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How to configure telnet in Windows 8?

I want to use telnet to understand the working of web and networks. However, whenever I type telnet "URL" 8080, it shows Could not open connection to the host, on port 8080: Connect Failed. I work ...
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Need local security rights on Windows 8.1

A program I am trying to install (Hazus 2.0) requires the following: "Confirm that the user account that is running the setup (in addition to having admin rights) has the following Local Security ...
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Is it okay to store a laptop for one year without taking any precautions [duplicate]

No precautions have been taken to store the computer. It is sitting upstairs on a bookshelf. It is an HP pavilion laptop. I read this Super User blog. I don't understand if this computer will ...
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Suddenly Cut From Remote Desktop Session and Can't Log Back Into Any Session

I was literally in the middle of a remote desktop session doing work when all the sudden the session disconnected and now I can not log back into any session anywhere. I know it's not just the domain ...
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On Windows 8 during startup my icons go blank and then reappear [duplicate]

I have an i7, 16 GB, every time I turn on my PC my icons appear, go blank and then reappear after about 10 - 15 seconds, maybe even more. it's really annoying, is anyone with windows 8 experiencing ...
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HP Pavilion g6 2231TX starts when lid open then shutdown

I have HP Pavilion g6 2231TX laptop. It worked well but today morning, when I want to start my laptop, it won't. The power led lights up but nothing display in the screen when I open up the lid. After ...
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Boot Windows 8 from HDD connected via USB port: OS not found error

I have internal SSD in my PC(I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD). So I disassembled its HDD which has pre-installed Windows 8. So I want to boot my licensed and pre-installed Windows via USB. I ...
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By changing language in word changes also in browser. Why? [duplicate]

Hello I am using word in windows 8 and when I change the language through short cut left alt + shift it changes also the language to the entire pc, for example when I click to write on a browser it ...
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How to restore a hard drive from a usb disk image using ubuntu

As a result of a series of events to convoluted to get into, I have a 128gb flashdrive with a windows 7 system disk image on it and a harddrive that I would like to restore it to. That harddrive is ...
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How to easily toggle to and from High Performance power mode in Windows 8

Windows 7 and 8 have three default "power modes", regarding how much the prioritise speed vs conserving energy: "Power saver", "Balanced", and "High Performance". On a portable machine with a battery ...
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Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 GUID MBR

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate x64 machine with a UEFI/SecureBoot capable BIOS. How can I upgrade to Windows 10 and also utilize the UEFI/SecureBoot capability since my current Windows 7 installation ...
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Is there any way to Hibernate a computer into mechanical off (G3)?

I hibernate my Windows computer every time I leave it, because I see no reason to keep it running all the time, however I do want to maintain my previous running state when I resume the system. I've ...
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How to make Windows 8 tablets cooler? (lower temperature / less fan use)

I've got a Windows 8.1 work tablet (Wacom Cintiq Companion 2) that often runs pretty hot. Its fan(s) kick in sporadically at different speeds and their highest speeds are alarmingly loud - some ...
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Linux/Win Dual Boot: Install Visual Studio 15 with GRUB

This is kind of an assumptive question and I have done some cursory searches but most of the results were more about how to dual boot, not this specific question. I have a Debian/Win 8.1 setup ...
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Asus Zenbook UX305 video driver repeatedly crashes

Multiple times a day I get this error: "Display driver has stopped responding and has recovered". The screen goes black for a few seconds and all programs that rely on the GPU shut down (Google Maps ...
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I used OS X transformation on windows 8

yesterday i install OS X transformation pack on windows 8 after it boots the windows 8 login screen is came,but it does not shows any thing.BLACK SCREEN is displaying.How can i get it back.I want it ...
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Using Windows 10 in a virtual machine. Can it be done?

I am currently running 8.1. I'm like to try out Windows 10 and if I like it upgrade. If not I'll keep running as I am. I've never used a virtual machine before: can win 10 be used from a virtual ...
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How do you project the contents of a server that has been accessed remotely by a PC to a v screen which has a vga cable connected the server

I have a PC and a monitoring screen on a wall .....a server in the server room is connected to the monitor using a vga cable.......i can remotely access the server through my PC but i want everyone in ...
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Installing win 7 on new laptop with emmc

I am trying to install 32-bit win 7 on a HP Stream c004tu that comes with a Samsung MBG4C eMmc harddrive, on win 8.1. I can get up to booting the installation usb by changing bios settings, but after ...
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“Working on features // 100% complete” stuck, can't reboot

I booted my Windows 8.1 machine up as normal this afternoon, after having shut it down normally the night before. While booting up it got stuck with the following message over a blank screen of my ...
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Windows 8.1-virus at user sign in screen

Running Windows 8.1 on my new Lenovo laptop, with ESET Smart Security installed. When I first turned on my computer, in addition to the usual profile name of my laptop computer, two new unidentified ...
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Synaptics touchpad in HP Envy Sleekbook 4: adjust 3-finger click

Using this built-in touchpad in my HP Envy Ultrabook 4-1161er win Windows 8.1 Pro, the driver version is 16.5.3.3 (the last available). I had some problems with 2-finger click, but this registry tweak ...
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Windows - how to disable/test disk cache

I have some problems with my WD5000AAKX disk and i think that faulty RAM cache could be the reason. Western Digital diagnostic tool reports that everything is OK. Is there any way how to disable read ...
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How do I locate uncorrupted versions of corrupted files after running sfc /scannow

I had some corrupted system files. I have run sfc /scannow several times, and Dism ... RestoreHealth (followed by sfc /scannow again). This has fixed nearly everything, but I am left with the ...
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Multiple problems after installing Visual Studio 2015 RTM

I've just tried installing Visual Studio 2015 RTM on my Windows 8.1 computer. The installation proceeded without any problems, but afterwards I had multiple issues: Visual Studio 2015 itself ...
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Strange Windows 8.1 Boot load time

So this started all of a sudden. I'm not sure exactly when but a few days ago. Basically i am running Windows 8.1 on a Samsung 850 SSD. Nothings wrong with it, but suddenly after it gets into windows, ...
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Can I upgrade to Windows 10 now and still receive a free upgrade license?

This is a little strange, but I'm in a situation where Windows 8 has a particularly troublesome bug that seems to have been resolved in Windows 10. I realize that we're only a little over a week to ...
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Random removal of my extensions, Laptop, Windows, Chrome Extensions Ghostery & Adware Plus [duplicate]

My Chrome extensions are constantly being deleted. It happens when my laptop is in use and I reload them every time it happens for fear of my data being corrupted. I estimate they delete themselves ...
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Can I upgrade to Windows 10 with BitLocker Enabled?

I am currently running Windows 8.1 Pro, with BitLocker enabled (the hardware has no TPM, though). I am curious as to whether I will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 when it is rolled out without ...
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Windows 8 - Logging Process Monitor/Explorer to Diagnose BSOD Cause

I recently started experiencing BSODs every time I allow my computer to go idle. The specific Bug Check error codes I'm receiving (0x139 with parameter 1 = 3) are, according to this Microsoft support ...
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How can I expand the maximum Video Memory?

I just bought GTA V for PC, but I want a better play experience. I am using a laptop: HP Pavilion (Windows 8). Installed RAM is 8gb, but in the game it is limited to only 1gb of video memory (Which is ...
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Can't log into enabled admin windows 8.1

My X linked MY laptop to his hotmail account, I made sure the master admin account is active/ enabled but all I see is his hotmail account at log in. How do I get to switch to admin account so I can ...
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Unusual disk use on Windows 8.1 100% disk usage ONLY when running particular programs

by opening the task manager I found out this weird thing happening: The disk usage spikes to 95-100% when I am running programs such as C-Cleaner, or Avast. Sometimes it shows a regular pattern: it ...
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What differences exist, if any, between touch and desktop Internet Explorer version numbering?

A typical installation of Windows 8.1 will have two editions of Internet Explorer: one for touch and one for the desktop. When Microsoft chooses version numbers for Internet Explorer, are they ...
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Windows 8.1: How to ascertain 'true' uptime?

Please read carefully; this is not the usual uptime question. I tend not to shut down my computer per se but instead put it to sleep. It makes boot times quicker and allows me to use WOL. The various ...
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Send a virtual desktop (from Desktops 2.0) to HDMI

I have Windows 8 and I use the wonderful Desktops 2.0 app: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc817881.aspx . It let me have 4 multiple virtual desktops as I was used in linux. When I attach ...
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Excel Formula issue

I've been trying to write a formula to help me with rostering. It seems to work if I put the first few parts in, but after that it says "The formula you typed contains an error." Can anyone see the ...
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Switch focused application by typing the name of app [duplicate]

How can I switch to an open application by typing the name of the application? Kinda like Alt+Tab but by typing.
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Fix inconsistent windows sorting (by name)

Here are some files that are sorted by name. The OS understands correctly that 2 should come before 10, great. But notice that The "new text document" come last, after "new text document2" even ...
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Choosing “skip” and “Do this for all current items” in Windows 8 File Copy dialog

I am trying to copy files off a bad hard-drive. Windows occasionally opens a dialog to let me know there were errors copying certain files. If I choose "skip" and "Do this for all current items", ...
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Can a >2TB hard (GPT) drive be used as non-booting data drive on a non-UEFI board?

Our workstation can only boot from MBR max. 2TB hard drive. The BIOS cannot be changed to UEFI mode by firmware update or similar. We are running Win Server 2012 R2. Can we use a 2TB hard drive ...
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Windows 8 upgrade assistant weird behaviour

Please excuse me for the header of the question because I can't describe the problem in a few words. The problem is that I'm using windows 8 upgrade assistant on windows 7. Everything works fine ...
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How do I split a 3TB disk into two 1.5TB disk partitions?

I bought new 250GB SSD drive and 3TB HDD and i want to use it with windows 8.1. I have installed windows on the SSD drive but i cant use my 3TB with its full capacity. What I want is to split my 3TB ...
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boot configuration data store could not be opened. A device attached to the system is not functioning in vaio-win8 pro

I have an vaio SVS15125CVB 15.6" laptop originally with win8 -x64bit single language preinstalled, and i upgraded with 8 pro original key using "get more features with new edition of windows" option. ...
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Switch between open application in windows using application name

Is there any way to switch applications in Windows by typing the application name? When I have many applications open I find Alt+Tab switching to be slower. Is there an alternate way to switch ...
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I would like to have all the sound go through my left headphone

I would like for all the sound to be channeled through just my left headphone. The reason for this is a little odd, but I am completely deaf in just my right ear. It is incredibly annoying to hear ...
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Microsoft wants to install updates for a different OS version

I was on the Microsoft website looking at the specifics for the latest Microsoft security updates and noticed as I have in the past that it wants to install updates for a different version OS than I ...
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Problems with wireless connection (Win8.1 laptop)

I'm having 3 weird issues with connecting to a wireless connection on my laptop running Windows 8.1. 1) The icon shows the wired connection icon (monitor with a cord) and not the wireless (bars) ...
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Windows 8.1 session logoff on RDP disconnect

I installed fresh Win8.1 on a VM, enabled RDP access. Problem that I'm facing is that when I close RDP client my session and all my windows and applications got closed immediately. I need session to ...
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Windows WiFi hotspot - clients can't connect

I configured a WiFi hotspot on Windows, using the command line: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=ProvaMi key=pippo123 netsh wlan start hostednetwork netsh interface ip set address ...