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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Client running Windows 8 all Patches applied

Using Office 2016 all patches applied

has Two emails one named  and

the Email is his main Email

When he attempts to send an email from his account, outlook changes the send from to the 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 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????

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?
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
Hi one software is occupying port2002 in my PC (Win8). how can I know which one it is? Thank you
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.
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?
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?
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:
Trying to open web links, it defaults to 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.

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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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

  Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
  distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
  See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
  limitations under the License.
  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
  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!
can you recommend me a deep freeze application that cannot affect the shutting down system of my laptop?
(Dell XPS 12 , windows 8)
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?
I just upgraded a Windows 8.1 Pro computer to Windows 10 Pro by performing an upgrade that kept the files and applications in tact.

Now around 33% of the time when users logon onto the computer using their local Windows profiles they receive an error that says "C:\Windows\system32\config\systeprofile\Desktop is unavailable. If the location is on this PC, make sure the device or drive is connected or the disc is inserted, and then try again. If the location is on a network, make sure you're connected to the network or Internet, and then try again. If the location still can't be found, it might have been moved or deleted" (see the screenshot).

This computer isn't joined to any domains.

If we log off of the computer and then log on again (with the same or a different local user account) the logon is successful.

I have run the SFC /scannow and the following DISM commands which have all run successfully and reported no errors.

What can I do to fix this issue so that this error will stop occurring?

DISM commands I have run:

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Checkhealth
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Scanhealth
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth

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Desktop profile not available
i have a packard Bell laptop Easynote LS11-HR-026BE model
it has as latest drivers  on the PB site  the windows 8 -64 bit drivers.
it was upgraded to windows 10 about a year ago, but now update 1803 refuss to install; saying simply :
the system reserved partition cannot been updated

what is the best method to resolve this?

i found the MS translated page full of errors - and don't trust it
the easus page gives a method for enlarging the partition with unallocated space, but my actual partitons (2 : system reserved and OS) are adjacent, so i probably need to free up space at the end of disk, and move that between the 2 existing ones - how much MB should i take?
here my disk management  :
What are the steps to directly upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 so that all programs, user accounts, and customizations will remain in place after the upgrade to Windows 10 completes?

Is this as easy as downloading the Windows 10 ISO file into Windows 8.1 and then running the Windows 10 setup file within the Windows 8.1 OS and following the prompts to upgrade?
My client's PC (Windows 8.1) shows the Metro interface.  There is absolutely no way to get to the desktop.  Every now and then while running programs and exiting them, the desktop flashes for about maybe 1/4 of a second, and then the Metro interface is displayed.

I've tried system restore twice (with antivirus disabled) and it says it failed to restore, citing perhaps the antivirus as the problem.

Anyone seen this before.

I'd like to know whether it is possible to directly find a device's GUID
if I know the BUS / VID and PID  (or BUS VEN / DEV) of it

The only option that I have so far is to retrieve all devices withWMI (in my case only usb network devices), get their PNPDeviceID and parse for it.

Is there anything faster? WMI is rather slow and my code doesn't really seem elegant.
Are there options using directly the win32 module?

My current code works for python2 and python3, but as mentioned above.
I manually search through all network devices and parse the PNPDeviceID
my code:

import wmi

c = wmi.WMI()

def find_by(bus, vid, pid):
    nw_adapters = (
        + c.Win32_NetworkAdapter(AdapterTypeId=9)
    pnp_string_start = r"%s\VID_%s&PID_%s" % (bus, vid, pid)
    for device in nw_adapters:
        if device.PNPDeviceID.startswith(pnp_string_start):
            return device
    return None

def get_guid(bus, vid, pid):
    device = find_by(bus, vid, pid)
    return None if device is None else device.GUID

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Hello Experts,

I did a Windows update and a McAfee update, and since then have two problems. The first is most important: my RDP connection for my job disconnects and then reconnects every 10 seconds to  two minutes. I looked at the Microsoft Windows Terminal Services logs and see all the disconnection events, but there are multiple errors codes/descriptions that seem unrelated and I stopped analyzing those logs hoping you will have guidance for me.

The second problem is the hyperlinks in my Microsoft Outlook email no longer work and display a message that says, 'This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer...' I attempted to reset my internet options, but that did not resolve the issue. I am reluctant to run the fix tool that is available on the Microsoft support page because Windows 8.1 is not listed in the OS list.  Do you have any advice for me?
Respectfully, Chop


In windows 8.1 my colleague deleted the Icon short cut for Ms Access in titles screen as result we cannot lunch Ms Access to start a new database. For existing database we are still able to work normally because the actual Ms Access is not disturbed.
How do we bring it back the launch icon on the tiles? Any idea? I have checked in the recycle bin still there is nothing.



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.