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PC crashes (hangs) when playing games unless I do a reset beforehand

I've tried debugging this for a few months now. I've disabled all services and startup programs, changed hardware for identical copies and have narrowed the problem down to software or some very ...
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windows 10 upgrade laptop screen black

The first time i upgraded to windows 10, i left the room for an hour and came back to a blank black screen. So i tried restarting the computer which didn't do anything. I then tried hooking up my tv ...
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Cumulative Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3081448) - Error 0x80073712

I have updated my notebook from windows 8.1 to windows 10. Now when ever i am trying to update i am getting this error. "Cumulative Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3081448) - ...
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Windows 10 crashed my computer mostly

We upgraded the PC from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. Within a few days the start button stopped working. Then the whole computer stopped working altogether. USB ports are not working. When booted up ...
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Windows 10 “The remote procedure call failed” error when opening image with Photos app

Every time I try to open an image with the default Photos app in Windows 10, it shows a black window and after a few seconds I get this error: Then the app closes and the image doesn't show up. If ...
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How does Firefox auto update works?

I am little confused as to how does Firefox auto update works? So, lately, Firefox had a bug in 38.x version - so they recommended to update to the latest version. I had auto update turned on, so I ...
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shared file permission access is denied [on hold]

I am looking to get way why a domain user with full access to shared file is getting denied when trying to save a file. File is opened as a read+write but still he can not save.
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How to configure an brand new windows 7/8 for digital signage/infoscreen/infoterminal usage?

The point is: I'm using windows mainly as an end-user - not as developer. Our software was been developed for an micro-pc that runs OS X or a small Debian. Due missing drivers we have to switch to ...
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How to use external drive for Windows updates

So, the situation I'm in might seem strange, but I certainly can't be the only one. I bought an awesome, inexpensive mini-tablet (a Winbook). It's running FULL Windows 8.1, but it only came with a ...
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Fastest way to connect computer to router?

I will soon move my router with my NAS to my computer upstairs so I can have fastest speed to my NAS. The thing is, there is a computer downstairs where my router is currently is. that pc will not ...
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Different DNS Server on Different Wifi Networks

Is there a way for me to use Google DNS Server on my home network, but have automatic DNS server selection on my school's wifi? They have an in browser authentication which doesn't work with static ...
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Windows 10 does not boot (Maybe isn't considered as OS?)

I have a problem with booting Windows 10. I use Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 and first I instantly got back to GRUB when selecting Windows 10 then I booted from Windows 10 installer media and ran ...
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How do I activate MSOffice 15 that came with windows 8.1 installed? As product key sticker on back of laptop is not there [on hold]

It came installed on my system. I browsed the ways to activate it. Tried some crack keys but didn't work and some software that fetch keys which also didn't work. Please suggest me a way to activate ...
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Get data usage on each connection

How can I measure the network usage on different connections I use separately in windows? This feature was there in Windows 8, but has been removed in Windows 10.
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Windows 10 wake up from sleep is very slow

I just recently did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. OS runs smoothly, boot time is not so bad (under 30s), but wake-up time is IMO terribly slow, at least compared to Windows 7, where I could work ...
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Cloning boot ssd to a larger one

I currently have a 60gb Kingston ssdNow V300 boot drive in my desktop (windows 7). over the years it has been getting fuller and fuller and right now I got like 800mb left on it. I am afraid this ...
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I have a pretty old PC, how can I make it useful ?` [on hold]

I have a very old pc (about 10 years old). I plan on using for SOMETHING ! It runs Win XP with 512 MB RAM. No wifi connectivity so use a external USBadapter for internet access. What can I use it ...
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Why would Windows 10 require daily restart for normal internet speeds

Background Running a clean install of Windows 10 on a 2013 Retina Macbook Pro via Bootcamp. Problem As the day wears on my internet connection (ONLY via my win 10 laptop) gets slower and slower ...
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Make a program execute at Windows startup only once

We have a program that sits on a server and should always be running, but it is important that only one instance of it should be running. We added a registry key in ...
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Recover a Windows partition (under GRUB) and lost files

I am bringing this question and comments here, after feeling stackoverflow wasn't a place for me. I hope, at least, get some help here. Thank you very much indeed in advance. I really need a solution ...
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Find path of standard executable for a given file type in Windows

Suppose I am running cmd and I open an application by typing for example start document.pdf I want to get the exact path of the executable that opens .pdf files Of course I could search the entire ...
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Windows 10 Does not Shutdown Correctly

I have a problem with my Windows 10 machine When ever I try to Shutdown my laptop it looks like it did but my Hardware is still Active. The Light are On and if you listen carefully you will hear the ...
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Windows 10 unexpected error on System Restore

in Windows 10 when i'm trying to use System Restore i get this error: how to resolve this problem. i think some service dont run in my system
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Force exclusive fullscreen in dx11 game

Is there any way to force exclusive fullscreen mode in dx11 application? I think, it should be possible to intercept dx11 calls with wrapper dll... Like it's done for gamepad remaping in Durazno tool, ...
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Elevate standard user to administrator without changing user profile

Every so often I try to find an easy answer to this, but I just can't. I'd like to log in as a standard user account for the added security it brings. I'm also a developer and often need to run ...
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Prevent Windows Update to Download Windows 10 [duplicate]

I'm using windows 7 pro and do not want to upgrade to windows 10. To prevent the permanent notifications i've removed update KB3035583. Also the reservation of the upgrade is canceled so Windows ...
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Windows Memory Warning

I installed Windows 10 last week. I had Win 7 before without any problem. Ever since I installed windows 10, I get these Memory Warnings; background blacks out I have 8 GB of RAM; 64 Bit Processor ...
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Use same security template across different versions of windows

I need to apply certain security settings to a group of computers running various versions of Windows. My first instinct is to create a security template with the settings I want on one machine, then ...
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Windows 7 freezes when removing keyboard and mouse

I set up 8 or so rack mount Windows 7. I wanted to remote desktop into the systems after getting them on the network. The problem is I don't have a KVM and I moved the USB keyboard from system to ...
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Windows 7 search function does not work

So, my windows search does not work. Not in the start menu, folders, or the F3 search function. I did some digging online. I tried rebuilding the index, restarting the service. People was ...
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Why doesn't Ctrl+Alt+5 (insert € symbol) work?

My laptop has a euro sign on the '5-key'. However, when I press Ctrl + Alt + 5 no euro symbol is inserted. What could be the cause of this? OS: Windows 7. Region setting: Dutch Keyboard layout: US
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How to stop Windows 10 intercepting hyperlinks to the Windows Store?

In Windows 10 when you click certain links to microsoft.com/en-US/store (like this one) in Chrome or any other browser, the "Store" app opens. Has anyone figured out a way to disable this ...
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Multiple Sublime instances using different windows credentials?

As a security minded professional I do my day-to-day work on my computer as an unprivileged account. I will start individual programs, shells or so on with my privileged Domain Administrator account. ...
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Windows app to use bluetooth capable pc as keyboard input for iPhone [on hold]

Looking for a windows based app that would allow me to use my laptop's native keyboard (and/or usb keyboard) as an input to an iPhone (but also interested in android phone) over bluetooth. Same idea ...
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7zip: compress and copy to destination folder

I am trying to do the following: command line compress a file from C:\TestFolder\file.txt (source location) and on the same command or bat file put that compressed file in (a destination folder) ...
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Windows 8 People app without a delete option.

I'm trying to delete contacts in my People app and when I right click, there isn't an option to delete. Only pin to start or edit. Where did it go? How do I delete these contacts?
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why does software HANG? [on hold]

I have been using a program (stock charting) for YEARS. I find that it regularly Hangs. I have discovered that if I run a registry cleaning program it "unhangs" the hung program. All the tech support ...
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Upgrade to Windows 10 pro fails (Code 80240020) [duplicate]

I keep getting a failed Windows update: Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro Installation date: ‎26/‎08/‎2015 08:45 Installation status: Failed Error details: Code 80240020 Update type: Important ...
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File cut-and-paste over RDP works as copy-and-paste

When I cut a file on the remote machine and paste it to the local machine, the file is copied OK, but the remote file is not deleted. Is this behavior by design, or am I missing something?
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Make multiboot ISO with EFI support in windows

I currently have 3 ISOs. Windows 8.1 64-bit EFI ISO Debian 8 Network Install 64-bit Ubuntu 15.05 64-bit I would like to make it into a mutiple-distro linux install ISO. It needs to support EFI, ...
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Asked whether or not to replace files when copying to an empty destination?

This has happened to me so many times and in each one of them I had no idea why on earth this would happen. When I copy / move / extract files to an empty folder, the process pauses on some file, ...
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Windows 10 restarts when trying to hibernate

I'm having some issues with Windows 10. I have activated Hibernate button from Energy options because it is not enabled by default. Now, the problem is when I try to hibernate my PC, the systems ...
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Connecting to remote desktop from windows through ssh

I am sitting on a Windows computer, on a network, that doesn’t allow me to connect to a Windows server outside the network on RDP - however I am able to SSH into a third server outside the network. ...
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Hotkey for Trash (Recycle) for Windows

Keyboard shortcut Win+E is opening Explorer (My Computer) on Windows. Is there a way to run Trash (Recycle) with a shortcut like Win+E, excepting utilities?
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How do I create a shortcut on Windows to launch Urxvt w/ Cygwin bash but also with certain options beforehand?

Confusing title, I know. Here's the problem: To launch Urxvt in such a way that my extensions work, I'd open up Cygwin and use export DISPLAY=:0 and then urxvt. If I launch urxvt just with urxvt then ...
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The commercial at key has swapped with the double inverted commas key

Ever since I loaded Windows 10 the double inverted commas key (") on my wired keyboard has swapped with the commercial at key (@). Can anybody please tell me how to swap them back?
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Why does Windows 10 return the version number 6.3?

On Windows 10, the VB.NET code Environment.OS.VersionString outputs Microsoft Windows NT 6.3.9600.0. According to Microsoft documentation, Windows 10's version number is 10.0, so why does VB.NET ...
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How to delete corrupted windows drivers from another os? [on hold]

I had windows 8.1 and it said that windows 10 update is ready. I updated. Everything went fine. But there was a bug — right click (start menu is opened) took 20 seconds. I decided problem was video ...
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Opaque text but transparent background for Powershell/Command Prompt? [duplicate]

I would like to just have the text and header bar visible while I'm using the command line. I've tried Console, but like Powershell, adjusting transparency settings affects the text as well. Is there ...
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Regular IRQL_UNEXPECTED_VALUE bluescreens on windows 10

I recently updated my Dell Vostro 460 to windows 10. It ran fine for a while, but now I keep getting IRQL_UNEXPECTED_VALUE bluescreens. The starting point for the BSODs might have been one of my ...