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 There are a lot documents, file and folder in PC. we often get them mess. Anyone can recommend an application for management of document / folder in PC?
Thank you
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Hi I want to update "ig75icd64.dll". Anyone can give a link or suggestion to get new one in some vendor web site? Thank you
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Because the Win 8.1 did not start, even if I tried all kind of solutions, I arrived to Refresh your PC from blue troubleshooter boot screen as seen here:
https://www.c-sharpcorner.com/UploadFile/6cde20/enable-boot-logging-in-windows-8/
I used the Win8.1 installation files on USB stick to do that refresh, which in the end solved the problem.
The main consequence is that I lost the list with the programs previous installed and of course their settings too.
1) What can I do now to recover those programs and their settings?
Is the only solution to use a dedicated recovery software that scans the SSD and tries to find the previous installed programs? If yes, what software do you recommend?
I have now on my desktop a .html file/list with Removed applications done by Windows during Refresh your PC time.
Program files folder are empty now.


2) The Windows folder is around 11GB now.
Is that normal?
What size should it be after new install?
Is 11GB size similar with a new installation or is it bigger because contains some files and settings from previous install?
But I have Windows.old folder. It is around 25GB.
I found next article:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17125/windows-8-restore-files-old-folder-upgrade
How would that help?
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The laptop is Sony Vaio SVF1521B4E.
I have repaired it by changing the original defective motherboard (i5-3337U) with a cheaper version (Pentium 987).
The laptop boots and works normally from an extern USB with Win 8.1 live OS.
The laptop is stuck when I boot from original SSD with Win8.1.
No matter what repairing method I have tried, it says cannot repair Win 8.1.
I do no want to install Win 8.1 from scratch, because I need some programs/settings from existing Win 8.1 installation.
I do not have a previous saved session to returns/recover from that point.
I would prefer a kind of install repair, but everything what I have tried it does not work, it says always is a failure and cannot repair Windows.
Maybe it has to something to do with some settings/drivers related with previous motherboard or the boot (GPT) partition or I do not know, but I would like to avoid clean re-install of the Windows.
What suggestions do you have?
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Hi all i dont know if there is a way but i khave a site i have just taken over and it is still running windows 8.1 and i need to upgrade them all to 10, the issues is its over two offices and i cant be bothered driving out to them all, is there a script, powershell, batch, pythen, that i can run to get the pc to do it
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Here in the photo you see activate Windows, We have a Windows 8.1 laptop which may not have the hardware etc. to support that O/S. As we move windows around the message is the same. How can we disable that alert which upon opening is apparently to upgrade to W10.
The message is there 100% of the time and faintly covers what is seen in the lower right hand corner of a web page. Thanks.
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Windows 8 laptop and we get update alerts every hour mainly because we have delayed them so many times. We went ahead and said ok to updates and after 20 minutes it was only 7% through. It said there could be a few restarts. I abandoned that in favor of seeing the updates and by some searching I did find a list. All were for Windows 8 = good. There was one for Windows 10. I'd like to disable that one. Where will I find those settings?
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Group Policy Manger broken after windows updates on Windows 8.1.  I was in the middle of a policy update project, restarted my computer for windows updates and after the reboot now the management console is missing the show and hide function when looking at the group policy settings or reports.

This happened on my windows 2012 R2 servers as well, but disabling and re-enabling the protected mode for internet explorer seems to have resolved the issue there, but not on my windows 8.1 machine.
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We have a Lenovo laptop with Windows 8. It's only used for travel and that was back in May. Periodically we use it at home to keep it charged, etc. Today as we prepare for travel Windows said our password had expired.

How long are passwords good since we logged in about 45 days ago with no issue.

Then when we try to create a new password it asked for our user name.

Where in the settings can we find our user name?

I guessed 3 times and failed and somehow by clicking ok or cancel or the user icon on the middle of the page, finally got to a place to enter a new password and we in that way.
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Hi Anyone know how to add special mark and characters on the screenshot? Please see it in the attached picture and I labeled with red. Thank you!
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Hi I used to be able to see picture content when I made it bigger by clicking item on right bottom. Please see picture attached. But now I cannot. If I want to see it, i have to click on each picture file. Anyone can give some suggestion? Thank you
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Dear Experts!
I'm looking for a detailed training material how to create custom Windows Credential Provider. I found several samples and API documentation on the official Microsoft websites, however none of them contains enough deep technical details.
Is there any book, training video or any training material how to create custom Windows Credential Provider for Windows 8 and 10?

Thanks in advance!
Tamás
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SYSTEM
Device: ASUS T100A v1 Notebook
RAM: 2GB
OS: Windows 8.1

BACKGROUND
My Google "Chrome" browser was loading pages slowly so I looked at the Task Manager. I turned off services and processes that seemed not needed, such as Acrobat update. But Memory still shows 65% and CPU 45-70%. After reading some forum posts, I attempted SFC /scannow, which led to DSIM in a "Command" shell window (launched as administrator).

QUESTION
How can I recover to a stable system with all system files functioning properly and not corrupted?

FILES
I am attaching a file that contains the Command shell commands and output as displayed on the screen.

SFC---DISM-Errors-20190813.txt

If you need the windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log or DISM.log files, let me know.


Subject: Task Manager Shows Extremely High Resource Usage: Memory (RAM) & CPU :: SFC & DISM Fix Not Working - Windows 8.1
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The guide I have for setting up a tablet was written for one running Windows 8.1 & mine is running Win 10, there are some settings I cannot find to make the required changes & they are listed below, if anyone can tell mje the equivalent or if these are longer in use with Windows 10
Thanks!

In the Windows 8 start menu, turn off live tiles and remove all shortcuts

Disable all Win 8 Charms, Flicks, and Corner Navigation

Turn App switching off

Turn off Auto Brightness

Enable “When I sign in or close all apps, go to the Desktop instead”.

Disable Panel Self-Refresh.
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Hi all

Is there a way I can redirect the full userprofile to a network location?

My aim is to reduce the login time because of the roaming profile.

Thanks in advance.
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hi,
is there any method to remote check the type of lan cable plugging,  from network card device properties / other windows log?
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HI I am trying to update windows for my windows 8.1. but the problem is it stuck in installing updates. Please see attached picture. Thank you
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Pixel phone has a file. I connected the phone to PC(win8). When I tried to delete file in the cell phone, but i cannot delete the files because i got error message. Please see attached picture. Thank you
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Hi , I want to change my PC name but not able, because of some group policies,so I removed the pc from domain and changed the name and restarted after that I am not able to login with local administrator account.how to login to my PC now ?
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I have a laptop Sony Vaio Model SVF152C29M (Product Name: SVF1521B4E) as described here:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29127197/Sony-Vaio-Notebook-SVF152C29M.html
There is Windows 8.1 64bit installed on it.
I start it up, it works normal and after a while, random time, but within minutes, max. 30 min, the keyboard is frozen. I cannot type anything. All the keys are out of functionality.
The mouse pad and the buttons of the mouse pad work without problems.
If I reboot the laptop, then everything is fine again.
If I sign out (log out) from Windows and log in again, then also the keyboard works fine.
For the moment I use the sign out method of reset the keyboard, because is faster than reboot method.
The logout/login takes less than 30s.
Now I have to do that regularly, each 30-60min.
I suppose there is not a hardware problem, but I need your confirmation too.
I expect is a software/driver problem, a clash within Windows registry related with keyboard driver.
I have tried all kind of tricks to make it run, but seems hopeless, including: delete keyboard from Device Manager or tried to update the driver (that takes infinite long and nothing happens) or Windows Repair install. I also used some software to see the keyboard virtual on the screen and check if no key is stuck somehow, pressed down, but all the keys seem to work fine.  Nothing helped.
I did not reinstall the Windows from scratch. Maybe that would help, in case is not a hardware problem, but I …
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Daily right lower corner is a notification window.  ManyCam is loaded on this system and I do not want to remove it but I'd like to stop getting the notifications for this specific device,
The same message appears daily.
I click dismiss and it's back the next day.

I do want to keep getting notifications so as to know of any vital ones. Thanks.
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How to remove the search window from the lower task bar. Windows 8 laptop.b
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Hi

We have problems with Microsoft Definition Updates on Windows 7 Clients. According to Woody there is a problem:
https://www.askwoody.com/2019/windows-defender-security-definition-problems/ 

Error 1
Error 2
All physical devices are affected. Are you also affected? Are there any workarounds?

Thanks
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We have a number of ruggedized tablets used by workers in the field. They are basically Windows 8 machines, with no keyboard, and a tough case.

Each tablet has a SIM card and makes a 4G connection via a local Telco. We have a Cisco AnyConnect VPN set up, which creates a tunnel over the 4G connection, into our head office. It is terminated on a Cisco ASA-5508x firewall, running FDM 6.2.2.1.

Users on the tablet primarily run in-house software, but occasionally need to fire up a web browser. The VPN is configured to route ALL outbound traffic over the VPN to head office, internet access is filtered for "non-business" sites, and malware via the ASA-5508x.

This is mostly working, with one small issue. If users disconnect the VPN, they are free to browse the 'net wherever they like. Under this situation, we do not want web browsing to work at all; we want tablet users to only be able to access the 'net via the VPN and ASA-5508x.

The machines are all domain members, the DC is running server 2008R2.

Any ideas on how to somehow "break" web browsing directly across the 4G connection?
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hello,
is there any open source or free anti ransomware for windows server and windows 10,8,7 ?
thanks.
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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.