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

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Moving Steam from old Windows 7 computer to a new Windows 8 computer

I have about 10 or so Steam games and I am installing a new computer... Do I install the Steam Client on the new computer then just copy c:\program files (x86)\steam from Windows 7 to the same ...
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“Sleep” not an option for “Lid close action” on Windows 8.1

When you go to power options in the control panel for Windows 8, under power buttons and lid >> lid close action >> on battery/plugged in, you should be able to choose a. Do nothing b. Sleep c. ...
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Some executables refuse to download on Windows 8

I'm setting up a new Windows 8.1 computer. It refuses to download certain files -- they'll download the first few hundred KB, but then stall. This happens on IE, Chrome, and Firefox. Every ...
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Lenovo laptop doesn't go beyond boot screen, can't enter BIOS menu

My Lenovo U510 was originally installed with Windows 8, and I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu alongside it, so I shrunk the existing Windows volumes (there's an SSD and a HDD) slightly in order to make ...
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Should I enable or disable Prefetch/Superfetch with my new SSD?

I recently got a new Samsung SSD. It comes with software called "Samsung Magician". Basically it lets you configure things with your new SSD. I'm really confused about Prefetch/Superfetch though. ...
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it opens “open with” prompt whenever scheduled task run

I am trying to run a .vbs file on every five minutes. I am trying to do this using windows task scheduler. In Actions tab -> New Action, I select the file ("D:\Documents\FC3 Savegames\FC3.vbs") ...
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USB keyboard switches off in game

Out side of games the keyboard works fine and does not turn off. When I enter a game for example "counter strike : GO" after a few minutes it turns off. I have tried re-installing the USB root hub. I ...
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Add Windows 8.1 user: Service unavailable

When I try to add a user with Microsoft Live account via PC-Settings (german Windows 8.1) I get the message "The service is currently unavailable. Please try again later.", for several days now. While ...
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How do you enable multi-core virtualization in Windows 8 Pro?

I've just got a new Dell Vostro 470 with a quad core (8 threads) i7 3770 and I'm trying to run virtual machines on it, which works fine, except if I want to assign multiple cores to a VM. I've checked ...
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Acronis Backup: what do i need to just backup current PC to cloud & restore it back

I want to prepare clean windows install (with some software for my work) & then backup it to the cloud (whole notebook image). Then, when necessary (when it is something broken, unwanted software ...
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How to turn off the display in Windows 8 without locking or making computer go to sleep?

How to turn of the display in Windows 8 without locking or making computer go to sleep ? The problem is that when I enable ‘Turn off display after x minutes’ feature from control panel, the device ...
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Why message “All your photo sources are hidden. To show some, change your settings” appears whenever I try to display a photo on windows 8

I cannot display the screen. Maybe because every time I try to open a picture, I get the above message. I saw a "solution" on youtube, but going to settings does not give me and "options" option. ...
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GitHub for Windows can not sync

I have my git repos hosted on a server using gitolite. I can access them using ssh, e.g. git clone git@example.net. This works from osx/linux. On a Win8 Box I now have installed GitHub for Windows ...
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How to fix msimg32.dll registration

I have read that many execution problems may be related to msimg32.dll and could be fixed registering the dll again with regsvr32 msimg32.dll If I try this on my pc get the error: The module ...
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How to access the Windows 8 recovery partition?

I upgraded my Asus UX32VD to a new SSD. Now I want to install Windows 8 again, but that is only on a recovery partition on the old HDD and I cannot acess that. Besides that I am not sure if that is ...
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How can I change my status (available, invisible, etc.) in Windows 8 without opening an app?

To make myself invisible, I do the following: Open the "Messenger" app. Right-click. Select "Status". Choose "Invisible". Alternatively, there are other apps (such as Skype) from which I can make ...
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How to grant Windows 8 admin rights without admin account?

Unfortunately I derp'ed and locked myself out of my admin account. I have a non-admin account that I can still log onto. I don't have access to another computer to try some of the many other methods ...
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How to install/upgrade to Windows 8.1 RTM without a Microsoft account

When I installed Windows 8, I deliberately chose not to use a Microsoft account to sign in. I like to keep things separate, and just logon with a traditional local account. Any apps that require me to ...
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How can I create a script to randomly play an audio file in a designated folder?

I'm attempting to use VoiceAttack to give a voice command to play a song. I'm looking to create a script to randomly play a .mp3 file from a specific folder. I'm on Windows 8.1 My scripting ...
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Visual Studio 2013, installation stuck every time at the same point

I'm trying to install Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 ultimate version on my laptop, but every time the installation stuck at the same point like in the image below: My laptop specification: ...
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Windows 8 running autohotkey script on startup

I am running Windows 8.1 Pro (RTM) 64bit and made a shortcut to a autohotkey script in shell:startup. (Alt-drag and dropped the script into there to create a shortcut) Autohotkey is set to run as ...
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How do I get the Windows 8 Desktop to stop refreshing itself while I'm working?

I have an Asus touchscreen laptop with Windows 8, not RT. The best way that I can describe the problem is: when I am working on something in the desktop, the desktop/screen refreshes itself. It ...
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How to re-activate Windows 8 after entering wrong Windows 8 key?

I entered my PC's Win 8 pro product key into my laptop which was currently running Win 8 with the intention to switch my laptop to the pro version. I do have a full back up of the whole drive of the ...
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How do I set memory priority on my Windows 8?

Can I set memory usage priority in Windows8? I would like to give certain programs, specifically JavaW, priority access to available RAM.
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Blank start screen, failing to load outlook pst file. Cannot copy folders from C:\users\myuser

Something is massively broken with my user profile, and I'm struggling to find a fix!! When logged in as "myuser" my start screen is completely blank. Clicking the down arrow and it appears as if ...
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Why can't I extend a volume in Windows 8 disk manager?

I have this 40 GB volume (partition) that I would like to extend to 80 GB. I have already shrinken (downsized) the system partition in order to create some unallocated space before the partition that ...
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Missing “Use a device” option to boot a live distro from usb on a Windows 8 (UEFI) notebook

I have a new notebook with Windows 8. I need to boot a Linux live distro from USB disk. However, when I access the boot menu which I expect to be like the following: in Windows 8, the entry "use a ...
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ESET Smart Security removal fails - proxy server remains

A year ago I received a one-year license for ESET Smart Security. Today it was over, and I decided to replace it with a free alternative. Everything went fine, but one thing. After uninstalling, the ...
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How to turn off notification about available updates in Modern-UI apps?

When I start any Windows 8.1 Modern-UI app, it may notify me that the app need update. Thus, to use it I have to update the app, but this is troublesome if I don't want to update the app (at that ...
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Active Directory Force Logoff After 8 Hours

We are a 24/7 company and we have an active directory network of approximately 80 workstations. Our employees do not seem to be logging off when they leave their shift and others are using their ...
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probable cause of excel files getting corrupted

how to find out the probable cause of corruption of excel files...here i m not saying of a single file...files are getting corrupted one after the other...can 1)using windows 8 with excel 2007 and ...
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How can I be alerted to updates or changes on a specific website? [duplicate]

I need a method that can notify me when any updates are made on a given website address/webpage. I work in the Tender Department of a construction company. Our clients change the required submission ...
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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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How to reset the looks of the Command Prompt window, in Windows?

I have made several customizations to how the Command Prompt window looks in Windows and now I want to reset it to its original state. How can I do that? I just want it to look that way it does after ...
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Cannot start Hyper-V on MacBook in Bootcamp but can in Parallels

I am running Mavericks on a late 2013 model MacBook Pro 13" Retina (Intel i5 chip) and have installed Windows 8.1 into a bootcamp partition. Under Bootcamp, an attempt to start a VM in Hyper-V ...
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how to make th run as administrator to the previous account [on hold]

recently i wanted to make an accnt for my parents in the contrlpanel options.....when i made the account, there was some administrator accnt..i gave a pass word but nothing was comming there so i ...
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Windows 8 Metro Apps Are Slower Then Classic Apps

I'm using Windows 8 Enterprise on a quad core machine with 8GB of RAM. The performance is excellent and applications are launched amazingly fast. Even heavy ones, like Microsoft Visual Studio. That is ...
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How do you make the Windows 8 Metro Photo Viewer open up faster?

I just installed Windows 8.1. Every time I try and open an image, the photo viewer metro app fills the screen for about a second before the image is displayed. Is there any way to make the app start ...
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How to use two computers with two monitors each as a single computer [on hold]

I have a Windows 7 laptop with a second monitor connected via VGA, and a Windows 8 tablet with another monitor connected via HDMI. In total, there are 4 monitors. Two on my Windows 7 Laptop, the other ...
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Move folders from various locations to a specific folder — Win. 8

I just purchased an external hard drive and was thinking about moving my movie backups over to it. The problem with this is that I didn't really take the time to organize my movie backups to begin ...
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Windows 8 RDP connection randomly dropping

Remote desktop connections from one Windows 8 (Pro, 64-bit) machine to another Windows 8 (Pro, 64-bit) machine are being dropped at seemingly random intervals. I can successfully reconnect immediately ...
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How much storage can windows 8.1 support?

How much internal storage can windows 8.1 support? I've been looking to upgrade to a 6TB hard-drive disk. more specifically: ...
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Enable Windows Search again in Windows 8

I have the same problem as this one: Re-enabling windows 7 search Except it's Windows 8 and there is no option for "Windows Search" in the list of features. I disabled it when I installed my ...
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How to toggle the auto-hide status of the Windows taskbar

I use Windows 8 on my desktop. Currently I have to move my mouse over the taskbar, right click, click on properties, click on auto-hide the taskbar, and then click OK. This is a real pain if you want ...
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Does msconfig's boot setting show for Windows Bootloader entries?

I noticed on msconfig a boot tab. Currently, it has just one entry--Windows 8.1. If I were to dual boot Ubuntu into the computer, and use Windows Bootloader as my bootloader instead of GRUB, using ...
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32bit OS, x64 based processor in Windows 8.1

I wanted to install a software and they ask me to choose the 32bit version or the 64bit version. My PC is 32bit OS, x64 based processor, Windows 8.1 and I have no clue what I should choose. I will ...
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Windows 8.1 upgrade blew out other OSes on GPT disks?

I was multibooting an EFI laptop. The laptop was using GPTs, and it had Windows 8.0, Ubuntu, Fedora and Debian on it. I updated the laptop to Windows 8.1 through the free App Store update because I ...
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How to delete system files in Windows 7 and 8? [duplicate]

How i can delete system files so the system is no longer working after reboot ? thanks for answers.
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Sharing proxied connection with ps3 via wifi

I'm trying to share my internet connection which is proxied with my ps3. I followed this tutorial and I was able to get the ps3 connected via Wi-Fi. I can browse the internet via the browser, but I ...
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Not able to disable incognito mode in chrome with windows 8

I have windows 8 and chrome version 28 but the steps which was said with the links below is not working. It still shows me incognito mode as enabled. ...