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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?
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Do I need all 32 copies of the nVidia drivers under C:\RecoveryImage\?

I noticed I was running annoyingly close to being out of space on my system SSD. I fire up WinDirStat and notice this: what are ostensibly 32 copies of the nVidia drivers, all alike, all slightly ...
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Removing “Installed Updates” Entries for Visual Studio 2013

With the release of Visual Studio 2015 yesterday, I have upgraded to the 2015 version and uninstalled Visual Studio 2013. Despite this, I seem to still have entries for Visual Studio 2013 in my list ...
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Which Modern UI apps are safe to remove?

I got a list all Modern UI apps installed on my machine using Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | findstr ^Name (you need to run this in PowerShell). I would like to remove some of them, and I want to know ...
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Save app to desktop Windows 10

I would like to know how can I save a desktop application into a desktop as I can launch it in the future directly on THIS virtual desktop whatever where I am ? For example : If I start firefox on ...
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PeaZip Archive File Utility break Windows Explorer Jumplist on Windows 10

I am having an issue with the PeaZip fie utility taking over the jumplist of Windows Explorer on Windows 10. The jumplist has several pinned locations. They are Download, Desktop, Documents, and ...
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Open Start Menu on Monitor Where Cursor was when Key was Pressed

I am using Windows 10 Pro x64 with a double monitor configuration, and I would like to have the Start Menu open on the window where the cursor was located when I press the Windows key. At the moment, ...
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Windows Defender: Disable real time; keep scheduled and on demand scanning

I just upgraded to Win 10 (RTM build). I have disabled the built in AV's (Defender) real time protection because I do not run it, never did and have never gotten a virus (and I've had a computer for ...
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How to switch between VM guest and host in Windows 10 with single keyboard shortcut?

I'm looking for simple solution for switching between host and guest on Windows 10 with VirtualBox (5.x). Let's say I have two virtual desktops open, one containing VM guest window in full screen ...
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LICEcap doesn't respect High DPI settings on Windows 8 and 10

I attempted to make an animated gif screenshot of the image of my answer here using LICEcap, on windows 8.1. This is as a test and I selected the whole gif, and a small border around it. I have a 4K ...
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How do you forcefully remove apps in Windows 10?

How can I remove apps that Windows doesn't seem to allow to be uninstalled, like Xbox and Groove Music?
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Install now Windows 10 (test) and update to final build later?

Can I install the Windows 10 test version, or whatever it is called, now, and just update later to the final build whenever it becomes available to the public?
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RADIUS wifi not working on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 with domain users

EDIT: I was able to narrow down the problem. Apparently this is not an issue with the Surface but Windows 8.1 (probably 8, too) and 10. I did not catch this at first as I used a non-domain laptop and ...
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How to change shortcut key for switching between virtual desktops in windows 10?

In linux I use a shortcut to switch between 4 workspaces: win+1/2/3/4. I would like to have something like this in Windows 10. UPDATE SOLUTION 2017, WINDOWS 10x64 Update your windows version to ...
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How to bypass “This app has been blocked for your protection” error

I'm running the Windows 10 preview on my Surface 3 laptop. I am trying to install the software for my Samsung Galaxy S6. When I try to install it, I get an error dialog saying "This app has been ...
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Windows 7/10 explorer: Is this a bug, or intended behavior?

In Explorer in Windows 7, if you select 9 or more files (but not all) and rename them, the selection is lost after the files are renamed. Is this intended, or a bug? This behavior does not show in XP. ...
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Windows 10 - Recovery loop

How do I bypass this? The message reads: Recovery Your PC/Device needs to be repaired. A component of the OS has expired File: \windows\system32\winload.exe Error Code: 0xc0000605 You'll need to ...
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Re-enable Skype 7.x in Windows 10

How can I get Skype 7.x to work on Windows 10? It's currently disabled and will not work anymore, forcing me to "downgrade" to 8.x or the "Modern" Windows app. If I do this, I will no longer be able ...
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Boot Camp Assistant not accepting Windows 10 .iso file

Using bootcamp to create a mountable installable USB drive with a Windows 10 .iso gives me an error saying: Boot Camp only supports Windows 7 or later installation on this platform. Please use an ISO ...
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Can I install windows 10 with a local account?

Can I install windows 10 with a local account as now a Microsoft account is required?
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NVidia Graphics Card Error 43?

I am using the NVidia GeForce GT745M card, and I am receiving the following error code in Device Manager: Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43) Looking at the ...
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My Asus u56e is randomly rebooting again. Any Ideas?

This seems to be a popular problem for Asus users. However, I have not found a definite cause or solution for the problem. This machine is roughly four years of age now, and was recently given to me ...
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Recommended way to create a bootable USB including the software used [duplicate]

I have an USB from which I want to install my OS (Windows 10). Once that's done, I install VS, Notepad++, Paint.NET, SQL Studio and a lot of other stuff that's nice to have. All the stuff, I install ...
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How to rename the User folder in Windows 10?

After installing Windows 10 on my Surface Pro 3 it took my user name 'Jeremy' and created a user folder named C:\Users\jerem. I want to rename the folder C:\Users\Jeremy. The procedure for Windows 8 ...
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Cannot mount NTFS partitions because of Windows 10?

I have a multi-boot computer, one of the partitions is taken by Windows 10 technical preview and another one is also ntfs. Booting in an Ubuntu-eOS system I get this errors when trying to mount these ...
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WIFI sharing of your USB delivered Ethernet connection on a Lenovo Yoga 3 pro

How can I use my laptop's wireless card to act as a wireless router? I have a Ethernet to USB adapter that I use to get internet from my cable modem. I want to share the internet connection with ...
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Windows shortcut to app mode

In Windows (from 8.1, still applicable in 10) when using a shortcut to start/switch-to an application (Win+Number) and that application is already running multiple times, the functionality behaves two ...
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How can I find out what “Windows Modules Installer Worker” is doing?

Windows Update tells me that I'm up to date, and I've not knowingly started any installers, but the "Windows Modules Installer Worker" process is merrily thrashing my disk - is there a log, or way to ...
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HD4000 RAM usage vs NVIDIA dedicated RAM

I've got an inspiron 17R SE 7720 - not important really, what I wanted to ask about was the graphics cards. It has both HD 4000 and Nvidia GT650M with 2GB RAM. It is hard to understand from reading ...
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How can I create a user-specific HOSTS File?

I know that by editing my HOSTS file (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts), I can block any site, but I would like to take this a step further. Is it possible (in Windows XP or newer) to have ...
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How to share any folder without password in Windows 8/10 in a home network if a Microsoft account is involved?

My question is: How to set up file sharing correctly, in a home network, with Windows 8/10, so sharing any folder with "Everyone" (File Explorer->Right click on folder->Properties->Sharing->...
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Google Chrome Hijacks my Microsoft Keyboard Media Keys

I have the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 which includes media keys. Whenever Google Chrome (Version 38.0.2125.104 m (64-bit) on Windows 8.1 Update 1) has focus, the media keys (pause/play) ...
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Change window frame color on an application basis

Although I can change the global theme of Windows, all the elements of the OS have the same color scheme. I would like the scrollbars, buttons, etc on win 8.1, to be different for different ...
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How do I Uninstall Windows 10 or Windows 10 preview?

I joined in the preview program and I don't like it. However, this question may also be relevant to those who install the full version of Windows 10. How can I downgrade back to Windows 8/7 from ...
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How to configure VLC auto-resizing for low-resolution files

I play a mix of 320p/480p/720p content via VLC, and each time I open one of the smaller resolutions for playing, VLC makes the window small - can I configure it such that if the content is less than ...