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

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How to keep a hard drive from going to sleep?

I have two hard disk drives in my Windows 8 desktop. The issue I am having is that the secondary hard drive goes to sleep frequently (I assume do to inactivity while I am only using the primary ...
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Where can I get Outlook Express for Windows 8?

I would like to see Outlook Express installed with Windows 8, or at least be able to download it and install it. I need it in the 64 bit version.
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Why is the Windows Features window showing PowerShell 2.0 installed?

I'm running a Windows 8 machine. The "Windows Features" window tells my that I'm using PowerShell 2, but the PowerShell environment itself says otherwise, see screenshot below. Why is the Windows ...
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How to use Calendar, Messaging, Photos and other such icons in new Windows 8 menu?

How to use Calendar, Messaging, Photos and other such icons in new Windows 8 menu? They are all cause empty colored screens for me, some ones with waiting icon. But waiting appears endless. UPDATE ...
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Is it possible to register Windows 8 enterprise evaluation

officially* MS doesnt support registering W8 Enterprise evaluation, but I wonder is there might hack to do it. By this I mean legally purchasing Win8 Pro DVD and using that key to register installed ...
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How to convert a primary partition to logical?

I am using Windows 8 and I partitioned hard disk into separate drives using disk management. The problem is that the new partitions created are shown as primary partitions. How do I change them to ...
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What added Hidden and System attribute to a folder?

Before upgrading to Windows 8 I did several backups to a secondary drive and specifically to this folder: E:\Backups\Keepers\2013.02.14 Before Windows 8. The backup folder included Acronis True Image ...
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Keep “toast” notifications up until I close them?

I want the toast notifications to stay up until I: Hover over the toast Click on it (it currently closes after this) Click the X (also, currently closes after this) Basically, keep it open until I ...
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Gigaware USB to serial adapter not working on Windows 8

I'm trying to use a Gigaware USB to serial adapter on my new computer. It worked fine with Windows Vista and XP, but not on Windows 8. It's not working and I get this message under device properties ...
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Windows 8 on ASUS notebook, Brightness Down does not work

Recently my brother installed Windows 8 on his ASUS notebook. He had problems with the FN keys, so he asked me to have a look at it. I've installed the ATK Package from ASUS found in this other ...
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Show Capslock on Windows 8

just got a new Samsung laptop running Windows 8. The laptop keyboard has no indication if capslock enabled or not. Is there some way I can get it to display in the system tray, or to flash on the ...
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Windows 8 Messaging tile is missing

Earlier i used to chat via windows 8 messaging metro tile. Now suddenly its gone. I haven't uninstalled it. The calendar is there, the mail is there but i don't see the messaging tile. I dont want ...
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Raid 0 with Sata 3 and MSata SSDs

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 laptop, which has an MSata slot for MSata SSDs. The laptop came with a Seagate 5400 RPM 1TB HDD which I put in an external enclosure and installed an AData SP 900 Pro SSD ...
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How do I add gmail account to Windows 8 mail app, when it won't let me

I've tried to add my gmail account to the Windows 8 mail app, but I keep getting a message saying the information I entered may not be correct. I have gone to gmail.com and am 100% sure that I am ...
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Epson scanner not found windows 8

I am unable to connect to my wireless Epson Stylus Photo TX810FW to scan. I am able to print. I am able to view the web panel. The only thing I cannot do is scan. If I open the Epson Scan setting, it ...
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How to fix broken AppData permissions in Windows 8

Not knowing that this is a bad mistake — or maybe a massive bug in Windows 8 — I shared my complete user folder using Home Group on Windows 8 Pro x64. This changed the permissions for ...
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Visual Studio 2010 on windows 8

I'm working on VS2010 and Windows 8. whenever I run the application windows starts flickering which is quite weird. I tried following things but didn't get any help out of it. Open Tools/Options ...
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Windows 8 Video / Audio Not in Sync

My windows 8 videos plays the video about 200ms before the audio. This happens for saved videos as well as youtube videos. What I have tried. Removed my graphics card. Update all drivers. Used ...
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How to troubleshoot network connection issue when a single website won't load?

I have a router which runs fine for all websites except for one in particular, that one website works sort of, it loads but no images show and the CSS sometimes doesn't load. I have already tried ...
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Headset microphone far too quiet while at max

I'm running Windows 8 Pro x64 using an official Microsoft Xbox 360 wired headset which is plugged into an Afterglow Xbox 360 controller, connected to my computer via USB. The computer recognizes that ...
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How to remove windows old [duplicate]

I have installed windows 8 pro but I have not formatted when installing it. So there is a winddows.old folder which is about 8 gb but I can't delete it. Is there any technique to delete it ? I want to ...
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What makes the windows experience index not applicable on battery?

See the title. The powerplan is the same as if were plugged in and graphics card settings are all set to as if it was plugged in. Why does windows say that the windows experience index isnt ...
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Why does diskpart not find my hard drives when booting from Windows 8 USB recovery drive?

I'm trying to repair my Windows 8 EFI bootloader (after I set up Ubuntu, Windows won't boot ... I believe the main Windows partition is fine but the Windows bootloader files on the EFI partition have ...
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Windows 8 USB Wireless Adaptor

I just installed Windows 8 for a friend, but he uses a Wireless Adaptor from Netgear to connect to the internet. It is model WNA3100, and we need the Windows 8 Drivers for this. It also says ...
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File History - Unable to scan user libraries for changes and perform backup of modified files for configuration

When trying to run the File History tool in Windows 8 it runs for about 2 seconds then stops. No files are backed up to the selected drive. In the event viewer the only error that appears is: ...
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Windows8 OEM Version redownload/reinstall after format

I bought a Lenovo ideapad y500 with windows 8 pre-installed. My plan was to format the HDD, install win7 and a fresh win8 with no pre-installed apps etc... I am now running windows 7 but I can not ...
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Lower resolutions not in full screen

My OS is Windows 8 running on a Dell Studio 1558 (with a 5470 Mobility Radeon). The problem is that when I lower the screen resolution (default is 1980 x 1080) the new output is not shown in full ...
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Restore Windows 8 EFI after installing Ubuntu EFI

I installed Windows 8 using EFI, and later on I installed Ubuntu using EFI as well. As I always do, I had trouble with the bootloaders. Ubuntu replaced the bootloader on the EFI, which I was very well ...
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How to change my windows 8 domain password without physical keyboard?

I have a Windows 8 tablet without keyboard. I want to change my account password, but in the manual: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/change-your-password Windows authors states that I ...
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Drive Letters get switched

I have Windows 7 and Windows 8 installed on my computer. I have a partition for each and a third partition. In Windows 8 they are labelled as: Windows 8 (C:) Windows 7 (D:) Local Disk (E:) ...
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AllwaySync does not AutoStart in Win8

I want to get my AllwaySync program to launch automatically after log on to Windows 8. I tried to check the AutoStart box in the preferences of the program as well as I tried to move a shortcut of the ...
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How do I upgrade windows 8 on multiple computers with my 5 license? [duplicate]

I have a problem. I bought windows 8 when they had the time where you could get 5 licenses for 40 bucks. I bought it and installed it on my computer. And I downloaded the disk to do it on another ...
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Windows 8 Stutters / Lags on Video Playback

Ever Since i switched to Windows 8 i have been facing issues this is one of the most annoying issues i am having Whenever i play uncompressed files Made from FRAPS / DXTORY the video stutters with ...
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Windows 8 freezes with high HDD activity

I have Window 8 (upgraded from Windows 7) installed on my Lenovo x201 and in general things are working very well. However, periodically the machine completely freezes with high hard disk activity. ...
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W8 Compatible Gigabyte nVidia GeForce210, Not Working on W8

http://ca.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3964#ov (GV-N210SL-1GI) My computer is dual booting Windows 7(32 bit) and Windows 8(64 bit). I installed the above graphics card like normal ...
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How can I use my unallocated space after using 4 partitions already?

I have windows 8/Ubuntu 12.10 dual boot and i have 300 GB unallocated space in my HDD but whe i try to create a new partition it tells me that i have reached the maximum number of partitions(in both ...
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System processes like DllHost.exe and WmiPrvSe.exe are slowing down Windows 8

Windows 7 started to work slower and I used Autoruns, ProcExp and ProcMon to look at what was causing the issue. I found that it happened when DllHost.exe and WmiPrvSe.exe were running, but I'm not ...
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Can I move all data from secondary hard disk to another and then change the drive letter?

I am having trouble getting clonezilla to work so wondered. I have a secondary hard drive that has applications and data on it. I need to replace it with a bigger/newer model. If I simply copy the ...
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How can I rename a network in Windows 8?

I recently replaced my home router, and now Windows 8 seems to think that the main Ethernet network is called "Network 2", when it used to simply be called "Network". There is no "Network" ...
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Windows 8 Pro Startup manager language

How can I change the Startup Manager's display language in Windows 8 Pro? I have been told by Microsoft that it cannot be done without reinstalling with an version with the correct language. Is this ...
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Why do images and CSS not load despite fast internet?

I have a very fast internet connection (50 MBit/s) and am connected via LAN cable. Despite that, quite a few websites often don't load CSS or images. When I refresh, mostly it works. What might be ...
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Dual boot + isolate

I have a dual boot set up for Windows 7 and Windows 8 which are both installed on the same hard drive but in two separate partitions. My Windows 7 machine has unrecognized software which may contain ...
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Linux VM in Windows 8

I want to use Linux and Windows 8 on the same machine with minimal effort switching between them. My questions are : 1) I heard that one can physically install Windows on a Mac, then "overlay" a VM ...
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Windows 8 Disk Error Checking

Windows 8 has a new approach to checking the disk for inconsistencies, and I'm confused about what I'm seeing. In the properties dialog for C: I launch the disk error checker. It says I don't need ...
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Windows 8 Infinite reboot loop

I've installed windows 8 just now and after I install drivers it gets stuck in an infinite reboot loop. I'm thinking it has something to do with the chipset. The motherboard is an ASUS P8Z68-V. I ...
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Windows 8 extreme lags

The system hangs like all CPU cores are busy but nothing is actually running (at least I'm not aware of it). It feels like the screen is updated once a minute or so, I can't even log in to the system ...
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how to dual boot fedora 18 and windows 8?

i just bought a new DELL Inspiron 15R laptop which comes with pre installed windows 8 64 bit. I got no cd or dvd for windows 8. i want to dual boot my laptop with fedora 18. Can anyone point me ...
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IP Config.. When I go to run it, it pops up for a less than a second and disappears. Windows 8 (Asus i7 notebook)

EVery time I try to run ipconfig it shows up for less than a second and disappears before I can use it or do anything. I have a Window 8 notebook computer, 64bit.
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Windows 8 hides cursor when mouse is unplugged

I have a Windows 8 desktop, Mac Mini, two monitors, and a KVM. The KVM has two settings: Setting 1 Monitor 1 -> Windows 8 desktop Monitor 2 -> Windows 8 desktop USB Mouse -> ...
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How can I stop Windows 8 from installing nVidia software?

Windows 8 is installing NVIDIA's bloated driver software packages on start-up. A number of negative responses to this question have shown misunderstands about the differences between the core drivers ...