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Windows 10 + WebDAV: Mutual authentication failed: The server's password is out of date at the domain controller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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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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Microsoft Edge Developer Tools window stays blank

The dev tools window for Microsoft Edge currently 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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WinGet COM Server is consuming 25% of cpu

last days i heard the laptop's fan kicking in, and i discovered a process called "WinGet COM Server" which is consuming CPU cycles. i uninstalled WinGet from apps, but it appearded once ...
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Windows 10 Home - 1809 Virtualization Features

I'm running Windows 10 Home edition. Recently updated to 1809. Found a few new features and services related to virtualization. Does this mean Hyper-V is now available for Home edition too? What do ...
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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 do I find what program is keeping the taskbar from auto-hiding?

The 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 ...
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Windows virtual desktops: Cycle back to first desktop at end

Let's say I have three virtual desktops. I know I can navigate through them using: ctrl + windows + left | right However, is there a way to make it cycle back through to the beginning if I reach the ...
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Disable Outlook "Metered Connection" warning

I connect to the internet using 4G. I have set the connection to "metered" in Windows 10. Unfortunately this means Outlook displays a "metered network" warning and will not download mail until I ...
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Disable Modern Standby or get back S3 standby mode in a HP laptop (Windows 10)

Like many other users I'm trying to disable this new feature that goes by different names (Modern Standby / Connected Standby / Always on always connected / S0ix / InstantGo / ...) as it has lots of ...
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Windows 10: Enable system-wide smooth scrolling

This question is a bit different from others that I have found, because the solutions to them have always been "change the scroll setting to 1 line at a time". I won't be satisfied by that. I don't ...
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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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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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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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How to restrict Alt-Tab to cycling windows on current monitor only?

I have two monitors, and on each of them I have several windows open. Now when I press Alt-Tab, it cycles through all the windows. I want to cycle only through the windows on my current (focused) ...
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Is it possible to record only a part of screen using Game Bar screen recording of Windows 10?

I have been trying to record a part of screen in my windows 10 machine. I found that Windows 10 offers a built in tool called Game bar (shortcut: Win + G), which can be used to capture screen or ...
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NTFS external hard drive formatted on Linux is not recognized by Windows

I fully formatted a hard drive in NTFS on Linux from a completely empty (zeroed) drive and it is not recognized by Windows 10. It is not listed in the Windows File Explorer nor with the fsutil fsinfo ...
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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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CTRL+C isn't working as interrupt in command prompt

When I run a command and I wanna to stop it via CTRL+C in CMD or PowerShell nothing happens. If these shells are run with Administrator group CTRL+C is working fine. Yes I have UAC enabled. On ...
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Is it risky to enable long file paths on Windows 10?

Windows 10 has an option to allow for longer file paths (background). Is it risky to enable this option? I ask because I've heard mixed comments about how there can be bugs related to long file ...
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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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How does the Windows 10 scheduler deal with Hyper Threading since Core Parking is disabled by default for Intel CPUs?

I'm running Windows 10 (1607) on an Intel Xeon E3-1231v3 CPU (Haswell, 4 physical cores, 8 logical cores). When I first had Windows 7 installed on this machine, I could observe that four out of eight ...
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How to create Boot Menu Entry in UEFI Settings using bcdedit w/o copying existing {bootmgr}

Note – This thread How to add UEFI image boot option in BCDedit? is similar but the answer there is irrelevant as it does not describe my case. This thread How remedy situation with two EFI ...
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How to get the true textual verbose "No GUI boot + OS boot information" working again in Windows 10?

I find myself frequently needing much more information at Windows 10 startup than what we can seem to coax out of it now. It used to be possible to go into msconfig and select some options to get the ...
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Starting recent remote desktop entry does not put focus in the password field

When I start a remote desktop session through the "recent items" list in the Windows 10 task bar: I get the credentials window as expected: However, when I start typing my password, ...
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„Windows Background.wav“ played by taskhostw.exe when certain programs are opened

OS: Windows 10 Home 1909 x64, OS build 18363.752 Whenever I open the Control Panel, Windows Background.wav plays once the window has appeared. It also occurs1 for E1 mod: upon opening Firefox in ...
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What does this bizarre message mean which popped up in Windows 10 days after I installed it?

Let's finish setting up Now that you're connected to the network you aren't able to finish setting up your device. [OK] No, I did not make any typos in the above quote. See for yourself: ...
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Stop volume change noise when Sennheiser Bluetooth headphones connected on Windows 10

When my Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC Bluetooth headphones are connected to my Windows 10 PC - changing the volume makes a beeping noise. This is the case whether I press the volume button on the ...
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What does "catastrophic failure" mean?

I was just copying some files from a camera to the computer using File Explorer, when all of a sudden, I received a "Catastrophic failure" message. I was shaken, not just by the content of the ...
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Edge - new tab focus behavior

Is there a way to let Edge focus on the address bar once I open a new tab? I experience the following behavior: Open Edge Ctrl + t (new tab) Type e.g. www.myfavouriteaddress.com Issue: The typing ...
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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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Can I use my pc as a bluetooth headset with windows 10

This Article worked for me on windows 7 but now That I am using Windows 10 I can't seem to figure out how to make it work. All Hardware is the same only Windows has changed. Can I use my PC as a ...
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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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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 - Have to run calc/Calculator twice from the Run menu

I use Calculator in Windows 10 every once in a while. However, I'm facing an odd issue when launching it. Short version I often have to execute calc twice from the Run menu before Calculator shows up....
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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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Windows 10 Multiple Desktop Affinity for processes

I've never really used multiple desktops before on different operating systems, so maybe this is just how they work. But if I kick off a process on one desktop, and then switch to another desktop ...
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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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Jump between open windows on multiple monitors in Task View on Windows 10 with keyboard

I'm using two monitors with Windows 10 and I have a few windows open on each monitor. When I open the Task View (Win + Tab) I can only navigate between the main monitor's windows with keyboard (using ...
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Robocopy loops/nests "Application Data" 29 times when copying "Application Data" folder on Windows 10

My goal here is to be able to back up my entire computer by using robocopy. My robocopy script keeps getting stuck here as you can see with the Application Data. C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\...
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Windows 10 and precision touchpad in remote desktop session

On my personal notebook I have set "Three fingers gestures/taps" action to "Middle mouse button". Works as expected. When I use remote desktop session to my workmachine, the gesture propagates and ...
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powercfg won't honor -requestsoverride

Currently I have two drivers that is preventing my Windows 10 from sleeping (running Command Prompt as administrator): C:\Windows\system32>powercfg -requests DISPLAY: None. SYSTEM: [DRIVER] USB ...
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Windows 10 - Can't open Device Manager "This app has been blocked for your protection"

Problem Running a new Windows 10 Enterprise machine with all updates (1803) and whenever I try to open the device manager (or other programs like it), I get a UAC pop-up dialog saying "This app has ...
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Restart Windows Defender on Windows 10 Home?

I would like to restart Windows Defender without rebooting my PC. Is this possible? I do not want to disable it permanently. I have tried the following methods: "End Process" on MsMpEng.exe from ...
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Is it possible to disable Precision Touchpad's scrolling inertia?

I have a ASUS ROG Strix GL702ZC laptop that comes with Windows 10 and a Precision Touchpad. While using the touchpad I find that the two-finger smoothing is very smooth, but it comes with inertia ...
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Set default volume for new apps in Windows 10 mixer

My headphones (HyperX Cloud 2) are normally way too loud for most apps with any volume above 10%. However, I want certain apps such as Teamspeak to be 50%. The problem is new apps default to the max/...
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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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Can I make windows file explorer treat underscore (_) as a word separator (for ctrl navigation)?

I'm overhauling my folder structure and trying to come up with a good file-naming system. Underscore seems like a good field separator - less obtrusive than (-) and more portable than space. When ...
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