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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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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Extremely slow file transfers to Hyper-V VM on local machine

I am attempting to transfer a 1.3GB file from my local machine (Windows 8) to my local hyper-V instance (Windows 2012). The transfer begins at about 300kb/s and then swiftly drops to 12-20kb/s. The ...
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Where can i find the latest unattended.xml schema (xsd)?

I'm working with Windows Server 2012, Windows Deployment Service (WDS), and Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK). I created a base unattended.xml file. When I go to edit in an xml editor it's ...
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Windows 8 virtualization gives BSOD 0x0000005D

I find that, when trying to run windows 8 on Xen cloud (and also when running it in ESXi), the installer bluescreens with 0x0000005D (UNSUPPORTED PROCESSOR) Initially I thought it was giving the VM ...
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Cannot Connect to MsSql2008 R2 Database Engine, While Connecting to Other Services

I have installed MsSQL 2008 R2 on my computer as I have installed always before. But unfortunately this time, I cannot connect to Database Engine while I can easily connect to the other services like ...