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How can I enable touch input without having a touch device present?

I'm trying to find a way to enable touch style input in Windows 8. Specifically, I want to have the touch friendly user interface. I'm looking at doing an experiment where I use a Wiimote for input, ...
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Can I use the default metro apps in Windows 8 with a local account?

I have installed the Windows 8 Release Preview, however I did not connect a Live ID, I am using a Local Account. I'd like to test out the metro Mail and Calendar apps with my Google account. The ...
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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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Using Bootcamp to do C# work on Late 2011 Macbook Pro - Runs hot

I expected the battery life to not be as good, but Windows 8 CP seems to kick the fans on very often. I closed out of SQLMS, VS2010, and Zune. It still comes on fairly often and I'm not sure why. Any ...
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Windows 8 Preview SHA 1 Sum

Okay, so I downloaded Windows 8 Preview twice, once from my Bulgarian computer and once from my American NAS becasue the SHA1 Sum didn't match for the Bulgarian download. I redownloaded it twice from ...
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How can I make logical drive/folder appear as virtual removable drive in Windows 8?

I want to test the "Windows to go" feature of Windows 8. But I have no 16 GB drive. How can I make logical drive/folder appear as virtual removable drive?
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Motherboard with embedded hdmi problems with Windows 8 Consumer Preview (64bit)

I'm specifically referring to GIGABYTE GA-E7AUM-DS2H LGA 775 NVIDIA GeForce 9400 HDMI Micro ATX with a Core 2 Duo chip. This computer is connected to a Sharp Aquous TV using HDMI. It all worked fine ...
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Metro apps won't start under consumer preview of Windows 8

I upgraded from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 8 Consumer Preview and the Metro apps won't start when clicked. The app appears to start, the screen fills up with a green background with the app logo ...
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How to enable network adapter for Windows 8 in VMWare Player

Just downloaded and installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview onto a VMWare virtual machine. Despite VMWare not recognising the OS (I selected Other -> Other at setup) everything works fine. However, ...
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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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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. ...
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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 broad band connection and i can 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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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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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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Mac OS X Lion donesn't start after Windows 8 installing

I'm having some troubles booting from Mac OS X Lion after installing Windows 8 Release Preview on bootcamp partition. I've made these steps. Install Windows 8 Consumer Preview using bootcamp ...
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Activate windows on a network with authentication

I have installed a windows 8 consumer preview on my PC. But there is a network with authentication required. When I try to activate windows, it doesn't ask me for credentials, and it shows an ...
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Dualbooting, partitions or virtualization?

Hi, I am trying to have Windows 8 and Fedora 17 in a dual boot setup on my laptop. At first I installed Windows 8, gave it first 40GBs of the drive to play with ( windows installer cut off first ...
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Getting Android drivers to work on Windows 8 Community Preview

I made a post about this on android.stackexchange.com, and they referred me to here. I have an HTC Flyer and a Motorola Droid X, and for both, I've been unable to connect to USB debugging to do ...
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My PC's Windows 8 partition got destroyed. How can I fix it?

I had a nice setup with my desktop PC running Windows 8. It had been running fine since the first or second of this month - when I installed it. But after attaching my laptop's HDD with a SATA cable ...
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Cannot access Internet from Windows 8 on VirtualBox

I recently installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on Oracle VirtualBox on my Windows 7 laptop. All's well, but I am unable to access Internet from Windows 8. Any ideas?
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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 ...
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Store username with backslash in credential manager

How can I trick credential manager to store a username that starts with a bacskslash?
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Installing Windows Phone SDK 7.1 in Windows 8 Developer Preview

Is it possible to install the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 on Windows 8 Developer Preview? I am planning to test Windows 8 on my main machine.
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Windows 8 and Windows 7 UEFI

I have Windows 7 x64 SP1 installed on my Asus P8Z68-V LX board through UEFI (on a GPT HDD). I wanna install Windows 8 on the partition I made for it. But I don't have a DVD or USB drive so I ...
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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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Split screen running Windows 8 on MacBook Air

I've installed Windows 8 Developer Preview 32 Bit view Boot-Camp on my MacBook Air 13" Mid 2011. When the installation is finishes and Windows boots up for the first time, the screen splits and I can ...
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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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I keep on getting ftp error server does not support non ascii characters this started happening ever since I installed windows 8.1

Status: Connecting to 190.64.14.20:21... Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message... Response: 220 VxWorks FTP server (VxWorks 5.3.1) ready. Command: USER vxworks Response: ...
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Sound is not working for Dany u1050 USB TV device in Win 8

I have a Dany u1050 USB TV device and using Win 8 but sound is not working for the device. However, this device was working normally with Win XP and Win 7.
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How do I remove my Windows 8 Preview installation from the Windows Store's list of “other PCs” that I have apps installed on?

It's cluttering up the list, and confuses me because it has the same name as my later Windows 8 release installation on the same PC.
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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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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 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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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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Triple boot with windows 8, windows 7 and ubuntu

I tried to install windows 8 to an new hdd, but after installation i cant boot it with grub.I configured grub with sudo update-grub, it added the Windows 8 to the menu (which is instaled to sdb) but ...
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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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How to fix my GPT and MBR (hybrid)?

I was trying to create a triple boot (Ubuntu, OS X and Windows), so I used VirtualBox to install Windows 8 (Consumer Preview) to a real (FAT at the time) partition, so it wouldn't have access to my ...
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How do I install Windows 8 (from an ISO) using Q (qemu)?

I have downloaded an ISO image of Windows 8 from Microsoft Dreamspark and I am on a 27" iMac without administrative privileges. I would like to install and run Windows. The only way I found to do so ...
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Can I install Windows 8 updates to a Windows 8 partition without being booted into Windows 8?

I have a Windows 8 partition that was functioning perfectly since the second of this month. It recently gave me a BSOD and stopped working at all. I tried the advice of everyone I could find that ...
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I cannot open any old files after restoring Win7 from Win8

I followed the instructions on how to revert to Windows 7 after installing Windows 8, and this worked. My only issue, however, is that I can see the files on my desktop but I cannot open them (e.g. ...
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The client and server editions of Windows 8

In Windows 8 TAP 8820 builds, there are client and server editions. 8220.0.WINMAIN_WIN8BETA.120127-1925_X64FRE_CLIENT_EN-US-HB1_CCS_X64FRE_EN-US_DV5.ISO ...
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Windows 8 Consumer Preview OEM Drivers

I recently bought an Acer Z5771 and I was wondering what sort of support I should be expecting in terms of drivers compatible with Windows 8 CP? As the computer is multitouch I was hoping to test out ...
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How to boot windows in Mac?

I have this strange problem, where I have two Windows installed on my MBP in two different partitions Untitled Windows is Win8, Bootcamp windows is Windows 7 and Mac OS X Whenever I choose to boot ...
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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 ...