Active questions tagged windows-8.1 - Super User most recent 30 from superuser.com 2019-02-20T01:37:19Z http://andreidionian.com/?id=feeds/tag?tagnames=windows-8.1 http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/rdf http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/1320024 2 Tor Browser: How to disable NAG “…attempted to extract HTML5 canvas…” M209 http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/867403 2018-05-05T15:16:07Z 2019-02-19T20:07:01Z <p>Constant Nag: "this website (...) attempted to extract HTML5 canvas image data, which may be used to uniquely identify your computer."</p> <p>There's an option to "remember for this site," which has NEVER remembered anything. I don't want to be bothered with it even once anyway.</p> <p>I would like the answer to always be "NO," in advance, so I don't see the NAG.</p> <p>I have endured this constant annoyance through at least that last four versions of Tor Browser, probably more.</p> <p>I installed a canvas blocking add-on, hoping it would preempt this, but it failed, so I assume this annoying code is running first.</p> <p>Currents versions: Windows 8.1, Tor Browser 8.0a6, default plugins (https everywhere, noscript).</p> <p>Thanks for any help.</p> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/698037 88 Can I disable the "Alt+Shift" shortcut to change language in windows 8.1 (or Windows 10)? Noctis http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/267121 2014-01-07T10:46:49Z 2019-02-18T22:24:07Z <p>I'm using windows 8.1 with multiple languages. The new pretty shortcut <kbd>windows</kbd>+<kbd>spacebar</kbd> will pop up a pretty looking selection on the right.</p> <p>Now, hitting <kbd>Alt</kbd>+<kbd>Shift</kbd> (left ones) will also change the language.</p> <p>This 2nd option clashes with some of my other shortcuts (mainly sublime text), and I can't find where/how to disable it. I remember it was possible in previous versions of windows where you could select the shortcut for changing languages.</p> <p>Any suggestions? </p> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/1407118 0 VirtualBox 6.0.4 Host Win 8.1 Guest Win XP. Can't drag & drop from Guest to Host. GA installed. Bidirectional selected Vanessa http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/999835 2019-02-18T17:38:33Z 2019-02-18T17:38:33Z <p>New installation of VirtualBox 6.0.4. Host Windows 8.1 Guest Windows XP</p> <p>Cannot drag &amp; drop Guest to Host. Host can drag and drop to Guest. Guest Additions installed. Bidirectional selected. Can share files ok. But would like to drag and drop too, thanks</p> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/871693 1 Stop Word from randomly moving my documents around Desktop? jww http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/173513 2015-01-30T17:52:44Z 2019-02-17T21:23:57Z <p>I have a busy Desktop with dual monitors. I place a Word Doc in a particular position, I open the document, and then Word moves it to a random place. When I close the document in Word, it takes me some time to find the document again. <em>Note</em>: I am referring to an actual document, and not a shortcut.</p> <p>There are a few related questions like <a href="http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/desktop-icons-keep-moving-around/d5b716ac-4611-4946-a5bb-fc956e9f3476" rel="nofollow noreferrer">Desktop icons keep moving around</a>, but that seems to be more of a bug (the lockup/freeze). In this case, it appears to be a Microsoft Word "feature".</p> <p>I'm using Windows 8.1 on a standard laptop with classic desktop view (not a tablet or touch screen with the Metro view). The version of Word is part of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 (I can't figure out where the <strong><em>About Word...</em></strong> is under this new interface, so I can't state the actual version with a service pack level).</p> <p>How do I stop Word from randomly rearranging the documents on my Desktop?</p> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/661465 0 Windows 8.1 couldn't be installed with error 0xc1900101 0x20006 hokkos http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/58724 2013-10-17T21:41:52Z 2019-02-17T04:03:25Z <p>I tried to install the just released update of windows 8.1, but after several reboot it said it couldn't install it with the error :</p> <pre><code>windows 8.1 couldn't be installed with error 0xc1900101 0x20006 </code></pre> <p>I don't have truecrypt or bitlocker, just a dual boot with MacOSx86 (hackintosh) and chimera bootloader, I am not sure if it has anything to do with the error.</p> <p>Here is the interesting part of WindowsUpdate.log : <a href="http://pastebin.com/hxchfKii" rel="nofollow noreferrer">http://pastebin.com/hxchfKii</a> And here is the full download and installation log : <a href="http://pastebin.com/A4NBLfuU" rel="nofollow noreferrer">http://pastebin.com/A4NBLfuU</a></p> <p>Thanks.</p> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/1406641 -2 Games in windows 8.1 running in slow motion then goes back to normal then slow motion again [on hold] Zen http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/999260 2019-02-17T03:58:29Z 2019-02-17T03:58:29Z <p>so I have a windows 8.1 machine running in a macbook pro through bootcamp. But every time I play any 3d game there is this weird slow motion occurrence every 2 1 second and it lasts for 1 second. I'm not sure what's causing this issue but I'm having no FPS issues at all, only the slow downs. Left 4 dead 2 runs in 60 fps in very high settings but the slow down occurs.</p> <p>I'm not sure if this is an issue with my specs but on the mac os side, any game would run completely fine.</p> <p>Here's a video example of what I'm experiencing. <a href="https://streamable.com/f060g" rel="nofollow noreferrer">https://streamable.com/f060g</a></p> <p>Here are my specs : <br> Intel Core i5-3210M (2 Cores) <br> Intel HD Graphics 4000<br> 4 GBs Ram <br></p> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/1406626 -2 Can't boot laptop into Winows 8.1 installation iso on DVD for reinstallation [on hold] Tim http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/9265 2019-02-17T01:39:30Z 2019-02-17T02:13:23Z <p>I want to reinstall Windows 8.1 on Toshiba C55t-A laptop.</p> <p>In its Windows 8.1, I downloaded 4GB Windows 8.1 iso file, and burnt it to a 4.5GB DVD, by right lick the iso file and select "Burn disc image ..." to burn it to the DVD. </p> <p>Then I shut down Windows 8.1, and insert the DVD into the laptop, and power up the laptop, I try to enter the bootloader, by hitting F12, Fn+F12, or Shift+F12, and sometimes I can enter but sometimes I can't. When I can enter the bootloader, I either select DVD among USB, DVD, Hard drive and network for booting, or change the order of booting sequence to be DVD, USB, Hard drive, network, but neither will boot into the DVD but always boot into the already installed Windows 8.1 on hard drive. </p> <p>I also find that the laptop now can't boot into a flash drive with Ubuntu 18.04, but always boot into the installed Windows 8.1 on the hard drive, though it could boot into the Ubuntu on the flash drive before I tried the above things to boot into the DVD. So even if I now want to install Ubuntu by overwriting Windows 8.1, I am not sure how to proceed.</p> <p>First time with Windows 8.1 and a Toshiba laptop, I have been helpless for the entire evening. What causes the problem: the laptop's bootloader setting, the installed Windows 8.1, or the DVD with Windows 8.1. iso file?</p> <p>Maybe can you let me know what I should do instead?</p> <p>Thanks.</p> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/789607 1 Take a screenshot of the scrollable area of a Windows 8 app? conradj http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/145840 2014-07-29T11:37:08Z 2019-02-17T00:01:30Z <p>How can I take a screenshot of the whole of a Windows 8 App? The area is larger than the height of the screen, so I want the full scrollable area.</p> <p>I've tried:</p> <ul> <li>Snipping Tool</li> <li><a href="http://www.ducklink.com/" rel="nofollow noreferrer">Ducklink</a> tool</li> <li>Combinations of <kbd>PrtScn</kbd></li> <li>Snagit 12</li> <li>Windows 8 Visual Studio Simulator</li> </ul> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/682441 5 Windows 8 Chrome DNS issue GoMati http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/91034 2013-11-30T14:25:59Z 2019-02-16T21:32:45Z <p>Sometimes when I want to visit random site I get "The server at www.something.here can't be found, because the DNS lookup failed" which looks pretty standard. When I go to "chrome://net-internals/#dns" settings, I get "error: -105 (ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED)" error.</p> <p>Suprisingly - when I go to this same exact site using IE it works pretty solid. In my opinion it's default dns timeout span, which is too short (?) and I can't find a way to make it longer but maybe I am missing something?</p> <p>Windows 8.1 (with all hotfixes)<br /> Chrome stable version (tried beta, nothing changed)<br /> flushing windows DNS (which doesn't help probably because Chrome has it's own DNS cache.</p> <p>What could be wrong? Thanks in advance!</p> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/1406557 -3 How can I enlarge a drive in Windows 8.1? Tim http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/9265 2019-02-16T19:48:34Z 2019-02-16T19:48:34Z <p>In Windows 8.1, is there some way to make E: drive 300GB? Do I need to shrink C: drive first? But there are two small parts between C: and E:, so how shall I make E: 300GB? </p> <p>BTW, What are the recommended sizes for C: and E: for installing Virtualbox and then Ubuntu in a virtual machine in Virutalbox, for main development purpose?</p> <p>Thanks.</p> <p><a href="https://i.stack.imgur.com/PUwAm.png" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><img src="https://i.stack.imgur.com/PUwAm.png" alt="enter image description here"></a></p> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/860009 2 ASUS VivoBook S200E Windows 8.1 Touchpad Precision Settings missing Cockootec http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/369344 2015-01-03T14:57:47Z 2019-02-16T06:02:10Z <p>I am having problem with <a href="http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/touchpad" rel="nofollow noreferrer">Touchpad Precision settings</a> on my ASUS VivoBook S200E, which is running Windows 8.1.</p> <p>I have successfully installed update KB2975719 which should bring the Touchpad Precision settings to my system but I can only see these few settings:</p> <p>Since I am not having reputation at least 10 I can't post image. When I am going to <code>(metro) Settings &gt; PC and devices &gt; Mouse and Touchpad</code> I can see only Click delay option in the section with Touchpad.</p> <p>I tried to look for proprietary drivers at ASUS website but it seems that for Windows 8.1 <a href="http://www.asus.com/in/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/ASUS_VivoBook_S200E/HelpDesk_Download/" rel="nofollow noreferrer">there are none</a>, so I assumed that in Windows 8.1 drivers for my touchpad should be included in system. </p> <p>I also tried to install older drivers in compatibility mode but they are really buggy - they work properly but sometime when I use <kbd>Alt</kbd> + <kbd>D</kbd> in Chrome to get my cursor to search bar, Chrome crashes. After I uninstalled drivers this never happened again, but I am not able to scroll and double-tap with my touchpad. You can imagine that this issue is really annoying and counterproductive.</p> <p>Does anyone else experience this kind of problems? How did you solve them?</p> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/810097 9 VMware Player "Bridged" networking no longer works - host=win8.1 guest=Mint 17 Linux JesseM http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/334950 2014-09-11T04:32:05Z 2019-02-15T16:34:23Z <p>Basic background tech info:</p> <ol> <li>Host: Windows 8.1</li> <li>Guest: Linux Mint 17</li> <li>VMWare Player version: 6.0.3 build-1895310</li> <li>Host hardware: ASUS Laptop with broadcomm wifi chipset</li> </ol> <p>In the past (earlier versions of Linux Mint, and earlier versions of VMWare Player), I could switch networking between NAT and Bridged, and both would work as expected. I settled on NAT. Recently, I had need to switch to Bridged, and the guest Linux OS failed to connect. Switch back to NAT, and everything reconnects and works fine.</p> <p>I've updated VMWare Tools in the guest OS, with no effect. Alas, I don't know which Mint upgrade, or VMWare Player upgrade broke the functionality, or when.</p> <p>Variations of this question seem to crop up frequently, but none of the questions I've read here on Superuser seem to directly address, or offer a fix for, this problem.</p> <p>Happy to provide logfiles or other info to help debug the issue. Just let me know what you need. Since I can use NAT as a work-around, this isn't urgent. However, I'd like to understand what's wrong and fix it.</p> <p>Thanks.</p> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/668898 1 Change DPI setting in Windows 8.1 for the Logon Screen jmc302005 http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/269079 2013-11-03T07:08:09Z 2019-02-15T09:00:47Z <h1>How can the DPI setting be changed for the Logon Screen in Windows 8.1?</h1> <p>Microsoft has added per-user DPI settings. But this means that there is no adjustable DPI setting for the Lock/Logon screen.</p> <p>You can change the DPI setting to be the same across all displays and this <em>does</em> affect the icons and font on the lock/logon screen. However, it <em>does not</em> affect any app/program that can run on the lock/logon screen.</p> <p>Ex.<br> I use a 44" flat screen TV for my monitor on my desktop. Big enough for me to sit in my recliner and use my computer. I use the on-screen keyboard most of the time. (I don't want to keep a keyboard next to me.) </p> <p>The problem is that with the new DPI setup the on-screen keyboard takes up nearly half the screen, which is too big.</p> <p>I tried looking through the registry to see if I could find a setting for it. In the key <code>HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop</code> there is a string value named <code>LogicalDPIOverride</code> with a value of <code>-1</code>. I have a feeling this is where I can fix the issue. I tried changing the value to 0 and to 1 with no change in the result. Instead I noticed that after logging out and back in the -1 value was back in the registry.</p> <p>How can I change this default DPI? Can I use the <code>LogPixels</code> string that worked for DPI in Windows 7?</p> <p>Here are two Screen shots, one of the Lock Screen and one of the Logon Screen:</p> <p><img src="https://i.stack.imgur.com/jzCJ5.jpg" alt="lock screen screenshot"></p> <p><img src="https://i.stack.imgur.com/tlH03.jpg" alt="logon screen screenshot"></p> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/693458 0 Installing a USB device manually on Win 8.1 Ghostli http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/284764 2013-12-26T20:11:03Z 2019-02-14T10:01:45Z <p>I have been the not-so-proud owner of a Nokia Lumia 920 for over 2 weeks now. I am also in possession of two PCs, both running Windows 8.1.</p> <p>I am unable to connect my phone to either PC in any way. Device manager keeps reporting my phone as <code>RM-821|Nokia Lumia 920</code>. I tried most of the solutions available on the web; here's what I've tried so far:</p> <p>Everything listed on <a href="http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2749484/en-us" rel="nofollow noreferrer">this Microsoft KB2749484 article</a>: searching for the driver on the internet and manually in <code>Windows</code> folder. I have also downloaded the driver itself (.cab file) from the Microsoft support page. I pointed to that folder as the location of the driver and Windows found nothing.</p> <p>I tried installing the driver manually with <code>pkgmgr.exe</code>. Though since this is Windows 8.1 x64 Professional, received an error message that Pkgmgr is deprecated and cannot be used (<code>Error 0x80070002</code>).</p> <p>I tried every single USB port on the laptop (Dell XPS 15 L502X) and desktop (Asus P4P800 Motherboard), and I didn't find any USB driver update. Both BIOSs are up to date. I have also tried rebooting with volume down while connected to the PC.</p> <p>I am confident that this issue is not phone or cable related, as I tried plugging the phone into a friend's PC and it worked instantly. I tried chatting with a Microsoft help employee, who directed me to the Nokia homepage to search there. <em>sigh</em></p> <p>I have seen many people encountering this same issue.</p> <p>Is there a way to install the .cab file manually in any other way?</p> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/887998 0 Windows 8.1 Ent Hyper-V - can I enable remote audio recording in Windows 10 Pro TP (for Cortana)? HighTechGeek http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/62117 2015-03-10T22:05:18Z 2019-02-14T08:01:05Z <ul> <li><p>Windows 8.1 Enterprise running Hyper-V</p></li> <li><p>Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview (build 9926) in a virtual machine</p></li> </ul> <p>I'd like to test Cortana in Windows 10, but the microphone isn't showing up in my virtual machine. Audio does redirect through the host - sound is working - but the ability to record is not being automatically redirected.</p> <p>I found that in Remote Desktop Connection, one can enable "remote audio recording" to enable microphones on the host to work with the remote client. There's also a "Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration" tool as part of a Windows Server's "Remote Desktop Services" found under "Administrative Tools" that allows controlling the redirection of "Audio and Video playback" and "Audio recording" with virtual machines, but I'm not finding this set of tools in my Windows 8 Enterprise "Administrative Tools".</p> <p>Is there a way in Hyper-V on Windows 8.1 Enterprise that allows me to configure similar options to enable redirection of the recording options in virtual machines?</p> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/919012 2 Windows 8.1 freezes on EVERY restart OR shut down derpoholic http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/451404 2015-05-24T20:15:12Z 2019-02-13T18:03:00Z <p>EDIT: I'm pretty sure it's the video driver's fault because:</p> <ul> <li>save mode reboots/shuts down fine</li> <li>with uninstalled drivers shuts down fine.</li> </ul> <p>The problem: AMD drivers from their website and drivers that Windows get via updating driver from Device Manager OR Windows update are pretty much the same. No matter which of these options I choose, the freezing begins after driver installation. I tried using older drivers but they update instantly, of course.</p> <p>Since HP website provides drivers (for my laptop model) only for Windows 7, I'm lead to believe this quite capable laptop is <em>not supported</em> to run Windows 8/8.1 which I find staggering and absurd. I'd gladly test older AMD drivers if only I can find the way for Windows update to <em>not</em> update them upon installaion. That or completely switch to Lubuntu. FWIW, the Windows 7 DVD did not come with the laptop purchase, bought the Windows 8 upon its release and did a clean install.</p> <hr> <p>I'll try to be as thorough as possible, if you think I missed something, let me know and I'll edit this post as soon as I can (unless you think reply is a more viable option).</p> <p>OS &amp; machine: Windows 8.1 x64 on 4yr old HP Pavilion dv6 (dualboot with freshly installed Lubuntu 15.04 x64), i7 quad-core, 500GB HDD, 6GB RAM, dual display with full HD LG monitor via HDMI, GPU ATI Radeon Mobility 5000 series. Battery is kinda crap since it'll hold about 20min altogether therefore I'm mostly just plugged on AC. In 3/4 of cases I'm connected to LAN, wifi works but only use it when I'm not connected to LAN cable.</p> <p>Symptoms: system freezes about 8 seconds into shut down or restart process, forcing me to hard reset it every single time. System logs show: </p> <ol> <li>Kernel-power, ID 41, category 63;</li> <li>Kernel-power, ID 142, category 173.</li> </ol> <p>... aka "the system didn't shut down properly" - because I had to hard reset it - because it froze. I usually just put it to sleep instead of shut down, after a number of days (3-5), the system would BSOD on me. In rare cases (fast startup and hibernation were enabled back then) when I did shut it down, it shut down properly in about 50% of cases.</p> <p>Already tried: hibernation is disabled, fast startup is disabled (it does <em>appear</em> to happen a bit(!) less frequently if fast startup's enabled but then I can't properly access NTFS partitions from Lubuntu), ran sfc /scannow and it returned with "unable to repair" </p> <ul> <li>A) utc.app.json,</li> <li>B) telemetry.ASM-WindowsDefault.json (tried SFCFIX for this one, said it's been successful, didn't try sfc scan again afterwards) and</li> <li>C) AMD64/CNBJ2530.DPB.</li> </ul> <p>Scanned HDD: ok, scanned RAM: ok, device installed &amp; drivers updated, all Windows updates installed, virus check with Defender found nothing. Tried tracking the shutdown process with some command-line thing (I forgot what it was but it's from Microsoft, part of some SDK), after the hard reset it said nothing could be tracked. It gave me one blank log (shutdown_BASE+LATENCY+DISPATCHER+FILE_IO+FILENAME_1_km_premerge.etl) and one that had a few lines (shutdown_BASE+LATENCY+DISPATCHER+FILE_IO+FILENAME_1_um_premerge.etl).</p> <p>Other people with similar problem: some said it was their PSU but since Lubuntu shuts down and restarts with no problem, I assume the problem is on Windows' side. Some said they disabled ATI's sound (which of course cuts sound to my monitor) - tried &amp; no luck. Some people just gave up.</p> <p>Also 1: sometimes the system would randomly BSOD on me, in the past it's been something USB related. I run a mouse via USB but that's about it.</p> <p>Also 2: I update Windows on a regular basis. Every couple of weeks or so I get 10+ updates, they install, upon first restart the system freezes (every single time!), takes about 15 minutes of install-restart cycles on a blue background (that happen before the whole login screen). When all is done, the login screen appears.</p> <p>History: got Windows 7 with this machine, soon upgraded to 8 and later to 8.1. The freezing problem's been more obvious in the later version.</p> <p>I'll try: to shutdown/restart with USB mouse unplugged, with no second monitor, LAN cable out and on battery. will report how it went.</p> <p>I hope you can make something of this mess because I can't :/ Thanks for your help in advance.</p> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/766400 35 Make Language change specific to window/app not whole system (Windows 8.1) Boppity Bop http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/41227 2014-06-09T08:56:14Z 2019-02-13T14:05:29Z <p>I have Windows 8.1 Pro English. Sometime I need to use another languages (I did not install any language packs and my locale is English). So I have a few keyboards enabled. However in W7 when I switch keyboard it stays in the window I switched it.. and other windows have English at the same time... In windows 8.1 if I switch keyboard it changes everywhere.</p> <p>is there an option to keep different keyboards in different windows / apps ?</p> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/850650 5 How can I toggle Bluetooth on and off via a shortcut or script in Windows 8.1? alwayssummer http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/126634 2014-12-10T00:58:11Z 2019-02-12T14:18:12Z <p>Before upgrading to Windows 8.1 I used the bluetooth icon in the notifications area to turn bluetooth on and off. Now, in Windows 8.1 it requires about 6 clicks to get this job done through the new metro UI. See <a href="http://andreidionian.com/?id=questions/612742/how-to-turn-on-off-bluetooth-on-windows-8-1">How to turn on/off Bluetooth on Windows 8.1</a> for the slow way to get this job done.</p> <p>I would like to go back to being able to toggle my bluetooth in a couple of clicks without having to leave my desktop. Can it be done?</p> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/890165 3 Windows for loop through dirs, run git pull? A T http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/96809 2015-03-16T11:48:10Z 2019-02-12T13:22:05Z <p>From Bash it's simple:</p> <pre><code>for d in *; do GIT_DIR="$d/.git" git pull; done </code></pre> <p>Or:</p> <pre><code>for d in *; do GIT_DIR="$PWD/$d/.git" git pull; done </code></pre> <p>However from Windows Command Prompt it's not quite as simple. I've tried:</p> <pre><code>for /D %i in (*.*) do cd "%i" &amp;&amp; git pull for /D %i in (*.*) do cd "&lt;absolute_path&gt;\%i" &amp;&amp; git pull for /D %i in (*.*) do set GIT_DIR="&lt;absolute_path&gt;\%i\.git git pull" for /D %i in (*.*) do set GIT_DIR="&lt;absolute_path&gt;\%i\.git &amp;&amp; git pull" </code></pre> <p>But none work. Always getting one of these errors:</p> <pre><code>fatal: unable to access '"repo-name/.git" /config': Invalid argument The system cannot find the path specified. </code></pre> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/877879 16 How do I find out which program and process ID accesses a given IP address in Windows? Dims http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/104103 2015-02-14T12:04:29Z 2019-02-12T13:21:09Z <p>Is it possible to catch, which program is accessing a specific IP address? </p> <p>I found my computer is flooding and wish to check addresses one by one.</p> <p>May be it is possible to set up some audit for this?</p> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/707894 2 Windows 8.1 missing WinRE.wim in WinPE StackExchangeGuy http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/293830 2014-01-27T22:38:05Z 2019-02-11T19:01:30Z <p>I'm trying to pull a Windows 8.1 .wim file down to a laptop (the same laptop that was the source of the .wim), and am following <a href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825041.aspx" rel="nofollow noreferrer">these directions</a> from MS. Everything works until "W:\Windows\System32\Recovery\winre.wim T:\Recovery\WindowsRE\winre.wim" (W:\ is what will be called C:\, when I get into Windows). </p> <p>As far as I can tell, there is no winre.wim in W:\windows\system32\recovery. I ran used dir to search the W: drive, but there is no winre.wim. Where is it?</p> <p>Thanks.</p> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/825244 0 How to fix Missing Operating System after Kali Linux install kprovost7314 http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/345264 2014-10-12T17:52:50Z 2019-02-11T14:59:27Z <p>I hope I didn't screw up my PC but last night. </p> <p>I installed Kali Linux on my Toshiba L505D-S5965 with Windows 8.1. After I finished I wanted to reboot into my Windows OS, so I rebooted and then the Toshiba logo showed with the insydeH20 bios logo. Then after that it showed </p> <blockquote> <p>Missing Operating System</p> </blockquote> <p>This may be because I finished the installation without GRUB or the LILO bootloader (because it wouldn't install for some reason.) It said I would have to boot it manually with something called <em>"vmlinuz"</em> or something like that. </p> <p>I'm guessing it has no bootloader. No partitions were wiped so I know Windows is still there. </p> <p>How can I fix this? If this deals with USB/CD/DVD, I don't have any but I have a 4GB regular size SD card if I can use that.</p> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/1404453 0 Diagnosing why my PC won't work Steve Garratt http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/965541 2019-02-11T14:18:34Z 2019-02-11T14:18:34Z <p>I have a PC I built in 2012 and worked fine for years. However a couple of years it began playing up and I never got it working again because I didn't know what the solution was.</p> <p>My system:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0053GR2HA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03__o00_s02?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1" rel="nofollow noreferrer">ASUS AM3+ SABERTOOTH 990FX S/L Revision 1</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001GLFD54/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03__o00_s01?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1" rel="nofollow noreferrer">OCZ OCZ600MXSP-UK ModXStream Pro 600W ATX Power Supply</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005UBNKWO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03__o00_s02?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1" rel="nofollow noreferrer">AMD Bulldozer FX-6100 Socket AM3+ 6 Core Processor - 3.30GHz, 3.90GHz Turbo</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002G392ZI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1" rel="nofollow noreferrer">Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 CPU Cooler</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004RFBIUU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03__o00_s02?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1" rel="nofollow noreferrer">Corsair CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B 16GB (4x4GB) 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Blu Memory Four Module Kit</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008HV63F0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1" rel="nofollow noreferrer">Sapphire 11200-14-20G OC Sapphire Card (2GB, HD7850, GDDR5)</a></li> <li>1x Samsung 2.5-Inch 250 GB 850 EVO Solid State Drive</li> <li>3x <a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0073Q7GU6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03__o00_s01?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1" rel="nofollow noreferrer">Seagate 3.5 inch 3TB Barracuda Desktop Hard Drives</a></li> <li>Acetec Wireless N WiFi PCI Adapter Card 300Mbps</li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0071KZNUY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03__o00_s02?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1" rel="nofollow noreferrer">CiT Vantage Midi Mesh Gaming Case with HD Audio, 4 Fans, Card Reader and No PSU - Black</a></li> </ul> <p>Basically, when I load up windows 8.1 I can log in and I see the desktop, etc loading up. After a given time of about 2 minutes (from boot) everything freezes! I thought it was my installation of windows or the user account but I've tried loading different user accounts, leaving it to sit at the initial login screen, tried running in safe mode, tried booting from a windows install USB flash drive and every time the PC freezes! The only time it continues to run without freezing is when I am on the bios screen. I thought it could be something running hot but can't feel anything hot across the motherboard.</p> <p>I loaded it up again a week ago and discovered that one of the 4gb ram sticks doesn't seem to work properly as the bios doesn't recognise it so I removed it and tried booting up as before. Hoping that it was the ram all along it doesn't seem to be as I still get the same old freezing behaviour.</p> <p>The system has always been slightly fussy in the following ways: 1) The CPU Fan doesn't register the correct RPM - It flickers from 0 to 16000RPM. Solution - set to ignore minimum fan speed in bios.</p> <p>2) when first booting up the bios usually complains that "overclocking failed! please enter setup to re-configure your system. Press F1 to run setup". Solution - press the reset button and it boots the next time fine.</p> <p>3) The mobo tends to detect the ram as 1300mhz instead of the 1600mhz. Solution - change in bios.</p> <p>4) I am wondering if there are any compatibility issues with the mix of hardware as I've noticed some comments from other users on the Amazon product pages - </p> <p>Originally I had a Samsung 840 Series Pro 128GB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drive but it died on me so I replaced it with the 250Gb Evo drive.</p> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/929157 0 'git' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file Milano http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/396098 2015-06-17T16:21:02Z 2019-02-11T07:02:45Z <p>I'm reciveing this error when trying to install something which uses 'git' command. I've already installed <strong>git</strong> and put the directory into my environment variable - <code>C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\cmd</code></p> <p>I've already restarted my pc too. </p> <p>What should I do please?</p> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/230414 6 Multiple Copies of Windows Calculator Brian Boatright http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/31781 2011-01-07T21:29:45Z 2019-02-11T04:25:17Z <p>Just did a clean install of Win7 x64. I have a Microsoft Ergo Keyboard 4000 and use the calculator key a lot.</p> <p>Previously, in Windows XP, I could hit it and get multiple copies of calculator to popup. Now it will only show one copy of calculator. I tried adding a shortcut to the calculator app but it has the same limitation. However if I click the calculator icon it will open a new one each time.</p> <p>How can I fix this so each time I press the calculator key it will open a new copy?</p> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/936256 1 Vudu and Spotify Download Location AshleaAwesome http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/465702 2015-07-04T11:10:18Z 2019-02-10T06:08:07Z <p>Vudu and Spotify both store the offline/downloaded files in 'AppData/Roaming' and I have maxed out my 'C' Drive. I want to move it to my larger 'D' Drive. I looked up what to do and all over the forums people said doing a symbolic link (Vudu) and junction (Spotify) worked for them. Created the symbolic link and junction in order to change the location, but:</p> <ol> <li>It didn't solve my hard drive space issue because it just started downloading to both places.</li> <li>Vudu movies didn't play and told me "if you have the movies downloaded on an SD card be sure it is plugged in". Then Spotify didn't even recognize they were downloaded when I went into offline mode.</li> </ol> <hr> <p><strong>So this is what I did. Can you tell me if I did it wrong or if I need to do something else or more?</strong></p> <p>For Vudu:</p> <ol> <li>close Vudu to Go </li> <li>rename Vudu to Go's <code>C:</code> drive's folder: <code>\com.vudu.air.Downloader</code> to something like: <code>\com.vudu.air.Downloader.disable</code></li> <li>run command prompt as admin</li> <li>type <code>MKLINK /D C:\Users\<i>username</i>\AppData\Roaming\com.vudu.air.Downloader D:\Vudu\VUDUToGo\com.vudu.air.Downloader</code>             <sub>(That's all one line.)</sub></li> <li><p>open the <code>C:\users\<i>username</i>\AppData\Roaming\com.vudu.air.Downloader.disabled</code> folder and you'll see two folders, named <code>airversion</code> and <code>Local Store</code></p> <ul> <li>select both folders and 'cut' them, </li> <li>then go to your new drive/folder location where you want them moved to</li> </ul></li> <li><p>load "Vudo to Go" and, in the app, under the "My Downloads" tab, you should now see all your movies you've downloaded (but now you're seeing them from your new drive storage location). </p></li> </ol> <p>… except, when I opened the app, it asked for my login credentials again (when usually it just remembers) and my downloads weren't there. So I hit download and it was instantly there. But I don't think it was from my <code>D</code> drive because it was also back in my <code>C</code> Drive again.</p> <hr> <p>For Spotify I did the same thing, I just used:</p> <ol> <li>Exit Spotify</li> <li>Go to <code>C:\Users\<i>username</i>\AppData\Local\Spotify</code> and delete the <code>Storage</code> folder</li> <li>Open command prompt as admin</li> <li>Enter: <code>mklink /J "C:\Users\<i>username</i>\AppData\Local\Spotify\Storage" "<i>location you want to save it</i>"</code>                 <sub>(That's all one line.)</sub></li> <li><code>MKLINK /J C:\Users\<i>username</i>\AppData\Local\Spotify\Storage D:\Spotify\Storage</code></li> </ol> <p>… and it worked, but the storage folder came back, and when I downloaded the files, yes they went into the new folder, but they also went into the old file at the same time. </p> <hr> <p>So if anything I added to my storage problem. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.</p> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/787315 4 How do i skip the Personalize page (color & computername) during unattended Windows 8 setup? Kriech0r http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/349515 2014-07-24T08:47:59Z 2019-02-10T06:01:25Z <p>i'm currently setting up an unattended Windows 8 setup but i'm stumbling upon the Personalize page which i can't skip. My unattend file looks like below. Guess the interesting part should be in the OOBE section - which is already populated with some &lt;'HideXXX>true&lt;'/HideXXX> switches.</p> <p>Any hint would be appreciated!</p> <pre><code>&lt;?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?&gt; &lt;unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend"&gt; &lt;settings pass="windowsPE"&gt; &lt;component xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS"&gt; &lt;UserData&gt; &lt;ProductKey&gt; &lt;WillShowUI&gt;Never&lt;/WillShowUI&gt; &lt;Key&gt;GCRJD-8NW9H-F2CDX-CCM8D-9D6T9&lt;/Key&gt; &lt;/ProductKey&gt; &lt;AcceptEula&gt;true&lt;/AcceptEula&gt; &lt;FullName&gt;Company&lt;/FullName&gt; &lt;Organization&gt;Company&lt;/Organization&gt; &lt;/UserData&gt; &lt;UseConfigurationSet&gt;true&lt;/UseConfigurationSet&gt; &lt;ImageInstall&gt; &lt;OSImage&gt; &lt;InstallToAvailablePartition&gt;true&lt;/InstallToAvailablePartition&gt; &lt;InstallFrom&gt; &lt;MetaData&gt; &lt;Key&gt;/IMAGE/Name&lt;/Key&gt; &lt;Value&gt;Windows 8.1 Pro&lt;/Value&gt; &lt;/MetaData&gt; &lt;/InstallFrom&gt; &lt;/OSImage&gt; &lt;/ImageInstall&gt; &lt;/component&gt; &lt;/settings&gt; &lt;settings pass="specialize"&gt; &lt;component xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS"&gt; &lt;AutoLogon&gt; &lt;Password&gt; &lt;Value&gt;cwB1AGasdfG8AcgBkAA==&lt;/Value&gt; &lt;PlainText&gt;false&lt;/PlainText&gt; &lt;/Password&gt; &lt;Enabled&gt;true&lt;/Enabled&gt; &lt;LogonCount&gt;2&lt;/LogonCount&gt; &lt;Username&gt;newinstall&lt;/Username&gt; &lt;/AutoLogon&gt; &lt;ProductKey&gt;GCRJD-8NW9H-F2CDX-CCM8D-9D6T9&lt;/ProductKey&gt; &lt;RegisteredOrganization&gt;Company&lt;/RegisteredOrganization&gt; &lt;RegisteredOwner&gt;Company&lt;/RegisteredOwner&gt; &lt;TimeZone&gt;GMT Standard Time&lt;/TimeZone&gt; &lt;/component&gt; &lt;component xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" name="Microsoft-Windows-UnattendedJoin" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS"&gt; &lt;Identification&gt; &lt;JoinWorkgroup&gt;WORKGROUP&lt;/JoinWorkgroup&gt; &lt;/Identification&gt; &lt;/component&gt; &lt;component xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" name="Microsoft-Windows-Deployment" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS"&gt; &lt;RunSynchronous&gt; &lt;RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add"&gt; &lt;Description&gt;Setting Network Location&lt;/Description&gt; &lt;Path&gt;reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Signatures\FirstNetwork" /v Category /t REG_DWORD /d 00000000 /f&lt;/Path&gt; &lt;Order&gt;1&lt;/Order&gt; &lt;WillReboot&gt;OnRequest&lt;/WillReboot&gt; &lt;/RunSynchronousCommand&gt; &lt;/RunSynchronous&gt; &lt;/component&gt; &lt;/settings&gt; &lt;settings pass="oobeSystem"&gt; &lt;component xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS"&gt; &lt;OOBE&gt; &lt;HideEULAPage&gt;true&lt;/HideEULAPage&gt; &lt;HideLocalAccountScreen&gt;true&lt;/HideLocalAccountScreen&gt; &lt;HideOEMRegistrationScreen&gt;true&lt;/HideOEMRegistrationScreen&gt; &lt;HideOnlineAccountScreens&gt;true&lt;/HideOnlineAccountScreens&gt; &lt;HideWirelessSetupInOOBE&gt;true&lt;/HideWirelessSetupInOOBE&gt; &lt;NetworkLocation&gt;Work&lt;/NetworkLocation&gt; &lt;ProtectYourPC&gt;3&lt;/ProtectYourPC&gt; &lt;/OOBE&gt; &lt;UserAccounts&gt; &lt;LocalAccounts&gt; &lt;LocalAccount wcm:action="add"&gt; &lt;Password&gt; &lt;Value&gt;cwB1AGasdfG8AcgBkAA==&lt;/Value&gt; &lt;PlainText&gt;false&lt;/PlainText&gt; &lt;/Password&gt; &lt;Name&gt;newinstall&lt;/Name&gt; &lt;Group&gt;Administrators&lt;/Group&gt; &lt;/LocalAccount&gt; &lt;/LocalAccounts&gt; &lt;/UserAccounts&gt; &lt;/component&gt; &lt;/settings&gt; &lt;/unattend&gt; </code></pre> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/797781 0 Black screen after boot user2610529 http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/357426 2014-08-16T10:26:48Z 2019-02-09T16:01:20Z <p>Yesterday Windows installed some updates when shutting down. Today I wanted to start Windows, but after the BIOS screen I only see a black screen, with no cursor or whatsoever. I search for this issue and found out, that it might have something to do with a corrupt display driver. But this does not help my much because I can't enter the safe mode of Windows (hitting the F8 key has no effect). I also tried to recover from an old recovery point using the Windows 8.1 installation DVD, but I get a message that no recovery points were found even though I'm pretty sure I have some. What can I do at this point? Is re-installing Windows my only option?</p> <p><strong>Edit:</strong> I also tried to open up the task manager with Ctrl+Shift+Esc, but it also doesn't show up. I only get a message from my monitor "Suggested Resolution: 1920x1080px". I also saw yesterday a second before the shutdown an error message, but I wasn't able to read it.</p> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/1401496 0 How to correct "partitions not in recommended order" without erasing entire disk? VSRawat http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/158509 2019-02-03T06:23:00Z 2019-02-08T07:51:03Z <p>Most of the suggestions about "The partitions on the disk selected for installation are not in the recommended order." that I found on the internet and on this site, say 1. using diskpart to clean/ refresh. 2. otherwise format/ delete all partitions.</p> <p>My 1 TB GPT disk is this, (windows disk management) <a href="https://i.stack.imgur.com/Y3OAo.jpg" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><img src="https://i.stack.imgur.com/Y3OAo.jpg" alt="image1"></a></p> <ul> <li>The first partition is Ubuntu 64-bit</li> <li>4 red circles are for data partitions having my things.</li> <li>"I" has Windows 10 64-bit that stopped working yesterday</li> <li>O has Windows 10 64-bit I installed yesterday, is working.</li> <li>C has Windows 8.1 64-bit I installed yesterday, and currently booted through that.</li> <li>the last non-partition is currently unused.</li> </ul> <p>There are 3 mini-partitions visible that I don't know about. I haven't made them.</p> <p>I can't practically erase all those things and reinstall all os or copy data back. </p> <p>Can I correct "partitions not in recommended order" without having to erase major things?</p> <p>Edited:</p> <p>Diskpart output:</p> <p>List Disk: (third one might be net dongle pen drive) HDD0 is giving the message at the time of Windows 8.1 installation in either of the HDD.</p> <p><a href="https://i.imgur.com/kcWYW1n.jpg" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><img src="https://i.imgur.com/kcWYW1n.jpg" alt="image2"></a></p> <p>List Partition: of HDD0</p> <p><a href="https://i.imgur.com/AY9tNnK.jpg" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><img src="https://i.imgur.com/AY9tNnK.jpg" alt="image3"></a></p> <p>List volume: </p> <p><a href="https://i.imgur.com/Kh6JZEa.jpg" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><img src="https://i.imgur.com/Kh6JZEa.jpg" alt="image4"></a></p> <p>here, under "label", B-prefix is for 1TB HDD0 which is giving that "wrong order" message, all blank labels should be in HDD0. A-prefix is for 500 GB HDD1 that is ok. J might be net dongle.</p> http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/1402991 0 How to find out which user is using a particular display language in Windows 8.1 Maxim V. Pavlov http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/97394 2019-02-07T06:53:44Z 2019-02-07T10:23:52Z <p>I have a Windows 8.1 Enterprise machine used by several users. Each of them has a separate user account and settings.</p> <p>Now that we need to upgrade to Windows 10, there is a problem with a full upgrade saving the applications and user data - that is user display language.</p> <p>The system's default language is Russian. However, there is an English language pack installed on this system as well. I am assuming that is what disables the option to upgrade including the apps and data.</p> <p>Is there a way, except for an obvious manual one, to list all users in the system along with their current display languages set, so I can track the one using English. I know someone has it in use since when I run lpksetup.exe I am unable to remove English, it says the user is using it.</p> <p>The manual way I mentioned is to log in as each user and see the language selected, but I'd like to be able to track it down with Admin account.</p> <p>Thanks in advance for the tip on how to get that info from the system.</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 |