So I have the option "Taskbar buttons" as "Never combine". So that is correct, they all show separately in the taskbar. So they may be next to each other, yet they Cannot be separated from being next to each other. I tend to drag Explorer windows (or open folders) in the taskbar to different locations. So whenever I have two folders open, and I drag one of them in the taskbar from the left side to the right side of all the other windows that are open, Both Explorer windows move together, yet I only wanted one of them to move to the right side, while the second one should stay where it was.
How can I separate similar windows from each other in the taskbar?
Windows 8 FILE EXPLORER has begun prompting me that it "can't find" or items "do not exist" when I try to manipulate the files in any manner. Of course they DO exist and oddly, if I repeat the command, the job gets done.
So...the functions seem to work, but I must repeat them and deal with this pesky prompt.
I am reluctant to use System Restore as I have made some time consuming changes to my OS since this problem started and do no suspect it will be successful.
I recently tried the "sfc /scannow" command. It said it fixed corruptions and after a restart a "Windows 8.1 Pro" watermark showed. I tried to remove it using the My_WCP_Watermark_Editor.exe app. However, it gave me errors in various Modern Apps like the Windows Store app wherein it would crash whenever I type something in the search bar. I did the "sfc /scannow" command again and it fixed the Modern Apps errors but the watermark appeared again. How to remove this watermark it is very annoying. Don't tell me to activate my Windows because it is already activated. I can use the Personalization settings in the start screen.
It added the "Test Mode" and the "Build 9600" because I accidentally clicked the apply settings the first time opening the app. There must be some way to remove the annoying watermark...
win 8 won't let me no matter what I try to do to remove folders from the Windows 8 install. Old install folder. I can't remove the regedit file from it. I think I have to boot Linux and mount a drive to do what I need.
What can I do to fix this besides linux. Format and go back to windows 7?
I install the windows 8 Pro 64-bit upgrade over my windows 7 home 64-bit last week. Everything works fine. My Boot drive is a 180GB SSD, so not a lot of room. So I would like to remove any old windows 7 stuff that Windows 8 might have backed up on the Boot drive. Anyway to find the old windows 7 stuff and how could I delete them?
Heres the deal im trying to not shutdown my pc anymore or restart it as below screenshot i would like to remove those options (only those) where to edit the registry or any other file file to remove them (below screenshot : Remove Restart and shutdown).
I just upgraded my legal copy of Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. I've also installed all the currently available updates. The problem I'm faced now is the watermark on my wallpaper near the clock (Bottom-right side of the desktop). It currently says: "Windows 8.1 SecureBoot isn't configured corrently Build 9600" .
I have to admit, I have disabled secure boot. I don't know if I'm allowed to talk about this in these forums, but let's just say I have another OS installed an my PC (I use GRUB to load the two Operating Systems)...
I have a problem with my Windows 8 start menu. I need to get rid of this game entry that I uninstalled.I have removed the program (Touch Pack for Windows 7) and its gone, but this remains. Is there like a registry key I could delete?
I cannot find it in my start menu folder. I can't do anything from my Games Explorer directory.
So when I was installing Windows 8 Pro (which came as an upgrade from a previous version of Windows) I created an account. Let's call it "DC". During the upgrade Windows used up quite a lot of space for that account: about 25 GB.
Now when Windows 8 is installed I went into the Control Panel / Users and removed the "DC" account. I also made sure to check the box to remove all of its files.
But when I go the "C:UsersDC" folder on the hard drive, I see that the DC files are still there:
If I do it's properties it shows that it still takes 25 GB of space, that I want to reclaim. (I have a 256 GB SSD, so as you see I can't waste that much space!)
So I log in as a built-in administrator and try to delete those files (by deleting the "C:UsersDC" folder in Windows Explorer.) After a quick investigation it turns out that the most of the space is used up by the "Windows.old" file. But no matter what I do, it always results in this window:
I tried booting in a safe mode and it still gave me the same error. How to remove that "C:UsersDC" folder?
I have HP pavilion G6 laptop running windows 8.1. Found under c:windows emp a folder with a very long alphanumeric "name". On opening this appears to be an OS installation i.e. it has the following files included:
Program Files Program Files (x86) Program data Sources Users Windows
Being in the temp folder I presume can be deleted. However I cannot delete this folder. I get the message that says I require permission from the trusted installer (??) to make changes to this folder.
I've got a Samsung Ativ 500 and I am returning it so I am doing the normal "Remove Everything and Reinstall Windows" but shortly after I click the "Get Started" button and the the "Next" button I get an error message stating "Insert Media" "Some files are missing. Your Windows Installation or recovery media will provide these files."
When I first started this job I was the first user on a new PC with Windows 8. I was asked to set up a Skype account which I did by creating a new Windows Live e-mail since I didn't want to use my personal one for business. I had continual problems with some conflict (I never found but believe it was caused by Skydrive) that caused my Live account to continuously need a password reset. After much frustration I set up a Skype direct account and closed the Live account.
Today I tried to go into the Windows Store to download an app and it's still asking me to log-in with the old, closed Live account. I have literally been sitting here for an hour and a half trying to find a way to log-in to the store with a different user and e-mail. There is nothing. I tried Microsoft live chat support which was really no support at all. I printed out and tried the instructions I found on this site for signing in with a different Microsoft account but it doesn't work as nowhere am I given the option on the screen to sign in with a different account. It shows my Live account with no option to change to another and a password box with the message that too many attempts were made to log-in blah blah blah reset the password. But, the account is closed so this is impossible to do (yes, I even tried that method but it tells me my account is closed).
Microsoft's instructions to do this by managing user accounts does not work as there is no user account on this PC associated with that e-mail address. I log in daily with a local administrator account and the only other account is Guest. I log in to Skype with a Skype (not Live) account. I log into Outlook e-mail with a business/local e-mail account. The Skydrive account is also no longer used as we switched to Dropbox.
I tried doing the instructions to clear the Windows Store cache (run>wsreset.exe) but that did nothing to remove this account.
Any information about how to remove an e-mail account associated with the store, that is no longer a valid/open e-mail account.
I have a Home group icon on the desktop that I can't remove -- normal desktop icons can be deleted via right mouse click --no option for this. On the Home group icon the delete option doesn't appear on right mouse click.
As I'm running Windows 8.1 ENTERPRISE I don't want or NEED Home-groups.
I have a Samsung 700T (tablet) for work running Windows 8.1.
I connected via USB a HP Laser Jet 400 printer. After connecting I received an error. I researched it and found it was due to HP's Smart Install. The Tablet recognized the printer initially as a USB Mass Storage device and the drivers conflicted with it. Once I turned off the Smart Install on the Printer, everything loaded fine and printed fine. No problem here. HOWEVER!!! In My Computer, I showed a HP CD ROM as an accessible drive which was weird since I obviously didn't have a CD ROM hooked up. I figured it was due to the smart install. I didn't think anything of it and that it would clear itself since no CD or drive was present.
I had to reboot my tablet to allow other updates to finish. Upon restarting I get the error "Remove Disks or other Media. Press any key to restart"
There is obviously nothing in/hooked up to my tablet so there is no media. I believe the OS is viewing the HP CD as still in the drive and is not proceeding to boot.
Note, I obviously can't load windows since it won't boot, so I don't believe I have any way of ejecting or deleting the CD or drive.
I sent my computer to the repair shop and they apparently reinstalled everything. For some reason they put the "Homegroup" system icon on my desktop and I don't want it there, I don't even use that. When I right click it, there is no delete option at all. How to delete this? Its annoying. I really get tired of Windows 8 trying to force me to use things that I don't wish to use.
I noticed when I click on the icon it has the option of "Leave the homegroup". I don't know if that would get rid of the icon or not but I am afraid to click leave the homegroup because they said my windows was corrupted and they fixed it. I am afraid to do anything drastic on my computer for fear it might corrupt it again. It seems like any little thing you do messes up this Windows 8.
After I installed updates today my Dell Latitude 10 Windows 8 tablet and restarted it started to require a password on start up. I went to "run" and typed in "netplwiz" and got to the "User Accounts" window. The problem is that there is no "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" check box. Is there another way to remove the password from start up?