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

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Windows 8.1 Installer goes to black screen after logo

Well, as anyone that can see my previous questions knows, I am currently in the quest of putting windows 8.1 or 10 TP on my chromebook C710-2856. I finally managed to create a bootable windows 8.1 ...
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From windows 8.1, how can I allow an already existent debian installation to be dual-booted?

I have a chromebook c710-2856, and have been in the process on installing windows and debian on it in the past few days. Right now, I have a 250 GB hard drive instead of the default 16 GB SSD, and I ...
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Unknowingly deleted PATH in windows 8

So last week I was trying to install Ant, and unknowingly deleted my environmental variable Path. I dont really know what I am doing. What effect will this have/what can I do to fix it?
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Migrate a VMWare Machine to Hyper-V locally

I have some existing VMWare machines I used with VMWare Player. Since upgrading to Win8.1 I have the problem, that I must use Hyper-V for several development reasons. I have a dual boot setup to ...
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Metro apps on Windows 8.1 crash on start

After a while Windows 8.1 apps won't open anymore. Opening the app will show the splash screen and then exit to the desktop with the icon still present in the task bar. A restart temporarily solved ...
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Can only connect to a network for a short period of time; restarting my computer is the only way to allow me to reconnect

So this recently starting happening, my computer would randomly drop connection to my home's network. It is only my computer that gets dropped from the network. So far, the only thing that has allowed ...
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Schedule a task to run upon connection to usb port

I would like to trigger an event when any device is plugged into a usb port. I can't find anything relevant in event viewer. I am running Windows 8, but would like it to be compatible with Windows ...
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Access a web server with 3G connection in Saudi Arabia

I have a web server application installed on a computer connected with 3G connection Mobily in Saudi Arabia. The connection is a prepaid M2M Sim card. I use a dyndns Host on tis connection to update ...
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How to list another account in the Windows 8 UAC prompt

At work, I was recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro. I've been using the Win 8 UAC prompt for installing software a lot, but I have to keep typing in the full admin name: ...
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Javascript file crashed and converted to ''NUL NUL NUL" notepad++

I had a for loop with typo (i=0; i<n; i+3), then it ate all the memory, I had to shutdown the PC and and after restart the JS file is all NUL NUL NUL NUL NUL, please help. Please help me recover ...
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Is a Anti-Virus system needed for a windows LInx 8 tablet? [on hold]

I have just bought a : Linx 8" tablet. 32 bit 1 GB RAM Intel Atom 1.33Ghz Window 8.1 Q1. Does it need to have a anti-virus, fire wall ect system put on it? Q2. If it does, what one is recommended ...
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How to recover everything from windows.old to my new windows in Windows 8?

I was having a problem with my cd rom few days ago so I tried to refresh my laptop if it will help the problem. None of the solutions help me but I found an article about windows 8 refresh. So I tried ...
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What's the exact process name of the windows error reporting dialog?

What's the exact process name of the windows error reporting dialog which is displayed to the user after an application has crashed?
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Data Recovery on reformated drive is encrypted

I used Data Recovery Pro by Pareto Logic and when recovering the files it suddenly crash, the files recovered is now encrypted and I tried to scan again but didn't work. Any help, or suggestions is a ...
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How to remap Enter as a right control modifier in Win 8.1?

I did this with keyRemap4macbook on OSX. Enter alone works as Enter but Enter+Key becomes Ctrl+Key. How do I do this in Windows?
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usb flash size decreased from 32 Gb to 5 Mb (after trying ubuntu)

I've used my 32 Gb USB flash to try ubuntu. Now I don't want ubuntu anymore so I formated my USB flash. But size of it now 5 Mb instead of 32 Gb (likely this is because ubuntu uses two partitions and ...
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Windows 8 Won't Boot After Update

Sorry if this is the wrong division of stack exchange. Anyway: Yesterday I did the Microsoft updates on my Lenovo IdeaCentre Windows 8 computer. When it rebooted though, the screen was just black. I ...
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TouchPad Scroll drivers for Windows 8, synaptic properties

I need to get touch pad scroll drivers for my HP probook 6550b. I am running windows 8
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Microsoft account privacy [on hold]

Does Microsoft collect data from my desktop programs and anything related to personal files when signed in to Windows with Microsoft account?
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Windows 8.1 automatically change my keyboard settings, why? How can I solve this issue?

I am frequently experiencing the following strange issue on my Windows 8.1 (installed on an Asus notebook). When I copy and paste some text form a document into a forum (it happens often when I copy ...
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Google chrome opening to black screen Windows 8.1

Using google chrome version 41, downloaded it yesterday. Now when I click the icon in the task bar it opens to a black screen. Moving the cursor to the top I get a line that shows a red X and allows ...
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Bluetooth is not working

Bluetooth is not at all working on my dell inspiron 15 3000 series 3542 after i installed win 8. I downloaded several Bluetooth drivers from dell, but nothing seems to work. I Have a Bluetooth icon on ...
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Advertisment in Chrome and Firefox for google-search - Malware? [duplicate]

Since roughly one month I see an insane increase of google's advertisments at web-search. Nearly the whole monitore is full of ads, I have to scoll down to see some search-results (see the example). ...
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Get old Windows 8 metro on Windows 8.1

I loved metro in Windows 8, but the os forced me to upgrade to 8.1. I seriously dislike the new metro here. Ít is incredibally slow, and when typing, it automatically also searches for all files and ...
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Remove shell folders from navigation pane in Windows 8.1

Time ago I've used one of those strange tricks that let you customize Windows in some way, to remove the librearies and also the shell folders from the navigation pane (save/open file dialogs) in ...
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How to change Microsoft account email in Windows 8.1

I have changed my email and I want to link my Microsoft account to this new email so I can login with this email to Windows 8.1. How can I do this either online or in Windows 8.1?
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Unexplained locking of file shared over the network in Windows 8

I have an application (Win 32-bit) which makes a changing data set available to other network machines by writing a data file of around 100 kbytes every second. Other PC's read the same file once per ...
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explorer or application does not resolve dns name but ping does

I made a win8pe with winbuilder everything works fine except that explorer does not resolve dns name, but it does work with ip address when try to access network server. for example, accessing ...
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Process Manager/Hacker show already closed processes in Windows 8.1

I recently switched to Windows 8.1 64-bit Pro, and while I'm liking it so far (Minus Metro), I have a pretty serious problem... Process Explorer (And Process Hacker) show rogue processes. So far I've ...
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Toshiba Satellite won't install printers; “There are no endpoints available from the endpoint mapper.”

I've tried installing 2 printers now, and while the drivers do not work, I've noticed that when trying to add the printers from the control panel, they give me the same error; Here is a screenshot of ...
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Windows 8 computer blue screen crashes

For about a year now my computer has been blue screening, and I cannot for the life of me find out what is causing it. I used the program who crashes, which said it could be a driver issue or a ...
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Waking from sleep causes instant shutoff

I am going to be very detailed as this seems extremely confusing to me ... I just completed upgrading a few components in one of my builds (list of components at end of thread). Everything works ...
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Keeping an old 32-bit OS install on a new 64-bit system. Performance?

I currently run Windows 8 (32 bit) and am building a pretty nice new gaming rig: i5, GTX970, 8GB of RAM, etc. However, instead of dropping money on the 64-bit version of Windows 8, I'm considering ...
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Display Scaling - Win 8 Control Panel

In "Control panel -> Display" there is the setting "Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays" which I disabled because i want the scaling in some monitors to be 100% (i have 2 low dpi ...
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Laptop window 8 TOSHIBA satellite C850 sound button not working

When I press the sound button it normally comes up with the sound volume on the let hand side. But today when I pressed the sound button its not coming up nor changing the volume. however the sound is ...
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How to remove lag when entering my password from the windows 8 lock screen?

I don't want to disable the lock screen entirely but instead to make it so that the first key press both dismisses the lock screen and enters that key into the password box. (right now the first key ...
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Chrome zooming in on screen touch (like Android does) on Windows 8 touchscreen

I just noticed this "feature" today and I absolutely hate it. On my phone it's a great idea - on my laptop it's awful. Basically, when tapping on objects with a small hitbox, like the checkboxes in ...
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Java 8 Update 25: Security settings won't allow a website even after adding to the list

I've been attempting to allow a website to run an unsigned applet, and even after multiple re-installs and security changes, Java still informs me upon launching the applet that security settings ...
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remove gmail account from win8 mail client after the gmail account has been deactivated

i used to have a gmail account through my employer, which synched with my win8 mail client. now, i quit, and my employer has removed that account. however, win8 still wants to synch with it, fails, ...
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I am thinking of installing Mint 17 Mate on a new computer without a dualboot ie uninstall the original windows 8. Is this a good idea? [on hold]

With no tech experience,I have previously dual booted an old xp computer with Mint13. Worked great. I am now getting a new computer with win8 installed and would prefer to use Mint17 Mate on it. Does ...
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I want to make a particular extension always open with a Java program [duplicate]

I programmed a viewer for PDFs and I want to make it the default program by coding. How can I do it through the windows registry ?
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How to make a UEFI partition explained [on hold]

I have a samsung np300ex, in the bios i have enable UEFI running Archlinux (3.17.2-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Oct 30 20:49:39 CET 2014 x86_64 GNU/Linux) i'm using syslinux as bootloader. I've never ...
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Files from OneDrive folder always open read only

I use Windows 8.1. Everytime I try to open a document (Word/Excel etc) from my OneDrive folder it opens as read only. When I close Word and open it again I can edit it. Where can I change that? Can ...
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Drive partitioning for SSD cache

i just purchased a new laptop Asus N551JK-CN103D which comes with a 1TB hdd and 24GB SSD(or mSSD) which I think can be used as cache. I have a couple of questions but here is how I setup my laptop, it ...
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Seagate Dashboard 3 isn't showing latest backups

I have a 3TB Backup Plus Desktop (Windows) and I'm trying to restore my files into a custom folder on a new computer (Windows 8.1). The files were backed up on the drive from an older Windows 7 ...
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Black screen on notebook-display after Intel HD 3000 update

I've installed Windows 8.1 on a Medion Akoya P6634 sporting a Intel HD3000 and a GeForce GT630M. I had to disable Windows Update because the notebook's screen becomes black after it performed some ...
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USB 2.0 not recognized by USB 3.0

My old HP Laserjet 1005 USB 2.0 Printer is not recognized by my new DELL USB 3.0 socket. Printer is too good to replace.
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Public folder contents not updating

On a pristine Windows 7 install, you have these folders among others C:\Users\Public\Documents C:\Users\Public\Downloads With Downloads, you can enter the folder and create a new folder ...
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24inch Benq monitor isnt HD (1080p) with R9 270 at native resolution (1920 x 1080) [closed]

Ive just recently bought my gaming pc and monitor but the quality doesn't look 1080p ive downloaded all drivers for my monitor and gpu but none helped. Any fixes???
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Is it possible to reinstall and activate Win 8 for other account?

This might be a stupid question but I couldn't find answer anywhere and I want to be sure before I do something irreversible. I'm selling my computer with Windows 8 which I have bought and activated. ...