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

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Windows 8.1 upgrade results in Green Screen of Death fixed only by changing user

after accepting Windows 8 proposal to upgrade to 8.1, and after restarting, my system behaves as follows It login normally Seconds after login a green screen with "please wait" written on it ...
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Internet connection lost every time computer sleeps or shuts down

I have an ADSL internet connection that works through a modem (actually a router - Aztech ADSL2+ Ethernet Bridge Router DSL-600E). I know that there's a way to put in my username and password to my ...
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How do I prevent the Windows 8.1 news app from downloading in the background?

Every so often, the Windows 8.1 News app spawns a background task that locks up my internet for a minute or so while it downloads articles. Very annoying when I'm in an RDP session, or trying to play ...
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How to make windows snap to the edge in windows 8?

In windows 7, when a window's edge came really near the edge of a screen, it would snap to that edge. This was pretty useful, but windows 8 doesn't seem to do that. Note that I'm not talking about the ...
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Why does my Windows have hundreds of temporary IPv6 addresses?

My ISP enabled IPv6 for me a few weeks ago. Now I noticted that Windows (8.1) gets a lot of temporary IPv6 addresses. ipconfig has the following output (real addresses are obfuscated): Windows IP ...
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Bluetooth “Remove Failed” (Windows 8)

My Windows 8 machine does not recognize a device which is connected via BlueTooth across a USB port. Apps are reporting the presence of COM1 and COM2, no others. I disconnected and reconnected my USB ...
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Kernel_data_inpage_error windows 8

I get Kernel_data_inpage_errorwith a blue screen everytime I'm in the middle of a game of dota 2, this never happens when I do something else. I know this error means there's something wrong with my ...
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How do I change the user Windows 8 automatically logs in with?

After doing a Windows Update, my computer is booting to the "hidden administrator" account which I had activated to take care of an issue. I prefer to boot into the standard administrator account, ...
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How to force Internet Explorer to keep its window size when being docked?

Using Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8, the window size is being remembered, when the IE window is not docked/snapped to an edge. As soon as I dock IE to one side of my screen, close it and reopen ...
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How to open EML files in Windows 8 Mail

Title pretty self explanatory. In Windows 7, i was using Outlook and .eml files were automatically associated with Outlook and opened properly. With Windows 8, they are not associated, and i tried ...
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Access Windows 8 office computer via an Internet connection VPN? [closed]

I am trying to rescue the company I work for from the clutches of Dropbox. What I want to be able to do is let my staff and some external parties access the shred folders on my desktop in the office ...
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How to find Windows 8 product key?

Does anyone know of a way to get the product key that was used to activate Windows 8? Bonus points for an updated algorithm to extract the product key from the registry key. While I realize this ...
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What is a safe way to move AppData\Local to a different drive?

I have a 60GB SSD as my C: where I have my Windows and other essential program installations. I also have a huge non-SSD D:. I repeatedly find myself short of disk space on C:. The main culprits are ...
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Windows dumps all files into root directory of OneDrive

Windows 8.1 I went to Desktop folder and clicked on Properties -Location then Move and moved the Desktop folder to OneDrive. I did the same for the Pictures folder. Then I noticed that all of a ...
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My Windows 8 PC wakes up every night around 3 am

I just built a new Windows 8 PC, and started using it a few days ago. Every night, I use Hibernate on the computer before I go to bed. The only way to turn it back on is to hit the Power button. ...
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Change location of where pictures/videos are saved using the Camera App in Windows 8

Does anyone know how I can change the location of where pictures/videos are saved using the Camera App in Windows 8? I've had a look in the hidden and very difficult to get into "Windows Apps" ...
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How can I keep the Windows 8 virtual keyboard from popping up?

I am the unwilling recipient of Windows 8. Lenovo couldn't fix the new Windows 7 Ultrabook I bought, so they sent me a Yoga laptop, with touch-screen and Windows 8. Once I bought a start menu ...
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How can I Remove a certain character from multiple filenames in windows 8?

I have more than thousand of files(type:image). In which some of the filenames contains '+'. I want to remove '+' from the filename. How can I do it? Filenames for example: ...
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Reinstalling Windows 8 with the existing product key

I recently purchased an ASUS laptop with Windows 8 installed. The hard disk capacity is 750 GB. I checked the C drive and could see that they have used almost 40/50 GB for installing Windows 8, ...
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Kernel panic from Linux Mint guest in VirtualBox: “Attempted to kill init!”, “Some program might be trying to access hardware directly”

I have a Asus X201E netbook with preinstalled Windows 8 64 bit. I wanted to install there Linux on Virtual Machine. I installed Virtualbox 4.3.0, downloaded newest Mint - Mint 15 32 bit. So, my host ...
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Edit command in Windows 8

I'm studying IT and in my current class in learning the basic MS DOS commands (CD, DIR, TREE, etc...). At the school, I'm using windows 7, and I don't know how but I'm still able to run the old EDIT ...
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Not able to extract performance data from .ETL file using xperf commands. getting error “Events were lost in this trace. Data may be unreliable …”

Not able to extract performance data from .ETL file using xperf commands. Xperf Commands: xperf –i C:\TempFolder\Test.etl -o C:\TempFolder\BootData.csv –a process Getting following error after ...
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How to sync time with a time server on Windows 7 and 8.1?

I'm booting quite a few different OSes (Windows 7, Windows 8, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and OSX Mountain Lion) all installed on separate drives. I've read that this can sometime cause the time to go off so I ...
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Lenovo G500 bluetooth not working (was woking fine earlier)

I have a Lenovo G500 laptop. Its OS is Windows 8. When I bought my laptop everything was working fine. But for a week now bluetooth is not working. I looked in the 'Device Manager' and bluetooth was ...
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Windows 8 System Wide Audio (not per user)

Is it possible to have audio from another logged in user continue to play when I use fast user switching? Previously I could switch users and audio would continue to play from the locked user. This ...
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Windows Audio not enabled on windows 8

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2, and the Windows Audio is not enabled. I have tried enabling it, but it gives me an error code 0x800706cc. I don't think it has anything to do with AVG. I don't know what else ...
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Lenovo z480 running on Windows 8: fan speed control softkey is inactive

Although it is stated in the manual that the fan speed control softkey would give us four different options to choose from, but my Z480 Ideapad Lenovo on Win8 has a different scenario. Once this ...
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On Windows 8.1, how do you screenshot using the monitor's current color profile?

How do you capture a screenshot on Windows 8.1 that uses the monitor's current color profile? My screenshots always have to have a color profile applied in Photoshop to look the same as the desktop.
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Into what format do I need to reformat my External HardDrive for use in Mac OS X, Windows, Linux

Into what format do I need to reformat my External HardDrive for use in Mac OS X, Windows, Linux. Also, can I have the differences of each partition format, I mean the advantages and disadvantages of ...
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Windows 8.1 UEFI x64 & Windows XP x64 Dual-Boot

I want to add option to boot in XP into the Win8.1 boot menu. So I have 2 drives: On the first one I have installed Windows 8.1 x64 UEFI; And on the second - Windows XP x64. Following is what I ...
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Windows 8 Pro clean install - everything slow; hard drive at constantly at 100%

Yesterday, I have downloaded and installed Windows 8 Professional, after downloading it (legally) and burning it to a DVD, on my 3-year-old Dell Studio 1555 (Intel Core Duo 2x2.4 GHz, 4 GB ...
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OneNote keeps asking for a password

OneNote just keeps asking for a password and refuses to sync my Notebooks. I've reinstalled Office but it is still asking for that password. Clicking the message doesn't do anything. How do I resolve ...
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Shutting down my windows 8.1, it says Screenshot App not responding, but i dont have any such apps installed

Shutting down my windows 8.1, it says Screenshot App not responding, but i dont have any such apps installed. I have done a search a and found nothing remotely like it. could this be a hidden ...
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Toshiba Blu-ray Disk Player no longer works after upgrading to Windows 8

I have a Toshiba computer, with a built in Blu-Ray drive. The system came with Windows 7, but I have updated it to Windows 8. The computer came with Toshiba Blu-ray Disk Player installed to play ...
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Missing Administrative Tools in Windows 8 64-bit

I'm hoping someone can rescue me from reinstalling after putting so much work into my Windows 8 install (final version). I accidentally deleted the contents of this folder: ...
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Getting kernel panic on Mac OS Snow Leopard by Hazard.iso on Windows 8 and VirtualBox [closed]

I am trying to install Mac OS on Windows 8.1 Pro x64. And I am getting some error. My requirements for Mac OS on VirtualBox: Ram=1934 Mb Cpu=2 Gpu=128 Mb Acceleration=3B Sata=20 GB
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How do I get Chrome to not try to open in Windows 8 mode?

It's not that I'm trying to make it more like 7. That's not the problem. My problem is that whenever I click the Google Chrome icon on my taskbar or even the desktop, Windows brings up this ...
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Windows 8.1 Mail app PDF attachments save with zero size when using “Reader” app

The windows 8.1 e-mail app used to work just fine up to some day, when most of the attachments won't open, and upon saving, they are saved with 0 size (empty files). I found this to be true mostly for ...
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Folder missing either before or after Chkdsk ran in verify mode

When I started my computer I was shown a popup window asking to check the disk of H:, I chose the scan mode that only checks and would allow me to choose what to do. I wasn't asked again if I should ...
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Can i disable windows updates while i am connecting to a specific hot-spot?

When i work "on the go", I sometime connect my windows laptop to a hotspot created by my android phone. Since my cellular data usage is limited, i want to disable windows updates (and actually any ...
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Setting laptop built-in display's resolution below 1024x768?

I can't find a way to set my laptop's display below 1024x768 resolution. The Windows 8.1 'low resolution' mode (640x480) works, but that cannot really be used with multiple monitors etc. The laptop ...
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Is there a way to Pre install an OS plus third-party software?

Every time I re-install my Windows 8 laptop, it takes about 2 hours to re-install all the third-party software I use. Can I create my own bootable Windows disk where all the software I use ...
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Associate extension to a Modern Windows 8 app

I'm trying to associate some file types (like flv) to new VLC for modern Windows app. They registered their app just for mkv,mp3 and mp4 extensions, while their app really can read flv files (It's ...
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Multiple Desktops in Windows 8 [closed]

Does Windows 8 have a multiple desktop facility like in Linux systems (Fedora, Ubuntu, Opensolaris etc)?
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Close multiple non-combined windows in Windows 7 or Windows 8

I understand that with right-click on taskbar -> Properties -> Taskbar buttons: "Always combine, hide labels" I get an option "Close all windows" with right-click on a combined task. However with ...
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Dell inspiron 3541 graphic driver issue

Recently I bought Dell Inspiron 3541. It had Ubuntu as OS and I installed windows 8. I have had a hard time finding drivers since dell site doesn't have drivers for this model laptop of windows 8 ...
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Windows 8 install app for multiple user accounts

I purchased Adera episode 2 intending to play through it with my son. We each have our own user account on the same PC. When my son logged in, he was prompted to purchase the app which I had already ...
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Utorrent 3.4.2 does not download with max download rate (8-9Mb)

I have a 100Mb internet connection. I used to have windows 8.1 installed and I used uTorrent. Download speeds were about 6-8MB/sec. I now have windows 8 installen and the download speed has dropped ...
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ASUS Laptop Factory Reset to Windows 8 from Windows 7

So, I have an ASUS laptop that has had Windows 7 installed using legacy boot options and reformatting the drives in order to support it, as it initially came with Windows 8. Now I've gotten the task ...
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How to create factory recovery hd on Asus laptop

I've purchased an Asus K550CC (i5), and it came with windows 8 pre-instaled During a few months i tried to get along with win 8, upgraded to 8.1, less pain.. but.. Gave up metro and reinstaled Win7.. ...