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

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Who has the rights to shutdown a Windows machine remotely?

The question is about the shutdown command with /m \\MACHINE switch, which can be used to shut down (reboot, sleep etc.) a Windows machine remotely. In my case I'm dealing with a local home network ...
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64 bit Win8.1 installed on 3 Gb ram. Then ram upgraded to 4 Gb.. what happens now?

I have Win 8.1 64 bit installed on 3 Gb ram. Later I upgraded to 4 Gb. I want to know if win 8.1 will TRUELY use this 4 Gb to run x64 addresses apart from being just be able to access this increased ...
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windows 8 laptop wakes from sleep while lid closed

I am having issues with my windows 8.1 laptop waking from sleep while the lid is closed. I keep it in a sleeve which keeps the lid closed tight. It seemed as though the slightest bump can cause it to ...
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How do I enable DMA?

I don't see any section "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers" in device manager: What does this mean? and Can I know on which devices DMA can be enabled?
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Missing WIndows 8 entry in Grub2

http://paste.ubuntu.com/10418271/ I am install Ubuntu alongside Windows8. 1) Should I setup UEFI or legacy support in BIOS setting 2) I used boot-repair but Windows entry is not showing up.
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High CPU using while dragging with brush tool in photoshop cc

This problem is happening while i am using my brush tool in photoshop cc. So you will be clear, please see the video i captured on youtube ...
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your pc is offline

i use windows 8.1 whenever i try to sign into my laptop this error shows up " your pc is offline. Please sign in with the last password used on this P C. " I recently switched from my local account to ...
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Windows 8, Remove Admin Account with Guest without elevated permissions

I called to tech support in my internet service, because they help to recover or solve some problems when we forget password in Windows 8 sessions, but the problem now is that the technician created ...
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Loud Hum from Mobo audio AND usb outboard audio unit.

hi i've just got a new very expensive custom workstation computer from Fry's. ive got an asus x99 motherboard in it. i set up my Focusrite Sapphire USB 6 to my brand new KRK 10 subwoofer connected to ...
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How to delete Wi-Fi password on shutdown?

I use a wireless network on my Windows 7 and 8. The problem is that I don't want to store the password I entered so I need to know if there is any method to delete saved passwords every time I ...
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How to access Windows 8 on another hard drive?

I have two hard drives on this computer. I used to dual boot Windows 8 and Windows 7, each separated by physical drive. Windows 8 was my primary OS. I recently re-installed Windows 7 (overriding the ...
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How to bypass router access control?

For the past month, me and my father have been having a friendly war about the internet in my household. Basically, after 9:30 at night, he turns off my internet, by setting a schedule that stops a ...
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Turn off Wi-Fi scanning on Windows 8

A Windows 8 tablet keeps scanning for Wi-Fi networks even though it's already connected to a preferred one. I can see some other networks appearing and disappearing in the connectivity area on the ...
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Cannot use LMB on laptop touchpad whilst using keyboard

HP Pavilion 15-p157sa laptop running Windows 8 - uses Synaptics Pointing Device - v.18.1.7.16 Initially I was unable to use the touchpad whilst using the keyboard - this was resolved by disabling ...
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Windows 8.1 shows activated in computer property, but i encounter message saying 'windows will expire soon'

I have got my Lenovo Z50-70 about one month ago with Windows 8.1 Installed. It keeps flashing the message 'Your Windows will expire soon' But when I check activation status it shows me its ...
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0xc000021a Windows Error

I installed Windows 8.1 from Windows 7 a few weeks ago, and have since had to reinstall THREE times because of this same error. Basically, after a few days of normal use, I start getting "Shockwave ...
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netsh causes syntax error in Win8

I create a .bat file for change network using netsh: netsh interface ip set address name=Wireless source=static addr=192.168.43.100 mask=255.255.255.0 gateway=192.168.43.1 In Windows-7 work fine, ...
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Continuous streaming connections are unstable on a Windows 8 tablet

I'm trying to listen to a radioshow live on a tablet and on a laptop (audio streaming, no video decoding), both are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. It looks like the wi-fi connection on my tablet ...
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Graphics card burnt. Cannot install windows 7 [on hold]

A couple of months ago, my graphics card got burnt due to over heating of the laptop. It simply won't boot. I tried a reinstallation, but in the middle of the installation when it started installing ...
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system thread exception not handled) 'iastor.sys

While installing ubuntu alongside with with win 8. laptop was off because low of battery. After I start laptop I got this blue screen and it keeps restarting in loop. I can access the boot menu by F10 ...
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Notepad++ ate my file

I have recently had (unrelated) computer crashes, in which Notepad++ was open. The strangest of things has happened: either the file was emptied (i.e. had nothing) or was replaced by what it ...
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Folders getting corrupted on SD card after installing something?

I got a cheap 64GB card from eBay for like $10 for my Venue 8 Pro Windows 8 tablet, and after installing something to a folder or copying large files to any folder, that folder just gets corrupted. ...
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Can not extend disk partition even if the unallocated space is on the left

I shrinked my F drive to create unallocated 20 GB volume. Now I want to extend my F drive back because I don't need it anymore as I have solved the problem for which I initially created it. I want ...
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Computer goes into sleep mode randomly [on hold]

This is my PC build, just got the last pieces in recently and put it all together. I check everything, reference other peoples builds to make sure the plugs are all correct, and switch it on. BOOM ...
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Can scrollbars be made visible in Adobe Reader XI?

Due to some reason*, I would need to display vertical and horizontal scrollbar in Adobe Reader XI. (My installed version is 11.0.10.) I think I checked all preferences and did not find way to turn ...
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Windows 8 .iso OEM key [duplicate]

I have a Packard Bell laptop which came with Windows 8 preinstalled, I stupidly thought I would be able to do a fresh install of windows 8 with the product key so I wiped the drive. Now I know I need ...
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Blurry text on external monitor with High DPI Windows laptop

I have a Fujitsu u904 with 3200x1800 display and Windows 8.1. I had to scale my DPI to 200% to be able to read text on it. Of course I was expecting a lot better image scaling, since this is 2x ...
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Easycap doesn't work

I bought this product to convert to my analog VHS's to digital version. ...
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how can i delete specific parts of the history when i type “ipconfig /displaydns” on command prompt?

I already know how to flush the history in command prompt, but I only want to delete one part of it. I'm not really an expert on command prompt; I only know a few commands, but I really want to learn ...
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Microsoft Family Safety *Weekly* Time Limits?

I see there is a way to set daily time limits, but is there a way to set weekly time limits? I notice that the registry items are kept here: ...
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Internet speed is slower when connected to mains

I have noticed that my internet speed as tested on www.speedtest.net drops significantly when my computer is connected to mains. My average speed on mains (several runs) is 11.6 Mbit\s, on battery it ...
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Multiseat software differences [migrated]

I am in the position of creating a multiseat configuration. My requirement is something which works on win8. I have narrowed my solutions down to Aster V7 from www.ibik.ru . As far as my research ...
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Running older applications in Windows 8.1 home (loss of Windows XP mode & no Hyper-V) [on hold]

I was using Windows XP mode on my previous laptop to run some older applications. I just purchased a new laptop with Windows 8.1 home, so I don't have access to Hyper-V or Windows XP Mode (which was ...
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My Wi-Fi Router makes Wi-Fi takes priority over Ethernet so Internet is not working [on hold]

I am using a Wi-Fi software to make Wi-Fi in my laptop. But when I start the Wi-Fi software, Wi-Fi takes priority over Ethernet so Internet is not working. Please give solution for this. I am using My ...
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VPN hijacks my Windows 8 laptop [on hold]

I installed a VPN on my laptop and was thrilled to watch overseas TV. However when the VPN wasn't running I could not access the internet. Restarting the computer worked for a while, but then I ...
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Windows 8.1 RDP to Windows 7 Pro cannot login with domain account

At work I have a Windows 7 Pro that my account on it logs into our domain server. At home, my Windows 7 Home Premium can RDP into that machine just fine using my regular username "Steve" (i.e. not ...
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Doubled entries in EFI list

while ago I wanted to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows 8.1. I had some problems with it as it was my first encounter with UEFI and some of the online tutorials were a bit confusing. However after ...
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What is wrong with an office file if it displays the windows logo instead of it's usual icon? [on hold]

I was sent a file that I was told should be an Excel file, but instead of the Excel logo, it is displaying the Windows logo. Is this file dangerous or corrupt? Can I fix it or should I just have it ...
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Windows WLAN AutoConfig Service and Wirelss Configuration Utility stopped working

I bought and HP15 laptop in November and it came loaded with Win8, which I did not want so I partitioned the drive and installed Win7 64bit, found the appropriate drivers and have been using the ...
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Enable Local Users and Groups in Basic Edition? Or Registry Table for it?

I have a Basic version of Windows 8.1 (home version; premium; whatever). I do not have a corporate or business version. I know that Group Policy Editor is just a fancy interface for this Group Policy ...
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windows 8.1 wont sleep and wake

I have problem with my windows 8.1 on my Acer Aspire E1-572G Laptop . When I close the lid or press sleep button , pc wont go sleep (as I can hear fan and see that lights are on) , and by pressing any ...
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Mouse does not work if Internet is not connected and it’s laggy when it is connected

If I try to use my PC (Windows 8.1 Pro) without Internet access—such as removing the Ethernet cable—then the mouse and keyboard stop working. I noticed this on the same day that the mouse began ...
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MSVCP120D.dll is missing from your computer

I made a C++ program in Visual Studio, and I wanted to show it to my friend. However, I'd never set up the visual C++ runtime libraries before, and so I started up a windows 8.1 virtual machine and ...
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Windows boot loop [closed]

Turned on computer, won't boot into Windows. I am running 8.1. BIOS works fine. Tried to boot into an Ubuntu disk but selecting CD-ROM to boot from yields no results, as it just continues to loop. ...
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Hide Windows 8.1 Charms Bar Apps (Immersive Control Panel)

I followed these directions to successfully hide certain Control Panel items via registry hack. I hid both User Accounts and Family Safety (see P.S. for explanation). If I go to the Charms Bar and ...
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Disable Parental Control (Family Safety) Override?

When the time limit is up, there is a box that says "Get more time." How do I disable/remove this box? I have tried going into the registry (regedit) and navigating to ...
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Windows 8.1 fresh install, boot loop after update

Freshly installed 8.1 (for the sixth time in two days). After it updates and I restart, it boot loops and then goes into repair mode. I know this is a common problem but I want to know SOLUTIONS and ...
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How to make Windows 8.1 boot from GPT?

My Windows had some problems so I tried to install a new one. Since my hard drive was MBR I couldn't install Windows on it, so I tried these steps before installing Windows: I opened command prompt ...
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What steps should I take if a new computer got remotely compromised and I am not local to repair?

An elderly friend just purchased an HP Pavilian (Windows 8) 13-A010DX from Best Buy and was setting up his Office 365 account when he received a pop-up (from his browser, I’d presume), which stated ...
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Motherboard won't post AFTER I click restart button OR do it via Windows

As the title says, computer starts up fine from shutdown but when I try to restart it, it simply won't reboot. The fans spin, lights are on and everything is working but the motherboard won't post. ...