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Questions tagged [windows-8.1-preview]

Developer / Consumer / Release Preview of Windows 8.1, for non-preview questions use [windows-8.1] instead as this tag will gradually fade out according to the preview time bombs.

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Can the Windows 8.1 Preview be upgraded to the final release? [closed]

I would like to try out the Windows 8.1 Preview by getting the update through the Store on my current Windows 8 installation. My only concern is that I can't find any information in the FAQ about an ...
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Windows 8 disk usage is 100%

Windows 8.1 Preview has disk usage of 100%, and the fan is very noisy. It started one week ago, before that it wasn't so noisy and the laptop worked very well. I don't know the cause. I hope you can ...
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Windows 8.1 download failure

I have been trying to download the Windows 8.1 Pro Preview since it came out last Wednesday (the 26th), but I've been having several issues. First and most importantly, no matter how long I leave the ...
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What hardware is needed to support Miracast?

With Windows 8.1 natively supporting Miracast, we saw a demonstration of screen mirroring via Xbox One at the ongoing //build/ conference. If I want to mirror my laptop screen running Windows 8.1, ...
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Unable to access the Settings in Windows 8.1

I recently applied the Windows 8.1 update. Everything went fine, except I can no longer access the Settings 'app' via the Start Srceen - I just get a blank screen or get sent back to the Start screen ...
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How to provide feedback on Windows beta versions?

How can I report bugs and request new features for newly released Windows versions, or beta versions?
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Sony Vaio CPU fan runs at full speed after installing Windows 8.1 preview

I installed the Windows 8.1 preview on my Sony Vaio E Series 14P (http://www.sony.com.au/product/sve14a27cg) and now my CPU fan is running at full speed all the time. When I first start my computer it ...
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Not receiving Toast Notifications. How to troubleshoot?

It's been about two weeks since upgrading to the Windows 8.1 Preview, and I haven't gotten a single toast from an app. There have been many restarts, and everything is up to date as far as Windows ...
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How do I remove default windows items from the “open with” context menu?

The things in the image I have crossed out are the ones I want to remove. I have already tried the various NirSoft utilities, none of them will remove the default windows items. I've also tried ...
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How to remove “folders” links from Open and Save as dialogues?

I have already removed the NameSpace directory from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\ to disable the links in "This PC" that appeared in 8.1, but they ...