Questions tagged [windows-8.1]

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Why are my Firefox Menu Arrows Enlarged? How do I fix them?

I recently formatted my laptop (Windows 8.1 RTM) and reinstalled a lot of software from scratch. Once I finished setting up Firefox, I noticed the "fly-out" arrows of the Firefox menu are ridiculously ...
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Windows 8.1 - windows update doesn't work with outbound connections that don't match a rule, blocked [duplicate]

I would like to ask for some support. I've installed windows 8.1 just to check it a bit. Within windows firewall i wanted to block all outbound connections which do not match a rule but windows update ...
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PC flooding & crashing network switch only after it's shutdown

I discovered this problem because EVERY SINGLE TIME I left the house my Internet connection would go down and I would not be able to remotely access my netowrk. I installed Windows 8.1 RTM on my ...
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Windows 8 not running autohotkey script on startup

I am running Windows 8.1 Pro (RTM) 64bit and made a shortcut to a autohotkey script in shell:startup. (Alt-drag and dropped the script into there to create a shortcut) Autohotkey is set to run as ...
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I upgraded to Windows 8.1 and now ShadowProtect says it's not activated

After I upgraded my Windows 8.0 system to Windows 8.1 RTM, ShadowProtect 5.0.4 says it is not activated. It was activated and working before I upgraded. How can I fix it? I know I could try to re-...
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Networking is broken in my VMware 10.0 VMs after upgrading to Windows 8.1

I have a VMware Workstation 10.0 installation with several virtual networks including the default host-only and NAT networks. After upgrading to Windows 8.1, the NAT network was not working. I booted ...
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How to set systemwide “XP style DPI scaling” in Windows 8.1?

I run my ThinkPad with a system DPI setting of 140%. In Windows 7 and 8, I enabled the "Use Windows XP style DPI scaling" checkbox in the Custom DPI Setting dialog. When this setting is off, non-DPI-...
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Display color profiles broken after upgrading to Windows 8.1

I upgraded two ThinkPads, a W520 and an X220 Tablet, from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. The W520 has a second display, an NEC LCD2070NX. I had previously calibrated all three displays in Windows 8 using X-...
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Windows 8.1 “Windows 7 File Recovery” mechanism replacement

Yes, Windows 8.1 completely removes the "Windows 7 File Recovery" from the control panel. (Along with the insistence that you link a Microsoft Account during installation to, necessarily, use their ...
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Windows 8 upgrade to windows 8.1 RTM fails with error code 0x101 - 0x2000C

I have a MSDN Subscription and downloaded Windows 8.1 RTM today. It fails to install. After mounting the ISO and installing (with a Windows 8.1 Pro product code), selecting "Keep my apps and ...
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What's the difference between Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 N? [duplicate]

I see both options available with different sizes in the MSDN Subscriptions Download but I can't tell the difference between the two versions besides the name and the size Windows 8.1 N (multiple ...
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Windows 8.1 & manual removal of “Sentinel Runtime Drivers”

I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 (basic upgrade from Windows 8). It is complaining of Sentinel Runtime Drivers incompatibility. I've looked for it in my Programs & Features list, but it's not ...
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Windows 8.1 Won't Sleep When Idle

Ever since I upgraded to the Windows 8.1 beta (and even now with the Windows 8.1 RTM), my computer will not idle to sleep. This wouldn't be that much of a problem since I almost always remember to ...
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Is there a way to get Google Earth to run on Windows 8.1 preview?

I installed Google Earth on my Windows 8.1 preview laptop and it just hangs or crashes at the startup. Running the Windows troubleshooter says it is incompatible with Windows 8.1. I've also tried ...
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Windows 8.1 touchpad three-finger-multitouch gesture gone

Couple of days ago, i installed the Windows 8.1 Pro WMC and all of a sudden the touchpad gesture, which worked like a charm back in Win 8.1 preview, Win 8 and even Win 7, just stopped working. I am ...

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