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Re - installing Windows 8 on a tablet, without usb-boot option

I do own a tablet (Xoro PAD 9W4), which initially ran Windows 8.1. I upgraded to Windows 10, but due to some issues (mainly touchscreen issues), I want to reinstall Windows 8.1. For this reason, I ...
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Cannot switch Input Method globally back to English in Windows 8.1

I'm using Windows 8.1, I have two input methods: English(United States); Chinese(Simplified, China). The first one is the system default, the second one is a Pinyin Input Method by Google. ...
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Startup password on toshiba laptop

My system is stuck on "Enter startup password" screen.When i try some password it goes to automatic startup repair.If i go into bios to change or delete startup password,what i see there is user : ...
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Why does desktop.ini get lost when I copy a folder

In Windows, I am using a desktop.ini file inside a folder to set a custom icon for the folder. It works find, but if I try to copy/paste the folder the copy no longer has the custom icon. Same thing ...
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In the BIOS the mouse is stuck

I wanted to install SteamOS to try it, but I'm experiencing an issue. Before the last bios update, everything worked fine. But after... The mouse is stuck: when I try to move it, it moves for some ...
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Safety with CPU amount on Windows 8.1

I am trying to completely max out a Lenovo Edge 15 with an Intel(R) Core i7-4510U CPU with 8 gb of RAM( 16gb coming in the mail, also the max. It also has a Samsung evo 840 256 gb SSD. My concern is ...
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How to shut down CCC.exe and MOM.exe

When I start up my computer(Windows 8), it shows that it's disk usage is 100% (in task manager). It seems that CCC.exe(Catalyst Control Center: Host application) and MOM.exe(Catalyst Control Center: ...
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Windows 8.1 cached memory and memory optimizers

I can't find similar question so talking about it so I would like to create one. It is a bit long so I bold what I want to ask actually. Someone had noticed Windows 8 is taking too much memory for ...
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How to assign a key on a laptop to right click?

I recently bought a brand new Toshiba laptop. i5, 8GB, 1TB and everything. One problem I've been having with it, though, is that the mouse buttons are really tough to push down. Both left and right ...
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Automatically hibernate Windows 8.1 after 15+ minutes inactivity

I have two tablets; a Surface Pro 3, and a very cheap HP Stream 7. When I leave the SP3 alone for a whole day, I usually come to it and find that it's turned itself off, or gone into Hibernate mode. ...
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Edit “Account Lockout Policy” via registry in Windows 7/8?

I'm trying to edit this security settings via registry but have found nothing useful. I've found some supposed registry settings but the values I've set using gpedit.msc are not there. Any ideas? ...
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Windows 8 text is on the right side of desktop icon

I accidentally pressed some keys and the text is aligned on the right side of desktop each icon. Here is a snapshot. I have spent 2 hours but could not find a solution. I would really appreciate if ...
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Ubuntu vivid like win8

I have installed ubuntu vivid to my friend's laptop as secondary OS but my friend didn't like the unity Desktop's ui so I want to install windows 8 theme also want to move laucher to bottom side of ...
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How to disable audio jack in Windows 8?

My Asus laptop fell on its side while the headphones were plugged in. It landed on the jack side first. Now, I cannot get any audio output unless I use the headphones (the speakers don't work when the ...
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How to stop windows 8 from moving windows from external to primary monitor when external is disconnected

I've not found an answer to this question yet since it seems to be the inverse of what most people are after. I currently have one external monitor connected to my windows laptop but I also like to ...
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Samsung Laptop won't boot past Samsung screen to Windows 8

I have a Samsung Laptop, model NP355V5C. It turns on, shows the Samsung logo does some loading, then shows a black screen. I have changed BIOS settings to disable secure boot and to allow UEFI and ...
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Mysterious blank folder keeps showing up on my desktop

I have a folder with no name on my Windows desktop. The name is literally empty: I'd like to get rid of this. Oh, easy you say? Well here's where things get interesting. First, if I click on it ...
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Why access denied for user within permitted group?

First let me start off by saying that I'm not an IT expert, and I've just been experimenting a lot lately with sharing and permissions in Windows 8.1. I've reached a point of extreme confusion right ...
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Steam constantly timeouts

Surface Pro 3 i5 4GB RAM, Windows 8.1 I cannot update steam or any installed games. They all download very slowly (<10kb/s) and then fail and reset. Attached is the log from the C:\Program Files ...
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Curtain mode disconnect after pin in Chrome Remote Desktop on Windows 10

I am successfully using Curtain mode on Chrome Remote Desktop on my Windows 7 Ultimate installation, and I have been recently trying the new Windows 10 beta to see what might not work when I ...
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How to extend main display to two duplicate displays (Win 8)

So I have a laptop, projector, and one screen. The projector is connected to the laptop via HDMI and the screen is connected via mini display port. What I want to achieve is the following: I want ...
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How to distribute files with custom icon in Windows

I know how to assign a custom icon to a folder on my own computer. But is there a way to distribute a folder that has a custom icon without having to manually assign the custom icon on each new ...
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Disconnect from Wifi network under Windows 8?

I'm working with that cursed operating system known as Windows 8. That's the operating system where Microsoft believes everything is a tablet. I'm trying to disconnect from a Wifi network. I right ...
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Can I customize Smart Screen on Windows 8

Is there are a FREE method to make Smart Screen ignore my app (without disabling smart screen) ? Things I have on my mind: install a program that cooperates with smart screen and has a list of safe ...
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Windows Keyboard Button Issue

Windows 8.1 Samsung ATVI Book 6 I am having an issue with my Win Key. Whenever it is pressed / held down it toggles on and off the Start Menu (Tiles). I noticed that messing around with the Filtering ...
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Rsync-like automatic delta backup of a removable hard drive on windows

Well a lot of questions have been asked on the SE network about using rsync on Windows. But nothing seems to really do the trick so I'd like to expose the specific mechanism I need to setup. Lets say ...
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Remote desktop, does user get control back?

I'm curious if I log in remotely to a computer and it asks if I still want to log in even if the other user will get logged out will he/she automatically get logged in once I'm done?
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How to minimize all windows in current screen under Windows 8.1?

I sometimes run full-screen applications in the external screen and I don't want to minimize them when I pressing winkey + d when I'm working on the main screen. Under Windows 7, I can use winkey + m ...
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How can I recover missing Android files on Windows 8?

My aunt lost her memos from her S5's built-in memo app yesterday, and, naturally, turned to her nephew for help :D My first move was to plug the phone in to my (Windows 8.1) laptop, and try to use ...
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Logitech G110 - How to lock keyboard

Hi I have a Logitech G110 and I was wondering if there is a key(s) to press that locks the keyboard? New kitten, need I say more?
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Mysql remote server with rights to WMI

I just fixed and got my MySQL running on my computer on port forwarded with all the grants. However, when I am enabling remote server Windows asks for user login information for WMI I need to enter ...
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How do I recover my lost extensions on Chrome Windows 8.0?

I deleted the Chrome ID on my Laptop and all my Extensions and saved Tabs data, history etc... all just disappeared. I spent weeks on getting those extensions right. Is there a way to recover the lost ...
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Unable to start Windows 8 in system with both window 8 and ubuntu 14.10

Starting Windows gets stuck while loading user desktop. When i start ubuntu, drive with window installed do not mount giving error : Error mounting /dev/sda5 at /media/itsfoss/01BC76G7Z2628FB0: ...
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Error 651 while connecting to PPPOE network on Windows 8.1

I have recently installed Windows 8.1 on my computer and I can't get it to connect to my ISP (RDS - Romania). My ISP uses PPPOE, so I have created a Broadband Connection with the user name and ...
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Windows 8.1 hotkeys got screwed

After an upgrade which happened in last couple of weeks my Windows 8.1 got strange behavior in regards to user-input. All hotkeys like Win + D, Win + R, Win + Q and so on, result in opening Metro ...
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how to connect a bluetooth decive that doesn't require a password?

I have a CSR bluetooth radio, a bluetooth dongle. I'm trying to connect my wiimote to my laptop. Wheneve I try to connect it, it asks for the pairings code, but (after searching online) it turns out ...
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How to boot Win 7 after uninstall partition MBR or GPT of Win 8 PC

i have a ASUS Laptop (windows 8.1). Now i already deleted windows 8 Operating System. now can't Install windows 7 Operating System. after selested partition disk have message "can't install".. So can ...
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Recursively delete files that match file name (PowerShell script)

I've been converting my old batch files to powershell scripts with decent success. However... I can't quite figure out what would be the best and efficient way to do it in this case. Here's the batch ...
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Windows 8: Audio setting its volume to either 100 or 0

I've had a problem for quite a long time now where my audio changes itself randomly, either going to 100 or 0. I don't know why this is happening and I've tried to google it, but it seems no one has ...
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Win8.1 search is not sufficient to me. What can I use?

I am using an updated windows 8.1 machine. I want to search my computer and not the whole internet, I want to search specific drives and not the whole computer, I want to search folders and not whole ...
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Uninstall a program tile in Windows 8.1

How to add "Uninstall a program" tile to Windows 8.1 start menu? I want shortcut tile to Windows standard "Uninstall a program" window, Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features I tried ...
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Laptop keyboard stopped working after installing a drawing tablet

The laptop in question is a Samsung series 7. The tablet (Turcom 6608) disk installed its own PS/2 keyboard driver among a copious amount of other HID drivers which I think overrode the original one. ...
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Xbox Labelled Apps on Windows 8.1 App store

Many games in the Windows app store are labelled Xbox. Do they work on 8.1 Windows PC ?
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Win 8.1 setup program cannot any drive attached to my computer even I see them on Ubuntu Live CD

I try to install Win8.1 with a bootable USB. When I boot the PC with the Win8.1 DVD and select the Install Now option at the drive list there is no recognized drive to install OS even there are one ...
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Run in non administrative mode [on hold]

I mostly run in safe mode in my win8 but I have to run a desktop app in non administrative mode I tried searching internet but found nothing I hope it gets solved here What I mean by running safe ...
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Alt + key not working

Since yesterday, my keyboard has been working differently. Here a few problems: The "windows key" + another key shortcuts works, but the desktop always switches to the start screen. "Alt" + key ...
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Visual Studio 2013 - Designer Unhandled Exception [closed]

I have VS premium with update 4 and Windows 8.1 pro When loading XAML/Designer, the designer does not load with error: This app can't be activated by the Built-in Administrator. (Exception from ...
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Windows 8.1 will not boot (HP Stream)

When I power on the laptop I'm greeted with a blue screen that reads, among other things: The operating system couldn't be loaded because the HAL is missing or contains errors Thankfully I can ...
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Re-enable Windows 8.1 software raid 1

After re-installing my Windows 8.1 OS, not suprisingly, the software RAID 1 (mirror) does not work. In Computer Management -> Disk management there's a red X over a "no named" volume, with status ...
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Wireless headset won't work when plugged in and charging.

I have a Plantronics headset with a mic. The bluetooth works fine and I set it as my default device, all that. But when the headset dies and I have to plug it into the USB port, no matter what ...