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Swap Windows 8 Pro / 8.1 licenses?

I had bought a retail copy of Windows 8 Pro for my laptop some time ago and when I built a desktop PC recently, I decided to use a retail copy of Windows 8.1 for it. Since then, the laptop has been ...
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Swap Windows 8 (or 10) Editions

I have two machines, one running Windows 8.1 Home (or Core) 64-bit and the other running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. I'd like to eventually install Windows 10 on each. But what I'd really like to ...
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Lenovo Windows 8 laptop always has “limited” wifi connection

I have a Lenovo G585 laptop, running Windows 8.1, with an Atheros wireless card. I am always having wireless connectivity issues with it: it always shows up as a "limited" connection. Even if it ...
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Boot Windows 8 from HDD connected via USB port: OS not found error

I have internal SSD in my PC(I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD). So I disassembled its HDD which has pre-installed Windows 8. So I want to boot my licensed and pre-installed Windows via USB. I ...
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Cant physically type in variable value text box when editing PATH environment variable

I am quite lost with this and hope someone faces similar problem and fixed it. But it's as simple as not being able to type in the provided text box for changing variables values in the PATH. I can ...
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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 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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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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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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SSD Won't Initialze

I bought a bare bones computer with 1TB HDD and 250GB SSD in it. I would like to install windows on the SSD and leave the HDD for files. When I installed windows it asked me what disk I would like ...
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Is there a way to enable font smoothing only for specific apps in Windows?

I like non-smoothed fonts on my desktop's monitor, but some apps just don't look okay because they use built-in fonts which are not suitable for aliased rendering. So when I need to do some reading, I ...
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How to set up a password to protect bitlocker key with tpm?

My computer is a dell xps12 (2013) laptop running on windows 8.1 pro, uefi and secure boot enabled. I successfully enabled tpm and encrypted system partition with bitlocker. I was a bit surprised it ...
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Restore MBR on a Toshiba Satellite Click Mini laptop with Windows 8 after uninstalling Debian 8 using EasyBCD

The Toshiba Satellite Click Mini is a special computer, it doesn't have any CD/DVD drive and the BIOS is special and very limited, it looks like this: When I select "Enter Setup" I have a menu like ...
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Using headset mic for recording screenshot video

I want to use my blackberry smartphone headset's mic for recording an onscreen video but all i can get is the earphones acting as a mic themselves. I don't want that, I want to use the headset mic and ...
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How do I suppress the “file format and extension of MyFile.csv” do not match."?

I'm opening a lot of csv files using Excel recently and am repeatedly receiving the warning:- The file format and extension of MyFile.csv do not match. The file could be corrupted or unsafe. ...
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Does the “Create installation media for Windows 8.1” have all the most recent updates?

I ran across the Create installation media for Windows 8.1 page on Microsoft's site. Does anyone know if the "media" it creates contains all the latest updates or is it just the same bits from the ...
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Windows 8 explorer crashing every 30seconds because of twinui.dll

my Windows 8.1 PC seems to have a problem. I can't see all icons on the Start Page and the explorer.exe crashes every 30 seconds with the following message in the EventViewer: <Event ...
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Notepad++ Syntax Highlight: How can I set a delimiter with spaces?

I'm creating my User Define Language in notepad++, and I have a delimiter set like this: open: try escape: close: : But when I type entry, the try gets highlighted, as the delimiter I've set. How ...
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Word 2010 Appearance in Windows 8

I installed Word 2010 from a legitimate source using my own product key, however there seems to be an issue with the appearance. There's some sort of weird box over the drop down menu and the shadow ...
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Is it possible for my bluetooth headset to have high microphone input?

I feel like I'm approaching this problem from the opposite direction from many on the interwebs. I don't care very much about speaker quality. I spend most of the day in voip calls in Google Hangouts ...
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Why doesn’t curl install and run on my 64-bit Windows 8 system but the 32-bit version works fine?

I almost gave up installing cURL on my 64-bit Windows 8 system. I tried almost every single .zip, .exe, etc… on this site, but none of them worked. I got this message every single time: The ...
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Custom action on gestures in Asus zenbook

I have recently bought asus ux303ln and I would like to overwrite some touchpad gestures. Only way to boot up gestures is Asus Smart Gesture and there is no option to perform custom action (like key ...
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oracle virtualbox problems in setup

I have windows 8 pro I was trying to install oracle virtualbox Version 4.3.12. for the genymotion emulator . While installing the installation bar goes till copying files and then suddenly it appears ...
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Simultaneously record microphone and speakers

Ok, I know this has been asked multiple times on every website imaginable but I've still never been able to get an actual answer, so I'm hoping my asking this won't be a waste of time. I have a ...
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How do I stop Windows from flooding smartcard with APDUs

Whenever I put a smartcard in/on my smartcard reader Windows (7 Prof, x64) immediately starts flooding it with APDUs possibly trying to identify the type of the card (SELECT and READ_DATA commands). ...
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Windows getting stuck on top in Windows 8.1

I'm noticing an issue where windows will get pinned on top of another in 8.1. This happens completely randomly. I'll bring up a second application, and it won't appear until I actually minimize my ...
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Audio buzz and video glitch when any update or restore point creation starts the Volume Shadow Service

I have the above problem and see that others do too. I've had no help from Microsoft and am asking if anyone else knows a solution. Please post if you do. Here is a description of the problem, what ...
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How to limit (not Disable) Swapfile.sys size?

How can I limit the size of c:\swapfile.sys? I would expect wmic swapfileset to work, but it doesn't exist: wmic swapfileset where name="c:\\swapfile.sys" set initialsize=1000,maximumsize=1000 ...
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Can't shutdown Windows 8 from Linux

I'm having trouble setting up a shutdown over LAN from a raspberry pi to a windows 8.1 PC. I get all sort of different errors. I'm logged with the Administrator account and I've set up a password (on ...
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Stop new windows opening in top left corner?

Is there a registry setting etc for the default window startup location? I'm not talking about individual programs which can save such a setting, but the global default. Windows often opens windows in ...
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No audio through display port after Windows 8.1 upgrade

I recently bought a new SSD for my laptop (HP ProBook 6450b with Intel HD Graphics and an i3 processor) and decided to install Windows 8 on it, I used Windows 7 on my previous drive. I've run the ...
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Boot from CD using UEFI instead of BIOS

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510P. This is my last attempt at recovering my computer, as my recovery partitions are gone and I cannot boot into my computer otherwise. I have Windows 8 x64 OEM installed. I ...
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SSD stays inactive during startup/shutdown

This morning I upgraded my laptop replacing the old 5400 rpm hdd with a new SSD (Kingston v300 480gb). Performance look good, both on benchmarks (crystal disk mark) than on personal feel. I'm ...
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Sometimes I see black screen after windows logo, especially with cold boots

When I'm cold booting from my computer, this happens: Motherboard Logo > Windows 8 loading logo > Black screen. In the black screen, keyboard "num lock" key does not toggle the num lock LED. ...
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Radio mode for Windows hostednetwork

I've can successfully start a virtual network through netsh wlan start hostednetwork, but I want to be able to set the radio mode the network uses. I have an Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless - AC 3160, ...
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How to list another account in the Windows 8 UAC prompt

At work, I was recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro. I've been using the Win 8 UAC prompt for installing software a lot, but I have to keep typing in the full admin name: ...
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“Win” tooltip appears under Surface Pro 3 pen - how do I stop it from showing up?

Occasionally, when I use the pen with the keyboard folded underneath my Surface Pro 3, a tooltip labeled "Win" will show up under the pen's pointer. This tooltip doesn't show up under my finger when ...
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Unable to shutdown windows 8

I have a problem. Since last weekend when some updates where done (and didn't finish successfully) I'm unable to shutdown my OS. Whenever I try to reboot, shutdown or hibernate, I get a blackscreen ...
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Not enough memory error with Microsoft Word

Friend's computer (Dell, running Windows 8 64-bit) has been getting a weird error recently; whenever he tries to open a Microsoft Word file from Windows Explorer his computer tells him that there is ...
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Removing time, date and any icons from windows 8 lock screen

I'm trying to remove the date and wifi icon (all icons) from my windows 8 lock screen. There are lots of posts about how to remove the time (that I have done) but before I accidently remove system 32, ...
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How to update video driver when I'm receiving error code 31?

I am using a Dell Latitude 3540 with an AMD Radeon HD 8850M running Windows 8, recently the motherboard was replaced because the GPU was dying, after it was replaced it worked for a while, then I ...
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Ubuntu 14.10/Windows dual boot system reboots instead of shutting down

I have a Ubuntu 14.10/Windows 8 set up that, when I choose to shut down, the system powers down for a few seconds but then automatically restarts. The OS's are on two separate drives and the issue ...
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Acer E572 lock screen not seen

I have an Acer aspire E572G laptop and the problem is that the lock screen is not appearing even though the cursor is seen. I tried restarting it a few times but no change. Any suggestions?
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Moving MBR on old HDD to new SSD

After running into some problems tonight (that I was able to fix), I discovered that during the Windows 8 installation, the MBR was placed on my HDD (running Windows 7) that was in the system at the ...
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My HDD shows up in device manager as Unknown Device

I had a Seagate 1TB HDD in my computer. At that moment the program O&O was running and doing a defrag on that HDD. It's not my primary HDD. However, I did a restart on the computer after stopping ...
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Setting up Win8 ad-hoc Wifi without security?

I'm trying to set up an ad-hoc wifi network coming from a Windows 8 machine to connect to some legacy hardware that doesn't support WPA. Trouble is, I can't find a way to tell Win8 to start the ...
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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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Process tree CPU history usage, process tree memory usage (aggregated) on Windows 8.1

This question is general for Windows OS, but I would like to see a software for Windows 8.1, since this is what I use. I'm looking for software, that will take a process tree (e.g. Chrome.exe ...
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How to set a screensaver password in Windows 8

I have a secure position in our company and need to set a password to enter after the screensaver turns on to re-enter the computer. If I leave my desk for more than a minute I am required to have ...
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Windows 8 administrator denied access to file

I was working on a project with a library I've never used before (HaxeFlixel) as well as git for source control, and FlashDevelop as an IDE. I'm not exactly sure how this happened, but there is now ...