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

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I don't see 'path' under environment vaariables

I am trying to set path for Python but I have no 'path' under environment variables. Below is a link for the original issue as well a screen shot. How can I fix this?
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How to have both OSs hibernated

I set up a dual boot with Windows 7 and Windows 8, it all works good, I can hibernate each w/o problems. Now I find annoying that every time I want to go to the other OS I have to shut down the system ...
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How to make the Picture Live Tile show more pictures?

I seem to have quite the opposite problem than other users do: my picture live tile keeps showing the same seven or eight pictures, although there are hundreds in the library. Can I affect this? I ...
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Surface Pro 3 Print Screen

Win8.1 From the "Surface Pro 3 User Guide": "To take a snapshot of your screen, press and hold the Windows button on your Surface, and then press the volume-down button. The screen dims briefly when ...
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Can I switch of screen of my windows 8.1 laptop while programs running in the background

I have a laptop with windows 8.1 64 bit OS. Can I switch off my laptop screen and run my (python) programs in the background? This will cause my laptop to save battery power. When any key is pressed, ...
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Internet disconnect after i have logged in

In my house, I have a Lenovo laptop, that is connected through a lan wire (Qualcomm Atheros AR8162/8166/8168 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.30). The problem is, that the lan wire keeps ...
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Disable volume buttons on Windows 8 tablet

Is there a way to disable the volume buttons on my Windows 8 tablet? My workplace is forcing us to use Windows 8 and whenever it is jostled around in my bag its volume goes off of mute which is ...
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Save/Export Windows color calibration profile

I'm about to reinstall Windows 8 and I've spent quite a lot of time with the color- and font-calibration there and I'm not sure if I'm able to reproduce the optimal results I have right now again. Is ...
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Unable to install Python on Windows 8

Recently I decided to upgrade from Python 2.7 to Python 3.4 on my Windows 8 laptop. So I uninstalled Py2.7, downloaded the .msi file from python's site and ran it. I found that every installer I tried ...
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Windows 8 version of iStat Menus or System Load Indicator

I just switched back to Windows 8 from Ubuntu and Mac environment. Since using both UNIX platforms, I relied much information about the system status (CPU, Memory, Network, Activity, etc.) provided by ...
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Are Windows 8 tablets inferior to others? [closed]

We just deployed a simple software (client-server) in our production hall where the shift supervisor registers the progress of each work station. It works well, but I'd like to provide them the ...
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Windows 8.1 Upgrade fails with error code 0x80070652

Environment I have a Thinkpad T530 running Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 from a MBR-partitioned disk, with GRUB being the installed boot loader. More (may be too much) details about my setup: I ...
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Why is my computer not updating via Windows Update?

I just recently installed Windows 8 Pro on a computer at work. The computer runs Windows Update fine while its not joined to the domain. However, once I join it to the domain it cannot perform windows ...
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Is there a way to quickly switch between two screens when displaying from my laptop?

I've connected my laptop to my TV, using an HDMI cable. Now I want to be able to quickly move my mouse and keyboard focus from the laptop to the TV screen, and vice-versa using a keyboard sequence, if ...
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Create .bat to do a task at a certain time

I'd like to create a .bat file in Windows 8.1 that does a task (specifically, close a program/kill a process) at a certain time. I usually use the command line (which, I believe, works as a .bat ...
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Mozilla Thunderbird not responding

Whenever i start Thunderbird, it keeps saying not responding and being ridiculously slow. i've tried clearing my cache and compacting my folders but the problem persists. I'm running windows 8.1 on ...
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How do I recover my UEFI if it is corrupt?

Okay guys, I did something stupid. But first the back story. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Win 8 Pre-loaded system as dual boot. At this point I could no longer boot Windows 8. I tried using ...
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Windows 8.1 request to “Enter your most recent password”… Legitimate?

I have a desktop computer that I keep at a location that I rarely visit anymore, but still use occasionally. It has been sitting in Standby mode (or whatever it's called on Windows 8.x), but when I ...
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Windows 8 64bit, failed to connect to internet through dialup connection

i am using windows 8 64 bit, and using MTS Mblaze Ultra (zte ac2791), internet is connected through dial up (Using model named 'USB Modem FFFE'), so its always get connected as wished, but sometimes ...
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CPU gets stuck at 0.90 GHz and 53% usage cap

Configuration in question: Model - Dell 1558 CPU - Core i7 740 @ 1.73Ghz - 2.93GHz RAM - 6GB DDR3 1333Mhz OS - Windows 8 Pro MSDN Now this problem has started since yesterday. My computer blanked ...
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How do I remote desktop into a windows 8 pc to a live.com user account without being prompted for username and password?

How do I remote desktop into a windows 8 pc to a live.com user account without being prompted for username and password? I've tried a number of user name and domain combinations, but they all fail on ...
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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
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Windows 8 upgrade to windows 8.1 Pro fails with error code 0xC1900101 - 0x2000C

I have a new Dell desktop XPS 8700 i5 ; 12GB Ram ; 4 cpus @ 3 GHz ; 1 TB HHD The download and checking went error free. It asked to restart to do the install then after 26 Percent of the install it ...
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Transfer a Windows 8 license from a netbook to a laptop

I recently treated myself to a new laptop and then realised that it came with Windows 8 Core, not Pro. However, a while back when it was first released, I bought a Windows 8 Pro License while it was ...
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Set Ethernet Network as Metered Connection in Windows 8

Windows 8 introduced a new feature which allows users to set any Wi-Fi network as metered so that they can check their bandwidth usage: [img credit] But, it doesn't allow users to set any Ethernet ...
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win 7 not running smoothly on win8 host

Recently i've set up a windows 7 vm on my notebook (windows 8 installed). Here's the notebook specs: i7-4500u 8gb ram 1tb hd 2gb dedicated ram vga And here's the vm specs: 100gb of disk space ...
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Fastest way to bluetooth tether a phone in Windows 8

As a web developer, connecting my laptop computer to the internet via bluetooth with my iphone is something I do several times a day. Is there an easy way to do this in Windows 8 that I'm missing? It ...
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Is there a Windows 8 equivalent of 'Recent Items'/'My Recent Documents'?

I used to use "Recent Items" and "My Recent Documents" in the start menu in previous versions of Windows to quickly open a recently opened document/activity. Is there an equivalent aggregated list of ...
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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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windows 7 recovery partition not working

I have a Samsung N150 laptop. It originally had Win 7 starter on it. I the upgraded it to Windows 8. I now want to revert back to Windows 7. But when I start the netbook and press f4 [recovery], ...
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Windows 8 Single Language

I have a Windows 8 Single Language, then under System, I used the "Get more features with new edition of Windows" then entered the product key of Windows 8 Pro that I got from Dreamspark. Now, I open ...
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Intel Rapid Start Technology Incompatible with Whole-Disk Encryption?

I have a brand new Dell XPS 15 laptop, and I'm getting the following message popping up from time to time. Searching around, I see that Windows 8.1 is supposed to have whole disk encryption enabled ...
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Enable remote desktop or remote administration remotley

I recently reformatted one of my computers and have forgotten to turn on Remote Desktop. Now I am trying to grab some files off that computer, but I have no way of accessing it. I have an ...
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Windows 8: How to bring printer to menu?

Is there way to move this printer shortcut to windows 8 menu (that large and take whole screen)? If I click right click, there's no item Add (or attach) to menu, that appear for other application ...
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How can it be that when I am connected to wify network localhost requests use DNS?

When I am connected to local wi-fi networck requests like http://localhost:63342/prototype/index-3.html redirect me to some web page. When I turn wi-fi off it stips and works as normal (hosted on my ...
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Can you enable Remote Desktop Connection on a new first-turned-on Windows PC via a CD/USB stick WITHOUT a monitor?

I have a specific problem. I'm trying to get a relative to setup a new PC for me. The issue is there is no monitor installed! When it arrives I want a relative to plug it in (just the basics, power ...
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How to absolutely minimize Windows 8 data usage (for satellite phone)

What steps can I take to absolutely minimize Windows 8.1 data usage when connecting to a satellite phone? Which is $$$ per MB. For instance Disable browser auto update Disable windows update Make ...
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Can't add .NET3.5 to Windows 8.1 using DISM

The same command line that works fine on Windows 8 PCs doesn't work on Windows 8.1 PCs. DISM.exe /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All /LimitAccess /Source:C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\sxs ...
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How can I get Pinch to Zoom back in Desktop mode?

Windows 7 had an old implimentation of Pinch to Zoom where bringing your fingers apart/together would act similar to ctrl + +/-, the standard zoom. It's not as nice as granular zoom (like iOS/Android ...
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Windows 8.1 Update 1 Disk Usage 100%

Background Information / Computer Specs I have a 14-inch Samsung Series 5 Ultra. Core i5 CPU, 750GB HDD, 8GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4000. I've had the computer for about 1.5 years with no major ...
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Files moved to encrypted folder disappeared

I have an encrypted folder that I have set up using my user account in Windows 8: This folder has multiple encrypted subfolders as well. I dragged a couple of files from my desktop to an encrypted ...
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Migrated Bootcamp Partition using WinClone, Damaged MBR

Dual-OS Scenario: Partition 0 runs OS X Mavericks - 250 GBs Prtition 1 runs Windows 8.1 - 250 GBs, installed using bootcamp I recently bought a new mac and wanted to migrate everything, so I used ...
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Is it possible to make a EFI file to boot Yumi USB flash drive?

2 days ago I've bought an HP Envy laptop, which comes with Windows 8 pre-installed. Before that I were using Yumi USB flash drive with a dozen of boot options to set-up the computers (e.g. ...
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Lenovo Ideapad Z585 screen remains black on restart

hope I'm posting this in the right place. Basically I've had my Lenovo ideapad z585 for a while, but recently it's started doing this thing where if the laptop is turned off/restarted, when it is ...
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Internet Connection Sharing with 2 Wifi NICs? one to receive other to transmit?

In Windows 8, how do I make one Wifi NIC connect to the AP and the dongle Wifi NIC the Access Point? I understand that I need to setup a "Wireless Hosted Network", but my question is, how do I bind ...
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Computer won't recognize new hard drive

I have a 1TB external drive. It is actually an internal laptop drive I got out of my old HP Pavillion DV7 which I broke. I liked that computer so much I found the exact same model on eBay and bought ...
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Disable anti-aliasing for some fonts in Windows 8

How do you disable anti-aliasing for only some font names in Windows 8? Specifically, I like to use Terminus which is an awesome coding font, but looks like garbage when rendered with ClearType and ...
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Can I move the OEM windows 8 licence I got with my laptop inside a VM on the same computer? [duplicate]

Until now, I was using linux inside VirtualBox, now I prefer to have the linux as the host OS and windows as the guest. The only question is: can I activate the copy of window I got with my laptop ...
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How to render fonts in Windows 8 like in XP?

I just got new PC and upgraded from XP to Windows 8 (yeah I skipped Vista and Win7) and now I have a problem with all this font rendering with smoothing-antialiasing-ClearType crapola. It is hard to ...
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Resume from hibernate fails 30% of the time if lid is closed

I have a Lenovo Z585 Ideapad which I put into hibernate frequently. When I do it manually, the machine hibernates and resumes successfully. However, if I close the lid, which I have set to Hibernate ...