Questions tagged [windows-8]

Software specifically for Windows 8. Please tag with [windows] instead unless your question involves functions specific to Windows 8.

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Windows 8 Synchronize two external hard drives (for backup)

Similar to the OSX request but for windows 8. I've got two NFTS formatted Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB drives. I'd like one to mirror the other, and for the software to recognise incremental changes. ...
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Simple Webcam Photo / Video taking software

For a long time I have used "Acer Crystal Eye Webcam" to take photos and videos with my Acer Laptop webcam. However, this software isn't really flexible, it shows the screen only in a fixed size ...
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Recommend a good battery optimizer for Windows 8 laptop

I use a Lenovo G500 laptop that runs on Windows 8. I need a good battery optimizer for it which ensures extended battery life and it shouldn't cause much system load. Can anyone recommend me a good ...
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Alternative to Windows Briefcases for syncing folders on the computer with removable drives

Up until Windows 8, Windows had a feature called "Briefcases" which would help you sync folders on your computer(s) with removable drives (and vice versa). This feature was removed in Windows 8. I ...
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Best incremental backup solution for Windows 8.1?

What is the best incremental backup solution for Windows 8.1 that can create bootable backups? My main dilemma is having 3TB of data on my main desktop and would like to back up all these SSDs to one ...
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Finding duplicate images using SIFT / SURF algorithm

I have a large quantity of photos that I own spread across many sub directories on Windows 8. I wish to find all duplicate images, where the image may be resized, cropped, rotated or a border added ...
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Windows Remote Control?

I am trying to control Windows 8 from a remote client. As soon as I login though, the session on the remote computer is logged off to give it to my remote session. What I am trying to do is to ...
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Windows Encrypted Virtual Hard Drive but not Bitlocker or Truecrypt? [duplicate]

So if I want a virtual encrypted hard drive on my Windows 7 or 8 machine (i.e. an encrytped file that can be mounted like a hard drive) generally I would have used TrueCrypt for that. However it seems ...
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Are there any windows taskbar App Lancher like Chrome App Launcher?

Google 's Chrome App Launcher is very nice. Are there any way I can launch any apps/programs on my windows 8 like this?
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Camera software for Windows 7 and 8 (similar to Cheese)

Is there any good non-Java non-Metro counterpart for Cheese in Windows? The Camera app in Windows 8 is a good alternative. However Metro apps do not work on my system.
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Free download manager for Windows 8

I need a free download manager software (for Windows 8) with one condition: It should be able to take over downloads automatically when I click on a download link. I have tested "Free Download ...