Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [windows-10]

For questions specific to Windows 10. Use [windows] instead for questions involving Windows in general.

0
votes
1answer
666 views

Using Windows 10 in a virtual machine. Can it be done?

I am currently running 8.1. I'd like to try out Windows 10 and if I like it upgrade. If not, I'll keep running as I am. I've never used a virtual machine before: can Window 10 be used from a virtual ...
0
votes
0answers
291 views

Windows 10 working poorly

I have Windows 10 insider (technically now it's not an insider anymore but let's say that beta) and some days ago it started working poorly. I have my Samsung 850 EVO SSD fully used then it's now ...
0
votes
1answer
945 views

Will Windows 10 upgrade support Windows Movie Maker?

With every upgrade, Windows Movie Maker has gotten less useful for me, e.g., we can't burn DVD like we could Windows 7. I wonder if Movie Maker is going to be available with the new upgrade?
2
votes
0answers
67 views

Do I need all 32 copies of the nVidia drivers under C:\RecoveryImage\?

I noticed I was running annoyingly close to being out of space on my system SSD. I fire up WinDirStat and notice this: what are ostensibly 32 copies of the nVidia drivers, all alike, all slightly ...
0
votes
1answer
462 views

Removing “Installed Updates” Entries for Visual Studio 2013

With the release of Visual Studio 2015 yesterday, I have upgraded to the 2015 version and uninstalled Visual Studio 2013. Despite this, I seem to still have entries for Visual Studio 2013 in my list ...
5
votes
2answers
11k views

Which Modern UI apps are safe to remove?

I got a list all Modern UI apps installed on my machine using Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | findstr ^Name (you need to run this in PowerShell). I would like to remove some of them, and I want to know ...
0
votes
0answers
2k views

Save app to desktop Windows 10

I would like to know how can I save a desktop application into a desktop as I can launch it in the future directly on THIS virtual desktop whatever where I am ? For example : If I start firefox on ...
1
vote
2answers
422 views

PeaZip Archive File Utility break Windows Explorer Jumplist on Windows 10

I am having an issue with the PeaZip fie utility taking over the jumplist of Windows Explorer on Windows 10. The jumplist has several pinned locations. They are Download, Desktop, Documents, and ...
2
votes
0answers
402 views

Open Start Menu on Monitor Where Cursor was when Key was Pressed

I am using Windows 10 Pro x64 with a double monitor configuration, and I would like to have the Start Menu open on the window where the cursor was located when I press the Windows key. At the moment, ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

Windows Defender: Disable real time; keep scheduled and on demand scanning

I just upgraded to Win 10 (RTM build). I have disabled the built in AV's (Defender) real time protection because I do not run it, never did and have never gotten a virus (and I've had a computer for ...
11
votes
1answer
7k views

How to switch between VM guest and host in Windows 10 with single keyboard shortcut?

I'm looking for simple solution for switching between host and guest on Windows 10 with VirtualBox (5.x). Let's say I have two virtual desktops open, one containing VM guest window in full screen ...
10
votes
1answer
1k views

LICEcap doesn't respect High DPI settings on Windows 8 and 10

I attempted to make an animated gif screenshot of the image of my answer here using LICEcap, on windows 8.1. This is as a test and I selected the whole gif, and a small border around it. I have a 4K ...
28
votes
4answers
150k views

How do you forcefully remove apps in Windows 10?

How can I remove apps that Windows doesn't seem to allow to be uninstalled, like Xbox and Groove Music?
0
votes
2answers
91 views

Install now Windows 10 (test) and update to final build later?

Can I install the Windows 10 test version, or whatever it is called, now, and just update later to the final build whenever it becomes available to the public?
1
vote
3answers
10k views

RADIUS wifi not working on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 with domain users

EDIT: I was able to narrow down the problem. Apparently this is not an issue with the Surface but Windows 8.1 (probably 8, too) and 10. I did not catch this at first as I used a non-domain laptop and ...
53
votes
7answers
77k views

How to change shortcut key for switching between virtual desktops in windows 10?

In linux I use a shortcut to switch between 4 workspaces: win+1/2/3/4. I would like to have something like this in Windows 10. UPDATE SOLUTION 2017, WINDOWS 10x64 Update your windows version to ...
22
votes
3answers
125k views

How to bypass “This app has been blocked for your protection” error

I'm running the Windows 10 preview on my Surface 3 laptop. I am trying to install the software for my Samsung Galaxy S6. When I try to install it, I get an error dialog saying "This app has been ...
2
votes
0answers
64 views

Windows 7/10 explorer: Is this a bug, or intended behavior?

In Explorer in Windows 7, if you select 9 or more files (but not all) and rename them, the selection is lost after the files are renamed. Is this intended, or a bug? This behavior does not show in XP. ...
3
votes
5answers
55k views

Windows 10 - Recovery loop

How do I bypass this? The message reads: Recovery Your PC/Device needs to be repaired. A component of the OS has expired File: \windows\system32\winload.exe Error Code: 0xc0000605 You'll need to ...
14
votes
7answers
60k views

Boot Camp Assistant not accepting Windows 10 .iso file

Using bootcamp to create a mountable installable USB drive with a Windows 10 .iso gives me an error saying: Boot Camp only supports Windows 7 or later installation on this platform. Please use an ISO ...
9
votes
1answer
9k views

Can I install windows 10 with a local account?

Can I install windows 10 with a local account as now a Microsoft account is required?
6
votes
1answer
13k views

NVidia Graphics Card Error 43?

I am using the NVidia GeForce GT745M card, and I am receiving the following error code in Device Manager: Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43) Looking at the ...
5
votes
4answers
983 views

My Asus u56e is randomly rebooting again. Any Ideas?

This seems to be a popular problem for Asus users. However, I have not found a definite cause or solution for the problem. This machine is roughly four years of age now, and was recently given to me ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Recommended way to create a bootable USB including the software used [duplicate]

I have an USB from which I want to install my OS (Windows 10). Once that's done, I install VS, Notepad++, Paint.NET, SQL Studio and a lot of other stuff that's nice to have. All the stuff, I install ...
205
votes
9answers
664k views

How to rename the User folder in Windows 10?

After installing Windows 10 on my Surface Pro 3 it took my user name 'Jeremy' and created a user folder named C:\Users\jerem. I want to rename the folder C:\Users\Jeremy. The procedure for Windows 8 ...
14
votes
5answers
41k views

Cannot mount NTFS partitions because of Windows 10?

I have a multi-boot computer, one of the partitions is taken by Windows 10 technical preview and another one is also ntfs. Booting in an Ubuntu-eOS system I get this errors when trying to mount these ...
0
votes
1answer
827 views

WIFI sharing of your USB delivered Ethernet connection on a Lenovo Yoga 3 pro

How can I use my laptop's wireless card to act as a wireless router? I have a Ethernet to USB adapter that I use to get internet from my cable modem. I want to share the internet connection with ...
5
votes
0answers
2k views

How can I find out what “Windows Modules Installer Worker” is doing?

Windows Update tells me that I'm up to date, and I've not knowingly started any installers, but the "Windows Modules Installer Worker" process is merrily thrashing my disk - is there a log, or way to ...
1
vote
1answer
164 views

HD4000 RAM usage vs NVIDIA dedicated RAM

I've got an inspiron 17R SE 7720 - not important really, what I wanted to ask about was the graphics cards. It has both HD 4000 and Nvidia GT650M with 2GB RAM. It is hard to understand from reading ...
64
votes
2answers
205k views

How to share any folder without password in Windows 8/10 in a home network if a Microsoft account is involved?

My question is: How to set up file sharing correctly, in a home network, with Windows 8/10, so sharing any folder with "Everyone" (File Explorer->Right click on folder->Properties->Sharing->...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Google Chrome Hijacks my Microsoft Keyboard Media Keys

I have the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 which includes media keys. Whenever Google Chrome (Version 38.0.2125.104 m (64-bit) on Windows 8.1 Update 1) has focus, the media keys (pause/play) ...
2
votes
1answer
885 views

Change window frame color on an application basis

Although I can change the global theme of Windows, all the elements of the OS have the same color scheme. I would like the scrollbars, buttons, etc on win 8.1, to be different for different ...
19
votes
2answers
48k views

How do I Uninstall Windows 10 or Windows 10 preview?

I joined in the preview program and I don't like it. However, this question may also be relevant to those who install the full version of Windows 10. How can I downgrade back to Windows 8/7 from ...
3
votes
0answers
117 views

When using a Windows Key shortcut, Start Menu always opens, even though a shortcut was used for something else, why?

Whenever I use a windows key shortcut, for example Win + R for run, win + PrtSc, or Win + , for aero peek (For desktop), the windows start menu will open. In Windows 8 this did not happen to me, I ...
1
vote
1answer
549 views

Asus N56JR keeps dropping the Wireless from time to time on Windows (8.1 and 10)

I have an Asus N56JR which is a nice device except for the Wireless. Since the beginning it loses the connection to my router from time to time. Since I have another mobile device with Wireless ...
4
votes
4answers
31k views

Win8.1: how to Get fingerprint sensor EgisTec ES603 to work?

My Status: I have a Win8.1 system (no Upgrade 1). I have purchased the EgisTec ES603 fingerprint sensor in Amazon. It comes with an installation disk. I have installed the driver and the device is now ...
5
votes
0answers
8k views

Make Windows 8.1 & 10 File Explorer open in “This PC” view [duplicate]

Up until the recent Windows 8.1 update, I used this guide and it worked flawlessly: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/windows-and-office/quick-tip-make-windows-8-file-explorer-launch-in-computer-view/...
8
votes
4answers
6k views

Snipping tool in Windows 7 + 10: Save images with lowercase PNG file extension?

The snipping tool in Windows is sufficient for quick screenshots. The only (and annoying) problem is that it saves all files with a uppercase PNG extension, e. g. screenshot.PNG As there are no ...
3
votes
0answers
343 views

Disable Windows Metro Scrollbar Timeout

Is it possible to disable disappearance of scrollbars in Windows Metro apps? I find that using Metro from a non-touch PC is very frustrating. Here's my typical routine in Windows desktop apps that ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

How to launch a program with a command line argument from Search or from Start/Metro in Windows 8 / Windows 10?

In Windows 7, I could launch a program like Notepad and pass it a command-line argument (the path and filename of a document to open) by typing: notepad c:\users\jon\myfile.txtEnter In Windows 8 and ...
0
votes
2answers
773 views

Humanized Enso crashing randomly under windows 7, 8, 10 [closed]

Humanized Enso is an application launcher that lets you launch apps on windows by simply holding the caps key, while typing "open 'shortcut name here'". Problem is, it has been discontinued, and while ...
354
votes
8answers
688k views

How can I free up drive space from the Windows installer folder without killing Windows?

On my SSD machine, the C:\Windows\Installer folder is massive and takes up about 15% of my total disk space. Is there a way to clean up that folder without killing Windows 8.1/10? Tucking away the ...
31
votes
1answer
91k views

On Windows 8 or 10, particularly on tablets with a permanently inserted SD card, is there a universal way to treat the card as a non-removable drive?

I have a tablet, a Surface Pro, and I have a micro SD card that is permanently inserted. I use it to store media files like music and video. Windows, recognizing that it is a removable drive, deletes ...
5
votes
4answers
4k views

My computer wakes up from standby in the middle of the night and doesn't want to remain standby

Info: this question has been revived from ashes after several years, during which some hw/sw features changed, but still on very the same computer. I recently upgraded to Windows 8. Now it is 10. I ...
11
votes
4answers
4k views

How to make 'copy as path' appear in Windows Explorer context menu without shift key?

If I hold shift when opening the Windows Explorer context menu, an extra item appears, 'copy as path'. How can I make it so it always appears without having to hold shift? I'm using Windows 10.
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Task/Services has high CPU, but how to find out what it is doing?

nearly daily some service is starting a task and never finishs. This task uses an entiry cpu core, which results in high fan activity. Using ProcessExplorer I found out that it might be a service ...
1
vote
2answers
13k views

Is there a program or way to monitor or record or track a remote desktop session?

I may be hiring some remote employees and would like a way to track that they are working when they say they are. Is there a way to track how and when someone connects via remote desktop to a ...
15
votes
2answers
41k views

How to turn off “Always run as administrator” Windows 8/10?

I followed these instructions (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/12257110/can-you-force-visual-studio-to-always-run-as-an-administrator-in-windows-8) to force my Visual Studio 2012 to always run as ...
19
votes
1answer
14k views

How to disable the Windows swipe-away screen lock, without disabling the password?

Windows has a slide-away lock screen, as is common for mobile operating systems designed for a touch interface, to prevent accidental input. On a desktop PC, laptop without a touch screen, or laptop ...
10
votes
1answer
10k views

How to disable automatic search in Windows Explorer?

One thing I like in Windows XP is the ability to type the first character of a folder or file, and Explorer instantly jumps and highlights the first matching item. Windows 7 replaces this feature with ...