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Touch gestures for Windows 8 multiple desktops

Using this lovely (official) SysInternals tool https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/cc817881 you can get four (natively supported) desktops from Windows, which you can switch between using ...
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Issues when upgrading Lenovo Ideapad Flex 2 14 with an SSD

After purchasing a Lenovo Ideapad Flex 2 14, I tried to upgrade it and replaced the HDD with an SSD from my older laptop. After putting in the SSD, I encountered a numerous amount of problems. First, ...
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Can not install OpenOffice on Windows 8.1 64 bit

Downloded Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.1_Win_x86_install_en-US.exe Right click Run as administrator But got Any ideas what to do? Read, that at first need to instal java. Tried to install java Version 8 ...
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windows 8 ui all windows blurred, icons at random size(as well as toolbars)

after i started using hdmi a lot(connecting and diconnecting), my icons in tabskbar and desktop become different sizes, all windows blurred, flash player content very small. Does anybody know how to ...
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Open Google Search with Keyboard Shortcut (Windows 8)

Anyone know how to make a custom keyboard shortcut which will open Chrome (my default browser) at any time? I have set a shortcut to open chrome from the "Properties" dialog (by right-clicking the ...
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How do I make my Asus touchpad behave in a reasonable way?

I recently purchased an Asus X550L computer. It came pre-bundled with an ASUS Windows 8.1 that I immediately wiped, to ensure I get a "clean" install without any superfluous junk that the OEM decided ...
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How do I delete a windows 8 recovery partition that won't delete through command prompt

I need to delete that nasty recovery image partition which is taking up my space as I moved my windows and recovery drive to different hard disk It won't delete (when I right click it says nothing ...
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Windows 8 - WiFi adapter finds no wireless networks! ends up with “No networks found”

I have Toshiba laptop and Win 8.1. It is brand new laptop and original windows. I tried to install AWUS036H and it was successful but unfortunately adapter doesn't detect any networks. It happened ...
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Windows are acting as if they are “always on top”

I'm running Windows 8.1 x64 (Verssion 6.3, Build 9600). Starting yesterday and ever since (despite restarts and so on), my windows have been almost-constantly behaving as if they are set to "always on ...
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How do I stop Windows from flooding smartcard with APDUs

Whenever I put a smartcard in/on my smartcard reader Windows (7 Prof, x64) immediately starts flooding it with APDUs possibly trying to identify the type of the card (SELECT and READ_DATA commands). ...
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Windows 8 Share Charm - Save to local file

Is there a Windows 8 application with which one can use the "share" feature to save to a local file? My particular issue is that Papyrus, a note-taking app on Windows 8, can only export PDF files ...
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TrueCrypt dismount on Windows 8.1 keeps prompting: “volume contains files or folders being used by applications or system”

I have a volume mounted by TrueCrypt. All works fine, except when I try to dismount it (after verifying I don't have any application or explorer using anything in it). Every time I click the Dismount ...
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Windows getting stuck on top in Windows 8.1

I'm noticing an issue where windows will get pinned on top of another in 8.1. This happens completely randomly. I'll bring up a second application, and it won't appear until I actually minimize my ...
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“An internal error occurred in a remote procedure call (RPC)” whenever I try to run an .exe file (and System Restore isn't working anymore)

I'm a bit inexperienced, and I'm having a bit of a problem. I keep getting the error message "An internal error occurred in a remote procedure call (RPC)" when attempting to run certain programs. This ...
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How to figure out what causes random Windows hangs? [duplicate]

It has been 2 full days that my computer has random 1second hangs... Even the mouse won't move, sound hangs too while listening to music. I have made absolutely no software changes, there may have ...
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The folder C:\users has suddenly gone

I am using Windows 8. By using the file browser (or command line) I was able to view the list of files under c:\users\. I then tried to change to settings to be able to see hidden files so in the ...
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How to bypass empty user for VLC 2.1.x HTTP Control

I am controlling four VLC simultaneously for demo purposes. To achieve that, I use a mix of AutoIt to launch four instances with the F9 key : C:\VLC\vlc.exe -Idummy --extraintf http --http-port 8080 ...
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Using theme to change icons in windows 8.1

So Microsoft has set out some documentation on how to write .theme files for windows 7 and (I assume that this applies) windows 8. In their documentation they point out that you can edit the ...
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Windows 8.1 cannot start new processes

I have Windows 8 running on an HP Pavilion Touch 14-N009LA with an AMD A8-4555 processor and 8 GB of RAM. My OS is virus-free and is fully up to date. Every now and then, Windows will simply stop ...
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Dual Booting: How do I share my files and folder between Operating Systems?

I have recently dual booted my computer with Windows 8 and Windows 10 Technical Preview and I would like to share my schoolwork between the Operating Systems. I don't really feel like e-mailing my ...
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Network Icon not appearing in taskbar (Windows 8.1 64-bit)

The Network Icon in the taskbar notification area (bottom right) is inactive. The icon is set to "Show icon and notifications" in the Notification Area Icons menu, but the popup says that the icon is ...
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I am using windows 8. Ctrl and Alt keys not working

I use Windows 8 and suddenly today the Ctrl and Alt keys have stopped working. I can also see that Caps Lock and Num Lock button lights are also not working. Can anybody help me?
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Windows SSD. Is is broken? [duplicate]

So I was using my laptop (Gigabyte P34G) as usual, when suddenly it kinda froze, but I was still able to move the mouse. Then I restarted it, and it got stuck on the BIOS menu. I was not able to boot ...
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My SQL Workbench crash when I want to save

Sorry for bad grammar, first at all, English is not my native language. :) First, I'd installed MySQL Workbench in my computer Windows 8.1, but when I want to save like a model for example, Windows ...
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HDD 100% active time on boot after connecting another HDD with windows installation

I tried searching for this problem on the internet but can't find anything. I have 2 independent PCs, one is running Win 8 and the other 8.1. I've recently purchased a new HDD for my Win 8 machine, ...
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Wired mouse disconnects after a minute of usage on Windows tablet?

I recently bought a Venue 8 pro and an OTG cable in order to plug in a wired keyboard and mouse. I have a regular Dell mouse that I used on both Linux and Windows machines with no problems. When I ...
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What is the best way to manage handoff between two Wi-Fi client devices on one laptop?

I have an 802.11ac router, my laptop has an internal card that only supports 2.4GHz, and the laptop also has a very small USB adapter that only supports 5GHz. I constantly have issues with the ...
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Moved Windows partition to the left, won't boot (EFI)

I'm at my wits' end with this problem. I've searched all over, but can't find a solution. I'm fairly new to Linux, and not an expert with computers generally, but having been messing around A LOT ...
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use surface pro 3 ntrig pen on regular windows 8 touch screen pc

I wonder if its even possible? As I do not really see what's the apparent difference (excuse my innocent thought) between surface screen and a regular touch screen PC's one. If not, is there a trick ...
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Slow display rendering (not games or video), Windows 8.1, SSD, Intel i7, NVIDIA GTS 240

I'm experiencing very slow display rendering of static windows on a high spec Windows 8.1 desktop with dual monitors. Not talking about games or video. Just static windows. Examples are moving an ...
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Reinstalling Windows 8 on a Toshiba Laptop C50D after wiping with DBAN - what do I need to keep to reinstall ?

I need to use DBAN on my laptop to completely wipe it before selling it After the DBAN process, I want to reinstall Win8 which it came with and put it back to a blank but user friendly state for a ...
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Windows installation interrupted

I am trying to install Windows 8 setup using bootable pendrive into my Dell Inspiron Laptop and getting the error: "Windows could not set the offline locale information. Error Code: 0x80FF0000". ...
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Windows 8 English language pack incomplete

I bought a copy of windows 8 in Finland. The installer was in Finnish with no option to change just for the installer, not to mention the OS itself. I did manage to install it and subsequently install ...
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Windows 8.1 laptop: How to assign to it 2 NETBIOS computer names?

As far as TCP/IP names are concerned, I can always assign more than one hostname to the same IP. It works great, if I use this trick at the client machine, i.e. not "the server with 2 hostnames". But ...
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Windows 8 Black Screen with white cursor after login on HP laptop

I have an HP laptop running Windows 8 that after boot and login goes to a black screen with the white mouse pointer. The task manager is accessible via CTRL ALT DEL Thus the PC seems to be working ...
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Linux re-install Windows boot partition

I am trying to dual boot Fedora 21 and Windows 8. I have been having large problems, since after the Fedora install I have two EFI partitions, but both contain the /EFI/fedora folder instead of ...
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Windows 8.1 hangs when entering “Startup options”

I'm trying to install an unsigned driver (Libusb for an AVR MKII programmer), but Windows 8.1 blocks this. I've found out that this is disabled by default, and I should enable it in the "Startup ...
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Stop on-screen keyboard from automatic popup

How can I stop the pop-up keyboard from automatically popping up anytime I click on a place to type? I really do use the regular keyboard most often. This is on a Lenovo Yoga Thinkpad running Windows ...
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Microsoft-Windows-UAC-FileVirtualization error logged

I installed nxlog on my MS Windows 8.1 to remotely log the computer activity and discovered an error: Feb 08 17:31:28 samsung Microsoft-Windows-UAC-FileVirtualization: Accès refusé à la suppression ...
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acer aspire 1 ZG5 windows 8 shuts down after it writes preparing automatic repair

My pc which is acer aspire 1 ZG5 windows 8 shuts down but does not restart after it says preparing automatic repair i tried reinstalling windows 8 but it shuts down when trying to boot the pendrive
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How to properly give individual users access to individual directories in Windows 8.1?

TL;DR: Windows 8.1 multi-user machine, external hard drive E: containing subdirectories E:\user_1, E:\user_2, ..., E:\user_n, etc. I want to ensure that user_i can access files on E: if and only if ...
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Cannot share WiFi adapter

So I have installed Windows 8, because it has better performance in my games since i like to play in windowed mode, but now I'm not able to share my WiFi adapter anymore. I used to be able to right ...
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Windows 8 brightness meter is wrong

This has been bothering me for a while, and I thought: I might as well ask. When I lower my screen brightness with the corresponding FN-key, Windows 8 shows me this neat little meter in the top left ...
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How can I recover deleted files in Windows 8? [duplicate]

I deleted a few hundred files using del /S. My backup failed, and I need to recover as many of these as possible - preferably without taking the hard drive out and using another machine. The ...
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Task Manager calculates disk usage to be 100% after a few seconds of interesting outputs … why?

In Windows 8, if I pull up Task Manager within a minute or two of restarting the computer, the value it calculates under the "Disk" column should be 100%, and it is, but it takes a little bit of time ...
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no options in synaptics touchpad drivers settings windows 8

I have been using Synaptics touchpad two finger scroll and two finger tap and pinch, etc. functions. But after i re-installed windows 8, i can't see options to set the two finger scrolling. Please ...
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Audio Port of laptop not working Finding Solutions

Iam using Lenovo model G510 laptop and my audio port is not working properly I guess it may have broken.As it is connected to motherboard i try not to disturb it .So only option remains to check ...
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How to open a second PowerShell console window from start screen?

I pressed Win and typed in "PowerShell". However, since there's already a PS console window open, the computer switched the focus to it, instead of, as I intended, open a new one. How can I open a ...
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how to find out which software is using my webcam? [duplicate]

cyberlink youcam is not opening my webcam.it is showing that some other program is using my webcam and i have to close that program first and restart the youcam to get started.and the problem is that ...
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Program window, or Game window size

So I just bought an Alienware 13 laptop. It has been great until I ran into this problem. It's not TOOO big of a deal but just real annoying. When I downloaded minecraft, I noticed that the launcher ...