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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Hi

Running laptop with Windows 8.1 basic. Each time the laptop is switched on a Windows update message stating 'Your upgrade is ready to install' is displayed. This message does not give you the opportunity to cancel the upgrade request or close the window. The only options available are a) Schedule it for later or b) Start the upgrade now.

On this particular laptop, I do not want to upgrade (I think it's to windows 10) and would like to stay on windows 8.1.

I've edited the registry as per the following Microsoft link - https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/3080351/how-to-manage-windows-10-notification-and-upgrade-options

This has not corrected the issue - Any ideas please

Regards
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Hi

One of our customer is going to migrate a DHCP Server next Friday, so we have still some time.
One of my senior technician is telling that they have forgot and need to minimize the DHCP lease duration from 8 before the migration.
An other is telling that this is not needed because if all computers are shutdown during the migration, the clients should get a IP from the new server. The customers client policy is to shutdown the clients every day.

My questions:
1) Which statement is true? (The old DHCP Server is a 2003 and the new one is a 2012 R2, Clients are Windows 7 Pro)
2) If they have to reduce the DHCP lease duration, what time is recommended for Monday after the migration?

Many thanks in advance.
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I want to find the drivers for an HP 810c printer. HP has retired the printer and I do not have the drivers. lose the drivers on my windows 8 PC when I had to restore my computer to the last set point. Can anyone tell me where I can get them on a disk?

Thanks,
Jim Pfister
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My client is running Win 8.1 Home on an HP laptop. A couple of days ago she started not being able to access any website secured with https on either Chrome or IE.

Yesterday, I went onsite and I took a look at her PC. I ran Malware Bytes and it found some malware (exclusively PUPs), which I told it to quarantine.

I followed the steps in this link (although I did not re-register the DLL files yet) and then I was able to access sites like LinkedIn and Netflix that use https. I rebooted several times to verify that these sites were still accessible.
https://www.techsupportall.com/solved-cannot-access-secure-sites-https-websites-not-opening-view/

This AM I got an email from the client that although at first she was able to access https sites, but then they stopped working again.

Would appreciate suggestions & feedback on this.

Thanks in advance.
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Hi - I have a windows 8 pro client machine that connects to a windows 2012 domain.

When an application that is mapped to a local share as drive x: we get

Open File - Security Warning
We can't verify who created this file. Are you sure you want to run this file?
...


If I remap the same location to the Y: drive all works.
I have no idea why the X drive is treated differently than the Y drive.
Any suggestions?

Thanks
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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

          I am needing help to recover a forgotten Windows 8.1  login password for a Visual Land Premier 10 tablet.  Above the password login box is the Hotmail email address.  Is it possible to somehow use the Hotmail email address to reset the Windows 8.1 login password?  

          Any help given in reply to this question will be greatly appreciated.

          Thank you

          George
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Hi

We are trying to migrate a large DHCP Server and the customer is having one important question we have to answer.

1) We must migrate the Server in the day because they don’t like to pay a night shift allowance as they are a non profit organisation. So they ask how long it will take migrate? Will the user not be able to work a long time?


Answer: We are trying to migrate the Servers at noon (so we have 1h to work), as the most clients will have got an IP then. But if somebody comes to work afterwards they will not get an IP. According to the third party Network company they will have 5 minutes to change the IP Helper.

Can you agree that answer from my technicians?

Many thanks in advance.
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Hi

One of our customer has 3 different DHCP scopes. They have tried to migrate and it has failed. After they have tried it again and migrated one scope manually successfully.
Now we have to migrate the other two scopes. What is the best way to migrate the other two scopes with a minimum effort? As I saw in researches it is not possible with PowerShell as Server 2003 will not support it.

Many thanks in advance.
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When I go to charms>settings>change pc settings>update and recovery>recovery and click on the 'Get Started' under the 'Refresh your pc without affecting you files' title, nothing happens.

also window update not working.  Just keeps saying 'checking for updates'
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Hi "Universal C Runtime " is needed to install in Win8 due to installation of an application. But i got an error message during the installation. Please see the attached picture. Anyone can give some suggestions? Thank you
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I got a windows 8 laptop recently and was wondering
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Hi,
I want to connect to a Windows 8 machine from a Mac, here in my local LAN, but when i connect I don't want to kick off the person who is using the Windows machine. I am using Microsoft Remove Desktop and it lets me connect to the Windows machine, but it kicks off the user. I want to be able to view (and potentially control if possible) the windows machine WHILE the person is still logged into the windows machine.
I want to do this for teaching purposes for my son here at home.
Thanks!
Nacht
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For windows 8 and 10 os that are not on a domain is there a program that can be used to export user settings like performane visual options, windows explorer folder views, etc.?
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Hi Guys,

Unsure if this is a windows 8 'thing' or something incorrect with the OS but whenever I have an application running and I go to launch a second instance via start menu or desktop icons by default it wont launch a second instance but just bring the 1st instance to the front

some example; IE, Outlook, Remote desktop connection, excel.

If I right click and select 'open in new window' then it will launch the 2nd instance just fine.

normal? any fixes? starting to get annoying every time I open a notepad to make some quick notes.

All the best,

Peggiegreg
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I have ran into a snag after setting a Windows 2012 R2 domain controller, the workstations won't run the netlogon.bat script upon login. Any ideas? I can access the netlogon share from the workstation and run the script manually but it won't run automatically after the user login.
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I'm trying to figure out what keeps on waking up my external USB drives. I've added them to the excluded list in Windows Defender but using Process Monitor I see entries like this attributed to the MsMpEng.exe process:

CreateFile
Desired Access: Read Attributes, Disposition: Open, Options: Open For Backup, Open Requiring Oplock, Attributes: n/a, ShareMode: Read, Write, Delete, AllocationSize: n/a, OpenResult: Opened

FileSystemControl
Control: FSCTL_REQUEST_OPLOCK

FileSystemControl
Control: 0x902eb (Device:0x9 Function:186 Method: 3)

Why is Defender still accessing the drives?  This is on a Windows 8.1 Pro machine
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First EE question of 2017, although this issue, is from 2016!

I've been experimenting with an Intel Compute Stick (Windows 8.1 with Bing edition), got bored and found it, in a box again and thought I would spend the holidays looking at it again.

Anyway it fails to find any Windows 8.1 Updates.

I'm puzzled, so I thought I would ask EE Experts for any golden nuggets, to get Updates installed via WIndows Updates).

(otherwise I'll nuke it and install Windows 10, but would rather keep Intel original!)

I do not have a Windows 8.1 key for this device as it's OEM! SO If I re-installed Windows 8.1 I would have to provide a retail or KMS/MAC/volume Key.

Things I've tried

1. Waited 5 days..... just scans for updates.

2. Rebooted many times.

3. Ran Chkdsk

4. sfc /scannow

5. DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

6. Windows Update Diagnostics - http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9830262

7. Reset the SoftwareDistribution Directory

8. There is activity in the WindowsUpdate.log

But still no updates....
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We are using Windows 8.1 to test installers for Windows 2012 R2, is that ok.
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Hi

In September for a customer we did a Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Hyper-V worked fine till 21.12.2016. Note: The customer did not update his Windows 10 Pro in November. Yesterday I got a call that Hyper-V is not working.

So we did a restore to 1511 (the backup we made before upgrading). As all VM’s in Hyper-V worked fine so we did an Anniversary Update again. Hyper-V is now not working again. Is this a known issue? How can I fix this problem?

The detailed error:

The application encountered an error while attempting to change the state of 'Test-Server'. 'Test-Server' failed to start.

System info:

- Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (OS Build 14393.576)
- ASUS Model: Z97-PRO GAMER (Bios Ver. 2203)
- i7-4770 CPU, 3.40GHz, 3401 Mhz, 4 Cores, 8 Logical Processors, Intel HD, Graphics 4600, Installed 32 GB Ram

Many thanks in advance.
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About 2 years ago my mother bought an HP Pavillion 23 All-In-One PC. Here are the specs:
          -Windows 8.1, x64
          -AMD E2-1800 APU with Radeon HD Graphics (1.7 GHz)
          -6 GB RAM
          -450 GB hard drive (only about 1/10 of that space is used up).
     These are good specs, considering that all she uses it for is word processing (with Word 2013) and checking her email (through yahoo). But the PC is so slow (EXTREMELY slow). I’ve concluded the cause is that there are certain Windows processes running in the background. Every time I open Task Manager I’ll notice that, on average, between 50% to 90% of the CPU’s resources are in use, and it’s always the same group of processes (shown below). Unfortunately, I cannot disable most of these processes (I guess they’re essential Windows processes).
     I don't think there Is there anything I can do about this, or is there?
"Service Host: Local System" processes
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Hi I have a user at work - She has Windows 8.1 and SSD 120GB HD.
Problem is, when I click on This PC, her hard drive shows 6GB one minute, then i close This PC, clicks into it again and hard drive shows 240MB and its RED. Why is it filling up so quickly.

I have disabled offline files
I have also deleted hiber.sys file
Cleared a few files
Ran CCleaner
Ran TreeSize

What else can I do please?

I am thinking of rebuilding her PC?

Any answers would be great!
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We have a Lenovo Helix laptop that will not boot and getsand unmountable drive error.

I was able to finally get to the Windows recovery screen and have tried several options that are not working. But each option required entering (the correct) bitlocker password.

The drive is C but bitlocker created an X drive.
manage-bde -status
Volume c:[]
[Data Volume]

Size:					Unknown
Bitlocker Version:		2.0
Conversion Status:		Used Space Only Encrypted
% Encrypted:			100%
Method:					AES 128
Protection Status:		On
Lock Status:			Unlocked
Identification Field:	Unknown
Auto Unlock:			Disabled
Key Protectors:			Numerical Password TPM

Open in new window


When I am tried the code below to remove bitlocker
manage-bde -off c:

Open in new window

I received the error
ERROR: An error occurred (code 0x80070015)
The device is not ready.
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Hi

We can't install Citrix Receiver on any client.
http://receiver.citrix.com/

Error
System info:
- Windows 10 1607 up-to-date
- Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 is installed

C
We have tried also the ReceiverCleanupUtility. Also clients never had an older version of Citrix Receiver fail.

-TrolleyExpress-20161206-112900.log

Any idea?

Many thanks in advance.
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Hi

What is the minimum permission I need in order to delegate control to a helpdesk user? The customer wants to award permission just to an OU and its Sub-OU’s. The User only needs to move clients, to edit (also security filtering) in its GPO’s, and link them.

Many thanks in advance.
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I've recently upgraded some win 7 machines to Windows 10 through the

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/accessibility/windows10upgrade

link.  

When I go into system properties (right clicking on computer name - the page that says processor / ram / machine name info), it says it's activated.

I thought when I upgraded a machine in that first year free upgrade program, the machine install had to be tied to a microsoft account / that's where the activation was tied to (and I guess you'd have to remember who's microsoft account you activated the win 10 on that machine?)

These didn't ask for any microsoft accounts to activate.  

Does it just remember some unique number created from the hardware info / machine serial number to activate if I reinstall win 10 in the future?  I want to make sure I do the right things now so if I reinstall win 10 in the future (from a bootable USB with the win 10 ISO) I am not stuck with not being able to activate
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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.