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Microsoft Edge can not display local web site

I have a local IIS running, with a binding like www.dev.mydomain.com, the hostname is listed in an external DNS server and name resolution works fine. When opening the site http://www.dev.mydomain....
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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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High CPU usage running Symfony on PHP-CLI

I have a Dell laptop with Intel i7 5th generation running Windows 10 x64 and PHP 5.6.17 x86 environment. When I run a fresh installation of Symfony 3.0 using php-cli: php bin/console server:run In ...
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Windows 10 + WebDAV: Mutual authentication failed: The server's password is out of date at the domain controller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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Windows 10 Start-Search not behaving well

I've made a habit of making a 'Search Helpers' folder and dropping it in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Search Helpers. I fill this folder with shortcut icons to make Start-...
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Internal card reader fails after upgrade to Windows 10 - “Device could not be migrated”

I have just upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, everything went smoothly except for one thing: My internal card reader mostly stopped working - it doesn't recognize any card that I can insert into ...
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System boots on the secondary monitor with dual screens

I've added a second monitor to my PC. And I've configured it to be in portrait mode and everything is fine when I'm in windows. But when I restart, the boot screen shows in the portrait monitor. I've ...
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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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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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Separate custom scaling levels for each display in Windows 10

I want to set a different custom scaling level for each of my 2 monitors. The "recommended" scaling for my laptop display is 150%, while 100% scaling is recommended for my external monitor. 100% is ...
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Why does Windows 10 “Update and shut down” not complete the update?

I'm curious if there is any technical or user experience design reason for this phenomenon I'm experiencing: Whenever I select "Update and shut down", the machine will update for a while and then shut ...
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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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High DPC latency Windows 10, unable to fix

Edit: I am still experiencing this issue. ndis.sys is causing issues and I have not been able to resolve it. I am at a loss of what to do. I have tried reinstalling windows AGAIN, reinstalling drivers ...
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Make Windows 10 PC appear as bluetooth speaker

Is it possible to make my Windows 10 PC appear as a Bluetooth speaker, so I can play the audio from my PS Vita through my PC's speakers? I've seen a couple of guides on the internet (such as this one)...
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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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Audit failure 5061 after logging in to Windows 10

Logging in to Windows 10 Build 10547 I see for a split second a message box pop up. There's no time to read it as the login succeeds. In the event log I see: Audit failure 5061 with a task ...
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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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Activation of application xxx!App failed with error: Unknown HResult Error code: 0xc0eb0003

I have installed the newly released Windows 10 and now get the following error message in the Event Viewer when starting a modern app: Activation of application Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe!...
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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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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 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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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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Want the Windows 10 start menu to show the expanded start menu

I am customizing the Windows 10 desktop, and am wondering if it is possible to make the start menu show the menu that one sees when they click the expand button, by default. Here's what I mean: ...
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Windows maximizing in the wrong monitor

I have a multimonitor setup, and every time minimize, for example, Google Chrome which was in monitor 3 or 2, when i maximize it again it always puts it back in the primary monitor, which is really ...
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Windows 10 search: can't open Control Panel items

Update I've mentioned this in the comment already, but it's worth repeating here to avoid any misunderstanding: this issue is gone after numerous Windows updates. This means that unfortunately I won'...
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Make the left pane of the Windows 10 start menu wider

The left pane in my Windows 10 start menu is too small. For example, I have the following two folder entries cut off: Microsoft SQL Server 20.. Microsoft SQL Server 20.. (I can hover on start menu ...
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How to turn off smooth scrolling for apps and start menu in Windows 10?

Is there any way to disable the smooth scrolling effect for Metro apps and the start menu in Windows 10? The scrolling in Metro apps and the start menu is a little bit delayed in comparison with ...
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Snap to top of screen in Windows 10 on portrait monitor

In Windows 10, is there a way to snap to top and bottom of screen (instead of maximising on dragging to top of screen for example) on my portrait monitor?
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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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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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How do I find what program is keeping the taskbar from auto-hiding?

Name says it all. Taskbar is set to auto-hide, taskbar does not auto-hide, obviously I want it to auto-hide. Some program is keeping it from doing that. Sometimes I find the culprit quickly if the ...
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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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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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Hyper-V - Boot to OS on physical Disk

I installed Linux Mint on a physical SSD, and ran like that for several years. Now, for work, I need to run Windows 10 Pro on my desktop. To do that, I used a separate physical SSD, but left the old ...
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How can I disable the “Link your Phone and PC” notification in Windows 10?

The new "Continue on PC" feature that came with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update also includes a notification that pops up saying "Link your Phone and PC". Answering no or clearing the notification ...
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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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Why my command prompt is not recognizing 'netstat' as a command

I want to figure out my running ports in Windows 10, but when I write command C:\> netstat in the console, I get the following error 'netstat' is not recognized as an internal or external ...
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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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Copying files using MTP leads to 99% disk utilization

Since Android phones are no longer mounted as an external drive I'm having an issue with a copying of large amount of photos from the phone (no matter what - LG G3, Galaxy S7) to the laptop (Windows ...
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Windows 10 Search: Search my stuff by default

Generally I use the built-in Windows 10 search to find my documents by name. However, in Windows 10 version 1511 the search is not performed in my stuff. Is there a way to make "Search my stuff" the ...
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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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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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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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Microsoft Edge: how to bypass certificate error?

I'm trying to access an intranet server under HTTPS, whose certificate has been autogenerated. With other browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) I have the option to ignore this error and to somehow "go ...
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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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What benefits does the 64-bit version of Notepad++ have over the 32-bit version?

Notepad++ is available in a 64-bit version in addition to a 32-bit version. What benefits does the 64-bit version of Notepad++ have over the 32-bit version when running in Windows 7? What about in ...
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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 Anniversary center file and folder name text

Windows 10 Anniversary update changed the alignment of the text for file and folder names to the left. It looks like this: This looks really ugly to me and was wondering if there was any way to ...