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

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User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 7 Does Not Prompt for Fingerprint Authentication

I login with domain credentials (I'm in an enterprise-setting) as a standard user on a Windows 7 box. I logon with my fingerprint just fine, and even have fingerprints saved on a local administrative ...
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My new Windows 8 computer will only let me download files from my Dropbox. It won't allow me to upload them

My new Windows 8 computer will only let me download files from my Dropbox. It won't allow me to upload them. I try to save, but only the computer's default cloud storage comes up, no Dropbox option.
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YouTube sound delayed through Bluetooth headphones?

I have a pair of Turtle Beach Bluetooth headphones. They work perfectly on my S3 and old iPod Touch. The only problem that I have with them is when I try to watch YouTube on my laptop, as the sound is ...
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Wallpaper image gone in Win8.1 upgrade, source still unknown

Relating to the mystery image below. Can anyone indicate if there is a copyright happy way for me to reload a copy of my happy win8 wallpaper back onto my other system that upgraded to Win8.1 and ...
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Windows 8.1 My Documents/Pictures/Videos new location shows in all old places

In an effort to help domain users not save to their local hard drives and only save to their (backed-up, secure) personal network shared drive, we have a practice of setting their default save ...
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How to get HP Pavilion dv6 6155-tx supportable drivers for windows 8

I have HP Pavilion dv6 6155tx Laptop. Windows 7 is pre-installed in it. I want to install windows 8 on it. But HP does not provide windows 8 drivers for this laptop. I have tried to install windows 7 ...
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Lexmark X6675 doesn't reconnect

I have a Dell Computer running Windows 8.1 64 bit. It appears to have an issue reconnecting when the machine goes into the power saving mode. Once the machine goes to power saving mode and then ...
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Removing Win8 partition and recovery partitions

I am planning to remove my Windows partition from my dual boot. After asking here I learned that my Win8 License key is stored in the Bios and all I need is to create a bootable stick if I ever wish ...
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Bluetooth keyboard using a Surface Pro 3

I recently purchased a surface pro 3. I did not however opt for the touch cover; instead I use a regular travel bluetooth keyboard. It works well, but the behavior is not optimal: even when it is ...
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my acer windows 8.1 laptop won't boot up correctly

Ok here is what happens First I turn on my laptop then it shows the acer logo with prepairing automatic repair then its says diagnosing your pc after it sends me to a blue screen with three options ...
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Source path too long - BUT IT NEVER USED TO BE

I am getting the following error while trying to copy backed up data from my external hard drive to my desktop: The source filename(s) are longer than is supported by the file system. Try moving ...
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How do I set startup programs per user on Windows 8?

I know how to open Windows Task Manager and access the new Startup tab, but changes made there seem to apply to ALL users. How do I make changes that apply to just some users? A non-administrator ...
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What is the coolest way to minimize all the windows except the active one? [on hold]

I've been using Windows since the version 3-something and showing the desktop by Wind is an old trick. How do you minimize all the windows except the active one in a cool way? (By cool I mean an ...
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WiFi driver suddenly stops working, reinstalling does nothing

The problems started last week when I booted up my laptop. I noticed when I logged in a connection symbol with an (X) on it. Hovering over it says Not connected - No connections are avaliable. I run ...
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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? [closed]

I want to make This Computer as compact as on the second picture: