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Is there any way to make taskbar icons bigger in Windows 10?

So after Windows 10 installation I've noticed that icons in taskbar became a significant bit smaller than they were in Windows 7/8 while taskbar height stayed the same, here's the comparison: The ...
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Ctrl key not working

I just installed Windows 10 on my Samsung NP940X3G laptop. When using the shortcut key to switch between virtual desktops I am finding the left ctrl key does not work for the ctrl+win+right ...
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Slow Reboot and turn on Laptop win7

I have a pc win7, processor intel i7 2Ghz, 6gb RAM, 64 bit Operative System, 3.6 available memory ram. My problem is when i reboot my pc it takes too long but i see an image like if something were ...
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Windows 10 loading takes forever

I've just updated my windows 8.1 to 10 which worked really fine for a day or two. Now every time when I start my PC it is loading forever. To be more specific, after Windows logo appears on black ...
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Windows 10 upgrade listed as “insider preview”

I reserved my windows 10 upgrade using the system tray popup. Now, windows update shows the windows 10 insider preview is available for download. Is that the full version/release of windows 10, or ...
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I can't click on Windows programs

Fresh install of Win 10. AMD 280X with latest drivers. Have restarted computer 100 times, doesn't help. Problem is that when I click the Windows logo I can't click on anything inside the box that ...
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Windows 10: Change shortcut keys to switch between desktops

In windows 10, currently the shortcut keys for switching desktop are ctrl + win + right or left arrow key. Now i wanted to simplify it, by changing it to ctrl + right or left arrow key only. How can i ...
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Full server backup using powershell script

I am using the following script from the microsoft website for create a image backup of my servers. The problem is that I have an external hard disk on one of my servers and the backup script always ...
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Is there a way to constantly keep files in the order specified?

This is a bad title I know, please do change it if you come up with a better one! Anyway, I have a folder for my screenshots. Whilst they are automatically named via date, I occasionally add files ...
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How do I set/force/enable specific (second) monitor to very low resolution in Windows 8.1?

I am using nVidia graphics card. I have two monitors - one normal, 1080p, and second, special display, connected to VGA, capable only of 400x300 pixels. However, since it's very OLD, it's missing any ...
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8.1 to 10 setup : Something happened > Setup has failed to validate the product key

Just like millions of other users, I'm attempting to upgrade to windows 10. I have a Dell laptop running 8.1, which had windows reinstalled once. That was because I swapped the HDD out for a SSD and I ...
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Capturing and deploying an OS with multiple partitions

I want to create an ISO file, which is an custom Windows installation, of my prebuilt image, extracted with WinPE. The thing is, my PC now has 3 partitions. OS (C:/) Data (D:/) Virtual machines ...
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Remove double password requirement on bitlocker

Having an issue at work where one of my employees requires two passwords for their windows surface (one for bitlocker and one for windows) several times a day when it falls asleep! On my mac I only ...
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HDD does not show up in Explorer is still accessable

I have 2 drives in my computer: an SSD and a HDD (Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003). The HDD was assigned the drive letter G. If I go into Explorer and type G: in the address bar, I can see all the ...
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WampServer issues after Windows 10 upgrade

Since upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10, WampServer does not appear to be working (anything loaded in the browser is just a blank page), and even a fresh install does not cure the problem. Under ...
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Outlook Calendar Sharing Categories

When you share a calendar. Is it also possible to carry over the category colors of someone else's calendar or is that a local only? This is also for Office365 using Mac OSX 2011 and Office 2013 for ...
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How to disable automatic updating of Windows 10 pro?

Today i install windows 10. All features is better. But i can not find the way to disable windows automatic update. In windows 8.1 or lower versions have a option to disable automatic update or ...
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Preventing downloads of files that may already exist in subfolders (prevent duplicates)

I've seen guides and threads on identifying or removing duplicate files, but what about preventing duplicate files? Example: Thousands of files in subfolders. Files are downloaded and placed in the ...
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How to hide labels in Windows 10 Start menu (tiles)?

I've recently read some nice registry trick about hiding the taskbar labels in Windows 10 (together with "never combine" option). I want to do the same to the start tiles. I mean: there already are ...
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UK Cortana doesn't voice facts etc

Is Cortana in the UK fully functional yet or have I missed something? 90% of the time if I ask it/her a fact, it just opens the browser with it typed into Bing. Rarely (asking Obama's age for ...
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Will Windows Vista COA Keys work as a valid product key for Windows 10?

I have a Windows Vista Home Premium Laptop with a genuine license key. I was wondering if that key would be accepted as a valid key for Windows 10 if I downloaded the ISO from Microsoft and tried to ...
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Netbeans crashes when monitors get unplugged

I am not sure what is causing this, But I have 2 monitors plugged into my laptop, one via VGA and the other HDMI. The two monitors are extended monitors (with the laptop screen off), and every time I ...
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windows 10 app wont show

I had reserved windows 10 upgrade about a month ago, last week I had decided to install the insider preview. when the windows 10 went out I downgrade to windows 7 back so I could fully upgrade to ...
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Clean install using the reset computer option

I found this extremely useful topic about how to perform a clean install using Reset this PC in Windows 10 I go to Start > Settings > Update & security > Reset ->Get Started I get these 2 ...
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Windows 10 - How do I unlock lock screen by pressing any key like Windows 8/8.1?

Having a single (local) user with no password In Windows 8/8.1, I could unlock the screen by pressing any key. In Windows 10, I first see the "background" lockscreen (the one that has a configurable ...
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Windows 10 update - Boot problems after updates

I used the mediacreationtool in order to update to Windows 10, and when it was done it worked correctly. I did install Visual Studio, and it asked me to restart my laptop. Okay, that's all right. So ...
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Windows 10 install - Not enough memory

I am attempting to install Windows 10 on my desktop. I got an error in the "Reserve Windows 10" app stating that I need at least 2GB of RAM (I am installing the 64 bit version). I downloaded the ...
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How to check whether my windows 8.1 in laptop is genuine or not?

I bought and new laptop with windows 8.1 pre-installed in it and now windows 10 has got released. I want to check if its genuine or not because some of guys who used my lap said that its pirated ...
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how to make sure windows installation media is not corrupted?

When making a Windows thumb drive installation media, how do know you there are no corrupted files? Is there a check sum or something?
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How to delete selected System Restore Point in Windows

I have occupied 25 gb space of c drive for system resore point. and system automatically created 5 restore point and delete privous resore points. but i want to keep very 1st resore point and last 4 i ...
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Preventing Windows 10 From Being Installed On My Windows 7 Desktop PC?

I am quite content with using Windows 7 on my desktop PC, and do not wish to install Windows 10 at this time. To ensure that Windows 10 does not install, what measures can I immediately take (I note ...
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What does hyphen mean in Windows batch file?

In particular, I have problems understanding the hyphens in the following lines, which are from wikibooks if not -%1-==-- echo Argument one provided if -%1-==-- echo Argument one not provided & ...
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Why is my windows 8.1 starting fast but restarting very slow?

I've just formatted my Lenovo G510 pc and reboot time is about 3 minutes. - While rebooting, to the lenovo screen it takes 10,20 seconds, - After the black screen it takes about 2 minutes, and ...
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Booting from usb

My computer has a intel core2duo. 2 gb ram. g41 express chipset My computer used to boot fine from usb. Now it doesn't boot from any live usb. I am trying to install windows. The usb is fine since I ...
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is there any way to access a site which is blocked from router?

I have 2 PC's named as PC A and PC B. PC A can access to all sites but PC B has limited access. The router restricts to certains sites like youtube in PC B as its mac address is blocked in router. ...
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Windows Batch Script for getting disk space details

I need to get the mail alert for disk space details. I have found this script in our forum. When I run this script in command prompt, it generates the output as mentioned below. But when I run this ...
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What if i had viruses on windows 8 and install windows 10?

Does that staff will pass on windows 10, probably there is option for erase all, format hard disk, but sure there is some option for saving files?
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How to edit a registry key for every profile, without knowing their name?

I want to change the registry key HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WcmSvc\wifinetworkmanager\features\S-1-5-21-192855608-1092268202-2311440418-1001\FeatureStates in Batch. However, ...
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PC hard locks on motherboard splash screen

So I recently suffered a nasty computer crash after trying to remove a theme pack I was using, and nothing would get me back to accessible windows (not safe mode, system restore, etc.) so I backed up ...
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Windows 10 build 10240 Touchpad (Synaptics) does not work on initial startup

I installed Windows 10 build 10240 twice on my laptop (Sony Vaio SVS13A12FXS) Every time I boot up the computer, the touchpad does not work, HOWEVER when I plug in a wireless/wired mouse in, it ...
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Does Windows 10 Home includes hyper-v?

I will upgrade my windows 8.1 Basic to 10. Does windows 10 Home support hyper-v? If it is not, there is other way to run hyper-v on my device beside upgrading to Pro?
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Metro/modern App issues

A lot of metro apps had problem when my PC was running Windows 8.1 - some apps don't have sound while others, e.g., the built-in Movies&TV, just quit after clicked. Now the problems remain the ...
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Can't connect using ssh keys to dropbear

I have two pair of (same) embedded device that runs linux. I have setup the same ssh key on both. I can connect to one using that key but the 2nd machine still ask for password. Obviously I am doing ...
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When moving multiple files in windows, when does it change the reference and when does it actually move the files?

I've noticed this inconsistent behavior: Sometimes when moving multiple files, it would execute immediately, and other times, it would take some time and display a progress bar. How can you know in ...
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Windows 10 UPGRADE modifies apache service by adding an “N” in service script

I was testing windows 10 upgrade and have the following problem. (See screenshot below) Install Program in windows 8.1 to C:\Program Files\PHP Point of Sale Stack Upgrade to windows 10 The windows ...
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Windows batch file deletes and recopies files WAY too fast - should take 15+ seconds, takes < 1 second. Why?

I wrote a script that checks to see if a folder exists, and if so, empties it. it then waits 5 seconds, then proceeds to recopy new (or maybe the same) files back into the folder. When the folders ...
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Windows 10 upgrade infinite boot loop after failing to upgrade from 7

Windows 10 infinite boot loop after failing to upgrade from 7. Failed at around 30% and is trying to revert OS. It's been infinite rebooting overnight now. I assuming its trying to get back to 7. ...
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View past notifications in Windows 10?

New with Windows 10 seems to be the Notification Area. Now, I've seen a few notifications (in the Action Center). The problem is that I haven't understood any of them (actively using computers for 30 ...
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Can someone clarify how the windows file system works?

For all (recent) versions of windows, this has confused me and I hoped windows 10 would simplify it, but to no avail. Anyway, when one opens the windows (10) file explorer, they see "This PC" as ...
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Windows 10 on asus x44h touchpad scolling not working

I have just updated Windows 7 to Windows 10. My touchpad scolling (right-side) is not working anymore. I have no idea how to fix this in Windows 10. I have hit the start button and typed ...