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SSD drive vs. SSD motherboard stick

Here is what I have in my windows PC box now: https://www.adata.com/rs/specification/410 It appears there is an available slot + power for 1 more SSD drive and I want to buy this one: https://www....
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Is KVM performance for Windows guests significantly worse then other hypervisors?

I use KVM extensively to run Linux VMs, and have occasionally used it to run Windows, but not heavily. A new acquaintance who should know advised me that KVM performs really badly under Windows (with ...
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Does anyone know how to modify windows hive files with reg.exe [closed]

So I'm trying to make a tool that can modify windows ISO's, but I'm kinda stuck. I cant figure out how to use the reg.exe to change the registry files in the .dat files. can someone help me.
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Windows 10 wifi network is not discovering

My windows 10 laptop is not showing wifi devices any more. I believe that I corrupted Network Adapter drivers anyhow. Now my question is if I reset my pc by selecting "Keep my data" option ...
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How do I check via command line whether OpenVPN is connected to the VPN or not?

This is such a typical situation: I need to do the most basic imaginable thing, yet here I am, sweating and swearing from exhaustion after spending hours upon hours searching and experimenting, unable ...
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How to stop tray notifications of past app crash every time I launch it?

Several days ago an app I was using crashed and I was offered the Win10 'send error report' dialogue box. I didn't want to so clicked the close button on the top right. Ever since then, every time I ...
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Remote desktop authentication fails from one client, but not from another

I've been reliably using remote desktop from my Win 10 home machine (VPN using Dual Authentication) to my Windows 10 office machine for months (COVID work from home, very restricted environment at ...
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How do I know if an app is already in the process of opening?

Sometimes some apps take like minutes to open because my laptop is too slow, but sometimes I'm not sure if it's just taking its time or if I misclicked. I don't wanna click open the app again in case ...
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Do I need to install cuda separately after installing the NVIDIA display driver?

Is cuda already included in the installation of the graphics card display driver? The card has 192 cuda cores according to https://www.asus.com/Graphics-Cards/GT710-SL-2GD5/specifications/, and Cuda 3....
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Photo app does not display photos

Recently (~2 weeks), the Windows Photo app does often (~40%) not display the picture that I double clicked. The app is just empty: The cursor is a blue "waiting" circle. In that state, the ...
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Windows 10: Fresh Start For New User Accounts or a Windows Snapshot Solution?

Each program you install on Windows has an impact on the whole system performance. I have a single SSD storage and want to have different environment for each purpose. For example, I'm looking for a ...
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NVIDIA display driver, Windows 10: Install most recent GEFORCE GAME READY DRIVER in addition to most recent device manager update?

I know from Nvidia drivers (normal vs game ready) that "Game Ready" and the driver you get sent with the package are just different names of the same driver. After installing the driver on ...
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Configure Windows Update group policy in the registry in Windows 10.2004

In previous versions of Windows 10 Pro, I could configure the Windows Update through group policies and also their corresponding registry values. Here's the entry description. With Windows 10.2004, ...
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VPN disconnects after connecting in windows 10 v2004

I have used my VPN connection on previous version of Windows 10 successfully. But after upgrading to current latest update which is 2004 my VPN connection disconnects right after connecting. I have to ...
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The virtualbox error code 0x80004005

I'm trying to open a session for the virtual machine Samsung A50 but it gives an error like this: This VM is from genymotion Android emulator. It worked before but i just didn't use it for some month....
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Computer Rebooting Constantly on Attempt to Download Windows 10

I'm trying to make a new computer using used parts. The motherboard and CPU were working and transferred successfully. The 2 HHDs used were cleaned through another computer by formatting it in Windows ...
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Speaker sound is too low on max volume

I moved recently, and left my old speakers behind (I was going to get them hauled off, but I may get them moved over with the last batch of stuff). I purchased a set of Mackie Studio CR3 speakers a ...
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Explorer.exe keeps crashing from StackHash

This happens every x amount of minutes on my computer and I have no idea what is causing it. I went into problem details to get the full explanation and still can't figure out why it's crashing ...
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Windows 10 asks for device PIN even though it doesn't exist

I'm having trouble connecting my Bluetooth keyboard to my Computer. When I try to connect my keyboard Win10 tells me to enter the pin even though my keyboard doesn't have it. I tried using different ...
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GPO to turn off the screen/display but NOT lock the computer at the same time in Windows 10

I've recently set-up this GPO policy in AD: Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > System > Power Management > Video and Display Settings > Turn Off the ...
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Disabling “Your organisation requires Windows Hello” and Windows Hello PIN login

I was setting up a Windows 10 Pro and picked "Setup for an organisation" during the installation when asked. I logged in using my Office 365 credentials (that uses Azure AD behind the doors, ...
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Run GUI application via OpenSSH on Windows 10

I would like to launch a GUI application on a Windows 10 Desktop machine via the built-in OpenSSH server. The issue is that it doesn't seem to render the GUI in the correct user session? The ...
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Any solution for black screen from AMD readeon driver?

I thought recent radeon updates fixed this problem , black sscreen, but even with last one 20.7.2 I still get black screens. Only happean while working on Windows 10 2004 but never in gaming. MY CPU ...
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Mouse keys randomly turning on

So a few months back I started having mouse keys randomly turn on. I can turn it off but they will randomly turn back on later. (I assume its not random but I use 10 key just rarely enough that I have ...
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Windows 10 uninstallation

I have a HP Elitebook 8440p(BIOS Legacy) which had Windows 7 preinstalled, but later I installed some linux distros, and finally installed Windows 10. But now, I am unable to boot from my usb device(...
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Populate 'new' files from Windows context menu?

SOLVED: Please read the answer to see the full solution. Possible Error Messages: Gimp XFC image plug-In could not open image. Main Question(s): Windows 10 Context Menu (right-click/apps button→New→...
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Windows 10 build is about to expire on 7/31/2020 - Click more info on dialog, but page doesn't exist [duplicate]

I keep getting the windows 10 message that my build is about to expire. I click on the more info button but it hits to a page is not found on microsoft. What do I do now? It's a licensed windows on my ...
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how to *completely* turn off automatic updates in Windows 10 [duplicate]

I have disabled the services "Windows Update" and "Windows Update Medic Service" in using services.mcs. Furthermore, I made changes to the registry, creating a key ...
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If I uploaded files to Google Drive, then delete them, does they leave traces? where?

My laptop has recently died and I borrowed a public laptop to continue working while the other gets fixed. That being said, I used the laptop to work on a confidential project. Now that my laptop is ...
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How can I automatically arrange windows in Windows 10 to have three columns in ultrawide displays?

There are ultrawide (28", 3840 x 1600) which are suited to be used with three windows. Besides maximising each one of them vertically and manually arranging them in three columns, is there a way ...
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How i do to Install Windows 10 to storage space?

How I do to install Windows 10 to Storage Spaces? I did this: Connected 2 disks to a secondary computer. Created a Storage Space, and added a Virtual Disk to it. (I did this via powershell) After that,...
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why does windows tells me that it cannot copy folders because their path is too long? [duplicate]

So I'm transfering data from my 3TB hard drive to a new 8TB hard drive, they are both formatted in NTFS. I just right clicked and did cut/paste from root to root. So why does it says that the path is ...
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Prevent de-installation of program by/for user? [closed]

Scenario I have apply open source productivity software SwitchHosts! as a portable switchosts.exe which is automatically ran from startup. And I would like to prevent a user with limited behavior* ...
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nfs server on linux with windows 10 client

I have a nfs server on a raspberry pi 3 b+, that share an ext4 directory. The nfs client is a windows 10 computer. I have a problem with filename characters encoding on client side. All accent ...
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What uses RAM on windows 10 other than processes?

I'm using Windows 10 and often find my programs being choppy, so I had a look at causes; since it happened often when I had multiple BlueStacks instances open, I suspected RAM usage and I was right, ...
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Wifi hotspot option disabled windows 10

I recently purchased a Fiber To the Home (ftth) connection, thus using it via my desktop's LAN port. I wanted to share this internet with my smartphone, so I tried to toggle the Wifi Hotspot, but the ...
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Issue with copying files with too long path [duplicate]

On windows 10, I can't copy folders content with too long files names whereas I have set LongPathsEnabled to 1 in registry. Is there anything more to do?
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Windows 10 HP awakes from hibernation after charge finishes

A recently acquired HP (15s-fq1xxx) running Windows 10 is frequently kept in hibernation rather than shut down. If during hibernation is being charged, it will wake after finishing (I have not checked ...
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How to fix “This build of Windows will expire soon” after switching Windows Insider Program channel from Dev to Beta?

I get this warning each time I login to Windows 10: This build of Windows will expire soon Your build of Windows will expire on 31/07/2020. You should move to a new build as soon as possible. Go ...
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Sort Large amount of files into equally sized folders (windows)

I have about 15000 zip files with a total size of just over 10 gb that need to be sorted into folders that should not exceed 200 mb. (none of the files are larger than 40 mb and most of them sub 1mb) ...
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Check health of Set Top Box HDD

My Set Top Box is acting weird (image frozen after a while, specially if I rewind a transmission) so I suspect it's the HDD that could be faulty and because of the Coronavirus pandemic I don't want to ...
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How can clear Microsoft-Windows-Diagnosis-DPS/Operational event log with powershell command?

I wanna clear Operational type logs in the following path in Event Viewer : Applications and Services Logs / Microsoft / Windows / DriverFrameworks-UserMode I tried with this command in power-shell ...
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Immediately after installing Node.js and Chocolatey, windows 10 updates renders in error “We couldn't update the system reserved partition” [closed]

I just installed Node.js and Chocolatey npm, shortly after reboots one part of the powershell script did not complete and after this the windows update notifications signal an issue to update. Tried ...
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What is the difference between “Root Directory” and “Local Directory” on Pale Moon's “about:profiles” page?

In about:profiles, it says for my default profile: Root Directory C:\Users\John Doe\AppData\Roaming\Moonchild Productions\Pale Moon\Profiles\blabla.default Local Directory C:\Users\John Doe\AppData\...
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What could be causing some of my Photos/Images to have 'Title' and 'Subject' entries, in their Meta Data, when nothing has been entered by myself?

I have taken a load of photos, with the default Camera App on my Mobile/Cell Phone. These photos are also Synced up with Google Photos. I have then downloaded these photos to my computer, directly ...
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Can I install drivers that needs requires Windows 7 with Windows 10?

I've recently "revived" my old Acer Aspire 7751, and since I'm broke, I couldn't install Windows 7, so I've installed a Windows 10 setup in my flashdrive. Anyways, I want to install new ...
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Specific keys occasionally not working on a bluetooth Microsoft keyboard

I have a Windows bluetooth keyboard where a couple of keys (m and backspace) consistently stop working (for example now it's working but half an hour ago it wasn't). The device manager shows the ...
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MAC Address Resetting Upon Restart

I'm trying to spoof my WiFi adapter's MAC address on Windows 10. Previously, I was able to do this by simply changing the NetworkAddress field in Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\...
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Connecting a “SendTo” target with a hotkey

I'm trying to get a Windows shortcut key to work with a program accessed via the Send to context menu in explorer. Specifcally, I have installed an explorer extension that allows me to right-click on ...
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Re-run user Start-up programs (Windows)

I have a number of shortcuts and executable files in: C:\Users\<Profile>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup These are run automatically on login, as per default ...