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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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Program compatibility pop-up issue

I bought a new lappy and got windows 8 pro with it ,recently i updated it to 8.1 preview and just from a few days from now i am getting program compatibility pop-ups when i install some new softwares ...
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Media buttons on keyboard not working on Windows 8.1 Preview

I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 Preview and now my media buttons on my keyboard (Qpad MK-50) (FN + F1-6) is not working. Tested with foobar2000, Windows Media Player, VLC and MPC HC. Any ...
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Disable, bypass or make exception for Program Compatibility Assistant (PCA) in Windows 8.1

My problem is irritating Program Compatibility Assistant (PCA) in Win 8.1 - not on one program has problems, but many many of them. I found many ways for disabling it designed for Win 7 & 8 but ...
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Windows 8.1 Preview keeps waking up the computer

I have Windows 8.1 Preview installed, and I prefer not to power my computer down but instead put it on sleep. However, I always have to make it sleep twice. The first time I click 'sleep', the ...
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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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Windows detects my camera but won't display it in explorer

When I connect my 5DmkII to my computer windows displays the autplay prompt and asks me what I want to do. But it doesn't open the folder when I click that option and instead does nothing. Looking at ...
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Windows 8.1 evaluation version sets the resolution to 1024X768

Windows 8.1 evaluation version sets the resolution to 1024X768 and is not letting me change it. Although my Laptop supports 1366X768. How can I change it as the icons are looking too big and the user ...
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Enable task bar auto-hide only for the second screen in Windows 8

While I like having the task bar on my second screen in Windows 8 (And 8.1), I would prefer that is was in auto-hide mode so that windows can fill the entire screen. However the auto-hide option in ...
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Two mice, two motion speeds

I have two mice attached to my notebook on the docking station: one BT and one USB. I expect they have different resolution or sensitivity because BT one moves cursor over the screen faster than the ...
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How can I prevent automatic DPI scaling when HDTV on HDMI port is enabled?

When I have the TV on my HDMI port enabled, the DPI settings in Windows are scaled-up across all displays for what I guess would be the "10-foot experience" or the "10-foot UI" that I've heard ...
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Issue with Wi-Fi Direct Adapter different ip not routed

Hi I am connecting via Wi-Fi Direct an android device and my windows 8.1. Once connected they then turn to create a socket for them to communicate over. Once the wi-fi direct connection is done a Wi-...
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Windows 8.1 Preview Store installation keeps trying to install

I'm running Windows 8 Pro and I've tried to install Windows 8.1 Preview from the store. I got the 'Sorry, it looks like this PC can't run Windows 8.1 Preview' error. I looked it up and it appears I ...