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Windows 8 Installation Issue

I recently installed Windows 8 consumer preview using Oracle Virtual Box. I have done the necessary configurations and this error got displayed as I start-up. Your PC needs to restart. Please hold ...
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Sign out of messenger on Windows 8

I just installed the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Just going through the default procedure, I let it use my Xbox Live account to create a user. When I then went and turned on my Xbox, it now notified ...
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Why does my wireless network card need to be reset everytime I start or wake my machine?

Every time I start my notebook, it fails to connect to any wireless access points. I can still view available wireless networks and attempt to connect to them - but it always fails. The only thing ...
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How to install java enviroment on Windows 8?

I want to try the newest Windows 8 64-bit. I installed it successfully. I tried to install one trading application called Interactive Brokers Trading Station which requires at least jre-1.4. I went ...
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Can't install Windows 8 Developer Preview

I've burnt the Windows 8 Developer Preview DVD and inserted it into my laptop. Setup starts and looks good, but it then prompts me for a DVD driver. Saying it is missing. I can't progress further ...
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How to run desktop Google Chrome from start menu in Windows 8

I installed Google Chrome in Windows 8 some time ago. Today I noticed, that when I start Chrome from start menu it starts metro version of Chrome. I can only start desktop version from pinned icon in ...
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Windows 8 — Blank desktop after installing NVIDIA drivers

I just installed my mobile NVIDIA drivers, and ever since the usual flicker, my desktop goes blank. I can start Task Manager and log off/log on, but any other window which I try to bring up ...
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How to provide feedback on Windows beta versions?

How can I report bugs and request new features for newly released Windows versions, or beta versions?
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Getting rid of Metro interface [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable the start screen on Windows 8 Release Preview? The company I work for primarily runs Windows XP machine. These machines are getting old and need to be ...
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Windows 8 To Go corrupts host desktop's drive

I'm testing the Windows 8 Consumer Preview's To Go functionality and created an installation of Windows 8 on an external HD (instead of a USB stick). I can attach this drive to my main desktop via an ...
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Upgrade to Windows 8 from Release Preview? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will it be possible to upgrade from Windows 8 RC to the RTM version? I've seen the upgrade offer from Microsoft that allows upgrading to Windows 8 from Windows XP, Vista ...
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What happens with Windows 8 Storage Spaces if I reinstall Windows?

I'm considering using Windows 8 Storage Spaces to combine disks. What will happen if, for some reason, my OS disk is no longer available. How will a fresh installation of Windows 8 react to an ...
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How to resolve “we're having trouble determining your PC Windows Consumer Preview”?

I have been trying to install windows 8 consumer preview on my PC. I created a bootable Windows 8 flash drive using Windows 7 USB tool(downloaded from internet). When i click the setup icon, i recieve ...
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Installing Win8 in VHD: “could not load \Windows\system32\winload.exe”

I'm trying the install Win8 in a VHD using the Hanselman Guide All went well until the PC rebooted and Windows shows me this error: Your PC needs to be repaired The application or operating system ...
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Why won't Metro applications start on the Windows 8 preview?

I have installed the Windows 8 Developer Preview edition on Oracle VM Virtual Box. After installation was complete I loaded the new O.S and was directed to the windows new Titled UI with all the ...
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Windows 8 installation, missing drivers

I would like to install Windows 8 on a PC without DVD or CD rom, so I made a bootable stick. The Windows 8 Customer Preview was downloaded from the Microsoft's site. When the install starts, after ...
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My PC's Windows 8 partition got destroyed. How can I fix it?

I had a nice setup with my desktop PC running Windows 8. It had been running fine since the first or second of this month - when I installed it. But after attaching my laptop's HDD with a SATA cable ...
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Cannot access the internet in Metro

I am having one odd problem in Windows 8. Everytime I start my computer I need to connect manually to the internet with a username and a password. When I get connected I can access the internet in ...
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How to fix windows 7 after installing windows 8

I followed this guide from howtogeek: http://www.howtogeek.com/75286/how-to-dual-boot-windows-7-and-8-without-re-partitioning-using-vhd/ I was successfully able to boot to windows 8, but now I can't ...
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Reverting from Windows 8 to Windows 7 or going back to dual boot

Installed Windows 8 developer preview and had hoped to get a dual boot setup, but no luck. How can I move back to dual boot between my old Windows 7 and Windows 8? (Or perhaps revert to Windows 7?) ...
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Transparency option gone from Windows 8 [closed]

I ran an app which disabled transparency in Windows 8 then crashed out leaving my UI without trapsnarency on windows (but still transparent on the taskbar). I tried restarting to resolve the issue ...
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Force Installing a Radeon HD 2100 on Windows 8

I'm trying force installing a Radeon HD 2100 on Windows 8. I've found that link from AMD with the drivers for Windows7: ...
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What is the fastest way to start an app in Windows 8?

I use the start button a lot to launch applications e.g. press start type "power" Enter And PowerShell pops up. How can I map this process in Windows 8? (ideally without mouse or touch)
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Where do I give feedback for the latest Windows beta?

I currently have the Windows 8 Consumer preview installed.I see a lot of possible improvements that people would be thankful for, how can I let them know. While some Metro applications provide a ...