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Which interrupt does Windows 8.1/10 use to perform a context switch?

Would it be the programmable interval timer interrupt also known as PIT ? From what I understand the current executing thread is interrupted by way of an interrupt being handled by the kernel ISR.
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How to troubleshoot Windows 10 backup that fails silently

I've configured Windows 10 Backup to backup to a local disk, F:. The disk is formatted and empty, except for the folders that Backup has created. Windows says that nothing is backed up yet, but when ...
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Updating powershell from 5.1 to 6.1

I would like to use the test-path command in powershell. According to the official docs, this was introduced in Powershell version 6.1. Unfortunately, I am running version 5.1 ion my Windows 10 ...
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How do I create a hard link/junction for multiple folders pointing to a single folder?

Example: D:\Comp\ this directory has these folders - Volume 1 Volume 2 Volume 3 I want to point Volume 1 and Volume 2 to one folder, and Volume 3 to another such that everything looks like this: ...
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Windows Defender service won't start (Access Denied)

I wanted to install XBOX app but whenever I install it I got the error looks like something went wrong 0x80073D0A I looked this code and it seems it wants Windows Defender to be on, so I went to ...
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What is the best alternative to Windows Photo Viewer on Windows 10? [closed]

I'm stuck with the default Windows 10's Windows Photo Viewer. It's just because I can not change the interval time of switching to the next photo in the SlideShow mode (press F5 to enter SlideShow ...
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How to do automatic 2FA with PuTTY?

I am sshing/scping into a server that has 2FA. I use PuTTY and WinSCP. When I log in, it asks for my password and a verification code. I know my password, and I have to use an authentication app to ...
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Where does git clone save downloaded files to on Windows?

It's Windows 10 and git installed is v2.34.1 for Windows downloaded from http://git-scm.com. I downloaded a zip file from https://github.com/nvpro-samples/build_all, unzipped it to a new folder, and ...
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The system cannot find the path specified. (os error 3)

Windows 10 OS Build 19043.1348 Ninja version 1.10.0.git Source Code Path:- C:\Users\runersystem\AppData\Local\.mabs\siml-mibs-mrunner-m99-w88\workspace\projects\develop\mizen-scri1\tmp-cache\ Build ...
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How to prevent Windows Update from re-enabling firewall rules?

Regularly some Windows Update packages silently re-enable firewall rules, both Inbound and Outbound, is there a way to disable a rule for good or to remove from Windows Update the right to alter ...
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Windows 10 USB flash drive not booting, but linux (ubuntu) does

I have an bootable USB with windows 10. I tried to install it on my laptop lenovo G50-80: I've selected the boot menu (after turning on the laptop via a small button: here), but the usb name wasn't ...
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Windows 10 arbitrarily downscaling images and icons

My installation of Windows 10 will occasionally start downscaling some images and icons. This is not specific to any program. It seems to happen most commonly to warm-colored images. I've tried ...
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Disable Open File Security Warning for specific file types

Windows likes to defend you against running executables that you have pulled from the web, and for some reason scripts like .js are included in that umbrella. As a developer I have long-since swapped ...
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Virtual Box Bridged Adapter can't Ping Host < OR > Guest

I have a windows 10 Host machine running Virtual Box 5.2.22 the IpAdress is 192.168.1.24 mask 255.255.255.0 (class c). I have a guest OS windows 10 with IP 192.168.1.252 mask 255.255.255.0 (class c). ...
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Windows 10 randomly hibernates while being used

Since Jan 3, 2017, I have been encountering a very strange and frustrating problem with my Windows 10 Laptop (2013 Macbook Pro Retina). My laptop will hibernate seemingly at random without any prior ...
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How to map custom Logitech keyboard keys on Windows?

I have Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse MK710. On Fedora I could map every key including a custom key that opens a CD tray, in fact I think all keys were mapped correctly by default. On Windows 10,...
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How can reduce wasted vertical space in new Office applications on Windows?

The following screenshot demonstrates how the title bar got much taller from the previous version. With the padding added around the ribbon area, I feel too much vertical space on my laptop's screen ...
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How to get the default DNS server of a NetAdapter without resetting the addresses on the Adapter?

I am trying to get the IP addresses for the default DNS Servers for a NetAdapter. $IFIndex = (Get-NetAdapter).IFIndex Set-DnsClientServerAddress -InterfaceIndex $IFIndex -ResetServerAddresses $...
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Inconsistent 3DMark CPU Score

I completed a new Ryzen based PC build, and have been trying to optimize it by doing some minor overclocking. While doing so, I've noticed that I'm getting inconsistent 3dMark CPU results that are ...
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VM/guest loses internet connectivity when host is connected to VPN

I'm currently running Win10 Pro v21H2, and I have a Hyper-V VM (gen 1) running Win10 Home v21H2. For my remote work, I use Check Point Endpoint Security to connect to my office VPN. I just discovered ...
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Boot a physical disk with EFI in VirtualBox Ubuntu 18.04 host

I used to use legacy BIOS booting on this machine to dual-boot Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 10 across three hard drives. I used GRUB to boot to Ubuntu on an SSD and HDD combo and Windows 10 on it's own ...
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How to stop Windows Search from auto excluding repository folders?

Windows search indexer is adding most paths to repository folders (both .git and .svn) to the exclusion list. I can remove them manually of course, but each time i rebuild the index - they are re-...
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How to disable/enable network adapter from command line on the Windows 10?

Currently, when I need to disable/enable network adapter I'm performing the following steps: Opening the device manager (⊞ Win+R, devmgmt.msc and Enter). Searching for the required network adapter. ...
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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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Run a script on start up on Windows 10

On previous versions of Windows I have used the below technique to run a batch file on Windows startup. Create a shortcut to the batch file. Once the shortcut is created, right-click the shortcut ...
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VLC Audio won't play unless it's a certain headphone (Windows 10)

I usually watch my videos using bluetooth headphones. When I try to play audio on VLC with any other audio device that is not the bluetooth headphones, it doesn't work. This only happens to VLC, I can ...
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How to use Get-WinEvent to get all information between a specific time period?

Some background I am encountering some crash and freeze issues I want to get a better handle on. For this, I want to investigate all available event & log information for a specific time period. I ...
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Windows 10 , 11 explorer.exe Gui does not works after few days of windows installation

Windows 10 / 11 's explorer.exe GUI does not starts after few days of windows installtion , the explorer.exe process is still running but no GUI , it takes above 10-20 mins for GUI to start
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How to fix wsl2 not opening graphical apps? [duplicate]

I've been trying to install graphical apps on wsl for 2 months now without success using xLaunch and I haven't found any working solution yet... Here is what I get when I try to launch a graphical app ...
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"You need to fix your Microsoft account" notification

The "You need to fix your Microsoft account" notification pops up every 10 minutes with the new Anniversary Update. This notification appears because I am not signed into my Microsoft account. I do ...
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Unknown devices on Windows 10

I noticed that I have unknown devices in my Device Manager on Windows 10 machine: Where do they appear from? What to do with them? EDIT1: Device by connection view: Device instance path and hardware ...
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How can I monitor network stability over time via command line on a Mac?

I'm seeing some odd network issues on my new work computer. The IT dept says it's a problem with my network. But my other Mac isn't having any issues with networks even when it's directly on top of ...
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Why am I unable to RDP to Windows 10 since virtualizing it?

This could also be related to a recent windows update. I recently updated to 2004 to be able to run WSL2. When I virtualized the machine I followed the recommended Oracle Virtual box steps, which ...
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How to check if my processor (Intel i3-3220 @3.30GHz) running on all 2 cores/4 threats?

When iam checking on Task manager my CPU performance is saying that the processor is working on socked 1 (meaning works on 1 core ,should be 2 ) and logical processors also 1 ( should be 4 Threads ). ...
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How to change the position and size of Tooltip in windows 10?

I am on Windows 10 Pro, 19042.1348. When I hover my mouse over any element, the tooltip shown is very small, moreover, it is under the cursor, hidden by it. Please see the image attached, in some ...
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How to copy network security key from wifi

When I was at a customer site, I connected my Windows-10 computer to a Wifi. Now, every time I go there, I don't need to enter anything anymore, I can just connect to that Wifi. Now I have a colleague ...
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LG TV is detected on one Windows 10 and is not on second

Both computers support Miracast. From first (my work laptop) I am able to connect to the TV as remote display: (Wireless Card - Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265) enter image description here But ...
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my hdd turns itself off when on use [closed]

I recently bought a seagate hdd ST1000DM010 and everything was working correctly until about 2 days ago, it started disappearing completely from the system (disk management and device manager included)...
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Ctrl + Shift hotkeys no longer working?

Recently I've noticed (nearly, there's very few exceptions and they're seemingly random) all hotkeys that have Ctrl+Shift no longer work. I've verified that it isn't the keyboard (tested 3 different ...
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How can I lock a guest user into a game environment?

Basically I'm looking to share my gaming PC with a friend but only in a way that would let him play my games without accessing any of my other files, parts of my OS / desktop environment Windows 10 ...
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Arrange windows in 8 tiles on Win 10

I normally arrange my windows on my FullHD monitor side-by-side: To achieve that, I can simply press ← for the left window and → for the right one. I then bought a new 4K (a.k.a. UltraHD) monitor - ...
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Application requires Admin privileges, but Admin account is in use (Win 10 Pro)

I try to install UPS monitor application from producer site: http://fideltronik.com/files/ups-monitor/UPSmon3en.msi . After instalation, application tries to run services, but message appears: ...
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Windows update installs Nahimic

Everytime I restart Windows 10 after it updated itself (without asking me first), it installs the Nahimic service (C:\WINDOWS\system32\NahimicService.exe) and the corresponding Nahimic companion (...
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Disable start menu when pressing the WIN key

I would like the start menu to not open when pressing the windows key on the keyboard. In my case I have a different program (Wox) that I would like to open with this shortcut. If possible, I would ...
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How to know Max FPS (Frames) of a capture card?

I have an HDMI to USB capture card and I am capturing the HDMI output of a supported device on my Windows 10 PC. I know my device outputs 1080p but I don’t know if there’s any refresh rate or fps ...
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Windows 10 taskbar multiple monitor - Show pinned apps + only active apps on each monitor

I was able to get only active apps to show on the taskbar for each monitor in a multi-monitor setup via this thread: Show corresponding icons for each monitor on task bar That works great, now I ...
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How to allocate disk space from WSL2 to C: drive (Windows 10 Pro)

I've installed WSL2 on Windows 10 Pro. I am not sure how I came up with that split between WSL and C:, but basically now my WSL seem to have a partition too big (250GB) for what is needed (~15GB), so ...
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Un-pausing Windows Update triggers forced installation of preview-release

After un-pausing Windows Update in Windows 10, even when initially paused without anything actively pending, downloading, or installing, it seems that a "Check for updates" is implicitly ...
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Windows 10 windows all return to main monitor on sleep

Running Windows 10 Enterprise RTM. With two monitors, after the computer goes to sleep all windows return to main monitor. When only locking the computer and waking it up again windows stay where they ...
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Pycharm doesn't detect python installed from Microsoft store

I have python 3.7 installed on my pc downloaded from python's official website and pycharm detects it and is fine. But, windows's powershell doesn't detect it. I have added it to path of system and ...

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