Active questions tagged windows-8.1 - Super User most recent 30 from 2019-06-27T04:34:11Z 0 How to expand the recovery partition of my hdd? Koko3433 2019-06-26T01:59:05Z 2019-06-26T06:07:11Z <p><a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer">Disk Management pic</a><br> I want to add/allocate free space to the final partition in the image above (the 14gb one). How would I do so?</p> <p>The intent is to test if a larger recovery partition will fix a space error I am getting when I try to recover a backup using lenovo one key recovery on my lenovo ideapad y510p.</p> 3 Suddenly dead keys don't work MC Emperor 2014-07-03T13:32:59Z 2019-06-26T02:02:30Z <p>Suddenly dead keys are disabled, but I didn't change settings.</p> <ul> <li>I'm running Windows 8.1.</li> <li>I didn't spill anything over the keyboard.</li> <li>The apostrophe (<code>'</code>), double quote (<code>"</code>) backtick (<code>`</code>) circumflex (<code>^</code>) and tilde (<code>~</code>) are inserted instantly into a text field which has the focus, instead of waiting for the following typed character in order to determine if these can be combined. Now I cannot type <strong>fiancée</strong>, <strong>août</strong>, <strong>señorita</strong>, <strong>geïnteresseerd</strong>, and <strong>überhaupt</strong>.</li> <li>I suspect restarting the computer will solve the issue, but that's not an elegant solution.</li> </ul> <p>Is there some keystroke in Windows 8.1 which silently enables or disables dead keys? And how can I re-enable them?</p> <p><em>Notice that I didn't type abovementioned words, I just googled them to make my point. ;-)</em></p> 0 Is One Key Recovery on the Bios of the laptop? (transferring harddrives) Koko3433 2019-06-26T01:18:49Z 2019-06-26T01:46:57Z <p>Lenovo 510p ideapad</p> <p>I need to changeout a 1tb hdd for 2tb drive. I'm used to making a windows backup of my harddrive on an external drive, then inserting the windows disks when the new drive is inserted and loaded....installing windows....then installing the backup.</p> <p>I don't have repair disks though, everything is on partitions of my C drive. Also my backup was made using OKR (one key recovery), so I need that software on the new drive.</p> <p>When I insert the new hdd and boot it up, will I have the boot option to recover via one key recovery?</p> <p>If not, what process should I pursue instead? I can make different backups as the hdd is still in my laptop atm, but I eventually need to load the backup that was made using OKR.</p> <p>My partitions look like this: <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer">enter image description here</a></p> 12 How do I fix "A USB port reset request failed." for all USB devices connected Brendan 2014-06-04T23:05:19Z 2019-06-26T00:19:18Z <p>I have a Lenovo ThinkPad S430 with an Intel 4000, 7 series chipset. This is running Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit. </p> <p>My USB ports began to have trouble recognising when I connected devices around a month or so ago. I would pull out the device and re-connect, perhaps in a different port and try again and it would work. Over time though this became more unreliable until I would re-connect maybe five or six times until it worked. I attempted to re-install the drivers through Device Manager and now no USB device will connect through any port.</p> <p>Devices do not appear under their usual, respective section in the Device Manager e.g. Keyboards under the keybaords category, instead they all appear under the 'Universal Serial bus controllers' as an unknown device.</p> <p>Windows 8 apparently has extra information beyond the typical code 43 and in this case it states: "A USB port reset request has failed".</p> <p>I could not find any further information on what this mean exactly although I am a little concerned that maybe it is a serious hardware problem.</p> <p>I have tried re-installing drivers from both Intel and the Lenovo site for USB 3 and the Intel chipset but neither have worked. Moreover it is not clear that the drivers have installed correctly.</p> <p><strong>UPDATE:</strong></p> <p>I found that disabling USB 3.0 in the BIOS fixes the problem although now I don't have USB 3.0 support. I did install the USB drivers from Lenovo, and forced the install with compatability mode - apparently though USB 3.0 support is included with Windows 8.1. I have uninstalled the drivers but the problems remain.</p> <p>What can I do to ensure the Windows 8.1 USB drivers are used and the the Intel ones have been properly removed?</p> 0 Deleting Recovery Partition - What will happen? Koko3433 2019-06-25T18:22:03Z 2019-06-25T18:22:03Z <p>I need to free up as much space as possible on my hdd. I have the following partitions seen below:</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer">disk management pic</a> The 5th partition in particular is called: 13.96 GB Healthy (Recovery Partition).</p> <p>What are the consequences of deleting this partition and combining it into C? Does it just mean I can't restore to factory settings? Or will it destroy my ability to backup the system using an externally stored system image? I don't have any boot disks or anything for this laptop, its a lenovo ideapad 510p. I have multiple backups made with lenovo's One Key Recovery (OKR). I don't know if I will lose functionality or not with OKR or my ability to use my backups. OKR was on my D drive but I moved it to my C drive and combined D to C for space, so maybe I'm good and everything is separate?</p> <p>Again I am not concerned about losing the ability to factory reset, I have many backups on external drives, particularly one of it right when I got it.</p> 0 System backup too large for hdd Koko3433 2019-06-25T03:15:05Z 2019-06-25T17:50:06Z <p>I made a system backup using One Key Recovery (OKR) for my lenovo ideapad, storing it on an external hdd. When I went to recover the backup using OKR it stated the hard drive doesn't have enough space to transfer it back from the external hdd. I literally made this backup of this very drive a day ago.</p> <p>Short of plugging in a larger drive and retrying, what can I do?</p> <p>The image size is about 680gb via properties. My hard drive is 1tb with 890 gb listed as the max available. I'm guessing when it unpacks it, its creating a filesize larger than the original size and larger than the 890gb? Or it thinks it is/might?</p> <p>Can I go into the backup and remove files to make it smaller? Even emptying my recycle bin would free up alot of space. Can I launch my pc from the external hard drive? What can I do here? I don't have any working knowledge of this recovery stuff, so I'm at a total loss. But I would imagine just removing a couple GB to up to 50 gb would be enough to fix the issue (i can think of specific files that could be removed to freeup this space).</p> <p>When I made the backup I only had anywhere from 10-25gb of free space on my hdd. I wasn't aware this could be an issue for backups, obviously it is and it won't happen again, but I need a fix and I have no idea what I can do to get the backup to work. I still have hundreds of Gb in space on my external hdd, if that matters.</p> <p>the backup is a .wsi file</p> <p>I'm using windows 8.1</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer">disk management image</a></p> 0 How to change the default IME input method in Windows 8.1? chickensdontfly 2015-04-06T18:06:17Z 2019-06-25T00:50:10Z <p>I would like to know if there is a way to change the default input method while writing in Japanese.</p> <p>I have several keyboard languages installed and change between them using the shortcut <kbd>Windows</kbd> + <kbd>Space</kbd>. They all work well.</p> <p>But the thing is, when I select Japanese, the default input method is Half-width alphanumeric when I want Hiragana to be the default. I can change the input method through the taskbar, but I have to do this every time I open a program. So I tried changing the preferences, to no effect:</p> <ol> <li>I select the Japanese keyboard.</li> <li>I right-click on the "A" or "あ" that appears on the taskbar to open IME options, and go to "Properties".</li> <li>I open "Advances Settings for Microsoft IME".</li> </ol> <p><img src="" alt=""></p> <p>What is wrong? What should I change so that the default is Hiragana? If this fails, is there a keyboard shortcut to change between Hiragana, Half-width alphanumeric, etc, so that I don't have to use the mouse every time?</p> 0 Windows 8.1 couldn't be installed with error 0xc1900101 0x20006 hokkos 2013-10-17T21:41:52Z 2019-06-24T21:03:15Z <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="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"></a> And here is the full download and installation log : <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"></a></p> <p>Thanks.</p> 1 No sound in windows 8 running on bootcamp mclarence 2014-09-06T08:45:53Z 2019-06-23T14:03:15Z <p>After a few days of searching the web, I managed to install windows 8.1 on my computer successfully including the drivers. After I rebooted my macbook I noticed that my sound was not working. I checked my device manager and noticed that "High Definition Audio Controller" under System Devices is not working and cannot start. The error is "The device cannot start error 10".</p> <p>Things I have tried:</p> <ul> <li>Tried adding the hardware through "Add legacy hardware" but it blue screens during install.</li> <li>Tried installing the drivers manually and downloading the drivers from cirrus or realtek. </li> <li>Re installed bootcamp drivers.</li> </ul> <p>Note:</p> <ul> <li>I bumped into many problems when trying to install windows 8.1 on my mac. When I tried to install it on the partition that bootcamp made it would not install it since my partition style was a Master Boot Record. So I booted back into osx and made a empty unallocated space in disk utility and I would create the partition using the windows installer thus allowing me to install windows 8.1.</li> <li>I use EFI Boot (2 drives do not appear in my boot selection list. I only see Macintosh HD, EFI Boot and Recovery 10.9)</li> <li>I use a macbook 13 inch (Early 2011) </li> </ul> <p>So is there anyway to fix this problem. Thanks!</p> 0 Windows 8.1 already activated but PC Settings asks for activation Farshid 2015-11-07T23:28:07Z 2019-06-22T15:02:30Z <p>I have a Lenovo Y50-70 laptop, which came with Windows 8.1. I upgraded my RAM to 16 GB and had no problem for weeks. Later, I had to uninstall my CorelDraw program, but I also uninstalled Corel Graphics Windows Shell Extention and Lenovo Pokki start menu. That messed my laptop and I got watermark in my Desktop.</p> <p>I had to reinstall the CorelDraw to fix that watermark. It shows Activated in "System", but every 30 minutes, PC Settings pop up and says I have to activate. When I click "Activate Windows Online" it says: "Windows Can't Activate. Try again later."</p> <p>I already tried to enable/disable Secure Boot from Motherboard BIOS settings and also I used,</p> <p><code>slmgr /ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx</code></p> <p>and </p> <p><code>slmgr /ato</code></p> <p>command to activate. Every time it says Windows is activated successfully but still I get that PC Settings Annoying message to Activate Windows. I really don't want to use One Key Recovery on my laptop, I appreciate any help to fix this issue.</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><img src="" alt="enter image description here"></a></p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><img src="" alt="enter image description here"></a></p> 4 Bypass PAE, NX, and SSE2 upgrade requirements from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Jonathan 2013-10-19T05:54:10Z 2019-06-20T16:01:47Z <p>On one of my old computers I am having the problem of upgrading to windows 8.1 because my computer does not support PAE, NX, and SSE2. How was I able to install Windows 8 in the first place? I heard the original requirements for windows 8.0 were PAE, NX, and SSE2.</p> <p>Anyone know a bypass for this on a machine already running windows 8?</p> <p>IMO 8.1 should have been released in the form of a service pack not an entirely new Windows.</p> 0 Windows 8.1 - what do I need to change to use a different string in authui.dll.mui? Martin 2019-06-19T12:21:39Z 2019-06-20T15:36:53Z <p>I have a build which is using misleading text on the lock screen.</p> <p>Doing some research I discovered that the related file is authui.dll.mui.</p> <p>Using Resource Hacker I have looked into the file and seen that the text is related to index 12021, where as the text I want to use is related to 12007.</p> <p>I have searched through the Registry but can not find it there.</p> <p>Please could some point me to where I can change this.</p> <p>More details</p> <p>The text for 12021, is "Press and hold the Windows button, and then press the power button to sign in. (Or you can unlock by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete.)". This is what is being displayed on the Lock screen.</p> <p>This is incorrect as the machine is a Panasonic CF-19 doing “Press and hold the Windows button, and then press the power button to sign in.” switches the machine off.</p> <p>I want the text on the lock screen to read "Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to sign in." which is 12007 in authui.dll.mui</p> <p>I used Resource Hacker to look inside authui.dll.mui. This is what allowed me to see the 2 different lines of text in the file. Before then I thought the file would only have 1 line of text which I could change. </p> <p>I thought if I could find the setting used to point to that line, all I would need to do would be change that pointer and not change the file authui.dll.mui.</p> <p>Today I am going to try and change the text but this would be a workaround and not a fix.</p> <p>The workaround worked and is listed below</p> <ol> <li>Insure you have a ghost image or other means of recovery</li> <li>Backup C:\Windows\System32\en-US\authui.dll.mui to usb stick</li> <li>Install TakeOwnershipEX, Right click TakeOwnershipEX, select run as administrator. Wizard starts, next, agree license, next, install, finish.</li> <li>Take ownership of authui.dll.mui by right clicking on C:\Windows\System32\en-US\authui.dll.mui and, C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\authui.dll.mui, then selecting take ownership/Restore rights. Full access dialogue appears, OK" </li> <li>on another PC Open authui.dll.mui within Resource Hacker (admin mode) </li> <li>View > Find Text </li> <li>Find the string “Press and hold the Windows button, and then press the power button to sign in. (Or you can unlock by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete.)”</li> <li>change to “Unlock by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete to sign in.”: this is reference 120021</li> <li>Action> Compile script, Compile the change </li> <li>File > Save As – Save to a stick for the time being with the same filename </li> <li>Right click C:\Windows\System32\en-US\authui.dll.mui, and C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\authui.dll.mui, and rename to authui_old.dll.mui </li> <li>Copy the modified authui.dll.mui from the stick to C:\Windows\System32\en-US\, C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\, of which should write without issues </li> <li>Reboot </li> <li>run netplwiz, select advanced tab, tick “require users to press ctrl-alt-del” </li> <li>sign out, You should now see modified text. Finally, The clean-up…</li> <li>Restore the ownership for C:\Windows\System32\en-US\authui.dll.mui  and C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ authui.dll.mui, right click and select, restored original permissions dialogue appears, OK</li> <li>Delete the authui_old.dll.mui files</li> <li>Uninstall TakeOwnershipEx, Control panel>programmes and features, right click and uninstall.</li> </ol> <p>I would still like to know a better way of selecting the text if anybody knows?</p> <p>Thanks</p> 0 Error while uninstalling Adobe Acrobat Reader user2362790 2019-06-20T10:26:53Z 2019-06-20T10:52:26Z <p>I came across that error message while I was trying to uninstall Adobe Acrobat Reader from my PC. Could anyone help in that ?</p> <p>A screenshot for the error message:</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><img src="" alt="enter image description here"></a></p> 0 Windows 8.1 tablet-PC Blutooth Metro panel access shortcut alalal011 2019-06-17T08:34:16Z 2019-06-20T07:07:51Z <p>Is it possible to access this panel by a desktop shortcut? It's ASUS Tablet! Read many instructions but didn't find any working. <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer">enter image description here</a></p> 1 Take a screenshot of the scrollable area of a Windows 8 app? conradj 2014-07-29T11:37:08Z 2019-06-20T06:03:05Z <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="" 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> 2 Windows 8.1 freezes on EVERY restart OR shut down derpoholic 2015-05-24T20:15:12Z 2019-06-19T00:02:40Z <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),</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> 1 getmac ERROR: Invalid class arthurakay 2015-06-19T15:40:18Z 2019-06-18T12:24:20Z <p>When trying to run <code>getmac</code> from the Windows Command Prompt, I am getting <code>ERROR: Invalid class</code>. As a Windows utility, I'm not entirely sure why it's broken or how to go about fixing it.</p> <p>Can anyone point me in the right direction?</p> 0 npm -v command is not returning the version of npm on Windows 8.1 cmd [duplicate] Vikram Varshney 2019-06-18T11:30:48Z 2019-06-18T11:30:48Z <div class="question-status question-originals-of-duplicate"> <p>This question is an exact duplicate of:</p> <ul> <li> <a href="/questions/1449167/npm-v-is-not-returning-the-version-of-npm-on-windows-8-1" dir="ltr">npm -v is not returning the version of npm on Windows 8.1</a> </li> </ul> </div> <ul> <li>I have installed the latest version of node.js with inbuilt npm in my Windows 8.1 operating system using .msi</li> <li>I am getting the version "v10.15.3" from command <code>node -v</code>.</li> <li>But when I type the command <code>npm -v</code>, the batch is started and it is not giving me the version.  The cursor is staying same place:<Pre> C:<em>directory</em>> node -v v10.15.3 C:<em>directory</em>> npm -v _</Pre></li> <li>When I interrupt the batch using <kbd>Ctrl</kbd>+<kbd>C</kbd>, it shows the message "Terminate batch job (Y/N)?"</li> <li>I have installed lower version of node too, but same issue is occurring.</li> </ul> <p>Please let me know from where I was wrong or please provide the solution for this.</p> 13 How to change default path in cmder Mandar Sant 2016-10-15T05:56:19Z 2019-06-17T17:22:06Z <p>I have Cmder for Windows it has default path c:\Users\ <strong><em>username</em></strong> and I want to change it to any other path I like or want. How do I change it ?</p> <p>Also cmder can replace cmd.exe meaning is it possible to set cmder as default program insted of cmd.exe</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><img src="" alt="cmder image"></a></p> 1 Change DPI setting in Windows 8.1 for the Logon Screen jmc302005 2013-11-03T07:08:09Z 2019-06-17T17:04:10Z <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="" alt="lock screen screenshot"></p> <p><img src="" alt="logon screen screenshot"></p> -1 Please ask me how to explain that [closed] Mr Aung Aung 2019-06-17T10:14:00Z 2019-06-17T10:14:00Z <p><a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer">enter image description here</a></p> <p>Please Help me</p> 2 ASUS VivoBook S200E Windows 8.1 Touchpad Precision Settings missing Cockootec 2015-01-03T14:57:47Z 2019-06-16T19:03:15Z <p>I am having problem with <a href="" 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="" 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> 0 Installing a USB device manually on Win 8.1 Ghostli 2013-12-26T20:11:03Z 2019-06-16T17:01:45Z <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="" 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> 0 npm -v is not returning the version of npm on Windows 8.1 Vikram Varshney 2019-06-15T17:47:21Z 2019-06-15T19:18:09Z <ul> <li>I have installed the latest version of node.js with inbuilt npm in my Windows 8.1 operating system using .msi</li> <li>I am getting the version "v10.15.3" from command <code>node -v</code>.</li> <li>But when I type the command <code>npm -v</code>, the batch is started and it is not giving me the version.  The cursor is staying same place:<Pre> C:<em>directory</em>> node -v v10.15.3 C:<em>directory</em>> npm -v _</Pre></li> <li>When I interrupt the batch using <kbd>Ctrl</kbd>+<kbd>C</kbd>, it shows the message "Terminate batch job (Y/N)?"</li> <li>I have installed lower version of node too, but same issue is occurring.</li> </ul> <p>Please let me know from where I was wrong or please provide the solution for this.</p> 4 How do i skip the Personalize page (color & computername) during unattended Windows 8 setup? Kriech0r 2014-07-24T08:47:59Z 2019-06-15T18:02:55Z <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="" xmlns:xsi="" 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="" xmlns:xsi="" 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="" xmlns:xsi="" 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="" xmlns:xsi="" 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="" xmlns:xsi="" 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> 1 Windows 8.1 no longer showing some thumbnails or previews TigerhawkT3 2016-03-09T12:27:43Z 2019-06-15T08:25:35Z <p>I used to be able to select a file in the standard File Explorer to see a preview in the Preview Pane, for many common file types. However, I've recently noticed that that doesn't work anymore for some file types.</p> <ul> <li>JPG and PNG: some folders show no thumbnails for any images, other folders show thumbnails for all images, still other folders show thumbnails for <em>some</em> images but not others (of the same file type). No images will show a preview in the Preview pane.</li> <li>TXT files no longer provide a preview in the Preview pane.</li> <li>BAT, RTF, PDF, and MP3 always provide a preview in the Preview pane.</li> </ul> <p>Things I've tried:</p> <ol> <li>Ensure that the Preview pane is on. It is - it just says "No preview available" for some file types.</li> <li>Ensure that <code>Folder options &gt; View &gt; Always show icons, never thumbnails</code> is unchecked.</li> <li>Ensure that <code>Folder options &gt; View &gt; Display file icon on thumbnails</code> is unchecked.</li> <li>Run <code>gpedit.msc</code> and change <code>Turn off caching of thumbnail pictures</code>.</li> <li>Run <code>gpedit.msc</code> and change <code>Turn off the display of thumbnails and display only icons</code>.</li> <li>Run <code>gpedit.msc</code> and change <code>Turn off taskbar thumbnails</code>.</li> <li>Change file associations.</li> <li>Ensure that <code>Advanced system settings &gt; Performance settings &gt; Show thumbnails instead of icons</code> is checked.</li> <li>Ensure that <code>Advanced system settings &gt; Performance settings &gt; Save taskbar thumbnail previews</code> is checked.</li> </ol> <p>Things I've seen suggested but not tried:</p> <ol> <li>Uninstall Java 8. I've never had Java on this Windows install.</li> <li>Reinstall Windows. I would only go for the nuclear option for a critical problem, like boot failures.</li> <li>Delete all <code>.db</code> files in <code>C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer</code>. I know that cache files are generally safe to remove, but I am loath to delete the sort of file that requires ending Windows Explorer first. I also don't see how that would fix the Preview issue.</li> </ol> <p>And yes, I realize that I can simply press <kbd>Enter</kbd> to open a selected file, but the thumbnail/preview is a basic feature that used to work and I like it when things work.</p> <p>How do I get thumbnails and previews to display again?</p> 0 Windows 8.1 Acer v5 blackscreen how to safe mode Sarah 2015-05-04T09:07:04Z 2019-06-15T05:15:55Z <p>After the Acer logo loads, it turns into blackscreen. How can I go to safe mode? </p> 0 Restore from last hibernation state on reboot Interminable 2019-06-08T10:03:10Z 2019-06-14T10:36:37Z <p>I restored my PC from hibernation earlier today. 10 minutes after booting, there was a power cut. These things happen.</p> <p>Is there any way to tell my PC on next boot to use the previous hibernation state to boot into? Some motherboard setting or such? I don't know how the machine determines to boot from scratch or from hibernation. I know that hiberfil.sys gets left lying around after booting from hibernation but I don't know if it's reusable or not. If it's not then I assume I'm definitely out of luck at that point.</p> <p>From reading I suspect I might be out of luck, however I feel my question differs from the others on this subject because I'm not looking to set this up as a regular process.</p> <p>I've not yet powered the machine in question back up yet, just in case there is a chance it can be restored.</p> <p>My OS is Windows 8.1. The motherboard is a RoG Maximus VI Hero.</p> <p><strong>EDIT</strong> Whilst my question has been answered with confirmation that restoring a previous hibernation state does not appear to be possible, this question is not a duplicate of the ones highlighted in the comments; I'd already read those before I posted my own.</p> <p><a href="">842161</a> Refers to a different operating system (I've since added the Windows-8-1 tag) and also for a normal reboot through a Windows update, which could easily have made all sorts of changes. My situation related to direct power loss barely 10 minutes after booting from hibernation (and thus, I would presume, minimal harddisk changes following the past hibernation).</p> <p><a href="">607300</a> Relates to an entirely different request where they appear to want to set up some sort of regular system that would be able to automatically save a state like with hibernation that can be restored from so that on sudden power loss they can jump right back to where they were.</p> 0 Windows 8.1 Ent Hyper-V - can I enable remote audio recording in Windows 10 Pro TP (for Cortana)? HighTechGeek 2015-03-10T22:05:18Z 2019-06-14T08:03:10Z <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> 20 Networking is broken in my VMware 10.0 VMs after upgrading to Windows 8.1 Michael Geary 2013-09-10T22:53:04Z 2019-06-14T05:43:28Z <p>I have a VMware Workstation 10.0 installation with several virtual networks including the default host-only and NAT networks.</p> <p>After upgrading to Windows 8.1, the NAT network was not working. I booted an Ubuntu VM with the default network setup that was previously working, and it sat for a long time during startup saying it was waiting for the network. After it finally started up, an <code>ifconfig</code> showed no IP address for <code>eth0</code>.</p> <p>How can I fix the broken network?</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 |