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Declared User Agent being overridden

I have an old Microsoft Surface 2 (released back in 2013), ARM32 on Windows 8.1 RT. I need to change my User Agent string so to have sites show me their non-tablet version. Would be a cinch for other ...
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Realtek LAN Driver for Windows 10 install

My neighbor indicates her Gateway SX2110G Windows 10 returns "No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed." The drive will be replaced with an SSD with a fresh Win-10 install. The key is ...
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Is Windows to Go Live USB isolated from the main drives of the PC?

If you create a Windows10 "win to go" portable flashdrive with the official ISO file from Microsoft's Website, and then boot from this UEFI USB, will this "portable" Windows10 system be entirely ...
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W8.1 better gameplay than W10 [migrated]

I have a problem when i play Fortnite with Windows 10 installed, my CPU LOAD is 100%. For the test, I installed Windows 8, and the result shocked me, I lost input delay and in general the game became ...
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Broken screen & disabled display in Acer v5 series Windows 8 PC

I really need help. I was so stupid and I only had one Intel graphics card. I disabled it in my Acer Aspire v5 laptop, not knowing it would not function without it. The problem is when I turn on my ...
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Black Screen after Windows Update! (Windows 8.1 Laptop)

So, last night before I went to sleep, there was a Windows Update on my laptop (my laptop is Windows 8.1). The update was pretty big as it said there were 128 updates for my laptop. After the ...
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Unable to load any webpages

I have trouble using the Internet using Wifi on my Windows 8 laptop. It first happened about 2 days ago, everything was fine in the morning, but I was unable to connect to any webpages in the ...
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Understanding a possibly malicious command [duplicate]

I received a link file masquerading as a text file. By mistake I had clicked that and suddenly a command prompt opened. Surprised at the unexpected behavior I closed that window. Upon inspecting the ...
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How to install TP-LINK TL-WN951N Driver to Windows 7 & 8.1

How to install TP-LINK TL-WN951N Driver to Windows 7 & 8.1? The default driver is unstable
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'A' key broken, can I use another one in its place?

My laptop keyboard for letter A not working any longer. How I could assign some shortcut like Ctrl+w to be a? Or switch places with key ` to be letter a. I'm using Windows 8.
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Where is the remaining data in C drive and how to delete it? [duplicate]

I'm having a hard time finding out why my C drive is so full even when I manually checked file sizes. Total size is 223 GB. And free space is showing around 50 GB. But when I open C drive and select ...
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Is it possible to add aditional disks to LSI RAID1 array?

Just installed a LSI 9750-8i to my old system with Windows 8.1, added two 2TB disks to SAS-0 port, created RAID1 with them, assigned a letter E: and started cloning data to it. Is it possible to add ...
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Upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 possible but not working

I want to upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 ( the purpose is to download the Media creation tool after that and create Windows 10 installation USB). I have installed all the possible updates on ...
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Check if the bootable Windows usb Stick is not corrupted

I wonder if there is a simple method to check if an installation USB stick is not corrupted. For a DVD there is a simple method of creating an image and checking its chechsum. I would like to do ...
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How to reformat Windows 10 and delete partitions

I have a Dell Latitude laptop which I purchased many years ago with Windows 8 Pro. I have upgraded to Windows 10 few years ago by a regular method that was given at the time and have reformatted it a ...
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How do I connect to a paired headset in Windows 8

There are like 3 bluetooth menus in Windows 8, instead of one like in Windows 7. And not a single one has an option to Connect to a Bluetooth headset that's already paired I can see the device is ...
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In a Win8-Win7 dual boot, can Win7 boot from D:?

The system is dual booted. First partition on the SSD contains Windows 8.1 and the second partition holds Windows 7 Pro. Both were rescued from previous machines/disks which were, in various ways, ...
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Installing Windows 8.1 using Windows 8 DVD

I need to install Windows 8.1 but unfortunately lack an installation medium. I have a Windows 8 DVD and could install Windows 8 first, then upgrade from Windows Store. But I am not sure what is the ...
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netsh wlan start hosted network drops

I was able to set up my desktop PC to share its internet connection via wireless card doing the wlan hosted network. All was set correctly and I was able to connect in my 2 phones on the wireless ...
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White files appear on my desktop

My problem: White files first come to my desktop then icons come later during reboot and boot My PC: OS: windows 8.1 single language packard bell easynote entg71bm Intel pentium quard core ...
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Basic Permissions for Root Disk

In a computer with a single non-partitioned HDD and a single Main User: The root folder C:\ has permissions granted to the following principals: CREATOR OWNER (?) ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES (?) NULL ...
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How do I Connect a bluetooth device on windows 8

There are 2 steps to connecting a device, one is to Pair a device and the other is Connect the device, if its already paired and turned on. In windpows 7 this used to be in one menu, and it was easy ...
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How to block any type of video from loading/playing online (YouTube, Netflix, Vimeo etc) in all browsers

I am currently trying to beat my addiction to spending countless hours online watching YouTube videos etc. The issue I am currently facing is that I need YouTube for my daily work(Reading and replying ...
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I can't install Windows, because “The drive in which Windows is installed is locked”

I am a total newbie to installing Windows. My HP laptop running Windows 8 had some problem, so I decided to re-install Windows. During the installation I accidentally formatted the second drive ...
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CHKDSK stuck at 30% for hours - can't boot to Windows

I have a laptop with a Windows 8 partition (412.00 GB) and a recently-created Ubuntu 18.04 LTS partition (36.51 GB). My goal is to shrink the Windows partition (I have some free space there) to make ...
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PC does not boot after upgrade to Windows 10, BIOS inaccessible

I upgraded a Windows 8 PC to Windows 10. After the upgrade, I was notified that the update has failed, so I let the system restore the old state. However, when I came back to check the PC, it was ...
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impossible to open .bat files by double clicking: can't find file [duplicate]

My problem is that when i double click a .bat file it doesn't get opened by cmd and i get this error message: "Windows cannot find 'C:\users\ (my name)\Desktop\test.bat'. Make sure you typed the ...
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Windows 8 won't recognise my CD

My Windows 8 laptop won't recognise my CD. When I go to Device Manager, the drive shows and the device status under properties says the device is working properly but it my CD still isn't recognised. ...
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Windows 8 - Missing 'Balanced' Power Plan

I've seen a similar (although not the same) question here Default Power Plan options apart from Balanced have disappeared, how to restore them? but I did not understand what to do. Basically, when I ...
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Sound doesnot work while using linux but works fine on windows

i use lenovoG560 laptop and i have installed windows8. the problem is that when ever i install (fresh install, no dual boot) linux os sound from speaker stops after a while (like after 5-10min) ...
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How to cast PC (win8) display to Samsung Smart TV?

Is there a way to cast a PC display to Samsung Smart TV over ethernet? Both devices are on the same network.
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Risk to Windows 10 of installing Window 8 driver

Based on the thread HP forum thread at https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Printer-Software-and-Drivers/HP-PSC-750-and-Windows-10/td-p/6497660, I searched for old printer drivers at http://www.catalog....
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How to remove phantom driver in Windows 7?

We have Windows 7 Pro SP1 installed. We want to upgrade to Windows 8, but the upgrade fails. In D:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\setuperr.log file there's only this: 2020-02-01 04:15:29, Error [...
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How to mount a VHD on W8.1 (non-pro) using powershell?

How can I mount a VHDX on an older Windows 8.1 (home?) edition where Hyper-V (et.al) is not available, using powershell? Most sources seem to point to enabling Hyper-V, but those are apparently only ...
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Do I get latest possible update now for obsolete Windows [duplicate]

Now, when Windows 7 support has discontinued, if I install brand new Windows 7 on my machine (my laptop has possibility to make a factory reset), will it still get all updates automatically from the ...
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In Windows 8.1 is it possible to use classic control panel dialogs (modal windows) instead of the Metro-style sidebar (e.g. for choosing WiFi)?

In Windows 8 many areas of the control panel were redesigned to use a Metro-style interface. For example connecting to a new WiFi network uses a full-screen sidebar like this: This has several ...
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Non-functioning disk image on SSD but working on HDD

I recently tried to upgrade a laptop by replacing the HDD by an SSD, but I am running into some trouble. Background: I am fairly familiar with cloning and disk imaging (I use Macrium Reflect and have ...
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Adding keyboard for ancient MODI script ( UNICODE)

In Unicode 12.0 a new script called MODI script (an ancient script) was added. But on my computer, I am not able to add that script under keyboard setting. How can I do this?
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Detailed grouping by date windows explorer

Now, Windows 10 (and maybe Winodws 8) is showing "A long time ago" instead of "Last Year"... like it was in Windows XP. I also think there was also "Two Years ago", and only then if there is old ...
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Windows 8 UI not loading

I experienced a weird issue in Windows 8. When I go to the Home Screen, this is what I see: Home Screen And the Settings(Not Control Panel) doesn't load and some files might be missing. Do I need to ...
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How to delete thousands of files that have names that are too long? [duplicate]

I'm using Windows 8.1 and have several backups that I want to delete, but the file names are too long for thousands of files. How can I delete them? All of the solutions I've seen require that I ...
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Cygwin Folders Deleted [closed]

This is very weird. Under Windows 8, I have a computer running bash script calling Cygwin routines downloading files and executing Windows programs over them. After using Cygwin almost everyday, ...
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WinRE Missing Administrator Accounts

I just purchased a Dell OptiPlex 7020 from DellRefurbished and got it upgraded to Windows 10 and I wanted to create a new backup image after I got all of the bloatware and unnecessary apps off of the ...
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Installing ubuntu dualboot - windows wont start

I was installing Ubuntu on one old notebook on the same HDD as windows. There was no EFI partition so I create one during the ubuntu installation process. There were some errors and in the end, I ...
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Can't get back my downloads after moving it D:\ drive

I am having the exact same problem as this person here: Win10 - Accidentally moved my downloads folder to D:\, can't seem to revert or change I accidentally made my downloads and my D:\ drive a ...
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How to Stop windows stop code with blue screen?

I have problem in my laptop every time i start laptop it shows me blue screen with windows stop code. also every time i see different windows stop code error. in starting i have windows 8 os in my ...
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Forgotten local account password in windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I logged in originally using a Microsoft account, to try and access a specific app, but then swapped back to a local account. This prompted me for a password, and I somehow typed the wrong password ...
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Setup USB File Transfer - Android on Galaxy S7 to Windows 7/8/10

So, I want to transfer files from my Galaxy S7 Edge Android to Windows 10. The instructions are to connect the USB cable and wait for a dropdown notification that says, 'USB CHARGING OPTIONS' but ...
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Preparing automatic repair

My windows 8 Pavillion 13 HP computer has gone into a preparing automatic repair. After a few moments, it then goes into a black screen of death. I have tried a hard reset, taking the battery out, etc....
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unsuccessful booting of laptop

I have this laptop I have been trying to boot, but it has unsuccessfully responded to my efforts. I just tried booting from a live Ubuntu flash drive and below are the responses I get. Screen ...

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