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

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How do i get windows 8.1 to recognise my Recovery partition again and reboot to factory default?

Updated to 8.1 and want to factory reset.Windows now Cannot recognize my recovery partition and image location. any suggestions or commands to rectify this?
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Can't change VisTablet PenPad settings

I have a VisTablet PenPad, and it works fine. However, it defaults to pen mode (where it jumps to the pen's location on the penpad) and I need it to be in mouse mode (where it moves relative to where ...
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Giving an rdp session it's own keyboard and mouse

I'm using windows 8 pro on my computer and the client computer. I want to be able to use my computer, with it's keyboard and mouse on monitor #1, while someone else is in an RDP session on monitor ...
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How to limit HDD write speed for chosen programs

My HDD is slow 5400RPM and when working with 10GB size files it is impossible to use the computer until that big file finish re-creating a new copy/muxing/writing/etc. depends on process, the thing is ...
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Process tree CPU history usage, process tree memory usage (aggregated) on Windows 8.1

This question is general for Windows OS, but I would like to see a software for Windows 8.1, since this is what I use. I'm looking for software, that will take a process tree (e.g. Chrome.exe ...
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Windows 8.1 Laptop Connecting to a monitor that doesnt exist

I recently upgraded a windows 7 HP EliteBook 6930p laptop to Windows 8 and then to Windows 8.1. The display went funny so I figured the display driver had dropped off somewhere during the upgrades so ...
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How to set mailto protocol for gmail [duplicate]

I cannot select mailto protocol in default parameters for google chrome, as it is marked as unknown application. EDIT : To clarify, I tried this solution but when I save, and I go back in Google ...
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create alias for existing hostnames

the question has been asked numerous times but I cannot find a clear answer. I have a database on Azure: gtxxxxxxx.database.windows.net however, to make things more easy (I hate typing) I would ...
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Mouse goes crazy in any game that requires mouse input

I have been gaming recently on my computer. Whenever I move in games like TF2 and Minecraft, and then move the mouse the camera goes crazy. If I don't move or interact with the world, then the mouse ...
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Dropbox / Google drive maxes out my connection causing timeouts and disconnects

Dropbox and Google drive both max out my internet connection when uploading files, to the extent that it's impossible to browse the internet; I'm faced with constant timeout errors. This normally ...
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Windows 8 Licence Key won't work

I know this is a question asked a lot but I am not finding the answer I need on Google. I recently had to purchase a Windows 8 re-install disk online which worked fine but it is now asking me to put ...
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How come when I try to cd into a new parition nothing happens? [duplicate]

My primary partition is C:\ But I want to cd into G:\ When I type in on command prompt "cd G:\", nothing happens. It just prints the directory I'm in which is C:\ My OS is Windows 8.
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Make “System” process not modifiable from Task Manager like it is the case in Windows 8

FYI : I have Windows-7 Ultimate Ver 6.1 Service-Pack 1. There is a tools in the Windows-7 that called Resource Monitor . You can find it in C:\Windows\System32 directory or you also can simply run it ...
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Shared folder “Access is Denied” between Windows computers

I have been trying for hours to accomplish what I thought would be an easy task, but am utterly baffled by Windows file sharing permissions. Please help me. PC1 - Server - contains a shared folder ...
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Windows 8.1 Search not working

I have files and shortcuts on my desktop, when I use the search feature in 8.1 and type in the name of a shortcut on my desktop, it does not find it. This use to work amazingly well in Windows 7. As ...
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rdp on two pcs in same network

I've recently tried to add a 2nd PC to my router, so that i can use RDP on this PC too. The 1st one already works, as it's using the standard methods (default RDP port 3389, etc.) So, currently the ...
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Windows 8 Dual Screen Lock screen? [duplicate]

I've come to notice that when I lock my computer, with my second monitor turned on, even though I have a dual screen wallpaper, the lock screen only shows the background on one of the screens, and the ...
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Two types of formulas in one cell - Excel 2013

Thank you for your time. I am using Excel formulas for the first time ever and I am stuck (I am sure that I am not using the proper terminology to search and thus cannot find the help I need). It is ...
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Large Microsoft Word file won't save or export to pdf

I a word file over 200 pages containing my thesis, and out of lack of a better method I am using the subdocuments feature. My subdocuments are pretty massive because they contain a lot of excel plots ...
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Can I Transfer The Windows 8 License of My Laptop to My Desktop?

My sister asked me to fix her Sony Vaio VPCCW23FX which she had recently installed Windows 8 Pro. However, that model is not compatible with Windows 8 and is having problems. We restored it to the ...
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How to remove baidu / hao123 from internet explorer

I have tried to set Internet options to http://www.yahoo.com.sg/ And have gone to Internet options manage add-ons to remove baidu etc. Still whenever I open my internet explorer, it redirects me to ...
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Get notified when a program adds itself to autostart?

I would like to get notified when a program adds itself to the Startup / Autostart list, how can I accomplish that?
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Autorun.inf in Windows 8/8.1 for USB Drives

I have created a file named autorun.inf to make one of my software setup run when the usb is plugged into Windows 8/8.1 OS . This is my autorun.inf code: [AutoRun] shellexecute="Mem.exe //It would ...
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generate a list of devices installed in a PC through command line

I want to generate a complete list of devices and drivers installed in a PC which includes the serial number or id of the device through the command line driverquery /v /fo csv > drvlist.csv i ...
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Is there a way to block and notify of connected USB devices?

I just read the following news about how connected USB devices can act as keyboards or network cards, etc. and so for example input what they like or change sites to scam sites. ...
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Share DVD drive over wifi (or lan)?

I have two laptops win 8 and win 7. Win 8 has no dvd drive. I want to backup the os and drivers of win 8 using the dvd writer of win 7. Both systems are connected to a wifi router over which I have no ...
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How to modify file on windowsapp folder

I have been trying to modify and add content to a app folder. But for some reason it does not allow me to modify or add new content to that folder. These are the things I have done: 1) Take ...
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Zhuyin input settings in WIndows 8

I own a transformer tablet with a Chinese (Taiwanese) version of Windows 8. I'd like to use it to type Chinese characters using the installed Zhuyin input method, but as it is the input method ...
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Asus Laptop only booting into BIOS (help!)

Recently I closed my laptop, set it on a table then the next time I went to pick it up it went from boot up straight to the BIOS. I immediately pressed ESC and tried to exit. The computer would go ...
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Windows 8 re-install disk won't work with new hard drive

I bought a new Hitachi internal hard drive for my Sony Vaio SVE151J11M Windows 8 laptop as my previous one is fried, and they are the exact same model. I also had to purchase online a Windows 8 ...
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Installing Windows 8 error

MY laptop lenovo G580 came up with windows 8 pre installed. i accidentally deleted some files after that it got in issues. but luckily i made a backup of my windows in external hard drive. i didn't ...
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Windows 8 taskbar on several monitors

I have windows 8 installed on system with several monitors. On all monitors I have task bar on the bottom. That is fine. But all icons are the same on all task bars. And if I click icon on the one of ...
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Acer Inspire Windows8 Sound Malfunctioning

Okay so about 75% of the time I use my laptop the sound will not play. When I open up the sound mixer in the bottom corner it will either show that the sound is playing properly, or it will not show ...
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Recovery, copying partitions to external drive Win 8.1

I've got a Packard Bell/HP easynote TE. It's less than 18 months old, and all the signs are that the hard drive is on its way out. I didn't get a recovery or installation disk and after numerous ...
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Windows 8 often shuts down when I leave it plugged in and running (while configured not to do so). How can I detect the issue?

My Surface Pro 2 running Windows 8.1 shuts down at random times when I have it plugged in. It never shuts down when I'm using it, so I can't link the issue to a specific activity. Is there an error ...
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USB acting as USB and Disk drive

I have a flash drive that has some old install software on it that I want to format and use for personal use as a storage device instead. However, when I formatted it, it simply formatted a flash ...
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Stop Explorer from Starting on Logon

I am looking to create a custom GUI for Windows 7/8 to replace Windows Explorer (explorer.exe), but it doesn't seem possible to stop Windows Explorer from starting without the use of a .bat file and ...
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How can an unsigned driver affect the Windows OS?

There are lot of signed drivers (signed by Microsoft) that don't affect the Windows OS. If an unsigned driver is installed in a Windows machinehow can it affect the stability of the operating system, ...
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Hard drive issues

I have a secondary hard drive, 2TB western digital caviar, that has been giving me issues lately. The drive will occasionally have corrupt data on it and programs will be unable to write to it. This ...
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Merging folders in Windows, changing file names

I am using Windows 8 and I was wondering if it's possible to merge folders that contain files with the same name, but instead of overwriting them, changing the name. For example: Folder A, with ...
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How to set folder view in explorer for all folders via registry

I was going through a tutorial where I learned how to set the folder view of all the five folder templates on Windows 8 - General Items, Documents, Pictures, Music and Videos. The tutorial is fairly ...
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Why is the Windows 7/8 translucent selection so laggy?

In Windows 7 (and 8), the translucent selection rectangle is getting slower, 'laggier' as the selection area gets larger. For example, creating a selection area of roughly 1500 x 1000 pixels on the ...
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does a windows 8.1 tablet require an antivirus/antispyware program?

I am helping a friend with setting up a Dell Venue 8 tablet. It has Windows 8.1. My friend seems to think that it requires antivirus protection. I honestly did not know the answer to this. I thought ...
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What could possibly set Windows To Go certified USB drives apart from uncertified ones?

Since the choice between "Windows To Go"-certified drives is so limited (Microsoft - Windows To Go) and so expensive - I wondered if there could be anything as simple as a flag on the USB or just ...
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Windows 8.1, Domain Users logging into Mandatory Profile, skip Welcome screen, activity not saved

We currently use computers on domain and are used to Windows 7. We have a group of new computers which we would like to create a Mandatory Profile for, and have domain users login to this specific ...
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How to force quit an application when Task Manager itself doesn't respond?

We've all had that moment where we needed to CTRL-ALT-DELETE and open Task Manager to forcefully end a program that's not responding. But what do I do when Task Manager itself doesn't respond?
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Importance of TLER in Windows 8 RAID0 application?

I am looking to buy two drives to RAID. (Edit: I understand that RAID0 doesn't fit the Redundant part of the acronym, but it is listed as a standard RAID level on Wikipedia.) I'd like to create a ...
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Lost ownership of files after backing them up - how to regain full control

I backed-up important files from my old PC onto an external hard drive and whenever I try to delete, move, or open one of these files or folders, it tells me I do not have permission (access denied) ...
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Editing Windows system files in Windows 8

My user works on a piece of software that requires me to edit the Config.nt file in the windows directory to work. Now I navigated to the file location and tried to edit the file by opening with ...
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How to get the default factory installed os, even after upgrading?

I Have Sony VPCEH25EN laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Basic. but I upgraded it to Windows 8.1. The OEM Recovery Partition in my Laptop Is Healthy and when I press the assist button ...