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  1. NiFu

    windows 8 defender MpCmdRun.exe

    Run the scheduled task not with normal user rights but with "SYSTEM" rights instead. Then the command prompt windows doesn't appear. On "General" tab of scheduled task choose: "When running the task, use the following user account" -> "SYSTEM" When you want to use it on other PCs in your...
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    Way to open multiple instances of desktop application?

    Or use mouse wheel (= "middle mouse" click) and click the shortcut for your desktop program that is already running.
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    How fix a smaller screen resolution?

    Right click on the Desktop. Click "Screen Resolution". Then blue link "Advanced settings". Then button "List All Modes". There you can downscale up to 640x480. But keep in mind: You need at least vertical resolution of 768px to run apps.
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    How to get rid of Windows 8.1 tips?

    See this tutorial from Brink: How to Enable or Disable Pop-up Help Tips in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1
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    Classic Shell for Windows 8

    Why you don't install 8GadgetPack - Gadgets for Windows 8 / 8.1 ? Works fine.
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    Registry Way Of Disabling Bluetooth Keyboard Passkey Requirement?

    It depends on the OS you use. Linux ? I don't know ... Windows XP ? I don't know ... Other bluetooth driver ? I don't know ... But for Windows bluetooth driver it should work. Windows 7 and Windows 8 uses same registry key.
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    Registry Way Of Disabling Bluetooth Keyboard Passkey Requirement?

    YES - works perfect. Here is the registry key: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BTHPORT\Parameters\Keys\[MAC-Address]\... Remark:
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    Registry Way Of Disabling Bluetooth Keyboard Passkey Requirement?

    I have the same problem - Windows 7 and Windows 8 dual boot system. My idea: Whilst pairing windows creates a random pairing key, sends it to the hardware, where it is saved, and saves it in registry (hopefully). Why not copy this pairing key from Windows 8 registry to Windows 7 registry ...
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    Auto update Windows Defender

    What exactly you want to update ? Program "Windows Defender" or "Virus signature files" of Windows Defender Signature files can be updated with this command: "%programfiles%\Windows Defender\MpCmdRun.exe" -SignatureUpdate -MMPCMake a shortcut or create a batch file for manually update...
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    How to remove extra space in taskbar pinned items?

    Try this (and give feedback): In registry add a new key under: HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics "MinWidth" Typ "REG_SZ" and play with value; e.g. "48".
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    Activating Windows 8

    Why you want waste a second licence when your computer came with preinstalled Windows 8 ? If you would activate it online the licence server would say: "Cannot be activated: This licence is used on an other Computer". So use phone activation to reactivate your preinstalled licence. In a command...
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    Solved Completely uninstall Defender from Windows 8.1, possible?

    Good old XP days ... You mean file Windows\Inf\sysoc.inf ... Not available in Windows 7/8 ... See here: Portable Windows Defender Uninstaller
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    Upgrade from Win7 - Keeping files and programs

    Because: Update from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1: You lose your programs. Update from Windows 7 to Windows 8: You keep your programs. Update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1: You keep your programs.
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    Product Key - Find for Windows 8

    Make a copy of ShowKey.vbs It's a text file - so open with notpad Modify 2. line: Key = "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\DefaultProductKey\" Delete line which starts with: ProductName = ... Save changes and run this modified script. It should show the Windows 8 backup...
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    reinstall on second hard drive -- product key issue

    Ofcourse. If you use two licences. Licence agreement says: So I interpret this: Two (bootable) hardware partitions = two computer = two licences necessary
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    Solved OlbyTile - Small Tile Image Not Woring in Windows 8.1

    Why not use the newest version OlbyTile 0.9.7 ?
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    Windows To Go with the Windows 8.1 update

    This is self-evident. But back to my initial question: Has anybody really tried this tutorial (Creating a Non-Certified Windows To Go USB Drive) to create a "Windows 8.1 To Go" USB stick ?
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    Windows To Go with the Windows 8.1 update

    That's no problem: If I unplug the USB stick from one PC and plugin to an other PC then "Windows 8 Pro To Go" can only run once. That's not the truth. I'm allowed to transfer my license from one PC to an other. E.G. if the first PC break down or I delete hard disk and install Linux or move my...
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    Windows To Go with the Windows 8.1 update

    There you are correct. I don't read anything in EULA that prohibits installation of Windows 8 Pro on USB stick. This argument is worthless. A big German computer magazine distributes also a Windows 7 Live DVD based on Windows 7 PE. Microsoft advertising says that "Windows 8 Enterprise To Go"...
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    Windows To Go with the Windows 8.1 update

    Yes, you are right with "Windows 8.1 To Go". But for "Windows 8 To Go" I can use a cheap USB stick (recognized as "removal disk"). So I think Microsoft has changed something in Windows 8.1 so it's not anymore possible to create a "Windows 8.1 To Go" on cheap USB stick. But for "Windows 8 To...