How to disable the auto complete feature in the windows 8.1 "start screen"(or whatever its called now) search bar preferable the inline auto complete as it is messing up my search results and it does not seem to be tied to the settings in the control panel that i can find. it seems to be creating a history and trying to intelligently fill results which is causing more of a problem then it is solving as many things have similar names.
I enabled display hidden and system files, but system auto-disable its... I make it about three times, always with the same result. I don't know what causes this problem, I can't reproduce its (it isn't after reboot).
Also I have similar problem with system restore.I disabled it, but system turned it on again.
How to disable the categories feature in Windows 8.1 Mail? After the 8.1 update, the mail app now seems to separate all my incoming mail into new categories such as "social networks" and "newsletters" and its extremely annoying. I just want a simple inbox with everything.
Windows 8.1 [update] 64bit HP G62293sa Intel i5 2.5GHz 6GB Ram
I really need a solution to permanently disable auto maintenance in 8.1.
I've tried everything in task scheduler. I've disabled 'Idle Maintenance' & 'Regular Maintenance' ... and I was finally able to find a way to disable 'Maintenance Configurator'. However, the 'custom triggers' for the latter are impossible to disable as is the 'daily trigger' which keeps re-enabling itself.
The auto maintenance is a law unto itself. It doesn't run when the system is idle. It runs whenever it feels like it ... which is usually when I'm browsing, streaming etc. I've put up with this for long enough. There has to be a permanent solution.
Win8XX---Running an HP machine with Windows 8.1 Pro, almost NEVER connected to the web, used only to record antenna TV broadcasts via Hauppauge tuner cards.
My issue is wanting to go and stay in sleep mode but MCUpdate engages about 3am every morning bringing it out of sleep mode and never returning. This is most probably due the auto MC update as its looking for an internet connection but can't find one.
How do I find and disable that auto update feature? For the time being its simply unnecessary.
When I use Explorer on Windows 8.1 to copy multiple FLAC files to a folder on the SD card of my Nokia Lumia 625 (running on Windows Phone 8.1) via USB, a dialog window pops up in Explorer, asking me to choose between converting and just copying. If I choose to just copy, a progress bar appears, and it always gets stuck at the end of the first file transfer so I have to cancel or close the progress window, and, as a result, only the first file is transferred. If I copy a single FLAC file instead of multiple ones, the same thing happens at the end of the file transfer. So I am forced to copy the files one at a time, and I have to close the popup window for each of them. Is there any way to solve this?
A friend just got a Fujitsu FMVA53MB ultrabook. He and I went through the install and chose "No McAfee" on the initial, pre-Windows screen. Once in Windows, after figuring out 8.1 :-( when he clicked on the "Office" tile, he got a pop-up box that said his installation of McAfee was not complete, showed us how to complete the install, and had just a "Stop Installation" button.
I am trying to Uninstall some old junk. Everything is uninstalling fine except one program. When I try to uninstall I get the message asking if I want to allow the program to make changes to my hard drive. When I click "No" I get the following message: "You must use administrative privileges to complete uninstall, please try again."
So what does this mean, and how do I use these administrative privileges? By the way, I am the administrator.
I recently purchased a refurbished Lenovo G505s about a month ago. Today I got my first BSOD, which was classified as "Multiple IRP Complete Requests" - this is the first BSOD I've gotten on this laptop.
The only other issues the laptop had was intermittently shutting down for some reason if pressure was applied on the surface near the touchpad.
Everytime I boot my pc I get a MULTIPLE IRP_COMPLETE_REQUESTS BSOD on Windows 8.1. Upon rebooting (which takes quite a bit longer than the original boot) things work fine. From what I understand the causes of this BSOD vary quite a bit.
Got a mates computer that would not boot normally, so button mashed f8 to bring up safe mode, uninstalled the crap, ran an antivirus and checked for registry errors with an outdated reg cleaner, there were heaps of errors which I could do nothing about as I had no internet at the time, so I decided to do a complete reset of the PC through the f8 boot menu.
It went fine until I woke up the next morning to find that when it boots all I get is the error message at the toshiba boot screen saying "Windows could not complete the installation. To install windows on this computer, restart the installation" there is no mouse pointer so I smash enter, it restarts and does exactly the same thing on next startup. I can't seem to get f8 to work after the reset and I'm stuck!
I have a windows 8 laptop and a linux desktop, both connected to the same screen using hdmi - since my screen has only 1 HDMI input, I use an HDMI splitter.
Every time I move from the linux to the windows 8 laptop (using a HDMI mini remote control), I get a message from windows saying that in order to apply these changes I need to reboot.
Note that I also use the same wireless keyboard and mouse for both computers - each time I change from one computer to the other, I unplug the USB that controls them and plug it in the computer I will use.
I think that the problem is related to the HDMI, not the keyboard/mouse usb - but I am not sure.
Needless to say that it is very annoying and I cant keep restarting the LT each time I move from one to the other.
I checked event viewer to see what causes this and these are the relevant messages:
I will need to do a complete system recovery. My computer originally came with windows 7 and then downloaded and installed windows 8. I have my product key. When I downloaded windows 8 it gave me the option of burning a copy of windows 8 to a dvd, however I did not do that. Whenever I do a system recovery will I be able to get windows 8 back without having to pay for another download?
Memtest came back good. No errors. Also thought I should mention temps are just fine, nothing going above 50C.
(I was running 8.1 before the reinstall) So randomly about a week ago my computer started to bsod out of nowhere saying Critical Prcoess died. Then I started getting Kernal data inpage error. I, of course, googled the issue and there seems to be no solid fix for them. After some fiddlig I seemed to make the bsods stop (could have been luck) and then I was only getting hard locks. No bsod, but everything, including the cursor, was frozen. No ctrl alt del could fix it, it was stuck and required a hard reset. Some thought it was registry errors, others thought it was hardware.
I think I have ruled out software after a reinstall, and still having the issue.
System info: Windows 8 (previously 8.1 before reinstall) both 64bit Intel i5 4670k 16GB Kingston HyperX 128gb Samsung 840 SSD 1TB Seagate baracuda 500GB WD green EVGA GTX 670 Corsair AX850 PSU Gigabyte Z87M-D3H mobo Bios: American Megatrends Inc. F4 4/16/2013
I have been using Windows 8 Pro for about five months and running the backup utility for about four months with no major issues. I have used it to create a system image and scheduled to back up my data files weekly.
For the past two weeks I have been getting an error message "error code 0x80780049" along with a message that my files did not backup.
My backup is via esata to an external drive and as mentioned above this was working fine (I even tried a restore of a couple of files to prove it) but now it will not complete the backup. I even deleted the entire backup and started again from scratch but backup fails at about 50% completion. I have checked with windows defender and no viruses exist.
recently I tried doing a system restore on windows 8 and after going through the process of waiting, I received a message upon reboot namely this "System Restore did not complete successfully, Your computer's files and settings were not changed.
System Restore could not access a file. This is probably because an anti-virus program is running on the computer . Temporally disable your antivirus program and retry System Restore.
An unspecified error occurred during System Restore, (0x80070005)"
anyway I panicked and went to undo the last change made(if one was in fact made) via system restore , but the same thing happened I repeated this procedure a few times trying to restore to the same point and then undoing the operation (I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) to which it just kept giving the same error message after going through a short process and rebooting each time.
I was wondering could any of this possibly of corrupted my files, deleted files, or wrecked anything in any way, my computer my programs, anything. As far as I can remember the restore process said something about restoring registry each time, which only took a short time.
Just bought it 1 week back , and I didn't back up the recovery partition and i did not got any recovery disc or installation cd with the laptop.
I tried to restore the system and was confused and selected recovery option, in dat I selected reset your pc, it didn't asked for any windows installation disc or back up disc and it took 30mins to complete and asked to restart ...after that I am getting this option .
Any way of enabling the built in zip feature but not have zip files displayed as folders in Explorer and wherever else? I use a program that needs to use the zip feature but I really hate how zips show up as folders. I know how to disable the zip feature but that results in my program not being able to utilize zip processing.
How do I find this "feature" in windows 8.1 so I can turn the darn thing off: Prevent Windows From Being Automatically Arranged When Moved To The Edge Of The Screen Total frustrating not being able to have windows on my screen without them all automatically maximizing! I searched under mouse, and Aero, , but its just not visible to me.
I just installed Windows 8 a few days ago. It took some time to put together the partitions and programs I wanted to install on my new SSD and set up the external storage drive with my old hard drive, but it was totally worth the effort. I love the operating system and how it works with my desktop and hardware. It boots quickly, the themes are aesthetically pleasing, and access to everything is far easier to navigate.
However, I do have some issues with the Metro Menu / Applications. I have downloaded several applications, notably Twitter and Skype. Those two applications have been snapped into the left side of my screen. While they are useful and important to me, what troubles me is that I don't have a copy / cut function for either application.
Is there a way to add that feature to both applications? I would much rather avoid the clutter of a desktop Skype program or view Twitter via Google Chrome.
I have an external drive which was used with a Vista PC, and which contains some folders encrypted using the Encrypting File System feature. My Vista PC crashed, so I bought a Win 8 PC. This PC doesn't have the Encrypting File System feature, and so will not let me access these files. Is there some way I can get around this? I know the Administrator password for the Vista PC that was used to create these files.
This is my first computer with Windows 8. When I click on the search feature on the right hand sidebar, there is an icon/title for "Files" but none of my files are showing up. If I start saving files (Word Docs, PDFs, etc) on my computer, where do I save them so they show up in this feature?