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How to stop internet explorer pop up ads on windows 8 [duplicate]

my computer is being controlled by ads coming onto the screen. I really do not like having ads handling my screen. How to stop internet explorer pop up ads on windows 8?
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Getting error: Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style

I am trying to reinstall Windows 10 on my friends machine from bootable USB. Following is what I have done till now: I created bootable USB using Windows 10 ISO and Rufus with GPT Partition scheme ...
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Unable to access boot menu

I've been having a difficult time trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop due to a silly mistake I made earlier. During the setup process, I installed the boot loader to /dev/sda8 instead of /dev/sda ...
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Lock screen image change in Windows 10

I need to change the Lock screen image. By default, "Windows spotlight" is selected. Is there a way to change this to "Picture" using the registry settings (regedit)? Tried below things: Set ...
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Windows 8 Update

After downloading updates for Windows, i'm stuck at the log-in screen. And at the bottom-right corner of the screen is written in red : Windows Update.Sign in to install important updates. The thing ...
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Ubuntu not booting properly from Grub2Win

I installed the Grub2Win utility and was able to set up the grub2 boot loader successfully. When my system boots, I am able to choose an operating system. Windows currently works fine, but when I try ...
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Disable repeated printer dialog when using drag and drop of HTML files to printer windows

Steps: go to list of Windows printers open the printer queue (list of jobs printing) drag multiple .HTML files to the printer window Expected result: All files are printed without additional ...
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Windows 8 install on MBR

I have a Notebook that dual-boots Arch Linux and Windows 8 via GRUB. After swapping hard drives, Windows couldn't boot anymore, and I've spent hours on fixing this to no avail. (I've cloned everything ...
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Which version of Windows introduced the “Span” wallpaper style?

I am refactoring an old program that I wrote which will set the user's wallpaper to NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day, each day. I'm programming one part that will let the user specify which style ...
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Windows 8 Keyboard Remapping

I downloaded and ran "Mapkeyboard", a utility that allows you to remap keys on the keyboard. The program seems to be working OK. But now I want to remap the apostrophe character (') so that it means ...
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Can't control volume for bluetooth headset on Windows

Problem If I start my computer I can hear sound with my bluetooth headset and I can control the volume/mute the sound. But often, if I reconnect the bluetooth headset without restarting computer, I ...
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Error in making Administrator account

i am unable to create administrator account.with the following command it is showing system error 5 has occoured as in photo. I tried only that command if you know other i would be greatful to you ...
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Will arbitrary folders save after reinstalling Windows?

I need to reinstall Windows 8 but want to keep an important folder, C:\Data. What folders are saved in _windows.old_? Are manually created folders in the root of the hard disk copied? At the moment, ...
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Windows 8.1 Tablet going to sleep/turning off display when set not to?

I have a Tablet PC I am trying to use as a miniserver for a small chat group. It runs the software just fine, but of course I need the computer to be on at all times, as well as keep the display on. ...
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How to install geforce drivers win 8 version on win 10?

I badly need to install a geforce driver windows 8 version on windows 10.So can anyone suggest ways to configure the nvidia installer in order to do so.I have a geforce 610M GPU. Thanks for any ...
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How can I prevent Windows 8.1 upgrading to Windows 10? [duplicate]

I am asked by windows 8.1 to upgrade to windows 10. I have two choices: Upgrade now Upgrade tonight How can I stop windows 8.1 from upgrading to windows 10?
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Win8 many apps crashing at startup

I was using AVG free for a while without problems. I finally decided to update to the latest AVG Free edition, but suddenly many (I mean really lots of apps, 10+) fail or crash at win8 startup and ...
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Batch script to delete specific folders

I want to be able to run a script at a parent folder that contains other folders, the script will delete all the folders of a certain name. So for example to remove all the bin folders and only them: ...
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Win 10 pinned apps starting effect (in taskbar) like that in Win 7?

In Win 7, if you click your app pinned on taskbar, a glowing rectangle will appear around the icon until the app started, then expand to normal task band. The glowing rectangle thing acts as a ...
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Skip upgrading W8 Pro to W10 and install W10 and use key from W8 Pro?

I am sorry to have to ask this question, but I do not have the points to just comment on some of the similar questions: Windows 10 Clean Install and Windows 8.1 Product Key [duplicate] Can I install ...
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Windows Drive Name After Z? [duplicate]

I was wondering what will be the drive name used after Z:? I am planning to mount few virtual drives on my Windows machine and also have a plan to create few drives out of my existing 2TB HDD. My ...
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Restore Default Permissions in Windows 8 [duplicate]

I recently changed the owner of Windows 8.1 "Windows" folder (C:\Windows) to me (I am the administrator so I changed the owner to ComputerName\Administrators and removed privileges of the regular ...
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sync only particular folder in Google drive desktop app in particular computer

How to sync only particular folder in Google drive desktop app in particular computer (os is windows 8)? e.g. If I have 2 computers I want to synce all files and folders in one computer but I want to ...
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Play video in different resolution

How can I play a video in a different resolution if I want to watch it in fullscreen mode but without changing my setting in windows. I just want to switch to this resolution when playing a video like ...
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how can i remove ACLs from C drive?

enter image description here enter image description herei can't access to C drive and i am unable to change owner as i don't have permission.so please help me to access to C drive. i tried to solve ...
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Listen to device via Line In

I am trying make a script or find hotkey that will allow me toggle the line in audio listen to device to be enable and disable click of button. I found piece of code but I dont know how to use it. ...
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Why does switching back to a normal drive from a colon-lettered drive only work intermittently?

With the subst command, one can create "drives" identified by any symbol, so this works: subst *: C:\path *: The prompt then shows *:\>. Proof: subst :: C:\path also works, but the new ...
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How to recover backed up GPT disk with DD but without the extra GPT information?

A few years ago I backed up my laptop hdd with dd so that I could install linux but then revert back to windows if I wanted to. I didn't know much about UEFI and none about GPT disks, so I didn't do ...
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Transfer windows 10 pro upgrade to new computer

Ok, so I paid the $99 to upgrade my laptop from windows 10 home to pro. I bought the upgrade in the windows store because that's the only way I figured I could do it. If that laptop dies and I get a ...
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How to play midi files in windows 8

I have windows 8. How to play midi files in it? I have tried various software products which claim that they enable playing midi in windows 8. But none really worked.
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Windows 8.1 start will not work

I can not get start button to work, nor do any of the charms appear. I tried restarting Windows explorer via task manager many times and still nothing. Is my laptop a goner?
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Best way to upgrade Signature edition laptop from Windows 10 Home to Pro

I recently ordered a Signature edition laptop, which comes with Windows 10 Home installed. I also ordered a larger 512GB SSD, which I intend to install in place of the original 128GB SSD in the ...
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Force Desktop OneDrive to Prompt for Password

I use the Windows 8 implementation of "Desktop OneDrive" to create and access files stored in my OneDrive account. My OneDrive login is also my Windows login so that when I'm using my computer all my ...
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Command prompt begins running .exe files but then stops working

I've been attempting to run some easy hello world programs on my command prompt in c++ and c# but after I compile them and attempt to run the .exe files the command jumps a line like it's going to ...
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Windows 8.1 flickering Black Screen after update, without safe mode

I think I will pull my hair out of my head before I'll solve this problem. I decided to do an Update in my Windows 8.1, cause it wasn't updated a year already, and cause of some problems that I had ...
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Fixing a NTFS hard drive that will mount but not boot

Something went wrong during the upgrade to Windows 10. Now I have a Windows computer that won't boot, but if I boot into Ubuntu I can mount the drive in read only mode, and copy things off of it. Is ...
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Window 8 cant start

Yesterday my laptop suddenly freeze but i manage to shut down normally by making it sleep and shut down it on login screen. However, after i failed to start it again. Everytime it will stuck at the ...
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Change Windows explorer font size

I'd like to increase the font-size in Windows explorer. By default it's very small, and I don't really like that for navigating folders and finding files. Here's what it looks like by default : ...
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Unexpected kernel model trap error using windows 8.1 family safety and avast

Does anyone know of a way that I can use the family safety feature in Windows 8.1 (64 bit) and keep Avast Internet Security 2016? I am using Windows 8.1 which allows for applying family safety to ...
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Windows 8 and Windows 7 dual boot

I am trying to install Windows 7 on a Windows 8 PC. The PC boots only if I select legacy boot. Otherwise I can get it to boot windows 7. WIndows 7 supports UEFI , but when in legacy it needs MBR and I ...
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Drivers installation history

How can I check a history of drivers installation on Windows 8? For example I know that in the last week someone installed new drivers. How can I check what drivers were installed and for what ...
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how to convert RGB eps image to grayscale image using imagemagick in c#

How to convert color image to gray-scale by using imagemagick or any other libraries in c#? The conversion should be like dot gain 30% and colorimetric as in adobe professional 9 Here's what I've ...
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Windows XP on Windows 8 tablet, the Lenovo Miix 2 8, tablet as a server

Got a server that is still running Windows XP. Because there is allot of configuration work done at this baby (also some DLL hacks) and it's still working perfectly, I want to upgrade the hardware but ...
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Starting a custom UEFI application from Windows Boot Manager

Is it possible to make a boot menu entry in Windows Boot Manager BCD to start a custom (signed) UEFI application like, say, GRUB or Intel's UEFI Shell? What are the relevant bcdedit commands? It is ...
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Windows boot error. code:0x0000005C

When I turn on my PC and windows logo appears on the screen, suddenly a black screen shows up with this content: PC needs to restart. Please hold down the power button. Error Code: 0x0000005C ...
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visual c++ 2015 redistributable installion fails

hi i tried a few times uninstalling rebooting and reinstalling but it didnt solve my problem error code : 0x80240017 here are the error logs i also have vs 13 as installed full update os : ...
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How do I see if a process is running in 32-bit or 64-bit mode in the Windows 8/10 Task Manager?

Previously, I would look in Task Manager for a *32 next to the process name in Task Manager to tell what platform the process is running on: However, in Windows 8 and 10 (on the details tab) this ...
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Keep the same file in two places without 2x memory

Sometimes I want to be able to get to a file from two different places, like if two courses have some course material in common but I don't wanna copy it because that seems wasteful. A shortcut with ...
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Unrecoverable format HDD without touching Recovery partitions

could you tell me how to format partitions on hard drive (normal HDD, not SSD) in such a way that the data would be unrecoverable? I want to sell my laptop, but it has preinstalled Windows 8. I am ...
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Will turning of the power to a pc in sleep mode cause any problems?

I have a pc that whenever I go to sleep I need to save some programs in a way that I don't have to close them. So what I've been doing is putting my pc into sleep mode. This reacently caused it to ...