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Questions tagged [windows-8]

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How does Windows 8 license (key) work? [duplicate]

How does Windows 8 license (key) work? My question comes from How can I create an account on a laptop with Windows 8 without logging into it? If a laptop already has Windows 8 installed, does the ...
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How can I create an account on a laptop with Windows 8 without logging into it?

I found an old laptop from a dumpster. It runs Windows 8, and I can start it, but I don't have the password of its user. Can I create a new account to use the installed Windows 8, of make Windows 8 ...
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PC Settings Error?

I wanted to open PC settings on my Windows 8.1, and suddenly an error message popped up, it's a Visual C++ Runtime error. PC settings successfully opened, but it made an error sound. So I went back to ...
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Logical ports for Windows 7, 8, 10

I have different computers that I am trying to investigate right now. Each computer has a PID 4 with different ports. Now, what I am trying to figure out is what process could be running on these ...
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Dell Inspiron 3421 - get license key of a Win8 on Ubuntu [duplicate]

Fellows, It's been already two days knocking my head against the wall... I am using a Dell Inspiron 3421 and I've lost all the previous media and partitions to recover a Windows8 system. So I've ...
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Windows 8.1 64bit Pro key to activate 32bit Home?

I have a Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2-1051F here where the license key somehow got deleted. Restoring keys in the BIOS and doing a factory reset did not help. So now I am looking for a key in order to ...
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Not able to run C++ code on Windows 8.1 Pro

I have installed the g++ compiler on my PC at my work place, downloaded from https://osdn.net/projects/mingw/releases/ here. I've also set the system path variable, but when I try to compile my code ...
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How to Disable Tapping - Dell Inspiron 3521 - Windows 8

I have read many sets of directions on disabling mouse tapping. There are no "touchpad settings" anywhere. (Control panel -> mouse setting, Device Manager -> properties.) I have gone through every ...
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Disk usage spikes to 100% & Transfer speeds drop to 0 then computer locks up whenever doing a file transfer

I've done a bit of searching but haven't been able to figure out what I can do that works. My HDD seems to be on the fritz so I am trying to backup my emails (2GB) to an external drive so I can swap ...
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Weird items in search, no icons

I see blank icons when searching for specific stuff. I tried to reset the icon thingy and it didn't work. Also, the finger trackpad gesture thing isn't working (scrolling with two fingers, can't ...
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How to setup a double monitor with a touch monitor

I'm setting up my 2 monitors, the main one is a normal one but I want the second to be a touch screen (hp L7010t). I tried but the touch goes back to the main monitor. How do I fix this? I want the ...
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Volume control options

I'm using Windows 8 with Bluetooth headphones while watching videos. I want my volume controls to work the media player and Windows, just using the system volume instead of having one for system and ...
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Should System Protection be enabled on all O.S. partitions together?

I have 2 HDDs, both GPT, HDD1 has w10-64 in one partition, HDD2 has w8.1.1-64 in one partition, all other partitions are data (meaning, without any o.s. on those partitions). When I am in w10, I ...
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Mouse/Camera suddenly jerking to one side in game, not a hardware issue

I've been trying to figure out what has been causing this. I recently upgraded from an old win 7 laptop to a win 10 one, and since then, a particular game that I play (DDO) has had the camera suddenly ...
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Recover Windows 8 Product Key after upgrade to windows 10

My PC came preinstalled with windows 8. I upgraded it to windows 10, and linked it to my microsoft account. After this I erased windows 10 from the Hard drive. So now, I want to install windows 7. I ...

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