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

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Logitech Setpoint scrolling options?

Reverse vertical scroll option in Logitech setpoint program shut be nice. Any way to fix that, for my K400r och any other Logitech keyboards whit touchpad?
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I don't see 'path' under environment vaariables

I am trying to set path for Python but I have no 'path' under environment variables. Below is a link for the original issue as well a screen shot. How can I fix this?
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Internet disconnect after i have logged in

In my house, I have a Lenovo laptop, that is connected through a lan wire (Qualcomm Atheros AR8162/8166/8168 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.30). The problem is, that the lan wire keeps ...
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Can I switch of screen of my windows 8.1 laptop while programs running in the background

I have a laptop with windows 8.1 64 bit OS. Can I switch off my laptop screen and run my (python) programs in the background? This will cause my laptop to save battery power. When any key is pressed, ...
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Windows 8 version of iStat Menus or System Load Indicator

I just switched back to Windows 8 from Ubuntu and Mac environment. Since using both UNIX platforms, I relied much information about the system status (CPU, Memory, Network, Activity, etc.) provided by ...
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How to have both OSs hibernated

I set up a dual boot with Windows 7 and Windows 8, it all works good, I can hibernate each w/o problems. Now I find annoying that every time I want to go to the other OS I have to shut down the system ...
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Mozilla Thunderbird not responding

Whenever i start Thunderbird, it keeps saying not responding and being ridiculously slow. i've tried clearing my cache and compacting my folders but the problem persists. I'm running windows 8.1 on ...
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Create .bat to do a task at a certain time

I'd like to create a .bat file in Windows 8.1 that does a task (specifically, close a program/kill a process) at a certain time. I usually use the command line (which, I believe, works as a .bat ...
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win 7 not running smoothly on win8 host

Recently i've set up a windows 7 vm on my notebook (windows 8 installed). Here's the notebook specs: i7-4500u 8gb ram 1tb hd 2gb dedicated ram vga And here's the vm specs: 100gb of disk space ...
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Windows 8.1 freezes irregularly at system reboot, cold reboot fixes it

My system is windows 8.1. From sometime ago, it starts to freeze irregularly at start-up during reboot. Screen shows 2 spinning dots and freezes at the windows logo screen. Turn off the PC and turn on ...
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Error 1062 on windows 8.1

Today I got this error as icon on my desktop when I turned on my pc: Network Connection Can not load the Remote Access Connection Manager service Error 1062: Service not started. My connection ...
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windows 7 recovery partition not working

I have a Samsung N150 laptop. It originally had Win 7 starter on it. I the upgraded it to Windows 8. I now want to revert back to Windows 7. But when I start the netbook and press f4 [recovery], ...
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Transfer a Windows 8 license from a netbook to a laptop

I recently treated myself to a new laptop and then realised that it came with Windows 8 Core, not Pro. However, a while back when it was first released, I bought a Windows 8 Pro License while it was ...
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How to absolutely minimize Windows 8 data usage (for satellite phone)

What steps can I take to absolutely minimize Windows 8.1 data usage when connecting to a satellite phone? Which is $$$ per MB. For instance Disable browser auto update Disable windows update Make ...
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How can it be that when I am connected to wify network localhost requests use DNS?

When I am connected to local wi-fi networck requests like http://localhost:63342/prototype/index-3.html redirect me to some web page. When I turn wi-fi off it stips and works as normal (hosted on my ...
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Intermittently, WiFi internet stops working when connected to VirtualBox host-only adapter with no internet connection

I have a virtual network set up between an Ubuntu VM and my Windows 8.1 laptop, hooked into the Host-Only network adapter. This provides an Apache server and DNS for this specific connection. This ...
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Can I move the OEM windows 8 licence I got with my laptop inside a VM on the same computer? [duplicate]

Until now, I was using linux inside VirtualBox, now I prefer to have the linux as the host OS and windows as the guest. The only question is: can I activate the copy of window I got with my laptop ...
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Event ID:4797 “An attempt was made to query the existence of a blank password for an account.”

On my Windows 8.1 desktop, I see a lot of messages like this from lsass.exe in the Event Viewer's audit log: An attempt was made to query the existence of a blank password for an account. Subject: ...
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Install Windows 8 on different partition than EFI

I've the following partitions: I want to install Windows 8 on /dev/sdb3, but how can I make sure that Windows will use the EFI partition on /dev/sda1? I'm afraid that Windows will create its own ...
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Undetectable SD card

I've had some weird stuff going on with my phone SD card so I decided to format it. Right at the 100% of formatting the message box with "Windows can't format this drive" popped up. Now the card is ...
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Internet Connection Sharing with 2 Wifi NICs? one to receive other to transmit?

In Windows 8, how do I make one Wifi NIC connect to the AP and the dongle Wifi NIC the Access Point? I understand that I need to setup a "Wireless Hosted Network", but my question is, how do I bind ...
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Reformat Windows 8.1 after upgrading from Windows 7

I brought Windows 7 when I built my computer which I upgraded to 8, then 8.1. I want to reformat but am unsure if I am going to use my original product key from my windows 7 box or I would need to ...
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Computer won't recognize new hard drive

I have a 1TB external drive. It is actually an internal laptop drive I got out of my old HP Pavillion DV7 which I broke. I liked that computer so much I found the exact same model on eBay and bought ...
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Stolen Windows 8 Toshiba P855-5102 - Bitlocker enabled?

One of my users had his laptop stolen last weekend. I am trying to validate that the hard drive was encrypted. Unfortunately, I cannot find the Recovery Key for this particular machine. My ...
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Migrated Bootcamp Partition using WinClone, Damaged MBR

Dual-OS Scenario: Partition 0 runs OS X Mavericks - 250 GBs Prtition 1 runs Windows 8.1 - 250 GBs, installed using bootcamp I recently bought a new mac and wanted to migrate everything, so I used ...
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Windows 8 system restore failing?

It appears that I cannot use Windows 8's system restore. The error I get has something to do with "Appxstaging", which I believe relates to Windows Apps. Now I remembered that I disabled User Access ...
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Is there a way to quickly switch between two screens when displaying from my laptop?

I've connected my laptop to my TV, using an HDMI cable. Now I want to be able to quickly move my mouse and keyboard focus from the laptop to the TV screen, and vice-versa using a keyboard sequence, if ...
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Nvidia driver crashes every time it is used

I just bought a new laptop (Asus N56JN-CN039H) with windows 8.1, once received I updated everything and played a game (borderlands 2). I don't remember exactly, but I think I updated the Nvidia ...
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How do I get the programs on the start menu on Windows 8 that are missing from install, that are there on Windows 7

I've just got a new computer with Windows 8 installed, and I'm not happy that the Start Menu is missing some items. Stuff like Disk Defragmenter, Disk Cleanup, System Restore and other System Tools ...
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left-right scroll icon appears randomly and disables scrolling in Windows 8?

The icon above shows up randomly in my Windows 8 and disables scrolling for me. It looks like the option for left-right click with scroll, which my mouse doesn't have. I don't know how this option ...
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Gray stop sign error when installing OS X Mavericks with Unibeast on a hackintosh

The Specs: cpu: i7 2600K (1155 LGA) mobo: Z68A-D3H-B3 ram: 6Gb Corsair Dominator (DDR2 or 3 I think, don't imagine that matters) disks: 2 SSD's, 1 HDD - SSDs have Windows 8 and Linux Mint ...
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Flash content not loading

I am trying to get this site to load the flash content: http://kids.daum.net/study/do/studyflash/view?id=7 I have done everything in the following two links still with no luck: ...
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Why on Windows 8 does the active program keep switching to Metro when I move the mouse sometimes?

I looked in Metro settings, and I cannot turn it off. It has happened when I've clicked, and when I've moved the mouse. I cannot figure out what is causing it and why that feature exists in the first ...
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Repairing UEFI Windows 8 Boot with Linux

I got my laptop a few months ago, and it's just stopped booting. I don't know if it's the Bootloader but I'll give a boot repair a try. It just freezes with the Windows 8 boot loading spinner and the ...
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Stop the Windows Store Icon from always coming back [duplicate]

Is there a way to keep the Windows Store Icon from always coming back pinned to the Task Bar? It seems like every update it comes back. Very annoying. Can I just uninstall or disable the stupid ...
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partitioning for dual boot Windows8 with LMDE on non-uefi sytem

I am using Windows8 on a non-UEFI system. I have one hard disk, and it is partitioned like so: If I shrink my C: drive using windows disk management and install Linuxmint/LMDE-201403 in the extra ...
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Lenovo Ideapad Z585 screen remains black on restart

hope I'm posting this in the right place. Basically I've had my Lenovo ideapad z585 for a while, but recently it's started doing this thing where if the laptop is turned off/restarted, when it is ...
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Windows cannot access \\Shared Folder - How to remove the saved credentials of sharing?

My PC name is PC2 and there is a shared folder called PC1Shared on PC1 and I have a full permission to access that folder, However i am always having the following error message: Windows cannot ...
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System freeze after new SSD Crucial MX100 256GB

My system freezes within a minute after login after I new SSD Crucial M100 256GB. My freeze I mean the system gets not responsive and the Task Manager show Active Time 100% but read and write speeds ...
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.bat file to create a Library with icon in Windows 7 and 8

Is it possible to create a .bat file that creates a Library with an icon in Windows 7 and 8. Of course this can be done by following the already created tutorials online like Change Your Windows 7 ...
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Windows cannot be installed to this disk. Ensure the disk's

I recently put together a self built rig. The all the parts seem to work, but when I try to install windows 8, I get the following error message: 'Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This ...
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Custom boot logo in windows 8 not working properly when system recovers from hibernate

I have changed the boot logo after installing a windows 8 non OEM copy on Asus G56JR using 8ootlogochanger.exe and used a watermark editor to make the testsigning mode watermarks vanish. However, ...
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gDEBugger crashes in Windows 8.1

I want to debug and profile some OpenGL code so I have installed the latest version of gDEBugger on a Macbook Pro with NVidia 9400m graphics card, in Windows 8.1. When I try to run it, its ...
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Clean reinstall SQL Server Management Studio

I am on Windows 8.1, Professional edition. I installed SQL Server Management Studio 2012 x64 and everything worked well. I installed Visual Studio 2013 and everything worked well. Then, I installed ...
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Windows 8.1 Explorer standard libraries can't be removed

After installing Windows 8.1, the 'default' libraries reappeared in Windows Explorer. I removed all of them again but the "Documents" library just keeps coming back, haunting me. I've deleted it a ...
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Shortcut to UEFI firmware settings on Windows 8

I often switch out of Windows 8 to Linux on another partition, but it's awkward : Windows + I Shift + click restart click Troubleshoot click Advanced options click UEFI firmware settings and only ...
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Are there any unpublished downsides in Windows 8 Regular?

I intend to buy new notebook and I have two options either buy one with Windows 8 Regular or one with FreeDOS which is ~100USD cheaper, while retaining the specs. Because I'm in academia I have an ...
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Screen changing orientation each time I open a new window

When go to open a program from the task bar, the orientation of the screen flips degrees. It is easy enough getting it back with the shortcut keys, but a pain. Does anyone have experience with this ...
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DISM /StartComponentCleanup fails, but /ScanHealth reports healthy

My WinSxS cleanup task was giving the "Last Run Result" of The component store has been corrupted. (0x80073712). No problem, to elevated command prompt and DISM. >DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image ...
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How to retrieve a photo from Live Tiles in Windows 8?

On the photos app of Windows 8, the live tiles scroll through and there is a picture that is not in my trash can or even in my photos. It scrolls through and I know that it's real because I can see ...