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

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Windows 8 Google Contacts Sync doesn't sync custom fields

I installed Windows 8 Pro a couple days ago. In the in-built "People" app, since there were options to sync contacts with several third party services like Facebook, Linkedin etc., I wanted to sync my ...
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Why won't my Windows 8 desktop icons show?

After I restart my computer and go to my desktop, my startup items begin to load but none of my desktop items load unless I right click for some reason. I'll right click, get the loading icon ...
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Refresh windows 8 drive is locked

I gave up when trying to restore my windows 8.1 pro. I used recover -> refresh feature in windows 8.1 FYI, my laptop use OEM license, but unfortunately, my OEM partition's gone. But I've created my ...
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How to move Sticky Notes from taskbar to tray on Windows 8?

Sticky Notes seems very useful and I want to use it for my day to day tasks. But when I open Sticky Notes, it always sits in the taskbar. If I could move it to the System Tray, then that would be ...
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What is the difference between Homegroup and Network?

I am using Windows 8. In the navigation panel on left, in the File Explorer, I can see two sections Homegroup and Network. Under Network a number of other PCs are listed. What is the difference ...
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Customise on screen keyboard

How would one go about customising the on screen keyboard on a Microsoft Surface Pro? I've noticed that it doesn't have an alt or Esc key and I can't think of any good reason why those keys, among ...
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Can I uninstall the Intel graphics driver if an Nvidia GPU is present?

I have a Dell XPS15 laptop, which includes a Geforce GT750M GPU. Ever since I updated the Nvidia driver to 347.25, I've been getting errors from igfxtray.exe on startup. Google tells me that this file ...
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How to shorten CD/DVD spin down time?

In Windows XP, a tool like "Nero DriveSpeed" was capable of modifying the amount of time a CD / DVD drive leaves a disk spinning before it halts it (it was also possible to modify the maximum spinning ...
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How to mount an .iso image in Windows 8.1 marked as sparse file?

I downloaded some iso and tried to mount it but Windows 8.1 refused. Then I found this post that advises to copy the iso. Yes and it works. People who commented said that it should be possible to ...
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Install windows on unallocated space (without formatting rest of partitions)

Situation: I had 2hdd, one was used for OS, the other was just storage divided in several partition. OS hdd was removed, so now I have pc without OS and data that I do not want to loose. ...
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How to make a back up boot-able Windows ISO

I want to learn how to make a back up copy of my Windows boot-able ISO. I purchased my computers used and have no DVD installation disk. Every video or Google search result I have read seems to skip ...
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Drive partitioning for SSD cache

i just purchased a new laptop Asus N551JK-CN103D which comes with a 1TB hdd and 24GB SSD(or mSSD) which I think can be used as cache. I have a couple of questions but here is how I setup my laptop, it ...
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Windows 8.1 black screen with mouse, cant acces task manager or safe mode

I am using Windows 8.1 (as an upgrade from 8). Yesterday I had to boot in safe mode through msconfig, but when my PC restarted, the Windows logo screen went black with only the cursor on the screen. I ...
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How do I set up a 4K TV via HDMI to my PC? (Getting mouse/video lag)

I recently purchased a Hisense HLUD58XT880 LCD TV (LCD flat-panel with 3840x2160 native resolution). I have plugged my PC into the HDMI (UHD) port on the TV. My PC is running Windows 8.1 with a ATI ...
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Windows 8: every folder becomes read-only and I cannot change them

I've installed Windows 8 Enterprise on my PC but, all of the folders are read-only and I cannot seem to reverse this. Methods I've tried: Changing its attribute from folder properties. Allowing full ...
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Clean install Windows 8.1 or Windows 8 from OEM key

I have recently acquired a laptop with an OEM Windows 8 product key. I am interested in a clean install of Windows 8.1. I do not have any original install media, only recovery disks, and the ...
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How can I use my W8 tablet as a second monitor?

I have a Windows 8 tablet running the full W8 (read: NOT RT). I know that there are apps for iPad (not sure about Android) that will let your tablet function as a secondary monitor. Is there any way ...
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How to setup a NTFS partition on an Acronis Bootable Rescue Media USB drive

Anybody know if it's possible to partition the drive that currently has a bootable USB on it without erasing or formatting the entire USB drive?
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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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How can I recover deleted files in Windows 8? [duplicate]

I deleted a few hundred files using del /S. My backup failed, and I need to recover as many of these as possible - preferably without taking the hard drive out and using another machine. The ...
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Open a network drive with different user

Normally, after we open a network drive using one authentication, its hard to change the user that it used to open that drive to another one. I basically have to use credential manager for this ...
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How do I update a Dell U2913WM driver?

I have an Acer Aspire E1 15.6" Laptop Laptop with Graphics Chipset: Intel HD Graphics 4400. I am using a VGA cable to extend the screen to my Dell U2913WM (set as primary screen). The native ...
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Quickest way to create PDF with images - full page scans

I have to perform a task on frequent basis and that is scanning a bunch of pages(all pages with same size) and create a PDF file out of it so that the PDF will appear as close to original pages as ...
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I just get a black screen remoting (RDP) into Windows 8 box

When I remote into my Windows 8 desktop with Windows 7 it works fine but when try with Windows 8 I get an empty screen after it connects. Keyboard commands work despite the screen being black; I can ...
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how to load ALL startup items before logging in to windows 8 desktop?

I am the only user of my laptop and the only reason i use a password is to prevent theft. the quirk that i have with logon passwords is that the startup items will only load after i have keyed in ...
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Problems With Windows 8.1 Metro Tiles and Apps

I just reinstalled Windows 8.1 Pro (x64) on to my computer and I'm having lots of problem in regards to the Metro Tiles (aka the start menu). One of the problem's is that when I boot into Windows and ...
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ET2701INTI-B053K ASUS touchscreen smart gesture

I teach for a museum and we have six ET2701INTI-B053K ASUS AIO touchscreens, running an interactive history app built in Chrome, and Chrome is in kiosk mode. I would like to disable the pinch and ...
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Windows 8 partition safe to delete

I'm fairly new to Windows since XP. After Windows XP, I happily moved to Linux. Now, I'm back and am looking to dual boot a new Windows 8 machine and am a little disoriented on the new partition ...
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Need access to hibernating Windows 8/8.1 system to remove viruses

User allowed someone claiming to be a Microsoft employee to remote control his machine. It has to be windows 8/8.1 as it is stuck in hibernation and his password does not work. Have deleted ...
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Trying to edit tile properties in Windows 8

When I right click on the tile all I get is "unpin" or "resize". I don't get any option to open shortcut or properties. If this is because I'm not an administrator, how do I do that? I'm only 1 PC ...
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How to hibernate Windows 8 Laptop after sleep?

My Windows 8 Laptop is set to sleep after 60 minutes of inactivity on Battery and to hibernate after 180 minutes on Battery. It is also set to sleep when I close the lid. When I close the lid, it ...
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Windows 8.1 found directory [duplicate]

I am running the latest version of Windows 8.1. I have 5 directory on my root of C:\ that are named found.000 to found.004. I believe these directory appeared after my system crashed some time ago ...
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Windows 8: BFSVC Error: Could not open the BCD template store. Status = [c000000f]

I have installed a new hard disk drive on my Acer Aspire 771. I made a USB recovery stick as well as recovery cd of the Windows 8 64 bit running on the former HD (which got corrupted, so no cloning ...
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is there windows media player in Windows 8 Enterprise N

I have installed my laptop with windows 8 Enterprise N, but windows media player didn't installed with the operating system, i have repeated this two times but there is not. does the windows media ...
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Is Modern IE10/11 on Windows 8/8.1 using a multi-process architecture?

Desktop IE has been using a multi-process architecture since IE8 but what about Modern IE? Desktop IE's tabs show up under Background processes in Task Manager's Processes tab but Modern IE's tabs ...
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Login screen changed in Windows 8

I use an HP Probook 4440s 64bit laptop with Windows 8 Enterprise installed. There is also a utility called HP Security Tools and I enabled a password protect option from it. Doing that somehow changed ...
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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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Windows doesn't put computer to sleep or turn it off after turning it on for maintenance

I've configured Windows to turn my computer on during the night to perform maintenance: However, I've found that after it does this and finishes maintenance, it doesn't put the computer to sleep, ...
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How can I reset password to Windows 8 on a PC I have access to through Windows 8 on a thumb drive

I lost the password to my Windows 8 PC, so I tried doing several troubleshooting: Tried using password recovery installation from another Windows 8 PC. Booting up in recover mode. System Restore ...
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Creating a new windows 8 local accounts brings back all the acer default software?

I'm wondering is the following is normal and how to possibly prevent it. Whenever I create a new windows 8 local account on an acer laptop all the acer software that comes with the factory default ...
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How to partition hard drive from MBR to GPT for Windows 8.1 UEFI install

I just bought a new HP notebook (ProBook 450 G0) and it came preinstalled with Suse 11 Enterprise. Now this is the first time I've owned a system with an (U)EFI and I don't know how things work on ...
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Error 0xc0000225 on laptop with windows 8.1, how to repair without a recovery disk?

When I start my laptop I have a blue screen with the error code 0xc0000225 with the message : A required device isn't working or can't be accessed. Then if I press F8 to get to Startup Settings the ...
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What exactly does this netstat output mean?

Having run netstat /b on my local machine, I am having trouble interpreting this output. To my knowledge I have only one machine on my network and it's not called fish. Active Connections Proto ...
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Dell Inspiron 5520 laptop wifi shows limited connection

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 laptop with Windows 8.1 64-bit installed. It works fine for a couple of hours, and suddenly the wifi start showing limited connection and I'm unable to access the ...
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Windows 8.1 fullscreen apps close immediately after opening

All windows 8.1 fullscreen apps (pc settings, windows store etc) just switch back to the desktop whenever I open them. They don't load at all.
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How change Windows Font Explorer test phrase

How I can change font test phrase in Windows 8.1. I need to see if font have another characters set.
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Minecraft EXCEPTION ACCESS VIOLATION

When I run any version of Minecraft, I receive an error EXCEPTION ACCESS VIOLATION. It occurs usually on the mojang screen but it also happens in game if I get past this point. Interestingly, I can ...
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How to enable media sharing in Windows 8

I'm trying to configure media sharing under Windows 8 (pro). I found an option in PC settings->HomeGroup Allow all devices on the network such as TVs and game console to play my shared content but ...
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How to enter arguments that include a space in command prompt [duplicate]

I am trying to use mklink to create a directory junction, but both the target and the "fake" has a folder name that includes spaces. How do I enter the folder name in my command without the space ...
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Need for Display Adapter of Acer Aspire One D270 on Window 8, 64 Bit.

I have installed Windows 8 on Acer Aspire One D270 and I cannot change its display settings because of driver.please help me in finding one for this machine. Thanks