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

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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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Steam games mute all volume on computer

As soon as I start a steam game, the volume mutes, and so does the volume for everything on the Computer, and when i close the game, everything is still muted. If i restart my computer I can hear ...
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How to disable client computers internet connection?

Hi I'm using a windows server 2012 OS, My problem is how can i disable or prevent users to have internet connection? Is this available in group policy object?
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How do I stream audio from Android to Windows 8 over bluetooth?

I'm trying to find a way to stream audio from my Samsung Galaxy S3 to my Windows 8 Laptop using bluetooth. The devices are paired, but I cannot find a way to stream music. Is it even possible?
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Cannot open Microsoft Access 2013 since last microsoft update

I use Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 365. I can see in Programs and Features that Microsoft Office installed the version 15.0.4631.1002 of Microsoft Office 365. Since then, if I try to open an ...
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I just get a black screen remoting (RDP) into Windows 8 box

When I remote into my Windows 8 desktop with Windows 7 it works fine but when try with Windows 8 I get an empty screen after it connects. Keyboard commands work despite the screen being black; I can ...
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How do I recover missing partition. Windows 8 with recovery USB?

i bought a Samsung laptop with Windows 8 preinstalled. After a year I removed Windows 8 and installed Windows 7. Before removing Windows 8, I made a Windows 8 recovery USB. Now I want to get back my ...
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Dual monitors — Control from which edge the cursor appears at

Let me explain better. I have dual monitors. When I move my mouse toward the right edge on my primary monitor and then move it over the edge, the mouse appears on the left edge on the second monitor ...
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what does this highlighting of folders refers too

have a look at the below screen cut which i have taken from my windows 8 : its one of the physical drive with ntfs format, could anyone explain the mystery beyond the folder name's(file name's) ...
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How to make windows snap to the edge in windows 8?

In windows 7, when a window's edge came really near the edge of a screen, it would snap to that edge. This was pretty useful, but windows 8 doesn't seem to do that. Note that I'm not talking about the ...
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How to get non windows8 chrome back

I'm running Windows 8 and Chrome. I recently clicked on the Run Chrome in Windows 8 mode. I want to switch it back but I can only see a partial screen. I can't get to the "tools" part of the screen ...
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Java applet only runs if IE is run as administrator

Java applets don't work at all (not detected by browser) if IE is launched normally. I'm currently using the latest version of Java 7u60 with Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1. This issue seemed to ...
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Clicking/Moving mouse produces beeps, laggy keyboard key presses on pc start [closed]

I can't for the love of god figure this out. When starting my computer, sometimes when I open an application, my computer comes to a halt. These things happen: -Pressing a button on my mouse produces ...
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Fix Windows 8 bootloader after converting MBR disc to GPT

I bought a new MoBo, processor, and some 3TB HDDs last week and am currently setting up a clean installation of Windows 8 on the machine. The MoBo is an Asus RoG Maximus VII Ranger (What?! It was ...
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Block all websites in Windows 8, except for 3

I would like to create a whitelist of 3 websites on a Windows 8 machine. All other websites would be blocked. This environment is not managed by a server, these will be just 2 independent boxes. One ...
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Windows 8 - Intel Rapid Storage Technology No Accelerate Tab - Move EFI Recovery Partition to HDD

i have followed few posts in here regarding no accelerate tab in Intel Rapid Storage Technology application, and i am having similar issue. when i installed windows-8, the recovery and efi partitions ...
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AMD vision engine control center missing options

Since i installed the win 8 pro my AMD vision engine control center is missing options that i can change the display color.When i had win 7 the amd vision engine control center had all the options i ...
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Why some web pages interfere with my USB speakerphone?

I have a speakerphone (Jabra Speak 510) connected via USB to my computer (Windows 8.1). There are some specific web pages (very few) which interfere with the speakerphone (like the sound of a modem, ...
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SQL server not able to stop on windows 8 … please help … using sqlserver 2000 on windows 8 home

I am currently using a software which is dependent on SQL server 2000. However whenever i try to exit the program and try to stop the SQL server i get a message-- An error 5 (access denied) occurred. ...
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Windows 8.1 update error 8009001D

I cant install windows updates, it reports error 8009001D. I've tried to disable all windows services (expect Microsoft's), but still cannot install any updates. Does anyone know what this error ...
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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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Windows 8.1 UEFI x64 & Windows XP x64 Dual-Boot

I want to add option to boot in XP into the Win8.1 boot menu. So I have 2 drives: On the first one I have installed Windows 8.1 x64 UEFI; And on the second - Windows XP x64. Following is what I ...
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Lenovo z480 running on Windows 8: fan speed control softkey is inactive

Although it is stated in the manual that the fan speed control softkey would give us four different options to choose from, but my Z480 Ideapad Lenovo on Win8 has a different scenario. Once this ...
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Windows 8 hibernation does not work

I installed Win8 on my new ThinkPad x230t. I enabled Hibernation. When activate hibernation, the system shuts down. But on the next start, the system starts as normal and all opened applications (and ...
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My router is having trouble with Windows 8 devices

I have a TP-LINK Wireless N Router WR941ND and several devices (2 notebooks and 1 cellphone). The cellphone is a Windows Phone and the computers are a Acer running Windows 7 Pro and a Dell Vostro V14T ...
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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. 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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What is difference between homeusers group and users group?

What is difference between homeusers group and users group? I want to know the property of homeusers group. and I want to know the property of users group?
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If I buy a Surface Pro 3 from best buy in the US and ship it to the UK via UPS, will I still have the 1 year warranty? [on hold]

I can't afford to buy the Surface in the UK and I want to buy it from the US so I can get it a bit earlier, and a bit cheaper (like £160 cheaper). I will use UPS to ship it from best buy in the US to ...
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Multi-monitor support for Windows 8.1

I am running Windows 8.1 on a new Dell XPS laptop. I have attached a second screen via HDMI cable, and configured Windows to "extend the display". All of that is working fine. Now, I'd like to ...
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Grub Rescue in Windows8 -Ubuntu Dual Boot

I deleted 2 partitions on my hard disk and now I am unable to boot my pc. I searched and found that it is possible to boot without a CD, but the method is not working for me because I can't find the ...
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Windows 8.1 freezes irregularly at system reboot, cold reboot fixes it

My system is windows 8.1. From sometime ago, it starts to freeze irregularly at start-up during reboot. Screen shows 2 spinning dots and freezes at the windows logo screen. Turn off the PC and turn on ...
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My Windows8 Server TIme keeps going back to the normal time after its manually reset

I tried consuming a WCF webservice from another system, but got a security threat exception that both system had a time difference of 7 minutes apart. I changed the time on the first server to suit ...
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Fujitsu Lifebook NH532 screen dimmed catastrophically after Nvidia driver update

I have a one year old Fujitsu lifebook NH532 laptop running Windows 8. Recently I updated the driver for the Nvidia graphics card from version 331.82 to 335.23 WHQL and on installation the laptop ...
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Vmware Player (guest os ubuntu 12.04) on windows 8 not booting [on hold]

I have guest os ubuntu 12.04 64 bit on my vmware player. It was working fine until i installed some ubuntu updates (which required a restart) , after restart it does not boot and gets stuck when it is ...
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how to start up items only when laptop plugged in

I'm running windows 8.1 (but that shouldn't matter) on a laptop and was wondering if it would be possible to modify the startup process in a way that: Certain programs ONLY start when you're plugged ...
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Windows 8 desktop applications cannot access Internet connection

I recently ran into some trouble accessing Internet from any desktop app imaginable (IE10, Spotify, Dropbox, etc.), but all of my Metro apps work fine. I've tried all sorts of suggestions, including ...
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Programs scaling small on high resolution display

I recently purchased an Acer Aspire S7-392. It has a 2560x1440 resolution display, and is running Windows 8.1 When I run programs, they do not increase their size in order to account for the small ...
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How to set a screensaver password in Windows 8

I have a secure position in our company and need to set a password to enter after the screensaver turns on to re-enter the computer. If I leave my desk for more than a minute I am required to have ...
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How to disable Connected Standby in Windows 8?

I have a tablet that runs Windows 8 Pro. Microsoft came up with a new power mode that they call Connected Standby, in which evidently all non-Metro apps are suspended when the tablet is put in a lower ...
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Remove account in Windows8 Mail App without having the password

So here's the thing: I have previously added my work mail account onto my Windows Surface but have since switched jobs. Just yesterday I bought a new laptop and logged on with my Windows account - it ...
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How to completely copy all of the Toshiba laptop hard drive contents to another laptop?

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop and I am buying another one, newer laptop and I have about 200GBs of stuff like games/apps on my hard drive. I could upload it online or do it with a USB drive but ...
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Windows 8 never uses more than 8 GB memory although 16 GB are apparently available

I have Windows 8 64bit PC with 16 GB memory installed. All the memory is properly recognized on my Asus motherboard and also by Windows as shown in the picture below. I like to have many browser tabs ...
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PuTTY not running properly (Windows 8)

I'm trying to run PuTTY on my Windows 8 computer. I downloaded the program onto my desktop, but when I run it, no window pops up and nothing immediately visible happens. I check the task manager ...
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Resetting Windows 8 password

Hello does anyone know of a way to remove or reset windows passwords in windows 8. Without logging in to windows first. In Windows 7 I used Hirens but it is not working for Windows 8. - I am talking ...
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How to repair Windows partition after moving GRUB in different disk

I had a dual boot setup with Windows 8 and Ubuntu. The laptop has a normal HDD and a smaller SSD. Both OS were on the HDD. I decided to make a clean install of a newer version of Ubuntu on the SSD. ...
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Get rid of the file explorer grey bar line

I have just received my Asus ROG G750 with Windows 8.1. On the file explorer I get a grey bar that seems resizable but that doesn't move and I don't know what it is. Here is a screenshot of the file ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro change language

I have installed Windows 8.1 Pro from MSDN. I would like to Change my Display language from german to english. In the menu, there is written "no additonal languages are avaible". Is there a way to ...
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How to stop Windows 8 from caching large files?

Edit The video files I talk about were unrelated to LoL (game). They were separate files that I personally downloaded. Of the 8GB that was used then the game crashed, the game was using less than ...
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No Internet connection in Android-x86 4.2 ISO on VirtualBox

I installed Oracle VirtualBox on Windows 8. Then I downloaded android-x86-4.2-20121225.iso from Android-x86. After I installed Android x86-4.2 on VirtualBox from the ISO, I could run it, but the ...
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Defragsvc service causes high cpu load whe notebook is idle on Windows 8

When notebook is idle, defragsvc service starts to doing some weird things and causes high cpu load. This is not regular defragmentation job, since all disks (both ssd and hdd) are not fragmented. I ...