Active questions tagged windows-8.1 - Super User most recent 30 from 2018-12-16T20:01:41Z 21 Why does Disk Cleanup take so much time and cpu? Svish 2014-12-02T13:46:12Z 2018-12-16T19:29:56Z <p>Just a curiosity question. Disk Cleanup has been spending 100% of one of my cores for quite a while and still going. Seems to be spending a lot of time especially on Windows Update Cleanup.</p> <p>Can't quite understand why deleting files should be such an intensive activity. Especially since it already spent quite a lot of time calculating what it could delete.</p> <p>Why does Disk Cleanup take so much time and cpu? What does it do that is so intensive?</p> <p><img src="" alt="Two of four cores maxed out"></p> 3 How to check the event log (if any) for network failure? cpx 2016-01-25T22:48:34Z 2018-12-15T16:00:59Z <p>Suppose, when you leave your computer running while it's connected to internet and after a while if your WiFi modem freezes in the middle, then there would be a "Limited or No Network connectivity" message indicated by a yellow warning sign on the "Internet access" icon in system tray.</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><img src="" alt="enter image description here"></a></p> <p>Could you get a timestamp for when this actually occurred in Event Viewer or in some other way?</p> <p>So far I was only able to find the Event IDs under "WLAN-AutoConfig" for when the network was actually connected and disconnected.</p> 3 The 'Date modified' column in Programs and Features window is empty Dims 2014-04-07T10:54:06Z 2018-12-14T14:03:50Z <p>I am definitely sure; I was able to sort installed applications by install date-time.</p> <p>But now the only column is <em>Date modified</em>, and it is empty.</p> <p><img src="" alt="Enter image description here"></p> <p>How do I fill this column?</p> 0 How to fix DirectX in Windows 8.1? Mehrdad 2015-01-04T17:38:03Z 2018-12-14T12:01:35Z <h3>Short version:</h3> <p>If you have a Windows 8.1 system with <em>both</em> an Intel graphics card as well as an NVIDIA graphics card, try running <code>WinSAT D3D</code> in the command prompt. Do you encounter the same error as I do? I see this:</p> <pre><code>Windows System Assessment Tool ... &gt; Assessing DirectX Batch Performance Warning: Can't run DWM Assessment - no LDDM Support </code></pre> <p>If you ran this, it'd be helpful if you could comment and let me know whether yours works correctly or not.</p> <hr> <h3>Long version:</h3> <p>I have an NVIDIA Optimus-based laptop, with both Intel's 4600 and NVIDIA's 750M graphics cards.<br> The drivers for both are correctly installed.</p> <p>I could swear Starcraft II would run under my NVIDIA card perfectly fine when I had Windows 8.<br> But I updated to Windows 8.1 months ago and have kept it up-to-date since, and when I now try running SC2 or even Age of Empires III on my current system with my NVIDIA card, I get errors <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer">such as</a></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Age of Empires 3</strong></p> <p>Initialization Failed<br> Direct3D initialization failed. Possible causes:<br> &nbsp;&nbsp; Old or corrupted graphics driver.<br> &nbsp;&nbsp; Direct3D improperly installed.<br> &nbsp;&nbsp; Hardware acceleration disabled.<br> &nbsp;&nbsp; Starting application with the workstation locked.</p> <p>Please check the log file for more information.</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer">and</a></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Starcraft II</strong></p> <p>Graphics device is not available at this time. Please try starting StarCraft II again, or restarting your machine. If the problem persists, for more information consult our support website at <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"></a>.</p> </blockquote> <p>However, <em>they run fine under my Intel card</em>. It's only when I use <code>Run with graphics processor -&gt; High-performance NVIDIA processor</code> that they don't work.</p> <p>Furthermore, if I run <code>WinSAT D3D</code>, I get this error all over the place under my NVIDIA card (it works fine under my Intel card):</p> <blockquote> <p>Warning: Can't run DWM Assessment - no LDDM Support</p> </blockquote> <h3>Update</h3> <p>To find the cause, I installed Windows 8 and verified it behaves correctly, then I updated to Windows 8.1 and found that it broke as I expected. Therefore, I know that something in Windows 8.1 caused this breakage, but I don't know what it might be.</p> <p>Does anyone know what the cause is and how to fix the problem?</p> 2 FTP setup error (from IIS) Invalid Application Pool name Humza Dogar 2016-01-10T05:17:16Z 2018-12-14T10:08:39Z <p>I have Windows 8.1 and I want to set up an FTP server (home ftp server, not public).</p> <p>But when I Add an FTP site (from IIS manager), After complete setup, I get an error "<code>Invalid Application Pool Name</code>".</p> <p>Any suggestions to help solve my problem?</p> <p>Please see the attached image, which shows the error I get when I add an FTP site:</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><img src="" alt="enter image description here"></a></p> 0 Why is my disk usage 100% on startup on a Lenovo Notebook E540 running Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit? 3oon 2015-03-08T06:30:41Z 2018-12-14T05:00:55Z <p>I have a <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer">Lenovo Notebook E540</a>, with Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit and with each startup the system will be almost stopped for more than 15 mins. </p> <p>When I checked the task manager, I found out that my disk usage is 100% (!!) and there is nothing that I can see on the list that is taking hardly any space.</p> <p>I searched everywhere, tried to stop the SuperFetch service or changing the page file configuration and nothing worked. </p> <p>It’s really frustrating and I have no clue what the problem might be.</p> 0 Can't run git in windows 8.1 "The application was unable to start correctly" Ahmad 2018-12-13T22:17:11Z 2018-12-13T22:17:11Z <p>I downloaded and installed git 2.20 (64 bit) for windows from <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"></a></p> <p>I have a windows 8.1. After I installed it, it can be executed in bash or windows power shell. However, it can't be executed from the command prompt. It gives the error "The application was unable to start correctly" </p> <p>I also installed the 32 bit version, but it agian gives the same error</p> <p>What is the problem, could you please help me?</p> 5 Windows 8.1 installation - partitions ashur 2013-12-20T17:17:16Z 2018-12-13T10:02:20Z <p>I downloaded and burnt windows 8.1 from MSDN, but during installation I noticed that when I formatted and deleted particular partitions they won't merge into one as in windows 7 installation (as far as I remember). I had 4 partitions: 50GB 200GB 175GB and 30GB, when I deleted 50 and 30 parts they still stayed as partitions which didn't merge. I want to divide mentioned partitions into 40 GB parts. Extend option was disabled. What did I do wrong ?</p> <p><strong>Updated with Diskpart info</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><img src="" title="Hosted by" /></a></p> 0 Virtual Box Installation Error: "Invalid Drive: G: \" 0-60FPS 2017-01-03T03:01:09Z 2018-12-13T00:29:39Z <p>I have been trying to install VirtualBox. However, I keep getting the error "Invalid Drive: G:. I do not have a G: drive. </p> <p>I tried using subst G: C:\ and different versions of virtualbox but to no avail.</p> <p>Any suggestions?</p> <p>Thanks <img src="" alt="enter image description here">]<a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer">1</a></p> 3 How do I disable pressure sensitivity of my Wacom pen, for Windows 8.1 or at least for Powerpoint 2013? Jonas Heidelberg 2015-04-14T20:36:21Z 2018-12-12T19:01:15Z <p>I know pressure sensitivity for Wacom pens is a feature, but I would like to deactivate it:</p> <p><img src="" alt="Wacom pressure sensitivity test"></p> <p><strong>Is there any way to</strong> set the pen to work in a digital fashion, i.e. <strong>producing a fixed-width line</strong>? This is what the result would look like:</p> <p><img src="" alt="Simulated mode I want - without pressure sensitivity"></p> <p>In the "Wacom Pen" module in the Control Panel, I can select the general tip sensitivity, but I don't see an option to modify the pressure sensitivity:</p> <p><img src="" alt="Wacom Pen settings dialog box"></p> <p>In particular in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013, but a solution that disables pressure sensitivity in Windows 8.1 in general would be fine for me.</p> 6 Can I hear myself through noise-cancelling headphones without cranking up the volume all the way? adam0101 2015-06-24T18:46:22Z 2018-12-12T15:54:25Z <p>I'm using the Bose QuietComfort 15 headphones with the built in microphone and I'm plugging it into a laptop that has a jack that supports the mic &amp; speaker at the same time. By default, I can't hear my own voice which is very annoying. I found two different ways to hear myself through the headphones.</p> <ol> <li>Go into the <strong>Recording Devices</strong>, Open the <strong>Microphone</strong> properties, Click the <strong>Listen</strong> tab, and listen to the microphone. <ul> <li>I can hear myself, but there is a terrible delay which makes this option unusable. <img src="" alt="listening to microphone"></li> </ul></li> <li><p>Go into the <strong>Playback Devices</strong>, Open the <strong>Speakers/Headphones</strong> properties for the Bose headset, click the <strong>Levels</strong> tab, and unmute and turn the microphone and volume all the way up.</p> <ul> <li>I can hear myself without a delay, but only with the volume all the way up. If I'm using an app like, I can turn the app volume down to compensate, but if I get an email or something that causes a Windows sound it's so loud that it hurts my ears. <img src="" alt="adjusting levels in playback"></li> </ul></li> </ol> <p>Is there another way to hear myself without having the volume all the way up?</p> 5 "Working on features // 100% complete" stuck, can't reboot user568458 2015-07-22T12:10:29Z 2018-12-12T13:01:40Z <p>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 system colour:</p> <blockquote> <p>Working on features</p> <p>100% complete</p> <p>Don't turn off your computer</p> </blockquote> <p>Holding down the power button makes the fan and screen temporarily turn off, but pressing power again just returns instantly to this screen.</p> <p>Researching this I've learned:</p> <ul> <li>This sounds like a common problem</li> <li>There are lots of different suggested approaches to fixing it, most are complex and seem to have serious side effects, and I can't find any clear steer on which of the suggested approaches to favour and why</li> <li>I can't find anything on what causes this error, what it means, or how to prevent it happening again</li> <li>At least one person had their machine stuck at this point for over 8 hours never resolving itself, so it sounds like just waiting isn't an option.</li> </ul> <p>Other notes - the machine is a Wacom Cintiq Companion 2 (high-end work tablet), it's relatively new, and nothing unusual happened last time I used it. I've removed all peripherals such as a usb keyboard. I'm not aware of any system updates having happened in the last 24 hours.</p> <p>I'd like to:</p> <ol> <li>Understand what on earth is going in here</li> <li>Know how to fix it with minimal side effects</li> <li>Know how to avoid it happening again</li> </ol> 1 Dell laptop doesn't wake from hibernation after installing Windows 8.1 Mike Cole 2013-11-03T19:36:51Z 2018-12-12T12:01:15Z <p>My laptop worked flawlessly before upgrade to Windows 8.1 from 8. Now when I close the lid of my laptop and it goes into hibernation, it will not wake again. The LED lights seem to work properly but I don't get any video. I have to hold the power key to turn off then turn it back on again.</p> <p>It wakes from sleep properly.</p> <p>All Windows Updates have been installed. There are 2-3 items in the Device Manager that do not have compatible 8.1 drivers, but I believe those are security related items like fingerprint scanner.</p> 1 How do I force a Windows 8.1 Tablet to boot from a USB stick? Clay Nichols 2014-12-04T21:38:58Z 2018-12-12T01:24:24Z <p>I've got <em>Dell Venue 8</em> with Windows 8.1 (32 bit) Dell tablet (no keyboard).</p> <p>How do I get it to boot from the USB Repair drive (USB Stick) when it starts up?</p> <p>USB is formatted FAT32.</p> 1 SymELAM.sys missing or corrupt Windows 8.1 Logern 2014-12-29T19:34:33Z 2018-12-11T21:01:55Z <p>I have a Toshiba Satellite e45t with Windows 8.1, and whenever I boot up, it says that SymELAM.sys is missing or corrupt. I read that it was related to Norton Anti-Virus, which I have. I've ran <code>chkdsk /r</code>. I also cannot boot into safe mode, either. Here is the error contents (it did not save a dmp file).:</p> <pre><code>Recovery Your PC needs to be repaired The operating system couldn't be loaded because a critical system driver is missing or contains errors. File:\Windows\system32\drivers\NAVx64\1506000.020\SymELAM.sys Error Code: 0xc000000f You'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. If you don't have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer. Press Enter to try again Press F8 for Startup Settings Press Esc for UEFI Firmware Settings </code></pre> <p>I do have 2 recovery disks, a standard Windows 8.1 Recovery USB, and Hiren's Boot CD (on a usb). How do I fix this?</p> 0 How do I set up Windows 8.1 with an authenticated proxy for apps? Manishearth 2013-10-21T11:00:29Z 2018-12-11T17:04:00Z <p>On <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer">this page</a> about authenticated proxies on Windows 8, it says</p> <blockquote> <p>The issues that are discussed in this article are scheduled to be resolved in Windows 8.1. For more information about Windows 8.1, visit <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer">this Windows 8.1 Preview website</a>.</p> </blockquote> <p>The 8.1 preview website talks about proxy auto discovery, but I am not on an enterprise network. I am on a university network behind an authenticated HTTP proxy, and as far as I can tell the university has not done any group policy magic. I have tried using the group policy editor to get the Store to work, but no luck.</p> <p>How can I get the Store (and other Metro Apps) to work with the authenticated proxy on Windows 8.1?</p> 0 Acer Iconia w510 in recovery, no keyboard Giorgio 2014-02-04T08:58:36Z 2018-12-11T09:01:15Z <p>My Acer Iconia W510 is stuck in recovery after Windows 8.1 update. I have unfortunately no access to the keyboard docking station. I have found ways to recover the tablet, but all solutions needs the keyboard docking staion.<br> I have tried to start the tablet with a USB-stick with Windows 8.1 recovery on it, but the computer doesn't recognize the USB-stick when it is inserted through the Micro-USB port (with a Micro-USB to USB wire).</p> <p>Is there a way to recover the computer without the keyboard docking station?</p> 0 Disable Intel HD Graphics(Baytrail) Overscan user432943 2015-03-30T17:05:19Z 2018-12-10T18:02:00Z <p>I have a Windows 8.1 Tablet with an Intel Atom Z3735F SoC. This has an integrated Intel HD GPU. The tablet has an micro HDMI port at which i want to attach a tv. But on the tv i only get a signal with an huge overscan (black frame around the screen).</p> <p>I checked the reason for that: my tablet runs at a resolution of 1280x800 which is the same resolution i selected for the tv (hdmi port). But the tv says it gets a 1920x1080 resolution. And in this HD image is the tablet screen centered.</p> <p>I tried multiple configurations and settings, but the only way in which i get a fullscreen image on the tv is when i set 1920x1080 as a resolution. Which is bad because i can't use the tablet screen in full hd. I already un/installed the newest driver multiple times.</p> <p>I also tried this solution: <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"></a> but the customModeApp will not work with the newest drivers anymore.</p> <p>I have searched the intel forum for hours, where multiple pepole reported the same issue. Unfortunately without an real solution.</p> <p>So you guys are my last hope on getting this issue fixed.</p> <p>Has anyone an idea how to solve this problem? Thanks.</p> 0 Cannot install any updates on clean Windows 8.1 marmistrz 2016-09-03T14:11:08Z 2018-12-09T12:37:20Z <p>I made a clean install of Windows 8.1 on a computer. I'm trying to check for updates. The update check takes very long and finally the Windows Update section tells me that no updates are available and that no check has ever been done.</p> <p>Why does the update check fail? What can I do with it?</p> 0 How do I reinstall Windows 8.1 with Bing to an SSD drive? [on hold] stovroz 2015-01-14T20:37:08Z 2018-12-07T02:01:00Z <p>I've got a new PC which shipped with "Windows 8.1 with Bing". No installation media was supplied but there are a couple of recovery partitions. There's no F2/F12 etc. boot options during start up. There's no product license sticker but the O/S is registered to the BIOS in some way.</p> <p>How to I move, or preferably cleanly reinstall the O/S to a new SSD drive?</p> 0 Connection drops during heavy download/upload Craig 2014-05-06T15:04:21Z 2018-12-06T17:01:20Z <p>I am on a 1Mbps DSL connection (yeah, I know) and somewhere along the line between going through routers and laptops, I've encountered a problem. If I am ever downloading or uploading for an extended period of time, my connection will drop. This seems especially common when I am downloading from multiple sources (like patching a game while watching a stream at the same time).</p> <p>I have confidence that this isn't an ISP issue, so I believe it is something either at the router of software level. I see that in my Device Manager, if I go to play with my default network adapter, there are a ton of settings I can change (like large send offload, receive buffer, flow control, TCP checksum offload). I'm wondering if anything there can help my situation?</p> 2 Right Alt key not working properly Russell Crowe 2014-07-28T18:40:58Z 2018-12-06T06:37:43Z <p>I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3537 laptop. As you know, we use 'alt+arrow key' to navigate forward or backward in a web browser, file explorer, etc. Now my left 'alt' key is working in this very manner. But my right 'alt' key would rotate my display when used with an arrow key. So I searched on the internet and disabled the 'hotkeys' from 'Graphics Options' under 'Intel HD Graphics Control Panel'.</p> <p>Now all is fine other than that the right 'alt' key doesn't work. It won't even highlight the menu bar as the left key does. Nor would it navigate as mentioned above.</p> <p>I can assure you that the right 'alt' key is working (as it does rotate the screen). Does anyone know how to make this right 'alt' key which has been rendered useless, work as normal?</p> <p>Thanks!</p> 3 Windows apps open and then automatically get closed in Windows 8.1 Bhavesh 2014-10-01T05:25:54Z 2018-12-06T06:02:05Z <p>I have recently installed windows 8.1 professional on my pc. When I open windows store or windows store apps only the splash screen comes and then automatically the app gets closed. Sometimes a dialogue box comes that The app didn't start in the required time. Please help me with this problem.</p> 0 How to safely delete the second bootloader created by EasyBCD and leave GRUB? Jessica 2015-02-23T11:07:29Z 2018-12-05T17:58:56Z <p>I have two bootloaders now; I have the GRUB and the EasyBCD that I've created before the Linux was installed properly. After reinstalling Ubuntu for the second time, the GRUB came right, but now that I have the main GRUB loader, I'd like to delete the second one. The thing is, when I select "Ubuntu", it will load straight to Ubuntu, but if I click Windows, then it shows the second one, which is annoying.</p> <p>Here’s the GRUB menu I'd like to use.</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><img src="" alt="enter image description here"></a></p> <p>I’d like to get rid of this menu which opens after selecting <code>Windows Boot Manager</code> from the GRUB menu.</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><img src="" alt=""></a></p> <p>I don’t want to make any errors (by this I mean that I don’t want to delete the first bootloader, which gives me access to Ubuntu and Windows) so I’m posting this question because I don't really know if I just uninstall EasyBCD it won’t delete the second GRUB (I guess?).</p> <p>Another thing I don’t understand, it says I have 3 entries and then I also have a default?</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><img src="" alt=""></a></p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><img src="" alt=""></a></p> 2 Windows 8.1 Store apps minimizing automatically Zignd 2014-04-17T11:05:42Z 2018-12-05T12:01:11Z <p>Almost all my Windows Store apps are minimizing by itself in the app splash screen, then when I click to open it again or press the Windows key + Tab key to maximize it is still at the splash screen and keeps there forever.</p> <p>Even the Store app is doing that, so I can't install or update my apps.</p> <p>Does someone know how to fix this problem? What should I do?</p> <p>Thanks.</p> 0 Multiple Dropbox accounts on Windows 8.1 user69331 2014-05-25T14:08:04Z 2018-12-05T06:02:30Z <p>I have Windows 8.1. I have followed several different methods mentioned here and elsewhere but when I get to trying to put in my password, Windows will not let me type it in. </p> <p>I have to have access to 4 different accounts for 4 different positions I hold. I really hate having to share or using multiple usernames. Any thoughts?</p> 0 Automatically assign keyboard hotkey to application at startup? Walter 2018-12-01T17:28:44Z 2018-12-05T04:00:46Z <h2>Background</h2> <p>My laptop keyboard is busted, so I use a USB keyboard. This keyboard has no designated calculator hotkey (such as Fn + Num Del on my laptop keyboard), so I like to assign my own (Ctrl + Num Del) under Start Menu → Calculator → Properties → Shortcut key. However, now and again (I believe on system reboot, but I haven’t checked for certain) this shortcut key is reset and I have to reassign it, which I end up doing this several times a week, which gets tiresome.</p> <h2>The Question</h2> <p>Is there a way to automate this process so that the desired keyboard hotkey is automatically assigned, either via an app that runs at startup, or a batch file (which could then be scheduled to run at startup), etc.?</p> <p>Please bear in mind I am no expert and have zero programming/coding/CMD knowledge, which is why I ask here. Thanks.</p> 0 Wired network icon, but wireless network Amir Sabanovic 2014-12-21T18:34:40Z 2018-12-03T22:03:35Z <p>I'm connected to a wireless network, yet in the taskbar the icon is showing that I'm connected to a wired network. Why is that? There is no network cable connected to the laptop, and it says "Limited" below the name of my network.</p> <p>Lenovo IdeaPad U410 Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit (Recently installed Oracle VM VirtualBox and a couple of VMs)</p> 0 How to boot Windows setup from a folder which is in a USB? Çağatay KAYA 2018-12-03T16:18:43Z 2018-12-03T16:18:43Z <p>First of all, I already know that how to create bootable USB with Windows installation files.</p> <p>But I have written those files directly to root of the USB. I mean, those files are not in any folder.</p> <p>My problem is those files look like mess in USB.</p> <p>So, I want to create a folder in that USB and then move installation files into that folder.</p> <p>Can I boot Windows setup from that folder which is in the USB? </p> 8 How to disable automatic zoom change in IE11 when moving window between different monitors? Martin Suchan 2014-02-17T15:14:45Z 2018-12-03T14:01:40Z <p>On Windows 8.1 I use Internet Explorer 11 and I also got my notebook with 13" screen and LCD monitor with 24" screen.</p> <p>When I move IE windows between screens, IE automatically changes the zoom "to preserve same font size" on screens with different DPI. This is unwanted, I don't want to have 100% on one screen and 125% on the other. Is there a way how to disable this, even using registry fix?</p> <p>Note this is <a href="">already reported on Microsoft Connect</a> with no proper answer.</p>  Microsoft office activator |  windows activation crack |  windows product key |  windows 10 product key |  windows 7 ultimate product key |  windows 7 keygen |  activate office 2010 |  office Project keys |  project professional product key |  office 365 office 2016 office 2013 key |  office 2016 office 2013 key |  windows 7 professional product key |  windows 8 professional product key |  windows 10 professional product key |  office 2016 professional product key |