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Can't connect my windows 8.1 machine to an external display

I have a touch screen all in one desktop, running 8.1. I'm trying to connect my benq external display via dvi or hdmi cables. I've plugged the power cable into the external screen and connected it ...
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Need Instructions On Configuring Dual Monitors For Windows 8

Just put Windows 8 on my machine, but now I can't use my 2nd monitor. I'm still brand new to windows 8, not sure what I clicked, but somehow found windows help and support, with this entry... Connect ...
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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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VNC viewer does not refresh/update the screen

I have VNC Server installed on Windows 8 Desktop Machine. I havw VNC Viewer Installed on Windows 7 Laptop, I don't know what I am doing wrong but my VNC Viewer won't update/refresh the screen after ...
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What's the best way to back up all my IMAP mailboxes with Outlook 2013?

I have set up Outlook 2013 through Control Panel (Mail 32bit) [Windows 8] to now store a .PST file in my dropbox folder so I am automatically backed up. However I don't really get how this will work ...
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Enabling UEFI mode in BIOS after having set it to CSM mode, and not being able to get back into BIOS

I set my BIOS to CSM only mode after being unable to boot into windows after upgrading it to 8.1 and not being able to boot from a USB stick to repair it. I ended up putting in a formatted SSD, and ...
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How can you disable or turn off the Lenovo Ideapad Flex 14 (Windows 8) touch screen function?

I saw some similar questions here, but they applied to a different model of laptop and the answers they provided didn't work as my settings are different. I tried checking the Device Manager but I ...
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Dual Boot Windows 10 & 8.1 licensing issue

I am considering "upgrading" to Windows 10, but I want to keep my Win 8.1 installation just in case I decide that I don't want Win 10 after all. I thought the easy solution would be to dual-boot them, ...
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Remove 'English US' keyboard Windows 8

Probably it has been asked before but couldn't find the answer. I'm using Windows 8 as I can't update right now (due lots of work that has to be done with the laptop). This is what I have when I ...
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What do I need to upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 Pro?

I am ordering a computer that is shipped with Windows 8.1. I used to also order the Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro Pack to upgrade to Pro. Microsoft have discontinued the Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro Pack ...
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Win8 drivers for Asus U36SD

I bought Asus u36sd notebook last year, when Win8 was in preview, and after official release asus responded to my support question that they'll not release win8 drivers. Interestingly, there are win8 ...
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Why would Internet Explorer not run in normal user mode, but run in administrative mode?

System is Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Internet Explorer 11. I reinstalled my operating system within the last week so there's very little in the way of "extras" on here that could be causing this. The ...
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Force Windows 8 to use UTC when dealing with BIOS clock

I have Arch Linux + Windows 8 on my laptop. In previous versions of Windows, there is a DWORD in the registry ...
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Use English as an input language for Windows 8 lock screen by default

I have two input languages configured on my Windows 8 machine. The default language is English, but when I lock my computer, the lock screen sometimes uses another language for input, so I have to ...
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Windows Phone sync error when syncing with iTunes on different Hard Drive

I have my iTunes library file on a separate hard drive (which I believe may be the cause of the problem) and I have been trying to use it to synchronize with my Windows Phone. I would like to first ...
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Recovering files after resetting Windows when using Bitlocker?

I was asked to help recover files from a Windows 8.1 notebook by the owner's family after he passed away, but he had used a Microsoft account as his Windows account, so the entire drive was encrypted ...
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Windows 8.1 100% Disk Usage by Ntoskrnl.exe

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 with 4 GB RAM, Intel Celeron 1007U 1.50 GHz Dual-Core, running windows 8.1 (x64). Recently, I've been having a problem with high disk usage. I can't say for sure when or why ...
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command prompt not launching in windows 8

Command prompt is not launching in windows 8. On clicking the cmd file or icon the window displays for a second and then disappears.The conventional ways of typing in the search box or Run window also ...
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Is there a non-invasive way of preventing the computer from locking out after “x” seconds?

By non-invasive, I mean not having to install softwares/apps. Due to a group policy, my work computer locks out after 60 seconds of inactivity. Though I understand why such a rule has been put into ...
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How to turn Windows' “touch mode” off?

After installing a touch pad driver on my laptop, it seems somehow my Windows turn on some kind of "touch mode". There's a touch keyboard icon on the task bar, I tried to turn it off but it keeps ...
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ExpressCache not working after Windows 8 reinstall on Samsung Series 7 Gamer

I have a Samsung Series 7 Gamer laptop which came with Windows 8. After doing a reinstall of Windows, the ExpressCache software is no longer caching. Running "eccmd -info" shows me that the software ...
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How can I change my status (available, invisible, etc.) in Windows 8 without opening an app?

To make myself invisible, I do the following: Open the "Messenger" app. Right-click. Select "Status". Choose "Invisible". Alternatively, there are other apps (such as Skype) from which I can make ...
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In chkdsk, what is spot fixing?

(Related to, but different from: In chkdsk, what is an online scan?.) Running Windows 8.0 Pro, chkdsk has a /spotfix option that Runs spot fixing on the volume. What is spot fixing? If it relates to ...
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Failed to open a session for the virtual machine (VirtualBox)

Was not using VirtualBox for some time and now found that it stopped working (as usual). When running, the following error appears Some details VT-d is enabled in BIOS Host system is Windows 8 ...
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Can't login after upgrading to Windows 8.1

This afternoon, I upgraded my work laptop from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. I had previously had a local account, but after the upgrade, it prompted me to enter my windows account credentials, which I ...
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Windows 8 isn't detecting PS3 eye

I have the PS3 Eye web cam installed with drivers from Code Laboratories, which comes with a test program. When I open the test program it shows a clear picture from the webcam. Every other program ...
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Windows 8 pale colors

Just switched to Windows 8 and I noticed that the colors on some webpages are not the same as on my old laptop. On Windows 8 they look pale and I wonder if there is a problem with the depth of the ...
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Serva Win 8 Install: Network location cannot be reached?

I have a toshiba z30-a1301 that I am trying to install windows 8 on. The only way I am able to do it is through Lan boot. (no option for usb, no cd slot, no recovery partition). I'm using Serva, and ...
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how to edit autoplay action for device? (Windows 7/8)

I'm looking for a way to add a program to the list of default autoplay actions when I connect a device, specifically opening up iFunBox when connecting an iPhone. Default Programs Editor will let you ...
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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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Windows 8 Login Password Out of Sync with Windows Live ID

I'm working with a computer that has setup a local account connected under Windows Live ID. The user can login to Live ID (like hotmail) from another computer with the correct credentials. However ...
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USB 3.0 Device Power Failure

I have a 64 bit Windows 8 desktop that has 4 USB 3.0 ports. They have recently stopped working and I cannot figure out how to fix them. (My USB 2.0 ports work perfectly fine) When I plug something ...
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Samsung Series 7 backlit keyboard issue on Windows 8

I upgraded to Windows 8 and the keyboard back-light doesn't work. The mode of the laptop is np700z7c-s02uk
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Partitions on GPT disk are not in the recommended order?

I want to install a clean RTM Windows 8.0 on a laptop that came with OEM Windows 8.0 pre-installed. I have a working ISO image on DVD. The problem is that the setup program complains about ...
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How do I delete all files with a certain extension in Windows 8?

A while ago I turned my laptop (Windows 8) over to "Geek Squad" to fix a few minor issues. When I got it back, I found many folders in my drive with some sort of placeholder file in each of its ...
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Creating a Windows 8.1 install USB on a Mac - for install on an Intel NUC (non-Mac)

How do you create a Windows 8.1 install USB using a Mac (OS X 10.9.5), to install on a non-Mac, an Intel NUC? Is this the same process as using Bootcamp to create a Windows installation USB? Does it ...
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Can't Use Switchable Graphics

I can't get my switchable graphics cards working on my Acer 4820TG laptop. It came installed with Windows 7, but I've installed the RTM build of Windows 8. I have to keep the "Graphics" setting on the ...
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series - Windows 8 - 1920x1200 resolution

I bought new monitor Samsung SyncMaster S24B420, connected via VGA (which have 1920x1200 60Hz native resolution) And I have problem that in Windwos 8 I can set only 1600x1200 as maximal resolution. I ...
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How to show desktop apps in Windows 8's Switcher?

The Switcher in Windows 8 is really convenient for managing running applications, but unfortunately all desktop apps are grouped into one position in the switcher... I like to kill background apps ...
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How can I determine the installed edition of Windows 8 if the OS does not boot up? [duplicate]

I have a drive that I cannot boot, but it has an installation of Windows 8 on it. I need to know what type of Windows 8 it has. Is there a folder or file I can look at that might give me a clue as to ...
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How do I reinstall Windows 8.1 with Bing to an SSD drive?

I've got a new PC which shipped with "Windows 8.1 with Bing". No installation media was supplied but there are a couple of recovery partitions. There's no F2/F12 etc. boot options during start up. ...
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How to edit the Boot Graphics Resource Table / Edit windows 8 BOOT LOGO? [duplicate]

I want to edit the screen which is displayed when windows 8 (starts) loads (/loading). As for now it has the Toshiba logo, I want my custom logo or the windows default logo. I have found that UEFI ...
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How to reconfigure NAT servers so they are exposed?

Here is what I have: Live HTTP server (104.x.x.x) DD-WRT'd wireless router (192.168.2.1 / 8.8.8.8 DNS server) Win 8 Notebook PC (192.168.2.100) VMWare BIND DNS server (192.168.3.108 / NAT on ...
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Error: The source filename are larger than is supported by the file system. Cannot delete files. Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I tried changing file name but it won't change. Tried moving and deleting. Tried deleting from cmd but it won't work.
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Chrome doesn't start, cannot reinstall and process cannot be killed

So I managed to crash Chrome while playing with PHP, and after that it didn't start up at all, so I decided to uninstall it and reinstall. Reinstalling didn't work, for "some reason" it said, probably ...
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How to change Windows 8 boot logo (OEM style)?

I know HP, Lenovo, Dell, etc. change the Windows 8 boot logo to match their logo. I would like to do that for a custom-made computer that I built running Windows 8. I'm not refering to the BIOS screen ...
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Programmatically read “Turn off hard disk after” value in Windows

I'm looking for a way to programmatically read the current setting of the "Turn off hard disk after" value, located in the advanced power options in Windows 7 and later. I'm aware of the powercfg ...
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Missing “Use a device” option to boot a live distro from usb on a Windows 8 (UEFI) notebook

I have a new notebook with Windows 8. I need to boot a Linux live distro from USB disk. However, when I access the boot menu which I expect to be like the following: in Windows 8, the entry "use a ...
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Windows 8 doesn't recognize dual headphone/microphone jack

So I'm dual booting Windows 8.1 on a late 2014 Retina iMac, and I'm trying to move my mic input from the inbuilt mic to a headphone-mounted mic to reduce background noise. I've got a pair of Bose ...