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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?

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

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

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. ...
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Windows 10 Pro upgrade missing “boot.wim” file

I am trying to install/upgrade Windows Pro 8.1 to Windows 10 through setup.exe from C:\$Windows.~BT. But installer tell me that boot.wim file is missing. In update history logs I can see that update ...
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Windows (7, 8, 10) - Is a clean install better than an upgrade and if so why? (be specific)

I'd like to know if given an existing Windows PC, are there any concrete reasons why a clean install should be performed over an update. Articles like this one at How to Geek refer to "bloatware" and ...
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Questions on Windows 10 and licencing/upgrading

I had Windows 8.1 Pro N on my computer, with a serial, that was from the MSDNAA programm. I was able to reserver Win 10, and when it came out, I put the ISO on an USB stick, because I didn't want to ...
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Monitor adjust the brightness by itself

Below my monitor (LCD screen), there are buttons for changing the luminance of the screen. It only can be adjusted from there. But I don't know starting from when my monitor change the luminance by ...
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MacBook Pro dual-boot Windows using Boot Camp - Performance loss?

Long story short: I need a Mac for programming, girlfriend needs Windows for every day tasks (movies, web browsing, ocasional Win Games). I didn't specify the version of either OSX / Win because they ...
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Windows 10 high memory usage (unknown reason)

Well few days ago I updated my pc to windows 10. However, after some use my PC started to slow down until its was impossible to use, it was due to high memory usage. After restart, everything came ...
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Faulty hard drive - want to recover

I have a hard drive that will cause the page fault in non paged area BSOD at bootup; there is a partition in there that i want to retrieve but am unable to because it gets into the blue screen - am ...
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windows 10 upgrade error 0x80070002

Got this error 0x80070002 on windows 7 while trying to upgrade to windows 10.the windows 10 upgrade files would show up but will not even start installing due to this error.all I did was click "get ...
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Windows 10 not using available CPU power?

Recently i upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 and noticed a very bizarre system behaviour. When monitoring task manager for some hours i can confirm that the CPU usage NEVER goes more than about ...
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How to customize Windows 10 “6 Folders” in My Computer

I would like to customize the folders in the Default Folders group of My computer. It is not necessary to have the same folders appear on the left sidebar and in the middle view. How can I do that ? ...
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Scheduled tasks inconsistently running

I'm trying to run a PowerShell command for a persistent session in Metasploit. It downloads and executes shellcode on system startup. I've gotten it to work when I'm on the computer with the GUI, ...
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Monitors not turning on with computer

I have 3 monitors and recently they do not turn on when my PC powers up and only turn on after I hit the PC's reset button. Here are some details: Graphics card has 3 displayport ports, 1 HDMI port, ...
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Windows 10 updating from Windows 7 via Windows update fail after 84%

I have Dell XPS-L502X(Early 2011) with Windows 7 Home Premium-64 bit. I already reserved my Windows 10 copy and started an update to it that was 2,712.6 MB and failed after 84%, it took for that 17 ...
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Windows (10) snap application on startup

I have placed a shortcut to an application in my startup folder. Win+R shell:startup I would really like to be able to auto snap the application to the left side of one of my 3 monitors. Is that ...
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Why does my 14G USB Not allow a 6.5GB file to be copied over?

My 14G USB is clear of any other data. I have also reformated it with a FAT drive. when I attempt to copy my 6.5 GB file over I get a message saying that my 6.5GB file is too big for the drive. ...
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How do I bypass an SFX Installer password popup?

I want to create a sfx installer with protection (means no one can extract inner files and the script I'm used for installation). My requirement is after making exe when the users running via setup ...
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Swap Windows 8 (or 10) Editions

I have two machines, one running Windows 8.1 Home (or Core) 64-bit and the other running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. I'd like to eventually install Windows 10 on each. But what I'd really like to ...
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Does RDP clipboard transmit securely on 3389?

You can cut and paste text/files from/to remote session and it goes through port 3389. What is the encryption if any? Using Win7/Server08R2