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

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Shared folder “Access is Denied” between Windows computers

I have been trying for hours to accomplish what I thought would be an easy task, but am utterly baffled by Windows file sharing permissions. Please help me. PC1 - Server - contains a shared folder ...
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Windows 8.1 Search not working

I have files and shortcuts on my desktop, when I use the search feature in 8.1 and type in the name of a shortcut on my desktop, it does not find it. This use to work amazingly well in Windows 7. As ...
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rdp on two pcs in same network

I've recently tried to add a 2nd PC to my router, so that i can use RDP on this PC too. The 1st one already works, as it's using the standard methods (default RDP port 3389, etc.) So, currently the ...
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Windows 8 Dual Screen Lock screen? [duplicate]

I've come to notice that when I lock my computer, with my second monitor turned on, even though I have a dual screen wallpaper, the lock screen only shows the background on one of the screens, and the ...
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Two types of formulas in one cell - Excel 2013

Thank you for your time. I am using Excel formulas for the first time ever and I am stuck (I am sure that I am not using the proper terminology to search and thus cannot find the help I need). It is ...
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Large Microsoft Word file won't save or export to pdf

I a word file over 200 pages containing my thesis, and out of lack of a better method I am using the subdocuments feature. My subdocuments are pretty massive because they contain a lot of excel plots ...
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Can I Transfer The Windows 8 License of My Laptop to My Desktop?

My sister asked me to fix her Sony Vaio VPCCW23FX which she had recently installed Windows 8 Pro. However, that model is not compatible with Windows 8 and is having problems. We restored it to the ...
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How to remove baidu / hao123 from internet explorer

I have tried to set Internet options to http://www.yahoo.com.sg/ And have gone to Internet options manage add-ons to remove baidu etc. Still whenever I open my internet explorer, it redirects me to ...
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Get notified when a program adds itself to autostart?

I would like to get notified when a program adds itself to the Startup / Autostart list, how can I accomplish that?
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Autorun.inf in Windows 8/8.1 for USB Drives

I have created a file named autorun.inf to make one of my software setup run when the usb is plugged into Windows 8/8.1 OS . This is my autorun.inf code: [AutoRun] shellexecute="Mem.exe //It would ...
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generate a list of devices installed in a PC through command line

I want to generate a complete list of devices and drivers installed in a PC which includes the serial number or id of the device through the command line driverquery /v /fo csv > drvlist.csv i ...
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Is there a way to block and notify of connected USB devices?

I just read the following news about how connected USB devices can act as keyboards or network cards, etc. and so for example input what they like or change sites to scam sites. ...
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Share DVD drive over wifi (or lan)?

I have two laptops win 8 and win 7. Win 8 has no dvd drive. I want to backup the os and drivers of win 8 using the dvd writer of win 7. Both systems are connected to a wifi router over which I have no ...
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How to modify file on windowsapp folder

I have been trying to modify and add content to a app folder. But for some reason it does not allow me to modify or add new content to that folder. These are the things I have done: 1) Take ...
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Zhuyin input settings in WIndows 8

I own a transformer tablet with a Chinese (Taiwanese) version of Windows 8. I'd like to use it to type Chinese characters using the installed Zhuyin input method, but as it is the input method ...
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Asus Laptop only booting into BIOS (help!)

Recently I closed my laptop, set it on a table then the next time I went to pick it up it went from boot up straight to the BIOS. I immediately pressed ESC and tried to exit. The computer would go ...
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Windows 8 re-install disk won't work with new hard drive

I bought a new Hitachi internal hard drive for my Sony Vaio SVE151J11M Windows 8 laptop as my previous one is fried, and they are the exact same model. I also had to purchase online a Windows 8 ...
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Installing Windows 8 error

MY laptop lenovo G580 came up with windows 8 pre installed. i accidentally deleted some files after that it got in issues. but luckily i made a backup of my windows in external hard drive. i didn't ...
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Windows 8 taskbar on several monitors

I have windows 8 installed on system with several monitors. On all monitors I have task bar on the bottom. That is fine. But all icons are the same on all task bars. And if I click icon on the one of ...
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Acer Inspire Windows8 Sound Malfunctioning

Okay so about 75% of the time I use my laptop the sound will not play. When I open up the sound mixer in the bottom corner it will either show that the sound is playing properly, or it will not show ...
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Recovery, copying partitions to external drive Win 8.1

I've got a Packard Bell/HP easynote TE. It's less than 18 months old, and all the signs are that the hard drive is on its way out. I didn't get a recovery or installation disk and after numerous ...
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Windows 8 often shuts down when I leave it plugged in and running (while configured not to do so). How can I detect the issue?

My Surface Pro 2 running Windows 8.1 shuts down at random times when I have it plugged in. It never shuts down when I'm using it, so I can't link the issue to a specific activity. Is there an error ...
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USB acting as USB and Disk drive

I have a flash drive that has some old install software on it that I want to format and use for personal use as a storage device instead. However, when I formatted it, it simply formatted a flash ...
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Stop Explorer from Starting on Logon

I am looking to create a custom GUI for Windows 7/8 to replace Windows Explorer (explorer.exe), but it doesn't seem possible to stop Windows Explorer from starting without the use of a .bat file and ...
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How can an unsigned driver affect the Windows OS?

There are lot of signed drivers (signed by Microsoft) that don't affect the Windows OS. If an unsigned driver is installed in a Windows machinehow can it affect the stability of the operating system, ...
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Hard drive issues

I have a secondary hard drive, 2TB western digital caviar, that has been giving me issues lately. The drive will occasionally have corrupt data on it and programs will be unable to write to it. This ...
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Merging folders in Windows, changing file names

I am using Windows 8 and I was wondering if it's possible to merge folders that contain files with the same name, but instead of overwriting them, changing the name. For example: Folder A, with ...
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How to set folder view in explorer for all folders via registry

I was going through a tutorial where I learned how to set the folder view of all the five folder templates on Windows 8 - General Items, Documents, Pictures, Music and Videos. The tutorial is fairly ...
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Why is the Windows 7/8 translucent selection so laggy?

In Windows 7 (and 8), the translucent selection rectangle is getting slower, 'laggier' as the selection area gets larger. For example, creating a selection area of roughly 1500 x 1000 pixels on the ...
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does a windows 8.1 tablet require an antivirus/antispyware program?

I am helping a friend with setting up a Dell Venue 8 tablet. It has Windows 8.1. My friend seems to think that it requires antivirus protection. I honestly did not know the answer to this. I thought ...
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What could possibly set Windows To Go certified USB drives apart from uncertified ones?

Since the choice between "Windows To Go"-certified drives is so limited (Microsoft - Windows To Go) and so expensive - I wondered if there could be anything as simple as a flag on the USB or just ...
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Windows 8.1, Domain Users logging into Mandatory Profile, skip Welcome screen, activity not saved

We currently use computers on domain and are used to Windows 7. We have a group of new computers which we would like to create a Mandatory Profile for, and have domain users login to this specific ...
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How to force quit an application when Task Manager itself doesn't respond?

We've all had that moment where we needed to CTRL-ALT-DELETE and open Task Manager to forcefully end a program that's not responding. But what do I do when Task Manager itself doesn't respond?
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Importance of TLER in Windows 8 RAID0 application?

I am looking to buy two drives to RAID. (Edit: I understand that RAID0 doesn't fit the Redundant part of the acronym, but it is listed as a standard RAID level on Wikipedia.) I'd like to create a ...
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Lost ownership of files after backing them up - how to regain full control

I backed-up important files from my old PC onto an external hard drive and whenever I try to delete, move, or open one of these files or folders, it tells me I do not have permission (access denied) ...
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Editing Windows system files in Windows 8

My user works on a piece of software that requires me to edit the Config.nt file in the windows directory to work. Now I navigated to the file location and tried to edit the file by opening with ...
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How to get the default factory installed os, even after upgrading?

I Have Sony VPCEH25EN laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Basic. but I upgraded it to Windows 8.1. The OEM Recovery Partition in my Laptop Is Healthy and when I press the assist button ...
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Issues installing new SSD in laptop

I have recently purchased a Cruciall M400 SSD for my Asus V551LB-DB71T laptop. I built a recovery drive using Asus backtracker on the original HDD installed on my laptop (the model # is: ...
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gpedit Remote Desktop Session Host security option missing

i am trying to configure a secure remote connection to a pc though a guide, and when i tried to find the Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote ...
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How can I remove the option to eject internal SATA drives from the Windows 8 tray icon?

The Safely Remove Hardware icon in Windows 8 (and 8.1) offers the ability to eject my internal SATA drives, including the boot drive (see example). I don't see myself ever needing this - especially ...
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Video and audio in all applications unable to play past first frame/second

Update: This same issue has appeared on another completely different system. It must be software related, something similar between the software on both machines must be causing the issue. The new ...
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How do I “upgrade” to Windows 7 from Vista through Windows 8 with a volume license

This is my situation. I have a computer lab of 23 machines (ACER Veriton M410) running Windows Vista business. We want to update the machines to Windows 7. The school was sold Windows 8 Pro on a ...
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How to create a keyboard shorcut for an app on the start screen (Windows 8.1)?

is there a way to create a keyboard shortcut for an app that I have on the start menu ?
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Closing programs in windows 8

I've noticed that when closing programs in windows 8, that they still run in the background. I wondered how I can get rid of this, or disable background running programs. I saw a tutorial where they ...
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Windows 8: disk usage is always at 100%

I have noticed recently that my laptop runs slowly. Reason is (as I think) that disk usage is at 100% most of the time. It's also true even when running relatively disk-independent apps. What did I ...
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Windows installation disc won't boot

I have bought an ubuntu pre-installed laptop and want to remove ubuntu and replace with windows 8.1 x64 pro.. It has UEFI and in GPT.. disabled secure boot.. but there is no fast boot or legacy boot ...
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Why do my keyboard presses result in wrong letters?

I have an ASUS Q301 running Windows 8. When I press some of the keys, they do not function properly. For example, when I press the letter P, a * will be printed. Same goes for others like 0, ;, and ...
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Create multi-disc windows bootable

I have windows 8.1 iso that I need to burn and make bootable disc. Unfortunately, I only have dvds of size 4.8 GB while ISO is greater than 6 GB. How can I make bootable disc that spans over multiple ...
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Close lid to sleep just about and open lid to wake up asap without requiring password if done soon enough

I am sure at some point this tablet-like laptop was doing the thing I've briefly described in the title. That is, within the first couple of months that I've started using this thing. I am using a ...
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Zip files that are downloaded get corrupted many times randomly

I regularly download my torrent directly, instead of using a client, via filestream. Lately I've noticed that my downloads get corrupted many a times, especially zip files. Yesterday I downloaded a 8 ...