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Switching windows 10 edition from ROG EDITION to Home

i bought a pc that came with preinstalled windows 10 ROG EDITION V4. Our tech from the company i work pretty much finished setting up the pc except the 'encryption' part because he couldn't get it ...
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Microsoft Store - Error 0x80073CFE and other strange things

I've some problem with Microsoft Store on Windows 10, version 1909 (built SO 18363.959). In Settings, App...it doesn't appears, but, if I search it, it appears but doesn't open. To fix the problem I ...
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After installing windows 10 1903 July 21, 2020-KB4562900 updates few of the keys have stopped working

After running windows 10 1903 updates July 21, 2020-KB4562900 Cumulative Update Preview for .NET Framework on 30th July few of the keys have stopped working. The keys 0, 9, o, l, ., up down right ...
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Windows search bar loading for no reason

My windows is acting weird. Whenever I open explorer to whichever folder, the windows search green bar at the top starts up. Sometimes this prevents me from seeing the stack structure on the left and ...
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DS4 Controller not working on Windows 10 after reset

I reset my DS4 Controller to try to troubleshoot a completely unrelated issue, and now it won't connect to my PC. Neither wired nor wireless connection provides any input, even though the little "...
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Windows 10.0.18362.959 - Microsoft Account creation popup on windows start [closed]

Using an offline account, for absolute lack of trust in microsoft accounts. Booting up my laptop today, I was welcomed by a "Set up your microsoft account" fullscreen app before even taskbar ...
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Can I change the font used on the Windows 10 on screen keyboard?

Is it possible to change the font of the keys on the on screek keyboard? I have Win10 Pro ver. 1903. When I activate the keyboard there's an OPTIONS button, but that doesn't have anything about ...
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Windows 10 task bar crashing when opening explorer and some other applications?

I am running on windows version 1903 and recently my windows crashing when I am opening the explorer, control-panel, task-manger..etc. When I open any of these applications, the task bar will go blank ...
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Thinkpad X1 Yoga 4th Gen 20QF intel graphics incompatible with insider preview build 20170+

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8565U CPU I've been struggling with an extremely frustrating intel graphics issue since upgrading from build 20161. All versions of the intel integrated graphics driver ...
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Laptop detects nothing but flash drives. Anything else results in error message with yellow exclamation mark

I am experiencing a very weird problem. I have a laptop (Lenovo G50-40) from 2015 which works perfectly. I was prototyping with my Arduino Uno R3 board connected to one of my USB 2.0 ports when all of ...
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Use different taskbar icon for each profile

I use multiple Opera profiles via the command line parameter --user-data-dir="C:\path\to\profile". However, when I run them, all have the same icon on the taskbar. Is there a way to ...
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How do I turn off Pale Moon keyboard shortcuts?

Whenever I look at my desktop, there are a bunch of HTML files there with the titles of various pages I've visited. Some kind of keyboard combo or something is causing Pale Moon to "save file to ...
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How to rename a file with a partially unknown filename

This is a Windows 10 batch file question. I need to rename a series of files based on their names, but I only know part of the name for each file. With guidance from various pages on this site, I've ...
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Reroute internet traffic from going via VPN

I guess my question is 1000th in a row about splitting traffic using Cisco VPN but somehow I cannot achieve what I want. My aim is similar to this question. When I connect to VPN, all my traffic goes ...
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The screen goes black and the display looks big and stretched

I have an Dell Inspiron 5570, windows 10. The screen goes black randomly with the cursor showing the blue loading sign and then after few minutes comes back with a 1 box cube green and the screen ...
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Restore messages from Viber PC to Phone

This is going to win the award for most silly question on this site. I have Viber messenger on both PC and Android. My phone crashed and I had to reinstall everything. I don't have any backup, but the ...
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Why does Windows Defender suddenly classify %windir%\System32\drivers\etc\hosts as HostsFileHijack?

I've installed the MVPS Hosts blacklist to my etc\hosts file in order not to be tracked by nasty ad blockers. Today, Windows Defender scared me by telling me it detected SettingsModifier:Win32/...
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How to share windows folder on internet

Is there any way to share windows folder from one pc to other over internet. Like we can share folder on same network by going to properties of that folder and then enable sharing an then on other pc ...
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Dell Optiplex 990 turns on and off automatically

There's a problem about my Dell Optiplex 990 it turns on and off automatically and I cannot use it for a long period of time. It shuts down after about 15 to 20mins. I'm using Dell Optiplex Core intel ...
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Mousepointer always shows a scrollbar or black square

Recently Windows 10 started to corrupt my mouse pointer and it ends up showing a horizontal scroll bar or a black square based on what I hover with it. It becomes almost unusable because I need to use ...
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Odd LAN connection issue - Dell notebook 5500 [closed]

At my company after changing to the new Dell notebook models 5500 we noticed an interesting issue. If used on a LAN cable, after the laptop enters sleep and woken up, after around 30 seconds the ping ...
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Unable to ssh from linux to windows

Long story short, I have 2 computers at home, one running Kubuntu 20.04 and the other running Windows 10. I can SSH from Windows to Kubuntu no problem, but I cannot SSH the other way around (Linux >...
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Windows 10 energy saving mode without power

Until a recent Windows 10 update I have been used to putting my PC into energy saving mode instead of shuting it down. This was to keep all the opened programs and not having to open everything again ...
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pc randomly waking up from sleep

powercfg -lastwake only gives Wake History Count - 1 Wake History [0] Wake Source Count - 0 event viewer shows that the wake device was unknown. I have wake timers and hibernate disabled as well ...
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Why does Task Manager show all per-process network activity as 0 Mbps?

I'm running Windows 10 Pro x64 version 2004, and while trying to get a handle on network performance of a process (the home network impact disaster that is the Epic Store client, but that's another ...
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Microsoft Edge does not start — side-by-side error cannot resolve reference 84.0.522.48

This morning after a reboot (I think after an update) Microsoft Edge no longer stars. Starting on command line gives the following error: c:\Temp>"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\...
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GIMP controls, icons too small

I recently installed the latest GIMP for Windows 10: GIMP 2.10.20 (revision 1) The controls and icons are very small, to the point that they're hard to read. Is there a way to make them bigger?
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How to change IPv4 Address on Public Wi-Fi?

I have two computers running Windows 10 that are connected to my Hotel's Wi-Fi. I am working on a project that requires both computers to be connected to the same Hotel router, i.e. the "host&...
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Restore the cursor back to the position it was when Hotkey was first triggered?

I am trying to move my cursor vertically down till it gets to the bottom of the monitor (1500) then have it wrap around by moving it back to the initial position. The problem am having is that every ...
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How to completey remove hyper-v?

Because of hyper-v installed I have conflict problem with another software so I went to windows 10 features and I unchecked hyper-v to uninstall but it leaves devices in device manager and network ...
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BSOD after Windows 10 Update

I got the Blue Screen of Death after downloading an update. I've been trying to do a system restore but the C: option is grayed out and says: You must enable system protection on this drive. ...
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Windows 10 Freeze up

After the inevitable W10 freeze, & only option is to power down & restart PC, even if restart goes smoothly, I know there are unseen system errors that have been created that should be fixed. ...
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Get subtitles in vlc and not in mpv - wndows 10

Here is my mpv file - save-position-on-quit osc=yes sub-auto=fuzzy slang=en sub-codepage=utf-8 This is in the same folder in which mpv resides. On VLC media plays perfectly while on mpv they don't. ...
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What is the difference between the owners in the details tab in properties of file explorer and the advanced button in the security tab?

In File Explorer, when you right click on a file and select Properties and navigate to the Details tab, at the bottom, there is a owner listed. There is also an owner found by going to the Security ...
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Windows 10 Setup Problems

Just built my first gaming PC and I'm trying to install windows 10 on my 500 gb m.2 drive, but I'm running into some issues. When I am told to select the driver to install, I select the largest ...
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Prevent Windows from muting audio when locking screen

I have a Windows 10 v2004 laptop. I haven't installed any custom programs except Chrome, Notepad++, Steam, Spotify, Skype, Discord, and Bitwarden, all at their default settings. I have a SteelSeries ...
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Install GRUB using live USB drive. Dual boot with encrypted partition

I have installed an encrypted Parrot OS on my laptop. I alwso have a windows 10 installed. The laptop boots directly on windows 10. GRUB does not show. I found this tutorial in the Parrot OS community....
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Bluetooth headset mutes audio when mic is enabled

Headset model Sony WH-1000-XM2 (tested with Jabra Elite 75t as well with same symptoms) Bluetooth receiver Ubit-AX200 802.11AX WiFi 6 using the drivers found here Sound card The onboard card in this ...
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Unable to run or open files after remote desktop session initiated (both on client and target computer)

I've been having an extremely strange problem that has persisted through system formats. When remoting in from my client PC to my server (both running windows 10). My server will eventually be unable ...
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What does ntdll.dll!LdrAccessResource do? It's hogging my CPU in Windows 10

I've had this problem for about a year (I don't want to reinstall Windows because it's too much work, and my C-drive backups are too new so they contain the problem too). I've upgraded Windows 10 ...
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Cloning HP 500GB drive to SSD - which partitions?

I am going to clone an HP Windows 10 system disk to SSD using Macrium reflect. I have done this before and it has worked well.   I need to shrink the main partition as I am moving from 500GB to 256GB ...
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Windows start menu system color background for icons

For a while now Windows has been updating its icons for system apps. While they look nice, they also now have a fixed blue background colour in the start menu (image below). How can I set these to ...
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Used diskpart to convert format, infinite boot menu

I tried installing Windows on a Lenovo IdeaPad 3 that I just bought (from a USB stick). It told me that I can't install Windows on GBT format, so I had to format the disk. I followed these ...
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Can applications read Win + V clipboard history?

Are Windows applications generally able to read everything copied into Win + V clipboard (with "save multiple items" enabled in settings) without any user interaction or escalated permission,...
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Newly setup WSUS all clients stuck at downloading 0%

Recently I created a newly WSUS setup for the first time and it's all still new to me so be gentle ;-) I've set up WSUS as described on the internet (pretty basic) and all went well without any ...
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What are the security benefits of logging out of Windows 10?

For years I ran Windows 7 without any anti-virus software and got in the habit of turning off my machine at night to lessen the risk of any outside intrusions (like brute force attacks on my network). ...
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Cannot complete these Windows updates

I've the following updates pending on my system (approximate translation, I don't have Windows in english). But they can never be installed properly, after several attempts my computer at most manages ...
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Is it possible to FIX the %AppData%/Roaming after moving it to different location

I moved %AppData%\Roaming\ to a different drive and realized afterward that Windows somehow lost access to %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\ (couldn't read and write), so I lost startup items and many ...
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Restoring Chrome Session

I was using Chrome, and having a lot of tabs open across multiple windows, it just crashed on me. I opened Chrome again, because I wanted to restore the state. As I was waiting for it to load, I tried ...
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Is there any ways to install WSL on non-C drive?

Due to a small SSD space, I can not afford a WSL (Windows Sub-system for Linux) to be installed by default in Local-drive (C), by windows store. Can I install WSL on a different drive? I have searched ...