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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 ...
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Why my HP computer is getting blocked when It turns on?

My HP computer is windows 10 and I bought it many years ago, sometimes when I turn it ON, the screen gets blocked on this blue screen and I do not know why is this happening. I have already ...
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See what process uses a particular disk while having multiple disks installed

I have 2 drives installed in my machine. I want to see which process is using Disk 1 specifically. In the Resource Monitor or Task Manager you get the disk usage stats as a whole (total utilization ...
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USB Drive not recognized by Win7 but Win10 Ok

I have a WD 1TB Passport USB drive. On my Win10 machine, it opens just file and shows up under as a drive under "Computer". On Win7 it doesnt: when I plug it in, I only see "WD Unlocker&...
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How does third-party software change the Windows 10 Icon, Taskbar, Shell? [closed]

I've been looking to change the Windows 10 start icon. I know it's not in the registry or dll files Where could it possibly be hiding? It should exist as an icon right? How does third party software ...
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Connected to specific Wifi but “no internet” (Win 10)

I'm experiencing a really weird behaviour of my connection to the wifi in my office. Wifi connection is working fine everywhere (at home, at other offices, ...) In one specific co-working office my ...
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Loading color calibration profiles is disabled

I just plugged my laptop to a dual screen setup (1 VGA + 1 HDMI) I didn't use for a while and it's impossible to load a calibration profile on the VGA screen anymore. Various tools are giving pretty ...
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Does anybody know how to disable the sound notification when switching desktops?

That sound when switching desktops in Windows 10 is terrible and is driving me nuts. Does anybody know how to disable that?
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How to control Windows 10 notifications outside of the “Settings” app (specifically, disabling flux notifications)?

Flux has an incredibly annoying line of notifications that appear to announce that the app has disabled itself, for whatever reason (when I start some application or use the snipping tool), and I can'...
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Google Meet high CPU usage on Firefox 78

I'm using Windows 10 build before build 2004 and Firefox 78.0.2, and Google Meet uses almost 100% of my Core i5 8th generation for the duration of the meeting. If the windows if minimized the CPU ...
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How can I associate bash command to Git Bash instead of WSL Bash?

I have Git Bash and WSL Bash installed. Currently bash command is associated to WSL Bash. Can I link it to Git bash instead?
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Why aren't folder sizes shown in File Manager?

Is it possible to turn it on? If so, how? I found this and I tried the method in part 1, but it still doesn't work (actually, it wasn't even unchecked in the first place).
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Boot Windows ARM on Raspbery PI4 from SSD via USB3 adapter [migrated]

I want to test my dev on ARM devices. With an SDCard it's too slow, Windows is unusable. I do : I build an Windows 10 ARM ISO enable USB with "winpatch" put on SSD (via USB3-SATA adapter) ...
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Starting recent remote desktop entry does not put focus in the password field

When I start a remote desktop session through the "recent items" list in the Windows 10 task bar: I get the credentials window as expected: However, when I start typing my password, ...
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how do I stop window in focus minimizing when I click its task button

I'm using Win10 Pro, vers 10.0.18363. I found posts from about 3 years ago, after the anniversary edition came out, which complained that the window in focus did not minimize when they clicked on its ...
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How to get full access to windows 10?

I want a (simple) way to get full access to ALL files on my pc - in a way that NO software or OS or anything can deny the access. Is it possible and how can I do that?
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How to purge deleted file names?

I'm on Windows 10 and we know that the deleted files can be read back by some software. Like this one: If the file hasn't been overwritten, it can even be recovered. Is it possible for me to delete ...
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How can I retrieve my network drive credentials in Windows 10?

My network drive login information is not showing up in Windows 10 credentials manager. I have multiple networked drives, and I need to view the login information. How can I look up my own login ...
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Does changing DNS cause problems

I have VALORANT but it shows a connection error that is resolved by changing my DNS. So should I change it back after playing or keep the DNS. Will it affect other things. Which DNS is better: ...
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How can I find the desktop directory from a script, even if it was relocated out of the user profile?

To conserve space on the SSD with my Windows installation (C:), I have folders such as the Desktop for each user relocated to a separate HDD (D:), using the graphical interface. Consequently, I cannot ...
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Windows login after shutting down

I have a lenovo laptop that runs Windows 10 home edition. I have seen this behavior nearly everytime but today I checked even logs to see what was going on. Basically after shutting down my computer ...
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Windows 10 won't boot into login page after setting driver startup type to demand startup (manual) in process hacker

I am currently running Windows 10 Home ver 2004 64 bit. I changed the startup type of a driver named EPMVolFlt.sys to demand startup (manual I believe) since Faceit anti cheat software (a game anti ...
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How to have a windows setup running only the browser nonstop (forever) without any disturbance?

We have moved our work schedule from paper format to a digital format using google spreadsheet. My goal was to have a dedicated laptop that runs a browser (chrome) displaying this work schedule 24/7/...
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Some of the window previews displayed on Task View aren't getting updated: how can I solve this issue?

Some of the window previews displayed on Task View aren't getting updated: some changes are happening within some windows but sometimes these changes are visible in Task View. How can I solve this ...
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removal of a program/web filter

I have a web filter installed that I am trying very hard to remove, the problem is its putting up a stubborn fight. the task cannot be killed through task manager and when I use the "taskkill&...
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Windows 10 Stuck on loading Screen after Enabling VT-x

I'm trying to enable Intel Virtualization on my PC through BIOS but, every time I do it boots to the windows Logo and is stuck there with no white loading circle animation just the logo and that's it. ...
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How do you edit Windows10 Directory Junctions (links to folders) from Windows Explorer? [duplicate]

(it's not a duplicate, but hey. I guess as per some of the comments, the answer is "you can't, Microsoft hasn't made it possible". It's annoying to see people incorrectly directed to a wrong ...
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AMD Threadripper build Win10 suspect SSD or AHCI driver issue The application HarddiskVolume stopped the removal or ejection for the device

With a new Threadripper build i got an awful amount of hanging, PC would be fine then stop responding (but mouse would still move). Task manager would not open, nor would start menu (would just spin ...
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Is it a bug or intentional behaviour that the “timeout” command aborts when you maximize the window?

Steps to reproduce: Create a test.bat file with timeout /T 60 as its only contents. Run it. Maximize its (cmd.exe) window. It now immediately aborts and closes itself. At least for me. And yes, I ...
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Particular samba file shares not working on particular device

I am using two old computers as file servers, both running desktop ubuntu 20.04. My windows 10 desktop is already connected to one (server A), but cannot connect to the other (server B) A windows 10 ...
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Exactly the Same Folder again and again inside the sub-folder like a loop

I copied my whatsapp folder to my sd card. In the Databases folder of Whatsapp, there is a folder named & . When i opened that folder i found the exact files which are in databases folder. The ...
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Windows 10 Update to 2004 failure - Error: 0x80004005 - 0x60016

I've been trying for the last week or so to get Windows 10 to update to 2004. I've tried all of the common solutions (sfc /scannow, DISM restore, media creation tool etc). After looking at the log ...
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VPN use makes printer unrecoverable from “offline”

Windows 10: Users are connected to a printer on the non-VPN network. I know the printer won't be available while they're connected to the VPN. The problem is that when they disconnect from the VPN, ...
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Alternative symbols of the numeric keys are not working (Win10)

The alternative symbols (AltGr-symbols) of the numeric keys (see the images below) are not working properly on my laptops keyboard. The shift-symbols are working perfectly (ie. shift+3 print #). I'm ...
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low level diagnostics for audio

My laptop's internal speaker has stopped playing sound. I have no problem with audio over bluetooth. Other than reinstalling sound drivers (which I've done), is there any diagnostic tool that I can ...
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On startup my wifi does not work 50% of the time

So i have windows 10 home edition on a ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo. When i start the system up there is a 50/50 chance that my wifi does not work correctly. It will say connected, no internet. then i need to ...
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How can I make multiple, new, templated user accounts (with custom prefs) on an existing system?

I have been using my Win10 (upgraded from 8.1) machine for a while now, accumulating a bunch of data in an account with admin privileges. I have resolved to start doing things properly, using limited ...
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Windows Boot Manager not appearing on GRUB

I had an SSD with Ubuntu (just Ubuntu) and an HD with Windows and Ubuntu (another setup) and I use GRUB to select which OS I want to use. I had to use Windows today and "Windows Boot Manager"...
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“No startup items to display” when running Task Manager as administrator

I am trying to disable startup items and some items cannot be disabled when I am running Task Manager as a regular user, when I run it as an Administrator, the startup tab is empty, displaying the ...
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windows settings closes down immediately after launching

windows settings closes down immediately after launching. I can open many settings windows(apps, privacy, devices, etc.except for accounts) by going around the home settings page, but going back to ...
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System interrupts/DPC/ISR appear to be causing sound distortion in Windows 10. How can I determine the root cause?

I am having problems with audio distortion in Windows 10, but it varies in severity between apps. Foobar2000 is very heavily distorted on most tracks, with buzzes and skips. Windows Media Player also ...
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Changing the refresh rate when on battery power and changing it back when on AC

I wrote a .bat file script using qres.exe to set the refresh rate and then some VBS code to run the script every five minutes to make sure that the refresh rate is right when running on battery or AC ...
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Windows 10 reboot issue

My HP laptop is stuck on a reboot loop. Ctrl alt del has no effect. F8 has no effect. Pulling the battery has no effect. Force restarting has no effect. When I hit power button on bottom right of ...
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Installing Windows 10 bad sector on SSD

I am handing an SSD with Ubuntu installed on it. Ubuntu said SSD has one bad sector. Now I want to install Windows 10. I believe that bad sector are market by the OS. But what happens if I install ...
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Why was my GPU overheating until I removed my SSD?

Just in case: My PC is the DELL G5 5090 Desktop It has the following: GPU: Nvidia GTX 1650 CPU: Intel Core i5 9600k RAM: 2666 Mhz 8GB memory (in one slot, I have 3 more - spare slots, DELL website ...
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How do you fix the Microsoft Service “Diagnostic Policy Service” taking up about 4GB memory and about 1 cpu core at 100%?

How do you fix the Microsoft "Diagnostic Policy Service" taking up about 4GB memory and about 1 cpu core at 100%? I found out there is a process that keeps using up tons of CPU because my ...