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

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Windows 8 Boot process in EFI

I was trying to add Debian 7 boot entry to Windows boot menu using easyBCD. I accidentally deleted the Window 8 entry from the list now I get a BCD error when trying to boot. Error code 0x000098 How ...
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How can I move an Win 8.1 GPT EFI installation to a smaller disk?

which programs do you use to move a whole HDD (GPT EFI Win8.1 installation with the "boot" and "reserved" partition) to a (~10MB) smaller one? I tried "mini tool partition wizard" and "gparted live" ...
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Cannot install JDK on Windows 8

I am struggling to install Oracle's JDK7 on my Windows 8.1. I got the jdk-7u51-windows-x64.exe file from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk7-downloads-1880260.html as I ...
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Search folders in Outlook 2013 not updating on start

I reorganized my email and added 3 more .pst data files (removing a few more older ones). The problem is that the only Search Folders updating on start are only the main inbox ones (the only data file ...
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How to create ISO image of Windows 8 setup files in Ubuntu?

Currently my OS is Ubuntu 13.10. I want to make a bootable USB with Windows 8 in it. I have the setup file of Windows 8 in my system, but it is not an ISO file. It is the extracted form of the ISO ...
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Connect to Windows 8 computer File share through Explorer with live account

How can I connect to a windows 8 computer running a file share (C$ for instance), with a Microsoft account. I have tried various forms of login, and even found workarounds that could get it working ...
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Frequent very short freezes and eventual audio skips in games

My computer has recently begun making extremely annoying short freezes during games. The freezes last for about 1-5 seconds, and sometimes the audio skips, but almost never at the same time (I might ...
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How to recover Windows 8.1 (System) Files?

I have a fairly new (purchased 8/2013) Lenovo ThinkPad T431s with Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. It has a very tricky error coming basically 8 / 10 boots: Windows is Scanning and repairing drive... Error ...
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is there an easy way to set destop background to a solid color in Windows 8?

I guess I could create a small image with the color I want and set it as the background image (tiled) or something, but surely there must be a simpler way to just say 'set desktop background to ...
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how to recover deleted directory which deleted while uninstalling xampp [duplicate]

By mistake I deleted all project directory located inside htdocs while I was uninstalling XAMPP. Now I want to recover those folder but not able to do it. I was google a lot but I didn't got any ...
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Why Windows is not booting from the disk

After Ubuntu 13.10, my Windows 8 was not loading properly. So I decided to repair Windows by booting from the disk. When I starts my system it ask to press any key to boot from CD or DVD. When I press ...
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How do I fix the Windows 8 Lock Screen login lock-out?

When I lock the screen on Windows 8 using + L, the lock screen background image appears, and usually the clock is being displayed, and when you hit a key or Ctrl + Alt + Del, your login and a ...
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Windows 8 registration with wrong email

My grandparents have got a brand new Windows 8 laptop, and they have created an account, and they have bound it with an email address. The problem is that they entered a Gmail address, but it has to ...
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Windows 8 very slow boot time and warning with event ID 153

I have an Acer aspire 6920g notebook. I use this old laptop just for some basic tasks and testing. Currently it is dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu. When I turn it on the first time I log into Windows I ...
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Why do Windows 7 and 8 often not update open folders after adding or renaming files or subfolders? [duplicate]

Three scenarios: I right click in a folder and choose "new folder". Windows does not show me the new subfolder, as would be expected. To get Windows to actually show me the subfolder I just created, ...
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Bitlocker on a laptop without carrying around recovery key

We have a rule in my company that all PC drives must be encrypted with BitLocker, including laptops. My own Windows 8 laptop has a tendency to hang at shutdown, black screen but the computer never ...
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The current directory is invalid on Windows 8

I've been trying to run the any of the following command through command prompt as administrator netstat -a -b sfc /scannow However I get the following error The current directory is invalid. I ...
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windows 8 setup - “we can't tell if your PC is ready…”

I've been trying to upgrade windows 7 to windows 8 for a while now, but it still gives me errors. I of course searched around for this question first, and here are some of the recommended things ...
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NTFS drive recognized by Linux, not by Windows

I have a 2TB NTFS formatted USB drive attached to a Raspberry Pi which I use as a NAS. I can access the drive through the Linux terminal and see all the files, and I can also access all the files from ...
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How can I Remote Desktop to a Windows 8 PC while another user is connected?

I, UserA, would like to remote desktop (RDP) to a Windows 8 Machine while UserB is working on that same machine. Is this possible?
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Remove context menu entries from battery symbol

I have some entries in the context menu of my battery icon in the Taskbar Notification Area (TNA): This appears, after I right-click the battery icon. Apparently the uninstall routine missed them. ...
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what is the use of bootnxt file in windows 8 installation disc

while exploring the installation media of windows operating system i could see the following list of files : Boot mgr - the boot sector loads the Windows Boot Manager (hidden system file BOOTMGR in ...
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What is a “0-Namespace-http” file and how to delete it?

I am trying to delete some files from a rescued user's profile folder from previous installation of Windows 8. I'm talking about the files that are normally located at C:\Users\Someone. I have copied ...
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Windows 8(.1) Disable Metro Left Click Network Manager Popup?

Clicking on the Network tray icon, pops up a metro style strip from the right side. This is not just annoying, it's also useless since you can't do anything with it. Any way to get rid of this? I ...
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Unable to quad boot Windows 7/8; Primary partition limitation

I'm trying to install Windows 7 x86 and x64 as well as Windows 8 x86 and x64 on a laptop, however, after installing the first three, it will not allow a forth primary partition to be created. When I ...
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Windows 8 not loading after Ubuntu 13.10 installation

My system was running on Window 8 Pro. One thing to note is that, my system is an assembled PC. Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my system. After the installation, first I was not able to boot ...
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How to repair the Windows 8 bootloader [duplicate]

I was using a system that was running on Windows 8. After installing Ubuntu in my system, now I can't use both Windows and Ubuntu. When booting Windows "A disk read error" is shown and I can't boot to ...
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Can I use a password ssh login on a passwordless windows 8.1 account? (Cygwin)

I recently installed Cygwin + OpenSSH (package) on Windows 8.1. However, I'm only using one passwordless Windows account on that machine, but I would like to login with SSH remotely with password (for ...
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Backup Vista Desktop to Windows 8 Laptop

My friends computer was showing signs of a failing hard drive and then got the black screen that would not let her boot up the E-Machine PC. So i told her that i could back up her files, which i did, ...
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Tagging files in Windows 8

I'm trying to edit the tags using the native Windows 8 details panel, but it seems like I cannot edit the tags, or any details for that matter. I tried clicking on the tag category in Properties -> ...
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Disable GRUB boot manager from Windows 8

I decided to get rid of the Fedora installation on my hard drive by deleting the partitions and extending my windows partition. To repair the boot loader I used a Windows recovery disc and command ...
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Samsung 830 seen in BIOS but not Windows 8 on Dell XPS8700

So this is odd: I have a known-good Samsung 830 256GB SSD which my new Dell 8700 Special Edition sees in BIOS, however it's not visible at all in Windows 8.1. This drive works fine in my old ...
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is it possible to downgrade from windows 8 to windows 7 [duplicate]

So my friend is in college and the programs used are made for a windows 7 OS but her laptop came with a windows 8 OS, so i am trying to find out if there is any way to downgrade an Operating System ...
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After Ubuntu installation Windows 8 cannot be loaded from GRUB menu

After 3 weeks of trying, today I installed Ubuntu 13.10 in my system. My system was already running on Windows 8 Pro. I installed Ubuntu by manually selecting a drive. The installation was ...
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View running metro apps in the 8.1 taskbar

Is it possible to see the list of currently runing metro apps in the taskbar for multitasking purposes? Having both the taskbar, and the "metro multitask" bar is annoying for switching back and ...
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Enabling pptPlex add-in in PowerPoint 2013 64 bit (Windows 8)

I know that pptPlex is designed for Office 2010 on Win 7 (the newest version of course). But I have never seen anywhere that it incompatible with Office 2013. It is being installed successfully with ...
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deleted bookmark folders in Chrome, Windows 8

I just had my computer repaired and when I got it back, with Windows 8, my folders in Bookmarks were gone. Is there any way they can be retrieved? They are very important.
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windows-8: escape the white screen of anger and frustration

windows-8: How does one escape the 'white screen of anger and frustration'; the one with the 'busy' icon? This happens on many searches; usually internet explorer. Personally, an exchange of the pc ...
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Windows 8 keyboard shortcut lock?

My dad uses Windows 8 on a HP Pavilion Sleekbook and sometimes the keys on the keyboard just functions as keyboard shortcuts without simultaneously holding down another key or with some key turned on. ...
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windows 8 product ID error with evaluation copy

I've got a toshiba satellite c855d, that came pre-installed with windows 8. I accidentally deleted it when installing Ubuntu. I bought windows 7 (and downloaded the stupid drivers), and now I ...
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dpc watchdog violation in Windows 8

For some reason I getting the blue screen of death with a message to check online for DPC_watchdog_violation. As such when I search online I get truck loads of reasons as to what is going on and ...
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Cannot change brightness on Sony VAIO Fit 15

I've begun to notice that periodically on my Sony VAIO Fit 15 (model number SVF15A1C5E) I can no longer change the screen brightness. Using the Fn+F5 and Fn+F6 shows Windows 8 the brightness overlay, ...
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Sweet-page.com - what the hell? Problems with Google Chrome [duplicate]

Can you explain me what the stupid front page sweet-page.com on my Google Chrome? It means some adw or the another virus entered my OS (Windows 8.1)? When I load any page banner ads appear (2-3 ...
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What is File History in Windows

In Control Panel of my Windows 8 I saw File History. To know about it I just ran it once and I did it on my pen drive. What is it actually ? What is it used for ? Is it like System Backup ?
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Wifi in Windows 8 kills itself after a second

I have a problem with Windows 8.1 on my laptop. Since about a week (I can't remember what modifications to software I did, but I'm pretty sure I changed nothing), when I boot or resume PC from sleep, ...
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Can't mount xperia device on Windows 8

I am using windows 8 Pro and running cyanogenmod 11 on an Xperia U. I wanted to mount it on to my laptop so that I can browse through the files. So I connected my phone in MTP mode and enabled USB ...
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Creating a shortcut to connect to a Bluetooth PAN in Win8

I have paired my cell phone with my computer via bluetooth. Whenever I want to use its network connection (over a Bluetooth PAN), I need to click on the Bluetooth Icon, select "Join a Personal Area ...
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Crashes and visual distortions

Ok so I have two NVidia 760's sli'd up. I'm running windows 8 with the latest drivers and updates. If I enable sli and use the desktop, I funky distrbances visually inside of windows and random ...
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phpMyAdmin causes computer to restart?

This might sounds crazy, but on windows 8 I tried 3 browsers (Firefox, Chrome, And IE) and each time I went to: http://127.0.0.1/phpmyadmin a message would show up: "your pc ran into a problem and ...
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System partition fails to mount with “There is not enough space on the disk”

So my Windows 8 Pro x64 workstation wanted to be rebooted to install Windows Updates. It also made mention of drive errors that would be corrected during boot. Well, Windows failed to correct them, ...