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KSP Flight Menu won't appear(64X windows 8)

Yeah, it was working a while ago, but ever since my dad decided to install 7 DIFFERENT anti viruses. Normally, pressing esc while in flight or doing a science report replies with a menu appearing. ...
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Minecraft window is acting strange - can't be maximised?

I was playing Minecraft and tried to take a screenshot but pressed F11 and ever since, my window has been acting weird, not like the normal windows 8 window. The restore/maximise button is grayed out ...
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How to set correct country?

I'm playing Wordament on my Windows 8 laptop as a Windows app and I log in using an Xbox account (I created it only for this purpose with Microsoft account). The country which is displayed in game is ...
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I can't click to pick up & place items in inventory on Windows 8 Minecraft. Can this be enabled?

I have a laptop that has Windows 8 which I use for playing Minecraft. However when using the inventory, I have to hold my mouse to drag and pick the items and I don't like that. I have tried ...
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Technical Difficulties Running C&C Generals/Zero Hours on Windows 8.1

I wanted to play C&C Generals and Zero Hours again and installed the game on my Windows 8.1 dell 15R N5110 laptop. But when i run the game the following error pops up and i can't open the game. ...
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Can I play Fifa 15 UT on Windows 8 or Windows 10 using an external controller?

I recently installed the windows 10 Technical Preview, and downloaded FIFA 15 ultimate team from the Windows app store. I would like to know if it is possible to play the game with an external USB ...
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Anno2070 activation code cycle

I bought anno2070 two days ago on steam but couldn't play since. The game keeps asking me for the activation code which I enter and it accepts but than it redirects me to the activation window. ...
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Playing FIFA 14 multiplayer with two keyboards

I am trying to setup a multiplayer environment for FIFA 14 using two keyboards. To do so I've installed VJoy Virtual Joystick from here. I've been able to configure it with my laptop but the problem ...
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Invalid Credentials, despite being able to log on less than an hour ago [closed]

The account is less than a day old, I'm pretty certain that the credentials are absolutely correct, so not sure what's up there.
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How to record fullscreen games in windows 8? [closed]

I have used Hypercam 2 to record my screen before, but I am unable to record and take screenshots of any sort of game. It just goes right through and shows the desktop or whatever window was open when ...
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Windows 8 steam compatibility

I have literally just bought my first ever computer and thought Windows 8 seeing as it is the most up to date would be the best.. anyhow, I am trying to download steam so as to buy games and play 'em ...
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Issue getting started with MS Project Spark

I am trying Project Spark for the first time. After launching the game, I get the introduction video, prompt to accept few T&C and then a prompt to login to my Live account. Once all that is ...
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Why is FSX crashing on single player?

I got FSX for my birthday and I couldn't wait to start it up, when I did it worked fine but 2 days later- after 2 mins of gameplay below 16x speed, it crashed, I also have service packs one and two, I ...
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Usining Forge minecraft on windows 8.1 non-admin accounts

Since moving onto windows 8.1 I've set up user accounts for my kids- This means I can have separate safety settings on the browsers etc. When installing most apps it's just a case I install on one ...
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Rayman Legends runs slow in FullScreen mode

The game runs slow in fullscreen on matter what resolution (I'd tried the smallest one) but when I check the Window Mode option the game seems to be ok no matter what resolution.
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Origin UAC every single launch

Every single time Origin starts I get a UAC prompt and Origin drops into the settings menu. Sometimes even does it when unlocking PC. Has anyone else seen this behaviour or knows how to stop it ? ...
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Theme park World on windows 8

I have the original cd of the game "Theme Park World", this game is very old and don't run on windows 8. I tryed to download but doesn't work. There are a path, version or something to can play this ...
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League of legends crashes on Windows 8.1

My PC is currently running on the Windows 8.1. When the league of legends launcher is ready to play it crashes the game. Can you give me an answer to how I can make league of legends work on Windows ...
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DirectX 7.0a game on Windows 8 slow

There's this old game, called Midtown Madness 2, that I love playing. It requires DirectX v7.0a. I also have a laptop. On this laptop, when I play the game in Windows 7, it works perfectly. In Windows ...
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New Computer- Port forwarding stopped working

I used to run all sorts of minecraft servers off of my old computer but that one was old and slow. Now I got a new computer and I wanted to get back to running servers and when I set up my port ...
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Half-Life 1 menu crashes on Macbook Air 2012 running Windows 8

When I try to run Half-Life 1 on my 13" 2012 Macbook Air, which runs Windows 8 natively, it crashes immediately with the following message: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH ...
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Game asking to install older directx. Should I allow it?

I have the latest directx. However, I am installing an older game and it asks it I would like to install Directx 6.1 Should I allow the install program to do that?
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Why is my League of Legends client crashing and experiencing multiple bugs?

Somehow, after upgrading my laptop to Windows 8, my League of Legends client tends to crash while the game is loading (after champion selection). I have to manually kill the client in Task Manager, ...
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How can I sync my jetpack joyride profile between my surface and windows 8 laptop?

All of my coins, vehicle upgrades and achievements have synced but my profile says that I am level 1 even though I am level 53 on my laptop. I am using the same Microsoft account for both devices
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Why Won't Soulcraft Synchronize My Game?

I recently got Soulcraft for my Windows 8 laptop. After playing for a bit, I decided to create an account. It will not synchronize and I can't sign up. How do i fix this?
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How do I fix an “Invalid Program gbuffers_textured_lit” error in Minecraft - GLSL Shaders?

I installed the GLSL Shaders Mod for Minecraft 1.5.2 with Magic Launcher. When I try to open a ShaderPack(SEUS v10.0 Lite.zip), I get a message: "[Shaders] Error: Invalid program ...
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How do I stop my Xbox 360 controller making “device plugged in” sound whenever I fire?

Whenever I fire a weapon or stomp, my computer emits the new device sound and disables my controller for a split second, meaning I fire a shot or two on an automatic rifle and then return to stance. ...
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Color problem with Cossacks: Back to War on Win7/Win 8 64bit

I have a huge problem with Cossacks: Back to War on: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - color problems...I can't fix them by using some ddraw fixes or killing explorer.exe. I tried so much to fix it, but ...
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Source-based games hang every time on the loading screen

I've been playing Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2 specifically, and I noticed that every single time a screen appears with "Loading..." in the corner, it momentarily "hangs" my computer, at least that's ...
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Intel graphics error with Minecraft 1.7.2

I have Minecraft 1.7.2 but it wants me to update my Intel Express Four Chipset Family drivers but Intel's site is saying I can't do it on windows 8 I used the "Intel Auto Checker" for it. Mojang says ...
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Final Fantasy 8 on Windows 8

So I bought a copy of Final Fantasy 8 today, and it won't install. The startup program works just fine, but when I click to install, the setup program won't run. Any help would be appreciated. I'm ...
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Virtual game controller for Windows 8 Desktop

So, I've been wanted to do more gaming on my surface pro, especially using a DS emulator to turn it into a giant Gameboy. However, in order to do this, I'd need some virtual d-pad/buttons to touch ...
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Classic Windows games on Windows 8

Who can live without the games supplies with Windows? Countless hours of productivity have been lost to Minesweeper, Solitaire, Chess and the likes. Sadly, Microsoft did not include desktop versions ...
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How do I launch Civ 5 in the tablet / touch mode by default

I just got a Windows 8 touch screen laptop, and playing Civ V in the Touch Enabled mode is great. But every time I launch it from within Steam, it prompts me to pick either DirectX9, DirectX 10 & ...
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 won't work on Windows 8?

I'm trying to run Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 on my Windows 8 laptop, but the game won't even start. It runs fine on Windows 7 however. My laptop is a Dell XPS 15 (L502X) with a Nvidia GT540M and Intel ...
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Sims 3 and Windows 8

Sims 3 keeps dropping out at random locations on Windows 8. I utilized a Error Log reader to find that it is saying my graphics are out of date. My question is that Do I always have to declare where a ...
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How can I make Steam launch in Big Picture mode?

I am in the process of building myself a Steam Box - a PC running Windows 8 and Steam that is going to be plugged into my TV without a keyboard and mouse attached. The only form of input plugged into ...
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d3dcompiler.dll missing error with Need for Speed: Most Wanted 2012 on Windows 8

I installed Need for Speed: Most Wanted on my laptop but when I launch it it gives me a d3dcompiler.dll is missing error. How can I fix this? The game has been reinstalled but still gives me the ...
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What video card drivers are needed to play Minecraft with an integrated Intel GPU on Windows 8?

I have installed Windows 8 Pro and realized Minecraft doesn't work, and have found a tutorial to find out my device info. What drivers are required with this video card? Manufacturer: Intel ...
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How can I play Guitar Hero 3 (PC) using PS3 guitar on Windows 8

I know that it was quite simple to set up and use Guitar Hero 3 guitar from PS3 when I was using Windows 7. Now, my new PC already has Windows 8. And, while my PS3 is long gone, I still kept the ...
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Recover save games in Far cry 3

I completed Far Cry 3 around 60% and I had to refresh my windows 8 pc due to some internet issues. During a refresh all desktop apps will be uninstalled but no files will be lost. So I thought the ...
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CreateTexture failed(8007000E)

I get this error fairly often, usually in less than 10 minutes of gameplay: UT2004 Build UT2004_Build_[2005-11-23_16.22] OS: Windows NT 6.2 (Build: 9200) CPU: AuthenticAMD Unknown processor @ 3601 ...
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Is there a way to disable cache clearing?

I usually play on servers that download large graphics and sound files. I would like to keep these files permanently in the cache (or in some other place where they can be used). By default, the game ...
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How do I get Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) to run on Windows 8?

I have a nVidia GTX 560 Ti with the latest drivers as of this post (311.06). I run swkotor.exe with compatibility mode set to XP SP3, and as administrator. The game starts up, but about 8 minutes into ...
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How can I run the launcher without administrator privileges? [duplicate]

This is pretty much a similar case to How do I stop the launcher bringing up the UAC prompt every time? but under Windows 8. I tried to go through the steps and install the shims for the launcher, ...
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FSX crashes on startup under Windows 8

Trying to run Microsoft Flight Simulator X (Deluxe Edition, with Service Pack 1) under Windows 8 experiences a crash on startup: Whereas FSX did work on Windows 7. Has anyone tried FSX under ...
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Force Client Window to be rendered to bigger screen

So i have 2 Screens. one smaller and one larger. i made the smaller one my "primary" screen and started LOL. then i took the patcher to the larger screen. after pressing play, the PVP.NET-Client was ...
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My mouse doesn't show up during gameplay

I am playing Age of Empires on Windows 8, through my Mac with Parallels, and I am thinking that it is either a problem with Windows 8 or Parallels because it didn't happen on my home computer running ...
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Minecraft keeps crashing

My sister and I recently upgraded to Windows 8, and yesterday we were playing Minecraft like normal. Then all of a sudden we got this pop-up for Java. I clicked on the popup, then I got kicked out of ...
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Only the Elderscrolls.com and Exit buttons are enabled on the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion launcher

When I launch the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion via Steam I get this launcher come up, but the Play button is disabled. What could be causing this? It works fine on my laptop. Both machines are running ...