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Why does my Windows have hundreds of temporary IPv6 addresses?

My ISP enabled IPv6 for me a few weeks ago. Now I noticted that Windows (8.1) gets a lot of temporary IPv6 addresses. ipconfig has the following output (real addresses are obfuscated): Windows IP ...
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Windows 10 upgrade stuck at 'Starting Download'

I am trying to upgrade a Windows 8 domain computer to Windows 10. I have set the domain user as an Administrator on the computer and then started the upgrade process using the upgrade icon next to ...
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Windows 8.1 hosted wireless network use TKIP instead of CCMP

I can start and stop Windows hosted wireless network using commands; netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=mySSID key=myKey123456 netsh wlan start hostednetwork Created network uses ...
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weird issue with graphics or browser?

I have an annoying issue I get this visual problem: My browser is Opera. I have tried changing refresh rate from 60 to 75 Hz but sometimes it doesn't improve. System props: system + NVIDIA ...
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Remote edits over NAS

I regularly access my files stored on Samba server (running on Linux) by mapping it as network drive on Windows 8 laptop. My questions are: - If I open a remote spreadsheet directly from mapped ...
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Trying to remap middle-mouse to Windows key

I'd like to map the Windows key to my middle mouse button on my Logitech mouse, to swap in and out of the metro interface. You can assign keys to any of the mouse buttons in the Logitech software but ...
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No partition found

I had windows 8.1 and Linux on my system . Somehow it got corrupt and shows no partition found I then reinstalled Ubuntu with the option Delete all files, photos from operating system. It seems like ...
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Aero Glass/Transparent window borders in Windows 8?

While I'm really liking Windows 8, I do miss having the semi-transparent borders round my windows, like with Aero Glass in Windows 7. I note that the taskbar in Windows 8 is semi-transparent... Is ...
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Cannot install *any* software on Windows 8 PC

My niece asked me to have a look at some problems on her Windows 8 PC. On of her points was that she thought there is/are virus(es) on it. So the first thing I tried was install Avast: "The ...
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Why doesn't Windows 8 prompt me “Yes” or “No” when I delete a File/Folder on the Desktop?

I had few files and folders on the Desktop. I pressed the Delete button and the file/folder got deleted. Windows 8 didn't ask any confirmation if I want to surely delete or not. Why is that so? Can ...
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Change location “Download” folder from CMD - Windows 8.1

I'm trying to change the location of the Windows download folder. I want to do from the CMD and not from "right click - Properties - Location - Find Target". I already tried with the symlink (mklink), ...
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How can I elevate my cmd prompt using the the cmd line

I follow this script "runas /profile /user:administrator\administrator cmd"and when it prompts me for my password it always says that it is incorrect even though i am spelling it correctly. help ...
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How should I disconnect from a VPN connection in Windows 8.1?

I've set up a VPN connection to my work network on my home Windows 8.1 machine. I can easily connect to the VPN connection from the Networks pane (Desktop > Taskbar > Networks icon). However, once ...
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Factory reset on a laptop that has Windows 8.1 OEM and was downgraded to Windows 7

I have a laptop that originally came with Windows 8.1 and then I downgraded it to Windows 7. I need to do a Factory reset on it but want to keep Windows 7.... Should I go through the Recovery ...
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How to configure swipe gestures on Win 8.1 for a Dell Venue 8 Pro

I would like to change the touch swipe gestures for a Dell Venue 8 Pro. Similar to this quesiton: Modify or disable Windows 8 swipe gestures on touchpad / laptop however the hardware does not support ...
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Dell Vostro 5470 - unable to install Windows 8

Has anyone experienced issues with installation of Windows 8 with Dell Vostro 5470? I bought it today, it came preinstalled with Ubuntu 12.04. The issue, as I understand and was able to Google out, ...
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Bluetooth is not working

Bluetooth is not at all working on my dell inspiron 15 3000 series 3542 after i installed win 8. I downloaded several Bluetooth drivers from dell, but nothing seems to work. I Have a Bluetooth icon on ...
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Windows 8 All folders close abruptly

I use Windows 8, and usually run a few programs and have many folders open at the same time. Quite a few times the screen freezes for a second, and when the screen is active again, all the folders ...
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Starting VLC via command line to play a video as desktop wallpaper

I'm trying to create a batch script to start a video as a live wallpaper on startup. Right-clicking a playing video and selecting the "Set as wallpaper" option works fine, but attempting to run VLC ...
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How to show Non-PNP Devices in Windows 8/8.1/10

According to this thread, Microsoft decided to remove non-pnp devices in windows 8/8.1/10. Thus, the variable tweak set DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES=1 is no longer working. I tried to copy the ...
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File transfer over a serial port using Windows 8

I am looking for a way to transfer a file over from my Windows 8 computer to a Pandaboard (has OMAP ubuntu on it) using a serial cable. The solution should work in general for any ARM board, so for ...
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Mouse delay when typing

I have a delay when it's after I type my mouse doesn't move after a few seconds I stop typing, I had a virus on my computer I restarted it's whole system and I did this yesterday. I just re-downloaded ...
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Getting HDMI working on Inspiron 15R N5110?

I installed Windows 8.1 on my Laptop which had Windows 7 when I bought it. After installing Windows 8.1 and installing the drivers Drivers & Downloads page I still haven't got the HDMI to work. If ...
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How to force Skype links to open in desktop mode on Windows 8.1?

I have a Windows 8 computer recently upgraded to 8.1, and any Skype link I click on the web (in desktop mode) open Skype in metro mode. Metro mode, for some reason, won't allow me to place any call, ...
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Windows 8.1 Enterprise - Driver Issues

We have Wifi internet connection used by multiple devices(Laptop, Smartphones) with multiple OS(Windows XP, Windows 7, Android). Till here all fine. I got new laptop with Windows 8.1 Enterprise using ...
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How to uninstall MiniPort Wan (IP) on Windows 8?

My father's laptop can't connect to the network printer through WIFI. We were able to narrow the problem. Three MiniPort WAN are dysfunctionnals and are displayed with a warning by Windows. In ordre ...
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Media Player Classic Home Cinema stops on MKV

Media Player Classic Home Cinema stops on MKV. It goes to "stop" mode after file open. Unable to run playing. No error messages generated. MPC-HC version: 1.6.7.7114 (9eb64ec) 64 bit Compiler ...
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Enabling/Disabling Mouse Pointer Precision in Windows 8

Does anyone know a way to enable/disable the Enhanced Mouse Pointer Precision (EPP) via command line? I'm a gamer and installed a fix, ...
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Can I use the Windows 8 mail app with Exchange without adding a Microsoft Account?

I am using Windows 8 at work. Our Exchange server is configured to allow access from the Windows 8 mail app. Unfortunately, I cannot figure out how to use the mail app without first adding a Microsoft ...
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Remote Desktop disconnects after reaching “Estimating connection quality…”

I'm connecting to a Windows 8 machine from a Windows 7 machine. When I try to RDP in to the machine, it prompts me for my credentials, then zooms through the process of connecting until it reaches ...
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External hard disk not working in windows 8

I am unable to access my external hard disk of seagate in windows 8. It is a company laptop and i am logging from admin account. Model: HP (Elite Book 8470P) I can see both drives when ever i plug ...
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What is the difference between Homegroup and Network?

I am using Windows 8. In the navigation panel on left, in the File Explorer, I can see two sections Homegroup and Network. Under Network a number of other PCs are listed. What is the difference ...
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Hard Drive Space Missing

After creating a restore partition on my external hard drive, I noticed that it had wiped everything, created a new Restore partition that was a whole 30 gigs, after I created a 500 MB Partition, ...
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How to recover Firefox and Chrome bookmarks after upgrade from Windows Vista to 8

I upgraded a laptop from Windows Vista to 8, doing a format & re-install first. Before the format, I used both Windows Backup and Easy Transfer (7) first. I imported the user accounts into ...
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Determine if product key is used on multiple computers

I'm the sole programmer at company. Not only that, I'm the sole person who's remotely computer literate above the "I can check my email". As such, I've been asked to go to all the machines, and ...
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Cannot exit audit mode after upgrade to Windows 8

I accidentally entered audit mode from OOBE after upgrading to Windows 8, and now i get this message: . How do i get my system back to usable state?
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Dual booting windows 8 and Kali Linux 1.0.8

I'm trying to install kali linux along with windows 8 The latest Kali version (1.0.8) supports booting alongside windows 8 I installed Kali Linux from a LiveCD, rebooted and it went straight to ...
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Will deleting my microsoft account from my laptop lock me out of my laptop?

I set up my new Win 8.1 laptop today and, I guess because I didn't skip the connect to a network option, I ended up being forced to enter my email and password. I did that and now my email address is ...
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Will windows 10 automatically detect my external tv/monitor?

I have a windows 8, now 8.1 hp laptop with a damaged screen. I wanted to know if I upgraded or did a clean install to windows 10, would it automatically recognize my external monitor/tv. When I had 8 ...
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Windows File History is unable to analyse user library modifications

I just activated Windows File History, but it won't work. It loads for a surprisingly short time when I tell it to "execute now". When I look in the event journals, I see that for every time I tried, ...
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Custom resolution in VirtualBox Windows 8 with Guest Additions

I installed Windows 8 as a guest operation system, and I set custom resolutions with this command: VBoxManage.exe setextradata "Win 8 dev" CustomVideoMode1 1366x768x24 After installing guest ...
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Windows 8.1 upgrade error 0xC1900101 - 0x20007

Trying to upgrade to Windows 8.1 from my 64 bit windows 8 pro system. My System config is as below: Processor: AMD a6 - 3400M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 1.40 Ghz | 64-bit, x64 based processor ...
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How to skip the Windows 8 lock screen image?

Every time I start up the pc or lock it manually and I want to log in again, I have to press random button or mouse click to remove the "Start-screen background". After that I can enter my ...
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Acrobat fullscreen mode not working as intended on Microsoft Surface

I have a .pdf file that uses lots of javascript-driven buttons, and which must be displayed on a Microsoft Surface in fullscreen mode. Everything works exactly as intended, with one exception: If a ...
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how to open .asd file in window 8 when Word does not support file

I have an important file auto save as .asd file. I am not able to recover it as even after following your options of opening in other option in C drive it another location. either in words or reader , ...
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Right click on infected file in Windows 10

I've right-clicked on a very-likely infected .jpg file in Windows 10. I did it for running a virus scan with Avira (in the context-menu), and later I deleted it. Only after I realized that when a ...
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How do I restore .bat association on Windows 8? [duplicate]

I have accidentally set the association for .bat files to notepad. This was done by going to the Default Programs panel and setting it to run with notepad. I've tried everything I can find on this ...
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Is multiseat possible on Window 8?

I want to setup a multiseat configuration on my Windows 8 pc but the only software I can find that creates a multiseat setup is SoftXPand but their site says it only supports up to Windows 7 and after ...
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Is running windows defender with malwarebytes safe?

In previous versions of windows, windows defender could safely be run with any other AV. However, with Windows 8, Windows Defender is essentially MSSE, which is an actual AV. Can they be run together ...
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Highlighting text on nytimes.com

I read the New York Times on a touchscreen laptop (Firefox, Windows 8). Whenever I select/highlight text using my mouse, the website seems to think I'm either swiping left or right using the ...