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USB Drive not working with Windows 7. Works on Linux and Windows 8/8.1

I have a USB thumb drive (PNY 128GB) that works fine with Windows 8/8.1 and with Linux, but does not work on Windows 7. Doesn't show up at all. I have tried formatting it in both Win8 and Linux ...
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Windows 8: Explorer List View - Spacing has suddenly changed between columns

I think something has changed in the Registry that has altered the was folders are displayed in Explorer's List View, which I have always used pretty much for all folders. It USED to be that the ...
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Set my refresh rate too high by accident with the AMD Catalyst taskbar icon. Can't see what I'm doing

And booting in safe mode doesn't help, as you can't uninstall catalyst (it says windows installer service not running or something) or change the desktop resolution/refresh. Anyone know how to change ...
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How do I get drivers Wan Miniport “windows 8”?

My computer has been working fine. I have not reinstalled or altered windows. I have an error on my Wan Miniport. There is a problem with the driver for WAN miniport (Network Monitor) #2. ...
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Low speed on an 850 Pro RAID-0 array

I recently bought two Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSDs in order to replace an old SSD and build a RAID-0 array on my PC. So, the configuration of the PC is the following: CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU X ...
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Windows 8 Member of Domain greyed out and unselectable

I want to add my windows 8 machine to a domain, but the option "Member of" is greyed out and unselectable.What to do in this case?
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Upgrading 500 Laptops and Desktops from Windows 7 to Windows 8 [closed]

Almost all desktops have this or similar hardware: Intel Core i3 Second Generation RAM: 4GB RAM Hard Drive: 350GB Network Card: 10/100/1000 Mbps How do I go about upgrading 500 Desktops and Laptops ...
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Folders will not launch or open, desktop displays fine

No folders will open on my computer. Neither right-click->open or double-click works. Windows explorer still runs fine, as my desktop is displaying, and I can restart the process. Restarting the ...
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Annoying game popup

I have a windows 8 PC and my son recently got a free game off the appstore. I don't know how to uninstall it and it keeps sending popups telling me to play the game. How do I end this?
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crystal report font windows 8

i have used a program in windows vista which have used crystal report to make the reports. it worked there correctly. i installed that program in windows 8. every thing was fine expect the reports. ...
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How to increase the screen resolution from 1024x600 to 1024x768 on HP Mini 210-4128er?

Installed Windows 8, and there for some applications a minimum resolution of 1024x768. And I have the properties of a maximum of 1024x600. Are there any ways to increase the resolution?
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How can I restore a Windows 8 laptop which hangs during startup recovery?

I have an ASUS laptop running Windows 8 which is about 6 months old. It will power up; however, Windows tries tries to repair itself during startup and the process never completes. It gets stuck on a ...
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Wireless Adapter needs periodic reset to connect to Home Group; Internet never affected (Windows 8)

I have a media pc (Windows 8) set up in my house with a server running on it. This allows me to connect to it and modify things from a different PC in the house (rather than always having to walk ...
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how to install a dialup modem

how do I install a dialup internal modem to my toshiba satellite L305-S5955 ? I bougt a modem card but I don't know how to connect it to probably the mother board or any slot it has only one cable ...
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Running windows 8 in a VM - can I use the copy that came with my laptop

I have just purchased a Thinkpad x1 Carbon that comes with windows 8 64 bit. I haven't turned it on yet, but I plan to remove the windows install and replace it with Debian (after backing up the ...
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Is it possible to change from bits to bytes in the Windows 8 Task Manager?

I feel much more familiar with bytes than bits, and the Task Manager defaults to Mbps and Kbps: I've poked around, but haven't seen any option to change it. Is it possible to change it?
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Laptop Screen worked and now is blank on boot up/BIOS/POST

My laptop booted up fine however after I did a reboot now I do not see a POST or BIOS at all on a bootup. There is also no beeps and I hear the fans. The screen remains blank the entire time. I ...
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Windows 8.1 - once a day this add appears in bottom right

Once a day, this add appears in my bottom right corner and I've tried all different things to remove it. At first I uninstalled those programs from control panel, then run different antimalware ...
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How to have windows 8 windows adapt to a second screen lower resolution ? (surface)

I have a surface pro 3 (high dpi) with windows 8.1 and a second screen (normal dpi). When opening a window on a screen and switching this window to the other screen, it used to adapt gently. For ...
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Windows Loads Webpage on Startup - How do I stop this?

Recently (within the last couple of weeks) I noticed that Windows 8.1 is opening my default browser (Firefox) and opening a page (http://www.microsoft.com/th-th/default.aspx) every time Windows ...
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Windows doesn't put computer to sleep or turn it off after turning it on for maintenance

I've configured Windows to turn my computer on during the night to perform maintenance: However, I've found that after it does this and finishes maintenance, it doesn't put the computer to sleep, ...
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Windows 8 black screen & “no such interface supported” after disk cloning

My HDD was in a bad condition so I've bought a new one and cloned all partitions from the last drive. The problem is, now when I boot Windows 8 (from the new drive ofc), that's how it looks: It ...
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Process Manager/Hacker show already closed processes in Windows 8.1

I recently switched to Windows 8.1 64-bit Pro, and while I'm liking it so far (Minus Metro), I have a pretty serious problem... Process Explorer (And Process Hacker) show rogue processes. So far I've ...
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touchscreen passthrough for windows 8.1 qemu slave

I have a windows 8.1 vm running via kvm/qemu on an ubuntu 14.04 touchscreen laptop host. I can pass use my touchscreen as a regular mouse pointer if i pass through -usb -usbdevice tablet in the qemu ...
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Occasional BSOD at Windows 8 cold boot

My new computer with Windows 8 Pro occasionally shows BSOD with sad smile, but only during cold boot. CPU: i7-3770 MB: ASUS P8B75-M BIOS v.1002 MEM: 32GB (4x8Gb) Geil After the system has loaded, ...
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Windows 8.1 damaged after language pack update/uninstalling

Here's the deal. I don't even know how to explain it. I followed the steps found here: How to install a new "display language" onto Windows 8.1 Single Language? to change my default ...
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Administrator denied access to folder, impossible to see/change owner

I have a folder which was generated by MSBuild, app.publish. Often, my build script fails to delete it, complaining that it does not have the necessary permissions. Today I tested this outside of the ...
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Changing default playback device on Windows 8

Previously, on Vista and Windows 7, changing the Default Playback device would occur instantly. For example, audio is coming out of my speakers, I right click the Volume Control, click Playback ...
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Chrome doesn't do anything when trying to update

My Chrome bar has been nagging at me for a week now, wanting me to update to the latest version of Chrome. If I click the hotdog menu (or is it hamburger menu?) and hit the Update Google Chrome ...
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“Bad_pool_caller” bluescreen. How to figure out what's causing it

I bought my HP 15-r085no in September last year. After a while, I got a few bluescreens with the accompanying horrible sound. There was two (I think) different bluescreens, where one of them was with ...
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Windows 8 desktop and explorer icons don't work - default icons shown

I'm starting to see a very interesting issue. Some icons are being shown as 'default' icons despite the fact that they launch fine with their proper associated programs. This is in the traditional ...
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Chocolatey Uninstall NodeJS Windows 8

Ok, so I installed NodeJS by using cinst nodejs Which installs NodeJS into the Chocolatey bin directory with a dependency on NPM. I then realised that I wanted to install NodeJS.Install instead ...
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How to turn Windows domain account to a local account

I asked the IT department in our company to remove me from our domain so that some restrictions aimed at all the users within the domain no longer apply to me. The problem is that when I restart my ...
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can't boot any drive or efi interface/easyRe doesn't help/no obv. hardware failer

my computer isn't booting any of the drivers and has some inconsistent/odd behavior. asus g75gx 1000gb hdd 250gb ssd (win 8 running) windows was preinstalled on the hdd and i migrated it onto the ...
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How to install software on 2 in 1 Windows 8 computer

I'm looking at buying a 2 in 1 computer, which is a laptop with a dockable screen. When the screen is undocked it becomes a tablet and the keyboard isn't used. This device has 2 hard drives, a 32GB ...
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Grouping firefox (multitabs opened) buttom in taskbar(windows) as that of chrome

To be fair i don't really know the jargon used to specify my question. let me describe it in this way. Does Firefox (Firefox pin or button in task-bar that behaves as of the windows explorer pin) can ...
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Disappearing program thumbnail on taskbar

I have a problem - when I hover mouse on icon of program/folder in taskbar, then the thumbnail shows, and when I hover mouse on the thumbnail, all that program's thumbnail disappears, and current ...
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Are there downsides to Windows 8 Hybrid Shutdown?

Are there any downside to Windows 8 not doing a "full" shutdown? Would it be good practice to occasionally do a full shutdown to do a full system initialization at boot? If I'm already booting from ...
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Windows 8 multi monitor center mouse magnet

Running Windows 8.1, two 1080p monitors. When I slowly move my mouse to the center of the two (left side of right monitor, right side of left monitor) regardless of vertical position it sticks, at ...
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How to make a program start a first start up of the day? [closed]

Is there a way to make a program start when I log in, but only in first session. If I shut down and restart again in the same day, that program won't auto start. I am asking in both Windows and Linux. ...
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USB 3.0 flash drive won't work in SuperSpeed mode under Windows 8

I recently purchased a 16GB SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive that boasts 80 MB/s read speeds but when I connect it to my Lenovo G500s notebook (USB 3.0 enabled) running Windows 8 Core, it only ...
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Cannot Switch Users in Windows 8.1

Today, I decided to test some new software I'm developing on my PC under a non-admin account. I've run into a huge problem, though: I'm unable to switch accounts! I have the Guest account enabled and ...
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How to “sleep” a Windows 8 laptop without closing the lid

I have a Dell XPS Windows 8 laptop. I'd like to be able to "sleep" it overnight without needing to close the lid (often it is on a laptop stand where closing it is awkward). The "Power" menu has ...
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Shortcut to disable touchpad?

The computer I use doesn't have a hard button to disable the touchpad. I typically use a wireless mouse, so I want to easily disable the touchpad frequently. Other answers posted on this SE tell ...
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Accidentally created a Microsoft account for Windows 8 - now are settings gone

I'm new to Windows 8 and used my laptop without a "Microsoft account". A few hours ago I setup the Microsoft Mail programm and now my .hotmail.com email address and password is the one to login to my ...
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Asus Gaming Laptop Speakers buzzing/humming

I have had my laptop close to 2 years now. I never had a problem with my speakers before. I recently started playing Grand Theft Auto V and had no issues, but now today when I get on the speaker buzz ...
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In chkdsk, what is an online scan?

Running Windows 8.0 Pro, chkdsk has a /scan option that Runs a online scan on the volume (sic). What is an online scan? My guess is that it runs it while letting you use the drive, which is good if ...
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Cannot connect to WiFi network on Windows 8 / 8.1

I see about 12 other WiFi networks in the WiFi list displayed by Windows and can even connect to them (one of them I know), so WiFi is basically working. However, I cannot find the network I usually ...
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Windows cant repair even with sfc /scannow

Clean install of windows 8, then installed the windows 8.1 update (after all other updates). CBS Log: CBS Log on Google Drive Important pieces of the log: Found: {l:32 ...
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What are those new terms that MicroSoft has introduced with Windows 8/8.1? [closed]

What are "Rollup"? What about "ESDs"? I wonder if there is/are some another, if so... could you enlighten me? please This is not my natural language, so... please, sorry for the way I talk english. ...