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

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Chrome does not re-draw properly on Windows 8

There are a lot of problems with Chrome (24.0.1312.14 beta || But all this happened before update also) on Windows 8. Problems and explanations are listed below: Google Chrome re-draw time: When I ...
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How to switch off auto brightness on a Lenovo W530

The auto brightness "feature" of Windows 8.x is driving me crazy. I would like to switch it off on my Lenovo W530. Adaptive Brightness is disabled in Power Options the Sensor Monitoring Service is ...
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Is there a way I can share the 3.42 GB download of Windows 8.1 from Windows Store?

Windows 8.1 is out, and I would like to know if it is possible to share the Windows 8.1 download upgrade between different computers so that I don't have to download it over and over again? This ...
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Computer Disk Usage hits 100% for several minutes after resume

Ive started noticing this only over the last month, but it might have been happening before. I have a few months old (~8) gaming laptop running Windows 8.1, and I do not use it often, few times a ...
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Should I enable or disable Prefetch/Superfetch with my new SSD?

I recently got a new Samsung SSD. It comes with software called "Samsung Magician". Basically it lets you configure things with your new SSD. I'm really confused about Prefetch/Superfetch though. ...
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Restore MBR and get everthing to its default

im on a cricital situation, i am not able to boot into my win 8 after i wanted to instal win u7 on a other hdd, something went wrong and when i removed my windows 8 hdd, windows 7 did not wanted to ...
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Windows 8: BFSVC Error: Could not open the BCD template store. Status = [c000000f]

I have installed a new hard disk drive on my Acer Aspire 771. I made a USB recovery stick as well as recovery cd of the Windows 8 64 bit running on the former HD (which got corrupted, so no cloning ...
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Why does Windows 8 Upgrade assistant insist on downloading the upgrade from scratch when I quit it rather than resume the download?

I'm downloading the Windows 8 upgrade via the Windows 8 Upgrade assistant. I assumed the Upgrade assistant would resume the download when I quit it - however that doesn't seem to be the case. If I ...
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Windows 8 32 bit to 64 bit

My laptop is currently running a 32 bit version of Windows 8, which does not allow it to use all its RAM, so I'd like to change to a 64 bit version of Windows 8. I've done some reseach and it appears ...
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How do I mount an NFS share in Windows 8?

I have a NAS that I'd like to mount over NFS. It works great on my Mac, but I cannot figure out how to mount this device on Windows 8. I've searched a bit online, but all the articles seem to apply ...
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Cannot exit audit mode after upgrade to Windows 8

I accidentally entered audit mode from OOBE after upgrading to Windows 8, and now i get this message: . How do i get my system back to usable state?
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Remove Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant space limits

I was trying to upgrade my Windows 7 installation to Windows 8 via the upgrade asistant, and after it checks for incompatible programs and I choose to order it it stops telling me that I need to have ...
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Will buying Windows 8 now mean I get 8.1 for free?

For reasons too pointlessly long to explain, I need to upgrade my PC to Windows 8 and I want the features that are going to come with the 8.1 update. Basically, I am planning on buying Windows 8 on ...
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Why is viewing pictures in Win 8 so slow? [duplicate]

When I doubleclick an image file e.g a png, jpg, gif or similar, and Windows 8.1 should display it with its image viewer, it mostly takes an unreasonable long time for the photo to display. If I for ...
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How should I disconnect from a VPN connection in Windows 8.1?

I've set up a VPN connection to my work network on my home Windows 8.1 machine. I can easily connect to the VPN connection from the Networks pane (Desktop > Taskbar > Networks icon). However, once ...
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Sound stopped working in both Win 7 and Win 8.1 on my box

Today I found out that the sound stopped working on both Win 7 and Win 8.1 systems installed on my home PC, whereas it still works perfectly fine on Debian running on the same machine. I haven't ...
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Error Code Windows 8: 0x80070570

When I try to create a directory or file in my Windows 8 system in the C drive, it pulls up this: "An unexpected error is keeping you from creating the folder. If you continue to receive this error, ...
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How does the Microsoft Account work w/o authentication on Windows 8?

I would like to gain some understanding of the Microsoft Account authentication for Windows 8.1. Indeed, Windows 8.1 distinguish the local accounts (like it was in all previous versions since Windows ...
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Windows 8 Desktop Icons in Tile View

I appear to have some how placed my icons on my desktop in Tile View. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to restore the icons to their normal appearance. Any help is greatly appreciated. ...
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Win 8.1 - Losing Drivers on shut-down, Recovering them on restart - D-Link Dwa-547

I have a really odd question to ask here. I have thiscard on my PC: D-Link Range Booster. I had a lot of problems installing it, namely: The drivers that came with the card couldn't be installed ...
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Hyper-V won't enable in Windows 8 Pro: “Virtualization support is disabled in the firmware”

The checkbox to install Hyper-V in Windows 8 Pro is disabled. Hovering over it reveals the message, Hyper-V cannot be installed: Virtualization support is disabled in the firmware. There is a ...
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How can I clone my Windows 7 hard drive to an SSD that previously had Windows 8 installed?

I recently bought a new SSD, and decided to create a fresh install of Windows 8 on it. I quickly decided that Windows 8 wasn't for me, so what I decided to do instead was simply clone my existing hard ...
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Windows 8 hangs on shutdown/reboot

I have upgraded my Windows 7 machine to Windows 8. But whenever I shut down/reboot my PC, the display turns off immediately but the status indicators (HDD, power etc.) are still on. It won't turn off ...
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How to cancel Windows 8 drive repair

Windows detected an error on one of my nonessential drives in my desktop PC. It said it needed to reboot to fix the errors, so I rebooted and it started scanning the drive. However it is taking a very ...
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MRT.exe in weird folders

I was browsing through file using File Explorer on Windows 8 and found some weird directories on the C:\. These directories were: C:\8c1ef7a4b9f7cc7cfee9c4fbfc\ C:\8c093936d12936232b1c17cb61\ ...
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How to make advanced windows 8.1 installation disc (like Toshiba windows 8)

I want to make my advanced Windows installation image / disc for easy installation, like Toshiba does.
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How to lauch Windows 8 Apps with no UAC while being “Super-Admin”?

Under Windows 8; if you activate the default "Built-in Administrator" account, you can't launch Windows 8 Metro Interface Apps anymore. Windows says : "This application cannot be activated by the ...
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windows 8 - how does one avoid signing into email account

Can one avoid signing into the email account that Windows 8 constantly requests. To open any applications (games, skype or download from the app store) there is that prompt to input Microsoft email ...
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How do I remove an unwanted location from Modern UI Weather?

How can I remove an unwanted weather location from the Modern UI Weather app in Windows 8? For example, "London, England" is on the list, and I'm not currently interested in the weather there, how ...
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Cannot access BIOS on Lenovo Z580

Probably because of Windows 8 installation some time ago. I know it is a common issue, however I am running Arch now and therefore cannot use most solutions. I have access to Multiboot menu but when ...
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Change Hosts file based on connection - Windows

So I have a laptop. It connects to places wirelessly. Home, work and public. I want to change the host file based on the network I'm connected too. Realistically, in my situation, I should have 2 ...
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Can I replace a “shucked” usb drive in a striped storage space?

I have a striped storage space with a 4 drives in it. One of the drives is a USB 3.0 Seagate drive which died recently. I wasn't able to make any progress with it in the USB enclosure (and it is out ...
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Install .NET 3.5 Windows 8.1

I've been trying to install .NET Framework 3.5 on a Windows 8.1 computer without any luck. I tried the basic approach of downloading and installing it from MSDN which failed saying it couldn't connect ...
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Accelerate tab missing after reinstall

I had SSD caching enabled and working without problems, but I had to reinstall my Windows 8 and now can't reenable it, because the tab is missing. I have read many similar threads and tried all ...
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USB Drive Name / Files consist of random characters

One of my USB Sticks just kind of broke and now it's name and all file names consist of pretty much random characters, like ‗t|%ò┼½.¯f¥. I did some research and its probably my file table that is ...
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Mysterious, consistent packet loss

A few days ago I started having strange problems with my internet connection. It disconnected at seemingly random times, and I had to restart my router to bring it back up. I also noticed that it ...
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How do I set up a RAID 0 on windows 8?

I have a windows 8 machine with a 2T internal hard drive and 12G of ram. I have an external WD 3T that automatically backs up my entire I tunes Ibrary. I have added a second 2T internal drive and ...
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Video game peak sounds lowers pandora's music volume. how to stop this

When I play video games I like to have Pandora playing in the background. The main problem I'm having is that any of the larger sounds(spikes in volume) in the game lower my music volume so low I ...
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How do I adjust the Windows 8.1 Power Settings for my VirtualBox VM?

I have a VM configured in VirtualBox on OSX host (Mavericks) where the VM has Windows 8.1 Pro installed. When my VM "goes to sleep" and I go to wake it up, it always seems to take between 10 and 20 ...
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Windows 7 program installs on windows 8 [closed]

Simple question, I've recently bought a new laptop with Windows 8.1 while previously I've had Windows 7. I've noticed a lot of programs don't have an install option for Windows 8, do installers for ...
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Workaround for USB RemoteFX specific to Android Development

I am in the following situation as of this moment: I have a fast PC (Windows 8.1 Pro) at home, that is online when needed. I have a slow laptop (Windows 7 SP-newest Enterprise) for university, that ...
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How can I get hibernate to show up on my power menu?

I've done my Google searches and it just doesn't want to show up. This setting does not exist on my laptop after following the directions. ...
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How to resolve 0xc000007b error opening Adobe After Effects?

I have installed Adobe CS6 on Windows 8 and get the error "0xc000007b" every time I open open Adobe After Effects. All other Adobe software, including Photoshop and Premiere Pro, work perfectly. I ...
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Microsoft Indic Language Input Tool for Windows 8

I used to use the Microsoft Indic Language Input tool with Windows 7. However, it appears that this tool is not compatible with Windows 8. Does anyone know any of the following: Is it possible to ...
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When does Windows 8 Reader app save the current position in the opened PDF file?

I'm reading a lot of PDF books in the built-in Windows 8 Reader app (now in Windows 8.1). Sometimes it saves the current position when I close a file but sometimes not. Can anybody tell me when this ...
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Airlive X.USB-3 Windows 8

Is there anyone who knows how to get Airlive X.USB-3 working with Windows 8? I already tried to install in in compatability mode, but no progress so far. Thank you in advance.
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Autocad installation error

I'm trying to install Autocad 2014 on windows 8. when I finish installation and try to open it I get this error: Fatal error: Unhandled Access violation reading 0x0020 exception at d53a4972h Ok I ...
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Restoring programs on second hard disk after reinstalling Windows [duplicate]

I have a 60GB SSD which is the boot drive for Windows. Since it is so small, I tend to install all of my programs onto my second hard disk, a 1TB HDD. Inevitably there comes a time when I have to ...
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Being full admin under Windows 8 [duplicate]

With Windows 8, every time I want to copy/paste/modify/write a file under the Windows partition, I get a message saying : "You must be administrtor to copy/paste/modify/write in this folder/file". I ...
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Drivers for SIMLINK R/C Flight Simulator Controller - Windows 8.1

I've been using a SIMLINK R/C Flight Simulator Controller to run against the HELI-X simulation software n a Windows 7 PC. The controller is a USB only direct connection. I inherited the controller - ...