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

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Assign a gesture to a key combination? [closed]

Anyone aware of a software that supports gestures and allows you to assign a key combination to them? I'm using a similar program to spaces on windows, and i'd like to swipe to view a new desktop, ...
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Trouble seeing partitions on HD transplanted into windows 8.1

I have a 3T drive that was in an XP system. Due to XP's limitations, this was partitioned into 2T and 750G pieces. Of course the XP machine is being retired, so the drive has been transplanted into ...
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Outlook folders constantly rearranging themselves

I've been using Outlook at work for a while, but all of the sudden it started behaving very strangely. It frequently rearranges my folders on the left; for example, say it looks like this: Inbox ...
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Bitlocker and virtualbox 64bit

I have a new laptop in which i activated BitLocker without having a TPM chip. Prior to doing that I installed virtualbox and enabled VMM(?) in bios, I dont remember the exact name of it but it was ...
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How to disable Taskbar Thumbnail preview in Windows 8 ?

When I hover my mouse cursor over a running application's button in the taskbar, small windows appear showing the contents of the open program. How can I disable that? I find it quite annoying.
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A limit on the number of DVD one can burn? [closed]

This is a follow up question to a previous of mine: Windows burning program won't work, while another does work (on the same DVD), so now I wonder if there is some sort of limit on the number of DVD ...
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Chrome got tiny after relaunching

When I first switched from a 1366x768 screen to a 1920x1080 display a few months ago, I noticed how everything was a lot smaller in Chrome--the tabs, the search bar, the page display. After messing ...
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How can I search within hidden files and folders in Windows 7/8?

How can I search in hidden files and folders in windows 7 and 8?
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Windows 8.1 sign in to Microsoft account without using Microsoft online password?

With Windows 8.1, Microsoft appears to be pushing users even harder towards signing in with a Microsoft account rather than a local user account. My Microsoft account has a secure (long, hard to ...
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Cannot change Windows 8.1 to be entirely in English

I got my Dell laptop with a Hebrew Windows 8.1, and changed the display language to English using the language settings. Now most of the UI is in English, but some elements are still in Hebrew, even ...
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Windows 8.1 logging me out immediately?

So, I recently upgraded to windows 8.1, and now I have this problem that whenever I log into my main admin acct. It logs me out immediately... I maybe have 2 seconds at best. Before windows 8.1 this ...
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“You don't have permission to copy files to this location over the network” error

I'm trying to copy a ~5 GB file to a folder on my D:\ drive from an XP machine and getting the following error: You don't have permission to copy files to this location over the network. It ...
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Uninstall Windows 10 Tech Preview (reverting back to Windows 8.1) [duplicate]

So, I recently installed the Windows 10 Technology Preview as a full installation (not update, the setup didn't allow me to do it even if I had the same OS language). Now I'd like to revert back to my ...
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Can't get permissions to edit file

I have a problem saving a config file in the Program Files folder. I am getting an "Access to the path ... is denied" fault. I am member of the Administrators group. The Administrators group has ...
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Do you need to reinstall Windows 8 if you want to use a SSD Drive?

I've heard that if you clone Windows 8 over to an SSD from an HDD that you will not get the SSD drivers which help windows 8 take full advantage of using the SSD like TRIM ect... Is it required to ...
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Expression Web 4 not installing on Windows 8 Enterprise?

I tried installing Expression Web 4 on Windows 8, but the install progress bar seems to go in reverse and then I get the following log. Any ideas on what I can do to get it fixed? Here is the code ...
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Strange Alphanumeric folders in my D drive

I am seeing strange folders with long hash like alpha numeric names on my d drive (secondary partition). I have experienced a few of these a few years ago on xp ( I use linux mostly nowadays), and ...
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How to require admin permissions to stop an executable in Windows 8

I have an executable on a Windows 8 machine, that I’d like to keep running. The problem is, the guy I share my dorm room and the Windows 8 machine with keeps shutting it off. Is there a way ...
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Can I manually sort/move shortcuts in “Start>Apps” menu (Win 8.1 Pro x64)?

EDIT - This is about the app shortcuts, NOT Start menu tiles. See attachment I just formatted by laptop and installed Windows 8.1 Pro x64 a week ago. I am already regretting the "upgrade" -- I cannot ...
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How to uninstall MiniPort Wan (IP) on Windows 8?

My father's laptop can't connect to the network printer through WIFI. We were able to narrow the problem. Three MiniPort WAN are dysfunctionnals and are displayed with a warning by Windows. In ordre ...
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Prevent Lenovo recovery to wipe out every personal data

So I have a lenovo T430s with a C and a Q partition. C is for system and Q is for recovery. My plan is to create a D partition with Windows disk management tool where I can save my personal data then ...
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Allow Synaptics Touchpad Windows-Key Window Snapping

I was dying to find an easy way to do the Windows-Key + Arrow window snapping functions using the Synaptics touchpad on my Lenovo Yoga 11s. This would be perfect for 3/4 finger swipes left and right ...
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Enabling hardware virtualization on ASUS Motherboard disables USB. How to fix?

I have motherboard model: Asus MB P8P67-Pro B3 Revision; LGA1155 and processor Intel Core i7-2600 (LGA1155). The problem I'm having is that when I go into bios to enable Hardware Virtualization for ...
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Hard disk heating and noise issue on Seagate ST500LM000

I have recently got a brand new Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive. My old traditional hard disk just failed in my Toshiba Satellite C660 laptop, so I decided to use this SSHD in my laptop. I ...
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Windows Explorer Does Not Include Hidden Files' Size When Calculating Folder Size

It seems Windows Explorer does not include the sizes of "hidden" files when calculating the parent folder size, even when I check "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" in the "Folder and Search ...
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Windows 8/8.1/10 3D style window frames

Ever since Windows 8, window frames looked flat like in the old days before the 3D look that came with, I think, Windows 3.1. Yesterday I was playing with the Windows 10 preview and noticed that when ...
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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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How can I force my VPN connection to use WiFi while letting other connections use Ethernet? [duplicate]

My Laptop is connected to one WiFi network and on Ethernet. I need to connect to a VPN to use my company network for works on which I want to connect via WiFi, and want to let other connections use ...
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Moving Files Slow Even With SSD

I 'upgraded' to a Samsung 840 Evo SSD drive, and whilst moving some files around on my drive, its slowed to a crawl. Heres a video example: http://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/c26DiTej3e My machine ...
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Reboot Windows 8 on second screen; first screen laptop is broken

The laptop has a broken screen. I got this fixed by hooking on a second screen. Now looking at the laptop, I found it too slow, so I did a clean reboot of Windows 8. It started but the second screen ...
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Play phone's music wirelessly through computer's speakers

I want to avoid buying a bluetooth speaker, and would rather use my computer's speakers to play my phone's audio. This would allow me to control music from the native music app on my phone (Android, ...
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Laptop stuck booting into only bios

specs: asus s400c windows 8 500gb hitachi hdd 24gb ssd symptoms: if you make any changes to bios, when you save and exit it just boots right back in started without any playing around, just ...
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Logitech MK550 keyboard doesn't work with Windows 8?

I bought a Logitech Wireless Wave Combo MK550 Keyboard recently and have been trying to use the keyboard with Windows 8 but it does not seem to work. I am not sure if there is an issue with the ...
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Why does CHKDSK report no problems after a disk read error?

Recently, when copying files from one drive to another I noticed one file had a read error. In checking the event logs I saw a lot of "The IO operation at logical block address 9837 for Disk was ...
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How do I disable DirectDraw and Direct3D acceleration on Windows 8?

Some old games that I would really like to play run slowly on some graphic drivers when Direct3D acceleration is enabled. I have tried many suggestions but none seem to work. The only thing I have ...
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Audio jacks disconnects and reconnects occasionally?(Windows 8.1)

I will start with saying that I built my computer myself. My motherboard is a Asus H97-Pro Occasionally, my Windows tell me that an audio jack is disconnected, and then it notifies me that a audio ...
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Right Alt key not working properly

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3537 laptop. As you know, we use 'alt+arrow key' to navigate forward or backward in a web browser, file explorer, etc. Now my left 'alt' key is working in this very manner. ...
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How to know in Windows 8 if TRIM is enabled in SSD hard drive? [duplicate]

I have a SSD drive and Windows 8 installed. Where can I find if my drive has trim activated?
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How to force copy/move dialog in Windows 8 to be always launched in the foreground?

When I copy or move files in Windows 8, the copy/move dialog is sometimes launched in the foreground and sometimes in the background of other open file explorer windows. I have found out that: The ...
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How to remove a photo in background photos of one Windows 8 theme?

As we can download themes for Windows 8, I have the need to remove one photo in one theme's background photo set. How can I do that?
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How to know which of two APs I am connected to?

I have two acess points on my LAN. I suspect that sometimes, when I am far from one AP and close to another, my computer is connected to the furthest one. I judge this by very low signal quality. How ...
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How do I get Dropbox folder in file explorer in Windows 8?

In Windows 7 I had a folder for Dropbox in File Explorer. It is not present in Windows 8 although I have installed the Dropbox App for Windows 8?
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WWAHost.exe using same port as Apache

I have installed XAMPP 1.8.1. on my Windows 8 64bit machine. I'm now facing a problem with ports. This is what I got from XAMPP Control Panel: 11:52:43 AM [Apache] Problem detected! 11:52:43 ...
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How to reverse the scroll direction in Windows8?

I can do a 2-finger swipe on my trackpad to scroll the tiles left and right in Windows 8 Modern UI, but every time I do it, it scrolls in the opposite direction I'd expect. Is there a way to reverse ...
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Windows 8 DLNA streaming of MKV files

I have a Samsung TV that is capable of playing MKV files. The Windows DLNA Play To menu that appears when you right-click a media file does not support MKV files, but a simple trick has been to change ...
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Why flash drive has different capacity when formatted using FAT32 and NTFS?

I have a HP flash drive with 8 GB capacity. Recently I tried to copy a file larger than 4 GB to it(when the flash drive was empty) and got an error(saying something like "cannot copy, insert another ...
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Windows 8 Freezing in bootcamp

I am running windows 8.1 in bootcamp on an iMAC. It worked fine for a few days, but now it freezes no matter what is running. Visual Studio freezes after 10 - 15 lines of code, IE freezes after one ...
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Asus X550 after installed Drivers "System_thread_Exception not handle

Today after I installed Windows 8.1 (64 bit) (UEFI enabled) Asus X550LA touch pad and Bluetooth drivers it promote to reboot the PC. After the reboot—right after Windows 8.1 boot logo— it shows ...
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Windows 8 Random Chimes Sound

I just installed Windows 8 RTM (From MSDN) and have been getting these random chimes (the sound effect has about 7 or 8 chimes in it) about every 30 seconds. At first I thought it was just the ...
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Run Metro application on startup?

I want to know where the Metro applications (Mail, People, Messages, ...) executable file path is. Also, how can I run Mail application when my PC starts?