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

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Windows 8 desktop stuck in “Repairing disk errors”

While working on a project I was suddenly informed by windows 8 that it ABSOLUTELY just HAD to reset to install updates, and I had 15 minutes to comply. So I save my stuff and click "update and ...
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Installing Windows 7 (dual-boot) after having installed Windows 8

I have installed Windows 8 Pro x64 over my previous Windows 7 installation. However, I need to re-install Windows 7 on a second partition, in other words, with dual-boot functioning. When I boot the ...
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Visual Studio 2013 MSVCR110d.dll is Missing

I'm not really sure if this belongs on SuperUser or StackOverflow, but it doesn't seem to be a coding problem so I'm gonna run with this. I've started working on a C++ game using Visual Studio 2013 ...
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Windows 8 (64bit) can't update: 0x800F0922

I finally decided to make a thread after fighting with this problem for very long. First, let's see what i have in the registry: Second, I have these pending updates: What i try to do now, is: ...
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Where is Windows 8's “package cache” for store applications?

I would like to mess around with a few applications on the Windows Store. The only problem is that I don't know how to obtain the .appx file that is Windows 8's package format. I know it has to save ...
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Vaio Windows 8 Upgrade screen resolution

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FE41E and have just upgraded it to Windows 8. However, the screen resolution is fixed at 1024 x 768 (no other options) and the only monitor that the computer can detect is the ...
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How to install a new “display language” onto Windows 8.1 Single Language?

Unfortunately, on my PC was pre installed Windows 8.1 Single Language (BR Portuguese) and I can't change the "display language" from BR-PT to US English because don't have any options; for that ...
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Can't send files through bluetooth on Windows 8.1

I just upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 While I was using Windows 8, everything seemed to work fine. When I upgraded to Windows 8.1, I realized that I cannot send files through bluetooth. I ...
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Windows 2 NICs same subnet and different networks

I'm a bit puzzled about an issue I had today (btw i'm not a network expert, even less a Windows one) Suppose I have 2 NICs, Wi-fi with address 192.168.1.71/255.255.255.0 Ethernet with ...
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IPHLPSVC High CPU in Windows 8 x64

I was experiencing consistent high CPU usage in Windows 8 Pro x64. The cause was svchost running at a constant 25% CPU, even at idle. I checked the services that the svchost was running, and toggled ...
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shut down and reboot into windows 7

I am running windows 8 on C, and have an old windows 7 on D. When I orinally installed windows 8 I had a 5 second bootup screen offering if I wanted windows 7 or 8. I removed this so now it only ...
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How to disable software-initiated overheat shutdown (due to broken sensors) in Windows 8?

A power spike broke the CPU temperature sensor on my motherboard. Memtest86+ runs fine. However, neither Linux nor Windows boots under default options. Windows simply shuts down during boot. Linux ...
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How to edit this resource String of the Windows DVD?

I'm customizing the image resources of a Windows 8.1 Installation, and now I would like to modify the copyright String that appears in every Setup step/screen. The String is in Spanish language and I ...
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Unable to drag and drop / select multiple with mouse

I'm running into a perplexing issue with Windows 8 Pro x64, where randomly I'm unable to drag to select multiple files (i.e. in Explorer or Directory Opus). I've also noticed that a similar issue ...
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How to get a Windows 8.1 iso for clean install with a Single Language key? [duplicate]

I only have a Windows 8 Single Language key purchased. They mostly sell that version in my country. But I need to perform a clean install of Windows 8.1. How can I do this? How to get the ISO? I ...
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“All boot options are tried” after updating BIOS

I have a Samsung series five laptop. I recently updated the BIOS, which completed successfully. I got the following message after it rebooted: All boot options are tried. Press <F4> key to ...
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My laptop can't access files from my desktop

Here is my problem. I have a desktop, a laptop and a typical router. The desktop is connected through wire and I connected my laptop wirelessly. I can access my desktop files through my laptop, but I ...
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lenovo x1 carbon windows 8 frequent wifi disconnect issue

I'm having frequent wifi disconnects on my Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch laptop. I got this laptop 2 months back and it has been happening ever since about 3-5 times a day and 10 times a week on average. ...
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Can a virus stay in a computer even after a reinstallation?

In the windows 8 system, there is a windows re-installation built in. It says "Remove everything and reinstall Windows". But, the computer needs to have somewhere to store windows itself in order for ...
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Win8.1 machines have trouble browsing each other occasionally

I've got two Win8.1 machines. One is a desktop connected to the (dd-wrt) router through an ethernet cable, the other is a laptop that connects over wifi. Both can ping each other just fine through ...
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Canon CanoScan N640P ex driver for Windows 8.1

I would like to use my old CanoScan N640P ex scanner on my new OS. I have searched for drivers, but I have not found anything. Can you please offer me a solution for this problem?
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Disabling IPv6 without tweaking the registry

I read an article that disabling IPv6 needs a registry hack. Is there a different way to disable IPv6 without modifying the registry in Windows 8?
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using Win 8 on multiple computers with same login

Windows 8.1: I am now logged in to multiple computers with my "Live Id" -- email address, which tries to be too helpful. It constantly complains that someone else is using my account and makes me get ...
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Google Chrome Freezes ALL the time

I'm running the most recent version of Google Chrome. I have had this computer for three weeks now with no problems, now today it just WON'T work for me. I am running windows 8 with a machine that can ...
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Disable “gesture” to turn off touchpad

I have a problem with my laptop and the touchpad. There's "something" that handles a 3-finger tap in the touchpad and causes the touchpad to be enabled/disabled (buttons keep working). This was ...
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Using a Script to control Audio driver functions

I have Asus Essence STX sound card. When I want to change the sound card's output device (eg: from Speakers to Headphones) I have to launch the driver GUI and change it there. However, I would much ...
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How to set Gmail as default email client in Windows 8?

How can I use Gmail (in Chrome) as the default email handler in Windows 8? I used to use GmailNotifier in Windows 7, but that doesn't seem to work anymore. Clicking on a mailto: link simply opens ...
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Difference between AMD Catalyst™ Drivers for Radeon™ and AMD Mobility Radeon™ Notebook Drivers

I have a Sony VAIO SVE1513BYNB Laptop. I have installed Windows 8 Enterprise x64. I recently read across the web that outdated drivers will cause PCs to lag. I had downloaded and installed all the ...
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DualBOOT windows 8 and VHDX

I have Windows 8.1 as main OS in UEFI environment and I wanted to have another Windows 8.1 as a VHDX. I used EasyBCD to add entry for the VHDX but, it didn't boot the VHDX and the boot menu was ...
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How to do a long click on a W8 touch screen?

An windows application I use requires a long click on a button. I didn't manage to do it on a Windows 8 tablet. On Windows 8, a long touch leads to a right click. Is there a way to change this ...
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I cannot access my old C: drive after system crash

I am using an Acer Aspire E1-531 running on Windows 8 Pro x64. Previously I had Windows 8 Pro x86 installed and it worked perfectly for a few months. But yesterday the system crashed and I was not ...
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Samsung Series 6 smart TV and Window Media Centre

How does one stream Windows Media Centre to a Samsung Series 6 Smart TV? I am wanting to show my and play music which is on WMC in my den to my TV in the living room along which the picture slide ...
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Website Lock for Windows

Is there a way/hack/software to lock a domain (not just the main page but the whole domain. e.g. Not just superuser.com but also superuser.com/questions/ask and everything else.) in Windows 8 with a ...
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What is Root Print Queue?

What is the Root Print Queue? It shows up under Print queues in Device Manager
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How to rebuild a Windows Image (WIM) using ImageX tool?

I've previouslly mounted a WIM image using DISM where I've removed some packages and then I've unmounted it commiting changes, and now I would like to rebuild the WIM file to save filesize and ...
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Frozen Dell laptop

My inspiron 15 operating on Windows 8.1 is frozen. On switching on the screensaver appears with date/time etc but on pressing any key it just goes to "please wait" for a few minutes before returning ...
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I cant see my programs icons on the bar?

I just got new windows 8.1 Update yesterday. But now, i cant see programs little icons on task bar ? Could anyone tell me whats wrong with my OS. Thank you. All about metro apps (screenshot) : ...
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Windows 8 Skype app not showing “away” and “busy” contacts and IM's from those contacts

The Skype Windows 8 app doesn't list red and yellow contacts (busy and away). In my short 24 hour usage experience, it also fails to show incoming messages from these contacts. Is this a bug or are ...
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Turning display off makes CPU burn up and fan gets really loud on sony laptop with windows 8

My laptop display will turn off for two reasons: Either I leave my computer idle and the display automatically turns off, or I close my lid and then just the display turns off. When I am using it, my ...
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Skype for Modern Windows Stuck at Splash Screen

When I open Skype for Modern Windows, I see the splash screen, but seconds later it minimizes to Start. If I try to go back to Skype, it just minimizes to Start again after a few seconds. What's the ...
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How to enable the “United States-International” keyboard layout in Windows 8?

I want to enable the "United States-International" keyboard layout in Windows 8, but the option for it seems to be missing. Is there any way to enable it?
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User accounts settings annoyance

I've been dealing with this problem for a while now and don't know how to fix it. SO every time I try to open "change user account settings" nothing happens when I click on it, same with change ...
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Problems displaying Chinese characters in some apps

I've recently installed Windows 8 on my laptop. I can display and copy/paste chinese characters fine in a web browser (e.g. textbox control) or in MS word, but in notepad or in the IE address bar they ...
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To avoid the irritation of saving to SkyDrive I used the Location to move all my Files under Document to SkyDrive

This made things worse, because now I inadvertently re-assigned the Documents Directory under SkyDrive (56). Since then, I then found out how to and I actually disabled SkyDrive, but I want to restore ...
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Touch Keyboard pops up on login on laptop

I have Windows 8.1.1 and I can not get it to go away at login. I hit Enter and it will go away and if I lock my profile, it still pops up. How can I fix this? THIS IS NOT A DUPLICATE OF OTHER ...
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Class not registered

Copied over my chrome install to new os. Worked fine. Copied the shortcut from desktop to quicklaunch. At some point, tried to run chrome using the shortcut desktop. "Class not registered" error box. ...
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AMD vision engine control center missing options

Since i installed the win 8 pro my AMD vision engine control center is missing options that i can change the display color.When i had win 7 the amd vision engine control center had all the options i ...
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How can I change the spell check and auto-correction language of IE10/Windows8?

Is there any way I can change the spell-check and auto-correct Language of IE10/Windows8? It seems to want me to write Norwegian, but I usually write English...
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How can I create a keyboard shortcut to open a document, not just an app?

Every other recent version of Windows let you create a shortcut and assign it a key combination in its properties, like Ctrl + Alt + N. Windows 8 seems to only allow you to open apps this way, not ...
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Windows Logo + Arrow Key Extension

A great keyboard shortcut in Windows is "Windows Logo + (Left/Right) Arrow" which makes a window take up the entire left/right half of the screen. Is there any native way to configure windows with ...