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

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Windows 8 laptop won't shut down

Recently- just over the last day or two- my laptop (HP Split running Windows 8) has not been shutting down whenever I click 'Shut Down' on the power options... Whenever I click 'Shut Down', it appears ...
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Creating a new windows 8 local accounts brings back all the acer default software?

I'm wondering is the following is normal and how to possibly prevent it. Whenever I create a new windows 8 local account on an acer laptop all the acer software that comes with the factory default ...
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is there windows media player in Windows 8 Enterprise N

I have installed my laptop with windows 8 Enterprise N, but windows media player didn't installed with the operating system, i have repeated this two times but there is not. does the windows media ...
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Problems With Windows 8.1 Metro Tiles and Apps

I just reinstalled Windows 8.1 Pro (x64) on to my computer and I'm having lots of problem in regards to the Metro Tiles (aka the start menu). One of the problem's is that when I boot into Windows and ...
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Trying to edit tile properties in Windows 8

When I right click on the tile all I get is "unpin" or "resize". I don't get any option to open shortcut or properties. If this is because I'm not an administrator, how do I do that? I'm only 1 PC ...
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Error 0xc0000225 on laptop with windows 8.1, how to repair without a recovery disk?

When I start my laptop I have a blue screen with the error code 0xc0000225 with the message : A required device isn't working or can't be accessed. Then if I press F8 to get to Startup Settings the ...
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What exactly does this netstat output mean?

Having run netstat /b on my local machine, I am having trouble interpreting this output. To my knowledge I have only one machine on my network and it's not called fish. Active Connections Proto ...
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Windows 8.1 fullscreen apps close immediately after opening

All windows 8.1 fullscreen apps (pc settings, windows store etc) just switch back to the desktop whenever I open them. They don't load at all.
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How to enter arguments that include a space in command prompt [duplicate]

I am trying to use mklink to create a directory junction, but both the target and the "fake" has a folder name that includes spaces. How do I enter the folder name in my command without the space ...
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new hp1000 laptop cannot find my network provider

I just bought a new hp1000 laptop it cannot find my hotspot,am using a blackberry10,please what would I do,am kinda of hopeless,i ve not been able to surf the Internet 4 d past 2 days
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Can't disable autostart via the windows 8 taskmanager

I have the following problem: I have a user with is not a administrator and see the following: then I start the taskmanager as a administrator via the command line and see the following: What I ...
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How to recover from accidental deletion of certain files in the c:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319 folder (on a 64 bits OS)?

I am running Windows 8 (64 bits). At some point while I intended to delete all the files under c:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Temporary ASP.NET Files\ I found myself attempting to ...
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Windows 8 and installing from image (Norton Ghost/Macrium Reflect/etc)

First of, I'm not sure if this fits here or should be in Server Fault. If it should be in Server Fault, please let me know and I will close here and repost there. Now to my situation: I have 30 ...
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ET2701INTI-B053K ASUS touchscreen smart gesture

I teach for a museum and we have six ET2701INTI-B053K ASUS AIO touchscreens, running an interactive history app built in Chrome, and Chrome is in kiosk mode. I would like to disable the pinch and ...
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Go to Google Chrome shortcut in Windows 8

I have Windows 8.1. Because of the nature of my work, I have several application windows open at any given point in time. I know that in order to cycle between various application windows, one may use ...
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Microsoft surface windows 8, expiration date?

I've got a Microsoft surface with windows 8 but when I entered system info it said that windows key will be expired in five months! How that possible? Does it mean that my windows is pirated?
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How to install drivers from Sony website

How do you install these Xperia Z2 drivers from Sony on Windows 8.1? Yes I've done an advance boot and disabled driver signature verification. I manually browse to the folder but it says "Windows ...
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Get last time an NTFS directory was truly modified

What's the most efficient (least amount of time and least CPU intensive) way to check the last time an NTFS folder had an unlimited depth child folder or file deleted, modified in any way, or created? ...
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What is causing Inaccessable_Boot_Device error?

Every time my laptop boots up a BSOD appears with the error INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE. I have run SeaTools for DOS and both the HDD and SSD pass the short and long tests. I also ran the chkdsk command ...
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How to reliably set up communication between the VirtualBox guest OS and host OS?

I have a VirtualBox (Windows 8 guest on a Windows 8 host) with NAT networking set up. I would like to set up the guest system to emit Growl messages that would be picked up by a service on the host. ...
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Windows 8 Tails Uefi to legacy and legacy to uefi

Recently I downloaded tails os, and want to boot it from usb stick. My pc is running in uefi mode, and I heard that it's possible that windows 8.1 won't work after changing to legacy. How can I ...
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In >= Windows 8, how might I return all MSMQ Journal entries for named Queue in powershell?

As introduced in MSMQ Cmdlets (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh405007(v=vs.85).aspx), we now have the ability to query our queue. If I run PS C:\Get-MsmqQueue Then I get a full list ...
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Mouse pointer disappears when using drawing tablet on Windows 8

I have an Aiptek drawing tablet which worked perfectly on Win7 but has a problem on Win8. The problem is that the mouse pointer disappears when I am using the tablet. On Win7, I could hover the stylus ...
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Windows 8.1 cannot hibernate after cloning

Windows hibernation fails after cloning Windows 8.1 from one hard drive to another. The screen goes black, but it never goes beyond that point, you clearly hear the PC working normally. And if the ...
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Windows 8.1 Won't Boot, Swapped Drive Letters on Disks

I bought a Dell XPS 8700 which came with a 1 TB 7200 RPM hard drive. I bought a Samsung SSD 850 Pro (128 GB) and added it to the config as the primary drive. Everything was working good, but I had ...
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Low speed on an 850 Pro RAID-0 array

I recently bought two Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSDs in order to replace an old SSD and build a RAID-0 array on my PC. So, the configuration of the PC is the following: CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU X ...
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Unable to rename folders through Explorer in Windows 8.1

I can copy, move, create, and delete them. I can rename them using the REN command from a command prompt. I cannot rename folders through Windows Explorer anywhere on my machine, including on other ...
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WiFi disconnects when VPN is running - how to troubleshoot?

I have a VPN (HMA pro) which is working fine on all but one device in one particular location. This device (a windows 8 laptop) used to work fine but lately after the VPN is connected, within a few ...
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Windows 8.1 resize shortcuts in Start menu

Is there a way to resize or somehow customize the shortcuts I put in the Start menu? Like, I have shortcut for Steam.exe on my Desktop, I right click on it, then Pin to Start, and it goes to the ...
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UEFI not recognizing USB 3.0 drive

I would like to run Windows To Go on an external USB 3.0 drive and whenever it is plugged into my laptop, Windows should run instead of Ubuntu 14.04. I successfully installed and configured Windows ...
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windows 8 tablet battery died while recording video, the file is lost

I was recording a video with a Windows 8 tablet and after 2 hours the battery died. When I got back home and charged the tablet, the video was not there. There are other videos in the camera roll ...
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Is it possible to assign an editor to edit remote files through FTP while on Windows 8 Explorer

I have a remote VM that runs Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS. I installed on that remote machine vsftpd. Therefore I can access folders and files on that remote machine through FTP. My goal is to make my life ...
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Is there a way to view remote hidden files through FTP in Windows 8 explorer?

I have a remote virtual macgine that runs Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS. I installed on that remote machine vsftpd. Therefore I can access folders on that remote machine through FTP. My goal is to make my ...
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How to save connection login/password for all users in Windows 8?

While setting up ICS I get a message "The username and password for this connection cannot be saved for use by all users." (see image for full message, in Russian UI it is "Имя пользователя и пароль ...
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Remote Desktop from Windows to Mac which actually works

I need to work on both Windows 8 and Mac Mavericks, Windows 8 being my main machine. I've been trying to do a remote desktop from Windows 8.1 to Mac. I tried different solutions VNC, TightVNC, ...
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A Windows DLL stored on Debian, then downloaded back to Windows won’t work anymore

I have a program which I want to distribute through my webserver running Debian. So I uploaded my files—containing DLLs—to the server. After I did let them download through my updating application I ...
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keyboard keys acting up

I've had a strange thing happen to my keyboard on my laptop. Pressing Enter puts an l on screen followed by an actual enter. ↓ (Down key) displays 9 and moves cursor down. Pressing space outputs a ...
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Transferring my OneNote - notebook hyperlinks (links to pdf files) to new pc with a new userpath

I have a large onenote-notebook that I have been using for study notes. There are many hyperlinks to pdf files. The problem is that all these hyperlinks refer to paths starting with: "C:\Users\RL..." ...
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SMS/MMS Bluetooth and Windows

I got a new phone and for the fun of it, I paired it with my laptop (Windows 10 -but anything windows 8 will work too). When I did, I found that the Galaxy S5 supported "sms/mms message access". What ...
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How to write decisions on batch files?

I use batch files a lot to make my computer do things for me. But mostly i make it do things that I've already decided. Like opening my hidden file if I'm alone, or start playing a specific playlist. ...
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Is it possible to change the windows logo on win8 boot? [duplicate]

I would like to ask if it is possible to change the windows logo on the windows 8 boot screen? I have seen youtube videos of different logos (Im not talking about the OEM preinstalled win8 pcs, I ...
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Drag and Drop with Windows Explorer and Notepad under Windows 8.1 32-bit is troublesome

all.. A bit of an annoyance I've come across... and although I've been a 'power user' of PCs since the '70s, I have precious little knowledge of Windows 8... and this problem is making me crazy... I ...
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Couldn't install nvidia geforce driver after installing win 8 pro in dell 5421

When i try to install nvidia geforce driver in my laptop (after installing windows 8) it shows no compatible hardware found and stops installation process. Nvidia auto detect also doesn't shows even ...
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windows 8.1 stuck updating

I recently bought a new laptop with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. Initially, I was able to use Windows Update to install updates through PC Settings -> Update and Recovery -> Windows Update. It would ...
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Iomega Prestige 1TB portable USB 2.0 hard drive keeps getting randomly disconnected in Windows 8

I have an Iomega Prestige 1TB USB 2.0 portable hard drive with its own external power source that worked fine for several years on my old 2003 Dell desktop running Windows XP. I bought a new Dell ...
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How to access Windows 8 Tablet via Remote Desktop from PC

I have a Windows 8.1 Tablet and a Win7 Desktop. I've tried to access the Tablet via the Remote Desktop app from my PC for easier configuration but it couldn't connect. I could ping the device, so ...
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How to set a password for Program (Application) in Windows 8?

I have installed a viber for windows 8 PC. There is no option to sign out from it. The best way is to secure my account is using a password for that app when open it. There are many ways I found to ...
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Transfer hard drive from amd processor to intel processor laptop Windows8.1

I am trying to transfer an ssd from a Pavilion with an amd processor to a dell xsp m1710 since it is laying around but on load the screen is black. I thought it was filing related based on the ssd ...
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Opening software in new window by default

Kind of crazy, but I'm trying to be a developer using Windows 8 and one thing really annoys me - if I want to open, for example, 5 instances of the command line, I have to right click the cmd icon and ...
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Acrylic DNS Proxy not resolving

So I recently had an update issue where I landed up downgrading to Windows 8. As I need to do my work, I have re-installed my XAMPP server as well as Acrylic DNS Proxy. Unfortunately, Acrylic is not ...