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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 ...
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Why can't I find/search some files in Windows 8?

Why can't I find, via a search, some files in Windows 8? I've checked and unchecked all the usual boxes like shown below. and but it still wont find it. I'm looking for the file "idapi32.cfg" ...
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How can I disable read receipts in Windows 8 mail client (connected to Exchange)?

I have the Windows 8 built-in mail client connected to my Exchange account (hosted Office365). By default it silently sends read receipts (at least to mail sent from my domain). My Outlook 2010 (Win7) ...
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Ctrl+Alt+Del Screen Fade out on Windows 8

After pressing Ctrl + Alt + Delete in the Windows 8 RTM. The "control" screen comes up as in previous versions of windows allowing me to open Task Manager, Lock the computer ...etc but it quickly ...
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search for a substring in file name with built in windows search

I am using windows 8 and I find that the built in search facility is not working as expected. I have a folder like this and when I search it like this, I get no result. I would like the search ...
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Will Windows 8 install on MBR?

So will Windows 8 install on a disk which is of partition scheme MBR? Also, can there be anything like MBR and UEFI? (Isn't it GPT + UEFI?) Do the First Generation of Intel Core (i3,i5,i7) support ...
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MMC and Eventvwr Won't Run on 32-bit Windows 8

Situation: Windows 8 Release Preview on 32-bit hardware. Problem:The Eventvwr won't run. Tried double-clicking actual executable in \System32. Tried 'Run as Administrator'. I looked at the ...
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Disable Aero on Windows 8?

Does anyone know how to disable Aero on Windows 8 (currently Release Preview)? Note: Contrary to what many places mention, I believe this should still be possible, because you can see it during the ...
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Computer freezes with Win 8 CP

I am using Windows 8 consumer preview on my HP model number HPE-510t. I am having frequent computer freezes which required a complete reboot. I turned off the optimization, but the problem persists. ...
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windows 8 release preview stop working during installation progress at 50 - 60

i m currently installing (i am currently upgrading from windows 7) windows 8 release preview on my dell n411z laptop pc. But when it reach at progress of 50 -60, it stop working gives error message ...
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Will I ever have to uninstall windows 8? [closed]

If I've installed the consumer preview and would like to keep Windows 8 as my main operating system, will I ever have to uninstall it or purchase it in the future?
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Wi-Fi performance in Windows 8 RP on a MacBook Air (mid 2011)

I was able to install the Boot Camp Windows software using the executable that it provided, and there are no unrecognized or unknown devices in Device Manager. Wi-Fi works but it seems to be limited ...
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Keyboard that can't be removed in Windows 8

Somehow I ended up with four keyboards installed (English (United States), Japanese (Japan), Kannada, and Hindi. They are installed in the sense that the tray drop down displays these four, and when I ...
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How do you get rid of the limit of partitions on the C drive?

I am trying to dual run Windows 8 and7. I read somewhere that to do this you need to make a separate partition on the C drive. When I do this I get this error message You cannot create a new ...
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Windows 8 mouse driver to use laptop touchpad for touch input?

As Windows 8 is built for touch, some games such as Violet Storm in App Store doesn't work well whith mousepad on laptops. Is there any driver that can turn this mouse pad to position sensing or ...
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Can I install Windows 8 to a thumb drive?

I have a 32 GB thumb drive that I was hoping to install Windows 8 Consumer Preview to as if it was an SSD, but the installer sees it as removable media instead of a hard drive and won't let me ...
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Is it possible upgrade to Windows 8 from Windows XP/Vista/7 OEM?

In a Microsoft's post about Windows 8 upgrade it is written: We set out to make it as easy as possible for everyone to upgrade to Windows 8. Starting at general availability, if your PC is running ...
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Running apps side by side on a dual monitor setup (on Windows 8 RC)

How can I run Metro app (IE for instance) on one monitor and another app (say Media player) on the other monitor side by side? I do not want the app to snap (that app should maximize). Somehow when I ...
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Windows 8 permissions (CHMOD) with XAMPP

While I know that CHMOD is impossible in Windows, I do have a problem with permissions. I'm running XAMPP on Windows 8 Release Preview and I'm trying to install ModenaCam. However, I get an error ...
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Proxifier disables MetroStyle apps Internet Connection

I'm using Windows 8 release preview. When I install Proxifier (to set my SOCKS proxy), none of my MetroStyle apps can access the Internet (even the ones I develop). So, my question is, is there a way ...
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Multi-boot Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows 8 Release Preview

I want to test the Windows 8 Release Preview, but I am not sure how my boot configuration will turn out. Currently, I dual boot Windows XP with Windows 7, using the Windows 7 boot manager. If I add a ...
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New installation - Win 7 or directly Win 8?

My laptop's hard disk is gone, so I need to re-install my Windows. Would it be a good idea to directly install Win8 (so actually the preview). Is there any known incompatibility with Win7 which ...
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windows 8 installs fails to start

I've been trying to follow Scott Hanselman's post on installing the Win8 RP on a vhd, using the win8 .iso on a dvd, but the install wont start. I get a black screen with the Windows text for a ...
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Can't Shut Down computer with windows 8 Release Preview

I downloaded Release Preview and installed it. I have a problem when I shut down the computer. After I press windows key + I > Power > Shut Down, a box pops up titled "Winlogon.exe - No Disk. Then ...
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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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Is there a fix for Windows 8 Release Preview freezing intermittently on Macbook Air

I've successfully installed Windows 8 x64 Release Preview on a 2010 Macbook Air (4GB/256GB). I was also able to install the Apple Boot Camp tools without incident, but the computer will ...
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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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Open LAN-hosted website in IE 10 Metro

It appears that IE10's Metro mode blocks connections to servers running on the local network (for example, 192.168.1.x). I am able to connect to the server from IE 10 in regular desktop mode. How do ...
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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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Windows 8 install shows NTFS partition but asks for driver

I have an Asus Eee PC 900HA, and I tried to install Windows 8 on it, so I created a 56GB NTFS partition and booted install from USB When I get to install it, says "some drivers are missing", but when ...
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Windows 8 task manager, on Windows 7

As the MSDN Blog explained in great detail, the Windows 8 Task Manager is a big leap from the Windows 7, Vista (and especially the XP)version. Is there a way for me to run the Windows 8 Task Manager ...
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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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Dual Wireless Connection

I had an old gaming desktop running XP and now I have put the Win 8 Beta on it. I had an wireless PCI card install that I thought was damaged (XP wouldn't use it even after several driver installs). ...
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Reversable upgrade to windows 8

I have windows 7 now, and I would like to upgrade to the consumer preview of windows 8 (not fresh install). However, I want to be able to revert to what I have now (windows 7) should issues occur. I ...
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USB 3.0 Not Working

I bought an Asus A43E laptop which comes with one USB 3.0 port. In Windows 7 it was working just fine, but after Windows 8 has been installed the USB doesnt work anymore. When I insert any flash ...
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Setting a SOCKS Proxy for Metro Apps in Windows 8 Release Preview

I'm using Proxifier application to set a SOCKS proxy in my Windows 7. I have set several rules for it. For instance I have set a few domains to use a SOCKS proxy, some connections are direct, etc. ...
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Windows 7 always checking disk at every boot after installing Windows 8

After I installed Windows 8 on my laptop, when I want to boot into Windows 7 it always checks its hard drive, but it can get into Windows 7. How do I fix it? I have a Asus laptop A43E with this ...
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How can I start any application with Guest permissions by default?

Here are my two questions: How can I start any application with Guest permissions by default? How can I set certain applications not to launch with Guest permissions? For the first bullet, any ...
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Do metro apps in windows 8 lose their internet connection when I switch to the desktop or any other app?

I am using Windows 8 Release preview. One thing that seems irritating to me is that when I browse using metro IE after entering URL I switch to desktop for using other apps, so that the page loads ...
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Cannot dual boot Windows 7 after installing Windows 8

I realise this sounds like an extract from "thedailywtf" but hopefully someone can point me the right way here. I would like to know if I have any way of getting back at my Windows 7 install. ...
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How to reduce Windows 8 system size?

Windows 8 consumer preview version is released. Anybody try out to reduce Windows 8 size? I have verified the method for Windows 7 is cannot workable on Windows 8.
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Will I be able to access 2nd HDD from dual-boot

I'm planning to have a dual-boot on my computer. I have 2 physical hard drives, one 500GB and one 2TB. What I want to do, is have a dual-boot setup (2 partitions, both 50 GB) for Windows 8 and Windows ...
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Windows 8 RP doesn't start: 0xc0000428

My DVD Drive is broken, so I needed another option to install Windows 8. What i've tried is to create a VMWare machine assigned to a phisical drive and installed Windows 8 RP. Within VMWare this ...
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How skip Windows 8 Consumer Preview Start Screen On Startup and jump directly to desktop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable the start screen on Windows 8 Release Preview? Unlike previous versions of Windows where you are taken to desktop at system startup, Windows 8 welcomes ...
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Clipboard bug in Wordpad in Windows 7 (accidentally pasting large file into application) [closed]

In Win7, I use Wordpad, and I really like it. For my needs it's lean and fast, yet has the formatting functionalities I'm after when working on my TXT/RTF files on a daily basis. I don't intend to ...
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Windows 8 and Microsoft Security Essentials [closed]

So, I'm about to try Windows 8 Release Preview (I've been using Developer Preview and Consumer Preview), I've heard that Microsoft Security Essentials is built-in. However, should I try to install it ...
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Wireless isn't offline but Windows 8 Metro apps say it is when connected to VPN

In the Release Preview of Windows 8, when I connect to the internet via wireless and then connect to a VPN or another connection, Metro apps (like Messaging or Sports) complain that the wireless is ...
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Windows 8 login with Live ID without local account

We have just got Windows 8 Release Preview installed in our offices. We wanted to open it up for viewing to the public and I'd like to know if there is a way to let people log in with their Windows ...
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Issue with Ivan Heckman's allSnap

For the longest time I have used Ivan Heckman's allSnap program to better manage Windows on my pc by making them easily snap together, instead of overlapping. However on Windows 8 I cannot seem to ...
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Take ownership in windows 7/8 does not work

I have taken ownership of my external HDD and now I should be able to access every folder but I can't. There are numerous folders for which I don't have the ownership of. I tried taking ownership of ...