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Can I use a Debug/Checked build of Windows 8 as an OS? [closed]

Simple question, is it possible to use the Debug/Checked build of Windows 8 as a primary OS? What complications could arise from doing this? Thanks
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Problems running Chrome through shortcut on Windows 8

all of a sudden, i can only run chrome as admin. it says the path to chrome.exe doesn't exist, but the file is there after i check. update menu said i have windows updates installed last night, but ...
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Bypassing windows update error 0x80096002

I am getting this error when I try to install some .msu files (WMF 3 if it matters). Now, the error is saying that the certificate is invalid. However, I looked at the certificate (if anyone is ...
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Is there any way to get detected proxy from IE when “automatically detect proxy settings” option is used

in my IE in connection options selected option "automatically detect proxy settings". Is there any way to get which proxy server had been detected by IE (which IE is actually uses to connect to ...
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How to make the mute sound button mute both speakers and headphones?

I want to make it so whenever I press the Mute speakers button in Volume Control or press the mute sound key on my keyboard both speakers and headphones get muted. This is what it was like when I had ...
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Wipe Laptop Hard Disk on boot

I've got a MacBook pro. It's got Win7 installed (from scratch...I blew away stupid Mac OS). Now I'm installing Win 8 preview, got the boot disk (iso). I run it but Windows 8 says that windows ...
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had win7 and win dual boot, but now boots directly to win7 only

after installing windows 8 on another partition, when i would boot up computer it would give me the option to boot windows 8 or windows 7. this worked fine for several weeks, but for some reason it ...
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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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Metro Apps do not open in Windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 8 via VirtualBox - Metro apps won't open when clicked My monitor resolution is set to 1280 * 720. I cannot open any Metro Windows-8 style UI apps, because I ...
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Resize EFI system partition

I have a Windows 8 installation on a 500gb hd with the following partitions; Recovery 300mb EFI System Partition (ESP) 100mb Reserved 128mb Primary 145gb Leaving me with free space of 319gb I'm ...
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Windows 8 freezes all the time

I'm running Windows 8 Release Preview on the following system: AMD FX-8150 16 GB 1800 RAM ATI HD5850 I experience BSOD's and freezes of the whole system all the time with random frequencies. ...
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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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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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How can I restore the Ubuntu boot manager?

First I had Windows 7, Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 installed side by side as triple boot. Ubuntu Boot Manager was the primary one. Then I deleted the Windows 8 part and upgraded my Windows 7 to ...
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How can I resolve the error “Purchase error” in the Windows 8 app store?

I installed Windows 8 Release Priview over Windows 7. I use Lan and Wifi Though I can access the browser and the apps, I cannot install any app from the App Store. It says Purchase Error. Please help. ...
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When I drag a window to the side of the screen, this happens. What does it mean?

What's the use and sense behind this feature of Windows 8. The feature is depicted in the image attached: I had to take a photo with my mobile camera as the "Print Screen" button was not working in ...
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Pitfalls/Problems when migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 8 [closed]

I'd like to migrate my system to Windows 8 as soon as it comes to me via MSDN in the next days. I plan to do a fresh install (already bought a bigger SSD :)). When I migrated from Vista to WIN7, ...
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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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How can I update Windows 8 RP?

At the Win8 logon screen, it says there are essential updates to install; login and install them. How, though? I googled "Microsoft Update" which led me to the "beta.update.Microsoft" site, which ...
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Can't boot up computer windows 8 installation

I wanted to install Windows 8 with a volume partition and when the Windows 8 was installing it rebooted and it gave me an error: The digital signature for this file couldn't be verified. File ...
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Will 250 watt be enough for my setup? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to choose a UPS / calculate power for a new PC Introduction So, I did post this before but had the question deleted before I could read why. This time I've ...
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Windows.iso mounting on Mac OS X

I am trying to install Windows 8 on my Mac from here , because I am going to work on a project in C#. I am trying to do that with Boot Camp and it requires putting the installation disk into the ...
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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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Windows 8 Release Preview blank login screen

I have just installed the Windows 8 Release Preview in a dual boot configuration. I have noticed a couple of problems. One is that if I click on the default picture screen on startup, the login ...
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Why does my Intel i5 (480M) only shows one core, two threads on Windows 8 RP?

I've only had Windows 8 RP on my notebook for 2 days now, there are many things, such as Hyper-V, that works on it. The notebook (MSI FX603-064US) has performed well with Windows 7 Pro x64 since ...
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How to get Windows 8 Release Preview Aero lite Theme in Windows7?

So, I find myself liking the default wpf theme for the aerolite visual style in Windows 8 RP After a little digging, I found a few files called PresentationFramework.Aero2.ni.dll. I was ...
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Windows 8 32-bit won't boot on VirtualBox

I've been trying to install Windows 8 32-bit on the latest version of VirtualBox since yesterday. I run VirtualBox on my regular Windows 7 32-bit install. Win8 installs fine, then goes to restart ...
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Windows 8 customer preview, choose what to keep?

I'm trying to update Windows 8 from developer preview to customer preview. But I've got a question about 'Choose what to keep.' Actually, there is only one option which is Nothing. So, I'm wondering ...
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Mobility Radeon HD 5650 and windows 8

I just installed Windows 8 and I am having issues getting my graphics driver updated. I have a AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5650 - I downloaded the proper file from their site but every time I try to ...
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Mysteriously appearing search results

I am bothered by the following fact: When I go to open the PowerShell ISE, I search for in home screen. For some reason, it does not show up until I finish typing the whole name (powershell_ise) and ...
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In what ways will the Windows 8 RTM build differ from the release preview [closed]

In a nutshell, In what ways will the Windows 8 RTM build differ from the release preview? I've being using the Windows 8 Release Preview almost exclusively over the past few months (and the developer ...
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Missing boot files in Windows 8

I had a partition with Windows 8 Release Preview, Windows' System Reserved partition and the empty space of the beginning of disk. I moved two partitions to the beginning of disk using Ubuntu Live CD ...
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Why does PC needs to reboot when in the case of tri-boot with Win XP, 7 and 8 I choose to load i.e. Win 7?

I've got a tri boot system with Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8 - all on different HDs. The boot menu is the one that Windows 8 loads and it displays all the OSes correctly. Whenever I choose a ...
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Using Bootcamp to do C# work on Late 2011 Macbook Pro - Runs hot

I expected the battery life to not be as good, but Windows 8 CP seems to kick the fans on very often. I closed out of SQLMS, VS2010, and Zune. It still comes on fairly often and I'm not sure why. Any ...
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Where does the Windows 8 Mail App store data?

I was wondering if the Mail App in Windows 8 stores data (E-Mails, Contacts, etc) on local machine? much like WinMail and Windows Live Mail.. If so how can I determine its storage path?
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Windows 8 applications shows offline and not able to install any new application

I have installed windows 8 release preview. I've broad band connection and i can able to surf or open any site from any browser in my PC. I am facing internet connection error in all applications. ...
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Can't move cursor after key press?

I found out that after I press a key on my Acer Aspire One netbook, I can't move the cursor for one second. This is very not convenience because I am playing games and I can't move my cursor while I ...
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Windows won't enter sleep mode

Just upgraded my computer with some new hardware, including an SSD. Re-installed windows, running Win 8 x64 Release Preview. The system won't enter sleep mode, I can manually put it into sleep and ...
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Netbook will not boot from Windows 8 install USB stick

I have an ASUS EEE 1000HE netbook that I am attempting to install the Win 8 release preview on. I have prepared a bootable USB memory stick (4Gb) using the "Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool" per ...
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What happens when the Windows 8 Release Preview expires?

What happens when the Windows 8 Release Preview expires? Do I have to buy Windows 8? Can I renew the preview? Will it revert to the former operating system? Will I be locked out of the computer ...
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AutoHotKey and Windows 8: Alt+Tab command does not work

I can't get it to work whether I use AltTab or Send {Alt down}{tab}{Alt up} I can verify that other commands work because I can get my hotkeys to display a MessageBox. It seems like W8 ...
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How to get apps of host OS to Virtualbox guest OS?

Is there any way to get apps of my Windows 7 to the newly installed Windows 8 RP which is running on virtualbox? I would like to get my apps on Windows 8.
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How to boot directly into Vista and Windows 8 from Grub without the Microsoft boot manager?

I have Vista and Windows 8 installed each on a primary partition and use Grub as boot manager. The problem is that Grub can no longer directly boot into Vista after the installation of Windows 8, as ...
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Windows 8 Release Preview - missing cd/dvd drives

What is the fix to get cd/dvd drives working with Windows 8 release preview build 8400? I open my computer and cd/dvd is not visible.
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Windows 8 Release Preview - Extremely High Idle CPU Usage

Using Windows 8 RP, my computer is sustaining a 26.6% CPU usage while sitting at the desktop doing absolutely nothing. The other day it was over 50%. The entire usage is due to a process called ...
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Moving a bootable partition

I would like to extend a secondary bootable partition leftward (not possible). To do so, I'm considering taking the following steps: Booting from the primary partition Backing up the files from ...
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nVidia Driver Crash

I was running a 64-bit version of Windows 7 Professional and sometime last week I decided to give Windows 8 Release Preview a go, and so I downloaded and installed it with no problems. I did find ...
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Can I use the default metro apps in Windows 8 with a local account?

I have installed the Windows 8 Release Preview, however I did not connect a Live ID, I am using a Local Account. I'd like to test out the metro Mail and Calendar apps with my Google account. The ...
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What .NET Framework version and profile will come with Windows 8?

Is it already defined? Will it be .NET Framework 4 or 4.5? Will it be Client Profile or Full? Will Extended and Multi-Targeting packs also be included?
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How to get back start menu in Windows 8 Release Preview?

How to get the start menu back in Windows 8 Release Preview? Previous registry trick don't work for windows 8 release preview. Also ViStart is very slow and take much time on each startup. EDIT: If ...