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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 there,
I am in an environment of 400 users.
Desktops get reissued to users regularly. When the desktop gets given out for the first time it is imaged using MDT. When the computer is handed to another user, the support guys have to go along and reconfigure the computer for the next user. I know it sounds like you could reimage it but the company I have just started with doesn't have everything in the image, so it is a much bigger job to reimage the computer.
So part of preparing the computer for the next user is changing the Windows 8 and Windows 10 start menu tiles back to the standard company way. the business doesn't want to lock down the start menu but wants the highly paid professionals that use the computers to start off with the most likely to be useful things in the start menu, and then leave the users to alter it as they see fit from there.
The users have roaming profiles.
I would like to help the support team be able to push the start menu back to the desktop using powershell or something like that.
I found in powershell the commands export-startlayout and import-startlayout, but it doesn't work on roaming profiles as far as I can see. That is what Microsoft says and it seems to be right. I tried it on computers not joined to the domain and it works fine.
I can see group policy is capable of it but the users need to be allowed to change it too.
Do you have any other ideas?
Thanks,
Shaun
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hi experts,

 a have a laptop that was giving problems, so I ran a chkdsk and it's been scanning / repairing the drive now for 2hours and it's sitting at 11%. Should I let it continue , is it normal to take this long?
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Hi,

When i tap continuously spacebar in laptop keboard the laptop restarts. I had checked in event log. I got the below mentioned error

a multi touch device reported inconsistent information event id 264

I had updated the all the drives including bios. I had done diagnostics and hardware show results all test as pass. Kindly tell me whether its a os issue
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when i open gta 3 and click on start game-   load game,   my files appear when i click them they start loading too but the loading won't finish.   once i waited for an hour but yet it didn't open.  
so it leaves me no choice but to play a new game everytime.
i play it on windows 8.1
hope you will answer my question.
thanks///
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Can it be upgraded to windows 10 so that I can run normal exe programs ?

It currently running windows 8.1 RT
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hi experts,

 I'm trying to setup windows backup on my server BUT i want to back it up to a network share drive or a SAN. but it doesn't give me the option to browse to that path  , it's looking for a local drive. is backing up to a network not supported on server 2008 standard?
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We have about 17,000 about 60/40 Windows 10 to 8.1. All the sudden the 8.1 ones users cannot login the PC sits at Please wait for user profile service for users with a roaming profile. If we remove that they can login. The windows 10 users seem unaffected. The only error I see on them is Error 6005 The winlogon notification subscriber <Profiles> is taking long time to handle the notification event (Logon).

Nothing network wise has changed.
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I have 20 hard drives from pc. Different size from 80 to 2 tb

What's the most affordable way to use them together n raid
So i can use in my home network?
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I am using windows 8.1 pro ,64 bit laptop.I have mistakenly deleted one of system variable file.Now i am unable to open Advanced system settings,command prompt.When i open advanced system settings it showing error as "Windows cannot find '%windir%\system32\systempropertiesadvanced.exe'.How to solve this? please help me to solve this problem.
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Team, need help resolving a laptop build that's continously failing at the bitlocker stage of task sequence, it's specific to just this model laptop, and I suspect it's related to some BIOS config.
Can you advise or direct me please,
Laptop Model = HP Elite X2 1012

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Error in logs:

... r
Initial TPM state: 55
Creating TPM owner authorization value
Succeeded loading resource DLL 'C:\Windows\CCM\1033\TSRES.DLL'
Taking ownership of TPM
uStatus == 0, HRESULT=80070005 (e:\nts_sccm_release\sms\framework\tscore\tpm.cpp,645)
pTpm->TakeOwnership( sOwnerAuth ), HRESULT=80070005 (e:\nts_sccm_release\sms\client\osdeployment\bitlocker\bitlocker.cpp,522)
InitializeTpm(), HRESULT=80070005 (e:\nts_sccm_release\sms\client\osdeployment\bitlocker\bitlocker.cpp,1313)
ConfigureKeyProtection( keyMode, pwdMode, pszStartupKeyVolume ), HRESULT=80070005 (e:\nts_sccm_release\sms\client\osdeployment\bitlocker\bitlocker.cpp,1552)
pBitLocker->Enable( argInfo.keyMode, argInfo.passwordMode, argInfo.sStartupKeyVolume, argInfo.bWait ), HRESULT=80070005 (e:\nts_sccm_release\sms\client\osdeployment\bitlocker\main.cpp,382)
'TakeOwnership' failed (2147942405)
Failed to take ownership of TPM. Ensure that Active Directory permissions are properly configured
ccess is denied. (Error: 80070005; Source: Windows)
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I am installing some software for someone on his Asus T100 laptop. Everything runs fine except that I can't get a wireless mouse connected to the computer.
The mouse is a Logitech M185 mouse which is classified as a HID device by the manufacturer. It therefore shouldn't require any additional software for basic functionality which is all that is required. The mouse works perfectly on a Windows 10 laptop but is not recognised at all in Windows 8.1 when the dongle is inserted into the USB port.
The same applies to USB memory sticks: they are not recognised by Windows 8.1 but work fine on other computers.
However, a Western Digital Passport drive (no external power source) is recognised by Windows 8.1 and performs as expected when plugged into same USB port (there is only one USB port on the Asus laptop).
There are no downloadable drivers, probably because it is a HID device. I have tried to disable and then re-enable the device.
The system claims the device is working properly and that the required driver is present and up-to-date.
I would greatly appreciate suggestions that could help me to solve this problem.
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hi all  ,

we have have did windows 10 image to some machine and once the machine is joined to domain policy are not applied only windows 10 machine before we where have windows 8 and all working fine .

we have windows 2012 R2 domain controller and the client is windows 7 Enterprise .

is there any settings need to be changed from the image side ?

appreciate your help
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I want to create a certificate signing request using javascript on the client machine who is accesing my web page. I have done it for windows vista and windows 7. But this is not working in Windows 10 and Windows 8 and windows server 2012. Please help me to do this on other OS.
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We have a 2012 R2 host running various guest VM's.  We run a backup of the VM's from the host.  For the 2012 R2 guest VM's the backups make sense - in other words we see that on most days the new files created are xxx gig which corresponds approximately with what we know people are working on.  However we also have a Linux VM, a Windows 8 VM and a Windows 7 VM.  These report amounts being backed up there is no way they represent the amount of data changed in the VM's.  Some of the VM's are almost static and yet day after day the backed up count is way out of bounds - like the difference between 100 meg actually changed that we can verify by the user/users and reports of 50 gig per WSB.  Even if it were a full backup each time the 50 gig doesn't make sense - the VHD might be 500 gig so there can't be compression to a factor of 10.  Is there something different with running host-based backup on Windows 2012 R2 between matching OS guest VM's versus Win8, Win7 and Linux VM's.  Any insight is appreciated.
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Hello,

On my Windows 8.1 laptop, I have set the lock screen to play  a slideshow of the pictures in my Pictures folder.  It worked just fine for months.

A few days ago, a few pictures that are NOT in my pictures folder crept into the rotation.  Since then, there are more and more.  Kittens, kitchens, head shots of random people, icons and buttons blown up to full screen size, birds, camping gear, coffee cups, furniture, baking recipes, - none of it mine.

At first I thought maybe it was pulling images from a browser cache - like the blown up icons - but some of these look like actual photography, not website images.  And I don't see anything from web pages I know I've visited recently.

So - first question - has anyone seen this happen and have an idea what is going on?

Second - I'd like to delete all these images from wherever they are, but.......

I turned off the router and locked the screen - and the random images continue - so it's not the machine pulling images from the internet in real time.  From reading, it seems that the image used for the lock screen slideshow might be stored in a few different places:

C:\Windows\Web\Screen - contains only 6 standard images

C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper - contains a few folders, like "Flowers", and these each contain only a few images, none of which are being seen in the lockscreen slideshow

More reading lead to a hidden system folder:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\SystemData

but even logged in as …
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sir i installed one soft in in windows 8 & create a short cut on desktop when i double click or opeaning this soft i got run time Error 2147217406 (80041002) plz solve my problem as soon as possible thank
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I need help with a Windows Explorer problem on a WIN10 Pro PC that is trying to create new folders on a WIN8.1 PC in a hard-wired, peer-to-peer network. Essentially, explorer hangs on the WIN10 PC when trying to create a new folder on the WIN8.1 PC.

Explorer does not hang when creating a new folder on its local hard drive.  Explorer also does not hang when the WIN8.1 “server” creates new folders on the WIN10 PC.

Even though Explorer hangs or crashes on the WIN10 PC, a new folder will be created out on the WIN8.1 server.  It is as if the WIN10 PC cannot refresh the view of the newly created folder on the server until Explorer restarts.

I have tried many trouble shooting steps (listed below, not in order) on both computers to no avail.  I have to service this computer via remote access so a fresh install of WIN10 would be difficult.  The cleanup work seems to have resulted in Explorer being able sometimes complete the creation of a new folder after about 60 seconds but much of the time it just hangs until Explorer restarts.  

Restart computers
Flush DNS
Run CheckDisk
RUN System File Checker
Run DISM.exe
Updated NIC drivers
Replaced antivirus software
Obtained clean virus scans with Malware Bytes
Current on Windows Updates
Cleaned computers with Advanced System Care
Created new Windows user accounts on both PCs and tested with them – Problem persists
Recreate folder shares with full permissions for WIN10 user account and for “Everyone”
Enabled all files …
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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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I have bitlocker network unlock and working.  It works fine using pc's and surface pro 3's but will not work with surface pro 4's.  Looking in the network unlock log on the server its not even trying to unlock and has the same settings setup as the computers that are working.  Any ideas?
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I have a Hexa Spring 8 Windows 10 tablet. I was downloading anniversary update and after it finished, the screen told me that the tablet was offline and to enter the last password, which I did. It tells me "your device is offline. Sign in with the last password used on this device. " 
How can I reset it without a keyboard (no visible poke hole) .
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My PC is a Toshiba Satellite P875, x64, OS Windows 8.1.
Yesterday the laptop was working normally.
This morning after I pressed on the start button the PC displayed:
a)      
Toshiba logo
b)      
Preparing to configure Windows.  Don’t turn off your computer.
c)      
Configuring Windows Updates.  X% complete.  Don’t turn off your computer.
When X becomes 67, after a while:
d)      The Blue Screen:
Your PC run into a problem….DPC_Watchdog violation
.
And the process restarts from a)
What should I do?
Thanks and best regards,
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Any third party tools or ways to access a new PC for a user that forgot her password?   My child received a notebook for her birthday, and walked through the wizard without my guidance.  Now she can't remember the password. It's the only Windows 8.1 PC we have and it did not come with an installation disk.
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I have windows 8.1 Pro laptop (Lenono) and have an issue with configuring static IP address on it ether with LAN or wireless card. when I configure it to static IP it only works sometime but even when it works looking at TCP\IP properties it shows as DHCP is on looking at status it shows last 10-15 IP addresses (see attached) I have assigned or try to assign to that interface.  I have reloaded NIC drivers and also deleted and re-install NIC drivers still not help.  Does anyone have an idea what the issue is?
DanS-Network.JPG
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I need to copy a diagnostics file to a Linux machine, by using a windows 8.1 machine and console to the Linux machine. I need to copy the file to the temp directory/folder? I'm not familiar with using Linux and the commands needed.

Thank you,
Dave
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Windows 8

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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.