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

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Cannot access Samba share from Windows 8, but I can in Windows 7

I´m trying to connect to my Samba share in my QNAP NAS from a Windows 8 client. The name and password are the same both in the Windows client and the NAS server. I got an authentication error, so I ...
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LogonUI.exe is calling for more RAM then is available to the system (8 GB)

I am receiving low memory warnings and freezes on a regular basis while idling. I've gone through most of the google recommend trouble shooting steps and I'm stuck with a weird recurring error in the ...
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Any other options to get my All-In-One PC touchscreen to work with windows 8?

I have a Sony vaio All-in-one touchscreen that had windows 7 installed. I originally had done an "upgrade" to windows 8 and the touchscreen worked fine. My HDD was starting to fail though so I just ...
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Is there a way to stop Windows 8.1 from trapping my mouse cursor when moving between screens?

I just upgraded to Windows 8.1, and immediately I notice that unless I deliberately wind up and "slam" my mouse cursor against the edges of my screens, it gets stuck on the last pixel before crossing. ...
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How to Password Protect USB Ports?

Is there a way to Password Protect the USB Ports in Windows 8 so that every time a USB is inserted a prompt comes out asking for a password before it can be used on the PC ? Is this possible without ...
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How do i skip the Personalize page (color & computername) during unattended Windows 8 setup?

i'm currently setting up an unattended Windows 8 setup but i'm stumbling upon the Personalize page which i can't skip. My unattend file looks like below. Guess the interesting part should be in the ...
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Always run a given program as an administrator in Windows 8.1 without prompt

I have set up a program to always run as an administrator using the Compatability setting in Properties, which is necessary as the program always require administrator rights. Is there a way to make ...
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Run a .ahk on stratup

In Windows 7, I used to copy .ahk files to start-up folder to make them to start automatically. But this does not work in Windows 8. Is there any solution?
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Converted External 3TB WD Mybook Essential to an internal drive, but it's not visible in disk management

My external hard-drive (WD MyBook Essential) stopped working a couple months ago (via USB) so I decided to take it apart and try to make it an internal drive. At first the drive was visible... I ...
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Windows 8 on ASUS notebook, Brightness Down does not work

Recently my brother installed Windows 8 on his ASUS notebook. He had problems with the FN keys, so he asked me to have a look at it. I've installed the ATK Package from ASUS found in this other ...
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Explorer Preview Pane locking files

im looking into an annoying issue with the explorer preview pane. We are using Windows 8.1, server 08 R2 upstairs. To my understanding, when viewing a file with the preview pane it opens an instance ...
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Lenovo One-Key Recovery Feature broken after resizing partition

I am in a stick situation with dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu, and I want to wipe my computer to factory settings. I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y510P with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 Dual-Booted. I also ...
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How do I remove these “autofocus” selection borders from the Windows 8.1/8 tile screen?

Good evening, everyone. I've just recently started to notice some unintended-enabled borders around my Windows 8 machine. Here are some screenshots: In the above photos, you will notice that ...
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Windows Homegroup (Wi-Fi) sharing but without Internet connection?

How can Homegroup sharing work in Windows 8 and 8.1? At the moment, I have setup Homegroup sharing. And currently, it only works when the computers are connected to the internet. I would like to be ...
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Non-UEFI computer can't see UEFI Hard Drive

Long story short I had a computer, (Windows 8,UEFI, Samsung 840 EVO SSD) system. I spilled coffee on that system and am sending it off to be repaired. I wanted to make sure the hard drive was okay, ...
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How do I make the Windows low memory warning less sensitive?

I keep getting this annoying low memory warning/prompt to close games I play. It happens very often and I still have ~6 gigs of ram free. I disabled virtual memory because it was putting stuff on the ...
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WWAHost.exe using same port as Apache

I have installed XAMPP 1.8.1. on my Windows 8 64bit machine. I'm now facing a problem with ports. This is what I got from XAMPP Control Panel: 11:52:43 AM [Apache] Problem detected! 11:52:43 ...
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What are some quick(er) ways to shut down Windows 8?

For shutting down Windows 8 I have to move them mouse to the right corner -> charms menu -> settings -> power -> shut down. Is there a faster way?
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Cannot enter the BIOS on a Samsung ATIV Book 2

I bought a new Samsung ATIV Book 2 NP270E5V-K01AE Notebook. It was running Windows 8 perfectly. I downloaded and installed Windows 8.1 and after the installation the laptop just restarts ...
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Clean install of Windows 7 Pro 64-bit on a UEFI with GPT laptop?

I’m currently pulling out hairs about a problem with my wife’s new Samsung Book 9 laptop. it comes preinstalled with Windows 8. She wants Windows 7 Pro. I’ve board a Windows 7 Pro 64-bit for her and ...
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Windows 8.1 — disable touch screen?

My computer comes with a touch screen. I may want that someday, but right now I don't. Is there a way to disable it? I am running Windows 8.1. Thanks! EDIT: When I go to Pen and touch via ...
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How to keep windows media player from stopping?

I have two PC's here at our shop that I play media on (local not streaming) 24/7 via windows media player. The one is a windows 8 in our break-room that I have a playlist of 394 short avi videos that ...
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Rename the user profile dir name in Windows 8 to the correct username, in a silent way?

When I log for first time in Windows 8 this is my user folder: C:\Users\Administrador.ELEKTRO-PC The computername is appended to the username (lol), but the real username is this: Administrador ...
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Netflix system configuration error W8156 - COOD36B4 [on hold]

Netflix system configuration error W8156 - COOD36B4 with Windows 8, won't play anything on Netflix, anyone?
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Transparent background on account pictures on windows 8

Is it possible to use pictures with a transparent background as account pictures on Windows 8? I've tried a PNG file but the background becomes black instead of transparent.
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How can I prevent my computer from waking up accidentally?

When I put my computer into sleep mode, it will wake up while I'm away from it. There's nothing near the computer that could move the mouse or accidentally press a button and I have no idea what might ...
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Windows 8.1 update error 0xc1900101(0x2000c)

I have wanted to update my Windows 8 to 8.1 and get an error. Here is the error from the WindowsUpdate.log: http://pastebin.com/4cebcqbW
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How do I get a Windows folder containing a lot of large .EXE files to resolve quicker?

When I have a folder on Windows (any version from 7 to 8.1) that contains a number of large .EXE files such as installer files like Firefox Setup and CCleaner (usually about 10-100mb), it lags the ...
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How to remove file association in windows 8?

I have Chrome associated with .xlsx file on windows 8.1 machine In Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations it is not possible to remove association only to change it to another ...
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HiDPI Issues in Windows 8.1 (Chrome, Spotify)

I recently bought a very nice Lenovo Yoga 2. The screen is incredible, I can not look at my old monitor any more, reading on it is a dream However, enter the issues of HiDPI and windows scaling and I ...
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How do I configure Postgresql on Windows 8.1 to connect to Golang?

I'm trying to follow the tutorial here: https://gophercasts.io/lessons/4-postgres-basics but I'm having problems with the way in which the user is set up in Windows 8.1 (64-bit). The tutorial has a ...
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How can I clear the 'Previous Pictures' menu in Choose A Desktop Background?

When you select a wallpaper it has a list of previous locations where wallpaper was selected. How can I clear this list (is there a registry key or something?).
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What is using my sound card?

A couple weeks ago my speakers stopped working. When I reboot, they work perfectly. But eventually some mysterious, and I suspect nefarious, piece of software takes control. (On a related note, ...
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How to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.04 with Windows Metro Boot Loader

I'm having a laptop with 4 Partitions, [1] 350 MB Windows System Reserverd [2] 40 GB for Windows Installation [3] 25 GB for Ubuntu Installation [4] 400 GB for Data Storage I have installed Windows ...
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we couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one intalling windows 8.1

I'm trying to install windows 8.1 and I'm getting this error message after I choose the hard drive to install the windows in we couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one just to be ...
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Dual monitors don't work on Elitebook 8570p

I just got my shiny new HP EliteBook 8570p and although the documentation and what I've read online indicates two or three monitors can be used simultaneously, I'm unable to. I've got the laptop ...
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Manage Bluetooth in Windows 8.1 stuck at searching

My Bluetooth controller is enabled in BIOS. I am trying to add a bluetooth device in Windows 8.1. When I go to PC and devices -> Bluetooth, the screen is stuck at searching for a bluetooth device. ...
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How to turn on/off Bluetooth on Windows 8.1

In Windows 8 this switch was in PC settings near WiFi and mobile broadband switches. Now after updating to 8.1 Preview WiFi and mobile switches moved to the Network fly out panel (what is good, imho), ...
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Unable to install Windows after installing openSUSE and Ubuntu

I had a Windows machine then I decided to try openSUSE so I burned into a USB and I was presented with a long list of partitions and stuff. I deleted EVERYTHING and it seems I messed up the ...
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Windows 8 system image restore failed (Error 0x80073B92)

I bought a new Asus laptop the other day and I removed Windows 8 and installed Ubuntu 13.04. Now I'm trying to reinstall windows 8 from a system image but it fails. I have an ASUS Q550L ...
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Windows 8.1 Update 1 Disk Usage 100%

Background Information / Computer Specs I have a 14-inch Samsung Series 5 Ultra. Core i5 CPU, 750GB HDD, 8GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4000. I've had the computer for about 1.5 years with no major ...
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Turning display off makes CPU burn up and fan gets really loud on sony laptop with windows 8

My laptop display will turn off for two reasons: Either I leave my computer idle and the display automatically turns off, or I close my lid and then just the display turns off. When I am using it, my ...
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How to find the HTTP Proxy port of your IP on windows 8

How to find the HTTP Proxy port of your IP. For example if my VPN IP, 198.23.68.58. How do i get the port number. I would be glad if I can get the knowledge.
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Transfer a Windows 8 license from a netbook to a laptop

I recently treated myself to a new laptop and then realised that it came with Windows 8 Core, not Pro. However, a while back when it was first released, I bought a Windows 8 Pro License while it was ...
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How do I open the file with extension .srdt?

Can someone help me out with this. I urgently needed to access a set of files with extension .srdt. I have already tried TrID and it shows the file to be of (zip) type. However I do not know which ...
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windows 7 recovery partition not working

I have a Samsung N150 laptop. It originally had Win 7 starter on it. I the upgraded it to Windows 8. I now want to revert back to Windows 7. But when I start the netbook and press f4 [recovery], ...
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Internet disconnect after i have logged in

In my house, I have a Lenovo laptop, that is connected through a lan wire (Qualcomm Atheros AR8162/8166/8168 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.30). The problem is, that the lan wire keeps ...
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Windows 8: Files show up in search in the file explorer, but not normally

I was cleaning up my hard drive recently, and I encountered several archive files that I could find when using search in file explorer, but not normally. When I checked the files properties, all have ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to jump straight to Apps?

I was looking for such shortcut but so far I could not find it... Does anyone know if it actually exists at all, or does not? At the moment, my typical "path" to it is: Win then click on the ↓ at the ...
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Everything on screen got smaller when updated to windows 8.1

When I updated from Windows 8 to 8.1 everything got smaller on the screen. The text, menus, programs etc. The modern UI is still the same size but the desktop is smaller. I haven't changed any ...