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Windows Store can't install any application with Error code: 0x8007002

Before some-time my metro-apps stopped running - whatever I start one it then immediately closes. I then uninstalled all user-apps and was able to fix the system ones - as store, metro control panel ...
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Most of the installers are failing

after installing my brand new windows 8 i came across the following problem: Most of the installers are failing like Java installer Paint.net Vmware Workstation (how ever i made it with second user ...
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How to change the sync folder of OneDrive Desktop Application

I have installed the OneDrive Desktop App on my Windows 8 machine. During installation, it asks me where is my OneDrive folder and I can select a folder. After that, all the files in that folder I ...
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How to mount a BitLocker-encrypted VHD file from the command line?

I am looking for a way to mount a BitLocker-encrypted VHD file from the command line. I do need to specify the password on the command line as well, or use some kind of key file. I don't want to have ...
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Shortcut to open a file with a different program

Is it possible to open a file in Windows 7 or later with a combination of a keyboard key and double click (say control+double click) with a diffferent program than the assosiated one? I wish to open ...
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Dropbox: sync some folders in removable drive

I have my main dropbox folder in C:. However, I keep all my photos in a removable hard drive. Now I want to sync these files as well, what I can think of is to create a symbolic link in the main ...
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Why is Windows Explorer not updating when I do things?

Right now, if I rename a file in windows explorer, or right click->create new folder (or new file), or do a bunch of other things, I don't see the result of the action (i.e., the file's name stays the ...
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Windows 8 boot shows Windows 7 recovery

I just got new laptop with windows 8.1 . Everything was working just fine,but suddenly when I start computer I see the "choose system" boot screen with Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 recovery items. This ...
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How Do I Show VPN Status in Taskbar in Windows 8 Pro

I work all day connected to a VPN. For various reasons my connection will fail and some of the software I use does not respond well to that. I'd like to be able to see the status of the VPN easily - ...
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Windows 8 image creation

http://en.kioskea.net/faq/29239-windows-8-1-how-to-create-a-system-image If I was to create a system image using this method above, will the external hard drive I save it to be completely wiped and ...
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Windows 8.1 - How to flip the screen like Linux?

I am using Windows 8.1 and I need to apply Linux-like, in Windows I have only those features http://www.wikihow.com/Rotate-Your-Computer-Screen export DISPLAY=:0.0 && xrandr --output $a ...
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Windows 8 constantly reverting changes (flash uninstalled)

I uninstalled flash when I restored my machine. I also uninstalled IE from the system list. Now in Windows update there is an update for flash, and I believe the OS is trying to install it on every ...
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How do I change folder view in Windows Explorer to include 'faint lines'

Some genius at Windows decided to get rid of the 'faint lines' or whatever they are called in Windows Explorer. The 'faint lines' were these lines that connected a tree node with its leaves, and has ...
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Installing Windows 7 on Windows 8?

I have an MSI GX60-1AC which came preinstalled with Windows 8. My current setup looks like this. If I was to install Windows 7 over C: as a clean install, would I still be able to use the ...
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Cannot Install Updates Windows 8.1 Error 80070490

When I attempt to install updates I recieve the error code 80070490. I ran the command SFC /SCANNOW, which returned "Found corrupt files, but was unable to fix some of them.." I also ran Dism /Online ...
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How to type en-dash and em-dash in Windows 7/8?

I write blog posts, and I often need to type en-dash (–) and sometimes em-dash (—) in my blog posts. Currently I keep these characters saved in a text file, and copy-paste them whenever I need them. ...
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1answer
21 views

Hp: unable to boot from DVD

I have hp 2000 that comes preinstalled with windows 8, I'm trying to install windows 7 instead. Windows 7 is working, I tried it on hp pavillion. I changed the boot order, I enabled legacy boot and ...
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How to replace the 'cmd' alias in windows?

win + r -> cmd -> enter How to replace the alias of cmd? I want to run cmder instead of default cmd.exe
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1answer
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Windows update failing with error 80244007 “could not search for new updates”

Windows 8.1 suddenly reported from the notification area that it hasn't been able to run updates for over a while now. The metro-style update app doesn't tell me much about why the updates are ...
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Batch Print multiples PDF on Windows 8

Im using Windows 8.1 and have multiple PDF files that i want to print. At the moment the only way i know to print those PDF files is by opening the file with the default Windows 8 PDF reader and then ...
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Windows permissions syncronization

I borrowed an original Surface RT to try it out. I was granted administrative rights to the device with my Microsoft account (@outlook.com) and logged in. Many months later the owner of the Surface ...
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How do I take full control of read only status for any file or folder on a Windows 8 machine

I've just got a windows 8 machine and it seems to suffer from the same permissions bug as windows 7 whereby a folder is set to read only, seemingly arbitrarily, and it's impossible to unset. I've ...
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Samsung 7 Chronos does not boot

I have a Samsung Notebook (NP700Z5C-S07DE) and it does not boot. Originally it came with Windows 8 and yesterday I updated it to 8.1 (via store) and it did not boot, it's only showing the Samsung ...
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Reallocating a partition to another drive (Windows 8)

Unfortunately, due to Windows 8 being greedy with disk space, I have to undo a partition I made. Unfortunately, when I created the D: drive partition, it was placed after a recovery partition. Now I ...
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Low disk performance with Windows 8.1

I have a Dell XPS 15 (L502X) that have a Core i5-2450M, 6GB RAM and a 1TB WD 5400RPM HDD. This notebook Achilles' heel is the disk. It's slow and I understand that if I do stress it to much, it lends ...
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How to make windows os append a numeric index to filename choosen if file already exists

I am creating a lot of microsoft excel files and backing them up to amazon storage.When i am creating the files,usually on my laptop or desktop computer,i may forget what the filename i had given any ...
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How do I log off a user via command line in windows 8?

I would like to log off a specific local user using the command line in windows 8. How can this be done?
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Creating Folder sharing Reference

I want to set up 2 folders in separate locations such that any file changes and edits within one folder occur within the other as well using Windows 8.1 How do I accomplish this task?
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Moving MBR on old HDD to new SSD

After running into some problems tonight (that I was able to fix), I discovered that during the Windows 8 installation, the MBR was placed on my HDD (running Windows 7) that was in the system at the ...
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Does Cygwin support hard links in Windows 8?

I'm working on a backup script that behaves like TimeMachine and uses RSync with --link-dest to create hardlinks to unchanged files. If I run this on a *Nix-based system, of course it works as ...
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Is it okay to run Windows Defender and another antivirus program at the same time?

We all know that it isn't recommended to run more than one antivirus program at a time. But since Windows Defender comes with Windows, is it safe to have it and another antivirus program (AVG, Avast) ...
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Change the text of item in “open with” context menu

I'm using Windows 8.1 and want to change the text of an item in "open with" context menu of windows explorer. For example: It's just stupid to me to have such a long postfix like "Best Reader for ...
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How to delete lnk files in desktop only from guest account in Windows 8?

I have a Windows 8 system and it has administrator and guest accounts. Whenever I install a program, its lnk file appears at desktop of both administrator and guest as usual. I don't need that lnk ...
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Windows recovery USB doesn't work

I have a USB memory stick with Windows 8 (which I've successfully used before). When I try to use it for a full reset it complains that a required drive partition is missing. I assume it refers to the ...
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How to change order of network adaptors in windows task manager?

Is there any way to change the order of network adapters in the networking tab of windows task manager? (Either Win 7 or 8) I know that disabling the network adapter will take it away from the list ...
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Quick way to share files on a PC with another PC that's NOT on the same network (work laptop on a domain, home PC on a home network)

I want to access a folder on my home desktop PC over my local home network from all our various laptops at home (just to backup photos and share media files). I tried simple Windows sharing, but one ...
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windows couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one (For windows 7 & 8)

I getting this error (windows couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files.) when i am install windows any version in my PC using bootable ...
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What is SRUJet?

I see in Event log many error entries : svchost (1500) SRUJet: An attempt to open the file "C:\Windows\system32\SRU\SRUDB.dat" for read / write access failed with system error 5 ...
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How to install Windows 8 alongside Ubuntu 14.04 using separate drive

i have installed Ubuntu 14.04, but i've read many articles about issues when you've installed ubuntu first and windows afterwards. I have 2 separate SSD drives. On the first one i've installed Ubuntu, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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How to make omitting search criteria [duplicate]

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