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

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Red ink for Windows 8 Reader App

I'm using the Windows 8 Reader app on a Surface Pro, and I really like the feature that enables you to mark up a PDF with the stylus. Is there any way to change the color of the digital "ink" created ...
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Linux Mint livecd does not recognize Windows 8 partition

My system has two SSDs. I re-installed Windows 8 onto the disk0. I want to install Linux mint on the other SSD. Secure-boot is disabled, fastboot is disabled, csm is enabled I run Linux Mint 16 x64 ...
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Windows 8 not picking up mic sound

I have been using an older logitech headset and both the sound and mic had been working perfectly. I purchased a new turtle beach headset and somewhere around this time the mic stopped picking up ...
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Upgrade Windows 8 to 8.1 Administrator privilige

When trying to update to Windows 8.1 from 8 through the Windows Store I get the following error message: You need to use an account with Administrator privileges to install Windows 8.1, try ...
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Dualboot Fedora 20 + Windows 8 on separate drives

Well hello there, I have a little problem with my dualboot setup. So I decided to dualboot Windows (for gaming-puposes) and Fedora (for everything else), and I also decided to give them separate ...
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Turning off other monitors on lock screen in Windows 8.1

In Windows 7, when the PC got locked, the lock screen appeared on the primary monitor and all other monitors connected to the PC got turned off. (With "turning off", I don't mean turning off per se, ...
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Connection over the Ethernet cable - connection get frozen

I got a problem with my new laptop witn Windows 8.1. When I'm connected to the internet through the Ethernet cable my connection get lost after some time (sometimes minutes, sometimes hours). After ...
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Clear bluetooth devices list in Windows 8

I had bluetooth enabled while I was at my university. Little did I know, my Windows 8 laptop was keeping a record of all bluetooth devices it could find. Now, I have a monstrous list of bluetooth ...
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Encryption software that allows for password OR keyfile

My requirement is that my Windows 8 laptop should be encrypted (whole system drive) and ask for password on boot, except when it is docked in a specific docking station. If docked, it should boot ...
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Keyboard acting weird (c,v and h randomly stop working, windows key randomly stuck, ..)

A couple of weeks ago my keyboard started acting weird. Randomly but only for one application (i think it only happens to Chrome), the keys c v and h will stop working. They would still work in other ...
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Why does NTFS compression not apply to moved files/folders?

To save some disk space I designated mostly read-only folder containing portable applications to be compressed. It worked, but now whenever I move new files/folders to the compressed folder I need to ...
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USB device not being mounted on Windows 8

We are trying to mount a cellphone Razr I through USB on a Windows 8 platform. It was working before, but now, the device doesn't show up at all on this Windows laptop and neither on a Mac. I had a ...
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Windows fails to detect file system on Linux CD-ROM iSCSI Target

I'm attempting to mount the CD-ROM drive on a machine running Linux to a machine running Windows 8 via iSCSI. tgtd is configured on the Linux machine and the Windows iSCSI Initiator succesfully ...
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Restoring Windows 8/8.1 file history in Windows 7

Is it possible without doing any manual work (i.e. manually copying file history-saved files and de-duplicating and renaming them) to restore a Windows 8 backup (produced by File History) in Windows 7 ...
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Is it possible to run desktop Windows apps in Metro mode?

I've got a Windows 8 tablet and I really like metro mode while using touchscreen. Is there any possibility of converting some of standard Windows apps to run in Metro sandbox? To clarify: I think of ...
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Windows 8 “Insufficient memory” error whilst copying through .bat files

Info: Sys: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_gdr.130531-1504) BIOS: Default System BIOS Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU ; 960 @ 3.20GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.2GHz Memory: 14336MB RAM ...
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HDMI audio stops working randomly

Problem : Audio output stops working randomly, more exactly you can hear bits of it sometimes. It is like an audio drop-out that could happen on a very old PC when the CPU is at 100% CPU, being so ...
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Search for list of files by name across many drives simultaneously

I have several drives mounted in windows: E:\, F:\, G:\, H:\ I:\, J:\, K:\, etc... I want to search for a list of file names across all of these drives in one step rather than selecting each ...
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Item is not accepted while trying to send contacts by bluetooth

I am trying to send contacts from SonyEriccson mobile to Windows 8 by Bluetooth. Mobile phone starts transferring, for a moment filename (can't catch it) appears, and then the message says "Item is ...
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Windows system drive images potentially dangerous to cloud data?

It seems that Microsoft recommends to not move the C:\Users directory off the system partition (e.g. using junction points)1 at least as of Windows 8.1. At the same time however most cloud services ...
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How to autorun a command in tab and how to open multiple tabs in split screen in Conemu?

My OS is windows 8.1 (64bit) and ConEmu version is 131225. This is my task group and it opens 3 tabs on startup as I want. >""E:\RailsInstaller\Git\bin\sh.exe" --login -i" ...
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How can I transfer files from Window 8 to Windows 7 (since Easy Transfer won't work)?

I am trying to transfer files from my Acer Windows 8 computer to my new Gateway laptop with Windows 7. I have finally learned that Easy Transfer program will not work in this direction. Please ...
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Windows 8 Desktop background lock orientation

I have chosen a desktop background and I am having a beef with it because when I rotate the desktop, so does the background. I wonder how its possible change settngs so that the desktop background ...
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PID 4 Windows 8 Sony VAIO laptop

I cannot figure out which service is kicking off "ntoskrnl.exe" and taking away port 80. I have already checked all the answers related to this on superuser. ...
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Repair Windows 8 Bootloader within Ubuntu

I was trying to boot Ubuntu from the Windows bootloader using EasyBCD, but it ended up removing Windows from the menu. I ended up reinstalling Ubuntu and now I have Grub with Windows 8 as an option. ...
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Where is Windows 8's “package cache” for store applications?contd

Here's Where is Windows 8's "package cache" for store applications? in which I read about Bob's answer and did exactly what his post said.But on downloading the apps through any web ...
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How do I stop windows from upscaling my UI?

I have three 1080p ASUS monitors hooked up to my machine. I also have my Samsung HDTV (1080p) hooked up to my PC as well. The middle monitor is set to duplicate to the TV for playing games. The ...
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Customize icon size of the Quick Access Toolbar in Win 8 Explorer?

Is it possible to enlarge the tiny icons of the Quick Access Toolbar of the Explorer of Win 8?
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windows 8 map network drive password is not correct

I have a new computer with windows 8. When Mapping a network drive to connect to my server. I entered the correct drive and folder name. The system finds the server but when I enter the password it ...
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Is it possible to PXE boot a Surface Pro, but deploy image via wireless?

We are working on imaging Surface Pro tablets, without using a Windows Deployment Server. Currently, we have Debian Linux running tftpd for booting other systems running Windows 7 for imaging. With ...
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Restoring stock 8.1 boot order

I was using easyBCD to fix boot issues with another pc, but accidentally modified my own boot entries instead of the USB stick I was using. Dumb, I know. How do I restore to vanilla 8.1 booting? ...
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Windows 8 / 8,.1 Desktop colour issue

I seem to be having a major issue with Windows 8.1, which I think I had on Window 8 too. Apps in Desktop mode have really bad colour issues. The red is way over the top and the edge of skin colours ...
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Windows 8 keeps prompting to change expired password

I am a volunteer doing tech support for a local school. One of the teachers tried to log in today and got a message that his password had expired and must be changed. That's expected, since our ...
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Fedora 19 not booting

I have installed Fedora on a the same disk as a Windows 8. When the installation process was complete, I restarted the system and tried booting into Fedora,I get this error: Windows failed to start. ...
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Selectively duplicate windows on second monitor

I'm preparing for a live coding session where I will be giving a talk and programming in front of the audience. I would like the projector to only show my IDE (Visual Studio, emacs, ...), and my ...
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Opening a calendar microformat file in the Win 8.1 calendar app?

When I get a meeting request thru email and that file contains a ICS or vCal file with the actual event or meeting is it possible to open it and have it added to my Win 8.1 Calendar? I have my ...
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Reinstall windows8 and install original Windows 8 laptop ASUS K55v From Hidden or Recovery Partition

One of my friends laptop the explorer.exe file is damaged and I could not fix it ,now i want to change or reinstall windows. now I 'm currently using the original Windows 8 ,I want to re-install ...
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Is there a way to run full screen legacy programs in Windows 8 Modern mode?

I know most people are looking for the other way around and that is doable with Stardock's ModernMix, but I want to do the reverse. Lets say I'm running a full screen game or other program that is ...
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need to find similarities among two cells & need to extract that particular match

I have two cells containing same name with some added texts. I want to extract the name only to another cell. and also need to check whether both the cells contain similar name or not.... please help ...
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centOS is not reading windows8 partition while installing

I am installing centOS over windows 8 in dual boot mode. And I made 30GB free space through windows partition. But when I install centOS , it is not reading that partitions. It shows full hard-disk. ...
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Windows 8/2012 Change Menu and other colors

Is there a way to change the background color of menus in Windows 8 or the highlight color when you roll over a menu? I looked and I can't seem to find a way to do it. Do I need to install something ...
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Windows 8 copying issues

I recently formatted my laptop and installed Windows 8 Pro (it was Windows 7 Pro before format), now I am receiving a lot of weird issues when copying files onto the laptop. Issue 1: When copying a ...
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Bridge Hosted Network with another network

I create a hostednetwork in windows 8-1. after that i select the new virtual wifi and ethernet but there is no option to making bridge. I have this problem because of the windows 8.1 did not ...
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Windows doesn't put computer to sleep or turn it off after turning it on for maintenance

I've configured Windows to turn my computer on during the night to perform maintenance: However, I've found that after it does this and finishes maintenance, it doesn't put the computer to sleep, ...
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Easy way to trace hardware events in Windows?

My Windows machine is acting kind of funny. Every once in a while the screen gets really laggy, as does the sound, and a bunch of device connected/device disconnected sounds start firing. This ...
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Windows 8 and 8.1 store stopped working

My Windows 8 store stopped working. It works in other accounts but no in mine. I tried using WReset or Windows 8 apps fixer tool from Microsoft, but nothing fixed the issue. I tried everything ...
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Limit Windows 8 “Automatic Maintenance” to single CPU core?

Windows 8's Automatic Maintenance has the nasty trait of hijacking my machine when I leave it idle. It becomes completely unresponsive after a while. In lieu of a proper solution by Microsoft, I ...
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Remove word from Noklia Windows 8 phone correction dictionary

Accidentally saved a word "Ihope" on Windows 8 Nokia phone. The intended target was "I hope" and I had forgotten the space then mistakenly hit +Ihope on the correction line. Is there a simple way to ...
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How to prevent the Win8 explorer navigation panel from automatically expanding? (I have disabled auto expansion in folder options)

The left-hand navigation panel in Windows 8 keeps expanding automatically based on my folder browsing. This requires me to constantly manually adjust it back to the default position when I want to ...
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microsoft virtual wifi miniport adapter has been replaced by

Microsoft virtual wifi miniport adapter has been replaced by Microsoft Wi-Fi direct Virtual adapter in Windows 8; I think. I created hosted network using netsh wlan show drivers netsh wlan set ...