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Bypass windows 8 UAC while keeping metro at DuckDuckGo. Disable UAC - Windows 10 Forums. Blue screen of death (STOP error) information in dump files. Related Utilities WinCrashReport - Displays a report about crashed Windows application.

Blue screen of death (STOP error) information in dump files.

WhatIsHang - Get information about Windows software that stopped responding (hang) AppCrashView - View application crash information on Windows 7/Vista. See Also NK2Edit - Edit, merge and fix the AutoComplete files (.NK2) of Microsoft Outlook. Description BlueScreenView scans all your minidump files created during 'blue screen of death' crashes, and displays the information about all crashes in one table. Download links are on the bottom of this page Versions History Version 1.55: Added Drag & Drop support: You can now drag a single MiniDump file from Explorer into the main window of BlueScreenView.

Windows 8.1 Error: Live Tiles Not Working, Apps Showing Down Arrow Icons. A number of users are reporting issues with the Start screen live tiles after moving to Windows 8.1, as all seem to be just static and do not show real-time information.

Windows 8.1 Error: Live Tiles Not Working, Apps Showing Down Arrow Icons

At the same time, consumers claim that all apps they previously used on Windows 8 display some down arrow symbols and in most cases, they fail to launch. Note that the same symbols have been used by Microsoft to show that the app needs to be downloaded and install again, with the down arrows typically showing up after an update from Windows 8.1 Preview to RTM. This time, however, it’s a totally different situation, with a Microsoft support engineer suggesting that the issue might be caused by security software. At this point, there is no available workaround, but users should try downloading and installing the available apps once again, especially if they switched from Windows 8.1 Preview to RTM.

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Windows store doesn't open - Microsoft Community. Hi Ramiz, Did you find corrupted system files after running SFC scan?

Windows store doesn't open - Microsoft Community

First, try running The Microsoft Account Troubleshooter and check if it helps: I would like to let you know about basic information before running any app: User Account Control settings must be enabled.Note: User Account Control (UAC) notifies you before changes are made to your PC that requires administrator-level permission.

By default, UAC is set to notify you whenever apps try to make changes to your PC, but you can change how often UAC notifies you.To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768.Requires Microsoft Account. Subscriber Downloads.

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Solved Win8 taking up too much drive space. How To Clean Install Windows 8 or 8.1 [Walkthrough] HTG Explains: Microsoft Accounts vs. Local Accounts in Windows 8. Windows 8 is more integrated with Microsoft’s services than ever.

HTG Explains: Microsoft Accounts vs. Local Accounts in Windows 8

When you create a user account on your computer, you’ll be prompted to use a Microsoft account. Microsoft accounts are different from local user accounts, which are still available. Microsoft accounts offer useful synchronization features, even for desktop users. However, a Microsoft account isn’t mandatory if you stick to the Windows desktop – you can continue using a local user account on the desktop without any problems.

How to change Windows-8 and Win 8.1 Computer Name, Workgroup and Domain settings? Connect a Microsoft Account to a Domain account in Windows 8.1? How to Join Windows 8 to a Domain - Preparing to Join a Domain. Windows 8.1 Update ISOs now available on Microsoft TechNet and MSDN. While early builds of Windows 8.1 Update have been leaked on the Internet for the past few months, today Microsoft officially released the ISO files for its major new upgrade to its latest PC OS for its TechNet and MSDN subscribers.

Windows 8.1 Update ISOs now available on Microsoft TechNet and MSDN

In addition, Microsoft has also released Windows Server 2012 R2 with Update 1 to TechNet and MSDN users. As we have previously reported, Windows 8.1 Update will be made available as a free download for anyone who has a Windows 8 or 8.1 PC in less than a week on April 8th. Today's ISO file release on TechNet may be one of the last major software downloads for that service. Microsoft announced in 2013 that it would no longer take any new subscribers to TechNet.

Current members still have full access to the service until their subscriptions eventually run out. As we have reported before, Windows 8.1 Update offers a number of tweaks to the OS, especially for people who still use a mouse and keyboard as their main way to control a PC. 8.1 Update: The IT Pro Perspective. Update – April 10th 2014 – Post edited to provide more detail of Windows 8.1 Update installation timing.

8.1 Update: The IT Pro Perspective

Today we announced the availability of Windows 8.1 Update. This is a cumulative update for Windows 8.1 that includes a variety of enhancements for enterprises, including improved IE 11 compatibility for enterprise applications, usability improvements, extended mobile device management and improved hardware support. In this post we will provide detail on some of these enhancements and how to deploy the update. For an overview of the Windows 8.1 Update enhancements please see the Windows for your Business blog announcement. One of the important enhancements in Windows 8.1 Update is the introduction of Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11, announced today on the Exploring IE blog and the IE blog.

Windows 8.1 RTM Now Available for Download. Windows 8.1 - What's New, IT Pro Features, Devices, UI. We built Windows 8 to bring a modern computing experience to businesses and to help professionals stay connected to their colleagues and clients from anywhere, anytime.

Windows 8.1 - What's New, IT Pro Features, Devices, UI

Windows 8.1 advances this vision and introduces new manageability, mobility, security, user experience and networking capabilities–with the goal of offering customers the best business tablets and versatile modern business PCs driven by the most powerful operating system designed for today’s modern businesses.Below is a list of some of the new and updated features in Windows 8.1 with regard to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scenarios, mobility, security, and the modern user interface. Windows 8.1 Preview FAQ. What are the $WINDOWS.~Q and $INPLACE.~TR folders on my machine? Recently I did an in place upgrade of my Vista system to Windows 7.

What are the $WINDOWS.~Q and $INPLACE.~TR folders on my machine?

All went really well, and tonight I was doing a cleanup of the system and clearing out old files. I found using TreeSize Free tool that I had a couple of folder with 8.7GB+ of files in them – one called $WINDOWS. ~Q and the other called $INPLACE. ~TR as you can see below. These files are left over from the in place upgrade process and can be removed. Ok – so I wanted to get rid of them. It will scan your hard drive and show you the initial dialog box as below. 50 Windows 8 tips, tricks and secrets. Windows 8 has been with us for well over a year now, and if you're used to previous versions of Windows then you're going to notice that quite a bit has changed.

50 Windows 8 tips, tricks and secrets

In fact, Windows 8 has seen the biggest change since the jump from Windows 3.1 to Windows 95. Out goes the Start menu, in comes the new touch-oriented Start screen with new Windows 8-style apps and new interface conventions. Even experienced PC users may be left feeling a little lost. Don't despair, though, help is at hand. We've poked around every part of Windows 8, uncovering many of its most important tips and tricks, so read our guide and you'll soon be equipped to get the most out of Microsoft's latest release.

How To Add Programs To Your Startup On Windows Vista, 7 & 8. Windows startup can be both a blessing and a curse.

How To Add Programs To Your Startup On Windows Vista, 7 & 8

Including certain programs to launch on start can save you a lot of time and be great for automation, but adding too many can severely bog things down. I have a grotesque amount of programs set to automatically launch during my startup, but it’s necessary for me. That being said, I know I’ve got to wait an extra minute or so for things to settle in every single time I reboot my computer. Changing the Pre-Login Screen Background Picture. Wow, there's a remarkable amount of confusion on this thread, probably caused by the way Windows 8 automatically remembers the last login and has both a lock screen and a login screen.

Here's what's going on, and here's how I have achieved this. First, the important thing to recognize is that Windows 8 has two different lock screens plus two different login screens. There is a lock screen that is customizable per user, and that one is changeable via WinKey+I, "Change PC Settings", "Personalize". This is the screen that appears whenever that user has locked his/her workstation, until a key is pressed, which brings up a user-specific login screen with only one user shown. The color, but not a regular full background image, of this latter screen (the single-user login screen) can be changed (at the same place as above, by changing the "Start Screen" instead of the "Lock Screen". Tips for using Java on Windows 8. 10 different ways to Shutdown or Restart Windows 8 quickly.

Looking for information on Windows 8 Shutdown!? Well, the first time I installed Windows 8, it was quite a frustrating effort, trying to find the shutdown or restart button in Windows 8. To be honest, I never imagined I would need to post about how to shutdown Windows, but seeing the number of questions on this topic, I am listing some ways you can shutdown or restart your Windows 8 computer. UPDATE: Windows 8.1 users can now Shutdown, Restart, Sleep, Hibernate Windows 8.1 using the WinX Power Menu.

Windows 8.1 Update adds the option to even shut down Windows 8.1 from the Start Screen as shown below. Microsoft has provided the Shutdown and Restart buttons for Windows 8, under Settings in the Charms Bar. Once here, clicking on Power button will display options to Shutdown, Restart or Sleep the Windows 8 computer. ITS Work Smart Guide: Exploring Windows 8. Run more apps and show more tiles on your Surface 2 or high-dpi Windows 8.1 Laptop.