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How can i refresh my audio devices from within windows 8?

I have a media server running Windows 8.1, It is connected to an A/V Receiver which is then connected to my TV. My A/V Receiver has a pass-through mode so if i just want to use TV Audio which i ...
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What is the specific behavior of the 'Save Taskbar Previews' option?

Win+Pause → Advanced System Settings → Performance, Settings → 'Save Taskbar Previews' 'Save Taskbar Previews' changes the effect of hovering over windows in the taskbar: hovering over windows will ...
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iPod isn't showing up in windows 8 nor iTunes?

Before I say anything, my iPod screen is broken so I cannot see nor use the screen, only voice commands. Anyway, I downloaded iTunes and imported all my music. I got ready to sync, so I connected my ...
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Trying windows 7 dual boot on a windows 8 machine

I have a ThinkPad (T530) with Windows 8.1 with one HDD and this is what I have done to achieve dual boot with Windows 7 on this machine - On my main and only hard disk I created a new volume ...
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Why Windows 8 is summing files only if they less than 100 files, and how can this number be increased?

I'm using Windows 8.1 and I noticed that when I select less than 100 files, I can see their total size on the status bar. but if I select 100 files (and more), I need to open files' properties in ...
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Completely backup bluetooth pairings/profiles

I have a device running Windows 8 embedded using an Intel wireless Bluetooth 4.0 + hs adapter. Every few weeks/months the device needs to be wiped to upgrade the software. In what way can I ...
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INTERNAL POWER ERROR bsod

I get this error on windows 8. I believe the error is occurring on start up and/ or shut down. In WinDbg I get the following error INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR (a0) The power policy manager experienced a ...
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How to change the location of details pane in Windows 8 file explorer (to left side)

I have been looking for a way to change the location of details pane in Windows 8 file explorer. All I've found is how to show it on bottom just like Windows 7. But I want to move it to the left side ...
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How do I disable this networking dialog on Windows 8.1?

When I tether my Android phone to Windows 8.1, I often get this useless dialog, which I always ignore. How do I prevent Windows 8.1 from showing it?
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Does a recovery drive needs updates?

I bought a PC with Windows 8 installed. Later I upgraded to Windows 8.1 and made a recovery drive on an USB pendrive. Since then Windows 8.1 has got many new files with new updates. If ever I ...
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Can you use Windows 8 Boot Manager to boot Linux off a second hdd? UEFI/GPT

Looking at online sources its speculated that, for UEFI/GPT systems, this is not possible. My setup is a Windows 8.1 OS on a SSD and a 1TB SATA HDD for data/music/pictures etc. I recently wanted to ...
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How to copy Winodws 8.1 updates files from one pc to another?

I just installed Windows 8.1 through the app store in my windows 8 machine. I have another machine that needs to be updated. I can't get the iso because im a single language user. How to move the 8.1 ...
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Hibernated Windows 8 does not boot (Dell Inspiron 15)

I recently installed Linux Mint 15 along with my Windows 8 (probably 8.1, I cannot remember if I updated it or not). I remember some time ago I restarted Linux and as the DELL logo appeared I pressed ...
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How do I get tooltips in Chrome to appear in the correct location?

Below is a screenshot of a slight problem with the location of the tooltip showing up in the incorrect location (note: the red dot is the approximate location of my cursor, and the location of the ...
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How to reset the look of .htm file icon?

My htm/html files saved on the desktop in Windows 8 looked like this: Now when I upgraded to Windows 8.1 they look like this: How can I return their previous look? PS. I went as far as tried to ...
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I cannot access my old C: drive after system crash

I am using an Acer Aspire E1-531 running on Windows 8 Pro x64. Previously I had Windows 8 Pro x86 installed and it worked perfectly for a few months. But yesterday the system crashed and I was not ...
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Asus N750JV laptop Smart-Pad no longer works with gestures after lid is closed / sleep mode

Using Windows 8.1, after closing the lid or setting my Asus N750JV laptop to sleep / hibernate, when resuming the touchpad no longer reads multitouch gestures like pinch, zoom etc. It behaves like a ...
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Erlang/OTP compiler <erlc> not found but required in windows 8

I am configuring the ejabberd using Erlang/OTP. When I run ./configure command the Error Occurred. checking for erl... C:\erl5.9\bin checking for erlc... no checking for erl... C:\erl5.9\bin ...
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Why can't I find installed apps under guest account in Windows 8?

I installed some apps in Windows 8 as an administrator. I can find those apps in the Start menu and launch them with no problem, but when I switch to a guest account, those apps don't show up in the ...
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Deleting specific images from Windows Image Backup

When using the Windows 8.1 Image Backup feature, the system creates several files and folders, in this structure: ComputerName Backup 2014-04-02 094800 Catalog Logs SPPMetadataCache My question ...
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Netgear drivers silent install

does anyone know how to do a silent none reboot of netgear drivers Netgear wna3100 v2 drivers to be exact on windows 8, my batch file is working perfect for my custom install programs but i can not ...
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Are Windows 8 language packs translated completely?

Are Windows 8 language packs translated completely? Meaning when I install Windows 8 in english and install a german language pack (or any language pack), that when switch to german everything will be ...
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Virtualbox 4.3.10 on Win 8.1 no usb for Win 7 VM

I have a new Asus laptop(64bit) running windows 8.1, installed virtualbox 4.3.10(latest) and installed a window 7(64 bit) VM with extentions(guest additions...). I have tried every combination from ...
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toshiba recovery disc windows 8 os

So i have had a friend ask me to look at there toshiba satellite c855-28u because its not working even using the recovery disc form which i have discovered that doesn't appear to be working as it is ...
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How do I decrease the brightness of my screen below the minimum on Windows 8?

The minimum brightness on my desktop monitor is far too bright. I need a way to reduce the brightness of my screen below the minimum. On my Mac, the app Brightness Slider worked perfectly for this ...
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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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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 laptop does not show WiFi

I have a Windows 8.1 machine that previously connected to a wireless modem but it does not now. The modem is not a problem because I can see it and connect to it from other computers. On 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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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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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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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 ...