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

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windows 8 notebook goes to sleep whenever it wants

I am dealing with this problem for quite some time now, but was never too concerned about it. Now that I am doing a wifi hotspot on the notebook it really gets annoying (when the notebook gets to ...
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Cannot type special characters using Alt+number in Windows

My Windows 8 machine has recently (in the last couple of months) stopped letting me type special characters with their Alt codes (e.g. holding down Alt and typing 0133 on the numpad should produce an ...
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Windows 8 suddenly cannot find the wireless that connected before [on hold]

I am a windows 8 user, the wireless at my friend house just dissapear in my list of wireless for my laptop even i connected before~ Just my laptop cannot see the wireless, other laptop can~ and my ...
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Graphics card compatiblity with windows 8

When I run certain games the error message: No suitable display modes were found Appears Background: I recently upgraded my computer to a Windows 8.1 HP Envy. The games installed fine. However ...
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Can I tell if someone copied files and folders from my computer to a usb or to the network? [duplicate]

Can I tell if someone copied files and folders from my computer to a usb or to the network ? I'm working on windows 8
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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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How to delete lnk files in desktop only from guest account in Windows 8?

I have a Windows 8 system and it has administrator and guest accounts. Whenever I install a program, its lnk file appears at desktop of both administrator and guest as usual. I don't need that lnk ...
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Change Windows 8.1 password: windows chroot equivalent?

Trust me I scoured the net. Long story short, I was tasked to remove/change a forgotten Administrator password of a Windows 8.1 UEFI laptop computer (ASUS T100TA-DK005H). I thought it was easy as ...
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My Proxy server LAN settings re-check itself automatically

I'm currently running Windows 8 (Not 8.1), I've had my computer for almost a year it seems now, and have never had any trouble with it. Though recently my Proxy settings randomly changed, so that ...
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Recovery a file filled with zeroes

Can I recovery the contents of a file which was filled by zeroes? my notebook somehow lost the power and when I turned on my machine back some of the files open in a text editor was filled by zeroes. ...
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Does anyone know a cmd i can put in the SAO ui that will run a program with admin priviledges on Win 8

ive got this Sword Art Online UI, and ive got Warcraft 3 in it. both work perfectly with windows 8, but even on my windows 7 computer i needed to run wc3 with admin priviledges to get on battle.net. ...
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Dual OS (Win 7 and 8.1) - Can I see the Win 7 partition to access files?

Hoping for a quick answer as my need is urgent. I have about 40GB of files on my Win 7 machine that will take quite a while to backup. As a quick, and somewhat dirty solution I thought of doing the ...
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Win 8.1 Pro Remote Desktop App - How does it connect?

I'm not finding any definitive information online for this question. I am preparing to install 8.1 Pro on a new CPU build at home and want to hook up the Remote Desktop App so I can log in to my work ...
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How do I update my graphics drivers?

I am using a graphics driver which is about 2 years ago which I downloaded from laptop's vendor site ...
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Renaming Windows 8 Documents Library

I'm getting a brand new Windows 8 PC and wish to keep the files/folders as clean as possible. I install a lot of games which insist on saving data to the documents library instead of %AppData or ...
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Windows recovery USB doesn't work

I have a USB memory stick with Windows 8 (which I've successfully used before). When I try to use it for a full reset it complains that a required drive partition is missing. I assume it refers to the ...
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Child account with Time Limit but can run exe

Howdy im trying to set up my sons laptop on windows 8.1 I have set the time limits and web filter but I want him to be able to run any exe's without the User Account Control uac up asking for admin ...
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updating windows 8 to 8.1

I would like to update my PC from Windows 8 to 8.1 and right now am having the .net framework 3.5 in windows8 for SQL server running, my question is if I install the update available at windows store ...
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Bootable USB doesn't show up in boot menu after disabling secure boot in Windows 8.1

I am doing a Windows 8.1 Ubuntu dual boot and am following the steps mentioned here - http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/05/install-ubuntu-1404-alongside-windows.html I disabled secure boot as ...
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Windows drivers/app for apple/android headphones with remote

I just got a pair of Bose QC15 that have an apple-compatible mic and remote. The remote has 2 volume buttons and a play/pause button I'd like to use them on my laptop (Dell Win8.1) which has a ...
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how to find whether my hard disk is hdd or sdd

Where it is written that my hard disk is SDD or HDD.. I have tried searching msinfo32 Device manager Disk management I need to to see a word solid state drive or Hard disk drive in windows 7. It ...
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Unable to install .NET 3.5 on Windows 8.1

I am trying to install .NET 3.5 to work on few legacy applications and this has been burning my head for past few weeks. During installation a pop up window requests me to install .NET 3.5 and when ...
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How to change order of network adaptors in windows task manager?

Is there any way to change the order of network adapters in the networking tab of windows task manager? (Either Win 7 or 8) I know that disabling the network adapter will take it away from the list ...
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Something is preventing image downloads

I have a problem in which something prevents me from downloading images, at least imperfectly. I first noticed that when I was browsing the internet only the top part of an image will download. ...
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Limit background data on WiFi (Windows 8)

I often use tethering to connect my Win8 laptop to the internet through my smartphone, but I'm worried of the amount of background data transferred for software updates. Is it possible to limit the ...
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Install .Net Framework 3.5 in Windows 8.1

I'm trying to install the framework 3.5, but I always get an error: First I tried to add through "enable Windows features", but I got this error: Then I tried to execute this command in the ...
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Navigate through folder like Mac in win8 or use alternative

The Mac way of navigating file is making SOOO much sense than windows way of opening a gazillions of windows and confuse myself... I wonder as a Windows8 user, is there way to make windows folder ...
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Renaming multiple files in PDF [closed]

I have multiple files whose names look like this 2313_ABCDEAUG2014_PQRST_0_.pdf 3244_ABCDEAUG2014_PQRST_0_.pdf 4234_ABCDEAUG2014_PQRST_0_.pdf I want to rename the file in the following format. ...
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Windows 8.1 bootloader recovery

I have installed Linux Mint on notebook with Windows 8.1. I didn't install grub on /dev/sda and installed it on /dev/sda5. After booting to Windows I tried to add Linux in Windows bootmenu using ...
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How to Install Windows8 with Ubuntu on laptop?

In my laptop, I have installed Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.04LTS. Now I need to replace Windows 7 with Windows 8 without formatting Ubuntu. Is it possible to do?
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some keys of my Lenovo U310 ideapad is not working

I have a Lenovo U310 ideapad. I have troubles with the q,w,e,r,u,i,o and p keys, they are not working. But any other else my laptop is working fine. How can I make it work again? Does it need a ...
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Localhost connecting to self on port 1111. Virus or ok?

When I run netstat -a on Windows 8.1 I am seeing a number of connections from 127.0.0.1: ports around 50000 connecting to My PC name (DadsPC) on port 1111. A portion are listed below. Is this normal? ...
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Unable to do fresh Linux install from CD

I am using Windows 8 OS on my laptop and I had installed CentOS linux earlier. The BIOS is set for UEFI mode, thats why I had to switch it to legacy mode to support boot from CD. Anyways, I managed ...
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Cannot close notifications in Windows 8

Seems like a bug, but it is very annoying. Windows 8 keeps showing notifications which I cannot close. I tried to click on x and _ but no reaction. Here is a screenshot showing such an unclosable ...
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How to recover system path variable on windows 8 (64 bit)?

I just deleted my system path variable while setting up java jdk. How to recover default setting?
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How can I view the terminal execution log of chkdsk when ran at boot time?

If I issue chkdsk /R on a removable drive, I get a nice execution status report with a few stats such as an ETA. When I want to do the same on my system drive, however, I must reboot and, in order ...
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Windows 8 Project64 Failed to initialize DirectX error

I want to use project64 on my computer via remote desktop, but I always get this error: Failed to initialize DirectX error Error code: 8876086A There seems to be not fix related to my problem on ...
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Windows 8 language settings don't change the language everywhere

I just bought a new computer with windows 8 on it from Germany, so when it shipped over everything was in German. I was able to get around that and download the English language pack but I noticed ...
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How to repair msi.dll

Windows 8, Acer Aspire M laptop. The file C:\Windows\SysWOW64\msi.dll has become corrupted (viewing with a hex editor, the first 0x4000 bytes are zero). This is probably due to a hard drive error. ...
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Quick way to share files on a PC with another PC that's NOT on the same network (work laptop on a domain, home PC on a home network)

I want to access a folder on my home desktop PC over my local home network from all our various laptops at home (just to backup photos and share media files). I tried simple Windows sharing, but one ...
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Add entries to Windows 8 explorer's File menu

Windows 8 introduced many changes to the file explorer. One of them being the creation the File Menu, which allows opening shells already set in the current folder. Is it possible to add elements ...
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windows couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one (For windows 7 & 8)

I getting this error (windows couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files.) when i am install windows any version in my PC using bootable ...
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Store icon missing

I have a Windows 8 machine I am trying to upgrade to Windows 8.1 but it's missing the Windows Store icon. Searching for "store" only brings up four or so icons for "Store documentation" and other ...
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windows 8 apps forget saved credentials on close

Some of my windows 8 apps forget the stored credentials and preferences, facebook and lastpass apps being the most common. Facebook for example will forget my credentials and then once logged in ...
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How to make a hard disk inaccessible in Windows 8?

I installed two Windows 8. One for work and one for entertainment. They are on separate drives (the first system is on a SSD and the second system is on a HDD). Since I will probably install some ...
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Computer became slow recently

System Specs: Windows 8.1 64-bit Intel Core i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz, 8.0GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4600 / NVIDIA Geforce 750M GT Computer has been recently slow. This includes startup ...
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What is SRUJet?

I see in Event log many error entries : svchost (1500) SRUJet: An attempt to open the file "C:\Windows\system32\SRU\SRUDB.dat" for read / write access failed with system error 5 ...
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Windows 8 Wallpaper Retrieval

I have a favorite picture as my wallpaper on a Windows 8 laptop. Sadly, the original picture was destroyed. How can I retrieve it and save as a jpg for sharing with others? I have tried the ...
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Setting up Win8 ad-hoc Wifi without security?

I'm trying to set up an ad-hoc wifi network coming from a Windows 8 machine to connect to some legacy hardware that doesn't support WPA. Trouble is, I can't find a way to tell Win8 to start the ...
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Deleted Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexer Driver

I deleted my Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexer Driver. I am still able to use wifi without any problems but I'm wondering if this driver was important and if so how I can get it back. I am using ...