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

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Window 8 : RAM usage (committed memory) [duplicate]

I have a 4 GB RAM memory. In task manager you can see tha Committed memory is 5,6/7,9 GB RAM. Why that if In use memory is just 3,1 GB ? Is Windows using the Page File ?
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Windows 8.1 taskbar preview issue

I was using windows 8 with my previous computer, and I didn't have this problems. When I minimised videos preview seems to freeze, but not minimised its working; I could see a preview of the game ...
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Bluetooth Taskbar Icon dissappeared and can't get it back?

When a PC with Bluetooth inside or has a Bluetooth dongle/usb inserted there is a blue Bluetooth icon that appears in the taskbar on Windows. It was there a few minutes ago and now I can't find it. I ...
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How To Custom Scale Metro Apps

So in Windows 10 (same as Windows 8, I'd assume), you can choose to display Metro Apps as normal or "smaller". But smaller is too small and normal is too big. Is there a way to force a middle ground? ...
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Remove or lock Windows 8 “Bing Smart Search” as disabled for online searches. (Ie. only search computer, not online)

Is there a way, in Windows 8, to completely remove OR lock the online portion of "Bing Smart Search" (ie. windows 8 search feature) as disabled? Currently I can disable or re-enable the online search ...
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Disable desktop extend in Windows 8

Is it possible to disable Windows Desktop Extend irrespective of any devices plugged in? aka I never ever want to display my desktop on a secondary monitor I work in a hot desking environment in ...
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How to format to NTFS my EXT4 partition on Windows 8?

I'd like to format one of my partitions to NTFS which is EXT4 at the moment and an ubuntu is installed on, that I don't need anymore. I can't see the partition in My Computer and I've never tried ...
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How can I enter BIOS with ASUS Book Flip (TP500LA) if the screen is flipped?

I have 2 OS on my Asus Book Flip installed, Windows 8 and Android. I can dual boot them, works fine. But when I flip the screen (to tablet mode) the keyboard doesn't work while booting. So I ...
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“Win” tooltip appears under Surface Pro 3 pen - how do I stop it from showing up?

Occasionally, when I use the pen with the keyboard folded underneath my Surface Pro 3, a tooltip labeled "Win" will show up under the pen's pointer. This tooltip doesn't show up under my finger when ...
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Running Windows 8.1 with defective ram

I had a defective ram stick and I don't have money to get a new one yet. The bad memory sector is somewhere between 2.4GB and 2.6GB. I was using linux but now i dual boot with windows 8.1 because I ...
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Excessive overheating of laptop after disk partitioning

I have a laptop-pc (Samsung series 7 notebook and windows 8 installed) of about a year and a half old. It has been working completely fine for the most part until recently when I partitioned its hard ...
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Graphic issue with Windows 8 (Acer V5)

I have an Acer V5-571G, recently my HDD crashed and I bought A new one. So I installed Windows 8 (with the same CD Key). Now this is what I see: I can have a clear view with Teamviewer from my ...
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VPN connection for specific app on Windows 8

I wonder if there's the possibility in Windows 8 to use its built-in VPN client to set up a connection just for specified applications, so that not the whole traffic is tunneled. Is this even ...
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Unix cat to Windows user

I uploaded about 6GB of video in 3 separate files created using the cat command on my Mac, thinking the recipient of those files was a Mac user as well. It turns out he's using Windows 8. How can he ...
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Is there any way to return beveled UI elements to Windows 8?

I mean - is it possible to make buttons and scrollbars (etc) look like 3D objects (like they looked in pre-8 versions) and return back UI element shadows?
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How do I use a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone as a 'Bluetooth Adapter' when it's connected to my PC via USB?

OK, so I bought an All-In-One PC from a wanker who told me it had Bluetooth. It doesn't have Bluetooth. I remember on my old PC I had a USB/Bluetooth Adapter that I could plug in to my PC's USB port ...
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Access denied on a directory (my own): So locked down that everything fails from icacls to takeown

On my Windows 8.1 system, I have a folder called "D:\Benutzer\Alle\Musik" (I'm german, this is like Users/All/Music) which was linked to the Music library folder in windows. I decided to add my music ...
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Is Chrome available on any Win8 phones? [closed]

I have a Nokia Lumia 520 I hate IE. I really want Chrome. There seem to be a few knock-off versions of Chrome on the Windows Store. Is there an official version? Is Chrome available on any Win8 ...
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Migrate my Windows7 system to a pre-existing Windows8 system

Is it possible to migrate all my applications and user settings between a Windows7 and Windows8 PC? Or is the only way to do that to upgrade my Windows7 PC to Windows8? I wondered if something similar ...
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Can I use wired and wireless headphones in the same time?

I have a bluetooth headphones which work with my windows 8 machine. I want both: wired and wireless headphones to work in the same time. But if wireless headphones device is connected to a machine, ...
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Is it possible to “link” two or more folders in Windows?

I have two PCs with Windows 8.1 in the same LAN. One of the two PCs has an external USB storage HDD. I'd like to know if it's possible, and eventually how, to logically link two or more folders that ...
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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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Disable Windows 8 Monitor detection with display port monitors [duplicate]

I have 3 Dell UltraSharp U2414H Monitors connected to a NVIDIA Geforce GTX 980 graphics card via display port. The monitors are not chained. So each monitor is connected directly to the graphics ...
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Windows Embedded 8: no ad-hoc wifi support, need to start ad-hoc network from it

Are there any workarounds/virtual ad-hoc drivers, that can work on Windows 8.x Embedded (Industrial)? I need to create ad-hoc network from WE8 host. There's a support for Virtual access-point, but ...
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Joining Windows domain or workgroup depending on user account?

I know that a single Windows (I'm using 8.1) computer can either be in a Domain or in a workgroup, but not both. My home computer with my peronal user account is not in a domain, but in a workgroup ...
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Force Windows to treat USB drive as internal

How do you force Windows Pro to enable dynamic disk mode on an external USB drive? I have a small home server using a NUC and multi drive USB enclosure that I'd like to be able to use dynamic disks ...
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Cannot boot windows after uninstalling Ubuntu

So a while ago I had a dual-boot of Ubuntu and Windows 8. Then I upgraded to Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu couldn't be accessed, but I was just messing around anyway so forgot about it. Recently I tried to ...
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Create recovery partition on hard drive

I have a Sony VAIO SVE15127CNB with Windows 8 preinstalled, without recovery disks. I accidentally formatted the recovery partition. Now booting to recovery on startup using F10 does not work.
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Window 8 laptop and desktop proxy issue

Similar to a previous question saying " cmd line box is on the desktop, followed shortly by a message saying; "Windows cannot find c:\program files(x86)\search extensions\client.exe" However, this ...
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How to have a batch call another batch based on its location?

I have made a file I will put up for download. It involves one batch file calling another. Most of the time this is not a problem, but in my case I have no clue where they will download it. So how ...
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How to unhide a batch file

I am trying to make a .bat script that will unhide another .bat file in the same folder only once. I am making an auto backup for a game, but first I want the user to agree to Terms of Use and ...
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Error: The source filename are larger than is supported by the file system. Cannot delete files. Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I tried changing file name but it won't change. Tried moving and deleting. Tried deleting from cmd but it won't work.
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Can't upgrade from windows 8 to windows 8.1 from windows store

I've just bought Dell 15 7537 with Windows 8. It had single partition while purchasing. So, I created three more partitions. I've also installed every updates from Windows Update. But whenever I tried ...
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The relationship between commit charge, standby lists and available physical memory?

Saw this thread but I believe it does not fully answer my question so here goes. I am on Windows 8 Enterprise, 4 Gb RAM on board, pagefile enabled. I am looking at my performance indicators and I see ...
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No sound - “This device is being used by another application…”

From time to time i keep losing audio, sometimes pulling connectors out from motherboard sockets and back in does help, sometimes even system's restart does not until it's been done twice. Disabling ...
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windows8 windows explorer automatically change its view mode to “detail” and sort by “name”

windows8 windows explorer automatically change its view mode to "detail" and sort by "name" automatically every once in a while, this happens only in my download folder which is placed in the default ...
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Is there a way to limit Windows so only one user can be logged on at a time? Windows 8

Trying to limit Windows to only have one user at a time forcing the other user to log out before switching user. Have enabled the Fast Switch User to hide the switch user already but that is not ...
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How do I report vulnerabilities in Windows?

I have been looking for vulnerabilities in Windows 8 and Windows 7, and would like to report them to Microsoft. Some are extremely important including one that compromises the user's key store ...
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Unable to shutdown windows 8

I have a problem. Since last weekend when some updates where done (and didn't finish successfully) I'm unable to shutdown my OS. Whenever I try to reboot, shutdown or hibernate, I get a blackscreen ...
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My cursor won't show up on Windows 8.1 when i use touch screen

I have Windows 8.1 with custom cursors and my normal mouse cursor (not the link select, move, or any other one) will disappear when i use touch screen (normal so far) but wont come back until i go to ...
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How to enable permissions disabled by administrator

Some time ago,I was bothered with getting notifications from Skype, the Windows 8 metro app, all the time,so I followed a tutorial on Google to completely disable app notifications. Now I want to ...
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Wlll reversing boot order in Win 8.1 provide a measure of safety when attempting dual-boot install of Ubuntu 14.04?

I am brand new here please notify me if I am not properly styling my question, thanks. I am ready to install dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 from LiveUSB but I am appalled by how many people have problems ...
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How do I position my Table ? -Word 2013

How can I position my Table according to my desired one? As you can see in screenshot, when I hover over top-left corner of table, it shows + button to add more rows. Not the icon to change position ...
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How to open multiple local HTML files in Google Chrome at once?

Using Google Chrome Dev Channel on Windows, I have multiple local HTML files in one folder: And I want to open them all at once in one Google Chrome window as separate tabs: What I tried and did ...
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Windows 8: window is black or white after maximizing

Window of any program is black or white after maximizing it and the computer is very slow until the actuall view of program is drawn (it takes at least 5 seconds). This occurs after working for a long ...
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Folder named `xyz` appears under the name `Public Desktop` in Windows Explorer?

In Windows 8: I have a folder that is currently named 'unused' but the same behavior occurs with any name that I rename it to. The name appears correctly in CMD when I type dir but when I look for the ...
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License Manager for Matlab is unable to connect to the license server. License Manager Error 96

I am using Matlab R2014a. The license has been provided by the college. As soon as I launch the software, I get a following error message. I tried to ping the server addresses, and the were ...
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Can I refresh Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 media?

I bought an Windows 8 Upgrade License after it was released (April, 2012) and installed it in my computer. When Windows 8.1 was released, I received it through Windows Update. Now I'm facing the Black ...
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What should I do to prevent games from crashing?

I've looked for similar duplicates but my problem is a bit specific than others. I'll clearly explain what my problem is. When I installed Win 8, I was able to play game - Despicable Me: Minion Rush ...
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How to turn windows 8 laptop into wifi hotspot?

I want to turn my Windows 8 Laptop into WiFi hotspot and want to use the internet in laptop through my Nokia Lumia 520. I use a USB dongle to connect my laptop to internet. I tried the thing as same ...