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

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Opening software in new window by default

Kind of crazy, but I'm trying to be a developer using Windows 8 and one thing really annoys me - if I want to open, for example, 5 instances of the command line, I have to right click the cmd icon and ...
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Acrylic DNS Proxy not resolving

So I recently had an update issue where I landed up downgrading to Windows 8. As I need to do my work, I have re-installed my XAMPP server as well as Acrylic DNS Proxy. Unfortunately, Acrylic is not ...
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Wi-Fi is slow only on Acer laptop but works great on Android mobile and iPad

I have a Windows 8.1 Acer laptop. I recently got an Wi-Fi connection at home. The Wi-Fi speed is really fast on my Android mobile and my ipad. Only on my laptop is the Wi-Fi slow. YouTube videos keep ...
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How to edit Chrome web shortcuts to add 'Rating', 'Description' and 'Notes' in Windows File Explorer?

I add web shortcuts from chrome to Windows (8.1) File Explorer into different folders so that I can access not only the downloaded documents but also the ones I want/need to check online. But I'd ...
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Uninstalled Ubuntu 14.04 from my computer, Windows 8.1 bootloader is all messed up

I'm coming here for help because I've tried almost every different solution I could find on the internet for any problem that seemed remotely similar. To give backstory, I have an SSD and a HDD. ...
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How To Defrag Windows 8 System Reserved Partition

Today I was cleaning up my computer and stuff and when I was defraging my partitions I saw that the System Reserved partition is 100% fragmented. So I tried to defrag it, but it doesn't seems to ...
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Windows Update doesn't recognize me as administrator

Back in 2012, when I first started using my laptop (a Dell model running Windows 8), I changed the Windows Update settings so that it would check with me before downloading/installing any updates. I ...
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USB Microphone does not work well on Windows 8/8.1

Environment: Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Microphone: Audio Technica AT2005USB Bose headset microphone Issue: Recording volume very low, even at maximum gain. Google Search: Microsoft Post Like the user in ...
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Black screen after installing Windows 8.1 Update (KB2919355)

This is quite similar to this question, which I see has no answers (so I may just be out of luck). That said, my scenario is slightly different. This morning, I manually updated to Update 1 using ...
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Changing UAC settings for a standard user

I was wondering if there is a way to change the use account control settings for a standard user in win 8. As an admin I can change my own settings to "never notify" but whenever other users try to ...
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System out of memory with 7GB still free

As seen in the screenshot below, I was playing a game when it stopped and popped "Out of Memory" window. However Task Manager clearly shows that there is still 7.6 GB of ram still available. What ...
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Windows 8 keeps asking for Admin password for one specific program

I am admin of a Windows 8 PC. I turned UAC off so other users can open programs without my permission and it works perfectly for all the software, however there is this one program (Backgammon ...
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sppsvc Error 5: Access Denied

Recently, my PC started having an issue. sppsvc would fail to load. When trying to manually initiate it, I would get an Error 5: Access is Denied message. Now, I used EventVwr and Process Monitor to ...
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How to fix the red x on my audio [duplicate]

how do I fix the red x on my audio on my windows 8 I tried everything there is and still cant seem to fix it. The windows audio has stopped and every time I start I get error 0x800706cc:
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My keyboard is showing wrong characters

I just bought a new Acer laptop and when I press the backspace key I get the "equal" sign and when I press enter I get the "slash" sign. The operating system is Windows 8. I changed the language of ...
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Bluetooth on Probook with Windows 8.1

I have a ProBook 6570b with Windows 8.1 from HP. I can't find any bluetooth settings. Is it possible that the computer doesn't have bluetooth at all? Can it be installed? Do I have to implement ...
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WIN8 EFI GPT hdd does not boot

I have followed instructions here to test GPT and EFI partitions. all scripts from website works fine in winPE but after reboot, computer does not find hard drive bootable. At first I thought i need ...
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Share network to multiple other ethernet networks

I was wondering whether it is possible to share a network connection to multiple other networks in Windows. I've been able to share it with one other network, but it does not allow me to share it with ...
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Windows start/jump bar icons are too small

I just installed windows 10 and everything looks fine and nicely scaled, except for the jump bar. The icons don't fill the complete height of the bar, and look a bit lost... Any idea how to fix ...
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Dualboot Linux Mint & Windows 8.1 (GRUB Problems)

I've been trying to make a dualboot configuration with Linux Mint (17.1 Rebecca) and Windows 8.1. These are the steps I followed in installing this setup: Install windows 8 Run all available updates ...
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Make Windows 7/8 to use different partitions for system data and user/program data

Is there the way to mount partition as /Users, while first one mounted as root (where /Windows folder lives)? I want to be able to make backup image of system excepting all user/program data (like ...
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windows 8 black screen before logging in

I have less knowledge about laptop. My laptop got struck once so I thought closing it and removing the battery can make it work fine. But after doing that the problem started laptop just starts and ...
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Is it possible to map Alt + Arrow Key to the start and end of a line in various applications?

I really miss the ability to use the arrow keys and a modifier to move between the start and the end of a line from OSX. Coming from OSX and doing this, it's a real hassle to have to move over to the ...
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how to specifically disable one software from connecting to internet?

so there is this presentation software called prezi. Its business model is this: If you have a free account, the presentation you created will be automatically upload to the cloud and be public, but ...
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What ZIP compression method do common OS's natively support?

7-zip gives me 5 options for the compression method to zip files with: Deflate Deflate64 LZMA BZip2 PPMd On my Windows 8 machine, the built-in Windows Explorer utility appears to handle LZMA with ...
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Windows 8 Task Manager Settings Reset to Default if Windows is not Shut Down Properly

I liked the windows task manager in windows 8 because of the new features compared to the older versions. I change its settings according to my needs: Always on top Set the update speed to fast ...
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Is it possible for my bluetooth headset to have high microphone input?

I feel like I'm approaching this problem from the opposite direction from many on the interwebs. I don't care very much about speaker quality. I spend most of the day in voip calls in Google Hangouts ...
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“Show desktop” on dual display setup hides windows from second display [duplicate]

My problem is that "Show desktop" button: minimizes active windows on both displays. How can I make it minimize windows just from the display I where I clicked it? For example I have Spotify ...
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Mark Complete Flag in Outlook 2013

My question is similar to one posted by Courtney Duell Jul 23 '14 at 21:06. Courtney wrote: Previously, the follow up 'flags' had multiple flag options, as well as the capability to set ...
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Virtualbox guests are upsampled & blurry due to DPI scaling from Windows Host, and disabling it has no affect

I have 4k laptop, so DPI scaling is what Windows uses for apps that don't automatically scale. Rightclicking VirtualBox > Properties > Compatibility > Disable DPI Scaling should do the trick. ...
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Regenerate the missing or corrupt system recovery facility in a Windows 8 PC

How do you set up an advanced system recovery facility in Windows 8 if only the original (but, empty) recovery partition still exists -- i.e. if the original content has been lost/deleted from that ...
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How to resize used area in metro?

When I run an older program in my laptop i.e Worms Armageddon sometimes the Metro interface "area with icons" will be resized to a part of the screen. If I restart the computer it gets back to ...
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Locate stolen surface tablet

Similar to this older question Does Windows 8 Surface support stolen device tracking?, but I'd like to locate my already stolen tablet, and the reason I have some hope is... When I viewed my ...
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Why doesn’t curl install and run on my 64-bit Windows 8 system but the 32-bit version works fine?

I almost gave up installing cURL on my 64-bit Windows 8 system. I tried almost every single .zip, .exe, etc… on this site, but none of them worked. I got this message every single time: The ...
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Make Windows use Internet sparingly [closed]

How can I make Windows use as little Internet as possible (browser only for instance). I am relying on mobile Internet (Max 1GB traffic) and I don't want Windows to run background operations that ...
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Restore Windows 8 image to new drive without installation media

I have created a Windows 8 image which is now stored on an external HDD. My OS SSD died and I need to replace it. I no longer have the Windows installation disc. Is there a way to restore the image ...
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Speed up automatic connection to predefined wireless networks Windows

Is there a way to speed up the 'connect automatically' behavior in Windows? Sometimes it's so slow that I have to manually search for the preregistered wireless network and click connect. Sometimes it ...
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Windows 7 & now windows 8 BSOD Internal_power_error

Recently I purchased a Asrock 990fx Extreme9 and FX-3970, both of these parts are used but I was assured that they were in working order. I have gone through 3 days of trouble shooting issues with ...
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Nexus 7 folder is empty on Windows 8

I connected my Nexus 7 with my laptop (running Windows 8) via USB. Its being detected as "Nexus 7" however it says "This folder is empty" on Explorer. Am I doing something wrong? If it's of any use, ...
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How to start Windows 8.1 in NON-IME mode

I have English version of Windows 8.1 installed with Google Pinyin IME. I don't like the Win+Space key to toggle between different languages. So I left Chinese language only and Google Pinyin as input ...
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Printing to HP printer results in errors

I have an HP LaserJet 400 printer, connected to the network. There are three clients printing to it - a Mac OS X Yosemite laptop, a Windows 8.1 64 bit laptop and a Windows 8.1 64 bit desktop. A few ...
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Windows 8.1 Spanish Latin American Keyboard Layout, lowercase enye

I am trying to type in a lowercase Ñ and cannot do it, I DO NOT want to use alt codes, i DO NOT want to edit the layout of a keyboard. The keyboard I am using is: Spanish (United States) Latin ...
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How to install Windows 8 without flash drive and dvd? GPT/UEFI

I have my new SSD, on which I want to install Windows 8.1. I have an iso image. So what I normally do when I use MBR on the drive: Create partitions Extract iso to one of the partitions Make that ...
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Custom action on gestures in Asus zenbook

I have recently bought asus ux303ln and I would like to overwrite some touchpad gestures. Only way to boot up gestures is Asus Smart Gesture and there is no option to perform custom action (like key ...
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oracle virtualbox problems in setup

I have windows 8 pro I was trying to install oracle virtualbox Version 4.3.12. for the genymotion emulator . While installing the installation bar goes till copying files and then suddenly it appears ...
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Audio driver broken and cant update

FYI my laptop is an Asus U31S, and I'm running windows 8.1 original and official. So, my problem is that after I've formatted and installed windows 8.1 my audio drivers seem to be having some ...
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How can I print to a printer connected to a computer over my LAN

I have a printer connected to one of my computers (computer A).The computer is connected to my LAN. There are two other computers on my LAN (computer B and C). I want to print from computer B and C to ...
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Windows 8.1 drag from top to down makes desktop small and take only half the screen

I know the title is silly, but I really don't know how to describe it. So when I am on the desktop, and I try to make a selection by holding left click, and I do it from the top, it makes the desktop ...
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Setting security permissions using Windows live

I want to set security permissions on a portable hard drive such that data can be read/written only from my accounts that are connected to Windows live. So if I have accounts on 2 PCs (running ...
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Convert MBR based install to GPT based

I recently re-installed Windows 8.1 on my notebook, in MBR mode, since I was not able to make the UEFI recognize the flash drive as EFI bootable (then I did not make any research in this topic, but ...