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

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how to install a dialup modem

how do I install a dialup internal modem to my toshiba satellite L305-S5955 ? I bougt a modem card but I don't know how to connect it to probably the mother board or any slot it has only one cable ...
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How can I restore a Windows 8 laptop which hangs during startup recovery?

I have an ASUS laptop running Windows 8 which is about 6 months old. It will power up; however, Windows tries tries to repair itself during startup and the process never completes. It gets stuck on a ...
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How to have windows 8 windows adapt to a second screen lower resolution ? (surface)

I have a surface pro 3 (high dpi) with windows 8.1 and a second screen (normal dpi). When opening a window on a screen and switching this window to the other screen, it used to adapt gently. For ...
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Windows 8.1 - once a day this add appears in bottom right

Once a day, this add appears in my bottom right corner and I've tried all different things to remove it. At first I uninstalled those programs from control panel, then run different antimalware ...
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Can't join domain in Windows 8

When I try to change my computer's domain, I get an error dialog saying This machine is already joined to a cloud domain and cannot be subsequently joined to an Active Directory domain Please ...
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Windows Loads Webpage on Startup - How do I stop this?

Recently (within the last couple of weeks) I noticed that Windows 8.1 is opening my default browser (Firefox) and opening a page (http://www.microsoft.com/th-th/default.aspx) every time Windows ...
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Wireless Adapter needs periodic reset to connect to Home Group; Internet never affected (Windows 8)

I have a media pc (Windows 8) set up in my house with a server running on it. This allows me to connect to it and modify things from a different PC in the house (rather than always having to walk ...
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Windows 8 black screen & “no such interface supported” after disk cloning

My HDD was in a bad condition so I've bought a new one and cloned all partitions from the last drive. The problem is, now when I boot Windows 8 (from the new drive ofc), that's how it looks: It ...
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touchscreen passthrough for windows 8.1 qemu slave

I have a windows 8.1 vm running via kvm/qemu on an ubuntu 14.04 touchscreen laptop host. I can pass use my touchscreen as a regular mouse pointer if i pass through -usb -usbdevice tablet in the qemu ...
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Windows 8.1 damaged after language pack update/uninstalling

Here's the deal. I don't even know how to explain it. I followed the steps found here: How to install a new "display language" onto Windows 8.1 Single Language? to change my default ...
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windows 8.1 can't remove existing paired bluetooth device nor connect new one

I have a surface pro 3 with windows 8.1 and currently installed microsoft sculpt touch mouse and creative inspire 2 sound system. I have bought a new bluetooth microsoft sculpt mobile keyboard. The ...
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Administrator denied access to folder, impossible to see/change owner

I have a folder which was generated by MSBuild, app.publish. Often, my build script fails to delete it, complaining that it does not have the necessary permissions. Today I tested this outside of the ...
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Chrome doesn't do anything when trying to update

My Chrome bar has been nagging at me for a week now, wanting me to update to the latest version of Chrome. If I click the hotdog menu (or is it hamburger menu?) and hit the Update Google Chrome ...
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Scanner works under Win7 but not Win8

A twain-based USB scanner Plustek OpticPro 1248U works well under Win7 64-bit. Yet I cannot install the drivers under Win8. The drivers are not signed, so I rebooted the computer with requirement for ...
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“Bad_pool_caller” bluescreen. How to figure out what's causing it

I bought my HP 15-r085no in September last year. After a while, I got a few bluescreens with the accompanying horrible sound. There was two (I think) different bluescreens, where one of them was with ...
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How to turn Windows domain account to a local account

I asked the IT department in our company to remove me from our domain so that some restrictions aimed at all the users within the domain no longer apply to me. The problem is that when I restart my ...
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can't boot any drive or efi interface/easyRe doesn't help/no obv. hardware failer

my computer isn't booting any of the drivers and has some inconsistent/odd behavior. asus g75gx 1000gb hdd 250gb ssd (win 8 running) windows was preinstalled on the hdd and i migrated it onto the ...
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How to install software on 2 in 1 Windows 8 computer

I'm looking at buying a 2 in 1 computer, which is a laptop with a dockable screen. When the screen is undocked it becomes a tablet and the keyboard isn't used. This device has 2 hard drives, a 32GB ...
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Annoying game popup

I have a windows 8 PC and my son recently got a free game off the appstore. I don't know how to uninstall it and it keeps sending popups telling me to play the game. How do I end this?
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How to “sleep” a Windows 8 laptop without closing the lid

I have a Dell XPS Windows 8 laptop. I'd like to be able to "sleep" it overnight without needing to close the lid (often it is on a laptop stand where closing it is awkward). The "Power" menu has ...
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Grouping firefox (multitabs opened) buttom in taskbar(windows) as that of chrome

To be fair i don't really know the jargon used to specify my question. let me describe it in this way. Does Firefox (Firefox pin or button in task-bar that behaves as of the windows explorer pin) can ...
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Shortcut to disable touchpad?

The computer I use doesn't have a hard button to disable the touchpad. I typically use a wireless mouse, so I want to easily disable the touchpad frequently. Other answers posted on this SE tell ...
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Asus Gaming Laptop Speakers buzzing/humming

I have had my laptop close to 2 years now. I never had a problem with my speakers before. I recently started playing Grand Theft Auto V and had no issues, but now today when I get on the speaker buzz ...
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In chkdsk, what is an online scan?

Running Windows 8.0 Pro, chkdsk has a /scan option that Runs a online scan on the volume (sic). What is an online scan? My guess is that it runs it while letting you use the drive, which is good if ...
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Windows 8 Store Error code 0xc03f40c8

I recently converted the account on my Surface Pro 3 from a Microsoft account to a local account (because I was tired of typing in a password for each and every user). However, since doing this, I am ...
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Accidentally created a Microsoft account for Windows 8 - now are settings gone

I'm new to Windows 8 and used my laptop without a "Microsoft account". A few hours ago I setup the Microsoft Mail programm and now my .hotmail.com email address and password is the one to login to my ...
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What are those new terms that MicroSoft has introduced with Windows 8/8.1? [closed]

What are "Rollup"? What about "ESDs"? I wonder if there is/are some another, if so... could you enlighten me? please This is not my natural language, so... please, sorry for the way I talk english. ...
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Remove a drive from Windows Storage Pool without losing data

I have a Windows Storage Pool with a 3TB drive and a 1.5TB drive. I want to move all the data from the 1.5TB drive to the (45% full) 3TB drive and then remove the 1.5TB drive. Is there any way to do ...
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In windows 8, how do you create a shortcut to kill a specific program?

I'm using a modded version of Skyrim which semi-regularly freezes and the only way to close it that I've found is to sign out and in again. So I was wondering if it was possible to create a shortcut, ...
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OneNote without a Signing In?

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro. Pushing the top button on the pen opens up OneNote. Currently I have a LOCAL account on my Surface Pro. I am using a local account rather than a Microsoft account ...
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How to do an iPhone like keyboard shortcut in Windows 7 & 8? [closed]

I want a way to do keyboard shortcuts on my Windows 7 laptop that I can do on my iPhone 4. I am NOT talking about macros. For instance, I can type 'appt' on my iPhone and 'appointment' will appear if ...
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Identifying the basic information of Windows installation .iso images

I've 6 different Windows 8.1 64-bit / 32-bit installation .iso images. All of the 6 images are untouched and officially released by Microsoft. How could I identify the basic information of each .iso ...
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Asus laptop makes weird sound when touched

I've had my Asus N56VV-S4021H for about 1 year and a half. It runs Windows 8.1. Recently, it started making a sound every time I touch it. Whenever I type, knock on the laptop's case, touch the ...
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Regedit Don't open

I modified Registry key ProgramFilesDir to install more applications in External HDD but after reboot I can't open any application installed in my Pc , or any utilities of windows like Regedit / ...
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Can only snap into predefined areas

So I've been experiencing a really weird problem since a couple of days (on Windows 8). First of all, the Windows + arrow combination won't snap my applications to the left or right anymore. They ...
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My screen is blinking at 1920x1080

One of my monitors is HP 2211x and hes working perfectly using 1920x1080 resolution. But the problem is that ive bought today LG flatron W2243s and it seems that i cant get him to work at 1920x1080 ...
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Windows 8 sometimes stuck, sometimes can't boot with 0x000000e

PC keeps crashing in weird ways. Symptoms: I have a Windows 8 Box that sometimes (I suspect under heavy load) get stuck, but in a weird way - PC unresponsive, but I can (most of the times, sometimes ...
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Why is Robocopy frequently crashing on Windows 8 systems?

Since years we are using Robocopy to replicate files between Servers around the world. Now we have Windows 8 64 BIT Servers in China to which we have to replicate some files. But with this OS we ...
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Python setup failed Unspecified error

I'm install python 3.5.0a3 first time on windows 8.1 64 bit and at just starting of installation it just says "Setup failed". Here is the log file.
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Cannot connect to WiFi network on Windows 8 / 8.1

I see about 12 other WiFi networks in the WiFi list displayed by Windows and can even connect to them (one of them I know), so WiFi is basically working. However, I cannot find the network I usually ...
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Laptop Screen worked and now is blank on boot up/BIOS/POST

My laptop booted up fine however after I did a reboot now I do not see a POST or BIOS at all on a bootup. There is also no beeps and I hear the fans. The screen remains blank the entire time. I ...
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Windows booting in the old version…everytime and then fixing itself (repeatedly)

I installed windows 8 on my computer - previously windows 7. Now on starting bios starts then a black screen headed "boot manager" which states that something has changed with my computer and do I ...
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How to backup the fonts in Windows 8 to transfer to a fresh windows reinstallation?

In previous versions of windows they were easily found in c:\windows\fonts folder. Now the font files are distributed across multiple folders in c:\windows\winsxs I understand that this was a ...
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Windows v8.1 Shutdown Reverts to Local Account

After Shutdown of a Windows v8.1 Dell Venue Pro 8 tablet, the defined DefaultUserName changes back to a local account versus the defined network account. How can I configure the tablet to always use ...
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Adding ssd to boost drive space

Simple question. I already own an SSD and I want to get more space on my computer. If I buy another solid state drive and install it, will it effectively add more space? Example: I have used up all ...
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Windows 8.1 - Add an unavailable network

In Win8.1 it seems like I can only connect to SSIDs that are within my range of access. Say I had a computer that I needed to set up to connect to a network with wifi somewhere else. How do I set up ...
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How to make a program start a first start up of the day? [closed]

Is there a way to make a program start when I log in, but only in first session. If I shut down and restart again in the same day, that program won't auto start. I am asking in both Windows and Linux. ...
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Windows 8 Can't find executable in path with “where” command

I added the following line in my System Variable Path "C:\Program Files (x86)\FontForgeBuilds\bin" I can then run fontforge: C:\Windows\system32>fontforge -v Copyright (c) 2000-2014 by George ...
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How to accurately align monitors in windows 8?

I am currently using a dual monitor set-up and the software used for aligning the monitors only allows the alignment to be changes in 18 pixel increments, this results in me being unable to align the ...
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Windows 8 multi monitor center mouse magnet

Running Windows 8.1, two 1080p monitors. When I slowly move my mouse to the center of the two (left side of right monitor, right side of left monitor) regardless of vertical position it sticks, at ...