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

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Install Windows 8 from copy (not iso) of recovery partition

I have an Asus Vivoobook x202E which came with Windows 8 preinstalled. I used both Ubuntu and Windows for a short while, but then it all went to crap and I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 instead, ...
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Windows 8 missing text buttons in sub menus

It took me a while to realize that there were even buttons that were "missing" I just thought windows 8 was hiding them for "usability". But apparently they are there there is just something wrong ...
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Audio/Video Doing weird things, with new Connections

I have a Logitech G430 USB headset, and whenever I seem to plug in a USB with things on it, or with nothing on it, I will get the Ping of a new connection then ALL audio shuts off. Not only that, if I ...
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WINDOWS 8.1 Pro User folder questions and accounts

Have a some questions. Backgroup -I built two PCs and i didn't have network drivers enabled. So both installs created a local admin account during installation. One later asked me if I wanted a ...
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class not registered on IIS

I have windows 8 (x64) with IIS8. IIS was working fine but suddenly when i try to browse anything from IIS, it prompt's a message box says, class not registered! i have checked the default ...
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Cannot pass the pre-bios loading screen (toshiba laptop)

I've just bought a Toshiba Satellite p50-A-14K. I was struggling installing ubuntu 13.10 together with windows 8.1. I couldn't get the dual boot working so at one point, what I did is to delete the ...
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Lenovo Hotkeys Bad Bios, Disabling Hotkeys

How do I disable hotkey keys, this suddenly stopped working for me, enable or disbled, its stuck on Fn lock mode Setting hotkey mode By default, the hotkey functions are accessible by pressing the ...
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Windows 8 unclear focused program in taskbar

I am finding it hard to see which program is focused on the task bar. I end up clicking on the taskbar item not realising im looking at it maximized. This minimizes the program. I hope you can ...
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Enabling Hyper-V in BIOS causes Windows to stuck

I installed Visual Studio 2013 for Windows Phone and at the end it popped up that Hyper-V (virtualization tool used in Windows Phone Emulator) isn't available on my computer. I done some research and ...
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EFI not found when installing Debian 7.4 beside Windows 8.1

I am searching the whole time in some forums, but unfortunately I could not really get a solution. I have Windows 8.1 running on my computer, booting with UEFI. Now I installed Debian 7.4 (basics ...
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How can I manually partition and provision a Windows 8 USB install drive with UEFI bios and GPT scheme?

For whatever reason, I cannot get the windows 7 and windows 8 usb install tools to see my usbdrive, even though my bios can. How can I manually (from elevated command prompt) partition and provision ...
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Disable zoom-pinching, scrolling, ctrl+scroll lock on Windows 8, Surface Pro 2

I have a Surface Pro 2 that nearly 30% of the time, is sure that my touching the trackpad means I want to zoom. In a browser, it's as if there's a control key held down and every mouse movement makes ...
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When does windows 8 cause account.live.com account activity?

Someone recently sent emails from a third-party email address (spoofed to look like me) to a number of contacts of mine. The only place that contact list the email drew from could have come from was ...
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Disable Windows Metro Scrollbar Timeout

Is it possible to disable disappearance of scrollbars in Windows Metro apps? I find that using Metro from a non-touch PC is very frustrating. Here's my typical routine in Windows desktop apps that ...
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USB not recognized

When I plug in External USB mass storage device, the following error message is displayed: Previously the device was working correctly, but after few months when I plug it in, it is not working. I ...
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How to launch a program with a command line argument from Search or from Start/Metro in Windows 8?

In Windows 7, I could launch a program like Notepad and pass it a command-line argument (the path and filename of a document to open) by typing: notepad c:\users\jon\myfile.txtEnter In Windows 8, ...
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Filezilla and Notepad++

I'm trying to "Edit" a file from my Filzilla FTP and it opens in Notepad++ just fine, but when it opens it prompts me: C:\Program Files (x86)\FileZilla FTP Client\-open doesn't exist. Create it? ...
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Rsync incredibly slow in Cygwin - am I doing something wrong?

I am trying to back up my C: and D: drives (each 1 TB, C: has around 210 GB of data on it, D: has around 345 GB on it) onto a 3 TB external HDD using Cygwin in Windows 8. I am doing this with ...
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Cannot pair bluetooth Wacom Stylus to Windows 8

(Disclaimer: I know this pen is meant for iPads etc. but I sort of want to hack it for windows 8 - I don't care about the pen part, we just wanted to have a go with the buttons). We have a Wacom ...
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Windows 8 Programs' right-click menus/drop down lists showing up garbled

It seems more and more menus, drop down lists, etc. across many programs on my machine are showing garbage instead of their actual contents. Check out the screenshot: I don't recall if I had this ...
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Windows 8 Boot process in EFI

I was trying to add Debian 7 boot entry to Windows boot menu using easyBCD. I accidentally deleted the Window 8 entry from the list now I get a BCD error when trying to boot. Error code 0x000098 How ...
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How can I move an Win 8.1 GPT EFI installation to a smaller disk?

which programs do you use to move a whole HDD (GPT EFI Win8.1 installation with the "boot" and "reserved" partition) to a (~10MB) smaller one? I tried "mini tool partition wizard" and "gparted live" ...
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Search folders in Outlook 2013 not updating on start

I reorganized my email and added 3 more .pst data files (removing a few more older ones). The problem is that the only Search Folders updating on start are only the main inbox ones (the only data file ...
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Bitlocker on a laptop without carrying around recovery key

We have a rule in my company that all PC drives must be encrypted with BitLocker, including laptops. My own Windows 8 laptop has a tendency to hang at shutdown, black screen but the computer never ...
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The current directory is invalid on Windows 8

I've been trying to run the any of the following command through command prompt as administrator netstat -a -b sfc /scannow However I get the following error The current directory is invalid. I ...
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NTFS drive recognized by Linux, not by Windows

I have a 2TB NTFS formatted USB drive attached to a Raspberry Pi which I use as a NAS. I can access the drive through the Linux terminal and see all the files, and I can also access all the files from ...
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Can I use a password ssh login on a passwordless windows 8.1 account? (Cygwin)

I recently installed Cygwin + OpenSSH (package) on Windows 8.1. However, I'm only using one passwordless Windows account on that machine, but I would like to login with SSH remotely with password (for ...
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Tagging files in Windows 8

I'm trying to edit the tags using the native Windows 8 details panel, but it seems like I cannot edit the tags, or any details for that matter. I tried clicking on the tag category in Properties -> ...
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windows 8 product ID error with evaluation copy

I've got a toshiba satellite c855d, that came pre-installed with windows 8. I accidentally deleted it when installing Ubuntu. I bought windows 7 (and downloaded the stupid drivers), and now I ...
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Creating a shortcut to connect to a Bluetooth PAN in Win8

I have paired my cell phone with my computer via bluetooth. Whenever I want to use its network connection (over a Bluetooth PAN), I need to click on the Bluetooth Icon, select "Join a Personal Area ...
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Unable to boot Win 8.1: Error bad_system_config_info

Windows 8.1, 64 bit, home-built PC, running approx 4 years. OCZ-Vertex 256 GB drive, approx 1 year old, Drives D-H are 2 - 1 TB drives in a RAID 0 config, 8 GB RAM. Upgraded from Win 7 to Win 8.1 ...
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Touchpad stops responding/lags up, but I can still move mouse cursor with graphics tablet?

I have a Toshiba C855-2GX. The problem is with the touchpad, it lags for around 15 seconds (up to 2 minutes in worst case). The mouse button doesn't even work. When the touchpad lags, I can still ...
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Hide icons on windows 8 lock screen

Is there a way to hide the battery and network (wifi bar) indicators on the windows 8 lock screen? I've already figured out how to hide the clock and date through a registry tweak, but I haven't ...
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Is there a way I can share a bluetooth mouse between two OSs on the same computer?

I'm dual booting between Linux Mint 16 and Windows 8 on my laptop, and I use a bluetooth mouse. Is there any way I can hack together a solution so that my mouse will work on both OSs without having to ...
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Windows 8 won't output stereo sound

I have two sets of stereo speakers. Speakers on my desk and a pair of headphones. The speakers are connected to a port on the back and the headphones are connected to a USB port on the front. ...
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how to resolve kernel_security_check_failure

I am trying to re-install my Nokia-E5 software by Nokia suite ,I have windows-8.1 OS on my laptop , I am getting this error kernel_security_check_failure . And my laptop restarts. I have no idea how ...
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Windows 8 Desktop Won't Auto Refresh

Recently, my desktop won't show any new files unless I press F5. This is a bit annoying, and none of the fixes on the Microsoft website help. What do I do?
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How to tell Windows 8 to only connect to network drives on certain networks?

I have a home server with some files on that I connect to via my wireless LAN at home. The server is only available at that specific network, and not via internet. It seems that every time I open an ...
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Windows 8/XP printing problems

I have a friend that has 2 Windows XP machines, 1 Windows 8 machine, and 2 network printers on his network. The network is all cabled, no Wifi used. The problem he is having is that if the Win 8 ...
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Save as dialog is not appearing in any “metro” app on Windows 8

I have a problem that Save dialog is not appearing in any metro app. Only save as dialog is not working, I think. For example if I find a download link and press it - everything is fine, but if I ...
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trying to disable windows task wake computer, get task scheduler service not available

This is a windows 8.1 pc upgraded from 8.0 I've been trying to stop my PC from waking up on it's own. Turns out there are some windows update tasks that are set to wake the pc to run the task ...
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Explorer restarting after few seconds

First of all: I wish I would have stuck to 7 or 8.0, but it's 8.1 now ... Not too old 8.1 installation (2 months maybe because the old one SNAFU'd). Worked OK until today. After login, desktop comes ...
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Android ADT/Eclipse compatible with Windows 8.1

I have Windows 8.1 and have installed the android adt (sdk) with eclipse. I can create a new app, but when I try and run it, the emulator explodes. The emulator window pops up than has to exit. I ...
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Error: “Cannot start Object Push Profile (OBEX OPP) service” when tried to transfer file from Android phone via bluetooth,Why?

In Windows 8.1 when I try to send file from Andoid device to PC via bluetooth it shows - Error: "Cannot start Object Push Profile (OBEX OPP) service" As far as I gusess,in Windows bluetooth stack ...
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Access a shared Win 8 folder from server 2012 in Hyper-V?

a preface: I've never used Server 2012 (S2k12) so I'm a total noob with it. I'm running S2k12 in a Hyper-V VM (logged in as admin), and need to access a shared folder on my Win 8 host which has full ...
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Windows 8: How to bring printer to menu?

Is there way to move this printer shortcut to windows 8 menu (that large and take whole screen)? If I click right click, there's no item Add (or attach) to menu, that appear for other application ...
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Windows 8.1 boot error

I tried to install linux on a second partition of my hardrive, and now I can no longer boot into either system. The error I get when booting is: The Boot Configuration for your PC is missing or ...
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Windows 8.1 Restart Prevention (Unrecognizable App)

I hope someone can help with this issue... I get a very unhelpful error message intermittently when I restart: This app is preventing you from restarting. There is no appropriate label for the ...
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Two-fingered scrolling is slow in Windows 8 modern UI aka Metro

I own a Packard-Bell te69hw. It has an ELAN tech touchpad built-in. The issue is that the scrolling is really slow in Metro. It works perfectly fine in desktop mode. The problem was the since day one. ...
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I pressed the sleep button on my keyboard and now I can't wake up my computer

My motherboard is the 970 extreme 4 and the lights and fans turn on but my keyboard and monitor aren't working. My monitor says it has no signal and the keyboard light doesn't turn on. I've tried ...