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Why Would Windows 10 Task Manager's Details Show Some Processes' Operating System Context As An Older Version?

I have a Windows 10 Machine, but as I was looking at the Task Manager's Details tab, I saw the corresponding "Operating System Context" entry of some processes show an older OS version. The ...
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Unable to Access USB Connected Device Storage Using Command Line

I connected a camera to Windows machine through USB, but I am unable to access the device when I type "cd E:\" through command line. I can see the device through file explorer, and the drive ...
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Automatically (on login) allow projecting to a computer via windows wireless display

I have a crappy Windows 10 laptop which I want to use as a 5th monitor for my setup. I'm essentially doing this for kicks. I want to use the wireless display feature in windows to connect to the ...
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Why does my touchscreen stop working when I unplug the wireless mouse?

I'm experiencing a very strange behavior recently. I started using a wireless Logitech mouse about 3 weeks ago and for some reason, when I disconnect the mouse (unplug the usb) the touchscreen stops ...
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PC games lag, but nothing else does

Recently about 2 weeks ago my PC shut down and refused to come back on due to a system32 config error. I fixed this by reinstalling the operating system through a flash drive. I got a good connection ...
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Change color of PowerShell 7 Get-ChildItem result

I am using PowerShell 7 as terminal in PyCharm and the default colors for the commands were not really clear. I created a profile.ps1 where I set them in this way: # Set colours Set-PSReadLineOption -...
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Mouse will not scroll on vertical on the far right side

We have a Dell Precision mini tower 8940 11 Gen with the built in Intel ultra 730 UHD video card which supports 4K I believe. We installed a LG 27” 850u 4K monitor. The challenge is that the mouse ...
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Can't remove retired, physically removed drive from Storage Spaces

I have a RAID 5 Storage Space built in Windows 10. I used Hard Disk Sentinel to monitor the health of my drives but one of them went from 100% health to inoperable in an instant. It was causing file ...
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Copy Win10 partitions plus a partition from another disk onto new drive

My goal is to copy the four partitions associated with Windows 10, plus a fifth partition that I have on another drive. The Windows partitions are on an MBR drive, the fifth partition is on a GPT ...
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Bluetooth headset on Windwos 10: is it possible using mic and stereo audio at the same time (Sony WH-1000XM4)?

I recently bought the Sony WH-1000XM4 and they sound really good, but whenever I try to use the mic, the stereo sound mutes itself - only using the low quality hands free sound profile is an option. ...
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Switching bluetooth headphones mode at certain short intervals

I connect bluetooth headphones and constantly changes the connection status from "voice connected" to "voice, music connected" at short intervals. With this work in the headphones ...
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Booting in WIndows 10 Installer from Grub

I have a 250GB drive on GPT. There are three partitions, boot, root,home for Ubuntu. I have recently had to add Windows 10, so I partitioned home and opened up about 60GB for Windows 10. I did (try to ...
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Why does Windows 10 sometimes seem to perpetually "shut down"? [duplicate]

Today, it happened again. It happens every once in a while. As I shut down my PC to take my bicycle ride, it displayed the normal "Windows is shutting down" screen, with no running ...
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Windows has lost all UEFI boot files

My Windows 10 computer stopped booting after a restart, and after looking around, the computer has lost all of the files inside of the C:\Windows\Boot folder. Attempting to make Windows boot again ...
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Error message when trying to rename directory on NAS share with Windows Explorer

Using SSH from my Windows 10 Notebook I copied the folder SichTmp02122022_Profiles to the directory schr (both residing on the same Share of my NAS, a My Cloud EX2 Ultra) according to: cp --no-...
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Prevent locked screen to be activated by mouse - Windows 10

I use my laptop to listen to online radio. During this, I don't need / want an active screen, so I lock the screen with Win + L. The screen goes blank, but later gets reactivated regularly. As I ...
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My Track pad refuses to respond

I have a Lenovo laptop and its trackpad refuses to respond sometimes after booting up. Same also happens for the scrolling function with the swipe of two fingers. I want to know if it's a software ...
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Only unhide the windows taskbar when hovering on the corner like in gnome

I usually prefer having my taskbar on the left rather than on the bottom because there is more horizontal space, but a downside to this is that many programs have a toolbar on the right side so I ...
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File Locksmith opens when I try to pin an exe to the Start menu

I am trying to pin a .exe (for a portable app) to my Windows 10 Start menu. When I right-click the file and select "Pin to Start" File Locksmith opens, and after a few seconds displays "...
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Why does Windows 10 sometimes seem to perpetually "shut down"? [closed]

Today, it happened again. It happens every once in a while. As I shut down my PC to take my bicycle ride, it displayed the normal "Windows is shutting down" screen, with no running ...
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How to Set Target Directory for Windows Context Menu "Copy To" and "Move To" Options

It's reasonably well understood that one can add "Copy To" and "Move To" options to the Windows File Explorer context menu by adding the following keys, respectively: ...
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How to retain site login in MS Edge from one PC to another or after reformat?

In Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 after I login to superuser.com say, next time when I access superuser.com again in MS Edge I am automatically logged in to my username account. Like that I have a few ...
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Is there a cmd command to unblock apps that are blocked by organization administrator? [closed]

I want to unblock all apps that are blocked by administrator in python. The apps blocked are things like virus protection and threat, UAC, regedit, notifications, firewall etc. I want to unblock these ...
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If I am the administrator do I still have to type in the administrator username and password after UAC?

I just have a simple question. If I am the administrator of a computer with an admin username and password set, do I still have to type in the admin username and password in the prompt?
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Installing two different Nvidia drivers at the same time

I have a GTX1070ti for which the latest driver is 527.37. I bought a NVS 310 for which the latest driver is 392.68. I would like to use both cards simultaneously for different monitors. However, when ...
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I can't connect to WIFI but I can connect to hotspot

My Problem is, that I can't connect to wifi in windows 11. I bough a new PC and apparently it has network issues. I can connect to my phone hotspot but I can't connect to my Wifi. I'm sure my Wifi ...
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Black screen of death after trying a previous restore. I can only open bios. WRE-no load

I have tried for 3 days of all and every possible way to fix. I am getting the black screen of death after trying a previous restore. I can only open bios. WRE-not loading. Tried USB boot, nothing. ...
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Disable specific WIN shortcuts without additional software (Windows 10)

I would like to know hot to disable specific ⊞ Win + shortcuts (Windows 10) without any third party software (with only included Windows 10 tools). Particularly ⊞ Win+Ctrl+D one (create new virtual ...
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How to set the integrated GPU as default on Windows 10?

I would like to set the integrated GPU as default. Currently, many Windows applications use the GPU dedicated, as shown in the attached image. Sorry for the Italian language in the image, however, you ...
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Attempting to reset/reinstall Windows to factory settings

I am running into an issue where my computer frequently crashes when opening Steam or other games. That isn't really my concern at this point, as I have decided the best course of action would be to ...
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Change default drive/partition/folder for user profiles in Windows 10 Pro during installation

I want all user profiles to be created on my 2nd hard drive. I know I can move them AFTER installation but I'm wondering if there is a way to set it during installation cause the very first account ...
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Linux mint not booting after expanding EFI partition (while trying to install Pop!_OS)

I have a Dell Inspiron i5 laptop and I had windows/linux mint dual boot. When I tried to install Pop!_OS instead of Mint while keeping /home intact, I ran into the EFI partition size problem. ...
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How do I open the WSL CLI on Windows 10?

How do I open the WSL CLI on Windows 10? I installed WSL on my Windows 10 system, but I have no idea how to access the WSL CLI. All the tutorials on the internet assume that the CLI is already open.
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dd cloned Windows disk to new SSD – boot from clone with error "windows/system32/winload.efi" missing

I cloned my old external SSD /dev/disk2 to my new external SSD /dev/disk5 on macOS with dd. When I now try to boot new SSD /dev/disk5 the error "windows/system32/winload.efi missing" occurs ...
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How to troubleshoot the cause of "resuming" from hibernation?

I have a NUC with Windows 10 that I use for development. My country has regular, rolling blackouts and fortunately for me, they are scheduled. I have access to an API that lists the status and the ...
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Windows 10 Boot from USB stuck

I've downloaded the windows.iso file and used rufus to burn a Windows image on the go to a portable USB Drive. When it was finished, I unplugged and re-plugged the USB into my computer. I used SHIFT+...
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How to run two instances of Google Chrome after CVE-2022-4135 Zero Day?

There was a recent security vulnerability with Google Chrome that was patched with version 107.0.5304.121/.122 of Chrome for Windows. As probably anyone should (and because my company mandated it), ...
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Why does operation on D drive makes Windows lag when I am not even using the C drive

I have Windows installed on C raid 0 SSD drive and I have my games and downloads on the D HDD drive. Now when I am doing operations, like installing a game on D drive the HDD Usage goes to 100%. I ...
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Can't change date on Windows 10

I am trying to change date in System Settings: when I press "Change" button the date is changed, but it is changed back to the current date within a second or two.
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Access denied when adding key to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE using bat file, adding to HKEY_CURRENT_USER works fine

I need to add a new registry key to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsRunTime\AllowedCOMCLSIDs. I tried running a following bat script: @echo off REG ADD "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\...
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Disk usage spikes to 100% on windows

I recently bought a new laptop. Its Acer Nitro 5 with Intel Core i5-11400H @2.70GHz, GeForce GTX 1650, 16GB RAM and 700 GB SSD. I manually installed windows on it by myself and used Microsoft ...
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How to use the volume knob on an audio interface to adjust the desktop volume?

I found a very old crappy audio interface in a garage and thought about repurposing it to use solely as a volume controller and not an audio interface. What I mean is that I would like to connect the ...
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Programs that use URN protocol

Does there any Windows 10 program or handler to use URN protocol? It's possible to write a script that handles the URN protocol and register it in the Windows registry. But is there a finished utility?...
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Is it a sign of a bandwidth issue when network "link speed" in Speccy is mostly under 20Kbps and then every 10 seconds or so jumps to over 800 Kbps

The company relocated to new offices this past week and my Windows 10 PC is now back online. When I open up Speccy and look at network "link speed" it is mostly reading between 2 and 20 ...
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Using Microsoft Surface Camera in Remote Desktop Connection

I am using a Windows 10 Tablet/Laptop (Surface Pro 3) which has Microsoft Camera rear. With this I device I am using Remote Desktop Connection to a Windows 7 PC (VMWare). I have tried a lot, is there ...
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How do you manage users on shared always-on PCs that can run long processes and need to have GUI always on?

We use Microsoft Active Directory for authentication and user group management, and it works great for "normal" office work. In certain manufacturing scenarios you can run a PCs with a ...
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Statement completion in Windows Terminal displays but doesn't engage

Recently Windows Terminal got updated and it got History suggestions. It looks like this: As I type, it shows the history item that matches my entry. I thought pressing Tab would auto complete the ...
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How do I get a stats report concerning a particular program, e.g. MS word, Minecraft or EVE Online?

I can get a stats report concerning my network that looks like the following How do I get stats concerning a particular program, e.g. MS word? Info about the program I care about includes: the times ...
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Cannot Copy Files From AppData WindowsApps Directory

I'm attempting to move my AppData\Local folder to a different drive, and then create a junction in the original location on C. I've already copied everything EXCEPT a handful of files in C:\Users<...
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How do I get the Win 10 taskbar to hide again if I trigger it to popup then click outside the taskbar?

I've seen a question on here about fixing the taskbar but I'm not sure if this is expected behavior or not. I want it to behave like the OSX taskbar: shows when I am in that activation zone, hides if ...
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