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my touchpad scroll doesnt work

I've installed the drivers for the touchpad but still it doesn't work, I just shifted from Windows 7 to Windows 8, and now my touchpad scroll wont work. can anyone tell me how to fix my touchpad ...
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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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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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Meter for Intel Turbo frequency

Hi their I have a laptop with Core i7 2630QM (Base freq 2GHz TurboBoost2 upto 2.9 GHz). I was always curious about to view the dynamic overclocking that occurs in i-series when it is subjected to ...
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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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What are the risks of giving a VM more than 50% of my RAM? [closed]

I have recently downloaded Windows 8 which I want to test in VirtualBox. I have 2.00 (1.80 GB usable) RAM, but Windows 8 requires 1.5 GB RAM on a virtual disk, when I try it by allotting 1 Gb of RAM ...
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Windows 8 Start screen resolution

My screen resolution is 1280×1024, and I'm running Windows 8 Release Preview. I formatted my computer and reinstalled Windows 8 CP because I had too many BSODs. When I installed Windows 8 CP ...
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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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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. ...