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Remove OneDrive from File Explorer [duplicate]

I'd like to get rid of the OneDrive option from the navigation panel of File Explorer. Preview-era articles I've found recommend registry tweaks, which is rather inelegant, and I'm hoping there is a ...
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To upgrade two PCs to Windows 10, are separate reservations required?

I have a reservation on my Windows 8.1 computer, but I also have a Windows 7 laptop.  Do I need a separate reservation for my laptop to get Windows 10 free?
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How to pin programs to the left part of the Start menu? [duplicate]

I want to pin programs to the left part of the Start menu, under the username, the same way as it worked in Windows 7. The area is completely empty (normally it would house the most used programs, but ...
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Get Cortana to work in English (UK) for Windows 10

I upgraded to Windows 10, and Cortana doesn’t seem to be available based on the Start Menu: Cortana isn’t supported in the region and language you’ve selected. but when I click the link, it takes ...
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Headphones not recognized Windows 10

I just upgraded to windows 10 from windows 8.1 and now my headphones are not working. I have an alienware m14x with three jacks (mic / headset / headphones) and have tried all of them. The built in ...
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How do I make taskbar icons the same size as on Windows 8?

After upgrading to Windows 10, the taskbar icons look cramped together: How do I make it look like on Windows 8?
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No network connection Windows 10

I recently updated my PC to Windows 10 from Windows 8. My computer is not finding my ethernet network adapter anymore and I therefore lost internet connection. My motherboard is the MSI B85-G43 and ...
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How do I disable Cortana in Windows 10 or at least disable web search results from it (for other users)?

Is it possible for me (parent/admin account) to completely disable Cortana for other users (kids/standard accounts)? ...or at least from using it to search things that are not local on the PC itself. ...
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How do I remove titles from Windows 10 taskbar and keep icons only

In my Windows 10 Pro I got icons and titles on taskbar. But I want to have icons only (like at the bottom on the picture). Is there an option for this? How do I remove titles from Windows 10 ...
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Windows 10 Setup has failed to validate the product key

I am trying to run the upgrade from my Windows 8.1 Pro computer to Windows 10. It keeps telling me: Setup has failed to validate the product key This has happened when clicking "Upgrade" inside ...
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Upgrading to Windows 10 — Need to change motherboard?

My current motherboard (Asus P8Z77-V LE PLUS) does not have any Windows 10 drivers listed on the official site. Does this mean I will have substandard performance on my machine if I upgrade to Windows ...
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Is it possible to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 8 rather than 8.1?

Is it possible to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 8 without the 8.1 update? My system failed to update to 8.1 many times so I skipped the update. Some time has passed so I tried again, now and ...
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Move windows between monitors in task view?

When I try to move a window between monitors in Windows 10 Task View, the window gets stuck on the border of the monitor. This is a video of what happens This is my monitor screen setup:
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How can I hide taskbar labels in Windows 10 without combining icons?

Is it possible to hide taskbar labels in Windows 10 without combining icons? So visually I'm looking for something like this: Solutions that don't require additional apps or software installs are ...
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Windows 10 VPN Connect Button Cumbersome

I installed Win 10 Pro and added a Windows VPN connection. When I press the network icon in lower right edge, I see all my connections including my VPN connection. However, when I click on it, the ...
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Windows 10 puts my first and last name to lock screen. How to avoid this?

After upgrading to Windows 10, I see my LastName and FirstName on the lock screen. Is there a way to change this? On Windows 8.1 there was just my nickname and email address (maybe there were my first ...
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How to prevent automatic login of the last user in Windows 10?

There was a pretty arcane hack that worked in Windows 8.1, but it doesn't work any more. Any suggestions?
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How to install Windows 10

I tried installing Windows 10 from an .exe file but it deleted all of the files in the folder. Now there is only source folder left. I am trying to download it all again. Can somebody tell how to ...
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Windows 10 Upgrade closes after “What do you want to do?” screen

I'm trying to upgrade a Win 7 SP1 Home Premium 64-bit laptop of mine to Windows 10 so that I can play around with it before installing it on my primary desktop. The laptop exceeds all of the Windows ...
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Switch Desktops Shortcut / Gesture - windows 10

I know this issue was discusses for preview builds of win10. Today I installed the final release version of windows 10 and still cant find any shortcut or trackpad gesture to DIRECTLY switch to the ...
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Windows 10 SMB shares

I just installed Windows 10 and I can't connect to any of the shared drives on my QNAP station. My network is a private network and I have enabled file and printer sharing, network discovery and file ...
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Windows 10 - Headset and speakers show as one sound device (have to unplug headset)?

Just finished installing Windows 10, and the only issue that I'm encountering pertains to my audio. I have a USB headset and also have USB speakers. Before, I could leave both of them plugged in and ...
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Can't install .net 3.5 on Windows 10

When I try to install .net 3.5 I get the follwing message: The following feature couldn't be installed: .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0) Error code: 0x800F081F I tried ...
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No sound ASUS F554L - Windows 10

I have no sound coming from my ASUS F554LD laptop that I upgraded to windows10. I checked on the site for drivers and they dont have a windows 10 sound driver yet, would this be my problem?
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Stopping all automatic updates Windows 10

We've upgraded some machines to Windows 10 and realized there were some updates which updated as required. However, I realized there was no option available to stop the download similar to that on ...
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Can't install nvidia driver on windows 10

I've installed Windows 10. Then I tried to install the driver for my nvidia card (gtx 750) but it failed. At first restart the resolution became really high (1920x1080) so it seemed like the driver ...
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What happens to the recovery partition from Dell after Windows 10 Upgrade?

I bought a Dell Studio XPS 8100 desktop back in 2010, which had Windows 7 installed and came with a partition for Dell Factory Restore. After having installed Windows 10, what happened to that ...
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Windows 10 touchpad — can't disable

I just upgraded to windows 10 and my fn + F9 doesn't turn off my touch pad. I tried to install the windows 10 smart gesture but I came across another problem, There's no app data folder in my user ...
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Does BootCamp on OSX El Captain support Windows 10?

I'm considering buying a MacBook Pro next to my Surface Pro 3 for some iOS development. But I must to be able to run Windows 10 on this machine. Does bootcamp on El Capitan support Windows 10 or is ...
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How does the clean Installation of Windows 10 after the free upgrade work?

I have not found any information from MS - only speculations from people like me, so I hope someone here has had better findings. When I upgrade a qualified version of Windows to Windows 10 and then ...
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Mounting a remote filesystem on Windows 10 using Bash

Now, that windows 10 is out I started wondering about something. Unix based systems have the possibility to mount remote filesystems using ssh. In a recent article I've read that Windows 10 Has ...
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How to test whether Windows 10 was installed with UEFI?

I need to decide whether it is more straightforward to create a bootable Ubuntu drive in UEFI or standard BIOS. I do not want to create or install it through any more ambiguous route than necessary ...
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How to resolve Windows 10 installation error FIRST_BOOT, MIGRATE_DATA?

Trying to update my German Windows 8.1. Professional to Windows 10, it fails after about half an hour with the (German) error message: We couldn't install Windows 10 We've set your PC back to ...
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Windows 7 product key does not work on Windows 10

I just did a fresh Window 10 installation from .iso files on the computer I was running Windows 7 on before. I have the original Windows 7 DVD's, with a valid key that I was using before. Now I tried ...
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In Windows 10, Google Music stutters when using IntelliJ

Today I updated to Windows 10, and now when I'm typing in IntelliJ IDEA 14.1.4 my music stutters in Google Music in Chrome 45. The issue did not occur prior to the upgrade, and does not occur with ...
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Windows 10 modern-ui apps wrong language

I've installed Windows 10 official release (not the preview) from Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 and I've some problems with the language. My OS is in French but all my modern-ui apps (weather, store, ...
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Audio louder than usual until volume is changed

tonight I upgraded to Windows 10 and began encountering a very strange problem with my audio. I'm not sure what triggers it, but it has happened in two places: when some Flash sources load and on ...
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Can I enable the Windows 7 Start menu in Windows 10?

I've upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and now I only find this new slower Start menu with all the tiles in it (picturesource: http://szamtechnikus.hu) Can I enable the older Windows 7 one again ...
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Is it possible to enable Aero Glass again in Windows 10 for Windows titles?

I've updated from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and I miss the Aero Glass transparency that I had in Windows 7. How can I enable this again?
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System image of 7 and 10 on the same external drive?

I have 7U and I have made a system image that I have stored on an external drive. I'm thinking about upgrading to 10, but if I do, I'll probably make a system image of that also and possibly switch ...
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Context Menu Missing 'Send To' Entries

My installation of Windows 10 Pro x64 is missing entries in the 'Send To' context menu entry. In the past, I had programs list there, but now I have absolutely nothing listed at all. The only thing ...
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Option to Turn Bluetooth on or off is Missing

I want to disable Bluetooth on my laptop running Windows 10 Pro x64, but I have a problem: the option to do so is missing even though I know that it was previously available. Here is the Bluetooth ...
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What are the minimum requirements to run Windows 10?

I am looking to upgrade my system to Windows 10 RTM, but I'm afraid of losing performance. I researched on the site but found details (maybe I have not sought duty) on the hardware minimum. What are ...
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How to install/upgrade to Windows 10 RTM without a Microsoft account

Does Windows 10 still wants to logon with a Microsoft account instead of a local account? If yes, is there a way to workaround this?
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Wake On LAN using Magic packets is not working in Windows 10

Even after configuring all the settings like Network Adapter Settings BIOS setting Disabled Fast Startup Telnet and Port Settings I can't able to wake up the machine with Windows 10 OS. Is there ...
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How to enable Edge mode in IE?

I prefer the desktop IE interface to the new “Microsoft Edge” browser and I have IE set up the way I want (ad blocking, etc.). I do not want, however, to be constrained by the legacy MSHTML/Trident ...
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Windows 10 keeps switching network location from Private to Public

No matter what I do, I cannot get Windows 10 to leave my home WiFi connection as Private. When I reboot the machine it is public, and in network settings there is no way to change this. So instead I ...
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Using Windows 10 in a virtual machine. Can it be done?

I am currently running 8.1. I'd like to try out Windows 10 and if I like it upgrade. If not, I'll keep running as I am. I've never used a virtual machine before: can Window 10 be used from a virtual ...
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Windows 10 working poorly

I have Windows 10 insider (technically now it's not an insider anymore but let's say that beta) and some days ago it started working poorly. I have my Samsung 850 EVO SSD fully used then it's now ...
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Will Windows 10 upgrade support Windows Movie Maker?

With every upgrade, Windows Movie Maker has gotten less useful for me, e.g., we can't burn DVD like we could Windows 7. I wonder if Movie Maker is going to be available with the new upgrade?