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Windows key on a deleted SSD

I want to install Windows 10 on a OEM PC (no key is needed) on a SSD from my other laptop, where previously also Windows 10 was installed (not OEM but bought key). I have formatted the SSD (no secure ...
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Windows 10 Settings Storage [closed]

Where are the Windows 10 settings stored( Network config, Programs config, Administrative Tools and Management Console Data, ...etc) ? I am looking to change network settings, specially IPv4, DNS and ...
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Installation of “Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Service Pack 2 (KB 921896)” failed (0x80070643)

I already tried a lot to fix the following problem: I try to install some Windows updates on a Windows 10 PC. The update for "Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Service Pack 2 (KB 921896)&...
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Can a system image be restored if stored on a hard drive partition?

All articles I find about how to create and restore a system image assume the image is stored on a dedicated, separate drive (USB drive, DVD, etc). But what if the image is 10 or 10GB in size (...
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Flash drives won't work on USB port but keyboard and mouse works fine

I have 2 flash drives 8gb and 64gb work fine on other computers. So I've been my scratching my head all day already about this. I even tried reformatting it but still, the flash drives keep on ...
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How to recover from a diskpart clean command

I have two hard drives and an ssd in my computer, I accidently ran clean on one of the hard drives. The disks were both dynamic and had a spanned partiton on it between them. I accidently ran the ...
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In Windows 10, which computer will sync themes onto the other? [closed]

Well, Windows 10 has a "sync your settings" option in Settings that will sync settings like themes, passwords,... My current question is about the "themes" option. I have turned &...
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Windows 10 boot loop trouble while booting up

I have a problem with my Windows 10 while its booting up. When it is booting up, my computer reboots after about 10 seconds and it does so for 3 times again. Then the recovery screen appears and says ...
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PC got really slow down, run process explorer, high page fault number

I'm essentially having the same problem in this question. I've run the Performance Monitor and I've noticed my page fault is like 100% constantly all the time. So I followed the instructions given in ...
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Unable to set boot drive in BIOS to the correct drive

My Windows 10 system gets an "MBR Error 1" message during boot because it's trying to boot from the wrong drive. I have to manually select the correct drive from the boot menu. My Boot menu ...
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Change windows 10 local password after logged in with pin

I have windows 10 installed on my pc and I am logging into windows with PIN or fingerprint. And I forgot the password of windows. Windows password is required to run some special commands or run ...
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Wifi Device don't get conneced to a network

I have a 802.11 n WiFi device. It connects to a network when connected to another PC. But when I connect to my PC it does not connect to the same network. Does anyone have a solution? I am using ...
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File Explorer not working

my file explorer doesn't work, when I click on a video to watch it, the whole explorer freezes and it says "not responding", it does with google sometimes, and my mouse turns into that blue ...
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Win10 installed on external hard drive: can I use game capture?

I am running Windows 10 on my Mac Mini using Bootstrap, except I've installed Windows on an external hard drive rather than the mac itself. Originally I had Windows installed on my Mac, and could use ...
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Cannot get microphone to work on new wireless headset on Windows laptop

I Just recently got a pair of "Power Beats 3 Wireless", but I cannot get the microphone to work on my laptop (HP Notebook - 15-ay196nr: Windows 10). This is currently where I am at with ...
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Mouse cursor on Dell laptop keeps making slight moves

(I am using a Dell Latitude 7490 running on Windows 10 Pro Version 1909.) On a pretty consistent basis, my mouse cursor will move slightly on its own, never more than a centimeter's length, in a ...
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Windows 10: adding second IP4 address to NIC seems to have no effect

I need to connect a Windows 10 workstation to two subnets on a signal NIC with ip addresses 192.168.0.2/24 and 10.161.110.9/15. I am able to config this through the GUI (or netsh, or Windows ...
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Why is memory usage different from exe file in windows?

I can gives 2 numbers for .exe file size and memory usage given from tasklist: c:\> for %i in (c:\windows\system32\tasklist.exe) do echo %~zi 101376 c:\> tasklist /fo csv | findstr /r tasklist....
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0xc000000e error on Windows 10 after disk id change

I wanted to change the hardware id of my boot drive. However, upon restarting my pc, i got error 0xc000000e: https://i.imgur.com/35BdoJS.jpg What I did attempting to change hwid of my boot drive (C:): ...
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Opened windows don't have focus on Windows 10

When I open a new window by right clicking an application in the task bar such as Visual Studio Code and select a recently opened project, the window does not have focus and the application icon in ...
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windows 10: I have deleted my C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ect, what should i do?

I have deleted my C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc, can't access hosts file and whatever was else there, how can I restore ect file?
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Windows 10 thinks my Plantronics W720 headset is a mono speaker

I have a Plantronics Savi 7xx with a W720 headset. The headset is DECT and binaural/stero. There's a base station that connects to the laptop via USB Mostly, it works just fine. But Windows 10 thinks ...
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While gvim is running, mintty displays Unicode UTF-8 characters as question marks

When I fire up gvim in the background in a Cygwin mintty terminal, Unicode UTF-8 characters start getting displayed as question marks. When I quit gvim, mintty reverts to the correct behaviour. In ...
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Reverse organization policies on Windows 10

I installed my work's Office 365 Plus on my home machine while I work at home. At some point in the installation, it asked me if I wanted to use my organization's policies or not. At the time, I didn'...
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2nd HDD not detecting in BIOS

I have 2 HDDs. One has Windows 7 installed, which is working. The second HDD is being used for Ubuntu. I wanted to install Windows 10 in 2nd HDD alongside Ubuntu. I partitioned installed Windows 10 ...
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Keyboard shortcut to select the full directory path of the active window

Need to select (then copy) the full directory path of the active window by keyboard shortcut. Is it possible? For example, I need to put into the clipboard (so I can insert into command prompt, ...
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Reboot and select proper boot device?

So i was working on a project in Indesign when i suddenly encountered some problem with some graphics in indesign. After a few seconds, the computer got a message ( The Blue Screen of Death ) where ...
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Duplicate a network-shared printer in Windows 10

I'm trying to set up an automated print system and would benefit from having the same network-shared printer installed in multiple copies, each with different default settings (colour vs B&W, dual-...
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Can't install Windows 10 ARM64 on Surface Pro X 1876 128GB from USB

I can't install Windows 10 ARM64 on Surface Pro X 1876 128GB. I flashed USB using latest Rufus version with Windows 10 ARM64 1903 Enterprise ISO. I have an adapter (USB -> USB-C), secure boot is ...
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spaceport.sys is corrupt - windows 10

I just restarted my laptop, and it's not booting. It boots well, and then it starts checking for disk repair, and then it brings some odd blue screen claiming I select a user account and the log in, ...
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Computer entering Setup Utility when the lid is closed

I have an issue on my laptop Asus ZenBook (Running on windows 10), which is sometime entering into Aptio Setup Utility mode when I close the lid. It is configure to normally enter sleeping mode. I am ...
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Is it possible to use an old “Labtec webcam plus” (Labtec is now Logitech) on Windows 10 (both 32bit and 64bit)?

This is how it looks: Source: https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-961399-0403-Labtec-Webcam-Plus/dp/B0009N53ZA Labtec was bought by Logitech in 2001. When plugged in, the device is understood as "...
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Windows 10 Enterprise 64 Bit installation stuck on logo screen

I have 64-bit CPU that supports NX and SSE2. My motherboard doesn't support UEFI so I use BIOS. When I'm trying to boot from flash drive the screen gets stuck on windows logo. NX is enabled in BIOS.
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How to properly kill a process in windows?

I am opening new process: c:\> userinit.exe c:\> tasklist /fo csv /m | findstr /r userinit.exe "userinit.exe","6976","ntdll.dll,KERNEL32.DLL,KERNELBASE.dll,ucrtbase....
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How to disable user tracking cookies

I borrowed a laptop from my friend who is network administrator, he installed a tracking cookie in my system and he knows everything I do on laptop. Every time I make any payment or transaction he ...
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bootrec /rebuildbcd finds “0” Windows installations

I have been running through several problems in the last days with my partitions and boot. I had dual-boot with Windows alongside Ubuntu, but I needed to remake everything again. This is the problem ...
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Why can't my hard drive with 200 GB free space partition more than 6GB space? [duplicate]

I want to dual boot ubuntu linux on my windows 10 PC but I've failed countless times to shrink a volume more than 6gb, yet my HDD has 200 GB free space. I've tried defragging and page file stuff but ...
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Connecting/Disconnecting to Bluetooth Device via CMD, PS, or AHK?

I'm at my wits' end right now. I'm on the latest version of Windows 10 and I just want to run a script to connect/disconnect to my Bluetooth headphones when executed. I've looked at a couple other ...
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Identify the command run after a UI click

I'm looking for something similar as in here: How to know the corresponding command line cmd for the UI click? But in my case, under Windows 10 OS. More specifically, the command run after a UI click ...
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Unsure how to block specific applications on my childs WIndows 10 machine using Microsoft Family settings

I'm trying to prevent my child from running a VPN on his Windows 10 school computer - preferably during a specific time frame. I was hoping to block specific .exe applications via the Microsoft Family ...
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Why cannot I specify a full path to executable to start command in cmd?

I can launch exe by specifying its path: c:\> "c:\program files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe" , now trying doing the same with start: c:\> start /...
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Stop turn off display from going to lock screen

I have a Surface, when the display turns off after idling, it always goes to the lock screen. How do I stop this? I want it to, as it says, just turn off the display. I've tried this suggestion and it ...
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Weird Windows 10 Update bug/glitch

How to fix this glitch?Windows update is all up to date but when I go to settings,a yellow exclamation icon which says "Updates in progress" keeps showing every now and then:
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how to find out what shortcut is used for a application by start command in cmd windows? [duplicate]

How does application (any) make its shortcut for launch in installation? For example c:\>start calc will launch windows calculator, but I have no idea where is located the executable calc.exe and ...
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Windows 10 BSOD on boot PNP_DETECTED_FATAL_ERROR and recovery with ubuntu livecd

I've got this Dell XPS laptop with Win10 installed, which fails to boot with BSOD "PNP_DETECTED_FATAL_ERROR" before login screen. From what I gather it happend after some update in May. It ...
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Windows 10 - Prevent external monitor (that is plugged into a thunderbolt dock) from turning off when laptop lid is opened

I typically use my laptop with it plugged into a thunderbolt dock and the lid closed. Sometimes I need to open up the lid so that I can use the webcam. Upon opening the lid the external display that ...
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Can I delete these files? They take a lot of space

Can I delete these files? They take a lot of space and I found them while using TreeSize the thing here I don't remember downloading them!! Help are they part of Windows? and if I delete them, does it ...
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How to separate command switches (/x) from arguments in windows?

I know in linux, I can just write command -a -b - "arg1" "arg2"..., where single hyphen is "option/switch" separator. But how can I do similar in windows cmd? I would ...
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Windows 10 only boots after running chkdsk /f

We have a PC with Windows 10 which boots up until it gets to the Windows restore options. Once I get into them, I can go to the Advanced startup options and reboot it in Safe Mode with CMD prompt. ...
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How to permanently dismiss Windows Security PUA notification?

The Windows 10 May 2020 update included a new feature to block potentially unwanted applications(PUA). Thanks to this, I now have an annoying yellow warning sign ⚠️ in my task bar which I would like ...

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