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Change Selected Item Color Windows 10

With the registry I was able to change the color of my Drag Highlight (see below Image). Is there a way to similarly change the color of the highlighted item from the obnoxious blue?
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Windows 10 Start menu, notification center, store apps not working

Everything in Windows 10 worked perfectly for just 3 or 4 days after upgrading from 8.1. Yesterday I wanted to use the search feature, so I press win+s and get the error "Critical Error: Your Start ...
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Can I get a free win10 upgrade using USB

I've had some trouble with my win7 installation recently and I cannot go through the 'Upgrade my PC' option without it crashing. So I want to install it from USB. I've read a lot of articles that ...
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How fix Windows10 doesn't remember windows position on desktop

It's the first time(in all Windows versions) that I notice this BIG problem. Windows on desktop(except Chrome) continue to open in a different position without remember the last one. A fix?
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How to setup login time limits (a.k.a. “parental controls”) if you don't want to login with a Microsoft account?

When creating accounts on Windows 10, you get a choice between "Your family" and "Other users". If you choose "Your family" you are forced to use a Microsoft account to sign in. There are various ...
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File Explorer Crashing on Windows 10

Whenever i tried to open the file manager it crashes right away but if i go to my Documents for example , i can acess all my files via the dropdown menu like nothing was wrong. I tried also to right ...
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Can I disable the “Disable apps to help improve performance” notification?

I've been running the released version of Windows 10 (x64) for a week now. Every other day or so, I get the following Security and Maintenance notification regarding "disable apps to help improve ...
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Windows 10 update - kaspersky internet security installation

I just got windows 10 update. This update seems to have removed my kaspersky internet security installation. Am I good to install it back as I am unable to remove windows defender?
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Windows 7 Pro --> Windows 10 activated World Wide Web Publishing Service

After installing windows 10 upgrade the Windows 7 Pro --> Windows 10 activated World Wide Web Publishing Service on port 80. This was NOT running before the windows 10 upgrade and caused issues. I ...
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Files on Windows 10 share remain locked after accessing them from other computer

I have a Windows 7 (Ultimate) computer that got upgraded to Windows 10 Pro. After upgrade everything works fine except that I needed to manually update the Geforce drivers, which wasn't too much of ...
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“New apps will save to:” option is disabled

I had heard that it is possible to install Windows 10 Store apps to a different partition than the one on which Windows is installed, so I upgraded my computer to Windows 10, clean install. In the ...
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How to display recent files per app in Start menu

Windows 10 displays the recently used documents of an app if it is pinned to the taskbar. Windows 7 used to also do this for apps pinned in the Start-menu. Is it possible to enable this behaviour ...
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Windows 7/10 mouse clicks only work in some places and not others

My son's Windows 7 (now 10) machine is exhibiting the following behavior: left clicks don't work everywhere the mouse movement is tracked everywhere and I can see hover events I can click on window ...
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Error while trying to install iTunes on Windows 10

I have a fresh installation of Windows 10 (x64) on my machine, and I'm trying to install iTunes on it but it keeps throwing me an error: "Error during assembly: 'Microsoft.VC80.CRT.type="win32",...
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GPT disk created in Windows 7 not properly recognised by Windows 10

I have an internal 3 terabyte WD Black disk that was set up as GPT (presumably?) and formatted with one NTFS partition spanning the entire disk under Windows 7. After upgrading to Windows 10, the ...
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Does it matter if I upgrade to w10 over a ropey w7 installation? [closed]

I just bought a new system, running w7 preinstalled. I've had some teething troubles with it. Mainly freezes and BSODS which appear to be due to driver problems or possibly a bad KB update. I've ...
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How to quickly move current window to another task view / desktop in Windows 10?

Windows 10 introduced a task view - the ability to have multiple virtual desktops. When I am in a window on Desktop1, what's the quickest way to move it to Desktop2? Currently, I need to enter the ...
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Where is Microsoft Edge located in Windows 10? How do I launch it?

I have upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 Home. But I can't find the Microsoft Edge web browser. Does anyone know where it is located, or do I need to install it? Update: I could find MicrosoftEdge....
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Windows 10 won't accept Firefox as the default browser

I have recently upgraded my Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 and basically everything seems to be working fine. Except for the fact that Win10 won't get Firefox as the default browser in the system... It ...
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Will Windows remove bundled applications when I factory reset it?

Last year I bought a PC with Windows 8.1 and a bundled video editor (Cyberlink PowerDirector), which I use. I have just updated to Windows 10 and think now would be the right time to factory reset ...
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Why is Excel hidden on the taskbar?

We have updated 6 machines to Windows 10 over the weekend and one of them has an issue that I hoped would go away with the upgrade but it has not. And of course it's the boss's computer. When he ...
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How do I reinstall windows 8

I have a Lenovo Z510 laptop which came with windows 8 ( or 8.1 I can't remember) and I upgraded to windows 10 but after that booting up got very slow then I decided to refresh the OS after looking it ...
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Windows 10 context menus show up blank

Something weird is going on with my context menus in my Windows 10 installation. They are showing up blank. In the first day after installing it has happened 2 or 3 times. But today, it's happening ...
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Windows 10 is unable to load Android devices as MTP devices

I had recently upgraded my laptop from Windows 8.1 to 10. Since the upgrade, I am unable to connect my Android devices as MTP (or Portable Media Player) devices on Windows. The devices that I am ...
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Fingerprint log-in not working in win10

After a clean windows 10 install, I headed to Settings->Accounts->Sign-in options set a PIN, and then under Windows Hello I added a fingerprint. Right now it looks like this: However, in the ...
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Using Dropbox to to backup Windows installation media

I have recently just completed a clean install of Windows 10 after getting my free upgrade. I have my Windows 10 boot device as a USB in case I need to ever reinstall (yes, I know that the upgrade is ...
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Settings app options don't appear in search results on win10

When using search (by pressing the win button and writing my query) I don't seems to get results from the settings (the one with the gray background): For example, if I search for mouse I get the ...
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USB sound card stops on Asus Windows 10 / works great on Lenovo Windows 7- wrong settings?

I have weird problem... It seems that on my personal laptop [Asus N73SM] after connecting the external sound card "musical fidelity v90-hpa" sound play nice, but after I pause the music, several ...
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Alt+Tab is a mess in Windows 10

In Windows 7 I used Alt+Tab frequently to quickly jump to existing applications that I have recently opened and are working on. In Windows 10 when you press Alt+Tab things seems like a mess. There ...
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Unable to upgrade Windows 10 edition from Home to Pro

I have a Lenovo laptop which upgraded from Windows 8.1 Home to Windows 10 Home. I have a (legitimate) Windows 10 Pro key which I ran through the "Change Product Key" wizard. After a reboot I get an ...
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How to change default size of tile when using “Pin to Start” in Windows 10?

When using "Pin to Start" option in Windows 10 all tiles are set to default size which is "Medium". Is there any way to change the default size to "Small"? I know that I can change that manually. ...
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Surface Pro 2 running Windows 10 will no longer sleep

Prior to having Windows 10, I had Windows 8.1 where sleeping would work fine. Pressing the power button or just letting it sleep on it's own would both work fine. Now, if I press the power button, ...
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Black screen after login, update from win 7 to win 10

I just updated from windows 7 to windows 10.. I am able to see login screen and after I put my password, I see my desktop for 2-3 seconds and then it just goes black with the cursor. I tried to ...
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How to use PIN for Windows 10 in a proper way, especially when you have multiple PCs?

When installing Windows 10, the installation mentioned "Password is so yesterday", and suggested using PIN as a password for the machine, and said PIN is per machine, while password is for the MSN ...
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Administrator account prevents me from reverting Windows 10 to 8.1

On Windows 10, I had to enable the Administrator account using net user administrator /active:yes for reasons that aren't relevant here. Now, if I try to revert to Windows 8.1 through Settings >> ...
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How to show seconds on the Windows 10 tray clock

How do I show seconds on the Windows tray clock? I've tried the advanced options in the control panel, but I'm not sure how do I do it. Is it like hh:mm:ss or is it something else?
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DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET - Google Chrome Windows 10

Whenever I attempt to go to any website on Google Chrome on Windows 10, I get the error DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET. I tried uninstalling, and reinstalling chrome, netsh winsock reset, made sure ...
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Cannot play video file from external hard drive on Windows 10

I have upgraded my OS from 8.1 to 10 and I have this weird problem that if I open a video file from my external hard drive it doesn't play but when I copy the same file to my desktop it works fine. I ...
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Is there a way to change the order of pinned folders in Windows 10?

In Windows 8 users are able to drag and drop the order of pinned folders on the task bar, but I haven't be able to figure this out in Windows 10. It seems like we are stuck with the order that we pin ...
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Can I change Cortana's voice?

Don't really dig the voice, I prefer a voice similar to that of Mr. Siri, like British English. Is there any way to change the voices?
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Can I use mSATA partly for OS and partly for Intel rapid?

I have the following setup now: Dell XPS 15 with 32 GB mSATA SSD and 1 TB HDD 2½ standard disk Atm, my pc is set up with Intel Rapid to use SSD as some kind of cache (do i get this right?) ...
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How can I switch between users when using Windows 10 Picture Passwords?

We have multiple Windows 10 user accounts with picture passwords on a desktop PC. When signing my account in, if a different user was signed in previously, the sign-in screen will default to their ...
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How to Disable Runaway UnistackSvcGroup Services?

I have some services that are always using the CPU and writing to my disk. Eventually they eat up all physical RAM, which causes the noticeable performance hit. I can't find them in Services.msc, so ...
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What's the shortcut key for Search the web and Windows in windows 10?

In the new Windows 10 in the task bar there is an input box that says, "Search the web and Windows". I want to put my keyboard input into that box without having to click it everytime. How can I do ...
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How can I center align title-bar text in Windows 10?

Is there any way (built-in, or 3rd-party app) to change the title-bar text to be center-aligned like it was in Windows 8?
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what registry to change to force app to run in second monitor?

I have two monitors and I want to make sure that some applications (I did not make myself) will run in second monitor, what registry key should I change for that ? Thanks
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Can't enable BitLocker auto-unlock on drive (“invalid function”)

I just upgraded my computer to Windows 10 by doing a clean install after formatting my boot drive. My boot drive is an SSD, and all my files are on an HDD that I didn't erase. I have all my volumes ...
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Show the date on the System Tray in Windows 10

I have my Taskbar moved to the left side of the screen. How do I show the date below the clock on the system tray? Windows 10 is quite new, so there isn't much on the internet about it.
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Does the Android Studio IDE work on Windows 10?

I'm using Android Studio on my Windows-7 laptop to develop an Android app. I am considering upgrading to Windows 10. Has anyone tried this yet? Is there anything I should be aware of before I test ...
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How to remove double drive listing in Windows 10?

In Windows 10, whenever I insert a USB or External HDD, it gives me two listings for it in the Explorer pane: Is there any way I can remove the second listing? Preferably the standalone one, as I'm ...