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Windows 10 Search can't find ANY applications. Even calculator

I have problem with Windows 10 Enterprise N x64. When I press "Start" and start to type application name it never finds it. I can't even find applications like "Calculator", "Microsoft Word" or any ...
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Windows 10 upgrade from Windows 8.1 freezes during “configuration” stage

So after two two attempts to upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 on HP Probook 4320s. I gave up. Everything goes alright until the configuration step is reached. The first time it froze when the ...
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unChkDsk a decompression bomb

I'm trying to remove a decompression bomb spotted by Avast from a friend's computer, but I can't make it. I tried several things : MalwareBytes -> clean Adwcleaner -> clean BitDefender -> clean ...
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Is Linux or Windows better for learning Network Administration?

I am currently studying for my CCNA, and while the textbook I have uses Windows throughout, is it better to learn it through Windows or Linux for Enterprise Network Administration? (By better I mean, ...
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Windows 10 Start Right-Click Context Menu Items Don't Open

Updated from 8.1 to 10 today. Worked fine in 8.1. As the title suggests when I right-click my Start bottom left and want to open anything in the Context menu (Power Options, Event Viewer etc.) it ...
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Which version of Windows should I install on my home server?

I've had a WD MyBook World NAS drive for about 4 years now and it's served me faithfully as a media streaming box, but I have outgrown it. I have now gone down the home server route with a HP ProLiant ...
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Windows system CPU usage stays at 100%

I use Windows 7, system has been working fine except that lately its has become relatively slow. I opened tasked manager and noticed the CPU usage stays on 100% even when the only opened application ...
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Can I use my Windows 7 license key when doing a clean Windows 10 USB installation?

I've now clicked the "Get windows 10" button on the taskbar of my Windows 7 Home Premium installation, and gotten the email confirming I'm eligible for a free Windows 10 upgrade. The instructions says ...
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Windows 10 Upgrade Installation Corrupt

I just upgraded my computer to Windows 10 from Windows 7 using the Media Creation Tool. However, after the upgrade, my settings doesn't start. It just blinks then exits. I did an "sfc /scannow" scan ...
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Modern Apps don't have sound?

There is no sound for all the modern apps on my PC when it's Windows 8.1. Now I upgraded it to Windows 10 and it still doesn't have sound. The desktop applications have sound. I searched on the web ...
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How to access computer in Teamviewer which is not added. Is this possible?

I have two systems (say Home and Office) in two different locations. Both of these systems have team-viewer installed and logged in with same ID. Now the Office computer is added in the Team-viewer ID ...
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Bootcamp - Function key `fn` of my MBP not working on Windows 10

I upgraded to Windows 10 on my 2014 MBP. All seems fine but the only problem up to now seems to be that the key fn is not working and therefore I cannot trigger the extra functionalities attached to ...
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Accessing Windows 10 Setting Panel

Today I installed the Windows 10 upgrade. I wanted to modify the default browser options to change the default browser. A note I found online pointed to modifying this option by choosing the ...
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Should I upgrade windows 8.1 to 10 as a software developer with a lot of dev stuffs [on hold]

As title, I installed a lot of dev stuffs like as Visual Studio 2013, MS SQL Server 2014, MS Office 2013... Is is safe to upgrade to Windows 10 without reinstall anything? Thanks
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CRITICAL - Need some serious assistance

This problem is not really related to programming, but to my computer. As of this moment I'm writing from my mobile phone. Not because I want to, but because I'm forced to. Maily because I have no ...
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Open With… context menu item versus Open With>

For most file types in my Windows machine, I can create a default program to Open the file and any additional programs that I can choose to open with. For example, my .jpg file type is set to open by ...
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How can I remotely update multiple windows 7 machines

At my current job we have a very strict network that we are responsible for keeping machines updated, due to our settings the machines will wait until the user initiates, which never happens. So we do ...
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Windows 10 upgrade (VM)

I have a licensed copy of Windows 7 Pro. I want to do a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. After installation, it says my Windows 7 key is invalid. How can I do a clean install in a VM?
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Black Screen while installing Windows 10

In the middle of installing Windows 10, my computer has a black screen with only the cursor. I've been trying to fix this for hours with no luck.
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Installed windows 10 and Linux, how to safely remove the Lenovo recovery partitions without messing up the boot?

Please look at the following screenshots. Is /dev/sda1 useful at all (Windows says it is a Recovery Partition)? Can I remove it? It is only 1000MB and removing it seems no use, so the best I can do ...
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How to install packages ('apt-get install') in Windows?

I am not expert in Windows operating system. I want to install many packages on Windows and I want to write an executable script to install these packages from Windows repo. How can I write ...
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To upgrade two PCs to Windows 10, are separate reservations required?

I have a reservation on my Windows 8.1 computer, but I also have a Windows 7 laptop.  Do I need a separate reservation for my laptop to get Windows 10 free?
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How to create batch script to keep rerunning command

I just downloaded Win 10 and I'm having activation issues. I hear if I keep rerunning this - "slmgr.vbs /ato" command it will eventually activate. Can someone give me a quick little script to have ...
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How to remove this phantom device from my Windows 7 device manager?

Some time ago, I installed software called Air Display on my Win 7 x64 PC which was supposed to allow me to use my iPhone as if it were an external monitor attached to my PC. Program never worked for ...
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Windows 10 upgrade

Today I've got my reserved copy of Windows 10 Pro, tried to download and install it, twice, from Windows Update application, and both times installation goes up to 100% and then - "Restoring you ...
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Windows 10: Missing boot.wim?

I am trying to get Windows 10 to install on my brand-new 8.1 laptop. As some background, when I first started up the laptop, I was shown the GWX dialog asking if I wanted to register for Windows 10. ...
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Learning about Windows Deployment

I'm searching for a course, how to learn the most out of Windows Deployment. I've asked a couple of questions here about specific actions in this technology, but this isn't really effective if I had ...
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How do I remove titles from Windows 10 taskbar and keep icons only

In my Windows 10 Pro I got icons and titles on taskbar. But I want to have icons only (like at the bottom on the picture). Is there an option for this? How do I remove titles from Windows 10 ...
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Upgrading to Windows 10 — Need to change motherboard?

My current motherboard (Asus P8Z77-V LE PLUS) does not have any Windows 10 drivers listed on the official site. Does this mean I will have substandard performance on my machine if I upgrade to Windows ...
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Windows' menus are unreadable

This is a problem that has occurred since I had Windows 8 (that came with this laptop). I upgraded to 8.1, and today I've upgraded to Windows 10 and the problem still persists. As you can see, the ...
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Why the process in Windows 64 bit only used 2GB of RAM?

To my knowledge, every process in Windows 32 bit only up to 2GB RAM. In Windows 64 bit longer, that number is much larger (about 8TB of RAM) I write an application in C ++ that allows to use more ...
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Preventing users from changing background

I work for a small business and we want our logo to be our desktop background. So I set my activedesktop like this in a reg file, ...
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Windows Update stuck at 0KB 0% even after clean bo

my Windows Update progress is stuck at 0KB and 0%. I have tried everything I have found on the internet to fix it. I've tried stopping wuauserv bits and cryptsvc, deleting my SoftwareDistribution ...
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How can I hide taskbar labels in Windows 10 without combining icons?

Is it possible to hide taskbar labels in Windows 10 without combining icons? Solutions that don't require additional apps or software installs are preferred. So visually I'm looking for something ...
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Windows 10 RTM - Vpn - Connection - Connect Button

I installed Win 10 Rtm Pro and added a windows vpn connection, when I press the network icon in lower right edge, I see all my connections, including my VPN connection, but when I click on it, the ...
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Windows 10 Icon missing in spite of following advice from previous threads

My windows 10 icon is not appearing in my windows 8.1 system. My copy is genuine Windows 8.1 Professional. I have all updates already installed and I confirmed that they were installed using CMD ...
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Windows 10 Icon Disappeared

I had the Windows 10 icon on my taskbar. And then today, I wanted to update but then I got to uninstall a software called Air Display. So, I did that, and restarted my computer as it said. But then ...
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allow users to install certain software on a certified flashdrive without admin access

I have a couple users that have no admin access and are not connected to any network. The problem is sometimes they need software updates and/or new software. And I would like to sent up a ...
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Does Fast Retransmit and Retransmission Timer work at the same time?

When Fast Retransmit is implemented, if I received packet 1, then I will send an ACK that says I need packet 2, and then if I received packet 3, I will send a duplicate ACK that says that I need ...
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Search and replace “overwrite” bulk pdf files back to a directory tree in Windows

I have hundreds of PDF files I used an application to apply watermark to, however, the application only succeeded to apply watermarks by applying a copy of each pdf file off the directory tree and ...
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What is the Default Browser of Client's computer in windows?

Is there a way to find what is the default browser on a client's windows machine? Is there a registry key or some other property that can help to find what is their default browser?
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Will windows 10 install 32 or 64 bit

I was wondering if windows 10 will install as 32 bit or 64 bit, because one of my computers has a x64 processor with 32 bit windows 7 on it, but I want it to install 64 bit windows 10, will it already ...
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Adding a windows partition to an existing Linux GPT/UEFI drive

I have a working Linux system that boots from a GPT/UEFI drive. I would like to add a windows partition to this drive, without destroying the existing boot system in the process. Theoretically, I ...
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Where can I find a copy of the Windows Store app package?

The actual Windows Store .appx file (version shouldn't matter). I screwed up my Windows install by accidentally uninstalling Window Store, and I'm trying to find a copy the app package so I can ...
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Command for sharing same folder with multiple names

I’m currently working on an improvement of our deployment process and I’d really like to automate one of the new steps. Through Windows UI I can share the same folder on the network under multiple ...
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Can i CHOOSE to delete my files during the windows 10 upgrade?

So, i heard windows 10 was coming out, and since my computer is fairly slow from junk files, i want to know if i can choose to not bring over my files? So basically, i got some mods (Pay Day 2) that ...
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How to mount a remote filesystem using Windows 10?

Now, that windows 10 is out I started wondering about something. Unix based systems have the possibility to mount remote filesystems using ssh. In a recent article I've read that Windows 10 Has ...
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Is it necessary to update folders/files permissions on a 2nd hard drive after a re-install?

I plan to upgrade my Windows OS and I do have a 2nd drive. Do you know if it necessary to update files/folders permissions through the 'Security' tab on that 2nd hard drive or will the new OS take ...
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Applying a command-line flag to Chrome at auto-launch

(Windows 8.1) Chrome auto-launches for me when I log in, and I like that. The problem is that the Disable New Avatar Menu flag recently stopped having any effect, so the only way to actually disable ...
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Command for sharing same folder with multiple names

I’m currently working on an improvement of our deployment process and I’d really like to automate one of the new steps. Through Windows UI I can share the same folder on the network under multiple ...