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Provisioned Appx not installing for new users

I am trying to add some updated/extra packages to a Windows 10 Installer Image. (eg Updated Desktop App Installer and PowerShell) I am able to provision the packages to the mounted WIM image without ...
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Windows 10: some data in %AppData% randomly is getting deleted affecting apps like Chrome and Notepad++

Occasionally some of the data content in the %AppData% folder is being deleted. For example, in Chrome all my settings are gone and I have to resync everything. This includes other programs like ...
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How to trick Windows into believing there is internet connection

I am a security analyst and I need to assess a Windows UWP program. I have a virtual machine with no internet connection and machine that will answer all requests to the first machine (this second ...
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Network interface still negotiates 10 Mbps link when computer is down

I have a PC (Windows 10) that, when powered off, still negotiates a link with the switch at 10 Mbps. As soon as the host is up, the speed is renegotiated at 1000 Mbps. I was wondering what this was ...
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Why .NET 3.5 SP1 has special meaning for Windows?

According to this link: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/products/microsoft-net-framework .NET 3.5 SP1 retire date is 2029 which sets it aside from other .NET versions. There is footnote: ...
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Desktop Computer went Black but holding the power button didn't turn it off

Yesterday, i was watching some videos on the web, when all of a sudden my computer started making weird noises (precise location undeterminable, but i suspect the liquid cooler), the screens all went ...
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How to allow Windows 10 standard users to run certain application as administrator?

We have windows server 2016, all clients are windows 10. We want to allow the users to run certain applications (for example OpenVPN, Chrome Browser) as admin, but other applications only as a ...
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How to get File Explorer to skip all existing files when copying?

When copying files from a PC to an Android phone, Windows 10 would bring up the prompt below. If I check the 'Do this for all conflicts' and click on 'Don't copy', the whole copy operation stops and ...
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Looking for a way to mute sidetone on a usb mic

Windows 10 pro, I want to be able to toggle mute for the microphone in [this image].1 This is the sidetone on an ATR2500-usb. When headphones are plugged into the jack on the mic you hear yourself ...
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W10 Indexing paused on low power mode

Once a upon a time, setting the registry key Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\Gathering Manager\DisableBackoff to 1 would stop the indexer from pausing. Now though it ...
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PDF Text is Being Treated as Objects. Cannot Copy-Paste or Edit as "Normal" Text

I used to be able to print or save various sources (Word, Gmail, web pages) to PDFs with "normal" text. This is no longer possible. Instead, all text is being treated as objects. It may or ...
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How to make VMware Player not group its icons in Taskbar on Windows 10?

I don't want to disable icon grouping in general, because that would be a huge mess. I just want to specifically make the currently grouped icons of VMware Workstation 17 Player, because I constantly ...
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Why does my code affect my main machine instead of target machine? [migrated]

I tried to make a simple M.I.T.M tool using scapy module in python. My aim was to cut the internet of my smartphone using this code.To do this , i run the code in my kali machine using VMware16 ...
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Make win 10 as least resource hungry as possible [closed]

So I'm trying to turn an old PC into a fan-less NAS, so I've already removed the fan. This laptop doesn't need to do anything, except sharing a external hard drive within a home network, and maybe ...
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BluetoothUserSupport Service issue

I have a strange problem with Bluetooth on Windows 10. All the latest drivers and Windows updates are installed, services set to 'automatic' run. Bluetooth devices paired and and working well, but ...
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Clone a separate drive's OS partition to SSD

I have a laptop and a main pc. The laptop has an old 1TB HDD installed. The HDD is split into 2 partitions. The first partition is the OS partition and the second has a lot of work on it and is mostly ...
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How can I get any game to run in a borderless window that is not fullscreen?

I currently use Windows 10 and I want to play my games in a window that is not fullscreen, but also has no Windows border on the top. Borderless window modes seem to assume I want fullscreen but I do ...
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How to repair corrupt data (images) and make it readable?

I corrupted my data by taking out the SD card (which was used as internal storage) multiple times without running: Eject/Unmount Since using the SD card as internal storage was encrypted the card to ...
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How can I run multiple instances of Adobe Acrobat on different Virtual Desktops on Windows 10, on One Monitor?

https://superuser.com/a/1443271/1770221 - This answer accurately represents my situation; running Adobe Acrobat on Win 10 on an x64 computer. Just for context, this is what happens in my scenario: VD1 ...
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Computer CPU is slow and stuck at 14% for a while for no clear reason

This would happen when CPU usage is above 90%. It's not a 3D rendering problem as it would happen with 2D application too. Effects vary depending on application but usually freeze or crash. This ...
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Windows mouse cursor resolution

As far as I know Windows 10 automatically changes the size of mouse pointers (cursors) depending on DPI settings of display. The relations between DPI and the size of cursors are roughly as follows: ...
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Windows 10 won't save speaker balance

As described in a plethora of online forums, Windows 10 just can't seem to save the balance that is inputted by users: For whatever reason this issue seems to have persisted since the inception of ...
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Restored files which were deliberately deleted

A friend of mine gave me external hard drive and he deleted some personal files (using his computer) before he gave it to me. Few days after I plugged the HD in my PC, I saw several deleted files in ...
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Desktop's shortcuts' text just lost their shadows after shutdown and boot up, after a night with VLC issues

VLC is my default media player but last night, I could only get it to load media by dragging it into the window manually, instead of just double-clicking the media. And the next day, on boot up, my ...
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PowerShell start not complete

PowerShell td;dr PowerShell runs only as Admin symptome if I run PowerShell.exe it runs until window is open then stops and just shows: Windows PowerShell Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. Alle ...
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How to move special folders (Users, Program Data, etc) to a different drive on Windows 10? [duplicate]

I have a small SSD drive C: for OS stuff, and a larger hybrid HDD (two disks with mirroring, for improved reliability) D: for the data. I'd like to move special Windows directories, specifically C:\...
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How to compare Picture Quality of Windows 10 Enterprise Clipboard with PNG File (created by PowerPoint after Pasted)? [closed]

I need help to determine best Screenshot method to get Text from Picture using Excel 365 Business. My version is not yet capable of Get Data from Clipboard; only Get Data from Computer File; I suspect ...
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Can I change the default size/posizion of `run` in Windows 10/Windows 11

The ⊞ Win+R command is quite handy, but is there a way to change the default size or position of its GUI window in Windows 10 or Windows 11, when I call it show up by ⊞ Win+R?
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Bluetooth device search fails on Windows 10/11 for traditional adapter HC-05

I have a device that uses an HC-05 Bluetooth adapter. When I first got my Win10 Toshiba Satellite in 2017 I was able to discover and pair with the device, and I could use Teraterm to send and receive ...
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localhost took too long to respond - ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT

In Windows 10, my application that runs on localhost stopped working after connecting and then disconnecting from the VPN (Citrix). Restart the app - doesn't help. Tried this without success: ...
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I need to move multiple files from multiple folders up one level without deleting the source folders

I have this directory structure in Windows 10: \groups\lrc\timesheets\[staff member name]\inbox\[staffmembertimesheet].xls. I want to move the files up to the [staff member name] folder and leave the \...
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Enable mono sound with registry key in windows (10)

I found a registry key that is supposed to toggle the mono audio setting in windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Multimedia\Audio\AccessibilityMonoMixState Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 ...
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Video rotation on iphone recording [closed]

I began recording a video (on iPhone) in portrait mode and during transitioned the phone to landscape during the recording and then back again to portrait to try to capture different views. On ...
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Dual monitors using DisplayPort "disconnect" and "reconnect" when waking from sleep

Brand new video card (4070 Ti) and brand new monitors (both LG Ultragear 27GP83-B) connected via DisplayPort. When the screens go to sleep and I shake them awake with my mouse, I first hear the ...
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Can I get dual monitor hyper-vs to behave independently WRT minizie and restore/fullscreen?

I'm new to hyper-v but ran kvm/qemu with remote viewer for years. One major pain I am having is if I set hyper V to use both monitors I then cannot access the host OS without restoring a hyper v ...
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windows 10, boot usb is not working

i made my usb a boot usb , after that i changed my mind and decided to do my USB normal again but when i try to write "clean" in cmd : It says "the directory is invalid" how can i ...
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Need to repair WSL2 on Windows 10 (last build 19044.2486)

I have an issue with Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). I'm using a Windows 10 laptop shared by my company. I first reinstalled Windows 10. Then I installed WSL using wsl --install per the doc. ...
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Windows Search broken and no fix has worked yet, what more can I do? (OneNote and MS ToDo broke simultaneously too)

My Problem: Since yesterday, my windows 10 search is broken. If I press the windows key, the start menu is opened, but nothing happens if type in any letters. (Keyboard works everywhere else) (...
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Windows 10 Resists Configuration of Drive Letters by Logon Script

Windows 10 is resisting configuration of drive letters by a logon script calling net use. The script is a .bat file and has been placed variously in: c:\windows\system32\grouppolicy\user\scripts\...
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Auto reconnect to multiple Wi-Fi networks

I have a PC with two network adapters connected to different Wi-Fi networks. It often drops one of the networks and doesn't attempt to reconnect to it while the other network is still intact. However, ...
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How to create a new PowerShell project from Visual Studio?

How do I install a workload for Visual Studio to work with PowerShell? From the console: PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> code --help code : The term 'code' is not recognized as ...
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outlook rule doesn't copy email to a folder if keyword is in subject

When any email to be has "RECEIPT" in the subject, I want my rule to copy it to my Outlook folder: "RECEIPTS". The emails in Inbox are not copied into folder RECEIPTS if I run all ...
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Where is 'physical disconnect of USB drive' sound located in Windows 10?

All the answers I get from search engines give me the sound for 'ejecting' a USB drive and not the sound played when I actually pull the drive, which I am trying to change. I haven't found this ...
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How do I measure how much data a given process is using in real time?

I'm going to be moving soon and I'm trying to figure out exactly what upload/download speeds I need. Is there any way to measure how much data a given program (or my computer as a whole) is ...
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Disable mouse movment wakeup but there is no power management tab in device manager for the HID compliant mouse

I am able to wakeup my sleeping computer by moving the mouse. How do I disable that? (I am not going to turn the mouse off manually every time I sleep the computer or disconnect it or try to have it ...
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Windows 10 on a laptop: putting just the LCD to sleep without affecting other operating system tasks

I have a laptop (Dell Latitude E6430) that I am using to record video files 24/7 at a remote site. I would like for the laptop LCD screen to turn off after a few minutes of keyboard/touchpad disuse to ...
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Formatting of dates (Days / Months) on Windows 10 / 11

I know that we have a certain amount of control in the operating system to adjust the way dates are displayed. This issue relates to how some of the locales display: Days Months For some locales it ...
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Because of the green screen, my computer went back in time two years

Today I got a green screen of death. after a minute or so the computer restated itself and it chenged from windows 11 with all my files and programs to windows 10 with files and programs that I ...
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Delaying Sleep Mode When Closing Lid on Windows 10 on ThinkPad T460

I am running Windows 10 (build 19045) on a ThinkPad T460 and I am looking for a way to delay sleep when the lid is closed. I want to be able to set a 15 to 60 second delay after I close the lid of the ...
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Windows Defender deletes files of my Ubuntu Server

I have two ubuntu servers i use as storage servers set up with samba files share. I connect to them through my main machine running windows 10 and some files on the server get flagged and instantly ...

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