Windows 8 search refuses to search items in my control panel. For example, if I tap the windows key and type "power options" or "Sound" I get nothing. I'm pretty sure this is supposed to work as it's mentioned in many of Microsoft's own documents as the easiest way to navigate to these settings.
Other searches are working, including files on secondary drives, etc.
when i make a search for directories, then i double click on the wanted directory; now i would like to navigate as normal, instead explorer keeps in the path box "search-display.." not allowing me to navigate or to expand directory tree, how can i instruct it to exit search mode and continue from that path?
Today the search function randomly stopped working. I can be clicked on the Documents folder, type in the file name and it says no results found. I can be looking at the file and it says no results found. Until this afternoon it was working just fine!!
i have a problem when i search for app on start screen, there is no results unless i write the full word. for example, when i search"pain"= "no apps match your search", but when i search "paint" ifound paint app.so what is the problem here?
another question, how can i search for files for all computer not user files only?
Yesterday I updated my laptop to Windows 8.1. On using Google to search, the result was not as expected. All text is shown in a single column one word on top of the other!!! I've checked and installed 8.1 updates and I've reset IE11 but still the same. No matter what I search for, text is shown one word on top of the other. I've tried Bing and as expected, being a Microsoft product, this displays correctly
All my items in picture library are gone from my hard drive. not in recyle bin i have scanned using recover software and they are all listed when I go to photo app displays photos then says they are not accessible. How this happened folder option is not hidden, I search hard drive for .jpg .mov files and nothing! yet they can be seen by scanning using recover software.
How I can recover files that i now cannot access!!! totally baffled how this happened.
When I going to download .Net Framework 3.5 (include .net 2.0 and 3.0) using the windows features, I got the error 0x800F0906in many times... then i try to install using with DISM using the below command,
The source files could not be found. Use the "Source" option to specify the location of the files that are required to restore the feature. For more information on specifying a source location, see Configure a Windows Repair Source.
The DISM log file can be found at C:WindowsLogsDISMdism.log.
Because of this i am stuck with all my work and really fed up with this both CBS and DISM log files are here [URL] ....
I am not finding a way to include my icloud email address in the Win 8.1 mail. I had Windows live mail, but the download to 8.1 has left me to see a dll is missing window when I try to view my mail. I like being able to sync my mail with devices...but it appears Win 8.1 may not allow it.
Prior versions of Windows included sample photos, videos and music files from Microsoft.
I have a new install of Windows 8 Home, 64 Bit OEM version and when I look in My Pictures, My Videos, and My Music these libraries are empty. In the past after installing Windows, I used these files to do a quick check to see that sound card and other parts of the system were working. I went to try that in Windows 8 and no files!
I do not know if they are there but in a new location, or if they are no longer included, or if something went wrong with the install, or something else.
I am also not finding any sample photos when I start up the Photo Tile App.
My N5110 has Alps TouchPad, but latest drivers for Windows 8 but it seems that they don't include new features... Whats the point changing the version number of the driver and says its Windows 8 compatible?!
Why new gestures aren't included? When will they be included?
I have an Asus Transformer that comes with a 30GB SSD and 8.1 - so space is at a premium. I put my user files on a 64GB MicroSD card and was trying to Include the folders into the relevant libraries. That works well when I do it and the SD folder shows under e.g. Documents. But when I go back later to Explorer, it is nowhere to be seen.
Then I try to include it once more, but at that time it says that the folder is already included. Where is it hiding. The folders are accessible via the SD card though.
It seems I have to open File Explorer and use the search box there to search the contents of my IE Favorites folder. Is there anyway to add the same capability to the Start Screen Search. So far all I can do is put in the word "favorites" and start screen search finds the Favorites folder but it can't find any of the internet shortcuts (*.url files) within the Favorites folder. Is this normal? If so how can I change the normal behavior so it works like the start button search from Vista and Win7?
When I run SFC, I get "Windows Resources did not find any integrity violations", however when I run DISM, I get the message "The component store is repairable" and "Could not locate source file" messages. This seems to be inconsistent - is there something I should do, or is it normal? Just trying to understand the results when I run these.
I have been trouble with a few bsod problems and i was instructed to change my ram timings to 9-9-9-24 so i did and i also changed my frquency to 1333 but hen when i go into cpu-z i get different results or is this the same.
I recently deleted a user account, and clicked yes to also delete all associated files...the user was successfully deleted, however, the user's folders/files remain, and cannot be deleted. Is it possible to associate that user's folder with a new user's login? If not, what needs to be done in order to delete the remaining user folder?
I am trying to run CoreInfo.exe to see if my processor supports Hyper-V before paying msoft for Windows 8-pro, but Windows 8.0 slams the CMD window shut instantly.
I tried all suggestions but still it flashes open then closed.
Failed: Elevated command prompt Failed: CMD [enter] coreinfo.exe -v Failed: Set Run as Administrator Failed: Set Compatibility to 7, XP, Vista Failed: CMD /K CoreInfo Failed: CMD /K Core info > core.txt = Redirect output to a text file
It seems like Coreinfo is appending an "Exit" to the command line command string. About right for the inept msoft programmers.
I just reset my laptop and am upgrading to 8.1. This is the third time I have tried upgrading and every time it results in a blank black screen. I believe it has to do with video drivers. By a blank black screen I mean totally blank. There is no backlight and there is no cursor. I had this problem when it upgraded the intel graphics driver to the .3345 version so I went into safe mode and rolled it back. After the reset I uninstalled all intel graphics driver and used the microsoft driver. When I update to 8.1 I get the black screen even with this video driver. I will keep trying using the stable intel driver to see what happens.
Had to defeat the password. Then files and pictures would not show up in my DropBox this never happened in Win 8.0, it needed upgrade to DropBox strange Microsoft did not work with DropBox or include the upgrade path in 8.1. Next my WiFi would not connect to computer running Win 8.1 never had this problem in Win 8.0 had to search for upgraded wireless drivers to solve this item, i would have thought Microsoft would have noticed this in their testing. Then there are these little pop up notices of memory problems, when no problems are being had. I am still getting used to dealing with Windows 8 and the fun of having some of my year old programs not being able to install. I am just glad i have a few other computers running Win7 and working very well. The jury is still out with my Windows 8 so i hope things will get improved, or just better usable will make me happy.
On both my desktop and laptop which have Win 8.1 and are quite similar, I cannot move the items within Favorites. I can click on one and it opens but if I try to hold it down and move it up or down, I no longer can since Win 8.1 was installed. I tried reinstalling the favorites with import /export to no avail.
System Info Utility version 184.108.40.206 OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit Processor: AMD E-300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0 Processor Count: 2 RAM: 2666 Mb Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics, 384 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 281129 MB, Free - 241970 MB; D: Total - 19850 MB, Free - 2098 MB; E: Total - 4055 MB, Free - 935 MB; Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3577 Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
I am aware that the start up menu has been moved from msconfig to the task manager in Windows 8. However, I am running into issues because I have other third party software starting up with my computer such as Norton internet security, Dropbox, etc. But those processes do not appear within this tab and never have. I would like to find out, is there an alternate way of accessing these entries in order to either enable or disable them?