Questions tagged [windows]

For questions not specific to a single version of Microsoft Windows. Otherwise, use a more specific tag such as [windows-7] or [windows-10].

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
-1
votes
0answers
5 views

Is it possible by copying bootmgr and rewriting mbr to restore dual boot Win 7 over Win XP after restoring XP drive from an image?

I have installed Win 7 on a Win XP computer as second operating system. After Win 7 had been installed the partition boot record of logical drive which win XP was installed on and bootmgr file has ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Where is the current desktop background stored

In which file would the desktop background be stored, I have checked desktop.ini, but that only shows two dll files in C:/windows/system32/ I'm using windows 10. Any help is appreciated!
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Can we install unity laucher in WSL 2 directly

just a description i serched for it but nothing cam up , i want to instal the unity lacher in wsl 2 unbutu directly so it would show up like this in windows
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Compress and uncompress windows junctions [duplicate]

I want to compress a folder with windows junctions inside and be able to restore it with the junctions as a junctions, 7z and RAR, they don't. Any idea? Thanks.
0
votes
0answers
5 views

Updating Access Tables from VBScript using Task Scheduler

This is a follow up from this question. I'm attempting to update some tables from an external data source every night. The way I attempted to do it was by using Task Scheduler to open the database and ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

Windows PC does not have full download speed

I have a Windows computer on my network that is not downloading with max speed ( 1GBit/s / 125MByte/s ). On every test I run (several online tools, downloading games, etc.), the maximum reached is ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Connecting dual monitors to 2 devices

I have a dual monitor set up for my windows PC. I now have a Lenovo Thinkpad X13 laptop for work that I'd like to use the dual monitors for too. How do I set this up so I move the monitors between the ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Windows 10 Pro: many features disabled (Some parameters are masked or managed by your organization)

I've activated a new Windows 10 Pro license but now I've many windows settings where this message in yellow appears "Some of these parameters are masked or managed by your organization." and ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Windows store application re-install

I've tried to reinstall windows store app, with this command Get-AppXPackage *WindowsStore* -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

SSD is not bootable

I have looked in many solutions and none seem to work, so I am resorting to possibly duplicating. I recently bought a new desktop (Dell Vostro) to replace a failing ASUS laptop. In the old laptop I ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

No Device drivers were found while installing windows

Here is the situation, I was trying to install Windows 10 on my PC. I have cleaned the hard disk (including the C drive which contained my Windows OS) and started installation with my bootable usb. I ...
0
votes
0answers
46 views

Windows batch script equivalent of a Windows PowerShell script

Can anyone help me to create a Windows batch script equivalent of Windows PowerShell script that I wrote. I know what first few lines should be, but I am not sure for the rest. PowerShell Code: Get-...
2
votes
1answer
48 views

How to create desktop shortcut and placed on a specific location on the desktop using scripts only

I know how to create shortcuts using Windows Script Host (link). But what I need is to create shortcuts and placed at specific locations without having to use the mouse manually to place them. Is this ...
1
vote
1answer
8 views

Is there a way to prevent Microsoft Word 365 from showing spelling suggestions on LEFT click?

A (recent?) new behavior of Word that seems to have come with an update (presumably to make the application friendlier to users working on tablets and such, who may lack a right-click modality) is ...
1
vote
0answers
13 views

How to determine which application is syncing my desktop folder or remove the sync status?

So, I have a really weird problem: I recently installed OneDrive for Business on my pc and I tried to sync the desktop and documents folder. OneDrive prompted me an error saying that another program ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Is there a script that monitors a folder and when files land in there moves it to another folder? [closed]

I am looking for a solution for a remote worker. We have an internet attached machine that he is sending files to, then copying those files to the network and finally on the PC he works on copying ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Can I delete C:\ProgramData\Dell\SARemediation\SystemRepair?

After running Spacesniffer on my Dell G3, I noticed a huge 14 gigabyte folder whose path was C:\ProgramData\Dell\SARemediation\SystemRepair. What does it do, and can I delete it?
2
votes
1answer
23 views

Live console output in Windows Remote Shell?

Windows has several built-in options to access the shell (command prompt) of a remote computer and run commands on that remote computer. This is done through the Windows Remote Management service (...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

how to work around access denied

I'm unable to effect a multiple deletion of files/sub-files/folders on ccleaner.(I've been in contact w/customer support but they can't come up a solution) the 'delete all highlighted items' only ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Best settings to 7z a binary file with short records

I need to zip large binary files which contains bytes where repetitions arent many (unlike text files). and record size is variable between 30-50 bytes. What would be the best params for 7z to ...
1
vote
0answers
16 views

Accidentally booted with a cloned drive installed

I have pretty much broken my whole original OS when transferring data to an m2 drive, thinking it would be smart to use something like CloneZilla, which has worked for me in the past; instead, I have ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Tile App for Windows - “Turn on Bluetooth” warning even though bluetooth is on

Screenshot: https://i.imgur.com/bW6ncn2.png Using a Belkin USB bluetooth adapter which seems to be working perfectly fine. I've rebooted and tried this app on two computers... Same results. Any ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

How to format a bootable USB [duplicate]

I recently installed a USB with a windows 7 bootable, the USB now says the disc is write protected. I Cannot appear to find any way to fix this so i can use the USB again, apart from programs found on ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

How to execute a *.bat file on a remote computer using psexec.exe

I have two computers one running Windows 8.1 Pro and the other running Windows 10 Pro (remote computer). The windows 10 computer has a *.bat file located in the following path "c:\windows\...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

How do I completely prevent Windows 10 from downloading updates? [duplicate]

In order to prevent Windows from downloading updates automatically and make my online games lag, I have set my connection as "metered connection". Yet this does not seem to prevent all ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Feature update to Windows 10, version 20H2 - Error 0x80070002

I am not able to update my desktop Windows. I tried to follow this tutorial https://www.ionos.co.uk/digitalguide/server/configuration/0x80070002-error/, but nothing worked. Any idea what else could ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

I keep getting data errors when installing various common programs

This is going to be more of a read than the title implies. My PC has had Windows 10 on it for many years. Only in the last year or two have I started to have truly unexplainable breakdowns. In ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Take advantage of spare space in Windows 10

I have several (most) disks that have quite a lot of GB to spare. Is there a way to take advantage of each disk's storage and create something shared? Like a new disk or partition of 53 + 95 GB from ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Can concurrent processes slow download performance in the case of a disk bottleneck?

I am currently downloading a reasonably large amount of data using a 1Gbit connection and would anticipate a download speed of ~125MB/s (this has been achieved on the same connection on a different ...
-3
votes
0answers
24 views

What is the application from the link below? [closed]

enter image description hereI saw this investment app in an instagram post and I would like to know the name
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Windows Taskbar show titles option not showing up

my taskbar is not locked and I still cant see the show titles option. the reason I want it so that I can centre all my icons and do that I need the links option, but if there is another way to centre ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

Windows 10 Cant fully change Language

Im a little bit confused. I have a friend from Korea. He bought a microsofr surface book 3 english version. When he change language into Korean,, first it's success, the sign-in, control panel and ...
1
vote
1answer
19 views

Proftpd in application selection loop

I've installed a proftpd server locally for a project, and everything seems to work alright, i can access it via filezilla or the terminal. The problem comes when I try to acces the ftp server through ...
-1
votes
0answers
20 views

Unable to enter Secure website [closed]

My work requires me to use a secure part of their website. I downloaded and installed the web certificates needed for this, and it said the installation was successful. But when I then go to the ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

How can I disable my “network desktop” and use my PC's local C: drive desktop?

I'm working remotely for my job and we've all been issued work laptops. On the laptop I was given, files that I place on the desktop aren't actually saved to the hard drive, but rather on some remote ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

How can I disable the “News and Interests” Widget on the Windows 10 Taskbar?

On Windows 10 version 1909 and newer releases, Microsoft has added a "News and Interests" widget on the Taskbar (see blogpost): How can I remove this Widget from the Taskbar?
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Ansible: Some Community.Windows Modules Not Working

Control node: MacOS Catalina running ansible 2.10.9 with Python 3.9.5 Managed node: Windows 2019 Server Hi, I'm using a couple of ansible modules in a playbook from the Community.Windows collection: ...
0
votes
2answers
66 views

How do I make a batch file recognize file extensions in For loop?

I'm trying to make a batch file, a newer one than the one I made last time, and I'm planning to add to my previous program, for organize all of the respective images it finds into folders ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Running Qt app within WinPE

I'd say this is kind of inbetween both SuperUser and StackOverflow, but I am writing a GUI application using Qt that I would like to run within WinPE. I am well aware that WinPE is a very limited ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Ping works, but browser/telnet does not

I am on Windows 10. I am connected to the internet via Wireless. As soon as I boot, the internet connection works fine for a few minutes, but stops working after that After it stops working, ping ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

How can I find the origin of a vmmem process

I use WSL2 and Docker Desktop for development. After stopping all Docker containers, stopping Docker Desktop, and shutting down all WSL distributions, I'm under the impression that there shouldn't be ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Can't open Disk Management with USB drive plugged in

Running Win 10 Home, I recently formatted a USB drive with EaseUS Partition Master, nothing fancy, just a single NTFS volume. Now whenever the drive is plugged in, EaseUS can't detect it, Windows ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Manage Hyper-V Extended ACL from GUI

Is there any way to manage Hyper-V Extended ACLs of local servers from GUI instead of PowerShell similarly as I can manage firewall rules of cloud servers in Azure Portal?
-2
votes
1answer
38 views

Do I have to install a monitor driver to access full display modes of a monitor [duplicate]

I bought a Lenovo ThinkVision 23 inches monitor today and I checked the resolution of the monitor from the official website and it happens to be so big, its resolution is 1680*1050,} after checking ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

“Secure Connection Failed” With all browsers on a single javascript resource

I'm trying to access the website of my university, but I'm getting this problem with every single browser, and it's only affecting a single javascript file hosted on that server. Just to be clear, I ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

How to stop windows to automatically reconnecting to paired audio devices? [duplicate]

I have a frequent problem at home - I try to connect to an audio device from my phone and fail, because the moment I turn it on my computer connects to it. So I have to go to the computer and manually ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

System Information shows incorrect System Model and Manufacturer

Three or four years ago I somehow changed my computer manufacturer and model information whilst dual booting multiple operating systems on my PC. Now whenever I run msinfo32 (System Information) it ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Can switching power settings on a laptop during an update affect the battery?

I recently had to move my laptop, and it started some planned updates as I was shutting it down. Being in a hurry, I unplugged the power cable and packed it, figuring that the laptop would just finish ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

How to resolve both LAN DNS and VPN DNS when connected to a VPN on Windows 10

I have some hostnames set on my router for my local network. But when I connect L2TP VPN my local DNS is not resolving, instead, DNS servers of active VPN are used. Is that possible to resolve both ...
3
votes
1answer
47 views

How to find files bigger than 2gb Windows command line? (32 bit overflow prevents the well known method working)

I am using the following well known solution to recursively find files greater than a specified value: forfiles /S /M * /C "cmd /c if @fsize GEQ 2000000000 echo @path" This perfectly works ...

1
2 3 4 5
975