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Endless loop of Windows undoing updates on laptop with Truecrypt installed

I have an 8 year old laptop running Windows 8.1 that I am trying to repurpose and make useable again. The laptop has Truecrypt boot loader installed on it and I HAVE the password. The issue is that it ...
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Windows 8.1 install couldn't create or locate partition on Pop! OS laptop

I installed Pop! OS on my laptop cleaning everything in the process, but for gaming, i want to use windows again. My machine was originally with a Windows 7 but following an itsfoss tutorial i tried ...
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Volume issues on an Asus laptop

So Win 8.1 did an update yesterday and all of a sudden my old Asus laptop wouldn't boot into Windows (it was stuck on the Asus screen) & I figured out it was the USB hub and I could only boot into ...
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Computer crashes frequently whenever I try to run a .exe file before the system asks permission to run

I have Windows 8.1 in my laptop which has an unusual problem of freezing or not responding when I try to run an .exe file. As soon as I run it the screen returns to desktop and dims down a bit. Before ...
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When I change the settings for "live caption" in Chrome they won't apply

The settings for chrome "live action" doesn't seem to work. For example I changed the background to be transparent but nothing has changed. Anyone else has the same problem? Any suggestions ...
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My windows 8.1 can't upgrade to windows 10, the system requirements seem to screw me up hard

The title almost states my problem. Take a glimpse of my system as below, Windows 10 requires it to have a different CPU core type. I think my computer is dying. I've tried to run the Media Creation ...
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The shift+W+spacebar not working, even replace the keyboard , but the keyboard works on another PC

I use Logitech K120 to play game, use i for 6 years and one day it cant press Shift + W + Spacebar for a sametime. So i think this is keyboard fault then i buy a new one recently. But the issue still ...
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Remove lock screen wallpaper in Windows 8.1

When accessing a remote system through TeamViewer or AnyDesk displaying the lock screen takes a long time because of the wallpaper. So it may be desirable to remove this wallpaper ("to set it to &...
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Why are other audio devices unusable?

Some time ago, all audio devices on my computer except one became unusable. The one that works is an old USB sound card. The motherboard's onboard audio has stopped working, a new USB sound card has ...
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Network adapters not found

I have a dual boot system (Ubuntu 22.04 + Windows 8.1 pro) running on Dell Precision M3800. Suddenly, network has stopped working, both wifi and wired, on both Windows & Linux. Following are two ...
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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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Win8.1 updates failing for months

I just noticed that nearly all of my Windows updates have been failing since 4/17/2022: Just a few exceptions succeeded: I tried following the suggestions at: https://www.800error.com/KB2962409-...
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Can you use the Server Manager to manage Windows 8.1 server

I have a windows 8.1 server (Not windows server 2012 or 2016) that I would like to manage using the Server Manager. The server is just a home server for plex and file sharing. I have tried using RSAT ...
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How to disable internet connectivity for a particular app/software?

I want to disable the internet connectivity of 'Steam' as my younger brother keeps on downloading video games from the Steam client on my computer. I cannot downright uninstall it as well since his ...
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My Flashdrive isn't working because I deleted system volume information [duplicate]

I accidentally deleted my System Volume Information on my Flashdrive and now Windows can't recognize it. It always asks me to scan the drive before but it still isn't working. I don't know how to do ...
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How to hide an app or a software from windows search in Windows 8.1?

I want to be able to hide a software/app, specifically 'Google Chrome' on my Windows 8.1 PC. Upon searching for the app/software, I don't want chrome to show up in the search results. Is there a way ...
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Is it expected behavior when a Windows 8.1 iso file says Unknown Publisher?

Using a Windows 10 PC, I downloaded Windows 8.1 iso using a link from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows8ISO in order to re-install Windows 8.1 on another machine. When I ...
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How do you download the latest Windows Defender platform engine for offline PC, as well as the definitions?

How do you download the latest Windows Defender platform engine, as well as the definitions? It is for computers that are not online yet, I would like to do this for both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. I ...
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Does Windows 8.1 contain updates when downloaded with the Media Creation Tool?

If I download Windows 8.1 (to install on another PC) using Microsoft's Media Creation Tool would it include many recent updates, and of what kind? (I can find no recent answers). I'm presuming that ...
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How to track device IDs assignments in Windows?

Is there a way to keep track of device IDs as they're assigned by the OS? I'm using Windows 8.1, trying to track mouse IDs in specific. A cursory glance at the System logs turned nothing useful. To ...
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How to install Windows 8.1 on legacy BIOS based lapop

How do I install windows 8.1 on a laptop running legacy BIOS firmware? The laptop in question is a Toshiba Satellite C870D-11X that originally came with a windows 8.1 OEM install. I've downloaded the ...
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Internal 2TB SSD suddenly inaccessible except through cmd as administrative user

I've been using the boot drive SSD from a Windows 8.1 computer as an internal, SATA-connected secondary drive in Windows 10 machine for months. And still often switching it back to the Windows 8.1 ...
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Rename a file based on a selection list

I have to rename thousands of image files with a set of name list such as photos of products named as topview, topview1, topview2, etc., and sideview, sideview1, ..., sideviewn, backview, ...
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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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Remove Watermark of Aero Glass on windows 8.1

Recently I have installed Aero Glass for windows 8.1 and noticed that it creates a watermark of the site name and this is how it looks: Also at the startup of windows a window pops up saying "...
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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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Windows 8.1: 100% Disk usages at Startup. How to overcome?

First of all here is the screenshot of the program that causes trouble when I boot my laptop. Service host taking 100% disk: When I boot my Laptop up disk usages remains 100% for almost 5 minutes and ...
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Laptop with external monitor,while playing sound on it, if goes in Standby then Audio is set to Full Volume.Audio returns to normal after Standby exit

Acer laptop (Win8.1) with Acer R271B external monitor connected through HDMI (mirror, same view on both). While using the laptop and playing Audio through the monitor's speakers, Audio level is set to ...
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Unable to boot (Windows 8.1)

I have a problem similar to this: Missing boot files in Windows 8 I was unable to boot and I found an old rescue CD I had, Wondershare LiveBoot 2012. It booted, but I made a mistake because I clicked ...
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Photos' timestamps get changed (to when they're moved onto new phone, and their creation date gets set to 1969 - losing all order of images

Scenario: New Android 11 cell phone. Moving 1000's of photos over from old Android 5 phone via a 64bit Win8.1 PC. Photos on new phone then all adopt creation a time stamp of 12.31.1969 (no clue why) ...
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Stuck On "Detecting Android-x86.. found at dev/sda1" While installing Android 9.1-r2 (x64) In VirtualBox

First of all, I'm frustrated as hell, I'm facing this problem for the last 6 months when I first thought to try android on a PC. Till then, I've tried multiple iso's from android 7 to android 9 but ...
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Can't Get Admin RIghts

I created a local account (admin) and guest account on my windows 8.1, and then I made that new local account administrator and myself became a standard user. NOW, when I start my computer and come to ...
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Will running a python script as admin cause all subprocesses to run with elevated rights?

I am on windows 8.1, python 3. If I am using subprocess.run() to run a cmd command (particularly netsh export) and I run the python file as admin, will the command given to subprocess also be run as ...
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Strange keyboard events on Win8 HP laptop

I have had a HP Pavillion forever, running Win8. Lately, it has been acting weirdly, and I assumed it was simply on its deathbed. But the weirdness is getting even weirder now. Other than it sometimes ...
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Screen going to sleep after an hour

I have a Windows 8.1 machine. I disabled the sleep options of the power scheme (both screen and system sleep). Anyway, after an hour or so, the screen goes black. Is there another sleeping mode that I ...
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Windows CMD interprets "y" as immediate command execution

Every input containing the character "y" in the command prompt ends in a new line respectively the command is executed immediately. Because of that it's for example not possible to start a ...
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Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 and back, playing with secure boot

On a Samsung NP900X3C, Windows 8.1 is installed. I would like to test Windows 10 on this machine and for that, I purchased a separate disk so that if it fails, I can just revert to the previous ...
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SSD not showing in Disk Management / File Explorer

I have an SSD which is not showing up as a drive in Windows (8.1) It doesn't show up in Disk Management It doesn't show up in File Explorer It doesn't show up in Device Manager. It does show in the ...
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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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Load password recovery from SD card

The problem I have an old Lenovo tablet (Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 10) that is running Windows 8.1. The tablet comes with a detachable keyboard, that seems to be broken - there is absolutely no reaction to ...
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Is there a way to mount an NTFS partition read-only on Windows without Diskpart?

I have searched for a while and haven't found anything. Other than using diskpart to set a readonly volume bit. Which is persistent and modifies the partition table, which is not an option for me. And ...
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Bios shows Android and Windows 8.1 in Windows 10 PC

I went to American Megatrends BIOS settings, there was an option to choose between windows 8.1 and Android. I have a Windows 10 PC. Should I select Android and boot or is it unsafe?!
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Windows 8.1 recovery USB drive not booting at all

I burned a Windows 8.1 iso to an 8GB USB drive but when I try to boot it from the BIOS I just get a blue screen error: Recovery Your PC needs to be repaired The application or operating system ...
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Intel(R) HD Graphics does not work on DELL Inspiron 15 7560

I have a DELL Inspiron 15 series 7000 (i15-7560-A30S) from a customer, where the default operating system was Windows 10 Home Single Language, after performing a series of repairs like DC Jack ...
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Unable to connect to my home Wi-Fi in Windows 8.1 but can connect to other Wi-Fi networks

This seems to be a classic issue for many, and therefore I have tried all the classic solutions already, let me explain in detail: I am using an old Lenovo laptop. It was running on Windows 10 and ...
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Windows update cleanup not deleting on windows 8.1

I have a 111GB SSD. Out of that, I had about 500MB free. I have moved all the applications that I can to other drives, deleted temp files and have been over AppData folder. From AppData I'd guess it's ...
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Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter App not available in the Windows Store for some odd reason

I know it is available because it is listed in the Microsoft website.. But the store is not showing it... Can anyone provide useful input regarding this issue? Im on Windows 8.1, its an old laptop, it ...
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I have accidentally deleted all user variables and system variables

i tried recovering in many ways but of no use everything failed windows power shell,echo %PATH%,CMD admiinistrator not working gpedit.msn,registory editor,task manager,advanced system settings ...
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Microphone works in Zoom but not in Browsers

I use a Lenovo Ideapad 330 and I have an issue where my Realtek microphone works in Zoom Meetings and Windows Sound Recorder but not in either Chrome or Firefox. Although in Firefox it produces a ...
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