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

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Sony Vaio Windows 8 freezing during boot, Repair itself unsuccessfully, change in OS worked temporarily

I am using my 4 years old sony vaio E series laptop. I got my motherboard changed last year and the old recovery disk dont work now. I was using WIN 7 until yesterday when the computer froze. I ...
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Windows 8 play no sound

I'm using Acer Aspire V3 with Windows 8. Today, my laptop is unable to play any sound either from my iTunes or Youtube. I have try troubleshooting it myself by checking the drivers and it seems to be ...
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How to search the entire hard drive for files modified on a particular date?

I picked up a virus a few hours ago, and have identified one of its files. I know the exact minute that the virus was installed, and would like to search my entire hard drive for files modified in ...
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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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Windows 8 Monitor System going nuts

I have a MicroDP port on my laptop and I use a MicroDP to DVI computer to use my monitor. Up to today, it worked just fine. However, it refuses to work anymore. The pictures attached are from BEFORE ...
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Windows 8 Evaluation Copy check for days left

I have a Windows 8 Evaluation Copy that had a 90 day deadline when I installed it. How do I check how much time I have left to use the OS, and what are the drawbacks I will face in the Evaluation copy ...
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Is there a way to disable “top left click switches to metro app” behaviour in Windows 8?

When I move the mouse to the top left corner of the screen and click the mouse button I don't want to switch to a Metro app*, I want to bring down the window menu of the Desktop app that I'm using. ...
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Windows Keeps Losing Wireless Printer - Needs To Be Re-Added Every Day

I have a wireless network with a number of laptops and a Deskjet 2540 wireless printer. The laptops are running Windows 7 with one of them running Windows 8. The wireless modem is a Netgear. If I, ...
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Screen Capture on Windows 8 view LapTop without PrintScreen key?

On Windows 8.x you are allowed to take screen shots on the Windows 8 start screen and apps using the Print Screen key. And it works super, with my external keyboard, but not on my built in keyboard. ...
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My SD card deletes new files by itself

I am using 64GB micro SD-Card. I always put it into my laptop slot for secondary storage. Recently, I found a big problem that my SD card won't work properly. I mean, When I copy new files to the ...
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Metro Skype and OneNote keep opening when I Alt-Tab

I have completely closed the Metro Skype and OneNote apps using every possible way including killing them from Task Manager. However a few minutes later when I Alt-Tab, it opens Skype fullscreen! It ...
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'net stats server' has password violations

I've been messing with Windows net commands on my personal PC and noticed something. I ran net stats server and the result showed 106 Password Violations. This is quite odd since I logged on to the ...
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Enable Intel Smart Responce Technology

I have an HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook 15-4013cl that came pre-installed with Windows 8. I installed the latest version of Kubuntu and VirtualBox. I have a Windows 8 recovery USB that I got for ...
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How to uninstall a driver from recovery console

I recently updated the "Standard AHCI Driver" (whatever it was called), to the one suggested on the laptop manufacturer's website. At first, it kept going through the automatic recovery process. With ...
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Windows 8 Swipe from Edge

I have a windows 8 tablet and the swiping from the side of the screen is not working. I believe the w510 iconia tablet that I have has formed a dead zone on the sides of the screen which essentially ...
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How can I send a Ctrl+Alt+Delete through Remote Desktop in Windows 8?

I need to send a CtrlAltDelete to a remote machine through Remote Desktop. The CtrlAltDelete is being intercepted by Windows 8, regardless of whether the remote desktop has focus or is in full screen. ...
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Disable windows 8 welcome screen

I am creating one WPF Window based application that running in full screen and its work like embedded systems so I dont want to show any windows logo. and another information to end users. so I modify ...
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why are my speakers and headphones not working on my dell inspirion

I have some problems with audio on my laptop dell inspirion 4010. We can't hear sounds from the laptop speakers and with the connections also. I tried several times with several headphones but none of ...
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Office 365 Home Premium Installaion Errors

This is a brand new Lenovo convertible with Windows 8. It came with Office 2010 starter pack. It was never used however. I went ahead and bought Office 365 Home Premium. However, the Office 365 ...
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Win 8.1 where OWA suddenly reports “OWA does not support the client computer”

I was accessing an Outlook account when suddenly I got this error on the Win 8.1 machine. Outlook Web App doesn't support this type of client computer. I am able to access the same account from ...
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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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Disable cursor ring for tablet in Windows 7/8

When I installed my Bamboo tablet in Windows 7/8, a ring shows anytime I click with the pen. Which annoys me.
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Is multiseat possible on Window 8?

I want to setup a multiseat configuration on my Windows 8 pc but the only software I can find that creates a multiseat setup is SoftXPand but their site says it only supports up to Windows 7 and after ...
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Ubuntu VirtualBox VM locks up frequently on Win8 host

Using the same exact Vagrantfile to build an Ubuntu 12.04 x64 VM on both MacOS and Win8, I noticed that the VM locks up frequently (at least once per minute) on Windows. At first I thought it might be ...
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External Speakers panned to the left and no spdif output displays in the playbacksound

I have a massive problem. My external speakers panned to left, no sound is coming out of the right speaker. I've tried EVERYTHING. Believe me I have done everything you recommend and nothing works. ...
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Filter Windows directory by file type

Imagine a large number of files, organized in folders (thousands of folders)...there are multiple types of files in each folder (PDF, ZIP, DOCX, etc.). I'm looking for a tool that can show the ...
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How to change the theme of Windows 8 to the classic theme?

I would like to change the theme of my windows 8 to the classic theme (a theme that look more like windows XP).
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Hyper-V won't enable in Windows 8 Pro: “Virtualization support is disabled in the firmware”

The checkbox to install Hyper-V in Windows 8 Pro is disabled. Hovering over it reveals the message, Hyper-V cannot be installed: Virtualization support is disabled in the firmware. There is a ...
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Unable to use airmon-ng, blocking processes

I am quite new to aircrack-ng, and learning it. But i got stuck on the airmon. Please help me out here. Thanks in advance. Details about system: Operating System: Windows 8 Wireless: Dell ...
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Getting 0x8007005 when installing any Metro app from App Store after

I recently moved my profile directory from C:\Users\[name] to E:\Users\[name] because I was running out of space on my drive C. I actually created a different account, completely copied everything ...
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Broken dropdowns in SQL Server Configuration Manager on Windows 8.1

I recently installed a new virtual VMWare machine for development purposes. The machine has Windows 8.1 (64 bit), Visual Studio 2013 and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition, all with latest ...
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Open/save file dialog takes a long time to open in Windows 8. Several programs are affected Chrome, Thunderbird

When I try to save a file in Chrome the Save as dialog box becomes unresponsive and I have to close Chrome. This is on Windows 8.1 The Microsoft answer (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313937) that ...
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Folder missing either before or after Chkdsk ran in verify mode

When I started my computer I was shown a popup window asking to check the disk of H:, I chose the scan mode that only checks and would allow me to choose what to do. I wasn't asked again if I should ...
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Why can't I install apps on Windows 8 using specific dial-up modem connections?

This problem has persisted since I first tried out Windows 8 Consumer Preview, and also affects Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Preview, and Windows 8.1. Specifically, the problem occurs when I try to install ...
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F1 key won't open settings menu in Samsung series 7 chronos laptop

The key F1 used with Fn does not open the settings menu (F1 has the image of a small gear and wrench light-blue colored), however it opened it once when I first pressed it. I want to change my keys' ...
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Ethernet cable(port) not working at all while it works fine wireless and on other machines

I have an MSI GE60 2OE and recently my Ethernet cable or port won't load any videos like sometimes if I disable and enable it from network and connections where it shows my Ethernet port it will work ...
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Ping fails to find host but NSLookup resolves okay

We have an intermittent problem on Windows 8 whereby Ping fails to find the host but NSLookup resolves it correctly. Ping host1 - fails with ping could not find host Ping host1.domain.local - also ...
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Why is mouse cursor freezing on Windows 8 laptop?

I was looking at a friend's Toshiba laptop which after a random amount of time, maybe 30 or so seconds from boot, the (touchpad) mouse cursor freezes permanently. The computer as a whole does not ...
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My Laptop running at 89% memory use?! - Windows 8

It's been a while that my computer has been running at a very high ram usage when i have nothing running...please help i will provide all possible information. I have a MSI GE60 laptop. I don't ...
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Horizontal Keystone Correction on video output

I want to place my projector in the side of my room instead of straight in front of my screen. The problem is that if I do that I'll obviously get a distorted image, much taller on the opposite side ...
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How to force an application to play through a selected audio output? Win8

There are multiple programs and games that don't give me the option to choose which device I want it to playback through. I can change my default device and the program will change with it in realtime ...
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Problems with GohuFont

I want to start using GohuFont (http://font.gohu.org/), but when I install the .fon and try to use it in sublime text or as my terminal font, it doesn't seem to work. I've tried the names GohuFont, ...
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How can I *quickly* cycle the a Wifi Network Adapter in Windows 8

Before you close this as a duplicate, please read carefully. In Windows XP, when there was a problem with Wifi, you could right-click on the icon, and the context menu allowed you to disable/enable ...
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Is there any third party software out there that can completely disable laptop touchpads?

I own a HP G70-460US. I recently upgraded to Windows 8 with this laptop, and the Synaptics touchpad driver is giving me a lot of BSOD. However, if I uninstall the driver, the touchpad will be ...
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Disable associations for Modern UI apps in Windows 8

Is there any way to completely remove associations set for Modern UI apps in Windows 8 (like opening webpages, files, etc.)?
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Remap Print Screen key under Windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reassigning the AltGr key to the Windows Key in Windows 7 Is there a way to remap the Print Screen key under Windows 8 to some other key combination or to disable the ...
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How to disable the laptop touchpad driver?

I want to disable the driver for my touchpad. It is called "PS/2 Compatible Mouse". If I go to properties the disable button is grayed out. There is also no option to disable in the context menu if I ...
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How to search for files by file type on Windows 8?

I am looking for files in a particular directory that have the following extensions : txt, csv or xml The directory has many levels of subdirectories that I would like to search for all 3 file types ...
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Windows 8 clean installation stuck at “installing update” any chance to skip this step?

I am installing windows 8 pro from a USB drive. While installation it is set to format my hard drive and create partitions. After that installation it starts properly but it gets stuck when installing ...
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Black screen after Windows 8.1 installer finishes loading files

I was given a Samsung laptop computer that has Windows 8 installed on it and was asked to re-install Windows because it will not boot up in Windows. When I start the machine "Preparing Automatic ...