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Win8 bluetooth keyboard issue

I installed the Windows 8 developer preview but somehow it doesnt work with the apple wireless keyboard/ Intel Centrino Bluetooth 3.0 stick. Windows says it has installed the sticks driver properly ...
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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 do I hide the System Reserved partition?

How do I hide the System Reserved partition from the Windows Explorer? On the above screenshot, I want to get rid of System Reserved (D:). How do I do that? I will never need to access it from ...
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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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Error 2203 when installing Python/Perl?

I can't install Python or Strawberry Perl on the Windows 8 Developer Preview :( I keep getting installer error 2203; here's a link to the LOG file: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SJ8BDNLV I really don't ...
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Using Cygwin in Windows 8, chmod 600 does not work as expected?

I'm trying to change the permissions to my key file key.pem in Cygwin 1.7.11. It has the permissions flags: -rw-rw---- chmod -c 600 key.pem Reports: mode of 'key.pem' changed from 0660 (rw-rw--...
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How do I uninstall Windows 8 Consumer Preview?

Say, for instance, I don't like this Windows 8 consumer preview and that I downloaded, agreed to terms and installed it on my machine. How do I get rid of it? I want to go back to what I had before ...
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Error 0xc0000260 when installing Windows 8 Consumer Preview on an old laptop

I'm attempting to install Windows 8 Consumer Preview on a Dell Inspiron 8600, and I am getting a 0xc0000260 error. Googling around, I found that others get this error when installing on a Virtual ...
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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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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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how to install window 8 64-bit on my 32-bit PC

I am currently running Windows 7 32-bit. I want to install Windows 8 Developer Preview 64-bit. Is it possible to install it with my existing Windows 7(32-bit) or is there any way to install Windows 8 ...
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Navigating Windows 8 with an Xbox 360 controller

I'm planning on using Windows 8 for my HTPC. Is there some way of navigating the "Metro" Windows Start screen with an Xbox 360 controller via some setting or third-party software?
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open .gadget files with windows os again [closed]

To see the contents of a .gadget file I selected notepad on default program prompt after installing the .gadget.exe file (I don't know how I actually did it now). But now everytime I open a .gadget ...
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Why is my Windows 8 virtual machine not using my NVIDIA card?

I have a Dell XPS with an NVIDIA GT540 card and it's with Optimus. The main OS is Windows 7. I have installed Windows 8 inside VMware Workstation 8, and it works very slowly. Inside NVIDIA Control ...
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Prevent VPN from changing DNS on Windows 7 / 8 developer preview

I have a customer that uses a VPN connection, however it automatically configures my DNS settings to a non-existent DNS server, meaning every DNS resolution times out until the alternative is tried, ...
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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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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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Windows 8 Release Preview stopped 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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Install Windows 8 on other partition from Windows 7

Is it possible to install Windows 8 on another partition from Windows 7 (not from the boot menu but from within Windows itself)?
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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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Can't access shared folder of win8/win7 machine - Error code: 0x80004005. Unspecified Error

It's ironic that I, software engineer with 12 years of experience, continue to have this problem from one version of Windows to another without being able to achive consistent result (sometimes it ...
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How do I set my wireless network to be private instead of public?

Trying to maintain good security settings on my laptop, I want my home network to be interpreted as private and the university network at school to be interpreted as public. However, my home network ...
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How can I set Windows Developer Preview resolution to 1920x1080 screen resolution

I have a new monitor which I'm sharing between two computers: a laptop with Windows 7 (Windows 7 from now on) and a home assembled desktop with Windows 8 Developer Preview (WinDev from now on). ...
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Windows 8. Hosts file doesn't work

I am using Windows 8 developer preview (x64) for testing purposes. I want to access some local network resource by DNS. So, I've added next line to my hosts file (%sindir%/system32/drivers/etc/hosts): ...
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Win+R runs as Administrator in Windows 8

In Windows 7 opening Run dialog (Win+R) and confirming with Ctrl + Shift + Enter ran specified command elevated. In Windows 8 this trick doesn't work anymore and I miss it a lot! Is there a way to ...
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windows 8 on external drive: how to make a volume bootable?

I want to install Windows 8 Release preview on an external drive. When I selected a partition from my external HD, it displayed Windows cannot be installed to this disk. Setup does not support ...
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Windows 8 Metro App's “Can't Open”

I have installed the Windows 8 consumer preview and all working fine, with the exception of the communication apps (mail, calendar & people). The apps were working during initial installation ...
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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 broadband connection and I'm 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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How to install Windows 8 Developer Preview on VirtualBox in Ubuntu?

I have downloaded the Windows 8 developer preview ISO and I'm trying to get it running on VirtualBox 4.1 in Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit. Short story: it doesn't work. I see a message "Loading files..." ...
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How can I run a Virtual Machine in Windows 8 Developer Preview?

Since having issues installing Ubuntu side-by-side with Windows 8, I thought I'd try running Ubuntu in a VM instead. However, VMWare player has no love for Windows 8 yet (invalid VM86 or something ...
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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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Edirol UA-25 driver on Windows 8 Preview

I've installed Windows 8 developer preview on a laptop and everything is working apart from my external sound card. The sound card in question is this one, and I've tried downloading and installing ...
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What does the “Themes” service do in Windows 8?

I stopped the "Themes" service in Windows 8, but didn't notice anything. What does it do?
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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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Setting Screen Resolution for Extended Display on Windows 8

I'm using a Dell Inspiron laptop with Windows 8 Developers Preview. I've connected a second screen (some Dell 22 inch one) and have been using it with 'Extend these displays' options in the Screen ...
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How to solve the error “Code: 0x0000000A” while installing Windows 8 Developer Preview?

I am using VirtualBox 4.1.2 for Windows hosts Here is the configuration used for the virtual machine: When I start the virtual machine some files are loaded and there is a progress-bar Loading ...
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Remote desktop group is missing in remote tab in Windows 8

Under Windows 8 (latest Windows 8 Release Preview) System properties → Remote, the "remote desktop" group is missing. This group is where you define which RDP clients are allowed to connect to ...
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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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How to disable Windows 8 lock screen?

So I took a plunge and installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my main home PC. So far so good, but there is one annoyance - the system "locks" the computer after a period of inactivity causing me to ...
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A Dark Theme for Windows 8

Is there any way for me to use Windows 8 in a dark environment? For a long time I had headaches that I couldn't fid their cause. Now, I'm using a dark visual style for my Windows 7 and since then, I ...
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An Explorer replacement for Windows with dark theme support

I'm trying to move to Windows 8. My problem is that I'm using a custom Visual Style that turns my OS to dark and it's not possible in Windows 8 for now. For that reason, I'm looking for a Explorer ...
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Using git through cygwin on windows 8

I've got a windows 8 dev preview (not sure if it's relevant, but I never had this hassle on w7) machine and I'm trying to clone a git repo from github. The problem is that my ~/.ssh/id_rsa has 440 ...
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How can I remove all traces of Windows 8 Consumer Preview *downloader* from my system?

Yesterday, on a whim, I decided to install Windows 8 Consumer Preview on an old netbook. Since the netbook was running ArchLinux, I decided to download the Windows 8 Preview setup application and ...
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How to make a dial up connection disconnect automatically after downloading + uploading 90 MB data in Windows?

I am using a modem (ZTE USB Modem FFF1) to connect to internet and I want it to disconnect automatically after completing 90 MB (Downloaded data + Uploaded Data). Can anyone suggest how can I do this. ...
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Is there and easy way to clone my windows 8 os from ssd to a larger ssd

I know similar questions have been asked but, I have windows 8 preview release installed on an SSD (OCZ agility 3 120GB) I want to just move all my stuff including OS to a larger SSD (OCZ vertex 4 ...
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Is there a Windows 8 shortcut to display the taskbar?

In Windows 7, Win can be used to raise an auto-hidden taskbar. In Windows 8, Win overwrites the entire screen with the Start Screen. Is there a keyboard shortcut in Windows 8 to display the Taskbar ...
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How do I change the resolution on my windows 8 laptop?

I had the Windows 8 consumer preview from when it came out until the new Windows 8 Release preview came out a few days ago. I recently updated my computer and I noticed that my resolution went back ...
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Windows 8.1 taskbar preview issue

I was using windows 8 with my previous computer, and I didn't have this problems. When I minimised videos preview seems to freeze, but not minimised its working; I could see a preview of the game ...
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Make GRUB 2 boot Windows 8 safe mode

I have a dual boot configuration: Windows 8 Consumer and Ubuntu 11.10. I tried to install the Asus drivers for my motherboard (P8Z68-V LE EFI) in windows 8, and i now get bluescreens when starting ...
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Use metro background as desktop background

I would like to use my metro start screen background as my desktop background like Ed Bott did here: Change the desktop background to match the Start screen. However, I would like to just 'find' the ...