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What exactly is MediaCreationTool doing when it's "Getting a few things ready"?

During the "getting things ready" phase, SetupHost.exe (which was extracted into C:\$Windows.~WS\Sources by the main Media Creation Tool program) is obtaining the list of downloadable ...
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Windows 10 Virtual Machine from Microsoft?

In the past I was able to find some using archive.org for old versions of that page Like this: https://web.archive.org/web/20200612045637/https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/...
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Microsoft Paint Selection Delete, gives Checkered Background

To restore a white background, here's a possible solution: Click the Layers icon. Click Create new layer icon. Drag it to the bottom. Click Show Layer. Flood fill it with a white background. Click ...
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Security risks in using ‘no @thankyou.com’ to bypass Microsoft account login during Windows 11 installation

I have done this many times using the following method. It has worked every time for me. I can't see a reason using the method you describe so if there is indeed a reason, please enlighten me. I ...
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Strange behaviour on /deny DE,W with icacls

Both (W) and (M) are macros; they expand to multiple actual access flags. In particular, (W) like FILE_GENERIC_WRITE grants these rights: "Synchronize" (S) "Write data" (WD) "...
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Virtual Machine could not be started because the hypervisor is not running

Microsoft already has released updates that patches this. Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2: KB5010794 Windows Server 2012: KB5010797 Available for Windows Update as optional update Windows 11, ...
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How to remove all the workspaces created by Visual Studio Code at once?

Yes its safe to delete. Just Delete all the folders in the %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Code\User\workspaceStorage. You can also delete everything in (to make VS Code a little faster) : %userprofile%...
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Is there a list of Microsoft Apps made by Microsoft on their store?

You can search Microsoft Corporation and then use the Filters button on the side to only show Apps or whatever category you want to see, no Themes. You can also try searching Microsoft Corporation -...
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Microsoft Paint Selection Delete, gives Checkered Background

Microsoft Paint now supports layers and image transparency. In this new version, "erasing content on one layer yields the effect of revealing the content on the layers beneath it." If the ...
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Bypassing being FORCED to login with PIN...(which I do not have)

I cannot readily separate the problems from the rant. Your login: You would have set up an account - likely a Microsoft Account and less likely local, especially because the machine has a fingerprint ...
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How to unlock Windows device from Microsoft account?

I know both my Microsoft and Windows password. I can still log in to Microsoft, but not to my Windows computer because I just lost my computer, so I locked it online from my Microsoft account and ...
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Select debug browser in Visual Studio 2022

You need to have 'ASP.NET and web development' workload installed.
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Where to find Microsoft AutoUpdate on Mac?

On my Mac (OS 12.1) with my version of Mac Office 2021, "MAU" is located at /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MAU2.0/Microsoft AutoUpdate.app
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Does changing my Microsoft account password change my Windows password? When?

Does changing my Microsoft account password change my Windows password? When? If your laptop uses a Microsoft Account as your main login account,then YES, changing the account password live changes ...
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Pasting Copied image in Microsoft Word as Picture reduces its resolution

There is a setting in Options that is important to preserving image quality in Word. Navigate to: Options | Advanced | Image Size and Quality. From there, select the default resolution for all your ...
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Dismissing teams notifications from Notification area (of windows 10/11)

Notifications in Teams are somewhat annoying. You can turn off some notification features in Teams, as detailed here and here. I tried going via settings a year ago, and it didn't stop the Teams icon ...
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Cross reference format

As far as I can tell, the only reliable way to do this is to add a \* Charformat switch to the { REF } field, i.e. reveal the code so that you see something like { REF _Ref120792894 \h } change it to ...
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How can I get a list of cross-references in Microsoft Word?

If you are wanting a list of everything for which a cross-reference has been made in a document, there is no such thing. You can search the document for Ref fields, though. Every time a cross-...
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Remove OneDrive from the context menu

Try this, tested on Windows 11 22621.1344 and OneDrive 23.033.0212.0001. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Blocked] "{1FA0E654-C9F2-4A1F-9800-...
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Why .NET 3.5 SP1 has special meaning for Windows?

Why is it so important to keep it alive longer than most .NET versions? Windows Server 2019 is supported until January 9th, 2029, the exact date, .NET Framework 3.5 is also supported until. Microsoft ...
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C:\WINDOWS\System32 vs C:\Windows\System32

Windows does not normally care about Folder or File case. Certainly not for System32, so this is no cause for any worry or alarm. A User or an App may change the case. Just carry on.
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How to tally if a certain letter is in a row?

I suggest you add the helper columns for R and T, like the following image. Using countif function to get the numbers of R and T for each row. Then use countif function again to get the 3 'R's, 2 R's,...
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App Center: Account is already associated with another identity provider

Are you sure the "invitation to log in" is not a "register yourself at" link that tries to create a new account? In this case it is logical, that entering your already registered e-...
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Windows 10 Virtual Machine from Microsoft?

Another option is to follow the instructions at https://www.extremetech.com/computing/198427-how-to-install-windows-10-in-a-virtual-machine to create your own Windows 10 VM. From that article, I went ...
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PowerPoint template is unchangeable

They are static parts of added to the Slide Master layout. If you go to View and choose the Slide Master under the Master Views group, you can edit those elements (and then switch back to regular view ...
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Remove an account from "Microsoft: Pick an account" screen

Go to https://myapplications.microsoft.com and log in as your main user. Click the ... next to the other username(s) in the list of users Choose 'Forget'.
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Is an application hosted on a VM within the cloud still an "on-premises" application according to this Microsoft documentation?

Microsoft’s documentation is mixed up. That linked documentation is horribly confused and seems to be legacy documentation “hacked” to add off-premises concepts and terminology. The Microsoft ...
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