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

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Automatic Maintenance reports “Automatic Maintenance was delayed.”

After manually triggering the Automatic Maintenance task in Windows 8's Action Center, it seemingly ran to completion. However, the Run maintenance task shows up with an orange vertical bar to the ...
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“This theme can't be applied to the desktop.”

In Windows 8.1, I am getting this popping up completely randomly. I don't use themes. I even have the service disabled. I've tried enabling and disabling the Themes service, but that didn't fix it. ...
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Installing Windows 7 to replace Windows 8: What to keep in mind?

I plan to buy an HP Pavilion (500-252eg) with Windows 8.1 pre-installed, and already have a Windows 7 DVD with a working key. What I want to do is get rid of Windows 8 and install Windows 7 instead, ...
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How to partition hard drive from MBR to GPT for Windows 8.1 UEFI install

I just bought a new HP notebook (ProBook 450 G0) and it came preinstalled with Suse 11 Enterprise. Now this is the first time I've owned a system with an (U)EFI and I don't know how things work on ...
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Compter Hardware, how do i convert a USB 3.0 to a 2.0 USB [closed]

How to I convert a 3.0 usb to a 2.0 usb on a windows 7 and windows 8.
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How do I get the Windows 8 Desktop to stop refreshing itself while I'm working?

I have an Asus touchscreen laptop with Windows 8, not RT. The best way that I can describe the problem is: when I am working on something in the desktop, the desktop/screen refreshes itself. It ...
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Windows 8 lowering down volume of applications when it detects communications - yet setting is set to “Do nothing.”

Title pretty much explains everything. In my sound settings under the "Communications" tab, I have Windows set to "Do nothing" when communications are detected, yet it still lowers other applications. ...
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Show Windows 8 Taskbar with Touch Screen

I have been searching for an answer for this for a while and have not found anything. On Windows 8 with a touch screen, I have the task bar set to autohide (something I've preferred in Windows ...
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Stay logged in while RDP session is over

I wasn't able to find answer to my question. Is it possible to use RDP protocol (I am using Windows 8.1) and once I finish with remote control and disconnect from session, last logged user would stay ...
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Prevent specific application from using metered network connection

Windows 8 introduces the new category of metered network connections. Applications that are aware of this type of connection can choose not to use it in an effort to reduce connection costs. I would ...
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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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Windows 8 upgrade to windows 8.1 RTM fails with error code 0x101 - 0x2000C

I have a MSDN Subscription and downloaded Windows 8.1 RTM today. It fails to install. After mounting the ISO and installing (with a Windows 8.1 Pro product code), selecting "Keep my apps and ...
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Shuffling windows in Windows 8 Portrait mode

I'm quite in love with the windows+arrows and windows+shift+arrows method for moving windows around. I've recently set up a new monitor in portrait mode though, and I'm wishing that I could push ...
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Application list doesn't spawn when I make a research

If I try to search an application, no list appears on the right side of the screen. I just get a number which indicates how many results I get, and the only thing I can do is hit enter to open launch ...
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Always run a given program as an administrator in Windows 8.1 without prompt

I have set up a program to always run as an administrator using the Compatability setting in Properties, which is necessary as the program always require administrator rights. Is there a way to make ...
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laptop gets shut down after windows logo at startup.

When ever i try to start the windows, my laptop gets shut down after windows logo loading.and when I tried to run the diagnosis the laptop gets shut down after 1 minute.How to solve this problem ...
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How to limit HDD write speed for chosen programs

My HDD is slow 5400RPM and when working with 10GB size files it is impossible to use the computer until that big file finish re-creating a new copy/muxing/writing/etc. depends on process, the thing is ...
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How can I use Windows 8 interface in non-fullscreen VirtualBox?

I made a quick attempt to try out Windows 8 in VirtualBox, non-fullscreen mode. I found it difficult to bring up the new interface elements (for example, from the desktop interface, bringing up the ...
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How to calculate the StartTime / UntilTime parameter using Get-Printer in Powershell?

I have an printer setup using the GUI and set the printer availabilty from 18:40 until 3:00 As well i got the PS command "Get-Printer Printer1 | format-list" The result of the command puts out: ...
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Math extension in mediawiki on windows

I plan to set up a wiki in the future, and I want to put some mathematical formulas in it. Currently I'm writing some of the more basic articles on the wiki (you know, to get a good start and to set ...
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Windows 8 DLNA streaming of MKV files

I have a Samsung TV that is capable of playing MKV files. The Windows DLNA Play To menu that appears when you right-click a media file does not support MKV files, but a simple trick has been to change ...
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qemu: How to use resolutions > 1024x768 in Windows 8(.1)?

In previous Windows versions, I was able to get higher resolutions in qemu/qemu-kvm by passing the -vga std or -vga vmware command line parameters. However, when I try the same for Windows 8 (and ...
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Can I boot Windows 8 based on the last hiberfil.sys file?

I shut down my PC via Power -> Hibernate. After new starting the clean Windows Desktop was shown so it seems something went wrong when shutting down during Hiberation or rebooting. The hiberfil.sys ...
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My laptop keeps losing sound

I have read about similar problems online. As suggested, I unchecked the box in the sound control panel to give it exclusivity, and I also had to disable and re-enable my sound to get it to work. The ...
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Folder will not delete in Windows 8 [closed]

I am trying unsuccessfully to delete a folder from my computer. When I right-click on it and select "Delete", I get a pop-up message that says "Item not Found. Could not find this item. This is no ...
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Remove small icons alongside text (Every thing without icon)

How do I remove the programme icons from menus, including Navigation pane. The Original theme is look like this: And it is what I want like this My theme is in high contrast mode. I know ...
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Windows 8 screen goes black after a minute

My laptop screen goes black after about a minute of inactivity. I've already tried setting the Screen Saver to anything other than Blank and increasing the Wait but it still keeps happening. Also ...
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What format when excluding processes from Windows Defender?

I find the Windows Defender 'Excluded processes' window confusing. This is the screen I am referring to: I would expect just to enter the name of a process, e.g., devenv.exe, but the Browse button ...
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How do I recover missing partition. Windows 8 with recovery USB?

i bought a Samsung laptop with Windows 8 preinstalled. After a year I removed Windows 8 and installed Windows 7. Before removing Windows 8, I made a Windows 8 recovery USB. Now I want to get back my ...
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Accessing windows phone 7.5 local data without using zune

How can I access the local phone contents on a Windows Phone 7.5 (Samsung Omnia W) without connecting the Zune? Is it possible to tweak the Windows Registry to do the same? Please help me.
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BootCKCL.etl file size & Session “Circular Kernel Context Logger” stopped due to the following error: 0xC0000188

I have a few regular / re-occurring errors in my event viewer which seem to be linked to logging upon boot and shutdown. I am running Windows 8 x64 professional. Event ID 4: The maximum file ...
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How to set folder view in explorer for all folders via registry

I was going through a tutorial where I learned how to set the folder view of all the five folder templates on Windows 8 - General Items, Documents, Pictures, Music and Videos. The tutorial is fairly ...
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How do i get windows 8.1 to recognise my Recovery partition again and reboot to factory default?

Updated to 8.1 and want to factory reset.Windows now Cannot recognize my recovery partition and image location. any suggestions or commands to rectify this?
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Issues installing Kali Linux alongside Windows 8

I am running Windows 8 64-bit with an i3-3230m with 750GB HDD and 8GB RAM. I installed Kali onto a 40GB unallocated partition. (Note: I had to change to Legacy mode in BIOS or my computer would not ...
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How do you restore from a File History backup to a new computer?

My computer died, but I have a File History backup from it. How do I transfer the data from there to my new computer? I can't just copy it because all the file names are appended with the date of ...
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Can't change VisTablet PenPad settings

I have a VisTablet PenPad, and it works fine. However, it defaults to pen mode (where it jumps to the pen's location on the penpad) and I need it to be in mouse mode (where it moves relative to where ...
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Is Windows 8 Pro usable without activation?

There seems to be little information about the way the activation system works in Windows 8, especially for consumer versions of Windows (Core/Pro, not Enterprise). I already know that Microsoft now ...
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How do I get back to windows 8 from linux mint 17 via usb?

I have windows 8 pre-installed on my computer and then I installed linux mint 17 on my computer, I now want windows back on my pc and want to do so via usb.
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Close lid to sleep just about and open lid to wake up asap without requiring password if done soon enough

I am sure at some point this tablet-like laptop was doing the thing I've briefly described in the title. That is, within the first couple of months that I've started using this thing. I am using a ...
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Giving an rdp session it's own keyboard and mouse

I'm using windows 8 pro on my computer and the client computer. I want to be able to use my computer, with it's keyboard and mouse on monitor #1, while someone else is in an RDP session on monitor ...
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VMware workstation windows host shared folders issue

My laptop is a Linux mint powered host and a windows 8 guest via VMware Workstation. Yesterday, I get the bad and stupid idea to upgrade my windows 8 to windows 8.1 final release, using the Installer ...
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Disable thumbnailing on a per folder basis

I have a folder that contains 20 Gigabytes of precious gif images. When I open this folder my computer slows to a halt. Does anybody know of a way to prevent Windows 8 from making thumbnails for ...
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AutoHotkey does not capture keystrokes when VS2012 is active window

When Visual Studio 2012 is active window (and only when Visual Studio is the active window) on my new Windows 8 machine, AutoHotkey does not capture keystrokes. I did not have this problem with VS2010 ...
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View computer from which files where created

A file was created in my public folder from a computer within my network. Is there a way to see from which computer on my network the file created?
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Replace Checkpoint VPN client by Windows 8/7 built-in client

Hi I'm running the Check point Endpoint Security VPN R75 (which replaces SecureClient) for Windows and it crashes my laptop very often. Now I've fixed it and due to the crashes I upgraded to Windows ...
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How do I stream audio from Android to Windows 8 over bluetooth?

I'm trying to find a way to stream audio from my Samsung Galaxy S3 to my Windows 8 Laptop using bluetooth. The devices are paired, but I cannot find a way to stream music. Is it even possible?
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Process tree CPU history usage, process tree memory usage (aggregated) on Windows 8.1

This question is general for Windows OS, but I would like to see a software for Windows 8.1, since this is what I use. I'm looking for software, that will take a process tree (e.g. Chrome.exe ...
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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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Outlook 2010 crashes when replying to emails with digital signature

I have Outlook 2010 with an Exchange account. Recently I upgraded to Windows 8 and ever since, I have an issue where Outlook completely freezes and crashes when I reply to specific emails. These ...
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Windows 8.1 Laptop Connecting to a monitor that doesnt exist

I recently upgraded a windows 7 HP EliteBook 6930p laptop to Windows 8 and then to Windows 8.1. The display went funny so I figured the display driver had dropped off somewhere during the upgrades so ...