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,

          I have a Visual Land Premier 10 tablet/laptop running Windows 8 that will not power on.  I did connect the power chord to it in hopes of recharging the battery, but, nothing happened.  The power light is a very faint or weak blue color too.  

          At this point, I am needing any troubleshooting tips which might help resolve this issue.  I look forward to reviewing all suggestions.

          Thank you

          George
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Hi

I’m trying to run a Task with a PowerShell Script and the last run result is 0x41301.

Pic-Settings.pdf

The Technical User is an Administrator and has the needed permission on the Script path.
What am I doing wrong? Any help is appreciated.

Many thanks in advance.
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Hi

I have never created this Task and see this on many Servers with my User.

pic-Settings.pdf

Question 1: What is this Task?
Question 2: How has this Task got created? Because I have not created it manually. Has anybody seen this before?
Question 3: Do I need this Task? Can you provide an URL as a proof?

Many thanks in advance.
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Hi

I just reinstalled a user's computer (Windows 8.0) and am trying to install updates but I keep getting the error message stating that Windows Installer is in Standalone mode

How do I disable this mode ?

thanks
yann
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Hi

One of our customers has set up Windows Firewall rules. They disabled the Firewall for domains and for Private + Public Network the inbound set to block (default).

Question 1) What does this mean exactly? Will all communications be blocked?
Question 2) Are there any official links that describe which ports will be blocked?
Question 3) How can we make exclusions for Private and Public Networks with GPO’s?

Many thanks in advance.
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I have a situation which has crept in over the last week on my windows 8.1 computer. Throughout the day, maybe twice a day, randomly and without warning, the computer will shut down and restart. No freezing, no screen lock, it just turns off and then restarts. Could I please have some advice on what to do to try and find out precisely why this is happening and where the issue is.  Here is the entry on Windows viewer, it says what has happened but not what the cause is. Thanks.

Windows viewer entry
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Guys,
I have my machine that always connected to office vpn and in this machine I also have installed virtual  machine for personal usage. My questions is does my virtual machine also connected to office vpn due to my physical machine  connected to office vpn ?
Or it does not connected to office vpn and  have free access to internet ? which one is true guys ?
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I have Standard Server 2012 r2 installed as a virtual machine on an Windows 8 laptop.
Everything thing installed well except for the network.
I have tried most of the solutions which I searched for on the internet to no avail.
Steps to make work seemed pretty simple.  Any ideas?
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Hi

A customer can't delete a file.

command
The error we get.

Remove-Item : Der Pfad "C:\Users\test\Downloads\nre  WG  Wichtige Informationen zur Umstellung der Telefonie in ihrem Amt am 08 06 2016 im Zuge des" kann nicht gefunden
werden, da er nicht vorhanden ist.In Zeile:1 Zeichen:1
+ Remove-Item "nre  WG  Wichtige Informationen zur Umstellung der Telefonie in ihr ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (C:\Users\test\D...016 im Zuge des:String) [Remove-Item], ItemNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.RemoveItemCommand


Possible problem:
- I think the filename is too long

What we already tried:
- To take ownership => failed
- To delete the file as an Administrator => failed

The file size is 0 and then it has no extension (so this is only a icon?). Any idea how to delete this file without deleting the profile?

Many thanks in advance.
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Windows Search Service Feature is installed on Windows server 2012 R2
It has a few shared folders.
Users are having windows 7/8 & 10 on their desktops.

Users are unable to index search their files stored on the shared folders at server 2012 R2.

Please guide how to index search the same.
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Hi,
Please can you help me;
I have Active directory (server 2012 R2 : domain controller) and PCs with OS windows 8.1.
When I execute on pc (windows 8.1) "gpupdate /force" via command prompt "cmd"

Every time gpupdate /force is run I receive the following message:

---------------------------------------------
User Policy update has completed successfully.
The following warnings were encountered during user policy processing:
The Group Policy Client Side Extension Folder Redirection was unable to apply one or more settings because the changes must be processed before system startup or user logon. The system will wait for Group Policy processing to finish completely before the next startup or logon for this user, and this may result in slow startup and boot performance.

Computer Policy update has completed successfully.
For more detailed information, review the event log or invoke gpmc.msc to access information about Group Policy results.
Certain User policies are enabled that can only run during logon.
OK to logoff?. (Y/N)
---------------------------------------------

And then I receive the same message in my System event log.

---------------------------------------------
Log Name:      System
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy
Date:          11/21/2016 10:30:46 AM
Event ID:      1112
Task Category: None
Level:         Warning
Keywords:      
User:          <skipped>
Computer:      <skipped>
Description:
The Group Policy Client …
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Working on my son's laptop, home from college.  

I wanted to make sure it's up to date and ran windows update.  said checking for updates for hours.  googled, and ran a microsoft repair tool.  said it found and fixed some things.

Service registration is missing or corrupt
Windows update error 0x80070490
problem installing recent updates

Rebooted, tried win update. again, overnight, didn't get past checking for updates.  

ran that tool again, it found / fixed the same errors.

in the procerss I noticed that even though this is a workgroup PC / home user, it had a check box to check for updates from windows udate rather than your sys admin.  I found a registry patch that got rid of that check box (and I assume it goes to windows update now).

rebooted
ran the tool again, it found / fixed the same errors (so it's not really fixing them?)

ran sfc /scannow
same problem
reran the tool, same things found / fixed

did steps I found on the web - stop services, delete things in the software download folder

reboot
still can't get windows update to work.  advice short of reinstalling the OS?
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We got our son a laptop a couple years ago when he started college.  He brought it home for Thanksgiving and I was cleaning it up / checking things out.

it's an HP envy 15.  It has an i7 processor with 16GB ram.  Pretty good, I think?  but it doesn't seem to be as 'peppy ' I would think.

It has a 1TB 5400RPM hard drive with 8GB cache.  How can I tell how much the drive is a / the bottleneck?  Yes, an SSD would be better - but by how much?  and that's expensive for the same size drive (he's only using 200GB, so yeah, does he need that big a drive).

But I could get him a 7200RPM drive with 32GB cache for < $60 from newegg.  is it 'worth' it?  is there a n app / way to see how much of the cache is being used?  I turned off superfetch which seems to have helped keep the disk use in taskmgr much lower than 100%

we upgraded the wifi card last night - it was 2.4 ghz and we put in a dual band with bluetooth.  what a nuisance to get inside the machine - loads of screws on the bottom then lift up the top / keybard, deal with ribbon cables to get inside.  I'd rather not have to go through all that to replace parts without knowing for sure we'll see noticable improvements
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I am configuring a brand new ASUS UltraBook for a client.
Out of the box it has Windows 8.1 Pro, it is activated.

It works well as it is and I have installed applications, drivers etc - but I can't get it to find any Windows updates.   I have disabled the power management and left it checking for updates all night - no joy.  It still tells me that I have never checked for updates.
ASUS support tell me to reset to factory and start again - but that will void all the work I have done on it.

I have tried removing the SoftwareDownload directory, ran the troubleshooter, flushed the DNS cache.

Any further ideas?
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Hi Experts,

My client has a HP PRO 400 Mfc425 Laser Jet machine connected to the network, which has stopped printing.

I cleared the queue from all computers, and powered down for 45 min, but unsuccessful.

When turning the machine on its said "Initializing..." for 10 min, then "Error 49" occurred, followed by "Scanner Error 16". What could it be?

The store is recommending to update the firmware and drivers, but I doubt it. I think it is the hardware?

As well, can anyone tell me how I can update the firmware, and can I do this remotely from another office if I have access to a PC or do I need physical access to the machine.

Thank you
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Have a client with a Windows 2008 R2 domain (will likely be upgraded soon)
Mostly Windows 10 clients these days

Many users' laptops have pretty small SSD drives.  Offline files work well, but drives but we don't have the luxury of having huge CSC limits.

I'd like to set a GPO (or local policy) on machines with small drives that will:
1) Keep offline files enabled but with
2) some magical setting that will have the system NOT make files/folders in network shares available offline unless
3) users (non admins) select specific folders to sync, space permitting

I know that we can set limits on the amount to use on a drive, and we have, but we'd like to let users determine which folders need syncing and which don't.  

I know we can change a share or folder to not cache as an admin, but we're not monitoring every folder that a user creates.  

For example:
If a user goes to \\server01\groupshare and visits \\server01\groupshare\clientdata and \\server01\groupshare\BobVacationPhotos, we want the user to be able to specifically say to cache the client info folder (because that's important and would be nice to have if there's space) and have the BobVacationPhotos, which contains 1500 personal vacation photos that were shared temporarily by a very excited employee, to NOT be cached by default (without the viewing user having to do anything).

And I'm not talking bout the "always available offline" flag, I'm talking about stopping the 1500 recently opened photos …
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This picture is from shadow protect of a Dell laptop that shipped with windows 8 and the user upgraded to 10 at some point.

I'm counting 8 partitions?  I'm used to 3 or so: the actual operating system, diagnostics, partition with an image of the original OS.

Any idea if all or part of this is part of upgrading to win 10?

And I'm looking to do a clean install of windows 10 (I am looking to use a dell win 10 install disk - will that activate?  I'll use the same microsoft user name as before).

Woudl you wipe the drive? save all / some partitions?

8 partitions?
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My mouse suddenly (without any pattern of action I can follow) freezes (no time or duration pattern) and I need to reboot the system (via the keyboard).

I looked in to the event viewer the only error I see is;
There was an error communicating to the Orion DCS server

- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
  <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-LocationProvider" Guid="{EAAB4D92-5199-46C4-A779-9721CE323D46}" />
  <EventID>2005</EventID>
  <Version>0</Version>
  <Level>2</Level>
  <Task>1</Task>
  <Opcode>0</Opcode>
  <Keywords>0x2000000000000001</Keywords>
  <TimeCreated SystemTime="2016-11-02T13:53:56.055902300Z" />
  <EventRecordID>4691</EventRecordID>
  <Correlation />
  <Execution ProcessID="7176" ThreadID="3884" />
  <Channel>Application</Channel>
  <Computer>Dell</Computer>
  <Security UserID="S-1-5-19" />
  </System>
- <EventData>
  <Data Name="HResult">-2147012721</Data>
  </EventData>
  </Event>
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HP Pavilion Touchsmart 23 All-in-one. Hard drive died and the iindividual doesn't have restore disk. Replaced the drive with smae model drive and size. Using a Windows 8 disk to attemp reinstalling windows we keep getting an error  "Windows could not format a partition on disk 0 the error occurred while preparing the partition selected for installation error code 0 lowercase X80070057"

We've tried nurmerous senerios and have Google'd our butts off to no avail. Any suggestions??
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Hi
   
We are troubleshooting Event Log errors and warnings from a customer. I have to fix this so quickly as possible. The customer is having Windows 10 Enterprise Anniversary update (10.0.14393 Build 14393) and Server 2012 R2 (Domain level 2003).

Log Name:      System
Source:        Service Control Manager
Date:          31/10/2016 08:30:57
Event ID:      7023
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      Testpc
Description:
The description for Event ID 7023 from source Service Control Manager cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.
   
Question 1: Is this error related to Group Policy (GPO's)?
Question 2: How can I fix this error under Windows 10?
   
Many thanks in advance
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Hi
   
We are troubleshooting Event Log errors and warnings from a customer. I have to fix this so quickly as possible. The customer is having Windows 10 Enterprise Anniversary update (10.0.14393 Build 14393) and Server 2012 R2 (Domain level 2003).

Log Name:      System
Source:        NETLOGON
Date:          31/10/2016 08:31:47
Event ID:      5719
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      Testpc
Description:
This computer was not able to set up a secure session with a domain controller in domain Test-AD-CH due to the following:
There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request.
This may lead to authentication problems. Make sure that this computer is connected to the network. If the problem persists, please contact your domain administrator.  

ADDITIONAL INFO
If this computer is a domain controller for the specified domain, it sets up the secure session to the primary domain controller emulator in the specified domain. Otherwise, this computer sets up the secure session to any domain controller in the specified domain.
   
Question 1: Is this error related to Group Policy (GPO's)?
Question 2: How can I fix this error under Windows 10?
   
Many thanks in advance
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Hi

We are troubleshooting Event Log errors and warnings from a customer. I have to fix this so quickly as possible. The customer is having Windows 10 Enterprise Anniversary update (10.0.14393 Build 14393) and Server 2012 R2 (Domain level 2003).

Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy/Operational
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy
Date:          31/10/2016 08:33:09
Event ID:      7016
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      
User:          SYSTEM
Computer:      Testpc
Description:
Completed Security Extension Processing in 3578 milliseconds.

Question: How can I fix this error under Windows 10?

Many thanks in advance
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Hi

We are troubleshooting Event Log errors and warnings from a customer. I have to fix this so quickly as possible. The customer is having Windows 10 Enterprise Anniversary update (10.0.14393 Build 14393) and Server 2012 R2 (Domain level 2003).

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Perflib
Date:          31/10/2016 08:31:43
Event ID:      1008
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      Testpc
Description:
The Open Procedure for service "BITS" in DLL "C:\Windows\System32\bitsperf.dll" failed. Performance data for this service will not be available. The first four bytes (DWORD) of the Data section contains the error code.

Question 1: Is this error related to Group Policy (GPO's)?
Question 2: How can I fix this error under Windows 10?

Many thanks in advance
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Hi
We are troubleshooting Event Log errors and warnings from a customer. I have to fix this so quickly as possible. The customer is having Windows 10 Enterprise Anniversary update (10.0.14393 Build 14393) and Server 2012 R2 (Domain level 2003).

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-PerfNet
Date:          31/10/2016 08:31:43
Event ID:      2005
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      Testpc
Description:
Unable to read performance data for the Server service. The first four bytes (DWORD) of the Data section contains the status code, the second four bytes contains the IOSB.Status and the next four bytes contains the IOSB.Information.

Question 1: Is this error related to Group Policy (GPO's)?
Question 2: How can I fix this error under Windows 10?

Many thanks in advance
0
Hi

We are troubleshooting Event Log errors and warnings from a customer. I have to fix this so quickly as possible. The customer is having Windows 10 Enterprise Anniversary update (10.0.14393 Build 14393) and Server 2012 R2 (Domain level 2003).

Log Name:      Application
Source:        SceCli
Date:          31/10/2016 08:33:09
Event ID:      1202
Task Category: None
Level:         Warning
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      Testpc
Description:
Security policies were propagated with warning. 0x5 : Access Denied

Question 1: Is this error related to Group Policy (GPO's)?
Question 2: How can I fix this error under Windows 10?

Many thanks in advance
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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.