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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 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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Free Tool: Subnet Calculator
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Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

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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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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Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing
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Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

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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Alienware 18 laptop, just over 3 years old.
Original Setup, WD hard drive with 80gb msata
started having problems with it when it was upgraded from Win 8.1 to 10
Tried going back to Win 8.1, but system froze on any reboot.  
Did a full restore, from factory restore partition, same result.  System would run fine until a reboot or shut down and the hang upon startup.
If I took the hard drive out and booted to it in another system then put it back in the laptop and booted it would run until reboot or shutdown.
Ran Western Digital Diags came back error free.
Ran MemTest something like 16 or 18 passes, no errors.
Tried another hard drive, same result.
Loaded Windows 8.1 from original disk, formated all drives removing all recovery partitions and everything.  
Loaded up and tried installing drivers.  On second driver system froze.  
As things progressed, tried reloading windows 3 or 4 times, but as soon as I started to load the first driver, no matter what I chose, the system froze.  
I then loaded windows and proceeded directly to Dell support site to begin downloading drivers direct.  Before the first one ever got downloaded the system froze again.  Windows is not corrupt again and won't restart.  
I also ran the Dell diagnostics, including the full memory scan, and everything passed.
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Hey guys, im running low on space.

I see my INSTALL folder in Windows is taking up 35Gb

anything I can do to free up space, or in space in general?
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Hi

One of our customers need to give some few users the availability to install software under Windows 10 (Build 1703) as they are developers. The solution that most of my senior engineers are recommending is to create two users. One normal user and the other local administrator that have no other permission in the domain.

Two other engineers are telling to do it KIS (keep it simple). They both recommend to create one user, give it local administrator permissions and enable UAC. After they told me also to educate the users to be careful when the authentication prompt appears.

What would you recommend me?

Many thanks in advance.
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We just purchase a new slim notebook and it came with Windows 10 Home and we need to upgrade this notebook to Windows 10 Pro.

On the previous notebook it also came with W10 home and we also purchased the W10 Pro upgrade (2 tears ago).

- can we use that W10 Pro upgrade since we no longer will be using the old notebook?

- where can we purchase the W10 Pro upgrade?
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I had a similar problem with Office 365's Word 2016 that was solved in this thread here but the solution didn't work in my Outlook 2016.

I've now managed to get the standard Wingdings font Emoji's working in Outlook AutoCorrect as per the sample pic below;  Wingdings Font works in Outlookbut when I try to get (or add) other Emoji symbols like the ones in the picture below into AutoCorrect, I still have the frustrating problem of getting a square instead of the Symbol I've selected when I try to insert the Emoji into an email message body.
Symbol Box Screen GrabIt all appears to be correct in the AutoCorrect box as shown below AutoCorrect Box Screen Grab
but what I actually get when I type  ;)  in the email body is this: Snapshot of Square error
The exact same thing happens even if I try to Insert the Symbol into the email body from the Symbol box above.

Now, adding to the mystery is that ALL of those Symbols work perfectly well in Microsoft Word 2016 (downloaded and installed from my Microsoft Office 365 Subscription) as has been proven by the Solved question I posted in the URL LINK that I also pointed to at the start of this question.

The only Symbols my Outlook seems to want to accept are from the Wingdings Font collection. Given that Outlook uses word for writing its emails anyway, that makes no sense to me whatsoever ?!

Things that have been tried to fix this problem include the following:

  • 1. Doing a Quick Repair of Office 365.
  • 2. Doing an Online Repair of Office 365
  • 3. Uninstalling Office 365 completely and then Reinstalling it
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Hi experts

Could you point how to return to Windows 8 status before the last actualization?

 I'm having some unexpected  problem in a Web app (PHP)  after last actualization.

Thanks in advance.
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Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers
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Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

Hi

Is there any Microsoft Website that will show me which Windows 10 ISO build will be downloaded with the Media Creation Tool from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

I'm searching something like https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4000825/windows-10-windows-server-2016-update-history

Many thanks in advance.
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We are being audited by the BSA and they are saying that it is illegal for us to use any copies of Windows 7, 8, 10 Home or Home Premium for business use.

These computers are used for general web applications, or cloud based services. (Everything we do is cloud based)

We do not use features on these PCs like joining to a domain ..etc.

I have done research and people say it is fine to use these copies of Windows in a business environment, but does anyone have any proof? Anywhere on Microsofts site that I can find this info?
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Does anyone know of a program that I can use to execute a mouse  click in a certain spot of after 3 minutes of inactivity?
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Hi
 
One of my junior technician is trying to set up BgInfo v4.21 on a custom test system. He is telling that it is to be complicated and need to be done with Group Policy Objects. Is that true?
I thought it is easier. Can somebody provide me the easiest way to set up BgInfo v4.21 on a DC, Application Server and 3 Clients.
   
Many thanks in advance.
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Hi

A large customer needs that we measure time for some applications after and before installing an enterprise Antivirus.
They also need to measure boot time in both conditions.

Which tools would you use?
 
Many thanks in advance.
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I've tried many times to update to 8.1 but it fails on setting up every time and reverts back. Not computer savy. Help.
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Windows 8

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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.