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

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Windows 8 will not load color profiles - why?

I have a Spyder3Express color calibration device. Under Windows 7 the utility that came with it would happily load the custom profile I created with it without any hassles. Under Windows 8 (have just ...
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will I be able to log into a hidden account on windows 8

I want to make a hidden account so family doesn't stumble across code and mess it up. But, I also want to be able to access this account through some other means. Is this possible?
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My mouse has two buttons on the side. How do I program them to change the current song?

I got a new wireless sandstrom mouse and a new keyboard. The new keyboard has a play/pause button but no song forward or song back button. I would like to know how to set that up on Windows 8.
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Ricoh Aficio MP171SPF: Scan to Folder not working

The scanning functionality on my MP171 is not working over my network. All the necessary configurations have been made using the web interface, but it cannot authenticate. It throws several different ...
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Hyper-V won't start - Not enough storage available to complete this application

on windows 8.1 Pro 64bit when in Hyper-V Manager click Start Service, after a while (cca 60s) new event apears in event log - System saying: The Hyper-V Virtual Machine Management service ...
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Is it okay to run Windows Defender and another antivirus program at the same time?

We all know that it isn't recommended to run more than one antivirus program at a time. But since Windows Defender comes with Windows, is it safe to have it and another antivirus program (AVG, Avast) ...
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Win8.1: how to Get fingerprint sensor EgisTec ES603 to work?

My Status: I have a Win8.1 system (no Upgrade 1). I have purchased the EgisTec ES603 fingerprint sensor in Amazon. It comes with an installation disk. I have installed the driver and the device is now ...
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Workaround for unsupported printers in Windows 8

My mother's old beloved printer is not supported in Windows 8 so it no longer works. Now what to do? (using Linux, OSX or any other OS is not an option - buying a new printer is the last) I was ...
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Uninstalling Hyper-V on a dual-booted machine?

I am on Windows 8.1 (dual booting with Crunchbang) and would like to remove Hyper-V. I have tried unticking Hyper-V under "Turning Windows Feature on/off" as well as typing in the command below with ...
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Delete App History in Task Manager (Windows 8.1)

How do I delete the apps from the App History tab? With the exception of "Google Chrome", I hardly use any of the listed apps...and there are several applications I use regularly which don't appear ...
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Windows 7 and 8.0 bug: Store: PC is not connected to Internet, try again later

The Windows 8 Store application on my computer claims that my computer is not connected to the internet. My computer IS actually connected to the internet, but for some reason the store application ...
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How do I set up a RAID 0 on windows 8?

I have a windows 8 machine with a 2T internal hard drive and 12G of ram. I have an external WD 3T that automatically backs up my entire I tunes Ibrary. I have added a second 2T internal drive and ...
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Windows 8 extremely high disk usage and slow IO

Problem After upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Professional, there seem to be a few disturbing problems. When I have the Task Manager open, I sometimes notice the disk usage climbing to 50, ...
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Low disk performance with Windows 8.1

I have a Dell XPS 15 (L502X) that have a Core i5-2450M, 6GB RAM and a 1TB WD 5400RPM HDD. This notebook Achilles' heel is the disk. It's slow and I understand that if I do stress it to much, it lends ...
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How to uninstall the Windows 8.1 apps screen completely?

There are plenty of pages on the web that describe how to boot/login directly to the desktop instead of the apps screen. For example: Boot straight to desktop and remove Metro UI elements How to ...
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.msi installers freeze with no status showing Windows 8.1

I have a slight issue with my laptop. Every time I try to run any sort of a .msi installer to install a application, the status freezes and no progress progresses. I know it is not just the ...
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After Effects 7 does not install on Windows 8

I bought a copy of After Effects 7 a while back, and now I got a new computer. I would like to install After Effects 7 on the Windows 8 computer, however when I run the setup executable, the setup ...
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Windows 8 Explorer UNC path [closed]

We have 3 Windows 8.1 PCs setup. On one of the PCs we have shared a directory. On the other 2 machines, we define a drive letter to access net use h: \\computer1\hfolder (user and pwd) ...
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Unable to access UEFI BIOS setup or boot into Windows after setting MBR with EasyBCD then resetting it

I can't exactly remember what the menu items were called (because I can't boot into my computer), but I'll try my best. Earlier I tried using EasyBCD with Windows 8 on a UEFI Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 ...
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How to change the size of Desktop Icons in Windows 8?

Is it possible to change the size of icons in Windows 8? Also is it possible to adjust the horizontal and vertical spacing between Desktop Icons?
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How do I use an animated GIF image for the Windows 8.1 lock screen?

I know how to set an image file (.gif format in this case) on Windows 8.1 lock screen, but by some reason the image is shown as "static" instead of "animated". How do I use an animated GIF as a lock ...
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Windows 8: want to force a specific website be opened only by one of two internet lines avialable

I have a PC with win 8 with two different available wifi internet lines available. I want to to force a specific website be opened only by only one of internet connection and other websites be opened ...
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Windows 8.1 Store quits after load screen even after wsreset

I just reinstalled my system to a new SSD because my HDD died, but because I have a Win 8 key I went through with the Win 8 (x64) install than the Win 8.1 update from the store. Than I reinstalled and ...
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Multiple display adapters installed but only one being used?

When I check the device manger on my laptop, it shows me that I have two display adapters installed as shown. But when I check the 'advanced settings' under the screen resolution tab, I see only ...
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What is the difference between Power Saver and Energy Saver?

My Lenovo Yoga laptop has three power options in mobility center. Power Saver Energy Saver High Performance What is the difference between Power Saver and Energy Saver options? I'm using Windows ...
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System-wise large font for Windows modern apps & Start screen

I bought an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet today. The font size for the icons on the Start screen and the Settings, and all modern apps generally, is too small. And there are LOTS of empty margins round the ...
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Windows 8 “Device Setup” process stuck without further progress

After plugging-in of an USB device, standard window with progress bar appears. The problem I experience is that it gets stuck at certain progress and doesn't continue no matter how long I wait. ...
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Laptop brightness and contrast drastically changing when unplugged

Whenever my laptop is plugged in, it works perfectly fine. However, when I unplug it, the screen starts changing drastically in contrast and brightness until I plug the laptop back in. I replaced the ...
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Unable to change display brightness in Win 8.1

I upgraded my Sony SVF15A13SN -- which came with Windows 8 out of the box -- to Windows 8.1 yesterday, and have been unable to change my screen's brightness since; it's stuck on maximum. I could ...
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Wifi connection drops when using torrent clients

I've read the topics I could find which are similar to this, but I've got no help reading them. So this is my situation: Whenever I start downloading a torrent, my wifi connection drops(as in no ...
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Windows 8 on MBPr won't scale full screen games

I run Windows 8 via Bootcamp on a 15" Macbook Pro Retina (with Nvidia GT750M). When I open any game that runs full screen, the game will typically force itself to use native resolution (2880x1800) or ...
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Windows 8 Metro Apps won't load

How do I get my Windows 8 Metro apps to load? The tiles update, but when I click on them, they spin around and show the solid splash screen, then disappear. Only the Store app opens. I've tried: ...
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Windows 8.1 error: Not enough memory to move a file

I have Windows 8.1 installed on a machine with an i5 at 2.5 Ghz and 16GB of installed RAM. There is about 80GB free disk space. When I'm trying to move one file from one folder to another, I get this ...
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Windows 8 in GPT not hybrid booting

Some days ago I bought a new HDD of 3TB size. I installed Windows 8 "normally", then I noticed that the system could not see all the 3TB of the disk, because the setup automatically choosed to use MBR ...
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SSMSE version is suitable for MS SQL Server 2008 SP4 in Win 8

Can anybody know and provide the suitable version & download link of MS Management Studio for MS SQL Server 2008 SP 4 in win 8? Am downloaded the SQLManagementStudio_x64_ENU and when install it ...
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Windows 8 - Media Player disable fade music when in background

By default in Windows 8 when you are listening to a song and switch to Desktop or any other app that takes full screen then the Music Player app sound level fades. Of course I can dock the app on the ...
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Windows 8 frees memory of inactive windows

It seems like Windows automatically takes any window, that wasnt active for some 30-40 min, memory out of RAM (perhaps storing it on hard drive). Absolutely no matter how much free RAM there is, it ...
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Windows 8 won't boot after upgrading RAM

After upgrading my RAM memory from 2GB to 6GB (DDR3), i want to install windows 8.1 64bit to exploit full performance of RAM. I had a weird problem. Disc with windows 8.1 wont boot. Windows logo ...
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Running Script on Shutdown using Windows 8

Is there any way to execute a Batch- or PowerShell-Script on shutdown using Windows 8 without disabling FastBoot? I know you can add a script using "gpedit.msc", but I found that Windows 8 won't ...
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Where in the registry does Windows store the file types that can be opened by a program? [duplicate]

After installing some programs, they appear in the "Set Your Default Programs" list. Selecting one of these and clicking on "Choose defaults for this Program" brings up a list of all extension and ...
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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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Creation an open (unencrypted) AdHoc WiFi network in Windows 8 [duplicate]

I've read thousands of tutorials but the command: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=try key=12345678 But how can I create an open unencrypted AdHoc wireless network in Windows 8?
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Windows 8.1 - Betta fish is missing from start menu screen

Recently, I've upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. Now I have Windows 8.1 x 64 SL Edition. Everything is working like charm. But I noticed that the betta fish start screen background is missing. I ...
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How do I stop the Windows 8 restart clock; '15 minutes' and counting…?

The question is pretty much in the title. Windows 8 is restarting, I probably only have like 13 minutes by now, but I can't have my computer shut off, doing like 20 different things on a couple of ...
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How to forget/remove username in Windows 8 Store - account deleted

I deleted a Windows Live/Microsoft account (I have others) that I was using for the Windows Store on one of my PCs. Now I can't use the store at all because it wants a password for that particular ...
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Windows 8.1: Login on one monitor, Start/Metro on the other

PROBLEM I'm on Windows 8.1. I have two monitors. I'll call them A and B. On A, I want: - Start/Metro screen On B, I want: - Login screen I don't care where applications spawn. So does anyone ...
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Can I use the default pdf reader in desktop ui mode

The default pdf handler in Windows 8 is the "Reader" app, which runs in the new UI only. Aside from using a "normal" pdf reader (Foxit/Adobe) is there any other way I can make the Reader app run in ...
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Does Windows 8 Explorer have a FolderSize column (or restore the column-handler API)?

One of the biggest complaints about Windows Vista (and 7) was that it removed the API that allows developers to create column-handlers, and as such, useful programs like Folder Size can no longer ...
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How to disable Taskbar Thumbnail preview in Windows 8 ?

When I hover my mouse cursor over a running application's button in the taskbar, small windows appear showing the contents of the open program. How can I disable that? I find it quite annoying.
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Popcorn Time client tries to access FileZilla files

Recently I wanted to check out Popcorn Time. I can't actually use it in my country but I wanted to check out what all the fuss was about, so I got the client from popcorn-time.se (By now I know many ...