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Questions tagged [windows-8.1]

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npm -v is not returning the version of npm on Windows 8.1

I have installed the latest version of node.js with inbuilt npm in my Windows 8.1 operating system using .msi I am getting the version "v10.15.3" from command node -v. But when I type the command npm -...
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ProtonVPN “New Networks Detected”

I am using the OpenVPN based ProtonVPN system, on Windows 8.1 x64 desktop. Each time ProtonVPN connects to its network in Norway, a gray dialog pops saying "New Networks Detected" and requires I ...
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Office 2010 installation program got broken, somehow

A couple of weeks ago I realized I lost my icons for Outlook and Word (Excel is still available). Instead the icons are only displayed with an "empty page" symbol. After a while a thought I'd get this ...
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Unity webgl is not enabling on my computer [on hold]

When I download the Unity webgl (using Unity) it gives me the error: "The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion". I am using Windows 8.1, Chrome 74.0, and Unity ...
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Restore from last hibernation state on reboot

I restored my PC from hibernation earlier today. 10 minutes after booting, there was a power cut. These things happen. Is there any way to tell my PC on next boot to use the previous hibernation ...
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Reinstalling windows 8.1 via rufus

It took me hell amount of time to fix windows 8.1 activation issue and update problem which is the update client being stuck on 'checking for updates'.But I finally fixed them all, now I want to ...
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Laptop overheats when left to idle

If I leave my laptop on and allow it to idle it nearly always gets really hot and the fans kick in. If I then move the mouse around, it cools down again. I've tried to see if any particular ...
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Unlock MS text-to-speech voices on Win8.1

Windows 10 ships with a lot of pre-installed, but not activated text-to-speech voices. They can be unlocked following Martin Brinkmann's registry hack [1]. However, I wonder whether I can also ...
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Why I cannot open Google or YouTube

My PC suddenly cannot open www.google.com.  The error message is This site can’t be reached www.google.com took too long to respond. YouTube can only load homepage.  No videos can be opened.  ...
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Is nslookup only using the primary DNS Server?

I added a Pihole recently to my system and managed to get the primary DNS the pihole as well as secondary DNS google and others. If I shut down pihole I can still browse, because the other DNS ...
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Unable to install SQL Server 2017 on Windows 8.1

I kept receiving this error message: Unable to install SQL Server (setup.exe). Exit code (Decimal): - 2068643839
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Running a compute intensive application Service CPU usage goes very high

My compute intensive image processing application, when run (on Windows 8.1 HP Laptop) gets the CPU to run at over 100% as expected, but at the same time the Service CPU usage goes up to over 50% (...
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DNS Server Isn't responding while trying to connect WiFi Network - Windows 8.1

I am facing a DNS Server isn't responding error while connecting to my WiFi network using my laptop. I am able to connect that network with my other devices. My laptop works fine, if I connect using a ...
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WebDav drive in Windows 8.1 explorer - failing file transfer

I mounted an external webdav-folder to a windows drive. Fine. But when copying or moving files to webdav --> system declines after the first file / or alltogether with messages like "file couldnt ...
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Emulator does not run HP 250 G3 8GB RAM

I have a problem with my emulator on android studio. I downloaded the emulator and it appears on the AVD manager, but I can't run the emulator it keeps showing me error after error, I try to fix the ...

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