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On my vaio laptop wifi is on but not showing available networks

I'm using windows 8 64-bit and i installed all drivers. When i turn on wifi, it will turn on but does not shows the available networks to connect. Kindly assist me to solve this problem.
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Unable to install software from a CD on Windows 8

I am trying to install a software for a particle measurement device I am using. I inserted the CD into my ROM and when I attempt to auto-run, I get the following error message "error executing file ...
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Long 20 minute startup/boot after Visual Studio Install

Yesterday I wanted to get back into a bit of XNA so I installed Visual Studio 2012 Express Desktop and Visual Studio C# 2010. I also installed the XNA framework (which needs Games for Windows on ...
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How do I have no default web browser, so the system asks what browser to use when I click on a link?

I use Internet Explorer for some things and Chrome for others. I'd like to have a choice when I click on a link of which browser to open the link in. Is this possible in Windows? I am currently ...
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Homegroup doesn't detect network cable

We have 2 machines here in the network. Both run (legal) Windows 8, both are in the same homegroup, for both machines the network is set up as a Private Network. Copying files over wireless works ...
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Changing Calendar Name In Windows 8

How do I change the name of the calendar in Windows 8? From "Admin Calendar" to "My Calendar" for example?
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what occurs when Windows 8 Enterprise evaluation expires? [duplicate]

I've been searching to find out what would happen if the evaluation expires before you activate it, but can't find anything except answers to the beta versions with predetermined expirations. I would ...
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Windows 8 constantly writes to $logfile

What could be causing this behavior? I think it is wearing my hard drive down. D is not the system disk, it is for data storage. This happens even if I am not accessing it in any way, but something ...
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Windows 8 - LAN connection doesn't startup on reboot

I don't know what's gone wrong, but of late whenever I reboot my Win 8 Pro x64 box, the ethernet connection doesn't turn on by itself. I have to go into network settings and manually disable/re-enable ...
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Disable automatic touch keyboard popup on tap

I have a touchscreen laptop running Windows 8, and when I bring the focus to an input field by tapping on it, the on-screen touch keyboard pops up. I find this really annoying. After searching ...
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Open a network drive with different user

Normally, after we open a network drive using one authentication, its hard to change the user that it used to open that drive to another one. I basically have to use credential manager for this ...
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How to add eclipse to windows 8 's apps search?

I want my eclipse to be visible in Search / Apps, so when I hit Win key and start typing 'eclipse' it shows up on the list. How to do it?
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System (ACPI.sys) is always using about 15-20% of my CPU

I have a 13" Sony Vaio laptop (model SVS13A1C5E) and I upgraded it to Windows 8 with a fresh install, after upgrading I installed Win8 drivers listed here. Now I have a problem with the CPU usage (it ...
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Programmatically customize windows 8

Could I make the Windows 8 Start menu behave more like the task-bar? The functionality I have in mind is to automatically pin running applications to the left most group, and also to create that group ...
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windows 8 & 7 on separate HDDs

I had windows 7 on my old hard drive then I bought a new one so I decided to install a win 8 on it . now I have them on separate disk and if I want to use one I should select that Hdd on setup boot ...
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can't see c:\windows\system32\_impact.log, but chrome can open it

I am running Windows 8 x64. Using a development tool created this log file. Chrome was launched from the dev tool to open it. But I cannot see it from Windows Explorer or Command Prompt. I have show ...
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Hard Drive Advance Format 512e Compatibility with 4K Native OS

I would like to understand the compatibility of the Advance Format drives with existing OS's, particularly if the Hard Drive has 512 emulation (AF 512e). I understand the basics of how the 512 ...
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WAMP Server's Apache Service Not Starting in Windows 8

I have a problem starting the Apache Service in WAMP Server, when i test port 80, I get the following message on the console Your port 80 is actually used by : Server: Microsoft -HTTPAPI/2.0 Things ...
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Trouble in dual booting windows 7 and windows 8

I installed Windows 7 and Windows 8 on the same partition of my hard disk.I had first installed Windows 7 and after that I installed Windows 8.But after installing windows 8 on the boot-list I didn't ...
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Windows 8 Hyper-V Guest VM Internet Access

I'm running Windows 8 Pro, and I've enabled Hyper-V in order to run a few Windows virtual machines on my workstation. For the guest VMs, I'd like them to be able to have access to network resources ...
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Windows 8 Lenovo Laptop pressing random keys at random intervrals

On random intervals, my (Windows 8) computer seems to recognize random keystrokes being put into the keyboard without my typing. It essentially starts typing random keys from the qweasd section and ...
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Saving project as a template for future projects in visual studio express 2012?

I have created my own project start up template that I would like to use for most of my future projects building Windows 8 apps with Visual Studio Express 2012. I have looked online but cannot find ...
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Backing up Windows 8 Client Hyper-V Machine(s)?

I'm running at least one VM using Hyper-V in Windows 8 Pro, and I'd like to back it up while it's still running. Windows Server 2012 handles this great with the built-in "Windows Server Backup" ...
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Why does my memory usage seem so off?

I've recently started getting popup warnings on Windos 8 that I need to close programs to free memory. After a fresh reboot, I ran taskmanager just to see what my memory is doing and this is what I've ...
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hybrid ultrabook: install ubuntu on ssd keeping win8

I have the following configuration on a asus vivobook, with hdd+ssd: http://snag.gy/4Uq1b.jpg Disk 0 is 500gb hdd, disk1 is 24 gb ssd. I would like to keep the existing win8 installation, installing ...
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Emacs installer for Windows 8

As of the 1st of April 2013 (and no, this is not an April Fool prank) the Emacs Windows FAQ states that Emacs 23.3 is known to run on all versions of Windows from Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0 ...
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Refresh Windows 8 without metro UI?

I would like to refresh windows 8, because no Modern UI app will run. I have degraded start menu and search behavior. The first misbehavior I noticed was the "out of box experience" ran on system ...
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New Inspiron laptop won't open disc tray

My new Inspiron 17R laptop from Dell pre-installed with Windows 8 won't open it's disk tray. This only happens after using VMWare Player and an OS install disk. For example, just now, I booted a VM in ...
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Why “Hyper-V Platform” feature is disabled?

I tried to enable Hyper-v feature in Windows 8 Pro, but "Hyper-V Platform feature is Disabled" ... I get this message: hyper-v cannot be installed the processor does not have required ...
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Virtualise my Reliance 3G dongle under Hyper-V

I mostly connect to the Internet with a Reliance 3G dongle with these specifications: This is how it looks in network adapters when connected. The problem: I want to virtualise this in Hyper-V ...
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Windows 8 Right-click (context) menu hang

Recently I reintalled Windows 8. All software that I installed on fresh OS is up to date and Windows 8 compatible. When I try to open context menu explorer was crashing. I used CCleaner to fix ...
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Remove drive from Windows Storage Spaces

I have build a HTPC with the drives in the same case. It runs on W8 and uses Storage Spaces to manage the data and create a single cluster for all the hard drives which is easier to manage in XBMC. ...
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Windows 8: identify and consolidate files

Windows 8: How can I output a list by folder of all my MP3 music files which I can import into Excel so I can then select and consolidate in one folder? I have seen some code which would appear to do ...
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What compressed archive formats can Windows 8 open natively?

I like Windows' built-in handling of ZIP files, and I like to associate compressed files with Windows Explorer whenever possible, rather than a third-party file archiver like 7-zip. Aside from ZIP and ...
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Drive not accessible after OS change

My PC has a C: drive containing the OS and an E: containing a bunch of data. I usually use Windows 8 but occasionally use Windows 7. To do this I physically remove the SSD that holds C: and replace ...
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System Partition on wrong drive

For some reason my secondary hard drive is marked as System in disk management. It is a full drive and I would like to format it. However I keep receiving a message "Cannot delete the active system ...
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Windows 8 0xe000009 - Cannot boot from DVD as well

Yesterday, I connected a phone (Nokia Lumia 800) of a friend to my computer. I then had to restart the computer. But during the restart, it got stuck to the black screen just before the login screen. ...
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Windows 8 - Win7 Backup Failing

I have a Windows 8 PC with two network cards installed. One is my normal card connected to a router, the other while also connected to the same router is meant exclusively for use by Hyper-V / ...
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ASUS N56VZ-S4209P Screen saver, Screen dimming,sleep/hibernation mode not working according to power management settings

I have a problem with my ASUS N56VZ-S4209P(Win8, I7-3630QM) laptop. If I use the fn+f7 command to turn off the screen it turns on by itself after a few seconds (the time varies between 1-10 seconds). ...
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Keyboard shortcut for playing song in Xbox Music inWindows 8?

When I listen Xbox Music and I change the volume using the volume keys on my laptop, a nice "now playing" overlay appears on the screen, with play/skip controls. On my desktop keyboard I don't have ...
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Install Windows 8 for second time failed

I've installed Windows 8 successfully and activated it. Then for some reasons it crashed with blue screen (I guess because of wrong VGA driver installed) Now I can't install the same OS from the same ...
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How to Share Windows 8 files with Ubuntu Server 12.10

On my network I have a Windows 8 laptop and a Ubuntu Server running 12.10. I can connect to a Ubuntu file share from my Windows 8 laptop with out any issues. Question: How would I connect & mount ...
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Is the Windows 7 file recover/image backup broken on Windows 8?

I find the following in the backup log after it runs for an hour or more. Windows Backup failed to get an exclusive lock on EFI system partition (ESP). Isn't the EFI only used for booting the ...
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How to remove a contact from people app in windows 8? [duplicate]

How do I remove a contact from the people app in windows 8. If I right click on a contact it only gives me the option to edit contact but not to delete. Removing the name out of the box does not ...
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Windows Sound bug

I got some issue with Windows 8, some time when I connect my Stereo casque or I disconnect it my the sound stop working, I got this litle red x on the sound icons, so each time I had to restart my pc. ...
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Windows 8 + UEFI BIOS, “UEFI Firmware Settings” Missing

Originally installed Windows 8 (non-UEFI install) with a GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 motherboard. After upgrading the BIOS to a UEFI version and enabling some fast-boot settings and Windows 8 integration, the ...
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Remove the extra number after the name of Ethernet connection

This actually might be a strange question to ask. It's not affecting anything but I do feel a bit awkward to see my Ethernet connection named as "Derek 2". It can be seen that there is no other ...
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Prefer WiFi over Ethernet

I want to use my Ethernet power line adapter in order to use Wake on Lan for my desktop PC. However, once it has booted into Windows, I want it to use my WiFi by default, as the powerline adapters ...
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Separate input devices (fullscreen for multiple monitors

How can I have fullscreen app on one monitor capturing the output from, say, controller. And at the same time be able to use second monitor with keyboard and mouse in a regular way without minimizing ...
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netsh import doesn't work

I'm trying to use netsh to export and then import my network settings. I managed to export my settings using the command: netsh -c interface dump > c:\settings.txt The file is created, all ok, ...