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    Hyper-V on Windows 8.1 is a 'Remote Session'?

    SOLVED: Can't Access MSA or Change Display Setting in VM I'm teaching myself Hyper-V as an alternative to VMWare. I activated Hyper-V on Windows 8.1 and used it to create a Windows 10 virtual machine. I quickly discovered that I'm not able to sign in to my Microsoft Account from the virtual...
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    Cannot Right-Click to Move a Website Shortcut

    This is the strangest problem I've encountered. I am accustomed to right-clicking on an icon, dragging it to a different folder, releasing the right mouse button and choosing either Copy, Move or Create a shortcut. Beginning a few weeks ago, I lost the ability to do this with website shortcuts...
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    Unable to Change Program Defaults

    In Windows 8.1 > Control Panel > Default Programs > Set your default programs I am unable to make changes to my default programs. Examples: Control Panel > Default Programs > Set your default programs > Skype for desktop > Choose defaults for this program I am unable to remove the check mark...
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    Wireless Adapter Must Be Reinstalled After Any Changes

    Thanks for your help. The computer is a Dell Studio XPS 8100 desktop with an integrated Broadcom 57780 Ethernet chip. My wireless adapter is an Asus USB-N53. Both have the most up-to-date drivers from Broadcom and MediaTek, respectively. My wireless router is also by Asus. This hardware has...
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    Wireless Adapter Must Be Reinstalled After Any Changes

    I have a USB wireless adapter that works very well...until I make any kind of change to my network adapters. For example: If I install VirtualBox or VMware (both of which install virtual network adapters), my wireless adapter stops working and must be reinstalled. (It has a yellow exclamation...
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    Solved "We couldn't complete the features" When Adding Hyper-V

    Solved I am indebted to the Kaspersky User Forum for this solution. I use Kaspersky Internet Security 2015. The "Self Defense" feature of Kaspersky software interferes with adding Hyper-V. Disable "Self Defense" in your Kaspersky software and you will be able to install Hyper-V. Once...
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    Solved "We couldn't complete the features" When Adding Hyper-V

    My 64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1 computer meets all the hardware and BIOS requirements for adding Hyper-V. Nevertheless, Hyper-V fails to install. After attempting to add Hyper-V from Control Panel my computer restarts and gets to 93% completion of the work. Then a message appears: We...
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    Solved Inserting a Timestamp into a File Name

    Aha - got this one solved. The 'trick' is that the first character on the left is in the zero-ith position, not the first position. If echo %time% is 16:13:07.91, the '1' in 16 is in the zero-ith position and the 6 is in the first position. To see this, try echo %time:~0,1% and you'll find...
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    Solved Inserting a Timestamp into a File Name

    I'm trying to insert a timestamp as part of a file name and I realized that there is something basic about a timestamp that I do not understand: Assume the output for echo %time% is 16:13:07.91. Why is echo %time:~3,2% equal to 13? Does the colon not count as a character? In %date% the slash...
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    Solved Icons Like to Move to the Left Side of the Desktop

    Here's what finally solved the problem for me: I had to delete my icon cache and let Windows create a new one after a restart. This means that my existing icon cache was corrupted. (Steps for this are published on the web. Here's a good explanation.) Now I no longer have the problem of icons...
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    Solved Icons Like to Move to the Left Side of the Desktop

    There are other discussions here about icons that move by themselves. Maybe the additional details I provide will help point to a solution. I have 64-bit Windows 8.1 Update 1. I divide my desktop icons into two groups. One group of icons is on the left side of my monitor and the other group is...
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    "Default Programs" Control Panel Does Not Set Associations

    Okay, this is a little strange, but here is where I'm at right now. In Control Panel > Default Programs > Set your default programs I went through every program listed there. I definitely cannot remove a checkmark from any file association box that is already checked. However, I can add a...
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    "Default Programs" Control Panel Does Not Set Associations

    I have a partial solution to my problem. It seems that beginning with Windows 8 users can no longer remove a file association - you can only change a file association to something else. That would explain why I cannot remove a checkmark in Control Panel > Default Programs > Set your default...
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    "Default Programs" Control Panel Does Not Set Associations

    Hi and thanks once again for your help. In Option One, whether I choose Set this program as default or Choose defaults for this program, no changes occur if I click on a selection box: Checkmarks are not added to unchecked boxes and checkmarks are not removed from checked boxes. In Option...
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    "Default Programs" Control Panel Does Not Set Associations

    In Windows 8.1 Update 1 I cannot change file associations whether I try to do so from Control Panel or from within an application. For example, here's the popular VLC Media Player file association preferences: I cannot select (put a check mark) or de-select (remove a check mark) from any...