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Questions tagged [windows-8.1]

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How do I stream audio from Android to Windows 8 over bluetooth?

I'm trying to find a way to stream audio from my Samsung Galaxy S3 to my Windows 8 Laptop using bluetooth. The devices are paired, but I cannot find a way to stream music. Is it even possible?
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Chrome does not re-draw properly on Windows 8

There are a lot of problems with Chrome (24.0.1312.14 beta || But all this happened before update also) on Windows 8. Problems and explanations are listed below: Google Chrome re-draw time: When I ...
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Accessing Windows share over VPN sort of slow

I have a server at home running Windows Server 2012 Standard (RTM). The server is accessible via VPN (SSTP) over the internet. This works pretty well. But when I access one of the shared folders from ...
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Does a full, retail license of Windows 8 exist? (Not OEM, not upgrade)

Ever since the days of Windows 95, Microsoft has distinguished between an OEM license, an upgrade, and a full version. Here's the difference as I understand it: Upgrade license: Requires you to own ...
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Disabling Microsoft Antimalware service

I can't disable the Microsoft Antimalware service (MsMpSvc/MsMpEng.exe). I tried using services.msc, but the Startup Type drop-down is grayed out and I can't change it to Disabled nor stop the service....
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Where is the startup (autostart) folder in Windows 8?

Well, Windows 8 has no Start Menu any more and the startup folder has disappeared also. Where can I find that folder? Or is there a new way with Metro?
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How do I reduce the size of the titlebar and window border padding on Windows 8 or Windows 10?

I think the size of the titlebars and the titlebar text are too large in Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10. Also, the window border padding cannot be adjusted like it could in Vista and Windows 7, as the ...
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Can I set dial-up connections as metered?

I connect to my metered internet connection through dialup. Windows 8 (and 8.1) has special support for metered connections in order to track and reduce data usage, but the option seems to be missing ...
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Windows 8 Task Manager without elevating?

In Windows Vista and Windows 7, the task manager ran non-elevated, and you didn't face a UAC prompt unless you chose "View Processes of All Users". In Windows 8 Preview, out of the box the Task ...
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Disable spell checking in IE 10/11 (on Windows 7, 8, 8.1)

[Note 11/2014: I updated the question title to better reflect answers given.] I installed the release preview of Windows 8, which comes with Internet Explorer 10. IE10 has been endowed with a spell ...
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Multiple Copies of Windows Calculator

Just did a clean install of Win7 x64. I have a Microsoft Ergo Keyboard 4000 and use the calculator key a lot. Previously, in Windows XP, I could hit it and get multiple copies of calculator to popup. ...
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How can I increase the size of the pinned jump list in Windows 7?

I use Notepad++ for a bunch of text files. I like to pin my frequently used text files to the Notepad++ icon on the taskbar. There seems to be a limit of 18 items visible. I can pin more than 18 ...
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What's the shortcut to Device Manager?

What is the shortest route to Device Manager?

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