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

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Why are some .bat files “run as an administrator” bold in Windows 8?

When I right click on some .bat files the "run as administrator" selection is bold. Why is this? How do I make it so that all .bat files act that way too?
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How to use a foreground and background desktop?

I'm looking for a program a bit similar to Mac OS X widgets or Photoshop layers but applied to Windows Explorer, where you can move windows in a foreground or background desktop. e.g. I want to move ...
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Starting Internet Explorer 11 in Modern UI via command line?

I want to start Internet Explorer in kiosk mode AND using the modern UI. Is this possible, I'd imagine there'd be another argument to call, but don't see any evidence of it. iexplore -k ...
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How to stop my application windows being moved when my computer goes to sleep in Windows 8?

Each time I turn back my dual screen on, I find my windows in a complete mess, their position and their size have all changed and are all gathered in my main screen. It appears that something ...
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Windows 8 Admin Users Not Appearing on Refresh or Other Repair Options

Something a little odd has happened where I am working on a system that's been stuck in an infinite repair loop on Windows 8. Further, when you go into the repair -> refresh option, it unfortunately ...
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When to use high performance plan and balanced power plan?

I have an SSD, a Samsung Evo 250 GB, and when I configured it with Samsung Magician, this one created a new power plan called Samsung high performance. Until now I've been using this power plan. Now ...
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How do I using Regedit Change the Color of both Borders and Text Box in Windows 8

I have some custom version of Windows 8 and it seems they custom edited the default color of the borders for all windows to be black. While trying to find the string to edit in Regedit, I also by ...
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Getting Windows 8 to display different pictures on each display desktop

Until today, my computer has always run a slideshow on my dual screen desktop. Each screen would display a different picture, and would change alternately. In other words, if the picture was set to ...
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Why does my C:\ drive show that it's using more space than is actually being used?

I'm running a Windows 8 computer, and I've noticed that when I look at the properties for my SSD, it shows that I'm using 80GB/100GB, however, when I go into the C:\ directory and select everything ...
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Why can't I modify all the privileges in the Program Files folder?

I want to modify the privileges in the program files but it won't let me unless I take ownership of the files which seems like overkill. I read somewhere that you cannot modify it for security ...
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RocketTab is uninstalled but still haunts me on Windows 8

Saw an answer on here saying: Open the 'C:\windows\system32\tasks' directory. Locate and delete all files containing the word 'Rocket'. IMPORTANT: DO NOT DELETE the RTKCPL file. This is a legitimate ...
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How to enable Fastboot again on BIOS?

I have recently replaced the hard drive of my Asus Zenbook UX303LN with an SSD drive and managed to do a clean install of Windows 8 thanks to the link below: If USB is not listed in BIOS as a boot ...
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Windows 8 users can't print to a shared HP deskjet printer that's installed in a windows 7 computer

In one of our office departments, we have an HP deskjet 1510 printer installed in a windows 7 32bit Professional desktop connected in USB, and is being shared for the other three employees, 2 of them ...
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Ad hoc wireless network without access point

We've connected several laptops through an ad hoc wireless network, but we've got one little issue: If I understand correctly, the originator of the ad hoc network acts like an access point for ...
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re-mapping media keys on a USB keyboard

Is it possible to re-map the media keys (volume, reload, etc) on a USB keyboard so that the order matches the one on my laptop? I want to re-map ONLY the ones on the USB keyboard. I've tried ...
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My volume is low even though all settings are at max

I'm having issues with my volume and I can't find the error. No sound will ever get the green bar to the top. Some days it does though but now the volume is very noticably lower in my speakers. I ...
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How to enter safe-mode from command-line in Windows 8.1

I would like to enter safe-mode in the next booting but only using command-line. By using GUI, what I typically do is to run msconfig and choose safe-boot option in the menu. Without this GUI ...
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Ricoh Aficio MP171SPF: Scan to Folder not working

The scanning functionality on my MP171 is not working over my network. All the necessary configurations have been made using the web interface, but it cannot authenticate. It throws several different ...
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Planning to buy new laptop “XPS 15 Touch” with windows 8.1

I am planning to buy 'HP - XPS 15 Touch' model laptop, I am windows 7 users and don't know much about windows 8 and i think it is right time to move to windows 8.1, With window xp, 2000 & win 7 ...
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I cannot run any programs that list an “All Applications Packages” in their permission groups

Some programs, with no pattern that I am able to discern, have a permission group labeled "All Applications Packages" present in their permissions, All programs that have this group refuse to run ...
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Multi-Monitor Remote Desktop

Since going back to school (for my M.S. I went from SysAdmin to part-time/consultant), I'm frequently working from my home office, and I find myself often using remote desktop to work on specific ...
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Taskbar won't Switch Windows

When I want to switch windows by clicking the taskbar icons it won't switch. I was wondering if anyone has also encountered this before and what the problem might be.
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Replace “This PC” with actual - full - filesystem path

When accessing my libraries via This PC, the This PC keeps staying in the address bar. This is very inconvenient to me. I need to know where I am. I realize it is under C:\Users\Name\, but I need the ...
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Windows Update download progress bar in Windows 8

I am trying to update a friend's Windows 8 laptop which has not been used for some time (he took one look at Windows 8 and was scared off as it doesn't look like anything he's used to - and sadly he's ...
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Windows 8 always fails to login every restart after I changed the password to my MS account

So this isn't like the other similar issues. I'm not locked out of my account. I've changed my MS account password online and restarted my computer. After the restart it obviously didn't auto-login ...
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Need help comparing Laptops with best speed RAM

I am planning to buy Lenovo Yoga 2 11.6 Laptop, but I do not understand The difference between the RAM in comparison. Windows OS. Hard Drive. Thanks, Here is Screenshot. Link to screenshot. ...
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Changing system locale affected notifications

I bought a laptop in the US, but changed system locale (language for non-unicode programs) to Cyrillic so some programs don't show gibberish. However, this apparently caused some programs (like nVidia ...
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Fonts are blurred after each reboot

The Windows fonts appear blurred. Setting the size in the Control Panel (Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display) to the smallest / 100% works and every font is rendered correctly. The ...
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Unable to Switch Battery Life Extender Off on Samsung Laptop

My battery only charges to 80%, but I am unable to revert this setting to enable my laptop to charge to 100%. I can't find any of the Samsung settings that used to be on my computer after installing ...
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Removing time, date and any icons from windows 8 lock screen

I'm trying to remove the date and wifi icon (all icons) from my windows 8 lock screen. There are lots of posts about how to remove the time (that I have done) but before I accidently remove system 32, ...
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Connecting Bluetooth Heart rate monitor to Windows 8.1

I am currently creating an Windows store app which connects to Bluetooth Low Energy sensors. Before being able to use a device in your app you must pair it with windows. When I try to pair the device ...
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connect nexus 5 and vostro 3300 to wireless channel 13

i have dell vostro 3300 and nexus 5 in my univercity i cant connect to nearly wifi it is on channel 13 what can i do ? my laptop can access channel 13 but my new windows wifi location just have USA ...
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How to update video driver when I'm receiving error code 31?

I am using a Dell Latitude 3540 with an AMD Radeon HD 8850M running Windows 8, recently the motherboard was replaced because the GPU was dying, after it was replaced it worked for a while, then I ...
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Windows 8.1 Power User (Win + X) Menu not opening

When I: Press Win - X: Nothing happens Right click the Windows 8.1 Start Button: The cursor moves upwards and to the right a bit, but nothing really happens. I navigated to ...
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Server (Win2008) has correct time, but all workstations (Win7) are ahead one hour

Thanks for reading. The network in question has one DC, which is a Windows 2008 R2 Server. All workstations are Windows 7 Pro. This last Monday (9/22) I noticed the time was suddenly ahead by an ...
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Cannot run chrome

Today I found some kind of bug launching chrome. If name is chrome.exe it won't start. I tried to run it from CMD. It says: The system cannot find the file C:\Program Files ...
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Slow Hard Drive

My WD Elements 1TB hard drive has suddenly became very slow, I cant copy from it or watch anything from it without it playing and pausing the whole time. It is not full there is still over 200gigs ...
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Windows Store can't install any application with Error code: 0x8007002

Before some-time my metro-apps stopped running - whatever I start one it then immediately closes. I then uninstalled all user-apps and was able to fix the system ones - as store, metro control panel ...
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How do I undo my bios changes windows. 8.1?

I'm running windows 8.1 on a toshiba satellite r830. I found a toshiba feature I had never used before and when I enabled it, it told me to update some sort of driver I remember it being a bios? ...
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Chrome Remote Desktop from Windows 8 to a Mac — How to use command keys

I'm having one problem with Chrome Remote Desktop and that is that I cannot seem to get the command keys working. From what I am to understand from questions like this it Stack Overflow - ...
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What are the reasons behind terminating the life cycle of a particular version of Windows

After going through Microsoft's page on the Windows lifecycle fact sheet, I am deeply confused regarding the support of the Windows 7 software. I am presently using Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate Edition ...
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How to confirm that my SSD running as cache correctly?

I am using HP Workstation laptop, with a SSD as cache. I have installed a new Windows 8 on my laptop. There is nothing related to the SSD from software side so far I know, so I cannot know did my ...
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How to recover data from crashed Windows laptop?

Below are the step wise events that occurred to me: My system goes into hang state. A pop up appears which says "something went wrong, collecting information". After 20 seconds it shuts down. Then ...
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HP Officejet 6700

I'm having issues with the HP Officejet 6700. I have removed all drivers and attempted to reinstall them but I keep getting the error that it failed to setup the Network printer. I'm using the ...
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google photo auto-backup, creating duplicates from my new computer

I use google plus's auto-photo backup to auto-save my photos from my computer to google's server. Today, I got a new computer! I moved all my photos to the "My Pictures" directory, then installed ...
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Windows 8 System32 Config is taking over 100 GB of a 150 GB partition… What can I do?

Well, its been getting worse and worse, but this just blows my mind... How the hell am I supposed to run my computer, when windows 8 insists on taking up over 2/3 of the drive? I did an ...
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Restoring Windows deleted all my data, any way to recover it?

I have two users on my HP Pavilion g6 Notebook(laptop), one of them is a Standard and the other Admin. Some months ago I had forgotten my admin account password which made working on the laptop ...
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Dual operating system, cannot boot Windows 8, tried Boot-Repair-Disk and Windows repair, GRUB, EFI

I used to have one hard drive(1TB) with Windows 8(64bit) installed, then i added a new hard drive(256GB) and tried to install Ubuntu in it. After installing Ubuntu to the new hard drive, I can only ...
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Set up Family Safety for child Microsoft Account without creating a Windows 8 profile

My son recently got a Windows Phone device, for which we created a Microsoft Account for him. Now in order to play Xbox Live games and other activities he needs to be set up under Family Safety. ...
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How to change the sync folder of OneDrive Desktop Application

I have installed the OneDrive Desktop App on my Windows 8 machine. During installation, it asks me where is my OneDrive folder and I can select a folder. After that, all the files in that folder I ...