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No partition found

I had windows 8.1 and Linux on my system . Somehow it got corrupt and shows no partition found I then reinstalled Ubuntu with the option Delete all files, photos from operating system. It seems like ...
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Change location “Download” folder from CMD - Windows 8.1

I'm trying to change the location of the Windows download folder. I want to do from the CMD and not from "right click - Properties - Location - Find Target". I already tried with the symlink (mklink), ...
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Factory reset on a laptop that has Windows 8.1 OEM and was downgraded to Windows 7

I have a laptop that originally came with Windows 8.1 and then I downgraded it to Windows 7. I need to do a Factory reset on it but want to keep Windows 7.... Should I go through the Recovery ...
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How to show Non-PNP Devices in Windows 8/8.1/10

According to this thread, Microsoft decided to remove non-pnp devices in windows 8/8.1/10. Thus, the variable tweak set DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES=1 is no longer working. I tried to copy the ...
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Mouse delay when typing

I have a delay when it's after I type my mouse doesn't move after a few seconds I stop typing, I had a virus on my computer I restarted it's whole system and I did this yesterday. I just re-downloaded ...
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Hard Drive Space Missing

After creating a restore partition on my external hard drive, I noticed that it had wiped everything, created a new Restore partition that was a whole 30 gigs, after I created a 500 MB Partition, ...
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Acrobat fullscreen mode not working as intended on Microsoft Surface

I have a .pdf file that uses lots of javascript-driven buttons, and which must be displayed on a Microsoft Surface in fullscreen mode. Everything works exactly as intended, with one exception: If a ...
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Restarting a clean Windows 10 PRO installation went to Windows 8 Home

Here is my situation: Laptop with Windows 8 Home Edition x64. Upgrades to 8.1 Home Edition. I got a license key for Windows 8.1 Professional Edition using Dreamspark Premium from the university (...
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ASUS Windows 8 Computer Hard Drive

My computer starts up normally. Then when it goes to the ASUS load up screen, there is no spinning wheel. So I go to boot menu and there is some information. There is no clicking in the hard drive. ...
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Highlighting text on nytimes.com

I read the New York Times on a touchscreen laptop (Firefox, Windows 8). Whenever I select/highlight text using my mouse, the website seems to think I'm either swiping left or right using the ...
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How do I restore .bat association on Windows 8? [duplicate]

I have accidentally set the association for .bat files to notepad. This was done by going to the Default Programs panel and setting it to run with notepad. I've tried everything I can find on this ...
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Right click on infected file in Windows 10

I've right-clicked on a very-likely infected .jpg file in Windows 10. I did it for running a virus scan with Avira (in the context-menu), and later I deleted it. Only after I realized that when a ...
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Limited Connectivity on 1 network Full Connectivity on another

Desktop windows 8.1 .At one location it wont connect to the internet I get a limited connectivity error . If i try any other computer in same spot it works .When i bring computer back to shop it ...
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Backing up Windows 8 OS and files without invalidating license

I am trying to dual boot my PC. It came with a valid version of Windows 8, Is there a way to backup the actual OS with the valid license? So that whenever I try reinstalling it again I don't get an ...
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Why some computer is showing in network

In the network option of windows 8, why some PC's are showing there? My computer name is asus-pc. I am not connected with anyone. Could it be a broadband issue??
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Windows 8 doesn't recognize USB on startup

When using windows 8, I keep my USB plugged in. When my computer first turns on, it doesn't recognize that anything is plugged into this USB 3.0 port - however my mouse and keyboards which are plugged ...
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Windows keyboard shortcut force always open new window

I have a shortcut on my desktop for a command that runs cmd.exe /k <myscript.cmd>. I assigned it the keyboard shortcut of Ctrl+Alt+R. This works to open one window, but the problem is that ...
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Laptop display malfunction?

I just came home from school and turned on my computer from sleep mode, and this showed up Yesterday I had to put my laptop on sleep mode on battery for the night, because I had to charge my phone,...
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How can I make a windows 8 recovery drive - CD - using Linux Fedora?

My HP 250G3 Windows 8(.1?) computer one day didn't boot - "Boot Device Not Found (...)" The hard disk drive tests passed. When I press F11 during startup, nothing happens. Now I have only a old Linux ...
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Fixing imprecise stylus drag in Windows 8 & 10

Shortly after I started using Windows 8, I noticed click & drag behaves differently when using a mouse vs a stylus. With a mouse, the drag begins at the location where the cursor was when the ...
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Converting Dynamic disk to Basic disk

I tried many utilities like partition magic etc which ever I can google I can't see any option to convert to basic.
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Recent Files not seen in Excel start menu

This question was asked before but in Windows 8 I can't find the AutomaticDestinations folder even when setting option to show all hidden files & foleders and hence I am putting it up again. In ...
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Getting error: Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style

I am trying to reinstall Windows 10 on my friends machine from bootable USB. Following is what I have done till now: I created bootable USB using Windows 10 ISO and Rufus with GPT Partition scheme ...
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Unable to access boot menu

I've been having a difficult time trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop due to a silly mistake I made earlier. During the setup process, I installed the boot loader to /dev/sda8 instead of /dev/sda ...
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Lock screen image change in Windows 10

I need to change the Lock screen image. By default, "Windows spotlight" is selected. Is there a way to change this to "Picture" using the registry settings (regedit)? Tried below things: Set ...
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Windows 8 Update

After downloading updates for Windows, i'm stuck at the log-in screen. And at the bottom-right corner of the screen is written in red : Windows Update.Sign in to install important updates. The thing ...
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Ubuntu not booting properly from Grub2Win

I installed the Grub2Win utility and was able to set up the grub2 boot loader successfully. When my system boots, I am able to choose an operating system. Windows currently works fine, but when I try ...
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Disable repeated printer dialog when using drag and drop of HTML files to printer windows

Steps: go to list of Windows printers open the printer queue (list of jobs printing) drag multiple .HTML files to the printer window Expected result: All files are printed without additional ...
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Windows 8 install on MBR

I have a Notebook that dual-boots Arch Linux and Windows 8 via GRUB. After swapping hard drives, Windows couldn't boot anymore, and I've spent hours on fixing this to no avail. (I've cloned everything ...
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Which version of Windows introduced the “Span” wallpaper style?

I am refactoring an old program that I wrote which will set the user's wallpaper to NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day, each day. I'm programming one part that will let the user specify which style ...
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Windows 8 Keyboard Remapping

I downloaded and ran "Mapkeyboard", a utility that allows you to remap keys on the keyboard. The program seems to be working OK. But now I want to remap the apostrophe character (') so that it means ...
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Can't control volume for bluetooth headset on Windows

Problem If I start my computer I can hear sound with my bluetooth headset and I can control the volume/mute the sound. But often, if I reconnect the bluetooth headset without restarting computer, I ...
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Error in making Administrator account

i am unable to create administrator account.with the following command it is showing system error 5 has occoured as in photo. I tried only that command if you know other i would be greatful to you ...
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Will arbitrary folders save after reinstalling Windows?

I need to reinstall Windows 8 but want to keep an important folder, C:\Data. What folders are saved in _windows.old_? Are manually created folders in the root of the hard disk copied? At the moment, ...
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Windows 8.1 Tablet going to sleep/turning off display when set not to?

I have a Tablet PC I am trying to use as a miniserver for a small chat group. It runs the software just fine, but of course I need the computer to be on at all times, as well as keep the display on. ...
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How to install geforce drivers win 8 version on win 10?

I badly need to install a geforce driver windows 8 version on windows 10.So can anyone suggest ways to configure the nvidia installer in order to do so.I have a geforce 610M GPU. Thanks for any ...
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How can I prevent Windows 8.1 upgrading to Windows 10? [duplicate]

I am asked by windows 8.1 to upgrade to windows 10. I have two choices: Upgrade now Upgrade tonight How can I stop windows 8.1 from upgrading to windows 10?
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Win8 many apps crashing at startup

I was using AVG free for a while without problems. I finally decided to update to the latest AVG Free edition, but suddenly many (I mean really lots of apps, 10+) fail or crash at win8 startup and ...
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Batch script to delete specific folders

I want to be able to run a script at a parent folder that contains other folders, the script will delete all the folders of a certain name. So for example to remove all the bin folders and only them: ...
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Win 10 pinned apps starting effect (in taskbar) like that in Win 7?

In Win 7, if you click your app pinned on taskbar, a glowing rectangle will appear around the icon until the app started, then expand to normal task band. The glowing rectangle thing acts as a ...
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Skip upgrading W8 Pro to W10 and install W10 and use key from W8 Pro?

I am sorry to have to ask this question, but I do not have the points to just comment on some of the similar questions: Windows 10 Clean Install and Windows 8.1 Product Key [duplicate] Can I install ...
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Windows Drive Name After Z? [duplicate]

I was wondering what will be the drive name used after Z:? I am planning to mount few virtual drives on my Windows machine and also have a plan to create few drives out of my existing 2TB HDD. My ...
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Restore Default Permissions in Windows 8 [duplicate]

I recently changed the owner of Windows 8.1 "Windows" folder (C:\Windows) to me (I am the administrator so I changed the owner to ComputerName\Administrators and removed privileges of the regular ...
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sync only particular folder in Google drive desktop app in particular computer

How to sync only particular folder in Google drive desktop app in particular computer (os is windows 8)? e.g. If I have 2 computers I want to synce all files and folders in one computer but I want to ...
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Why does switching back to a normal drive from a colon-lettered drive only work intermittently?

With the subst command, one can create "drives" identified by any symbol, so this works: subst *: C:\path *: The prompt then shows *:\>. Proof: subst :: C:\path also works, but the new colon-...
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How to recover backed up GPT disk with DD but without the extra GPT information?

A few years ago I backed up my laptop hdd with dd so that I could install linux but then revert back to windows if I wanted to. I didn't know much about UEFI and none about GPT disks, so I didn't do ...
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Transfer windows 10 pro upgrade to new computer

Ok, so I paid the $99 to upgrade my laptop from windows 10 home to pro. I bought the upgrade in the windows store because that's the only way I figured I could do it. If that laptop dies and I get a ...
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How to play midi files in windows 8

I have windows 8. How to play midi files in it? I have tried various software products which claim that they enable playing midi in windows 8. But none really worked.
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Force Desktop OneDrive to Prompt for Password

I use the Windows 8 implementation of "Desktop OneDrive" to create and access files stored in my OneDrive account. My OneDrive login is also my Windows login so that when I'm using my computer all my ...
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Command prompt begins running .exe files but then stops working

I've been attempting to run some easy hello world programs on my command prompt in c++ and c# but after I compile them and attempt to run the .exe files the command jumps a line like it's going to ...