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

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Windows Live Mail 2012 freezes upon startup after Windows 8 upgrade

I recently upgrade form Windows 7 to Windows 8. The only problem I have is that whenever I open the latest WLM, it consistently freezes either on the loading screen or when trying to load my accounts ...
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Getting Windows 8 System Image Recovery to recognize my backup

I have a bad feeling about Windows 8 backup already. I sure hope I'm just being plain dumb and somebody can enlighten me. Short story: Windows 8 System Image Recovery does not find my system image. I ...
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Can't drag files from Explorer into Notepad++ running as administrator on Windows 8

If I have Notepad++ running as administrator, I can't drag files from explorer on to it (they are rejected with the 'stop' cursor) and if I try to use the explorer extension right click 'Edit with ...
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In Windows 8 my mouse pad stops responding (for 1 second) to input after typing on the keyboard

I've updated my Alienware m14x R1 to Windows 8. Something in the driver system\software is causing the mouse pad to stop responding when I use the keyboard. I assume this is to prevent accidental ...
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Windows 8 language missing

I have recently installed windows 8 however i have found that when i try to look through the languages i cannot find the english version so i am now stuck trying to read french until i find out how to ...
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How to setup firewall to allow internet connection sharing via Wifi USB stick?

I have a Windows8 computer linked to the internet via an ethernet cable ("Ethernet" network connection). I have attached to it a DLink Wifi USB stick, and I'm trying to share the main PC's internet ...
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Want to upgrade my Dell OS to Windows 8 or 7

I have been using 1525 inspiron since 2008 sept, i am considering upgrade to windows 8 or maybe 7. the machine is fantastic and in a very good working, never ever had any problem except for battery ...
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Install Windows 8 Apps to custom directory

I'm running Windows 8 Pro on a laptop. I initially installed the OS just to fiddle round with it and get to know something I'd inevitably end up having to fix for someone. The problem being I only ...
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Where is the white/blacklist for Enhanced Protected Mode sites?

I misunderstood this dialog and clicked Always ignore (I was thinking clicking Disable would disable Silverlight, not Enhanced Protected Mode). I want to allow the dll to run because I think it's ...
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Windows 8 Storage Pool in “Unrecognized Configuration”, but Appears Healthy

I recently had a crash on my machine running W8 Pro x64. When I rebooted, my storage pool was offline, and I got a message stating that I had "Drives in an unrecognized configuration". However, it ...
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IPHLPSVC High CPU in Windows 8 x64

I was experiencing consistent high CPU usage in Windows 8 Pro x64. The cause was svchost running at a constant 25% CPU, even at idle. I checked the services that the svchost was running, and toggled ...
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MD5 hash of original Windows 8 pro iso file

What is the MD5 hash of the original Win 8 Professional ISO (upgrade version)? I downloaded the file over multiple download sessions, and want to make sure that the file is not corrupted. Does the ...
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Windows 8 - Ubuntu dual boot

I bought a new Toshiba s855 notebook with windows 8 preinstalled. Secure boot feature was enabled by default. I installed latest version of ubuntu after disabling secure boot feature(it was not ...
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Drive not able to be added to Storage Spaces

I am having difficulties trying to create a storage space. I have four Hard Drives in my computer. Samsung 128Gb SSD x2 Caviar Green 2TB Older 320 Gb drive I want to merge the two last ones. The ...
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Windows 7 programs on windows 8

I am running windows 8 though bootcamp on my mac (10.8). My question is if a program (specifically Borderlands 2) says it runs on windows 7 will it work in windows 8
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Windows 8 / Live ID / Service logon credentials

Which logon credentials can one use to run a windows service with different permissions than "Local System" when the user is logged in using his Windows Live ID? I have developed a windows service ...
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How do I get back the Metro version of Internet Explorer on Windows 8?

I'm trying to open the Metro version of Internet Explorer, however it opens as a desktop app. It just goes from the metro interface to the desktop. How can I do this?
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How prohibit access for some users to special folders? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to make my hard drive inaccessible to everyone but me? I use Windows 8 as Admin and I also have few other users on my machine. I see that they can't ...
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How do I preserve my Windows 8 key for later install, while removing Windows 8?

I've bought a new Toshiba computer a few days ago, and I'm not pleased by Windows 8. Since I want to be able to sell the computer for a fair price in the future, I'd like to know how I do to be able ...
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Explorer.exe does not starts itself at the startup

The problem I am facing is whenever I start my PC after use login window where it should show the start screen my PC just doesn’t show anything except for a mouse cursor. I can press CTRL ALT DELETE ...
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How to increase the screen resolution from 1024x600 to 1024x768 on HP Mini 210-4128er?

Installed Windows 8, and there for some applications a minimum resolution of 1024x768. And I have the properties of a maximum of 1024x600. Are there any ways to increase the resolution?
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How can I control the audio volume of a Modern-UI application?

I've been spoiled by my ability to control the volume (or mute) any individual program running on my computer. I just tried a Modern-UI game from the store and it was shockingly loud, so I did what I ...
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Why won't my computer turn off?

I have recently replaced my old Corsair TX650M PSU with a new CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold 800w PSU. With the old PSU when I turned off my computer from windows it would shut down and everything would ...
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What first? SSD or Win8 [closed]

I currently am running Win7 - 64 bit. Looking to upgrade to Win8 (64 bit) as well as switch my boot drive to an SSD. Which one should I do first? Does it matter? If it makes any different, my ...
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How to add Google UK to IE 10 in Windows 8?

you can add google as search provider in IE 10 under Windows 8. But I cant find a way to add google UK. in previous versions you could search for TEST and then create a custom provider with the ...
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Which version of Windows Media Player is installed on my Windows 8 PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find out what Windows Media Player version I have? When I start my Windows Madia Player I can't find any information about the Version. Where to get such an ...
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How to get the product key of my windows 8 installation without an external program? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I find the product key that was used to activate Windows 8? My question whether there is such a possibility and if yes how to get the key.
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Windows 8 BSOD: PAGE_FAULT in raspptp.sys [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I resolve BSOD: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA? . Any ideas on this BSOD? What extra helpful info can I provide? .
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How to restore OEM software after upgrade from Vista to WIndows 8 on Notebook, Aspire 6935G

Recently I upgraded my notebook from Vista home premium to windows 8 pro, now after updating most of the preinstalled programs by Acer, I've found out they are not restored as before. For example, I ...
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How can I make Windows 8 scheduler to run something once when the computer is idle but then wait for at least 12 hours in order to do the same?

I noticed that choosing the option to run only when it is idle and then to repeat the task indefinitely every 12 hours, i.e.: , did not do what I intended since it basically reset its 12h counter ...
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Where is mms.cfg (Flash Player configuration file) located in Windows 8?

Where is mms.cfg, the Flash Player configuration file, located in Windows 8? I know in Windows 7 it is located at C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\mms.cfg. But I can't seem to find it in Windows 8.
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Selecting a different parent in Family Safety filters for Windows 8?

I've got Family Safety up and running nicely on a Windows 8 Surface, with two parent accounts and two child accounts. When one of the child accounts reaches its time limit, the user can "Ask a parent ...
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Windows 8 brightness issue

The problem I am facing is that when Windows is idle for some time, instead of dimming the screen, it turns on full brightness. I know this may be problem in power configuration somewhere but I cannot ...
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Disable windows 8 built in indicators

Is there a way to disable Windows 8's built in volume indicator and brightness indicator that appear whenever you adjust the volume/brightness level by keyboard?
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Generic Synaptics driver keeps reverting through Windows Update

I have an HP ProBook 6550b laptop and I recently installed Windows 8. After updating the Synaptics driver, I noticed that my OS eventually reverts to a pre-Windows 8 driver without asking me. New ...
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Disable ClearType (blurry fonts) in Internet Explorer 10 on windows 7

I've installed recently the latest Internet Explorer 10 and found out again what was my issue with the previous upgrade -- blurry fonts aka ClearType! Unfortunately there are some apps that use IE ...
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Windows 8 power icon

The power icon in my taskbar is disabled. When I try to customize by triggering the system icons on or off, that particular portion of power is also grayed so that I can't use it anymore... Then, I ...
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How to partition a hard drive that has no OS installed?

I have a 500 GB hard drive. The laptop came with Windows 7 preinstalled. Now as I am installing Windows 8, I have deleted the C drive. So I have 460 GB free unused space where I can install Windows ...
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Drive security settings in Windows 8 Pro

My PC OS is Windows 8 Pro x64. Windows 8 seems confusing. D:\ drive is supposed to be used solely by a single user, who is in Users group of the PC. The requirement is... that user will have full ...
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How do I run a pinned taskbar program as a an administrator using only keyboard

So I use the WinKey + Number to launch programs from my taskbar a lot and I am wondering if I can get this keyboard shortcut to launch a certain program as an admin. I do not want to left click on ...
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Unable to delete Windows System Image

I'm on Windows 8 Pro (64bit) and I'm trying to configure an Image Backup using the strangely named "Windows 7 File Recovery" tool. To start with, I want to delete any existing system images from my ...
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Autoconfiguration of Mail in Windows 8

Simply, is it possible to automatically configure the ModernUI Mail application for domain users? I would imagine this is possible through some ini, registry, or script but I've not been able to find ...
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How to change default login/lock screen of Windows 8?

How do I change the default login/lock screen of Windows 8 which is shown after Windows has loaded and no user is logged in? I've changed the lock screen of both users but when Windows starts this one ...
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Is there some kind of official “What's new” for Windows 8? [closed]

In this new version Windows have changed a lot, but I can't seem to find an official change list/FAQs on how to use new features. I'm asking because I've read about how to open Charm with keyboard on ...
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Windows 8 Not Shutting Down Properly With Fast Start-Up Enabled

While Fast start-up is enabled, on turning the computer off (shutdown) the computer idles for about 5min after logging out/screen turning off. It then turns off. On returning into Windows I receive ...
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Is there any way to 'preview' an item in the Recycle Bin?

I often want to see files (usually code or other plain-text files) I've deleted so I know whether I want to restore them or not, the issue is you cannot see contents of recycled files unless you ...
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How Do I Set the Win8 Remote Desktop to Map Local Drives?

In the past, Remote Desktop clients had an option to share local resources with the remote host. This made it trivial to transfer files by mapping the drives. In the new Windows App Store Remote ...
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Windows 8: Change default numlock state to 0 dont work

After logging in to Windows 8 the numlock is on. I have a notebook, so this is bad, I have no numbers block ... with this howto I tried to deactivate this: ...
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Sound crackling in Windows 8

I have Windows 8 and a Realtek high definition audio integrated in the motherboard. For some reason I always get crackling sound when I listen to anything. It doesn't always happen and it last a ...
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Windows 8 constantly plays the Device Connect sound [duplicate]

On my PC, Windows 8 keeps playing the Device Connect sound (Windows Hardware Insert.wav) - a slightly discordant sequence of 3 notes. This is at least every 1-2 minutes, but can be up to every ten ...