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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. ...
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Windows 10: How to save a virtual desktop session?

I work on multiple projects involving many different tools and therefore windows in my taskbar. I use the virtual desktop feature of Windows 10 to avoid having a messy desktop. I can let my laptop go ...
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Windows 10 + WebDAV: Mutual authentication failed: The server's password is out of date at the domain controller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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How to prevent prefers-reduced-motion setting from ever working in Chrome

Since Chrome version 74, prefers-reduced-motion media queries will be set with reduce value in case the user has disabled animations in controls inside Windows. I'm on Win 10 and use mostly Chrome for ...
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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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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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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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How to change account picture of DIFFERENT user in Windows 10?

I have created new user and set a password for him. Can I also set account picture for him? I searched following places: New windows style: PC Settings -> Accounts Medium age windows style: Control ...
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Is it possible to connect to a VPN from inside the Windows Subsystem for Linux?

I'm developing a Wordpress site on a LAMP stack running inside of my WSL Ubuntu installation on Windows 10. There are certain REST calls that I need to make that require a VPN connection to the server....
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Where can I see or manage the hidden Hyper-V VMs created by WSL2 or certain other applications?

Two applications in specific, Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 and Bluestacks (an Android emulator) explicitly leverage Hyper-V, and require the windows feature to be enabled on the system you're running ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I disable Tab Groups in Edge?

Edge recently got updated on my Windows 10, and now I can't find how to disable Tab Groups anymore. These are the only two options I see now: I have read the instructions available online, many of ...
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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 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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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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Force Windows 10 to create thumbs.db files within local folders

I will soon move large amounts of photos and videos from my Windows 10 PC to an NAS. To minimize thumbnail load times when accessing those files on the NAS, I want to create thumbs.db files in every ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to encrypt 2 SSD disks in software RAID 1 on Windows 10?

How can I best protect / encrypt two SSD disks in software RAID 1? Windows 10 doesn't offer the BitLocker option on RAID 1 disks, but still I would like to encrypt them somehow. Especially for the ...
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Task scheduler compatibility?

With what windows versions is a task exported in XML compatible with? For example, is a task created in windows 7 compatible with windows 10 / Windows Server 2003 with Windows Server 2008 and so on? I ...
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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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Disable windows 10 volume control

This has got to be the most annoying addition in Windows 10. Half the time it covers the back button in some browser or bookmark. What's worse is when there's a fullscreen application running. ...
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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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How can multiple tiles be removed at once, or by group, from the Start Menu?

The vast majority of the default Windows 10 start menu tiles (on the right side) are not needed. To remove them requires selecting each one and choosing Unpin from Start. (this is an image for ...
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