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Intel core i5 2300, DDR3: After running the computer continuously, colorful lining starts appearing on the screen and has to be restarted again [closed]

Intel core i5 2300 DDR3 single RAM 8GB. After running the computer continuously for some time, colorful lines appear on the screen and the screen fluctuates. After restarting the computer, sometimes ...
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Disable Windows 8 sleep WITHOUT disabling screen turning off

To run long-duration operations on my Windows 8 laptop, I need for it to not go to sleep. HOWEVER, I still want the screen to be able to automatically urn off after a time without keyboard presses and ...
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Black screen after Windows logo. What is happening to my machine?

I downloaded a PDF version of a book from internet archives on my smartphone and transferred it to my PC via Bluetooth, read it for 10-15 mins, and then attended a call from a friend while my PC was ...
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Lenovo T420 no BIOS/UEFI [duplicate]

I recently found this Lenovo T420 (Core i5-2520M, 8GB, 500GB) in my cupboard. It had Windows 8 Pro. I updated this to Windows 10 a couple of days ago. Now, when I boot the laptop, instead of showing ...
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Any way to get modern UI apps for windows 8.1 after the windows store shutdown?

So, as you can see in the title, I really wanna have modern ui apps in windows 8.1 because I'm a windows 8 fan and im still running that version on my tablet. So for example like idk, maybe a modern ...
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any way to see boot menu with a cracked screen?

I have an old laptop with a cracked screen, as in, nothing shows. I can still use it just fine if i connect an external monitor via hdmi. I wanted to install linux on it, but to my disappointment, i ...
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Can one bluetooth device (mouse) automatically connect to alternating devices (2 windows laptops) depending on whether they are up?

I want to use my bluetooth mouse (Rapoo) with any of two laptops (running windows 8 and 10, resp.), depending on which laptop is powered up (I have only one up at any time). What I would like to have ...
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Is it possible to determine which Windows program last modified a jpeg?

I keep finding jpeg images on my computers, which are corrupt. Some have a gray band at the bottom, some are reported bad by Bad Peggy (but look normal when viewed in e.g. XNView) and some are just ...
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Restore points disappear after dual booting

The restore points, at the new windows OS, disappeared after dual booting to the older Windows OS on the other disk driver. I reached (while working in the old operation system) to the MountedDevices ...
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Windows8 drops network connection shortly after boot (but works if I wait)

I have a test lab which runs tests against Windows8 machine, more specifically a Pytest project which generates TCP traffic from my Ubuntu machine to Windows8 machine, and from the Windows8 machine ...
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Cannot boot after failed Fedora Dual Boot installation with existing Windows 8

I have a laptop that came with Windows 8 installed on one HDD with two partitions: C: (where Windows 8 is installed) D: (where my personal data is) The OS was installed with a BIOS boot (MBR). I ...
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My MSI Windows 8.1 laptop's wifi can't see my SSID anymore (?!?)

I have an old MSI laptop that I used rely on for everything, but haven't needed it for a couple of years now. It's still running Windows 8.1. Everything worked fine those few times I needed to boot ...
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Erase a hard drive without reinstalling Windows 8, by a Windows recovery disk?

Is there an option in a Windows 8 default recovery disk (a USB key in my case), to erase the main hard drive where Windows 8 is installed, without Windows 8 being reinstalled afterwards? Or to do this,...
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Restore AppData overwritten files

History of issue: I was trying to restore my deleted tab history of Mozilla Firefox browser, which I didn't synchronize with my account, and I have made a LOT of mistakes. I tried to restore previous ...
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Windows 8 Boot Partition

I have seen a few questions on this, but I have a unique case here that is escaping me. This Windows 8 (maybe 8.1?) laptop will not boot up, goes to Automatic Repair, which fails. When I try to boot ...
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When using hyper-v virtual machine and running a game why the game window is so small and can't be maximize?

on my original main system i have windows 10 pro and i created a new virtual machine using hyper-v and installed on the virtual machine windows 8.1 pro screenshot of the game window i marked it with ...
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how to prevent Windows OS password resetting methods e.g. utilman.exe

I came here because topic is serious about my windows system, here is last day somehow I abled to reset my windows password by doing.. This Windows Commands Using bootable Windows OS Open Commands ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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