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Windows 10 + WebDAV: Mutual authentication failed: The server's password is out of date at the domain controller

We have an existing WebDAV installation with an Apache mod_dav was WebDAV drive hosted at an SSL protected URL with CA issued certificate and basic authentication. MacOSX and Windows < 10 have been ...
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Prevent .NET Runtime Optimization Service from running on battery?

When I opened my laptop this morning, it had rebooted itself (after installing updates). Now the .NET Runtime Optimization Service (ngen?) is using quite a bit of CPU while the computer is on battery....
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Fontlink (FontLink/SystemLink in registry) Is Not Working As Expected In Window 10 x64

What I Want I use Consolas as the default font of my Notepad++, but I want better appearance of Chinese and Japanese characters and symbols when using Consolas. According to The MSDN article, I can ...
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BitLocker recovery key required after dual-booting Ubuntu

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon with Windows 10 and a BitLocker-encrypted drive. I installed Ubuntu dual-boot recently and didn't realize I was supposed to disable BitLocker during the installation....
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ProgramData folder junction breaks after upgrade to 1709

We have a custom image on 100's of PC's across the country that uses disk protection, and in order for our management platform software to update and work correctly, we had to create a junction to a ...
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High CPU usage from explorer.exe shcore.dll!Ordinal247+0xc0

I've been experiencing high cpu usage from explorer.exe in Windows 10 Pro since a while ago, and this specific dll function seems to be the culprit. Any idea what it's for? I couldn't find anything ...
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Mouse lag/stutter when remote desktop client (mstsc) full-screen and multiple monitors

On my Windows 10 Enterprise computer, I run Hyper-V. When I connect to a Windows 10 guest vm, I get mouse lag. More accurately it would be a stutter/dropped packet like experience - periodically ...
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Microsoft Edge Developer Tools window stays blank

The dev tools window for Microsoft Edge currenty looks like this on my system: This has worked before. I don't know why and when exactly this change happened. I'm on Windows 10.0.14393 and Microsoft ...
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Adjust window snap speed on multi-monitor setup?

I am using a multi-monitor setup and every time I try to move a window from one monitor to the other it tries to snap it on the side of the current monitor not letting me move it over to the other ...
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Drag and drop to desktop puts files in Documents folder

Since the last Windows 10 update, when trying to drag-and-drop files to "Desktop", the files are automatically placed in the "Documents" folder, and not on the desktop. Any ideas on where to change ...
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Windows 10 Start Menu Search Indexing Fields (Filename only? Apparently not!)

So here's a question that I haven't been able to find the answer to anywhere: What field(s) does Windows 10 use to index files by whenever performing a start menu search? The obvious answer would be ...
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Windows 10 unable to boot, failure to repair loop-refer to srttrail.txt inside

UDPATE2: This has been SOLVED by following this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f-GorXWkoc It shows how to copy the registry hives from the Regback folder to the config folder. The Regback ...
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Memory usage doesn't add up in Windows 10

Every few days of uptime the memory usage of my PC increases without any obvious reason. Here is a typical memory usage reading after 4 days of uptime: However, I've tried to trace the offending ...
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Thumbnail preview for custom file extension with known format

I have a file named test.png. Windows 10 shows a thumbnail preview in file explorer just fine. I'd like to rename it to test.abc and have the thumbnail preview still work. Following forcing ...
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remote desktop connection on 2 out of 3 monitors

I am using Windows 10 to remotely connect to my virtual machine also running Windows 10. I have three monitors and like to use two of them for remote desktop connection, but not all three. I am aware ...
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How do I open a program directly to a specific virtual desktop with powershell

Here is my situation. I am setting up a monitor screen. Because of the compatibility with different web pages needed to be viewed running a tab switcher in Firefox or Chrome is not working well for ...
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Overlay a fullscreen Remote Desktop Connection

What are the options to overlay a Remote Desktop Connection? The connection is in fullscreen mode. So the taskbar of the host system is no longer visible. A Brwoser on the host system runs a web ...
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automate so that if and only if external monitor is attached, closing laptop lid does nothing

Please don't mark as duplicate before reading the whole thing. I have read the other posts and they do not solve my issue. I'm using a laptop with an external display. When the display is connected, ...
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Is there a way to move windows across screens in task view?

I am using Windows 10 with two screens and making use of the multiple desktops. Despite best intentions of keeping my windows organised, I inevitably end up needing to shift programs between desktops ...
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Why is Windows Modules Installer Worker active, even if there are no updates?

Windows Modules Installer Worker has been active (and turning up my laptop's fan) for a good 20 minutes now. When I open the "check for updates" dialog, it says there are no updates and it last ...
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How to see detailed log of nVidia driver crash on Windows?

While doing GPU-intensive parallel processing, nVidia driver apparently crashed. Only information in Windows Event log is the following: The description for Event ID 1 from source NVIDIA OpenGL ...
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How to disable Windows 10 Pro automatic reboots programatically?

I wish to somehow disable automatic reboots of Windows 10, as this disrupts long-running commands and I wish to do this 'programatically'; e.g. via a script. For me, it will be too cumbersome to set ...
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Edge “security certificate is not secure” since bash installation

Description I am running Windows 10 Insider - Build 14316. I managed to reproduce the issue by reverting the update and try it again to see exactly when the problem occurs. So, I activated Ubuntu On ...
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Block Windows 10 P2P updates with a corporate firewall

I work for a small IT company that fix mostly Windows computers, and lately we have an huge issue with Windows 10 updates. When a new computer enters our network and starts downloading updates, it ...
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Middle mouse button not working in Windows 10

I recently purchased a new laptop and the middle mouse button no longer works. It is a Logitech M310 that works fine on another laptop, so I know the hardware is working. I checked the Mouse settings ...
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Windows 10: Bluetooth headset's media play button doesn't work

I have a JBL E40BT Bluetooth headset. It comes with media controls on the left ear cup, a play/pause button, and a volume up and down (previous and next track is handled by three and two fast presses ...
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Have I managed to disable automatic updates on Windows 10?

I've already asked how to do this, but I was shunted to this question, which I personally didn't find helpful, because I was already aware of the options presented and their limitations. The closest ...
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Use EMV-enabled Credit Card (chip card) for Windows Smart Card log-in?

I have a USB Smart Card Reader and a Credit Card with Smart Chip (EMV) on it. So I was wondering if I can associate this card to my Windows Administrator profile (local user account) and use it as a ...
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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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How do I make M.2 PCIe SSD drives non-removeable in Windows 10?

For the first time, I've built my own computer. I bought a M.2 SSD (specifically the ADATA XPG SX6000 M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3x2 SSD - 512GB) and slipped it into the Ultra M.2 slot on the back side of my ...
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I Need to Keep a Window Active

I need to keep a browser window active while I use another window. "Keep-on-Top" is not what I'm looking before because when I switch pages, it still goes inactive. I'm trying to keep a page ...
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How to access ISA device in Windows 10?

I have an ISA device which I want to use under Windows 10. It was working in Windows XP but now the customer wants to upgrade their hardware and Windows. I found this motherboard (MS-98A9) which ...
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Windows 10 Disable Win + Tab Task View Window Animation

So you can turn off the "sliding" animation when switching between Virtual desktops when unchecking "Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing" in the Performance Options; this prevents you from ...
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Safe sharing home network, single user Microsoft account without Homegroup

I have a home office with a workstation, and I just added another workstation and a laptop. All use windows10 professional and I use the same Microsoft account to login on all machines. I'm trying to ...
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How do I add a custom snooze period to Windows Calendar notifications?

In Windows 10, the Calendar app is integrated and tries to take over calendar features. It produces a notification 15 minutes before an event, like this: The 15 minute reminder is helpful, to go ...
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Windows 10 automatic restore on every reboot, never works

About two weeks ago, my laptop lost power while installing a graphics driver update (in GeForce experience). Since then, every time I boot my computer fails to boot and after a few attempts I get a ...
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Activation/Upgrade Error 0x803fa067

I tried to Updgrade my windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro. I tried it with the default key that upgrades Windows 10 to pro without activating it(which is done in the second step). The Universal-Key ...
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How to run ChkDsk on Storage Spaces which is stuck in read only mode?

I am having a number of issues with Storage Spaces which began when a drive died. I have 5 WD Reds in Parity. I have not replaced the disk but the drive refuses to come in to Read / Write mode and ...
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Why are installer checkboxes missing?

Running certain installers on my laptop, I don't see the checkboxes for program options (see image). The image also shows the checkboxes work fine on my other computer for the same installer. The ...
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WSL Bash doesn't start

I have been using Windows 10's Windows Subsystem for Linux bash (Ubuntu via Microsoft Store) in the last few weeks, no problem, awesome feature, couldn't be happier. But today it suddenly stopped ...
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Reverse tunnel, remote desktop session hangs when moving PuTTY window

I have a ssh server on my Windows 10 computer at home and when I set up a reverse tunnel from my Windows 10 work computer with PuTTY with this command: putty.exe -ssh user@xxxxxxxxxx -R 9999:...
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How do I get mDNS (avahi) to work on Windows Subsystem for Linux?

I've followed the last example in this thread: https://github.com/Microsoft/WSL/issues/384 In other words: ~$ sudo service dbus start * Starting system message bus dbus ...
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How can I preserve the WSL linux environment while doing a Windows 10 system “reset?”

This post mentions simply restoring the WSL directory partially restored WSL, but with some functionality issues. This post gives generic information for how to back up and recover a linux ...
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How do I output 256 or even 24-bit colours in Git Bash?

I'm running Git Bash on Windows 10 Creators Update build 15063. During the installation of Git for Windows I chose to Use Windows' default console window instead of MinTTY. The default console ...
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Browser tabs turn black

Around since the release of Firefox 54 many, many times all tabs have turned to black. Nothing outside of the Firefox UI can be seen and and restarting browser has been necessary. The change is ...
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Windows 10 can't access network drive after startup

I have a Western Digital MyCloud NAS drive which refuses to be accessible after Windows 10 starts. It was mapped in Windows with the \\server\resource syntax and set to reconnect at sign-in. In ...
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Remove a program from “how do you want to open this file” list on Windows

I wanted to open a file with another program so I did open with > choose another app > more apps and a list of apps show up. This is a screenshot of the list and I want to remove the "idle" files ...
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The MS Edge browser icon has disappeared from the Taskbar but I can still use it

Under Windows 10 (obviously) the MS Edge browser icon has disappeared from the Taskbar. I can activate via an add-on in Firefox, so I can still use it. I can not reach it via Alt-Tab nor via the Task ...
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Cannot mirror laptop with windows 10 using panasonic smart tv viera

What I could do: Correctly connected smart tv to Internet; Could connect android devices with smart tv; Establish a connection between laptop and tv; When it establishes a connection between laptop ...
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Administration rights lost

I appear to no longer be an administrator. When I try to change anything I get the message "...is managed by your system administrator". Can anyone help me get my status back? (I'm using win10).