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Missing “Browse Back” Button in Context Menu on Windows 8

On Windows 7 in the Explorer for File Browsing when you Right-Click (without any selection) you get a menu (kind of context menu) with several options, like changing the view and so on. On Windows 7 ...
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Windows 8 wmvcore.dll

I am running Windows 8 Pro N x64 without Windows Media Player (which might be called Windows Media Center in the case of Windows 8) preinstalled. Apparently certain software packages require WMP to be ...
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Windows port forwarding, local machine to server

I'm working on Windows 8. I'm trying to connect to an OpenStack cloud which is hosted on a remote server but has a public IP to the API. However, making API calls require calls to additional services ...
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How to disable drive toast notification (Scan and Fix Removable Disk)?

Windows 8 keeps popping up this toast notifications I tried to disable them by menu, group policy, stopped the shell hardware detection and set following registry keys: REG ADD ...
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Clock is standing still when the computer is turned off

Since some days I have a strange problem with a computer with windows 8.1. The clock has stopped working when the computer is off or sleeping! When I turn the computer on, the time is set to the time ...
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How do I remove the bar from the picture password screen in Windows 8?

I think the bar which comes on the left side of the Windows 8 picture password screen is ugly, I'd like to make it transparent. I want my logon background to be fullscreen. Any tools/hacks to do this ...
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Python setup failed Unspecified error

I'm install python 3.5.0a3 first time on windows 8.1 64 bit and at just starting of installation it just says "Setup failed". Here is the log file.
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Changing filesystem on dualboot [duplicate]

I'm trying to get my new laptop working with dualboot. I have booted from linux live USB stick and created partitions on the disk -- mainly for linux (sda3), creating ext4 FS there, and shared ...
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Cannot boot Windows 8 into UEFI mode (CSM only)

I have a laptop (pre-installed Win8) that has been through numerous dual-boot configurations. At one point, I had removed everything and ran Linux Mint as the only OS. Eventually, I decided to remove ...
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How to delete an administrator account (Windows 8)?

I use Windows 8 with Windows 7-like GUI, classic shell I have two administrative accounts: user and Administrator. I am currently user Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts\Manage ...
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How can I set my desktop background folder to a shortcut?

I have a shortcut in my Pictures folder that points to a folder in my Dropbox containing my desktop backgrounds. I would like for my desktop backgrounds to cycle through images in this folder. But ...
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Make Windows 8.1 & 10 File Explorer open in “This PC” view

Up until the recent Windows 8.1 update, I used this guide and it worked flawlessly: ...
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How to update Windows 8 clock with the internet every time I boot the system?

I'd to update my Windows 8 clock with the internet every time I boot the system maybe with a script that I set to be executed at system startup (like that option in the Date and Time window in the tab ...
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SelfSLL, Microsoft Management Console, Certificate Not Displaying

I am currently attempting to create a self-signed certificate with the SelfSSL.exe tool from Microsoft's IIS 6.0 Resource Toolkit (I have the metabase compatability enabled); however, when creating ...
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Unable to share internet by using HOSTEDNETWORK after installing AVAST recently

I was able to share my laptop's internet with my smartphone by using this command "netsh wlan start hostednetwork". But when I installed Avast in my Windows 8 OS, I am able to start the hostednetwork ...
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Grant “IIS_IUSRS” Full Access to the Root of your Website

I am setting up an environment using Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager and come across the instruction, "Grant "IIS_IUSRS" full access to the root of your website" with the following note: ...
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Can't Build Program Because It's Being Held Hostage by Another Program

I know this has been asked before, but none of the questions I've looked at seem to answer my question. So, with that, and to assure I've done my homework before someone gets on me, let me tell you ...
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Maximum volume size of NTFS

I was going through this Microsoft's link, and under NTFS section I have found the following information. NTFS: Maximum Volume size: power(2,64) on disk format and power(2,32) on implemetation. ...
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Reinstalling Windows on an HP laptop

I bought a HP Envy m6 laptop with Windows 8 installed on it. I have a folder in the hard drive named 'recovery'. Now I have 2 questions: How can I tell whether this Windows installation is genuine? ...
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Chrome Jump List gone on Windows 8

Image looks like this: Chrome's jumplist won't show so there are no "New tab" or "New incognito tab" options. I want to blame CCleaner because it clears recent jump lists, but somehow I doubt this ...
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Simple Windows deployment to multiple PCs [duplicate]

I purchased 3 PCs with identical hardware that have Windows 8.1 installed. I purchased 3 licenses for Windows 8.1 Pro retail/full version. I want them to be configured identically initially, ...
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Web video playback stops, only reboot helps

This happen every other day. I watch a YT video, it suddenly halts and I can't get it to play anymore. When it happens, it affects all browsers, except IE plays a couple seconds and then halts. ...
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Windows 8.1 start screen backgrounds file location

In Windows 8, the start screen backgrounds used to be in the imageres.dll file, but as of 8.1 they're not. Does anyone know where the start screen backgrounds are housed in Windows 8.1? If not, is ...
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HTTP links do not open in Firefox

There's a GIF of some program on Windows 8 (e.g. Nvidia settings window where you can click Download button to go to web and download latest driver) So nothing happens when clicked, the window just ...
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Cannot install Windows 8 because it can't create a new partition

After my operating system Windows 8 crashed, I tried to format my hard-disk but Windows 8 shows error: We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the ...
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Computer shuts down right after I push power button (have to push it twice to turn it on)

I bought a HP Pavilion SleekBook three months ago which comes with two gigabytes of memory, and I upgraded last week putting one module with 4 gigabytes of Crucial, and have updated Windows 8 to 8.1 ...
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How to set separate Home and Work network locations in Windows 8?

I use a laptop both at home and work. On my Windows 7 laptop, it let me specify the work network as Work and my home network as Home, and associated sharing settings and default printers accordingly. ...
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Can I get back desktop Gadgets?

There is no option to add desktop Gadgets in Windows 8 desktop view, Can i still get them back, without having to use untrusted third party software?
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Make A Local Admin Account On Domain Computer

I want to know if it is possible to make a local admin account on a domain computer. I know that there is already an account called 'Admin' which is local but I want to make another one because I ...
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Sounds skips in window 8

If I'm watching a video and I paused it and then I unpaused it, if the volume was set high it'll skip to a lower setting and vice versa. But once push the volume keys up or down, it'll go back to the ...
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install windows 8.1 on windows 8.0 pc without wiping drive, but not using old data

So for a while now I have been attempting to fix my computer which appears to have some corruption issues. I have an OEM installation of windows 8.0. After discovering my issues I first attempted to ...
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How to change network connection type on Windows 8

I'm trying to change my network type from public to private/domain for my VM Workstation network connection in Windows 8 and I can't figure out how to do this. I have tried the instructions here, ...
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Acrylic DNS Proxy not resolving

So I recently had an update issue where I landed up downgrading to Windows 8. As I need to do my work, I have re-installed my XAMPP server as well as Acrylic DNS Proxy. Unfortunately, Acrylic is not ...
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How do I scan a single file with Windows Defender?

The number one way people are used to using virus scanners is by scanning a single file. The number one OS viruses are found on is Windows. Microsoft's official virus scanner, Windows Defender, ...
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Windows does not detect headphones in mixer/sound controls, but still switches audio. Works in Linux

Usually in my Windows machines, if I have speakers attached, and then I plug in headphones, the machine stops playing audio from the speakers and switches to the headphones. It will also save the ...
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Not able to disable incognito mode in chrome with windows 8

I have windows 8 and chrome version 28 but the steps which was said with the links below is not working. It still shows me incognito mode as enabled. ...
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Unexpected error while activating windows 8: No DNS Server configured for local system

Below is a screenshot with error appeared after trying to activate windows 8. How can I fix this? Internet is working. Once I will be able, I start and offer a bounty for the one who help me solve ...
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TiWorker.exe - Very High CPU Usage

I have a laptop running Windows 8. Although it originally ran well, it started having very bad performance issues. I decided to perform some research into the topic. Opening up Task Manager, I ...
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How to disable automatic keyboard layout change in Windows 8?

I have a laptop with a hungarian keyboard, but I usually use a finnish external keyboard. My problem is that very ofthen windows tries to be smart, and it changes that layout of the keyboard on it's ...
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Windows 8 Desktop Background Issue?

I would like to be able to change my laptop background (as anyone does!). I have done so multiple times in the past, but since the previous time I did, I no longer am able to get options to change it ...
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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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Windows 8 Jump List (Quick Launch, Task Bar) menu items background is too dark and icons misaligned

On my new laptop with Windows 8 on initialization setup I probably chose a wrong background, which applied only to Quick Launch items context menu: now I can't see labels when i open any icon menu, ...
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File operations slow in shared Excel document located on network shared path

The Scenario: I have a number of PCs on the network, all have wired connection. All PCs are Windows 8. I have a shared Excel document which works correctly as far as Excel is concerned. I am using MS ...
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How do I separate tabs in the Taskbar

I want to separately move the tabs (of the same application) in the taskbar. I have 2 Chrome Windows open. If I want to move either of them to another position inside the taskbar, both are moved, as ...
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Cannot disable DPI scaling for Visual Studio 2012

I would like high DPI enabled for most of the applications that I use on my 14" 1920x1080 laptop, except for a few like Visual Studio that benefits from the extra space. However, setting "disable high ...
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Open Bluetooth file transfer wizard in Windows 8

I have newly installed Windows 8 Pro in my laptop, I have hidden the Bluetooth tray icon from the notification bar: And now, I am not able to find the Bluetooth file transfer Wizard anywhere, ...
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Game sounds in Windows 8

I want to turn off the sound in Freecell and Solitaire in Windows 8, without turning off the sound in other programs I'm running. I like to play Freecell while listening to YouTube and the game sounds ...
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windows 8 takes a long time to sleep. any way to speed it up?

putting my new laptop to sleep, and it takes about 30 seconds before the power-button starts doing the "blinking" that lets me know it's sleeping. during this time (between me pushing the sleep ...
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How do I get Google Chrome back to desktop mode on Windows 8

The Windows 8 version of Google Chrome seems to have been updated to support the UI formerly known as Metro. However, this seems to be the only option now, which means that I can no longer use Chrome ...
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Disabling drivers on Windows 8.1

I'm trying to find a way to disable drivers on windows 8.1. My aim is to follow the steps described here and install an http server on 0.0.0.0:80. But I can only find articles on disabling driver ...