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I keep on getting ftp error server does not support non ascii characters this started happening ever since I installed windows 8.1

Status: Connecting to 190.64.14.20:21... Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message... Response: 220 VxWorks FTP server (VxWorks 5.3.1) ready. Command: USER vxworks Response: ...
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How do I remove my Windows 8 Preview installation from the Windows Store's list of “other PCs” that I have apps installed on?

It's cluttering up the list, and confuses me because it has the same name as my later Windows 8 release installation on the same PC.
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Can I downgrade from the Windows 8.1 preview to Windows 8 if I have an OEM CD?

The internet is full of vague information about how you can downgrade the Windows 8.1 preview to Windows 8, and I kind of want to try it, but only if it's not going to be too inconvenient to uninstall ...
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How can I reclaim a no-longer-needed partition?

To make a long story short, I created a partition (Drive E) that I no longer need. I would like to reclaim that unused space. How can I do so? My OS is Windows 8 RC Build 8400; currently downloading ...
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Windows 8 Release Preview to Windows 8 Pro on New Dell Laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will it be possible to upgrade from Windows 8 Release Preview to the RTM version? I bought Dell Laptop with Windows 7 last month, and opted to get windows 8 at a ...
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How to keep files and apps when upgrading Windows 8 RP to RTM?

I have upgraded my Windows 7 to Windows 8 Release Preview. Now Windows 8 RTM has been released, but I received bad news - I can't upgrade to Windows 8 RTM. So I think I will try this: From Windows 8 ...
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2answers
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Many different BSOD

I'm experiencing multiple bluescreens for a couple of months now. Their error code is as diverse as their time of occurence... Sometimes it happens during gaming, sometimes when watching videos, ...
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Windows 8 Metro/Modern UI with Dual / Multiple Monitors?

I'm using always 2 Monitors and just installed Windows 8 and always need to scroll to my Application in the new Metro interface, because the Metro is only on my main screen (the other one shows the ...
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Windows 8 change Border Padding [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reduce the size of the titlebar and window border padding on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012? In Windows 7 was a "Advanced appearance settings" where the ...
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1answer
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Will my apps and files be lost or MIGHT they be lost?

When the official release of Windows 8 comes out 10/26 (or soon thereafter), I will want to upgrade from the RC on my laptop. I understand that I can't just upgrade in place; I have to do a full ...
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Navigating Windows 8 with an Xbox 360 controller

I'm planning on using Windows 8 for my HTPC. Is there some way of navigating the "Metro" Windows Start screen with an Xbox 360 controller via some setting or third-party software?
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How can I upgrade to “official” Windows8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will it be possible to upgrade from Windows 8 RC to the RTM version? I have Windows 8 RP on my laptop; I think I've read that it won't be possible to upgrade from RP to ...
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Windows 8 Install Hanging at first white-font boot splash

I'm trying to install the Windows 8 preview on my Samsung Series 9 (2012, Ivy Bridge). I've done a bit of a custom scheme with this one: I'm using EFI/UEFI on this system. I've seen no indication ...
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Will I be able to update Windows 8 Release Preview from Dreamspark to the final released version?

I know that the developer and consumer previews can't be upgraded to the final release version of Windows 8, but I was under the impression that the release preview is the same as the RTM version. My ...
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1answer
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Need to install Pro SKU version of Visual Studio 2012

I asked this on the msdn Visual Studio forum, but (thanks to superuser and stackoverflow, etc.), it seems that place has become the Bodie of the Interwebs; so, I will ask the question here: I have ...
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Win+R runs as Administrator in Windows 8

In Windows 7 opening Run dialog (Win+R) and confirming with Ctrl + Shift + Enter ran specified command elevated. In Windows 8 this trick doesn't work anymore and I miss it a lot! Is there a way to ...
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Fn key combinations don't work on Asus laptop on windows 8

Only 5 out of 12 function keys combinations work. The volume manager doesn't work and the disable/enable touch pad which I used A LOT doesn't work and it's killing me. Does anybody found a solution ...
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Android device as touch input for Windows 8

I am looking to do some Windows 8 development, as you may know they ethos is "touch first". There is a built-in simulator that I can use in Visual Studio but I would prefer to use some real hardware. ...
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3answers
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Will it be possible to upgrade from Windows 8 Release Preview to the RTM version?

Will it be possible to upgrade from Windows 8 Release Preview to the RTM version? I've seen this related question Upgrade/Update Windows 8 customer preview to normal version, but I'm interested to ...
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4answers
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Disable spell checking in Internet Explorer 10 (Windows 8)

I installed the release preview of Windows 8, which comes with Internet Explorer 10. IE10 has been endowed with a spell checking Feature, which is active while I write this text. As a matter of ...
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4answers
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How to disable the start screen on Windows 8 Release Preview?

The old advice to set the REG_DWORD value named RPEnabled (some sources claim it's RPEnable) under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer to 0 doesn't work anymore since ...
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2answers
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Will Windows 8 preview stop working and required a different license in the future?

I'm planning on installing Windows 8 preview on a spare laptop. I looked all over the faq page but did not see anything about how the licensing works. I understand that it's free for me to install ...
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How do I set my wireless network to be private instead of public?

Trying to maintain good security settings on my laptop, I want my home network to be interpreted as private and the university network at school to be interpreted as public. However, my home network ...