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Can't boot Windows 8, can't boot from USB installer

I'm having all sorts of problems with my PC. It's custom-built so I didn't expect to have UEFI/Secure Boot compatibility issues but I think that's what's happening. I have a Windows 8 Pro ...
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Intel Rapid Start Technology seems less “rapid” than the default Windows start/wake

I have a Dell 7000 series laptop running Windows 8 with an Intel core i7 processor. I often have to hold the power button to force it to turn off and then turn it back on again in order to wake it ...
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Speakers has a lower volume than actual volume output from system

This started happening a while ago. I realized the volume I hear is very low. I opened up the volume control panel and I see the speakers are outputting a lower volume than "System" (it is only ...
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Why am I invisible to the devices on my network?

I've been using a DLink powerline adapter to establish a wired connection to my upstairs PC. A couple times a day, for sometimes hours at a stretch, I lose the ability to communicate with other ...
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GeForce Experience ignores taskbar on secondary monitors in Windows 8

NVIDIA's GeForce Experience program in a Windows 8/8.1 environments will ignore the taskbars on secondary monitors and fullscreen over the top of them, similar to how Windows 7 and prior didn't have ...
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List applications preventing Windows 8 from shutting down

Often, after I have initiated shutdown on Windows 8, I realize there are some applications I would like to close explicitly. I see that Windows 7 lists applications that are preventing the OS from ...
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Laptop having connectivity problems everywhere

My laptop (HP Envy dv6, running 64-bit Windows 8) loses connection entirely every half hour or so. Connection will be extremely weak for much of that time, then regain strength before suddenly ...
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Setting up Firefox with multiple profiles running simultaneously (Windows 8)

The goal A click on Firefox in the TaskBar starts an instance which asks which profile to use. When that instance runs and the same icon is clicked with middle mouse button (to start a new instance) ...
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Spoof MAC without limitation in Windows 8?

I am able to change my MAC to anything in Kali Linux, but not in Windows? It needs to be changed to 50:b7:c3:3d:1c:b6. I tried using SMAC and no luck. I heard there were limits on what I can change it ...
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Can I use Windows Recovery Environment and a Windows 8 DVD image to restore my Samsung Series 9 notebook to OEM condition

What happened so far: I decided to install Ubuntu on my Samsung Series 9 notebook. Here's my current partition table: . As you can see, I kept most of the recovery partitions. I did not change the ...
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Batch file to boot to desktop on Windows 8?

I wanted to put a batch file that runs explorer.exe on a scheduled task so it would run every time I log on and boot me right to the desktop. I know there's 3rd party programs that do this and so does ...
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Remove Metro results from Settings search

Is there a way to remove Metro settings (a.k.a. PC Settings) results from Settings search in Charms? Or at least, is there a way to move these results to the bottom? I know I'm not completely crazy ...
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Why http links are not opening from default browser in windows 8?

I have some browsers on my system i.e. Chrome, Mozilla and I.E. Mozilla is the default browser. If I open any http:// link it is not opening in Mozilla. Instead it opens an empty window in Chrome. ...
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Windows 8 freezes when killing “Metro” apps

Often after I use certain Windows 8 (formerly "Metro") apps, usually about a day later, I notice a marked drop in available RAM over what I was expecting. Since I am running Virtual Machines that ...
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Can't play audio files on Windows 8

I am trying to play mp3 files on my windows 8 laptop. For some reason they are not being played on any player. I can see the following error in Windows media player: Windows Media Player ...
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My Desktop Icons are Magically Moving

I'm tired of the desktop icons moving when I turn on my computer. I've unchecked "Auto-arrange icons" and "Allow themes to change desktop icons" (as suggested by a google search), but the problem ...
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Is 3200x1800 resolution possible in Hyper-V?

I've got a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro (Windows 8.1), which has a screen resolution of 3200x1800. I'm trying to run Ubuntu 14.04 in Hyper-V at full screen on it. I've tried the steps listed here, but I can only ...
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How to change UI language of Marble for Windows?

How to change UI language of Marble for Windows? I want to set it to English. Please don't send me to the documentation, which say that Help menu should contain Switch Application Language item, ...
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Play sound when Windows 8 unlocks

I have the opposite problem of this user – I want to get Windows to make a sound when I unlock it, but I can't figure out how to. I followed the instructions that are linked there to modify my ...
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Using touch screen with non-native aspect ratio

I have a laptop with touch screen (an Asus T100) with Windows 8, and I've downloaded a retro adventure game running using Dosbox (Gabriel Knight 1), which has a different aspect ratio from the screen. ...
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Performing a modifier+click action with a touchscreen?

I'm using a Windows 8 touchscreen laptop and want to be able to perform modified clicks with touches. Most notably and frequently used for me is the Ctrl+Click action, as well as Shift+Click and ...
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Combined view for Google, Apple and Exchange calendars in Windows 8

I am using Windows 8.1 and want to have the possibility to view (editing is not absolutely necessary) Calendars from an Google, Apple and Exchange account. It's already working for me on my Android ...
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Can I reverse my Logitech keyboard's touchpad scroll direction?

Is it possible to reverse the vertical scroll of the touchpad on my Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard (K400r) in the Logitech Setpoint program?
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Flash content not loading

I am trying to get this site to load the flash content: http://kids.daum.net/study/do/studyflash/view?id=7 I have done everything in the following two links still with no luck: ...
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Are there any unpublished downsides in Windows 8 Regular?

I intend to buy new notebook and I have two options either buy one with Windows 8 Regular or one with FreeDOS which is ~100USD cheaper, while retaining the specs. Because I'm in academia I have an ...
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Word 2010 superscript shortcut stopped working

I'm running Word 2010 on Windows 8, and as of a couple days ago, the Ctrl + Shift + + shortcut no longer does anything (whereas it used to apply superscript formatting). Oddly, Ctrl + = still makes ...
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fn key always on when plugged to electricity

I use a samsung laptop on windows 8. When not plugged to electric, keyboard is just fine, if i want to raise the volume I press fn and f8. Otherwise keyboard acts like fn is on and pressing fn does ...
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Dialog boxes appear on wrong screen after standby

I have 2 monitors. The right one is my largest, primary monitor. I have a smaller, secondary monitor to the left. Normally, dialog boxes appear on the same monitor as the application that spawns them ...
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(Chrome on) Windows 8 complains certificate not yet valid

Chrome on Windows 8 complains that a server certificate is not yet valid. Chrome on Linux does not complain though, and Firefox on the same Windows 8 machine does not complain either. The certificate ...
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Touchscreen calibration troubles in Windows 8.1 using Eyefinity

I'm using Radeon Eyefinity to make a single desktop display of 3 monitors side by side. Problem is, when setting up the touchscreen, windows 8.1 thinks that that's just one monitor, so when you set it ...
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Restore Windows 8 Appstore

I accidentally deleted my Windows 8 App's including the App Store. I searched the whole web for how to restore the App Store without setting up a new system. Haven't found any solutions yet. Does ...
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Command to restore crashed shell on Windows 8?

When on old versions of Windows the shell (taskbar and desktop) crashed, you could go to the task manager and run explorer.exe. That doesn't work in Windows 8 anymore (at least not in 8.1 Update 1, ...
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ALT+TAB doesn't work properly in Windows 8.1

Holding ALT+TAB will activate the flip 2D to switch from a window to another. The problem is that this function remains active for a very short time and I'm not able to select the window I want in the ...
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Windows 8 Start Screen ribbon mysteriously replaced by context menu, how to reverse?

When I first set up Windows 8 (core edition) on my desktop PC, it showed the following behavior when I right-clicked a start screen tile: It was possible to right-click multiple tiles and use the ...
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PIN based Login in Windows 8.1 Missing

I installed a fresh copy of Windows 8.1 Pro using Hyper-V, and updated with all updates via Windows Update. It's not domain joined. I cannot however activate a PIN based login for the installation ...
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Can I drive a tablet from an external touchscreen monitor?

I'd like to drive a tablet running windows 7 or 8 pro from an external touchscreen monitor. I know the tablet will accept a USB mouse input and will output HDMI to the monitor, so it should work, ...
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Cannot create virtual switch Hyper-V (0x80070002)

I get following error while creating any type(external, internal and private) of virtual switch on Hyper-V using Hyper-V manager. Failed to create virtual ethernet switch. The system cannot ...
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology (pre-OS) driver installation

My desktop machine is built on Gigabyte GA-Z87-UD3H and Gigabyte provides the latest driver for Intel Rapid Storage Technology (IRST), which I installed after installing the OS. Same goes for my ...
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mySQL doesn't start in XAMPP on Windows 8

I installed XAMPP. Apache is getting active but when I try MySQL, it doesn't start. I will appreciate if someone can help me. Looks like RC=0 but it doesn't do anything. It gives the following ...
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Switching windows licenses during windows upgrade

I have a PC with a valid Windows 7 (box installation) license. On this PC, I have a virtualbox with a non-valid windows 7 license. I installed this for testing, but since I am going "productive" now, ...
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Hyper-V with multiple physical networks

I have Hyper-V on my laptop with a wireless and Ethernet card, sometimes I connect using wireless card, and sometimes using the Ethernet cable. I am trying to configure Hyper-v to work always with ...
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How to set hyperlink text in the “Modern” version of OneNote

Note this question is specific to the "Modern"/"Metro"/"Windows Store" version of OneNote. I am trying to accomplish a very simple task (at least - it used to be simple). I simply want to set the ...
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No Linux variant works on my Virtual Box - System freezes after booting

No Linux variant works on my Virtual Box - System freezes after booting.. I'm currently running Windows 8 on a new laptop with Intel Haswell and Nvidia Maxwell architecture. Also the system has 8 ...
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Windows 8 creating 'ghosts' VPN connections

I have a paid VPN service (StrongVPN), and as I live in university halls I have to connect to the internet through the university's VPN and then connect to StrongVPN. This usually works fine, but ...
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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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Minecraft EXCEPTION ACCESS VIOLATION

When I run any version of Minecraft, I receive an error EXCEPTION ACCESS VIOLATION. It occurs usually on the mojang screen but it also happens in game if I get past this point. Interestingly, I can ...
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Connecting to my Hyper V server from Windows 8 Laptop

I have my Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V server running on a HP DL Server. I am connected to my local wireless network so my laptop has an ip address of 10.0.0.20 say. I installed Hyperv Server with a ...
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Change base volume of device (Windows 8)?

I own an USB speaker, since I found the audio quality of builtin speakers far from sufficient. Sadly however, it doesn't have an analogue volume control. The volume buttons on the device simply change ...
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Can't type into password box on login

I'm running Windows 8 trough Boot Camp on my 15" MacBook Pro Mid 2010 (Model 6,2). This has been working well for a long time. Since yesterday I'm having this issue though, that Windows boots to the ...
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Sound on my headphones is too high

Sound from my USB headphones is way too loud. I have to keep everything on total minimum, otherwise it's too high. Screenshot bellow shows highest acceptable volume for me. On Youtube where you can ...