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

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Boost Up My Old Laptop Using a SSD

I have an old laptop Lenovo SL400 (Core2Duo T9550 2.66GHz / 4GB DDR2 RAM). Since I can't afford to buy a new laptop, I thought maybe I could throw an ADATA SP600 64GB SSD as primary drive and move ...
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What would cause a Windows user account to report having been created at a later date than it was last logged into?

Based on my parsing of registry keys, this Windows user account was created after it was last logged into. Obviously this is inaccurate, but what might cause this?
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Installing windows 8.1 Pro “Full Version”" when windows 8 is already installed

I built a PC with a "refurbished" motherboard. I went to install windows 8.1 pro "full" on the system, and it didn't ask for an activation key, which has never happened. After it was done installing ...
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windows 8 clients in a domain screen locks after 30 seconds

i am an administrator of a domain . the problem is that all windows 8 clients and all 2012 servers in the domain are getting locked out after 30 seconds of being idle no matter what i do. windows 7 ...
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My 'SendTo' items dissapeared (only from contextmenu)

I'm running Windows 8.1 x64. Days ago I've noticed that all the items that I have in the SendTo menu has dissapeared. They dissapeared only from the menu, I'm an user who customized the sendto items ...
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Pictures Are Printed Extremely Dark

Problem I printed a picture using Windows Photo Viewer, and the resulting print was significantly darker than the original image. It was almost completely black. I'm using a Brother HL-2270DW ...
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Automatic Maintenance Significantly Slows Down Computer

Problem I've found on several occasions that I've gone to use my computer only to find that it's practically unusable; just about everything runs extremely slowly. Symptoms The action center flag ...
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Windows explorer keeps crashing after windows 8 to 8.1 upgrade

As the title indicates, I just downloaded and installed the upgrade to Windows 8.1. Now I can't run Windows Explorer, it crashes instantly after I launch it from the command window which I launch ...
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SOLVED: runas /savecred error 1311 no logon server

Computer: Windows 8.1 Pro on company domain I have a program that needs to be run occasionally for testing purposes, and is installed and uninstalled regularly. I am not a domain administrator, and ...
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Should we use a local account or Windows account on a Windows8 PC?

I just guided my mum on setting up a Windows account so she can use the W8 Mail app. My understanding is you also have to have this to use the Store. Now when she turns it on, she is asked for her ...
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Large .tmp files in user's directory

My mother has a new W8 laptop and we were surprised to see the C: drive reported as full. We looked and found 4 .tmp files each about 4Gb in size, in a sub-dir of c:\users\\application data. I ...
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When using a Windows Key shortcut, Start Menu always opens, even though a shortcut was used for something else, why?

Whenever I use a windows key shortcut, for example Win + R for run, win + PrtSc, or Win + , for aero peek (For desktop), the windows start menu will open. In Windows 8 this did not happen to me, I ...
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How to measure power consumption in Windows 8

I want to measure real time overall power consumption of my laptop and I would do it with a software. After some searchs on the web I found out that Microsoft developed Joulemeter, a software able to ...
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VAIO Laptop WATCHDOG_VIOLATION

I have a SONY-VAIO VPCEH18FG Laptop and before some days I am getting this error WATCHDOG_VIOLATION and it gets restart every time. I am having windows 8 pro in my laptop and as per reference of some ...
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How to change from UEFI to legacy without reinstalling Windows?

The machine has UEFI enabled. I can't boot anything except Windows; No bootable USBs. I have to change it to legacy mode, but Windows 8 won't boot in legacy mode. So the only solution I can think of ...
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Reinstalling Windows 8 on a tablet

I got my hands on a Samsung XE700T1A, one of the ones handed out at one of the early Windows 8 BUILD conferences. It's been upgraded from Windows 7 and recovered from an image at some point, so there ...
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Run batch file on cd/dvd insert

I am trying to figure out a way to add a custom option to the autorun menu for DVD inserts. I cannot put anything on the DVD's. I have a LARGE collection of DVD's that I am trying to backup and would ...
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Bipass Windows 8 introduction screen for new user

I was wondering if it possible to disable the new user introduction screens for Windows 8 (it opens by saying "Hi" and "We are setting things up for you". Now I am aware this is the process that the ...
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Windows 8.1 APN for a GSM connection changes back automatically to the default name

I have a sim card which can connect to a corporate network (by specified APN name), let's say it is: "Corporate.de" Furthermore the GSM provider shares its APN default for all users, e.g.: ...
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Why the Bluetooth button is disabled? (window 8)

I want to connect to a Bluetooth device but I found that my Bluetooth enable button is disable and I can not turn it ON. I have checked the device manager, and it shows that it is working properly. ...
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Unable to boot my laptop ( Win 8) [closed]

I have lenovo E49 laptop.OS is windows 8.when i tried to reboot my laptop it doesn't work.its loded to fast and log in (exctuly i unable to open the BIOS for rebooting).I need some help.
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Ubuntu Samba Windows LogIn Failed to retrieve share list from server

I am part of a small Windows7 & 8 network of about twelve machines, all of which have been configured mostly by me to share folders with "Everybody". The machine that doubles as a File Server, ...
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Is it possible to send a Windows 8 System Repair Disc over the internet?

My friend's Laptop crashed and now I need to send a Windows 8 System repair to him over the internet since there is no other Windows 8 machine there. Is this possible? Specially since Windows 8 ...
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Run a .net application with standard privilage on a administrator account

If im logged in as an administrator on windows is it possible to run a application with standard privileges? It seems like outlook is run with standard privilege even if started on from an admin ...
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EasyCap Capture Card not working with Windows 8 [closed]

I can't really tell you too much about this. I ordered an EasyCap capture card off of EBay, and it for some reason had no s-video, only the red/white/yellow AV cables, which was forunately what I ...
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Lenovo G500 bluetooth not working (was woking fine earlier)

I have a Lenovo G500 laptop. Its OS is Windows 8. When I bought my laptop everything was working fine. But for a week now bluetooth is not working. I looked in the 'Device Manager' and bluetooth was ...
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Is that possible to have a Shamsi (persian) Calendar in Windows? What about Microsoft Office

Is there any solution for replacing the current Georgian Calendar of Microsoft Windows with Shamsi (Persian) Calendar? Although, Microsoft Excel and other packages of Microsoft Office must recognize ...
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windows hosted networok on windows 8

my sister is using Acer laptop, that has an intel WLAN card and supports windows hosted network(checked in command prompt).Am using the basic way using netsh wlan command also, then am using netsh ...
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Change the color of the cursor in Sublime Text

I'm using Sublime Text the dark theme. The problem is that my cursor is also black and I can't see where it is with my background being black. How can I change my cursor color without change any color ...
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Ad hoc renabling WINDOWS 8.1 [closed]

Hello i have recently created an ad hoc network on my windows 8.1 pc, I have now disabled it but would like to know how to get back on it to be used in the future? thanks.
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Windows 8 usb boot install never works

I have two usbs, one with win 7 on it and another I have been putting win 8 installs on The win 7 stick works in all systems but the win 8 won't work with only one The evil PC is a gigabyte amd ...
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Share files between two Win8 machines

How can I share files between two or more Windows 8 computers, while blocking internet access? They should be connected to a home router which is connected to internet. But I don't want any of sharing ...
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Constant beeping

My computer has a problem with beeping. I'll first tell you how it started: One night I decided to watch a cartoon, and I took some water and food with me to eat while I watch. I fell asleep and when ...
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dell xps laptop windows 8 can connect to wireless perfectly except one network that everyone else can connect to

Purchased a new Dell XPS laptop. Can connect to the wireless at work, at clients, at the shopping center but not to my home network. the network is not even visible. at home my ipad connect, my kids ...
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Windows 8.1 Sony Vaio Flip making Chirping sounds and 100% Disk Usage

I just bought a Sony Vaio Flip from Best Buy (SVF15N17CXB) http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=SVF15N17CXB Since i acquired the laptop the performance in general has been very poor, ...
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Restore Windows 8 and Linux (Debian) /boot/efi

I deleted /boot/efi (while attempting to install archlinux). There is one harddrive, 750GB, /dev/sda). The partitions are /dev/sda1 ntfs 315MB /dev/sda2 EFIboot 105MB <=== this got deleted ...
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Unable to validate a digital signature in pdf [closed]

I am unable to validate a signature as I am unable to click on Add to trusted certificates. Please help.
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Windows 8 Force MAC Address Spoof

Just to make this short, I've tried almost everything I found on Google to spoof my MAC addres (Registry, SMAC, NetworkAdress in Adapter Settings, etc.) and none worked. This is because of something I ...
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Trying to connect to Ad-Hoc on Windows 8 via WiFi Scanner by Lizard Systems and it doesn't work

Windows 8.1 has no ability to connect to ad-hoc networks (aside from crude console workarounds). I have a Nokia E5 (that's Symbian s60v3) that has Joiku Hotspot installed on it. I'm not using any ...
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sql 2008 r2 compatibility issue in windows 8.1

I have downloaded en_sql_server_2008_r2_standard_x86_x64_ia64_dvd_521546 standard version of sql 2008 r2. I have a 64 bit laptop with windows pro 8.1 installed. When I am going to install sql server ...
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How to install the Android ADB Interface on an HP 8 Tablet?

I purchased an HP 8 Tablet today running Android 4.2. When I plugged the USB cable into my Windows 8.1 laptop it recognized the device and let me browse the internal storage but the device had a ...
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DVD Drive Causes Crashes When Waking up from Hybrid Sleep

I have an ASUS M5A99FX Pro R2.0 motherboard. I am running Windows 8.1 Pro x64 on it. I wanted to investigate using Linux to host a Hypervisor on the machine. I found out that during that process, I ...
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Windows 8 fast startup feature enabled but not being used

I have an HP Pavilion x360 11t. Recently, I installed the libusb driver at which point the fast startup stopped working (the normal cold boot). I rebuilt the hibernation file by disabling and ...
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HTTP requests from browsers stop working randomly (windows 8)

For some reason I can't understand, sometime (every hour or so), for a short period of time (15 sec.) the HTTP requests done from the web browsers are not working. If I do a ping, it works fine. All ...
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Windows 8 Camera app not working

When I open camera app on my laptop, it only show camera icon and then goes to blank screen and also camera light doesn't turn on. Where is the problem?
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Mirrored display isn't “full screen”

I plugged my laptop into my TV via HDMI, both displays are 1920x1080 and I have it set to Mirror my laptops display onto the TV. It does so, except I have a black border around the display on the TV, ...
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Why do we need to save WMI queries in a .vbs file extension

Why do we need to save as .vbs in order to run WMIC queries like this : strComputer = "." Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\CIMV2") Set colItems = ...
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Connect Active Directory account to existing Windows 8 account

I have a problem with AD installation. We have just migrated from LDAP based authentication to Active Directory authentication. Everything runs perfectly but one thing. People already have their own ...
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Will I lose my Windows 8 license if I install Windows 7 or Linux?

I just bought a laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed ( updated to 8.1 update 1 August update ) . The key is not given on bottom of case nor a recovery disc is provided . The key is something embedded ...
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Windows 8 notebook, 100% disk activity

I don't know what is happening, i have spikes in which the disk activiy goes up to 100% for 10 secs, once every minute or so. During those events I cannot see any process writing or reading from disk ...