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The keyboard combo Win + Home minimizes all windows except for the active one.


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The cool way is called Aero Shake. Use the mouse like you would move a Window, but shake it (move left and to right very fast).


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The coolest way to minimize all the windows except the one that's active is to literally shake the window. Yes, as in: click and hold on the frame of the window move repetitively and quickly to the left and right Tada! (Credit goes to 9Gag for this.)


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As mentioned, there is one folder, C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup for each user, in addition to the System Startup folder at C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp.


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If you have Windows 8 Basic edition, it will not be able to join the domain. Fortunately, it's easy to upgrade without reinstalling Windows though with add features. Source: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/products-and-technologies/windows-8-1/compare/default.aspx


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I created for you a custom event filter which lists events when the computer was powered on or returned from hibernate or standby. Open Event Viewer, click 'Create Custom View' and set the same as below to recreate it: Here's an example of its output: The 'Dhcp-client' source event is an actual full boot start-up, the others are returns from standby or ...


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You can pin the cmd to your taskbar and do the following:


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A few possibilities for resolving locked files: The System or an application is locking it; use a tool such as CrystalRich LockHunter to find out what, and if you wish, unlock it. Sometimes a computer needs to be restarted in order to relinquish all locks, particularly if the object is used by a web site. Setting permissions on a folder is a bit tricky; ...


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This seems like malware, or at least ad-ware, possibly incompletely installed (since it doesn't go directly to the wrong site). Check the browsers (including IE) for add-ons. Malwarebytes and Kaspersky Security Scan are free antivirus scanners, and free Avast! also has a browser extension check. If you want to find the cause of startup, use free Autoruns ...


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There are normally a few ways to sort this out, you've mentioned you've tried a few but I include a list any way: Try and uninstall it in Programs and Features. Run a malware removal program, like Malware bytes Run an Anti virus program as well, just to be sure! Check the start up tab in Task Manager and uncheck it if you see it (although this will stop ...


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this happened to me once, some files got corrupted in some way. If you have a CD boot the windows from the cd , if not create a bootable usb which you add windows 8 on it and you'll have an option to format or to repair damaged error.


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Use Windows Deployment Services(WDS). The only prerequsites are DHCP and a windows 2008 R2 server. Earlier version may work but I have not used them Basically, you create one machine that contains ALL of the software you would like to be installed on all the other machines. Microsoft Office, windows updates, Adobe reader, etc should all be installed. Try to ...


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Windows maps disk letter to concrete disk and stores this information in registry under HKLM\System\MountedDevices. So if you've earlier connected your new disk as non-system, it already has letter F: assigned. If it allows you to run Regedit.exe as Administrator, then simply delete value \DosDevices\C: and then rename \DosDevices\F: to it and restart. You ...


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There could be several ways this is launching: 1) Startup options as you rightly said. By disabling processed in Task Manager > Startup, you should be able to eliminate this 2) Registry Startup. Check all of the following registry keys and see if it is launching from there: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] ...


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Another way is to go to Start Screen, search for CMD and then press SHIFT + CTRL + ENTER. This will elevate the cmd prompt. This works for opening any application as administrator by the way.


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I'm not sure but these processes might be those processes that are "Toombstoned". You see Windows 8 has introduced the new feature of not actually killing the applications entirely as it was in older versions of Windows but simply suspending their thread and storing their current state. This allows for such proces to start up much faster the next time you ...


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You may be nested deeper than you were previously if you are using the Windows user folders under C:\%HOMEPATH%\Documents etc. or any number of other reasons. Flattening your structure with shorter names is really your only option. To clean up the offending directory, make sure you have your files safely stored in a new folder and clean up the old one ...



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