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how to upgrade windows 8 enterprise to Windows 10

I have an MSDN account so license is not an issue. I have windows 8 enterprise installed on a mac book pro and I would like to upgrade it to windows 10. The auto update tool doesn't work. When I ...
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Windows 10 Media Creation Tool not downloading (not using the internet)

I have a Windows 8.1 Single Language 64-bit PC and I want to upgrade to Windows 10. Whenever I start the Media Creation tool, it gets internet (saw this on Windows Task Manager, BITS and this tool ...
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Windows - FAIL - Boot Configuration Data File is missing

I am trying to repair a HP Envy TS Sleekbook 4. Everytime I boot the computer I get this error: I have tried reinstalling the OS and have formatted the OS partition but the setup fails at the last ...
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Microsoft word saved file not found

I not understanding how this question should be tilted. I am using HP Laptop with Dual Core 2.5GH Processor and 2GB RAM. Windows 8 operating system, 64 bit. Microsoft office 13 has installed. My HD ...
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Windows 8 winword.exe stopped interacting with windows

Aggs 2 days ago, seeminghly withot provocation on my part, MS Word 2013 stopped working. Can't view/preview/print anything related to word docs. My specs : OS Microsoft 8 Pro Time Zone Eastern ...
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Fix GRUB/EFI Boot partition after deleting Ubuntu

I inatalled Ubuntu in a new (Asus Zenbook UX305) laptop, with Windows 8.1 preinstalled, I choosed 'Install alongside' option when installing Ubuntu. Then I wanted to try ElementaryOS, and I chosen ...
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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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How can I make windows 8 run cmd with administrator rights by default in unelevated admin user? [closed]

When I launch Command line in Windows 7 with a unelevated administrator it with administrator rights by default, i.e without click on "Run as Administrator" option. But in Windows 8 unelevated ...
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Can I change what double clicking the Surface pen button does?

I know about Is it possible to change the application opened by the Surface Pro 3's pen button? which covers what happens with a single click of the purple pen button. However I just read a review ...
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Decrypting BitLocker and regaining access to Windows 8.1 after forgetting the local user account password

I am trying to regain access to my Windows 8.1 local account which I have lost the password to. BitLocker is enabled, and I still know the BitLocker password. I have attempted to use ntpasswd but it ...
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Booting Windows 8.1 on Samsung Evo with unsigned driver enforcement turned off BSOD 0xc0000001

Fresh install Windows 8.1, fully updated. When I set bootup option disable unsigned device drivers enforcement, upon reboot, the system crashes with error 0xc0000001. It keeps crashing till I boot up ...
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How to reset system folder permissions for Windows 8.1?

How can I reset permissions for system folder (C:/Windows) for Windows 8.1? I found that this answer does not work for Windows 8.1. Any suggestions? By the way, I was looking for a easier and nicer ...
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Download Windows 7 ISO (legal, not cracked) [duplicate]

I have a Windows 8 update license which allows me to update from Win7 to Win8, but I've never owned a Windows 7 license as I've just downloaded a legal copy of Win7 trial and just installed the Win8 ...
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Freeware MBR to GPT conversion in Windows without data loss [duplicate]

I recently had to rehouse an 8 TB drive due to damage to the micro B socket. It has only ever been one partition. Windows 8 and Windows 10 incorrectly identify it as being split into 3 partitions. One ...
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WiFi information keeps getting deleted

I need to sign in to my university's WiFi using my dedicated account details that I got from my uni. However, my battery life is very bad for my laptop, so I only switch on my WiFi when I need it. ...
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Windows 8.1: Windows cannot be installed to this disk

I am installing windows 8.1 for the ASUS laptop. I have two drive in the laptop namely: Drive 1 : 40 GB Drive 2 : 450 GB At the time of installation I have formated Drive 1 which I was suppose to ...
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OneDrive files have all disappeared after windows restore

Logging into OneDrive, all my files and folders have disappeared. There's 15gb free space and nothing in the recycling bin. The laptop that was synced to the Drive broke and had been offline for a ...
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Wicleanup tool is it safe?

I found wicleanup and I am not sure if it is safe to use. When I open the program and press scan, I get about 17GB of files that it says are UnUsed. By selecting all these files that it suggests, then ...
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Transfer Windows 8 (or its license) to virtual machine in newly purchased laptop while replacing OS with Ubuntu

I just purchased a new laptop, which comes with Windows 8 Home Pro preinstalled. But I'm a Ubuntu user. However, I find it handy to have a virtual machine with Windows in it. I have yet to receive ...
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open windows application on primary or secondary monitor [duplicate]

I'm a little stuck... Normally I use two displays to extend my desktop real estate. I'm getting an issue that when I only have access to my primary display, applications that were open on the ...
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managing port 25 in windows 8.1 home and cable modem [closed]

A cable modem has port 25 blocked. Two computers are on the local wifi network managed by the cable modem. One computer is a windows 8.1 machine that sends and receives email using tools like ...
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Wifi settings do not show up

What I face for these few days are: The wireless devices for wifi from PC settings does not show up. When I press the fn & signal symbol at the keyboard, it always shows my airplane mode on and ...
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Windows cannot be installed on the disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style [duplicate]

Is there any solution to above error without deleting my important document in other drive. I googled it and found the only solution to clean the hard like below Boot from the Windows DVD Click ...
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My PC has access to internet but my laptop not.

I have a PC and a laptop and a modem that has wireless and cable. in PC everything is OK but in Laptop I can't access the internet and when I try ping 4.2.2.4 or ping 8.8.8.8 it shows ` Transmit ...
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I can't remove GRUB from windows 8, How to remove it?

I'm kind of newbee in using UBUNTU and a little curious about what does it do, so I used my old HDD to use it as an external storage and install UBUNTU on it. After installing it, using it for a ...
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Windows 8 OEM clean install error - Media driver is missing

I'm trying to make a clean install of windows 8 on my new ASUS S46CB laptop. It uses an OEM key. So, in order to make it, I created an bootable USB, using the microsoft media tools program (link) I ...
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how to manually merge files downloaded by IDM?

for the last couple of days. i've been downloading an .exe file sizes about 1.73 GB. the TEMP folder was on E:\ when it's done IDM merged about 1.5 GB and gave me an error about no free space were ...
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How to tell when a mirrored disk is bad in Windows

When a disk is mirrored in windows you see it represented as one volume in windows explorer. From my understanding, if one disk errors on read or write then windows will fall back to the other disk. ...
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How to display UPDATE and SHUTDOWN power options in windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have tried every fix on the internet and I am ready to give up. Upgrading to WIN 10 just created more problems. I have tried many times to do this via the Control Panel (settings), and NOTHING as ...
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How to find out which windows version my product key matches?

I retrieved my Windows 8 product key from the firmware but have no idea which version it's supposed to match. My Windows 8 cannot be booted into (hence the need to re-install in the first place) How ...
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How do I get my DVD drive back after upgrading from windows 7 to 8?

When upgrading my Toshiba Satellite P755-S5263 from Windows 7 to 8 my DVD drive disappeared. It is not visible in Device Manager or anywhere else at all - just as if there wasn't one. I configured my ...
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New hdd in Acer Laptop, how can I get windows installed and activated?

I have an Acer Aspire "E-something or other" laptop that I bought a couple of years ago with Windows 8 pre-installed. Recently the hard drive experienced a mechanical failure on some level; when ...
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What is the approximate installation size of a “clean” Windows 10 Upgrade, post install and cleanup?

I'm interested in the installation size of Windows 10 when it has been installed on an existing, clean, Windows 7 or Windows 8 installation. By "clean" I mean only a standard non-OEM OS and critical ...
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Microsoft Edge blocking Firefox

I need to uninstall Microsoft Edge as it is blocking me from having access to Firefox, removed it and my bookmarks from my access. When I tried to download a new copy of Firefox via the "ask" search ...
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How to fix Wifi Limited connection issues in Windows 8

I have Wifi Limited connection issue in Windows 8. Which is on my Samsung laptop. This issue occur only while I boot the machine not in the middle of usage. Is it samsung issue or windows issue? Same ...
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Bluetooth speaker not automatically being connected

After disabling my Toshiba Bluetooth driver and rolling back to the Windows 8 driver (because I couldn't get to the Enhancements tab) I'm having issues with my speaker automatically connecting. The ...
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Mouse scroll wheel stops but sleeping computer fixes it

I have a Microsoft PS/2 mouse going through a LinksKey KVM to a Windows 8 desktop computer (and a laptop, but the laptop isn't affected). The mouse usually works fine, but occasionally the mouse ...
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Extend One Monitor and Duplicate Another (Surface Pro 3)

I'm using Windows 8.1 on Surface Pro 3. My objective here is to extend my desktop to a large monitor (2560x1080) that I have, and duplicate the surface screen to a second, smaller (19 inch 1440x900) ...
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how to move offscreen (sub window/menu) back to screen

Everyone explains very well and simple how to move an offscreen menu back to visible field of the monitor, but nobody tells how to move a submenu. By submenu I mean something like when you open ...
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Booting Win8 in safe mode without recovery CD

I'm running an Acer Aspire V5-573G running windows 8. I was trying to update the thing, and after updating some drivers, the machine no longer boots to the operating system but just instead does a ...
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Removing programs from startup

I am creating a setup program, that adds a shortcut to startup. Trying to reinstall the program does not change the disabled status, but if it is removed, it is added again. I want to test ...
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Windows 8 misses full day events in calendar app via Exchange

I've some trouble syncing events from my Exchange. All full-day events from Outlook 2013 are not displayed in my calendar app. (background:) Using Outlook 2013, everything works great. Because I ...
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Cursor making squares on every device

I have a iball wireless keyboard and mouse combo. The mouse suddenly started moving against the mouse movement and finally started making square patterns on the screen.Fixes that I tried: ...
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CD rom is missing when I try to reinstall

I tried to reinstall my friend's laptop by using Windows 8. After I formatted the disk, It's said something about GPT or similar which meant I couldn't do the next step. Then, I tried to refresh it ...
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Mobile devices given name of “occam” or “Razor” when viewing network in Windows 7 and later?

I’ve encountered various threads, on support.microsoft.com and on various Windows support forums, where a user (like myself, today and in the past) has seen an unknown mobile device (represented with ...
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OneDrive Won't Upgrade, Stuck at “Resuming..”

I've tried the troubleshooter. I've tried skydrive.exe /reset (same as troubleshooter). I've tried installing the latest version of OneDrive directly over. I've tried relocating the directory. ...
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Installing driver on new Windows 8.1

I have fresh installed Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit and I need to install some drivers. In device manager, I have one "unknow device" and I don't know how to install driver for it. Next, I would like to get ...
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Installed Ms Office files to setup files?

I actually have office 2013 pro 64 bit (activated version) Now i want to install office 2016 (64 bit version only). so i followed the process in this link (see answer of Andre Da Costa ) ...
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Restoring my system to factory settings isn't working

I wanted to reset my pc to factory settings but it keeps saying: Please Wait Preparing And it has said this for 20 minutes
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100% Disk Usage all the time - laptop keeps freezing whenever it spikes up

I was wondering if anyone can help me? I'm very tempted to "restore to factory settings" and just completely restart everything...Will this work? I have literally tried everything. From changing the ...