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I'm using Cygwin in the Win8CP, and I had the same issue; it's definitely a cygwin bug, but there's a workaround. Try running: chgrp -R Users ~/.ssh The longer explanation is for some reason, cygwin's /etc/passwd / /etc/group generation are putting the user's default/main group as None. You cannot change the permission of None, so the chmod for group ...


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Press Win+R, then type secpol.msc Click on "Network List Manager Policies" Double-click on your network Click on "Tab Network Location" Set "Location Type" to "Private" Go back to Network and Sharing Center to check the result.


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Remove the drive letter for the system reserved partition. If you have a multi-boot system, this could cause problems depending on where your system boots from. To remove the drive letter and hide the partition from explorer and my computer: Open Computer management on the local computer by right clicking on Computer in Windows Explorer and choose ...


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There are a few paths to the correct UI. "Easiest" : (Use homegroup to get to the UI / No right clicking needed) Tap Win+W to open the search charm for settings Type HomeGroup and Click the tile labeled only "HomeGroup" Click on the "Change sharing settings" button Then select the "Yes" option which corresponds to private networks "Most Direct" Bring ...


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Either hover it, or press WIN+T to activate the current application on the task bar. There also doesn't seem a quick way to access the lock screen information, I bet they might facilitate accessing the different things using hotkeys. Because it is indeed a pain...


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If you created a second partition and installed it to the second partition while leaving your original installation of Windows 7/XP/etc on the primary drive, then yes you CAN uninstall it while retaining your old boot sector. The steps are easy: Boot into Windows 7 Access the MSCONFIG program by going to 'Start', 'Run', 'msconfig' Go to the 'Boot' tab and ...


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There is no Need for an empty group. During the Installation of cygwin all files belong to no group. You can check this by doing an ls -al. You will see that no group ("none") is on the files. Just change it to Users: chgrp Users * After this you can chmod whatever you like.


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You can't uninstall the Windows Developer Preview. To reinstall your previous operating system, you must have restore or installation media. See "Notes about Installing The Developer Preview" http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229516 You may have a "windows.old" folder on the C drive, this will contain all your files that were in the W7 ...


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To get the expiry date of Windows 8 consumer preview, you should run winver either from the search function in the source menu, or simply run the command from "run" This will open the "About Windows" window, which will show the version and expiry date of the Windows CP install. In this case its 16-1-2013 Source


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Press Alt+F4 on empty Desktop.


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Its under Settings in the Start Menu (you need to hover over the lower left corner of the Start Button to get the menu with settings, NOT click it). Or, alternatively, you can hit Win+I to bring up the settings panel.


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Open regedit, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer then change the value of RPEnabled from 1 to 0 - this disables metro mode, ribbon mode in explorer and the hover options in the windows button. source: neowin


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Get the Windows 8 Developer Preview boot menu back. Start from the Windows 8 Developer Preview installation medium. Optionally, choose your keyboard settings. Hit SHIFT+F10 to enter the command prompt. Execute bootrec /fixmbr to update the main boot record just to be sure, partitions will remain. Execute bootrec /fixboot to update the boot sector of the ...


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Starting from Cygwin 1.7.34 (2015-02-04) the method that change group to Users no longer works. You need to use Cygwin utility setfacl. Say, if you want to set file mode to 644 (rw-r--r--): setfacl -s u::rw-,g::r--,o:r-- foo.bar or use a longer format setfacl -s user::rw-,group::r--,other::r-- foo.bar or copy its mode using getfacl from file foo to ...


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I actually found a way to accomplish this. You are still signed in with your Live account in all the other services, but not in Messenger. Other people will also see you as offline, but you can be online on other instances (e.g. your other computer) without interferences (you will be shown and seen online there). Open the Messages App, go to the upper or ...


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You have a few options: ctrl+alt+del, then press the On/Off button, in the bottom right corner. Press the hardware power button your computer Log out, and on the log-in screen you'll see the power options. When on the desktop - hover over the start button, press the 'power' button. Press WIN+R and use the command: shutdown.exe -f -s On the desktop, ...


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Go to the search in metro (Or open the start menu, if you have one) and type cmd or cmd.exe. This can also be entered in Run, which can be launched with Windows Key + R It should be listed under your apps as "Command Prompt." It's still located in C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe


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Do not press Win + R. Instead, just press Win and type the command directly into the Metro interface. As you type, the search interface will start bringing up possible matches, but just ignore them. When you're done typing, press Ctrl + Shift + Enter, and the command will run elevated, as expected. This works perfectly for full commands with arguments. ...


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ASUS has finally released the ATK Drivers for Windows 8. All the function keys, including volume up/down, brightness control and wireless switch work perfectly on Windows 8 after installing it. You can download the driver for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 8 from here: ATK Package


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Simple answer... No! You should not install it on top of an older version of Windows. Has anyone already done this by any chance? Yes - This guy did and he regretted his actions. Is doing so a bad idea? Yes - It isn't even beta yet. Even then it's not a good idea. Is it easy to go back, if I don't like it? No - It's not possible.


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Navigate to Control Panel -> System -> Advanced system settings Then click Performance -> Settings... Under Visual Effects, select "Adjust for best performance', then click Apply. This will disable all visual effects associated with the old Aero theme.


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I don't believe there is a way to prevent it from happening, apart from statically assigning the DNS servers on the VPN connection. To change the order in which DNS servers are queried, one is supposed to be able to change the interface binding order as per http://superuser.com/a/314379/120267, but that doesn't seem to affect VPN connections in my personal ...


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Seems you need to set the resolution of the virtual machine to at least 1024x768 to run the apps.


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I would say that my favourite has to be VMware Workstation. However, restricting it to just your list: VirtualBox It works fine with the latest version. Follow this guide for a walk through on how to do it. VMware Server I can't find anywhere that specifically says no, nor I do have a way to test it, but I highly doubt it can; if it could I wouldn't like ...


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Things have changed for Windows 8.1. The public/private setting might be even less discoverable now. Well here is what you need to do: Open the PC Settings (Win+C, Settings, Change PC Settings) Go to Network -> Connections Tap/Click on the network you want to change A page with network details opens There should be a switch "Find devices and content" -- ...


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Windows+X or right clicking the lower left bottom is an faster way to get to a lot of handy things. Then just click on the item using your mouse, arrow keys or hit the first letter till you get to the entry.


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Yes it does, if you go to C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Packages\, open the folder that starts with "microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps", open the folders \LocalState\Indexed\LiveComm inside that, then select the folder with the email you want to look at, then one folder down you'll see two folders, "Mail" and "People". Select the one you want, ...


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You might be able to but I would not rely on it. The Windows 8 FAQ mentions upgrading from previous versions but does not specify upgrading to the final released version. I know in previous releases it was not an option. At the end of the day you should treat it like beta software and not depend on it working. According to an MS MVP's in a thread on ...



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