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

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How to change Linux icon in dual boot?

I have just intalled Linux Mint as a second option for Windows 8. But the icon of Mint is not cool as Windows 8 in the dual boot screen. It looks like this: How can I change the Linux icon in dual ...
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ALT-Tab box displaying “hidden” programs in Windows 8

Since yesterday, when I use the ALT+tab keyboard shortcut to switch between applications, I see my current running programs as usual but also five other "programs". Three of them don't display a ...
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Why all menus in windows are floating left with dual monitor?

I'm using a tablet with a external monitor and the second monitor as the main one. Why all menus are floating left. Is there a way to change this? My tablet is physically positioned on the right of ...
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How do I enable 4 finger swipe on Synaptics touchpad 7.2 on Windows 8?

I have driver version 16.3.1.2. It's not available in the control panel applet. I have tried the registry hack to change visibility but that did not work. How do I enable the 4 finger swipe?
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Can I keep some stuff while Refreshing my computer?

My computer has been acting strange lately, so I want to refresh it. While I understand that things such as stuff in my Program Files folder is nuked, I want to keep some of it. Is it possible to do ...
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How to delete win8 and reinstall win 7 from disc

I wish to delete Windows 8 and go back to Windows 7, which was originally installed. Having done the compatibility check for a Windows 7 installation it did not throw up a problem. However, on trying ...
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Language changing in Windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why in Windows 8 alt+shift change language for all applications? This is a bit hard to explain. I'll try my best: I have two languages enabled in my windows. EN and FA. ...
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How to install Sql 2012 on Windows 8?

I am having trouble installing sql server 2012 on windows 8.
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WIndows 8 Start/Metro scaling for big TVs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 8 Pixel density large screen Is there any way to increase the Metro UI / Start elements size ? I mean in the same way you can change the dpi scaling for the ...
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How can I set up two-way synchronization for my Gmail calendar with Outlook 2010?

I have an HP envy DV7-7290ez i7 with Windows 8. How can I set up two-way synchronization for my Gmail calendar with Outlook 2010? It worked with Windows Vista and my old laptop!
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How to Change the Font of the Windows 8 Apps?

while reading longer articles i always prefer Georgia. In Wikipedia App for Windows 8 the fonts are sans-serif. Is there any way through which I can change the default font of the Windows 8 Apps?
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Have Start button back in Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I turn off Modern UI and get the old Start Menu back in Windows 8? Is it possible to make start menu open by "Start" button in Windows 8? Interface when some ...
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How to Drag and Drop to save a link in chrome?

When dragging a link (such as a link to a pdf) from chrome to a folder, I'd like it to save the pdf, not an internet shortcut. Is there an extension already made for this?
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Error Code 0x0000005D while installing Windows 8

My friend was installing Windows 8 to our network lab's computers. During the installation, this error message appeared: Your PC needs to restart Please hold down the power button Error Code ...
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How to configure ShrewSoft VPN for Cisco VPN with Token Code?

I am trying to get ShrewSoft VPN to work with a Cisco VPN connection that requires a next token code. With Cisco VPN or NPC Secure Client these are the steps I would take: List item Import .pcf ...
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Upgrading Windows 7's PowerShell v3, to Windows 8's PowerShell v3

I have becoming increasingly aware that Windows 7's PowerShell v3 lacks cmdlets / functions and modules found in Windows 8's version of PowerShell 3. My question: Is there anyway of 'upgrading' ...
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What problems are there sharing folders on Mac Snow Leopard with Windows 8?

I've happily shared folders from my Mac Mini to a Windows 7 PC for years. My Win7 Laptop can still see the shared folders on the Mac. This week, I upgraded my desktop to Windows 8. Now I can see the ...
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“Run as administrator” prevents applications from autostart

I've been running into a problem where some of the applications from the startup menu don't actually start upon login. After looking at the list of the applications I've noticed that actually only the ...
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DVD VOB to AVI - Can't hear sound

I have DVD that plays fine in cheap Home DVD Player, but I'm trying to convert it to files I can play on my computer. When I try to play the DVD itself on my computer, there is no audio, but audio ...
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Can't turn on Intel 5300 Wifi on Lenovo T530

I have an Intel 5300 Wireless Card in my new Lenovo ThinkPad T530. Sometimes, when I use the Wireless switch on the side of the computer, when I turn it back on the computer still says that the Wifi ...
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Hardware Virtualization on Dell Latitude E6500

I have a Dell Latitude E6500 with an Intel Core2Duo processor and 4 GB RAM. I am running Windows 8 Pro 64-bit. In the BIOS (revision A25) settings, I have enabled Intel Virtualization Technology, but ...
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Can I view a list of all of my downloads in Zune/Xbox Music?

I'd like to be able to keep track of what I download, so that if I ever switch to a different service, I can re-aquire the music from that service. Is there a way to see a complete list of all my Xbox ...
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How to get IE10 back in Windows 8

Somehow I uninstalled IE10 in Windows 8 Pro. Is there a way to repair/reinstall IE10 in Windows 8? When I go to the IE10 download site my options are download 32- or 64-bit IE10 beta for Windows 7 ...
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How to associate the mailto protocol with a custom exe?

In Windows 8, How do you set the default program for the mailto protocol to a custom exe? Under Default Programs, the only option I get is to select from a list of programs (Mail or Google Chrome) or ...
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Windows 8 RDP Cannot Connect Schannel Event IDs 36870 36887

I have a fairly recent install of Windows 8 on a user's machine and I'm not able to RDP into it at all, it immediately fails and says it cannot connect. You can connect to the port via telnet and you ...
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How to search the entire hard drive for files modified on a particular date?

I picked up a virus a few hours ago, and have identified one of its files. I know the exact minute that the virus was installed, and would like to search my entire hard drive for files modified in ...
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Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6230 no valid IP address only at school

I have been having this issue for a while. I have never had an issue with wifi till I've tried to connect to my school's wifi. I have windows 8 and the above wireless adapter. I have re-installed the ...
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In Windows 8, do I need to enable Hyper-V to get full performance from VirtualBox?

I'm tinkering with virtual machines on my new laptop, which is my first Windows 8 machine. In the "Turn Windows features on or off" section of the Control Panel, I noticed that the "Hyper-V" options ...
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What is winlogon.exe -SpecialSession?

I'm running Windows 8 Enterprise. A couple of times now, I've noticed multiple winlogon.exe processes running (accompanied by as many extra csrss.exe and dwm.exe). Today I saw one extra, but the first ...
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How do I change a ModernUI games permissions to update Xbox Account Information?

When you first use an Xbox enabled game from the Store, it first asks for permission to modify your Xbox Account Information, stating that you can change this from the account settings. Which account ...
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Windows 8 driver for 945GM

I am wondering about installing Windows 8 on my five year old laptop (Core 2 Duo, 4 gigs of ram), but I have a concern about graphics drivers. It uses the integrated 945GM chipset, which is one of the ...
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Restore Windows 8 ISO created with recimg on VMware Fusion

I need to create an image from my Windows 8 so I can use this image on VMware Fusion on my MacBook. I use the recimg command to create the image. Can I use the image as an ISO file when creating the ...
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Task manager shortcut not working on Windows 8

I have some problems with the Task Manager not always opening on Windows 8. I recently upgraded my pc from Windows 7 to Windows 8. And it seems that the Windows 8 Task Manager doesn't always pop up if ...
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Blu Ray Stutter on Windows 8

When watching Blu-Ray films, every few minutes there will be a short stutter lasting about a second wherein the picture freezes before resynchronising with the audio. Sometimes this will happen every ...
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Windows 8 - Mapping Network Drive (NAS)

This question has been asked throughout the web, but I am simply not able to get it working. I am Running Windows 8 Pro (x64), when I connect to the office network, I can connect to all network ...
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Trello Windows 8 app not updating

Does anybody else have problems with the Windows 8 app of Trello? Mine doesn't update the boards anymore. It looks like it's infinitely trying to update itself, but nothing happens.
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New document opens in a very small size, not full screen

When I open a new Word 2010 document it opens in a very small size, not full screen. I cannot get it to the full size so I can't read the font that I am typing as it is so small. I have tried ...
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Disable anti-aliasing for some fonts in Windows 8

How do you disable anti-aliasing for only some font names in Windows 8? Specifically, I like to use Terminus which is an awesome coding font, but looks like garbage when rendered with ClearType and ...
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How does one go about restoring the Windows 8 Boot GUI if one chose Windows Vista as the default before knowing they'd loose the nifty GUI interface?

How does one go about restoring the Windows 8 Boot GUI if one chose Windows Vista as the default before knowing they'd loose the nifty GUI interface? I'd rather make Windows 8 Default and choose Vista ...
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How do I restore Windows 8 after removing it and installing Windows 7?

I've recently bought myself a laptop (Asus N56VZ) last December. Everything was great, but it came pre-loaded with Windows 8, which I'd like to get rid off. And I will. However, I'm a bit paranoid ...
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Windows 8 - can I have different firewall rules per different WiFi networks?

I would like to have different firewall rules for different WiFi networks. Is this possible with the default Windows 8 firewall?
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Windows 8 unique “desktop” to make an “app” out of a program

Sorry I didn't know how to ask this question without labelling it "Windows 8 multiple desktops" Which brings up a whole bunch of people trying to do something else. I like the "swype" alt-tab ...
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Win8x64, after format/upgrade from Win7x86, “GPT Protective Partition” on secondary drive

I backed up all important data prior to formatting the C: drive, but I cannot read the backup drive after reinstalling Windows. More details provided after the screenshots. Additionally As you ...
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Why is my computer not updating via Windows Update?

I just recently installed Windows 8 Pro on a computer at work. The computer runs Windows Update fine while its not joined to the domain. However, once I join it to the domain it cannot perform windows ...
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Select text in IE 10 'modern'

Does anyone know if there is a way to select text for copying and pasting in IE 10, when running in 'Modern' UI mode? I should qualify, when using a device that only has a touch interface, such as a ...
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User Account Control on Windows 8

how do you sign on as account administrator with Windows 8? I have a new laptop which asks for UAC password but there is no window to insert the password and the only option available is No.
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Fix Windows 7/8 taskbar's new toolbar size when locked

After I added a new toolbar and locked the taskbar, this is what happened: There is a bit of an icon in the right part of the toolbar's text. Can this be fixed?
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How to open a network drive using \\ipaddress\driverletter+$ in windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Enable (or work around) Administrative shares in Windows 8 I have two computers in my home both connected to a LAN through a router. When I use \\192.168.1.3\c$ in Run ...
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wierd drive errors on dual-boot system with sharedpartition and shared dropbox folder. How do I debug this?

My system I have a dual-boot setup with windows 8 and linux debian testing on a lenovo X1-carbon laptop with a 256GB SSD drive. I've made a shared partition in the NTFS format, and use this partition ...
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Search all or search files as default in Windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to show all Windows 8 Modern UI search results on one page? In Windows 7, Win key + [search term] would return both applications and files. In Windows 8, ...