Windows 8 is a graphical operating system by Microsoft, released on October 26, 2012.

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batch rename for pictures without changing original name in windows 8

hi a friend has given me a wonderful small program to rename my pictures (batch rename). it is much easier than all the other programmes I have found so long and I'm really fond of it. The only ...
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Multiple keyboard layouts when logging in Windows 8.1

I'm currently using my Outlook credentials when logging in to my Windows 8.1 Laptop installation. When I start up the laptop, I'm greeted with the welcome screen which has two drop down options at the ...
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Windows 8 says I have a touchscreen but in Device Manager it does not show a touch screen

My laptop does not have a touchscreen according to its specs and device manager. In the System Window though it shows that I have a limited two point touchscreen and the virtual keyboard button ...
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Cannot access Seagate Central 4TB NAS from Windows 8.1 laptop

I cannot access the Seagate Central 4TB NAS from my Windows 8.1 laptop. It sees that it is there, but then a window displays with the message: Windows cannot access Seagate-XXXXX. Error code: ...
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Hotkey for IE11 tabs in metro / modern / touch mode

Is there a Hotkey for the tabs button in IE11 in metro / modern /touch mode? Having to slide out the menu and click it is somewhat burdensome and would love a shortcut. (I am aware of ctrl+# for ...
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c000021a after Windows Update on Windows 8

I recently updated my laptop (runnning Win 8) with the Windows Update. On updating, it restarted and directly went on automatic repair showing the c000021a error and stating that something is wrong ...
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windows recovery disk image; on OSX

Found many variations on this question, but not the answer for exactly this. Maybe my google-fu sucks, but: I have a Windows 8 USB recovery disk, created on a Windows 8.1 machine. I also have a Mac ...
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Trying to boot Kali Linux from Flash Drive on a Windows 8, just boots Windows 8 instead

It took a lot of headache to get to the point where I actually had Kali installed to my PNY flash drive (using Universal USB Installer), but when I finally reached the moment of truth and tried to ...
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How to recover windows 8 after accidently installed Kali linux

I have accidently installed Kali Linux 1.0.6 from pendrive on my windows 8 PC. i can still see the icons of my installed programm on my windows 8 but cant access them. Now I want to get back my ...
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Windows 8.1 remember two users at start-up

I have a computer running Windows 8.1 which I use for some work ( logging in to ActiveDirectory ) and at home ( just using a local user profile ) and although this works fine, it seems a bit laborious ...
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Windows 8 freezes for second in every couple of seconds

So there is a video link My laptop looses focus, while I am typing in any editor it stops for a second and its like hangs and then after second it runs. It keeps happening. ...
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Moving bulk files from one external disk to other does nothing

I am trying to move all my music (~700GB) from one external hard drive to another one. While in the past, I used to do that with just dragging and dropping the files, now it does nothing at all. Not ...
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Exporting unfinished torrents data and import them again

I am using uTorrent 3.4.2 as my bittorrent client. Recently due to some issue I am planning to reinstall a fresh copy of windows. Issue is currently there nay many torrent added to the list and ...
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Windows 8 Home - Change network profile

I searched high and low for this. There doesn't seem to be a way to change a customer's network profile from public to private. The laptop is connected to the enterprise network and I don't know ...
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How to safely undock a Surface Pro 3?

Maybe this is a non-issue, but I want to make sure that I don't suffer from data loss when undocking my Surface Pro 3. My setup is as follows: I have an external hard disk connected to the docking ...
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Cant find computermanegment by searching in Windows 8.1

I realy loved windows 7 but i use now windows 8 and one simple thing drives me nuts. Using windows 7 i was able to to press the windows key and then just type "computermanagement" to find the ...
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Service will not start on one computer - logon failure

Cannot start windows service, error logon failure. But account is on the domain and in local admin group and has service logon policy set. the password has been reset and account is not locked ...
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Windows Metro Apps Minimize themselves when Launched

After installing the Microsoft January 2015 Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 8.1 Pro x64, I have noticed some strange behavior with my computer. For one thing, my task tray icons, which I am OCD ...
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How to make Outlook 2013 Calendar reminders stay on top in Windows 8

This was asked/answered 4 years ago for Windows 7. I'm hoping there's an answer that doesn't require editing code or buying 3rd-party software.
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“Change PC Settings” link doesn't work in Windows 8.1

Okay, Today I've upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 through Store, the upgrade finished successfully and installed as well, I tried to open the PC settings from the Charms Bar, when I pressed on ...
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Shortcut key for delete

My delete key is not working and I feel happy if I can create shortcut for both temporarily and permanently delete files using other keys.Can any one help me. Thanks in advance
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Windows 8 - DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth Crashes - Error Code 0x800F0906

Background Info: I have a virtual copy of Windows 8 Pro x64 running on Oracle Virtual Box. When I try to install update KB2977766-X64, I receive error code 0x80073712. This occurs when I use both ...
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Lenovo Synaptics touch pad driver installation

I want to install a Synaptics touchpad driver on my Lenovo G710 laptop. I downloaded a new touchpad driver from the Lenovo support website. It said it was for Synaptics, Elan, Alps. I clicked to ...
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How to enable windows 8 music app popup in desktop

How can I enable windows 8 music app popup that shows music album art , pause , next and previous key beside the volume bar in desktop. when I'm in the app it shows them but in desktop it's shows only ...
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Alt+tab: How do I get the desktop to behave the same way as other windows?

It is not uncommon for me to switch between my desktop and a single window rapidly (don't ask :p), and I always use alt+tab to switch between two windows. However, for some reason, the desktop is ...
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Can I show the “All Apps” section of the Metro Start screen using the keyboard?

In Windows 8.1, if I move my mouse to the bottom left of the Start screen, I see a small arrow in a circle. Clicking it shows all installed applications. I cannot figure out how to show this without ...
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unable to share internet from windows 8.1 and my phone kitkat 4.4.4

unable to share internet from pc to phone before upgrading from red mi 1s version to kitkat I use to connect through usb media
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Windows 8 slowly becomes unresponsive

A couple of months ago my PC randomly started freezing. By this I mean one program after another would stop responding, yet others would work. Frequently, but by no means exclusively, this happened ...
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Bypass UAC complete in W8 or W8.1

In my school, we have low-level user accounts (obviously) so we can do everything we want, except changing important stuff etc. However, the PC which was assigned to me has been having some issues, ...
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Is there a way to display the Windows 8 Task Manager Performace tab data on my desktop?

I'm generally a mac user and when using my mac I use a little piece of software called iStat Pro that shows me what's going on with my machine at all times. I have come to love that. Recently I've ...
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How do I reinstall Windows 8.1 with Bing to an SSD drive?

I've got a new PC which shipped with "Windows 8.1 with Bing". No installation media was supplied but there are a couple of recovery partitions. There's no F2/F12 etc. boot options during start up. ...
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Win 8 SFTP drive suddenly not working after six months of working perfectly. Can log into console fine. **TEMP** account can SFTP fine

Update: I did the steps recommended by Digital Ocean support (at the bottom) and posted a followup: ...
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How to print in a Windows 8 Modern UI app using the native printer dialog

The printer dialog of Modern UI is simple, but it is missing advanced features for business range printers. Is there a way to access the native printer dialog from within a Metro (Modern UI) App ? ...
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Is there any way to change the default tab of task manager in Windows 8?

In Windows 8, Task manager always opened on "processes" tab. Is there any way to set other tab (e.g. "Performance") as default tab?
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How to remove password of PDF with known password? [duplicate]

I have a personal PDF that I would like to remove the password for because the password was my old phone number (which I may forget). How can this be done? Maybe relevant that the PDF contains form ...
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Network adaptor failure among other failure

I started my HP 15 this morning to find that I seem to be unable to connect to any wireless networks outside my computer of any kind. All attempts to run any kind of diagnostic on my network adapter ...
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Excel has quit opeing files properly on my Windows 8 computer

I installed Microsoft Office 2013 on my computer and all of it has been working great until recently. Now when I try to open an Excel program that has previously worked just fine, all I get is the ...
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Installing windows 8.1 on drive letter A [SSD]?

I want to install windows 8.1 on my computer SSD and before I waste my time searching all over the install how to change the drive letter for the system partition, I would like to know if it's even ...
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Several problems after system restore

I had a problem with a program that I thought I'd be able to solve by doing a system restore. The side effects however were too severe and made me undo the system restore. After the undo, the problems ...
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How do I save my account picture in windows 8?

I want to know how to save my account picture. Its a nice picture but I cannot find a way to save it. What do I need to do?
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How to stop forward deleting of letters on word programme using a laptop, not applec [closed]

I want to stop my computer from deleting the letters ahead of my writing. How can I do that? I must have clicked on something, unwittingly, that started this annoying thing. How to stop it.
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Can't Boot to Windows 8 before or after factory reset

I have a Toshiba S55 laptop, running Windows 8.1(It came preloaded with windows 8). A few days ago when I switched it on, it hung up and as I was in a hurry, I forced closed it down. Since then ...
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Routing only one Program through a VPN/Network card [duplicate]

A user uses a VPN for tons of reasons, Privacy, Evading blockades, or using apps/programs that are blocked on a network, a great example would be a school network! IRC's default port is blocked, ...
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Is there a way to distinguish between 2 optical drives when opening and closing with PowerShell?

Is there a way to distinguish between my 2 disk drives when executing- $cd = Add-Type -memberDefinition @" [DllImport("winmm.dll", CharSet = CharSet.Ansi)] public static extern int ...
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Remove none existent external drives

I'm installing windows 8, it has completed installation but won't finish until I unplug an external drive. The problem rests in the fact that I don't have external drives connected, except of course ...
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Default Boot Device Missing or Failed

A few days ago I bought a used laptop Acer Aspire E1-572 with Windows 8.1, it is working fine but I don't like windows 8, and prefer Windows 7. I change BIOS settings from UEFI to Legacy, and ...
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Strange behavior at windows 8 installation . [wifi for Qualcomm Atheros AR9485]

I tried to dual boot Xubuntu and Windows 8, first thing I installed is Xubuntu, Xubuntu works well with Wi-Fi it can connect. When I tried to second install Windows 8 at my laptop the Wi-Fi is not ...
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Can't Install Hyper-V Windows 8.1 Pro

I have a 64-bit version of windows 8.1 pro running on a modern machine. virtualization is enable is BIOS. I cannot install Hyper-V. Windows goes through the well-know routine of 1)"adding ...
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Home wifi started misbehaving when I attached a windows device

On my home wifi I normally have a macbook pro, a few iPhones and a chromecast. A few days ago, I bought one of those new cheap windows 8 tablets. It works great, but while it's powered on, the other ...
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How do you open a file - not an application - as an administrator?

I know how to open an application as an administrator - you simple right click and select "Run as Administrator". I am doing that with my application, PhotoImpact. The problem is, that the "Open" ...