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Exorcising the ghost cursor of Windows 8

I've encountered a strange issue in Windows 8 causing a grayed out cursor to appear in the middle of one of my screens. The cursor seems to be rendered, like with the proper curser, in front of all ...
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Is fast shutdown/startup ok for restarts for installations

I'm trying to install some applications and update some applications that require a restart to be fully installed/updated. I have fast startup enabled, I believe. If I just shut it down, then turn it ...
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My volume is low even though all settings are at max

I'm having issues with my volume and I can't find the error. No sound will ever get the green bar to the top. Some days it does though but now the volume is very noticably lower in my speakers. I ...
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Connecting Bluetooth Heart rate monitor to Windows 8.1

I am currently creating an Windows store app which connects to Bluetooth Low Energy sensors. Before being able to use a device in your app you must pair it with windows. When I try to pair the device ...
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How to confirm that my SSD running as cache correctly?

I am using HP Workstation laptop, with a SSD as cache. I have installed a new Windows 8 on my laptop. There is nothing related to the SSD from software side so far I know, so I cannot know did my ...
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google photo auto-backup, creating duplicates from my new computer

I use google plus's auto-photo backup to auto-save my photos from my computer to google's server. Today, I got a new computer! I moved all my photos to the "My Pictures" directory, then installed ...
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Network bridge from Win8 to Win7 not working

As requested from every tutorial I've followed, I've disabled Internet Connection Sharing, connected both computers using the proper Ethernet cable--but every time I try to initiate I get the "You ...
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Windows 8 image creation

http://en.kioskea.net/faq/29239-windows-8-1-how-to-create-a-system-image If I was to create a system image using this method above, will the external hard drive I save it to be completely wiped and ...
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Windows 8 “Device Setup” process stuck without further progress

After plugging-in of an USB device, standard window with progress bar appears. The problem I experience is that it gets stuck at certain progress and doesn't continue no matter how long I wait. ...
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Can access public shares for ANONYMOUS user from Android device but not from windows 8

At our office we have multiple PCs (Win 8.1) and after enabling windows publics share and disabling password protected sharing we've noticed that the feature was enabled on some PCs but on some ...
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Change Windows 8.1 password: windows chroot equivalent?

Trust me I scoured the net. Long story short, I was tasked to remove/change a forgotten Administrator password of a Windows 8.1 UEFI laptop computer (ASUS T100TA-DK005H). I thought it was easy as ...
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Windows drivers/app for apple/android headphones with remote

I just got a pair of Bose QC15 that have an apple-compatible mic and remote. The remote has 2 volume buttons and a play/pause button I'd like to use them on my laptop (Dell Win8.1) which has a ...
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Navigate through folder like Mac in win8 or use alternative

The Mac way of navigating file is making SOOO much sense than windows way of opening a gazillions of windows and confuse myself... I wonder as a Windows8 user, is there way to make windows folder ...
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Unable to do fresh Linux install from CD

I am using Windows 8 OS on my laptop and I had installed CentOS linux earlier. The BIOS is set for UEFI mode, thats why I had to switch it to legacy mode to support boot from CD. Anyways, I managed ...
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windows 8 apps forget saved credentials on close

Some of my windows 8 apps forget the stored credentials and preferences, facebook and lastpass apps being the most common. Facebook for example will forget my credentials and then once logged in ...
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Windows/Synaptics trackpad snapping backwards after clicking quickly

tl;dr: Whenever I move the mouse a small distance and click, Windows/Synaptics will pretend I didn't move the mouse at all, reset the cursor position, but still process the click at the wrong ...
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Windows 8 lowering down volume of applications when it detects communications - yet setting is set to “Do nothing.”

Title pretty much explains everything. In my sound settings under the "Communications" tab, I have Windows set to "Do nothing" when communications are detected, yet it still lowers other applications. ...
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Asus Laptop only booting into BIOS (help!)

Recently I closed my laptop, set it on a table then the next time I went to pick it up it went from boot up straight to the BIOS. I immediately pressed ESC and tried to exit. The computer would go ...
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How to remove startup programs which are not listed in Add or Remove Program list?

I have two startup processes, which I'm not sure what they are for. Is it normal that a PC running Windows 8 has these two processes? They look quite suspicious as their publisher is not listed at ...
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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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How do I remap the OneKey Recovery button on my Lenovo Y510p laptop?

I have recently bought a Lenovo Y510p laptop which comes with a button just adjacent to the power port. This button runs the "OneKey Recovery.exe" file in the directory C:\Program Files\Lenovo\OneKey ...
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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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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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Windows cannot be installed to this disk. Ensure the disk's

I recently put together a self built rig. The all the parts seem to work, but when I try to install windows 8, I get the following error message: 'Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This ...
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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 ...