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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In windows 8.1 my colleague deleted the Icon short cut for Ms Access in titles screen as result we cannot lunch Ms Access to start a new database. For existing database we are still able to work normally because the actual Ms Access is not disturbed.
How do we bring it back the launch icon on the tiles? Any idea? I have checked in the recycle bin still there is nothing.

Regards

Chris
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How do I find the right product key from Windows 10 computers.

I tried running nrisoft, Belrac and magic jelly bean and looks like they are pulling same product key on all 5 laptops in our company. How is that possible ?  Is it because may be these computers were upgraded to Windows 10 at some point from Windows 8 and therefore showing the same key on all computers that I am trying to recover ?
These laptops were purchased from retail in the past 4 years so most likely had windows 8 on them.  

How can I find the OEM key that was shipped with the computer if there is physically no sticker on it. I have to fill out MS audit report and therefore its kind of important I find the right info.

Thanks
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There is a VB6 application that uses ADODB to connect to LDAP and do a lot of operations, there is an LDAP Attribute (field) called "co-unit" and when the application runs specifically on Windows 8 (it has been tested on other OSs and works 100%) generates an "Unspecified error (-2147467259)" error and after analyzing the source code it was discovered that the problem is that when trying to run the Querye it does not accept any field that contains in its name the hyphen, for example co-unit , no-drive, dt-creation, etc ...

I have already searched in numerous forums including MVPs and other professionals but I have not been able to find any solution, because it seems that this problem should never have occurred.

I would like to know if there is anyone who can help me and give a light to solve this problem, I have tried everything, changed components, tried to get the Attribute through ADSPath among other ways and none gave result giving the same error.

You are my last attempt to help.

I'm waiting for some help from someone.

Excerpt from code that generates error:



sqlStmt = "SELECT uid, co-unit, cn" & _
    "FROM 'LDAP: //" & m_LDAPServer & ":" & m_LDAPPort & "/ o =" & m_Org & "/ ou =" & m_OrgPeople &
    "WHERE uid = '" & m_User & "'" & "and objectClass = '*'"
   
    'executes the data string ...
    Err.Clear
    Set rs = con.Execute (sqlStmt) 'IN THIS POINT IT GENERATES ERROR, BECAUSE IT DOES NOT ROLL THE STRING, ONLY IF I REMOVE THE FIELD …
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Unable to login to windows 8.1 pro using Microsoft connected account.
User has somehow set up login to try and use email account as user name.
IE joe @xyz.com which is an Exchange service hosted on office 365.

I can login through the portal with user name and pass ,but the users computer says incorrect password when I try to login locally.

If I try to change pass in admin tools users ,it says The system is not authoritative for the specified account.
Any ideas?
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I am developing a windows application with c#. I need to get the file and folder name when I right click on a file to use for other functions. Right now I have made the registry keys to get my application running. When I right click on a file (word, ppt, txt, etc) my context menu shows the option I added, Set Perm. When that is selected my windows application opens up. In a text box on the form, I want to display the full file name and path. Is there a way to do that? I've added %0 and %1 in the registry to the end of the argument to launch my app, but it does not work. I've tried h:\temp\myapp.exe %1 and h:\temp\myapp.exe %0. Putting the %1 or %0 in quotes did not change anything. I am in Windows 8 using Visual Studio 2017. Thanks.
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I have a windows 8 laptop that is running IE10. I cannot seem to find any where to upgrade to ie11 how can I do this thanks
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Dear all,

Kindly note that I am facing windows 10 update issue for 3 days. I disable the windows 10 from the services.msc and uninstalled it from the program and features. On the second day the service of windows update launch by itself. Again, I disable it, uninstalled it from program and features and block it from the windows firewall.
Today, the service start again. I am pretty sure there is something that enable this service somehow.
I am really annoyed and feeling crazy about.
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Hello,

I have  Web Applications for reset passwords and unlock accounts ( self service). i need to integerate this solution with the users login screen inside the organizations.

by letting the users press on Forgot Password or Self Service link under the login screen then it will open web browser with predefined page for our solution.

is this doable or no ? we have WIndows 10 & Windows 8.1 Machines in the channel.

Regards,
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Hello,

I've a kid that likes to play with keyboard and power/restart buttons in the case, so, is there a way that I can make windows ask for a password when I try to shut down or restart?

OS: Windows 8.1

Best regards,
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Hello, i am using the Windows 10 upgrade assisant on my Win 8.1 pro, and it will say downloading windows 10, hit 100% and then start over from 0 and then the same process over and over again. Any thoughts?
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User has Microsoft Word 2013 running on a Windows 8.1 machine.  Whenever they try and open a file that has been emailed to them, they get an error message from Word.  If they receive a .zip file, they can click on the zip to open it, which then shows a list of the files in the archive.  These files can't be opened by double-clicking.

I looked at Windows Update, but I don't see any Office 2013 updates.

Microsoft Word error message
I have been able to work around this file open error in the following way:
  • User saves file to computer (they are saving in DropBox)
  • User then right-clicks on the saved file, and selects  EDIT
  • The file appears on the screen, and can be viewed and printed.

Could this be a Word problem?  Would upgrading to Office 365  or  Office 2016 help?


Any idea why these attachments can't be opened?

Thanks
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I have a 4 year old HP laptop that was originally Windows 8 and then I updated it to Windows 10 when they offered the free upgrade.  It wasn't being used much lately and when it was being used it ran slow (apps slow to respond to being launched, etc), so I decided to clear off all my files and restore it back to original windows 10 settings to see if it would work any better.  When I did that it got stuck early in the Windows install (spent many hours at 10% loading drivers).  I gave up on that and figured I would come back and try to figure out what is going on later.  I pulled it back out this weekend and when I start it up it gives me an error "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error.  Windows installation cannot proceed.  To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation".  I do that and get the same message each time.  Anything that I should try at this point?  Would the fact that it got stuck on the restore indicate that something is wrong with the hardware?  Trying to determine if it is worth much effort to try to get it to work again or if I need to give up on it.
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Hi One page is always my startup page. I want to remove it, but I cannot in Firefox and Chrome.

Here are steps I used:

How do I change my start page in Firefox?
Change Startup Page. On any open Mozilla Firefox window, press “Alt-T,” and then select “Options” on the drop-down menu. Under the General tab, insert the URL of a website or Web page into the field next to “Home Page,” and then click “Use Current Page” to make it your default startup page.

After I did above, it is still there when i start Firefox in Win8

Anyone has some suggestion? Thank you
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Is there any setup example on sharing files on Microsoft Clouds, main on

1. simply sharing of files across different regions in China
2. approval progress for CAPEX / OPEX (Excel / Word document)

Is it any simple guideline for setting up option 2 ?

Can I say Clouds should provide better performance (Speed) comparing with users access the document in one centralized server through VPN, as Microsoft should provide better network connectivity across different regions / countries through their cloud services ? Window OS are Window 7, 8 and 10.

Thx
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Hi Wifi adapter disappear in Network Connection in Win8. this might be virus issue. Checking Device manager, I also cannot see it. System restore cannot get it back to normal. Anyone can give some suggestion? Thank you
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My dropbox was working fine. Suddenly it stopped synchronizing, I uninstalled it tried to reinstall and I got the following message:

error 2 in the installation tools

I  changed the HD reinstalled a fresh copy of windows 8. No firewall no antivirus installed.

Still same problem

No help in google

Any ideas
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I'm looking for a quick and easy way of exporting and importing Windows environment variables.

I have a user who creates a lot of custom Windows environment variables that do things such as launch custom Windows Explorer paths, open different programs, and do other things.

These variables are defined with letters such as u that has a value of C:\Users so that when the user types in %u% within a Windows Explorer browser window or within the run dialog box Windows Explorer will open in the C:\Users folder.

The user also has several programs that will launch if other variables such as %z% or %r% are typed in.

We would like to be able to export these custom Windows Explorer environment variables so that they can be exported into another Windows operating system.

How can this be done?
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Hi,
I just got a general question about folder redirection.
It’s a windows 2008R2 server. Folder redirection deployed through group policy. There is no roaming profiles.

Does folder redirection means, if a user logs to different computer, he will get same files ??   Is this called folder redirection or is it roaming profiles ?
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Desktop:Windows 8
VPN connection: Forticlient 5.6 or Sonicwall Netextender 8.0 used to connect to office network
Telus internet connection
Browser: Chrome, Firefox
Situation:
1. Telus internet connection works fine.
2. Without VPN connection, Chrome and Firefox access internet is normal, .
3. With VPN connection, Chrome works fine, only Firefox is very, very slow.
4. I turned off Firefox proxy server setting, Firefox works fine about two days then slowly again
5. Computer found unnormal login script error message, seems has malware in it.

Question:
How to block firefox access internet through VPN connection before I find a way kill the malware.
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Win 8.1 64 bit.
In windows explorer if we click right on a file, then we have the option “Send to” and there is a list of drivers, Desktop...and so on.
I would like to have the option to “Send to”, that basically would mean “copy/paste”, to a private/specific folder that I choose.
The best would be to have a shortcut on keyboard: having a file or more files selected, juts to press a combinations of keys and have those files copied to a given folder.
How to achieve that? Is it possible?
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Hello all,

I have a Windows 8.1 machine that doesn't retain any of the previous sessions changes, which include:

- Login as different user, next boot login with same user goes through the Let's Get Started process as if first login
- Create file on the c: drive, gets removed at next boot
- if I remove any programs, they get restored at next boot

There is no message to indicate that this process is happening and is the only machine on the domain with this issue (same GP for all).

I've had a look through the advanced startup options in recovery there doesn't seem to be a setting that would cause this behaviour. Has anyone seen this before?

Many thanks in advance.
Gareth
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How to get alert for specific email and deny all others in Outlook 2003 in Win 8. thanks
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A customer of mine has a desktop computer running windows 8 and using AOL as her web browser & Email.  AOL disabled her older version of AOL as they said they no longer supported it and so she had to install the latest version of AOL. Now, when she goes to a picture she wants to email to someone, and she clicks on "email" at the top, it will attach the picture to the draft but the send button is disabled.  ( I attached a screen shot showing you what I mean)  How can we fix this issue?
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i have one old laptop with windows 8 with all its issues. it keep on trying to update and gives some eror and restarts almost daily making tough to work with it. how do i updgrade to windows 9 or 10 for free. i have windows xp cd i can down grade as long as drivers do not mes up. please advise
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I have a windows RT 8.1 surface that seems to be reporting wrong disk space... It's reporting 0 space left out of 26.4GB but as you will see in the uploaded image .. APPS / MEDIA and RECYCLE bin are reporting basically no space being used up.  Any thoughts on this?

SPACE
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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.