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Questions tagged [windows-8]

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Win7 smb denied [closed]

Win7 64 without security Updates, openmediavault samba share, no Logins Works. Power Shell the Most things denken or not an my System Regedit add guest auth in lanmanworkstation Works not ...
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Spectre V2, what to do whith the PC

I have a PC running AMD E1-1200 processor which is not getting any microcode updates from my PC manufacturer. In my opinion it is vulnerable to Spectre V2. What should I do whith my PC? Can I use it ...
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Upper left corner Mozilla darkened on extended display, Windows 8.1

I have this: Dell XPS 13, running Windows 8.1 & Classic Shell, with an extended display to an HP 22 uh monitor. Mozilla Firefox Quantum 63.0.3 (64-bit) gets a darkened rectangle in the upper ...
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Is Advanced Boot Options Same as Advanced Startup Options?

Is Advanced Boot Options exactly same as Advanced Startup Options? Or is Advanced Boot Options only available in Windows 7 and it's replaced by Advanced Startup Options later on in Windows 8?
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Bridging Ethernet Adapters for Active Backup?

I have two ethernet adapters I have bridged. I would like to configure them for active backup in case one of them should fail. How do I do this?
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Can anyone tell me the reason as to why Windows applications have to send data through Multicast 224.0.0.1 and etc?

So I have DNS Client, IGMP, and UPnP all disabled in Windows 8 yet Windows applications such as Chrome, GoogleUpdate, and Windows Activation executable still tries so hard to send outbound UDP frames ...
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Internet Connection Sharing in Windows 8 switches off every 15m - 3h

I try to share the internet connection to other network in Win8 x32 on ACER SWITCH 10 tablet. It works for a while and then within 15 minutes to 3 hours internet sharing disappears. (internet ...
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How can I recover my asus notebook from a failed BIOS update?

I have an ASUS notebook Model:K56C. Windows 8 Pro installed on it. Additionally, I was going to update a BIOS and during the update process windows suddenly restarting because scheduled operating ...
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Windows 8 virtualization enabled in BIOS but doesn't seem to be working. Also no hyper-v installed

I am trying to use Android Studio on my machine. After attempting to run emulators, I was getting errors letting me know that my virtualization was disabled. Therefore, I went to BIOS and enabled it ...
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How to install Windows 8/10 from an iso file?

I have an .iso file I made of my Windows 8 CD for a backup if I lost the CD or it got damaged. A few months ago, I did lose it and just a few days ago my little brother put my Windows 8 machine into a ...
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How do I programatically check disk partitions on windows 8 and 10?

I'm aware of diskpart, but that doesn't work in my case because I need to do this programatically, with no user input. diskpart doesn't provide any output when you give it a script so my program can't ...
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Any way to add support for windows 8 -Change-Volume-UI for any app.

So, Windows 8 added a playback widget that comes with the volume notification. Picture that displays what this post will be addressing While this is extremely distracting for people that just ...
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Windows 8.1 install mbr/gpt

I am trying to install windows 8.1 onto a partition on my drive, I already have Linux installed on another partition. When I try to install windows it says something along the lines of windows cannot ...
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How to unplug a portable hard disk from Windows 8 without shutting the computer down or damaging the disk? [closed]

Does anybody knows how to unplug a portable hard disk from Windows 8 without shutting the computer down or damaging the portable disk? Is there any software to eject it beside windows safely remove ...
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How to recover deleted file when it is deleted from recycle bin [duplicate]

I had deleted many files from recycle bin I want to know if I could recover them .can you tell me the procedure.
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Computer silent after installation

My sound just died. I have newly installed Heos wireless speakers and I suspect maybe some settings have changed? Speakers are plugged into from the back of the computer. They are set to default. I ...
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how to copy virtual machine for use in vmware

I have my virtual machines of Vmware 15 in following folder E:\installed software\vmware\virtual machines I have downloaded a cloudera virtual machine for hadopp in folder E:\studies\programming lab ...
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is xampp available for 64 bit Windows

I want to install xampp I looked at website https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html# but I could not find 64 bit version for windows 8 does that mean there are no 64 bit xampp downloads for ...
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xamp not able to install on windows 8

I am having errors while Installing Xamp 32 bit packages on 64 bit windows 8.1 (I could not get 64 bit downloads for windows 8 from Xampp page https://sourceforge.net/projects/xampp/files/XAMPP%...
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Re-Install Windows 10

I bought a HP laptop couple of years back that originally came with genuine Windows 8.1. I completely formatted this windows and installed Ubuntu. I don't remember whether I had upgraded 8.1 to 10 ...
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How do I add the numeric adjustment in =text (row(), “000”, &“/18” on different row

Whenever I try to increase a number before the slash sign in excel on a different row, excel adds the column number to the numeric before the slash. How do I correct that?
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Can't delete a folder because it's too deep

I have no idea how this happened, but I have a folder with so many sub folders that I can't delete the root folder. I have been googling this for about 2 hours and I've tried many things, nothing is ...
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windows 8.1 rt type keyboard missing driver

I don't know how but the driver for my type keyboard on surface rt8.1 is missing. I have tried update (which is automatic so should have sorted the problem but didn't), I done a refresh and a reset ...
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Can't ping a Windows 10 machine from my Windows 8

I'm trying to ping a Windows 10 machine from a Windows 8 machine but it doesn't work unless the Windows 10 machine pings the Windows 8. I've tried many tutorial and disable the firewall but the ...
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Windows 8 won't boot, even from disk or usb

I removed some virus-protection programs from my uncles laptop(Acer Aspire V5-531), and it seems like it messed up the BCD, giving the following error on boot: boot error message Path A) The ...
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Has anyone else started having problems taking screenshots in Windows 8.1 recently?

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro and have been unable to take screenshots the last week or so. (Pretty sure it started after the latest update) Is anyone else having the same problem? I've tried ...
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how to add page numbers to a pdf file (being printed)

I frequently take prints of PDF, but the source doesnt add page numbers to them. Is there a way to add page numbers to a pdf file (it is not editable)? Or if page numbers can be inserted anyway during ...
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Windows 8 boot issue after installing Ubuntu

After multi-boot installing Ubuntu, my Windows 8 will not boot anymore. I can enter the System Repair interface and open a command line. But when I execute the bcdedit command, it says : X:\windows\...
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Mysterious Sound [closed]

I was working with an old computer (New enough to have Windows 8 as the base operating system, old enough to be shut down for a minimum of 4 years without being touched or turned on) and I was getting ...
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How to easily reconnect to hidden WIFI network - Windows 8

If I turn off my laptop when it is not connected to the hidden WIFI I use, I have to manually select the "hidden network" item in the WIFI network list, then enter the SSID, and then enter the ...
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Prevent Ctrl+Alt+S from trying to open HP System Information

On my HP laptop, pressing Ctrl+Alt+S in any program opens HP System Information, as well as doing the appropriate function in the active program. I use this combination a fair bit, so it's very ...
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Web browser hangs up on “Performing TLS handshake” message on one website in my desktop PC. why?

I've been trying to resolve this before and did not succeed. So I have to start again. Let me explain the issue: When I'm trying to connect to the website of this small local bank from my desktop ...
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UEFI fails to boot Windows 8 from live usb

I've burned windows 8 image on my usb using dd. There all files like boot efi bootmgr etc. on it. When i press Esc during boot, there comes a menu with 3 options: Ubuntu, UEFI Sony, Enter setup. When ...
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How can I lower the throttling temperature [duplicate]

I have an Acer V17 Nitro with Windows 8. The temperatures get way too hot on this laptop, even when using very non-demanding applications. How do I lower the throttling temperature so that it begins ...
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What is the default cache refresh rate of Windows 8 and Ubuntu?

0 down vote favorite Since sending an ARP request/reply for each IP data-gram is inefficient, hosts maintain a cache (ARP Cache)of current entries. The entries expire after What is the default ARP ...
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Windows 10 Home asks for activation on 1803

My apologies if this has already been posted but I am unable to find information on this problem. I have a client running copy of Windows 10 (running the 1803 update) which he upgraded from Windows 8. ...
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Laptop slow with Disk Utilization 100% windows 8 Toshiba laptop [duplicate]

hi my laptop is running very slow and here are the Below specification windows 8.1 i 5 Intel cpu @1.60 Ghz 2.30 GHz Ram 6 GB 64 bit Performance of the system Performance Disk
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how to scroll in preview window in file manager using keyboard shortcut

I often has the need to read different files, and don't want to open those just for reading purpose. However, when the file is too board i have to use mouse to scroll it to left and right, and i am ...
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Lowering the throttling temperature in Windows 8 for a laptop

I've seen a lot of posts about disabling the throttling temperatures but none regarding setting them. I have an Acer V17 Nitro, i7 laptop and it's CPU temperature reaches 95°C before throttling. It's ...
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Windows 8 boot mode on external monitor

I have a Dell laptop with Windows 8 where the screen is not working, so I am using an external monitor connected through VGA. I will enter the boot mode by restarting the computer and keep pressing F2,...
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Error login with RDP and Active Directory

have a problem when I try to loggin from a PC - Windows 8 - (using RDP) to a Windows Server (2008r2) that has Active Directory running. I can't access the server. (I put my credentials right) This is ...
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Realtek Speaker Configuration Windows 8 Forced with 7.1 surround

My current setup is just two speakers (left and right). But the Realtek Audio Manager forces me to use 7.1 surround. Even trying to set a different setup forces it back to 7.1. Also the Manager does ...
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Restoring a windows partition - switching drive letters and getting it to work

due to a recent Windows 8.1 update, my boot partition C: was rendered unusable. Luckily, I had a backup from a month ago on an external drive. I tried restoring it by Easeus ToDo backup, but it got ...
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Can Windows 10 repair media repair a formatted C drive?

Windows 10 was installed on Drive C. Drive E and F are almost full. I decided to downgrade to Windows 8, and made a bootable USB stick of the same. I'm a linux guy and my windows skills are rusty at ...
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Windows Boot PreSessionInit time up to 140sec Struggling to find reason

Windows Boot PreSessionInit time up to 140sec. Struggling to find reason. OS Name: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro OS Version: 6.3.9600 N/A Build 9600 Processor(s): ...
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Windows's notification area showing a lot of icons

I used to have just a small amount of icons in the notification area, now I have lot. It's as if it shows every program running. I don't want this, but I cannot find a way to remove all the ...
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Location is unavailable

I tried opening my "videos" folder on my system under "This PC" and I get the "location is not available,access denied" message,I try to access the "security option" in "properties" and it says you ...
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How to prevent automatic reboot [closed]

System updates are good and one should not avoid them. Company policy do address that. There are couple of computers that shall disobey such rule for a damn good reason. Is there a way how to ...
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Is there any possibility to create profiles of displays interdependence in Windows 8.1

I have 3 displays. I use 2 of them always in normal horisontal (landscape) orientation, but I use the 3rd display sometimes in horisontal (landscape) and sometimes in vertical (portrait) orientaion. ...
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How can I prevent Windows responding to a mouse media button?

Background: I broke two fingers on my right hand recently, and have mallet splints on them. My mouse has a couple of media buttons on them for email and internet: Right beside my temporarily-...