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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.

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I have a client who wants to use an existing computer on their domain, of course this system is running the home version of Windows 8.1, what I need to know is whether there is a direct upgrade path from 8.1 home to 10 pro?
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Can someone send me the link to download a free backup software for windows 8. I need to backup data and settings if possible.

Windows should have built in a windows backup that i usually use but is not is this computer ...

Thank you,
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Hi All Expert,

Good Day.

I wanted to uninstall a game but it always stuck and when you click on the icon of the uninstaller, nothing came out. From the task manager there the program is still running but however after few hours still stuck, would like to check if any expert here has way to uninstall it, windows 8.1 here.

Thanks!
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I am thinking of the following scenario. A Windows 8 or 10 computer hangs on startup. You suspect it may be a virus. You can't boot into the GUI but you can use a boot rescue USB and get to a command line. Is there an antivirus executable you can run from the command line? Preferably one that's free.
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I have a user running windows 7 or 8, but I have to check.  He has a dell touchscreen, all in one computer.  The problem is, when he moves an application to the right or left, or just anywhere on his screen, so he can have two screens side by side to compare, one of the screens resizes automatically to full screen and it's annoying.
Is there a way to disable that feature, I can't think of where I find that option.
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I have two computer having windows xp and windows 8.1 professional.
When I compiled vb6 ActiveX dll i am getting attached message and I am able to generate .ocx file in windows xp.
But on windows 8.1 i am not able to test and generate .ocx file in windwos 8.1. I have check both machin property .
what could be reason.

Thanks.
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What are my options when I need to recover a forgotten password from a Windows 8 machine. I suspect that it is linked to a live account, but I'm not sure. I ran Ophcrack with Vista proba free tables, but no luck. I know that the site says it doesn't support Windows 8, but in separate threads I have read that there are people out there that have had success using Ophcrack on Windows 8.

I'm trying to help out a lady that forgot her password. All she wants from the machine are the photos of her baby daughter. Everything else is expendable.
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kind:=movie


does not find cached browser videos

but
kind:=video
shows me many .ts files

I know youtube and other sites have small videos they leave on browser


I dont want to use nirsoft to for each browser to find every video and play each video

is there a FILE EXPLORER command
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa965711(v=vs.85).aspx

for finding ADDITIONAL browser cache video

this is more of a windows 7 FILE EXPLORER question because if windows 10 has a gui then it will not be backwards compatible


how can I play .ts files

vlc, windows media player, windows movie
tell me that file is too short or corrupt for every file
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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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Is there a standalone file available for download to update from 8 to 8.1instead of using the MS store?
Thanks
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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 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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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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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.