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Questions tagged [windows-8.1]

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Can't run git in windows 8.1 “The application was unable to start correctly”

I downloaded and installed git 2.20 (64 bit) for windows from https://gitforwindows.org/ I have a windows 8.1. After I installed it, it can be executed in bash or windows power shell. However, it can'...
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How to boot Windows setup from a folder which is in a USB?

First of all, I already know that how to create bootable USB with Windows installation files. But I have written those files directly to root of the USB. I mean, those files are not in any folder. ...
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Automatically assign keyboard hotkey to application at startup?

Background 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 + ...
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Why does my drive c: keep filling up? [duplicate]

Why does my C: drive, under MS Windows 8.1 keep filling up with garbage? Parameters: 228GB SSD hiberfile: 26.8GB pagefile: 19.9GB swapfile: 16.8Megabytes I searched for large system files but only ...
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How do you kill a tree using taskkill /T in CMD, but exclude some process in the tree? [closed]

I want to terminate explorer.exe's tree in a batch file and continue with its commands, but it seems to kill the batch file also. I was wondering if I can exclude the processes that CMD/ the batch ...
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Prevent Skype from automatically updating

Running Skype v8.34.0.78 on Windows 8.1. There does not appear to be any option to disable automatic updates. Is this possible, perhaps via a registry hack or by disabling some service?
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Downgrade Windows 10 from recovery partition

I have an Acer laptop with an OEM Windows 8.1 originally installed on it. After upgrading to Windows 10 I would need to do a factory reset. If I go to Disk Management, the recovery partition seems to ...
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wireless capability turned off frequently and automatically happening

I am having this problem I use a USB wireless adapter and in my network frequently the connection disconnects and I open Network and Internet --->Network Connections look for adapter Wifi3 right ...
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How to create an image of Ubuntu HDD in Windows?

I have an HDD with installed Ubuntu 18.0.4 with ext4 file system. Now I need this drive for other purposes but I want save this Ubuntu installation. So I want to create an image of this HDD, save the ...
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No third party apps (GoToMeeting, Google Hangouts, etc) can use my Microphone

Windows 8.1 on an HP laptop. Within Windows itself, my microphone works just fine. I can go to Sound > Recording, and the Microphone is clearly picking up noise. However, on a regular basis, I ...
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WiFi not connecting - possibly due to a Connection-specific DNS Suffix

I'm trying to connect to my work's wifi network, however my new accommodation seems to have set a "Connection-specific DNS Suffix", which I believe is stopping connections to other networks. ...
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Downgrade from Windows 10 to 8.1 without Windows.old folder

I accidentally deleted the Windows.old folder from the Recycle Bin. Now I want to downgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 8.1. How can I do that?
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How to set up partitions for OS reinstallation from a hard drive itself?

I have a Lenovo G40 laptop, operating (unfortunately) on Windows 8.1, with a HDD which is slowly dying and doesn't read any usb drives nor CDs/DVDs. What I managed to do was copying everything, buying ...
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Accidentally formatted WINRE_DRV

I'm on a Lenovo (Windows 8.1) and I was trying to format an external HDD I couldn't read, through console command "diskpart", but I did format fs=NTFS on WINRE_DRV by mistake. The computer still runs ...
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Missing Ethernet Connection in Sharing Option

I have a network connection and a wireless connection Both of these connections are visible in the network and sharing area The problem is that when I go to the sharing section on a wireless ...

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