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    Can't Install Adobe Flash Player (error)

    OS: Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64 Primary browser: Opera (stable) I know Flash is *supposed* to be included in all versions of 8/8.1, but it's my understanding that this generally only applies to Internet Explorer, not 3rd-party browsers. Most other browsers still need to have their own specific...
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    Win 8.1 x64 Not Showing 2nd Network Adapter In Connections

    I bought an external USB WiFi adapter (Alfa AWUS036NHA) a few months ago, for the purpose of using it for penetration testing, studying networking and Internet security, fooling around with WiFi hacking, and just generally being able to get much stronger signals and throughput, etc. It's...
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    Windows 8.1: Can't Disable Encryption!

    I have installed Windows 8.1 on my laptop, and I recently discovered that MS has enabled encryption by default for people who sign in with a MS account, without their knowledge or consent, in the name of supposedly protecting your data. This may seem to be a good thing for most people, but I...
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    Comprehensive Training Guides For Office 2013?

    This isn't directly related to 8, but I decided to post it in the general support subforum anyways. As part of my going back to college I have decided to install Office 2013. But I have very little experience with Office. I'm looking for comprehensive all-in-one training manuals/guides...
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    Replace windows system apps (w/o replacing system files)?

    In my case I would like to replace cmd.exe with Take Command or Cygwin, Notepad with Notepad++. Calculator with DreamCalc, Regedit with Torchsoft Registry Workshop, and the default clipboard with ClipMate. I'm a poweruser of sorts and find these apps far superior to Microsoft's built-ins. I have...
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    Issue /W Toshiba Canvio Ext. HDD Randomly Disconnecting

    I bought a Toshiba Canvio USB 3.0 1.5 TB Black about a week ago, with the intent of using it for static data storage and system backups. But the only big issue I'm having with it is that it keeps randomly disconnecting while copying files, and even when it's not doing anything at all. I'm in the...
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    How To Determine Which Program Generated A File?

    I've had this problem for awhile, finding strange but not necessarily harmful files, and wondering which program created them, so I can determine if they're safe to delete. I've tried Googling the file extensions, sometimes it yields answers, sometimes not. I'm guessing I would have to install a...
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    "We couldn't create a new partition....." When Installing

    I wish I could make the title more descriptive, but cant since EightForums seems to not allow titles that are sufficiently long enough to descibe problems..........but anyways, my error when trying to install Windows 8 Pro is: "We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one". I...
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    Where to buy drive caddies/mounting brackets?

    OK, people are probably thinking I should have researched this. And I have. But I am having trouble finding sites that sell drive caddies/mounting brackets. not just for any drive, but for 2 particular drives I have bought. When they arrived I noticed that they didnt come with mounts to install...
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    How To Keep Public Hotspots From Hi-Jacking Chrome's Tabs?

    I'm not talking about being hacked. But everytime I quit the Chromium browser it saves my tabs. But if I connect to public wifi at a hotspot like McDonalds, the local university, coffee shops, etc, their connection always hijacks my tabs by redirecting me to a custom page that asks me to accept...
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    Alternative Xbox 360 Controller Drivers?

    I have a classic wired controller and am currently using the official MS drivers. I am wondering where I can find alternative drivers that will, for example, allow me to make full use of the orb button and remap keys. I have already tried JoyToKey and Xpadder and they work fine, but am looking...
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    Solved Stuck On "Preparing Windows" When Attempting To Log In

    I have 2 accounts on this PC, one is a MS account, the other is the built-in Administrator account, which I renamed and assigned a complex password to make it difficult for anyone to get into. However, I recently disabled the Admin account with the "net user administrator /active:no" command...
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    How Can I Move/Delete The System Reserved Partition?

    I was recently messing around with installing Windows 8 on an external USB 3.0 HDD (NOT a flash drive) (How To Install Windows 7 On USB Flash Drive or External Hard Drive), and found website that showed a method for doing so by way of a "NT6 Fast Installer". I tried many times to get it to work...
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    Cant Resize Partition Even With Free Space Available

    I have a 200 gig partition on 1 drive that I have dedicated for games. But now it is filled, and even after shrinking my C drive to make space, I find that I still cannot extend my games partition. I've done a little reading and it appears that the issue is due to the free space not being...
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    How to defrag a solid state hybrid drive, and is it safe?

    I just bought a Seagate ST750LX003 Momentus XT 750 GB as the new primary drive for my gaming laptop, and I'm wondering how to defrag them, and whether it is safe. I wanted the best of both worlds (space and speed) so I went for the middle ground. What is the difference between a regular HDD...
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    Xbox 360 Wired Controller Driver For Windows 8 64-Bit?

    I'm looking for a Windows 8-specific controller driver, if such a driver exists. I went to the Microsoft downloads website and a few other sites of theirs, and all I see are drivers for XP, Vista, and 7. I assume the drivers for 7 will work fine on Windows 8 But do I need to install it in 7...
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    Getting Error Code 0xC004F061 When Trying To Activate

    It says the Product Key is only valid for an upgrade install, whereas I have done a clean install, not wanting to drag any of Win7's junk and baggage into 8. Is there any simple way to trick the licensing service into thinking this is an upgrade install so it will activate? I read another post...
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    Reinstall 8 Bootloader After It Has Replaced By GRUB?

    My situation is that i want a triple-boot system consisting of 8, Server 2012, and Ubuntu 12.10 (x64 for all 3). I already have 8 and Server installed and they both share the bootloader/MBR. Hoewever, i'm planning to install Ubuntu next and it's GRUB bootloader will overwrite the default 8...
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    Completely Remove UAC Shield From Icons/Files?

    OK, i've done a bit of research on this already, and i have long known why some programs have this shield on their icon (to indicate that some apps might require elevated priviledges to run). but i have been using PCs for quite a few yrs now and consider myself an experienced user, so now i just...
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    Move IMPORTANT System Folders To Another Partition(s)

    OK, first i'd like to say that i would have made the topic title longer and hence more descriptive, but the forums' built-in limitations wont let me. And to the mods: if you feel a need to relocate this topic or rename it to something more relevant then feel free, i simply ask that you leave...
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