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

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Determining Forgotten Password while still logged in

I am still logged on to my win 8 laptop but i forgot my password...help? I know that for the most part i would have to reset it or something but I just want to retrieve it. Is that possible? Help! ...
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Windows 8 Hyper-V sporadic network connectivity

I have a Windows 8.1 pro host and an 8.1 pro VM. I'm using an external virtual switch to allow the VM to connect to the network and get internet connectivity. When this works, all is dandy and I can ...
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Audio/Video Doing weird things, with new Connections

I have a Logitech G430 USB headset, and whenever I seem to plug in a USB with things on it, or with nothing on it, I will get the Ping of a new connection then ALL audio shuts off. Not only that, if I ...
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Can't do anything in windows 8 store

I got laptop with fresh install of windows 8 and want to update it to 8.1 before i start using it. I installed two updates necessary to see update in store. Now i see update but when i click it, tile ...
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Window 8.1 - Cant select “Disable driver signature enforcement” on Startup Settings screen

I've a Toshiba notebook with Windows 8.1 and I need to install a driver for a hardware but the driver has no signature. I restarted windows as described in so many articles and got the screen below. ...
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How to Keep Window Focused/More than One Window Focused

Let's say I'm playing a game. Alt-tabbing (losing focus) automatically pauses the game. I want to let the game continue even if I am not focusing on it. How do I keep focus on a window even if I am ...
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Using a Script to control Audio driver functions

I have Asus Essence STX sound card. When I want to change the sound card's output device (eg: from Speakers to Headphones) I have to launch the driver GUI and change it there. However, I would much ...
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WINDOWS 8.1 Pro User folder questions and accounts

Have a some questions. Backgroup -I built two PCs and i didn't have network drivers enabled. So both installs created a local admin account during installation. One later asked me if I wanted a ...
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RAID1 for storage only without reinstalling Windows

I have a Z87-A motherboard. My main (Windows/Program) drive is Samsung Evo 840 256GB SSD and my storage drive is a 2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD (ST2000DM001). I bought another one of the Seagate HDDs for ...
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Random installer pops up

A random installer pops up asking my language. It doesn't say what its going to install or anything. On Task Manager it says something like glb1be9.tmp when I close it a Vaio update window appears and ...
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class not registered on IIS

I have windows 8 (x64) with IIS8. IIS was working fine but suddenly when i try to browse anything from IIS, it prompt's a message box says, class not registered! i have checked the default ...
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Windows 8 locks after ~13 minutes

I am using Windows 8.1 at work, and for the past week or two, my computer keeps getting locked after about 13-16 minutes from the last time. It doesn't matter that I am constantly working on it. It ...
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When does windows 8/8.1 synchronize settings

I have 2 PCs - one at work and one at home, both running windows 8.1 and both using the same MS account. Win 8.1 syncs user settings such as desktop background, theme, app passwords and settings etc. ...
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Change Chrome toolbar color

I want to change the color of the Chrome UI to black/white/grey. I've already changed the OS colors (using win8.1 x64) in the registry. Everything seems to works good so far. However Chrome doesn't ...
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Can't add shared printer to my Win 8.1 laptop due to missing driver

I have a simple wireless home network. My base computer runs Vista and has an Epson Stylus Photo R200 printer USB connected to it. My laptop runs Win 8.1. The printer is shared on the network. When I ...
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Cannot pass the pre-bios loading screen (toshiba laptop)

I've just bought a toshiba laptop 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 ...
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Windows 8 GUI lag when opening Chrome

When I open Google Chrome on an ASUS laptop, only some parts of the window become visible. The rest of the window becomes visible only after I hover over it. I haven't experienced this issue with any ...
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DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION on Windows 8.1 only when I Restart the PC

I am getting the dreaded DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION on a newly setup Windows 8.1 rig. It uses a Gigabyte H87-HD3 Motherboard, i5 4570, 16GB RAM and has a Kingston 240GB SSD (no other h/w on the M/b). ...
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What is Hyper-V for

I've just wanted to install Ubuntu on a VirtualBox virtual machine. In response VirtualBox served me an error: VT-x is not enabled I googled that it may be caused by Hyper-V enabled on my ...
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Autologin multiple Windows accounts at startup

I have 3 windows accounts on my computer. Each account has few apps to start automatically upon startup. I've set one windows account on autologin using standard Windows settings. Is there any way ...
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Lenovo Hotkeys Bad Bios, Disabling Hotkeys

How do I disable hotkey keys, this suddenly stopped working for me, enable or disbled, its stuck on Fn lock mode Setting hotkey mode By default, the hotkey functions are accessible by pressing the ...
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How do I override the default File Picker

Most programs use windows picker. (e.g., open a file in emacs, photoshop, or browsing the installation directory). While this is all good, some of the pickers are 'bad' - notoriously the directory ...
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Cannot access context menu in wireless networks menu

I read in a tutorial that one can mark a wireless as metered in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. I am trying to mark a network as metered but I'm unable to access the context menu for my wireless networks. ...
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How to shutdown laptop automatically after certain process [duplicate]

I want to know how to shut down my laptop automatically after completion of certain task. I know how to do that settings in control panel but i just want my laptop to shutdown automatically after ...
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Windows 7/8 no sound (after ubuntu dual boot)

So my brother has a Asus laptop(old) which came with Vista Ult. When Win 7 was released i installed it and everything worked fine (all the drivers). Then my brother tried dual booting it Win7 and ...
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Robocopy “modified”

Using robocopy on Windows 8 to automate backing up several different groups of files. It labels all of them as "MODIFIED" all the time though even if I just ran it and haven't touched the files. How ...
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Windows 8 laptop does not show WiFi

I have a Windows 8.1 machine that previously connected to a wireless modem but it does not now. The modem is not a problem because I can see it and connect to it from other computers. On the ...
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Windows 8.1 primary language problems

I recently bought a computer with Windows 8.1 installed. It has both Hebrew and English and has English set as the system language. Problem is that some of the menus appear in Hebrew. This seems to ...
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How to permanently disable filter keys in Windows 8?

Is it possible to permanently disable the Filter Keys: Ignore Brief or Repeated Keystrokes Ease of Access setting in Windows 8? It seems to be reactivating itself. I'll notice that repeated letters ...
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Windows 32x64 custom Program files folder

I am running Windows(8.1) 32 bit and I have my disc partitioned to several logical discs. 1 for OS, 1 for data and 1 for applications. Haven't been able to find answer to my question: Can I do the ...
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Microsoft Offfice 2010 - Backup all settings, templates, layouts?

I need to format my computer. I work with large Word files and have very complicated setups of settings, layouts, templates etc. I really want to backup my settings so I can just install Office and ...
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How do I share internet for Hyper-V clients and Wi-Fi hosted network?

I am able to share my internet connection with either Hyper-V clients (using virtual internal switch) or the hosted Wi-Fi network clients but not at the same time. Is there a way to share an internet ...
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My Downloads folder is now my Documents folder

I'm running Windows 8.1. Somehow I've managed to create a situation where my Downloads folder is my Documents folder, i.e. they are one and the same. I would like to get my Documents folder to be my ...
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Windows 8.1 clean install keeps failing with Oxc0000005 error

I'm encountering the error Oxc0000005 when making a clean install of Windows 8.1 x64 on a Samsung 840 SSD. I don't know where the error is coming from, I'v already tested several ...
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Different keyboard shortcut for Windows 8 start screen

By default, the Windows key will go to the start screen on Windows 8. But I'm using this program called Pokki that adds a classic Windows-like (pre-Win 8) start menu to Windows 8. And I've enabled the ...
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Automatically boot into Fedora instead of Windows 8

I have installed Fedora on a machine that has Windows 8 on it. Everything is fine except for the fact that it boots straight into Windows and I need to hit esc and pick Fedora if I want it to load up. ...
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Ethernet for Internet, WiFi for VSwitch

I would like to: Connect to the internet using the laptop ethernet port. Share the Wifi on my laptop to a Hyper-V VSwitch and connect "physical" clients to the Hyper-V domain. (Tablets, laptops, et ...
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Quetion about windows 8.1 download on microsoft store

I have a quetion about windows 8.1 license agreement (Full retail version/ Personal user license from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/legal/intellectualproperty/UseTerms/default.aspx). My question is ...
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windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style. Windows 8.1

I have a ASUS R500A notebook.Original OS is Windows 7 64bit.Few days ago I tried to Install Windows 8.1 64 bit version.But it failed & error message is, windows cannot be installed on this ...
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Reinstall Windows 8.1 on PC with Ubuntu dual boot

On my PC I already have a dual boot of Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. Now after a while, Windows is acting a bit sluggish and I want to reinstall it. I have a lot of data which I don't want to lose, so I ...
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Why does activating Hyper V cause windows 8.1 enterprise to stop booting?

I have read a number of forum posts suggesting an incompatibility with USB 3.0, but these all referred to a gigabyte mobo, whereas I am on an HP laptop. Suggestions? EDIT Issue persists after clean ...
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Sleep not working, hibernate doesn't resume on Windows 8 (dual boot with Linux)

On my Asus Notebook (Vivobook X200E) I run in dual boot Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint 16 (based on Ubuntu). Some days ago I formatted and repartioned completely my pc due to startup problem. Even using ...
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Windows 8 unclear focused program in taskbar

I am finding it hard to see which program is focused on the task bar. I end up clicking on the taskbar item not realising im looking at it maximized. This minimizes the program. I hope you can ...
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Can I see the details and progress for a Windows 8 update?

Today I was on my way home. I entered the train at 21:00, and wanted to restart my computer from Windows to Ubuntu. It then started updating: Keep your PC plugged in until this is done Installing ...
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Overcoming a frozen Windows 8.1 update?

Hope I have found the right place to ask... Plugged in my laptop today and lifted the lid. Computer automatically turned on and said it was doing an update - not sure of the exact message :-/ ...
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External HP Mouse Suddenly stopped working In Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have an external HP mouse which was working fine with this Toshiba laptop, now suddenly it is not working anymore only on this laptop. On other laptops, the mouse is working fine and any other ...
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Cannot add file to windows 8 mail app (screen doesnt come up)

I`ve recently reinstalled windows 8.1 from scratch on my asus n550jv laptop, and everything is working good except for this now... when i needed to send a small attachment through email using the mail ...
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Windows 8.1 Desktop Background Solid Colour - Add Some Text

I have a solid black windows 8.1 desktop background. I want to add some text in the top right corner that will stay there permanently. e.g. "MyPcName" or some other random text that I would type. Is ...
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Windows 8 lowers volume when incoming notifications

as many others I have that annoyying shit when Windwos 8.1 lowers the volume at for example incoming facebook notifications. I tried This and that didn't work, I also tried to close the Sound Blaster ...
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Clock is standing still when the computer is turned off

Since some days I have a strange problem with a computer with windows 8.1. The clock has stopped working when the computer is off or sleeping! When I turn the computer on, the time is set to the time ...