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Why am I getting an “Access Denied” error for an external hard drive folder?

I know this question has been asked before, but I've tried multiple solutions and none worked. I am trying to access a folder [Local Disk] on my external hard drive, but it says Access Denied. I made ...
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Mini PC bootloader control using a laptop

I just bought an used Beelink BT3 mini pc. I've started the Windows factory reset process using the mouse only. After reboot from the PC, it is now in the bootloader part and I'm asked if I want to ...
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Monitor Information

I am collecting device information via remote shell (PowerShell), and have to get the Manufacturer, Model Number, and Serial Number of all monitors connected to a machine I am remoting into. I can't ...
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Show all network activity in task manager

Is there a way to make the Windows 10 task manager (or the resource monitor) show network usage for ALL tasks, including the kernel? I am trying to figure out which process / task is eating up my ...
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Change Hyper-V IPv6Connectivity

I am trying to test IPv6 on a Hyper-V VM instance in Windows 10. IPv6 is enabled on my network, and working on my host machine (e.g, ping -6 ipv6.google.com is fine). However, in my VM, ping -6 does ...
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Restored favorites link in file explorer navigation pane missing dropdown arrow (Windows 10, 22H2)

On Windows 10 22H2, I've restored the Favorites link in the Explorer navigation pane with a Registry tweak, however there is no arrow or dropdown menu, effectively making it useless. I've done so much ...
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How to open display adapter settings window using a shortcut

I want to open the display properties window using a shortcut. Searched for a .cpl file but there is none.
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How to find what programs are using an external SSD?

After buying a Samsung Portable SSD T7 shield I connected it to my Asus computer (running Windows 10) and then opened a setup file and followed the steps to install and put a password on the drive. ...
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How to alternate automatically at boot between my laptop's two installed OSes?

I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu Linux 20.04 installed into separate encrypted partitions on my Dell Latitude 5411 laptop. When I shut down one OS, it's always to boot into the other one. Linux is the ...
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(New) link for Google Tasks redirects to calendar view when creating a Chrome shortcut

When I create a new Chrome shortcut for https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/r/tasks, Google redirects to calendar view. The link works as a regular bookmark though. Can I create a Chrome shortcut ...
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How to fix python error "OSError: [WinError 10049] The requested address is not valid in its context" on windows 10?

On a windows 10 system I am trying to listen to a multicast sender given an IP address and a port. It works without any problems on Ubuntu, but on windows I get the error OSError: [WinError 10049] The ...
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Does it matter if there's a gap in partition offset numbers when resizing the Windows 10 recovery partition?

A PC was set up for me a few years ago at a company for which I do some part-time consulting work, though they expect me to take care of doing the Windows updates for it. It has a gap in the ...
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Driver install Keysight U2751A

I've bought a used Keysight U2751A and was not able to install a driver on Windows 10 to make it work yet. Tried to install : IVI Shared Components : https://www.keysight.com/us/en/lib/software-...
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How to unzip a zip from macOS on Windows and is the “__MACOSX” folder in a Mac-made Zip the right place to look for the Zip contents?

Somebody sent me a bunch of PDF files as a Zip from their Mac laptop. Now I am trying to extract the PDF files. I am on Windows 10 I can extract a folder __MACOSX and inside it, a folder containing ...
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Restoring broken Windows 10 and programs from Windows.old folder

My dad's UX51VZ laptop crashed (likely due to incorrect BIOS setting at repair shop) and would no longer boot. I tried repairing the install and the MBR but nothing worked, so I installed Windows 10 ...
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Prevent program from change system settings in Windows 10

I run a steam program called Live2DViewerEX. It automatically turn on a system setting which is Animate controls and elements inside windows. I have talked to the developer. But if they don't care ...
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PC health minimum requirements for updating to windows 11

After taking a few steps i was able to get all green in the PC health check app. However, the windows update page in the settings still reports an error. I don't see any way to proceed.
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Why are Photoshop .psd thumbnails now showing in Windows 10 file explorer without installing anything?

Are Windows 10 File Explorer thumbnails now available for .PSD images without a plugin? I have NOT added any add-ons like SageThumbs and suddenly they are showing up! See screenshot below. This has ...
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FPS drops/freezes/"stutter" on Windows 10

So, my son has a decent gaming machine. AND Ryzen 5600X CPU on an ASUS TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS motherboard, 32G RAM, 512 G SSD, the graphics card is a GIGABYTE GeForce RTX3060Ti. The FPS in the games he ...
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System Volume OSD shows unwanted meta data & controls

I recently noticed that my system volume OSD has become polluted with meta data and a control interface that I do not want to have. This extra data seems to be present when a tab in a web browser ...
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How to prevent Dell desktop from making a chime whenever my monitor goes to sleep?

I have a Windows 10 Dell desktop which makes a chime whenever its monitor goes to sleep. The monitor is shared with another PC and the Dell is connected via a DP-HDMI cable. The Dell also has an ...
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KB5034441 and changing the recovery partition starting offset in order to be able to enlarge it

I was getting an error on Windows update (security update KB5034441 was failing with Retry...retry...retry...) and that led me to forum postings on the internet where people were saying it was because ...
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How do I use the "Remove display from desktop" feature on Windows?

It says that: "This display will be available exclusively for special-purpose apps that require it." So my question is, what are these special purpose apps? For example, I set this option ...
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Windows Laptop Keyboard Alt+Tab Issue

I have a Windows laptop that has been with me for 5+ years now. It's perfectly fine and couple of months ago I even upgraded the NVMe and did a clean Windows installation as well. After that also it's ...
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Windows 10 cannot find VPN Server, although it works on another PC

My Setup: I am using Windows 10 on a MacBook Pro from 2017. Windows is installed using the MacOS Boot Utility, so it's not a VM. I did successfully connect to the vpn in MacOS, but it did only work ...
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turn off display without shifting window position

I am doing some presenting and would like to turn off the screen of my laptop after starting various media on an external display (HDMI). I would like to accomplish this in real-time without the ...
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FFMPEG: Why MKV video converted to MP4 only plays on VLC Media Player?

I have a video in MKV format that I wanted to convert to MP4, so I used ffmpeg to convert it. The command I used was pretty simple: ffmpeg -i <path_and_name_of_file>.mkv <...
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Is there a way to use Linux-like symlinks on a Windows computer, referring to a location on another computer?

My application is writing logs to a directory, which is hardcoded "Logs" and is present under the runtime directory of my application. Today, a customer asked me if it was possible to have ...
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Google Chrome will install but cancel the installation and will not launch

I am an IT worker at a construction company and after my desktop computer did a blue-screen-of-death screen with a restore button, I clicked on it. After that, Google Chrome will not open at all. I ...
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Windows system partition has 450 GB free but cannot be shrunk [duplicate]

I have bought a laptop with a 1 TB bitlocker encrypted drive and Windows 10 installed. I want o reduce the Windows C partition from under 1TB to ~200 GB. I was able to reduce it by ca 476 GB. Now it ...
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Legacy Portable Firefox to run legacy portable Java only and ignore local install of Java

I have multiple systems that require legacy browsers and Java. I need Portable Firefox to run the Portable Java JRE version and not the Java JRE installed on the OS. One of these legacy systems is the ...
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Typing into input fields on remote computer from android

I have installed Chrome Remote Desktop on Win10 Chrome (and Brave) browsers. Also installed on Android 14. How to type a IRL on the Android so it appears on Win10 browser
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NVMe m.2 drive refuses to boot on its original HP ProBook

Background (I apologize this will be long): I received this laptop from an end user after it stopped booting. Laptop is an HP ProBook 640 G5. NVMe M.2 contains Windows 10. Problem is, when the laptop ...
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Can I "restore tabs" in Microsoft Edge from another user's profile?

I had a new User Profile created for me, with the old User Profile still available and readable by me. I am a bit hesitant about doing a "rough" Edge user data migration, of just copying the ...
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How can I check that files match a list of MD5 checksums on Windows 10?

I downloaded a large number of files via this magnet link (Apache 2.0 license), then moved the files around between a few devices. I now want to check the integrity of the files. A file lists MD5 ...
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Turn off Hard Disk manually from the operating system

I have Windows 10 installed on an SSD, a hard drive for the data. The hard drive continues to operate for a few minutes before it's turned off by the power options in Windows system. Windows turns it ...
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Is there a way to quickly switch between two audio inputs without using the command line?

I've got like 9 audio outputs in the toolbox menu but I only use 2 of them 90% of the time. Two of the nine are named "Speakers (High Definition Audio Device)" so that's super unhelpful. ...
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How to change boot_drive/operating_system from within that operating system?

I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to change boot drive or operating system that PC will boot into during the next startup but from within that operating system (!) as oppose to just going into ...
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Hide/Disable SRP warning message

I am using Software Restriction Policies on my Windows 10. When I try to run any *.exe file from non-allowed places, there is the warning message: "This app has been blocked by your system ...
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How to activate Windows during a massive OS deployment + machine testing?

I need to install Windows on 200 Lenovo ThinkPad T460 and 200 Lenovo ThinkPad T470 laptops, which will then be delivered to various countries in Africa. These PCs are used and require a check of their ...
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Windows 10 network adapter MAC address change

Trying to replace original MAC address of my network adapter with a custom one, but it behaves strangely: Changed MAC address (tried many custom ones, such as 0123456789AB) within adapter properties' ...
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The system cannot find the file bin\gatherosstate.exe in windows 10 pro

this file is not available in windows 10 pro version The system cannot find the file bin\gatherosstate.exe. Actually i upgraded from windows 8.1 to windows 10, is this error coming because of that, i ...
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Windows 10 RDP - which process to restart, when getting Windows Update as blue window with gear?

I use Windows 10 over Remote Desktop Protocol (typically with remmina on a Linux Client). Very often, the usage is fine; then I disconnect the remmina client from the Windows 10 RDP server; then I log ...
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How to reset X windows layout on WSL 2 on Windows 10?

I use WSL 2 extensively. When my computer monitors go to sleep, the layout of the X windows from WSL can get messed up - they are half rendered offscreen, I can't move them etc. If I go to windows ...
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Black Screen Issue Running Windows 10 VM on MacBook Air M2 using VirtualBox

I recently acquired a MacBook Air M2 and installed VirtualBox to run a Windows 10 virtual machine. However, upon launching the VM, I encounter a persistent black screen. Despite the VM running, I'm ...
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Preventing Accidental Clicks on Chrome Picture-in-Picture Window

I'm encountering an issue while gaming where I inadvertently click on the picture-in-picture window, causing disruptions such as moving the window around, pausing the video, or interfering with ...
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I keep getting a BSOD error or for heap corruption

This is the event ID for what’s causing my BSOD errors, BSOD code is KERNEL_MODE_HEAP_CORRUPTION
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Cannot kill the process

when playing the game "the finals" sometimes it crashes with UE5 error, and cannot re open have to reset pc because Discovery.exe is running. Getting access denied on task manager/process ...
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Is there a PowerShell, Batch, or VBS script that can automatically pin the recycle bin to the start menu?

The recycle bin doesn't show up when you type it into the start menu which seems incredibly moronic. I am able to create a shortcut and pin it to the start menu so it shows up, but I'd like to ...
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Why is my USB to HDMI adapter no longer working after a firmware update?

I have one of these USB to HDMI adapters; “Cablelera Adaptateur USB vers HDMI, USB 3.0/2.0 vers HDMI Audio Vidéo Vidéo HD 1080P Convertisseur pour PC, Ordinateur Portable HDTV Compatible avec Windows ...
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