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

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Will any PC digitizer pen work with my laptop?

I lost the digitizer pen for my Sony VAIO Duo 13 and I was wondering if I can buy any digitizer pen to replace it or if I need the pen specifically made for the Duo. I don't want to buy the one made ...
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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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qemu: How to use resolutions > 1024x768 in Windows 8(.1)?

In previous Windows versions, I was able to get higher resolutions in qemu/qemu-kvm by passing the -vga std or -vga vmware command line parameters. However, when I try the same for Windows 8 (and ...
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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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Batch file to boot to desktop on Windows 8?

I wanted to put a batch file that runs explorer.exe on a scheduled task so it would run every time I log on and boot me right to the desktop. I know there's 3rd party programs that do this and so does ...
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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 ...
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Windows 8 version of iStat Menus or System Load Indicator

I just switched back to Windows 8 from Ubuntu and Mac environment. Since using both UNIX platforms, I relied much information about the system status (CPU, Memory, Network, Activity, etc.) provided by ...
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Frontal USB recognized only after reboot

The problem USB devices that are plugged in the frontal pane of my PC are not recognized by Windows unless I reboot. After reboot, USB devices get recognized until the next shutdown. The rear USB ...
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Converting ASUS Zenbook from Win8 to Win7.. do i need raid drivers?

I've got an ASUS ZEnBook Prime, ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-XH72T 13.3" Touch Ultrabook and it runs 500GB SDD on RAID 0 configuration. This notebook is running Windows 8, and i desperately need to convert ...
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How can I connect integrated webcam with virtualbox

I am trying to use a Windows XP VM for VirtualBox on my Windows 8.1 laptop. I have tried the usual attaching USB device but I get an error saying "USB device is busy with previous request". My webcam ...
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Using AppLocale with Labview in Windows 8

I am running LabVIEW 2013 Dev Environment on a Chinese Windows 8 platform. LabVIEW is not a Unicode-base program, and consequently on Asian Windows there are display issues for our interfaces created ...
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Shortcut for starting two apps in snap-mode for windows 8

Snap of apps in windows 8.1 can relatively easily be achieved by dragging and dropping two apps.However, I would like to have shortcut on the start page that automatically brings up two or three apps ...
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Fedora 20 - bootmgfw.efi' not found - GRUB2

I have a problem with the bootloader after the installation of Fedora 20. Today I've installed Fedora 20 overwritng Ubuntu 14.04 without experiencing trouble. When I rebooted the pc, I noticed that ...
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Windows 8.1: Force all traffic through VPN

I have applications running which need to access a URL through the VPN - NOT through the general internet. I want to be able to specify that all traffic MUST flow through the VPN, but I don't know ...
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HDD very slow performance after full copy from SSD

The PC: Core i7-4770, 16GB RAM. There are 120GB SSD and 1TB HDD (new without any bads). On the SSD I had Windows 8.1 installed with all other stuff. Someday all programs exceeded 120GB limit and I ...
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Windows 8.1 WindowsApps Folder Permissions

I read some threads about people who were able to modify metro apps files (WindowsApps dir) on Windows 8. However, I cannot do this on Windows 8.1. I am an administrator and even when I take the ...
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IE 10 issue with new tab

I have come across an issue in IE 10 where I first open the browser by clicking on Internet explorer icon and then login to the web application.Then I right click and select open in new tab option at ...
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[cscan][error][scan_perform_scan] unable to set log callback for libhostscan.

I'm attempting to connect to a cisco VPN using AnyConnect client, the 1st of part of which involves going to a website and loading Cisco Secure desktop to confirm that my machine is suitable. This ...
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Show dial up connection status in Task Manager

In Windows 8.1, Task Manager shows Wi-Fi, Disk, CPU usage graph in Performance tab. But, it doesn't shows usage of a dial up internet connection. How can I add dial up stats in task manager. Here are ...
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My directory has become recursive. How can I remove it?

The directory structure of one of my folders has become recursive or something, making an almost endless loop until I cannot go further down: ...
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Missing Hard Drive Space

I tried to shrink my C: drive from 600GB down to 300GB and it worked fine initially. Then I booted into my other OS and shrunk its partition down as well. When I booted back into Windows Disk ...
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Avoid Windows 8 BCD File becoming missing and/or corrupt

I realise there are plenty of questions about BCD errors here however I feel mine is slightly different. I had a missing BCD file so I couldn't boot. I have now solved this using a question I found ...
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Extract Samsung OEM recovery from laptop HDD

I have a Samsung NP540U3C with Windows 8. I recovered it to factory condition, booted and it was fine. There were 107 Windows updates so I downloaded and installed them, rebooted and then I was ...
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How to Exclude folders from Windows 8 Search, not indexing (start menu)

Since the Windows 8.1 update the start menu on my laptop is unusable. Every time I use the search box Explorer goes to max CPU % for a couple of minutes after I've stopped looking. I know this is ...
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Restoring Windows 8 client backup from WHS v1

I started my WHS v1 when running XP and have upgraded to W8 on 3 client machines. The connector software is installed and all backups work as they did in XP. Access to the server data is working. I ...
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De-esser for Windows 8 audio output?

Lately I've been watching a lot of lectures online, but a good amount of them hurt my ears because of how sharp the professor pronounces any words containing "s". This is a very recognized problem for ...
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Cannot Switch Users in Windows 8.1

Today, I decided to test some new software I'm developing on my PC under a non-admin account. I've run into a huge problem, though: I'm unable to switch accounts! I have the Guest account enabled and ...
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How can I fix the behaviour of special function keys in Windows 8?

I have a fairly basic Advent keyboard with backlit keys. The colour of the backlight is controlled with a special modifier key on the keyboard + F1/2/3/4. Since around the time of updating to Windows ...
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Cannot pass the pre-bios loading screen (toshiba laptop)

I've just bought a Toshiba Satellite p50-A-14K. I was struggling installing ubuntu 13.10 together with windows 8.1. I couldn't get the dual boot working so at one point, what I did is to delete the ...
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Driver detected a controller error on disk that doens't exist

Since a week or so, sometimes when I boot Windows 8 my computers immediately locks up. I can still move the mouse cursor without problems and access some GUI elements without any delay whatsoever, but ...
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How to get status of Windows 8.1 maintenance?

How do I get the status (5% complete, 10% complete, etc.) for the Windows maintenance, once it is running? Can that be turned on, if it exists, when not running? I am running Windows 8.1 Professional ...
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USB headset won't work on newer computer with the same OS

I have an inexpensive USB headset Somic G927. And I didn't have any problems using in my older computer Lenovo 3000 n200 (yes, it's a laptop from 2008 which is still working). Now, I bought a Clevo ...
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How to prevent This PC node from automatically expanding when I open File Explorer?

How do I prevent the "This PC" node from automatically expanding each time I open Windows Explorer/File Explorer on Windows? There must be a registry key somewhere, but I cannot find it. I have ...
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Why can I not Alt-Tab to TWINUI in Windows 8?

When I open a PDF in Windows 8 it is opened in TWINUI, which I presume is a Windows 8 App. When I Alt-Tab away from it I can not Alt-Tab back to it, it is gone from the list of applications shown when ...
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Dual Boot and Virtualize the Same Partition- Kali Linux in Windows 8

I am trying to virtualize an existing partition, as detailed in this article, as described here in the VirtualBox manual. The Kali install is on a logical partition on the same disk as my Windows ...
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How can I set an IPsec ID using the Windows 8 built-in VPN client?

I'm trying to connect to a VPN using the built in Windows 8 VPN client. The VPN uses L2TP/IPsec and a pre-shared key. I can see it's connecting to the VPN but not making it through authentication. I ...
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Certain sounds don't play in certain programs

got an interesting problem with my Mid-2013 MacBook Air 13" laptop's sound in Windows 8.1 Pro. This is a fully native UEFI install of Windows, done by using the Boot Camp Assistant in Mac OS X ...
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Resetting a Windows 8.1 machine with only a Windows 8 product key

I'm trying to completely wipe my PC of all personal data and install Windows 8 or 8.1. I purchased Windows 8 and then upgraded it to 8.1. Following these instructions I went to PC Settings -> Update ...
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Is it possible to run desktop Windows apps in Metro mode?

I've got a Windows 8 tablet and I really like metro mode while using touchscreen. Is there any possibility of converting some of standard Windows apps to run in Metro sandbox? To clarify: I think of ...
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How do I stop windows from upscaling my UI?

I have three 1080p ASUS monitors hooked up to my machine. I also have my Samsung HDTV (1080p) hooked up to my PC as well. The middle monitor is set to duplicate to the TV for playing games. The ...
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Windows 8 Login configuration

I have a requirement where I use a smart card to login in Windows 8. (In windows-7, as was mentioned in SO answers, I know that I can configure smart-card login.) Or where do I see the ...
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Windows 8 won't let me turn on File Sharing or Network Discovery

I've Windows 8 x64 and Comcast's Norton Security Suite installed. Norton takes over Firewall control and it's Automatic File/Printer Sharing control is On. However, it doesn't appear to be the case at ...
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google chrome and diablo 3 taking to long to start

I don't know if this is related but, a week ago, while working in chrome, I accidentally generated an infinite loop in javascript while debugging it in chrome. Chrome crashed and everything I've tried ...
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Bridge Hosted Network with another network

I create a hostednetwork in windows 8-1. after that i select the new virtual wifi and ethernet but there is no option to making bridge. I have this problem because of the windows 8.1 did not ...
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Disk Image Clone Issues

So, here's my situation. I have a 1TB HDD that I want to clone onto a much faster 120GB SSD, without particular partitions. The software which came with the SSD, Acronis True Image HD, keeps running ...