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Is there a way to set (or disable) DPI scaling for individual monitors (Windows 8.1)

I have three screens connected: Two 1920x1200 screens that I do not want DPI scaled. 1 4K screen that I do want to scale. Currently, if I set a 1920x1200 screen to be my "main" display, and then set ...
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100% SSD Activity, 0 R/W Speed: System Hang Issue

So I've just been experiencing a weird issue with my system where it hangs and it is very unresponsive at random intervals of time (in fact, the first clue that I had an issue was when boot to desktop ...
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How to disable automatic zoom change in IE11 when moving window between different monitors?

On Windows 8.1 I use Internet Explorer 11 and I also got my notebook with 13" screen and LCD monitor with 24" screen. When I move IE windows between screens, IE automatically changes the zoom "to ...
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Windows 8.1 not activating screen saver, turning off monitor, or sleep mode

Any ideas on what would cause this? No applications that I actively run should be preventing this from happening: OneDrive, Steam, WhatPulse, puush, and f.lux. I have power options set to activate ...
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How do I fix “A USB port reset request failed.” for all USB devices connected

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad S430 with an Intel 4000, 7 series chipset. This is running Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit. My USB ports began to have trouble recognising when I connected devices around a month or ...
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How do I prevent my bluetooth headphones from waking my computer from standby?

I have a pair of Bluetooth 4.0 headphones which are paired with both my laptop and my desktop. As soon as I power on the headphones, they will wake any paired device from standby. So if I have my ...
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Can't enter unicode character with Alt+ even with EnableHexNumpad

I'm trying to enter unicode characters by using Alt+#### but I'm not being able to. In Registry Editor, I added a new String value called EnableHexNumpad with value of 1 in HKCU\Control Panel\Input ...
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“Working on features // 100% complete” stuck, can't reboot

I booted my Windows 8.1 machine up as normal this afternoon, after having shut it down normally the night before. While booting up it got stuck with the following message over a blank screen of my ...
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My Asus u56e is randomly rebooting again. Any Ideas?

This seems to be a popular problem for Asus users. However, I have not found a definite cause or solution for the problem. This machine is roughly four years of age now, and was recently given to me ...
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Adaptive brightness won't turn off

TL;DR: I’ve tried everything to disable adaptive brightness with no luck. Brightness changes according to what’s on screen. Recently I bought a Dell Inspiron 3542, built on the Intel i7-4510U with ...
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How can I find out what “Windows Modules Installer Worker” is doing?

Windows Update tells me that I'm up to date, and I've not knowingly started any installers, but the "Windows Modules Installer Worker" process is merrily thrashing my disk - is there a log, or way to ...
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How can I choose where chrome notifications pop up?

I am running Chrome on Windows 8.1 When I get new notifications, they pop up somewhere in the middle of the screen, instead of in the bottom corner. This is really annoying, as I can't remove them ...
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Surface Pro 2 / Windows 8.1 - Charging Issue

I purchased the Surface Pro 2 a few days ago (release day) and it has been running great, but over the last 3 days I have encountered a weird charging issue. I like to drain my battery down to near 8%...
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Windows 8.1 second monitor large with low resolution

I am running Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo Y50. I am connecting to a Lenovo LS2023 20" Wide external monitor and I am having some trouble with getting the displays to scale properly. The Y50 is a 15.6" ...
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Laptop boots extremely slow; black screen

I have a Toshiba Satellite L50-B-2G9, which takes hours to boot. Initially I had Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 15.10 installed side-by-side and switched between them regularly. I noticed it took longer and ...

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