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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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How many physical processors does Windows 8.1 Support? [duplicate]

This question was already asked for windows 8 and i'm hoping (albeit fairly sure that no) that microsoft changed their policies. Does anyone know if windows 8.1 now support > 2physical CPU in any ...
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Can I downgrade from the Windows 8.1 preview to Windows 8 if I have an OEM CD?

The internet is full of vague information about how you can downgrade the Windows 8.1 preview to Windows 8, and I kind of want to try it, but only if it's not going to be too inconvenient to uninstall ...
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How to provide feedback on Windows beta versions?

How can I report bugs and request new features for newly released Windows versions, or beta versions?
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Windows 8 Evaluation Edition, No iso seems to have been downloaded?

I've downloaded the Windows 8 Evaluation Edition and got a zip. In this zip, I don't appear to have an ISO image? Have Microsoft stopped supplying it? I wanted to copy the ISO to a memory stick to ...
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Windows 8 customer preview [duplicate]

I have installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on windows Vista, I can I update all apps with Windows 8 released version?
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Using a Windows 7 recovery disk for a Netbook with no DVD-Drive

A while back, I decided to put Windows 8 developer preview on my Samsung NC110-A09AU, a trusty little netbook I use a ton. It doesn't have a DVD drive, and I foolishly allowed Windows 8 to install ...
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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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High CPU usage by the “system” process

I have noticed that from some time my system is freezing and its probably caused by the high CPU usage which is caused by the system process. All applications I'm running is the Skype, TeamSpeak and ...
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How to add more than one email account in Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add a new mail account to the Windows 8 Mail app? I need to add more than one email account in Windows 8. I've already added my Yahoo! account from Settings ...
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Can't boot Windows 8

When I try to boot Windows 8, it starts automatic repair process which fails to repair it. It logs stuff in c:\windows\system32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt. After one of attempted automatic repairs, ...
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Will my Windows 8 CP installation stop working now that the final version of Windows 8 was released? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 8 Release Preview expiration date I still have Windows 8 CP installed. Will Microsoft lock down my operating system now that the final version is released?
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Where can I download Windows 8 Release Preview?

I have check the page http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/release-preview. But it redirect to http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/meet with no link to the free preview version. ...
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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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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 ...
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Does the Release Preview version of Windows 8 not get any app updates?

I've noticed that several of my apps installed on Windows 8 are outdated and even though the app websites mention that they've been updated, none of the updates can be seen from the Windows Store. Is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Windows 8 Metro/Modern UI with Dual / Multiple Monitors?

I'm using always 2 Monitors and just installed Windows 8 and always need to scroll to my Application in the new Metro interface, because the Metro is only on my main screen (the other one shows the ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Accessing network shares in Windows 8 when running application administrator

I'm trying to access network shares from applications run as administrator, but the application can never find the network path, even if I use UNC format. For example, I run notepad, hit Open, and ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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Windows 8 Install Hanging at first white-font boot splash

I'm trying to install the Windows 8 preview on my Samsung Series 9 (2012, Ivy Bridge). I've done a bit of a custom scheme with this one: I'm using EFI/UEFI on this system. I've seen no indication ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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AutoHotkey + Windows 8: Running desktop applications

I've got a simple AHK script: #n::Run notepad.exe If I'm looking at the desktop and hit Win+N, I see Notepad. The problem is, if I'm on looking at the Start screen and hit Win+N, I get nothing. ...
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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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Move Windows 7 XP Mode to Windows 8?

I use Window 7 XP Mode for my legacy applications (and also to sandbox iTunes) I understand Windows 8 uses Hyper-V instead. I'd prefer to migrate my old machine than build a new one. How do I move ...
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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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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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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