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The pre-release (beta) version of Windows 10.

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Opening file location in Ubuntu with Windows Terminal Preview

I found this article very helpful but would find it really useful to be able to do the same with an Ubuntu tab in WTP. Is this possible?
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Is there a WIndows 10 Home ARM

I have downloaded and installed Windows 10 for ARM preview in a Parallels virtual machine. But it came in «Pro» version. Everything seems to work fine, but I can't personalize some settings because it ...
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Need help installing Windows 10 dev channel version 21390.1, getting error 0x800705aa, suggestions?

zThe system reboots fine, but the update is not installed listing the above error code. I have tried suggestions from various sites on potential remedies, but no luck so far. In particular, I have ...
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Windows 10 search box loses focus after a second or two

The search box in the Windows task bar loses focus after a couple seconds. This sucks because it's the main way I use for launching programs. Is there a way to fix this? Edition Windows 10 Pro ...
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Can I add 6GB RAM of these modules to my existing RAM config? [closed]

After a crash of my PC I decided to reinstall the machine with Windows 10. Everything is running fine, but I notice that the 6GB is a bit too tight for all the software I'm running. Since this is an ...
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Windows AdvFirewall Subnet/Port/Program Conflicting Rules

I've googled around, but don't see any answer or any similar questions here. There is some content about how the Windows Advanced Firewall matches rules, but what I don't understand is, what happens ...
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VirtualBox fails to start

I know that multiple questions have been asked related to this topic; but my error is entirely different This is the exact error I get: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Arch. Call to ...
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“How do you want to open this file” for run commands

When I run %temp% using Win+R, I get a popup: "How do you want to open this file?" To prevent the popup, I can encapsulate using double quotation marks: "%temp%". How to fix it?
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How to open the Windows Terminal (Preview) in File Explorer

As most of you know, it is possible to open a new Command Line in the current folder from the file explorer. For this you have to write 'cmd' in the folder path. Is there a way to do this with the ...
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Can't opt out of Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview

I switched off the Insider Preview about 2 months ago, but I am still getting a message on my desktop that I am running Build 18272.re_prerelease.181026-1425. How do I revert back to a more stable ...
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Boot Order is changing automatically

My laptop is a Lenovo Yoga 720 15IKB that is set up to dual boot between Mint [Linux] and Windows 10. The system came with Windows 10 pre-installed and the partition Windows 10 is on was shrunk to ...
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Pseudo English looking characters used in Windows 10 Insider Preview

Firstly, this may look like it should be in security or something more 'virus related' but this is now after a fresh format and reinstall so it really shouldn't be that. (Thought I'd nip that response ...
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Windows 10 Host, VM Workstation Player 14, Guest Windows server 2016 (trial version) - install error

VMWorkstation Player 14.1.2 build-8497320 Windows 10 Preview [Version 10.0.17704.1000] I tried to install the trial version of Windows 2016 server without a licence key. VMWare detected it was ...
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Not able to connect to home internet after using limited wifi

Problem: if I connect my Dell XPS or MacBook Pro to a limited WLAN e.g. on the train (where I need to accept the Terms of Use, and then I get internet access), and then later on I connect it to my ...
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Task Manager not showing mini graphs or tabs on the left - Windows 10 Spring 18 update

Today for the first time I see that the Task Manager is not showing the mini graphs (which allow me to switch the active graph) on the left side. They are just gone. Making the window extremely big ...
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Windows 10 Insider Preview - High CPU usage

In the last two-three months, I've got a feeling that my computer is getting slower. It's a Dell XPS 13 9550, with an i7-6500@2.50Ghz, 16Gb of RAM and a Samsung 960 NVMe SSD. Right now I'm using the ...
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How can you turn Core Isolation Memory Integrity back off again in Windows 10 build 17127 and later

In Windows 10 Insider Preview builds, in Windows Defender Security Center, after the Fall Creators Update, Windows Insiders will see a new feature Core Isolation. It's possible to turn the Memory ...
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rammap issues - does not show up anything (win10 pro build 17120)

I'm having some issues with the windows rammap tool. It used to work fine but by going to recent builds 17115/17120 it stopped working - when i start it up it does not show up anything. Refreshing it ...
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Comp. stuck at blinking cursor DOS screen every other time i turn on computer, what's the most likely issue?

I'm running a desktop computer with a fully updated Windows 10. Before I had a problem where it would get stuck at the GIGABYTE BIOS screen and i removed one of the ram sticks (i had an excessive ...
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Why does Ubuntu on Windows crash on startup?

I'm running Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17074 for PC. The Windows Subsystem for Linux is enabled and I've installed Ubuntu on Windows from the Windows Store. Whenever I try to launch Ubuntu, it ...
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Windows 10 is blocking executed programs

I bought a computer from my friend, it is Lenovo Thinkpad W530. It was reset to factory defaults, and I logged in with my Microsoft account. I am sure that my account type is administrator. My current ...
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Firefox no sound (v57.0.2) in Windows 10 rs_prerelease 17063

Firefox 57.0.2 is unable to play sound after switching to this Windows release. Also affects Nightly and Developers edition eg youtube video plays on chrome/edge not on firefox.
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Why is my external SSD very fast in the Benchmark, but incredible slow copying to or from other disks?

So I formatted my 1TB-SSD (half half in NTFS and exFAT partitions) and put it into a USB-3.1 external case. Both Partitions have fast speeds in CrystalDiskmark Test. (523 M/s read, 428 m/s write) ...
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Trying to update from Windows Insider Slow Ring, get this error: Windows 10 Insider Preview 16251.0 (rs3_release) - Error 0xc1900201

As the description says, I'm trying to update to Windows 10 Insider Preview 16251.0, but I get an error 0xc1900201. I've rebooted the computer multiple times, with no luck. The update installs to ...
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Windows 10 having trouble with battery status [closed]

Windows 10 not updating battery status This happens after windows update
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Windows Update history missing after installing an update to a preview build

Windows Update says it's installed an update to this preview build: ...but the installed update history doesn't show it:
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how to stop and remove new release

My insider machine is currently running 15048 but fails to install 15055. How can I remove the downloaded upgrade, because after a failed upgrade, I'm presented with a "A reboot is required to ...
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Windows 10 Build 15007 crash on lid close

My laptop crashes every time i close it since the last windows insider preview build. I know it's a preview and they are not supposed to be stable. I also had the problem described here. But for the ...
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Stop Xbox One controller from controlling Windows 10

I have an Xbox One Elite controller and today I noticed moving the stick scrolls in default windows apps. I have no apps installed that would allow this behavior (xpadder, joy2key, gopher, etc). I ...
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difference between x servers in windows

I'm using Windows 10 Insider Preview with Windows subsystem for Linux enabled I'm wondering what's the true differences between VcXsrv and Xming to view windows from Ubuntu in windows I know the ...
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Windows 10 insider edition 14986 is not working with VirtualBox

VirtualBox 5.1.12 is used, and it crashes every time I boot into Windows 10 pro preview 14986. The error code of the BSOD (blue screen of death) was flashed very fast and hence I cannot see it. ...
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Very high ram usage, unusually high non-paged pool use by tag Etwr

I have been running out of RAM as of late and have narrowed down that something is leaking in the non-paged pool. My non-paged pool is almost 4GB. In addition to that, the working set of my paged pool ...
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Suspected Virus. Interuppted downloads on IE, Chrome, windows update, adobe [duplicate]

So I'm looking for some advice. I'm running out of ideas. I have an issue on 2 of my computers. My MS Surface Pro 4, and Desktop PC. Downloads are interrupted in chrome and IE... Windows update is ...
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Settings app crashes immediately in Windows 10 (Build 14905)

Since a while, the Windows 10 "immersive" settings app crashes immediately after opening certain pages (build 14905). Crashes: System, Devices, Network & Internet, Personalization, Accounts, Time ...
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Windows 10 Insider ISO download

I just wanted to download the latest version of Windows 10 Insider Preview from https://insider.windows.com/, but when I click on the "PC" button, it takes me to an error website which says We are ...
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What is causing this Windows 10 reoccurring BSOD on update (MEMORY_MANAGEMENT ntoskrnl.exe+173ce2)?

For the last few weeks, I've been getting a MEMORY_MANAGEMENT BSOD on my Windows 10 machine. I'm 90% sure it has something to with Windows trying to update (I can trigger it on command when I check ...
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Windows 10 hide user account picture on the login screen

I have seen some third party utilities that could do this in Windows 10. I have also found that deleting all image files in the following folders would also accomplish this task. Make sure you have ...
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How to rename windows system folder from "WINDOWS" to "Windows"

Yesterday, I installed Windows 10 Preview Build 14379. I had a few problems with my applications that I was running, so I rolled back to Build 14372 from Settings > Update and Security > Recovery. ...
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Explorer crashes when clicking on any context menu command

I've recently updated to the new insider preview, but I don't know if this is related. Anyways, when I right click anywhere (on the desktop, inside of a folder) and click on any of the context menu ...
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Is it possible to connect to the Subsystem for Linux in Windows 10 using SSH [duplicate]

Now that Windows 10 has the Windows Subsystem for Linux is it possible to connect to it remotely via SSH? With the Bash shell up and running I tried connecting Putty (running on the same Machine) to ...
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windows.old folder restored from external backup is not recognized for rollback in Windows 10 insider preview

Would like to do a proper rollback with the windows.old folder of Windows 10 which was restored from external backup to it's original location; yet the system and startup dialog negates the option. ...
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Windows 10 right-click in Windows Explorer broken

I use the SHIFT + F10 keyboard shortcut a lot, in Windows Explorer, to access the right-click context menu. I'm running Windows 10 Build 14332, and it's not working anymore. It's a fresh install from ...
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Run exe is missing from Windows 10

I am missing the run command from my computer. I do not mean from the menu. I mean the actual exe seems to be gone. I can type run in the search field on the Start Menu and it shows the Desktop App ...
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How to remove/reset Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows Insider Build 14316

I installed the Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14316. Now I would like to remove it or, better, revert to its factory defaults i.e. as it was when just installed. I ...
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Bash on Ubuntu on Windows (10) - Unable to connect to Upstart

Running the Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS release (Trusty) using the new windows beta release with "Bash on Ubuntu on Windows" support. I'm having issues running services requiring upstart. ie: [15:08 root@...
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What is tmpgfile.sys in C:\?

Since Windows 10 Build 14316 I see a file called tmpgfile.sys: What is this file?
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None of the Windows Store apps show up in application list

I'm using Windows 10 Insider Preview, build 14291. There are random freezes on this build, during one of those freezes, I restarted my pc as usual but when I restarted, it opened up in a "temporary ...
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No longer receiving Windows 10 insider previews on desktop

I have my laptop formatted with dual boot. The primary partition with Windows 10, and the secondary partition also with windows 10, but set to receive Windows insider preview updates. However, since ...
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Annoying white arrows on the taskbar icons area. Windows 10

I've just installed Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14279 And I get these annoying white bands/arrows on the taskbar icon area. How can I get rid of them? I've tried different options at ...
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How to force (fast ring) download of Win10 preview build?

How Do I force my computer with 1511 Win10 to download the latest preview build? How is this triggered internally? In my case I decided to put one PC from slow ring to fast ring because I want to use ...
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