Questions tagged [windows-10-v1909]

For questions about the Windows 10 October 2019 Update (Version 1909). Use [windows-10] for questions not specific to a particular release of Windows 10.

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Microsoft Edge Updating even though I disabled the edgeupdate and edgeupdatem services a day ago

I'm using Windows 10 1909 I woke up to my computer being sluggish so I opened task manager and found out MicrosoftEdgeUpdate.exe was running and taking lots of CPU, EVEN THOUGH I had just disabled ...
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How to hide entry from Win10 Apps & Features

I have been installing drivers for laptop HP Elitebook 850 G3 from producent website. I intended to keep all of the ARP entries hidden and was able to achieve that. Unfortunately in the Apps & ...
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Does Windows folder in all CAPS cause problems such as failing Major Windows Updates?

After a series of failed updates from Windows 10 1909 to 2004 or even 21H1 with update assistant, I was figuring out what caused the updates to fail. Besides it's pretty old installation of Windows 10 ...
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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?
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How to Reset Windows 10 to Fix Windows Print

Printing to my HP 6970 printer using the Windows 10 print UI or through the HP app has not been working for me. The printer works just fine, and I can print to it from my computer without using the ...
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Windows 10 v1909 Memory Leak

Windows 10 Pro v1909 Intel i5-8250U 8GB RAM I updated to v1909 from v1809 back in December, and since then, I've noticed that my Memory used at idle and my paged/non-paged pool is significantly more ...
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How to Know if Windows Defender is currently scanning

So my work laptop has been running hot all day with the Windows Defender service consuming a CPU core the whole time. A few restarts and a full shutdown haven't stopped it. Only thing I can think of ...
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Why is my PC blocked from receiving Windows 10 Update 2004 or 20H2

I am currently operating an older PC running a core i5-2500K CPU, which is sufficient for my purposes, OS ist Win10 Pro 1909. I am wondering why I do not get an update to Windows 10 2004 or even the ...
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VirtualBox VMs cannot start after enabling "Virtual Machine Platform" feature

I'm not able to Start any VMs in VirtualBox and getting this error: Cannot enable nested VT-x/AMD-V without nested-paging and unrestricted guest execution! (VERR_CPUM_INVALID_HWVIRT_CONFIG). I ...
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Something happened on our end. Error code 0x87E10BC6

I'm facing the below error when trying to open "Ubuntu 20.04" from the Windows 10 Start menu to finish the WSL2 installation setup. I also found that it's not limited to only the WSL2 ...
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Why is Microsoft globally blocking all Windows 1909 machines with latest build 18363.1110 from upgrading to 20H1? [closed]

After KB4577062 is installed on Windows 10 Version 1909 any attempt to upgrade to 20H1 - either via setup.exe from the 20H1 iso or via Upgrade Assistant - will fail. Also the 20H1 Feature Update won't ...
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How to add quick launch toolbar in Windows 10 1909 - older instructions DO NOT WORK

I upgraded to Windows 10 1909, and I'd like my quicklauch toolbar back. All the instructions I'm seeing for Windows 10 say to add this directory %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch in ...
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Cipher suite needed for downloading from windows store

Does anyone know which Cipher Suite needs to be enabled on a Win10 machine to download packages from the Windows store. I need to configure my device with a subset of ciphers and when I do it fails ...
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Why is there no network connectivity in Ubuntu using WSL 2 behind VPN?

Premise: I'm trying to run Ubuntu as a Windows 10 app using WSL. TL;DR problem: When Ubuntu uses WSL 2, network connectivity "disappears" when using company VPN. Trying to get Ubuntu 18.04 (...
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Windows 10 update assistant stuck at 99 percent when updating 1909 to 2004

after releasing 2004 version of windows 10 i have waited a long time for it to roll out for my device but it did not yet, i checked for update with windows 10 update assistant and it showed me that i ...
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Windows 10 version 1809 will not update to 1903 or 1909 automatically

I have a Windows 10 Pro v1809, OS build 17763.1339. According to the MS docs, this is the latest update to version 1809. I'm not sure why feature updates are not being shown via Windows update. I have ...
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Windows 10:"Temporary files" suddenly taking up as much space as "Apps & features", but can't delete [duplicate]

I'm running Windows 10 version 1909, OS build 18363.900. After upgrading my Win 10 version, my HDD has been almost full, degrading performance. I now have about 40MB free on my 436 GB C:\ drive (my ...
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Windows 10 build 1909 - Corrupt Store - DISM version from 1903

Anyone shed any light on this. I've been looking at an issue with a windows 10 machine 1909 build 10.0.18363.720, where after windows updates are installed including KB4560960 (2020-06 Cumulative ...
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Windows 10 App Aliases not working

I have a number of different apps installed on my windows 10 computer that use the app execution aliases feature (Settings -> Apps and Feautres -> App Execution Aliases). However, with the ...
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Sound won't come out after unpairing with bluetooth

here's my situation: My OS is Windows 10 Pro. my usual audio output is through my TV (because i'm using my TV as monitor with HDMI) at one time i use my bluetooth headset as audio output and i use it ...
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How to remove Microsoft software promotions from Windows Search results

Since a few weeks, everytime I search for my default internet browser (Google Chrome) I also get the suggestion to download the new Microsoft Edge browser, which annoys me (see the screenshot. ...
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Unsupported Processor BSOD in Safe Mode

My computer works perfectly in Normal Mode. When I try to boot into Safe Mode, I am greeted with BSOD and the stop code "UNSUPPORTED_PROCESSOR". The computer then reboots itself into Normal Mode again....
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Unable to access WSL after installing Docker for Windows

The Problem I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 under Windows through WSL. I installed Docker for Windows so as to be able to run an old MySQL, because I was told I need docker in WSL to talk to Windows Docker ...
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Which one is best Radeon Software Crimson Edition Beta or Catalyst Software Suite?

I brought a computer with Radeon HD 7470 graphics card. But My computer graphics card stuck with crimson edition. which one is the best crimson or catalyst.
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Can I install windows 10 on my desktop using recovery drive I created on laptop?

I would like to do this because I don't have enough data to download windows 10 using create windows 10 installation media directly on my desktop. So I was thinking that I create a recovery drive of ...
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Cannot install Windows 10 on hard disk

I have an old laptop that I installed Linux on, overwriting Windows. I am currently trying to reinstall Windows 10, but I'm running into some issues. My installation media is a bootable USB created ...
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Task Manager, Registry Editor, Control Panel, Group Policy Editor Dark Mode

Is it possible to have the Task Manager, Registry Editor, Control Panel, Group Policy Editor and other such applications which are not in dark mode to be in the dark mode even when the default app ...
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Windows 10 ProfSvc delays boot significantly

I am running Windows 10 Pro x64 1909, my system is desktop i5-8500 3GHz 16GB RAM 120GB SSD + 3TB HDD for file storage. For a long time, Windows used to display the login screen in about 20 seconds ...
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Why Windows 10 Settings appllication show in French even after changing everything to English?

I'm trying to change my Windows to English but I can't get it to work. Here are the steps that I did so far. 1) Installed the English Language Pack and define it as default: 2) Copy settings: 3) ...
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Snip & Sketch tool always flickers when using any annotation tools

tl;dr: Drawing any annotation in Windows 10's Snip & Sketch tool causes a screen flicker. Is there any workaround to this? Snip & Sketch is a gem in Windows 10 and it makes my life really ...
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SSMS 18.5 installation

I'm a bit of a novice and struggling to install SSMS on my PC. I have recently had to reinstall Windows 10 and now cannot get SSMS to install. I have downloaded the latest version of SSMS from ...
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Stop Windows 10 from installing applications that I am using on another PC

I have just installed a fresh Windows 10 Pro on my old Acer PC. I have logged-in with my Microsoft account and after a few minutes of using it, I found a number of applications installed that I use on ...
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How to uninstall TeamViewer, if there is no option for doing so?

tl;dr "Something" installed a TeamViewer on my brand new computer. How to get rid of it? There's no corresponding option in "Add/Remove Programs" list and there is neither "TeamViewer" group nor "...
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a downloaded app gets automatically deleted from the folder upon double clicking

The downloaded app gets deleted and folder becomes locked. I want to mirror my android phone screen on my Windows 10 laptop.I came across a blog here https://fossbytes.com/android-screen-mirroring-...
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Strange UAC crash, can't shut down pc without signing out first

When I try to power off my pc (Running Windows 10 Pro 1909) it just does nothing, but it also seems that it's somehow messing up UAC. How I found this out was by trying to launch something, the UAC ...
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Why do I keep getting a 2020-03 cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1909 for x86 based systems (KB4551762) - error 0x8e5e0147?

Why do I keep getting a 2020-03 cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1909 for x86 based systems (KB4551762) - error 0x8e5e0147? I keep clicking on retry and keep on getting the same message each ...
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Disable AutoRun feature - Windows 10

Since the key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor doesn't exist anymore. How can I modify the AutoRun value? Additional info: Windows 10 Education - Version 1909(OS Build 18363.720)
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Launch a batch script as shell instead of explorer in Windows 10

In Windows 10, the default shell is explorer.exe, giving you the taskbar, desktop icons and start menu. Since Windows 10 v1909, and possibly v1903, Microsoft has decided to use the hyper key (CTRL-...
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How to make Windows drag continuously with a touchpad like Mac's do?

On Mac OS X you can double click on the touchpad and start "dragging". If you get to the end of the touchpad you can use another finger to continue the "dragging" while the original finger continues ...
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Windows 10 won't shut down/go into sleep mode

Ever since the most recent Windows 10 update (1909) whenever I try to either shut down or put my PC into sleep mode, there's a rough 50/50 chance it'll actually do it. If it doesn't then it will lock ...
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How to fix failing cumulative update on Windows 10 Pro (1909) upgraded from Windows 7 SP1

I am seeing error 0x80070003 in CBS.log after consistently failing to install the cumulative update for February 2020 (KB4532693). The logged error is always: 2020-03-06 21:29:44, Error ...
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Battery drops to 0 from 46% despite having equal design and full charge capacity

I bought a used dell latitude e7450 yesterday. The laptop works fine except the battery drops to 0% from 46% really quickly and it shuts down without warning. The battery report says that the design ...
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Windows 10 (1909) Crashes instantly and boots into BIOS and doesn't recognize my HDD

since last week I use my laptop with Windows 10 1909 64-bit, and works fine. But, this week I'm having problems using it. I boot it up, it works, but then after 1-3 hr using it, it crashes. But I can'...
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Can I safely update Windows 10?

I remember reading in the news that some Windows 10 update destroys your installation a couple of weeks ago. Currently, I am on Version 1909 (Nov 17 2019) Build 18363.592. Is it safe to run the ...
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How to upgrade my installed Windows 10 Home N to a version WTHOUT N?

I live in Europe. Probably because of EU Regulations, Parallels Pro has installed Windows 10 Home (64-bit) N in my new VM on my new Mac, without asking me which version I want (!). Because Windows ...
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'Performance' tab of the task manager is frozen

The 'Performance' tab of the task manager is frozen in Windows 10 (V1909). I can select options to change the views of the graph but this screen is particularly frozen. It happened all of a sudden and ...
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Word Flashing - Word 2010/Windows 10/1909

After deploying a firm-wide upgrade to 1903, it has been reported that Word documents start to flash between the document rendered in the Word window to a completely white window and back again, until ...
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Can't select and type in Search (Windows 10, 1909)

After recent update to Windows 10 (v 1909), I can no longer type in windows explorer Search. When I mouseover and click in, and try to type in anything, it just doesn't do anything, still like this: ...
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Error 0x80070780 - The file cannot be accessed by the system. How can I delete this folder?

When I try to delete the folder named C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\FocusHomeInteractiveSA.APlagueTaleInnocence-Window_1.0.5.0_x64__4hny5m903y3g0 I get the error... The file cannot be accessed by ...
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GPU fails on because UPS

I got a new UPS not long ago, and installed it's software (upsilon 2000) and driver. the software installs a battery driver for the UPS so I can use windows power plans settings to control what ...
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