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

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File History not working Windows 8.1

I have file history turned on yet no data is saved. When I turn FH off and then on I get an error message: "File History has found files that are encrypted with Encrypting File System, on a network ...
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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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SSD: “The volume is too fragmented to complete this operation”

I am currently configuring a Thinkpad E540, having inserted a 256 GB M.2 SSD into the corresponding slot, in order to run Windows 8 from the SSD instead of using the preconfigured 16 GB SSD as a cache ...
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Error Code Windows 8: 0x80070570

When I try to create a directory or file in my Windows 8 system in the C drive, it pulls up this: "An unexpected error is keeping you from creating the folder. If you continue to receive this error, ...
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No audio through display port after Windows 8.1 upgrade

I recently bought a new SSD for my laptop (HP ProBook 6450b with Intel HD Graphics and an i3 processor) and decided to install Windows 8 on it, I used Windows 7 on my previous drive. I've run the ...
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Windows 8: every folder becomes read-only and I cannot change them

I've installed Windows 8 Enterprise on my PC but, all of the folders are read-only and I cannot seem to reverse this. Methods I've tried: Changing its attribute from folder properties. Allowing full ...
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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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NetFramework 4.5.1 and 4.5.2 what version includes?

I have downloaded the installer of Net Framework 4 dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64 48mb; Net Framework 4.5.1 NDP451-KB2872776-x86-x64-AllOS-ENU.exe 136mb; Net Framework 4.5.2 ...
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Deleted deep freeze installation folder

Faronics Deep Freeze was installed in my computer, I wanted to get rid of it so I thawed the pc for some reboots, 5 or 6 i don't remember, then rebooted and BIG MISTAKE: I deleted the installation ...
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Running (not installing - installed already) pip on windows

I have installed PIP successfully on Windows. However, the only instructions I see to run appear to be of the format $ pip install xxxx - which I take to be Linux command line I'm on Windows 8. I ...
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Why do windows change in pixel size when dragged between monitors with the same resolution? (Lenovo with Windows 8.1)

video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByLdHbPnpVjWSjU3cjc1d29tUlU/edit?usp=sharing I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 laptop; it's connected to a samsung monitor in a dual monitor setup. When I drag ...
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How to install New American Bible Application?

I'm using Windows 8. When I try to install New American Bible,Windows pops-up a message, and doesn't allow me to run that application. I get this message error: "This app can't run on your PC. To find ...
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Delete files with too long paths

I'm looking for a quick, easy and hopefully automated way to delete files and folders with too long paths / filenames. There are a lot of duplicate answers here on SU, for example: How to delete a ...
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My computer fails to boot up the first time but boots up fine the second time

My computer has been acting strange during boot up. I've notice when I go to shutdown my computer and I come back to turn it back on it doesn't load for the first time and I had to turn it off and ...
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How to uninstall onedrive in my laptop

I recently purchased a Dell laptop running Windows 8. At the time of configuration of my latop I gave my outlook user details. Now the problem is that the preloaded one drive is logged-in with my ...
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Windows 8 safe file copy?

Does Windows 8 64-bit copy files safely in the explorer (safe = write + verify the write) between folders? If not, is there a built-in or 3rd party tool that can? I want to leave no doubt that the ...
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Windows 8 missing data files after restart

I have a Windows 8 system. I hid a file which was taking 10-20 GB in my hard drive. After a restart, the hidden file was gone. Disk usage seems to have remained the same. I didn't delete or move the ...
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When I try to access a SMB mounted folder from inside a Vagrant CentOS Virtual box on a Windows 8.1 system, my shell locks up

I'm running Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.10 on Windows 8.1 and inside I'm running CentOS 6.5. I have a /windows mounted on my Windows machine through SMB. Normally I use the /vagrant vboxfs file system, but ...
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The value of running CheckDisk on an SSD?

One of the things I commonly do on platter based HDD is run the chkdsk /f/r command while fixing computers. This made me think—as I am learning the do’s and don’ts of SSD drives; I recently got my ...
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“Limited” internet connection on Windows 7 & 8

My roommate and I are sharing internet with the neighbors and they are using an Airlink router (I'm not sure what brand). I have been able to connect to the internet and it can be really slow since it ...
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Can't access laptop BIOS when SSD is plugged in

I've been struggling with this for a couple hours now. I recently bought a new SSD to replace the HDD that came with my laptop (Lenovo S510p Touch). I wanted a fresh install so I connected the SSD to ...
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Windows 8 or Nvidia issue: Part of screen fades out to gray

I have this very weird issue that occurs on my machine, and it's easy to reproduce: Method 1: Go to Youtube or another video site play a video the rest of the screen fades out to gray The video ...
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My laptop can't access files from my desktop

Here is my problem. I have a desktop, a laptop and a typical router. The desktop is connected through wire and I connected my laptop wirelessly. I can access my desktop files through my laptop, but I ...
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How to bootstrap Windows 8 install to a USB drive? (or reset BIOS password for a Gateway ne56r41u)

I have to reinstall Windows 8 onto a drive for a laptop, however the user has set a BIOS password and cannot remember the password, neither can I find a way to reset this UEFI password. Consequently ...
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How To Change The Fonts In Windows 8

In Windows 7, there is an option to change the fonts for things such as the active title bar, menu, etc. It was found by opening the Window Color and Appearance settings in the Control Panel. I just ...
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How to setup an external monitor on a Surface Pro 3 (with docking station)?

I've just installed my new Surface Pro 3 and connected my 1920*1080 monitor to it via DVI and the Surface docking station. The external monitor is recognized correctly (as a PnP Standard Monitor, ...
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How to get Windows 8 boot menu to choose OS in a dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu?

I recently dual booted my system - Windows 8 and Ubuntu, installing the latter first. Now, when I boot into my system, I get the Ubuntu grub menu instead of the Windows 8 boot menu that has only two ...
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How to install program to all user accounts in Windows 8.1?

I have several accounts on my home PC. I want to install a program for all user accounts, not just the one I used to perform the installation. How do I go about doing this? I installed a program from ...
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Windows 8.1 upgrade blew out other 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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Getting Photos Off of OneDrive

I had been saving my photos to OneDrive. Now that there are so many I want to save them back to my PC but it keeps putting them in OneDrive and says the PC Pictures in Library is no longer available. ...
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Recovering unsaved Wordpad files after Windows 8 forced reboot

I had several wordpad files open when Windows 8 did a forced reboot after an update. Strangely enough, two of them were recovered and are titled "Document (Recovered)", but the most recent one is ...
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What is Root Print Queue?

What is the Root Print Queue? It shows up under Print queues in Device Manager
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Windows 8 using 10GB of memory when I sign in

My new company laptop has 16 GB of internal memory but uses 10 GB when I just sign in and the CPU fan is always at 80%. I've not installed anything special yet and no program have started and still it ...
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Lenovo Windows 8 EFI restore from image

First time here. I have bought e530 with windows 8 and the first hour of work with it i have a problem. I have ssd with windows 7 which i want to use with my new e530. I have made a sysprep of win 7 ...
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Wired network icon, but wireless network

I'm connected to a wireless network, yet in the taskbar the icon is showing that I'm connected to a wired network. Why is that? There is no network cable connected to the laptop, and it says "Limited" ...
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Getting external speakers to work on HP Pavilion 400 slimline desktop [on hold]

I just got a brand new desktop PC, HP 400-314 model, and my Insignia speakers are not working at all. They are plugged into the correct jack; that being the lime green port on the back of the PC. It ...
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Two Windows 8 Cursor Arrows, Only one mouse?

I was using Windows 8 the other day and noticed that there is now a second cursor image (arrow) at the top left of my screen. It doesn't move, it doesn't do anything really, except sometimes go busy ...
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Unknown explorer.exe crashes

Over the past week I have started to have explorer.exe crashes and as of yet have been unable to determine the cause. I am seeing in the event logs that explorer.exe is crashing and the faulting ...
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Windows 8: Drive partition is missing

wanted to run 2 operating systems on the same laptop so downloaded manjaro ( I have windows 8). When i opened 'Gparted' (after booting manjaro) in order to partition my disk i got the message ...
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Suggestions for use case pattern using truecrypt to encrypt user folders in windows 8.1

I have a new windows 8.1 notebook computer and I want to use truecrypt with it to make all of my data secure. My computer has 2 different drives. My first idea was to encrypt all of my drives. ...
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windows 8 bind button to > and < mark

I am trying to rebind few buttons under windows 8.1 to get them working like they work under ubuntu. I have this layout on my laptop keyboard. I am trying to map , and . keys (1/2 buttons right from ...
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Transfer files over hardwired LAN for speed; computers are also WiFi connected

I am a web developer. I don’t have much knowledge in networking. I have to transfer almost 200 GB files from a Ubuntu 14.04 laptop to a Windows 8 laptop. They are connected to the Internet through a ...
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Mount and dismount hard drive through a script/software

is there a way to mount and dismount a connected harddrive through a script or a simple utility software in Windows 8.1? Basically, I have a hard drive in the ultrabay slot of my ThinkPad (instead of ...
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Can I set up some sort of local, home-only “cloud computing” system - where a computer offloads some of its computational load to another?

I have a Windows 8 laptop that wheezes under the strain of just a few open youtube tabs (1.0 Ghz processor), and a Linux (Debian stable "wheezy") desktop (3.4 Ghz, 8 cores) that is mostly idle unless ...
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Public folder contents not updating

On a pristine Windows 7 install, you have these folders among others C:\Users\Public\Documents C:\Users\Public\Downloads With Downloads, you can enter the folder and create a new folder ...
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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 ...
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Windows 8 BSOD Loop after graphics driver install

Problem: After installing Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, I'll install my graphics drivers, it'll prompt me to reboot, I'll say yes (or no and manually reboot) and on operating system load I'll get a crappy ...
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Cannot boot Windows 8.1 after migrating to Samsung SSD using supplied software

I got a brand new Samsung 840 SSD. It came with "Data Migration" software from Samsung. I am running Windows 8.1. Here are my steps exactly: Installed new SSD into secondary bay (Disk 0: HDD, ...
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Boot from CD using UEFI instead of BIOS

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510P. This is my last attempt at recovering my computer, as my recovery partitions are gone and I cannot boot into my computer otherwise. I have Windows 8 x64 OEM installed. I ...
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How do I use Windows MouseKeys with Modern apps?

I've enabled mouse keys in my Windows 8 installation, and I've noticed that some modern apps don't properly respond to the mouse events. For instance, the Netflix and Mint apps don't receive the ...