Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange
Join us in building a kind, collaborative learning community via our updated Code of Conduct.

Questions tagged [windows-8]

For questions specific to Windows 8. Use [windows] instead for questions involving Windows in general.

-1
votes
1answer
19 views

Mysterious Sound

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

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 ...
-2
votes
0answers
21 views

How to copy boot sector from removable hard drive

I have an hard drive left from old computer. I bought a sata-usb cabel for this drive. In this disk I have WIn 8 but it don't want to work from usb. So I want to copy boot sector and disc "C" ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
63 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
61 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Microsoft Sticky Note issue

I opened sticky notes on my windows 8 laptop and tried to close it, to which it stopped responding. A Microsoft notification popped up asking if I wanted to End the process, I clicked it and the ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

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 ...
-1
votes
0answers
14 views

How to recover Sony Vaio window 8 from backuped DVD or USB Flash drive

How to recover Sony Vaio (Model SVE15136CN) window 8 from backuped DVD or USB Flash drive. I had format my laptop from outside in market after that every thing was loss which provided by sony vaio ...
-1
votes
1answer
82 views

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. ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

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
0
votes
0answers
11 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

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,...
1
vote
0answers
48 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
96 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
134 views

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): ...
16
votes
3answers
4k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

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 ...
-5
votes
1answer
74 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
39 views

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. ...
0
votes
0answers
65 views

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-...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

RAM Compatibility issues

Is Hynix 2Gb 2Rx8 PC3-10600S-9-1333 and Hynix 2GB 1Rx8 PC3-10600S-9-11-B2 RAMs compatible? I am using Dell Inspiron N4050 (quite old laptop as of now). Also can anyone explain what does this mean ...
3
votes
0answers
45 views

In Windows 8, can you disable the new network connections sidebar and restore the classic connection dialog?

Windows 8 introduced a sidebar for connecting to network connections such as VPNs, as shown in the screenshot below. Is it possible to get rid of this sidebar and restore the normal Windows 7 style ...
1
vote
0answers
36 views

move boot manager to the hard drive with installed windows

I've got Windows 8 installed on SSD. For some reason Windows Boot Manager is located on a separate HDD. I am not sure why it happened though. Is there a way to bring boot manager to SSD?
0
votes
2answers
151 views

How to use .bat to open default program?

Is it possible (using cmd or .bat) to automatically open a text file using the default Windows application? For example, when opening a .html file, if Chrome is my default browser, the .html will ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

How to get the Windows username having the user's First and Last name

I am not a server admin, just a user in AD. I have another user's First and Last name. I need to know that person's windows username. Is it possible? I have searched and found the user in AD using "...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

How to make system restore point that will not be deleted after newer points created?

I use Windows 8.1 System restore deletes old point when creates a new one. I want to manually create a new point that will not be deleted after the creation of newer points. How to do that?
0
votes
3answers
299 views

I can connect to VPN using openvpn but I can't get internet

I cannot ping google.com or bing.com while connected to my VPN or access any website. I can connect to my VPN, but I do not have internet access while connected. Below is what I have tried Disabling ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Document smears as I scroll in Acrobat Reader DC

Whenever I open a file in Acrobat Reader DC (Windows 8.1), everything starts fine with no errors, except that the document doesn't actually display--it's just a blank white space in the area where the ...
0
votes
1answer
239 views

Windows Audio service not working

My audio stopped working recently. There were no particular events that could have prompted this (maybe an automatic OS update). I'm running Windows 8.1 on a Dell Inspiron. Initial error message At ...
0
votes
1answer
73 views

Windows 8 High System Memory Usage

My problem seems simple. My computer is using more physical memory than is actually accounted for in the sum of my programs. !(Running windows 8.1, latest patches) I use 7.5 GB. Total usage is 12GB....
0
votes
0answers
164 views

Microsoft Remote Desktop only works with public ip

I'm having a weird issue. When I attempt to RDP into my server using it's local ip(192.168.0.30) my RDP client gets stuck on "Negotiating Credentials". If I use my public/internet ip (port 3389 ...
0
votes
1answer
97 views

My laptop hangs when my battery charge drains to 10%

My laptop (Dell Precision M4700) running with Windows 8.1 hangs when the battery charge drains to 10%, so I have to turn off my laptop by pushing the power button. After restarting it still hangs as ...
0
votes
1answer
417 views

Windows default dpi?

The default dpi setting on my windows 7 laptop is set to 125%. I know there was a time (and you still can see a lot of screenshots where this is proven) when 100% was the default windows (7) setting: ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

Is there a way to get a list of all square images on Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

In a group of folder, I need to get a list of all the images which have the same number of pixels in height and width. They are stored in .png and .jpeg format.
0
votes
0answers
183 views

System cannot execute the specified program/“cpuminer-64 is not recognized as an internal operable program or batch file”

I downloaded a program off the Internet and am trying to run it in Command Prompt. However, Windows says, "The system cannot execute the specified program." I'm not sure why this is happening, because ...
0
votes
2answers
49 views

Frequent BSODs cause Ethernet connectivity problems

I have an ongoing issue with frequent and random BSODs, but I’m waiting until I can try to analyze the minidumps to either identify the fault or ask for assistance on that issue. In the meantime, I ...
1
vote
1answer
198 views

Windows 8/10 DNS issues browser - ping - nslookup

I know it has been asked before, but to date, I've not been able to find a final working solution (which keeps working) because on very rare occasions, it all works, but after a reboot it is back to ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

False Drive Partition in Windows 8 - How to Delete?

All on a sudden my Windows explorer became slower and taking more than 5 mins(sometime 10 mins too) to open properly. But I noticed some false hard drive partitions auto created and when I click any ...
1
vote
1answer
88 views

Laptop PC stuck at startup, formatted, now data unrecoverable, looks encrypted

Someone asked me to recover data from a laptop computer (Sony Vaio), after a format and Windows reinstall (Windows 8). Prior to that, the computer was malfunctioning : it was stuck on startup, at the ...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

Computer won't power up after replacing hard drive

A friend of mine gave me her Asus Zenbook UX330L laptop with which she was struggling whith because of terrible performances. The computer was running Windows 8.1. After checking the SMART values, it ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Install WIFI service on windows 8.1 embedded industrial pro

Hey so i just recently got windows 8.1 embedded industrial pro from microsoft imagine (or dreamspark) so i install and did not see any wifi option so is there anyway to install the service? windows ...
0
votes
1answer
76 views

Reinstalling Win10 to different hard drive - How do I activate? [duplicate]

After letting my PC get old for 7 years, I'm thinking about upgrading and moving to an SSD drive. I'm concerned about re-installing Windows 10 though. Back in the day it used to be simple: You went to ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Unable to boot Ubuntu on boot

I have a dual boot system (Windows 8 and Ubuntu 16.04), I successfully install Ubuntu and then powered down and restarted my system, But on boot the Grub doesn’t load and it straight away boots to ...
0
votes
2answers
57 views

Windows undo software uninstall

Is there any possible way, a solution to undo uninstall of software in Windows 7, 8 or 10? Maybe some software that allows this functionality? For instance: I installed OpenOffice and then ...
1
vote
1answer
64 views

Find Windows DNS info?

It's possible to change the DNS server using Control Panel and cmd, but is there a file which contains the DNS IP addresses? Can we manually modify the DNS IPs using a notepad or something?