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

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windows 8 x64bit installation on windows 7 x32bit

Can I install windows 8 x64 bit on windows 7 x32 bit, since my computer can operate 64bit? Is there any way to install? kindly provide me installation solution.
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Windows: Force specific network adapter

Specs: Windows 8 server (x64) with two connections/adapters, 1 is wired and 1 is a tethered connection through my phone. Question: How can I force my browser(chrome) to connect over the wired ...
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Something keeps opening Outlook

I have an interesting little icon in my taskbar that, when hovered over tells me that "Another program is using Outlook". This is very interesting, as I have not intentionally installed anything that ...
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Log all outgoing connections from computer

I'm really interested in what applications on my PC sends to the internet. Is there any way to record all(!) outgoing data (including content - what is sent using that connection)? Ideally, these ...
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What is the worst thing that could happen to a computer when installing a software? [closed]

Now I'm reading this about linux. And I find this really weird: You should first backup all your data. This is extremely important. We never know what may go wrong. No, really, I'm not kidding. ...
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Turn off the CTRL/SHIFT bubble on a tablet

I have the exact problem as described on this page, only in Windows 8 on a Windows Surface tablet: I want to turn off the SHIFT bubble that pops up near my pen cursor when I'm holding SHIFT. ...
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BitLocker missing in Windows 8.1 Pro

This is a TPM-free laptop dual booting to Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 7 Pro. BitLocker was turned on in Windows 8 Pro (before upgrading to 8.1) via group policy. Everything was fine initially, but ...
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PDF thumbs not showing in Explorer

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit At some point I stopped getting thumbs for my PDF files in Windows Explorer. I suspected that some thumb cache size may be involved as I have huge collection of ...
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how to disable tap-on-click (touchpad) on windows

I don't find the settings. I went to the mouse settings, but there aren't any touch-pad related settings. It shows up as a PS2 mouse. The device manager doesn't show up any further devices so I'm not ...
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Windows 8 opens notepad on boot- no startup entry found

I just upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8 and everything is working fine except notepad keeps opening on boot with a "access denied" window that comes up as well. I've ran MBAM and removed some ...
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'executing grub install dummy failed' how to fix this?

I want to dual-boot my Win8.1 PC(HPpavilion17) together with Linux Mint 16.(x64) I've tried to install Linux several times but each time it says 'executing grub install dummy failed'. I tried both ...
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Can't find other networks when tethered to phone

I've been trying to connect my pc to my wireless printer. My pc has no WiFi card so I use my phone by connecting it by USB and going into setting, more networks, Tethering and portable hotspot then ...
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Fedora: Create windows 8.1 bootable USB

I tried everything and nothing works I have 2 brand new USB keys 3 more packaged. I have 3 valid Windows 8.1 ISO files and yet no approach works. I tried Unetbootin takes forever to copy 4.3GB to ...
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Why's Windows keep losing my storage device on reboot?

I've got a machine running Windows 8.1 off a boot SSD, with the SATA spinning media attached via an Adaptec 6405e controller. It works great coming up from a powered off state. However, if a reboot ...
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Windows 8: should I install programs to «secure location» (path)? What kind of programs? What happens if I do not

Extracted from the "Release Notes" of RealVNC Server v5.1.0 : «FIXED: Key combinations such as Alt+Tab are now supported for connections to Windows 8 computers. Note VNC Server must be installed ...
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How to connect iPhone's internet to Windows PC via USB cable?

I have an iPhone 4S. I want to use the internet on my Windows 8 PC from my iPhone via USB cable.
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How do I install Windows 8 on new SSD harddisk?

I bought a new Kingston V300 120GB SSD harddisk and want to install a fresh copy of Windows 8 in my laptop Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E530c which has a key in BIOS for Windows 8 64 bit. I copied the ...
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Windows sudden bcd boot corruption

I restarted my PC and now it wont boot but givrs a boot error message regarding boot/BCD. I read online that its a simple task of running bootrec.eve from windows live cd. But I don't have one I do ...
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Disable IE10/Win8 auto detection of compatability mode

we have a site in the office we are trying to access. I have confirmed that it works on IE10 if I put the browser into IE8 Compat View with IE5 Quirks, on windows 7 at least. The problem with Windows ...
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Create bootable USB drive for Windows 8 clean install on UEFI

How do you burn a Windows 8.x ISO image to a USB drive such that it can be clean installed on a PC with UEFI enabled? I tried using the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool, but the target PC didn't see ...
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Recovering Partition on ext HDD deleted by Windows 8 Recovery Disk

yesterday I shrank my 1.5 tb ext hdd main partition by 30gb to create a new 30 GB partition where I was planning to create a windows 8 recovery drive. I have successfully created the recovery on this ...
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Create homegroup between Windows 8 and Windows 7 machines

I am trying to create a Homegroup through my wifi network between my PC (Windows 7) and Office Laptop (Windows 8) When I create a Homegroup network using my PC then I can see all shared files in ...
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Hyper-V running within VMPlayer 6

I am trying to develop a windows phone app within VMware player. I cannot for the life of me get Hyper-V to work within the VM. I have scoured the internet and done the following 1) Enabled ...
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Full backup of a HDD with NTFS and EXT partitions using Windows

Windows can't read EXT, there are some apps to do it but are very limited and I need to do a full backup including the OSes (Windows 7 and Linux Mint) on the disk so it can be run from VirtualBox or ...
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Sudden issue with Windows dual booting

I have a Toshiba Laptop (Satellite C850-B516) for which I need dual booting. I have already Windows 7 and Windows 8 installed. The first few days both worked fine, but now when I choose Windows 8, a ...
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How to launch a program with a command line argument from Search or from Start/Metro in Windows 8?

In Windows 7, I could launch a program like Notepad and pass it a command-line argument (the path and filename of a document to open) by typing: notepad c:\users\jon\myfile.txtEnter In Windows 8, ...
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Cannot Connect Samsung Galaxy Y Duos to Laptop via USB Cable

While I am connecting my phone to my laptop neither the laptop nor the phone can detect each other. By not recognizing I want to mean nothing happens after connecting. It seems that I have not ...
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USB Keyboard Keys stop working, selectivley?

I use an I-Concepts floppy keyboard via USB on my Toshiba laptop (Satellite C55-A; win 8.0). Up until about 30 minutes ago, it worked fine. Then I walked away and came back to it, it and there are ...
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Filezilla and Notepad++

I'm trying to "Edit" a file from my Filzilla FTP and it opens in Notepad++ just fine, but when it opens it prompts me: C:\Program Files (x86)\FileZilla FTP Client\-open doesn't exist. Create it? ...
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Can I re-install a factory installed Windows 8 using USB recovery drive?

I have purchased an ASUS laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 8. There is a recovery partition on the hard drive. I want to be able to install from scratch on a brand new hard drive. I have ...
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Optimal Linux partition configuration

What's an optimal distribution of partitions for Linux(mint16)? I know almost any Linux user will say that it's a matter of opinion but I'm new to Linux and also fairly new to file systems. I'm just ...
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Crazy keyboard mapping?

I'm having a problem with my keyboard (Gigabyte Force K7). This keyboard is AZERTY (because I'm French), and it has some shortcuts on the top. When I press the Google key, it opens a command prompt ...
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Win8 doesn't remember default programs for various files

Like i.e. to open .zip file it always asks to choose default program, I have to always go via right click and select manually. This started happening after I ran Windows Upgrade Assistant, which was ...
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Windows 8 iexplore.exe memory leaks (background process)

I am expreiencing massive memory leaks with an internet explorer background process on windows 8. Some hours after booting into windows 8, it will start complaining about too little memory, sometimes ...
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restore dell T1500 software to factory settings

after upgrading the windows 7 of my dell precision T1500 to windows 8 (made this a long time ago without problems), i can't manage to restore the system default : Every advice i read about system ...
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Cant install Android Composite ADB Interface

I tried for the last 24 hours to solve this problem, but can't find a solution. I want to use my PAP5400 DUO from Prestigio for android-debugging. I have to install the Android Composite ADB ...
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Batch file to compress WinSxS files that haven't been used in a while [duplicate]

I plan to compress unused files in the WinSxS directory because the directory is too big. To do so I enabled tracking of last file access time (fsutil behavior set disablelastaccess 0). I'll use the ...
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Inspirion 5421 admin password [duplicate]

I bought my laptop from at an action and it has a admin password and since I don't know who the original owner is I can't get the help I need from dell so can anyone tell me how to get past the ...
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Rsync incredibly slow in Cygwin - am I doing something wrong?

I am trying to back up my C: and D: drives (each 1 TB, C: has around 210 GB of data on it, D: has around 345 GB on it) onto a 3 TB external HDD using Cygwin in Windows 8. I am doing this with ...
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How to Run PowerCalc (Power Calculator) on Windows 8?

A while ago Microsoft released an upgrade to their Calc application for Win XP called PowerCalc. It was a great little calculator application with few bells and whistles but easy to use. ...
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Hot swap SATA drive

With Windows 7, say you have these internal drives C: main drive with Windows D: extra drive with files If you have the computer open, you can plug and unplug D: just like an external USB drive. ...
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New Install, Win 8.1 Access over 2 TB

new install, Z87 pro MB, Win 8.1 64 bit, UEFI based. I have 2 TB drives, configured in a RAID 1+0 config, so end result is approx 4TB useable, and windows shows this. The problem is that while I can ...
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How to set the color of the letters of the file-properties window, in windows 8/8.1?

What I need to change is the color of the black letters in the property window: I think that I need to add or modify a key here: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors Or here: ...
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How I can set via Registry the color of this screen in Windows 8.1?

In Windows 8.1, how I can set the color of this Screen to Black color? I know that the color ID for the Black color is 0 'cause I did the trick with Windows 8 using Windows System Image Manager ...
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How to open internet explorer in “desktop mode” and not the “windows UI mode” in windows 8.1

Just needed a new laptop and windows 8 came with it.. One of the issues we're frustrated most about is those applications that open in de "windows ui" mode (formerly known as metro-style). Such as ...
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Sync desktop background using Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8?

Well, I had a home server (nothing fancy) running off a copy of Windows 8 Pro, and I upgraded to Windows Server 2012. The problem is, when I was hosting the server with Windows 8 Pro I had Bing ...
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Why is the total memory usage reported by Windows Task Manager much higher than the sum of all processes' memory usage?

Task Manager shows my total memory usage at 90% of my 6 GB total, but no single process is using more than 250 MB RAM, and the sum of RAM use of all running processes is less than 2 GB. I've tried: ...
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Clean install of Windows 8 onto SSD

If I perform a clean install of Windows using the native 'Remove everything and reinstall Windows' option with Windows 8, do I have the option as to what drive I install it onto? So, for example, when ...
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Windows 8 mail app wont autosync - keeps asking for lock screen permissions

I did a fresh installation of windows 8.1 on my new asus n550jv, and since a few days ago i noticed i would not recieve any new mails. when i went to check the settings i found out that the sync ...
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Windows 8.1 takes Too Long for Login Form to Show

One day my little brother had access to my laptop and he hard-shutdown on it. When I boot the laptop, sometimes the Windows 8.1 color is blue with a Rainbow Splash Screen and When I click away the ...