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

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Does the Microsoft Account get a local username

I just switched from a local account to a "Microsoft Account" and I'm wondering now which local username I have now? Do I still have my old local username? If not, i.e. for changing permissions of ...
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Windows 8 Dell Computer Disk errors

I own a "Dell XPS 8700 Desktop | Intel Core i7 | 1GB Graphics" Windows 8 (upgraded to 8.1); I bought it on December 1st, 2013. Recently, it stopped working... Almost ever since I got the computer, it ...
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Cannot create external switch on Hyper-V

I am getting the following error when creating an external switch on Hyper-V: I am running Windows 8.1 x64. My switch settings are as follows: Event viewer gives me the following errors in ...
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Shortcut to open a file with a different program

Is it possible to open a file in Windows 7 or later with a combination of a keyboard key and double click (say control+double click) with a diffferent program than the assosiated one? I wish to open ...
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Installing Windows 7 (dual-boot) after having installed Windows 8

I have installed Windows 8 Pro x64 over my previous Windows 7 installation. However, I need to re-install Windows 7 on a second partition, in other words, with dual-boot functioning. When I boot the ...
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How to make windows 8.1 command line save commands history?

Exist a way to automatically save command history on windows 8.1 command line and have it available after close and open the command line program?
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Three finger swipe to change between windows

I'm using Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad. I want to be able to switch between open windows (like Alt+Tab) by swiping three fingers left and right. I've been searching the deepest depths of the internet ...
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Remove Libraries from Windows 8 Explorer sidebar

I had removed the Libraries from my Windows 7 with this registry tweaks, but since the update to Windows 8 the Libraries are back in my Windows Explorer. So I tried to tweak the registry again, but ...
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Local network between windows 7 and windows 8 [on hold]

I bought a new PC with Windows 8. I wanted to copy my files from my old Windows 7 PC I configured a local network (I'm using an ethernet cable)and PING works correctly When I want to access some ...
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asus tx201l wont exit BIOS setup

May be a coincidence, but following a Win 8 update at the weekend, my Asus notebook PC will no longer exit from the BIOS setup despite changing many of the BIOS options. Any suggestions?
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Remapped keys (with xmodmap) in Linux host stopped working in VirtualBox Windows guest

I've used the following xmodmap script for years to swap my Left Ctrl and Caps Lock keys in Linux: remove Lock = Caps_Lock remove Control = Control_L keysym Control_L = Caps_Lock keysym Caps_Lock = ...
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Dropbox: sync some folders in removable drive

I have my main dropbox folder in C:. However, I keep all my photos in a removable hard drive. Now I want to sync these files as well, what I can think of is to create a symbolic link in the main ...
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Why is Windows Explorer not updating when I do things?

Right now, if I rename a file in windows explorer, or right click->create new folder (or new file), or do a bunch of other things, I don't see the result of the action (i.e., the file's name stays the ...
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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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Is there any multi-touch standalone monitor available for regular desktop PC use that supports windows 8 multitouch? [closed]

I know that there are several generations of touch-screen technology out there. There is the ancient resistive touch, pre win7 era capacitive, pre win7 era multitouch capacitive, and win7 compliant ...
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How To Restore Default Folder Attributes in Windows 8

For some odd reason folders on my computer are showing up as unhidden when they are supposed to be hidden, for example the AppData folder and some others. When I try to check via the command line I ...
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Windows Photo Viewer Incorrect Colours with Multiple Displays

I've got a multiple monitor setup and one of the monitors is a IPS 27" Dell I use for colour sensitive work. Windows has a colour profile associated with that monitor. If I open a photo in Photoshop ...
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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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External display on Macbook pro retina not working

I have a late 2012 Macbook Pro Retina 15" with Windows 8 installed, no OSX partition. Until today I had 2x external displays connected and working, both connected to the 2x Mini Displayport ...
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Windows 8 boot shows Windows 7 recovery

I just got new laptop with windows 8.1 . Everything was working just fine,but suddenly when I start computer I see the "choose system" boot screen with Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 recovery items. This ...
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How to restore deleted favorites in chrome on windows 8?

A friend of me has a windows 8 laptop and Google Chrome as browser. She has deleted its favorites. I know a file exists on Windows 7 in AppData : bookmarks.bak I looked on a Windows 8 laptop but i've ...
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Java applets not working in Windows 8

I really want to view the Java applet in this website. I've tried in firefox and IE and neither work. I followed Sun's instructions but they're inacurate: first of all there's no Java Control Pannel, ...
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Bluetooth “Remove Failed” (Windows 8)

My Windows 8 machine does not recognize a device which is connected via BlueTooth across a USB port. Apps are reporting the presence of COM1 and COM2, no others. I disconnected and reconnected my USB ...
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What exactly is the consequence of changing the “system locale” in Windows 8?

I read http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/change-the-system-locale (windows 8 linked me to this help page) and I still can't completely understand what that means. In which way is the ...
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“This theme can't be applied to the desktop.”

In Windows 8.1, I am getting this popping up completely randomly. I don't use themes. I even have the service disabled. I've tried enabling and disabling the Themes service, but that didn't fix it. ...
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Firmware vs OS RAID (aka Windows 8 Disk Mirroring vs Intel Onboard)

So Windows 8 is out and I have a new motherboard. I wish to create a RAID 1 coupling between two HDDs -- for storage purposes only (my OS is on an SSD) -- but I don't know which is the best route to ...
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How to automatically move contents of Recycle Bin to a directory in my hard drive?

Few months back, I paid a visit to my friend's house. I love deleting things from other people's hard drives. Shift & Delete are two of my favorite keys in the keyboard. To make some space, I ...
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Lenovo G500 Re-booting failed

I have a Lenovo G500. Yesterday it asked me to reboot the system. I did. Now it wont come back on. I have tried everything I read online like taking out the battery and holding the power button in ...
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IPHLPSVC High CPU in Windows 8 x64

I was experiencing consistent high CPU usage in Windows 8 Pro x64. The cause was svchost running at a constant 25% CPU, even at idle. I checked the services that the svchost was running, and toggled ...
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Windows permissions syncronization

I borrowed an original Surface RT to try it out. I was granted administrative rights to the device with my Microsoft account (@outlook.com) and logged in. Many months later the owner of the Surface ...
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Windows 8.1 One Drive Won't Sync

I just noticed something is wrong with my One Drive on my Windows 8 machine I see this error "Files can't be uploaded because we can't access one of your OneDrive folders on this PC" I looked at ...
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Windows 8 gestures with apple magic mouse

I want to be able to use Windows 8 Gestures with apple magic mouse, is it possible? I tried to find some clue but unable to get any... Can we use touch surface on mouse as touch pad maybe?
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How to disable middle mouse button calling Instant Viewer?

I am using middle mouse button to rotate 3D scene in blender. Unfortunately, sometimes, for some reason, Windows intercepts my clicks as some gesture or may be just as single middle-click and ...
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Windows 8 swipe gestures (synaptics no registry files)

I have an Asus s400c ultrabook and now some of its touchpad gestures like two fingers in metro UI, right egde and up edge swap wont work but rest of the gestures work pretty fine. I checked registry ...
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Windows 8 - “Metro” apps say “No internet connection.”

I'm connected to Wifi on my laptop. I can access internet from the Desktop fine, but none of the metro (or whatever they're called now) apps can access the internet. For example, IE when opened on the ...
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How can I get Pinch to Zoom back in Desktop mode?

Windows 7 had an old implimentation of Pinch to Zoom where bringing your fingers apart/together would act similar to ctrl + +/-, the standard zoom. It's not as nice as granular zoom (like iOS/Android ...
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How can I view the Jump Lists when using multitouch?

The Jump Lists on Taskbar items used to be opened by dragging up from a taskbar icon when using touch, pen or mouse in Windows 7. In windows 8 I can only seem to open them from pen or mouse input, ...
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What are the New Gestures for the Microsoft Multi-touch Mice?

Some time ago, Microsoft promised that it would add new functionality to its family of multi-touch mice once Windows 8 was released. Now that Windows 8 has gone GA, what are the new gestures?
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Lost Multitouch when installing Windows8 on my Acer Aspire S3-951

What is needed to enable it again? I have installed the synaptic drivers from acers homepage but it did't do anything but add a useless tab to the mouse settings in control panel. (which SHOULD ...
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Is there a way to simulate gestures for non-touchscreen users?

How are users able to actually use features such as pinching if they don't have touchscreen monitors? I ask this because: I plan to use Windows 8 on my desktop, and I want to get the full use of ...
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Changing Windows 8 edge swipe behavior

I’d like to use the edge swiping feature of windows 8 to open the start menu instead of the charm bar. I found that, and wonder if there’s a way to change that behavior using regedit : Modify or ...
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Save different touch and digitizer pen calibration per screen orientation in Windows 8

I want to have different touch and digitizer pen calibration for each orientation of the screen. The touch settings are not too bad since the location is based on the tip of the finger. It feels a ...
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Windows Phone sync error when syncing with iTunes on different Hard Drive

I have my iTunes library file on a separate hard drive (which I believe may be the cause of the problem) and I have been trying to use it to synchronize with my Windows Phone. I would like to first ...
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How to force Skype links to open in desktop mode on Windows 8.1?

I have a Windows 8 computer recently upgraded to 8.1, and any Skype link I click on the web (in desktop mode) open Skype in metro mode. Metro mode, for some reason, won't allow me to place any call, ...
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Are there symbols for newer Windows key icons?

Microsoft's Windows icon has changed multiple times throughout the past decade. In doing so, the Windows key's icon has changed as well, from Windows XP to the most modern iteration, Windows 8. Now ...
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In Windows 8 I lost my administrator priviledges

I use windows 8 and my user permissions are full of errors. I have to click through three different user names. Additionally, when I try to open an app I receive an error message telling me I need ...
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Why do I get the catalyst control center popup on my screen?

I put in a new graphics card and now I get this popup... "the catalyst control center is not supported by the driver version of your enabled graphics adapter. Please update your AMD graphics driver ...
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Suspected virus in my Windows 8.1

I suspect that I have a virus in my computer. There is a large amount of UDP traffic in my network card, I installed Wireshark and there was large amounts of UDP traffic, all of them are from the same ...
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How to enable media sharing in Windows 8

I'm trying to configure media sharing under Windows 8 (pro). I found an option in PC settings->HomeGroup Allow all devices on the network such as TVs and game console to play my shared content but ...
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How Do I Show VPN Status in Taskbar in Windows 8 Pro

I work all day connected to a VPN. For various reasons my connection will fail and some of the software I use does not respond well to that. I'd like to be able to see the status of the VPN easily - ...