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I am logged in as an Admin account but UAC prompts for a password. How do I change this? There are a number of different security levels under Local Security Policy that can be selected. It's possibl …
answered Jan 20 '16 by Jonno
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Windows 7 product keys are valid for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Assuming you have a 32 bit installation of Windows 7 at the moment, you would need to do a clean install of a 64-bit Windows 10 i …
answered Feb 26 '16 by Jonno
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Not sure why the GUI method isn't working, but the command line method to remove directories is rmdir directoryname You can also add the switches /q to suppress any confirmation prompts, and /s to r …
answered Jan 25 '16 by Jonno
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Assuming you haven't run a disk cleanup to remove the old installation, you should be able to do the following: Click on Start Menu Settings -> Update & Security -> Recovery Look for 'Go back to an …
answered Dec 22 '15 by Jonno
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This is disabled for security as you've stated (more to protect you from running third party store apps as the main built in administrator account), but if you do want to override this: If you have W …
answered Feb 7 '16 by Jonno
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Final Edit I have released a utility and the source code to here if anyone wanted it - https://github.com/Jonno12345/TileIconify/releases A video of the functionality can be seen here. Let me know o …
answered Jan 30 '16 by Jonno
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The blocking is caused by an NTFS stream associated with the file, based on the source the file came from (Trusted, Internet, Intranet, or Untrusted). You can unblock the file by Right Clicking it, g …
answered Feb 3 '16 by Jonno
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Typical causes for this bugcheck could be: Changing your drive controller mode in your UEFI/BIOS. For example, from ATA to AHCI/RAID. If Windows doesn't have a driver to read the drive after this ch …
answered Feb 15 '16 by Jonno
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Well, on my machine this folder weighs in at a whopping 0KB, so I don't think what you deleted was actually critical, although that doesn't explain why it stopped working for you. The following comma …
answered Jan 17 '16 by Jonno
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If the device causing the issue is a USB device (Which I'm suspicious it could be), you could use USBLogView to monitor it. This will only show events occurring whilst the program is running, although …
answered Feb 14 '16 by Jonno
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During a fresh installation of Windows 10, you will reach a step similar to the following screen: Credit HowToGeek In this screen, you can format or delete the partition you wish to install Windows …
answered Jun 15 '16 by Jonno
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By holding CTRL + SHIFT whilst pressing Enter, it opens as an administrator. Seems you can also hold CTRL + SHIFT + Left Click a CMD window on the taskbar (probably other applications too) to open a …
answered Jan 21 '16 by Jonno
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You will have to do a clean installation either way. Assuming your machine is compatible with a 64 bit OS, either: Clean install Windows 8.1, of the same edition you currently have, in 64 bit. Follo …
answered Mar 12 '16 by Jonno
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As this isn't actually pinned to your quick access panel, it's likely showing as it was, at some point, used often enough to class as 'frequently used'. To remove it: Right click on Quick access and …
answered Dec 28 '15 by Jonno
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This isn't exactly what you've asked for, but it's a solution that may work for you as there isn't a way (at least, a documented way) to change the Windows start menu search locations. Create a fold …
answered Jan 15 '16 by Jonno

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