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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Even Microsoft's website does not provide a single page matrix that compares all the versions.  Assistance in finding such a matrix is greatly appreciated.
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For some reason IE11 (metro) is displaying page cannot be found: •Make sure the web address http://www.google.com is correct (does this for any URL)
IE desktop and Chrome have no such issue and can browse no problem.

I have looked in the event log and nothing, I click the diagnose button on IE error page but it just spins round forever.
I have not added any IE add-ins or made any firewall or A/V exclusions... it just started happening!

Any idea what it can be? While in IE11 (metro) I look at tools/options but don't see the usual settings I would expect so can only assume that IE metro uses the "internet options" as set in IE desktop?
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I'm finding that my system starts to slow and I have 16GB of RAM but I'm not sure why it's all in use.

is this a bug with my memory or chrome or something?

taskman-mem-in-use
processdetails
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Hi,

I have 250gb harddisk. and have data on it.

I want to shrink harddisk for 20 gb space and then use this partition for make bootable with windows 8.

But this should not harm my data which is laying on another space.

suggestion please.

thanks.
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I would like to know how to perform a vulnerability report that can generate a report of the before and after results . I have been searching on the Internet and have found mostly organizations that want to consult with you and charge large sums of money.  All i need is a piece of software of utility than can scan my computers or network and provide the aforementioned before and after results. I don't expect this to be a free utility and am willing to pay for a reliable vulnerability report assessment

Please give me your recommendations on what software I should be using to perform vulnerability  assessment.
Thank you in advance.
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I've got a Toshiba Satellite S75 with a VGA port, and would like a 3-monitor setup (extending screens, not duplicating).

Two monitors is straightforward in Windows, but how do I do three?

(the second and third monitors have VGA inputs)
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I need to recommend a computer to be used by the public in a hotel lobby environment. I cant be cleaning this computer of junk software and malware every week. I need some recommendations. I have seen some use Thin Clients that run a light version of Windows 7 - they seem able to use most web content and are Read only so rebooting them rids any malicious and junk software that has been installed. Is that my best bet?

Another option I have thought about is a drive imaging application that could easily be re imaged by the staff.

My worry in using the Thin client is some web content will not work and we cant have that.

Thanks for your ideas!
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I am trying to use a desktop computer with Windows 8.1 and am getting an error message when trying to copy cells from one tab to another in Excel 2010.  I do not have the problem on my Win 7 laptop or a different Win 7 desktop.

The issue:
I have a spreadsheet with a pivot table that I refresh weekly from an Access database.  Each week I create a new tab by right clicking on the previous week's tab and selecting Copy.  After renaming the new tab with the date, I go back to the previous week's tab, click the top left corner of the spreadsheet so that the entire sheet is selected, right click, select Copy, and then Paste Values.  The last step prevents the previous week's data from getting updated when I refresh the pivot table on the current week's tab.  There is no problem doing this with the exact same file on my Win 7 laptop or Win 7 desktop.  It only happens on the Win 8.1 desktop.  I initially had Office Pro 32-bit on the Win 8.1 desktop but I uninstalled it and installed the 64-bit version hoping that would resolve the issue, but it has not.  The problem occurs when I select Copy - I get the message:  Excel cannot complete this task with available resources.  Choose less data or close other applications.  This happens after a reboot with no other applications open.  Also as I mentioned above it happens with 32-bit and 64-bit Excel.

Configuration details:
My laptop has Win 7 SP1 64-bit, 6 GB RAM and Office 2010 Pro 32-bit.  My desktop that works has Win 7 SP1 …
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Experts,
I own a Microsoft Surface Pro and have had good luck with it for approximately 2 years.   I am not sure if an update is causing the problem or there is a problem with my Microsoft updates or network drivers, but periodically my network adapters just disappear.  When I click into the network adapter folder, all of my adapters are gone.   I have to restore my system to a previous state with system restore.

Is there a problem with my Surface that I should be concerned about?  I have been lucky and able to restore to a previous state, but what if I do not have that option.   What could be wrong with my system?
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When network & sharing or firewall icons are clicked the window opens and shows the spinning wheel but nothing happens - have waited 10 minutes.  The only way to close the window is to use task manager.  Win 8.1
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I have a computer on a domain called gold.local.  The computer's name is Backup-PC.  That PC is being re-purposed and placed into a conference room.  So I want to change the name to Conference-PC.  After I put my credentials to authorize the change I get the following error:


Computer Name / Domain Changes Error "The following error occurred attempting to rename the computer "xxx".  The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.I'm not changing the domain name - I'm changing the computer name.  Not sure how to get past this problem.
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Dear all,


basically starting from Windows 8 to 8.1 upgrade, my PC start having USB hardware connectivity problem, one NIC can't use at all,

and some existing USB can't connect any more and it has an error message screen, see attached.
Connecton problem
any expenience on how to solve this ? search the web for driver is not going to work.
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I'm on Windows 8.1.
In Control Panel, System and Security, Action Acenter it shows my Windows Defender is off for Spyware and unwanted software protection as well as for Virus Protection. How do I turn them back on?
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This is probably going to be an easy one for someone out there. I am learning PowerShell and writing a script to detect memory configurations on machines and failing at the first hurdle of how many memory slots does a machine have and how many are populated. At first the command "Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_PhysicalMemoryArray" was a blessing as the property BankLabel or devicelocator looked like a win however I have 2 machines with win8.1 and one machine with server 2012R2 on and on 1 8.1 machine the propertys devicelocator and banklabel don't exist but memorydevices does and on the other 2 (8.1&2012R2) memorydeices does not exist but devicelocator and banklabel do. In short WTF how can I have two different sets of properties from the same command on the same version of PS? Thanks in advance
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Remote Desktop app was part of the standard windows xp pro and windows 7. I cannot find it in Windows 8.1 pro
Where is it hidden in Windows 8.1 pro. I know it should be included as part of the standard OS.
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Does anyone know how to identify what model a Diamond Multimedia Video Card is?

I loaded Windows 8.1 on a system and Microsoft sees it as a generic. Doesn't appear that Diamond puts much more than a serial number on their cards. I was hoping to catch Diamond tech support but sadly they are closed for the evening.

It looks like it might be one of the HD 6700 series by first glance.

Just wondered if anyone knew a trick on identifying this particular manufacturer.

Was considering just using the detect and install driver feature at AMD.
http://support.amd.com/en-us/download
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I just purchase a Windows 8.1. note book. 500 Giga; I am the only one user and Administrator. I have a dropbox account. I want to replicate it on this machine. I went on my dropbox account. I downloaded dropbox and installed it. I can access the panel. End of the story. I cannot do anything else.

1. panel is frozen saying "connexion ..." and that dropbox is starting (for two days)
2. I can access the preference/options panel, but is also frozen.

I sent a mail to dropbox support to ask two days ago. But also frozen.
Hes someone an idea ?
Thank you !
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Hi, i have a new Hyper-V server (2012R2) that i want to use vmconnect.exe to login to the guests on the hyper-v. The hyper-v host server is in a workgroup (hyper-server-group), the Windows 8.1 client i want to run vmconnect from is in a domain. Client and hyper-v server is on same network. I can use RDP in to the hyper-v server, but i cant use vmconnect to connect to guest on the hyper-v server, i get this error
"Hyper-V Remote Management: You do not have the required permission to complete this task. Contact the administrator of the authorization policy for the computer ‘COMPUTERNAME’"

I have tried this, but it dont work.
http://blogs.technet.com/b/jhoward/archive/2008/03/28/part-1-hyper-v-remote-management-you-do-not-have-the-requested-permission-to-complete-this-task-contact-the-administrator-of-the-authorization-policy-for-the-computer-computername.aspx
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These $8 Maxwell earbuds from Walmart are perfect for my android phone and the microphone is in exactly the right place http://www.walmart.com/ip/Maxell-In-Ear-Bud-with-Microphone-Black/17756632.  No clip or adjustment is needed.

I would like to use them with Skype on my laptop also.  What do I need to do on my laptop to make this a reality?

Assistance is greatly appreciated.
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I've got a Dell Precision M3800 Laptop running Windows 8.1 Pro, and the touchpad on it does this thing where lightly tapping is often treated as a click. I'm finding it super annoying because I'll often intend to just move the cursor and it accidentally clicks and moves something instead.

Anyone know how to either turn that off completely or lower the sensitivity on it? (I have a similar feature on my MacBook, but it seems much less finicky there.)

Thanks!
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How do I downgrade IE 11 to IE 10 on a surface tablet running Windows 8.1 x64
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I can't ping Windows 8.1 systems on my network.
Followed procedure to enable ECHO requests for file and print sharing in Windows Firewall.
If Firewall is completely disabled pinging the system works.
I have a Windows XP system on the same network segment that I can ping.
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A friend accidentally did a full system restore in Windows 8.1 (DELL Laptop), creating in the process a Windows.old folder which has the old install. This is a UEFI system, if that matters. The primary issue is a program he needs and cannot reinstall, that exists only in the old install.

I may have inaccurately described the process he used - all his data folders are still there, just not the programs.

Thanks
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1. Unable to delete other email accounts
2. See screenshot attached.
3. There are no other emails that can be removed under "Account Settings"
Please advice.
my-outlook-with-other-emails-and-message
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Hi Guys,   I asked this question before and seems like not resolved yet. Q:28539847   Laptop still makes these chirping sounds.  
Dell only replaced fan onsite.   That did not help.  
Few weeks later user sent laptop to Dell for repair.  However, they sent it back almost right away because the chirping noise wasn't here at the time they opened the box and powered it on.  The issue is intermittent.  

Here is what it sounds like:
https://app.box.com/s/g76sjnbylsq5euo2cwwj

So it still could be a HDD or Optical DVD-Drive. Those are the only mechanical parts that are left.  I have my hands on this laptop now but couldn't reproduce the issue for 3-4 days since received it.  Running smooth.   Dell diags BIOS utility and online diags are all passed.

Can anyone recommend any powerful HDD stress tests that would find some issues with drive if any?
Here is Dell Service Tag if needed: 10z92z1
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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.