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File Explorer Stuck on Deleting--Brand New Laptop

I bought a new laptop (Asus VivoBook) I got it to backup all my pictures and videos I have on my Iphone. It's a pain figuring out how to get the pictures and videos to the laptop. We finally used ...
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.url game shortcuts keep opening print dialog instead of game [closed]

When I open a shortcut [with extension .url], it takes me to print dialog instead of opening the application. Also, the icons seem to be blank for these shortcuts. I've tried almost all solutions ...
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Risk of Windows 10 with no password

What are the risks of not setting up a password for the admin user (the only user) in Windows 10? Besides physical attacks, are there any network vulnerabilities? Or maybe encrypted data is more ...
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How to Disable Microsoft Edge Guest Browsing on

I would like to disable Guest Browsing on Windows 10 PC (home edition, so no group policy editor- do have registry edit) on Microsoft Edge (new). I have found tutorials on how to disable incognito ...
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How do I disable two clicks to close in Windows 10?

--EDIT 20130213-- So, I've determined the cause for this. Some applications within windows, Outlook being one of them, will not close a window if you click the x to close it while the window is not ...
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Windows 10 - bring background task into foreground

I have a scheduled task that runs an exe in the background. Every once in a while I'm suspicious that the exe isn't running properly but I have no way to see the output since it's hidden and I can ...
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Impossible to log on to Windows 10: LogonUI.exe Error System & IO error in C:\Windows

I have a MSI GS60 2QC-013XFR Ghost bought in january 2016. Configuration : Main disk : 119.25 GiB TOSHIBA THNSNJ12 SSD shared between Windows 10 & Ubuntu 20.04 powered on time : 10 months and 26 ...
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Outlook glitches out when displaying email signatures after Windows 10 upgrade from 7

I've recently upgraded a couple of PCs in our company to Windows 10 from Windows 7. These both had Outlook 2013 installed. After upgrading (and installing the latest graphics drivers) the email ...
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Media creation tool for Windows 10 gets stuck on 50% progress when writing to pen drive

I've used the tool many times in the past without any problems but since September I can't get it to work. I've tried media creation tool versions 1903 and 1909. I'm even holding on to old Windows 10 ...
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Windows 10 Pro v1803 unable to join 2008/2003 Domain

Scenario: Domain Controller 1 = Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controller 1 = Windows 2003 R2 Domain Name = MYCOMPANY (Single Label Domain) Functional Level > Windows Server 2003 Clients: Mix of Windows ...
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Does polling of a USB keyboard normally slow down if not used

The fastest USB keyboards I can find use USB 2.0 with 1000 Hz polling. If I just watch a movie and don't touch this keyboard for hours, does the back-and-forth USB communication really continue to ...
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Outlook won't respond to clicks or keystrokes, but it's not frozen

Intermittently, I run into cases where Outlook doesn't respond. When I say "doesn't respond", I don't mean the usual kind of freeze where it turns grey and says "Not Responding". ...
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Windows 10: EFI folder is located on NTFS C: drive, how is this possible?

I've installed Windows 10 on my machine, and I am running into a real head scratcher. My entire installation is contained in a single C: partition on my SSD. I know for a fact that I am booting using ...
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Log deleted credentials from Windows Credentials Manager

For the past few weeks, my Windows 10 machine has decided to purge saved credentials from Credential Manager every day. This makes me having to constantly enter password in Outlook, OneDrive, iCloud, ...
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Enable auto sign-in on Windows 10

It's tedious to type my password every time I start my Windows 10 VM, especially since you can't paste a password into the box. I want to set up automatic login. Following the instructions here I ...
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Netbeans 8.2 unsupported Java VM version

I followed all the instructions provided by my course professor to install Netbeans 8.2 IDE and JDK. In a first moment I installed JDK 11.0.4, I setted up PATH and after that I tried to install ...
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AltGr button seems to be disabled

I'm working with a Windows 10 machine. I'm using quite some keyboard shortcuts so my problem can be related with a wrong key combination: since this morning my keyboard button AltGr does not work ...
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Windows 10 possible memory leak

I updated Windows three weeks ago and since then I began having a high RAM % usage, even when there was no program on. Today I realised that this might be a memory leak.How can I solve the problem? ...
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Can't make Windows 10 replace a phrase (NOT MS WORD)

THIS IS NOT FOR MS WORD. I see a similar old question but it doesn't apply to my issue. I can't seem to make autocorrect suggestions (for example misspelled words underlined in red in Firefox) work ...
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disable new Microsoft Edge

I want to disable the new Microsoft Edge running on an HP laptop equipped with Windows 10. Various instructions say select the Microsoft Edge folder, right click the mouse, and then rename the folder....
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How do I force Windows 10 to see a network as private?

My laptop has Wi-Fi and Ethernet (when docked). For some reason Wi-Fi comes up as Private network, and docked comes up as Public. In neither case did I set either as Private or Public. Where do I set ...
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How can I add a Word to Windows 10 Auto-Correct?

Windows 10 has added an Auto-Correct feature for typing. I want to be able to edit the dictionary. This document says that I should be able to find it here: %AppData%\Microsoft\Spelling\<...
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Why I can't sleep my PC with a batch file in Windows 10?

Earlier I had Windows 8.1 installed on my PC. Then I installed Windows 10. I used to sleep the PC with the following code when I was using 8.1. but it doesn't work with 10; a CMD window flashes only ...
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Dark themes' text color issue

I have tried lots of dark themes, including high contrast one but, sometimes some texts are white-like which I don't want. The following images are just examples. I want like the black text color ...
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Zenbook laptop does not fully charge, saying `67% available (plugged in)`

I'm using a UX330U Zenbook and I can't get my battery to be 100% charged. It keeps saying 67% available (plugged in). I'm using Win 10 and I've completed all the "forced" updates by freakin ...
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Your IT administrator requires a security scan of this item - *what* item?

I'm working in Visual Studio 2019 on Windows 10 and from time to time I've been getting this notification: I don't use any 3rd-party antivirus or antimalware programs, so I gather it's coming from ...
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Blue screen loaded very slowly

I just got a very weird BSOD. I've had plenty of blue screens before and they always just instantly pop up, but this time it loaded very, very slowly. It basically loaded line by line, "drawing&...
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How can a Chrome user with a small screen resolution make websites (like StackOverflow) more usable?

I am using PowerToys to split my ultrascreen into multiple panels. One of my panels has a resolution of 1024x1080, which I guess is "small". A browser in this panel is fairly painful to use. ...
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Can't turn off Files On-Demand in OneDrive

I bought a new PC and installed Windows 10. I have almost 1TB of files on OneDrive, and I want it all to be available offline. However, when I try to deactivate the "Save space and download files ...
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How to prevent Windows 10 from automatically adding keyboard layouts (i.e. US keyboard)

Update: this is a lengthy post, you can jump straight to the answer below Note: The quick language list refers to the list in the screenshot below, accessible throught the shortcut Win + Space bar I ...
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Windows 10 Custom Scaling - Why is DPI value rounded?

I've a PC with a 4k 27" screen. The screen has a physical DPI value of 163.2 = sqrt(3840^2 + 2160^2)/27. But that's not the DPI value my question is about. I was wondering why my full screen ...
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Windows 10 custom startup/login/unlock sounds not playing correctly

I am running the latest version of Windows 10 (clean install + update a few days ago), and I am trying to set my startup/shutdown, login/logoff, and unlock sounds to be the windows XP startup and ...
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Windows Subsystem Linux - Make VIM use the clipboard?

To get this off the table now and avoid any confusion ... This is for Linux running in Windows 10(ubunutu), also known as WSL. Its not the same as cygwin and windows or stand alone linux. It is it's ...
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Shortcut for folder without address bar [Windows 10]

Is there a way to create a shortcut for a folder to open Windows Explorer without address bar?
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What service controls when network connections are discovered?

I have recently upgraded to Win10 v.2004 and while the update itself seems to have gone without a hitch, I have a (bad?) habit of checking Services after a major update and doing some tweaks. Usually ...
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Screen goes completely grey when using Snipping Tool in Windows 10

Screen often goes completely grey when using the Snipping Tool in Windows 10. However, it works sometimes. I checked this webpage, but still need a solution. This happens using Snipping Tool on any ...
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How to add/remove drives to Windows OpenSSH SFTP server?

I've setup the built-in OpenSSH in Windows 10 and connected remotely via WinSCP SFTP protocol. I seem to have access to all folders in my C: drive, but I cannot access the external drives of my ...
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Custom item in context menu when I right-click on folder

Has this been asked before? I want a custom item in the context menu when I right click on a folder. I know you're supposed to do it through the registry, but I don't know how. I will manage what it ...
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Changing Volume via keyboard buttons, does not change volume of main (default) device

I have some dedicated keys on my keyboard for changing the volume. I have my main speakers and my headphones connected to the computer. The speakers are set as standard device and the sound is coming ...
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Disable “sleep” shortcut on backspace key on Thinkpad P73

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad P73 running Windows 10. The backspace key above the number pad doubles, for some reason, as a sleep shortcut key: I use the number pad a lot and regularly hit this key by ...
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Outlook: Dragging folder into subfolder, folder list skips back

A usability issue in my opinion: Background: I use a lot of folders and subfolders ... e.g. Top level is "Task state" (e.g. similar to: Assigned, Received, Active,Needs Info, Report, Closed)...
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How to disable CTRL+Shift+A screenshot on Windows 10

It's been a very bad day since I am always losing in my CS: GO matches due to the switching from game to windows all because of this weird problem I am facing, each time I crouch and move left in the ...
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RDP Connection with custom scaling (High DPI)

I've two computer both running Windows 10 (1909). PC 1 has a 4k 27" screen and I've set custom scaling to 160 %. When I open a RDP connection to PC 2 it has set the same scaling for the RDP ...
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Use four finger swipe for mouse shortcuts

When working with multiple remote machine in full screen (with windows key shortcuts applied to remote machines) it's very convenient to have the possibility to switch between your local machine ...
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Windows 10 Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) UNEXPECTED STORE EXCEPTION, CRITICAL PROCESS DIED, SYSTEM SERVICE EXCEPTION

I'm getting BSoD on most of the time during night (when computer is idle). I could not dig in to the issue much because each time it gives a different error, which includes: UNEXPECTED STORE EXCEPTION ...
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Set Up a Network-Enabled File-Sharing for My Design Files (Windows 10)

Today, I got my new desktop computer which is specifically bought for hardcore designing. I also have a loptop that I take with myself to work (I design there too). So, I have two computers that will ...
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Use Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB for Small Business Workstation?

I'm thinking of buying an Enterprise Edition of Windows 10 for a small business customer. He needs one of his workstations to be very stable (rock solid). An interruption caused by an update is not an ...
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Typing “python” on Windows 10 (version 1903) command prompt opens Microsoft store

This is strange issue I have observed. I installed Active Python 2.7 on Windows 10 (version 1903). On typing “python” from search, opens the Python 2.7 prompt but when I type from command prompt ...
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Detect a specific client connecting over Remote Desktop

I have a situation where several users access a single machine on the domain using remote desktop, but they all share the same session - i.e. use the same domain user account to log on to the machine. ...
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Stop PDFs Web links from displaying inside Microsoft Edge

When using Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 (v1803), if I click on a Web link to a PDF file, like this one, Edge opens the PDF in a tab using its internal PDF viewer. How do I configure Edge to open the ...

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