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WAMP not starting even after changing the listening port

I'm trying to develop for Wordpress locally, but I can't even get WAMP to work. I install it and start but it hangs on the orange icon with the message "server Offline". I've tried changing the port ...
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How to change the default Segoe WP font on Windows 8?

Short question: How can I change the default windows 8.1 fonts to something else?! (see pic below for further details) Long question: I discovered that the default Windows 8 font is Segoe WP which ...
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Remove Win8 Lock screen and show password on mouse move?

When locking windows and returning back to my desk, I see a wallpaper and some info, which is really cool and I love it: The problem is, in Windows 7 I could type in the password right when the ...
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I can't get Windows 8.1 to execute batch files through the interface

(moved from stackoverflow where I mistakenly placed it in the wrong spot) Windows 8 has decided that a .bat file has no association. I can't choose to associate it with cmd.exe from the open file ...
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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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PDF Icon changes to blank in Dropbox folder

Strange enough, the PDF reader icon corrupts in my Dropbox folder on my Windows 8 machine. I am using Windows 8 x64 Pro. If I change the "open with" to some other reader and then back to Adobe ...
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Show Capslock on Windows 8

just got a new Samsung laptop running Windows 8. The laptop keyboard has no indication if capslock enabled or not. Is there some way I can get it to display in the system tray, or to flash on the ...
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Does a full, retail license of Windows 8 exist? (Not OEM, not upgrade)

Ever since the days of Windows 95, Microsoft has distinguished between an OEM license, an upgrade, and a full version. Here's the difference as I understand it: Upgrade license: Requires you to own ...
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What does this Chrome icon mean?

Since today my Chrome browser has a pizza slice on its icon on the taskbar. I just restarted my PC without exiting Chrome. So its been forced to quit by the Windows system. After the restart I had ...
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Multiple USB devices failing to install

I recently bought an audio interface (Presonus Audiobox USB) and had trouble installing it on my computer. At first, I thought the problem came from the sound card itself because the drivers didn't ...
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Is there any way to get a 'Watched' Tag for Video files in Windows Explorer?

Is there any way to add a watched tag automatically on video files in windows explorer for the videos that are partially/completely watched? Something like youtube.com does. If partially watched 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 and Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot installation mess up

I've been trying to set up Ubuntu 14.04LTS and Windows 8 for quite some time now; several months. I've had over four failed attempts. I finally gave up and worked on Ubuntu in VMware from inside ...
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I can't copy files from a HDD, do I need permission from my own account?

My friend wanted me to backup all the photos and music and text documents on his hard drive so I'm trying to do that. He gave me the whole computer. It's an OEM machine from 2005 running Windows XP. ...
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How to modify key bindings in Windows 8

I have a new laptop which combines the PgUp/Home and PgDn/End keys, requiring a function key to be pressed for the Home/End use. Since I regularly use Home and End, but rarely use Page Up/Down I want ...
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Computer screen going black

I have a HP 64 bit Windows 8.1 desktop. Processor Is Intel Core I5-2320 CPU 3.000GHz. Not sure how to find the video card or anything else at this moment but my issue is that when watching a movie ...
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Windows 8 turns program sound volume down randomly

I recently upgraded to Windows 8 from Win 7 64 bit and have started to encounter a strange issue. When I have any program running which plays sound, such as a game or spotify, after a random interval ...
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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 do I run a Metro-Application from the command-line in Windows 8?

I'm developing an automation system and one of it's features is running applications from the command line(I mean, automatically without human intervation). On Windows 7 I could run everything I ...
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My computer turns on after hibernate [duplicate]

I'm not going crazy or anything but after I hibernate my PC it just decides to turn back on again without me doing anything. I have checked my BIOS and it shows nothing that will turn it back on. Any ...
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How can I get my 16GB SD card reader to work on my ASUS A55A with Windows 8?

I have a 16 GB SD card (Lexar Platinum II 16 GB SDHC 200x) from my camera (Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1). When I plug the SD card into my computer (ASUS A55A with Windows 8), there is no response, and the ...
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How to restore a missing prepackaged driver

When uninstalling a usb peripheral, I deleted the driver that comes prepacked in Windows. The OEM's website proudly says that the driver comes with Windows and doesn't need to be installed. How can ...
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Windows 8: connected to the Wi-fi but not loading any page

I had a problem with the internet over the last 2 days, I fixed it thanks to this network (some information around) and wanted to make a little thread to help future users with my same problem. ...
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schedule windows 8.1 update task

I have Windows 8.1, which came on my HP laptop when purchased. I am also on a metered connection which allows 10GB of 'anytime' and 50GB of 'bonus' data (between 2:00am and 8:00am). I would prefer ...
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How do I add a Bluetooth COM port in the Win8 Device Manager?

I am trying to set up terminal communication across two Windows 8.1 bluetooth devices - my workstation and an HP Stream 7 Tablet. The devices see each other, pair, and can transmit files, however the ...
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Can I activate a different version of Windows using an OEM key?

I wanted to reinstall Windows on my laptop, which came with Windows 8.1 Pro. I accidentally reinstalled it using a non-Pro install medium. Now Windows won't activate with the key from my initial ...
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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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My laptop suddenly lost all its audio devices

Today after turning on my laptop (MSI GS70 Stealth Pro) a Windows error message appeared, with Windows then proceeding to "fix" it. I didn't bother checking what was the error because it looked like ...
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How to quit applications black screen with white borders?

While playing Dynasty Warriors 8 Empire, I accidentally pressed the off button of my laptop. Afterwards turned on and logged in, it's like that although musics still play. function keys work, like ...
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Wampserver cannot start after adding a LoadFile in httpd.conf on Windows 8.1

The system is Windows 8.1 Pro and there is wampserver 2.4 installed in it ; there is also a PostgreSQL database inside the computer. I want to add this line inside the httpd.conf of Apache : LoadFile ...
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How to assign a shortcut key to the mouse?

I have got a mouse with two additional buttons on the sides. How can I assign shortcut keys to the mouse buttons? For example, using side left button as ctr+w in order to close down a tab in chrome. ...
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Which level of compression should I use a .iso file [duplicate]

I have a .iso file on my hard drive (on a windows 8 pc) and it is really big (something like 16 GB). I was trying to compress it (using 7-zip) so it could fit on a DVD-R. But when it finished ...
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Windows 8 will not load color profiles - why?

I have a Spyder3Express color calibration device. Under Windows 7 the utility that came with it would happily load the custom profile I created with it without any hassles. Under Windows 8 (have just ...
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Windows 8 64bit, failed to connect to internet through dialup connection

i am using windows 8 64 bit, and using MTS Mblaze Ultra (zte ac2791), internet is connected through dial up (Using model named 'USB Modem FFFE'), so its always get connected as wished, but sometimes ...
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How to shut down CCC.exe and MOM.exe

When I start up my computer(Windows 8), it shows that it's disk usage is 100% (in task manager). It seems that CCC.exe(Catalyst Control Center: Host application) and MOM.exe(Catalyst Control Center: ...
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How do I reduce the size of the titlebar and window border padding on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012?

I think the size of the titlebars and the titlebar text are too large in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. Also, the window border padding cannot be adjusted like it could in Vista and Windows 7, as ...
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How do I set up a wireless printer on Windows 8 without a wireless router?

So we just got a new computer (old hard drive bit the dust) with Windows 8 and at the same time decided to upgrade to a wireless printer. I've read that you can't set up an ad hoc wireless network on ...
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“attrib -s -h *.* /s /d” access denied errors

My problem is that my usb flash drive doesn't show the contents and I searched it on Google I find the solution for this error. But When I type the command from cmd as administrator it gives me ...
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Win XP, Win 8 and Linux in Grub2

For the following setup: kellogs@kellogs-PC:~ > sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for kellogs: omitting empty partition (5) Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160040803840 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, ...
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How do I perform an OEM Windows installation?

I'm building a computer for one of my friends, and have purchased a Windows System Builder License. After running Windows Update and installing missing drivers and a few other necessary applications, ...
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How do I make my folders inaccessible by other administrator accounts on Windows 8?

I want to make my folders private, so that they can only be accessed after logging in with my own account, but be inaccessible by other local accounts, even the administrator accounts. I have a PC ...
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Win 8 Touch Keyboard un-resize windows

I have a client that uses the Touch Keyboard to type into our application which has a set size to it. Recently he reported that when he is done using the touch keyboard, the windows do not resize back ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to close a window in Windows? [duplicate]

I have always wondered if there was and this would improve my productivity manifold times.
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IE on windows 8 Can I remove selected tabs from the restore last session list before the restore

I have windows 8 installed on my system with IE 11.0.9600. I have about 30 some tabs open while searching for some information. I opened one more and IE hung. When I try to restore last session It ...
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My SD card deletes new files by itself

I am using 64GB micro SD-Card. I always put it into my laptop slot for secondary storage. Recently, I found a big problem that my SD card won't work properly. I mean, When I copy new files to the ...
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Win8.1: how to Get fingerprint sensor EgisTec ES603 to work?

My Status: I have a Win8.1 system (no Upgrade 1). I have purchased the EgisTec ES603 fingerprint sensor in Amazon. It comes with an installation disk. I have installed the driver and the device is now ...
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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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Unable to refresh Windows 8.1, Location is locked

I have a problem trying to refresh my Windows 8.1 laptop. Whenever I try, it tells me that the location my Windows is located is locked. I searched around on the internet, but everyone else has hard ...
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Windows 8.1 Update: Network Adapter Issues

I've recently updated my pc from Windows 8 to 8.1. However,I am now unable to connect to wireless networks. Instead, it says 'No Connections Available' in the networks charm. Under the wireless ...
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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 ...