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

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Two Windows 8 installations on separate hard drives - failure to boot

My motherboard supports UEFI and I have 2 disks on it. I did the following steps: a) Installed Windows 8 via USB on hdd1 (Let 's call this WinA). Worked fine, booted fine multiple times. b) ...
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Can I turn off high-DPI scaling for all applications? [duplicate]

I'm on a Windows 8.1 laptop (Thinkpad T440s). For some programs to not appear blurred/scaled, I have to access the .exe properties, go to Compatibility and "Disable display scaling on high DPI ...
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Windows 8.1 Alt-Tab bug in specific programs

Whenever I am in a game of "League of Legends" and I try to alt tab, windows 8.1 generates extra programs that are not open, and if I accidentally select some of them, windows 8.1 will open them. ...
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Unable to install Python on Windows 8

Recently I decided to upgrade from Python 2.7 to Python 3.4 on my Windows 8 laptop. So I uninstalled Py2.7, downloaded the .msi file from python's site and ran it. I found that every installer I tried ...
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Windows 8 “Copy As Path” from search

In Windows Explorer, I like to use the "Copy As Path" feature, which is as follows: Right-click on a file while holding down the Shift key, and choose "Copy As Path" from the context menu. This ...
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Restoring lost partion table on dualboot system (windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04)

I have a 64 bit system with 750gb hard disk with 2 partition in windows 8 and one root and home partition in Ubuntu 13.04. I installed Linux mint 17 by choosing option Erase Ubuntu 13.04 and ...
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How to purge $TxF folder on NTFS drive

after I complete restore from check point in Windows 8 5.5GB of space disappear from my disk. Before restore point this space was hold by files in System Volume Information\System restore.... After ...
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'UEFI boot source (windows 8)' and 'Legacy source (RHEL 6)', dual boot issue, after installation

On new system where windows 8.1 installed already, I have shrieked the partition and tried to install RHEL 6. But the DVD is not detectable (may be because it is not supporting UEFI boot source). ...
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How to add text speech support with Windows Speech Engine removed?

I'm under Windows 8 x64, it's a custom installation where I've removed the windows text-to-speech engine and male/female TTS voices that were implemented in the DVD to clean-up a big space, but now ...
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fn key always on when plugged to electricity

I use a samsung laptop on windows 8. When not plugged to electric, keyboard is just fine, if i want to raise the volume I press fn and f8. Otherwise keyboard acts like fn is on and pressing fn does ...
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Why is Windows 8.1 using an external USB drive as the primary for .EXE Decompressions?

Funny issue here. I have bought a Samsung 250GB SSD drive and installed a fresh copy of windows 8 on it which I updated to 8.1. in addition to this drive this machine also has 2 internal drives and 1 ...
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What's the recommended way to open doc libraries in C:\Users\Public in win8?

Windows 7 had "libraries" like "Common pictures" in explorer side bar, but win8 doesn't. For an inexperienced user, how to get there?
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Calculate number of days between two dates using 5 day week

What is the formula to determine the number of days between two dates (ie. Disability start date and return to work date) without including the weekends?
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How do you edit windows 8 app files?

I want to fiddle around with some windows 8 apps on my laptop. I have access to the app files, but when I try to save my changes, a screen pops up that says, "access to the path [path name] is ...
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Brightness slider not working

I have installed Windows 8.1. I am unable to change brightness, I found the brightness slider in Windows mobility center but this simply does not work. I move the slider but brightness does not ...
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Windows 8.1 Alt-tab bug

Whenever I am in a game of "League of Legends" and I try to alt tab, windows 8.1 generates extra programs that are not open, and if I accidentally select some of them, windows 8.1 will open them. ...
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Back-up Image to Virtual Machine

Prior to updating my development machine from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 8.1 I did a full Microsoft back-up as well as a full Norton 15 ghost recovery point. After a few weeks of working I discovered ...
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How to delete a file in the share drive when other computers read this file failed?

I have shared a drive with Operating system: Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Service Pack 1, then write some c++ codes to access this drive with windows API (WNetAddConnection2) from other computers ...
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How do you force refresh Flash Media Live Encoder device list?

I'm having an issue with Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder. It does not list my devices correctly. It seems to have an out dated list of system devices. I cannot see anyway to "refresh" this list. I can ...
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What changes my default browser from Chrome back to IE10 in Windows 8?

I follow the steps outlined here but set Chrome instead of Internet Explorer. If I close all browser windows, Chrome and IE, the changes are reverted and IE becomes the default browser. I am the only ...
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Reset 2013 Apps as Default

I am running Windows 8.1 Enterprise and (usually) Office 2013. Recently I ran into an old access file that required Office 2007 to run. I found the Office 2007 disk and chose to only install Access ...
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Windows 8 Regedit requires absolute paths passed in for registry files

I was building a set of batch scripts for our automatic build/test system which runs across different operating systems to set some conditions for the different environments and I noticed that Windows ...
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Encrypting Windows Storage Space

I use Storage Spaces for a RAID 5 in Windows 8.1. I use Truecrypt for the drive my OS is on. I use my RAID to store things like my desktop and other things that need to be available on boot. Is there ...
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Windows 8 / 8.1 / 8.1 Update 1 Bluetooth File Transfer

My laptop came with Windows 8 pre-installed. I've since updated it to Windows 8.1, and recently, 8.1 update 1. For an OS which focused on more mobile tech, I have to say, it sure made BlueTooth File ...
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Getting a 'Error 720 - A connection to the remote computer could not be established.' windows 8

I have a user who gets 'Error 720 - A connection to the remote computer could not be established.' when trying to connect to any VPN using windows VPN on Windows 8. I do not think this is an issue ...
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How to recover windows 8 when the partition containing User folder is deleted?

I installed Windows 8.1 in the C drive. But I moved the Users directory to a different drive in the SSD. Accidentally I deleted the SSD partition. Now when I boot into Windows many programs won't work ...
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Why does XP installation takes more time than Windows 7 and 8 [closed]

Installation of XP takes more time than Windows 7 and 8..Why it takes so long time? and Why Windows 7 installs faster?
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How can I release the Win-L key combination to the underlying program?

I'm a Mac user (boo, hiss, I know) who's occasionally working on a Windows 8.1 partition on his Macbook. I've used AutoHotKey to remap several keys, and make my life easier by sharing the same general ...
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Changing which GPU outputs display

So right now I have a small (annoying) issue. I have dual NVidia 2-way SLI GTX 770's in my computer. I have the monitors plugged into the second GPU. The first GPU is in the PCIe 3.0/2.0_x16/x8_1 ...
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Laptop hangs before sleeping, hibernating or shutting down

I installed a new Samsung EVO 840 SSD on my Asus K53SD laptop. Now the laptop hangs when it tries to go into sleep mode. I have to force a shutdown to get back into Windows. I have installed all ...
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“%1” in the “Open With menu” in Windows 8.1

While trying to choose the program to open some .TGA files, I clicked "Open with" and what I saw was that there is an option "%1", and it's selected by default. What is that? Is it a bug in registry ...
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Cannot run Git from windows command line?

I have an unusual problem. I am not able to run git from the commanline: c:\> git (popup) c:\> Popup: I also found this (non-) info in the windows logs: How can I get git to run from ...
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How do I stop Windows from muting background applications?

When an application is not focused I believe it's considered "in the background" by windows. My specific frustration is with games. I tend to play games in a windows so I can quickly switch to chat ...
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Add an XFCE-style directory menu to Windows 7/8.1

XFCE has the directory menu. Setting the file pattern to * gives you one-click access to a menu with all the files and folders under a given directory on your hard drive. Is there a way to get this ...
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Force program to be fullscreen when it is the active window

I use XBMC as a media center and a game launcher. Basically it links out to the games or emulator and then when I exit the game it returns to XBMC. Half the time it returns to its full screen state, ...
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Windows 8: Can I create a spanned volume for the system drive at installation?

I would like to increase the Windows 8 system disk space using a spanned volume. It seems I can't create a spanned volume for the system drive after I have installed the system. Can I create a ...
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How do you type old or uncommon kanji in the Microsoft Windows 8 Japanese IME?

I am trying to write out a Basho haiku. When converting using the IME, some words that are in hiragana get changed to kanji and some that have kanji don't get changed, like the 切れ字 ”かな” that didn't ...
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update for windows defender - KB2267602

I am running Win 8, updated to 8.1 --- Is it a concern that definition update for windows defender - KB2267602 cannot be uninstalled? I have visited forums that advise to never install an update that ...
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Dialog boxes appear on wrong screen after standby

I have 2 monitors. The right one is my largest, primary monitor. I have a smaller, secondary monitor to the left. Normally, dialog boxes appear on the same monitor as the application that spawns them ...
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Save/Export Windows color calibration profile

I'm about to reinstall Windows 8 and I've spent quite a lot of time with the color- and font-calibration there and I'm not sure if I'm able to reproduce the optimal results I have right now again. Is ...
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windows explorer in win 8 move from address bar to the folders pane using the keyboard

I know that I can move to the address bar in windows explorer using the Alt+D\F4 shortcuts but how do I get back to the file list (not necessarily from the address bar) using the keyboard? I know I ...
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Windows 8 printer settings missing

I'm using an Epson Stylus SX600FW printer via WLAN on Windows 8.1. On Windows XP I used to have a lot of options in the printer settings, which looked like this: For example I could choose to print ...
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Installing Apache 2.4 on Windows 8 - accessing port

I am trying to install Apache 24 on Windows 8. When I run httpd using port 80 I get error message indicating that "An attempt was made to access a socket in a way forbidden by its access permissions. ...
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Does using extend use up additional resources when screen is off?

To elaborate, I have a second screen plugged in through HDMI for when I watch TV. If I have the screen off while still plugged in with my choice being Extend for multiple monitor mode, will that use ...
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Removing OS X on Windows PC to make Windows bootable again

I have installed OS X by following this video, on an Intel Core 2 Duo machine with an ASUS motherboard. However, I am now unable to boot into my Windows. I'm getting a "boot file missing" error. Is ...
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Windows 8 Upgrade to 8.1

I have a Windows 8 Pro machine activated with a Volume License MAK key. I keep getting notifications asking if I would like to upgrade to Windows 8.1 (and I really would), however when I click Upgrade ...
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(Chrome on) Windows 8 complains certificate not yet valid

Chrome on Windows 8 complains that a server certificate is not yet valid. Chrome on Linux does not complain though, and Firefox on the same Windows 8 machine does not complain either. The certificate ...
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“You require permission from Administrators” to delete a folder even when I am admin

I have a folder on my storage HDD that's taking up over 60 GB of space. I don't use the contents any longer, wanted to obviously free up the space. Only thing is I can't delete it. Every attempt ...
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Virtual Router how to share dail up connection?

I was trying to share my dial up connection to a android device using Virtual Router. I connected dial up. But I cant find it on Virtual Router Manager: Also tried MyPublicWiFi. I could see the ...
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Can I print two copies of a document on the same page but different sides?

I have tried several things, but Windows always prints a different page for the second copy even if I select print two sided. If I print more than onepage, Windows will print page 1 and 2 on one sheet ...