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Questions tagged [windows-8.1]

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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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No Bluetooth Stacks available

I am trying to connect a Wii U Pro Controller to a PC to play Super Smash Bros. Crusade but I realized that I don't have any drivers for Bluetooth. The Microsoft BT Stack was not pre-installed into my ...
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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 ...
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This is no longer located in (Path). Verify the item's location and try again

The title says it all and I've never came across such an issue on Windows ever. Am running Windows 8.1 Pro. I've downloaded a few Cartoon episodes recently and they are located in the Downloads ...
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Can I install Windows 8.1 on my laptop with an Intel i5 8250u CPU?

Recently I got a new laptop, the Dell Inspiron 15 5570 with the following specs: Core i5 8250u 1.6 GHz 4 GB DDR4 AMD Radeon 530 2 GB GDDR5 Before this I was using an old PC with Windows 7 on it. ...
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Windows 8.1 can't shutdown after dual boot with Debian

I have a MSI GE60 2PC Apache, I could use Debian 9 and Windows 8.1 together before I installed Win 10. After Win 10, I had shutdown problems so I installed again Win 8.1 but this problem started after ...
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Can I stop svchost.exe's “\Device\Mup NO MORE MATCHES”?

I have the situation kind of similar to this post, but direr. Every time my computer wakes up from sleeping more than a couple of hours, it freezes for 5 minutes. If you reboot the computer, you have ...
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How to recover Windows from recovery files moved to different storage

I have HP Stream x360 - 11-p010nt, which came with a preinstalled Windows 8.1 in a total of 32GB SSD. The size of the SSD cannot be increased, and the system does not leave me enough work space. In ...
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Access blocked on my HDD

These are the messages that come up if I want to delete or create a new folder on that drive. It is a secondary drive and has NO FILES at all. So far I have changed permissions, made myself the ...
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How do I block domains using the hosts file on Windows?

I used to block domains on Windows using the hosts file like the following: 127.0.0.1 www.cnn.com However, now it is not working and the domains are resolving. $ nslookup www.cnn.com Non-...
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No Bluetooth option anywhere in Windows

I am using Windows 8.1 Pro and trying to enable bluetooth but I don't see any option to enable it. I visited: System Tray Change PC settings Control Panel services.msc Non of these helped. I ...
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Excel displaying duplicate decimal places on any cell formatted as currency

I am an Office 365 subscriber and Excel runs nearly perfectly for me. Every issue I had with the software, I was able to solve by googling around, except this hair pulling glitch I am having (for a ...
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Cannot Delete Folder named amd64_microsoft-windows-ucx-classextension_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.17134.228_none_a6a5cb47f54600db

There is a folder in my computer named "amd64_microsoft-windows-ucx-classextension_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.17134.228_none_a6a5cb47f54600db". And it cannot be deleted and not shown in file explorer. It ...
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Can't ping a Windows 10 machine from my Windows 8

I'm trying to ping a Windows 10 machine from a Windows 8 machine but it doesn't work unless the Windows 10 machine pings the Windows 8. I've tried many tutorial and disable the firewall but the ...
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Has anyone else started having problems taking screenshots in Windows 8.1 recently?

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro and have been unable to take screenshots the last week or so. (Pretty sure it started after the latest update) Is anyone else having the same problem? I've tried ...
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The function of the %configsetroot% system variable in Windows

When I checked my PC, the %configsetroot% system variable was set to the path: %SystemRoot%\ConfigSetRoot But the weird thing is that the directory as indicated by that path doesn't exist. The ...
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How to restore a missing language icon in the taskbar in windows 8.1 without restarting PC?

I can't see my language bar and can't restore it. It usually returns after restart. Can I do this without a restart? I suppose I killed some app in the task manager. Don't remember what exactly. I ...
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I get the “SC OpenService Failed Access is denied” error when using an sc config command.

I am already running cmd.exe with the highest privilege. Why am I still denied access? Other commands like sc queryex works just fine. I have not tried using the sc config on other services yet. ...
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Sysprep after motherboard change?

OS: Windows 8.1x64 I recently had to change my motherboard for my desktop because it was not working properly. After changing my motherboard I had to manually restore my registry to even be able to ...
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How to stop On-Screen Keybord from popping up every window?

So before my On-screen keybord would pop up only at start up even though it was disabled. It was annoying but I could deal with it. Now it pops up almost everytime I open a new window or when an ...
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Realtek High Definition Audio Speakers sounds scratchy when Windows has been running for a few days

If Windows has been running for a while, then my Realtek High Definition Audio output sounds scratchy and annoying. Rebooting helps, but I don't want to reboot every few days. I've tried disabling the ...
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WIFI not working on Windows 8.1 but Windows 10 [closed]

My laptop came with Windows 8 preinstalled in it. The WIFI was working fine then. After that I upgraded to Windows 8.1 and then to Windows 10. There were no issues with the WIFI connectivity. After ...
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How do I block Windows access to Bing search?

I'd like to block, NOT disable access to Bing's Internet search via Windows search. I've tried with OpenDNS and while it blocks the Bing domain via a browser, access to "search the web" via Windows ...
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How to force a monitor to be recognized as a Generic Non-PNP monitor in Windows?

I have an Insignia NS-19E310NA15 monitor. Normally when I connect the monitor via VGA to my computer, my computer recognizes the monitor and limits the maximum resolution on the monitor to only 1366 ...
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Is it possible to access Windows kernel files from the router by outside URLs?

I'm a privacy conscious user and I don't like to be fingerprinted by marketing websites, so I set up my Symantec firewall and closed most of the ports that I don't use. I also disabled ICMP requests. ...
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Alternative to Rufus for Windows Vista [closed]

Are there any alternative to Rufus which would work on Windows Vista? I need to make a Windows 8.1 bootable UEFI USB and a Windows 10 bootable UEFI USB. Thanks!