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

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How to reverse the scroll direction in Windows8?

I can do a 2-finger swipe on my trackpad to scroll the tiles left and right in Windows 8 Modern UI, but every time I do it, it scrolls in the opposite direction I'd expect. Is there a way to reverse ...
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Is it possible to sync the Windows 8 Start Screen between machines?

Windows 8 PC Settings offers a way to sync desktop personalization themes, taskbar, wallpaper, etc. but it does not appear to offer a seamless way to sync tiles/shortcuts/apps between machines. This ...
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Windows 8 reports wrong free space

I have a Windows 8 laptop, with an 64GB Samsung SSD. When I right-click my disk and click properties, it says, that I use 58,7GB, but if I just mark all the files(I have enabled showing both hidden ...
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How to delete, edit and quote chat messages in Skype Metro?

I can't find a context menu for individual chat messages in Skype's MUI. Are they no longer available? To be precise, I want to be able to delete, edit and quote individual chat messages like it is ...
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Hosts file changes are not recognized in Windows 8

When i make changes to the hosts file in windows 8, it doesn't work. Although my changes stay in the hosts file. What I'm trying to, is to redirect the domain name riddergarn.dev to 127.0.0.1 with ...
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Windows 8, brand new computer, slow internet

If I close the lid on my new Windows 8 laptop, the internet is sporadic, sometimes it loads fully, most of the time it acts like it looses the wireless connection and wont load anything. I have tried ...
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Why shell commands for PNG file in Windows 8 doesn't work?

I have exactly same task like here: Windows 7 - Add shell command for .png file But this solution doesn't work in Windows 8 for unknown reason only for PNG files. And I don't know why. I tried some ...
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Windows 8 downgrade to windows 7

I have just bought a Lenovo Ideapad Z585 which has Windows 8 pre installed. I don't think it is the Pro version as there is no sticker on the case with the product key. I have spent 36 hours trying to ...
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Google Chrome: How to select text with touchscreen?

Is it possible to select (and copy after that of course) any text on web page using fingers and touchscreen? I found only one opportunity - double tap selects single word under tap point. But I need ...
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Windows 8 HDMI audio disconnects on playback stop

I have a AV Receiver plugged into my Radeon HD5670 via HDMI, using ATI HDMI audio. It used to work fairly well on Windows 7 (and Linux too). But I am having troubles with Windows 8. Windows 8 64 bit. ...
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Converting my iTunes library to romaji

I have just added to my iTunes library a bunch of new Japanese songs. When I say a bunch, I mean it. A lot of them. And their titles are mostly in their original Japanese form, which is in kanji, ...
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Windows 8 hangs when I open a folder with a lot of .exe files

I have a folder which contains a lot of .exe files. Previously, when opening the folder in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7, I never had any problems. Now when I open that folder in Windows 8, it ...
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RunDLL won't stop popping up

I just installed win8. Everything was fine before this, and is now. But now, this dialogue box keeps popping up in the foreground of my windows - Meaning that I've had to minimize it about 10 times ...
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Recovering windows 8 product key

I bought a notebook that came with windows 7, so I used the $15 offer to upgrade to windows 8. I didn't save the product key I got. Then I did the free upgrade to Media Center pack, which got me a ...
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/etc/hosts entry of localhost not working on windows 8, it can't be over written

I changed the /etc/hosts and added an ip address to point localhost to a different computer like: 192.x.x.1 localhost But it is not working and when I ping to localhost it pings ::1 which is the ...
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What can I do about 99% disk usage (only 0.9 MB/s)?

My new laptop is two months old, the first day I got this laptop I noticed this but I assumed it was a bug in Windows 8. However I still have this issue today after reformatting and installing all ...
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Windows 8 slow network wakeup from sleep

The problem is that Windows 8 is far more slower than Windows 7 waking up from sleep if you consider network adapter. With following settings: Going to sleep and back looks like this: And ...
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Opening Visual studio 2012

Have installed Visual Studio 2012 Trial, but it doesn't add any icons to the desktop. So how can I open it and then add the icons to the desktop in Windows 8?
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How to remove an metro style app completely

I have removed some apps via right click on the tile and by clicking on "delete", but I still get update notifications for some of those apps. Some files are still there. How to remove an app ...
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Have computer only go to sleep (or turn off monitors) when video isn't playing?

Is it possible to have my computer shut off its monitors or go to sleep after say 5 minutes, but only if video is not playing?
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Three finger flick not working as expected

I've got a Lenovo y580 with both windows 7 and windows 8 installed. When I first installed Windows 8, the three finger flick to go back or forward a page in an internet or file browser worked fine. ...
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Windows 8 Store (Metro/ModernUI) apps not connecting to internet (in very specific cases)

I've recently upgraded to Windows 8 Pro, and so far I have no real regrets. However I'm having issues with various "Modern UI" apps, and it has gotten to the point where it's widespread enough that I ...
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Windows 8 Pro with Media Center - Upgrade problems [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Media Center from Windows 8 Microsoft were recently giving away FREE serial keys to add Media Center to Windows 8 Pro, but I missed the boat. A friend ...
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Suggest me GPU's & motherboard to set up 6 display's [closed]

I would like to setup 6 displays and need advice on which GPU or GPU's to buy and which motherboard can support them. One display will be Dell U2412M and other 5 will be LG IPS225. Dell U2412M ...
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No Hybrid Sleep in Windows 8?

As you can see below, there is no hybrid sleep option like there is in Windows 8. Is it enabled by default with sleep or hibernation or is it gone entirely? <- Windows 8 vs Windows 7 -> Edit: ...
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Change user account name in Windows 8 without losing desktop settings? [duplicate]

I have inherited the computer of a former employee. My office is on a small network. I log onto the domain with his old credentials. I have tried changing it in Control Panel under user account ...
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How to delete Windows 7 File Recovery backup files?

Windows 7 File Recovery doesn't see backups created in the past and I can't delete them from hdd because apparently 'file is open in System'. How to delete them?
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Best way to share a git repo between home and work PCs?

I have a git repo on both my home and work computer. Both of these repos get pushed to a TFS server via git-tfs, but that's irrelevant. The big problem I'm having is because I can't just push to the ...
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Windows 8 time issue

I have a new HP desktop computer with Windows 8 installed into it. (Bought it with it) And I've encountered an issue when trying to set the time. My problem is not setting it, but trying to keep it ...
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A proper way to create non-interactive accounts?

In order to use password-protected file sharing in a basic home network I want to create a number of non-interactive user accounts on a Windows 8 Pro machine in addition to the existing set of ...
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Git executable for IntelliJ on Windows 8

I'm running Windows 8 and for proper IntelliJ 12.0.3 configuration I need to give IDE information where it's able to localise the GitHub executable. Since I'm new to the Windows 8 platform, I tired ...
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How to Hibernate Just Current Session in Windows

If we hibernate a PC, it writes everything to hard disk for all users. However I need it only for one user. In other words other users should be able to use the PC. When we lock the current session or ...
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Calendar, SkyDrive, Photos, Messaging crash on launch

These 4 apps - Calendar, SkyDrive, Photos and Messaging crash on launching them almost always. I saw the Applications log and it redirected me to the TWinUI/Operational Log. In that log, it says ...
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Dual boot Windows 8 and Fedora 18, Both OS's on separate drives

I have an HP dv7 6051ei notebook which has 2 drives in where one has Fedora 18 on it, and the other has Windows 8 on it. Currently my fedora drive is set as the primary drive so when the netbook ...
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How do I view Windows 8 calculator shortcut keys?

Basically the subject says it all. Viewing help, doesn't help (ironically) since it shows just some Calculator: Frequently asked questions.
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Is Win 8 Bitlocker to Go locked to user profile, TPM or USB key?

Earlier Windows versions had EFS (Encrypting File System), which was a bit infamous for eating user data in the hands of inexperienced users. The reason is that EFS is tied to the Windows user ...
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Launch programs from pinned taskbar custom icons

I've just followed a tutorial on how to customize icons in Windows 8 (see link below). However, when I open the program, it shows the default icon in the taskbar and not the changed icon. How do I get ...
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Files appearing in Windows 8 “Network Locations”

Today after restarting my computer I see this: This is my full screen snap shot. How is it that files can appear besides mapped network drives in Network Location? How has this happened? Can I fix ...
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How can I delete this directory?

I thought I would try to delete a directory today. Little did I know, Windows wasn't going to let me. C:\Data\Projects\acme\4.2.0>rmdir /s product product, Are you sure (Y/N)? y product\release - ...
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File Explorer shell extensions editor?

I have a bunch of shell extensions which show up from the right mouse click. I would like to delete the ones I never use. Is there a tool which can do this? I know they can be removed from the ...
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Scheduling silent hourly Windows Defender definition updates using Task Scheduler on Windows 8

I want to update Windows Defender's definitions every hour and came up with the idea of using the Task Scheduler to execute the Defender update service with the signature update argument. ~/Windows ...
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Windows 8 upgrade fails

Upgrading windows 8 keeping programs and settings is not working. It fails at 47% of migrating settings and rolls back. This is the relevant part of the log (Sources/Panther/setuperr.log): ...
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Task Manager startup with Windows 8

How to make Task Manager run automatically when Windows 8 starts?
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Bitlocker asks for password on boot. After entering the password successfully- it asks again

I am trying to encrypt my drive with BitLocker. I am running on Windows 8 professional and do not have a TPM chip in my laptop (Asus N56VJ-WH71). I am trying to use a flash drive in its place. ...
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How to partition the local hard disk in Windows 8

I'm using Windows 8 and I want to partition my hard disk. My local disk is of 440 GB and in disk management I partitioned the hard disk into local disk E and F from only one local disk C. But my ...
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Windows File History is unable to analyse user library modifications

I just activated Windows File History, but it won't work. It loads for a surprisingly short time when I tell it to "execute now". When I look in the event journals, I see that for every time I tried, ...
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Moving Windows 8 to a new partition

I have had a triple-boot installation of Ubuntu-Windows 7-Windows 8. Once I decided that Windows 8 was the way to go and needed the space, I decided to delete the Windows 7 partition. When I did it, ...
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Windows 7 does not show up after installing Windows 8

Lets get straight to the problem. In the past I had Windows 7 but decided to install Windows 8 2 days ago. I created two partitions, one for Windows 8 to install on and one for my current Windows 7. ...
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Disabling UAC on Windows 8 causing issues with installations

I disabled UAC on my Windows 8 install, but I found that it caused me issues when I needed to install downloaded programs (installation would fail due to no admin privileges). I re-enabled UAC, but ...
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What is dummy form that is delaying my computer from shutting down?

I just bought a new computer with windows 8. Often when shutting down the computer I get a message that pops up saying that "dummy form" is delaying windows from shutting down. I have searched for ...