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How can I prevent Windows 8.1 from reinstalling Metro applications automatically every time I create a new local user account?

I am working for a programming company as a IT Technician. Every time an employee quits, resetting the computers to their factory default is my responsibility. After resetting and do some required ...
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Re-connection to the clients after the session is disconnected

I use Citrix Xencenter to create and use Domain COntrollers and Client's in my PC.What I haveMy personal PC where the Xencenter is located:XYZ-123.Virtual Machines:1 DC: DC-1.PC name: Server1 ...
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Unable to connect clients to started Hostednework (rtl8192cu )

I am using dongle of Netis with chipset 8192cu. Using this dongle to create hostednetwork ( hotspot) on windows 8.1 for connecting with other clients.In some cases, hostednetwork is successfully ...
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Is there a way to get a genuine windows 8 key anymore?

My computer isn't suitable for windows 10, and it would work on windows 8. On the windows store, only windows 10 seems to be available. I'm sure there must be some way to acquire Windows 8, as surely ...
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Is [systemdrive]\Windows\Media directory present in all versions of windows

Im developing a program that accesses wave files present in [systemdrive]\Windows\Media directory in order to play audio. Since this program will be used by users running different versions of windows,...
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Can't use the “Run” (Win + R) Mirror

It just happened today, without anything that I did. When pressing for example the H key, will return me a lot of http sites I visited. Something automatically presses ↑. When there is no list ...
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How to start/restart the remote desktop service on windows 8?

As I understand it there is a remote desktop service that should be listening on port 3389, which should be visibile using this command: netstat -ano | findstr 3389. How do I start or restart it in ...
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Is there a method to automatically download language packs on Windows 8?

I am trying to find a way to automatically install Windows 8 language packs to existing machines, but I haven't found a way yet. I can get the current list of languages with Get-WinUserLanguageList ...
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Bluetooth funktions spontaneous dissapeared completly on win 8 laptop

As mentioned above, the bluetooth funktions stopped while listening on bluetooth headphones and working on word. I tried to put bluetooth back on, but the former 'Bluetooth Options' had dissapeared in ...
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Shrinking Disk - safe to delete LocationProvider folder?

I currently have a 600GB partition on my HDD, which has 100GB used. I want to shrink it down to 200GB, however when I try to do so, the "unmovable file" error comes up.Using Application Logs, I have ...
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My ASUS UX32VD laptop's recovery partition doesn't work

After HDD swap (on Windows 10) the recovery partition doesn't work.I would like to get the contents of the "Recovery" and "Restore" partitions.(Came from the factory with Windows 8.)(I swapped ...
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Missing file properties in windows-explorer

I have a 3 laptops (two WIN10 and one WIN8) and 1 external hard drive.All of them have the license activated.The problem is only on the laptop with WIN8:when I plug in the external hard drive, I'm ...
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Gpg4win download integrity check

I just downloaded gpg4win onto Windows 8.I wanted to check the integrity, and apparently you can do so with certutil. So I navigated to my downloads folder and typed:C:\Users\xxx\Downloads> ...
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Windows - can't run “sfc /scannow”, because another maintenance task is in progress

I tried to fix a friends laptop by repairing corrupt system files with sfc /scannow but I always get a message saying something like "there is another maintenance in progress" please try it later. But ...
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change windows 8 (hyper)link color

Is it possible to change the color for links (for example, all the ones that appear in control panel, as in figure) from blue to orange in Windows 8(.1)? If yes, how?

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