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Disabling the Keyboard settings button on the Virtual keyboard - Windows 10 LTSC

I have a touchscreen PC (kiosk) running Windows 10 LTSC. It's gonna run without a physical keyboard in production, so I've set it up to show a virtual keyboard using the following setting: The ...
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Windows 10 LTSC - disabling swipe gestures in Edge browser in Kiosk mode

I have a PC with a kiosk form factor - tall and narrow with a touchscreen. I've installed Windows 10 LTSC, as this was deemed suitable for a kiosk application. I've set up a Kiosk mode with a single ...
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Network adapter identification from WLAN disconnect event

Want to attach specific task to wifi adapter disconnect event, but need (just disconnected) adapter identification (name, guid, etc..). Unfortunatelly its not present in generated 4004 event. There ...
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Uninstalling a device in Windows 10

I have the devices below, but when I right-click uninstall in Device Manager, it uninstalls correctly, reappearing when I refresh the list of devices. Is there a way to uninstall the device from the ...
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Why does a Windows program not work for a certain user, but it works for other users?

I installed ExifTool on my parents' computer running Windows 10. I extracted the zip file, renamed exiftool(-k).exe to exiftool.exe, then moved exiftool.exe to C:\Program Files (x86)\ExifTool. Then I ...
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Windows Explorer Search does not find anything on Pictures, Documents, Downloads folders after manually moving them

Search in C:\Users\Komninos\Downloads not showing any results in Windows Explorer. The quick search is not working for Downloads, Pictures, Documents folders, which are the folders I moved from D:\...
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Unable to login back to my local desktop after performing a computer name change in 'control panel' [duplicate]

On Friday afternoon I was assisting one of my coworkers with the installation of some apps and other miscellaneous things. The last of her requests had to do with changing her sign-in display name. I ...
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Graphic card crashes under load

I have recently started having a problem with my GIGABYTE GTX 1080 in my 7 year old build. When I play a videogame the monitor sometimes goes black saying there is no HDMI signal and I have to force a ...
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Force boot menu selection to always show on XPS 15 running Windows 10

I have a XPS 15 9510 with an internal SSD running Windows 10 and I also have an external SSD with Windows 10 as well. I have already changed RAID to AHCI and I am able to switch between the two on ...
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How can I open SPSS data file that appeared the dialogue as the specified file is empty "

I can't open my SPSS data file due to the error which show "the specified file is empty". It happened after window was shut down suddenly from electricity probably. But I still can see this ...
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Bluetooth audio on windows 7 is horrible but on windows 10 it works properly

I have a Toshiba Protege R700 which has windows 10 installed. I decided to install windows 7 and daily drive it for fun. Everything sailed smoothly except of the bluetooth audio. I tried every driver ...
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Connection reset, only from one machine, only to certain websites, and only some of the time

I am truly baffled. I am a programmer who primarily programs in Rust. I first noticed this problem when I noticed Cargo (Rust's package manager and build system) was having trouble downloading ...
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My HDD is getting disconnected

I suddently receive the error “Location is not available D:\ is unavailable. If the location is on this PC, make sure ghe device or drive is connected or the disc inserted, and the try again.” I’m on ...
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Why can't Google Chrome update without someone logged in?

I have a number of Windows 10 machines in an AD environment that host Chrome. If someone logs into the machine and goes about their business, it appears as if Chrome runs its updates just fine. If ...
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How do I fix my right mouse buttonwhen it's not working on my Windows PC

The mouse present on my Dell Latitude 7390 has worked fine up until this morning, until I can no longer use the right mouse button on my touch pad. I am running windows 10, and I use the default ...
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Can't downgrade from Windows 10 Pro for Workstations after testing provision key

I installed a fresh copy of Windows and upgraded the "edition" by using a Windows 10 Pro for Workstations provision key to test the stability of various features. I have been able to do this ...
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Laptop displays black screen on boot, works with external monitor, but loses display after uninstalling Nvidia graphics card

I encountered an issue with my laptop's display where upon booting, the screen remains black, even when attempting to access the BIOS. However, when I connected a second monitor, the external display ...
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Copy/paste intermittently doesn't work on Ubuntu and macOS but fine on Windows 10, ideas on what could cause?

I have a computer where I dual boot the newest version of Ubuntu 22.04.3 and Windows 10. I also have a work laptop Apple MacBook that's fairly new with M1 chip. The issue I'm facing is inconsistent ...
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How to install multiple brother printers properly on Windows 10?

I have installed the complete driver and software suite (translated from German) for an MFC-L3730CDN. It's working fine. Now I want to install/add an MFC-J1010CDW. I want to have all the original ...
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Best way to get consistent timings for code in WSL

I am trying to time code I have written and am having trouble getting consistent timings. I am running the code in WSL. There is no randomness in my code. What is the best way to set up my laptop to ...
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Can't connect to any ntp server from windows

I have three windows computers that I'm trying to sync to an NTP server. All of them fail to do so. I have confirmed that the NTP server runs fine by connecting from WSL. Here's what I've tried: I ...
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Windows 10 Photos app will not display photos in subfolders

I have a folder with photos organized in subfolders. I go to Folders, click "add folder", select this folder and it's internal structure shows in the sidebar. Clicking on any of the ...
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Windows 10 Pro PC - Access Denied

System: Windows 10 Professional PC Issue: the account 'User' getting access denied error all over the system. The 'User' account was actually in Administrators Group. Administrator account is in ...
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Opening PDF previews with Chrome on an Optiplex 7010 or 7000 results in a grey square in the preview pane

As the title states. Opening PDF previews with Chrome on an Optiplex 7010 or 7000 results in a grey square in the preview pane. Notes: This issue does not occur for any other Optiplex series (5060, ...
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How to setup the windows "window time" service so the service will always synchronize the time after startup? [duplicate]

Currently on windows 10 the startup type is "automatic (trigger start)" for "windows time", but every time I start in windows the time is in UTC and not the local time. So every ...
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Windows 10: How to remove Edge from the start menu?

How can I remove the "Microsoft Edge" browser entry from the start menu in Windows 10 ? It should disappear completely from the entire start menu. I obviously don't have Edge pinned to the ...
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Cant find startup folder on 2 x Win10 machines

I am having trouble with finding the startup folder, and I cant find an answer anywhere. I have tried shell:startup shell:common startup Also startup is not there under %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\...
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Windows 10: English language pack offline installation fails

In Windows 10: I would like to change the display language to English by manually installing an English language pack. (I cannot use online installation via settings > language as explained in the ...
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Dead ctrl keys - how to identify processes absorbing keystrokes

I am having an odd problem with my ctrl keys. I find that my control keys (both at once) will stop working globally for a period of time (or a number of keystrokes?), and then sometimes it will be off ...
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How do I enable Windows special permissions in the security tab?

I need to enable the special permissions on the basic tab of security properties, I tried using anything, icacls cmd, etc. Is there a way to check that box?
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Why did Samba shares stop working out of nowhere?

I'm hosting a home server using Ubuntu 22.04. I've been using Samba to share a drive with my Windows 10 system for a couple days now, today out of nowhere I can no longer access the drive through ...
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Create bootable USB flash drives [closed]

I want to create some bootable USB flash drives as per below. Windows 10 Legacy BIOS (MBR) Bootable MS-DOS 6.22 USB Flash Drive that boots up to a DOS prompt, has access to MS-DOS commands including ...
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Is there a way to limit VPN resources on Windows?

I have corporate VPN profile at home PC I use to work. Is there a way to limit its profile area so I can interact with work resources by VPN, but any other resources I'd interact with the default ...
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Computer freeze, about 1 sec, every now and then

I've had this problem for some time now, the computer/screen freezes every now and then for about 1-2 seconds and then works like normal. I haven't cared about it till' now that I started playing game ...
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Able to unlock BitLocker drive, but unable to obtain the 48-digit recovery key

I'm trying to obtain the 48-digit BitLocker recovery key from a failed drive. Here's what happened: Windows 10 Professional was installed on a Samsung 980 Pro 2TB drive. The login was a local user ...
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Close slack entirely, not just the window

I am using slack on windows. Everytime I close the app, the window closes, but the application is still running - I can see it consuming lots of memory in task manager. I have to "end task" ...
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HDD suddenly disappeared from Explorer

I have an older Seagate 120 GB HDD, that I'm connecting to my laptop with an IDE/SATA to USB adapter. The drive is easily 15 years old, but when I connected to the SATA/USB adapter (which is powered),...
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How to convert a basic data partition to a bootable partition like before

I use Dual boot with two instances of windows, one 11 and another 10. I had less space in the windows 10 partition so i shrank my extra data partition for about 50GB and added that 50GB to the windows ...
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After chkdsk /r windows wont boot and drive C wont show in bios

Lately, I started noticing that the new NVIDIA driver won't be installed, I tried deleting it and restoring it a few times, and one time when I did that somehow the audio driver got damaged (I have no ...
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What is the difference between C:\Users\Default and C:\Users\Default User folders?

What is the difference between C:\Users\Default and C:\Users\Default User folders? PS $ & "$HOME/psh/dirsize.ps1" "C:\Users\Default" 2.01 MiB PS $ & "$HOME/psh/...
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Why are my VMware Workstation "VM" menu items greyed out?

I'm using vSphere v8.0 and access the console of the VM through VMware Workstation v17.0. The VM is access remotely, it is hosted on vSphere/ESXi. Is there a parameter in the .vmx file preventing the ...
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Windows 10 Insider Preview wants to update but won't

I upgraded from an Intel Mac to an Apple Silicon Mac. For years I have been using a Windows 10 VM to run Dragon on my Mac. Upon transferring, I discovered that my old VM is incompatible, and I had to ...
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Is it bad for the screen to keep turning on and off many times?

In screen timeout settings, windows 10 has option to turn off screen after desired minutes.. Is bad for screen if I set to turn off screen after 5min, so screen keep turning on and off during my ...
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Extreme lag when opening menus, folders, programs, just about anything that has to load new graphics

This is an intermittent issue. I've gone months without it present at all, and months with it present. The lag affects everything except audio. Input and all visuals are frozen for the duration of ...
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Microsoft ToDo pinning to start menu. 3 tiles wide? Windows10

I've started using Microsoft To Do to keep my annual work goals pinned to the start menu. However, I've got 4 goals and each tile is either 1, 2 or or 4 tiles wide. Each line is 6 tiles wide, which ...
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How to fix "unhandled exception has occured in the application" error while launching games like Batman Arkham Asylum

I installed Batman Arkham Asylum from GOG.com. Whenever I try to launch the game, it shows an error "unhandled exception has occured in the .NET Framework." I have tried rebooting my laptop ...
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Can't Install New Games from the Xbox App or Microsoft Store error 0x800700b7

I've been trying to install new games with the Xbox App in Windows 10 for over a week, and it always fails. In the Xbox app the error reads "Something unexpected happened. Reporting this problem ...
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Desktop Crashes and Bluescreens issues. Can't spot the issue. (PC gamer so will mention games)

I've been having this issue with my PC a while now (almost 5 years) and still can't figure out what's wrong with it nor fix it. Issues: There are times where desktop, window explorer/folders, will ...
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Windows 10 Color Management Profile Stopped working

I have an Asus monitor that requires some color calibration. I used XRite Colormunki to calibrate it and it generated a .icm file. I use Color Management and set its Color Profile as default. This ...
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Strange volume issue on Windows 10 I can't solve - across all audio devices (virtual or real)

For a few weeks now, my laptop is randomly alternating between the below two states of this problem: State 1: If I use the system volume keys (i.e., the dedicated volume up/down buttons on my laptop, ...
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