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How can I enable disabled layouts for Windows 8 touch keyboard?

The keyboard layout icons (lower right corner of this screenshot) from left to right: QWERTY, Thumb (split), Handwriting, and Standard. There are several articles explaining how to enable the ...
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Classic Windows oddities… (NTFS.SYS error that fixes itself?!)

I am getting a boot error with my Windows 8, regarding the fact that my ntfs.sys file is corrupt. However, if I keep retrying the boot through the "Select OS" screen, I boot successfully on the ...
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How to get unpinned explorer.exe back to taskbar?

This is not a big problem actually. my brother unpinned original explorer.exe from taskbar. and i can't find a way to get it back. maybe some of you would help me
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Can't install Hyper-V on Windows 8.1 Pro

When installing the Hyper-V Role, After a reboot windows states "Could not install the features", before restarting and reverting. The problem appears similar to one on technet. Virtualization is ...
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Focus IE window in powershell [closed]

My code: $ie = new-object -com "InternetExplorer.Application" $ie.navigate("http://localhost") $ie.visible = $true $ie.fullscreen = $true However, after fullscreen, the window still appears behind ...
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What will I need to add 2 monitors and wireless keyboard to an Inspiron 14z laptop running windows 8 [closed]

My son is in law school and wants the ability to add 2 monitors, a wireless keyboard, and mouse to use when at home. He wants to use two external monitors and not the laptop monitor. I bought ...
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Bios not recognizing USB in EFI mode

I got a brand new Laptop with pre installed windows OS i wanted to do a clean install Okay so this is what i did i created a bootable USB of windows 8.1 Pro. Then i booted my laptop which was by ...
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Remove shell user folders from explorer dialog? [duplicate]

In Windows 8.1 x64, which registry modifications I should perform to remove the shell folders from this dialog?
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Cant edit hosts file on Windows 8 without safe mode

I'm tryin to get https://github.com/cogitatio/vagrant-hostsupdater working on my PC with Vagrant. The plugin is meant to be able to change the hosts file with my additions but it cant get permission ...
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Win 8: window/process moved to 'background process' and I cant move them back to 'apps'

I'm having a problem with windows 8. Some windows randomly disappear and I can't access them. They don't show up in the task bar or under alt-tab, but I know the window is still open because I can ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro unable to open 'PC Settings', 'Windows Store', Windows Activation, or any Metro app

A few days ago my old system died, so I moved the hard drive into a new system (one and then another, actually, as I was trying to piece together the best system from old spare parts). Of course, it ...
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Lenovo Ideapad U460 Switchable Graphics for Windows 8

I have a Lenovo Ideapad 305m with switchable graphics that include Intel HD Graphics + nVidia 305m. This setup worked fine with Windows 7 which included a Lenovo made app that allowed the use of a ...
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Display settings not saving after restart

The display settings aren't being saved, either using the regular windows control panel or the nvidia control panel, after restart the settings go back. To fix it I go into the nvidia control panel ...
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Close PowerPoint Show (ppsx) running on a touch screen PC

On my computer at home, I can get out of a looping PowerPoint Show (ppsx) by right clicking to “End Show.” On the gallery computer at the museum where this PowerPoint Show (ppsx) is shown, it will ...
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Disconnect Bluetooth Device without Removing or unpairing it Windows 8.1

I want to disconnect my bluetooth game controller without unpairing it. I am using Windows 8.1. When I go to the Bluetooth Devices page, the only option I see is "Remove Device", making it so I'd need ...
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Win8: The program can't start because MSVCR71.dll is missing from your system [duplicate]

I am trying to install Office 2007 Standard on Windows 8. When I attempt installation, I get an error saying "The program can't start because MSVCR71.dll is missing from your system." I've looked ...
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Disable search suggestions in Windows 8.1

When i use the search in Windows 8.1, under the results like software and files, there is a sort of suggestion, and if I click on it it opens a search results page in Windows. How do I disable that? ...
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Organize bulk of PDF Files by language

is there a way to organize 2500 PDF file as per the language of the text inside each file. I have 2500 maintenance manual in different languages and I have them in a single folder I need to extract ...
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Can Windows 8's Internet connection be shared over Wi-Fi (making PC a hotspot)?

Is it possible to share my laptop's Internet connection with my Android Smartphone (Galaxy S III mini) over WiFi? I am running Windows 8.1 which is connected to the Internet using mobile broadband ...
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Impact on SSD when encrypted with BitLocker [duplicate]

I am running Windows 8.1 Pro on a Samsung 830 SSD. I do not have a TPM module so I've made the necessary configuration changes to permit BitLocker encryption of my system drive without a TPM module. ...
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Microsoft Bug(s) -Windows OS failure(s)

Summary This has been an ongoing issue across Windows 8 and up where the windows full screen apps fail to open without instantly crashing while the skydive fails to function at all. The only ...
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Radio mode for Windows hostednetwork

I've can successfully start a virtual network through netsh wlan start hostednetwork, but I want to be able to set the radio mode the network uses. I have an Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless - AC 3160, ...
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Recovery D drive. Can I delete it?

Hi I've got a 5 year old Dell Precision T7500 - nice machine it has been too. It was getting all clogged up with software, and I need to do some video work, so figured it was a good time for an ...
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External HDD gets recognized under Linux Mint but not under Windows 8

I have a system with Windows 8. I had the problem, that whenever I plugged in my external hard drive, the HDD booted up and then, after 5 seconds shut down again. At first I thought this would be a ...
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How do I permanently disable the Event Trigger feature in Task Scheduler?

I'm sick of the freezing/disk access I get every time I create a new trigger while Task Scheduler scrapes all the log events together, and the feature is useless to me. Is there any way to disable ...
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Finding an .iso or other method of reinstalling windows 8/8.1

I have a desktop PC I built and run windows 8.1 on. I've migrated the OS to new hard drives twice and changed the motherboard and various other hardware but in the process it has developed lots of ...
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How can I access my sharing options in Windows 8?

I do most of my sharing permissions on my Windows 7 machine, but recently wanted to do a bit from my Windows 8 machine and found that I did not have the little green check marks next to my file icons ...
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Change the default command line startup location in Windows 8

I want to be able to open my command prompt from my desktop, for example, and have the default starting location be somewhere else, such as C:\ My question is how to I do this in windows 8?
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Totally Disable Java 8 Security

Ever since Java 8, running java requires going through the java control panel, adding an exception to the site list, and restarting firefox. And even with an exception in the site list, it still ...
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Where can I see the log statements of a task in Windows 8?

I created a task in task scheduler which essentially runs a perl script. I have some print/log statements in the script. Where can I see these log statements?
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Acer touchscreen issue

Have a six month old Acer laptop with Windows 8. It keeps switching from touchpad to touchscreen (thereby not allowing me to use touchpad). There doesn't seem to be any rhyme nor reason to this ...
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Acer Aspire E1-430 - Operating System Not Found

I have a laptop Acer Aspire E1-430, but suddenly without me knowing what happened, an operating system not found occured that I can't use it anymore. I've tried a solution from the net to have it in ...
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Closed Chrome with Incognito Mode Open

I had about 20 tabs open in Google Chrome, and about 5 in the incognito mode which is basically a personal version with its own set of daily use tabs, I know that when I close my incognito window I ...
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Setting up automatic File Sync with USB drive

I have a file that I want to have automatically backed up onto my USB drive like with a networked drive sync operation how would I be able to set this up? I've tried to look in the properties for ...
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couldn't format partition in SSD

so.. I get the stupid error when I format my SSD. when I try to install Windows 7/8/8.1 I get this error: Windows couldn't format a partition on disk 0. The error occured while preparing the ...
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After installing Virtualbox, laptop delays connecting to the internet. What is the fix?

I was able to use internet immediately after waking up the laptop. After I installed Virtualbox, now I have to wait because computer isn't connected to the Internet by default as opposed to the ...
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What is the difference between Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 4GB GDDR5 and Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB GDDR5 [closed]

Well i am considering to buy a new Graphics Card What is a difference between 4Gb graphic card and 2GB graphic card? Is there a big difference? And if its compatible with my PC (Asus p7p55d ...
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Is there no install file for Android Studio

I am looking to install Android Studio but all I can find is the .zip file on the site that has the exe's. Is there no install file that adds all the shortcuts and dependencies?
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WD Passport Ultra Stops Working out of nowhere

My WD Passport Ultra has stopped showing up in device manager/windows explorer and anywhere really. I've tried it on a different computer and with a different USB 3.0 cable as well as plugging it ...
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Force Windows 8 to use touchpad as single-button?

I have an Asus V551L laptop with Windows 8. It's a great, medium-grade laptop, but the touchpad is driving me nuts. I'm constantly accidentally triggering right-clicks, since the touchpad doesn't ...
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Do I need to get my Windows 8 key in order to restore it?

To further expand my question, I plan to dual-boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu together using Windows Boot Manager over GRUB. However, I would always like a way for me to completely undo everything I did to ...
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How do I make Gothic fonts work with Windows 8?

So I downloaded this font for the Gothic alphabet and supposedly, by restarting my browser (Google Chrome), it would work, assigning each character to its respective Unicode symbol, but after trying ...
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Writing data to a NTFS partition while Windows 7 is hibernating

According to this MountingWindowsPartitions if you write from linux to a NTFS partition while Windows 7 is hibernating, when Windows 7 awakes all changes are lost. The justification is: when ...
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Can't access to specific drive in windows 8

My laptop was working fine . But suddenly when I open my computer it was very slow , it took a long time to see the windows login screen . After It was opened my laptop was working extremely slow . ...
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Reinstall Windows 8 efi boot partition

While installing Linux for a dual boot system, I messed up and mistakenly formatted the efi boot partition as plain FAT so that everything on it now is lost. How do I recover from this? I already ...
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How do I hide a file or folder by deactivating all show and hide checkboxs in window 7 & 8

I'm trying to hiding one file or folder by deactivate all show and hide checkboxs in Windows 7 & 8. I know about changing the value of checkedvalue data to 0 in the following registry address to ...
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USB Flash Drive became read-only during use

I was using IntelliJ when my USB flash drive suddenly wasn’t being recognised and IntelliJ became unresponsive. I tried safely removing it but it wasn’t showing up there, so I force closed IntelliJ, ...
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Add custom fn (function key) bindings to keyboard

my old laptop keyboard had a great functionality especially for programming. Holding Shift+FN+Key-Right selected the text from the current cursor position to the line ending. Shift+FN+Key-Left ...
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Computer crashes first 1-3 times on startup

Whenever I start my computer, the first 1-3 times it crashes when I try to click the start menu in Windows 8.1 or before I even get there. The third or fourth time i reset my computer it works just ...
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Why does windows 8 think my iPhone is a windows phone?

When I plug my iPhone (4s) into my Windows 8 computer the Windows phone metro app opens (fullscreen): When I click 'Learn More' it goes to the following web page ...