I just learned! You can hold down the <Windows> key and press <page up> or <page down> to switch the Start screen to another monitor in a multimonitor setup.
So there are 3 ways to move the Start screen:
1) click in the bottom left corner of the desired monitor to have the start screen there 2) use <Windows> + <Page Up> or <Windows> + <Page Down> to cycle the start screen through the monitors 3) grab the top edge of any Windows Store/Metro app and move the app to another monitor. That will automatically move the Start screen to that monitor as the Windows Store app must be on the same monitor as the Start screen.
I am in the process of applying for a work from home job. I had to burn an Iso Image onto a DVD so that I can see if my computer meet the system requirements for the job. The DVD is burned successfully but now I cannot get the system to boot to the dvd... it instead just opens Windows 8. I have a brand new Toshiba Satellite running Windows 8 which is what I came installed with.
Running Windows 8 all was fing and I notce the color had change on the toolbar. I go to control page and made a change to the resolutions and color an and click "ok". That's when it all hit the fan, The screen started flashing and won't let me get to the sign it page. the desktop screen will pop up quick, I can see the sign in box box it won't let me sign it. It will flash so fast that I can't type the password it and if I use the scanner it just flash longer.
Boot Direct to Desktop. I found this in a Windows 8 book in the Start Screen Store. If you want to boot directly into the desktop without passing thru the Start Screen
-Go to the start screen & type in schedule to search for Schedule Task in Settings. -Click on Task Scheduler Library in the left pane, and select Create Task in right pane. -Name your task something like Boot to desktop. -Now select the Triggers tab, choose New, and use the drop-down box to select starting the task At log on. -Click OK and go to the Actions tab, choose New, and enter explorer for the Program/Script value. -Press OK, save the task, and restart to test it out.
For reasons I can't explain, the time on my computer keeps randomly jumping forward, usually several times a day, in 10-30 minute increments. I go in and re-sync it to the internet time servers each time I notice, but it just changes randomly again a little bit later. The time.windows.com server usually returns the message "An error occurred while Windows was synchronizing with time.windows.com. This operation returned because the timeout period expired.", the other servers sometimes the same, sometimes no problem. The other computers on my network don't seem to have any problems.
I need to email scanned copies of different things. I can scan them ok, but I am having a hard time emailing them. I have tried setting up my gmail account in the scan setting window with no luck. With another program (paper port) I could just drag the file into the email - this won't work in the windows fax and scan program.
Here is the deal I have 2 hdds (160 gb and 1 tb) late last night used the 1 tb as a flash drive and re installed my OS on the 160 gb drive. The "system" files are on the 1 tb drive and all other files ( boot crash dump etc ) are on the other one.
PROBLEM: while doing a cold start the system fails to spin up th bigger drive in time for the software to detect the system file on the bigger drive and it brings up the boot manager saying files are not present to load, a restart fixes the problem as the bigger drive would be up to speed by then, any work around to delay the boot till both drives are up to speed .........???.
Further i think that moving the "system partition " to the other disk will eliminate this issue ...... how do i go about doing that ... See the image below
QUESTION :if i remove the 1 tb disk physically and reinstall OS and connect it back will everything be as good as new or will it pose problems as then there would be two "system " partitions .....
Not knowing it would cause problems for me later, I setup a home built computer with a symbolic link for the Users folder from my SSD drive (system drive C) to Drive D. When I found I couldn't update to Windows 8.1 I did some research and discovered I should not have used this method for moving the Users folder and I need to move it back first in order to update.
After doing some research, I decided to follow the knowledge base article found at [URL] .... as my guide to move it back to the system drive. I have started this process and I'm part way through but I have encountered a problem that I can't figure out how to solve.
I booted into safe mode with a command prompt and deleted the symbolic link on my C drive. I followed the instructions in the article to use robocopy to copy the Users folder from my D drive to my system drive but it fails because some system files (like ntuser.dat) can't be copied (presumably because they contain the system info for the account I'm logged into so I am locked out).
I'm not really sure how to get around this and I don't think I'd be able to reboot and get into my system right now unless maybe I recreate the symbolic link from the system drive to d:users.
Yesterday I try to move memory from the D: drive to the main C: drive.. I use windows 8 and i try to do it with the partition of windows 8 (win tab +R). Then I shrink the space of the D drive and cant move it to the C drive so finally i just take the shrinking memory and make new drive F.. When I turn on the computer today i find this error:"operating system wasn't found. try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system". I don't know what to do..
on the bottom and right side of the screen there is these lines where you can use your mouse to move your screen.but they are so tiny I can barely see them. on windows XP that I had just last month there was a way to enlarge them, so there must be a way to do that with windows 8.
I'm using windows 8.1, 2 Screens detected and using the feature extend, however when I slide my mouse to the right it will not move to the next screen like it did on Windows 7, instead it opens the menu (the Windows+C menu).
I have installed Blue 8.1 on a separate drive in my system along side 8.0. When I restart the 8.0 boots unless I manually select the 8.1 drive in bios. How can I alter the Boot menu to add the option to boot from either OS?
In Windows 8.1 do the on screen notifications only show on the Start screen?
I'm talking about the big ones I see with the black bar, such as low battery warning.
Twice I've been on the desktop and I never got a low battery warning. To test I made sure I was on the Start screen and sure enough the warning popped up. Also, when I switched over to the desktop the battery icon showed the exclamation point where I don't think it ever did when always on the desktop.
I tried to put my computer in safe mode through system configuration and when I rebooted the computer will not start. It simply does nothing, I hear the HD start to work and the light flashes but nothing, it doesn't show anything on the monitor. I do not have a system restore disk either.
I've tried just about everything, but can't seem to find a setting to stop this action. The screen on my laptop (Sony Flip 15A, intel4400/geforce735) seems to increase and decrease in brightness between screens. It's rather annoying not just because of the change, but also because it takes several seconds to occur and it occurs in discrete steps. I'm running the latest drivers from both intel and nvidia. I've tried turning off adaptive brightness and disabling the sensor service, and all effects (fade in, UAC, etc) have been turned off. A video of the condition is shown below:
(Vimeo was taking forever to process)
It even happen when no programs are opening/closing - for example, if I view a dark background web page and then a lighter background, the brightness shifts. I can't imagine how awful this will be in photoshop.
I bought a new laptop 350gb HDD with Windows 8 64bit preinstalled (no disc came with it) however I needed win7 32bit for my job since the softwares used are only compatible with old win version. I managed to back up my Windows 8 before I partitioned my HDD into 3 drives and installed win7 ultimate 32 bit on a different partition. I remember that my Windows 8 was installed in Drive C (100GB) while I have 80+GB for Shared files on Drive E and the rest of the memory are for Drive D where I installed win 7 and I labeled each drives accordingly. At first everything was working fine on both O.S, it was giving me the dual boot option at start up but I forgot if I really have tested running both O.S. before I gave my laptop to my supervisor and asked him a favor to intall the softwares for work purposes.
My supervisor then approached me and said that there might be some incompatibility issue with the updates I have on my win7 coz some applications don't install so he asked me if its ok if he reinstalls a new win7 so I said yes since Im confident that its will work fine and I have backed up my Windows 8 anyway, in short, I left everything into his hands. Later, he then got back to me and told me every job related softwares now work except that my Windows 8 now doesnt show and yes, dual boot option is not there anymore and it boots automatically to win7 like Windows 8 is not there.
I've read some forums how to check if your O.S are still there and it could just be a boot up issue and use of Easy BCD might work. I have attached images below for your reference. Now what I'm confused of is that my Windows 8 appears to be in Drive D and win7 could be in Drive C, which I'm thinking if they were exchanged when my sup reinstalled win7 or he may have overlapped my Windows 8. Im pretty sure he knows which drive is for which O.S since I labeled them. Now Im afraid to use EasyBCD on the wrong drive and I cant approach my supervisor anymore to bother him again since he worked on my laptop for almost the whole day at work.
- if both o.s. are still intact and recognized - why the Drive letters got mixed up and how to check which drive has which o.s coz it seems like both drives has a part of my work related applications (didn't put personal files yet on win 8 when I had both o.s installed) - is Drive D really is my Windows 8 now? - does Easy BCD really work - how to use Easy BCD to get my Windows 8 to boot up to or both of them to show at start up without corrupting my work related softwares
I recently installed windows 8.1 and there is a problem with the windows Fast Start up (hybrid boot) feature as sometimes it works and windows starts very fast and sometimes it doesn't starts fast but just take sometime to start as if I started from a cold boot. I tried everything from inside the windows to solve this problem but nothing worked
I read in some threads that this fast boot technology works by saving the system into a hibernation file in the system drive when you shutdown the PC and at boot Hybrid boot well just use this hibernation file to start up faster by loading some system related files from it.
So I thinks that sometimes it loads the information from the hibernation file to load the system fast and sometimes it doesn't load anything from the hibernation file and load as if it was starting on a cold boot.
I was FORCED to install Windows 8 to my IMac 24 inch running Mountain Lion OS via Parallels 8 for the following reason. I receive an error message stating that some files cannot be moved and that I must create a single partition formatted Mac OS X Journal Extended. In short. the Windows 8 partition could not be created. The problem is, my drive is ALREADY a single partition in the aforementioned format. I succeeded in installing Windows 8 on my other IMac via Boot Camp with no problems. The only difference between the two IMacs is the former runs the Mountain Lion OS while the latter runs the Lion OS. I like Windows 8, however, there is significant performance degradation when running Windows 8 within Parallels.
which partition holds Windows 8 on my Dual Boot 7/8 system. I want to delete Windows 8 64 bit and reinstall Windows 8 32 bit, then update to Windows 8.1. I'm doing this because the system's old enough that 64 bit 8.1 won't install but maybe 32 bit will. I won't know unless I try.
I need to figure out which partition Windows 8 is on so I can format the drive and reinstall.
This is the message I get when I try and open system restore.
At the same time o0ther serious problems have arisen:
In control panel>programs and features all programs except those named Mi-Mo have disappeared. Some installed since are there, and those in the quick launch menu still work. Most are also missing from the start menu.
Al;so on start up I get a small window saying explorer.exe with a yellow exclamation mark and nothing else.
I have had Windows 8.1 64 bit in my computer for about two months now and everything was working fine..ive noticed last month that after one of the updates (possibly Skydrive icon update) that my windows start up sound wasn't working when I start my computer from a cold boot. Interestingly the sound does work again once im in the OS and I do a restart. I went into sounds and made sure the check mark to play start up sound was clicked btw.
It was working fine before one of the updates. (Also just to note that I set the option to boot directly to desktop and also I changed my user account where i dont see the login screen and it bypasses the password to boot quicker into the desktop.)
The reason why im wondering this is because I have a dz77ga-70k intel motherboard and when I cold boot im noticing a post code 40 on the motherboard when usually it should be 00...funny part is that just as I mentioned before with audio once I do a restart it goes back to normal with a 00 post code. I think its related to an update and something to do with windows not starting correctly from a cold boot.
Last night I updated windows 8.1 from windows 8. It got to the stage where it needs to restart so it done that started the configarations and once it reached 100% it restarted.
Since then what happens is when i press power on the samsung logo comes on the screen then the black screen with the windows picture then the bsod comes up for around half a second and it restarts. then it constantly does this.
The whole cycle only takes a few seconds.
Ive tried booting in safe mode but this isnt working so I downloaded kav rescue on another computer and saved it on a flash drive, But it wont boot off this either.
I had a problem where I was running UEFI with secure boot disabled and dual booting with Linux Mint which is UEFI compliant. Mint had installed Grub, Mint's boot manager but I don't like Grub so i installed rEFInd. Unlike Grub rEFInd has support for UEFI and should have worked better as a boot manager. But it gave me problems too. So I had Grub and rEFInd both installed. I could boot to both Mint and Windows but the boot managers, both Grub or rEFInd, would not show at startup like they are supposed to.
I had to boot the PC, then hit Escape getting into my options menu built into the system, hit F9 to get a list of boot options where i could then choose to boot from hard drive, cd rom, usb etc. rEFInd was in this list. Only after choosing rEFInd from here, was I able to open rEFInd and choose Windows or Mint. This is way too many steps to boot into an OS, so i thought i'd try to use the system repair disk to repair my master boot record or the EFI data that the system uses at boot under UEFI. I forgot that i had to run some additional commands under command prompt and just ran automatic repair from Advanced instead.
At this time Windows had no trouble working at all with secure boot enabled if I really needed windows to use secure boot.
It said it found but could not fix the errors. Suddenly, Windows would not boot even with secure boot enabled. I reran the tool 3 times and it didn't work so i wiped the drive and reinstalled Windows from a clean state. I really did not have errors on the system to begin with accept that the system was trying to access my boot managers in an odd manner.. although i could get everything to work.
The automatic repair option should not have made things worse, even breaking my secure boot but it did.
My point of this is to show that the repair disk tools and how they play with the EFI boot tools is buggy and it can break your system even if there is nothing wrong with Windows and it's ability to boot under secure boot. Don't trust the Repair Disk tool folks. Don't trust UEFI. Don't trust Secure Boot. Be smart. Install a clean system under Legacy Bios mode with UEFI and secure boot disabled.
I was using my laptop and this came up on my screen [URL] .... After my laptop restarted, I used it for about 5 minutes before it froze. When i next used my laptop, It stayed on the Toshiba screen (the first screen when the laptop is turned on). After about 3 or 4 minutes, the laptop opens the automatic repair feature and this comes up on the screen [URL] ..... I have tried tapping both F8 and F12 throughout start up to try and repair the computer although this doesnt work either. I have opened the boot menu and tried to select the HDD Recovery option although it says no bootable media, please restart system.