Windows 8.1 is an updated version of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system. Windows 8.1 went RTM on August 27, 2013 and was released for general availability on October 17, 2013. There are 4 versions of Windows 8.1, matching those that were available in Windows 8. They are: Windows 8.1, Windows ...

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How to update Win 8 to Win 8.1 in specific way [on hold]

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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Unable to connect to Network Adapter (Cellular Data)

I have a number of Fujitsu Q702 Tablets that have been very problematic with regards to connecting to a mobile broadband connection (via SIM Card). These used to work fine up until a few weeks ago. ...
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Remote Desktop connection blocked by group policy, but only when started from cmd.exe

On my workstation at a client's office, I have some custom scripts that allow me to RDP-connect to various server machines without having to manually open Remote Desktop connection, enter server name ...
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Windows 8.1 Internet Connection Sharing has been disabled by network administrator

I have a surface pro with Windows 8.1, I'm trying to share my tethered wireless android connection with a firewall connecting to my Surface for testing. When I right click on my wireless adaptor and ...
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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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Rename VPN Connections via Powershell

I'm trying to batch rename vpn connections on my Windows 8.1 machine. I have no trouble modifying the server address with Set-VpnConnection, but I can't find a way to rename a vpn connection: First ...
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Remote Desktop (MSTSC) rendering issue

When logged in to a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine via Remote Desktop (MSTSC) I get a weird rendering issues that often cascades a segment of the screen in the white space. I took a screenshot from ...
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Repeatedly prompted to restart the computer when installing SQL Server 2008 R2 on a x64 Win 8.1 machine

I am trying to install SQL Server 2008 R2 on a Win 8.1 x64 bit machine. When running the installer, I get the Reboot Required check failing the install. I have tried rebooting, no difference. I ...
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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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Safe to turn off Hyper-V VM during Windows 8.1 Windows Update?

I've got a Generation 2 VM running Windows 8.1. It has secure boot disabled and lists the VMs version as 5.0. Hyper-V itself is version 6.3.9600. This morning, about 4 hours ago, it started a Windows ...
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No 'locked for editing' message for an excel file on a network share

I get no 'locked for editing' message when accessing an excel spreadsheet file on a network share (Windows SBS 2011 Standard) even though the file is open by a different user on a different ...
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Windows 8.1 Dial-up

I have two Win8.1 computers, and I need to reliably connect from one to the other via dial-up because the remote computer can't be accessed any other way. The client computer can make outgoing calls, ...
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Export Firewall Rules using PowerShell that include Program Path

I'm looking for a way to export existing Windows Firewall rules using PowerShell that includes the path of the Program being referenced (for those rules which reference a program path instead of a ...
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Moving \inetpub\ for IIS 8.5

There are many sources that say that the %SERVERROOT%/inetpub/ must never ever be deleted or moved. And yes, I can agree with this, as updates to IIS update that directory blindly -- they don’t ...
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SSMS (2014) cannot connect to remote DB on local network [closed]

To start, this set up used to work. I wanted to help on a friend's project and installed git and vagrant and somewhere between the last time I opened my own project (using the setup listed below) and ...
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Does duplicate machine SID cause problems with Remote Desktop?

I am currently working on a Windows 8.1 image for Dell Venue Pro 11 and have been having some issues with generalizing the image with SysPrep. I am not planning on placing the tablets in a domain, ...
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Windows 8.1 / 10 GPO mapped drives won't connect

UPDATE: not solved... The issue persists, I also tried the hardened UNC paths approach, still no luck. I'll keep updating this thread if I encounter something new. UPDATE and solved (hopefully) ...
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Can I configure mmc snap-ins to behave in the same manner as local admin tools on Microsoft Servers?

I'm running into a problem using the Microsoft MMC and RSAT tool snap-ins. Specifically, when I run Print Management from the RSAT tools on the local server, I am able to see all ports installed when ...
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Any risk of hosting a public website on my home network? Year 2015 [closed]

I have read the following post but it was already 6 years ago so I'm wondering if anything has changed over the last few years in terms of security because I heard windows firewall has been improved ...
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Moving from on-premise to O365

I am investigating what is required for a move for a client away from Windows SBS2008 to Office 365. The server has functions like Active Directory and Exchange 2007. There can be no hybrid solutions ...
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Unlink Windows 8 MS Account

I am the IT administrator for a few branch offices, and am seeing more and more of our staff "accidentally" linking their account to a MS account. I did some searching on here and found out how to ...
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CPU parking, windows 2012r2, with no hyper threading

I have server based on Intel R1304WT2GS with two e5-2660v3, windows 2012r2. I've installed last drivers from intel site. For business purposes i need to disable hyper threading, and use windows 8.1 / ...
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Group Policy on Win8.1 in WAN Environment won't fully apply

Client computer is Win 8.1 with local DHCP server/subnet and network based VPN (WAN) to the main server. DNS is set to the main server, on which client is registering itself correctly. Client can ...
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Microsoft Action Pack Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 upgrade questions

Is it possible to upgrade a Windows 8.1 pc to Windows 10 when the Windows 8.1 comes from a Microsoft Action Pack subscription ? We don't see the little Windows-upgrade-icon in the system tray and ...
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Windows 8.1 loses connection to network share

In my domain we have a network share but one of my users loses connection to it. She has a Windows 8.1 Enterprise machine, added to domain, always logged on domain user. The network share has ...
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BITS service will not start on Windows 8.1

The BITS service will not start on my machine (Windows 8, 64-bit), (preventing Windows Updates from being downloaded): C:\WINDOWS\system32>sc start bits SERVICE_NAME: bits TYPE ...
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Remote desktop issue over VPN connection Windows 8 and now 10

I have recently reinstalled Windows 8 Pro and upgraded to Windows 10 Pro. Both operating systems had this issue. When I connect to the VPN connection at my workplace, I am able to successfully remote ...
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Server 2012 Essentials not seeing PC after upgrade to Windows 10

I have Server 2012 Essentials R2 configured with a regular old domain, and several Windows 8.1 machines joined to this domain. I created a Windows 10 install USB using the Windows 10 Media Creation ...
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Connecting to Oracle DB hosted on Windows 8.1 Azure VM

I have a windows 8.1 vm created on azure, it has 14 GB of memory and 200 some GB storage. I have installed Oracle with a templated database onto it. Everything is fine with the installation and I can ...
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Force automatic restart even with users logged in after installation of updates on Windows 8.1 Professional

I want a Windows 8.1 Professional installation which is always running and accessed by users via RDP to install updates automatically and also reboot automatically if the updates require it, but this ...
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Disable Visual Effects for Windows 8.1 Virtual Desktop

I am trying to build a new virtual desktop Pool in VMWare Horizon View 5 with Windows 8.1 clients. At the Moment, i am optimizing the image for best performance, including using an optimization ...
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Windows 8.1 SOE creation and capture

I trying to find information on Win 8.1 SOE creation/capture and wondering if anybody has ever done this and if there were any issues. I've done it before with Windows 7, the process was: Build the ...
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Windows 8.1 with CIFS Share Freezes File Explorer

We have recently migrated all of our network files over to a CIFS share. We have remapped the drives on our computers, but are encountering a very specific problem with several users who have Surface ...
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How to mount network drive as local disk?

I have some resource, which I can open by address \\dir\bin. I want to mount this resource on disk Z. In other words, I want to have path like Z:\file1.txt and get file \\dir\bin\file1.txt. I tried ...
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TFTP running in boot2docker can't connect

I've asked this question over at the Unix Stack Exchange, but soon realised that the issue was not with docker, but with either VirtualBox or Windows, so I'm asking it here instead. I'm trying to ...
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Force a specific theme for entire network using GPO

I am attempting to force a specific theme to all machines in my network. I know that the GPO "Load a Specific Theme" in: User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Control Panel/Personalization Is ...
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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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Deploy Modern UI App

I have enrolled my devices with Windows Intune and Install Corporate Portal to them. I have added to InTune some Windows Store App, MS Corporate Portal appx and my own application appx. When I am ...
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Hiding the active Administrator account in Windows 8

I am trying to use the integrated "Administrator" account in Windows 8. The problem is that I do not want this account to appear on the Welcome Screen for login. I tried to hide the account by using ...
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How can i know whether a dmain admin “ever” browsed my computer's files? [closed]

I have a problem and i was hoping for an answer for by all the smart gentlemen around here. I work in a company that contracted with some external IT auditors as "ethical hackers" where they are ...
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Remote Desktop Connection stops working when connection is closed

I just started using a new HP laptop with Windows 8.1 using the same domain account I've used for years. I can remote desktop to any server / VM on the local network, however when I disconnect the ...
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PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (msiscsi.sys) - how to troubleshoot/resolve?

I am using Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with all updates installed. My machine is Lenovo W540 laptop and I have connection to iSCSI target (using gigabit wired Ethernet). iSCSI target is Synology NAS (DS415+). ...
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Passwordless login: virtual smart card with no pin? [closed]

I would like to set up a domain-joined computer for passwordless login with some low-privileged domain account that is specific to that computer. I've seen some blog posts that store the username and ...
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How do I troubleshoot “Failed to get staged packages for package” error when attempting to remove a provisioned app from an offline Windows 8.1 image?

When I attempt to remove provisioned apps from an offline Windows 8.1 image, most of the apps I want to remove cause no problem, but attempting to remove Microsoft.Office.OneNote causes an error. The ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro migrating “Microsoft live” account to domain account

For a variety of reasons a significant number of our Windows PCs are not joined to our Windows 2012 R2 Active Directory domain. We are in the process of rectifying this, and are joining PCs on a ...
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How do you setup pass through authentication for a hyper-v enhanced session?

I have tried the solution on this Technet article but there is no user credentials section in the "Hyper-v Setting" dialog. I have also tried the way I normally setup auto login, when I need it, with ...
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Unable to login users on Windows 8.1 in Samba domain [closed]

I have a Samba PDC on a virtual machin. On another virtual machine, I have a Windows 8.1 client. I can join the domain with my client but after a few minutes or hours, my users can't login on the ...
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Something like Receive Segment Coalescing for UDP

The TechNet page on RSC states: RSC is defined only for TCP connections. RSC does not work with User Datagram Protocol (UDP) and other transport layer protocols. This is of course ...
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Windows 8.1 Update/Server 2012 R2 Workplace Join requires Microsoft Account?

If we look at the client side of Workplace Join process it says that we should log on with Microsoft account, but I've never seen it mentioned that Microsoft account is a requirement for Workplace ...
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Automatic unlock bitlocker to go (usb stick) on domain computer

Is there a way to automatically unlock bitlocker encrypted USB sticks on windows computers that are domain joined (8.1 Enterprise)? (e.g., based on the "BitLocker identification Field"?) The scenario ...