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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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Prevent Skype popup asking to upgrade from 7.x AND allowing it to run in Windows 10? (In 2019)

Unfortunately when running Windows 10, this question is no longer just trying to prevent the popup and/or a forced upgrade. It also now includes a request for help in RE-enabling 7.x to run at all. ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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->...
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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) ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to configure VLC auto-resizing for low-resolution files

I play a mix of 320p/480p/720p content via VLC, and each time I open one of the smaller resolutions for playing, VLC makes the window small - can I configure it such that if the content is less than ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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/...
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Windows 8/10 date format dd/mm/yyyy

Is it possible to change the date format for Windows 8/10 to be dd/mm/yyyy with the separator being specifically (/)? Is the only way to do it in the registry? Start program regedit.exe (via ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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The Windows 8 and Windows 10 Lockscreen times out after just 1 minute and the screens go black

I just installed Windows 8, and I notice that when I lock my computer, after just one minute the display will shut off. I've been through all the power settings, and there's nothing there that's set ...
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How do I reduce the size of the titlebar and window border padding on Windows 8 or Windows 10?

I think the size of the titlebars and the titlebar text are too large in Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10. Also, the window border padding cannot be adjusted like it could in Vista and Windows 7, as the ...
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Windows Desktop icons move to other monitor every reboot [closed]

Every time I reboot my computer the desktop icons get moved to my other monitor... they are still in the same relative position, just the wrong screen. My taskbar is on the correct screen, which ...
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Can I move hiberfil.sys to another drive?

I am running out of space on my %SYSTEMDRIVE% on Windows. There is hiberfil.sys file that size of it is almost 3GB. I understand that hiberfil.sys is used for the windows hibernation feature. https:/...
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Disable when the mouse is at the edge of the screen in windows 7, shows desktop.

When I move the mouse to the edge of the screen in windows 7, the view changes to the desktop. How do I disable this?
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Improve resolution of volume controls in Windows

In Windows 7/8/10, the volume control is tapered, so that you drag the slider and it skips many levels at the bottom. Is there any way to make the controls finer, so I can access the settings in ...
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How do I swap the Windows and Control keys in Windows?

I'm used to a Mac keyboard and that means my finger expect to find the shortcut key to the left of the spacebar. How can I turn the Windows key--command (⌘) key on a Mac keyboard) into the Control key ...
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recursively change owner windows 7

Somehow I accidentally set all the files in a subfolder to "No Owner' and I can't seem to change all the permissions. I can change one by hand by changing the owner then setting permissions but how ...
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How to pin either a Shortcut or a Batch file to the new Windows 7, 8 and 10 Taskbar and start menu?

We are having trouble adding our batch scripts to the Windows 7, 8 or 10 taskbar or start menu. Our batchfiles take some arguments and just execute other application based on those arguments . To ...
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Is it safe to delete from C:\Windows\Installer?

I've been looking on an XP machine what is using all that diskspace, and it turns out C:\Windows\Installer is high up there on the list of directories that use the most diskspace. It seems to contain ...