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

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How many disks for Windows Raid 0?

I am setting up a new PC and have 3 identical disks. Does it make sense to stripe all three or is two sufficient? I don't really need extra space, so wondering if 3 will yield better performance ...
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Why does it take so long for a video or movie clip to load in my browser?

Why does it take so long for a video or movie clip to load in my browser? The buffering or loading takes a while. When video starts to play, it stops after just a few seconds to buffer again... Is ...
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ExpressCache not working after Windows 8 reinstall on Samsung Series 7 Gamer

I have a Samsung Series 7 Gamer laptop which came with Windows 8. After doing a reinstall of Windows, the ExpressCache software is no longer caching. Running "eccmd -info" shows me that the software ...
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Installing and Activating Windows after accidentally deleting it while Installing Ubuntu

A week ago, I bought a Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 laptop with pre-installed Windows 8.1. Recently, I tried to install Ubuntu and while doing so I accidentally installed Ubuntu by replacing Windows. That is, ...
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How to block certain driver in Windows 8.1

So I have an UART to USB chip that I use to interface Arduino board with my PC. It's a Prolific PC2303HA device. The problem is, that Prolific dropped support for this device. Their current drivers ...
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Prevent Windows 8 Scanner app dumping files into c:\temp?

Whenever i use the Windows 8 Scanner app, it creates .dat files in my c:\temp\ folder. The files are created when i press the example button. I have tryed to delete the c:\temp folder before starting ...
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Services not deleted from windows service list in windows8

*I have uninstalled a service from windows service list using regedit.exe. By using that services are uninstalled. but the service is not deleted from service list. If i tried to delete/start it ...
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Does Windows 8 Explorer have a FolderSize column (or restore the column-handler API)?

One of the biggest complaints about Windows Vista (and 7) was that it removed the API that allows developers to create column-handlers, and as such, useful programs like Folder Size can no longer ...
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GitHub for Windows can not sync to repo while command line tools can

I have my git repos hosted on a server using Gitolite. I can access them using SSH like this and it works from Mac OS X/Linux: git clone git@example.net On a Windows 8 Box I now have installed ...
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External hard drive returns a “The semaphore timeout period has expired.” error

I haven’t used my pretty much full 2TB external hard drive in a few months and wanted to grab some movies off it. But when I plug it into my laptop it either won’t show up in my computer or it shows ...
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Win 8.1 deleted accessory shortcuts, but still show in app list

In Win 8.1 you can go into the app menu screen (not tile start screen), then click-hold to bring up options to go to app shortcuts folder. I click on it for things like MS paint. It takes you to the ...
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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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Issues installing Kali Linux alongside Windows 8

I am running Windows 8 64-bit with an i3-3230m with 750GB HDD and 8GB RAM. I installed Kali onto a 40GB unallocated partition. (Note: I had to change to Legacy mode in BIOS or my computer would not ...
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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 can I make Windows 8 use the classic theme?

The answers I've seen are themes, which only give me the colours and not the appearance/performance of the UI; in addition, I want to keep Metro. Basically this: Instead of:
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Remote Desktop disconnects after reaching “Estimating connection quality…”

I'm connecting to a Windows 8 machine from a Windows 7 machine. When I try to RDP in to the machine, it prompts me for my credentials, then zooms through the process of connecting until it reaches ...
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Who has the rights to shutdown a Windows machine remotely?

The question is about the shutdown command with /m \\MACHINE switch, which can be used to shut down (reboot, sleep etc.) a Windows machine remotely. In my case I'm dealing with a local home network ...
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Move EFI System Partition to another drive

I had a Windows 8 installation on an HDD, using UEFI as boot. The HDD has the following GPT table: DISKPART> list partition Partizione ### Tipo Dim. Offset --------------- ...
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How do I enable DMA on a SATA controller?

I don't see any section "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers" in device manager: What does this mean? and Can I know on which devices DMA can be enabled?
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Drive partitioning for SSD cache

i just purchased a new laptop Asus N551JK-CN103D which comes with a 1TB hdd and 24GB SSD(or mSSD) which I think can be used as cache. I have a couple of questions but here is how I setup my laptop, it ...
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How can I deliberately create and echo in my headset's microphone?

As odd as it may seem, I actually want someone I'm communicating with via VoIP (namely Skype) to hear what I'm hearing out of my headset's speakers. Is there a program that will allow me to do this? I ...
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How to add Google Drive to the Windows Explorer Sidebar

Is there a way to add Google Drive to this sidebar not like a shortcut, but pretty much like how OneDrive is? I know there's a Google Drive link in the favorites, but is there a way to expand this ...
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Corrupted boot partition on a Windows disk?

I have a laptop with a faulty hard drive that was not booting. I used ddrescue to recover the whole drive to a new drive, there were quite a lot of bad sectors but less than 1mb in total. I ran ...
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Windows 8 Hidden Downloading? Slow Internet?

After upgrading to Windows 8, im facing a very slow download speed. My router and the NIC is working fine because on the same PC I also have Linux. In Linux, everything works fine. When checking ...
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How to detect if a USB port is 3.0 or 2.0?

I have a Toshiba Canvio 3.0 external HDD. It has USB 3.0. It flashes blue if you connect it to a USB 3.0 port. If it is a 2.0 port, the light becomes white. Yesterday, I plugged it in and the light ...
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Windows 8 projection will jump from duplicate display to extended-Why?

My computer, Lenovo notebook, when connected to an overhead projector will jump from duplicate setting to extended and takes away the presentation. Very frustrating for when you are teaching a group. ...
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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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Starting VLC via command line to play a video as desktop wallpaper

I'm trying to create a batch script to start a video as a live wallpaper on startup. Right-clicking a playing video and selecting the "Set as wallpaper" option works fine, but attempting to run VLC ...
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How to open a new browser window on a different screen?

I am using Window 8 with 2 screens main screen for Window is the right one. On the left screen I have Google Chrome browser window open. When use short-cut CRTL + N a new window is open on the left ...
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issue: bootcamp - windows 8 - fusion drive 1TB

I have an iMac 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with 1TB Fusion drive since early January this year. I have added 2 extra 4Gb of memory bringing it to 4x4. I installed Windows 8 without any issue back ...
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TiWorker.exe - Very High CPU Usage

I have a laptop running Windows 8. Although it originally ran well, it started having very bad performance issues. I decided to perform some research into the topic. Opening up Task Manager, I ...
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How to add a custom command macro in Windows 8 speech recognition

I have tried a few options but its not working for me. I am using Windows 8 Pro. Can anyone show me how I can write my own custom command macros for speech recognition in Windows 8? I have tried ...
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Dual booting windows 8 and Kali Linux 1.0.8

I'm trying to install kali linux along with windows 8 The latest Kali version (1.0.8) supports booting alongside windows 8 I installed Kali Linux from a LiveCD, rebooted and it went straight to ...
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Windows 8 screen goes black after a minute

My laptop screen goes black after about a minute of inactivity. I've already tried setting the Screen Saver to anything other than Blank and increasing the Wait but it still keeps happening. Also ...
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Remapping keys without external software

It seems my keyboard keys do not match up to their actual outputs, it's a UK keyboard, with the UK language installed on the operating system. In this case Windows 8. for example the AT key on the ...
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Did my computer unlock itself?

I woke up around noon to find my computer unlocked, despite having remembered locking it the previous night and not using it since. I checked the security log, and saw a "logon" event from 11:16 AM. ...
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windows 8 laptop wakes from sleep while lid closed

I am having issues with my windows 8.1 laptop waking from sleep while the lid is closed. I keep it in a sleeve which keeps the lid closed tight. It seemed as though the slightest bump can cause it to ...
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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 can I rename a network in Windows 8?

I recently replaced my home router, and now Windows 8 seems to think that the main Ethernet network is called "Network 2", when it used to simply be called "Network". There is no "Network" ...
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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 do I mount an NFS share in Windows 8?

I have a NAS that I'd like to mount over NFS. It works great on my Mac, but I cannot figure out how to mount this device on Windows 8. I've searched a bit online, but all the articles seem to apply ...
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Missing WIndows 8 entry in Grub2

http://paste.ubuntu.com/10418271/ I am install Ubuntu alongside Windows8. 1) Should I setup UEFI or legacy support in BIOS setting 2) I used boot-repair but Windows entry is not showing up.
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Is it okay to run Windows Defender and another antivirus program at the same time?

We all know that it isn't recommended to run more than one antivirus program at a time. But since Windows Defender comes with Windows, is it safe to have it and another antivirus program (AVG, Avast) ...
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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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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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Sublime Text causes Windows to freeze?

I have an odd problem with my Surface Pro 1 freezing whenever I use Sublime Text 3. After using ST3 for some amount of time, Windows will enter a half-frozen state. All applications lock up, but I can ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro won't boot, Status: 0xc000000e

My computer has been working fine until yesterday. I turned it on and immediately after the motherboard logo, I got an error screen (light blue) saying, Your PC Needs to be Repaired with an error code ...
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Customizing/Modifying the Bootscreen Animation

Is there a way to change to boot screen animation to a custom image or screen on Windows 8?
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Windows 8 not 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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High CPU using while dragging with brush tool in photoshop cc [on hold]

This problem is happening while i am using my brush tool in photoshop cc. So you will be clear, please see the video i captured on youtube ...