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Can the mandatory update policy in windows 10 generate momentum/oportunity risk?

Disclaimer: This is a followup question for Will the mandatory update policy in windows 10 bring security issues?; With the purpose to divide one broad question in two specific one, coincidentally ...
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HDMI switcher causes screen to blink at 1440p on Windows

I use an HDMI switcher to easily switch my main monitor between my laptop and my desktop. It's a really simple standalone switcher with three HDMI inputs, one HDMI output, and an optional micro USB ...
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Windows 8.1 doesn't save some settings (default app, folder and icon size, etc..)

this start happening 3 days ago, every time i try to open a file that is not "recognized by windows by default", for example, a torrent file, a .java script, an iso image, etc... Every time i do that ...
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How should I check if I have the 100MB Reserved Partition on my Windows 7?

I want to know if I have the 100MB Reserved Partition in my installed Windows system, because I want to make a system backup (with Acronis True Image). First, I will tell you how I setup the ...
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Cannot activate Windows 7 on a stickerless Lenovo

I have a Lenovo T520 laptop that came with Windows 7 Professional. The laptop does not have a Windows license sticker, but it came with legal system preinstalled. I was able to retrieve the Product ...
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Is there any reason to use UEFI with Windows 10?

Or another way of putting it, will I be impacted in any way if I use legacy BIOS mode with Windows 10? I'm not fond of having a new complex software layer underneath my OS especially with the recent ...
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How to move a system partition?

I have ST380(80gb) hard disk that has only 1 partition with Windows Vista and i have ST500(500gb) hard disk which i want to be the system disk. In order to achieve this i created a copy of system ...
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Windows 10 Some settings are managed by your system administrator

I have this thing in at least Windows Update, Insider Previews are disabled and Privacy Settings where is disabled send keystrokes to Microsoft. Additionaly I have disabled Cortana "By company ...
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Where to find Win32 Disk Imager or an alternative when you don't trust Sourceforge

I need Win32 Disk Imager in order to write Raspbian on an SD Card. It seems the place to find that software is Sourceforge, which nowaday can hardly be considered a safe place to download software. Is ...
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Windows 10 upgrade - Windows on SSD, programs and files on HDD

I'm trying to upgrade from windows 7 to windows 10 but I want to be sure to do it properly because all my work is on this pc. I have a installation of Windows 7 on a SSD (C:) which contains only ...
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How to fix my Windows boot loader after botched Ubuntu install [duplicate]

So, the bootloader on my computer is messed up and I'm trying to fix it. I have two issues: Initially, I installed Windows 7, which went great. Issue #1: Then, I installed Ubuntu and wanted to dual ...
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File Explorer Crashing on Windows 10

Whenever i tried to open the file manager it crashes right away but if i go to my Documents for example , i can acess all my files via the dropdown menu like nothing was wrong. I tried also to right ...
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Windows 10 update Error code 80070002

I'm trying to upgrade my Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10. Since I don't get my notification and don't see any updates on Windows Update I'm trying to force the upgrade. I read on reddit that you can ...
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Reinstalling a new version of Windows on a Dual Boot machine

When I initially purchased my Acer laptop, I had Windows 8 64bit on it. Later on I dual booted it with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Everything is working fine. Now I want to replace my Windows 8 installation ...
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Can't unhide folders on secondary drive1?

I remember I used the attrib command on cmd to hide it, and I always use to the address bar to access it in explorer. But now I can't unhide it. Since I used cmd to hide it, it's no surprise that ...
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Windows 10 Language

I am trying to change the display language of "Windows 10 Home Single Language" but when I use: dism /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:C:\lp.cab it gives me this error: Deployment Image Servicing ...
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Strange model of zip split files

I have some zip splited files, with random sizes, and named as: file 1.zip file 2.zip file 3.zip.... I try unzip this files with the programs winzip, winrar and 7-zip, but when i click in the first ...
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HP Spectre x360 — Do I buy or nah? [on hold]

I'm looking for a new laptop, and I came across this: HP Spectre x360 - 13-4030ca Convertible PC I'm going to be using it mostly for school work and media streaming, some gaming (minecraft) but ...
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Restore A Déjà Dup Back up (on Windows)

I have a back up of user folders from an Ubuntu 15.04 System. The back up was done via the system settings control, which as i understand uses Déjà Dup as the standard back up program. The back up ...
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Updating to Windows 10 causing browser problems (ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR)

I previously ran Windows 8.1, and had no problems with SSL using my browser at all. Now, I run into problems with specific websites. Some of these websites will load occasionally but not always, such ...
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Windows 7 Pro --> Windows 10 activated World Wide Web Publishing Service

After installing windows 10 upgrade the Windows 7 Pro --> Windows 10 activated World Wide Web Publishing Service on port 80. This was NOT running before the windows 10 upgrade and caused issues. I ...
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New apps will save to: option is greyed out

i had heard that it is possible to install new apps to external HDD so i just upgraded my computer to Windows 10 clean install. i go to the storage settings and i see "New apps will save to:" is ...
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Windows 7/10 mouse clicks only work in some places and not others

My son's Windows 7 (now 10) machine is exhibiting the following behavior: left clicks don't work everywhere the mouse movement is tracked everywhere and I can see hover events I can click on window ...
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Error while trying to install iTunes on Windows 10

I have a fresh installation of Windows 10 (x64) on my machine, and I'm trying to install iTunes on it but it keeps throwing me an error: "Error during assembly: ...
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Properly setup a DNS Fallback

My country just ordered the Internet Access Providers to blacklist some domain names from their respective DNS (i.e. responding to t411.io by 127.0.0.1). To get over this restriction is fairly ...
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Audit NTFS folder permissions without accessing file content

Tasked with writing a Powershell script that audits file access permissions on an NTFS NAS drive. The script runs a recursive gci | get-acl to store the initial access permissions (file name + who ...
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Icons went missing in Windows 8 after installation of NCH Software

My icons were replaced by a folder-like icon throughout after I installed NCH Software. This only happens with the following extension: .doc (opened with Kingsoft Writer), .png (opened with Windows ...
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HP Proliant ML 350 that I want to re-install windows server 2003 or 2012 on

Hello I have a HP Proliant ML 350 that I want to format and reinstall either Server 2003 or 2012 on, Ive downloaded a .vhd of Server 2003 and then tried to mount it using Gizmo but the os installed is ...
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How can I copy a scheduled task from a dead Windows to new Windows

My old computer died (hardware fault) and I had to reinstall everything on a new machine. All harddisks are intact and the old system disk is available as F: in my new machine. In the old system I ...
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How to quickly move current window to another task view / desktop in Windows 10?

Windows 10 introduced a task view - the ability to have multiple virtual desktops. When I am in a window on Desktop1, what's the quickest way to move it to Desktop2? Currently, I need to enter the ...
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Uninstall Win 8 PK from Win 7-running computer

I recently wanted to switch the windows 8 from a computer to another, but completely forgot to uninstall the product key and did a clean install of windows 7 over it (shift-F10-diskpart type of clean ...
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“Mapping” a Windows application's menus and dialogs?

I am looking for a program that traverses all menu items and dialogs of a given application in order to capture screenshots and ideally also list all element/widget information (windows, tabs, ...
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Pentium 4 CPU not supported for upgrade to Windows 10

I have a Laptop ASUS 2000, Pentium 4 CPU 3.00 GHz, 1 GB, Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit. I can't upgrade to Windows 10 because my processor is not supported, Windows says, although Windows 7 runs fine. ...
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How to set manually scale factor of receive window size in windows8? (Window Scaling - RFC 1323)

My internet download/upload speed is 6.0/0.6 Mbps. One day, when only I was using network bandwidth on LAN, I started downloading a large file from YouTube by using IDM. Initially, I easily use all ...
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wireless becoming no internet access

I have internet access when I connect to any wireless. But some minutes later, it becomes no internet access, and I have to disconnect and reconnect to have internet access. I had this problem in ...
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How do I get mstsc.exe to connect to remote computer without credentials?

I'm trying to automate mstsc.exe (windows remote desktop client) to automatically connect to a particular machine. I'm seeing different behaviors with different client machines. When connecting to ...
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How to change default size of tile when using “Pin to Start” in Windows 10?

When using "Pin to Start" option in Windows 10 all tiles are set to default size which is "Medium". Is there any way to change the default sieze to "Small"? I know that I can change that manually. ...
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Hide the Bit torrent “Download complete” notification pop up window

How to hide the pop-up window of "download complete" notification in bittorrent in windows ?
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Can I show Visual Studio Online Team rooms in Visual Studio 2015?

My team and I use Visual Studio Online quite extensively and we heavily rely on the team room feature for team communication. We used to use an extension for Visual Studio 2013 that allowed us to ...
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Administrator account prevents me from reverting Windows 10 to 8.1

On Windows 10, I had to enable the Administrator account using net user administrator /active:yes for reasons that aren't relevant here. Now, if I try to revert to Windows 8.1 through Settings >> ...
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What Font does Notepad use to display e.g. Hebrew, when it claims to use Lucida Console but Lucida Console doesn't have those characters?

Courier New has the character \u05D0 hebrew letter aleph some other fonts do too such as Miriam and David. I can paste that into notepad Lucida Console does not have the character. Character map ...
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How is this application accessible over network?

I was asked to install a program on a business, and they want me to replicate the current implementation they have, the problem is...They don't know how it was done.. They have a business software ...
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Can I use mSATA partly for OS and partly for Intel rapid?

I have the following setup now: Dell XPS 15 with 32 GB mSATA SSD and 1 TB HDD 2"4 standard disk Atm, my pc is set up with Intel Rapid to use SSD as some kind of cache (do i get this right?) But ...
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How can I format as code in evernote?

Is there an easy way to format my code snippets with line numbers on it? I've tried searching for it and they say that if I copy the codes in a richtext format then I can also paste it in evernote in ...
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Cant open file explorer in windows 10

When I click the icon my taskbar reloads even when I go to the stat menu and hit file explorer it does the same thing I need help I just upgraded for windows 7 Eddit : if I open run and type explorer ...
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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. ...