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

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Running (not installing - installed already) pip on windows

I have installed PIP successfully on Windows. However, the only instructions I see to run appear to be of the format $ pip install xxxx - which I take to be Linux command line I'm on Windows 8. I ...
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How to install New American Bible Application?

I'm using Windows 8. When I try to install New American Bible,Windows pops-up a message, and doesn't allow me to run that application. I get this message error: "This app can't run on your PC. To find ...
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Delete files with too long paths

I'm looking for a quick, easy and hopefully automated way to delete files and folders with too long paths / filenames. There are a lot of duplicate answers here on SU, for example: How to delete a ...
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NetFramework 4.5.1 and 4.5.2 what version includes?

I have downloaded the installer of Net Framework 4 dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64 48mb; Net Framework 4.5.1 NDP451-KB2872776-x86-x64-AllOS-ENU.exe 136mb; Net Framework 4.5.2 ...
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Windows 8 missing data files after restart

I have a Windows 8 system. I hid a file which was taking 10-20 GB in my hard drive. After a restart, the hidden file was gone. Disk usage seems to have remained the same. I didn't delete or move the ...
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My computer fails to boot up the first time but boots up fine the second time

My computer has been acting strange during boot up. I've notice when I go to shutdown my computer and I come back to turn it back on it doesn't load for the first time and I had to turn it off and ...
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How to uninstall onedrive in my laptop

I recently purchased a Dell laptop running Windows 8. At the time of configuration of my latop I gave my outlook user details. Now the problem is that the preloaded one drive is logged-in with my ...
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Windows 8 or Nvidia issue: Part of screen fades out to gray

I have this very weird issue that occurs on my machine, and it's easy to reproduce: Method 1: Go to Youtube or another video site play a video the rest of the screen fades out to gray The video ...
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Can't access laptop BIOS when SSD is plugged in

I've been struggling with this for a couple hours now. I recently bought a new SSD to replace the HDD that came with my laptop (Lenovo S510p Touch). I wanted a fresh install so I connected the SSD to ...
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Windows 8.1 upgrade blew out other GPT disks?

I was multibooting an EFI laptop. The laptop was using GPTs, and it had Windows 8.0, Ubuntu, Fedora and Debian on it. I updated the laptop to Windows 8.1 through the free App Store update because I ...
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Getting Photos Off of OneDrive

I had been saving my photos to OneDrive. Now that there are so many I want to save them back to my PC but it keeps putting them in OneDrive and says the PC Pictures in Library is no longer available. ...
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How to install program to all user accounts in Windows 8.1?

I have several accounts on my home PC. I want to install a program for all user accounts, not just the one I used to perform the installation. How do I go about doing this? I installed a program from ...
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Wired network icon, but wireless network

I'm connected to a wireless network, yet in the taskbar the icon is showing that I'm connected to a wired network. Why is that? There is no network cable connected to the laptop, and it says "Limited" ...
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Suggestions for use case pattern using truecrypt to encrypt user folders in windows 8.1

I have a new windows 8.1 notebook computer and I want to use truecrypt with it to make all of my data secure. My computer has 2 different drives. My first idea was to encrypt all of my drives. ...
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Recovering unsaved Wordpad files after Windows 8 forced reboot

I had several wordpad files open when Windows 8 did a forced reboot after an update. Strangely enough, two of them were recovered and are titled "Document (Recovered)", but the most recent one is ...
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Can I set up some sort of local, home-only “cloud computing” system - where a computer offloads some of its computational load to another?

I have a Windows 8 laptop that wheezes under the strain of just a few open youtube tabs (1.0 Ghz processor), and a Linux (Debian stable "wheezy") desktop (3.4 Ghz, 8 cores) that is mostly idle unless ...
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Windows 8 BSOD Loop after graphics driver install

Problem: After installing Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, I'll install my graphics drivers, it'll prompt me to reboot, I'll say yes (or no and manually reboot) and on operating system load I'll get a crappy ...
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Boot from CD using UEFI instead of BIOS

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510P. This is my last attempt at recovering my computer, as my recovery partitions are gone and I cannot boot into my computer otherwise. I have Windows 8 x64 OEM installed. I ...
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Windows 8: Drive partition is missing

wanted to run 2 operating systems on the same laptop so downloaded manjaro ( I have windows 8). When i opened 'Gparted' (after booting manjaro) in order to partition my disk i got the message ...
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How do I use Windows MouseKeys with Modern apps?

I've enabled mouse keys in my Windows 8 installation, and I've noticed that some modern apps don't properly respond to the mouse events. For instance, the Netflix and Mint apps don't receive the ...
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ICS failing between Windows 7 host and Windows 8

I'm trying to set up a temporary connection between my laptop (running Windows 7) and my desktop (Windows 8) to allow me to access the internet on my desktop. I followed the instructions Microsoft ...
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Getting external speakers to work on HP Pavilion 400 slimline desktop

I just got a brand new desktop PC, HP 400-314 model, and my Insignia speakers are not working at all. They are plugged into the correct jack; that being the lime green port on the back of the PC. It ...
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Trying to upgrade ndis 6.3 to 6.4 on xps 12 that originally came with windows 8 but now runs 8.1

So I bought an XPS 12 with i7, 8GB RAM, running windows 8.0 when 8 first came out. Now I want to play with miracast and need ndis 6.4 but my machine has 6.3. I have upgraded to 8.1, I have upgraded ...
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SSD stays inactive during startup/shutdown

This morning I upgraded my laptop replacing the old 5400 rpm hdd with a new SSD (Kingston v300 480gb). Performance look good, both on benchmarks (crystal disk mark) than on personal feel. I'm ...
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windows 8 bind button to > and < mark

I am trying to rebind few buttons under windows 8.1 to get them working like they work under ubuntu. I have this layout on my laptop keyboard. I am trying to map , and . keys (1/2 buttons right from ...
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Windows 8 using 10GB of memory when I sign in

My new company laptop has 16 GB of internal memory but uses 10 GB when I just sign in and the CPU fan is always at 80%. I've not installed anything special yet and no program have started and still it ...
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Tell Windows 8 not to write to pagefile at certain times?

I play a 3-D game on my laptop that uses about 1.2 GB of RAM, typically. The laptop has 6 GB of RAM, and Task Manager shows approximately 2.5 GB of RAM in use when my game is running. I have read ...
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Transfer files over hardwired LAN for speed; computers are also WiFi connected

I am a web developer. I don’t have much knowledge in networking. I have to transfer almost 200 GB files from a Ubuntu 14.04 laptop to a Windows 8 laptop. They are connected to the Internet through a ...
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HP Laptop beeps when you mouse click. [on hold]

I just had a odd experience with this laptop. It's logged into windows. When you either right or left click the mouse, it gives two short beeps from the computer speaker, and windows doesn't respond ...
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Remote Desktop Connection seems to connect but it doesn't

I have been connecting to this server, for months now, and all of sudden I am unable to get it. Windows' remote desktop utility goes through its usual process. Asks for the Computer Name(IP Address) ...
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How to bootstrap Windows 8 install to a USB drive? (or reset BIOS password for a Gateway ne56r41u)

I have to reinstall Windows 8 onto a drive for a laptop, however the user has set a BIOS password and cannot remember the password, neither can I find a way to reset this UEFI password. Consequently ...
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Unknown explorer.exe crashes

Over the past week I have started to have explorer.exe crashes and as of yet have been unable to determine the cause. I am seeing in the event logs that explorer.exe is crashing and the faulting ...
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Cannot see shared user cursors in office 365 excel

I have three computers. Two operating under Windows 7, and one under Window's 8.1. All 3 computers have the most recent IE updates. In Office 365 for Business, when collaborating on an Excel file, I ...
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Hotkey on Windows 8 to move program to different monitor

Is there a hotkey on windows 8 to move a program to a different monitor? My Primary screen does not always work so i cant see the program when it opens on that screen... solution?
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Windows 8 is not booting and stuck on “automatic repair” screen

my computer is hp pavilion g series and running dual booting windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. I booted my computer once on windows 8 but it stuck on "automatic repair logo", I tried booting many times but ...
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Computer does not boot from dvd

I accidentally formatted partition containing windows 8. Now the hard disk is not detected by bios and a message is shown " Operating System missing". The system does not boot from windows bootable ...
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How to keep harddrive spinning / prevent spindown?

I'm using Windows 8.1 with an external hard drive. My external seems to go to sleep very quickly, like in a single minute. I constantly wait 2-3 seconds when accessing files on my external harddrive ...
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Windows 8.1 update link in Windows store not working

I am attempting to update an HP 2000 series laptop from Windows 8 to 8.1. I performed a factory reset on the laptop then proceeded to install windows updates. After the windows updates were installed ...
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Windows 8 recovery does not activated

I have Samsung ativ smart pc pro 700t which has preinstalled windows 8, the motherboard has been replaced by Samsung service center. I recovered the system to the factory image the windows does not ...
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Windows 8 Sync as Rsync [on hold]

We have this shiny new sync feature in Windows 8: http://www.itproportal.com/2013/01/04/byod-on-windows-8-syncing-your-desktop-and-data-across-multiple-devices/ I wonder if this could be changed any ...
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How to use a hotkey for right click and enable dragging on a Windows 8 touch screen

Hej all, Would it be possible to enable dragging when using a Windows 8 touch screen? Holding your finger on most touch screens will result in a right click, making dragging impossible. A hotkey ...
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Possible to create custom distros off Windows NT kernel? [on hold]

Something I've always wondered (so my apologies if this is obvious). With all legality aside, is it possible for someone to attain the knowledge to create a custom OS off the windows NT kernel? Or ...
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How to backup Dell's partitions (PBR Image and WINRETOOLS) using Linux?

My HDD recently crashed and I can't access my Windows 8 PRO partition anymore, so I bought a SSD to reinstall it. The problem is that my Windows is OEM and I need to backup the PBR Image and ...
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Peculiar gray line appears in context menu, any ideas?

A screencap of the issue: Pretty much since I upgraded to Windows 8 on my gaming desktop this issue has existed; a gray line at the bottom of context menus, once highlighted? It goes away, you can ...
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“Remove everything and reinstall Windows” option; will it keep preinstalled software?

Windows 8 offers the option to "Remove everything and reinstall Windows" (see http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/restore-refresh-reset-pc). Most of the notebooks you can buy come with some ...
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Trouble logging in from Windows 8 PC

I have trouble logging into a storage server from my Windows 8 PC. I was previously able to log in from a Windows Vista PC, and I am even able to log in from a Windows XP VM on the same Windows 8 PC. ...
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How to setup an external monitor on a Surface Pro 3 (with docking station)?

I've just installed my new Surface Pro 3 and connected my 1920*1080 monitor to it via DVI and the Surface docking station. The external monitor is recognized correctly (as a PnP Standard Monitor, ...
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How to isolate bluetooth device mfg and model when not listed in specs?

I am working on an HP Pavilion DV7-6166NR that has various potential matches from HP's driver section. I have not been able to find any actual enumeration or specification of what Bluetooth device ...
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Skype Desktop Win 8.1 Notifications Bubbles Broken?

I cant seem to get skype desktop on windows 8.1 to show bubbles for notifications like it did in previous windows versions. I have already set "Control Panel--->All Control Panel ...
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Static sound coming from headphones on Windows 8 laptop

I just bought a Dell Inspiron 17 laptop with Windows 8. When I first plug my headphones into the audio jack it works and it's initially silent. However, after I finish playing any sound from any app ...