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Laptop shows 'not charging' after charging to 70% or more

Acer Aspire E5-571 I removed the battery and held the power button down for more than 15s, but it still didn't work. I thought it could be an hardware issue,so i took it to Acer service centre and ...
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Windows displays a partition of internal drive as a removable drive

I have a drive with three partitions: C: and G: and a hidden recovery partition. Windows recognizes the G: partition as a removable drive (judging by the icon). When I try to use the built-in backup ...
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Windows 10 Professional goes blank while installing update (Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) HD Graphics.)

When windows 10 tries to update itself with Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) HD Graphics goes blank with black screen for hours and hours. Need to forcefully restart every time when it ...
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Use ADB with Genymotion from concurrent linux VM

I have a linux VM and a genymotion VM on my host. Both have the same network configuration (I set it up myself) which is: Adapter 1: Attached-To: Host-only adapter Name: VirtualBox Host-Only ...
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Windows Registry placeholders %1, %L, %*, [duplicate]

I've noticed that in the registry some placeholders are used to replace text strings when calling OS sub-systems... %1 is easy to understand... My question is what %L means ? Are there more ...
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Cannot connect from Windows 10 Hyper-V Manager to another Windows 10 Hyper-V instance

I got a Windows 10 Workstation at home where I installed Hyper-V and run a Windows 10 VM inside it. Then I got a Notebook where Windows 10 is installed and I want to connect and administrate the ...
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How to solve multiple browser and calculators pop ups in windows 8.1?

I use Windows 8.1. Everything was going right for nearly a year. But in the last few months when I open my PC multiple browser windows (default set browser Mojila) and calculator and My Computer (the ...
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The used space on the SDD is much more than the sum of all files on it, how?

I found out that Windows calculates much more used space on my 128GB SSD than the total volume of all files on it. WinDir calculates only 62.4GB even with junction point following, but Windows shows ...
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How to turn on fade in/out when logging on/off in a Windows Vista/7 virtual machine?

I have a Windows Vista virtual machine in my VMware, and instead of fading in/out, the desktop appears immediately, and I have no idea how to fix it. P.S.: This question is opposite of how to turn ...
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Change WiFi preferred mode a/b/g/n/ac etc per WiFi profile in windows (7/8/10)

There is a need to change preferred mode for WiFi per WiFi network. For example: if there are 3 WiFi access points A, B, and C. All network access points are set to work in mixed modes(a/b/g/n/ac ...
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Cloning disk to new SSD drive

So, I've recently bought a 1TB SSD for my notebook. The orginal one was a 1TB spinning disk. I "dd" from the old disk to the new one and everything went fine, I'm using it with no problems at all. I ...
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Is there any risk when upgrading Windows 10 to Windows 10 Professional?

I have been using Windows 10 for a long time now and want to upgrade to Windows 10 Professional, but I have a lot of files on this computer I want to keep, most of them are backed up but not all. If I ...
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Updated AMD drivers and monitors hooked up to on-board card no longer display

I was having issues in some newer games like Fallout 4 and Everspace where seemingly randomly I'd get a "Graphics driver has recovered" message and the game would crash. I was told the issue was ...
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winload.efi corrupted after windows 10 installation

I have Windows 7 on a regular SSD. I added a PCI-E SSD to my system, and I installed Windows 10 on it. When I attempted to boot to Windows 7, I received an error that winload.efi was damaged, and ...
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What Windows 10 edition corresponds to Windows 7 Ultimate?

I'm currently running a machine of my own making (about one year old), with Windows 7 Ultimate x64 as the operating system. If I decide to upgrade to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer from ...
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Want to local webpage pop-up automatically with ARPMINER

I have used ARPMiner to implement captive portal and came near to resolv the issue . I have used wifi creater to buit a hotspot and arpminer to implement captive portal . But what i want is as soon ...
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Probably Subjected to a Scam and Final System Setup? [duplicate]

Without going into detail about a probable scam I reluctantly participated, I have major concerns about how my computer was left after supposedly being "optimized" and cleaned. After the cleaning, ...
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Trying to work with 2 Displays on Windows 10

I am trying to work with 2 monitors on my Win10 Laptop. One being the main laptop screen ofc and the other a LED TV I recently bought. Now when I connect them via HDMI and select "Extend these ...
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WinPe and certificate, how to export from Offline OS [on hold]

It's possible to export a certificate from windows magasin in Office OS, via WinPE ?
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What was/is 'User Accounts' for

In more modern Windows OS's there is a window called 'User Accounts' and from what I can see it can only be activated using a command (control userpasswords2), so it is not invoked in the UI in any ...
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How can I get the secondary horizontal axis to the left and primary horizontal axis to the right in MS Excel 2013?

How can we get the secondary and primary horizontal axis to the left and right side respectively?
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How to set GRUB to auto boot into windows if there is no user input

I would like to know if there is a way to configure GRUB so that it will auto boot into Windows if there is no user input after a while. This is to smooth out the process of Windows update. As many ...
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How to install Linux/Windows with bad RAM

I have a sub-notebook (Sony VAIO SVP) where Windows boots to a BSOD. By now, I have found out that the RAM has some errors. Since RAM, CPU and FlashDrive are solderd to the board and the warranty has ...
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PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, Check Cable" windows 10

i was trying to install kali linux using a usb the installation didn't work and i just want to access my windows 10 back again but i keep getting this error" PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, Check Cable" ...
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Ntfs.sys BSOD with page fault in non paged area

My laptop crashed with a BSOD with the message about ntfs.sys and "page fault in non paged area". The laptop runs on Windows 7. I tried to start a chckdsk command in several ways, but I cannot start a ...
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Windows 10 boot suddenly takes 10-20 minutes

I installed my brand new Lenovo 900s and after installing my standard software and development systems and suddenly the system wouldnt boot and is stuck in the boot screen. I first thought it was ...
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Efficient way to sort/organize images?

I've built a site for someone who has about 100,000 clients, each with their own 'listing' which is searchable. When you click on a listing for more details, each listing may have anywhere from 0-6 ...
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Mysterious hieroglyph in a command of a Spotify process after update

I've just spotted that right after update spotify starts itself up with a command line that looks like Spotify.exe /UPDATECOMPLETE "䣈!" I can understand the purpose of the /UPDATECOMPLETE key ...
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Windows Firewall blocking everything when authenticating against domain

I am trying to run Microsoft's platform ready tests on my company's applications, which for the gold certification requires that we install our application on Server 2012 R2 Core. I have got a Hyper-V ...
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Windows 7: Event Viewer Issue (log on codes and workstation name query)

I am using a laptop for home use. I am not connected to a server or anything, just the home wifi. Today I was looking in the event viewer and I saw quite a lot of log ons with numbers, 2,3,5 or 7. ...
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Team viewer unlocking computer?

Ok i am sure you've heard of teamviewer and how the viewer on the far end can lock up the computer on the near end right ? If the viewer on the near end does get indeed get his computer locked down ...
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Batch File Property File String Search And Change the Value to user inputting value

I have a batch file to search a string in a property file and after finding the string, replacing its value to anew value...This script was working fine since last month.Now it is doesnot working in ...
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What causes a split screen [on hold]

When I turn on my PC,the blue screen flashes and then when it goes to my desktop which occupies the full screen my desktop occupies only half the screen. What would cause this ?
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How do I recover data from hard disk of Windows [duplicate]

Internal hard-drive is completely fine. My Windows 8.1 don't reboot, it shows error that system32/winload is missing. When I try to install windows on other primary hard-drive (D:/), It completes ...
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How do I search for a file whose path contains a null byte?

I want to search all files underneath a directory for a null byte in the path name. How would I do that? Especially via: Windows main GUI Windows powershell Git for Windows bash-esque terminal ...
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How to remove network locations from this pc permanently

I want to delete map drive permenantly, I have followed this step how-to-delete-map-drive , but after restart the drive is still there.
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What software is recommended for automatic driver install? [on hold]

When you format your computer, it is very laborious to download drivers individually (manually) from official website. I know there exists a lot software to detect, download and install ...
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Scammers inserted a password dialog - how? [duplicate]

My father has been scammed by a 'Talktalk technician' who managed to gain control (via TeamViewer) of a PC for a short while. Fortunately the old boy was not so gullible as to be robbed, so the ...
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Run Windows and Linux at the same time

Now before you mark this as a duplicate or jump to answer "Just use VirtualBox", this is a different use case. I am looking to simultaneously run two operating systems on my hardware, so that the ...
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Using Bitlocker + TPM protected HD, wish to permit boot alternate media (CD/USB)

Our company is enabling Bitlocker entangled with TPM on our (Lenovo T430s) laptops with Win 7 Enterprise. This setup will work well for 98% of the company staff without issue. This created a problem ...
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Use earphones remote controller on Windows

Luckily for me, my computer recognizes presses on the Apple EarBuds' remote: Each time the green bar goes up, it is because I pressed the middle button on the remote (The one between volume up and ...
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Deploying a single Windows image to multiple pieces of hardware?

I have two NUCs that I would like the same image to be used on. NUC5PGYHR and the NUC DC3217IYE. I'm using a base Windows 10 LTSB image on both of them now. High level of the hardware differences: ...
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The Background location for windows 10 [closed]

It's the same as Windows 7 so just go back to the post you commented on and use that location.
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creating windows to go with AOMEI, will it delete everything?

I have a Western Digital my passport ultra 2TB external hard drive. which is partitioned in 5 sections. i want to install windows 10 pro on one of the partitions using AOMEI partitions assistant.when ...
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Debug a program with elevated priveges with Avecto Privilege Guard -

I am debugging a program that needs admin access in a shop that normally uses avecto privilege guard for admin level access. Starting visual studio with avecto does not seem to pass on the elevation ...
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Is it possible to connect a tablet to the network without wifi via usb without otg adapters?

We must connect a tablet to the network without wifi access, using usb cables. As far as I know there are OTG adapters to do this, but I'm interested in doing this without those. (Not all of the ...
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How to get two windows in one Alt + Tab?

I'd like to have two (or more) windows (preferably that I can adjust the size of rather than having to split 50/50) and attach them so that I can, use one Alt + Tab to get to both. For example: ...
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USB is not working anymore. Unusable, Unformattable [duplicate]

Today my friend told me that a USB is having a problem I told them I'll take a look. The problem was there were trying to copy a file to it which was 20-22 GB of size (the USB is 32 GB) and for no ...
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Change the width of the “Language Indicator” in the taskbar

After applying new theme on Windows 10, the font of the taskbar became bigger, so the word ENG was cropped on both sides how shown in image: Cropped Input Indicator How can I increase the width of ...
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Video Editor with custom resolution [on hold]

I have a scenario.I want to import a video and then Crop it Apply watermark Remove audio channels (optional cause I may use FFMPEG) Export with the exactly cropped size resolution, not SD or HD ...