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

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How do I stop Windows 8 from timing out after 1 minute and going to the login screen? (Lockscreen already disabled)

How do I stop Windows 8 from timing out after 1 minute and going to the login screen? (Lockscreen already disabled) This is very annoying when i'm trying to work. I have changed everything in power ...
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Windows 8 Image Recovery Disk Too Small

I had a 128GB SSD and a 1.5TB HDD in my Windows 8.1 computer. I took a backup by using the built in tools to create a system image on my removable HDD. I took the 128GB SSD out, put a 256GB SSD in, ...
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How to fix broken AppData permissions in Windows 8

Not knowing that this is a bad mistake — or maybe a massive bug in Windows 8 — I shared my complete user folder using Home Group on Windows 8 Pro x64. This changed the permissions for ...
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USB: error 0x000007d1

Is there any way to fix error 0x000007di? It occurs when I plug in phone USB. I'm using Windows 8. What I want to do is to root my Android phone when I connect it. It feels like everything's fine ...
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Websites loading slowly or not at all giving DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error

I am having problems with my internet. Some sites load fine (reddit, imgur, armor games), others don't load properly (speedtest.net either fails to configure properly or is all text with a white ...
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Windows 8 RDP connection randomly dropping

Remote desktop connections from one Windows 8 (Pro, 64-bit) machine to another Windows 8 (Pro, 64-bit) machine are being dropped at seemingly random intervals. I can successfully reconnect immediately ...
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Windows 8 blue screen with DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Asus.tp

First, I looked at the Windows Action Center and followed its instructions. That means I downloaded AsusTP_v2.1.4_20130429_normal1.exe from the ASUS website and ran it. It gave me an error message. ...
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What is the “Automatic Maintenance”?

Windows 8 just notified me to run the Automatic Maintenance in the "Action Center". But what is that and what is it doing?
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How do I get tooltips in Chrome to appear in the correct location?

Below is a screenshot of a slight problem with the location of the tooltip showing up in the incorrect location (note: the red dot is the approximate location of my cursor, and the location of the ...
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Windows 8 - Missing right click menu in List of Wireless Networks

I've recently installed a fresh install of Windows 8 Pro, and am having trouble managing my wireless networks due to nothing happening when I right click any given item in the wireless network list. ...
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How do I turn off Modern UI and get the old Start Menu back in Windows 8?

I just bought a new Windows 8 laptop, but I want to get rid of the new "Modern UI" Start Screen, and get the old Start Menu back. How do I do this?
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Bluetooth audio missing on Windows 8

Before upgrading my laptop to Windows 8 (Professional, from MSDN, which purported to be RTM), I was able to use my computer headset as hands-free audio for my cell phone (HTC HD2, but nothing changed ...
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Grant Admin rights to an entire registry Hive?

There is a way via a CLI or GUI application to grant Admin rights to ALL the keys/Values of an entire registry Hive (like System, SAM, ntuser.dat, etc)? The problem is that I'm using the Dism tool ...
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How to use the SSD for caching in Windows without Intel Smart Response?

My motherboard is Asus P8B75-M. It doesn't have Intel Smart Response. But recently I bought a SSD. Since I mostly use linux I have Linux installed in it. But can I use it to speed up Windows also? ...
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Adjusting screen resolution without having video card drivers

My father has an old Windows XP computer. He asked me to upgrade Windows XP to Windows 8 since windows XP ended releasing updates. I installed Windows 8, and most of hardware got installed without ...
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“Limited” internet connection on Windows 7 & 8

My roommate and I are sharing internet with the neighbors and they are using an Airlink router (I'm not sure what brand). I have been able to connect to the internet and it can be really slow since it ...
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How to connect to VMs after the VMware Workstation UI got restarted by Windows?

Every now and then, this happens (part to blame Windows, part to blame VMware): the VMware Workstation 10 UI becomes slow you are busy with something else typing in a document Windows pops-up a ...
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Is it possible to use the IE10 App without making Internet Explorer the default browser?

Windows 8 comes with two versions of Internet Explorer: the normal desktop version, which looks just like IE9, and the Modern UI version, which is a full-screen tablet-style app. By default, links ...
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How to make a ISO FILE out of a folder containing Windows Setup Files [duplicate]

I copied the Windows 8 CD to my HDD. I want to convert that folder to an ISO and use that to create a bootable USB. Please tell me how CAN I MAKE ISO IMAGE out of that folder containing files
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Speakers go dead on windows 8.1

A problem I get only since getting windows 8.1 - The speakers stop working a few hours into a session. The work again after a reboot. The headphones work when the speakers stop working. In the ...
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How to get rid of “Folders” and “Network locations” links in Explorer in Windows 8.1?

Let me explain with a couple of screenshots. I just upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1 and now I get a bunch of useless shortcuts in Windows Explorer when I try to open a file, or if I just plainly go to ...
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How to reset the look of .htm file icon?

My htm/html files saved on the desktop in Windows 8 looked like this: Now when I upgraded to Windows 8.1 they look like this: How can I return their previous look? PS. I went as far as tried to ...
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Windows 8 desktop stuck in “Repairing disk errors”

While working on a project I was suddenly informed by windows 8 that it ABSOLUTELY just HAD to reset to install updates, and I had 15 minutes to comply. So I save my stuff and click "update and ...
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Installing Windows 7 (dual-boot) after having installed Windows 8

I have installed Windows 8 Pro x64 over my previous Windows 7 installation. However, I need to re-install Windows 7 on a second partition, in other words, with dual-boot functioning. When I boot the ...
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Visual Studio 2013 MSVCR110d.dll is Missing

I'm not really sure if this belongs on SuperUser or StackOverflow, but it doesn't seem to be a coding problem so I'm gonna run with this. I've started working on a C++ game using Visual Studio 2013 ...
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Windows 8 (64bit) can't update: 0x800F0922

I finally decided to make a thread after fighting with this problem for very long. First, let's see what i have in the registry: Second, I have these pending updates: What i try to do now, is: ...
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Where is Windows 8's “package cache” for store applications?

I would like to mess around with a few applications on the Windows Store. The only problem is that I don't know how to obtain the .appx file that is Windows 8's package format. I know it has to save ...
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Vaio Windows 8 Upgrade screen resolution

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FE41E and have just upgraded it to Windows 8. However, the screen resolution is fixed at 1024 x 768 (no other options) and the only monitor that the computer can detect is the ...
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How to install a new “display language” onto Windows 8.1 Single Language?

Unfortunately, on my PC was pre installed Windows 8.1 Single Language (BR Portuguese) and I can't change the "display language" from BR-PT to US English because don't have any options; for that ...
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Can't send files through bluetooth on Windows 8.1

I just upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 While I was using Windows 8, everything seemed to work fine. When I upgraded to Windows 8.1, I realized that I cannot send files through bluetooth. I ...
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Windows 2 NICs same subnet and different networks

I'm a bit puzzled about an issue I had today (btw i'm not a network expert, even less a Windows one) Suppose I have 2 NICs, Wi-fi with address 192.168.1.71/255.255.255.0 Ethernet with ...
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IPHLPSVC High CPU in Windows 8 x64

I was experiencing consistent high CPU usage in Windows 8 Pro x64. The cause was svchost running at a constant 25% CPU, even at idle. I checked the services that the svchost was running, and toggled ...
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shut down and reboot into windows 7

I am running windows 8 on C, and have an old windows 7 on D. When I orinally installed windows 8 I had a 5 second bootup screen offering if I wanted windows 7 or 8. I removed this so now it only ...
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How to disable software-initiated overheat shutdown (due to broken sensors) in Windows 8?

A power spike broke the CPU temperature sensor on my motherboard. Memtest86+ runs fine. However, neither Linux nor Windows boots under default options. Windows simply shuts down during boot. Linux ...
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How to edit this resource String of the Windows DVD?

I'm customizing the image resources of a Windows 8.1 Installation, and now I would like to modify the copyright String that appears in every Setup step/screen. The String is in Spanish language and I ...
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Unable to drag and drop / select multiple with mouse

I'm running into a perplexing issue with Windows 8 Pro x64, where randomly I'm unable to drag to select multiple files (i.e. in Explorer or Directory Opus). I've also noticed that a similar issue ...
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How to get a Windows 8.1 iso for clean install with a Single Language key? [duplicate]

I only have a Windows 8 Single Language key purchased. They mostly sell that version in my country. But I need to perform a clean install of Windows 8.1. How can I do this? How to get the ISO? I ...
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“All boot options are tried” after updating BIOS

I have a Samsung series five laptop. I recently updated the BIOS, which completed successfully. I got the following message after it rebooted: All boot options are tried. Press <F4> key to ...
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My laptop can't access files from my desktop

Here is my problem. I have a desktop, a laptop and a typical router. The desktop is connected through wire and I connected my laptop wirelessly. I can access my desktop files through my laptop, but I ...
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lenovo x1 carbon windows 8 frequent wifi disconnect issue

I'm having frequent wifi disconnects on my Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch laptop. I got this laptop 2 months back and it has been happening ever since about 3-5 times a day and 10 times a week on average. ...
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Can a virus stay in a computer even after a reinstallation?

In the windows 8 system, there is a windows re-installation built in. It says "Remove everything and reinstall Windows". But, the computer needs to have somewhere to store windows itself in order for ...
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Win8.1 machines have trouble browsing each other occasionally

I've got two Win8.1 machines. One is a desktop connected to the (dd-wrt) router through an ethernet cable, the other is a laptop that connects over wifi. Both can ping each other just fine through ...
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Canon CanoScan N640P ex driver for Windows 8.1

I would like to use my old CanoScan N640P ex scanner on my new OS. I have searched for drivers, but I have not found anything. Can you please offer me a solution for this problem?
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Disabling IPv6 without tweaking the registry

I read an article that disabling IPv6 needs a registry hack. Is there a different way to disable IPv6 without modifying the registry in Windows 8?
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using Win 8 on multiple computers with same login

Windows 8.1: I am now logged in to multiple computers with my "Live Id" -- email address, which tries to be too helpful. It constantly complains that someone else is using my account and makes me get ...
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Google Chrome Freezes ALL the time

I'm running the most recent version of Google Chrome. I have had this computer for three weeks now with no problems, now today it just WON'T work for me. I am running windows 8 with a machine that can ...
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Disable “gesture” to turn off touchpad

I have a problem with my laptop and the touchpad. There's "something" that handles a 3-finger tap in the touchpad and causes the touchpad to be enabled/disabled (buttons keep working). This was ...
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Using a Script to control Audio driver functions

I have Asus Essence STX sound card. When I want to change the sound card's output device (eg: from Speakers to Headphones) I have to launch the driver GUI and change it there. However, I would much ...
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How to set Gmail as default email client in Windows 8?

How can I use Gmail (in Chrome) as the default email handler in Windows 8? I used to use GmailNotifier in Windows 7, but that doesn't seem to work anymore. Clicking on a mailto: link simply opens ...
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DualBOOT windows 8 and VHDX

I have Windows 8.1 as main OS in UEFI environment and I wanted to have another Windows 8.1 as a VHDX. I used EasyBCD to add entry for the VHDX but, it didn't boot the VHDX and the boot menu was ...