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

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Windows 8 purple screen

I have completely new laptop with Windows 8 (1 week old). Suddenly today the screen went completely purple, the cursor was visible though (Almost like a blue screen, except no error message). I ...
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Extract Samsung OEM recovery from laptop HDD

I have a Samsung NP540U3C with Windows 8. I recovered it to factory condition, booted and it was fine. There were 107 Windows updates so I downloaded and installed them, rebooted and then I was ...
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How to get back two finger scrolling on HP notebook?

I am using the HP Pavilion 14-B030TU Notebook with Windows 8. I have had it for 5 days now and the two finger scrolling has been working for the first 4 days. Recently, I had to do a Windows Update as ...
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How to set default entry in GRUB2 on EFI with FEDORA 20

I have Windows 8 dual booting with Fedora 20. Linux is the first one Windows is the third. I want windows to be the default. I am using instructions from GRUB 2. grep "submenu\|^\menuentry" ...
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Create recovery disc on windows 8 to ISO file

I have ASUS Laptop with preinstalled Windows 8 and with no DVD drive. I like to create recovery disc for windows 8 system as ISO file. In the recovery options there is either DVD or USB, How to create ...
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Can't change IE being the default HTTP handler on Windows 8

I've just installed a fresh Win8 x64 and CoolNovo browser (which is a modified chrome). Every time I set the default HTTP/HTTPS handlers to CoolNovo and press save, next time I open the screen IE is ...
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Where does Windows 8 put the exe of the default browser for Modern UI?

I was trying to some hack with Win-8 and I found something which is really gonna out my mind. When I set the default browser to the IE then its icon become Modern UI and I can't see the option Open ...
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In Windows 8, can you use a different default browser for Metro/WinRT apps than for normal desktop apps?

I want a different default browser setting for tiled WinRT apps than I do for app in the legacy desktop environment. Is this possible? I'm playing with windows 8, and one thing I've noticed is that ...
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How to refresh metadata in iTunes?

I've updated much of my songs' metadata using MusicBrainz Picard and it's successfully updated in the .mp3 files. However, a song's updated metadata is not reflected in iTunes until I play it. Is ...
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Weird Windows 8 freezes on Intel SSD

I had a very annoying problem on my Windows 8 system recently. Once in an hour of active use system would suddenly hang for 10-40 seconds. System event log then would contain following records: ...
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Setting google chrome as default browser oddity

I'm trying to make chrome the default browser. WHAT ? To clarify: It does not work, it prompts me to chose from other browsers, store does not work, I don't see why I'd want it to work tho. I ...
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Windows 8 Mail on secondary monitor

How can i set the Windows 8 Mail application to start up on my secondary screen? I've installed 'Actual Monitors' for this purpose, but because i can't find an actual path to the application, 'Actual ...
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Install windows back on laptop

No this is not a question on instructions as to how to install windows. My laptop came with genuine Windows 8 installed, but I didn't get a CD. After a few months I installed Ubuntu on it for trial ...
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Automatic Repair fails to repair my PC

I ran into an issue on Windows 8.1 that can be fixed (according to articles I've read online) by running automatic repair, so that's what I tried to do. Each time I run it, automatic repair fails and ...
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Slow LAN connection (especially receiving) on Windows 8

I was diagnosing my SMB performance issues when I noticed my whole network speed was off. These are my benchmarking results between my desktop and my Linux server: Both are connected using CAT6 and ...
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No respect for the idle adjustments made in the Task Scheduler

Why doesn't my Windows 8.1 respect my adjustments to wait atleast for an hour before starting certain tasks? I've recently installed a fresh copy of Windows 8 (and upgraded it to the version 8.1). ...
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Converting a Windows 8 partition into VMWare image for development [closed]

I've got Windows 7 Ultimate running on my selfbuilt computer's SSD. I've got Windows 8 on a second partition on the 1TB HDD, but as I almost never use Windows 8 for anything else than Windows Phone ...
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Unable to access UEFI BIOS setup or boot into Windows after setting MBR with EasyBCD then resetting it

I can't exactly remember what the menu items were called (because I can't boot into my computer), but I'll try my best. Earlier I tried using EasyBCD with Windows 8 on a UEFI Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 ...
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How to change Windows 8 core installation language to English?

I recently bought a new Lenovo laptop from Poland with Windows 8. Everything is dandy until I notice that it's all Polish and I don't speak Polish. Well, I can change the language to English, but ...
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Windows 8 remote desktop - can I see what the remote user sees?

I have a Windows 8 computer on my test bench connected to a test set with a dedicated incoming internet line. By using remote desktop, I allow it to be used by people in India to remotely control the ...
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How to toggle the auto-hide status of the Windows taskbar

I use Windows 8 on my desktop. Currently I have to move my mouse over the taskbar, right click, click on properties, click on auto-hide the taskbar, and then click OK. This is a real pain if you want ...
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Move Windows 8 System Reserved Partition from HDD to SSD

How do I move the Windows 8 System Reserved Partition from HDD to SSD? Most of the information I find through google deals with Windows 7, which makes me a bit cautious. The reason why I want to ...
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Windows 8 Wifi Issue

I'm using Windows 8.1 (didn't have Windows 8) and I'm experiencing a very frustrating issue. Whenever I put the computer into standby (the majority of the time I use it), when it wakes back up, the ...
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Randomly loosing WIFI on 1 computer, but not the other

I have a Mac and a PC (now running Windows 8). My Mac stays connected to the WiFi very nicely, but my PC likes to disconnect every 5 or so minutes. I'm using a Microsoft USB adapter model MN-510. ...
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Reinstall Samsung OEM Windows 8, No Recovery Partiton or Disk

I have a recently purchased samsung NP540U3C that came with Windows 8 pre-installed. Windows stopped working and the recovery partition doesnt work anymore. I used RWeverything to find the Windows ...
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How to get windows 8 upgraded to 8.1 restore factory settings set to 8.1

I have upgraded to Windows 8.1. And recently due to some issue i did restore to factory settings, and it restored to Windows 8. Again i had to download 3-4 GB and upgrade to 8.1. Are there any ...
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How do I use an animated .gif image for the Windows 8.1 lock screen?

I know how to set a image file (.gif format in this case) on Windows 8.1 lock screen, but by some reason the image is shown as "static" instead of "animated". How do I use an animated .gif as a lock ...
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How to remove Windows 8 bootloader (or arrange for Grub not to detect it)

I have a dual-boot system with Windows 8 and Linux. I have two Windows partitions: one 64-bit and one 32-bit. The 64-bit partition is the one I wish to boot; the 32-bit partition is there as a ...
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How to Maximze Windows in Windows 8?

Every time I now click on a folder(say on desktop) the window that gets open is extremely small and I have to maximize it. It seems like it think all windows that are open should be open at some ...
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Windows Store says my PC isn't connected to the internet

I have been using Windows 8 for the past few days but suddenly since a couple of days I'm not able to use my Windows Store. Every time I try to open it, it says that my system has to be connected to ...
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Suspected Malware: Computer turning off all forms of virus protection automatically

I'm running windows 8.1 and very recently I got error messages saying that I had no virus protection on. I had windows firewall, avg free and spybot search and destroy running. All were turned off and ...
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PC overheats when at BitLocker password prompt

I have very strange problem... first, some details: Windows 8.1 Pro motherboard: ASUS Z87-A Intel core i7-4770k CPU cooler: Corsair H90 (hydro) chassis: thermaltake mk-1 I've encrypted my system ...
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Cannot install Windows 8 because it can't create a new partition

After my operating system Windows 8 crashed, I tried to format my hard-disk but Windows 8 shows error: We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the ...
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DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION on Windows 8.1 only when I Restart the PC

I am getting the dreaded DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION on a newly setup Windows 8.1 rig. It uses a Gigabyte H87-HD3 Motherboard, i5 4570, 16GB RAM and has a Kingston 240GB SSD (no other h/w on the M/b). ...
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Win8 entry in GRUB 2 not working

So I got this apparently quite common problem - I bought an HP laptop with Win8 (which means with UEFI) and later I installed openSUSE 13.1 on the same drive as dual-boot. Everything was right except ...
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VirtualBox network print from XP guest in Win 8.1 host, using bridged network second physical NIC

I need some help to solve the network printing from guest XP. Windows 8.1 Pro host OS; VirtualBox 4.3.10 (latest, 14-apr-2014); Windows XP SP3 guest OS; Two physical NICs One used by host in first ...
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bitlocker stuck asking for chkdsk /r

I recently cloned my HDD to an SSD. I previously had Bitlocker, but disabled (decrypted) before cloning. Now that I've swapped in the SSD, I want to reenable Bitlocker. When it is almost done ...
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Cannot enter the BIOS on a Samsung ATIV Book 2

I bought a new Samsung ATIV Book 2 NP270E5V-K01AE Notebook. It was running Windows 8 perfectly. I downloaded and installed Windows 8.1 and after the installation the laptop just restarts ...
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Missing toast notifications in Windows 8.1

I have clean-installed Windows 8.1 Pro a few days ago and decided to give some of the "modern" (or however they're called) apps a try. So I am using the app for e-mails and the Facebook app. They ...
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How can I control font rendering for Windows 8 Control Panel, Taskbar and Start Screen

I've managed to eradicate ClearType and antialiasing from my fonts on Windows 8, but 3 stubborn areas still remain. How can I get aliased text in the Control Panel, Taskbar and Start Screen?
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Can't connect ad hoc network to Windows 8.1 Pro

I'm trying to connect to my ad hoc network through the command prompt with the the following command: netsh wlan show network ... I get the following output: SSID 3 : Range Network Type : Adhoc ...
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When Windows 8 installs automatic updates?

Is it possibile that windows 8, contrary to win 7, immediately installs updates after download and doesn't wait the user shutdown request? I'm using win 8 in a POS application and yesterday (after ...
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Telnet won't work on Windows 8.1

I'm using Windows 8.1 64bit. I know how enable Telnet-Client on Windows 8.1. But when I type in : telnet microsoft.com 80 nothing happens! Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Windows 8 on a Retina Laptop with external Monitor

If you use a Windows Laptop with a Retina display and you attach an external display, there seems to be no way to set the scaling individually for both screens. The retina should be 150 - 200%, but ...
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How can I stop Bing Bar from showing up in Windows Update

How can I stop the Bing Bar from continuing to show up in Windows Update. I have selected "Hide update" on it many times, but it eventually comes back. I do not have the Bing Bar installed on my ...
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DVD drive becomes hidden device

I have a laptop Lenovo G580 with Windows 8.1, In early days when I bought this it was working normally but now a days its DVD Drive becomes invisible. When I go to Control Panel> Device Manager> ...
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TiWorker.exe - Very High CPU Usage

I have a laptop running Windows 8. Although it originally ran well, it started having very bad performance issues. I decided to perform some research into the topic. Opening up Task Manager, I ...
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GoPro Studio Runtime Error

Every time I try to run GoPro Studio I get 'Error Parsing c:\windows\Microsoft.NET\Framekwork\v2.0.50727\config\machine.config Parser returned error 0xC00CE556' Anyone know what is going on here? ...
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Windows 8 “Please wait” screen

I enabled AHCI mode for SATA (and virtualisation) in my BIOS and rebooted to Windows 8. This failed, so I switched it back. I realise now that something like this is required to change to AHCI mode. ...
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Windows 8.1 RTM BSOD with fault “Critical Structure Corruption”

I recently upgraded from Windows 8 Enterprise x64 (US English) to Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (RTM, US English) on my lab workstation. It worked mostly fine for the last few days (since the upgrade), but this ...