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WiFi disconnects when VPN is running - how to troubleshoot?

I have a VPN (HMA pro) which is working fine on all but one device in one particular location. This device (a windows 8 laptop) used to work fine but lately after the VPN is connected, within a few ...
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Windows 8.1 resize shortcuts in Start menu

Is there a way to resize or somehow customize the shortcuts I put in the Start menu? Like, I have shortcut for Steam.exe on my Desktop, I right click on it, then Pin to Start, and it goes to the ...
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UEFI not recognizing USB 3.0 drive

I would like to run Windows To Go on an external USB 3.0 drive and whenever it is plugged into my laptop, Windows should run instead of Ubuntu 14.04. I successfully installed and configured Windows ...
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windows 8 tablet battery died while recording video, the file is lost

I was recording a video with a Windows 8 tablet and after 2 hours the battery died. When I got back home and charged the tablet, the video was not there. There are other videos in the camera roll ...
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Is it possible to assign an editor to edit remote files through FTP while on Windows 8 Explorer

I have a remote VM that runs Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS. I installed on that remote machine vsftpd. Therefore I can access folders and files on that remote machine through FTP. My goal is to make my life ...
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Is there a way to view remote hidden files through FTP in Windows 8 explorer?

I have a remote virtual macgine that runs Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS. I installed on that remote machine vsftpd. Therefore I can access folders on that remote machine through FTP. My goal is to make my ...
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How to save connection login/password for all users in Windows 8?

While setting up ICS I get a message "The username and password for this connection cannot be saved for use by all users." (see image for full message, in Russian UI it is "Имя пользователя и пароль ...
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Remote Desktop from Windows to Mac which actually works

I need to work on both Windows 8 and Mac Mavericks, Windows 8 being my main machine. I've been trying to do a remote desktop from Windows 8.1 to Mac. I tried different solutions VNC, TightVNC, ...
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A Windows DLL stored on Debian, then downloaded back to Windows won’t work anymore

I have a program which I want to distribute through my webserver running Debian. So I uploaded my files—containing DLLs—to the server. After I did let them download through my updating application I ...
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keyboard keys acting up

I've had a strange thing happen to my keyboard on my laptop. Pressing Enter puts an l on screen followed by an actual enter. ↓ (Down key) displays 9 and moves cursor down. Pressing space outputs a ...
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Transferring my OneNote - notebook hyperlinks (links to pdf files) to new pc with a new userpath

I have a large onenote-notebook that I have been using for study notes. There are many hyperlinks to pdf files. The problem is that all these hyperlinks refer to paths starting with: "C:\Users\RL..." ...
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SMS/MMS Bluetooth and Windows

I got a new phone and for the fun of it, I paired it with my laptop (Windows 10 -but anything windows 8 will work too). When I did, I found that the Galaxy S5 supported "sms/mms message access". What ...
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How to write decisions on batch files?

I use batch files a lot to make my computer do things for me. But mostly i make it do things that I've already decided. Like opening my hidden file if I'm alone, or start playing a specific playlist. ...
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Is it possible to change the windows logo on win8 boot? [duplicate]

I would like to ask if it is possible to change the windows logo on the windows 8 boot screen? I have seen youtube videos of different logos (Im not talking about the OEM preinstalled win8 pcs, I ...
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Drag and Drop with Windows Explorer and Notepad under Windows 8.1 32-bit is troublesome

all.. A bit of an annoyance I've come across... and although I've been a 'power user' of PCs since the '70s, I have precious little knowledge of Windows 8... and this problem is making me crazy... I ...
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Couldn't install nvidia geforce driver after installing win 8 pro in dell 5421

When i try to install nvidia geforce driver in my laptop (after installing windows 8) it shows no compatible hardware found and stops installation process. Nvidia auto detect also doesn't shows even ...
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Iomega Prestige 1TB portable USB 2.0 hard drive keeps getting randomly disconnected in Windows 8

I have an Iomega Prestige 1TB USB 2.0 portable hard drive with its own external power source that worked fine for several years on my old 2003 Dell desktop running Windows XP. I bought a new Dell ...
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How to access Windows 8 Tablet via Remote Desktop from PC

I have a Windows 8.1 Tablet and a Win7 Desktop. I've tried to access the Tablet via the Remote Desktop app from my PC for easier configuration but it couldn't connect. I could ping the device, so ...
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How to set a password for Program (Application) in Windows 8?

I have installed a viber for windows 8 PC. There is no option to sign out from it. The best way is to secure my account is using a password for that app when open it. There are many ways I found to ...
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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 ...