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How can I make Windows 10 use the same DNS which is used on my phone?

I would like to know, how can I make Windows 10 use the same DNS which my phone is using? I use my phone as a hotspot and even if I change my DNS to the one that I want to use, the laptop does not ...
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Win32 application not rendering text

When I create an application with C++ and create a basic Win32 API Form, the form displays normally but controls like edit controls and labels are not rendering the text. Normally I would use ...
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Image Resizer ver 3.1.1 stopped working

When I select "Resize Image" from the right click drop-down and get to the options, no matter which one I select nothing happens. I have ver 3.1.1. Win 10 1903 installed. Thank you in advance
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How to setup a VPN-killswitch on Windows 10?

I want to block every in- and outgoing connection on each profile and allow just specific appliactions/services on specific profiles. Quite easy actually, I had it working on my old pc. Now I got a ...
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How do you rename an installed application in Windows 10?

At one point I had both Visual Studio 2019 Preview and Professional installed on my workstation. This caused the Professional installation to get a '(2)' at the end of its name in the Windows 10 Apps &...
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visual studio code associated file types are unrecognizable

I am using Microsoft Visual Studio Code (VSC) on Windows 10. I've changed a couple of file types to be associated with VSC. Just out of sheer convenience, really. Before that, some of my file types ...
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Windows not ask for select a certificate when creating a VPN IKEv2 manually. Why?

I'm trying to create a VPN IKEv2 on Windows manually, because I'm having some problems to use my old generated VNet client from Azure. I was following the instructions for Mac OS X to have some clues ...
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Toggle monitors programmatically or using `displayswitch.exe` without animation

Win+P has four modes, but I only need to toggle between two (PC screen only and Extend). Pressing Win+P and selecting one is slow and cumbersome, and in recent Windows 10 versions, the sidebar doesn't ...
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Make ssh:// links open with PowerShell

There is similar question, which asks for opening ssh:// links in Putty. However, in newer Windows 10 updates we have native ssh support, which we can use in Powershell. So my question - how do we ...
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Why am I constantly having to troubleshoot the network connection on my VM?

I run Windows 10 Pro on Parallels 14, on MacOS Mojave host system. It's always worked fine but suddenly, the VM is reporting "no internet connection" multiple times a day. Running the network ...
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Unattended efficient backup to S3 utility for windows [closed]

What would be a good, prefereably open source utilty to backup files from local computer to S3 in a: Efficient (IO, HEAD requests) Unattened (Can run without user being logged in) Scheduled (Can run ...
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Windows 10 WinSxS folder. What is the meaning of random number in ssh.exe folder path?

I notice there are 2 ssh.exe in one of the Win 10 computer. C:\>DIR /s/b C:\ssh.exe C:\Windows\System32\OpenSSH\ssh.exe C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_openssh-client-components-onecore_<RandomNumber1&...
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Relation between a logged-in MSFT account and its local counterpart

From what I understand, Windows 10 creates a local account that corresponds to the connected Microsoft account based on its initial login credentials. However, a discrepancy seems to occur when I ...
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Paranoid about connecting mobile to office PC [closed]

SCCM was not able to download the cab files on the Office LAN, so I used my mobile data.  I connected my phone (Galaxy S7) to the PC using USB and on connecting, I clicked on "USB Tethering". I ...
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Windows 10 (x64 Home): Wanting to Eject the currently active/open USB drive with a shortcut key

I "simply" want to be able what macOS can do (with ⌘+E) on Windows; eject the currently open USB drive in Windows Explorer (which means, with default config, the drive is selected in the left pane and ...
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Error on installation - Office 365

I'm using Windows 10 and had Office 365 installed on my pc. The problem was: I had a 64-Bit version installed from the office 365 website which installed it as 64-Bit. For legacy reasons I need the 32-...
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Middle mouse button changing functionality and muting sound on Windows 10

I use a laptop with Windows 10 and a gaming mouse (Foxray Demon Gaming Mouse FXR-SM-17) and have noticed an issue where the functionality of the middle mouse button switches from time to time. On ...
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Powershell - finding user name and password with Microsoft Account

I have a script that sets up a scheduled task that runs with elevated privileges using powershell $argument = "-WindowStyle Hidden -command `"&{$myscriptPath}`"" $action = New-ScheduledTaskAction ...
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Flashdisk is Write-protected and not labeled [duplicate]

I have a problem with my flash disk, yesterday my flash disk has a problem cant copy anything cause it's write-protected, then I try yo fix it alone with some tutorial on the internet, with regedit ...
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Windows script host error

I am getting this error every time I start my laptop. After 2-3 minutes, it always pop up 2 times.  Around 45-60 seconds gap between popups. I don't remember installing anything which could have ...
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Do programs run from the command prompt really pause while selecting text from the cmd window in Windows?

I was working with a vendor today and they ran their executable from a cmd window, where it logged and logged in whatever passes for real-time in Windows...in my experience with things like this on ...
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unable to recover data on a dynamic disk

I had a computer with two 3TB HDDs that were Dynamic Disk mirrors of one another. I'm trying to recover data off of one of them without success. So I plugged one of these 3TB HDDs into a USB3<->...
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Is there a way to make the taskbar box for date and time bigger on windows 10?

So I recently changed my default font on my laptop and now my date and time are kind of squished and a little hard to read (see image). Is there a way to fix this? I tried making the taskbar bigger by ...
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RemoteApp doesn't apply correct scaling initially

I have a large app that we are delaying supporting dynamic DPI for. Currently, when we launch our app via RemoteApp (RDP to our Windows Server 2016 server) on a high DPI screen, the text and controls ...
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Cannot resume state in Hyper-V on a Macrium viBoot image

I am trying to run a VM using Hyper-V from a Macrium mrimg file. I can successfully boot up a VM from this image using Hyper-V, and log into the machine on my corporate domain, so this works great. ...
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Installing Windows 10 and save data. Should I remove system reserved/recovery partitions?

if I want to reinstall Windows, but save the data more than 80GB (photos, documents, etc.) on one of the partition (disk E:/), what do I need to format and delete? Can I format all disks except for ...
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The setting language of your computer is not compatible with this version of the code. please change the language to English

I have installed new software (sams2000) on my windows (10) computer and once I started launching it, I got the following error message: the setting language of your computer is not compatible with ...
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Prevent lock screen from locking the computer

I have a Windows 10 Enterprise (1607) system that we use for Kiosk. My goal is to prevent this computer from going to the login screen after it leaves the screensaver. Currently, I believe all of my ...
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Changing the description of a shortcut?

Here. I can't change the file tags/metadata of a shortcut file I made. I'm the admin, and I've already tried changing permissions on the file, that doesn't seem to be the problem. I need some help ...
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Having problems installing R package due to accented username

I am working with RStudio on Windows 10 and trying to install package "hms" with no success. It seems that the problem is with my accented name in the Users account. Here is the error: * installing *...
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What partitions are safe to delete

https://imgur.com/a/swkKElc I have dualbooted two Win10's and im going to reset one of them. I don't want that the other Win10 will be affected. C:DISK is the current partition, C:ACER is the another ...
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unable to run any bat file on windows 10

Problems: When I click on bat file to run it I get the error: Windows cannot find 'c:\example\example.bat'. Make sure you typed the name correctly and then try again. When I run aforementioned ...
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How do I hide the program playback control when adjusting volumes in windows 10?

It is getting annoy because when the mouse hover over it, it would stay there for a few more seconds and blocking the contents I am viewing. If anyone know if I can disable it. Thanks. the block at ...
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Docker Tool Box VT Error in windows 10 home

When i tried to execute docker quickstart terminal . it showed following message "This computer doesn't have VT-X/AMD-v enabled. Enabling it in the BIOS is mandatory" But my PC already Enabled ...
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Windows 10 virtual box cannot drag and drop or copy paste files even with bidirectional enabled on lubtuntu 18.04

Hi I am currently attempting to make dragon and drop to work between lubuntu 18.04 host and windows 10 pro guest on virtual box. I have tried the following solutions: installing virtual box and ...
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Is it possible to force a VMWare virtual machine to render a desktop when no one is connected to it?

As the title suggests, I am attempting to have a virtual machine that is running on VMWare 6.5 emulate a screen even when no one is connected to it. We are running a script on the VM that uses the ...
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Windows 10 1903 Intel wireless Bluetooth loses connection after few minutes

I just updated to Windows 10 1903 and since then I've been having issues with my Bluetooth mouse connection. It will work fine for between 3-7 minutes (sometimes longer) then just stop responding. ...
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Windows snap assist: How to move the divider using only the keyboard?

I like the Windows Snap function and use the keyboard to do it quickly. After using Windows-LeftArrow I can then choose what Window should be put on the right side with arrow keys and enter. This is ...
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How to activate a windows 10 digital lisence in oracle virtual box on lubuntu

So I have a windows 10 digital key lying around from my old pc that broke down years ago and thought I'd try to make a windows 10 virtual box since there's a few programs I like to run that don't work ...
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Can I configure task manager to restart my computer on disconnection? [duplicate]

I have a computer running windows 10 that does some operations for me remotely, but for some reason it randomly disconnects, and the only solution I have found is to restart the computer. Re-...
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Disable touchpad when external mouse is connected

This may seem a duplicate question, but it isn't. I tried several tutorial to disable the internal touchpad but I neither have the disable option in the defenitions or the touchpad tab in mouse ...
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Win10 VPN never prompts for user/pass

I believe this started after 1903 update. To connect to VPN I have always clicked on the networking icon in the system tray to bring up list of VPN connections and then I click on the Connect button ...
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Windows fails to start but can still see data through command prompt

I have a desktop computer running Windows 10. The fan was making a noise so I cleaned it out. I think I was too aggressive and sprayed the compressed air right on the SATA connection to the SSD. ...
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Outlook glitches out when displaying email signatures after Windows 10 upgrade from 7

I've recently upgraded a couple of PCs in our company to Windows 10 from Windows 7. These both had Outlook 2013 installed. After upgrading (and installing the latest graphics drivers) the email ...
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Windows Horizontal Black lines in Dual Boot| T480

I have been having a very peculiar problem with my dual boot Windows 10. Screen Photo Video: https://imgur.com/33jT4SM But first specs... Hardware Thinkpad T480 i7-8550U RAM 8GB Intel UHD ...
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Can't find either Anaconda Prompt or Anaconda Navigator after installing on Windows 64-bit [closed]

I recently installed Anaconda3 on my computer, but after that, i couldn't find Anaconda Prompt and Navigator on Windows Start menu or anywhere esle. How can I fix this?
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Windows 10: Hear sound from different accounts simultaneously

Under Windows 7 the sound continued playing when it comes from a different user account like described here. Under Windows 10 the sound gets muted when switching user accounts which makes sense for ...
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Windows 10 colour calibration: As soon as I change gamma slider it instantly resets back to original setting

I am using a windows 10 machine with a GeForce 750 Ti, ProLite B2280HS monitor. My problem is that whenever I try to adjust the gamma settings on the monitor, they get instantly reset to whatever the ...
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Safe to delete win 7 from a drive when using win 10 on a different drive?

Before computer upgrade: Running Win7 on a HDD After computer upgrade: Running Win10 on an SSD, using old HDD as storage, but it still has all Win7 files on it. Not running a dual boot setup. Didn'...
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Samsung laptop boot failure and overheating

I have a Samsung NP550PC7C-S02UK i7 laptop. initial symptom windows starts and spinning dots in endless cycles and fails to boot to windows login. automatic repair also fails to load. The laptop ...