Questions tagged [windows-10]

For questions specific to Windows 10. Use [windows] instead for questions involving Windows in general.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1 vote
0 answers
16 views

Installing two different Nvidia drivers at the same time

I have a GTX1070ti for which the latest driver is 527.37. I bought a NVS 310 for which the latest driver is 392.68. I would like to use both cards simultaneously for different monitors. However, when ...
0 votes
0 answers
16 views

I can't connect to WIFI but I can connect to hotspot

My Problem is, that I can't connect to wifi in windows 11. I bough a new PC and apparently it has network issues. I can connect to my phone hotspot but I can't connect to my Wifi. I'm sure my Wifi ...
0 votes
1 answer
20 views

Black screen of death after trying a previous restore. I can only open bios. WRE-no load

I have tried for 3 days of all and every possible way to fix. I am getting the black screen of death after trying a previous restore. I can only open bios. WRE-not loading. Tried USB boot, nothing. ...
1 vote
1 answer
19 views

Disable specific WIN shortcuts without additional software (Windows 10)

I would like to know hot to disable specific ⊞ Win + shortcuts (Windows 10) without any third party software (with only included Windows 10 tools). Particularly ⊞ Win+Ctrl+D one (create new virtual ...
0 votes
0 answers
16 views

How to set the integrated GPU as default on Windows 10?

I would like to set the integrated GPU as default. Currently, many Windows applications use the GPU dedicated, as shown in the attached image. Sorry for the Italian language in the image, however, you ...
0 votes
0 answers
14 views

Attempting to reset/reinstall Windows to factory settings

I am running into an issue where my computer frequently crashes when opening Steam or other games. That isn't really my concern at this point, as I have decided the best course of action would be to ...
0 votes
0 answers
12 views

Change default drive/partition/folder for user profiles in Windows 10 Pro during installation

I want all user profiles to be created on my 2nd hard drive. I know I can move them AFTER installation but I'm wondering if there is a way to set it during installation cause the very first account ...
-1 votes
0 answers
6 views

Linux mint not booting after expanding EFI partition (while trying to install Pop!_OS)

I have a Dell Inspiron i5 laptop and I had windows/linux mint dual boot. When I tried to install Pop!_OS instead of Mint while keeping /home intact, I ran into the EFI partition size problem. ...
0 votes
1 answer
24 views

How do I open the WSL CLI on Windows 10?

How do I open the WSL CLI on Windows 10? I installed WSL on my Windows 10 system, but I have no idea how to access the WSL CLI. All the tutorials on the internet assume that the CLI is already open.
1 vote
0 answers
26 views

dd cloned Windows disk to new SSD – boot from clone with error "windows/system32/winload.efi" missing

I cloned my old external SSD /dev/disk2 to my new external SSD /dev/disk5 on macOS with dd. When I now try to boot new SSD /dev/disk5 the error "windows/system32/winload.efi missing" occurs ...
0 votes
0 answers
9 views

How to troubleshoot the cause of "resuming" from hibernation?

I have a NUC with Windows 10 that I use for development. My country has regular, rolling blackouts and fortunately for me, they are scheduled. I have access to an API that lists the status and the ...
  • 143
0 votes
1 answer
33 views

Windows 10 Boot from USB stuck

I've downloaded the windows.iso file and used rufus to burn a Windows image on the go to a portable USB Drive. When it was finished, I unplugged and re-plugged the USB into my computer. I used SHIFT+...
  • 1
0 votes
0 answers
18 views

How to run two instances of Google Chrome after CVE-2022-4135 Zero Day?

There was a recent security vulnerability with Google Chrome that was patched with version 107.0.5304.121/.122 of Chrome for Windows. As probably anyone should (and because my company mandated it), ...
  • 1,471
0 votes
0 answers
33 views

Why does operation on D drive makes Windows lag when I am not even using the C drive

I have Windows installed on C raid 0 SSD drive and I have my games and downloads on the D HDD drive. Now when I am doing operations, like installing a game on D drive the HDD Usage goes to 100%. I ...
  • 101
0 votes
0 answers
34 views

Can't change date on Windows 10

I am trying to change date in System Settings: when I press "Change" button the date is changed, but it is changed back to the current date within a second or two.
  • 375
0 votes
1 answer
44 views

Access denied when adding key to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE using bat file, adding to HKEY_CURRENT_USER works fine

I need to add a new registry key to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsRunTime\AllowedCOMCLSIDs. I tried running a following bat script: @echo off REG ADD "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\...
1 vote
0 answers
29 views

Disk usage spikes to 100% on windows

I recently bought a new laptop. Its Acer Nitro 5 with Intel Core i5-11400H @2.70GHz, GeForce GTX 1650, 16GB RAM and 700 GB SSD. I manually installed windows on it by myself and used Microsoft ...
0 votes
0 answers
28 views

How to use the volume knob on an audio interface to adjust the desktop volume?

I found a very old crappy audio interface in a garage and thought about repurposing it to use solely as a volume controller and not an audio interface. What I mean is that I would like to connect the ...
  • 1
1 vote
0 answers
23 views

Programs that use URN protocol

Does there any Windows 10 program or handler to use URN protocol? It's possible to write a script that handles the URN protocol and register it in the Windows registry. But is there a finished utility?...
-1 votes
1 answer
34 views

Is it a sign of a bandwidth issue when network "link speed" in Speccy is mostly under 20Kbps and then every 10 seconds or so jumps to over 800 Kbps

The company relocated to new offices this past week and my Windows 10 PC is now back online. When I open up Speccy and look at network "link speed" it is mostly reading between 2 and 20 ...
  • 559
0 votes
0 answers
17 views

Using Microsoft Surface Camera in Remote Desktop Connection

I am using a Windows 10 Tablet/Laptop (Surface Pro 3) which has Microsoft Camera rear. With this I device I am using Remote Desktop Connection to a Windows 7 PC (VMWare). I have tried a lot, is there ...
  • 103
0 votes
1 answer
22 views

How do you manage users on shared always-on PCs that can run long processes and need to have GUI always on?

We use Microsoft Active Directory for authentication and user group management, and it works great for "normal" office work. In certain manufacturing scenarios you can run a PCs with a ...
0 votes
1 answer
27 views

Statement completion in Windows Terminal displays but doesn't engage

Recently Windows Terminal got updated and it got History suggestions. It looks like this: As I type, it shows the history item that matches my entry. I thought pressing Tab would auto complete the ...
  • 17.8k
0 votes
1 answer
34 views

How do I get a stats report concerning a particular program, e.g. MS word, Minecraft or EVE Online?

I can get a stats report concerning my network that looks like the following How do I get stats concerning a particular program, e.g. MS word? Info about the program I care about includes: the times ...
  • 343
0 votes
1 answer
16 views

Cannot Copy Files From AppData WindowsApps Directory

I'm attempting to move my AppData\Local folder to a different drive, and then create a junction in the original location on C. I've already copied everything EXCEPT a handful of files in C:\Users<...
  • 33
0 votes
0 answers
13 views

How do I get the Win 10 taskbar to hide again if I trigger it to popup then click outside the taskbar?

I've seen a question on here about fixing the taskbar but I'm not sure if this is expected behavior or not. I want it to behave like the OSX taskbar: shows when I am in that activation zone, hides if ...
  • 4,763
1 vote
1 answer
37 views

Open Missing in Right Click Menu for Large Set of HTML file in Windows Explorer

I have number of locally stored HTML files that I want to open in Google Chrome (or any default web browser). When I right click on number of HTML files, after selecting about 15 of them, the OPEN ...
0 votes
1 answer
25 views

Command line runas to really, really run as administrator [duplicate]

I am logged on as user and want to "runas" to run some command script as administrator. This does not work: ">runas /user:administrator mybatch.cmd" : mybatch.cmd executes but ...
1 vote
1 answer
35 views

Not able to ping Windows Host from WSL2

I have enabled WSL2 on my Windows 10 desktop. Till recently, I was able to reach/connect to applications installed on Host from WSL2. However, now for testing purposes when I ping the host, I get &...
  • 11
0 votes
0 answers
38 views

Windows 10 digital activation on few devices

My problem is as follows... I have a computer with three disks, on each disk is installed windows 10. I intend to upgrade the hardware by replacing the motherboard and processor. Each windows is ...
  • 1
0 votes
1 answer
28 views

How to force remote Documents folder on OneDrive to sync with local Dokumenty (a name in a non-english system language) folder?

I have enabled backup of my Windows Documents folder to OneDrive using this window: But the name of Documents folder on my system is in different language and it is not Documents but Dokumenty. As a ...
0 votes
0 answers
23 views

Unable to finish the installation of Windows 11

Some time ago I was trying to update my pc into windows 11. However, this pc was connected to a shared wifi connection. At a point in time of the installation my pc was disconnected, so it couldn't ...
1 vote
1 answer
26 views

Set background color of Windows 10 File Explorer Preview Pane?

I'm a big fan of dark mode, but I'm severely annoyed by the fact that the Preview Pane of Windows 10 File Explorer is completely white for file like .cpp, .h, .cs, etc... and I looked around the web ...
-1 votes
0 answers
18 views

Lost access to windows after inserting old ssd

I upgraded my laptop to a 2tb nvme card(new) from 512gb(old) . I created an image of the old drive using windows backup and created a bootable USB stick. The image is stored in an intetnal hdd in the ...
-1 votes
0 answers
24 views

How to maximally accelerate the Windows GUI? [closed]

I often run intense multitasking with dozens of open windows in many different programs on three monitors, and would like to speed up this scenario. Thus, this is not about speeding up the execution ...
  • 324
3 votes
0 answers
46 views

SSD not showing up in BIOS after windows install

The PC has 3 drives, 2 out of 3 were visible in the BIOS (1 is a data disk). I formatted all drives and installed a fresh Windows 10 copy. Now only one of the 3 SSD shows up in the Bios and I can't ...
  • 165
0 votes
0 answers
13 views

Windows tool, preferably CLI, to determine how long a window has been in focus? [closed]

I know you can get process run time, like in this question, but is there a way to tell how long a particular window has been in focus? (Actively used)
  • 1,978
1 vote
1 answer
22 views

ssd not showing up in the partition section of windows installation

Yesterday i was working on my laptop i had opened 12 chrome tabs, vscode and local server was running. My laptop gradually became slow i closed most of the tabs on chrome and stopped the server to let ...
  • 11
1 vote
1 answer
18 views

Is there a way to configure which browser (edge vs chrome) is used at the application level instead of OS level?

I would like chrome to be my default browser for most cases, with the exception of MS Outlook. When using MS outlook I would like to open links using the MS Edge browser. Most of my day I want to be ...
  • 479
0 votes
0 answers
11 views

How to rename multiple files with thier equivalent containg folders names [closed]

How to rename multiple files in multiple folders with the same names of their equivalent containing folder names in an easy way. I mean If I have a hierarchy like this: Folder--->| |-...
0 votes
0 answers
19 views

Discrepancy of 'Temporary Files' sizes

While managing my temporary files I noticed that there is a discrepancy when I am told how much space my temporary files are taking up. For instance when I use 'cleanmgr' Windows 10 shows me the ...
0 votes
1 answer
16 views

Easily disabling and enabling a monitor in a multimonitor setup

I have 2 external monitors, and 2 laptops, one work one personal. I switch the primary monitor between my work laptop(usb-c) and personal laptop(hdmi) through the monitor menu. When I'm on my work ...
  • 101
1 vote
1 answer
27 views

2560x1440 resolution not available on 2560x1600 laptop

I have never had this resolution available (I have an AMD Ryzen 7 5800h on Lenovo Ideapad 5 Pro 16") neither can I create a custom resolution on AMD Radeon / Adrenalin Edition settings like I ...
  • 13
0 votes
1 answer
52 views

rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0 does nothing

Originally, my question began a little differently: When I am using BigBox (Launchbox), I choose the "Sleep" option, and it kept putting my laptop to hibernate. I could not wake the machine ...
  • 101
0 votes
1 answer
23 views

Windows new install, old user directory super slow

I added a new physical disc with a fresh install of Windows 10. The old disc is now as let's say drive E: When I use the file explorer to access the old Users directory, it takes ages to access. There ...
  • 162
1 vote
3 answers
40 views

Upgrade windows from 10 to 11

I can't upgrade win 10 to 11 on some user machines as they are getting blocked when trying to perform Health Checks.I guess this is due to the fact that all Updates are pushed from SCCM. Is there a ...
1 vote
2 answers
31 views

How can I launch an application with PowerToys Run after changing the application file path?

I have an application in a folder on my Desktop. After changing the name of the folder, PowerToys Run cannot find it at the old address and is unable to run it from the most relevant search result. In ...
0 votes
1 answer
23 views

How can I see and/or change the "geographic region" that is sent when using winget?

When I run winget upgrade winget on Windows, among the output it says "The source requires current machine's geographic region to be sent to function properly." (Emphasis by me.) I don't ...
  • 1
0 votes
0 answers
21 views

Connecting Logitech DiNovo Mini to Windows 10 via generic bluetooth

I have a Logitech DiNovo Mini keyboard that I am trying to connect with a regular bluetooth receiver. I have four of these keyboards, I am trying to connect them to a Windows 10 PC via a generic ...
  • 229
0 votes
0 answers
18 views

How to change User folder name

Hi I just refreshed my W10 with a clean install and I made some changes from my last windows install On my last pc I had my Users in C:\Users and I changed my Picture, Downloads and all the user's ...
  • 13