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Rear USB ports on my NUC pc are not working

I recently bought this Intel NUC PC to use as a media PC connected to my TV. I installed Windows 10 on it and it was working fine for a while. Then the rear USB ports stopped working. I was fooling ...
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connecting to a domain controller / when logging into computer

When I am login into my computer, I can see that it is joined to a domain -> company.local So I am thinking well, company.local will be resolvable by an internal DNS to a domain controller's IP, so ...
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How can I disable Windows Defender using the command line? [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to disable Windows Defender on Windows 8/8.1/10 using the command line. Everything I've found so far has involved using a GUI at some point, and this isn't useful for a process ...
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What's the difference between a Hidden Administrator Account and normal Administrator account in Windows 10?

I'm asking this because my D-Link Dongle (datacard) app doesn't run in normal administrator account. It displays a message like: "An administrator has blocked you from running this app..." So I ...
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File Explorer doesn't open

Every time I click on my File Explorer icon on my desktop, the computer flashes on the screen and seems to re-load every time. I'm unable to simply click the File Explorer icon and have it open up. ...
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I've forgotten my bitlocker key and password, is there a way to get my computer running again?

My brother was playing games on my Surface RT (mainly only used for Steam games) and he messed with some settings and managed to enable Bitlocker encryption without my knowledge and he has no idea ...
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How come my laptop cannot connect to wifi for a few minutes after system resume?

My Windows 8 laptop's wifi adapter is unable to connect to any network (even though it discovers them) for a few minutes after Windows resumes from sleep or shutdown, and then immediately resumes ...
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cleanup C:\Windows\WinSxS\Temp\PendingDeletes and PendingRenames

Both, the PendingDeletes and the PendingRenames folder within the windows temp folder are about 1GB in size. Is there any save way to empty or delete those folders? C:\Windows\WinSxS >10GB ...
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Windows, Moving files between two external drives made my drive C full [duplicate]

I was moving (cut & paste) a large directory from one external drive to another. As the the moving of files was progressing, strangely, the free space on drive C was also shrinking until I ended ...
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What is the name of this?

I am using a laptop of HP. Configuration cpu: Intel Duel Core 2.20GHz, Ram DDR3 4GB, Operating system Windows 8. I am using a external Monitor of Dell S2216H 21.5 Inch IPS Monitor,Screen type: IPS ...
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Windows 8 HP wifi broken after sleep; not power management issue

Randomly after sleep/hibernate/whatever The wifi tray icon will show that it is connected Cannot disconnect or connect to another network from the wifi assistant The adapter settings will show ...
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HP ElitePad BSOD & then Failure to Boot — No Reaction At All to Power Button

I was using my HP ElitePad 900 to browse (Windows 10) and got a random BSOD Memory_Management. I didn't make much of it but after the computer shut down, I tried turning it on and no response. I've ...
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Windows 8 login issue- RPC error [duplicate]

When I try to login to my system as administrator with correct username and password, a message pops up saying "RPC server is unavailable". I tried normal strtup which does not seem to be working as ...
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Process column is not showing in Process Explorer

I am using Process Explorer - Sysinternals. In windows xp it is working fine, but in windows 8 sometimes the process explorer window doesn’t show the process column. For that I got temporary ...
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Windows 8 is reseting time after set to UTC

I changed timezone like suggest in this answer But every hour Windows is reseting the time. I disabled sync from internet but the problem continues How can I solve that error?
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Surface Pro 3 Reboot after Shutdown

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet. For the past couple weeks I have been experiencing an issue where when I turn the surface off either by the physical hardware button or through the OS (Windows ...
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Windows 8 hijacks Play/Pause media key

Looks like Windows 8 hijacks the ►❚❚ media key: when I press this key, it goes directly to the default system media player. For example, if I have WMP running, it handles the Play/Pause key even when ...
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Windows 8: Single User logon only, all others get black screen

I have an issue that I caused months ago, but do not remember how I caused it so that I can now undo it. The initial request was to lock down the Windows 8 computer to a single user. I locked it ...
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I have a windows 8.1 Administrator user and password but still cannot log onto machine

I have the following problem Windows 8.1 is installed on laptop and added to company domain A. User went to other company who put him on their domain B. Afterwards they removed him from domain and ...
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ignore a directory for recent items in Windows 7/8/10?

Is there a way to tell Windows 7/8/10 to completely ignore a folder when tracking it's recent items? Not just a single program, but anything making use of files in a given directory. Jumplists don't ...
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Java JRE-8u66 installer does not start

I'm trying to install Java JRE update 66 (latest update) but when I click the installer nothing happens. The process is visible in the task manager but without any function. I have could install ...
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Win 7 and 8 already dual boot, win7 active. How to delete Win7 without affecting win8 and install ubuntu

I have windows 7 and 8 installed. I thought its simply matter of deleting windows 7 and install ubuntu. But The current windows 7 is set as an active partition, so bootloader is on Win7. So I ...
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windows 8 find files modified in last hour

In windows 8 I am trying to find files modified in the last hour. After reading these two links I thought I could do this. System.DateModified:YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss So I tried ...
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BIOS with USB keyboard

I just purchased a Sony 850 EVO 250GB SSD to replace this 80GB HDD, I bought the computer for 100 bucks, and I'm pretty sure the guy just took the stock HDD and gave me its backup. Anyway, all I have ...
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Is it legally possible to install Windows 7/8/10 Home/Pro into a VM on a rented virtual server [closed]

I'm planning on build an infrastructure for myself and possibly sharing it with others, which includes a few server applications which I currently run on my own PC. git server : GitBlit runs on ...
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Windows batch file not running when I double click, how to restore association with cmd.exe?

Windows 8 64-bit. The user I'm logged in as has admin rights. When I open a cmd windows the window title even says "Administrator: cmd.exe". So, I set my .bat file association to have the .bat file ...
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Lock when power button is pressed in Windows 8

I have a surface, and it's getting very irritating when it sleeps when I press the power button. Since I use it mostly as a tablet, I'd like it to behave as one, and lock when I press power.
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Reinstalling windows, can I reuse the product key? [duplicate]

I have a laptop with Windows 8.1 installed, which has a lot of bugs and I'm thinking to reinstall it from scratch. The recovery tool doesn't work either, so the only option that comes to my mind is to ...
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How to use KaGaPa Phonetics input method in Windows?

I frequently use KaGaPa phonetics layout input method in Linux. But I unable to use it in Windows operating system. How can I use KaGaPa in Windows same like as Linux.Here I can't find KaGaPa ...
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Bluetooth not working on lenovo u400 after upgrading to windows 8.1

Upgraded from windows 7. I have everything else working except for bluetooth even after trying many guides to fix it. From the task manager I can see that bluetooth support services are running. ...
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Asus express cache using windows 8

I have this ASUS n551jw notebook. It came with windows 10 pre-installed. However, I had to install windows 8 on it becuase some of the work related programs doesn't support windows 10. While ...
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Can I unlink my Windows (8-10) computer user profile from my hotmail account?

When I got my computer, Windows basically demanded that I put in my hotmail account information. I have now upgraded to Windows 10. I would like to know if it is possible to now unlink my Windows ...
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Formatting secondary HDD on Windows 8 with disabled Disk Management Snap-In

After installing a new additional hdd on a Windows 8 machine (which was not configured by me but I have admin rights on) I want to format the drive in order to use it. Running diskmgmt.msc leads to an ...
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Laptop operates normally on Windows 7 but is extremely slow on Windows 8 or 10

My laptop works as expected on Windows 7 but when I installed Windows 8 it is very and very slow and this can be observed right from installation (I have got same problems with Windows 10). Steps: ...
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Windows 8 font rendering looks weird on CRT monitor

I am using a CRT monitor, for various reasons... But I am having a particular problem: some smaller text is being rendered in a very bizarre manner, for example the "C" on the first line of this text, ...
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Kernel Security Failure & Missing Boot Disk Space WIN8

As the title states I am missing a large amount (8GB) of disk space after some memory error. I ran chkdsk and there was no corrupted portions of the drive. However, this space isn't accountable ...
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Increase font size in gvim

How do I increase font size in gvim permanently? I have 2880x1620 resolution and the gvim window/font-size is so small that I cannot almost read it. I can live with small icons, but without readable ...
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Win8 Install Disk Boots to Black Screen

I have a Toshiba Satellite L855-S5309 which isn't booting it's OEM Win8 install. It goes to a BSOD saying unmountable boot volume. I've successfully booted off an Ubuntu Live USB drive and checked the ...
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Shift + Del on selected item does nothing, only Del key works

I've noticed that in Explorer (or in Total Commander) combination of Shift + Delete has stopped working for me. It was supposed to delete selected items permanently, but actually nothing happens when ...
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grub can't boot windows correctly

I have my Laptop (Thinkpad Edge e540) configure to dual-boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu15.10. When I installed Ubuntu I selected /dev/sda1 for bootloader installation and made a separate partition for ...
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Can I remove these flash images from my root folder: N76xx.bin circa 8/20/2012

These appear to be flash images cluttering my hard drive and, from what I gather, a Win 8 artifact. May I delete them now that I have upgraded to Win 10? They are dated 8/20/2012 or close thereto. ...
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Can't create a hotspot from windows 10 after upgrading from windows 8

After I upgraded to windows 10 from windows 8, I can't create a wi-fi hotspot (using Virtual Wi-Fi Router). I get an error "the group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested ...
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the Location E:\ is currently Unavailable

Earlier today I was copying files off a DVD, everything working fine. Then I tried copying something off another DVD and I got an error message saying the location E:\ is currently unavailable. So ...
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OneDrive completely gone from Windows 8.1. Any way to get it back?

tl;dr: No matter, what I do, I can't access OneDrive folder on my Windows 8.1-based PC. I have tried a number of different approaches (explained in details below) and still ended up with nothing. Is ...
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What is Avast doing with autochk?

I've searched and searched, and can't find what these parameters do - can someone fill me in? autocheck autochk * \aswBoot.exe /M:hexadecimaladdress /wow /dir:"C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast"\ ...
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How did GWX install itself when it was denied permission?

This is related to How does one Blacklist a patch based on Knowledge Based/KB number? and How to add a Deny ACE for TrustedInstaller?. The Get Windows X malware has returned (again) on two Windows 7 ...
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Why is Task manager memory stats in GB's and resource manager is in MB's?

I want to know why in task manager memory displays in GB like this: and resource manager displays memory in MB like this:
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Avoid chrome remote Desktop notification

How i can remove that notification that appear in the bottom of desktop when we access other computer that says (Your desktop is currently shared with email ) by using chrome remote desktop? I am ...
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Windows Starter Edition, Home and Home Premium do not include gpedit, how do I install it?

I want to make some changes to Windows that require using the Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc). Unfortunately the Group Policy Editor is not included with the Starter Edition, Home and Home Premium ...
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Installing ram upgrade and new hard disk after windows 10 upgrade

I got a new pc for Christmas. It originally had Windows 8 on it. I'm planning to install a new hard drive and RAM upgrade after the Windows 10 update. but it might tell me to activate windows 10 after ...