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Windows 10 high memory usage when screen is off

I upgraded my laptop a few days ago to Windows 10. I have my power plans set in such a way that my screens turn off after a few minutes if there is no activity (I have a secondary screen hooked up to ...
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Hide what I type into Command Prompt

Some commands require putting in the password as one of the arguments (like net use, for example). Is it possible to run a command or change a setting in Command Prompt so that whatever I am typing ...
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Make windows unmount a specific partition when hibernating

Could I possibly trick windows in to thinking it's a flash drive? I dual boot, this would be really nice to have.
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How can I rename all image files within a directory (and recursively within its subdirectories)?

I have a directory containing a large number of image files, some of which are in subdirectories. I need to rename all image files matching *.png, *.jpg, *.jpeg, *.bmp, *.gif using a simple pattern ...
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Can't search for newly installed apps from the Windows 10 start menu

After opening the start menu, I started typing the name of an app I installed (For example Firefox). There were no results. Both normally installed and store apps won't appear in the search results. ...
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VirtualBox: USB device is busy with the previous request

I want to use my pendrive on Arch Linux that is currently on VirtualBox. My host system is Windows 10. I've already added a USB device filter, but Arch doesn't see any USB disk. When I try to connect ...
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Windows 10: Custom URL shortcuts on desktop with Edge

For convenience reasons I need to have a couple of desktop shortcuts for various sites which open in IE/Edge. In Win8 I used the shortcut like "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" ...
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Swap Windows 8 Pro / 8.1 licenses?

I had bought a retail copy of Windows 8 Pro for my laptop some time ago and when I built a desktop pc recently, I decided to use a retail copy of Windows 8.1 for it. Since then, the laptop has been ...
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How would be there a way to sync two folders via Bluetooth?

I have a computer called Alice and another computer called Bob, both running Windows, and both are connected and paired via Bluetooth. While it is possible to send files one by one from 1 computer to ...
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Importing 'Devices and Printers' from one server to another

I have a windows server 2003 that is in the process of getting replaced. It has a long list of printers connected; I'm looking for some method of 'importing' the printers from the 2003 to my new ...
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Can my recovery partition be used after upgrade?

I have an HP Pavilion laptop that came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I have not made a copy of recovery partition to DVD. Now, if I upgrade it to Windows 10, will I be able to make recovery DVD/CD ...
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After adding RAM to laptop Windows not loaded from GRUB loader, but Linux works fine

I have a laptop which had 8 GB DDR3, and I've added 8 GB more. I also have Linux installed (12.4) and Windows 7 Professional working via GRUB loader. So Linux works fine and sees all 16 GB ram, ...
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Disk intermittently goes to 100% actviity - system pauses

Windows 8.1 system. Sometimes the disk suddenly go 100% highest active time for 1 or 2 seconds, and at the same time CPU usage goes down. During these period, screen processing does not work any ...
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Linux/Unix authentication via Active Directory across Networks?

I have two networks, one contains the Windows AD the other contains Unix/Linux clients of all kind. There is a Linux machine which has a NIC in both networks. I'd like to authenticate the unixoid ...
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How to add new item to the Windows 10 “All Apps” section

I want to add a new item (in this particular case a shortcut to Putty SSH client) to my Windows 10's All Apps section. I have already found out that I can "Pin to Start" any item, however, this will ...
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Different Volumes for Headphone and internal speakers

I have hp envy laptop with beats audio. It has got 4 speakers, 2 on the front and 2 on the button of the laptop. Without IDT audio driver, front speaks don't work. But with IDT audio driver windows ...
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Where to find an official copy of Microsoft Windows 7 installer? [duplicate]

I could not get a copy from Digital River the official distribution partner of Windows 7, as it seems to have stopped distributing windows 7. Is there an alternative? - I have a product key but my ...
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How to get Windows 8.1 edition when installed on Parallels Desktop

I know that one usually can lookup an installed edition of Windows 8.1 in System dialog. My Windows was installed with Parallels Desktop into a Boot Camp to support both loading scenarios, as a Guest ...
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How to access network PC in Windows 10

I'd been able to connect to network PC using CentOS, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 using credentials provided by ADMIN. But using same credentials I can't connect to network PC while using Windows 10. ...
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Why am I blocked from dragging windows across screen boundaries (multiple monitors) in Windows 10?

Recently upgraded to Windows 10. When I attempt to grab the title bar of a window and drag it to another monitor - I have two side-by-side monitors - Windows frequently prevents it. It appears like ...
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Cant install Windows updates KB3023224 and KB3035490

I cant install the following updates, not matter how many tries (even though it gives me a green message at the end, as if they were successfully installed). After a while they reappear, asking me to ...
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Windows 10 freezes altogether after manual upgrade from 8.1

I installed Windows 10 on my Lenovo Y50 laptop 2 days ago and it was working pretty sloppy the first day. So whatever, I stuck at it and then it started working exceptionally fast for some reason. All ...
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Hp N54L Proliant microserver network driver (Windows 10)

Hoping someone can shed some light on an issue i am having after the Windows 10 upgrade. Everything on my HTPC is running 100% apart from the network (Ethernet) , wifi works fine via a dongle however ...
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can windows have two or more real(not virtual) lan connection from one Ethernet?

I am making a c# application and checking Mac address . in my computer there are three wireless LAN connection, two of them virtual and one real connection as shown in ipconfig /all . It also shows ...
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I am upgrading to Windows 10. I have Windows 8.1 Pro, which version of Windows 10 should I choose in the Downloader? [duplicate]

There is home, pro, home n, pro n. I have Windows 8.1 Pro, which version should I select?
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Word won't paste images from web?

I had to rub my eyes. But Word will not accept copy pasted images from the web. I've scoured the internet and done everything here: http://wordfaqs.mvps.org/InvisibleGraphics.htm Naturally nothing ...
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Is it possible to change the Windows System Language without complete reinstall?

I am not speaking of the display language (installing an MUI-package). I am talking about changing the language of the whole OS (the language you choose when you install Windows). Is this in any way ...
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Windows 7 Error Windows cannot access \\Computer

I have four computers on my home network: a 2003 Server in the domain NETCON, a desktop XP machine, a laptop XP machine and a laptop 7 machine. All the machines can see each other on the network. All ...
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Is there a way to make DLLs in some folder have higher priority than app's folder?

Certain software I'm using comes with a broken DLL which makes it crash at random. The only way to fix issue is to download correct dll from somewhere like dll-files.com. I've already made aware ...
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About some Fonts

So I found some fonts that windows might read. Even when I copy some words on Word with those fonts, and past them on the Enternet explorer, on google. The font stay and I can save a Word page and ...
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How do I set system environment variables in Windows 10?

How do I set a system environment variable in Windows 10 (without using the registry editor)? (Note: Other answers don't specifically address Windows 10 - at least not yet - and they leave off ...
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Windows 10 upgrade and Truecrypt

Can you safely upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 when using Truecrypt 7.1a without risk of corrupting the bootloader and without first decrypting the drive?
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Can I use an Windows 7 or 8 key to do a clean Windows 10 install using ISO-image?

Can I use an Windows 7 or 8 key to do a clean Windows 10 install using ISO-image ? I haven't tried it yet, so I'm asking if any of you guys have experience using a Windows 7 or 8 key to do a ...
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What is the quickest way to Recover an NTFS partition?

I've ran the following on the wrong drive in the diskpart command in windows: select disk 1 clean create part pri What is the quickest way I can recover the old partition in the drive? It was an ...
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Windows 10 black screen - no cursor - no safe mode - can't get in to change video driver

Windows 10 upgrade from Win 7 Ultimate finished & rebooted into low res. But it did work. Tried to upgrade video drivers to latest 2 versions of Win 10 Nvidia drivers. Both failed. EVGA GTX 970 ...
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Incorrect profile path [duplicate]

Recently, I upgraded to Windows 10. After logging into my Microsoft account, I discovered that the path of my profile (%UserProfile%) is the beginning of my Email address, while I want a different ...
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Windows 7 Professional not recognising all installed RAM

My current set up is below I bought this computer build from a 3rd party, they self built it. I reinstalled windows. At the time I did not know about Home edition not recognizing all 24 GB ram. So ...
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how to force any application into fullscreen?

I couldn't find any solution to this, even though it should be the most obvious and easy thing to do. I basically just want to be able to force any program that can be switched to fullscreen with ...
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Windows 8.1 + embeddable release of Python 3.5 = “Python has stopped working” error

So I downloaded Python 3.5.0b4 - Windows x86-64 embeddable zip file and placed it into %USERPROFILE%\Documents\python. I then opened up PowerShell, cd'd into that directory and typed ./python and got ...
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Command to find domain name from IP address

I have a website with dedicated IP address. Currently it is: 184.154.225.69 If I do nslookup this IP, I get placeholder.sgded.com as output name. But I want to get my domain name, exactly how I get ...
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Windows can't be installed on GPT partition

I got a Windows 10 official release ISO file, so I burned it to a USB flash drive, and tried to boot it. I deleted all but one D: partition, which has all my working files so I can't delete it. I then ...
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How to know an application is run as administrator, if it doesn't show that in its title bar?

Using "troubleshoot compatibility" I have configured many applications to always run as administrator. Visual Studio, SQL Server and many more applications show that in their title bar using a ...
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How to set Synaptics locked-dragging Timeout under Windows?

I have Lenovo Ideapad Y510p with Synaptics Clickpad and running Windows 10. I like to have Locked-Dragging feature but Synaptics settings application only allow to either turn it On or Off. However, I ...
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Windows 10 Child account problems

I have a laptop that was running Windows 8.1 that I've recently upgraded to Windows 10 Pro. I had to delete my six year old son's local account because Child Accounts now have to be Microsoft ...
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Can I use WD My Passport locked drive to boot directly as USB drive?

My question is regarding WD My Passport Ultra 2GB. I have locked my drive with secure password. But Can I use that drive to boot my laptop directly from USB port ? My Lenovo Thinkpad E440 laptop ...
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Win7 won't boot, HDD is invisible

I was using my PC with Win7 installed on the only HDD inside my computer until two days ago. Then I installed a new HDD with the intention of clean installing Win10 from DVD, so I could dual-boot the ...
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How to change the capitalization of the user folder in Windows 10?

My question is very similar to this one; I followed traintes' answer, but had limited success. My issue is that the user folder Win10 created for me is "C:\Users\tyler" with a lower-case "t", which ...
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Download windows 10 lenovo flex 2

I have lenovo flex 2 14 inch, i change the hard drive to ssd abd install pirate windows 7 know i want to upgrade to windows 10, i extract the product key from the old hard drive, did there as a way ...
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changed my screen resolution on windows 7 [on hold]

i put a new operating system in my lap.but my screen resolution is changed on my windows .my display ,icons,file is expand and stressed type. how to put a new screen resolution software so please ...
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Black screen windows 8.1 [on hold]

After cloning to 850 pro, both the original HDD and the 850 pro do not work. Black screen on original and an endless loop of windows loading on the SSD. I am removing one to try the other and can not. ...