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Questions tagged [windows-8.1]

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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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Can I upgrade cmd.exe on Windows 8.1 to the Windows 10 version? [duplicate]

I work on a Windows 8.1 Enterprise PC. I Would like to upgrade my Command Line terminal (cmd.exe) to the one offered in the latest version of Windows 10, which has many handy features that the old one ...
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Excessive virtual memory/page file - Can I tone it down for space?

Relevant specifications Windows 8.1 enterprise (not my choice) 16GB RAM 128GB SSD (actual capacity: 118GB) Problem The laptop is used for fairly lightweight data office work. The hardest I'm ever ...
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How to install Windows 8.1 update KB3033055 after installing all available updates available to date?

I have a computer with Windows 8 which has recently been formatted. Now I have gone through the two-day process of installing all available updates, and also Windows 8.1, with the goal to get to ...
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Creating multiple users in windows [duplicate]

When I create multiple users in ubuntu it's much more convienient. In ubuntu, we get seperate hard drives management for all users created. One user cannot access the files of the other user, unless s/...
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Border disappears around tabs in Chrome on Windows 8.1

Frequently, after my computer has been running for a few weeks without a restart, the background around my tabs in Chrome with disappear, and partially reappear when I click on a tab. I have attached ...
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Windows can't detect my Android device

I am trying to connect my phone(Android) to my Laptop using USB cable. The phone is not recognized and it just charges. No notification appear on either my phone or Windows. I tried my best to let ...
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Program not executing in batch script at startup

I'm trying to run HDDScan-3.3 in a batch file at computer startup through "Local Group Policy Editor". I want to change some power management behaviours for an external hdd as silently as possible. I ...
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Getting a lot of different BSODs after starting windows [duplicate]

From yesterday while playing a game I suddenly got a BSOD saying kernal security check failed. The system restarted and after few minutes I got another BSOD but this time the screen was all full of ...
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Hardware bluetooth doesn't activate when hardware switch is on

my laptop is a Toshiba Satellite c55-b5200. I upgraded from a 2.4ghz only wifi card (m.2 NGFF) to an Intel 8620NGW. The integrated Bluetooth on the card isn't recognized, and doesn't show up in ...

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