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Shortcuts in Start menu

I have a Start folder in my user's folder, and there I put shortcuts to software I want to appear in the Start menu if I type the shortcut's name; I have it indexed, but while some icons appears, ...
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Logitech M510 mouse reciever fell in a glass of filtered water, is there a way to fix it?

I've let it sit in rice for about two days now, and my computer does acknowledge that it's connected, but gives me the standard "USB device not recognized" spiel. Troubleshooter does ...
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Upgrading PuTTY to 0.77 from 0.63, but old version cannot be removed [duplicate]

I'm using a Windows 8 system that originally had PuTTY 0.63 installed. I then uninstalled it (by running the uninstall option under Control Panel/Programs and Features) and installed 0.77. This ...
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How to overcome ImDisk setup failure?

I tried to reinstall ImDisk VDD on my legacy Windows 8.1 system. Althought it was working properly for many years, now it failed (couldn't find the applet for configuring size of RAM disk). I have ...
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How to get separate keyboard layout for each application in Windows

I would like to have separate keyboard layout for each application in Windows. I want it to behave the same as it did on earlier versions of Windows.
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Disk cleanup doesn't work on Windows 8.1

When I am trying to clean the 2.53 GB of old "Windows Updates" by pressing "OK" in and then re-open the clean up window, all those old updates are still there. I ran Dism /Online /...
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Does windows.old contain browser cache or history? [duplicate]

When resetting or upgrading a PC, does the windows.old photo on windows 7 or 8 include browser cache or browsing history for chrome, IE, Firefox, etc.? I believe it does save cookies if I’m not ...
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Ubuntu is not starting up after a RAM upgrade

Recently I upgraded my notebook from 6 GB of RAM (4 GB + 2 GB) to 16 GB (8 GB + 8 GB). The notebook has Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 22.04 installed on dualboot. When I initialize the Windows it works fine, ...
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Stardock's Start8+10+11 - horizontal line separators in the Windows 7 and Modern Style start menus

What causes Windows to a show a horizontal additional line separator(it appears above the same type of line divider that acts as a border before the sub menu All Programs) on the Windows 7 start menu ...
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Windows 8 laptop shuts down right after startup

Today Windows Update installed some new updates on my laptop,everything was good,the installation was 100% complete and then my it restarted my laptop.Right when i was about to type my password it ...
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Is there a way to fix "connection limited" problems on Windows without restart?

Occasionally on my Windows 8.1 the ethernet connection goes to "connection limited" state and the net stops working. However, the router is still connected to the net, because the connection ...
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Is there any way to edit 'refresh' entry from desktop context menu?

I have searched through all context menu entries in windows registry editor (in places like HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell) but was not able to find anything linking to the 'refresh' ...
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Windows 8.1: No bootloader

I have a laptop with Windows 8.1 install on one SSD. For some reason that installation was using a Windows Bootloader previously installed on a second SSD together with Linux from an old installation. ...
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Drag&drop form host to guest does not work on virtualBox

I have a w10-64bits machine and I have also a w8-64bits guest machine on virtual box. Even if I have checked the bidirectional option for drag&drop I cannot move any file from host-to-guest. When ...
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Is there any way to get the BitLocker password from the laptop?

I have a personal hard disk of 1TB with lot of data. I connected it to my office laptop and the drive got bitlocked automatically within a second. I talk to the office administrators and we ran the ...
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how to open ms-settings:notifications pointing to my application's page?

this page https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/launch-resume/launch-settings-app#system explains how to use the the ms-settings URIs to open specific pages of the windows settings application. ...
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Unable to install Windows 8.1 using Apple Boot Camp

I've been tirelessly searching a answer to my issue, but I couldn't find anything. I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 on a mid-2010 21.5" iMac running on macOS High Sierra (10.13.6). I have a 16Gb ...
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Add new entry in Grub Customizer for SSD Windows

I have 3 OS installed on my computer. Ubuntu Windows 10 Windows 8 Somehow after the Windows 10 update got stuck and I restarted the PC in between the update process, which I think corrupted the Boot ...
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How does the font value in Windows Registry is organized?

This comment https://superuser.com/a/1069328/1664175 explains some crucial facts about the font value of Windows Registry but not completely. I would like to know more about the font value. Especially ...
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Hide hidden folders in the user tree in the Explorer navigation pane in Windows 8 / Two instances of "Desktop"

I have set "Desktop", "Music", "Saved Games", "Searches" to "Hidden" in the user tree in the Explorer navigation pane, and I have un-ticked "...
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How to re-enable startup applicaiton to a standard account user from administrator account

I disabled almost all startup applications in a standard account from task manager including one named "program" and the account is unable to login(it auto logs out). Is there a way to re-...
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Does creating a child's account in Windows 8.1 have to be a Microsoft account?

creating a new account in Windows 8.1 Simple question, when you create a child's account in Windows 8/8.1, is it a local account or a Microsoft account?
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Is it possible for DPI Scaling in windows 8, 8.1, and 7 with a common script(Powershell or anything)?

I tried following this link : Is it possible to change display scaling via command line? There is a binary provided in one of the answers in this above link which is this: https://github.com/imniko/...
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External hard disk Seagate of 4 TB does not appear on Windows Explorer

I bought an external Hard Disk of 4 TB of the brand Seagate, it looks like the following picture: I bought it like one year ago, and one day when I was copying one video file of approximately 1 Gb, ...
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Cygwin how do I install **all** packages

I want to install all packages from cygwin here as well as is installed Lynx in the snippet below. How do I check them all at one or two clicks so that I do not need go one item by other ? What ...
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When the laptop lid closes and I lift it back up, keyboard won't work

When the laptop lid closes and I lift it back up, keyboard won't work. Due to being on the road traveling, I'm using an old Asus from 2013, and I am using Win 8. I just updated to 8.1, but I don't ...
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Random keyboard delays and sounds

Within the last few days, my workstation has acquired a new 'feature'. Symptoms: keyboard entry is stopped for a few seconds the active window looses focus the device disconnect (Windows Hardware ...
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How to remove "Google Docs", "Google Sheets" and "Google Slides" from windows explorer "New" menu?

I recently installed Google Drive on my Windows 8 laptop. After installing this disk, 3 items appeared in the "New" menu item in the explorer. Each of the new items leads to a browser with ...
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CAN'T UPGRADE FROM WINDOWS 8 TO WINDOWS 10

I have a Lenovo laptop that is currently running Windows 8, and it is not a bad laptop: When I try to run the Windows 10 setup I get this error when it's almost done: I am using the 21H1 update ...
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Enable remote desktop in Windows 8

I am trying to enable Remote Desktop in my old Windows 8 laptop. I did not find a way to do it via GUI, as I do not have the settings shown everywhere (1, 2, etc.) This is what I have The second ...
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No Recycle Bin in new partition

I have an old computer with Windows 8. I had the OS partition C, and a data partition D. I shrank C, making some 80Gb room between C and D. I created one more partition with Disk Management -> ...
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Screensaver on windows 8 does not work

Screensaver on windows 8.1 does not work. What shall I do ?enter image description here
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What windows OS version do you get when you do a full factory reset?

I got my laptop with windows 8 I believe. Since then, I've upgraded to windows 10 and now recently windows 11. If I do a full recovery (factory reset) and choose to not keep any personal files, I am ...
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How does Windows manage authentication keys for Opal drives?

I want to use a FIPS certified Opal drive on Windows to implement a system with at least one restricted encrypted partition. I want to use the band authentication feature of Opal to restrict access ...
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Batch rename files w/ leading zeros and variations in filename [closed]

I have a set of files: foo_1_somestring.txt foo_2_adifferentstring.txt .... foo_124_anotherstring.txt I want to batch rename them to: foo_001_somestring.txt foo_002_adifferentstring.txt .... ...
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RDP to a fixed IP VPS

I can't connect to a remote VPS with fixed IP from win 10 home. I can access the same from win 8 pro. I can't ping from either. I am getting the generic remote desktop can't connect error message. On ...
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Force all programs to use the full OpenFileDialog and SaveFileDialog interfaces instead of FolderBrowserDialog when opening/saving files?

Here's a question I don't think has been asked before. Background: I hate the FolderBrowserDialog GUI component with a fiery passion. You know, the useless little folder tree view dialog which some ...
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Windows 8.1 100% Disk Usage after reboot

I recently refreshed my PC and newly installed Windows 8.1. After that I noticed the 100% Disk- and Memory-Usage. Then with the following commands I fixed the problem: SFC /scannow DISM /Online /...
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Why is folder efstmpwp located in C drive even when I am ciphering D drive in Window 8?

I am trying to wipe all the deleted data out of my laptop using cipher command on Window 8. When I use cipher /w:C, the folder efstmpwp is created in C drive, which supports the cipher process. But ...
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VHD boot error 0xc0000225

I am converting a physical Windows Server 2012 R2 to a VM which will be hosted on Hyper-V core server. Steps I have followed: Created a VHD from existing Windows 2012 R2 physical disk using Starwind ...
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Dell Inspiron can no longer pick up my wifi?

I have a Dell Inspiron (not 100% sure what the correct version number is; the sticker on it says 15R but PC info says 5537). It's running the 64-bit version of Windows 8.1. Today it's lost the ability ...
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Serial Number for my PC to connect with my Microsoft Account [closed]

Get BIOS serial number for this PC. I need the serial number for this PC in order to purchase games from my microsoft store. I have tried purchasing, however it kicked me out as my account is not ...
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How to change time source from "Local CMOS Clock" to "0.pool.ntp.org"

I have a Windows8 Pro computer that is synchronizing ONLY with the local cmos clock. C:\WINDOWS\system32>w32tm /query /source Local CMOS Clock I need to synchronize to 0.pool.ntp.org but is ...
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Can't Run 1024x768 in Wipro Notebook (Grapics Driver Issue)? [duplicate]

I have an wipro notebook 7f381x which is Pretty old and i can't run 1024x768 Screen Resolution , What i Have : I have an 1024x768 Digital Flat Panel , Chip type :Intel GMA 950(Refered from Advanced ...
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Java installer not working

I just uninstalled java and downloaded the java installer again from the website . The version of the installer is jre-8u291 . When I run it, nothing happened . It runs on background but not doing ...
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Why starting some programs takes too long after windows start?

Every time I restart my computer (which it has an SSD hard drive) it takes about few seconds to windows 8 boot and login. But I cannot start some programs like Task Manager, Services, Any Run as ...
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is my data corrupt if during file transfer the external hard drive keep disconnect and reconnect?

So during file transfer , the external hard drive keep getting disconnect and reconnected. Windows shows the pop up error but when i press "Try Again" it continue the file transfer as normal....
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Windows 8 upgrade from Store

According to Microsoft - the Windows 8 Store was closed on 01.06.2019 and no APP UPDATES could be installed after this date. Does this mean that the Windows 8.1 upgrade was deleted from the store at ...
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Recover using recovery partition of Windows

I have an HP laptop that had a genuine Windows 8 on it. It started giving issues and so I decided to reinstall the OS after wiping everything. Before wiping the data, I took a backup of the Windows ...
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Windows 8 OEM. Direct Windows 10 installation

I have a OEM Windows 8 Laptop, which I updated to 8.1. Unfortunately I had a SSD crash. I want to use the opportunity and install Windows 10. The way of work often described is to first install ...

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