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

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Windows 8 shows orange screen with white stripes on boot

I recently installed a fresh copy of Windows 8 Pro (full version, not an upgrade) onto my desktop (self-built). One day it restarted for no reason (was not a Windows Update restart) and when it ...
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How to disable Taskbar Thumbnail preview in Windows 8 ?

When I hover my mouse cursor over a running application's button in the taskbar, small windows appear showing the contents of the open program. How can I disable that? I find it quite annoying.
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Automate Win8 network and sharing settings

I am trying to create a unattended DVD installation of Windows 8, but I can't seem to find a solution do this. What I'm looking for are to have the same settings on the Network and Sharing Center, to ...
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Run batch file on cd/dvd insert

I am trying to figure out a way to add a custom option to the autorun menu for DVD inserts. I cannot put anything on the DVD's. I have a LARGE collection of DVD's that I am trying to backup and would ...
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How do I stop the Windows 8 restart clock; '15 minutes' and counting…?

The question is pretty much in the title. Windows 8 is restarting, I probably only have like 13 minutes by now, but I can't have my computer shut off, doing like 20 different things on a couple of ...
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Bipass Windows 8 introduction screen for new user

I was wondering if it possible to disable the new user introduction screens for Windows 8 (it opens by saying "Hi" and "We are setting things up for you". Now I am aware this is the process that the ...
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Windows 8 dual monitor wallpaper slideshow

There have been a number of improvements with multi-monitor compatibility in Windows 8, but how would one go about configuring wallpaper slideshow settings for a second monitor? For instance: I want ...
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Windows 8.1 APN for a GSM connection changes back automatically to the default name

I have a sim card which can connect to a corporate network (by specified APN name), let's say it is: "Corporate.de" Furthermore the GSM provider shares its APN default for all users, e.g.: ...
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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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Brightness keeps changing in Windows 8.1 (on Macbook Pro Retina)

Before anyone gets too excited, it's not the "Adaptive Brightness" feature of the OS. I've already turned that off. Also it seems to have nothing to do with ambient light. It actually seems to do ...
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Windows 8 RDP connection randomly dropping

Remote desktop connections from one Windows 8 (Pro, 64-bit) machine to another Windows 8 (Pro, 64-bit) machine are being dropped at seemingly random intervals. I can successfully reconnect immediately ...
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Why the Bluetooth button is disabled? (window 8)

I want to connect to a Bluetooth device but I found that my Bluetooth enable button is disable and I can not turn it ON. I have checked the device manager, and it shows that it is working properly. ...
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Lenovo G500 bluetooth not working (was woking fine earlier)

I have a Lenovo G500 laptop. Its OS is Windows 8. When I bought my laptop everything was working fine. But for a week now bluetooth is not working. I looked in the 'Device Manager' and bluetooth was ...
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Surface Pro 3 Print Screen

Win8.1 From the "Surface Pro 3 User Guide": "To take a snapshot of your screen, press and hold the Windows button on your Surface, and then press the volume-down button. The screen dims briefly when ...
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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 ...
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How can I keep the Windows 8 virtual keyboard from popping up?

I am the unwilling recipient of Windows 8. Lenovo couldn't fix the new Windows 7 Ultrabook I bought, so they sent me a Yoga laptop, with touch-screen and Windows 8. Once I bought a start menu ...
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Trouble getting Ubuntu 12.04 Hyper-V guest to connect to wireless from Windows 8.1 Host

I'm trying to set up a Ubuntu 12.04 VM using Hyper-V in a Windows 8.1 host. It runs mostly fine, except that I can't get the internet to work well. I've followed the instructions at ...
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How to reset thumbnails in windows 8

I changed the album art of an audio file inside a folder using a id3 tag editor. But the folder thumbnail still shows the old album art. I tried to clear thumbnail cache using system cleanup, But i ...
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How to mount a folder to folder in windows 7

I would like to mount the folder C:\my folder to C:\Downloads in windows seven and both folders are not empty too. I'm not sure is it permitted in windows or not, so I ask to know for sure can I get ...
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Run a .net application with standard privilage on a administrator account

If im logged in as an administrator on windows is it possible to run a application with standard privileges? It seems like outlook is run with standard privilege even if started on from an admin ...
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Unable to boot my laptop ( Win 8) [on hold]

I have lenovo E49 laptop.OS is windows 8.when i tried to reboot my laptop it doesn't work.its loded to fast and log in (exctuly i unable to open the BIOS for rebooting).I need some help.
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Can't send files through bluetooth on Windows 8.1

I just upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 While I was using Windows 8, everything seemed to work fine. When I upgraded to Windows 8.1, I realized that I cannot send files through bluetooth. I ...
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Windows 8 keeps losing focus

All of the windows on my Windows 8 computer have started to lose focus every minute or so and get focus back quickly. Any ideas what this could be? I have tried to see which application is using ...
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Converting ASUS Zenbook from Win8 to Win7.. do i need raid drivers?

I've got an ASUS ZEnBook Prime, ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-XH72T 13.3" Touch Ultrabook and it runs 500GB SDD on RAID 0 configuration. This notebook is running Windows 8, and i desperately need to convert ...
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Ubuntu Samba Windows LogIn Failed to retrieve share list from server

I am part of a small Windows7 & 8 network of about twelve machines, all of which have been configured mostly by me to share folders with "Everybody". The machine that doubles as a File Server, ...
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EasyCap Capture Card not working with Windows 8

I can't really tell you too much about this. I ordered an EasyCap capture card off of EBay, and it for some reason had no s-video, only the red/white/yellow AV cables, which was forunately what I ...
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Change the color of the cursor in Sublime Text

I'm using Sublime Text the dark theme. The problem is that my cursor is also black and I can't see where it is with my background being black. How can I change my cursor color without change any color ...
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Is it possible to send a Windows 8 System Repair Disc over the internet?

My friend's Laptop crashed and now I need to send a Windows 8 System repair to him over the internet since there is no other Windows 8 machine there. Is this possible? Specially since Windows 8 ...
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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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Windows 8.1 folder content thumbnail glitch

I have recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 (Preview then RTM with full format) and there's this annoying graphical issue where it messes up the folder content preview thumbnails. This can't be an ...
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Is that possible to have a Shamsi (persian) Calendar in Windows? What about Microsoft Office

Is there any solution for replacing the current Georgian Calendar of Microsoft Windows with Shamsi (Persian) Calendar? Although, Microsoft Excel and other packages of Microsoft Office must recognize ...
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Restore Windows 8 and Linux (Debian) /boot/efi

I deleted /boot/efi (while attempting to install archlinux). There is one harddrive, 750GB, /dev/sda). The partitions are /dev/sda1 ntfs 315MB /dev/sda2 EFIboot 105MB <=== this got deleted ...
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Windows cant repair even with sfc /scannow

Clean install of windows 8, then installed the windows 8.1 update (after all other updates). CBS Log: CBS Log on Google Drive Important pieces of the log: Found: {l:32 ...
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windows hosted networok on windows 8

my sister is using Acer laptop, that has an intel WLAN card and supports windows hosted network(checked in command prompt).Am using the basic way using netsh wlan command also, then am using netsh ...
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Removing the “Open File - Security Warning” in windows 8?

I like to study a lot of code from various sources from around the internet, and a big part of that involves downloading and opening the files to view the source code. Now every time I try to open ...
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Ad hoc renabling WINDOWS 8.1 [on hold]

Hello i have recently created an ad hoc network on my windows 8.1 pc, I have now disabled it but would like to know how to get back on it to be used in the future? thanks.
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Override bootcamp minimum USB size?

I am trying to install 64 bit Windows 8 on my Mac Machine (Mountain Lion OSX) using a USB as a boot drive. For some reason bootcamp requires atlesst a 8GB USB. I however only have a 4GB USB. Is there ...
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Constant beeping

My computer has a problem with beeping. I'll first tell you how it started: One night I decided to watch a cartoon, and I took some water and food with me to eat while I watch. I fell asleep and when ...
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Install .NET 3.5 Windows 8.1

I've been trying to install .NET Framework 3.5 on a Windows 8.1 computer without any luck. I tried the basic approach of downloading and installing it from MSDN which failed saying it couldn't connect ...
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Have to kill pdf reader process to see edits in pdf file

I make a pdf file via MikTeX, and open it with the built-in Windows 8 pdf reader. I then close the reader. I edit my source, recompile, and open the new pdf. What I see does not have the edits. I ...
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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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Windows 8 usb boot install never works

I have two usbs, one with win 7 on it and another I have been putting win 8 installs on The win 7 stick works in all systems but the win 8 won't work with only one The evil PC is a gigabyte amd ...
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Share files between two Win8 machines

How can I share files between two or more Windows 8 computers, while blocking internet access? They should be connected to a home router which is connected to internet. But I don't want any of sharing ...
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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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dell xps laptop windows 8 can connect to wireless perfectly except one network that everyone else can connect to

Purchased a new Dell XPS laptop. Can connect to the wireless at work, at clients, at the shopping center but not to my home network. the network is not even visible. at home my ipad connect, my kids ...
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Windows 8.1 Sony Vaio Flip making Chirping sounds and 100% Disk Usage

I just bought a Sony Vaio Flip from Best Buy (SVF15N17CXB) http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=SVF15N17CXB Since i acquired the laptop the performance in general has been very poor, ...
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Windows 8 Task Manager not reporting actual CPU frequency

Task manager reports 2.53 GHz, but CPU-Z reports 1192 MHz. My windows is a fresh install of the Windows 8 Pro Upgrade. When I used the Consumer Preview, task manager would report different ...
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Unable to validate a digital signature in pdf [on hold]

I am unable to validate a signature as I am unable to click on Add to trusted certificates. Please help.
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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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How do I turn OFF Windows Narrator?

As a software developer I want to test my app under a variety of settings, so I played around with the Ease of Access settings on my Surface RT. Now I have the Narrator on and I cannot figure out how ...