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How can I remove the Windows 10 Home pin sign-in with a batch script?

I have powercfg /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 0 powercfg /SETDCVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 0 in my batch script but if I restart the machine or put the ...
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Access files encrypted with Windows EFS (Encrypting File System) on Linux

I have a PC with multiple hard drives containing files encrypted with EFS. If I install Linux, is there a way to access these files?
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“KB2990941” “The update is not applicable to your computer”

I got an NVMe SSD. I intended to put it in my Linux machine but the only PCI Express slot that's free is too small. I put it into another machine, the problem is the one I put it into is my Windows 7 ...
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Do we still need ProgramData\DockerDesktop\vm-data when using WSL2 backed Docker?

Do we still need ProgramData\DockerDesktop\vm-data when using WSL2 backed Docker or can that be removed?
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Multipoint not working well with PC & Android

So recently i got Jabra 75T, and it is great, but the multipoint is kinda whacked. It works well if i pause and switch, but god forbid if i receive a notification on Android, while on being PC, it ...
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How to run games with Radeon GPU instead of integrated Intel

I bought a new computer that has a Radeon RX570 discrete GPU and an Intel integrated GPU. So, I connect one monitor to my Radeon GPU (which I want to play games on) and the second one to the Intel ...
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Windows startup sound file location

I'd like to locate the Windows 10 startup sound to swap it out for another file, but I've not been able to locate it. Most Windows sounds are in the Windows\Media directory and there is a 'Windows ...
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Windows won't show flash drive after Windows Update

My connected USB stick makes a Windows sound like it is recognized but I am not able to see it in Explorer. When I open MiniTool Partition Wizard it shows my USB stick as a hard-disk with partitions. ...
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Page file fail when opening a program [closed]

When I try to open any program that is written in VB, I get an error called: <program name> - Page file writing failed - Exception processing message c0000145 parameters c0000022 764cbf7c ...
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Issues with electron (javascript) based software such as Autodesk Installers and WS19 domain setup. (How to setup roaming profiles correctly)

Firstly, let me state that this is my home network. I have no certifications in sysadmin, just advice from friends in the business and a firm knowledge of computing. This is not however a homelab, it ...
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How can I hide/remove/delete windows Caption Buttons like Close Button (X ) and minimize, maximize

I'm trying to get tired of hiding or removing the title bar and buttons for minimizer, maximize and close. I did a lot of research on the internet, but I was unable to find a solution. I can't find ...
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Where are the Windows 10 Stock Apps located?

I'm wondering, where the Windows Stock Apps such as Settings, Mail, Clock, Calculator and Calendar etc are stored. I'm not talking of Apps like Notepad, Explorer, Command Prompt or Control Panel are ...
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How to harden RDP with SSH from Linux to Windows

I need help and a step-by-step guide how to setup SSH tunneled RDP from my Ubuntu (18.04) laptop to my Windows 10 desktop both across LAN and WAN. I have a hunch what to do in theory, but not in ...
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How does Windows locking down the drive for Fast Startup work?

Microsoft Windows has a feature where, when shutting down, it will actually go into a state of hibernation instead of fully shutting down, to boot faster in the future (though this can be disabled). ...
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Troubleshooting Windows 10 re-install

I accidentally initiated a hard drive wipe on a Windows 10 partition and stopped the process as soon as I noticed (less than a second), but it was too late. This is a dual boot PC with separate ...
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Escaping Parenthesis within a file path Parameter in a batch script

I've created a batch script to do some basic file management for me. It's passed in either a directory or file path, along with a category. The program will then Copy the file to another directory of ...
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Encountering high memory usage on Windows 10

I'm using a laptop with 8GB of ram and am encountering high idle ram usage, when previously I was able to open tabs upon tabs of google Chrome right now about 15 tabs will cause Chrome crash already. ...
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Shortcut to Close window under mouse cursor

This would be even more useful than a keyboard shortcut. because you can close windows without activating them. Very natural.
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What is WindowsApp folder for?

I found there are tons of folders (took around 6GB) in C:\ProgramFiles\WindowsApp that looks like its useless while one of my friends asked me to help to delete some kind of s2pid apps that installed ...
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Windows 10 ssh-agent don't want password after system restart

I've activated ssh-agent service on my Windows 10 machine and set it to start automatically at boot. Next, I've added my ssh keys to agent using ssh-add and during this process ssh-agent asked for ...
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How to change windows hard drive

I have a lot of stuff in my Local disk C which as you might know is the default drive in windows what I want to do is that I want to switch from C drive to F drive to be my default drive so all the ...
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Remove organisation account from Windows 10

2 months ago since starting WFH, I set up my Outlook to receive emails from my company. Since then I always see Windows Notification: Fix your account Now, I found that I cannot download any apps ...
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2 UEFI OS boot options - which one can be safely deleted?

My main OS is Windows 10 and all data I have is gathered by using bcdedit utilit. After uninstalling Linux Ubuntu and its boot menu entries I noticed that there are 2 entries called "UEFI OS", that ...
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Prevent Windows 10 from switching the default audio device when a new one is plugged in

The scenario: This is how my audio setup looks like: A headset which I use as default audio device (input & output) An USB camera that supports audio input apart from video, which I plug in only ...
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Browsing history windows 10

I need to find a website that I visited with chrome but unfortunately the history is not old enough because it was cleared after visiting this site. Is there any another windows registry that contains ...
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System running extremely slowly after chkdsk /f and bsod

[Windows 10 Home] After getting a bsod with the Kernel Security Check Failure error I performed various suggested checks on my system, being a malware scan, Window's memory diagnostics tool, sfc/...
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Powershell Skip Folder using Get-ChildItem

Part of a PowerShell script I am running, I want it to completely ignore a specific folder or path. I've tried to use the -notmatch and also -notlike operator. But it seems it will still go through ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Samba Share to Windows, Added a Second Drive Its Not Recognized

I configured a server/Plex media server on Ubuntu 20.04, and to transfer and download files directly, I set up Samba shares using the following tutorial, which was working perfectly. I added an ...
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Download a single identical file from multiple web-servers simultaneously

A long time ago, the download manager FlashGet was able to add mirrors from multiple different URLs and it would download simultaneously (1) from all mirrors. This can speed up connection in case the ...
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Which localisation of Visusal C++ runtime 2013 to install?

Visual C++ 2013 seems to come in multiple "localisation flavors". I would like advice whether and how to install the US and the DE "flavors" of VC++ 2013 in parallel on a Windows 10 system which is ...
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How to copy file from SecureCRT Linux server to Windows desktop using command or shell script?

Please don't suggest tools like WinSCP, PuTTY, etc., as I have already tried the following scp commands on the Linux server, but am still not getting the output: scp /file/to/send username@remote:/...
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Win10 native Mail app has problems to show attachments with file name longer than 30 chars

I recently noticed that Win10 native mail application (not Outlook) cannot correctly show attachments if their filenames (including extension) are longer than 30 chars. These files will be cut off at ...
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Windows 10 + Google Drive File Stream + Executable = BSOD SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3B)

Haven't really found a satisfying solution to this problem. I have Windows 10 Home x64. I have Google Drive, and Drive File Stream installed and syncing my drive. Most files are online until I ...
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How to re-enable sleep mode in Windows 7

Years ago I found a way to disable sleep mode in Windows 7 to prevent users from making their machines inaccessible. Now I need to re-enable it and have not found a way to restore it. Sleep is grayed ...
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Windows 10 PING returns “No resources.” - why?

I often have this problem: C:\Users\user> ping 8.8.8.8 Pinging 8.8.8.8 with 32 bytes of data: No resources. No resources. No resources. No resources. Ping statistics for 8.8.8.8: Packets: ...
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how i can duplicate lines between two txt files

i have two files first.txt contains : 1 2 3 4 6 Second.txt contains : 1 4 2 how i can delete all lines in first.txt that contains second.txt lines and save them to third file Note: second.txt ...
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Install Windows 10 on a Linux Machine

I haven't use Windows since about 10 years ago, now because of work I need to install it. The problem is I don't know where to install it to in LEGACY BIOS mode. Here's my drives: /dev/sda: a 2TB HDD ...
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Why do screenshots appear black when playing games

I was just curious to know why normal print screen methods (PowerShell methods, PrintScrn button etc.) just show up black screen when playing fullscreen video games, couldn't find anything to answer ...
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HP Laptop turns off when unplugged, won't turn on when not plugged in

I have an HP Elitebook 840 G1 Notebook. It was working just fine earlier both when plugged in and on battery. Recently I have left it plugged in most of the time and I would occasionally unplug it. ...
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(Closed) Is there a way to unlock a bitlocked hard drive using TPM in command prompt?

******************* Final Update at the bottom ******************* Long story short, I have made a really dumb mistake. I thought I backed up my recovery key, but apparently I only backed up the ...
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Bulk File Name Replace

I have nearly 4,000 image files that I need to rename. They all contain one type of unique ID number (let's call it ID1) along with some other words, and I need to rename them to a different type of ...
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Changing between three languages and more in windows 10 conviniently

I'm using Windows 10 and I find myself confused every time I change between languages that have similar letters. Back then, when I had only two languages installed, switching languages via 'alt + ...
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Why does Photos in Windows 10 play my pictures immediately in a series instead of displaying an individual picture?

I made a GIF that will hopefully help illustrate what is happening. When I open an image, it plays all of them rapidly instead of just displaying. I apologize if I am using the wrong StackExchange but ...
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Bash on Windows: find PID of mintty

Is there a way for a third process to discover the correspondence between bash.exe and the terminal emulator in which it is running. In my case the terminal emulator is mintty. I know I can type echo ...
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How to enable Bluetooth in Windows Guest on VirtualBox

Would it be possible to enable Bluetooth in Windows Guest on VirtualBox? If so, how? I'm not find a lot of information about this. I've already installed both the Guest Addition and the Extension Pack,...
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Windows firewall outgoing rule exception not working

I set custom outbound firewall rule on Windows Server 2019 which deny all outgoing traffic to 192.168.2.0/24. The rule is working for all until I set an exception in "Local principal/Exceptions". When ...
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Server no longer boots after trying to install Ubuntu server

I have an old Fujitsu Siemens Primergy server running Windows Server 2003. Today I decided to install Ubuntu Server on it as a dual boot, so I could keep the old OS just in case, whilst being able to ...
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Why can you draw with windows on Windows XP?

I don't really know if this is the right place to ask this, but why can you sometimes draw with windows on Windows XP, and what causes it? You know when your machine lags, and all of a sudden, when ...
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How do I make the hidden notifications arrow point to the left in Windows 7?

In Windows Vista and earlier it use to point to the left to show hidden notifications extending the notifications area out. Since Windows 7 it's just an up arrow that shows a separate box instead. Is ...
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Need Assistance Resolving Windows Batch For /R Infinite Loop with 7-zip

I have part of this script that I use to individually encrypt/zip files recursively in a folder structure. It works, except it seems one particular folder it will go back and start zipping the ...