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Thinkpad E595 freezes periodically

I have Thinkpad E595 that hangs from time to time. It is not regular: it could hang every day and after it only once week later, but problem still persists. It works the same way: first current ...
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Thumbnails break for no reason

Sometimes when I'm using my pc normally, I get broken thumbnails and explorer just going crazy and heck it's not the "go to folder options" thing, It's the THUMBNAIL NOT LOADING BECAUSE ...
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Windows Administrator, programs execution and UAC

I'm try to reproduce the same behavior of my work laptop with my personal computer. In my work laptop, I'm administrator. There are a few more accounts like ITadmin and similars but my account has ...
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Adding persistent route through PowerShell not working for Windows 10 Pro VPN client

I'm setting up a new VPN server using L2TP and I'm hitting my last snag. I'm now able to connect to the L2TP VPN using the native Windows 10 Pro client. I do not want to use the remote gateway for ...
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how do I change my windows system from Hebrew to English?

I would like to change my PC language to English. I have Windows 10. I tried to do it by the following: Settings-> the area of language -> tried to change the language in the search box, but I ...
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System can not find a file that exists

In my x32win10Prov2004, a batch file works perfectly, but in the x64, it says that it cannot find the file. The batch command line is Start "" "C:\Program Files\Macro Express Pro\MacExp....
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Windows 10 Pro v2004: How do I get back Taskbar behavior from earlier windows versions

First thing: YES I searched for my problem, all I found were "Skins" or a way to get back the "Shortcut Bar" Which now ends up as a little arrow thingie on the right side of the ...
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Windows 10 copy command incorrect function when trying to overwrite file in W2K UNC target

I have a script which I wrote three years ago and I've been using about every 3 or 4 months since, now all of a sudden something broke in it and I just realized it's the copy command giving issues, ...
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How to uninstall application when control panel and Settings fail? [duplicate]

Background: I am working in Windows 10. I'm working on a standard (non-admin) account. BUT I gave administrator permissions on the User account Control prompt during installation. 1. The program: ...
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Screen Power & Sleep Settings keep reseting on Windows 10

This is a bug I have since a long time on my Win10 computer and never could found a fix. In the Power & Sleep options, Screen turn off setting is set to 15 minutes. No matter how I try to change ...
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How to unset windows 10 proxy settings

A few month ago, I setup a local http proxy using fiddler (I think) to debug some network calls. I since them removing the settings from the windows control panels, or at least those whom existence I ...
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Safe way to verify that a Microsoft ISO has not been tampered with

I'd like to make sure an ISO (disc image) I have for a Microsoft Windows 10 OS is genuine. The way I usually do this with any file is by computing a hash of the file and comparing the result to the ...
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Asus UX360C randomly shuts off while the power LED is still on

I have an Asus ZenBook UX360C and really like it but recently I've had a problem with it - namely, randomly from time to time (I'd say every few days), it just randomly shuts off, ie. the screen goes ...
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HP Application SysInfoEx - Pop Up On Start

This always pops up on start, but it's hard to ascertain whether this is a legitimate application. I've disabled it from starting in Task Manager (in Task Manager, it's called HpseuHostLauncher, but ...
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Microsoft Edge does not start — side-by-side error cannot resolve reference 84.0.522.48

This morning after a reboot (I think after an update) Microsoft Edge no longer stars. Starting on command line gives the following error: c:\Temp>"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\...
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Disabling Win+V on Windows

I've been using Win+V for a long time with PureText. My Windows version is 1809 (OS Build 17763.439) Now all of a sudden windows has stolen the shortcut for its own clipboard history. Window shows a ...
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Windows 10: how to disable “Roblox” and other ads from start menu when the various anti-ad settings are already operative? [duplicate]

Today (August 2020) I opened the Start Menu in Windows 10 and typed the beginning of a program name, in order to launch the program. After a couple keystrokes a "Roblox" ad suddenly appeared ...
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Windows10 no longer stays asleep after configuring sshd [duplicate]

I've had Windows 10 Home Edition running for a year and half without problems. I set up my PC's power button to put the OS into sleep mode. The other day I was trying to set up sshd. I used Windows ...
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Windows Security authentication dialog freezes

Since a few weeks ago, when my Windows 10 Pro computer has displayed a Windows Security authentication dialog like this: It awaits input from me but then freezes instantly as soon as I click the OK ...
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Can I share folders on a LAN using NTFS alone?

I've run several searches, here, here and here including many replies on SE to try and address a simple question: In a Windows NTFS only environment, if I wanted to use NTFS alone to share folders on ...
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Win 10 ver2004 deletes SMB access after going through cold start

I have been encountering sporadic issues with SMB username/password being deleted on the client station. Started with build 19041, and seems to be related only to the client, as it happened for an SMB ...
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Windows 10 factory reset leads to GRUB command prompt

I had a dual-boot set up on my laptop, decided to sell it, and wanted to keep just Windows 10 so I deleted the Ubuntu partitions using Disk Management in Windows, allocating the freed volume to the ...
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Octave GUI doesn't come up on windows 10 x64

(A) I installed Octave 4.4.1 on my machine running Windows 10 x64 version. I installed it at d:\Octave. (B) When I click the desktop shortcut "GNU Octave (GUI)" after installation, it opens up Octave....
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Facing issues with the uninstallation [duplicate]

I am facing lot of issues in uninstalling python 3.6.5 software from control panel. While uninstalling the software it shows "no python 3.6 installation was detected", later it shows "...
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How do I disable hidden volume changes on Windows 10?

First of all, I'm not exactly sure what it is. But I've already tested that these popular solutions haven't worked: Having (Realtek) sound effects enabled Running other specific browsers instead ...
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What can cause Rammap to display file summary just as “C:\fi_unknown”

I'm trying to debug memory usage on a RAM limited computer with Win 10 LTSC 1809. Roughly the same setup (modulo drivers) in VMWare takes about 400MB with about 100MB compressed RAM, otherwise same OS ...
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Automatically hibernate computer laptop 10 minutes after its lid was closed

In the Windows power options menu, it is possible to have it go to sleep when the lid is closed: Is it possible to extend this functionality (or install a program) to automatically hibernate after ...
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in windows' 'night light', how does windows determine what are the times for 'sunrise' and 'sunset'?

For example here how does windows know that sunset in my area is 7:05pm and sunrise in my area is 5:58am?
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How to disable Shift + F10 Windows 10 shortcut key in windows 10?

I have a very similar question to what was asked before in How to disable SHIFT + F10 keyboard shortcut in Windows 10?. But the answer wasn't relevant to my quest. Pressing shift + F10 brings context ...
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HOSTS file ignores IP addresses on Windows 10

I want to redirect a particular IP address to localhost so I added its IP into hosts file. But when I ping that IP address it works and doesn't redirect to 127.0.0.1. But when I add a domain name to ...
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How can I fully kill a program and/or python code running on Windows?

I was running Sublime Text 3, but it seems I've created an infinite loop somehow. I was writing an image to file but when I look in the folder I see that the image is flickering between one of those ...
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How to *disable* automatic reboots in Windows 10?

Windows 10 lets you 'schedule' a reboot for later. I want to disable it. Evidently Windows scheduled itself for a reboot last night when I wasn't looking and just closed everything I had been working ...
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Stopping all automatic updates Windows 10

We've upgraded some machines to Windows 10 and realized there were some updates which updated as required. However, I realized there was no option available to stop the download similar to that on ...
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Windows 10: is it possible to have per-display power saving settings?

I have a setup with 2 displays connected to my computer. The first is my main LCD monitor. The second is an OLED TV in another room. I would like to apply different power saving profiles to them. I ...
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programmatically prevent Win10 updates [duplicate]

I use a Win10 computer to control a microscope, and the image acquisition can last 48 hours. If Win10 receives an update and restarts, the entire image stack gets ruined. We have tried many methods to ...
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Hard Drive space incorrect after deleting Virtual Box virtual machine

I created several virtual machines using Oracle Virtual Box. The total hard drive spaces these machines took up was ~40GB. I have since deleted these virtual machines from Virtual Box and My Computer ...
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Outlook notifications configuration

My IT department recently pushed out a new version of Outlook 16 for Microsoft 365, running on Windows 10 1809. Before the new version was deployed, clicking on new email alerts would reliably open ...
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Why am I getting random lag spikes?

So recently I've been having massive lag spikes in games I play. I haven't changed anything about my pc, about a week ago everything ran fine. But in the last few days I have random lag spikes in my ...
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How to solve 100% disk usage?

I have 100% disk usage, I tried many ways and disabled some services but the problem remains the same, also I tried to boot with safe mode and I opened resource monitor and watched the curve for Disk(...
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How to transfer a single user profile and nothing else with USMT 10?

What is the quickest and easiest way to transfer a user profile from one Windows 10 Professional x64 workgroup PC to another Windows 10 Professional x64 workgroup PC with USMT 10, without copying ...
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windows 10: I have deleted my C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ect, what should i do?

I have deleted my C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc, can't access hosts file and whatever was else there, how can I restore ect file?
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I cannot use Microsoft Store without online login with free apps at Windows 10 Enterprise

According to this article: https://www.digitalcitizen.life/microsoft-store-without-microsoft-account I can use Microsoft Appstore without login(online service) if I want to use free apps. I want to ...
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Why is “Reasons for failed automatic device encryption: Hardware Security Test Interface failed” being shown in msinfo32.exe?

The full message is: Reasons for failed automatic device encryption: Hardware Security Test Interface failed and device is not Modern Standby, Un-allowed DMA capable bus/device(s) detected It is ...
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Disk sometimes can't be accessed and doesn't show capacity in “My Computer”

Sometimes, I can't access to my internal HDD (just buy server months early) and it show up only with name, without capacity bar in "My Computer", and this problem make diskmgmt.msc hang too. ...
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How can I see the numerical value of the Repeat delay keyboard setting?

Is there any way I can see the current numerical value of this setting? I would like to see the difference between the 4 available ticks. Repeat delay Setting
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Teracopy not closing after copying despite having selected close on finish option

I have been using Teracopy for many years and love it however it no longer closes (It used to) when it has finished despite I having selected that option. It actually says that on bottom right hand ...
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OpenVPN doesn't show remote network shares

I have a working openvpn server at home and can connect to it using a remote openvpn client at work. Client is on windows 10 home, server is debian. I know the openvpn is working because I can ssh to ...
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unable to remove a registry key with a .reg file [closed]

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\NeverShowExt] Doing exactly as described here and getting a confirmation prompt saying that the keys and values have successfully ...
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Windows 10 Hyper-V, how to completely uninstall, reset all settings

Running Windows 10 Pro, v1803 OS 17134.648, 64-bit. I am having a problem with machines that I've previously installed into Hyper-V. I have successfully uninstalled Hyper-V, and have manually ...
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Is there a script to automatically fetch the newest installer of a program and install it? [closed]

I tinker around a lot with my windows installation, I got no clue what Im really doing so it comes to no surprise that I install a fresh install of windows every few weeks. Its really exhausting to ...

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