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 All,

I am currently running windows server 2008 R2 as DC managing my Group policies.

My requirement is to restrict print screen button in my client workstations running with windows 7, 8, 8.1 and win 10. Can some one guide me to accomplish this using group policy.

Thank you in advance..
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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?
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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.
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I am trying to install oracle 10 developer suit on windows 8.1 there is a errorn showing. "please ensure that this directory is writable and has at least 55 mb of disk space"
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I had this question after viewing ShellExecute Issue within VB6 on Windows 8.

Sadly we still have to use VB6, we have an application thats over 7 years old and just cant be ported to the new versions of VB, everytime we try we have to go from VB6, to VB8, then to Vb10, then to Vb12 - just a nightmare and the app has some 20 odd bespoke ocx's in it, some 70 forms, and an enormous amount of coding.

The problem we are having, and i know its getting worse, we need to open a file using the associated program.

OpenWithDefault = (ShellExecute(0&, "", FileName, vbNullString, vbNullString, SW_SHOWNORMAL) > 32)

This will work on some windows pcs, not others, some are 64 bit others arn't, some are windows 8 some are windows 10.

Whilst i understand its the UAC - how do i get round it ?

On a windows 10 64 - works no problem, on a windows 8 64 - no probs, on another windows8 64 - wont work but it will open pdfs, word docs, just not TEXT files ?

On windows 7 both 32 & 64 - everything opens

Anyone got any solutions and please dont say just upgrade, i cant upgrade 7 years worth of progamming over night - no chance !

All the new apps, we use the newer versions when we can, but its not an option to upgrade this application.

Any help would truely be appricated.

thanks

Dave
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Can anyone tell me how to interpret the following WER file:
Version=1
EventType=CbsPackageServicingFailure2
EventTime=131752476497757971
ReportType=1
Consent=1
UploadTime=131752476538941971
ReportIdentifier=25977093-8021-11e8-8f3a-107b447ea61a
Response.BucketId=2867320277
Response.BucketTable=405313749
Response.type=4
Sig[0].Name=Stack Version
Sig[0].Value=6.1.7601.23505
Sig[1].Name=Package
Sig[1].Value=Package_for_RollupFix
Sig[2].Name=Version
Sig[2].Value=7601.24149.1.4
Sig[3].Name=Architecture
Sig[3].Value=amd64
Sig[4].Name=Culture
Sig[4].Value=unknown
Sig[5].Name=Status
Sig[5].Value=800f081f
Sig[6].Name=Failure Source
Sig[6].Value=Stage
Sig[7].Name=Start State
Sig[7].Value=Resolved
Sig[8].Name=Target State
Sig[8].Value=Installed
Sig[9].Name=Client Id
Sig[9].Value=WindowsUpdateAgent
DynamicSig[1].Name=OS Version
DynamicSig[1].Value=6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
DynamicSig[2].Name=Locale ID
DynamicSig[2].Value=1033
State[0].Key=Transport.DoneStage1
State[0].Value=1
State[1].Key=DataRequest
State[1].Value=Bucket=-1427647019/nBucketTable=405313749/nResponse=1/n
FriendlyEventName=CbsPackageServicingFailure2
ConsentKey=CbsPackageServicingFailure2
AppName=Windows Modules Installer
AppPath=C:\Windows\servicing\TrustedInstaller.exe

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I am getting lots of Critical WER logs for several office users, especially for one in particular who has 6 such new logs just today. In addition to the "Sig[1].Value=Package_for_RollupFix", I have Sig[1].Values for KB3035132, KB3110329, KB3156016, KB3078601, KB3156019, KB3035126. These all appear to be related to Windows Update, but when I go into Windows update I see no failures listed.

What are these WER logs telling me?
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I am working on an HP all-in-one that freezes up almost immediately if I browse the we using wifi, but works fine if I use ethernet alone. I've tried updating the wireless adapter driver. I've also uninstalled the wifi adapter and allowed Windows to reinstall it. Any ideas? My customer has been waiting a while already and needs it for his business.

Update: I installed a USB wifi adapter and disabled the internal adapter, and now I have no problems. So something's wrong with the on-board adapter. Easy fix.
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Hi

We have a computer with Coldfusion on running website on a localhost. I tried to add a new website but by doing this I now cant connect to any local website.

I've clearly done something wrong but I dont know how to fix it.

Can anyone guide me into a repair

Thanks
Mark
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Hi we have roaming profiles in our environment with offline file synchronization. A client of our's synchronization keeps failing the conflicts in the sync center state "A file was deleted on this computer and changed on the server while this computer was offline" The sync center provides a path to each of the files, but I cannot locate them. They appear to temporary files of no significance in $recycle.bin. I cannot locate them even if i enable hidden files and folders and enable show protected operating system files.

When i right click on each conflict in the sync center I am given the options to resolve the conflicts or ignore. When I choose ignore nothing happens, when i choose resolve another window appears stating "The details for this conflict could not be opened. The conflict may no longer exist, the device it occurred on is not available or may contain invalid data. The parameter is incorrect"

I tried recreating the clients local profile and network profile but the sync errors still appear. I had the client log into a test machine and we do not get these errors so it appears to be machine related.
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I have created my setup in .net and   Windows 8 and its 64 Bit.Gives the error when i open the application it shows Unhandled Exception:"microsoft jet Oledb 4.0 is not registered on the local machine"
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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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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 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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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

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.