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How can you disable or turn off the Lenovo Ideapad Flex 14 (Windows 8) touch screen function?

I saw some similar questions here, but they applied to a different model of laptop and the answers they provided didn't work as my settings are different. I tried checking the Device Manager but I don'...
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VMware fusion - can you increase the video ram size past 128MB?

I'm trying out VMWare Fusion 6 on my Mac (Mavericks) and I'm running Windows 8 x64 inside Fusion. The problem is that I cannot find a way to increase the video ram past 128MB. I tried editing the ...
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VMWare 8 Fusion Installs Trovi to IE on Windows 8.1 Professional

I am facing this very very bizarre situation, which I have never encountered before. I have installed VMWare Fusion 8 (trial - downloaded from official VMWare website) on my Mac OSX machine (fresh ...
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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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How to switch off auto brightness on a Lenovo W530

The auto brightness "feature" of Windows 8.x is driving me crazy. I would like to switch it off on my Lenovo W530. Adaptive Brightness is disabled in Power Options the Sensor Monitoring Service is ...
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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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Laptop shuts down suddenly when running on battery

My Acer Aspire S7-392 runs well on mains, but on battery shuts down suddenly and without warning. And I mean no warning, it is like someone yanked the power from a desktop PC. Windows does not ...
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How do you restore from a File History backup to a new computer?

My computer died, but I have a File History backup from it. How do I transfer the data from there to my new computer? I can't just copy it because all the file names are appended with the date of ...
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How to “Edit with Vim” as administrator in Windows?

When you install gvim in Windows, you get a right-click Explorer context menu item: "Edit with Vim". Is there a way of either adding a "Edit with Vim as Administrator", or just changing the existing ...
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What's the best way to back up all my IMAP mailboxes with Outlook 2013?

I have set up Outlook 2013 through Control Panel (Mail 32bit) [Windows 8] to now store a .PST file in my dropbox folder so I am automatically backed up. However I don't really get how this will work ...
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WMI Provider Host taking up half of CPU?

Recently, I have had something called WMI Provider Host in my Task Manager that is taking up about half of my cpu. How do I fix this? Thanks!
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Windows 8.1 Task Scheduler library won't load

I disabled regular Windows 8.1 maintenance task some time ago because it never completes the task and just slows down everything. My laptop has been lagging lately. Just earlier I noticed that Windows ...
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Is there any way to make Windows 8 blue screen intentionally?

There used to be a debug option involving a registry hack on older versions of Windows that let me blue screen a system on purpose. I'd like to see if my usual blue screen diagnosis tools work on ...
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VNC viewer does not refresh/update the screen

I have VNC Server installed on Windows 8 Desktop Machine. I havw VNC Viewer Installed on Windows 7 Laptop, I don't know what I am doing wrong but my VNC Viewer won't update/refresh the screen after ...
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Can't Use Switchable Graphics

I can't get my switchable graphics cards working on my Acer 4820TG laptop. It came installed with Windows 7, but I've installed the RTM build of Windows 8. I have to keep the "Graphics" setting on the ...
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Upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1, failed installation--error code 0x80004005

I have been trying to update Windows 8 to 8.1 with no success--From the Windows store I downloaded Windows 8.1 (free installation)--it downloads and installs all to the end (90%)--where I get message "...
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MySql 5.6 - windows 8.1 can't access or copy ibdata1 file after force restart - cannot restart MYSQL

I'm having a serious problem with my MySQL server and my ibdata1 file. I had for force restart my development machine - as result I cannot restart my MYSQL server. When I restart my MySQL server - ...
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Installing WinPcap on Windows 8

I know there has been lots of discussion already on installing WinPcap on Windows 8. I'm running the RTM version. I was able to install WinPcap without a hitch by using the Windows 7 compatibility ...
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Bluestacks App Player graphics driver error on Intel desktop board D945GCLF

I am trying to install Bluestacks App Player on a machine running Windows 8 Pro 32bit. But whenever I do install the application it shows this error that Please install Graphics driver. Below are ...
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Toshiba Satellite C660 not Booting at All

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop, and it was working fine but now it's not booting at all. From some days, it running slow and hang sometimes. I was using Windows 8 Pro on this. But now it even does ...
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My SD card deletes new files by itself

I am using 64GB micro SD-Card. I always put it into my laptop slot for secondary storage. Recently, I found a big problem that my SD card won't work properly. I mean, When I copy new files to the ...
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Killing a program from the start menu in windows 8

Occasionally, I have a program that freezes, and then refuses to give the screen to me so I can use the normal task manager to kill it, and no amount of alt-tabbing or ctrl-alt-deleting can get rid of ...
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Move Windows 8.1 installation to another PC - is it possible to avoid a re-install & just move the hard drive?

Last year I've installed a clean copy of Windows 8 (later upgraded to 8.1) on a new laptop. This process was challenging because the laptop included Windows 8 pre-installed (plus bloatware), and my ...
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Cisco AnyConnect vpn stops internet connection in Windows 8

I have a VPN set up through Cisco AnyConnect 3.1.04072 on a Windows 8 laptop. I can connect to the vpn, but as soon as I do, all internet traffic stops. I've been researching for days now and I ...
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how to change icon size according to laptop mode?

I have a Lenovo Yoga pro 2, and Windows 8 as OS. My PC has 3 types of mode - laptop, tablet ant tent. I know how to change in general the size of the icons. Can I automatically change the size of ...
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Can't connect to Lacie Cloudbox when connecting directly to PC

I have bought a Lacie-Cloudbox NAS to backup my PC. I can connect it to my router and access it without problems. For the initial backup of my data I want to connect the Cloudbox directly to my PC ...
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Chapter-wise title in Header of MS word

i have tried to put the chapter title in header but the title of the first chapter appears in each and every chapter.is there any way to do this chapter-wise?
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Cannot ping, but can connect to the internet - Windows 8

I am not able to ping google.com or any other host when connected to ethernet (request timed out), however I do have network connectivity. When I connect to Wi-Fi on the same network, I am able to ...
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USB Drive's folders disappeared but space still ocupied

My USB drive had viruses. I scanned and fixed all of them. But now all my files have disappeared. They are not hidden and the space in the properties shows 15% used just like it was before. I tried ...
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Asus Windows 8 Activation Key

I opened my computer up to find that it was asking for my activation key. Windows 8 had already been pre installed. Nothing is showing up except for my desktop background and that page. I looked in ...
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Lenovo G500 Bluetooth stopped working

I have a Lenovo G500 laptop. Its OS is Windows 8. When I bought my laptop everything was working fine. But for a week, now Bluetooth is not working. I looked in the 'Device Manager' and Bluetooth was ...
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Replace Checkpoint VPN client by Windows 8/7 built-in client

Hi I'm running the Check point Endpoint Security VPN R75 (which replaces SecureClient) for Windows and it crashes my laptop very often. Now I've fixed it and due to the crashes I upgraded to Windows 8....
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Unable to get Windows clients connecting to VPN OS X Server

My aim is to allow for all employees to be able to connect to the office via a Mac mini running OS X Server (Mavericks). I've set up the VPN service on the Mac and can connect to it fine with a ...
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Use dosbox to run 16-bit program on 64-bit

After reading a lot about how to use dosbox and virtual machines to run older programs on x-64 I found myself in another situation. I have a 32-bit program that runs correctly, but calls a 16-bit ...
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“Working on features // 100% complete” stuck, can't reboot

I booted my Windows 8.1 machine up as normal this afternoon, after having shut it down normally the night before. While booting up it got stuck with the following message over a blank screen of my ...
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Creating a Windows 8.1 install USB on a Mac - for install on an Intel NUC (non-Mac)

How do you create a Windows 8.1 install USB using a Mac (OS X 10.9.5), to install on a non-Mac, an Intel NUC? Is this the same process as using Bootcamp to create a Windows installation USB? Does it ...
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Windows 8.1 Update 1 showing activation error

I have installed Windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro Version a few weeks back on my desktop computer running 64 bit version of the OS. The OS was running perfectly fine until today when it started showing ...
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How to change icons For MSOffice applications in Windows 7/8 Explorer?

Update: This is NOT for fixing corrupt icons - this is for changing icons, corrupt or not. Original queston This is NOT for the library icon nor for the Metro icons. This is for Windows 8 Explorer ...
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Windows 8 isn't detecting PS3 eye

I have the PS3 Eye web cam installed with drivers from Code Laboratories, which comes with a test program. When I open the test program it shows a clear picture from the webcam. Every other program ...
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Can external keyboard use dvorak while internal uses qwerty

Is it possible to configure so a standard external keyboard is configured so it uses Dvorak and with the inbuilt keyboard still using qwerty. I have got both keyboard using qwerty and have successful ...
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Application show on task manager but disappears after a few seconds

there are some games that i have been having problem with... whenever i start the game it doesn't open but shows on the task manager. And after 5 to 6 seconds it also disappears. can any one help me ...
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Prevent offset of multiple Windows Explorer windows

For Windows 8/10: I would like for Windows Explorer to always open in the same location (i.e., no horizontal offset with second and following windows). How can this be done? I used to use a small (...
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An error occurred while connecting [drive] to [share]. The local device name is already in use

I map a network drive from a PC (workstation) to another PC (server), that is always on. When my workstation sleeps and comes out of sleep, I get this error message: An error occurred while ...
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Remove Main Partition (C:) and make other Parition (D:) the main

Basically I installed windows 8 and windows 10 on the same HDD. I created a partition on the HDD for each. I started with windows 8 on C: and then created a partition (D:) and installed windows 10 on ...
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Easy way to recover Windows.old folder after Windows 8 PC Refresh?

I recently did a Windows 8 PC refresh, hoping it would solve an issue I'm having, which it didn't. Now I'm hoping there's an easy solution for undoing the refresh. Is there an easy way to recover any ...
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Mouse malfunction with beeping noise

I have been having an extremely annoying problem for a couple of months now. My mouse spontaniously stops responding to clicks and scrolling and instead causes a beeping sound (from the speakers) for ...
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Bios and System showing different RAM size

I just installed DDR2 2 GB Ram into my PC where i have already installed 1 GB Ram. I check bios it showing correct total 3GB RAM but system properties showing only 2 GB. I also check using Z-CPU id ...
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Error 0xc0000225 on laptop with windows 8.1, how to repair without a recovery disk?

When I start my laptop I have a blue screen with the error code 0xc0000225 with the message : A required device isn't working or can't be accessed. Then if I press F8 to get to Startup Settings the ...
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Outlook 2013 Can't move email to folder becasue email has changed

Frequently when trying to move a message from my inbox to an outlook folder, I get the error message that it cannot move the email because the email has changed. I have only begun getting this message ...
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OneNote keeps asking for a password

OneNote just keeps asking for a password and refuses to sync my Notebooks. I've reinstalled Office but it is still asking for that password. Clicking the message doesn't do anything. How do I resolve ...