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How can I reclaim a no-longer-needed partition?

To make a long story short, I created a partition (Drive E) that I no longer need. I would like to reclaim that unused space. How can I do so? My OS is Windows 8 RC Build 8400; currently downloading ...
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Will Windows 8 preview stop working and required a different license in the future?

I'm planning on installing Windows 8 preview on a spare laptop. I looked all over the faq page but did not see anything about how the licensing works. I understand that it's free for me to install ...
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Windows 8 - distorted screen

I had already installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my computer and it worked flawlessly, however, now I want to install it again. When I see the installation screen at boot the screen is completely ...
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Windows 8 RP installation : Booting from USB fails

I want to install Windows 8 RP using my pen drive. I have made it bootable using Windows 7 USB DVD tool. I have changed the boot order and set my pen drive's priority first. When I start my computer,...
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How to safely remove Windows 8 after installation

Recently I've installed Windows 8 alongside Windows 7. Now I want to remove Windows 8. How do I remove Windows 8 in a safe way?
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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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Windows 8 change Border Padding [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reduce the size of the titlebar and window border padding on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012? In Windows 7 was a "Advanced appearance settings" where the border ...
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How should I get my bootloader working for my Ubuntu, Windows 7 and Windows 8 on VHD?

I have a dual-boot system - 2 partitions - 1 Windows 7 and 1 Ubuntu 11.04 - using the Windows 7 boot-loader, with the Ubuntu boot option added via EasyBCD. I also installed the Windows 8 preview on a ...
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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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Navigating Back with the keyboard in a Windows 8 Modern UI app

How do you navigate Back with the keyboard in a Windows 8 Modern UI app?
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Battery level is incorrectly displayed on Dell Studio 15 with Windows 8

After removing my Dell Studio 15's laptop battery charger I'm not getting the perfect battery level displayed in my Windows 8 task bar. At 82% it displayed 3 hr 32 min and at 75% it's displaying 2 ...
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Windows 8 Release Preview to Windows 8 Pro on New Dell Laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will it be possible to upgrade from Windows 8 Release Preview to the RTM version? I bought Dell Laptop with Windows 7 last month, and opted to get windows 8 at a discount ...
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What can I do to pin Facebook on Windows 8 as a live tile on the Start Screen?

In Windows Phone 7's menu, Facebook is pinned and it shows how many notifications or messages you have – without Facebook being opened. How can I do the same in Windows 8? I pinned it to the menu, ...
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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 the ...
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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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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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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 re-...
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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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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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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 Explorer"...
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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 are ...
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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 (...