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Installing LineageOS on Samsung S5e - Linux or windows in VirtualBox?

I'm trying to install Lineage on the Samsung S5e tablet. According to the official install description, I need Odin, a windows only application, and Samsung Drivers for windows. Can I safely do this ...
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How to disable “Update and shutdown” and restore plain “Shutdown”

My Windows 8.1 - Basic Edition PC forces me to update when I try to shut it down every day and I go along with it. When turning it back on, It'll update for like 5 minutes and then say something like, ...
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Windows audio installed but not recognized

Something shredded my ability to use MIDI and hear sound or properly change settings on the playback. This is a very strange thing and superuser the last place I seek help before buying a new ...
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Win 8.1 Network connection

I am running Win 8.1. I downloaded a driver updater (Slimware) and it didn't help and so I uninstalled it. After that, my problem with internet connectivity started. When I start the computer, there ...
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Dropbox starts by itself even though the option to start with system is turned off

Even though the option to "Start Dropbox on system startup" is unchecked, somehow Dropbox sometimes starts by itself. I have observed many times on Windows 10 and 8.1. I would like the only way for ...
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AVG official download site

I want to download AVG internet security. I went to avg.com and clicked on the download button. Then my browser asks me if I want to download or run the file from bits.avcdn.net I was expecting the ...
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How do I check on Windows 8.1 if I have anonymous access to IPC$ enabled?

How do I check in Windows 8.1 that if I have anonymous access to IPC$ enabled ? I tried running a metaspolit scanner for eternalblue from a VirtualBox and it failed with: An SMB Login Error occurred ...
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Can't install windows 8.1 - setup stucked

Recently I got a desktop with a hard disk Toshiba 500GB which has windows 7 installed on it. When turning on the computer, windows logo appears and it does not go beyond that. After about 30 minutes ...
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Rename only the first part of a list of files (Windows 8.1 via cmd or Git Bash)

I need to rename a batch of files (in W8.1 using cmd or Git Bash terminal) from: "Cymatics - Oracle 808 1 - C.wav" "Cymatics - Oracle 808 2 - C#.wav" "Cymatics - Oracle 808 3 - D.wav" "Cymatics - ...
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How to test ssh port forwarding using netcat (nc)?

I'm attempting to debug an issue with port forwarding, which is "Why can I not limit which port to connect to?" This isn't the question here though. This question here is "Why won't nc send any data ...
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Facing “ this is not applicable to your computer” error when installing KB2919442

I manually tried installing (KB2919442) on my window 8.1 PC which is a prerequisite for (KB2919355), but I get "This update is not applicable to your computer" error each time I tried to install it. ...
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Enable Bluetooth on Windows 8.1

When I enter Settings > PC Settings > Network > Flight mode, the option for Bluetooth is disabled and grayed out. See the image below with the purple box. All Bluetooth X services are set to ...
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Safe to delete windows 10 partition on dual boot system where Win 8.1 was installed?

I have a zbook G2 which has 32GB SSD cache card/disk to increase the performance. I Had an existing windows 8.1 professional running on C: drive, recently I installed windows 10 professional on ...
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Is it possible to install two SSD M2 drives using only 1 SATA port?

I have a six years old Toshiba laptop computer. It has traditional mechanical hard drive with SATA3 interface. It has no M2 SSD interface. I am wondering if it is possible to install 2 SSD M2 using ...
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windows 8.1 no sound from HDMI monitor

Is there any way to get the sound through the monitor without starting them both together? If i turn on the PC with the monitor plugged in, it plays sound through the monitory correctly. But if the ...
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Touchpad switches to 2-finger control

On my Windows 8.1 laptop, the touchpad sometimes switches from a single finger control (moving the mouse pointer and left-clicking) to a 2-finger control. When that happens, it also drags out tabs in ...
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How do I find my laptop keyboard's correct scan codes

Hello guys I'm facing a problem that two of my keyboard key is not working i.e.(LShift and RShift) so I want to replace one of them with other key i.e.(RCtrl).While I was trying to re-map these keys ...
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Why does my laptop not wake from sleep

When I put my laptop to sleep it does not wake when I move the mouse or touch the keyboard. From previous research..... I've enabled the mouse and keyboard to be able to wake the computer but still it ...
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how can i change my windows 8.1 font, without changing the icons? if possible, is there also a way to find all of the icons and replace them? [closed]

i am writing my first question here (ever). but i would like to focus on changing my font on windows 8.1. i already attempted this with this tool called winaero tweaker the tool changed the fonts, but ...
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Setting up a VPN on a Surface 2

For those not in the know, Surface 2 is one of the few Microsoft tablet & laptops that use the ARM architecture. The combination of a full Windows OS (8.1 RT & 10) & ARM being rare, few ...
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Can't turn on computer

I resetted my computer cleaning everything. Now when I try to turn it on, it gives the error "Reboot and select proper Boot device". The laptop's model is a Toshiba Satellite L10-B which was running ...
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Open BIOS on Toshiba Satellite L10-B (Windows 8.1)

I have been unable to open the BIOS menu on my laptop. I am trying to open the menu in order to deal with a "Reboot and select proper Boot device" error whenever I try to turn it on. I have however, ...
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Reboot and select proper Boot device error after factory reset

I factory resetted by Toshiba Satellite L10-B running Windows 8.1. Now when I try to turn it on, it comes up to a black screen saying to "Reboot and select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in ...
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HOW to reinstall Windows 8.1 without making windows.old folder

Windows.old can take my PC's disk space. They're disk space consumer. Now, how to fresh install Windows 8.1 and start over, and without making Windows.old folder? I need help.
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Cannot boot, bsod Critical Process Died on windows 8.1

I have a computer with Windows 8.1. When it boots, It boots into Blue Screen, with the error: Critical Process Died. After that, it tries to perform automatic repair, and it fails... There is ...
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Recover/Restore Window 8.1 modern app

guy I trying restore window 8.1 modern app Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter had run. But when run Reinstall and Re-Register All Windows Apps for All Accounts using Powershell face this problem
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Please help me i dont know solution for this

I have big problem its new clean installation of Windows 8.1 and show me some problems like this Your pc ran into some problem anyone know solution for this . I am trying to fix this for 2 weeks i ...
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Windows 8.1 installation on non-UEFI machine fails with error 0x80070570

I am trying to install Windows 8.1 on a clean (formatted) partition on an older non-UEFI-PC (BIOS is from 2008), but it keeps giving me the error: Windows cannot install required files. The file may ...
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Can I add windows 8.1 on my computer that already has windows 7 and linux mint cinnamon 19.2?

I have windows 7 - 64 bit and linux mint cinnamon 19.2 on my desktop and I want to install windows 8.1 but I don't know where to begin. I already have windows 8.1 on a bootable usb.
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Why 2 1600MHz Makes 1333MHz & How to fix it?

I have 4GB DDR3 1600MHz Ram in my laptop(Dell Vostro). I bought another 4GB DDR3 1600MHz Ram and put it to my laptop. Now my laptop shows 8GB Ram as expected. But it show 1333MHz. Why is that? How to ...
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JBL headphones have miserable sound quality with bluetooth on laptop, deactivation of mic (the supposed fix) is not possible

I bought some JBL LIVE 650BTNC headphones and am trying to use them via bluetooth on a windows 8.1 laptop. The pairing works, but the sound quality is abysmal. This is not the case if connected via ...
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Custom Operating system on surface rt

I accidentally corrupted my windows 8.1 installation on my surface RT, I can still reset it but I have wanted for a long time to install a different os like Windows 10 or Ubuntu, but how do I bypass ...
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How to uncheck “safeboot” from System Configuration when only using keyboard

As stated in my previous question , I am using Windows 8.1. I do not use my laptop’s screen cause it is broken, so I use a monitor instead. So what happened was, I ran to “msconfig”, and went to the ...
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How to Startup Windows 8.1 without laptop screen [Only using external monitor]

I am using Windows 8.1. I do not use my laptop’s screen cause it is broken, so I use a monitor instead. So what happened was, I ran to “msconfig”, and went to the “boot” tab, then I checked “safe ...
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Remote Desktop will not work unless i start a connection with TeamViewer first

I have a Windows 8.1 Pro on a Intel NUC running our access control system, the latest updates have been installed. In the mornings when i need to access the device via Remote Desktop it says "Remote ...
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Win8.1: Safe Mode frequently breaks with empty black screen

I’ve had this problem for years: Every now and then, Safe Mode “breaks” and booting into it gives a blank black screen: no logon screen, no desktop icons, nothing. The mouse becomes visible when I ...
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How can I make my powershell module import permanent?

On an older Windows 8.1 machine, I have to use Import-Module -SkipEditionCheck Storage every time I want to use VHD related commands from Powershell. But unlike what the command seem to imply, it's ...
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Trouble keeping correct time displayed-Win8.1

I'm running Win8 & Win8.1 on an Elitebook 8460p laptop, for some unknown reason it keeps changing the time. I correct it to PST to match the Los Angeles area & it may remain correct for a few ...
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System Restore Points Are Too Recent

In order to troubleshoot a problem on my Windows 8.1 laptop, I want to use System Restore to undo system changes made in the last 3 days. However, the only restore point that shows up in the System ...
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Is it possible (and how do I) to run a virtual machine off a physical hard disk?

I've got no clue how to pose this question other than explaining it. I've got a Windows 10 Machine, and inside it I've got an extra disk with Windows 8.1 is it possible to run a virtual machine ...
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Hybrid shutdown (fast startup) stopped working

My system in Windows 8.1 Recently the hybrid shutdown stopped working for me. The hybernation works just well, but when doing hybrid shutdown (it is enabled in the settings) or via shutdown command, ...
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How do I upgrade from Windows 8.1 to 10 using my key?

I have spent an hour trying to find an answer to this, but I can only find "UPGRADE FREE HERES HOW"-guides. I actually bought a key, and now I want to activate Windows 10 from my Windows 8.1 Pro OS. ...
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Adding only keyboard layout and nothing else

I have the following code which removes languages and then adds them again. Problem is that it works fine in Windows 7, but in Windows 10 it also adds apart from keyboard layouts also other features (...
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Acer Aspire ES1-512 touchpad not working after clean Windows 8.1 Pro (re-)installation

On an older laptop Acer Aspire ES1-512 the touchpad is not working after clean Windows 8.1 Pro (re-)installation. Things that could play role here: Right from the beginning of Windows 8.1 Pro ...
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Is Windows slowing down when not fully updated?

I am running Windows 8.1 on an Intel i5-4210 CPU laptop. Sometimes the CPU speed will be capped at 0.77 GHZ, the temperatures are around 50° C, and the battery power setting are fine too. I have ...
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headphones not showing in playback

I have windows 8.1 (x64) on an Asus n550jk when I plug in my headphones it doesn't appear in the playback and when I try to use a mic the laptop uses it built-in mic I tried re-installing the driver ...
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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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windows 8.1 computer keys not working

Ok so the problem is that the seven and four keys is not working. im using a asus x202e (a laptop) and its the main keybroad. sticky keys, filter keys are off. the keybroad must be connected using a ...
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Windows 8.1 Restore point disappeared on rstrui, but they appear in shadowexplorer

As title says my pc randomly doubled the C: hard drive in the "system protection menu". On the system protection menu the copy was called just C:?? and the protection was enabled only for it and ...
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Remmina RDP connection problems

Good evening! Could anyone help me with my problem... I'm using ubuntu 18.04 on my local pc and I need to connect to a remote windows 8.1 pc by rdp, using a VPN. I've managed to set up VPN as it shold ...

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