lap top. I have firefox running and select a video on the web to watch, so far it is working good. Now I plug in the HDMI to TV, and tell the computer to mirror the ...
-1
votes
1answer
60 views

How to increase Intel HD Graphics dedicated video memory in Windows 8?

I have a Windows 8 system. Its specification is- 4 GB RAM 500 GB HDD Intel Pentium Dual Core processor (2.9 GHz each) My system has Intel HD Graphics installed in it(Version- 9.17.10.3347). I just ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Error message on Start Up with windows 8.1

Everytime I log on I get this....problem starting C:\Windows\System32\LogiLDA error message I've researched different fixes for this problem when the upgrade from windows 8 to 8.1 transpired. From ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

File Index Software - 31 Million Recording Files. Don't know how to index [on hold]

So Windows has built in Indexing, but anyone who has ever tried to use it on a very large quantity of files knows it doesn't work well. To the point 2012 Server disables the file indexing by default. ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

Cannot display this video mode optimum resolution 1280x1024 60hz error

PC configurations: Quad Core 4GB ram 160 GB Hard disk 256mb 64bit Raedon x1600 series PCI card Dell 1908 FP LCD Windows 7 Ultimate Problem : Whenever I tried to install whether windows 8 or ...
-2
votes
1answer
18 views

which version of adobe illustrator would run on windows 8? [on hold]

I want to know which version of Adobe Illustrator would run smoothly on windows 8. I use Asus t100 transformer, and need to know which version of Adobe Illustrator would best suit my pc/tablet.
1
vote
3answers
38 views

Does resetting windows 8 remove other partitions

My questions looks like a duplicate but i couldn't figure out from other answers what i wanted to ask. I have all my data in D and E drive and windows is installed in C drive. If I reset my Windows ...
0
votes
2answers
54 views

How to restore USB's full capacity?

My Toshiba 8 GB pen drive is showing it's capacity as 4 MB. I tried both BOOTICE and command line solutions mentioned at How do I fix my USB drive to get its original 8GB size back? but neither of ...
-1
votes
0answers
24 views

Windows 8.1 freezing on every boot including safe mode

The computer is an ASUS Essentio Desktop PC model CM6730 running Windows 8.1. It can't be more than 18 months old. Yesterday it locked up completely, and every reboot into Windows since then has ...
1
vote
1answer
24 views

How to make windows 8.1 command line save commands history?

Exist a way to automatically save command history on windows 8.1 command line and have it available after close and open the command line program?
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Remapped keys (with xmodmap) in Linux host stopped working in VirtualBox Windows guest

I've used the following xmodmap script for years to swap my Left Ctrl and Caps Lock keys in Linux: remove Lock = Caps_Lock remove Control = Control_L keysym Control_L = Caps_Lock keysym Caps_Lock = ...
1
vote
1answer
31 views

Shortcut to open a file with a different program

Is it possible to open a file in Windows 7 or later with a combination of a keyboard key and double click (say control+double click) with a diffferent program than the assosiated one? I wish to open ...
1
vote
0answers
11 views

Dropbox: sync some folders in removable drive

I have my main dropbox folder in C:. However, I keep all my photos in a removable hard drive. Now I want to sync these files as well, what I can think of is to create a symbolic link in the main ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

Why is Windows Explorer not updating when I do things?

Right now, if I rename a file in windows explorer, or right click->create new folder (or new file), or do a bunch of other things, I don't see the result of the action (i.e., the file's name stays the ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

Windows 8 Dell Computer Disk errors

I own a "Dell XPS 8700 Desktop | Intel Core i7 | 1GB Graphics" Windows 8 (upgraded to 8.1); I bought it on December 1st, 2013. Recently, it stopped working... Almost ever since I got the computer, it ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

How To Restore Default Folder Attributes in Windows 8

For some odd reason folders on my computer are showing up as unhidden when they are supposed to be hidden, for example the AppData folder and some others. When I try to check via the command line I ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

asus tx201l wont exit BIOS setup

May be a coincidence, but following a Win 8 update at the weekend, my Asus notebook PC will no longer exit from the BIOS setup despite changing many of the BIOS options. Any suggestions?
-1
votes
0answers
19 views

Windows 8 boot shows Windows 7 recovery

I just got new laptop with windows 8.1 . Everything was working just fine,but suddenly when I start computer I see the "choose system" boot screen with Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 recovery items. This ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Java applets not working in Windows 8

I really want to view the Java applet in this website. I've tried in firefox and IE and neither work. I followed Sun's instructions but they're inacurate: first of all there's no Java Control Pannel, ...
-1
votes
0answers
26 views

Local network between windows 7 and windows 8 [on hold]

I bought a new PC with Windows 8. I wanted to copy my files from my old Windows 7 PC I configured a local network (I'm using an ethernet cable)and PING works correctly When I want to access some ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

External display on Macbook pro retina not working

I have a late 2012 Macbook Pro Retina 15" with Windows 8 installed, no OSX partition. Until today I had 2x external displays connected and working, both connected to the 2x Mini Displayport ...
-2
votes
0answers
18 views

Why do I get the catalyst control center popup on my screen?

I put in a new graphics card and now I get this popup... "the catalyst control center is not supported by the driver version of your enabled graphics adapter. Please update your AMD graphics driver ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

Are there symbols for newer Windows key icons?

Microsoft's Windows icon has changed multiple times throughout the past decade. In doing so, the Windows key's icon has changed as well, from Windows XP to the most modern iteration, Windows 8. Now ...
-1
votes
0answers
14 views

How Do I Show VPN Status in Taskbar in Windows 8 Pro

I work all day connected to a VPN. For various reasons my connection will fail and some of the software I use does not respond well to that. I'd like to be able to see the status of the VPN easily - ...
1
vote
1answer
211 views

Use Firefox as default browser, but open links in Chrome from a specific program

I use this IRC client mIRC and sometimes people post links there, you never know what's there, so I use Chrome as backup browser for all the mess that comes to computer. But in daily use of internet I ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

How to recover from PATH being truncated to 1028 characters by SETX

I received an error on Windows 8 after trying to use SETX to add JAVA.exe to the Windows PATH variable: WARNING: The data being saved is truncated to 1024 characters. After a reboot, I notice that ...