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RDP session error: because of a protocol error (0x112f) the remote session will be disconnected

I've initiated the discussion on MSDN:http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winappswithhtml5/thread/72ceca09-ab4a-4689-896c-6c86697333d6. I found that the RDP ActiveX control seems to be a ...
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How can I keep Windows 8 Xbox video from disappearing?

I am an unwilling and unhappy user of Windows 8. I'm watching a series of course lectures as mp4 files, and the default video player is Xbox. It's fine, and a decent video player, but I need to ...
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How can I make my laptop F-key's work as F-keys?

I purchased a new laptop with Windows 8. It's F buttons don't work as F buttons, they seem to work by default as the weird icons on them, such as media controls. To "refresh" a browser window with the ...
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how to load ALL startup items before logging in to windows 8 desktop?

I am the only user of my laptop and the only reason i use a password is to prevent theft. the quirk that i have with logon passwords is that the startup items will only load after i have keyed in ...
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Windows 8 wallpaper slideshow simply does not work - Fresh Install

this has been driving me crazy for the past few days, I have a fresh and clean install of Windows 8 Pro 64Bit (Activated - Not upgrade). I have about 50 JPEG wallpapers that I want to set as a ...
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Automatically move taskbar when rotating screen

I have a Windows 8 tablet-laptop combo with which I have an issue. To save space, I keep my task bar at the left side of the screen. This is fine when using the device in landscape mode, but when I ...
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recovering windows 8 from a windows 8 recovery partition in a laptop after a Linux Fedora 17 installation

I know the question isn't really about programming but it would be really nice if anyone would know how to recover a windows 8 recovery partition from my Dell Inspiron laptop (Inspiron 3420) that came ...
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How can I create a desktop shortcut to windows mail in windows 8? [duplicate]

When I right click on it from the apps list (whatever replaced the start menu), I don't get an option to open file location, or even pin it anywhere. It doesn't seem to be in C:\Program ...
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How to get back the 8bit (256) color on RDP with Windows 8?

Until recently (until I updated to Windows 8), I had Windows 7. I had an *.rdp file which I could edit its session bpp value to 8, which implies using 256 colors mode when remote desktop is on. ...
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How to enable handwriting panel? (Windows 8 on a Lenovo Ideapad Yoga13)

When using my touch keyboard I can not access the handwriting panel. The keyboard comes up properly, I can choose from the standard layout and the thumbs keyboard, but the handwriting panel is not ...
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Synergy connection with windows 8 client

I just acquired a Dell XPS 12 ultrabook, with a flipping touchscreen. I like it, but only want to use the (small) touch screen when I'm away from home. I'd rather use synergy to control my new ...
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Mount External HFS+ to Windows 8

I recently got a Win8 Laptop to replace my broken MacBook. I have an external enclosure for my macbook harddrive and would like to mount it as a file system on my windows laptop to move files. I ...
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Windows 8 File History won't recognize my external hard drive

I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to 8 and am still learning the ins-and-outs of the upgrade. One thing I recently discovered was that Win8 replaces the Volume Shadow Copy Service with the new File ...
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Installing Windows 8 onto an external hdd without affecting the MBR

I wish to install Windows 8 on a laptop's external USB HDD. Is this the best and safest way to do it? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo27iz1Q3x8
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Windows 8 Apps Won't Open

I recently found I was unable to open any modernui app. They flash open and close instantly. I have tried a myriad of things to fix it. Ran App Troubleshooter Removed anti-virus Checked ...
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Bootcamping Windows 8 Installation issues: Blue screen of death

I'm trying to install Windows 8 on my MacBook Pro, using Bootcamp. I've stepped through the assistant and used the Create a Windows 7 or later version install disk, and stored this on a Usb ...
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Windows 8 - associate regsvr32 with dll type and always run as administrator

I'm using Windows 8. I'd like to associate the file type DLL to regsvr32, so that I can double click a DLL and register it. The problem is that regsvr32 is not running as administrator. So, what I ...
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Removing a file named '…' in Windows 8

Completely by accident, I created a file named ... using Grunt.js for Node in Windows 8. Is it possible to remove this file without having to reformat the partition?
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How can I set Microsoft Account permissions for shares without regards to domain on Windows 8?

I have folder A on computer A and I am mapping network drive on computer B to \VPN_IP\A, but I want full control permissions to the share from computer B. Both computers use the same Microsoft ...
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Downloading the actual files of the language pack

I just bought Asus laptop with Windows 8 in it. I am taking it back to my home country. We don't have very good internet connection in there. I could install the Russian language pack for Windows, but ...
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Cannot do anything that requires admin privileges in Windows 8

It started after I was prompted to restart my computer by Windows 8 (it tried to repair disk errors). Than it asked me in Action Centre to setup a password. And now I can't open anything; cannot even ...
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Java installation in chrome and windows 8

I am using Chrome Version 26.0.1410.64 m and trying to install Java 7 update 21. When trying to install Java on my Windows 8 PC - I get pop-up window that ends the process. It states that the feature ...
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Dual Monitors - Running Win 8 at Home and Remote to Win 7

I am running windows 8 at home on my laptop and remoting into a machine in a closet that runs windows 7. the machine that i am remoting to is set up to run on one monitor. i would like to use a dual ...
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Windows 8 0x50 error when chainloading using BURG

I have a multiboot system, each system on a separate hard drive. I've been using GRUB2 and everything was fine. I've recently decided to switch to BURG and that keeps my Windows 8 in a reboot loop. ...
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Should I get Windows 7 or Windows 8 for web development compatibility testing [closed]

I do a bit of web development and need to test my site in various versions of IE (all the way back to 6). I've been firmly in OSX and linux-land for about 5 years and have never used Windows 7, let ...
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Remove windows 8

I had windows 7 by default in my laptop. I updated it to windows 8. I have installed ubuntu using Wubi. Now i want to remove windows 8 and use only ubuntu. Is it possible to remove windows 8 without ...
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Minimum volume doesn't mute in Windows 8?

When I reduce the volume down to its minimum in Windows 8, it doesn't mute, unlike Windows 7. Is there any way to change this behavior back or no?
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Internet is very slow on my Windows 8 machine

I am using a Intel Core i5 system with 8 GB RAM and Asus P8B75-Mle Motherboard. I installed both Windows 7 and Windows 8 on my system (dual boot). In Windows 8, there is a long loading time for web ...
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Recovering after uninstalling Windows 8?

I bought a laptop recently which had Windows 8 preinstalled. Unhappy with the new OS, I stuck the Win7 installation disk in. The installation disk wouldn't allow me to install Windows on any of the ...
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Windows Built In FS Conversion tool?

Can I use convert.exe to convert my ExFat drive (Which is 3TB and not the boot drive, if that matters) to NTFS? I'm in Windows 8, and I SERIOUSLY need to convert my drive, preferably without data ...
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How can I make IE stop “correcting” 'int i;' to 'int I;' when I type code on SE sites?

Gagh! It'd be funny if it weren't so infuriating. I like spell-checking for English. It's really nice when you can't quite remember whether there is 1 'r' or 2 in "assurance", say. But after I've ...
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Downgrading Windows 8 to Windows 7 - why 6 partitions?

I bought a computer with Windows 8 and have decided to downgrade to Windows 7. Asus has all the drivers for the model available online, so that shouldn't be a problem. When I boot into the ...
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Downgrading Windows 8 Home Premium to Windows 7

Someone generously donated a Windows 8 laptop to the organization I work for, however we just (finally) standardized on a single OS -- Windows 7. I would like to downgrade to Windows 7, but the OS ...
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Visual Studio 2012 Acting Weird

I fixed the issued by reinstalling Windows. A fresh install was not needed. But I had to use the "Keep personal files only" option. The "Keep Windows settings, personal files, and apps" option did not ...
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Windows second monitor sometimes stays black

I have two monitors and both of them work fine most of the time, however, occasionally when Windows 8 boots up the secondary monitor shows nothing but black during and after the bootup. In these cases ...
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Process “System” needs 100% Harddrive input/output

I'm on Windows 8 and in my Task-Manager I see that the process "System" needs 100% of my IO capacity. What is the reason or how to find out what exactly the reason is? It slows down my PC. Thank you ...
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Annoying bugcheck - prevents laptop from going to sleep [closed]

I have an Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 (i7 3720 QM, 8 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GT650M) and running Windows 8 Pro 64-bit via Bootcamp. Over the past couple of days, it doesn't sleep when I close the lid ...
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Windows 8 trackpad gestures along with scrolling stops working after running virtualbox or vmware player

I have an AMD A8 based HP laptop, Pavilion G6 2201AX running Windows 8. It has a Synaptics touchpad. My problem is whenever i run Virtualbox or Vmware player all the gestures on trackpad stop working, ...
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Way To Create A Reference List For All Installed Applications/Programs On My PC?

Is there an built-in way or ways in Windows to show (alphabetically ideally) all the programs/applications that are installed on my Windows PC that can then be saved as a PDF or Word document for ...
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Can I remote manage a Hyper-V Server that's running on Windows 8?

I have a Hyper-V Server running on a Windows 8 machine (machine A). I have another Windows 8 laptop (machine B) that has Hyper-V Management GUI installed . Now when I connect Hyper-V Server from ...
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sporadic network connection with windows 8

Got the Samsung Series 5 ultrabook with Intel Centrino 6235 adapter in February 2013 and found that the network connection sporadically times out, but it goes back to normal on Restart. It is not the ...
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Installing Windows 7 on Asus Essentio Series Desktop

I have installed Windows 7 in Windows 8 Asus Essentio Desktop. On boot up I can choose which OS I want. Only problem I can't install LAN Drivers that work Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller. ...
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Use team viewer with different desktop

I have a computer with windows 8. Is there a way to access this computer from work with team viewer but using another desktop? I want the person at home to still be able to use the computer, watch a ...
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Windows 8 tries to log into my user account at startup

Every time I start Windows 8, it tries to log into my user account (Microsoft account). The computer has an e-mail account with company rules. This is the only thing I changed. This keeps the ...
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Windows 8 Desktop, HDMI graphics card Audio and video?

I have a Windows 8 desktop and I would like to hook it up to my tv via HDMI. However my desktop doesn't have any HDMI output slots. I was wondering if I were to install a graphics card with HDMI ...
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How Windows Search determines what results to show?

What is the precise behavior of Windows Search? Is it searching for only files it considers documents? Or only in some directories, no matter what root directory was specified by the user? Example: ...
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How dangerous is partitioning my drive for Linux?

I'm running windows 8 on top of a computer that came with windows 7 and I'm wanting to get Linux to run well on my computer. I've installed Ubuntu on my computer as a Virtual Machine, but it doesn't ...
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Boot from secondary HD

I have a Dell XPS 15 and have been using it for some time with the factory HD. I got an SSD to be the primary drive (I have installed in the HD bay) and moved the factory HD to the optical bay. When I ...
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Login using fingerprint after Windows 8 upgrade

I upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 8. I have installed fingerprint sensor driver and it works properly for my HP DV6-3060EJ. The problem is in the login screen when I swipe screen flickers and doesn't ...
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Does Windows 8 still have Administrator accounts and User accounts?

I’ve installed Windows 8 on a VMWare Fusion virtual machine on my Mac. I used VMWare’s Easy Install option, which gets you to enter a username and password for what it describes as an administrator ...