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Windows 11 Updates that are Installing are getting access denied error, possibly because of going to sleep?

I am managing some windows 11 computers, and we are using a patch manager. The feature updates which are notorious for taking a lot longer than anything else, are constantly failing with the hex that ...
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How can Delete new windows update file that are not installed

SO I see that temp files are taking 23GB of space but when I try to go and clean it, it doesn't delete the files, how can I delete that 19gb update file .
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OneDrive fails to sync when offline for a long time (weeks)

I have a Microsoft 365 subscription which comes with 1 TB Onedrive storage. I am using it in multiple computers regularly. The syncing of files is smooth enough when I am logging in the computers ...
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What's inside APPDATA and will it be reinstalled if WSL Ubuntu files accidentally deleted?

I was installing WSL and got some problem with the environment variables after doing nano adding 'export $PATH' to the ~/.bashrc. The WSL no longer able to do 'ls' commands nor doing anything else. ...
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Windows Explorer selected file or folder highlight is very bright

I just bought a new laptop and I am still setting things up and I came across a very irritating feature in Windows File Explorer. Whenever I select a folder or file in the Explorer, the highlight ...
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Option to create new text document randomly disappears in Windows 11 and only returns after I restart my computer

On my new Windows 11 laptop, the option to create a new text file seems to disappear from the right-click menu every so often. I have to restart my computer to make this option re-appear. Is there a ...
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Irritating WiFi instability

I have problems with WiFi on an Acer Aspire A515-43 with Windows 11. Now and then, the WiFi connection starts behaving strange. It goes down and recovers shortly after some to some tens of seconds ...
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WIndows 11 - Windows ignore my copy paste request without reason [closed]

I never experienced this using any operating system before. Until today when I'm trying to copy my files from my USB drive into my PC (Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V like old days), Windows just ignores the ...
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What should I do my cpu is not working [closed]

I was using after effects and my pc suddenly turned off it's a brand new pc .. monitor's light is visible but cpu not responding please help 😭 please
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Migrate a Windows 11 VMware guest to KVM/Qemu?

I have a Windows 11 guest that runs in VMware Workstation on a NixOS host. It has TPM 2.0 and UEFI boot and encryption and all the standard hardware requirements of Windows 11. I would prefer to run ...
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Why "Power & battery" stuck at spinning circle for 4 hours?

Yesterday, I left laptop on for 4 hours, and this circle kept spinning for 4 hours! See GIF. Then I clicked "Restart". But this circle spun for 2 hours, before I shut down without fast boot. ...
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Disk not found while installing Debian 12 on dual boot with Windows 11

I'm encountering an issue while attempting to set up a dual boot system with Debian 12 and Windows 11. Whenever I try to install Debian 12 alongside my existing Windows 11 installation, I am unable to ...
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Hide Wi-Fi icon from taskbar and notification icons area of Windows 11

I am trying to hide Wireless network connection from Windows 11 taskbar and notifications area icons. I have tried to hide network connection from registry: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\...
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SSH Connection timed-out connecting to a VM via port-forwarding on Windows11

I am on an issue since a while, getting urgent, and not super confident in the Windows sphere. I have a desktop at work that functions as my test desktop. To try software, etc, I installed Hyper-V and ...
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How to remove accounts from Accounts > Email and Accounts?

I simply want to remove the second account. But there is no option to do so. There is a button that say manage but I don't want to manage. I want to remove. According to this https://support.microsoft....
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How do I set up multiple monitors in Windows 11? [closed]

I'm trying to set up multiple monitors on my PC running Windows 11. Can anyone share their tips or suggestions on how to do this effectively?
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Audio device keeps duplicating

I am running windows 11 version 23h2, on a victus gaming laptop with a built in rtx 2050(although I doubt that matters). I am having an issue with my monitor(Sceptre M24) which is connected to my ...
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100% of RAM used despite little usage in Windows 11

I have am running Windows 11 on a cleanly-installed computer with 32GB RAM. Both Resource Monitor and Task Manager report that 100% of my memory is used, although if you sum the memory committed by ...
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Windows different scaling on multimonitor setup

I have a notebook (I think its 14") with a 1920x1080 resolution. Clearly things are too small and in the settings I have set a 125% resize in the screen option (and also a text size increase). ...
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Pc can't show UEFI or BIOS after CSM support is deactivated

Recently decided to play Valorant and a compatibility error showed, then I proceed to deactivate CSM support and set the Key management to custom. I have a Gigabyte Aorus B450 elite motherboard, but ...
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Lost USB connection on Windows 11

So I just bought a KVM switch for my desktop gaming pc and work laptop (both with windows 11). Everything was going great, I test both sides and it works. But after 3-4 switches between laptop and ...
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1TB Samsung M.2 SSD drive (less than 2 years old) just died after the recent storms. Now it will not post. What can be done?

I have a 1TB Samsung M.2 SSD drive in my machine. It serves as my c drive Windows 11 OS. It's less than 2 years old. After the recent storms in Dallas it suddenly will not even post! We eliminated all ...
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Why is 'Service Host: WaaSMedicSvc' running as a subprocess of Google Chrome?

While looking through Task Manager on my Windows 11 PC, I noticed "Service Host: WaaSMedicSvc" was running as a subprocess of Google Chrome and using up 800 MB of memory. According to ...
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Windows corrupting external hard drive [closed]

Windows 11 seems to corrupting NTFS external HDD. All I did was reboot while it was plugged in. Keeping "Fast Startup" disabled is supposed to prevent this from happening (from MS forum). ...
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Can't boot VHD image after resizing in VirtualBox

I have a pretty big mess to sort. I have a 512GB VHD which I use to store private backups. It started running out of storage so I looked online how to make it bigger (as I assumed VHD's probably just ...
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Is it possible to show the Other Users option without hiding available users on the lock screen?

I have a hidden user on my computer. To log into it, I need to disable show last logged in user in the group policy. Unfortunately, this hides all of the available users and I need to type in the ...
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Windows 11 extract all isnt working

How do you extract multiple zip files at the same time in windows 11? I tried select all'ing my files, then right clicking one of them and pressing extract all, it only extracted one file out for the ...
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ConEmu under Windows 11: specifying different color schemes per instance?

I'm using ConEmu version 230724 under Windows 11. I'd like to start up separate instances of ConEmu from the command line and be able to specify the color scheme on the command line. By "separate ...
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Multiple users with different wallpaper in Windows 11

Is there a way to have multiple wallpapers for multiple users accounts on a single computer? We need to manage multiple computers using Intune and they all are going to have three different local ...
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Webcam stopped working after upgrading to Windows 11

My Canyon C2N webcam was working fine in Windows 10 N, but after "upgrade" to 11 N it stopped working. When I went to https://webcamtests.com/ I was told that it was "blocked or used by ...
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How to merge a new SSD into my existing partitions for both Windows and Linux Mint

I want to get another SSD for my new PC because I'm running out of space, I have a dual boot Linux Mint 21.3 and Windows 11 Pro and I'd like to know how could I merge that new SSD into these existing ...
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What determine if an application is closed when restarting in windows 11

For example, if I restart my windows 11 laptop which is running Notepad and Terminal, after restarting, the instance of Notepad is still running but the instance of Terminal was closed. What is ...
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Removing Problematic Excel Taskbar Pinned Items

I am unable to "un-pin" 3 pinned items from the right-click context menu of Excel (some are hidden from screen snip due to containing vendor names): or when searching "Excel" from ...
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How to see battery percentage in the taskbar in Windows 11?

Is it seriously true that Microsoft forgot to add in Windows 11 a taskbar percentile indicator of battery charge? I have been searching on the Web about this and it appears that only Windows store ...
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HDMI Output can’t display full HD resolution ON external monitor

I have a Dell Latitude 7320 laptop and want to extend the screen to my AIO PC Dell OptiPlex 7470 but in the PC it won't go full HD, just at 1366x720. I've been use docking port to connect the HDMI ...
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Use Subset of Monitors in an RDP Session Initiated Through Gateway

So I've seen this article on using a subset of monitors in an RDP session. In my case, I have to log in through a gateway in my browser before clicking a link to open "Pulse Secure" which ...
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USB wifi adapter gets disconnect every 5-10 minutes on my desktop station

I have a USB WiFi card on my desktop PC, specifically an "Edimax AC600 EW-7811UTC". It frequently disconnects from the WiFi (but does not turn off). Here is what I have tried so far: ...
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How can I solve the displaying Ukrainian Cyrillic symbols in custom fonts?

I have a problem with displaying the characters of the Ukrainian alphabet in custom fonts. Details: I had a custom Cyrillic font (Latin+Cyrillic), which did not include the Ukrainian letters І, Ї, Є, ...
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Launching Windows apps from WSL2 with foreground process control

I'm using WSL2 on Windows 11 and I'm trying to achieve the following: I want to launch Windows applications from within WSL2 and have the Bash terminal maintain a handle to the new process. ...
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How can I get back some windows 10 features in Windows 11?

I have somehow upgraded from Windows 10 to Windows 11 without intending to do so. I am having two problems. There were a lot of things on the Start menu you reached by clicking on the windows button ...
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Why is there suddenly a lock logo on image files and folders in Windows Explorer so they can't be accessed?

I just repaired my laptop which had been damaged for years, after it was finished and could be turned on, I moved the data to the new laptop, but suddenly every folder and file appeared as follows and ...
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Windows 11 - Screen goes black for an instant when changing volume or brightness when Minecraft is in Fullscreen and it's using integrated GPU

When Minecraft is in Fullscreen and running in the integrated graphics and I change the volume or the brightness, the screen goes black for about half a second, after that, the screen looks normal (...
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windows 11 error The Secure Boot update failed

for some reason this error is constantly thrown and logged in the Windows Event Viewer: The Secure Boot update failed to update a Secure Boot variable with error Secure Boot is not enabled on this ...
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Windows 11 seems to have disabled all ways to get around Auto Update Restarts. Is there a workaround?

I run Matlab simulations that sometimes take weeks to finish and when Windows restarts I lose all my work so I really need a way to stop auto restarts. Windows 11 seems to have disabled all ways to ...
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Universal Mute Button does not mute Teams

Since the last Windows update, I have a new button in my task bar, the so called 'Universal Mute Button'. However, when I'm in a Teams meeting, and I press the button, I am not actually muted, my ...
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Windows 11 Home cannot be activated nor purchased via the store due to "hardware change"

Yesterady I bought a brand new ASUS F16 gaming laptop without any OS installed. I used Microsoft's official tool to prepare a USB drive for Windows 11 installation. Not sure if this contributed to the ...
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Shortcut to switch between Microsoft Edge windows

I have 5 windows open in microsoft Edge, each one has a unique web links and i need, for example, a shortcut using ALT+1 to always go to the first opened window,a shortcut ALT+2 to always go to the ...
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Windows 11 - opens multiple instances of some programs (like cmd)

When I run cmd and some other programs, it will open 2 (sometimes more) instances of it. This is regardless of whether I open it from a shortcut, the taskbar, or just typing 'cmd' into the Start Menu ...
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How to totally uninstall an application? [closed]

OS: Windows-11 I try to uninstall the application SmoothScroll to override the register key I typed before. But even if I deleted all the file folder named with or similar to "SmoothScroll" ...
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How do I limit Windows 11 desktop search to either filenames or file contents?

When I am doing a windows desktop search, sometimes I wish to search file names, and sometimes file contents, but never both at once. How do I limit my search to file names only? How do I limit my ...
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