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Start menu (and others) not working (v1709 and above, for Tile Store, NOT Tile Data Layer)

Some background: At one point all Windows "Modern UI"-style apps stopped working, ie. the calculator, "Clocks & Alarms", etc. Upon rebooting (to see if it would fix the issue), the start menu ...
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Standalone updates fail on Windows 10 1709 - “the update is not applicable to your computer”

I'm trying to install updates on a Windows 10 Pro 1709 PC using standalone updaters downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog. I'm trying to install on a Windows 10 Pro 1709 system, build 16299....
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IE11 throws “Can't reach this page” INET_E_DOWNLOAD_FAILURE for HTTP, but all fine for HTTPS

I'm having a strange issue throughout my domain, affecting all computers in my domain. Loading a site in http://, using specifically IE (No issues in Chrome), results in Can't reach this page ...
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Start multiple Firefox (Portable) instances doesn't work using -no-remote switch

Having a running Firefox installed, I want to start Firefox Portable downloaded from heise. On Windows I'm running FirefoxPortable.exe -no-remote which was posted here, but always get the error: ...
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How do I clear the DNS cache in Windows 10 version 1709? [duplicate]

Probably the easiest way to clear the cache would be to restart the DNS Client service, but the option is grayed out even if I load the Services window as SYSTEM through PsExec. If I use something ...
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How to fix blurry MySQL Workbench 6.3 on Windows 10.1709?

I'm running MySQL Workbench 6.3 on Windows 10.1709. The application looks blurry, as if the pixels had been run through a Photoshop Soft-Focus Filter. I cannot upgrade to MySQL Workbench 8.0 because ...
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Windows Hello. Remove Pin button is missing

Windows 1709. Does anyone know which GPO controls the option/button "Remove" PIN? The issue is I can setup the pin but if I forget it I cannot change it anymore as it asks the previous one. Any ...
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Windows 10 lock screen background different on startup

Ever since updating to 1709 (also known as the Fall Creators Update), Windows doesn't show my selected lock screen background when I start up my computer. It shows the default image. But when I go to ...
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RAID 1 disk goes 100% activity all the time with 0 read/write with 0ms response

I have setup software RAID 1 in windows 10 v1709. Main disk is SATA3 ssd but I have also two 3TB Seagate disks in software RAID 1 (mirrored). I have this setup for a few mounths and I had no problems ...
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Stop Windows 10 Fullscreen Popup

So today i was playing a game of CS in which i got a Windows 10 Update notice like this: This was quite bad since i ran CS in Full screen and the Popup just placed on top of the Game window and ...
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In the new-style Settings interface in Win10, how do I cancel changes? (Use case: power & sleep)

Win10 provides Windows 7-style Control Panel views that have a "Cancel" button to dismiss a screen without saving changes. Is there a similar option in the Windows 10-style settings views? I can't ...
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Windows 10 upgrade on dual Boot with Linux

I have a dual boot laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 - with the following partitions : Disk 1 - 128GB SSD : 160Mb EFI System boot partition 128Mb - msftres (no idea) ...
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Windows programs crashing after Windows 10 v1709 upgrade

After upgrading to Windows 10 v1709, I have been getting errors regarding Windows programs. Windows Explorer, Microsoft Management Console, and Snipping Tool have all had "stopped responding" issues. ...
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Windows 10 1709: Set custom scaling for each monitor

I would like to achieve the following scaling scenario: Intern Monitor - 175% When connected to: Extern Monitor 1 - 100% Extern Monitor 2 - 110% By using the settings app, you only can set Extern ...
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Mouse keeps freezing after using touchscreen in Windows 10 version 1709

I have a Dell Inspiron 3541 with all original hardware (besides hard disk). Recently, after upgrading to Windows 10 v1709 (after 6 months of "Could not install" messages), the mouse (touchpad) freezes ...
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No Sound device recognized after Win10 Fall Creators's Update

After the Fall Creator's Update for Windows 10 my Asus Notebook X205TA does not recognize any sound devices anymore. Windows Troubleshooting in the first run installed a Realtek Codec, but that seems ...
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Auto restart after updates option is greyed out in Windows 10

My Windows 10 auto restart after updates option is greyed out, and I can't turn it on or off. I clicked on the on/off button to turn on the option but it doesn't work. I have Windows 10 Home 1709 OS ...
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Asking to Install Update 1709 When Already on Version 1709

I have just recently made a fresh install of Windows 10 on my computer. After I finished the install I went to 'Windows Update' in settings and continuously checked for updates and restarted my ...
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Scaling versus resolution on Windows 10 Display settings?

What is the difference between 3840x2160 scaled at 200% and 1920x1080 scaled at 100%? I ask because I have a 3840x2160 monitor and when I (by right-clicking on the desktop and going to display ...
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List view on desktop no longer working in Windows 10 after Fall Creators update

Up until the Fall Creators update it used to be possible to show desktop icons in list view, which was awesome. To achieve this you could either use a little tool written in AutoIT or press Ctrl+Shift+...
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Windows 10 update 1709 fails on M.2 SSD

I have a brand new PC with Windows 10 and since the last month, I receive error messages about the 1709 update. The error code is 0xc1900200 which means that "machine does not meet the minimum system ...
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How do I reinstall Internet Explorer on Windows 10 if the 'feature name is unknown'

I have previously uninstalled Internet Explorer on Windows 10. When I attempt to reinstall using the following PowerShell commands Get-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online | Select FeatureName | Select-...
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Windows 10 Samba server not detected OS X Lion

I have a Windows 10 desktop which functions as the Samba server. When my Early 2008 MacBook, running Lion, attempts to connect, the connection always fails because it does not detect the server ...
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Mount EFI partition on a removable media in Windows 10

There are these similar questions like mine already: How do I mount the EFI partition on Windows 8.1 so that it is readable and writeable? But, my trouble is that these methods are not working for ...
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My speakers (internal) makes a loud buzzing sound when I set the volume to above 90%

Here's the sound it makes, not sure if it'll help: ONEDRIVE DOWNLOAD LINK, CLYP LINK It's an internal subwoofer. Here are the details: DEVICE, DRIVER, AND WI Device instant path: HDAUDIO\...
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User account got “reset” by way of the 1709 creating a new users folder

At 1703, my C:\Users\ contained Vegard. To this day, that much is apparent from C:\Windows.old\Users\: After 1709, C:\Users\ contains AdminVegard as well as Vegard: (The folder isn't really 0 bytes,...
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GPOs not applying to Windows 10 since Update

i've got a strange problem: i've got a Windows 2008 Domain with several clients (XP, 7, Server 2008, 10). Since i've updated some of the Windows 10 clients to version 1709 (Fall Creators Update) the ...
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NVMe SSD and Windows NTFS compression - effects on performance?

I have a laptop with the following NVMe SSD drive: NVMe KXG50ZNV512G NVM as proven with Speccy Free (sorry for UHD) I have a quite powerful CPU too: Intel Core i7 7700HQ My question is: Since ...
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Powershell console profile aliases (functions) not working, why?

This TechNet page says the location of a console profile file for the current user only and all shells shall be: %UserProfile%\Documents\Windows­PowerShell\profile.ps1 In my case, the %UserProfile% ...
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Local Network: An unexpected condition occurred. Not all of your requested changes in settings could be made

All conditions being exactly the same except Windows 10 versions (1607 vs. 1709). When I attempt to set a static IP address in 1709 I get an error message stating "an unexpected condition occurred. ...
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How to remove some keyboard layout in Windows 10 using PowerShell?

I am curious as to how does one remove a keyboard layout in Windows 10 Professional using PowerShell?
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How to remove additional keyboard layouts if I can't see them in control panel in Windows 10?

How to remove additional keyboard layouts if I can't see them in control panel in Windows 10? It currently looks like this (sorry for the UHD): Note: I am new to Windows 10 Pro. I use Linux instead, ...
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Watching a YouTube video disconnects my Internet connection

Using Windows 10 (v1709) and Chrome (64.0.3282.167), when I watch a YouTube video, my Internet connection works for approximately the first minute, then drops out. In more detail: I can watch a video ...
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How can I stop Windows 10 Home 64-bit from suddenly rebooting without warning?

I am running Windows 10 64-bit Home Version 1709, OS Build 16299.248. Processor is AMD A10-5800K APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics 3.80 GHz Installed RAM 8.00 GB (7.20 GB usable) Installed this new ...
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Internet Explorer Inoperable after Meltdown/Spectre Patches in Windows 10

This started happening shortly after Meltdown/Spectre was in the news. I've tried: Uninstalling and reinstalling IE. Resetting IE settings Uninstalling KB4056892. Searching yields results for AMD ...
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Unexpected connection attempt from Microsoft Outlook Communications

I recently installed ESET Smart Security and put the firewall in interactive mode. I just got a notification that "Microsoft Outlook Communications" is attempting to connect on TCP 443 to "client-...
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New 4k Monitor hooked to laptop frequently goes black for a second then back to normal

I have an ASUS Strix 15" laptop with a 980m video card. I just bought an AOC U2879G6 monitor. It runs great 90% of the time but some days it will intermittently "go black" then come back to life ...
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Error While Trying to Update to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update 1709

I have tried to install the Fall Creators Update 1709 for 25 odd times and each time it restarts multiple times before restoring to previous version and restarting Windows without the new update. When ...
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Cannot save files to desktop in Windows 10

Everything was working fine until yesterday. Now, when I turned on my PC today and tried saving a text file written in Notepad, I am getting the following popup: Also, not just in saving txt files, I ...
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Windows 10 Enterprise version 1709 - cannot edit or remove Start Menu tiles

My computer here at work was just upgraded to Windows 10 version 1709 (Fall Creators Update), build 16299.125. The Windows Start Menu now contains tiles for Weather, Mail, 3D Paint, OneNote, XBox, ...
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ALT keys on laptop “fall asleep”

Basically, both my alt keys "fall asleep". They will completely stop working. Over time, and with the help of keyboardtester.com, I have learned that if I mash one of them about 15 times it will "...
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Latest Windows 10 update has enforced adaptive brightness

I have a Samsung XE700T1C tablet/laptop, which before the latest 1709 update was behaving as intended when attempting to amend the brightness controls. Naturally, I've disabled adaptive brightness ...
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Cannot access NGC folder as admin

I am unable to login to my PC using my PIN. The recommended fix is to clear the contents of the NGC folder. Unfortunately, I cannot access it. Command prompt without admin privileges: C:\Windows\...
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Windows 10 automatically enters Quiet Hours

Background Since some months already Windows 10 starts the quiet hours mode over and over again automatically. I mostly recognize it when using Telegram and no notifications are arriving. I then ...
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Save a Theme error message on windows 10

This is the second time in a month or so I've had this happen, and out of nowhere it pops up. Googling gets me no proper answer answer. On Microsoft Answers, I've found that many users have had this ...
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ProgramData folder junction breaks after upgrade to 1709

We have a custom image on 100's of PC's across the country that uses disk protection, and in order for our management platform software to update and work correctly, we had to create a junction to a ...
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UWP icons are missing

I noticed that Micrsoft Edge was missing the taskbar icon, and then noticed all UWP apps are missing their icons. You can see this clearly in this screenshot of the lock screen settings: Things tried:...
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How to revert Windows 10 1709 to 1703 without Windows.old being directly accessible?

My question is comparable to a former one, but a bit different as well: I'm using 1709 and considering "rolling back" to 1703 because of changes in GDI memory management which introduced a serious ...
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“Input Not Supported” on Acer S241HL Monitor with HDMI after Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

My HP PC recently installed Windows 10 version 1709 (Fall Creators Update). After the update, my second monitor, which is connected via HDMI, will no longer work with Windows. When the PC starts up, ...
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Deployed Windows 10 Start Layout broken for new users

I have a Windows 10 1709 system I am working on imaging. During the setup, I created the Start Menu layout I wanted, exported the StartLayout.XML file to the local hard drive, then set the Group ...