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Computer stuck someone between QWERTY and Dvorak

My Windows using friend tried to setup a Dvorak keyboard layout and something caused a reboot during the setup. Unfortunately his keyboard layout isn't quite QWERTY or Dvorak. I told him to type all ...
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delay on opening start menu on windows 10 and also keyboard not working for search

i installed windows 10 couple of day ago (upgrade from 8.1) , from first day i had a problem that was , after working with pc about 2-3 hour when click on start button , the menu opened with 1 second ...
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How can I change default font in Windows 10?

I would like to change the default font in Windows 10 that is used by web browsers or websites. I installed some fonts on my system and now websites that use my system default font, like Yahoo ...
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Followed below instructions, still no internet

I've checked and both IPv6 and 4 are checked, however I still cannot connect to the internet. I don't get it. I also tried to follow uninstall instructions and I don't know what to uninstall. My ...
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Windows 7 takes 15 min before even downloading WIndows Updates

Every time I go to install updates--regardless of whether it's a single 2KB update or a dozen 300MB updates, the screen sticks at the "Please wait while windows..." for a good 15 minutes before it ...
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How to encrypt a SD card without Bitlocker or TPM

I'm setting up a Windows 10 laptop for someone else. They have a SDCard and we want to make sure it's only accessible on that machine. The card will be holding synced Google Drive files so if it's ...
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How does Windows Explorer determine categories for devices on the network?

I have a number of devices on my network: some PC's, servers, and printers. When using Windows Explorer to view my network devices are separated into two categories: Computer (Number of devices) ...
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Cannot restore Windows 8 from Windows 10 because of local administrator account

I once activated local administrator account with net user. When trying to go back to windows 8 it refused because it said administrator account had been created. So I use net user again to deactivate ...
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Prevent non-admin users from changing time zone in windows

Back in Windows XP typical users couldn't change system's time zone. In newer versions the time zone can be changed even by non-admin users. I can understand the reason they added this ability, but it ...
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Cannot use “Save As” to an FTP network location in Chrome

I am using WiFi FTP (WiFi File Transfer)—an Android app—to create a password protected FTP server. I am now able to map this as a network location in Windows 8.1. I can drop files in phone now over ...
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Pin a website to the Start menu and then change its URL

How do we do the following? Pin a website to the start menu. Then, change the URL of the pinned website. Sometimes the URL has a bunch of junk in it that we want to remove.
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Is there a way to write a Batch-file which will Return services into their Default mode?

I had already twice a problem with my computer were it just went out of controll and most of the functions were incontrolable, including services like Sound, Brightness, Internet and some other. Later ...
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Booting Windows and Linux across two physical drives

I'm trying to get Windows 7 and Kali Linux bootable on an old laptop, but there are a few considerations that are making it difficult: 1) Windows 7 is on an SSD, while I installed Kali on the ...
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Can I use Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit) when I am using this combination of hardware?

Can I use Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit) when I am using an Intel® 945G Express Chipset (Intel® 82945G Memory Controller) mother board & Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz, 2793 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 ...
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Windows 7 machine doesn't go to sleep

When I select "Sleep" from the Start menu, or when the computer decides by itself to sleep, the hard drive churns for a bit, but then it turns up at the Lock screen instead. My motherboard is an ASUS ...
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How to stop windows 10 from upgrading after installed?

Here is the image of the problem: I need to stop the upgrading of windows 10 after I have already installed it. I have already read a suggested link by Ramhound about another situation where the ...
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Automatically open an application when Bluetooth is tuned on

I want an application to execute when my Bluetooth turns on. And also if possible to close the app if Bluetooth turns off.
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Can't activate Windows 8 Pro on OEM laptop after re-install with Win 8 Enterprise

I received my work laptop with Windows 8 Pro pre-installed. A few months down the line something happened, and the IT dept. formatted my laptop, and re-installed Windows 8 using their own VL disc. I ...
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Upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10, Window Search service no longer starts

I recently upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10. The biggest issue I have now is that the Windows Search service no longer works, making the Start menu mostly unusable. If I go to Indexing Options in the ...
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remmina for windows - VNC through SSH, just one program, not two (not putty plus VNC client)

Remmina has the ability to establish a VNC through SSH. No additional program needed. Is there a program (just one prog!) for windows? I am specifically referring to one program, and one program ...
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How to run a .exe file in command prompt

I don't know much about command prompt, or how it is used, but I want to get a code to access a program of mine and I wants me to open a .exe file with command prompt and input my ID so I can get the ...
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Remove string thats contains only digits

Looking for a way to remove strings that contains only digits. so: 2983398 text1 2323323221 text2 9554 will be: text1 text2
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Easiest way to encrypt multiple hard drives?

What is the best way to encrypt multiple separate hard drives? I have a Windows 7 desktop computer with multiple drives for various media- boot drive, video game HD, media HD, a Raid setup - and I ...
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Failing script producing extra folder

I've run into an error that I'm not able to understand and fix despite extensive web searches over the past few days. I have a SetupComplete.cmd script under this location ...
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Can't Sign into Cortana?

I upgraded to Windows 10 about 5 days ago, everything is working but I cant sign into Cortana. I went through the whole process and did everything correctly. But when Cortana tells me to sign in and I ...
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Can I use the windows key again?

My laptop, which was bought 4 years ago, has a windows 7 home premium key on its back. 2 years ago, I formatted my entire hard disk and installed windows 8. However, I want to go back to windows 7 ...
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Windows 7 SP1 stuck on updating, Windows 10 installer does the same

So for some unknown reason, Windows refuses to load updates, and refuses to give an error when no internet is connected. Running the Windows update trouble shooter states that there is an error, but ...
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Can I install the same copy of Windows (same product key) onto a different drive on the same computer and switch between them with the BIOS boot menu?

Right now I have two HDDs (for storage) and two SSDs (for OS) in my computer. On the older 64 GB SSD, I have Windows 10 installed, along with a bunch of video production software and related tools ...
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Cannot create Ctrl+Alt+Shift+@ shortcut key combination

I used to have the key combination Ctrl+Alt+Shift+' to start my scanner from the desktop (after having used the same in GIMP for years), but for some reason it is gone and I cannot recreate it. ...
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How can I get rid of Windows 10? [on hold]

Windows 10 sucks. My computer was running fine and I decided to update it with a free version of Windows 10 and it messed up my whole machine. It will not even boot and cannot fix the problem when it ...
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Amending a custom context menu command for moving files to a custom Dropbox folder

How do I change this context menu command to open a single explorer window even if multiple files have been selected? The code below effectively moves the files selected to a custom folder in ...
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How to identify terminated Windows process if I still have its PID?

Background: In the middle of my work, license agreement for installing "Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center" suddenly appeared. I'd like to understand what process launched the setup, but using ...
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Disconnect Windows Account from Computer's local account on Windows 10

There is a really good answer here for disconnecting my computer from Microsoft when I had Windows 8.1. I am now upgraded to Windows 10. Is the fix the same? I cannot even access my computer ...
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Windows 10 not turning on

My windows 10 is not turning. I installed windows 10 after that I shut it down and I turned it on again. There is a blue background and a loop that is turning around and round. Please help me it is ...
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Windows Volume Icon

Just a quick query on the windows volume control icon which is displayed at the upper left corner of screen when you change the volume. When I have fullscreen programs open like games, this icon does ...
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CMD Batch file virtually press the enter key

I am working in a manufacturing company. We manufacture PCB for HDD. Each PCB need to be loaded with firmware in manufacturing process. I would open the application the i would browse for the suitable ...
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How to uninstall https_Downloader.exe/BitComet entirely?

I was trying to test out my vpn to see if they allow p2p/torrent. So I installed Bitcomet temporary and did a sample download. After I was done I uninstalled Bitcomet using there default uninstaller. ...
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How do priorities work on task-manager and when should/n't I set this?

I've been setting some processes priority in order to see what it actually happens, but, guess what... Nothing; it all runs the same way... I found on Google that priorities are not really linked ...
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Deleting a Service in Windows that refuses to 'delete'

I reviewed this link: Deleting a service But when I tried to apply it to some crapware service, it did not work: SC DELETE Foolish Insect "Foolish Insect" "Shaky Bother" "Silly City" are the ...
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Driver Re-installation

At my organization, we use Plantronics Headsets to connect to Skype for Business. An employee was having a problem with his -- it would not come off mute. I checked the Sound devices in control panel, ...
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Java 7 and and 8 coexisting on Windows 7 Pro x64 - how to fix running old jar files

I have a Win7 Pro x64 Box with both JRE 7u80 and 8u60 (both are i586 versions) running since I have two applications that either need the one or the other to run. I am aware of being able to start ...
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Can I capture a series of images named according to its timestamp

I am successfully capturing a screen shot every 15 seconds with the below command, but I need to correlate the images to where in the video the screen shot is from. The %d gives me an integer, but ...
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GRUB and Windows on a Revodrive 3

I came across an interesting problem: My Windows 10 installation is on an OCZ Revodrive 3 (EOL). To detect the Revodrive during installation a driver is necessary. I recently started using Linux ...
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Install Windows (overwriting Linux)?

I need to install Windows. My netbook came with Windows 8 and then I put Linux Mint on it (overwriting Windows). I am now trying to reinstall Windows. I have put the Win8 iso on a USB with the default ...
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Laptop booting several times before really starting

So my laptop (Acer Aspire E15) with Intel Celeron Processor doesn't boot properly. When I press the start button the blue light turns on and it makes some sounds as if the computer will turn on but ...
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unable to access internet from windows in VMware guest OS

I'm using windows 7. I have installed vmware. In vmware i have installed guest OS(windows). Now i want to access internet in my guest OS. How can i access? Please suggest me. Thanks in advance.
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Indexing does not work on additional folders

I have added few folders to the indexing options in Windows 10 like that: One folder is under program files, but the other one is just right in C:\ drive. Indexing has finished long ago and search ...
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Github Desktop has stopped working (after updating to windows 10)

After updating to windows 10: Everytime i run Github Desktop the error "Github has stopped working" pops up. Microsoft Visual Studio debug retrieves this message: "System.IO.FileLoadException was ...
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Windows 10 is unresponsive for a while after booting from sleep

I've found I have similar problem to the one posted yesterday: Windows 10 wake up from sleep is very slow I've done a boot trace (like it was suggested by user magicandre1981). ...
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How to quickly change DNS servers as needed (instead of manually changing) on Windows

My country (Turkey) is blocking almost all adult-content-containing websites. I can work around this by changing the DNS, but it's too much work :) Any alternatives? Or a way to quickly change (and ...