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Questions tagged [windows-8.1]

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loading XYZ tiles in qgis3 [migrated]

I have a tiles set in a local directory and I want to upload it in qgis3. The steps I have been following are: Browser > XYZ Tiles > New connection > Name: Amelia IGM1:25K > URL: file:///C:/DATA/WMS/...
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Why does Google File Stream disappear from Windows 8.1 after update

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro. I've had Google File Stream stop three times now. The first time I was completely puzzled, so I reinstalled it. The second time I used Windows search to find the app and ...
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How do assign keyboard multimedia keys to our purpose for char insertion

My keyboard has 10 multimedia keys this site and net search tell that those key can be assigned to software to do specific function like "run browser", "reduce/ increase volume", "start calc" But ...
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Windows update problems after fresh Windows 8.1 install

I did a fresh install of Windows and right off the bat, Windows update would hang when I had it search for updates. It would show searching for updates and then hang on that screen. I let it go for ...
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Need help removing one last folder from Explorer shell dialogs: The “Browse For Folder” User folder

Does anyone know how to hide/remove the User folder from the "Browse For Folder" shell dialog? Take a look at my screenshot for what I mean. The first example is a 7-Zip Extract: Browse For Folder ...
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Sublime Text 3 Create own sublime-build for pypy and profiling

pypy.sublime-build contains { "selector": "source.py", "shell": true, "cmd": ["pypy", "<", "$file"] } So, I want to call not just "pypy". I would like to call "pypy -m cProfile ...
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Installing Windows on a new machine

I have bough a new machine, being delivered in a week or so. I have asked them not to install Windows 10, have tried it but don't like the bells and whistles. Can I buy a copy/licence for Windows ...
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custom win 8.1 pc will not sleep with an active internet connection

Well, I've given the pc a complete os reinstall about 2 years ago out of its 4 year life for the same reason but it fixed nothing. From a fresh reboot it will sleep properly only a handful of times ...
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Clicking the device back button closes the app instead of going back to previous page in windows phone 8.1 cordova apps

I am developing a Cordova app which have folder structure as www/index.html and www/errorPage.html. When an error occur in the loaderror event of inaapbrowser in index page. I have redirected to ...
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How to transfer files from windows into kali linux live usb

How to copy a file into kali linux live usb from windows so that it can show up when i boot kali as live??? Sorry if the question is absurd. I have a internet problem but I do have the file in my ...
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Trying to repair my Windows 8.1 boot

A few days ago my Laptop crashed and refused to boot again. It gave me the 0xc000225 error message and told me, that there is a error in my bootfiles. The Laptop is a Toshiba Satellite Pro C870 which ...
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How to disable Aero in Windows 8.1

My friend has a macOS computer and he wanted me to fix it. As soon as I used it for the first time, I really got hooked to the theme. So, I downloaded a Yosemite transformation pack and there is this ...
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switching from English to English international on my windows 8.1 computer

using windows 8.1, I lost the English/international layout. In the past, I was able to simply and easily switch between the 2 layouts. I use the international layout to add umlauts in German, or other ...
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Why does my computer detect all wifi networks but not my home network?

I have a rather peculiar problem with my Lenovo M30-70 80h8 notebook, which runs on Windows 8.1. The computer does not detect my home wifi network (unless a repeater is used), but it detects all other ...
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Run legacy version of Firefox offline only side-by-side with Quantum?

I used to use Firefox with the add-on Scrapbook, which is XUL-based, and broke with the introduction of Quantum. I'd like to find and install a legacy version of Firefox to use offline-only, so I can ...
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accidentally pasted code with “set” from windows bash shell

I've used set to set some environment variables on windows with the bash shell. I'm not sure what i've done nor where these live. When i do set from the command prompt i see a handful of variables. ...
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Laptop only boots from HD if a bootable windows 8 or higher installer usb is attached to it

I have an old Dell Latitude E5500 series laptop. It's primary hard drive bay/socket is dead. So I have my hard drive attached to it's DVD room via Caddy. But I'm facing a problem. It's that if I boot ...
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Greenshot-how to save all or export all open windows, to selected destination?

When screenshotting with the Greenshot app I often get too many open windows to find or organise them, and too many to view properly in a cascade/stack of windows, or a taskbar jump list. Is there a ...
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Windows Immersive Control Panel pointing to the wrong place

When I click on something like Devices and Printers link from the Start Menu, it pops up an error saying that windows cannot find the target. This is because the target is pointing to C:\Users\...
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How to delete file with no permissions? [duplicate]

On my HD I have H:\found.006\dir0000.chk\$Txf. I cannot delete this folder as I don't have appropriate permissions. If I try to change the permissions I get "You do not have permission to view or edit ...
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How to change drawing tablet to not map to screen?

I recently bought a drawing tablet intending to use the handwriting recognition feature of windows. however I stumbled across several problems. First, I would like the drawing tablet to function ...
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How can I fix broken shift-JIS filenames?

I've got some files with shift-jis filenames in ANSI. e.g. home_03@‚¢ƒgƒ‰ƒ“ƒNŠJ‚¢‚½Aƒtƒ@ƒCƒ‹—L‚è when they should be in shift-jis like home_03@青いトランク開いた、ファイル有り This is because the archive ...
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CMD closes immediately after opening it

My problem I am trying to open a command prompt like this: Step 1 press windows+run Step 2 Write cmd Step 3 Press enter Result Cmd briefly opens then closes Causes Recently i had a ...
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An attempt was made to access a token that does not exist

I'm on a pretty big level of a nested problem, so sorry if I might be a bit confusing. I need help with the following: My system is WIndows 8.1 x64. I'm trying to access a 32 bit version of dsa.msc ...
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Can't run git in windows 8.1 “The application was unable to start correctly”

I downloaded and installed git 2.20 (64 bit) for windows from https://gitforwindows.org/ I have a windows 8.1. After I installed it, it can be executed in bash or windows power shell. However, it can'...
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How to boot Windows setup from a folder which is in a USB?

First of all, I already know that how to create bootable USB with Windows installation files. But I have written those files directly to root of the USB. I mean, those files are not in any folder. ...
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Automatically assign keyboard hotkey to application at startup?

Background My laptop keyboard is busted, so I use a USB keyboard. This keyboard has no designated calculator hotkey (such as Fn + Num Del on my laptop keyboard), so I like to assign my own (Ctrl + ...
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Why does my drive c: keep filling up? [duplicate]

Why does my C: drive, under MS Windows 8.1 keep filling up with garbage? Parameters: 228GB SSD hiberfile: 26.8GB pagefile: 19.9GB swapfile: 16.8Megabytes I searched for large system files but only ...
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How do you kill a tree using taskkill /T in CMD, but exclude some process in the tree? [closed]

I want to terminate explorer.exe's tree in a batch file and continue with its commands, but it seems to kill the batch file also. I was wondering if I can exclude the processes that CMD/ the batch ...
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Prevent Skype from automatically updating

Running Skype v8.34.0.78 on Windows 8.1. There does not appear to be any option to disable automatic updates. Is this possible, perhaps via a registry hack or by disabling some service?
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Downgrade Windows 10 from recovery partition

I have an Acer laptop with an OEM Windows 8.1 originally installed on it. After upgrading to Windows 10 I would need to do a factory reset. If I go to Disk Management, the recovery partition seems to ...
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wireless capability turned off frequently and automatically happening

I am having this problem I use a USB wireless adapter and in my network frequently the connection disconnects and I open Network and Internet --->Network Connections look for adapter Wifi3 right ...
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How to create an image of Ubuntu HDD in Windows?

I have an HDD with installed Ubuntu 18.0.4 with ext4 file system. Now I need this drive for other purposes but I want save this Ubuntu installation. So I want to create an image of this HDD, save the ...
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No third party apps (GoToMeeting, Google Hangouts, etc) can use my Microphone

Windows 8.1 on an HP laptop. Within Windows itself, my microphone works just fine. I can go to Sound > Recording, and the Microphone is clearly picking up noise. However, on a regular basis, I ...
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WiFi not connecting - possibly due to a Connection-specific DNS Suffix

I'm trying to connect to my work's wifi network, however my new accommodation seems to have set a "Connection-specific DNS Suffix", which I believe is stopping connections to other networks. ...
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Downgrade from Windows 10 to 8.1 without Windows.old folder

I accidentally deleted the Windows.old folder from the Recycle Bin. Now I want to downgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 8.1. How can I do that?
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How to set up partitions for OS reinstallation from a hard drive itself?

I have a Lenovo G40 laptop, operating (unfortunately) on Windows 8.1, with a HDD which is slowly dying and doesn't read any usb drives nor CDs/DVDs. What I managed to do was copying everything, buying ...
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Accidentally formatted WINRE_DRV

I'm on a Lenovo (Windows 8.1) and I was trying to format an external HDD I couldn't read, through console command "diskpart", but I did format fs=NTFS on WINRE_DRV by mistake. The computer still runs ...
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Missing Ethernet Connection in Sharing Option

I have a network connection and a wireless connection Both of these connections are visible in the network and sharing area The problem is that when I go to the sharing section on a wireless ...
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Can I upgrade cmd.exe on Windows 8.1 to the Windows 10 version? [duplicate]

I work on a Windows 8.1 Enterprise PC. I Would like to upgrade my Command Line terminal (cmd.exe) to the one offered in the latest version of Windows 10, which has many handy features that the old one ...
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Excessive virtual memory/page file - Can I tone it down for space?

Relevant specifications Windows 8.1 enterprise (not my choice) 16GB RAM 128GB SSD (actual capacity: 118GB) Problem The laptop is used for fairly lightweight data office work. The hardest I'm ever ...
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How to install Windows 8.1 update KB3033055 after installing all available updates available to date?

I have a computer with Windows 8 which has recently been formatted. Now I have gone through the two-day process of installing all available updates, and also Windows 8.1, with the goal to get to ...
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Creating multiple users in windows [duplicate]

When I create multiple users in ubuntu it's much more convienient. In ubuntu, we get seperate hard drives management for all users created. One user cannot access the files of the other user, unless s/...
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Border disappears around tabs in Chrome on Windows 8.1

Frequently, after my computer has been running for a few weeks without a restart, the background around my tabs in Chrome with disappear, and partially reappear when I click on a tab. I have attached ...
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Windows can't detect my Android device

I am trying to connect my phone(Android) to my Laptop using USB cable. The phone is not recognized and it just charges. No notification appear on either my phone or Windows. I tried my best to let ...
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How to rotate screen in windows [duplicate]

I have a laptop with a video projector connected to it. The remote control from the projector is lost and I can't control the turn. The projector is attached to the ceiling and the image goes upside ...
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Program not executing in batch script at startup

I'm trying to run HDDScan-3.3 in a batch file at computer startup through "Local Group Policy Editor". I want to change some power management behaviours for an external hdd as silently as possible. I ...
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Getting a lot of different BSODs after starting windows [duplicate]

From yesterday while playing a game I suddenly got a BSOD saying kernal security check failed. The system restarted and after few minutes I got another BSOD but this time the screen was all full of ...
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Hardware bluetooth doesn't activate when hardware switch is on

my laptop is a Toshiba Satellite c55-b5200. I upgraded from a 2.4ghz only wifi card (m.2 NGFF) to an Intel 8620NGW. The integrated Bluetooth on the card isn't recognized, and doesn't show up in ...
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Can i connect Bluetooth headphones to PC with logitech (non unifying) reciever?

so i have Windows 8.1 and don't have bluetooth on PC... I have Logitech reciever (it doesn't have bluetooth nor unifying logo) connected to PC.. is there way to connect them ? (It's from Logitech M185 ...