Windows 8 went RTM on August 1st, 2012 and was released for general availability on October 26th, 2012. It contains many new features and changes, the most noticeable being a new graphical user interface, know as Modern UI. It is available in four major editions, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 ...

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How to update Win 8 to Win 8.1 in specific way [closed]

I own Win 8. Since Win 10 appeared, when ever you reinstall your Windows you can update your Windows only acording to the latest updates (Win 10), and only after that you can update it to 8.1. or what ...
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Can't connect to the internet on Win8 in VmWare Fusion 8.1.0 [migrated]

I downloaded Virtual Machine for win8 for VMware fusion from https://dev.windows.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/mac/ I can start the VM on my local computer, however, I can't seem to connect to ...
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How to reconfigure NAT servers so they are exposed? [migrated]

Here is what I have: Live HTTP server (104.x.x.x) DD-WRT'd wireless router (192.168.2.1 / 8.8.8.8 DNS server) Win 8 Notebook PC (192.168.2.100) VMWare BIND DNS server (192.168.3.108 / NAT on ...
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How to gain access to a local user profile linked to a Microsoft account?

Inspired by this question, but without all the clutter about bad coding practices. On Windows 8 and later systems, you can log in using three types of accounts: Local user account Domain user ...
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How do I disable the automatic datetime in an azure virtual machine?

I want to be able to change the date and time on my vm to dates in the past. Every time I change it, it automatically changes back because of this setting. Unfortunately I cannot change it because it ...
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Customising the Windows 8.1 Start screen for new users using CopyProfile

After finding out that customising the Windows 8 Start Screen using Group Policy is limited to Enterprise edition only, I'm now attempting to do something similar for new users by customising the ...
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Can't access network path of localhost specified with a host

I use Windows. Using Run window, I type \\127.0.0.1 and enter. Viola, a window appears that shows my shared folder, a network view of my PC. Now I add a simple DNS entry to the ...
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Windows 8: Launch application on logoff

I created an application (.NET Windows Forms) which shall be launched after a user presses the "Logoff" key in Windows 8. It works in Windows 7 but Windows 8 shows instantly the logoff screen and ...
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Windows port forwarding, local machine to server

I'm working on Windows 8. I'm trying to connect to an OpenStack cloud which is hosted on a remote server but has a public IP to the API. However, making API calls require calls to additional services ...
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Disable saving network credentials Windows 8

We're having 3 Workstations running Windows 8 with network access to our internal LAN. They're not member of the domain to ensure access control. When a user now tries to access a network share, he is ...
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Surface Pro 3 touch and home button drivers breaking after sysprep and capture?

hoping someone might be able to help me here. I'm running deployments for Surface Pro 3s in our environment and we have a working deployment system with WDS/MDT 2012 on a Server 2012 box, and things ...
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Active Directory windows 2012

I have problem with windows 2012 active directory. one of the client machine which is windows 8 could not login to active directory we need to close network connection to login windows 8 local and ...
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NFS mount on Windows 8 non-enterprise

I've read the answers to a similar question, but I'd like to ask it here with a very narrow scope. Assuming Windows 8, not enterprise (which means no services for unix applications providing native ...
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Windows 7 versus 8 Access CNAME'd Share

Here's a situation that came up yesterday: we have a share on a machine we have to access using an alias (CNAME). The machine is running Windows Server 2012 R2, and services Windows 7 and 8 clients. ...
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Manage Windows Server 2008 R2 Terminal From Windows 8

I am managing a small network at work that consists of a server running Windows Server 2008 R2 and about six PCs with Windows XP. We are starting the process of transitioning to Windows 8. The first ...
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Do not allow passwords to be saved with RD Gateway in Remote Desktop Client

I'm trying to disable the Remember my credentials in the Remote Desktop Client via a Local Group Policy or registry. But the DisablePasswordSaving setting does not have an effect when a RD Gateway is ...
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OpenVPN service mode connection from Windows 8 fails after shutdown

I have an openvpn server that works fine, but have an issue on a Windows 8.1 station that is configured in service mode. I have installed it already to more Win8 PCs but not in service mode. The ...
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Direct Access Stacking network filter driver before iphttpsinterface

Is there any way I can stack up my NDIS filter driver on top of iphttpsinterface, which is a virtual tunnel adapter provided by Microsoft for Direct Access. With this, I would like network traffic ...
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WinRM HTTPS Connection to Windows 8 Systems

I have a couple virtual Windows 8 clients that I will be using to run some tests against a server. I set up WinRM so I can easily pull the data back from all the clients for analysis but the data ...
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Windows 8 IE 10 TLS Handshake Errors to Apache 2.2 on Centos 6.6

We are really stumped on this. During an upgrade to a newer Apache environment running on CentOS 6.6 we encountered weird problems with TLS connections from Windows 8 machines. The first hint at the ...
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LDAP Bind failure / GroupPolicy 1006 / ErrorCode 81 (on one workstation only)

Multiple domain accounts on this same workstation yield the same error; those same accounts on other workstations sail through with no problems. It's occurring intermittently: roughly about 9 out of ...
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Remote desktop connection to WinPE 8.0 [closed]

I'm trying to find the way to configure WinPE (Windows Preinstallation Environment) 8.0 for RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) connection. Actually I need to connect over RDP to running WinPE based on ...
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Multiseat software differences

I am in the position of creating a multiseat configuration. My requirement is something which works on win8. I have narrowed my solutions down to Aster V7 from www.ibik.ru . As far as my research ...
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Workstations hang on “Change Password” after expired Password

For one of our customers we have configered a maximum password age of 90 days. If those 90 days are over, the users are forced on logon to change their password. This worked fine for the past 9 ...
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Running powershell like a process to monitor for event changes

I would like to have powershell manage network profiles for me depending on where I connect to. Mostly for my three work locations I jump between. I need specific IP off the wireless networks so I can ...
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Disabling the Microsoft LLDP Protocol Driver using Group Policy

I need to campus-wide disable the Microsoft LLDP Protocol Driver using Group Policy / SCCM / or any other means of centralized management, because I've written my own LLDP broadcast service I plan on ...
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Resync windows time after a long power outage

I'm facing the following situation: We have a computer with Windows 8 Standard Embedded. The machine is an industrial computer that doesn't have a CMOS Battery but a capacitor (a Gold Cap acting as a ...
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What features of Windows 8/8.1 Pro will not work without a Microsoft Account?

With respect to domain-joined Windows 8/8.1 Pro machines, what features of Windows will not work unless a Microsoft Account is used? Also, aside from "feature loss," are their any gotchas of not ...
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Error starting cygwin sshd on Windows 8 [closed]

After installing sshd via cygwin on Windows 8 on a system that is not on a domain, the service will not start but gives an error such as: Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start. ...
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Import Module from newer Powershell Version

I was asking myself if I could import PowerShell modules from a newer Windows version. The *-NetAdapter CMDLets in Windows 8 and 8.1 are quite nice, so I wanted to use 'em in Windows 7 too. ...
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Can't reach shared folder from VM over VPN

My network knowledge is a bit lacking so I'm looking for some help on why we can't access a shared folder. We have a Windows 8 VM on a Mac host that is sharing a folder that we want accessible from ...
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Desktop Wallpaper through group policy for Windows 8 client

I Have Windows 2008R2 server with active directory. All client systems are Windows 8/8.1 Pro. I need to push corporate wallpaper through AD GPO on client system, I have created a shared folder on ...
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use sysprep for windows custom deployment, but leave settings like keyboard, start menu the same

I am trying to create a "base/reference" installation of Windows 8.1 which I can use to deploy to other computers with different hardware. After a lot of research, I was pointed to sysprep and ImageX ...
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Windows 8: GPO to block shutdown without blocking restart?

Windows has a local security policy for disabling the ability to shut down a computer, but this also blocks the ability to restart the machine. Is there a way to block only shutdown without blocking ...
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Network based automount drive in GPO

For starters, I know about net use for this, but I need a more sophisticated solution. We have two branches, and both have a server with shared drives, both of which have are (or will have) the same ...
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Remote software Install on Windows 8 and above

Back in Windows XP/7 I remember being shown how to remote software installs via .msi with AD. Can you still do that in Windows 2012/8 days or was that dropped/removed? I've not even seen it mentioned ...
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Ping stops responding after the first line

I have a problem with the PING command on Windows 8.1. During a ping, the command returns no further output after sending the first ping request. For example: ping 192.168.1.200 Pinging ...
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Windows 8.1 TPM ownership on Server 2008 R2 schema - not to spec?

My organization is running AD DS on Server 2008 R2 schema. Already a bad start, I know, but let's pretend that's impossible to change. In our default domain policy, we have the following setting ...
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How to completely reset Group Policy on a domain member?

We have a problem where domain members built from a certain Windows 8 image can no longer update Computer Group Policy. These domain member have recently been moved to a new Organisational Unit, but ...
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Setup Apache + mod_wsgi: incorrect function

I'm trying to setup an apache http server with mod_wsgi on a windows machine, but when I start the service, it fails to launch. In the Windows Event Log I get the following message: The Apache2 ...
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LogMeIn mess my wake-on-link?

I have windows 8.1 64 bit with an on-board network card (LAN: Intel® Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver for Windows 8.1*) Now - please notice : I have created an Acronis IMG right after installing ...
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Wireless adapter driver failure after Windows 8 update

Yesterday we deployed some of the latest Windows 8 and 8.1 updates to our users. One of them did loose network connectivity after the update. It turned out that their wireless adapter's driver was ...
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Connect to Windows Server 2012 Essentials without creating new user login for Windows

Is it possible to connect to a Windows Server 2012 Essentials without having to create a new user login for Windows? I want to just take someones Windows 8 machine and connect it to the server to ...
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Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 on VMWare ESX - How to reduce base load

I just installed two new virtual machines with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 on our VMWare ESXi 5.1 Server and noticed a base load of about 800 Mhz without the machine doing actual work. Now I wonder ...
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how to log bandwidth usage on windows 8 [closed]

My Father has a Verizon jet pack (hotspot card). He is seeing 100+ MB spikes on the Verizon data usage report a few times a day. On July 4th the verizon data usage report online shows 6 GB were ...
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Roaming Profile Control [closed]

I noticed that with Roaming Profiles enabled that even applications have been roaming. Is this normal? Is there a way to keep applications from roaming? I like how Firefox bookmarks move from machine ...
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Is there a way to loop through Windows 8 Apps and remove them all?

Windows apps are annoying and I would like to remove them. Been playing around with Powershell and scripting and I wanted to know if there was a way I could make Powershell to loop through all the ...
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How do I correctly install windows 8 group policy on a 2008 server?

I'm currently working on a customer server that is running Windows Server 2008 R2. They are in the process of upgrading their machines to Windows 8. The problem they have is they don't want all the ...
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Windows 7/8 Strongswan IKEv2 Wrong Gateway

I have setup Strongswan on Ubuntu 14.04 from the official package. I use IKEv2 with PKI authentication and a custom authorization plugin. This works great for Android and Ubuntu clients using ...
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Using virtual smart card for server-side keys?

Does anybody know if it's possible to store private keys, belonging to service account or computer account, on Windows 8 VSC (virtual smart card)? As far as I understand, requirement for 8-symbols ...