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 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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Rowby Goren Makes an Impact on Screen and Online
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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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I have recently (first time in 5 years) had two clients using my Access 2002 app with data on the server report that they have had all users thrown out of the app with link problems to data. Is anyone aware of an update that may have caused a temporary blip both clients mainly on windows 10 (most common problems) and some windows 8
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Hi

We have given an order to a small Client OEM System Builder to create 25 Clients with the same Image. They are new and have less experience.
I knew it is possible to create such an Image for Windows 7 as I worked for an OEM System Builder. Is it still possible to do this with a Windows 10 Build 1809 OEM? What we need is just to get a new SID and change the Computer name after each restore.

Thanks for helping me
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I have several computers that are i3-3220's HP's and they all have the WIndows 8 Pro sticker on them. Some of them are activating with Windows 10 when I apply our Windows 10 image to them and some aren't.
For those that are activating, are they good from now on? Meaning, will I need to buy a license for them or has Microsoft given that digital ID the green light forever?
The activation screen reads, 'Windows is activated with a digital license".

Thank you,
`John
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I setup several Restore points in Windows8 in case i can restore back to that point. but after many days, i do not know why it disappear. and i only can see Restore points that the system created automatically. Anyone have idea for this? Thank you
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I have received a used multi-function printer DCP-9055CDN and does not print.
I need your help for troubleshooting.
The printer has enough tonner and the belt unit is till to 16% of life, has around 25000 pages printed in total since was bought/used 1st time, some tonners are close to the end of life, but can
 still be used.
The local copy function (scan + print) works for black & white and color as well.
The local scan to PC works and I can receive pictures in PC when is connected via USB cable. I did not try yet via LAN cable.
The printer is connected to PC via USB and I have tried also via LAN cable connected to my home wireless router and then I can see then printer wireless.
A simple print of a Test page does not work.
I use Win 8.1 64bit.
I have installed and reinstalled several times the driver and afferent Brother software several times:
https://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadtop.aspx?c=eu_ot&lang=en&prod=dcp9055cdn_eu_as
https://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadlist.aspx?c=hk&lang=en&prod=dcp9055cdn_eu_as&os=135&mid=true 
I have tried the troubleshooting recommendations:
https://support.brother.com/g/b/faqend.aspx?c=eu_ot&lang=en&prod=dcp9055cdn_eu_as&faqid=faq00002706_000#step1
https://support.brother.com/g/b/faqend.aspx?c=eu_ot&lang=en&prod=dcp9055cdn_eu_as&ftype3=1972&faqid=faq00002656_001

After I try print Test Page, the LED Data is flashing for long/indefinite time, but the printer never prints.
I looked also at next recommendations and still …
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

            I am currently finalizing some touch ups of an HP Pavilion which was just recently upgraded to Windows 8.1.   Thus far, I am very pleased with the progress, but, there is just one more thing I wish to resolve which brings me to the point of this opening post.  Basically, there are two account administrators, namely, the owner and me.  That said, I am wondering how I can customize this HP Pavilion through Windows 8.1 to boot each time to the owner's name instead of that of my own.  

             Thanks so much in advance for any attention and feedback given to this question.

             George
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Hello Everyone,

              Within Windows 8, I did notice that the Start button which normally appears on the lower left hand corner is not present within the classic desktop.  That said, could someone provide the necessary steps for having it to reappear?

               Thank you

               George
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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

             I am wondering how I can alternate from the classic to metro desktop environment within Windows 8 and vice versa.  

             Thank you

             George
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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

            Following some extensive troubleshooting, I am now able to fully access my friend's Windows 8 desktop.    At this point, I am wondering if there is a way I can configure Windows 8 so it will by pass the username and password requirement and go straight into the desktop environment.  At the moment, there is a screen with an email address, personally set up, along with a box requiring a password.  Once the password is entered, the HP Pavilion laptop takes me straight to the Windows 8 desktop environment.  Basically, I want to eliminate the login requirement and go straight to the desktop.  

             Any help regarding this question will be greatly appreciated.

            Thank you

             George
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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.