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Questions tagged [windows-8.1]

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Eject USB storage on Windows 8.1: 2 different brand drives appear as sub-options under same option

I have a HGST Touro 500Gb USB3 drive and a Samsung 1Tb USB3 drive attached to my Windows 8.1 Pro machine and a few other drives as well. When I go to safely disconnect one of these drives, in the ...
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Tor Browser: How to disable NAG “…attempted to extract HTML5 canvas…”

Constant Nag: "this website (...) attempted to extract HTML5 canvas image data, which may be used to uniquely identify your computer." There's an option to "remember for this site," which has NEVER ...
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Can I disable the “Alt+Shift” shortcut to change language in windows 8.1 (or Windows 10)?

I'm using windows 8.1 with multiple languages. The new pretty shortcut windows+spacebar will pop up a pretty looking selection on the right. Now, hitting Alt+Shift (left ones) will also change 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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Stop Word from randomly moving my documents around Desktop?

I have a busy Desktop with dual monitors. I place a Word Doc in a particular position, I open the document, and then Word moves it to a random place. When I close the document in Word, it takes me ...
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Windows 8.1 couldn't be installed with error 0xc1900101 0x20006

I tried to install the just released update of windows 8.1, but after several reboot it said it couldn't install it with the error : windows 8.1 couldn't be installed with error 0xc1900101 0x20006 I ...
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Games in windows 8.1 running in slow motion then goes back to normal then slow motion again [on hold]

so I have a windows 8.1 machine running in a macbook pro through bootcamp. But every time I play any 3d game there is this weird slow motion occurrence every 2 1 second and it lasts for 1 second. I'm ...
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Can't boot laptop into Winows 8.1 installation iso on DVD for reinstallation [on hold]

I want to reinstall Windows 8.1 on Toshiba C55t-A laptop. In its Windows 8.1, I downloaded 4GB Windows 8.1 iso file, and burnt it to a 4.5GB DVD, by right lick the iso file and select "Burn disc ...
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Take a screenshot of the scrollable area of a Windows 8 app?

How can I take a screenshot of the whole of a Windows 8 App? The area is larger than the height of the screen, so I want the full scrollable area. I've tried: Snipping Tool Ducklink tool ...
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Windows 8 Chrome DNS issue

Sometimes when I want to visit random site I get "The server at www.something.here can't be found, because the DNS lookup failed" which looks pretty standard. When I go to "chrome://net-internals/#dns"...
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How can I enlarge a drive in Windows 8.1?

In Windows 8.1, is there some way to make E: drive 300GB? Do I need to shrink C: drive first? But there are two small parts between C: and E:, so how shall I make E: 300GB? BTW, What are the ...
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ASUS VivoBook S200E Windows 8.1 Touchpad Precision Settings missing

I am having problem with Touchpad Precision settings on my ASUS VivoBook S200E, which is running Windows 8.1. I have successfully installed update KB2975719 which should bring the Touchpad Precision ...
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VMware Player “Bridged” networking no longer works - host=win8.1 guest=Mint 17 Linux

Basic background tech info: Host: Windows 8.1 Guest: Linux Mint 17 VMWare Player version: 6.0.3 build-1895310 Host hardware: ASUS Laptop with broadcomm wifi chipset In the past (earlier versions of ...
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Change DPI setting in Windows 8.1 for the Logon Screen

How can the DPI setting be changed for the Logon Screen in Windows 8.1? Microsoft has added per-user DPI settings. But this means that there is no adjustable DPI setting for the Lock/Logon screen. ...
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Installing a USB device manually on Win 8.1

I have been the not-so-proud owner of a Nokia Lumia 920 for over 2 weeks now. I am also in possession of two PCs, both running Windows 8.1. I am unable to connect my phone to either PC in any way. ...

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