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How to create a Windows virtual machine using Hyper-V Manager

I am trying to create a Windows virtual machine using Hyper-V, but I have several issues. I tried following instructions on this page, to use the "Quick Create": I was ...
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Windows returns to the same exact state after reboot

So, I'm using windows 11 on Lenovo Thinkpad E590. The problems started after installing Docker desktop and Splash. It was working just fine when suddenly blue screen of death appeared with syren like ...
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What are the requirements to have the change your background feature enabled in Microsoft Teams?

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/change-your-background-for-a-teams-meeting-f77a2381-443a-499d-825e-509a140f4780 mentions: Note: If you don't see this option in the menu, the feature might ...
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dual Kali linux instances windows wsl2

I am trying to run kali and parrotos side by side on windows wsl. Parrot os can just be installed over kali, so really I just need to figure out how to create two kali machines. I found some answers ...
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Allow users to edit files in a folder but not create new ones

I am trying to restrict file creation in a particular NTFS shared folder containing .xlsx files. We need users to be able to still edit and save the existing files. So far, I have tried setting ...
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Automatically adjust scaling of a display when a second monitor is plugged in [Windows 10]

I currently have a work laptop that I would like to have the scaling set to 125% when it is plugged into another monitor/docked, and set to 100% when it is not plugged in. Does anyone know of any ways ...
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Windows Equivalent to `sha256sum -c` (cryptographic hash, digest file, recursive integrity check, SHA256SUMS)

What is the equivalent to sha256sum -c in Windows? I have a set of very important files that I need to copy-to and mirror across many different types of disks in many geographically distinct locations....
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Application is working fine when run manually, but when it is run from the task scheduler it doesn't work

That's it basically, when I run the app manually is able to find the files than it supposed to look for and work with them as it should, but when running from the task scheduler, even with my user, ...
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Laptop giving battery issues on dual boot in different disks

For the last year I've been having issues with my experience in both Windows 10/11 and both Ubuntu 20.04. Since the installation of an SSD for W10 and an M.2 for Ubuntu, energy has been the only point ...
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Blutooth PXC 550-II as Headset on Windows 10 : Cannot activate "Handsfree telephony" because "The parameter is incorrect"

My PXC 550-II used to work just fine as a headset - until this morning where Windows just wouldn't capture any sound from its microphone (as per the little indicator next to the corresponding entry in ...
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Can one crashing application cause another application to crash on a Windows Server 2016 machine?

On a Windows Server 2016 computer, there are some series of crashes, as described in Event log: First crash: Notepad.exe Fault bucket , type 0 Event Name: AppHangB1 Response: Not available Cab Id: 0 ...
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is it possible that windows 11 update corrupted my windows 10 install?

I have a fairly new PC (lenovo pre-assembled) and with the following layout: nvme disk (500Gb GPT original from lenovo) running with windows 11 installed samsung 860 evo ssd (1Tb GPT added by me) ...
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Why Windows Hello says my camera is incompatible with Windows Hello

I decided to use face recognition for my PC and found that the Face Recognition option is unavailable with the message Windows Hello could not find a compatible camera. After digging on previous posts ...
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how to set per-app defaults?

I use this app called ez-blocker, it's used to mute Spotify automatically when ads are playing. but the problem is it opens a website on chrome every time I run it, for "authorization". ...
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Windows 10 dpi scaling with 27 inch Display 1440

The monitor I have is a Dell p2720dc - 27-inch display. Recently I have been using it with all 3 Operating systems. On Windows, although I have set the resolution to 2560 x 1440 pixels I find it does ...
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Windows Cloud PC Cannot change Windows Defender Firewall default behaviour for outbound connections

I'm trying to set the properties of Windows Firewall to Block outbound connections via Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security. This machine is a Windows Cloud PC that is provisioned with ...
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How can I extract all the images from my Ditto clipboard history?

Ditto is a program that saves each item placed on the clipboard allowing access to any of those items at a later time. How can I extract all the images from my Ditto clipboard history?
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Windows change msconfig statup selection on different drive

I am running a computer with 2 drives which both have windows installed on them. I am currently logged in to windows installed on drive a and want to change the statup selection in msconfig from ...
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bcdedit specified entry identifier not valid on command prompt

Context: I have Ubuntu and Win11 installed, but I access directly to Win11. If i run bcdedit I get: Administrador de arranque de Windows ---------------------------------- Identificador {...
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Adding a FAT Partition to a bootable USB having persistence

I created a Kali bootable USB using the steps mentioned in the official docs here, and then added persistence as written here. Currently the USB is having 3 partitions, as such: (The other 1MB ...
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Trying to remove folders; Keep getting "Can't Enumerate Objects in Container. Access is Denied"

I'm removing files that have no use to me, and I'm not able to remove the last two. The success I have had has been with a rather tedious process of accessing a Folder's properties, changing the owner ...
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Simple Storage Space - more disks = faster read by slower write?

I'm trying to make use of some older, smaller disks & get maximum performance from them to hold Steam games/temporary photo editing files etc. - no resilience required. (Disclaimer, I have 4 disks,...
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Windows Unable to delete file with reserved name

I git-cloned a repo for Linux divers(ath10k) having files named aux.h and aux.c. Quoting the answer here, MS-DOS Device Driver names cannot be used as file names in Windows. As a result, we are ...
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Skip Logon Password in Windows 10

I want to go straight without entering password when logon Windows 10. As I have several PCs which need to do this task. I want to create a batch file to perform the job more efficiently. I have tried ...
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How can I search for a past clipboard item in Ditto based on the time it was placed in the clipboard (= saved in Ditto)?

Ditto is a program that saves each item placed on the clipboard allowing access to any of those items at a later time. How can I search for a past clipboard item in Ditto based on the time it was ...
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Unicode in batch

My question is simple. I need to put fancy unicode into a batch file. I already put chcp 65001 at the start. Here is my example code: @echo off chcp 65001 >NUL echo [✓] This is a correct line echo [...
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Copy audio files from multiple subfolders to another folder using List.txt file

My Powershell version is 5.1.19041.1645 I want to copy audio files from several folders to another folder using the txt files where the song names in the List.txt file have a different structure than ...
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How to set hotkeys on function keys

I have a multi-boot laptop (Clevo NS50MU) with Linux Mint and Windows, with a keyboard that uses function keys for volume and brightness control but only when Fn is pressed. I want to control volume/...
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WIndows 11 read only folders

I am having an issue whereby all the folders on my C drive are in read only mode I am logged in with an administrator account When I try to uncheck the read only attribute box in windows explorer for ...
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web browsers are not picking up my web server via the hosts file, but they pick up my web server on 127.0.0.1

I run a web server e.g. python -m SimpleHTTPServer 80 or python -m http.server 80(which of those depends on python version), and I do echo blah >index.html to write an index.html with the text ...
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Is there a way to have windows ask me which browser I want to use everytime I click a link?

I would like to set up Windows 11 so that it always asks which browser to use when it opens links. I use different browsers for different purposes on my computer, and no single browser should be ...
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Why can I access Internet but not local devices over VPN (wireguard)?

I set up a wireguard VPN on a raspberry pi using the steps described in this tutorial: https://notthebe.ee/raspi.html I tried to access the VPN from a laptop through a wireless hotspot on my phone. ...
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Restore file modification time from backup

Due to some careless copy/zip/unzip operations, all files in a folder and its subfolders had their last-modified time updated. I would like to restore the correct file timestamp from an older backup. ...
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Can't wake up Windows 10 from sleep with one single key press on a USB keyboard; needs to press multiple times

Problem details: I can wake up my Windows 10 desktop computer from sleep with my USB keyboard/Logitech wireless mouse, but the only issue is that with the keyboard, sometimes I am not able to wake up ...
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why does it take chrome two minutes to pick up that a domain has been specified/blocked in the hosts file, and can that time be decreased a lot?

I'm specifying certain domains in my hosts file to block them. So redirecting a domain to 127.0.0.1 when i'm not running any web server on 127.0.0.1 will block that domain. why does it take chrome two ...
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Why is switching the quotation marks necessary for certain cases in Powershell on Windows?

Yesterday, I was trying to use git-filter-repo to rewrite my project's Git history and update the author/committer details with the following command. git filter-repo --commit-callback ' old_email = ...
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Allocating resourced to PCI bus error

Just bought the AMD RX 6500 XT for a PCIe 2.0 x16 slot and i am getting the "Allocating resourced to PCI bus" error on the motherboard post sequence display. I have i7 3770 lga1155 processor ...
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On Windows 10, how can I know which app is consuming my memory?

I have 32G memory on my PC, which is extremely large. I ran docker in windows. I found my memory usage is extremly high (90%), I closed all my programs. and I found 59%+ memory usage, wait for a night,...
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Windows 10 License

I recently custom built my own desktop computer and had questions regarding getting a windows license. The price for windows 10 home is $130, while pro is $200 (ouch!) I had an old retired dell laptop ...
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Starting Linux from USB while having Windows in hibernation

Is it possible to do this and if so, how? I want to supend/hibernate my Windows 10 on my laptop and boot a linux (Ubuntu) from an external USB SDD. My problem is: currently when i want to start the ...
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Access WSL2 localhost services from another local account

I've created WSL2 services that I can access through localhost in the web browser on the Windows account that runs WSL2. However, I would like to access the services on a kiosk user on windows 11. I'...
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List all user accounts with an active presence on the local device

I need a way in PowerShell (ideally PS2.0+) to list all user accounts on a local system where a user has a local presence, but where users may not be local users per se. That is to say that the device ...
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How to stop a batch file altogether from a child batch file?

I have a couple of batch files. One is the parent and others are children that are called by the parent. Let's say I have Deploy.bat that calls ExtractParameters.bat. In ExtractParameters.bat I want ...
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I can't login in windows 10 to search for app in the store

I can't login in windows 10 to search for app in the store. When I restarted my windows 10 computer, I got the following message: Something happened and your PIN isn't available. Click to set up your ...
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How can I increase the resolution of Kubuntu 20.04.4 LTS in VMware Workstation Pro 15?

Environment: Hypervisor: VMWare Workstation Pro 15.0.0 Host: Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate Guest: Kubuntu 20.04.4 LTS. VMware extension pack installed, guest was installed via VMware EasyInstall. How ...
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Windows 11: Why do DCF and NTFS property pages look different?

I have two "drives" plugged into my computer via USB - one is my iPhone SE (1st gen), and another is my HDD. According to Windows Explorer, the iPhone supposedly uses the DCF file system in ...
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Redirect output of command back into prompt (windows)

How can I redirect output of a process back in to the command prompt without going to disk first? I have a utility that generates commands that I want to run but it outputs them to the console. I'm ...
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Shutdown instead of sleep

I need my windows 10 PC to shutdown any time it wants to go into sleep mode. For whatever reason, instead of sleeping it should (force) shutdown instead. How should I proceed?
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Unable to run aliases with cmder on command line - aliases not recognised

I am using cmder on Windows 10, I have some aliases in the user-aliases.cmd file, I created a new alias using the alias command on the command line and there are some that were already in the file ...
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Insert hyperlink - browse the web button, goes grey when pressed

I have a user whos Outlook > Insert Hyperlink > Browse the web - button, goes grey when its pressed and does not open a browser. We recently upgraded people from IE to Edge, and I thought it ...
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