Questions tagged [windows-8.1]

For questions specific to Windows 8.1. Use [windows] instead for questions involving Windows in general.

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Is Windows 8.1 product key transferrable from a bare metal machine to a virtual machine on top of it? [duplicate]

It is a different situation here: from a bare metal machine to a virtual machine on top of it. The linked post is from a bare metal machine to another bare metal machine. Windows license may have ...
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Will Windows 8.1 remain activated on a copy of a .vdi virtual machine file, if I have stopped running the original .vdi virtual machine?

I have two computers running Ubuntu. In one computer, I created a Windows 8.1 virtual machine in VirtualBox as a .vdi file. I activated it using a product key obtained from my previous school's ...
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Does installation of WIndows from Dreamspark require product key or other kind of license?

I have installed Windows 8.1 a while ago from my school's Dreamspark program. I don't remember it exactly and can't find any product key associated with it, so I wonder how I should provide the ...
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VirtualBox 6.0.4 Host Win 8.1 Guest Win XP. Can't drag & drop from Guest to Host. GA installed. Bidirectional selected

New installation of VirtualBox 6.0.4. Host Windows 8.1 Guest Windows XP Cannot drag & drop Guest to Host. Host can drag and drop to Guest. Guest Additions installed. Bidirectional selected. ...
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Windows 8.1 “PC Settings” is giving a Runtime Library Error on opening

I wanted to open PC settings on my Windows 8.1, and suddenly an error message popped up: it's a Visual C++ Runtime error. PC settings successfully opened, but it made an error sound. So I went back to ...
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Diagnosing why my PC won't work

I have a PC I built in 2012 and worked fine for years. However a couple of years it began playing up and I never got it working again because I didn't know what the solution was. My system: ASUS AM3+...
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How to find out which user is using a particular display language in Windows 8.1

I have a Windows 8.1 Enterprise machine used by several users. Each of them has a separate user account and settings. Now that we need to upgrade to Windows 10, there is a problem with a full upgrade ...
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Network Error, Windows cannot access \\PC080

I'm not able to open the shared folders of my friend's computer even though i'm able to ping with ip screenshot of the error My sytem os is Windows 10 and my friend's os is Windows 8.1. Other's are ...
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How to correct “partitions not in recommended order” without erasing entire disk?

Most of the suggestions about "The partitions on the disk selected for installation are not in the recommended order." that I found on the internet and on this site, say 1. using diskpart to clean/ ...
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USB Wifi adapter randomly disabled

I have been experiencing a rather peculiar issue with my wifi adapter. The model is Fritz!WLAN USB Stick AC 430. Now we have had two of these in use for years with no issues, but a few weeks ago mine ...
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How to setup a double monitor with a touch monitor

I'm setting up my 2 monitors, the main one is a normal one but I want the second to be a touch screen (hp L7010t). I tried but the touch goes back to the main monitor. How do I fix this? I want the ...
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Why Does Windows 10 Seem To Be Missing VPN Providers from Windows 8.1?

This seriously has me scratching my head. In the VPN settings for Windows 8.1, when you add a new VPN connection, the prompt presents you with the options: Check Point VPN, F5 VPN, Juniper Networks ...
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Networks on desktop is not showing wi-fi's data usage anymore

I think that till recently w8.1-64 bit desktop has been showing data usage of wi-fi on the spread out that opens on clicking wi-fi icon in systray, and then on clicking specific wi-fi name. It was ...
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Is it possible to change/set/manipulate screen resolution using the command line in Win 8.1? [duplicate]

My Asus ROG 20AJ desktop running Win 8.1 with NVidia video is displaying a solid purple screen after Asus bios boot image and not responding to any keyboard commands . All normal through Boot process ...
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Why does Google File Stream disappear from Windows 8.1 after update

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro. I've had Google File Stream stop three times now. The first time I was completely puzzled, so I reinstalled it. The second time I used Windows search to find the app and ...

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