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Loud Hum from Mobo audio AND usb outboard audio unit.

hi i've just got a new very expensive custom workstation computer from Fry's. ive got an asus x99 motherboard in it. i set up my Focusrite Sapphire USB 6 to my brand new KRK 10 subwoofer connected to ...
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How to delete Wi-Fi password on shutdown?

I use a wireless network on my Windows 7 and 8. The problem is that I don't want to store the password I entered so I need to know if there is any method to delete saved passwords every time I ...
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How to access Windows 8 on another hard drive?

I have two hard drives on this computer. I used to dual boot Windows 8 and Windows 7, each separated by physical drive. Windows 8 was my primary OS. I recently re-installed Windows 7 (overriding the ...
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How to bypass router access control?

For the past month, me and my father have been having a friendly war about the internet in my household. Basically, after 9:30 at night, he turns off my internet, by setting a schedule that stops a ...
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Turn off Wi-Fi scanning on Windows 8

A Windows 8 tablet keeps scanning for Wi-Fi networks even though it's already connected to a preferred one. I can see some other networks appearing and disappearing in the connectivity area on the ...
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Windows 8.1 shows activated in computer property, but i encounter message saying 'windows will expire soon'

I have got my Lenovo Z50-70 about one month ago with Windows 8.1 Installed. It keeps flashing the message 'Your Windows will expire soon' But when I check activation status it shows me its ...
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0xc000021a Windows Error

I installed Windows 8.1 from Windows 7 a few weeks ago, and have since had to reinstall THREE times because of this same error. Basically, after a few days of normal use, I start getting "Shockwave ...
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netsh causes syntax error in Win8

I create a .bat file for change network using netsh: netsh interface ip set address name=Wireless source=static addr=192.168.43.100 mask=255.255.255.0 gateway=192.168.43.1 In Windows-7 work fine, ...
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Continuous streaming connections are unstable on a Windows 8 tablet

I'm trying to listen to a radioshow live on a tablet and on a laptop (audio streaming, no video decoding), both are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. It looks like the wi-fi connection on my tablet ...
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system thread exception not handled) 'iastor.sys

While installing ubuntu alongside with with win 8. laptop was off because low of battery. After I start laptop I got this blue screen and it keeps restarting in loop. I can access the boot menu by F10 ...
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Notepad++ ate my file

I have recently had (unrelated) computer crashes, in which Notepad++ was open. The strangest of things has happened: either the file was emptied (i.e. had nothing) or was replaced by what it ...
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Folders getting corrupted on SD card after installing something?

I got a cheap 64GB card from eBay for like $10 for my Venue 8 Pro Windows 8 tablet, and after installing something to a folder or copying large files to any folder, that folder just gets corrupted. ...
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Can not extend disk partition even if the unallocated space is on the left

I shrinked my F drive to create unallocated 20 GB volume. Now I want to extend my F drive back because I don't need it anymore as I have solved the problem for which I initially created it. I want ...
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Can scrollbars be made visible in Adobe Reader XI?

Due to some reason*, I would need to display vertical and horizontal scrollbar in Adobe Reader XI. (My installed version is 11.0.10.) I think I checked all preferences and did not find way to turn ...
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Windows 8 .iso OEM key [duplicate]

I have a Packard Bell laptop which came with Windows 8 preinstalled, I stupidly thought I would be able to do a fresh install of windows 8 with the product key so I wiped the drive. Now I know I need ...
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Blurry text on external monitor with High DPI Windows laptop

I have a Fujitsu u904 with 3200x1800 display and Windows 8.1. I had to scale my DPI to 200% to be able to read text on it. Of course I was expecting a lot better image scaling, since this is 2x ...
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Easycap doesn't work

I bought this product to convert to my analog VHS's to digital version. ...
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how can i delete specific parts of the history when i type “ipconfig /displaydns” on command prompt?

I already know how to flush the history in command prompt, but I only want to delete one part of it. I'm not really an expert on command prompt; I only know a few commands, but I really want to learn ...
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Microsoft Family Safety *Weekly* Time Limits?

I see there is a way to set daily time limits, but is there a way to set weekly time limits? I notice that the registry items are kept here: ...
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Internet speed is slower when connected to mains

I have noticed that my internet speed as tested on www.speedtest.net drops significantly when my computer is connected to mains. My average speed on mains (several runs) is 11.6 Mbit\s, on battery it ...
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Windows 8.1 RDP to Windows 7 Pro cannot login with domain account

At work I have a Windows 7 Pro that my account on it logs into our domain server. At home, my Windows 7 Home Premium can RDP into that machine just fine using my regular username "Steve" (i.e. not ...
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What is wrong with an office file if it displays the windows logo instead of it's usual icon? [closed]

I was sent a file that I was told should be an Excel file, but instead of the Excel logo, it is displaying the Windows logo. Is this file dangerous or corrupt? Can I fix it or should I just have it ...
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Windows WLAN AutoConfig Service and Wirelss Configuration Utility stopped working

I bought and HP15 laptop in November and it came loaded with Win8, which I did not want so I partitioned the drive and installed Win7 64bit, found the appropriate drivers and have been using the ...
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Enable Local Users and Groups in Basic Edition? Or Registry Table for it?

I have a Basic version of Windows 8.1 (home version; premium; whatever). I do not have a corporate or business version. I know that Group Policy Editor is just a fancy interface for this Group Policy ...
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Mouse does not work if Internet is not connected and it’s laggy when it is connected

If I try to use my PC (Windows 8.1 Pro) without Internet access—such as removing the Ethernet cable—then the mouse and keyboard stop working. I noticed this on the same day that the mouse began ...
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MSVCP120D.dll is missing from your computer

I made a C++ program in Visual Studio, and I wanted to show it to my friend. However, I'd never set up the visual C++ runtime libraries before, and so I started up a windows 8.1 virtual machine and ...
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Hide Windows 8.1 Charms Bar Apps (Immersive Control Panel)

I followed these directions to successfully hide certain Control Panel items via registry hack. I hid both User Accounts and Family Safety (see P.S. for explanation). If I go to the Charms Bar and ...
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Disable Parental Control (Family Safety) Override?

When the time limit is up, there is a box that says "Get more time." How do I disable/remove this box? I have tried going into the registry (regedit) and navigating to ...
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What steps should I take if a new computer got remotely compromised and I am not local to repair?

An elderly friend just purchased an HP Pavilian (Windows 8) 13-A010DX from Best Buy and was setting up his Office 365 account when he received a pop-up (from his browser, I’d presume), which stated ...
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Motherboard won't post AFTER I click restart button OR do it via Windows

As the title says, computer starts up fine from shutdown but when I try to restart it, it simply won't reboot. The fans spin, lights are on and everything is working but the motherboard won't post. ...
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How do I remove my Email account from my login screen? [duplicate]

I am fairly new to Windows 8 but i have been an avid user of Windows 7. I have signed in to my windows live account, and I now have my windows live email account on my login screen, and i wish to, at ...
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Lenovo onekey and reboot stuck in GRUB

I have a Lenovo g50-45 with onekey recovery with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I dual booted with Ubuntu. Then I uninstalled Ubuntu. then tried to reinstall with USB using onekey. I got this screen: ...
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Why does this program give a Windows 8 SmartScreen warning?

Why does this program http://creativeadept.com/download-spintax-editor/ give me a SmartScreen warning in Windows 8 when a Malwarebytes scan and Windows Defender scan found nothing? What is wrong ...
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Is windows 8.1 enterprise supposed to take up 27GB on a fresh install?

Windows 8.1 Enterprise + Visual Studio 2013 pro update 4 is taking 35.7 GB. (mind you I have not installed anything other than Google Chrome) All I want this partition on my mac pros SSD is for ...
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Monitor turning off triggering password prompt on Windows 8

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro on a laptop. As soon as the laptop's display turns off, the computer requires me to enter a password to log back in. How can I prevent the display timeout from requiring a ...
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Wi fi issues with Lenovo desktop H520

Much to my dismay I recently made the so-called upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. The result was that windows 8.1 totally disabled the WiFi functionality on my desktop, a Lenovo H520. So far ...
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Automatic keyboard backlight

is it possible to turn on keyboard backlight automatically depending on hour? Now if I want to enable backlight on keyboard I need to press some keys combinations. It would be wonderfull to do that ...
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Reinstalling Windows 8 from Ubuntu 14.1

I have a Dell Inspiron 3521 which came with Windows 8. I am not sure if it is UEFI, BIOS, MBR, etc. as I am a completely novice user, but I think these are important considerations from what I have ...
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Service Host: Local Service (No Impersonation) taking CPU Usage to 100%

What is this service doing that it seems to take >90% of CPU? This happened occasioanlly when I used my notebook, and I noticed it when suddenly the fan became loud. I tried to google but some said ...
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Could not load the file or assembly 'MOM.Implementation…' after Windows 8 login

I have a HP Pavilion HDX9000 with these characteristics: Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T7500 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT I want to install Windows 8 (32-bit) but I did not found drivers ATI for W8, ...
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How to allocate partition of more than 2TB?

I've installed a Windows 8.1 on a 3TB hard disk, creating an initial system partion with approx. 300GB. Now I'd like to create partitions on the remaining space, however Windows won't let me do it. ...
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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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Program windows won't come to foreground when selected in Windows 8.1

I'm having a problem where I select a window but it won't come to the foreground. This mostly happens with Chrome, but I've also had it happen with folder windows and other programs. Example. I can ...
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Cannot run the Netflix Modern app on Windows 8.1

I'm trying to run the Netflix Modern app on my PC running Windows 8.1. To be clear, this is the app that you can install in the Modern interface using the Microsoft Store. I'm not trying to run ...
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2 additional partitions next to windows 8

so im trying to move my windows to different disk without harming them, and suddenly I found those two partitions in my disk: Can I just delete them or are they something important? from what I ...
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Deafult Permissions for Folder Sharing?

I have a set of folders that I do not wish to permanently share (on boot) but rather share occasionally. Whenever I invoke Advanced Sharing... > Permissions, I always get Everyone with read-only by ...
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Monitor SSD read/write activity on Windows

I read on http://www.outsidethebox.ms/why-windows-8-defragments-your-ssd-and-how-you-can-avoid-this/ that windows scheduled defragmentation may accidentally defragment the SSD drives because of a ...
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Cannot properly remove password protected network sharing on Windows 8.1

I have recently setup a computer running Windows 8.1 Pro to act as a home NAS. I have shares and accounts created such that if people in the house login, they get access to their respective shares. As ...
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Touch gestures for Windows 8 multiple desktops

Using this lovely (official) SysInternals tool https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/cc817881 you can get four (natively supported) desktops from Windows, which you can switch between using ...
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Issues when upgrading Lenovo Ideapad Flex 2 14 with an SSD

After purchasing a Lenovo Ideapad Flex 2 14, I tried to upgrade it and replaced the HDD with an SSD from my older laptop. After putting in the SSD, I encountered a numerous amount of problems. First, ...