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How to pin a website to the Windows 8 Start screen without Internet Explorer as default browser?
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If you're using IE10 just click the button on the address bar and click Pin to start.

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How can I prevent my computer from waking up accidentally?
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You should check if you have anything similar to this in your BIOS: Setting everything to disabled at the "Power" tab should override any Windows settings.

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How to log out from skype app?
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The page Why is Skype for Windows 8 always on? explains that you can't, because this way, Skype can be used as a phone. The best way to answer those questions is with a metaphor. Imagine you had a ...

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Problems with uninstallation of windows 8
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Just delete the partition from Windows 7, after that run msconfig (Windows key + R > type "msconfig" > Enter), switch to the Boot tab, select a list item named "Microsoft Windows 8" or similar and ...

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Windows 8 Pro Upgrade but no previous version of Windows installed
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As already mentioned here, you'll need a previous version of Windows installed, it could be Windows 8 Release Preview too. Alternatively, you could have purchased the System Builder version of ...

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How do I create a local account (non-admin) but still have access to XBL and Store account?
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Run secpol.msc (Windows + R > type secpol.msc > press Enter) Double-click Application Control Policies then double-click AppLocker, Right click on Packaged app Rules and click Create Default Rules ...

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Windows 8 secure boot unavailable for my PC
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AFAIK secure boot will not allow to boot Linux, there are plans sign a bootloader which in turn would load existing bootloaders(e.g. GRUB), but it's not done yet. If you still want to enable it:

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If I'm performing a an upgrade to Windows 8, do I have to have the previous version installed, or is just having the key enough?
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It says here that you must be running Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 to upgrade to Windows 8.

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Windows 7/8 - restore default task manager?
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Uninstall Process Hacker and get the portable version, this will not replace the default Task Manager.

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Removing a user account in Windows 8 Pro
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Control Panel > More Settings > Add or remove user accounts > Select the local user > Click "Delete the account" (source)

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Windows 8 Task Manager shows 49% CPU utilization but Process Explorer shows 100%
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Has to do something with your processor being downclocked, Task Manager probably counts in downclocks while Process Explorer doesn't, you should set your power option to Performance and check if it ...

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Removing old windows from disk?
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Delete the partition with Device Manager, start by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Device Manager(source). Follow these steps ...

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Does the Dell XPS One 27 Touch Support SLAT for Windows 8 64-bit Hyper-V?
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Yes, both Dell XPS One 27 Touch models support SLAT. (first one has a i5-3330s, the other one has a i5-3450S, as you can see at the bottom of their datasheet both support EPT/SLAT) The OP asked ...

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Radeon 7450 and Windows 8
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Windows 8 requires at least 1024 x 768 screen resolution, if your monitor supports it, then you don't have a problem, your graphics card will run at that resolution(even 6 year old integrated graphics ...

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Windows 8 Mail app doesn't work with Gmail when 2-step verification is enabled
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You need to create an app password for the Mail app at gmail.com

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Windows 8 Upgrade : From Windows 7 Trial
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An upgrade will replace you old license. For example you can upgrade on Windows 8 Release Preview, which tells us that the OS you'll upgrade on does not have to be activated as long as you can provide ...

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Can't dualboot Windows 8 with Linux on separate drive
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Disconnect the other hard drive before installing Windows 8. Shutt down your computer then pull out the SATA cable(although it's not recommended, you can pull it out while it's running, then you just ...

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Windows 8 Refresh- Deleted ALL Software
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Your laptop can be restored to it's factory settings but this means you'll restore to an older OS(whatever version of Windows it came with). Also, an upgrade invalidates/replaces your previous license....

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.Switchable graphics AMD 6770M and intel hd graphics
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Here's a thread addressing the problem, solutions include instaling Windows 7 drivers using Windows 8 Compatibility Mode, installing third party drivers such as leshcat or forcing one the cards on/off ...

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Installing Windows from USB: "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk"
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Some motherboards (especially old ones) cannot boot from USB, to find out whether it's a bad .iso or similar you could try putting something like an ubuntu livecd on your usb with UNetbootin as this ...

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power off computer with windows 8 icon
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Here's a video, you can also create a shortcut to "shutdown /s /t 0" (without quotes). Locking the screen(Windows key + L) will show a shutdown button in the bottom right corner, from there you can ...

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RAM or Graphics Card?
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Check your graphics card temperature to see if it's overheating or not(it should be below 60 degrees celsius, around 40 when idle).

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Can I triple boot Windows 8, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10?
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Yes, you have to shrink your partition(assuming 199MB NTFS and win7 partition as you've commented) for Windows 7(in Device Manger) to the third of its current size and make 2 new partitions of roughly ...

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Windows 8 waking issues - "Maintenance Configurator" task cannot be changed or disabled
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If you don't want Windows to wake up your computer at all you should read this post.

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How to Remove Intel Anti-Theft?
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Is this a laptop? You should provide more information about your hardware as there are model-specific ways to disable Intel AMT(which in turn disables Intel vPro/"anti-theft").

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