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Remote USB device not visible with RDP

I have the same problem as asked here How to access *remote* usb devices over rdesktop and here Remote desktop: remote USB devices not recognized long time ago, unanswered. I have a remote machine ...
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Windows10 “System” using all memory

A process called "System" on my windows10 laptop is using all the memory. I can't play any games because of this. Chrome too freezes. It's almost impossible to use any program. I've 8GB Ram. The "...
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How to recover data from a faulty hard drive? [duplicate]

I have a HP laptop with windows 10 on it's hard disk. I clicked on a recently obtained file then: # windows explorer got stuck # tried opening task manager to kill windows explorer ; blue screen ...
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Sysprep was not able to validate your Windows installation (Win10 x64 1809)

Sysprep from Win10 x64 ver 1809 fails with an error message, and after checking 16 suggestions, I ask for assistance. Sysprep was not able to validate your Windows installation https://drive....
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What does circled number means in right down corner of the system tray in Windows 10? [duplicate]

I have a number in system tray which is 7 in this picture: What is it? If it is a number of some messages, then how to see them? If I hover mouse it says but I found no way to see these ...
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Full screen apps (games) cause screen to turn on and off, but only if computer ran overnight

The problem: Running any game in full screen causes the screen to turn on and off. It goes completely black for 1-2 seconds, then turns back on. This will keep happening at uneven intervals. Sometimes ...
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Capturing a screenshot of ubuntu system running on a virtualbox

I'm running virtualbox on my Windows 10 to use Ubuntu. Now, I want to take a screenshot of a data inside the virtualbox. I know how to take a screenshot in virtualbox but I don't know where to find ...
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Dell Inspiron with Windows 10 does not connect to WiFi but other devices will

I have a Dell Inspiron Laptop, Windows 10 and it won't connect to the Wi-Fi in my home any more. All other devices (Phones, Blu-ray, Other Laptops) connect without issue. It was connected and working ...
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How to remove extra option from Boot Manager after removing Ubuntu so that Windows loads directly

I have a Lenovo Yoga 720 laptop with Windows 10 installed. I was attempting to install Ubuntu 18.04 as a dual boot option. I was able to install Ubuntu, but encountered some difficulties in that ...
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Win10: “Factory Reset”, OOBE & SysPrep with backup/required files?

How do I create an image of a new Windows 10 install, with drivers and custom software, to donate/sell with a nice OOBE? Alternatively: "Factory Resets" should be done from a local disk image of ...
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Frequent, intermittent “Close Program” system sounds

On my parents' computer, a chime plays rather frequently. It's not consistently triggered, but it is frequent. It will happen while the computer is idle, but often times if it has gone a while without ...
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Can I clone the partition containing the OS to another partition so as to have two OS on separate partitions

I have a PC with an OS on two partitions using a bootloader. One has become corrupt and my image is also faulty. I have tried to clone the good OS over to the other partition but windows will not boot....
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How do I bulk download photos marked as favorite from iCloud?

I have about 1000 photos in iCloud marked as favorite and I would like to download them in full quality all at once. So far, I found two options and none of them is good: Multi-select photos on ...
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Windows 10 is not finding all my applications

I am having an odd issue with Windows 10 and it seems to have started about a month ago. When opening an application, I usually just click in the Cortana search bar and type a few letters of the ...
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Why does my software work on some Windows 8/10 machines but not others? [on hold]

I am having issues running an app on some Windows 8/10 machines but not others The software is installed from the same exe application file to all machines It is installed onto various Windows 8/10 ...
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Can't run a service under local user account with no password (“logon failure”)

I'm trying to run a service under the local user instead of the default "Local System Account". The account has no password. I picked the user and left the password fields blank. When I press "Apply", ...
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Task scheduler- task completed “successfully” with exit code 0x8007001

I am running a daily task on Windows 10 Pro which is supposed to wake the computer from hibernation start cmd.exe, run a command script to copy a file to a network drive, create a log ...
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Photoshop very slow to close files

Photoshop has decided it wants to be different. Instead of being slow to open files like any normal program, it's decided to be slow to close them. Not even while saving. It takes about 5 seconds to ...
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How to disable some of Win 10 Magnifier's shortcuts?

On Win 10, there is a built-in Magnifier. You can use Win++ or Win+- to zoom in or out. Howerver, there are also some other shortcuts: I want to know, how can I disable the three shortcuts in the ...
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i7 8700 Non K Turbo Boost on z370 24/7 [on hold]

i have two boards, a fatality k6 & a gigabyte UD z370. Was wandering if anyone knew how to run the NON k i7 at its max 4.3 ghz on 1 core almost non-stop (i.e trying to make the boost clock its new ...
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split zones on external monitor

I've decided to add a second display to my computer. I can see the advantages, but I'll like to get more from this setup. I'll like to have different zone on the second monitor. I'll like to have ...
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Default Registry Values for Startup in Windows 10

I followed the guide here to try resolve a problem with some shortcuts not working on startup, but forgot to create a backup of those registry keys, and now want to revert the change. Is there a way ...
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Any ways to repair a HDD which cannot be formatted and write-protected? (+Disk error: CRC)

For a few months, I used the 3.5 inch WD Blue 500GB HDD and a SATA to USB docking station so that I can connect the HDD to my Raspberry Pi, to be used as a small version of NAS. However, in some days,...
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Cleanup drivers of devices that are no longer present?

I did an upgrade on my computer running Windows 10 (1809), removed a lot of devices and add a lot of new device. I have finished installing drivers for the new devices and would like to remove the ...
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Cannot add items to start menu in Windows 10

I seem to be completely unable to add items to the start menu in Windows 10. If I right-click on a folder and choose "Pin to Start" nothing happens. If I drag and drop an item onto the start menu, ...
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There is no email program associated to perform the requested action: send to -> mail recipient

I'm trying to send a file through the GUI by "right clicking", which, on the surface, means a long press, and selecting send to. Selecting mail generates a prompt to configure the default program for ...
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Right-Alt modifier no longer works in most programs

I'm a programmer. You can guess I use the { } and [ ] characters a lot. I am on a French Canadian Keyboard, and I of course checked that this is till the case in the context of my issue. On this ...
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How can I make AGC on by default?

There is an option in control panel-->sound-->record devices, named AGC (Automatic Gain Control). AGC is helpful for me to improve audio quality. Without it, I need to be close to my microphone. The ...
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Turn on Windows 10 laptop without opening it if external monitor is attached?

I work most of the time with my Windows 10 laptop (Lenovo X1 Carbon, 2012 1. gen model) closed and an external monitor attached. To achieve this I have to start the computer by opening the lid, ...
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Hosting with port forward on different system [on hold]

I have two system lets call them System1 (Windows based ) and System2 (Linux based ) , System1 is using an isp which does not allow port forwarding , whereas System2 can allow ports is there a way to ...
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Can't install Windows 10 update (KB4346783)

The problem I have is that I can't install the 2018-08 Cumulative update (KB4346783). Every time I restart to install the update I get the typica 'please wait while Windows installs updates' screen ...
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How to diagnose and fix Starting Bitlocker “Access Denied” message?

I've been trying to get my C: drive to use BitLocker, but it fails at some initializing step. Is there a log or some other method that will explain the issue? I've searched event logs etc.
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How do I set up a dual-boot with Ubuntu and Windows 10?

I have literally seen this question appear at least 10 times on forums, however none of them are of my genes - they don't answer what I need! So I have this laptop which has two drives: 512GB SSD (...
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How to disable driver certificate verification in Windows 10

I just built a new machine and need to load an older driver for one of my 44" Designjet printers, but Win 10 will not allow either the driver for Win 7 64-bit or for Win 8 64-bit because they lack a ...
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A program won't come to the foreground (Windows 10)

I have a program (QGIS, which uses QT5) that will not come to the foreground. It starts maximized (that's fine) but it stays behind all my other programs. It can be focused, and I can work in QGIS, ...
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I lost my Footnotes and the letters of one footnote became the footnote of other numbers

footnote number 125 was Rahner, Theological Investigation, 121. But the footnotes following 125 became R 127 a 128 h 129 n 130 e 131 r , like this. how to solve the problem. i had already typed all my ...
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How to format old disk after installing new boot disk?

I just installed a 250 GB m.2 SSD as a Windows 10 boot drive on an Acer Aspire E15. The computer previously had Windows 10 installed on a 1 TB HDD. This is what my current configuration looks like: ...
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Sending an ethernet connection over wireless

So I have two connections on my PC, and ethernet and a wireless one. My ethernet is connected to the internet and my wireless isn't connected to any network. I want to send my ethernet connection over ...
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WindowsApps folder says permissions are corrupted and need to be deleted, is this normal or critical?

This is for principle: Users, other principles dont show this message. After being unable to launch Forza without it crashing, and did everything suggested but nothing worked, I went to WindowsApps ...
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I cannot update my Surface Pro 6 to Windows 10 1809

I did both of them. Settings -> Update & Security Click 'Update now' of https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 and execute Windows10Upgrade9252.exe There are several users ...
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How do I find and enable the virtualization setting on Windows 10?

I am trying to install Docker for Windows. During installation, I get this error: An error occurred Hardware assisted virtualization and data execution protection must be enabled in the BIOS. ...
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How do I share PDAnet USB internet connection via Windows Hotspot?

I was wanting to connect my tablet to my laptop which is using PDAnet to connect to the internet through my phone. The phone is connected via USB. I tried the "WiFi Share" option through PDAnet but it ...
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Ctrl + Alt + Shift + S hotkey not working in Windows 10 at all (not even in safe mode)

I am using the Romanian (programmers) keyboard in Windows 10 so that I can insert special characters using the AltGr key (or Ctrl+Alt). All of them work EXCEPT for AltGr+Shift+S (that should insert ...
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How do I move the “details pane” to the bottom of “File Explorer” in Windows 10

In windows 7/8 the details pane showed up in the bottom of "File Explorer". In windows 10 it shows to the right and you can't have "Preview Pane" and "Details Pane" simultaneously enabled since they ...
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User's folder missing in Windows 10

Here is my scenario. Yesterday, when I turn on my computer I got this "We can't sign into your account" message Logged in with temporary account, I still can open my files which located in "C:\Users\...
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Trying to setup windows 10/ ubuntu dualboot. now it won't go past mobo bios

I'm trying to setup dualboot, and i've been having issues ever since I started. I thought maybe the old drive that I used before I got an ssd was the issue. as I didn't bother taking windows off it. ...
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Windows 10 Installation - A media driver your computer needs is missing

The most weird thing is happening to me: I have a hp notebook which has no internal DVD drive, so I installed via an external USB LG Blueray burner. First I installed Windows 10 customer preview into ...
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Windows 10 - Constantly freezing and folder names going blank

3 weeks ago my computer was giving off an error message saying that the file ntoskrnl.exe was corrupted or missing. I went to a repair shop to get it fixed, and as you can probably tell, I have it ...
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Don't show one file ON DESKTOP

I want to see all my hidden files except one file (not desktop.ini, it's a folder) on my dekstop, but how?
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How to restore the original system loader? (VeraCrypt 1.2.3)

I want to restore the original system loader in order to be able to start Windows again. But I do not know how to do this. Here is where I am at right now: I tried to encrypt my system partition (...