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activate windows 8.1 using windows 8 oem key

I have a dell laptop that came with windows 8 (OEM) I upgraded to 8.1 and yesterday I had to reinstall the windows so I created a windows 8.1 usb using an iso from the internet (windows 8.1 pro 64 ...
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My StoreJet 1TB Transcend does not show the files, why?

The problem is can't see any of my files at Transcend 1TB portable Hard Disk. Well, the drive is shown at My Computer and it showes that there are files but when i open it, i see an empty drive. Some ...
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Windows 8 upgrade to windows 8.1 RTM fails with error code 0x101 - 0x2000C

I have a MSDN Subscription and downloaded Windows 8.1 RTM today. It fails to install. After mounting the ISO and installing (with a Windows 8.1 Pro product code), selecting "Keep my apps and ...
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Windows 8 Enterprise - Decrease time before screen locks

This seems like a question that I should've easily found the answer to by now, and while there are similar questions, I haven't found any exactly like what I am looking for. Similar questions I can ...
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How do I reassign win x in windows 8 to open chrome?

and for that matter how do I reassign any win+ combo? (I am using a small software called winhotkey but it can only assign free letters with the win button - and Windows 8 has almost all the letters ...
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USB Microphone does not work well on Windows 8/8.1

Environment: Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Microphone: Audio Technica AT2005USB Bose headset microphone Issue: Recording volume very low, even at maximum gain. Google Search: Microsoft Post Like the user in ...
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Should I enable or disable Prefetch/Superfetch with my new SSD?

I recently got a new Samsung SSD. It comes with software called "Samsung Magician". Basically it lets you configure things with your new SSD. I'm really confused about Prefetch/Superfetch though. ...
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Is there a way to force Windows to use Precision Touchpad drivers rather than Synaptics?

I have a Dell XPS 15 (9530) that has a Synaptics clickpad. I've tried tinkering with many settings and different Dell/Synaptics drivers, but there's always some aspects that don't work well (two ...
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Custom Right-click Context Menu verb / contextMenuHandler in Windows 8 Registry no longer works for AutoCAD .dwg file

I am currently having a problem when it comes to adding a right click context menu verb whenever the user right clicks on a ".dwg" file in Windows 8. I do not spend a lot of time in the registry and I ...
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Is it possible to run 2 different motherboards in parallel?

I want to run a motherboard with a 64-bit CPU and another motherboard with a 32-bit CPU etc. etc. in parallel to form a kind of "Super PC" for my hard core games. Question 1 Is it possible in ...
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mintty problems with Windows 8.1 on-screen keyboard (tablet) and Alt-Gr keys

On a tablet running Windows 8.1 I installed Cygwin 2.0.0 64. Unfortunately I have issues using the on-screen (virtual) keyboard with Alt-Gr keys from within mintty. Example: In Germany to get to the ...
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trouble with Oracle Virtual Box and bios settings

I am trying to install Windows 10 preview in Oracle Virtual Box but like others I am having trouble with VT-x/AMD-V I have gone into bios and clicked on advance but nowhere can I find visualisation, I ...
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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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Cloned disk isn't bootable

I have a Macbook Pro which has a Windows installation on one of the partitions. I bought a new desktop with a new SSD and wanted my Windows install from my Macbook on the new SSD. So I cloned the ...
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How to reset the looks of the Command Prompt window, in Windows?

I have made several customizations to how the Command Prompt window looks in Windows and now I want to reset it to its original state. How can I do that? I just want it to look that way it does after ...
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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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Change the Windows 8 product key after installation?

I just completed a fresh install of Windows 8 Pro as it was released to MSDN. Installation went without a hitch however I can't find out where to enter the correct product key for the copy I have. ...
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How to set default Sign-In options to PIN after remote desktop connection closed in WIN8

I create a PIN to login my windows account, And the default sign-in option is PIN when win8 startup But the sign-in option switch to Password when I connected this computer via Remote Desktop I ...
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Google Chrome - doing very abnormal on boot to go to kiosk mode

I am launching Google chrome via regedit on system boot (Windows 8.1 64-bit). chrome.exe --kiosk <url> Google Chrome is latest version up-to date and windows operating system is also up-to ...
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How to “Edit with Vim” as administrator in Windows?

When you install gvim in Windows, you get a right-click Explorer context menu item: "Edit with Vim". Is there a way of either adding a "Edit with Vim as Administrator", or just changing the existing ...
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Bought activated Windows 8 Enterprise, need to reinstall, no product key

I bought a lightly used Lenovo Helix off the bay which came with an activated copy of Windows 8 Enterprise (not 8.1). Per the description, the laptop was used by a company to test an application and ...
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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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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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BIOS only allows UEFI No Legacy Option

Laptop: Lenova Yoga 2.11 I am running Windows 10 Build 10041. I have bought a new copy of Win 8.1, which I want to clean instal. However, my BIOS has no option to change from UEFI to Legacy so that I ...
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My Dell M4800 windows 8 acts like i am clicking on another application when i am trying to use a current application. See description

First, I can't even click on anything on the start bar of the screen. The only way i can switch applications is by using alt tab. The second issue is when i do use alt tab into an application, My ...
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Windows 8 Desktop won't start up

My Windows 8 PC won't start up. When I power it on, I see the Acer splash screen, but then I get an error screen with a code 0xc000021a and then it reboots and tries to repair disk files, but fails ...
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Windows 8 EFI boot issue

I've got a simular problem as described in How can I repair the Windows 8 EFI Bootloader?, but with some different details. When I tried to change the bootsequence of my harddisks (of which 1 SSD) in ...
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NetDMA (and Direct Cache Access?) have been removed from Windows 8 / Server 2012. Why?

The MSDN page on Direct Cache Access (DCA), which is part of NetDMA, states The NetDMA interface is not supported in Windows 8 and later. So I guess both NetDMA and DCA are gone. As both seemed ...
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Disable zoom-pinching, scrolling, ctrl+scroll lock on Windows 8, Surface Pro 2

I have a Surface Pro 2 that nearly 30% of the time, is sure that my touching the trackpad means I want to zoom. In a browser, it's as if there's a control key held down and every mouse movement makes ...
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Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter prevent forced restart

Windows 8 has bent me over in the past and forced a Restart, surprisingly enough Windows Server is threatening the same thing. I cannot have it restart till the weekend, I see solutions to prevent ...
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Network Bridge in Windows 8

In Windows 7 i bridged my ethernet connection and the Host Only Adapaters of my VirtualBox VMS to gain access to the Internet through the Network Bridge and the VMS were part of my LAN. My Setup was ...
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Multiple Copies of Windows Calculator

Just did a clean install of Win7 x64. I have a Microsoft Ergo Keyboard 4000 and use the calculator key a lot. Previously, in Windows XP, I could hit it and get multiple copies of calculator to popup. ...
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File delete audit, Windows 8

I have a shared folder (folderA) and our users must copy some files everyday and after they finish working they have to delete files and when they delete files there must be a record.(for security ...
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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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Disabling the Win+C hotkey for the Charms Bar in Win 8

I am trying to turn off the hotkey for the Charms Bar (Win+C) in Windows 8. Is there a registry entry to do this or some other way? I want to be able to use that hotkey for something else. Any ideas? ...
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Computer dies (power off) when waking from hibernate, otherwise works fine

I have a strange problem with my Lenovo T520. Since last week, every wake from hibernate has failed right after the Windows 8 logo shows up. The computer simply dies (like I removed the battery, or as ...
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Windows 8 input mode changing by itself

I'm trying to solve a mystery. I have two input modes: English for programming, as important keys are easier to access, and French for professional mails and accentuation, international qwert being ...
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Windows 8 instant shutdown on powerup [on hold]

My Windows 8 Acer Aspire V3 771G laptop is immediately displaying "Shutting Down" on the screen on power-up. It just sits there with the spinning circles. Any suggestions, or is it shop time?
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Is it possible to save selected data “columns” in Windows folders?

Currently when I open a folder in windows it uses some default columns of data. I can modify this but it never seems to "stick". How can I make these alternate data columns permanent, or better yet ...
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Switch off Hyper-V without disable functionality in Windows 8.1

Since I must use also VMWare I need to temporarily turn off Hyper-V In Windows 8 I used bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off to disable hypervisor, and: bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype auto ...
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Media Player Classic Home Cinema stops on MKV

Media Player Classic Home Cinema stops on MKV. It goes to "stop" mode after file open. Unable to run playing. No error messages generated. MPC-HC version: 1.6.7.7114 (9eb64ec) 64 bit Compiler ...
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Secuirity concerns from Windows 8 login screen

I'm trying to create a secure setup on my new Windows 8 laptop to help keep a serious thief away from my data. An SSD with 256-bit hardware encryption provides a solid security foundation. But if a ...
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Windows/Synaptics trackpad snapping backwards after clicking quickly

tl;dr: Whenever I move the mouse a small distance and click, Windows/Synaptics will pretend I didn't move the mouse at all, reset the cursor position, but still process the click at the wrong ...
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VNC viewer does not refresh/update the screen

I have VNC Server installed on Windows 8 Desktop Machine. I havw VNC Viewer Installed on Windows 7 Laptop, I don't know what I am doing wrong but my VNC Viewer won't update/refresh the screen after ...
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Laptop keyboard does not work in Windows 8.1 but works in BIOS

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300-23J and have been running Windows 8 and later windows 8.1 for some time now. Last night my keyboard stopped working for no possible reason. When computer starts up (I ...
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I cannot connect to more than one internet connection in my windows 8.1

I have windows 8.1 installed on my PC. I have 3 wired broadband connections, but I cannot connect to two or more connections at a time. For example I want to use all three connections jointly to ...
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Cannot type characters with diacritics on a national keyboard in Windows 8

I use Windows 8.1 Pro and from time to time I cannot use national characters on my keyboard (I use Logitech K800 with unifying). If I press Alt+E (both left ant right) - for example in Firefox it ...
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Restore files after locker 4.30 virus on my computer

Recently "Locker 4.30" attack my computer and encrypt my important files. How can i restore my files back? Thanks!
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How do I display a message on login for Windows 8/8.1?

I've configured the following settings in my local security policy: Interactive logon: Message text for users attempting to log on Interactive logon: Message title for users attempting to log on ...
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How to download encrypted HLS videos on any sites

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and win8 as dual boot. I generally use Ubuntu. I wanna learn how to use hls-fetch or any hls downloader on Ubuntu. And all video is downloadable via IDM on Windows. But I have ...