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,

Having trouble adding Win 8.1 PC to domain with 2012 server.

This PC dropped off the network so readding. Get the following error - 'The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted'

Server can be pinged via IP & FQDN.

Tried -
Adding fixed IP to PC
Adding via powershell
Changing PC name

Any ideas?

Thanks
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Hi Do you think Windows 8 firewall still cam selectively block its interface no matter it is wireless interface or other? for example, it has two interface, one is wireless interface and other is Ethernet cable interface. Thank you
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My client has a MAC that is utilizing Parallels for  Windows 8.  THe IP address for the MAC is obviously the correct IP range, but the Windows IP Range is in a different IP Range. So the Windows environment cannot communicate with the printer since they are on different IP ranges.

Printer IP  192.168.254.25
MAC IP 192.168.254.10
Windows 8 in Parallels  IP 10.25.65.4
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If a customer had a Windows 8 computer that died would it be possible to install that windows 8 onto the parrallels virtual?
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This drive clicks constantly, about once every two seconds. I am suspecting a driver problem as

a. the drive checks out as being sound
b. the problem doesn't happen when it's being used under Linux

Any suggestions?
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Most of the time i've used Windows, i've found Windows Updates broken in some  way. This time is no exception: i'm trying to prepare Win 8 for upgrade to 8.1. Even the prep upgrade won't work - simply whirs away doing nothing. What to do?
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I've got an old Win 8 box here and would like to update it to 8.1. How can i do that without it trying to update itself to Win 10?
I would install Never10, but it will only install on 7 and 8.1
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I need to boot my Surface Pro 3 from a USB stick. The up and down volume button is broken so I can't use that process to boot so I went into the advanced settings and followed the instruction from Microsoft - https://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/support/storage-files-and-folders/boot-surface-from-usb-recovery-device?os=windows-10&=undefined - but it still boots from the SSD only. Any idea how I can get this device to boot from the USB stick?

Thank you!

Robert
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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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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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hi experts,

 I had to reload windows 8 on my laptop but need to upgrade it to 10. is is still free upgrade?
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Hi Anyone can tell link where we can download windows 7 with latest SP 64 bit? I would like to download it and buy production key from ebay. I want to downgrade windows 8 to 7. Anyone have good suggestion? Thank you
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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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The C: drive on my Dell tablet only shows 4.5GB free of 23.2GB.  The Win 10 upgrade says it needs 8GB free on the C: drive.  I don't see any large deletable folders, and I don't see a hiberfile or swap file.  But I do see that the Windows folder is taking up almost 14GB.  Since Win 8.1 is about to replaced, is it possible for me to move about 5GB worth of Windows folders over to the SD card?  If so, which ones would be safe to move?  My folder list is attached as a screenshot.  TIA
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I have never had to utilize an SD card in a tablet until now, and I can't see how to do it.  It is a Dell 8" tablet with Win 8.1 installed, with a micro SD slot.  I insert the card and it appears to click into place, because if I push it again, it pops out.

But I never see the card as a drive letter if I go to Start > ThisPC.  I also went to Disk Managment, thinking maybe it was like a bare hard drive that needs be formatted, but it does not appear there either.  I have tried a 2GB and a 4GB.  Any ideas?  TIA
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can I install 64 bit application on 32 bit windows 8
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Hi, I am trying to disable SMBv1 using PowerShell via GPO.
I have two cmdlets:
- one for Windows 8, Windows Server 2012

Set-SmbServerConfiguration -EnableSMB1Protocol $false

-Socond for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters" SMB1 -Type DWORD -Value 0 -Force


Please give me some ideas on how to run it once on each machine. Technically check if this applied or not. If yes do not do anything, if no apply the cmdlet.

Thank you
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I heard that the ransomware that screwed up the british health system and many others.... that was because they were running win xp machines?

or is it more than that?

Any tips on protection?

I saw this page:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C_w_rWlUAAAtWs

that talks of turning off smb 1 protocol for file sharing.

What's the downside / what problems would that cause if we do that on each machine?

Those powershell commands are for win 8 and above.

running those commands on win 7 gets error messages about that command not found.

are there comparable commands to run on win 7?   it's not safe by default / nothing to worry about?

thanks!
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I am running an ASUS PA329Q monitor at 3840 x 2160 resolution , using a NVIDEA GTX980 TI video card. Last night I upgraded from a clean install of windows 8 to 8.1. Ever since then my screen, icons, taskbar and windows have become huge. It virtually looks like the resolution is set at 800 x 600. I have all the latest updates installed and I simply cannot find the problem.
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Hi all

Install win8,1 the other day the last update was kb3083669 and kb3020370 from 2017 the rest are from 2014 i cant seem to download anymore any help would be great

Thanks
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Windows Server 2012R2 Essentials
RE:  StartComponentCleanup Task fails
DISM giving contradictory results  

My StartComponentCleanup task in Tasks Scheduler was failing with the error:
Last Run Result:  The component store has been corrupted. (0x80073712).

The task is located in Task Sheduler under  Microsoft, Windows, Servicing
 
No problem, I thought - over to elevated command prompt and DISM.


>DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.3.9600.17031
Image Version: 6.3.9600.17031
[==========================100.0%==========================]
No component store corruption detected.
The operation completed successfully.


OK Great, should be ready to clean.


>DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.3.9600.17031
Image Version: 6.3.9600.17031
[==========================100.0%==========================]
Error: 14098
The component store has been corrupted.
The DISM log file can be found at C:\WINDOWS\Logs\DISM\dism.log

Odd, let’s fix that up.

>DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.3.9600.17031
Image Version: 6.3.9600.17031
[==========================100.0%==========================]
The restore operation completed successfully. The component store corruption was repaired.
The operation completed successfully.

Let’s be safe and re-scan.

>DISM …
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When using the System Restore option ("Use a restore point recorded on your PC to restore Windows") on this HP laptop it told me that it couldn't progress as there is no admin account on it. Perhaps this is the result of its owner being the victim of remote scammers?
If there is no rollback possibility, i'd prefer to reinstall with a stock (bloatware-free) Windows 8 image. Is such a thing available to users of Win 8 (possibly with a Home edition)?
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Hi Experts,

Need your expert guidance as to why I am getting an error message when running an executable file in Windows 8.1 but the same file ran without any error in Windows 7. Pls see the screenshot as attached below. I have tried all Windows Compatibility Options but non is working.
  to get the application run in Windows 8.1

Hope to get a solution on the above issue.

Thanks
Mr. Asha Kanta Sharma
made_ash@yahoo.co.in
+91-98642-72826
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Why Skype cannot login through its software in Win8? I cannot login Skype via software, but can login via web. Please see picture. I think the Skype is installed very successfully. Thank you
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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.