Windows 8

Windows 8 is a personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, with an emphasis on improving its user experience on tablets. In particular, these changes included a touch-optimized Windows shell based on Microsoft's "Metro" design language, the Start screen, a new platform for developing apps with an emphasis on touchscreen input, integration with online services, support for USB 3.0, Advanced Format hard drives, near field communications, and cloud computing. Additional security features were introduced, such as built-in antivirus software, integration with Microsoft SmartScreen phishing filtering service and support for UEFI Secure Boot on supported devices with UEFI firmware.

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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

            As an option of resolving an issue, I am seriously considering carrying out a wipe and reload of an HP Pavilion currently running Windows 8 which brings me to this upcoming question.   Is it possible that I can create a bootable USB flash drive with Windows 10 on it?  If so, could someone provide the necessary instructions for achieving this goal?

             Thank you so much.

             George
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

        I am wondering if it is possible to carry out a restore with an HP Pavilion laptop running Windows 8.0 by merely using a single or combination of keys at boot up.  If I am not mistaken, I believe a similar procedure can be done with a Dell setup, but, I might be mistaken.

         Thank you.

         George
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

           This upcoming question is going to be a bit complicated and does not seem to have a simple solution despite my efforts to help my friend today and some of tonight.  Before I get straight to the question, I need to introduce some history so everyone understands clearly the complexity of the concern.  Well, here it goes.  Basically, my friend has forgotten her password to access the Windows 8 desktop environment within her HP Pavilion laptop.  Normally, resetting the password would not be a problem because of a reset code which can be sent to her email address or phone number associated with her Microsoft account from Microsoft.  Now, here is where it gets really tricky.  My friend has not used her email address or phone number associated with her Microsoft account in a very long time.  In fact, they are both invalid because she does not know the password for her bellsouth.net email account in addition to the last four digits of the phone number given is no longer in existence.  Given these rather difficult limitations, I found through some research that I could go to https://account.live.com/acsr?uaid=7b5d845b89e400005c865d7be489d401 as an option to recover a forgotten login password which was met with further obstacles.  Basically, I entered the old bellsouth.net email address for her Microsoft account and used my personal email address to obtain a code as an attempt to at least get the ball rolling.  At any rate, Microsoft sent …
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Hello and Afternoon  Morning Everyone,

              I almost feel silly having to ask this upcoming question, but, I am really stuck on this technical issue.  Basically, I can not figure out how to shut down an HP Pavilion laptop running Windows 8.  At the sign on screen, I only see two icons in the lower right-hand corner, namely, a wireless icon and an ease of access icon.  On the left- hand side, there is the date and time, but, nothing else.  Should I see an icon somewhere to shut down or power off the Windows 8.0 operating system?   Of course, I can merely press and hold down the power button until it shuts off too.  However, I thought it would be safer with respect to potential data damage to any system files to simply shut down the laptop through Windows 8.0.

              In closing, thank you in advance for any attention and suggestions given in reply to this concern.  I look forward to receiving everyone's feedback.

              Thank you

              George
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I want to write a group policy that keep the screen saver setting to (None) and wait time is 15 mins for all of our Win 8.1 and Win 10 clients. I want the screen saver to be greyed out so that users cannot change the screen saver and also wait time. All of our machines are domain joined.
These https://prajwaldesai.com/lock-computers-in-domain-via-group-policy/ settings are obsolete when i was about to configure in GPO.
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I'm pushing a 'scheduled task' to all computers via group policy.  I want the task to run as whoever is logged on to the computer.  
I selected 'Run only when user is logged on', so I thought that meant run as whoever is logged on.
Is there anyway I can run the task as the logged on user?  I know I can specify the user account in the task, but different people will be logged on at different times.
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I created a memorial slideshow and converted to a .wmv in win 8.1 but do not know how to make the command to make it autoplay copies for relatives.
I can not add File as too large.
This is a timely issue as the memorial is coming up soon.
Thank you,
Terry
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Client running Windows 8 all Patches applied

Using Office 2016 all patches applied

has Two emails one named joe@joesweb.com  and  joe@joeshome.com

the Email joe@joesweb.com is his main Email

When he attempts to send an email from his joeshome.com account, outlook changes the send from to the joesweb.com account and I get a copy

sent to my inbox with the joesweb as the sender?????  Wierd

the only way I can successfully send an email from joeshome.com account and it does not change nor do i receive a copy to my inbox is by disabling all rules and sending the email by putting the address in the BCC Line.   both to and CC: are blank

How can I fix....  All Rules have nothing to do with sending????

Cjoego
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I receive an "access denied" message when trying to connect to Vmware vdisk on a Windows 8 machine.  If I disconnect the vdisk and reconnect to a different vm it is accessible.  I have tried to take ownership of the drive but that did not help.  I have no idea what changed to cause this error.  How do I fix this so the data on the vdisk is readable with this OS?
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PC has two ways to access internet, wireless and wire. but the PC always prefer wireless. how can we change it so that PC prefer wire lan? Thank you
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Hi one software is occupying 127.0.0.1 port2002 in my PC (Win8). how can I know which one it is? Thank you
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I have a windows 8.1 pro computer that when I join my domain it only lets me logon with a temporary profile. How can I stop it from doing this? It only happens with 8.1 and 10.
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All of a sudden, starting today, after I restarted my computer, it's running much slower.  I noticed the processor is working much harder, and everytime I start windows explorer, it just sits there and spins and spins, the blue mouse circle icon. I have restarted numerous times, no help. If I wait about a minute, it does come up.
No recent software updates or any software installs.
When I right click a file in windows explorer, it now takes like 5-10 seconds to give me options, to copy, etc....
I know sys internals has some tools, I'll use some of those to see if it can help me pin point the issue.

Any ideas what could be going on?
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It's been three months after I turn on the family safety on my computer and add a child account for the use my brother on his study then I can also monitor his activity use on my computer and its really effective because I can even filter the website on which I allowed him to browse.  After a 2 months of monitoring his daily schedule on his activity on my computer I updated my Windows 8( Version 6.3)  pc but after a 2 days, my brother browse but he cannot access it even the Google website that I allow , I switched on the Administrator account , I can still browse on all the websites. The problem is why can't the child account cannot browse even the Google website that I allowed after the windows update? I don't know if there is a missing code or driver after the update.

Can somebody help about these?
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For the first time we got a message about 1+ causes of effects on battery life. Windows 8 Lenovo laptop.
Where do we go from here:
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Trying to open web links, it defaults to Google.com. Windows 8, Lenovo lap top. I receive an e-mail from Twitter with a link to go to the website from which the short Tweet was originated. This only opens a new Google browser. I have only used this device a few times and not familiar with Windows 8 settings.

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The links in that Tweet are supposed to to go the website(s). I see it trying to get there in the address bar but it then goes to Google.
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I have a Windows 8 PC, where the D Drive is a RAID 1 array, using the onboard RAID.  About a week ago, I updated the BIOS, which inadvertently switched my ATA mode from RAID to AHCI (hence breaking RAID).  I didn't notice right away since Windows did not assigned a drive letter to the other disk.  I attributed the boot up failures to the UEFI update, and Windows was able to self correct the problem.

Once I found the problem, I went into the UEFI, changed ATA back to RAID.  The Intel management software showed that the disks were syncing, but it apparently caused corruption in the NTFS partition.  I have lost about a week's worth of data in my Access file, and my backup software (iDrive), has not been backing up my data as I thought it was.  My last successful backup of my Access database was about 2 weeks ago.

Is there anyway of recovering my Access database?  I tried using recuva, but it was run against the RAID array, which showed no recently deleted files.  I might send the hard drives to one of those hard drive recovery companies, but am hoping that there is a cheaper solution available.

Any ideas what I can do to resolve this issue?
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This is the 2nd computer I've had this problem with. After being in production for at least a couple of years now, all of a sudden these Windows 8.1 workstations start locking up/hanging after the user logs in. Often times the user gets a blue or black screen but can still see the cursor moving when they move the mouse. Sometimes they can get logged in as far as the desktop but the minute they try to launch an application, Windows hangs up. We have to power down the PC.

These hangups only happen for non-privileged user logins. If I login as a domain admin, I don't experience any of these lockups and can launch any and every application. (Oddly enough, the problem doesn't occur for my non-privileged user account either - only for other users.)

I've tried everything I can think of and find on the web:
- chkdsk /f
- disk cleanup
- DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
- sfc /scannow
- deleting the user profiles and having the users login and create fresh new profiles - Windows hung while creating their new profiles and they had to power down
- giving the users' domain accounts local admin rights
- making sure it's fully patched with Windows updates
- checking for and installing driver updates (HP Softpaq download manager)
- this is an HP desktop computer and I've checked - no HP bloatware on this one
- the users typically launch a JAVA based app to do most of their work on this computer, so I've tried deleting and reinstalling this app also.
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Does the Lenovo T430S give some alert or indication that the battery is fully charged?
There is a green blinking indicator at 11 o'clock above the power button.
On the screen lower right there is a white indicator which was moving left to right a few minutes ago and now no movement indicating full charge?
Any setting to go to see battery strength?

From a previous question this laptop appears to have Windows 8 and Office. I'm going to leave it that way since the use will be limited and so far no issues navigating around what some people said was a unfriendly version(?). Except that main support ended back in January. I do have an activate option for W10 Pro.
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Or has it to be CSM mode

They are originally Recovery Dvds 1 and 2 for the system

Bad hdd being replaced with a SSD

Can get beyond non system disk or disk error
Replace a d press any key when ready

It boots with a knoppix CD

I’m lost

Have recovered 1000s of Conputers but stumped on this

Perhaps bad original recovery dvds supplied with the system
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Since VS 2013 in seems we can use VersionHelpers.h to allow us to ask which version of Windows we are running on.  I looks simple up thru Windows 7 -- but reading the documentation, once we get to Windows 8 or Windows 10, the doc starts talking about the need for a Manifest and mentions GUID.   Can somebody help me understand what is required to get this to work?   My goal: from a C++ program be able to detect if we are running on Windows 10 (or later).   Thanks.
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I have installed apache tomcat 7.0.90 on my windows 8 64bit system. This is how I have configured my tomcat-users.xml -

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
<!--
  Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one or more
  contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file distributed with
  this work for additional information regarding copyright ownership.
  The ASF licenses this file to You under the Apache License, Version 2.0
  (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with
  the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at

      http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

  Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
  distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
  WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
  See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
  limitations under the License.
-->
<tomcat-users>
<!--
  NOTE:  By default, no user is included in the "manager-gui" role required
  to operate the "/manager/html" web application.  If you wish to use this app,
  you must define such a user - the username and password are arbitrary. It is
  strongly recommended that you do NOT use one of the users in the commented out
  section below since they are intended for use with the examples web
  application.
-->
<!--
  NOTE:  The sample user and role entries below are intended for use with the
  examples web application. They 

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In my home network there is an Active Directory domain, and I am using my Active Directory account in this domain to login to my PC, because using this account to login allows me to access some resources in the home network. This AD account also has administrative permission on my PC.

Assuming the domain controller of the AD domain has a chance to fail and stop working, then I will not be able to login with the AD account, but need to use local account. In this situation, if I have files saved at desktop, or any account specific location of the AD account, then I will have a bit trouble to get them back.
-- login with local account with Admin permission
-- explore into the user folder in system drive (C:).
-- find the files and copy them to local account desktop (or other folder).

To resolve this issue present at the situation of failing AD domain, I am wondering: can I setup an AD account in Windows 7/8/10 that allows user to login when the AD domain is down?

This seems defeating the definition of an AD account, but I still wondering whether an account can be setup to work with domain when it is available, and work as a local account when domain is down...

If this is not doable, then ideas to prepare to handle the situation when AD domain is down would be welcome.

Thank you!
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can you recommend me a deep freeze application that cannot affect the shutting down system of my laptop?
(Dell XPS 12 , windows 8)
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What steps are necessary to determine if a Windows 8.1 OS that was upgraded to Windows 10 (with the data and apps being preserved) can be downgraded back to Windows 8.1?
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Windows 8

Windows 8 is a personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, with an emphasis on improving its user experience on tablets. In particular, these changes included a touch-optimized Windows shell based on Microsoft's "Metro" design language, the Start screen, a new platform for developing apps with an emphasis on touchscreen input, integration with online services, support for USB 3.0, Advanced Format hard drives, near field communications, and cloud computing. Additional security features were introduced, such as built-in antivirus software, integration with Microsoft SmartScreen phishing filtering service and support for UEFI Secure Boot on supported devices with UEFI firmware.