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

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Window will read this particular DVD which it usually doesn't, if it spins for a longer time

I'm unable to figure out what's wrong with my system. My computer will read this particular DVD sometimes and mostly it won't. When trying to explore the DVD, I get error "Windows can't access this ...
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Language is not installed on Microsoft Surface Pro

Language is not installed on Microsoft Surface Pro. I am trying to install an additional language pack in windows 8 Surface Pro. But when I add the language and tap option to download a particular ...
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How to check what was installed by Windows Automatic Maintenance?

Windows Automatic Maintenance (on windows 8.1) just finished and during about 2 hours it consumed 6GB of disc space (which is very valuable as I have 128GB SSD only). How can I check what it installed ...
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Black Screen + Freeze after a couple minutes of gameplay (Windows 8)

Since this morning I'm getting random freezes after a couple of minutes of gameplay. It started with Battlefield 3, which made my screen turn black and I had to push the reset button since ...
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Windows 8.1 64-Bit: Power Schemes gone

So I just ran powercfg /restoredefaultschemes because Windows 8.1 would not let me create new power schemes properly. The result was that suddenly all power schemes were gone. It looks like this (with ...
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Make symlink on Windows of whole tree without modifying the original folder

I'm trying to do this: make a symlink of a whole directory "C:/Master", in different folders like "C:\Projects\Alpha\", "C:\Projects\Beta\" an so on. "Master" directory usually changes in files and ...
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Windows 8.1 Insufficient storage available for backup

I'm using Windows Home server 2011 to backup my laptop, but I have been unable to perform a backup since upgrading to Windows 8.1. I get an "Insufficient storage available for backup. The C drive on ...
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Graphics Tablet as input device for Windows 8

Having used Windows 8 (and 8.1) on a touch screen I know how much better it is than with a mouse. I've seen people with graphics tables on 7 use them to scroll their browser etc... so I was wondering ...
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My new computer is blocking access to my webserver when in use

I have been running a web server for a while. It is hosted using lamp on a computer that I have running Ubuntu and has worked fine until recently. I got a computer that runs Windows 8 to use as my ...
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What can I do with a Bluetooth connection between Windows Phone and Surface Pro?

I have both an HTC Windows Phone 8x and a Surface Pro, each of course with Windows 8. Both of them I log in using my same Microsoft Live account. I can manage to get my phone connected to the surface ...
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How can I emulate the effects of “Guest Mode” on windows 8?

I noticed guest mode (not guest account) has been removed in windows 8, is there anyway I can replicate it's effects of removing any and all user changes on log out? Furthermore I would like to change ...
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How can I set … Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.04(LTS) Dual Boot: Windows 8 as default OS

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 (LTS) on my laptop with Windows 8 already installed. The installation was successfull and I get to use Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. When i start Windows 8 it shows the ...
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Why can't I install apps on Windows 8 using specific dial-up modem connections?

This problem has persisted since I first tried out Windows 8 Consumer Preview, and also affects Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Preview, and Windows 8.1. Specifically, the problem occurs when I try to install ...
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Very slow performance

I'm using Windows 8.1 RTM with following PC: Foxconn h61mxp mb 500gb Seagate ST500DM002 HDD The problem is, I have nearly always 100% disk load Here are running applications on tray: And ...
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How to capture HTTPS traffic with Fiddler2 on Windows 8? Unable to generate certificate

How to capture HTTPS traffic with Fiddler2 on Windows 8? While trying to capture HTTPS traffic under Windows 8 I get permanent messages "Unable to Generate Certificate" while browsing: ...
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Windows 8.1 Program switches to desktop

I've got some weird issue happening since I installed Windows 8.1 when it officially came out. Every day, approximately within 10 minutes after boot of the system, the program (in all cases so far ...
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Can't switch to all users in WIN 8 - search extended user control

I'm using Windows 8 (not PRO) and I created different users (as local or MS user). But in the "normal" user control center (e.g. control nusrmgr.cpl) I get only two users. I found one day a page ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8 on a SSD+HDD ultrabook

I have this configuration on an Asus VivoBook: Disk 0 is a 1 TB HDD disk while Disk 2 is a 24 GB SSD. I would like to keep the existing windows 8 installation and add ubuntu in dual boot. I will ...
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Is there a way to change the default sound volume on startup in windows?

I've got a Creative X-Fi Titanium running on Windows 8, which works great, but the drivers have this weird quirk where it sets my headphones volume at 30% every time I boot if I have fast boot ...
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Error 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD) - Lenovo Twist

I have a Lenovo Twist (S230u). When I boot it up, it shows the LENOVO logo, then under that it says ''To interrupt normal startup, press Enter''. Then it says ''2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main ...
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Change DPI in Windows 8(.1) below 100%

I want to make all of the UI smaller than possible, because I am running 3 27" Monitors with 1080p resolution and am hoping to get a little more screen real estate out of it. So I have played around a ...
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Roaming profile location not updating

We have roaming profiles enabled for some users. We want to move some of them over to a new network share. We have copied the files to the location (using Windows backup so that permissions are ...
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Catch headset pause/play keypresses in Windows

I have a new Ultrabook which has single audio jack for input and output instead for separate 3.5 mm jacks we used to have on older machines. The jack is probably similar to American Audio Jack ...
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How to arrange tiles in vertical rows (Windows 8.1)?

I'm trying to arrange tiles in Windows 8.1 below each other but they always arrange themselfs next to each other. I have i. e. a group of tiles with four columns - the first two columns have five ...
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As someone currently on the Windows 8.1 Preview, how can I upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro via an iso?

I used to have a Windows 8 Pro machine1. When the preview came out, I decided to try it, assuming that there would be a clean upgrade option after the full version came out. So I downloaded the iso ...
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AMD switchable graphics are not working OR I don't know how to make them work

I don't know if this is the right place for this question, but I'll give it a shot. I have a Dell Inspiron 17R 5721. It's supposed to be using switchable graphics. It has an Intel HD 4000 and a Radeon ...
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Excel document gone after PC refresh on Windows 8

Did a PC refresh and lost my work done on Excel. The file is still there but all the work I did and saved on it is gone! 3 months of data collation down the drain!!! Any advise what I can do?
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trying to install windows hotfix, but getting a negative exit code

I am trying to install windows-8-RT kb2771744 hotfix. I am getting a negative exit code: -2125124329 I converted that into hex: 7FDBFFE9 I looked around, I am not sure what to make of it.
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How to hide the Windows 8 Sound Volume Indicator

How to hide the Windows 8 Sound Volume Indicator permanently? Image:
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Leftover app shortcuts on the all apps screen

I have uninstalled a couple apps in windows 8 pro using the windows uninstall program however the app tile is still appearing on the all apps screen although it is showing a blank page icon instead of ...
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How to open multiple Modern UI Google Chrome Windows?

Is it possible to somehow trick Windows 8(.1) to open multiple Google Chrome Windows on the modern UI side? I'm using multiple profiles with Crhome and would like to see all of them at once. By ...
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Enabling/Disabling Mouse Pointer Precision in Windows 8

Does anyone know a way to enable/disable the Enhanced Mouse Pointer Precision (EPP) via command line? I'm a gamer and installed a fix, ...
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How to quickly select multiple tiles in Windows 8 start screen?

after installing an application there are lots of new tiles appeared at my Windows 8 start screen. I want to remove them, but currently I only can right-click on them one by one and after selecting ...
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Samsung Series 3 Laptop won't shut down?

It's been happening for a couple of days, but my laptop won't shut down or restart, it always says I'll lose work and asks to shut down anyway. Even though I still click shut down, it doesn't. ...
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USB live boot into any windows OS?

I want to boot from a USB stick into a windows OS (any), however I can't find an ISO that will work on my USB. I have found pe builder but its a windows program and I am on linux. Could anyone link ...
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Wifi disabled after time

I do have several computers in my office, and unfortunately, the network admin has yet to patch my cables (which I'm not allowed to). So far, I'm stuck with Wifi, so I configured one of my Windows 8 ...
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Can't find Bonjour service in Windows 8

I am trying to install the Tivo desktop app. During the installation it says it found a newer version of Bonjour. Then when it tries to run, it says Bonjour service is not running. I had iTunes ...
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Window.old empty after os install

I installed Windows 8 over Windows 7 which ran on my laptop. I chose the custom install with the hope of getting my old files in the Windows.old folder which usually gets created at the end of the ...
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ASUS hotkeys keys no longer work after upgrade to Windows 8.1

My ASUS VivoBook S500C came with Windows 8 pre-installed, and the hotkeys worked fine, such as volume controls, brightness, etc. However, after an upgrade to Windows 8.1, I can't seem to get it ...
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Have all tags from all folders appear in tags tab drop-down

I have a Windows 8 and Windows 7 computers. I have an internal office network and we all share files on an external hard drive connected wirelessly. We are trying to organize these files and the tags ...
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Windows 8 with multiple screens: Main screen does not wake up

I am having an issue like few others with computer not waking up from sleep. However I noticed slight difference, I run 2 screens and when I move the mouse or press something on the keyboard, 2nd ...
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Connect two Broadband (PPPOE) at the same time

I have two Ethernet adapter in my laptop (running Windows 8), two Networking cable from hub (for same ISP) and two pair of user name and password to connect to internet using Broadband (PPPOE) ...
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Set an icon for “Copy/Paste/Delete” Windows default context menu options?

Is it possibly to set a custom icon for the default Windows context menu options like "Copy", "Cut", "Copy", "Delete" and "Sendto"? I think all that kind of shellext are managed by CLSID's so... is ...
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my windows 8 doesn't reconize any new device via usb, is there a way to remove all drivers on windows 8?

Anytime that i plug in any USB device (mobile phone, printer, usb wifi stick, headphones..) on my pc, Win8 Pro x64 not reconized, is installed as "Unknow Device", going to Manage-> Device Manager, ...
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VT-x is Enabled, but is not operational ? Winows 8 unable to run 64-bit virtual machine

Vt-x is Enabled in Bios and it shows working in Intel Processor identification utility. but I'm not able to run 64-bit Guest OS on both VirtualBox & VMware Workstation. Virtual Box says ...
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Windows 7/8 VPN to localhost (one computer only)

In Windows 8.1 (also try windows 7) I'm trying to create a Windows VPN connection that connects to 127.0.0.1 (localhost) I did all the configuration in the PC (as server) to accept connections, and in ...
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Cannot connect to AWS EC2 instance from Windows 7 using RDP

My laptop is running Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601 SP1. In AWS I generated a new Key Pair and downloaded the Private key to my laptop. Ensured that the Security Group used for instance had Port ...
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Install Windows Store App package (*.appx) for all users

I know there are several posts where users want to install Windows Store Apps for all users. Answers were to use DISM. In my case I can not use DISM because all clients are already deployed. If a ...
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Is it possible to re-create a Windows Recovery Partition after it's been deleted?

Sometime ago I deleted my recovery partition because my SSD drive was running particularily low on disk space. I removed it figuring I wasn't going to need it. Unfortunately it turns out that with ...
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Thinkpad Tablet 2 Windows 8 Pro Task Scheduler won't do full resume

I have a problem with the Windows 8 Pro task scheduler on a Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2. Before I begin, the process of which I speak works perfectly on Windows 7 Pro on numerous laptops, older tablets, ...