Windows 8

Forum discussion tagged with Windows 8.
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    Question which wireless adapter do i buy?

    i have an hp that was given to me and it’s a windows 8. it says there are no networks available so i did the troubleshooting and it said i needed an ethernet cable to connect to the internet. i don’t want to hardwire my computer into my router so i’d like an alternative. i tried every single...
  2. ruslruslrusl1

    How To SOLUTION - Laptop Plugged In, Not Charging in Windows 7/8/10

    I'm seeing many posts lately about issues in Windows 7/8/10 laptop batteries showing "Plugged in not charging" and after much research and trial and error I wanted to share what finally worked for me. I had this same issue on my Acer Aspire ES1-711 laptop with "non-removable battery" running...
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    Solved! windows deleted can't reinstall

    i purchased Asus T100TA from new running windows 8, a couple of years ago i updated to the free windows 10 upgrade without any problems. Due to a lack of space on these machines i deleted all backup copies of windows 8. my computer has now crashed and as a last resort i went through the reset to...
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    Toshiba or Satellite

    can i play the sims 4 on my toshiba satellite or can i play it on my windows 8 hp which do you prefer? I just ordered it online and read online comments on how playing it on the toshiba sucks...i just want someones opinion.
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    How to unlock a laptop password in windows 8

    I have forgotten my laptop password of acer with OS of windows 8 and unable to open it .
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    Solved! Acer aspire wont load windows

    Hi everyone,I need your acer aspire touch screen E5-471P wont load the windows jst stays blank after loading past acer screen.
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    Using external keyboard with my laptop, when I type 123 quickly it comes out 1222222222223. When I type a long word it will re

    I have a dell laptop, windows 8.1. I am using an external Microsoft ergonomic keyboard. When I type 123, for example, it comes out 122222233333. When I type now, it comes out nooooooo, and the w is missing. Have tried to adjust repeat delay and repeat rate with no success. Thank you in advance...
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    Solved! Toshiba Satellite C875 won't connect to internet

    Toshiba Satellite C875 with Windows 8.1 won't connect to internet wirelessly or through ethernet. The connection shows as active and packets are being sent and recieved, but I cannot use the internet in any way.
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    Solved! OperatingSystem not found.

    My Acer aspire v5 laptop running on windows 8 when booting it says "Operating System not found". When I enter BIOS setting, in the information tab sometimes my HDD model and name won't show and then sometimes it does. I have tried using repair my computer on my windows 8 CD installer and all...
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    no boot device available

    My Windows 8 laptop says "no boot device available", please anyone help me. Thanks [post title edited to reflect the problem - mod]
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    Solved! Deleted Network Controller Driver

    I was cleaning up my laptop (Lenovo running Windows 8.1), uninstalling useless programs but clicked the wrong one and I believe I uninstalled the Realtek Network Controller driver, so now I can't detect Wifi networks. I've searched for the driver online but it always takes me to network adapters...
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    Solved! laptop wifi connection poor

    Hi my ASUS Laptop (Windows 8) is connecting to available WIFI but the connection and speed is very poor. My colleagues dont face the same issues with their laptops nor do i with my phone. Could someone please help ? Do i need to adjust some settings or something else ? Thank you Raj
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    Solved! Resetting a Laptop to sell

    I have a gaming laptop I am wanting to sell. It is currently running on Windows 10, but was running windows 8 when I purchased it around 4 years ago. By doing the "factory reset" option with the "clean all drives," will it revert back to windows 8 or windows 10? And is this method a secure way...
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    Solved! I have toshiba c55 and when I turn on get media fail restart system want to put windows 8 on . Have disk but it won't load

    I hsve a Toshiba c55 satellite laptop when I turn it on get media fail restart system. Want to put windows 8 on it have disk but it won't load
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    Solved! Windows 8.1 Factory Reset taking too long!

    My HP laptop was having a sudden sluggish behavior this past few days though my HDD is not yet full or some sort. I just noticed a beeping sound coming from the HDD. I decided to back up my files and opted for a factory reset (provided by Windows). I chose to fully clean everything, including my...
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    How to get sound back on windows 8 after removing everything

    I went to the settings and clicked recovery and it had 3 options. I chose remove everything and now my sound is gone. So how do I get my sound back?
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    My laptop has windows 8 ,but I downloaded windows 10 from playstore....but windows 10 is not appear in my laptop.then I shutdo

    What wrong with my laptop.its motherboard problem or something else
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    Solved! upgrading HP Pro x2 410 to windows 10

    Hi all, so I just got a hold of an old notebook running windows 8.1 with decent specs as far as I'm concerned and I was just playing around with it to see if I can upgrade it to windows 10 using the windows 10 64bit ISO. I have not done it yet because when I started the windows 10 setup, it...
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    Solved! What OS would be the fastest for my laptop?

    I have an Asus K53SC, and there's one thing I'm wondering. What will be faster, Windows 7 or 8.1? Some laptops run better on 10, others on 7... I'm basically looking for fast internet, a decent bootup time & fast starting programs. Windows 10 is not an option (since 1703 there's been a glitch...
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    i have windows 8.1 pro installed i dont see the relatek audio driver and it doesnt identify my headphones with built in mic wh

    Help please, I recently did a clean install of win 8.1 pro and the issue us my device doesnt identify the headphones wth built in mic when plugged in i tried t get drivers but it doesnt work.What should I do?
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    Solved! Recovering data when downgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 7 and deleted all drives

    HP notebook 15 Before problem: Windows 8.1 Home original copy with 4 drives apart C drive which had around 500GBs of data. After problem: Windows 7 home pirated copy with only 1 drive apart from C drive which is empty. Someone please help, a novice had to replace my laptop screen & idk why but...
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    Solved! can i download windows to my rca viking pro?

    can i download windows 8 or 10 to my RCA viking pro?
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    Solved! I clean uninstalled amd drivers and then again install the drivers and I screwed.

    So I have AMD radeon r5 m330 graphics card and I thought of updating it but whenever I used to update, It automatically rolls back to its previous version so then I thought of clean uninstalling it and again installing the latest version of amd graphics card suitable for my laptop. But now...
  24. asem1123

    Solved! Can an IBM Thinkpad (Lenovo X60s) Upgrade to Windows 8.1?

    I have an IBM Thinkpad that comes in with the Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66GHz and a 100GB Hitachi HDD. And because it's running very slow in Win7, I was wondering if I could upgrade to Windows 8.1, but using the 32-bit edition, and I'm not upgrading it to Windows 10 because it only has 2GB RAM. So, is...
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    Windows 8 lenovo e49

    Password of harddisk
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    Performance much slower than 2 years ago.

    Hi, in the end of 2016 I bought this laptop. It's a used laptop, but it was like 2 years old when I bought it. But the problem is... it's very slow. GTA 5 used to play at ~50fps avg on 1366x768 medium, but now it gets ~30fps avg on 800x600 medium. Also Rocket League, used to play it at 60fps+...
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    Solved! Can I update my Toshiba laptop model no. Psk2uu-003001 ,from windows 7 to windows 8 or 9

    Can I update my Toshiba laptopprep no. Psk2uu-003001 ,from windows 7 to windows 8 or 9
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    Solved! usb c to 3.5 port not working.....

    I have bought a usb type C to 3.5mm usb from paytm to use it as headphone for my laptop but it's still not working for me ....I update my all drivers of windows 8.1 and also install driver pack to find the solution ..I had also check configuration settings....I read many such type of related...
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    Solved! Windows 8.1 Toshiba Sat L750 won't turn on

    I have a windows 8.1 Toshiba Sat L750 one day it just shut down and never turned on again. I don't have access to any settings, I have tried all the hard resets. With the battery, without the just won't turn on. What does that mean? What's the next option?? Help!
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    Possible Virus that I can't get rid of.

    I recently formatted my laptop and reinstalled Windows 8 because my system was displaying odd symptoms, such as high disk usage, lagging, and a strange pop up on Facebook. I did full scans on the laptop with Kaspersky AV, Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, HitmanPro, but I never received any bad...
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    hp envy m6 not loading.

    ok so.. hp envy m6 windows 8(maybe 8.1) start up, the hp logo comes up it does the loading process and then goes black and the process restarts infinitely. Things ive tried: hp recovery says failed and retry every time. windows recovery (disk and usb) unable to complete, no reason given...
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    Solved! PC shuts down immediately after on and remains like that.

    The PC shuts down immediately after on and if it finally shows the BIOS settings option and I click on F12, it switched off immediately. After long hours of being idle, it may load windows and shut down after 10 seconds of loading windows. OS is window 8 pro Dell laptop
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    followed the above procedure, but the same problem has occured since I recovered my pc. i own an ASUS rog gl551 with windows 8

    As the above user told you guys about his problem about symbol keys getting mixed up like , while i hold 'Shift' and press the key '2' to get an '@' , instead of getting an @ i get double invited comma displayed like this as shown in the brackets (") , vice versa for the key when i hold 'Shift +...
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    Laptop Graphic Card

    Hi All Greetings... I had a Toshiba Satellite P55t-B5262 Laptop and it's working perfectly on Windows 8.1. When I changed my hard drive from HDD to SSD I installed new Windows 10 and I already installed all the drivers. After restarting my computer its shows windows logo and after that black...
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    Increase Dedicated Video RAM (windows 8.1)

    I have 4 GB of RAM on my laptop, with an Intel(R) HD Graphics Family video card (I think). My dedicated Video Ram should be 2 GB but it's at a measly 128 MB (Barely more than 1/20 what I need). Is there any way I can improve this? I can provide additional details if I need to.
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    I was installing windows 10 in my windows 8 lenevo E 49 laptop and due toh charging issue it turned off now when i m starting

    I was installing windows 10 in my windows 8 lenevo E 49 laptop and due toh charging issue it turned off now when i m starting my laptop it is just showing the lenovo icon and i m not able toh acess the boot menu i tried all keys plzz help me I m unable to acces the boot menu i tried pressing...
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    windows 8.1 apps cant not connect to internet

    windows 8.1 apps like internet explorer, help, windows store, calender etc can not access internet but browsers like opera and google chrome are working fine. I have dell inspiron N4110. PLEASE HELP!
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    Laptop screen display symbols instead of text

    symbols appear on my laptop screen when i turn it on, pls respond quickly, i can log in and i have no idea whats going on Pavilion 25xi Windows 8
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    Tried both reset and recovery but is still messed up

    I have a Toshiba c55-b series Laptop I bought in January 2016, 3 weeks ago its Windows 8.1 OS malfunctioned and I had to do a reset of it. It was only a temporary fix since the system went from being fairly fast to slower than a snail. I got off what files I could and did a full recovery, but...
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    Using headphone and mic with one aux

    I have a HP windows 8.1 PC, And I have a sony headsets with mic but the problem is it only has a single jack. If I connect the headsets it gives sound but the mic doesn't work, Hope you can help me☺️
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    I cannot remove the Avast stuffs from my laptop (windows 8) although i already downloaded the avastclear.exe when i open it wo

    I want to removed Avast antivirus from my laptop permanently but i cannot :(
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    Computer keep restarting and never boots up

    Hello everyone. I have a laptop computer Dell vostro 14, that I reformated and installed new windows with windows 8.1, updated all drivers, everything worked well for a few days. But one morning, when i opened the laptop, it turned on by itself, and kept restarting again and again. I thought may...
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    my laptop freeze when setting up windows 8

    it freeze on 82 percent it says setting up. it happend when i restart my laptop and this happend.
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    5+1 speaker only work FR & FL

    I have old creative inspire 5+1 speaker and im using windows 8.1. I made the playback device configure 5.1 and test every speaker working well including sub but playing music or something just work front right and left speakers maybe recorded stereo but how can i run the whole speakers
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    Solved! dropped laptop, cracked screen and can not view the items from this.

    the screen is cracked on the one that I am needing to look up and how if I can I get to view this? acer windows 8.1 laptop
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    how to hard reset Lenovo Yogo S1 Windows 8

    I recently bought a Lenovo Yogo S1 Windows 8 laptop from a local garage sale. When I follow the general directions to advance to log in screen "press ctrl/alt/delete" It provides to me the login screen and it asks for "user name" followed by "password". The strange thing that I'm having a hard...
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    Can I install Win 10 and how

    how to install win 10 on HP Pavilion G series x16-9072 64 bit? It has 8.1 how much??
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    Acer Aspire-No Bootable Device

    I have an acer aspire that originally came with windows 8 but I upgraded it to windows 10 when it was free to upgrade. I had windows 10 for around a year and one day i went to use my laptop and it says there is no bootable device. I checked in the BIOS and my HDD is still recognized. I've tried...
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    hp TS Sleekbook needs OS

    I tried to do a factory reset on hp pavilion ts sleekbook. Now it says I have no operating system. I need a copy of windows 8. I bought the laptop used and it was windows locked. when I did the factory reset I got the error code 0xEFFFFF08 'RECOVERY MANAGER FAILED' Now the screen says it...
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    how to access and use front facing camera toshibal875d-s7332, windows 8

    this is a simple question but I cant find answer On Toshiba laptop l875d-s7332, windows 8, 64 bit: When I turn on webcam it's facing me and i want it to face forward to take picture of something else, not myself! I can't even see a lens, guess it's hidden. After all searches (5 hrs) and...
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    The touchpad on my Gateway Windows 8 laptop suddenly stopped working

    I took out the E key on my keyboard to clean the dust out and when I put it back in, the touchpad had stopped working completely. The cursor wouldn't move and the buttons wouldn't work. I restarted the computer, but that didn't fix the problem. In fact that only made the cursor disappear...
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    Wifi adapter missing

    Wifi adapter has no sign. I am using an Acer Aspire e5-573-587Q laptop, with i5 processor and 4 gb ram. Recently i upgraded to windows 10 using media creation tool. but i was facing slow wifi speed in windows 10. so i decided to roll back to windows 8.1. However the pc was not starting so i...
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    On my toshiba, Windows 8, I must reset resolution all the time

    At least once a day and usually 5 or 6 times, it changes by itself again. So I change it to highest resolution and around and around we go. And I do check to accept these changes, when asked. I hesitate to take for service, don’t trust that something else wont go wrong when they fix this...
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    Lenovo Y50 wont boot - neither Windows 8.1 from SSD or Ubuntu from USB

    Hello, I am having very hard time with my Lenovo Y50- 70 UHD Windows 8.1 laptop. Which I bought in 2015 with 2 year additional warranty, unfortunately it lapsed just couple of weeks before my laptop broke. Problem: Laptop either goes to "Preparing automatic repair" reboot loop, or BSOD. If i...
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    Ready to Aim A Missile Towards Microsoft's HQ

    I rarely use the HP Laptop because it runs Windows 8. I'd love to upgrade it, but I can't get the danged thing started. I updated the virus definitions, and I was in the process of a Windows 8 system maintenance update, but the update got stuck, no activity, or progress. I removed the battery...
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    Help, my Laptop got error loading operating system

    My laptop model is: Acer Aspire v3-471 I got "error loading operation system" messages in BIOS. And i also can't Reinstall windows
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    My Toshiba Satellite U920t cannot touchscreen after I upgraded to Windows 8.1

    When I bought my laptop, i thad Windows 8 and it could touchscreen. Then I upgraded to Windows 8.1. For a while the touchscreen worked, but then after about 1 week, the touchscreen didn't work.
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    Is my ASUS K455L Windows 8 Laptop doing okay..?

    So it started when there was a buzzing sound with the laptop. Combined with severe freezing, FPS drops and other performance issues while playing Overwatch (everything was fine until now), I decided to shut down the laptop but when I booted it up it said Preparing Automatic Repair, followed by...
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    Query regarding responsive website design

    Hello. I am currently working on a responsive website design(newbie) Is there a reason why during inspection of responsive websites in google chrome, the iphone 6/7/8 and the Pixel 2 phones show the desktop version of the site but the other phones/iphones show the mobile version?
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    I am using Dell inspiron 5567 15 i need wifi drivers for windows 8 64bit

    dell 5567 window 8 64bit wifi driver