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Is it possible to remove "New Desktop" from task view? (Windows 11)

Is it possible to remove the add new desktop feature when windows tabbing to view active windows and possibly the window thumbnail bigger to compensate for the added space? enter image description ...
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Windows 11 does not contain a toggle to disable touchpad

I've installed Windows 11 and I want to disable my touchpad. According to other sources, there should be a Toggle in the settings for the touchpad. However, my touchpad settings contains no such thing:...
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Windows 10 multi-screen how to move to screen on all edge when not same size

I have following multi-screen configuration (screen 1 is a laptop, 2 and 3 are extra screen above the laptop's one): But moving from top screens (2 and 3 then) to screen 1 can only be achieved from ...
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Whea uncorrectable error

My pc is running windows 11 when booting with virtualisation enabled I get a "whea uncorrectable error" error message but when virtualisation is disabled it boosts up normally. What could be ...
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ssh-keygen -f option, with PowerShell, continues to say folder not exists despite it does

I'm using the PowerShell terminal in Windows 10. I created a folder "new_folder" in ~/.ssh mkdir ~/.ssh/new_folder Then I try to run ssh-keygen with the -f option. The documentation says &...
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WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR results in deleted folders and dysfunctional apps

Basically I was confronted two times with WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR which resulted once in missing folders in particular spaces in my Desktop(can't recall to have deleted them in a random fashion ...
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I have SSD and HDD on my laptop and I want to encrypt my HDD only?

I have SSD and HDD on my laptop and I want to encrypt my HDD only ? My os is installed on SSD . So how could I encrypt my HDD with veracrypt without losing data. My HDD also has 2 partitions . I want ...
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How to upgrade PowerShell?

I installed the PowerShell, and now I see a message when lauching it A new PowerShell stable release is available: v7.2.5 Upgrade now, or check out the release page at: https://aka.ms/PowerShell-...
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Will i be able to use samba share and access file from ubuntu on windows if ping shows destination unreachable

I have an ubuntu machine .Its ip is 192.168.1.70 .. I have another machine its ip is 192.168.1.45 When i ping from windows to ubuntu machine or ubuntu to windows machine by connecting to earth 4222 ...
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Router speed issue

Okay so I have a netgear nighthawk router RAX70 I also have a cable modem the Arris s33 Cable modem which supports up to 3.5 GBPS Now I have an ethernet cable (cat7) plugged into the 2.5 GBPS port on ...
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How to find duplicate instances / numbers between multiple text files on Windows with PowerShell? [closed]

I have a folder with about 800 text files in it, each with about 30 lines of code, the folder is called "states". How would I get all of the text files within this folder, and search each of ...
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XVVY1 | Dell FastLinQ QL41164HMCU Adapters [closed]

Been wondering if anyone could tell me from where I can get XVVY1 | Dell FastLinQ QL41164HMCU Adapters. Can't find any reliable suppliers myself. Thanks!
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How do I install software application in my Android phone [closed]

How do I create my link How do I produce image of my own How do I create blockqutes How do create HTML using Android phone How do dey create codes using Android phone
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How can I install windows 10 on a separate SSD on legacy boot?

I have Debian 11 installed and want to install windows 10 onto the other SSD in my system so I can play windows exclusives, but my Linux installation is in legacy boot, so I know I can't install ...
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how can I use touchpad while holding a letter or number in the keyboar?

I am using an HP laptop. When I hold a number or letter key from the keyboard and I use my mouse, the mouse just freezes and does mot respond. I think the touchpad is Synaptics TouchPad
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Disabling everything except letters in browser- and on OS-level

We would like to make an interactive exhibition piece foolproof, requiring as little staff presence as possible when recovering it from anything anyone made it do. It has a text input and then it ...
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Windows license in VirtualBox

I am trying to understand how Windows 10 licensing works, with virtual machines in context. I want to run several Windows VMs in Virtualbox, using retail Windows 10 Pro licenses. But I don't want to ...
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Powershell: How to run msedge as different user [closed]

This is not really a question but more a solution. I was wondering how to run msedge as different user using powershell and the solutions I have found was > it is not possible. It is possible: $URL ...
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Sox for windows: resample audiofiles to 44100 Hz

I need to resample some files and have downloaded SoX to do this, and have added sox to my Path (I use windows), but if I try to run the following code: sox C:/Little_owls/sound_files/T1P1_220214.wav -...
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Linux: Setting up permissions on a directory, so that one user has rwx on everything, while everyone else only has rwx on own files

I want to create a directory, in which the following rules apply: One user can see every file in there, open and edit it Other users can put new files there Other users can see, open and edit their ...
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How to enable TLS 1.2 and disable TLS1.0 and TLS1.1 with IIS on Windows server

TLS 1.0 and 1.1 have been deprecated by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) as of March 25, 2021. How to enable TLS 1.2 and disable TLS1.0 and TLS1.1 with an old Windows server(2008/2012~) on ...
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Windows 11 denying access to files from another computer after deletion

I have a windows 10 PC that I have 3 network drives on. I have a Windows 11 laptop that I normally use to access these files. I normally run certain software off of the network shares, and small ...
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Re-installed Windows 10 and grub menu disappeared

Events chronologically: Installed Windows 10 Installed Ubuntu 22.04, this added Grub dual boot menu. Both OSes bootable. All good Deleted Windows 10 reserved and main partitions and merged in to one ...
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Virus Total report lists 48 different types of malware in a file, are they all the same?

I bought a code scanner for my car on Amazon and it came with a USB key with the drivers, etc. Windows Defender identified malware on it and appears to have cleaned it up from my Windows 11 PC. I ...
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Does the rsync command provide a safe means of transferring data from a Windows disk image to a Linux system?

I currently have Windows 10 on my computer, and I am planning on installing Ubuntu. Before installing Ubuntu, I am planning on creating a disk image to preserve my data. Once Ubuntu is installed, I ...
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How to avoid that Del command in windows exits when path does not exist?

I use del command to clean my project from objects, hex files etc. So I use make files to collect in a list all the paths with my files to be deleted and I pass everything in del command, like this : ...
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Backing up old Win7 as VHD and booting it in VMware - failed

I tried backing up my old PC's hard drive using the Win7 System Backup. I have now a 250gb .vhd file as a result, and I'm trying to boot it in VMware but I fail as the error "Missing Operating ...
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Is there a program that will tell when I click on anything where the link is currently mapped to, or the command being run for that specific action?

I am looking for something that will tell me what command is being run for an action to happen in Windows 10/11. For example, I have Malwarebytes running in my system tray: When I right-click, I get ...
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Manage Windows App Execution Aliases from PowerShell

Is it possible to turn off app execution aliases from Powershell? I am ideally looking for a command like: PS> Disable-AppExecutionAlias python Right now, the only way I can find to do this is by ...
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How to use multiple vpn clients with wireguard on windows?

I have multiple connections to the same vpn server. One connection is a wireguard with access to the Internet, the other is an openvpn connection with access only to the local network of the remote ...
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Windows repeat last command without arrow keys

Usually you can use the upwards arrow key to get the previous command. But with a 60% keyboard, there are no arrow keys. How can you navigate powershell without arrow keys?
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Batch processing — How to convert a lot of filenames into HTML code?

I've got an folder with PDF-files with names like page_1_excercise_2.pdf page_23_excercise_3_4_and_5.pdf page_456_excercise_16_and_17.pdf The numbers might contain 1, 2 or 3 digits. I need to ...
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how can i protect exe file with hwid [closed]

I want to add a system to my program. The system is this: When you download the program, the HWID will be registered, and when you send it to someone else, it will not work, so it will be personal. ...
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Looking for software that can index local html files and search the results, displaying the results with a browser-like interface [closed]

I downloaded the cppreference documentation as well as others that I use often and I'm loving using offline documentation, except for one thing.. I can't search it. Does anyone know of any program ...
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Windows how to close port 445 in order to be able to use it WITHOUT a computer reboot

I'm investigating on how to solve this problem: I have a software I'm developing that needs to use port 445. This port is by default own by Windows to handle file and printer sharing. I have ...
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32 bit software RAM utilization in a 64 bit windows machine [duplicate]

I have a 64-bit laptop with 8 Gb of ram, which came installed with a 32-bit MS Excel. So I wanted to know if MS Excel can utilize the complete ram, or is it just utilizing up to 4 Gb of Ram?
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How to resolve Signature Verification Results false positives?

I noticed that there are six DLLs in C:\Windows\System32 that sigverif.exe flags as not having been digitally signed - even though they have been. After digging into it a bit, it looks like the ...
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How to disable hotkey Ctrl + W in Windows 11?

I am running a Windows 11 and I like to play some games. Those games have some hotkeys combinations that frustrate my game, for example, CTRL + W is used many times while in the game, and the result ...
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How can I disable photo results from showing in the Windows start menu search, without disabeling indexing of photo's?

In Windows 10, when you open the start menu and start typing it initiates a search. I use this often as it is useful to quickly find some program. It also shows photo's if those partially match your ...
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Running windows applications from linux host without going inside windows guest

Is it possible to run windows applications like excel, word, from Linux host when using kvm as if an X server is running in side the kvm guest and i can access the graphical applications of the guest ...
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How to run multiple instances of uwp app

Am trying to run multiple instances of "uwp" app in windows 10. I did tried servals things by changing name Tried to search may place still no clear answer or is it not possible
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Dual monitor setup same size but not same resolution

I have now a Asus tuf gaming monitor 32" 165Hz with a resolution of 2560x1440px and I plan to buy a new 32" monitor but with a resolution of 4k and 60Hz. I will use the 2 monitors with ...
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How to change idle criteria for windows10 so idle can be triggered at the system resource level I usually idle at?

I learned that there is a property in Win10 to change sensitivity What are the criteria that Windows uses to put the system state on idle? also I learnt that there is certain percentage resource is ...
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How to show all folder sizes of Android phone in Windows file explorer?

When I run space analysis it shows about 50GB of others, and I don't what is that exactly, so I wanted to manage the space on file explorer on windows 11, but the thing is it doesn't show the folder &...
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Why does my Windows clock keep going out of time?

My clock doesn't stay synced. I can sync via settings and it works for a bit but then it goes out again after a while. Auto-sync with time server is selected. I have tried restarting the Windows Time ...
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Audio keeps dissapearing mid sentence only during Voice chat

my friend keeps disappearing mid-sentence. He said that his Microphone and Audio just stops for about a second. It happens on Discord and Teamspeak. He said that he updated his Drivers. Every other ...
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Windows 10 Installation Setup Not Starting After USB Boot

The Problem: After booting from a USB device with correct BIOS configurations, the Windows 10 (with Microsoft's official tool) or OEM logo (with all other methods) will only show for a few seconds. ...
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Locked files in Windows.old Documents folder, how to grant permissions?

FINAL EDIT: All came down to EFS encryption, I had no certificates, private keys or anything, thankfully, windows.old had the AppData folder, where I could get the files needed to follow the guide on ...
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How to know how many remaining pages for the print job in windows 10

I have my printer HP Ink Tank Wireless 415 And I am using It with windows 10 home I couldn't find a way to see how many pages left when printing something like "pdf" so is there a way?
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How to remove Mac extended attributes files on Windows

I backed up some files using a Mac and when I copied them back to Windows I ended up with a copy of every single file - foo also creates ._foo. Apparently these are Mac extended attribute files. Very ...
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