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

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couldn't format partition in SSD

so.. I get the stupid error when I format my SSD. when I try to install Windows 7/8/8.1 I get this error: Windows couldn't format a partition on disk 0. The error occured while preparing the ...
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After installing Virtualbox, laptop delays connecting to the internet. What is the fix?

I was able to use internet immediately after waking up the laptop. After I installed Virtualbox, now I have to wait because computer isn't connected to the Internet by default as opposed to the ...
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What is the difference between Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 4GB GDDR5 and Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB GDDR5

Well i am considering to buy a new Graphics Card What is a difference between 4Gb graphic card and 2GB graphic card? Is there a big difference? And if its compatible with my PC (Asus p7p55d ...
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Is there no install file for Android Studio

I am looking to install Android Studio but all I can find is the .zip file on the site that has the exe's. Is there no install file that adds all the shortcuts and dependencies?
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WD Passport Ultra Stops Working out of nowhere

My WD Passport Ultra has stopped showing up in device manager/windows explorer and anywhere really. I've tried it on a different computer and with a different USB 3.0 cable as well as plugging it ...
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Force Windows 8 to use touchpad as single-button?

I have an Asus V551L laptop with Windows 8. It's a great, medium-grade laptop, but the touchpad is driving me nuts. I'm constantly accidentally triggering right-clicks, since the touchpad doesn't ...
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Do I need to get my Windows 8 key in order to restore it?

To further expand my question, I plan to dual-boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu together using Windows Boot Manager over GRUB. However, I would always like a way for me to completely undo everything I did to ...
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How do I make Gothic fonts work with Windows 8?

So I downloaded this font for the Gothic alphabet and supposedly, by restarting my browser (Google Chrome), it would work, assigning each character to its respective Unicode symbol, but after trying ...
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Writing data to a NTFS partition while Windows 7 is hibernating

According to this MountingWindowsPartitions if you write from linux to a NTFS partition while Windows 7 is hibernating, when Windows 7 awakes all changes are lost. The justification is: when ...
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Can't access to specific drive in windows 8

My laptop was working fine . But suddenly when I open my computer it was very slow , it took a long time to see the windows login screen . After It was opened my laptop was working extremely slow . ...
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Reinstall Windows 8 efi boot partition

While installing Linux for a dual boot system, I messed up and mistakenly formatted the efi boot partition as plain FAT so that everything on it now is lost. How do I recover from this? I already ...
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How do I hide a file or folder by deactivating all show and hide checkboxs in window 7 & 8

I'm trying to hiding one file or folder by deactivate all show and hide checkboxs in Windows 7 & 8. I know about changing the value of checkedvalue data to 0 in the following registry address to ...
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USB Flash Drive became read-only during use

I was using IntelliJ when my USB flash drive suddenly wasn’t being recognised and IntelliJ became unresponsive. I tried safely removing it but it wasn’t showing up there, so I force closed IntelliJ, ...
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Add custom fn (function key) bindings to keyboard

my old laptop keyboard had a great functionality especially for programming. Holding Shift+FN+Key-Right selected the text from the current cursor position to the line ending. Shift+FN+Key-Left ...
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Computer crashes first 1-3 times on startup

Whenever I start my computer, the first 1-3 times it crashes when I try to click the start menu in Windows 8.1 or before I even get there. The third or fourth time i reset my computer it works just ...
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Why does windows 8 think my iPhone is a windows phone?

When I plug my iPhone (4s) into my Windows 8 computer the Windows phone metro app opens (fullscreen): When I click 'Learn More' it goes to the following web page ...
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Cant make native special characters for some reason

Whenever I boot up my PC and log in, everything is working properly until... I cant type the special characters (the default way) anymore for some reason. ALT + L should produce the Ł character ALT ...
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Disable 'BrowserSearch' key in windows 8

I'm working with Windows 8 that is connected to a remote Bluetooth media buttons (Next\Prev\VolUp\Vol\Down\PlayPause). When clicking on the center button, the name of the pressed key is : ...
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Horizontally invert desktop icons [duplicate]

Windows auto-arranges desktop icons to the top left. I was wondering if there was any way to arrange them to the top right instead, like OSX.
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100 percent disk usage error windows 8

I download and reinstalled windows 4 times because my computer was running slow. I noticed that it was my hard disk, theres nothing i havent tried to fix it. People tell me my hard drive is not the ...
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I need HELP/Instructions on how to set up MULTIPLE IP addresses on my home WiFi , I am using Windows 8 and Verizon FIOS cable [closed]

I'm completely new to the whole IP address thing. I am trying to set up 24 different IP addresses on my home network. I have verizon fios cable with the router verizon provided for me. Im using ...
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Windows 8 changes screen brightness between profiles

When switching between power profiles in windows 8, the screen brightness changes to the profiles last brightness setting. I often switch between balanced and high performance profiles. This changes ...
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File transfer freezes upon various type of files via MTP transfer

There is a problem when I try to transfer various type of files to Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (latest firmware, os ver. 4.4.4). For now problem occur with .flac and .ogg files, but I'm sure issue isn't ...
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Installation of Microsoft OneDrive Fails With: Microsoft OneDrive has stopped working

Upon attempting to install Microsoft OneDrive, I had the following experience The installation proceeded fine The Setup screens appeared. I see the screens below and then a dialog appears saying, ...
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Last Windows 8 update removed Grub

I have a dual boot with Windows 8 and Fedora 20. Since 2 days ago, it worked well, but actually I rarely use W8. I booted briefly on it and it decided to install some updates, which made Windows ...
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Desktop apps hang upon launch on Windows 8

I've been noticing a strange issue lately regarding specific apps (Opera and MS Office 2013) not fully opening when launched. For example, sometimes I'll open up Word, it'll show the loading screen, ...
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Turn off windows 8 update to 8.1 and delete downloaded update

Is there any possibility to turn off windows 8 update to windows 8.1? First it was asking me all the time if I want to update it, I pressed deny, now it changed the strategy and it automatically ...
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Windows 8.1 Installer goes to black screen after logo

Well, as anyone that can see my previous questions knows, I am currently in the quest of putting windows 8.1 or 10 TP on my chromebook C710-2856. I finally managed to create a bootable windows 8.1 ...
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From windows 8.1, how can I allow an already existent debian installation to be dual-booted?

I have a chromebook c710-2856, and have been in the process on installing windows and debian on it in the past few days. Right now, I have a 250 GB hard drive instead of the default 16 GB SSD, and I ...
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Accidentally deleted PATH in Windows 8 [duplicate]

So last week I was trying to install Ant, and accidentally deleted my environmental variable Path. I dont really know what I am doing. What effect will this have/what can I do to fix it?
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Migrate a VMWare Machine to Hyper-V locally

I have some existing VMWare machines I used with VMWare Player. Since upgrading to Win8.1 I have the problem, that I must use Hyper-V for several development reasons. I have a dual boot setup to ...
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Metro apps on Windows 8.1 crash on start

After a while Windows 8.1 apps won't open anymore. Opening the app will show the splash screen and then exit to the desktop with the icon still present in the task bar. A restart temporarily solved ...
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Can only connect to a network for a short period of time; restarting my computer is the only way to allow me to reconnect

So this recently starting happening, my computer would randomly drop connection to my home's network. It is only my computer that gets dropped from the network. So far, the only thing that has allowed ...
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Schedule a task to run upon connection to usb port

I would like to trigger an event when any device is plugged into a usb port. I can't find anything relevant in event viewer. I am running Windows 8, but would like it to be compatible with Windows ...
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Access a web server with 3G connection in Saudi Arabia

I have a web server application installed on a computer connected with 3G connection Mobily in Saudi Arabia. The connection is a prepaid M2M Sim card. I use a dyndns Host on tis connection to update ...
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How to list another account in the Windows 8 UAC prompt

At work, I was recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro. I've been using the Win 8 UAC prompt for installing software a lot, but I have to keep typing in the full admin name: ...
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Javascript file crashed and converted to ''NUL NUL NUL" notepad++

I had a for loop with typo (i=0; i<n; i+3), then it ate all the memory, I had to shutdown the PC and and after restart the JS file is all NUL NUL NUL NUL NUL, please help. Please help me recover ...
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How to recover everything from windows.old to my new windows in Windows 8?

I was having a problem with my cd rom few days ago so I tried to refresh my laptop if it will help the problem. None of the solutions help me but I found an article about windows 8 refresh. So I tried ...
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What's the exact process name of the windows error reporting dialog?

What's the exact process name of the windows error reporting dialog which is displayed to the user after an application has crashed?
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Detect touch hardware using VBScript

I am looking for a way to detect installed touch hardware using VBScript. My script doesn't work. This script is intended to look for a pointing device and echo accordingly. On Error Resume ...
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Data Recovery on reformated drive is encrypted

I used Data Recovery Pro by Pareto Logic and when recovering the files it suddenly crash, the files recovered is now encrypted and I tried to scan again but didn't work. Any help, or suggestions is a ...
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How to remap Enter as a right control modifier in Win 8.1?

I did this with keyRemap4macbook on OSX. Enter alone works as Enter but Enter+Key becomes Ctrl+Key. How do I do this in Windows?
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usb flash size decreased from 32 Gb to 5 Mb (after trying ubuntu) [duplicate]

I've used my 32 Gb USB flash to try ubuntu. Now I don't want ubuntu anymore so I formated my USB flash. But size of it now 5 Mb instead of 32 Gb (likely this is because ubuntu uses two partitions and ...
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Windows 8 Won't Boot After Update

Sorry if this is the wrong division of stack exchange. Anyway: Yesterday I did the Microsoft updates on my Lenovo IdeaCentre Windows 8 computer. When it rebooted though, the screen was just black. I ...
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TouchPad Scroll drivers for Windows 8, synaptic properties

I need to get touch pad scroll drivers for my HP probook 6550b. I am running windows 8
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Windows 8.1 automatically change my keyboard settings, why? How can I solve this issue?

I am frequently experiencing the following strange issue on my Windows 8.1 (installed on an Asus notebook). When I copy and paste some text form a document into a forum (it happens often when I copy ...
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Google chrome opening to black screen Windows 8.1

Using google chrome version 41, downloaded it yesterday. Now when I click the icon in the task bar it opens to a black screen. Moving the cursor to the top I get a line that shows a red X and allows ...
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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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Advertisment in Chrome and Firefox for google-search - Malware? [duplicate]

Since roughly one month I see an insane increase of google's advertisments at web-search. Nearly the whole monitore is full of ads, I have to scoll down to see some search-results (see the example). ...
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Get old Windows 8 metro on Windows 8.1

I loved metro in Windows 8, but the os forced me to upgrade to 8.1. I seriously dislike the new metro here. Ít is incredibally slow, and when typing, it automatically also searches for all files and ...