0
votes
1answer
80 views

Installed Google Chrome 64 bit, but am I launching the 32 or 64 bit version?

I installed Chrome 64 bit, but am I running the 64 bit version? I went to Control Panel\System and Security\System to confirm that I'm running an 64 bit version of Windows on an x64 bit processor. I ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Whats the difference between windows search vs metro search

whats the basic difference between windows metro search and normal windows search at my computer,while i searched the files with respective to other drive locations its not visible in search items Is ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

How to disable Javascript Debugging in IE11?

I am building an ASP.NET Web Forms application (not site) and whenever I debug with Internet Explorer, I cannot seem to disable the integrated Javascript debugging with Visual Studio 2013 Pro. How do ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Unable to set default program

I have tried all of the suggestions that indicate the Control Panel processes, but the program in question does not show up in the "Open with" or the file associations lists and I can see no way of ...
0
votes
2answers
64 views

Windows randomly downloads 1.5 Gb - how can I pinpoint the process responsible?

I often use a tool called 'BitMeter' to keep track of my computer's data usage (Windows 8). Very recently, I have checked the tool to find that my computer downloaded approximately 1.5 Gb of data. ...
0
votes
3answers
43 views

How to find location of Applications listed in Add/Remove Programs of the Control Panel (Windows)

I am cleaning up a Windows 8 computer and have a program which cannot be uninstalled from the control panel Add/Remove programs section. Is there a way to easily find the locations of the programs ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

My audio on my Toshiba laptop has become distorted

Recently my computer was used by someone trying to use it through a church sound system. Something has gotten messed up and the audio is now distorted. It sound like it has split channel audio and ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

Windows 8 Enterprise update to 8.1 without reactivation

It is known that update Windows 8 Enterprise to 8.1 is not so easy. As I understood I must somehow download update immage, make bootable device and make procedure that is close to re install whole ...
1
vote
1answer
19 views

How to make omitting search criteria

How to ask windows to search for files that not satisfy defined condition. For example I don't need files that has extension log.
0
votes
0answers
19 views

What does “parse junctions” mean when copying all files to another drive?

The free program Shadow Copy is supposed to copy all files from one drive to another, including system and hidden files, so the destination will also be bootable if the source was. There is an option ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

What is the proper way to turn off wiped Windows 8 computer?

I just reset the computer to factory settings and wiped out all the contents of HDDs. It automatically restarted and opened "Region and language" screen. What is the proper way to shut it down at ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

My 'SendTo' items dissapeared (only from contextmenu)

I'm running Windows 8.1 x64. Days ago I've noticed that all the items that I have in the SendTo menu has dissapeared. They dissapeared only from the menu, I'm an user who customized the sendto items ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

SOLVED: runas /savecred error 1311 no logon server

Computer: Windows 8.1 Pro on company domain I have a program that needs to be run occasionally for testing purposes, and is installed and uninstalled regularly. I am not a domain administrator, and ...
-2
votes
0answers
21 views

Unable to boot my laptop ( Win 8) [closed]

I have lenovo E49 laptop.OS is windows 8.when i tried to reboot my laptop it doesn't work.its loded to fast and log in (exctuly i unable to open the BIOS for rebooting).I need some help.
0
votes
0answers
9 views

windows hosted networok on windows 8

my sister is using Acer laptop, that has an intel WLAN card and supports windows hosted network(checked in command prompt).Am using the basic way using netsh wlan command also, then am using netsh ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Windows 8.1 Sony Vaio Flip making Chirping sounds and 100% Disk Usage

I just bought a Sony Vaio Flip from Best Buy (SVF15N17CXB) http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=SVF15N17CXB Since i acquired the laptop the performance in general has been very poor, ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Why do we need to save WMI queries in a .vbs file extension

Why do we need to save as .vbs in order to run WMIC queries like this : strComputer = "." Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\CIMV2") Set colItems = ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Why isn't my wireless not going over 2Mbits/s?

First of all, good night for all the readers of this help request. I'll now describe my problem. I'm connected trough a /n wireless network which should offer me 155MBP/s transfer rate, and my ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

Is it legal to reinstall windows 8.1 enterprise edition? [closed]

As you know microsft has a 90 days trial version of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 as "Enterprise Edition" The question is is it legal to uninstall the windows after 90 day and reinstall it agan for ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

Autohotkey on a win8 tablet: three clicks for an action

I would love to use three clicks on my tablet to perform an action such as ^w (closing chrome windows). I have tried with "RapidHotkey" script but to no avail. I would greatly appreciate your help. ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Install updates

I have set up my Windows 8.1 to download updates and install them according to my request (not authomatically). Now I see message at the right conner of login windows Importat updates are available. ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

“This theme can't be applied to the desktop.”

In Windows 8.1, I am getting this popping up completely randomly. I don't use themes. I even have the service disabled. I've tried enabling and disabling the Themes service, but that didn't fix it. ...
0
votes
2answers
55 views

How to partition hard drive from MBR to GPT for Windows 8.1 UEFI install

I just bought a new HP notebook (ProBook 450 G0) and it came preinstalled with Suse 11 Enterprise. Now this is the first time I've owned a system with an (U)EFI and I don't know how things work on ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

Can I boot Windows 8 based on the last hiberfil.sys file?

I shut down my PC via Power -> Hibernate. After new starting the clean Windows Desktop was shown so it seems something went wrong when shutting down during Hiberation or rebooting. The hiberfil.sys ...
0
votes
3answers
40 views

create alias for existing hostnames

the question has been asked numerous times but I cannot find a clear answer. I have a database on Azure: gtxxxxxxx.database.windows.net however, to make things more easy (I hate typing) I would ...
1
vote
1answer
22 views

Get notified when a program adds itself to autostart?

I would like to get notified when a program adds itself to the Startup / Autostart list, how can I accomplish that?
0
votes
2answers
54 views

generate a list of devices installed in a PC through command line

I want to generate a complete list of devices and drivers installed in a PC which includes the serial number or id of the device through the command line driverquery /v /fo csv > drvlist.csv i ...
2
votes
1answer
21 views

Math extension in mediawiki on windows

I plan to set up a wiki in the future, and I want to put some mathematical formulas in it. Currently I'm writing some of the more basic articles on the wiki (you know, to get a good start and to set ...
-1
votes
0answers
44 views

Windows 8.1: The User Profile Service service failed to sign-in [closed]

I was using my computer this morning and everything was working normally, then I shut it down and I then after a while, I came back and booted up the computer and after typing in my password, the ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Installing Windows 8 error

MY laptop lenovo G580 came up with windows 8 pre installed. i accidentally deleted some files after that it got in issues. but luckily i made a backup of my windows in external hard drive. i didn't ...
2
votes
1answer
38 views

How can an unsigned driver affect the Windows OS?

There are lot of signed drivers (signed by Microsoft) that don't affect the Windows OS. If an unsigned driver is installed in a Windows machinehow can it affect the stability of the operating system, ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

Merging folders in Windows, changing file names

I am using Windows 8 and I was wondering if it's possible to merge folders that contain files with the same name, but instead of overwriting them, changing the name. For example: Folder A, with ...
2
votes
2answers
102 views

How to set folder view in explorer for all folders via registry

I was going through a tutorial where I learned how to set the folder view of all the five folder templates on Windows 8 - General Items, Documents, Pictures, Music and Videos. The tutorial is fairly ...
1
vote
2answers
50 views

How to force quit an application when Task Manager itself doesn't respond?

We've all had that moment where we needed to CTRL-ALT-DELETE and open Task Manager to forcefully end a program that's not responding. But what do I do when Task Manager itself doesn't respond?
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Lost ownership of files after backing them up - how to regain full control

I backed-up important files from my old PC onto an external hard drive and whenever I try to delete, move, or open one of these files or folders, it tells me I do not have permission (access denied) ...
-1
votes
2answers
40 views

Closing programs in windows 8

I've noticed that when closing programs in windows 8, that they still run in the background. I wondered how I can get rid of this, or disable background running programs. I saw a tutorial where they ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Create multi-disc windows bootable

I have windows 8.1 iso that I need to burn and make bootable disc. Unfortunately, I only have dvds of size 4.8 GB while ISO is greater than 6 GB. How can I make bootable disc that spans over multiple ...
0
votes
2answers
41 views

Using windows 8.1 in a company

We migrated a few of our PC's to Windows 8 and are now facing the problem that you are forced to register a Microsoft account in order to access the 8.1 Update and/or use office 2013. We dont feel ...
2
votes
2answers
42 views

Changing the log in screen in windows 8

Is there anyway you can change the log in screen picture (colour) in windows 8, in a picture/wallpaper? I'm not talking about the pre-login screen where you can see the time and what not. But the ...
0
votes
1answer
70 views

I cannot install any version of Visual Studio in Windows 8.1

I've tried 2008, 2010 and 2012...I need Visual Studio installed so I can compile Python and NodeJS packages. Every version I've tried just flashes the Visual Studio splash screen and then does ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

Installing and Activating Windows after accidentally deleting it while Installing Ubuntu

A week ago, I bought a Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 laptop with pre-installed Windows 8.1. Recently, I tried to install Ubuntu and while doing so I accidentally installed Ubuntu by replacing Windows. That is, ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

Use Windows 8 Pro 64-bit OEM licence in VirtualBox [duplicate]

My notebook came with Windows 8 Pro. It never booted Windows, I erased it and installed Fedora on it. I have to use a Windows system now, and I'd like to run the Windows 8 Pro inside Virtualbox on ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Create New Dynamic disk in Windows 8 for Ubuntu

Background: I'm trying to dual boot with ubuntu. So, create a new partition/ree unallocated space in Windows 8 for ubuntu. But then since its a dynamic disk, ubuntu doesn't detect free unallocated ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Create New Dynamic disk in Windows 8

Background: I'm trying to dual boot with ubuntu. So, create a new partition/ree unallocated space in Windows 8 for ubuntu. But then since its a dynamic disk, ubuntu doesn't detect free unallocated ...
0
votes
0answers
58 views

Windows 8 Audio Changes Default Playback Device or Stops Playing Audio

I have a Sony Vaio SVT15115CXS laptop running Windows 8 64-bit. I've recently noticed a strange audio issue. At seemingly random times, the audio may switch from the default playback device (laptop ...
-1
votes
0answers
24 views

I can't access files that are supposed to be shared and edited on the same home group (Windows 8.1)

I am trying to swap files between two pcs on the same local network but the laptop can't see the desktop's folder that I am sharing although the desktop can see the laptop's folder that I am sharing. ...
-1
votes
1answer
31 views

Can I access the Windows RT Browser in Windows Pro?

Can I access the Modern UI version of IE in Windows Pro? If you can access the Modern UI version of IE how?
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Know PC specs through cli and save it in a txt file

I'd like to have the full system specs through cli and export or save it in a text file. Is this possible?
0
votes
1answer
28 views

Cygwin to execute windows shortcut files (.LNK)

I use Cygwin as my cmd replacement on Windows and I am in the process of cleaning up my system PATH variable. I now have a folder containing exe's and shortcuts (.LNK) files which is in PATH ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

checks if a shut down command has been issued

To be more specific, a file is automatically deleted everytime the PC is shutting down. The file is deleted in the command line program when it detects if the PC is shutting down. So my question is, ...