Windows 8.1, code name "Blue", is an update to Windows 8 by Microsoft which was released on October 17th, 2013.

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Installing Debian alongside Windows 8.1 Pro: but on a separate HDD?

I just got my hands on another HDD, and am interested in dual booting Windows 8.1 Pro and Debian Jessie. Anyone got a guide on how to do this or instructions? Also, mods: This isn't the same as just ...
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Mouse key doesn't work and after attempting to fix the mouse laptop reacts crazy

I didn't know who to ask i hope i'm at the right place . I got an Asus laptop with windows 8.1 installed , updated . While i was playing an online game which requires a lot of mouse clicking my Right ...
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Windows 8.1 — PPTP VPN connection dies after a minute or two

I've set up a PPTP VPN using Amazon EC2. I did that by following this guide. I don't want everything going through the VPN, and instead only want connections to specific IP addresses to go through the ...
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Touch scrolling is jumpy in Windows Chrome

In Chrome on Windows 8.1 on my Surface Pro 3 I've noticed Chrome's scrolling "jumps" when scrolling. After some fussing, it appears to only do it if I take my finger off the screen while still moving ...
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Acer Aspire E1-572G doesn't wake up

I recently got a new Acer Aspire E1-572G and every time I sleep it closing the lid it is impossible to wake it up. I applied the solutions to this question but the problem persists. I already had ...
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Registry Key Controlling Start Button in Windows 8.1?

This is related to How to hide “Start” button in Windows 8.1?. I've got the useless, castrated, Microsoft provided start menu next to a 3rd party start menu. I'd like to remove Microsoft's useless, ...
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Windows 8, 8.1, 2012 R2: Search does not work correctly after joining local AD domain

Scenario: I do a fresh install of e.g. Windows 8.1 on a workstation. Then I create a temporary local user on this system -> searching in the start menu for e.g. "programs and features" (German: ...
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Windows 8 Video Card Fried, onboard video not working in normal mode, only safe mode

I recently experienced a catastrophic failure due to a large static shock from my body to my computer, causing the OS to freeze, and restart, and then my computer would not boot anymore. I removed my ...
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My Hard Disk Drive is very slow

This HDD is probably the worst. Windows 8.1 constantly gives me this error DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE accompanied by the BSOD. After playing games, the BSOD would happen. I looked up on the internet ...
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System Image for Windows 8.1 Won't Restore

I have a problem restoring Windows 8.1 using a system image. I've re-installed Windows after accidentally wiping my partitions. Fortunately, I had a backup, but I haven't been able to get that ...
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Show hidden icons button out of place

I recently got a Yoga 2 Pro (3200x1800) resolution and it's mostly been great except for one aggravating but minor issue: the "show hidden icons" button on the taskbar isn't vertically centered and ...
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Cannot boot on windows 8 after installing Scientific Linux 6.5

I had a standard toshiba latop (2014 model with EFI), which came pre-installeed with windows 8.1 and I tried to install Scientific Linux(SL) 6.5 in dual boot mode. Originally, I couldn't install it as ...
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Windows 8.1 memory leak which is invisible in process monitor and poolmon

After trying around for days, googling about everything and trying a lot I am left clueless. I have a Razer 2013 Blade Pro with 8GB ram. I have 30 GB allocated for additional virtual ram. My system ...
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Prioritize network adapter initialization on startup

TL;DR: How to make the network adapter connect earlier/faster? When I start up the OS (Win 8.1) from either Hibernation or from a full restart my network adapter won't connect as fast as I'd like it ...
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install win8.1 from usb

I have an Win8.1 installation on usb. When I want to boot installation from this, I get an error: The boot configuration data file doesn't contain valid information for an operating system. The ...
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Multi user and guest accounts sign in WIN 8.1

Guest account has been enabled, other user accounts created. However, the sign in page allows only one (the originally created) user to sign in. I spent a considerable amount of time on the Web and ...
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How do I grant myself permission to make symbolic links on Windows 8.1?

I am trying to figure out how to grant myself permission to make symbolic links as a non-administrator on Windows 8.1 (NOT Windows 8.1 Pro) which lacks gpedit.msc. How do I do this?
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Giving an app access to its own folder

I've installed Android Studio in Program Files because I don't think programs belong anywhere else (installer asks to install under my appdata profile folder). However, whenever I try to update ...
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Windows 8.1 wireless doesn't work

I purchased a Cybertron desktop recently. It came pre-installed with Windows 8.1 Here are its specs (link): System: AMD FX 6300 3.50GHz 6-Core; AMD 760G Chipset; 16GB DDR3; 1TB HDD; Genuine Windows ...
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clone windows 8.1 tablet (lenovo miix 2)

I am trying to clone a lenovo miix 2 tablet onto another lenovo miix 2 tablet. What is the best away to achieve this? Trying casper and Acronis did not allow me to restore onto another tablet. System ...
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How can I clone hidden partitions and restore them exactly on the same drive?

I have a hard drive reporting weak sectors but I don't believe it is damaged, so I want to "Reinitialize disk surface" with Hard Disk Sentinel as proposed in thread. It is an acer laptop with a bunch ...
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Can't shrink to available partition volume in Windows

I have 1TB HDD with 800GB free space plus a typical System Reserved partition. I removed system files before shrinking in Disk Management since suggested shrinking size was no more than 100GB ...
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How to connect remotely on Windows 8 non-pro over the Internet?

Is there a way to connect to a regular(non-pro) Windows 8.1 machine over the Internet? The regular 8.1 edition doesn't support RDC over the Internet and I have been looking for application or ...
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Dual-Boot Windows 8.1 and BackTrack 5 R3 ISO with EasyBCD 2.2

I have a PC running Windows 8.1 (32-bit) and the BackTrack 5 R3 (KDE). I've installed Backtrack and it appeared on the boot menu, but whenever I select it, it always takes me to a terminal called ...
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How do I scale default app size smaller than “Default” in Windows 8.1?

I'm on a 1920x1080 pixel, 15.1" laptop running Windows 8.1. Some of my apps (Eclipse, SourceTree, pgAdmin, Chrome) render larger than I would like, fitting far less content than on Windows 7. I can ...
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How to repair Windows 8.1 generic network drivers? [on hold]

It's very strange problem: after loading from Arch Linux LiveCD, when returned back to Win8.1, I tried to connect via VPN PPTP to Internet, as I always do, but it hanged for a while, and no connection ...
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How to prevent software(skype) stays on foreground

My Skype stuck on foreground and I can't minimize it, unless I click on Minimize Button or Close Button. The normal is when you click in other window or program this will be on foreground and the ...
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Netflix Windows Media Center Plugin Missing Windows 8.1

Due to various reasonings I upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro. I also purchased the Media Center addon from MS. On Windows 7 I had Netflix for Media Center, in Windows 8.1 I cannot seem to download/find ...
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Thinkpad Yoga TouchPad gestures stop working

I am having a problem with my Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga in that it seems that the Touchpad has the tendency to stop recognizing multi-touch gestures like scrolling or zooming after the device has gone into ...
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Why my service doesn't work with windows 8.1 withour msiexec REINSTALL?

I checked my service on: xp: x32/x64, Vista: x32/x64, 7: x32/x64, 8 and everywhere everything was fine untill I tried do same on windows 8.1 It is not working. Here how .bat look like: msiexec /i ...
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How to remove StartIsBack without access to system?

StartIsBack made my system unusable (start menu is constantly flashing, can't access anything). Therefore, I can't remove this program via uninstall. How can I remove it from system files via other ...
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Moving AppData folder causes programs to “forget” every restart - Windows 8.1

The other week my boot drive was getting full, largely due to the C:\Users\me\AppData folder (this is in Windows 8.1). I moved the folder to D:\AppData and created a symlink from C:\Users\me\AppData ...
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Active Directory setup with Profile Path and Home Folder

I have roaming profiles turned on. I was wondering what the different was between Profile Path and Home Folder in the Active Directory setup.
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Install Windows 8.1, Ubuntu with dual boot, + SSD caching system for both of them

So i have a 500GB Hard drive, and a 32GB SSD drive. (Dell Inspiron 14Z-5423) When i first received my computer, it was fast on booting (14sec), and then i tried to install Ubuntu and i messed up, and ...
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Why some web pages interfere with my USB speakerphone?

I have a speakerphone (Jabra Speak 510) connected via USB to my computer (Windows 8.1). There are some specific web pages (very few) which interfere with the speakerphone (like the sound of a modem, ...
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My Machine specs are below - I am a dedicated Desktop user - NO interest in ANY 8.1 features. BUT, does it run better, faster, bugs fixed, etc? [on hold]

Windows Enterprise 64bit, Asus MOBO, AMD A8-5600 APU, Radeon HD 7560D, 8 Gigs RAM Hello! I've been reading extensively about 8.1. All they talk about is the fancy new features, and YES, the fixes ...
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How to fix the missing msvcp110.dll

I just turned on my computer and got an error from "explorer.exe" which says that msvcp110.dll is missing. Why that might happen, and how do I fix that? There are several sites that "provide" missing ...
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PID not shown under Services in the Task Manager on Windows 8

I'm trying to run a program that defaults to port 9000 but there is an unknown source using that port. I found the PID by using, netstat -aon | more and went to the task managers service tab ...
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BSoD error: NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM (NTFS.SYS) [closed]

I suffered a BSoD error: NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM (NTFS.SYS) in Windows 8.1. How do I fix it?
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DirectX error on Watch Dogs (game) in windows 8.1 and NVIDIA image preview on configuration is missing?

i recently buyed a new laptop: HP Envy 15-J108LA. i have been using it for 2 weeks now and been playing these 2 games withought ANY problem: watch dogs and Tera Rising. then one day tera would give me ...
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Windows Defender update error

Defender is disabled yet I keep getting bugged for and update that will not install (KB2267602) I have tried to hide it, install it manualy but the service is not running so it will not install. It ...
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how to start up items only when laptop plugged in

I'm running windows 8.1 (but that shouldn't matter) on a laptop and was wondering if it would be possible to modify the startup process in a way that: Certain programs ONLY start when you're plugged ...
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Copy a folder with many folders on Windows 8 not possible due to too long names

I have copied a folder with many subfolders into C:\test Windows explorer is saying now that some folder names make the directory path too long. What can I do against this? I really can not change ...
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Tricky partition editing.. Windows, linux, 2 hard drives

Here's my computer's old setup: 500 GB SSD ~ 140 GB Windows partition (/dev/sdb4 after 3 partitions < 300MB) ~ 200 GB shared data partition (ntfs) ~ 125 GB Linux partition ~ 6 GB ...
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How can I disable a wireless card (in order to upgrade to Windows 8.1?)

Hoping someone can help me with this, as I've been pulling my hair out over this issue since last October. I'm unable to upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8. I've been trying since the update came ...
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Cannot repair file in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 64 bit running Windows Update continuously. Suddenly I had significant problem getting the laptop started. Refresh, recovery, reset, restore did not work. Recovery would not recognize the ...
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How to disable the ASUS VivoBook app?

So recently I've bought an ASUS K551LN, the design is pretty cool and all, but they added a pointless key on the keyboard which opens up an app called ASUS VivoBook. The app basically lets you see how ...
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System Volume Information folder occupied 100 gb

I have been noticing recently, my C drive gets occupied fully even if there are no bigger programs installed. Out of 150gb, after uninstalling few programs, the space left was 30gb. Day by day it ...
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Metrics monitoring on Windows 8.1 [closed]

On OS X, I use MenuMeters to keep an eye on what my computer is doing. I just installed Windows 8 and am wondering if the same integrated kind of tool exists; something that would always be visible. ...
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Error 0xc000007b when trying to start \EFI\ubuntu\shimx64.efi (Ubuntu) through Windows 8.1 Bootmanager on an UEFI System

Error 0xc000007b when trying to start \EFI\ubuntu\shimx64.efi (Ubuntu) through Windows 8.1 Bootmanager on an UEFI System EFI Entries During Ubuntu Setup, Ubuntu automatically created an EFI start ...