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Finding useful crash-information in Windows 8 Consumer Preview

I'm currently diving into C# and wanted to play around with the new Metro-styled-applications introduced with Windows 8, so I updated my Windows 7 to Windows 8 Consumer Preview. The problem I'm ...
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Force Windows 8 Metro apps to run lower resolutions below 1024x768?

I have installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my Samsung NB30 netbook. I was very excited to try it on this little box cause it has a touchscreen and Windows 8 is supposed to be optimized for ...
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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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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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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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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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Upgrade/Update Windows 8 customer preview to normal version [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will it be possible to upgrade from Windows 8 Previews to the RTM version? Is it possible to update/upgrade the windows 8 customer preview in the future to the normal ...
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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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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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How to get password of the network connection i'm currently connected to [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is the wifi password stored somewhere in windows-7? I've got win 7 and win 8 installed on the PC. Win 7 automatically connects to my router and it saved the password ...
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Program opens on disconnected and invisible monitor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover Windows Opening Off Screen? I'm working with a HP Elitebook 8460p with Windows 8 using always 2 Monitors connected. And some Programs I'm always opening on the ...
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Install Windows 8 on other partition from Windows 7

Is it possible to install Windows 8 on an other partition from Windows 7 (so I mean not from the boot menu but from within Windows itself)? Thanks!
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How to remove $data stream from file in windows 8

Windows for a while now has added an additional hidden stream to files that were downloaded from the internet. If you attempted to use these files, you'd get all kinds of odd behavior as windows was ...
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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 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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Using Windows 8 with Bootcamp?

I am trying to install Windows 8 using Bootcamp on an Apple machine. I need a bootable CD. Does the bootable CD have to be the size of the ISO image or can it be smaller (since it only contains the ...
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How to install Windows 8 as a dual boot with Linux Mint pre installed?

I have Linux Mint installed on my system. Now I want to install Windows 8 OS on another drive which is empty, so how can I achieve that. Does installing Windows over Linux affect GRUB loader? PS: ...
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Not able to install Windows 8 on desktop PC

I can't install Windows 8 on my Asus 945G motherboard, dual core 2.0, 2GB DDR2 RAM system. I think it is 64-bit. I have Windows 7 32-bit installed. While installing from CD it says some CD/DVD ...
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How can I get black window borders in Windows 8?

In Windows 8, when I go into Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization\Window Color and Appearance the amount of control over window colors is greatly reduced as compared to Windows ...
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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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Can't add Gmail to Windows 8 Consumer Preview's Mail app

I suppose the following screenshot is the normal thing. But when I start my mail app, the Gmail option is not available. My lower left corner is blank.
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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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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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Upgrading to Windows 8 and keeping Windows 7

If I pay the $39.99 for the upgrade from Windows 7, will I still be able to use my Windows 7 license on another PC? I know it probably isn't supposed to work, but does anyone know for sure?
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Windows 8 Preview USB Boot?

I have Windows 8 Preview on an USB Flash Drive. I can boot from it and I come to an install screen. Is it possible to run Windows 8 from a USB Drive and not install it to the local HD (the one with ...
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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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How to disable peek windows at the left side of a screen?

Is there a way to disable little preview windows that show up when I move mouse cursor to left edge of a screen? It annoys the hell out of me. Everytime I need to click on vertical "Solution ...
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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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Can't click on drop down/context menus in Firefox on tablet

On my Acer Iconia W500 with Windows Developer Preview 32-bit, I am unable to touch the context and drop down menus. The browser acts as if the menu was not shown in the first place and instead ...
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Uninstall Windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I uninstall Windows 8 Consumer Preview? Looking for information on how to uninstall Windows 8. I cannot even get into my BIOS or Boot menu, the first screen ...
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What's the difference between Windows 8 N (x64) - DVD (English) and Windows 8 (x64) - DVD (English) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 8 Versions (Final Release) Windows 8 got released on MSDN 15/8. I have a subscription to MSDN thru work and wanted to download it. But for each windows 8 there ...
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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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Windows 8 - Are transparency effects dead?

I just read the Windows 8 preview article on Anandtech and noticed that they pointed out that in Windows 8 windows no longer have rounded corners and transparency/glass/"aero" effects. One point ...
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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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How do I create an ad hoc network in Windows 8?

For the life of me, I can't figure out how to create an ad hoc wireless network in Windows 8. Here is what happens if I follow the steps from Windows 7: Right click the network icon and click ...
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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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Can't see DVD drive in Windows 8 Developer Preview

After installing the Windows 8 Developer Preview (64-bit) on my PC, I can no longer see my DVD drive. What could be wrong? My PC specifications: Gigabyte GA-EP41T-UD3L (G41) motherboard Samsung DVD ...
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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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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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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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Windows 8 Drivers for Synaptics Touchpad? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I don’t have a touchscreen. How can I do gestures on my Windows 8 laptop’s touchpad? Have there been any beta drivers released from Synaptics for Windows 8? I'd love to ...
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Disable/remove MacDrive from within MacOS X

I've just tried upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8 CP on my macbook air and after it restarted, I've repaired my MacDrive installation which claimed that it had problems. Since that I keep getting ...
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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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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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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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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. ...