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Can you play bluetooth and wired audio together pc

Is it possible to play sound through my bluetooth speaker which is connected to the computer as well as my normal computer speakers? As when you connect to bluetooth it only plays through that as ...
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Override Windows 10 1903 stereo only sound limit to TV via HDMI

How to force Windows 10 1903 to output multichannel audio to a TV via HDMI? === For some reason I have to connect my Intel NUC NUC8i3CYSM directly to a TV which is connected to a multichannel AV ...
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Removing Windows 10 double focus rectangle

For some reason, Windows 10 started showing double (thick) focus rectangle for desktop icons and listview items. It is 2 pixels thick. How do I go back to single pixel (thin) focus rectangle as it ...
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How to disable listing .cab and .zip archives as folders, in explorer?

There's a couple suggestions, here, about this (and plenty others, elsewhere), but none of them really answers the question the way I'm looking for. This comment: https://www.sevenforums.com/...
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Voice packs in Speech settings in Windows 10 - Removing greyed out packages or is it safe to do so?

See setting attached in Windows 10. Is this possible to remove via PowerShell in admin or is it safe to do so? If it's ok to do so, how to remove them when they're greyed out?
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Xargs in Windows - either wrongly written or doesn't exist

Using Cygwin i installed cUrl on Windows10 and want to get some status codes from an url list with xargs curl -sw "%{url_effective}\t %{http_code}\t %{redirect_url}\\n" < C:\Users\me\Desktop\urls....
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Windows 10 automatic update does not shutdown PC

I searched already the web but I didn't find an answer to my specific question. My Windows 10 Notebook is set up to do automatic updates during the night. So when I close my Notebook it gets started ...
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Unofficial way to run 16 bits custom Windows Installer on Windows 64 bits

I’ve a old proprietary custom Installer that Windows can’t convert to a 32 bits one (the 32 bits program installed requires the processing power of a powerfull ɢᴘᴜ in order to be run correctly so full ...
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error while trying to install cassandra-driver on Windows

I've got the errors below while installing cassandra-driver on Windows as part of a virtual environment: Successfully created virtual environment! Virtualenv location: C:\git_projects\orion\.venv ...
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How do I know if my SSD is dying as it doesnt have any bad sectors?

My SSD has for the last few months been completely insufferable with Boot configuration data problems and seemingly missing EFI partitions. I've reinstalled windows maybe four or five times with the ...
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Adding Icons to a folder - Changes folder to read-only - Removing read-only removes icon

A gif speaks a thousand words. OS Name: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OS Version: 10.0.18362 N/A Build 18362 See the problem. Add the icon file. Then refresh to show the ...
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Windows cannot read files from a HD disk taken from a Samsung DVD player

I have a Samsung DVD player from around year 2010 I want to throw away. The device has an HD where I have some recordings from TV. I want to keep a clip that features an interview to my father in a ...
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How to change special characters hotkey?

Ctrl + Shift + 2 inserts a Zero Width Non-Joiner character (U+200C). I want to make my favorite Ctrl + Space combination do it instead. Is it possible to do that? I prefer not to use a third-party ...
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Move/Merge non adjacent partitions with dual boot Windows 10 + Fedora 29

My partitions look like this: Gparted KDE partition manager I want to expand /dev/nvme0n1p7 with the unallocated space between Windows 10 partition and Fedora boot partition; unfortunately, I'm ...
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Windows 10 PC with an i5-7600 doesn't run at 3GHz anymore, but at around 1.60GHz, even while gaming/video editing

This is a serious problem, because all the games/software I use perform really badly now. I've had this issue since yesterday and I've never encountered anything like this before. I know that the CPU ...
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Win 10 pressing alt+ctrl+shift+win key installs MicrosoftOfficeHub packet to a system and launch it

How to disable this behavior? I tried to uninstall from "Add or remove program", after this office hub disappear from list of installed apps, but if I press buttons from the subj. It just come back ...
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Numeric Keypad, Touchpad, and Minimized Windows Not Working in Windows 10?

I'm having a problem with the above-mentioned components on my laptop. I really hope someone can help me out. First of all, I wiped down my laptop today (first the screen with window cleaner and ...
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How to remove apps of the previous OS after updating to windows 10

I have used the media creation tool to update my win7 computer to win10. The registry has been emptied, but the folder "program files" remain unchanged -- I can see my apps there. I want to delete ...
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ssl_verify path incorrect in Anaconda install on Windows 10

Having trouble changing my ssl variables. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Miniconda fresh in my C: directory, but when I try to run conda env update I get an error: Parameter ssl_verify = 'D:\\...
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Local user not part of any usergroup; can't add it to any; account not listed

Removed a local user from the administrators group and am getting error 1317 on net command, trying to add it to a user group. User isn't listed in users gui (cp, settings), but is listed on net user ...
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windows sound changing randomly

I'm not sure whats going on but recently my windows sound keeps changing even though mixer volume stays the same. For example, i'll be watching youtube videos with normal volume and then click on a ...
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How to switch Windows Xbox Game Bar between primary and secondary screen

I am so glad I found game bar but it has one huge disadvantage. I have a laptop with a secondary screen connected and it doesn't have an option to switch screens. It only opens us of my secondary ...
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Handle not released after closing a program (IntelliJ IDEA with Gradle Support)

Problem When attempting to delete the .gradle folder in my user folder, I'm told it's being used by another process. Source of problem After searching for handles, I noticed quite a few handles all ...
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My computer Is VERY LAGGY but it has pretty good specs [on hold]

Let me just get into it with no starters I've got very good specs but my Laptop is very laggy makes it extremely useless sometimes i'm not saying they are the best but they should work with no lag at ...
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Screen goes black and weird issue

Today I installed ubuntu on my second drive to dual boot. It then made my win10 not boot so I reinstalled it from usb. Then now my rtx2070 does not drive my screen properly. The screen goes a random ...
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M.2 SSD is showing up in Windows but not in bios

So basically title. I've bought an M.2 SSD, plugged in, booted from main one and it is showing up in a disk manager. Then I used easy partition to clone my system to a new SSD, everything went fine. ...
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A reboot loop, then nothing win 10 custom built [on hold]

I came home from work yesterday, and my computer (running the latest win 10), had the little spinning circle deal going. It stayed there for about 30 minutes. So, I powered down, restarted... Bios ...
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How to configure Windows to lock screen on sleep/wake but not on display-off

This relates to Windows 10 Pro version 1903. The ideal behavior I want is for my laptop to: turn off the display after a few minutes of inactivity go to sleep if inactive for a longer period (an ...
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Installing PDL on Strawberry Perl running on Windows 10 fails

I'm trying to install PDL on a Strawberry Perl (5.28, 32bit) running on my Windows 10 machine. I tried cpanm --notest PDL and cpanm --notest --force PDL but - after lots of processing - I keep ...
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Refresh desktop after registry edit without restarting explorer.exe

I am editing the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell FoldersKey and DesktopValue. The new location does work intentionally once explorer has been restarted, ...
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File transfer is slow in South Korea

I recently moved to South Korea and I noticed file transfer between an external hard drive and my laptop has slowed down tremendously. My backup/restore session usually takes less than 1 hour and now ...
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What prevents me from surfing even though I am connected to my Wi-Fi?

I am not an expert in computer neworks, but I thought that I know enough to diagnose most basic problems. But this problem leaves me completely stumped. When I am connected to my home Wi-Fi, my ...
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Automate editing of 100+ Hex Strings

I'm currently working on a project which involves me having to replace hundreds of Hex strings, so far I've been doing this manually but the data we have has grown too large to make this sustainable. ...
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Does windows media creation tool on USB delete personal files on the computer where it runs?

I have an old computer with win7 on it. For whatever reasons, I suddenly cannot access the operating system, even in safe mode(BSOD all the time). Now I plan to install win10 on it with a USB created ...
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Windows 10 and Ubuntu 19 dual boot: is it a good idea to have a shared partition with Dropbox on it?

I am going to set up a Windows 10 and Ubuntu 19 dual boot. I was wondering if it would make sense to have a separate NTFS partition where I would put data I share between the two systems. Previously I ...
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deleted ubuntu partition from windows 10. now facing error: unknowm file system; entering rescue mode; grub rescue

I have a system with dual boot with windows 10 OS and Ubuntu 16.04 server OS in my system. after 1 year ... I found no use of Ubuntu and deleted the ubuntu and extended the drives in windows. so I ...
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Force (correct) ultrawide resolution on Monitor

I have an LG Ultrawide monitor with a native resolution of 2560x1080, now paired with a Surface Pro 6 (SP6) running Windows 10 Pro x64 (I upgraded). I am using a Mini Display Port to HDMI adapter for ...
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OpenSSH server W10 : permission denied, please try again

I installed (added capabability) OpenSSH server to my W10 via powershell. On my other computer (also W10), I'm trying to ssh to the server, but no matter how I try, I get: permission denied (it doesn'...
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In Windows 10, what default behavior can I expect when a file extension association exists, but a File Type Open Command String has not been set?

Installation of Strawberry Perl 5.30.0.1 inspired this question. Users of Active Perl have reported problems with the <FileType>=<OpenCommandString> pairs created during the installation ...
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getting started with ffmpeg command line, need assistance

I am using windows 10, ffmpeg version 4.1.3. I am getting getting started with ffmpeg cmdline version i am trying to encode video with 2 Pass with H256 8bit encoding, encode audio to aac 192kbps I ...
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How can I transfer/share a software with another Microsoft account? [on hold]

I want to use Minecraft: Windows 10 edition on my computer, but the code for the game was redeemed from a different Microsoft account than the one I am signed in to on my computer. Even if I install ...
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Is it possible to make B360 Motherboard supports Windows 7?

After building my PC, I found out that the latest CPUs and mobos don't support Windows 7 anymore, so I installed Windows 10, I really want to dual boot my pc with Windows 7 so I did my research, I ...
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Why Did Powershell Stopped Working When I Installed Docker Desktop for Windows?

I am currently having trouble with Microsoft Powershell. When I open Powershell, the window pops up with the blue screen but no text shown and shortly after, the window closes by it self. This problem ...
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How to have a custom start layout only for new users?

I want to to have a customized start layout for my company's Windows 10 machines before we migrate. I've found the Import-Layout powershell cmdlet, but as far as I'm aware that only applies to the ...
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Command Prompt won't change directory to any folder on desktop

I have been trying to get command prompt to change directory to any of the folders on my desktop, but it keeps on saying, "The system can not find the path specified." It changes to desktop via: cd ...
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Date modified changes on network folder when right clicked (Windows 10)

Wierd thing I've noticed recently. Just right clicking a folder (which opens the context menu) then closing it again will change its date modified to the current date and time. I created two (empty) ...
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Sound doesn't work any more on my laptop on speakers neither on headphone

As you see on the image, the sound seems to be working fine because the logo of the speaker does not show any errors, the problem appeared after a crash when I was editing a video for YouTube on ...
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A required certificate is not within its validity period: Microsoft Windows Certificate

Today I tried to start taskmgr but it said the verified publisher is unknown. I checked the taskmgr's signature and detected that the Microsoft Windows certificate has expired and the file does not ...
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Virtual Box - Can I boot from host's disk to another system, safely?

I have windows and ubuntu (using grub of course) on my machine. Let's say I've booted to windows and created a virtual machine on Virtualbox that boots from my own physical HDD, the same one that ...
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Unable to connect to the internet on my school's Wi-Fi network on Windows 10

There is a captive portal login page that must be signed before I get internet access, and that page is not opening because I don't have internet. When I try to open it via the URL, it says "...