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Installing debian 7 besides windows 8

I bought a VAIO laptop which Windows 8 preinstalled on it in UEFI mode. Now I want to install Debian 7 besides Windows 8 but when I entered to the Partition Setup of debian setup menu, there is a ...
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AutoUnattend.xml Windows 8 setup

I need a example of how to make an Autounattend.xml for the Windows 8 x64 Core ISO setup. I saw a example from MSDN but don't helped me in nothing, my unattended always fails (is not recognized by ...
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Windows 8 System.exe writes to HDD like crazy

I have checked Application event logs and found that every second about 20 entries for MSSQL Server were recorded. Removed the server and all its components and the problem is gone... Thanks everyone ...
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Cannot switch between regular and incognito mode in Metro Google Chrome on Windows 8

I have a problem with Google Chrome in Metro mode on Windows 8. The button on the top right corner to switch between the incognito session and the existing session is not working. How do I fix this?
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Issues with VirtualBox Win7 Host & Win 8 Guest

I installed VB 4.2.12 on Windows 7. I also installed Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.2.12. I then created a Win 8 Guest on it & I am able to boot up and work on the Windows 8 Guest OS. ...
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USB Drive Name / Files consist of random characters

One of my USB Sticks just kind of broke and now it's name and all file names consist of pretty much random characters, like ‗t|%ò┼½.¯f¥. I did some research and its probably my file table that is ...
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I have no “Local Users and Groups” entry in the Computer Management program in Windows 8. How do I get it?

I am trying to rename a user home directory on Windows 8 as for some reason it has taken part of the email address rather than the proper name for the home folder name. There is an excellent tutorial ...
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Create a bootable pendrive for Sun solaris operating system

I am using windows 8 operating system. I want to create bootable pen drive of sun Solaris operating system. I want to do this task in windows 8 operating system. How can i do this? Is there any third ...
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Memtest #5 failing, prime95 failing and BSODs

I've been having a lot of trouble with freezing and bsods with my computer lately, so I took the chance to do a full upgrade. My new system only shares the VGA with the old one, nothing more. Current ...
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Is there anyway to transfer the Office 2013 license after upgrading from Windows 7 to 8?

I recently had to upgrade to windows 8 when windows 7 kept crashing. I used a copy of office pro plus, the version that the University gave us (through Microsoft Dreamspark I think). The key had two ...
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remove default items from “Save as” dialog in explorer? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble figuring out how to remove the default items on the left side of the "Save as..." dialog in Windows. I want only my favorites to be displayed, how can I remove the default items? ...
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Windows 8 Pro asks for activation again in Citrix Xen [duplicate]

I have installed a Windows 8 Pro VM in Citrix Xencenter, It asks for reactivating windows again, saying your hardware might have changed. I was wondering if there is a way to avoid that or not
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Windows 8 Command Prompt Symbolic Link Accident [duplicate]

So I totally messed up. I was trying to create a symbolic link for the program Sticky Notes to create a path. I was trying to type: mklink /J “%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Sticky Notes” “C:\Users\USERNAME\...
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Is it possible to completely turn off the TaskBar in Windows 8

I've been using Windows 8 for about 2 weeks now. I have found that, on Windows 8, the task bar really seems to get in my way. I have set it to auto-hide, however, I still find myself drawn to it to do ...
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What is System32\config\systemprofile?

So I recently figured out that IIS will use C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile as it's "user" directory for folders like AppData in certain situations. Now, I'm trying to understand why this ...
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Can't unlock the folders that I locked with 'Folder Lock' program

I use Folder Lock Version 5.2.6 Problem : It asks for new password each time I open it. Bigger Problem : I had locked many folders with this software when it was working fine. But now I can't access ...
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Windows 8 : how to enable “net rpc shutdown”

I'm a student and have a few servers/clients at home. One of those computers is running on Windows 8. On this network, I have an embedded system on Debian that I use for VPN and SMB purposes. I has ...
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Can't rename folders or files on mobile devices

Since Windows 8 is running on my notebook (clean install, no upgrade), I can't rename folders or files on mobile devices running Windows Mobile or CE and connected with ActiveSync (via USB) anymore (...
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Transfer Windows 8 from one HDD to another HDD (with Windows 7 on another partition)

I want to transfer Windows 8 from one HDD to another HDD (with Windows 7 on another partition). I bought Windows 8 Pro 64bit update (I had a a Windows Vista DVD i never even used), placed a new hard ...
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Windows 8 key embedded in bios and now unable to retreive

I accidentally deleted the recovery partition in my dell inspiron 15r, and now i am unable to install windows 8. It says product ID not matching. I don't have the product id which is embedded in the ...
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Enable Recycle Bin Prompt in Windows 8 via Registry key?

Scenario I'm using Windows 8. By default, the behavior of a file deletion is that it does not confirm the deletion with a Recycle Bin** Prompt, I mean that when the user press the del key, the ...
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Using existing user profile again in fresh Windows 7/8 install

After installing windows, when there are no accounts (or maybe a temporary account has to be created to do so) can we use a 'profile directory' like (D:\Users\Bilal) which was saved from the previous ...
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Windows 8: how to modify an default firewall rule?

On one Windows 8 computer I modified the Remote Desktop Port. The default port is 3389. I set it to 1234. Now I want to tell the firewall to open the 1234 port. I could just create a new firewall ...
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Type backtick on windows italian keyboard

How can I type a backtick (`) or tilde (~) using my Italian keyboard on Windows 8? Right now, I'm using ALT+96. Are there any other key combinations?
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How to disable hot tracking UI feature in Windows 8?

When I click on a row it highlights the line with blue background (regular behaviour), but when I mouseover other rows it highlights them too. How can I disable this?
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DNS redirect in Win8 like it was possible with hosts file

there was a time when you could redirect a server for debugging purpose simply by changing the windows hosts file. This does not work with windows 8. So what is the easiest way to redirect (let's ...
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Auto backup photos to network drive

My wife's ultrabook is getting full of pictures. I have a NAS that all our pictures are on. What I want to do is store EVERY picture on the NAS (easy) but keep all the photos from the last 12 months ...
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Disable startscreen *being triggered* by touchpad/mouse [duplicate]

I happily run stock Windows 8 on my own devices, i am not another "i do not get/like the start screen" whiner. A laptop running windows 8.0 is hooked up to a 2nd display (LED wall, or a beamer) to ...
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Is it safe to use remote desktop to connect Windows 8 Professional from remote location? [closed]

I want to access my home PC from outside from time to time. Is it safe to enable port RDP forward on a home router and remote desktop home Windows 8 from a remote location? Is another layer of ...
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Using Windows laptop to access Mac mini

Is there a way to access my (headless) Mac mini from my Windows laptop? Via WiFi networking preferred, but if needed I can bring along a hub to connect the 2 machines. I'm looking either for a good ...
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How do I double the speed of the Start Screen effects in Windows 8?

When I say double the speed, I mean make the effects happen twice as fast. I only want the Start Screen effects to be modified, however if I had to modify all effect speeds that'd work too. The ...
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Google Chrome Freezes ALL the time

I'm running the most recent version of Google Chrome. I have had this computer for three weeks now with no problems, now today it just WON'T work for me. I am running windows 8 with a machine that can ...
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Possible malware files, cannot determine if a threat

During my routine PC cleaning, I noticed a few things that may have been overlooked by MBAM Pro, Windows Defender, and Spybot S&D (all up-to-date, of course). I have never seen them before, on my ...
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Windows 8 app search - whole word only?

When I first started using Windows 8, I swear that typing "snip" from the start screen would give the Snipping Tool as a result. Now, I have to type "Snipping" before I get a result. I guess I can do "...
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probable cause of excel files getting corrupted

how to find out the probable cause of corruption of excel files...here i m not saying of a single file...files are getting corrupted one after the other...can 1)using windows 8 with excel 2007 and ...
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Removing a virus from Win 8 — safe mode? [duplicate]

I am trying to remove a virus from a relative's win 8 machine. As is very common with malware, while it's running, it will thwart any attempt to install antivirus if anti malware. I usually get ...
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bitlocker stuck asking for chkdsk /r

I recently cloned my HDD to an SSD. I previously had Bitlocker, but disabled (decrypted) before cloning. Now that I've swapped in the SSD, I want to reenable Bitlocker. When it is almost done ...
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Unidentifiable alert to “cancel transfers”

About 3 months ago, I purchased a Dell XPS 13 running Windows 8. Ever since, whenever I try to shut down/restart my machine, I get an alert that looks like this: This doesn't happen each time but ...
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Windows 8, Media Player, K-lite 9.9 (Full) Using Pay to function

I have K-lite installed and I can now view the SRT file Subtitles with the movie in Windows 8 media player. When I use play to to send the video to my wireless DVD payer the subtitles don't show. ...
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Is there any way to adjust the backlight?

I bought an ASUS laptop, it does not have a DDC/CI screen. I found that while using it in reasonably bright light, say a cloudy day, I had difficulty seeing the screen. Is there a way to change the ...
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Allowing a port through my firewall doesn't work

I've been trying to forward port 1604. When I disable my firewall canyouseeme.org says the port is open. When I turn it back on, it says it doesn't work. I have port 1604 allowed in my my firewall ...
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Windows 7 virtual machine blue screen of death under Windows 8 Hyper V

I currently have Windows 7 64 bit as my primary OS. I also have Win 8 64 bit pro on a different partition. My intention is to create a virtual machine of my Windows 7, so that I can access it from ...
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How do I keep my internal IP?

Whenever my router restarts (D-Link DIR-655, firmware v2), the internal IPs get scrambled among everyone connected, in the order they connect (and because everyone on the network is set to auto-...
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What caused the program to stop working correctly?

Error message "a problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Please close the program" I upgraded my computer from Windows 7 to 8 pro on my new Lenovo PC. Ever since the upgrad I am getting ...
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Media Player Classic Home Cinema stops on MKV

Media Player Classic Home Cinema stops on MKV. It goes to "stop" mode after file open. Unable to run playing. No error messages generated. MPC-HC version: 1.6.7.7114 (9eb64ec) 64 bit Compiler ...
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Linux won't boot

I just installed my new SSD, and I put Windows 8 on it. Previously I had a hard drive with both Windows and Linux partitions. After finishing the installation of Windows 8 on the SSD I formatted the ...
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Event ID: 7016 LitModeCtrl service has reported an invalid current state 32

I am getting all the time the below error in Windows Event Viewer. Throughout the web a lot of people get this error but there are no solutions to it. I was getting the error when i was using Windows ...
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Windows 8 Storage Space Recovery

the problem start like this. I add a 2-way mirror storage pool in my Windows 8. (consist of 2 x 500gb harddisk) I assume it can be read by any OS. So, I proceed to hackintosh my computer. After ...
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Samsung Chronos 7 unable to boot up after installing Windows 7

I just bought a new laptop Samsung Chronos 7. I have wipe the Windows 8 and recovery partition off from the SSD. I installed Windows 7 on the laptop, however upon starting up. The laptop keeps ...
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How to resolve error 0xc000007b opening Adobe After Effects?

I have installed Adobe CS6 on Windows 8 and get the error "0xc000007b" every time I open open Adobe After Effects. All other Adobe software, including Photoshop and Premiere Pro work perfectly. I have ...