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Windows 8.1 Does not Detect Bluetooth Headset

I have the Motorola S11 Flex HD wireless Bluetooth headset which I have had connected to a Windows 8.1 Pro x64 machine with an Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 + Bluetooth for Desktop card. This ...
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How do I fix “A USB port reset request failed.” for all USB devices connected

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad S430 with an Intel 4000, 7 series chipset. This is running Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit. My USB ports began to have trouble recognising when I connected devices around a month or ...
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Bridge Hosted Network with another network

I create a hostednetwork in windows 8-1. after that i select the new virtual wifi and ethernet but there is no option to making bridge. I have this problem because of the windows 8.1 did not ...
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Unable to Copy from E partition

I am stuck in weird issue. I moved my images from my phone to a folder in Windows 8's Partition E:/. Now i am trying to move back to my Phone/Flash Drive/Other Partition/Other Machine(via Sharing ...
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Hyper-V Wireless Bridge Disappears After Sleep

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro x64 on a MacBook Pro via bootcamp. I've setup a Hyper-V for a Windows Server 2012 R2 VM. For networking I've setup a Hyper-V External Switch to my wifi, which creates a ...
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Windows 8 MsMpEng.exe high disk usage, uninstalled Defender, and now AvastSvc.exe

I recently disabled Windows Defender due to MsMpEng.exe randomly spiking up my computer's disk usage. I saw it from Task Manager->Details->I/O read and write bytes. The read bytes go as high as ...
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Cannot Switch Users in Windows 8.1

Today, I decided to test some new software I'm developing on my PC under a non-admin account. I've run into a huge problem, though: I'm unable to switch accounts! I have the Guest account enabled and ...
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An error occurred while Internet Connection Sharing was being enabled

I want to share my lan internet connection over my hosted network. But it's being failed due to An error occurred while Internet Connection Sharing was being enabled... I found this post but all the ...
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Windows 8.1 start screen backgrounds file location

In Windows 8, the start screen backgrounds used to be in the imageres.dll file, but as of 8.1 they're not. Does anyone know where the start screen backgrounds are housed in Windows 8.1? If not, is ...
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Deny application access to hard drive or volume in Windows 7+

I want to deny some of the applications on my computer to access certain drives or logical volumes, but couldn't find a solution so far. Background: My PC has an SSD as system drive and a 15TB Raid-6 ...
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Windows 8 start screen does not do partial name matching for all apps

When I bring up the Windows 8 start screen and start typing the name of an App, it will do a partial match, on most apps but not all apps. For example, if I type "wor" it finds "Word 2013" and ...
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Unable to properly create new Eclipse projects for Drools or Guvnor in Windows8 (server options aren't displayed and Drools disappears)

I've installed Eclipse on two machines (one is running Windows 8 and the other has Mac OS X v.10.5.8), but it doesn't seem to be running correctly in Windows 8 as I'm experiencing two significant ...
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Synergy not stopping service completely

I'm using Synergy 1.4.12 (server) on windows 8 pro 64bit. I'm getting a bug when I try to stop the service. If I click stop in to window or by right-clicking the startup icon, the Synergy service ...
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ignore a directory for recent items in Windows 7/8/10?

Is there a way to tell Windows 7/8/10 to completely ignore a folder when tracking it's recent items? Not just a single program, but anything making use of files in a given directory. Jumplists don't ...
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Does Windows ever stop services when resuming from sleep?

I'm running on windows 8. Occasionally, when I resume from sleep, my service gets a stop request through the SCM (call to SvcCtrlHandler with SERVICE_CONTROL_STOP). I wasn't able to trace the source ...
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Playing specfic games crashes my computer

I have noticed this issue once before thinking it was just an issue with the game but now it has happened with several games and it's really annoying me because I can't figure out why it is happening. ...
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How do I set up non local network folder sharing?

I am not a tech savvy person so this may be very easy to solve or not solvable at all, or perhaps there is a better way that I am not thinking of... The Situation: Three (3) Desktop Computers ...
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Asus Zenbook UX305 video driver repeatedly crashes

Multiple times a day I get this error: "Display driver has stopped responding and has recovered". The screen goes black for a few seconds and all programs that rely on the GPU shut down (Google Maps ...
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Migrating Google Chrome profile from Windows 7 to Windows 8 resulted in “corrupted” profile

So I bought this new computer with Windows 8 on it. Before I can just copy and paste the user profile folder from old computer to new computer and voila, it works. But not with Windows 8. I tried to ...
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Is there any way to get a 'Watched' Tag for Video files in Windows Explorer?

Is there any way to add a watched tag automatically on video files in windows explorer for the videos that are partially/completely watched? Something like youtube.com does. If partially watched and ...
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How to recover from PATH being truncated to 1024 characters by SETX

I received an error on Windows 8 after trying to use SETX to add JAVA.exe to the Windows PATH variable: WARNING: The data being saved is truncated to 1024 characters. After a reboot, I notice that ...
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When using a Windows Key shortcut, Start Menu always opens, even though a shortcut was used for something else, why?

Whenever I use a windows key shortcut, for example Win + R for run, win + PrtSc, or Win + , for aero peek (For desktop), the windows start menu will open. In Windows 8 this did not happen to me, I ...
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qemu: How to use resolutions > 1024x768 in Windows 8(.1)?

In previous Windows versions, I was able to get higher resolutions in qemu/qemu-kvm by passing the -vga std or -vga vmware command line parameters. However, when I try the same for Windows 8 (and ...
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Windows 8.1: Force all traffic through VPN

I have applications running which need to access a URL through the VPN - NOT through the general internet. I want to be able to specify that all traffic MUST flow through the VPN, but I don't know ...
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How to get status of Windows 8.1 maintenance?

How do I get the status (5% complete, 10% complete, etc.) for the Windows maintenance, once it is running? Can that be turned on, if it exists, when not running? I am running Windows 8.1 Professional ...
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What does the IE “Display intranet sites in compatibility mode” option do? Why is it a default in IE?

What does the "Display intranet sites in compatibility mode" option in IE mean exactly? Why would it be the default? I design and develop with Mac vs PC so I am not particularly savvy when it comes ...
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How can I set an IPsec ID using the Windows 8 built-in VPN client?

I'm trying to connect to a VPN using the built in Windows 8 VPN client. The VPN uses L2TP/IPsec and a pre-shared key. I can see it's connecting to the VPN but not making it through authentication. I ...
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How to use installed windows 8 apps in other local users?

How can I use the apps that previously downloaded and installed in other local accounts? I don't want to download the apps that installed by other accounts. I just want to use "Previously Downloaded" ...
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View Windows 8 File History deltas

Summary: the regular Windows File History viewer shows the user what files will be restored at a given date. Instead, I would like to see what's changed between any 2 restore dates. Preferably ...
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Computer waking up from sleep in frequent intervals, no solution found yet

I have an Asus laptop (Q501LA) with Windows 8.1 installed (upgraded from Windows 8). Throughout the day when the laptop is on, it wakes up by itself from sleep. This problem has occurred both in ...
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How do I use an animated GIF image for the Windows 8.1 lock screen?

I know how to set an image file (.gif format in this case) on Windows 8.1 lock screen, but by some reason the image is shown as "static" instead of "animated". How do I use an animated GIF as a lock ...
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Opening task manager takes an incredibly long time

This happens on all my windows 8 devices. When I press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC, or just start the task manager in any other way, it always takes a long time to open - Something around 45 seconds to 2 ...
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Disable input language switching shortcut

I'm not sure what the issue is on my Windows computer but I can't seem to determine what triggers the input language switcher that I seem to accidentally press too often. I have three inputs set up: ...
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Can I revert changes from the TAKEOWN and ICACLS commands?

From the question linked below, Moab posted a response on how to copy/edit files under Program Files if access is being denied. How can I disable access denied when copying from network drive to ...
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Windows 8 audio stutters. DPC Latency high on tcpip.sys

I own a Intel Core i5 760 CPU based PC. 16Gb of RAM, AMD Radeon HD 7850, Asus Xonar DSX audio card, and a Creative Sound Blaster Sigma headset (with USB audio device). It's just to enumerate all my ...
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Windows8 Metro Applications, change PackageUserInformation from Staged to Installed?

Curious problem I'm running into. We have a series of Samsung ATIV Smart PC 700T's that come pre-installed with Windows 8 core. Unfortunately we need these on the domain so we're upgrading them to ...
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Modifying threshold for Windows Explorer's “minimal” view

Before: After: Is there a registry/hack I can use to control this threshold that triggers it?
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How do I get the colors from Windows 7 “Classic Theme” in Windows 8?

I've tried to export the theme from Windows 7 and import it to Windows 8, but some colors are still different. In particular, the Active Window title bar color is too similar to the Inactive color. ...
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How do I know if the software on a computer is compatible with Windows 10?

Several computers at home currently run on Windows 7 or Windows 8. How do I know if the software on those computers is compatible with Windows 10 ? When I say software, I mean: Drivers for the ...
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Can BitLocker be forced not to use the TPM when one is available?

I have a Dell D420 laptop. I want to encrypt my Windows 8.1 installation using BitLocker, however this computer appears to have a TPM installed and I do not want to use it. BitLocker keeps telling me ...
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Grub-2 not booting Windows

I have openSuse 42 and Windows 8. After a clean installation that worked very well (even dealing with UEFI), I just noticed that windows does not boot. I took a picture of the error I get . This ...
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How to solve the error “Code: 0x0000000A” while installing Windows 8.1 with enabled VT-x

I am using VirtualBox 5.0.0 for Windows hosts I have same problem as described here but my VT-x is enabled in BIOS. But my virtual box thinks other way.
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Use Surface Pro as a digitizer with another laptop preserving pressure sensitivity

I have a first generation Surface Pro (third generation Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM, Wacom touchscreen with pen). I bought it for drawing and sketching and it works great. The problem is that the it ...
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Windows 8 - Panoramic Themes

I just downloaded the theme "Panoramas Europe" from the Get More Themes Online selection on the control panel page Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Personalization I downloaded the theme ...
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Downgrading Windows 7 Enterprise x64 to Windows 7 Professional x64 or Ultimate x64

Is it possible to downgrade Windows 7 Enterprise x64 to a Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate x64 installation? Can this be done without doing a clean install? I am aware that a different license is required ...
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Windows internet speed test

I am trying to check the internet speed from my windows 8 laptop over a period of say 24 hours. So I would like to repeatedly run a command to test the speed. Various websites (e.g. ...
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AIO Windows OS Installer

I repair laptops and PC and most of the time I need to repair/reinstall Windows. I prefer USB install as it is way faster then Optical Disk Method. But the thing is, you need to make a USB every time ...
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DVD writer opens when booting PC

Whenever I start my computer it opens the DVD writer tray. When I close it by pushing it back in, it repeats for a certain time. After that my computer starts normally. What could be causing this?
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Icons went missing in Windows 8 after installation of NCH Software

My icons were replaced by a folder-like icon throughout after I installed NCH Software. This only happens with the following extension: .doc (opened with Kingsoft Writer), .png (opened with Windows ...
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Swap Windows 8 Pro / 8.1 licenses?

I had bought a retail copy of Windows 8 Pro for my laptop some time ago and when I built a desktop PC recently, I decided to use a retail copy of Windows 8.1 for it. Since then, the laptop has been ...