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How to uninstall a program installed by another user that is not accessible anymore?

I installed a program A with a userid B but recently, my computer (Windows 10) joined our company domain and I got new userid C. Since then, I can't login my computer with the old userid B because of ...
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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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Can't customize font of desktop components of Windows 10 Build1803

I want to use a bold font for Title Bars, Menus, Message boxes, palette titles, icons and tool tips in Build 1803 of Windows 10. I didn’t find any options to do that when I searched for that. I did ...
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How to reset explorer.exe when I can't see it? Text not populating in Task Manager, Windows Explorer, and some other programs

Here's what my problem looks like: I run into this bug occassionally and, inevitably, it's usually when I'm running a lot of processes and can't easily restart. I'd think a reset of explorer.exe ...
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Windows 10 1809 Brightness Setting Disappeared

After manually installing the Windows 10 1809 update, the display brightness option disappeared from my battery panel and the power options in the control panel. It's still present in both the ...
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Monitor is off but still detected by computer

I currently have a Seiki (SE32HS01; provided by my Advanced display options) TV (monitor) hooked up to one of my NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060 6GB HDMI output. I use it mainly to watch videos if I'm laying ...
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Windows: how can I pause a program execution and restart a few reboots later?

According to this SU question I can use Windows Task Manager to pause a process execution. How can I pause a process, save its state to disk, and restart it a few days later? Possibly I'll have ...
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Is bitlocker a reasonable way to secure data on my laptop (windows 10) [on hold]

I would like to use my company laptop at home. Due to stronger dataprotection rules in the EU my boss is a bit more security minded than a few years ago. He worries about client-data leaving the ...
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When playback from mic, no human voice

I'm using Win10. I have the same setting to this question(Listen to this device unchecked, playback mic on). Disabling Microphone playback But my question is different. I cannot hear my voice. But, ...
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How to display the column “Version number” in Windows Explorer?

I have some files from a CAD software and these files have a "Version number" attribute along with the attributes "Source" and "Authors". I am able to enable the columns "Source" and "Authors" in ...
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Surface Pro 5 hangs when notification prompt occurs

I have a Surface Pro 5 With Windows version : 1803 (17134.1) When I click on Microsoft Teams or when the "notification center" slides on a popup about a new email. The notification popup gets stuck ...
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Windows 10 crashes after install, Ubuntu works OK [on hold]

I recently built a PC which works well with Ubuntu. However when I install Windows 10 it runs until I install a program or driver, then crashes. After that, Windows is almost unusable as it will ...
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When clicking on a link, Firefox doesn't come to the front

If I click a web link inside an app (e.g. Windows Mail app), it opens the link with my default web browser (Firefox) correctly, but it doesn't bring Firefox to the front. I have to click on the ...
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Unattended Windows 10 Update to 1809 over RDP

I have several machines running Windows 10 1803. I want to update them to 1809, but I have only access over RDP/Remote Desktop. Starting the Upgrade is easy. And upgrading to Versions before 1803 ...
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Opening a wsl shell from another windows application

I'm trying to configure Tower (git client) to launch a wsl bash shell. I've tried a whole bunch of things, but it seems this isn't intended. What I tried: command: c:\windows\system32\wsl.exe ...
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Group Policy Network Shares without refresh in windows 10

Configuration Windows Server 2016 Standard provides Active Directory Services and File Sharing (Domain Controller) Windows 10 Pro workstation, joined to the domain. Through Group Policy, User ...
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Increase Size of Partition in Windows 10

I have 500 GB hard disk on Windows 10 laptop. C drive is 350 gb while d is 150 gb. Since windows is installed in C drive i keep all my important files and study videos in d. Unfortunately d is running ...
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Is there a way to filter Windows Task View (or MacOS Mission Control) with a keyboard input?

I'd like to be able to type something like [win+tab], foo to get a view of my open windows where either the window title or application name match the word foo. Some years ago I used a utility, I ...
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Unfunctional Explorer icon on Win10 taskbar

In Win 10 I have the Explorer pinned to the taskbar. I can right-click the icon as usual and am being shown the usual menu with several folders attached to it. However, since a few days, I am not ...
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Windows 10 important updates needed(blue screen)

Any idea how to prevent Windows 10 important updates blue screen? It happens often and when I click "Not right now" sometimes my laptop become laggy and I need to wait 4-5 minutes before the pop-up ...
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windows 10 help figuring out screensaver not activating AND mouse staying lit after shutdown? [on hold]

So this is sort of a two part question I recently built my system (last week) from the ground up, and used windows 10 for the first time. After a few days, I noticed that my screensaver would not ...
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What's causing the spam popups on the bottom right hand of my screen? [duplicate]

We have a new computer who is having spam popup on the bottom right side of the screen (see linked image below) and I haven't been able to figure out the source to remove it. The user has used it for ...
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Switching between virtual desktops with and without VPN: Do I need a VM for this?

On a windows 10 machine I would like to use my university's VPN for browsing academic stuff, and at the same time use the internet connection without VPN for unrelated pages (i.e., when connected to a ...
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Windows update priority rollout

I'm currently having windows 10 build 1803, and I'm interested in some features of windows 10 1809. However, Windows update indicates that my software is up to date. Microsoft provides with an updater ...
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HP Windows 10 Wifi signal strength low even in close proximity to router [Brand new laptop]

I have come here as a final resort before buying something external for a laptop, I hope someone can offer some help! My friend has just bought a brand new HP laptop, and upon starting up and ...
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How can I stop background process in Windows 10 which I don't know the name?

I have deleted exe file of that process,so every time the service runs in background,it can't get that file. How can I stop this service which I have no idea the name? The path it's showing is "C:\...
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VPN Connection shows error 720 in Windows 10

I'm working in a company with a local network and Internet is shared using VPN connections. I'm connecting to the network with my laptop. Yesterday I did a Network Reset and after that I cannot ...
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After disabling W10 Lock Screen can you still have a Login picture?

After using a group policy (Do Not Display Lock Screen) to disable the Windows 10 Pro Lock Screen the wallpaper picture that had been showing during Lock and Login no longer displays. Now it's just a ...
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Windows 10 GPU order

I have 2 GPUs (both gtx 780ti) The problem is in the wrong order of them. For example, if I run Speccy program, it kinda inverts the index of those cards. The first card is shown as the second one, ...
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Bridging Ethernet Adapters for Active Backup?

I have two ethernet adapters I have bridged. I would like to configure them for active backup in case one of them should fail. How do I do this?
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How to create a minidump

I have a windows 10 laptop that keep crashing with a blue screen error. One of the errors I have followed this tutorial to see if a file is causing the issue but it didn't create anything. I'm logged ...
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Window 10 Memory leak with Minifilter drivers

I've been seeing, for around 4 months, a constant memory leak when using anti-viruses that install a File System minifilter driver. Three months ago, I noticed this with AVAST, but as they had a ...
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Windows 10: turn off screen in X amount of seconds on Y power plan

I've been googling vehemntly about how one can turn off one's monitor after X amount of seconds, but only when the PC on a specific power plan. Does anyone have any idea how one could possibly solve ...
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Is there a Windows software that can add an option to keep a window “Always on Top” via the title bar context menu? [on hold]

I'm talking about this menu that you get when you right click the title bar. screenshot I'm looking for something that will add an additional entry there to keep that particular window on top or not....
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How can I fix the error “fatal error - cygheap base mismatch detected” when using git on Windows 10?

When using git on Windows 10 (1803), some commands give the following error: git submodule add https://github.com/..../......git ...... 3 [main] basename (13656) C:\.....\basename.exe: *** ...
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Windows 10 Search & Indexing Not working

My search index on windows 10 does not work currently. I have tried to go into the indexing settings but every time i go into indexing options it gets stuck on "Waiting to receive indexing status" ...
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How to COMPLETELY uninstall Visual Studio Code from Windows 10

Seriously, its hyper frustrating that after 35 years making software, Microsoft doesn't knows yet how to uninstall a program I'm trying to uninstall Visual Studio Code, yes, this question is similar ...
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Cannot find apps in Programs/Features after moving them in a different directory

I decided I wanted to organize my stuff a bit and moved some apps in a new directory, as such, the shortcut paths and the Programs/Features paths to the apps no longer work. I recreated the shortcuts, ...
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Failed installation of 7zip caused File Extension folders to disappear in Registry

When I tried installing 7zip, an issue occurred that removed a few extensions, most notably .7z and .rar. I'm not really sure what caused the error to begin with. Due to that error I can no longer ...
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Can I configure 1 monitor in a dual monitor setup to not automatically turn off while the other one does?

I have a technical issue with one of my monitors where it sometimes goes black for a second or 2 while my computer is on. I can't predict when this blackout will occur, and it can occur multiple times ...
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What does `@` represent when dealing with Windows registry keys?

What does @ represent when dealing with Windows registry keys? Examples:
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Windows 10 search results “double” wide

I am having problems with my Windows 10 search result window (the window you get by pressing windows and then starting to type stuff), TLDR its twice as wide as I have seen on any other windows system ...
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Blue arrows on every icon 2 [duplicate]

[disclamer: Blue arrows on every icon I like how this post marked as duplicate despite linked one not being connected in anyway with asked question] So, I join to the question and the question is: ...
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can i install nvidia driver without acpi driver?

My question about Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System can I install Nvidia driver without it? I try to uninstall it but it disable Nvidia driver as well
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Windows Explorer Navigation Pane - Manual reordering

I really want This PC to be the first element in my navigation pane, after Quick access, but things like OneDrive and Dropbox give themselves higher priority: How can I reorder or remove specific ...
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Microsoft Surface laptop not connecting to external screens [closed]

I have Windows 10 pro on a Microsoft Surface Laptop. One of the main things I do with my laptop is connected it to my TV or my external monitor via HDMI/Mini Display port. As of now, my laptop is not ...
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Windows 10 Background Logon - Can it be disabled?

This is tricky to search due to most results being about the login screen background image, apologies if it's been answered elsewhere. When loading Windows 10, before I have logged in Windows ...
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Removing near-duplicate rows in Filemon / Process Monitor to more easily analyze OS operations

Process Monitor allows great power when it comes to filtering, but it doesn't do something which seems extremely simple and beneficial, which is to simply allow the option to remove rows which are ...
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Can't use LAN functionality over VPN

I am currently using ZeroTier VPN to connect two windows 10 computers. We can see eachother on the network browser, we can ping eachother and we also can connect to eachother in any software that ...
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How can I install Windows 10 (including System Reserve) to Disk 1 instead of Disk 0?

I'm trying to install Windows 10 to Disk 1, which is sort of working. I get C: and the main file system on Disk 1. However, a "System Reserve" partition is created on Disk 0. Also, it seems that ...