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My laptop keeps randomly restarting; is it worth it to get my motherboard replaced?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga that I bought new two years ago.Last week, I began to have a problem with frequent, unexplained restarts. I ran a hardware scan, which found nothing. I ran several ...
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Intel Display adapters taking HUGE chunks of space in my driver store, on SSD

Intel is killing my SSD with all this space usage, My HDD is full because of this.Now I'm wondering of some of these can be deleted as there's no way that all these drivers are needed. They all seem ...
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Pico process in Windows 10 Network Data usage

I checked my Network Data Usage (Settings > Network & Internet > Data Usage > View usage details), and the second process with the highest usage (6.36 GB) is a process called Pico. I don't know ...
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Windows 10 Redstone 4 Media Feature Pack missing?

Recently, I downloaded Windows 10 Redstone 4 and noticed that my version was missing the Media Feature Pack. So I tried to download it from http://microsoft.com/ and faced a new problem -- that ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 (on HDD/SSD) with Ubuntu 14.04.5LTS (on USB) - can't boot without USB inserted

On a Toshiba P35W-B3226 with Windows 10 installed to internal SSD, I have created a dual-boot Windows 10 / Ubuntu 14.04.5LTS machine with Ubuntu 14.04.5 installed on a 64 GB USB pendrive. I used Rufus ...
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Windows 10 Start Menu on Domain Computers

I've looked at a lot of links and people's ideas but not sure what to do. We have 3 clients starting to roll Windows 10 computers in a domain environments. Two out of three have lost functionality ...
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Dedicated backup drive won't let anthing to be written to or deleted from it for no good reason

Windows 10 Enterprise I tried to restore to a previously 'created restore point' but it failed (System restore error 0x80070091).Meantime I fixed my audio card driver problem (reinstall)...But ...
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How do I make Windows 10 log off the current user when another user logs in?

I'm running Windows 10 Education on a Windows domain, and I'm running into problems with computers running out of resources because some people don't log out. Some of the worst machines have 10-15 ...
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ConEmu - Startup on top

I integrated ConEmu to the context menu. So far it works. However, the new console starts up behind the opened explorer window instead of on top (like cmd).Here is the full command from registry:"...
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Windows 10 keeps appending a new sequence number to drivers

I keep having this issue with Windows 10 on both my laptop and PC. It only seems to happen with certain devices.The issue is that Windows keeps adding a number to the driver every so often, like in ...
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Strange NTFS Partition, Seemingly Created by Windows 10 Update?

So I used to have a partition mounted as F:, and it was my old Mac's hard drive (Disk3 in the screenshot below) using a a free HFS+ driver I found when running Windows 8. I've never been able to mount ...
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What's the cause of this issue with my laptop? Word and File Explorer give blank errors. Pictures inside

This issue has happened a couple of times over the past few days. When I restart the laptop, the problem disappears, but it always comes back eventually. When I click on Word, it doesn't open ...
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HP Laserjet takes serveral seconds to start printing

The printer in question is a HP Laserjet 1320.It is connected over a network with a parallel port print server and it uses "hp Laserjet 1320 PCL 6" driver. For port, the network address is entered....
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Some Metro (Universal) apps freeze on lost focus?

I don't know if it's possible to fix this, but I'd love to know;I've found that a few of the universal apps, (candy crush is an example) freeze when they lose focus. I was wondering if its possible ...
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DNS issues, flushing helps sometimes

Been struggling with this on my laptop for a while now, and it just gets more and more annoying. When browsing, I frequently get the following:This site can’t be reachedwww.facebook.com’s ...
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windows 10 start menu pinned onto one of my screens?

I know it is uncommon but I liked the windows 8 start screen, as I display it on a second screen to have my apps updated with dynamic tiles.I would like to know if it would be possible to have the ...
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Access Windows files and folders over USB connection

If I need to access a folder in Windows 10 (from another connected device) over a LAN, I would need to be on same network and then turn on 'folder sharing'.However, I need to access my Windows files ...
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Excel 2016, First Friday or Monday of year

If I have a year (In text Form so it can be changed by user) in cell J2.How do I calculate which is first Friday or Monday of the year (Whichever comes first in the year)Thanks in advance.
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Changing focus to app started with Task Scheduler

I use the method of Task Scheduler to start apps with admin privileges via shortcut to bypass the UAC.How ever, I cannot seem to make it switch focus to the started app. It used to be that case in ...
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I need someting to instantly check that I have internet on Firefox or on Windows

I'm working in an office with 5 coworkers. We all share the same internet connection. The connection enters a single PC in which we have created a hotspot and everyone access this PC through WIFI. We ...
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I installed Windows on SSD in AHCI mode but it keeps freezing

I use an Alienware 17 R4 and I did a clean installation of windows on my SSD in SATA AHCI , as my BIOS menu only had two SATA options Raid On or AHCI. But with Raid turned on my windows installation ...
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How to restore default cmd behaviour in Windows 10?

In Windows 10, when I used to type cmd in Run. The PowerShell was used to open inside black cmd like window. My friend has somehow made cmd open cmd.exe, which was default in the previous version of ...
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Filesystem location of Thunderbird+Enigmail+Kleopatra keys?

I'm having a heck of a time finding the GPG keys created by Kleopatra on Windows 10 professional. The first key is used by Thunderbird and Enigmail. The second key is used by Git for commit signing. ...
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Accessing external HDD Ubuntu files from Windows 10

I took out a sata hard disk from my PC and put it in an adapter case, so that I can read its files through USB ports. This HDD had a double partition (Windows/Ubuntu). Now I want to access the ...
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How can I retrieve a Sticky Note that I accidentally deleted?

I saw the same question with answers that didn't work for me, at least one was closed because it attracted low-quality or spam answers and I don't have the right reputation to add to others. I entered ...
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what is a “normal” netstat -a -b result supposed to look like on a fresh windows 10 installation?

I just reinstalled windows 10 by choosing "Reset My PC" in the settings and telling it to erase the disk. When it finished few things run. Edge crashes. Settings won't come up. File Explorer works. ...
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Multimedia (DLNA/UPnP) Devices “not connected” but working nonetheless

I got this weird issue in Windows 10 where DLNA Servers hosted on it do NOT show up in "My PC". All I can see is their icons in Network Places, together with LAN PCs.([PC]ZENITH is a Samsung All ...
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Windows 10 direct different traffic types to different adapters

I have a wired connection which is heavily metered, I also have a wifi connection which isn't metered (don't ask me why this is).I would like to direct UDP to the wired connection (to take advantage ...
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How can I stop Eclipse from continuously attempting to connect to the internet?

I work behind a proxy, that needs authentication using a workplace-provided password. Proxy blocks the password after 3 failed attempts, and I have to request the Network Administration a new password....
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Cortana can't find any third-party apps

I recently installed Windows 10 1709, already updated it but Cortana can't find any third-party apps like Firefox. But it can find Windows apps like Calculator and Edge.Already tried some tips with ...
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Two procedures (command prompt and programming) lead to similar issue, do they have the same cause? [migrated]

I'm trying to get CPU usage of another machine, but I get security error messages (access is denied).The two ways I've tried until now:WMIC (command prompt)Prompt>wmic /node:10.11.3.31 cpu ...
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Can Windows 10 Remote Desktop be activated remotely?

I've set a VPN to connect with a network with several machines. I can use remote desktop on all the PCs but one, which does not have remote desktop or remote management enabled (win 10 standard). I ...
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find MAC address and RSSI of a mobile phone which is in range of my Wi-Fi network but not connected [on hold]

How to find MAC address and RSSI of a mobile phone which is in range of my Wi-Fi network but not connected to my cisco access point ?? i need help please
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Debug keyboard media key problems on Windows

There are a few questions about problems with media keys (e.g. Play/Pause/Next/Prev) on Windows. Usually one application has stolen the hooks from another application.What is the mechanism at play ...
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Entering cmd into the file explorer address bar not working

I was trying to open an instance of command prompt by typing 'cmd' on the windows explorer's address bar and pressing Enter but nothing happens.Normally, an instance of the command prompt with the ...
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running my game with admin privs on windows 10 — task scheduler problems

I have an old game my wife and I like to play; I've installed it on a brand-new windows 10 machine and it runs fine from the command line and from double-clicking the executable in File Explorer....
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Slow Lan connection ONLY between my PC and a MAC

I'm trying to transfer some files over LAN from a Windows 10 PC to a Mac and it's incredibly slow around 2 MB/s.I've tried the following with exactly the same files.Transfer from my PC to another ...
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HP laptop bootlooping

My laptop: HP STREAM with Windows 10I was trying to free up space on the tiny 28GB C: drive and must have done something stupid.When powering up, the HP logo appears as usual, but then the screen ...
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How can I get my SSDs write speeds to perform normally?

TL;DR My SSDs have read speeds in excess of 500mb/s in CrystalDiskMark, but have write speeds of 60mb/s and 200mb/s (Kingston and Samsung SSD, respectively). How can I get my write speeds to perform ...
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Multiple monitors in a rig with 4 GPUs

Hello I want to use two monitors in my rig, mother board has only one video output, but I have 4 Sapphire 580, How can I connect both monitors with this configuration?Cheers
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Device manager does not uninstall device, instead it just shows the loading bar indefinitely [on hold]

I have tried with multiple drivers over a long course of time, and none of them have uninstalled, the uninstalling device dialog pops up and the bar just scrolls across indefinitely. I am experiencing ...
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Windows 10 Start Menu Search Indexing Fields (Filename only? Apparently not!)

So here's a question that I haven't been able to find the answer to anywhere:What field(s) does Windows 10 use to index files by whenever performing a start menu search? The obvious answer would be ...
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Weird file format while saving files

On Windows 10, Acer Aspire E 15Whenever I download a pdf file, in the prompt comes up to ask where I want to save it, in the file type, I get some gibberish. This is an example. However, the file ...
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Converting GPT to MBR while Windows 10 is Installed

I'm very curious about this one. I have a UEFI Laptop, Lenovo Ideapad 320 to be exact, and the hard drive partition is on GPT format. If I use a third party to change the partition format without ...
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Brightness adjustment gone

I have a W10 all-in-one desktop that I use, I used to have a little brightness button in the action center where I could adjust the brightness. (I could also right click and manually adjust a slider ...
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Software for sound effects in windows? [on hold]

Are there any softwares that allow you to change the pitch, tempo and apply sound effects to the output audo in real time as its playing?I honestly can't find an application than comes even close, I ...
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Is superfetch configurable?

Superfetch in Windows 10 works out many things and the concerning things for this question are 1) pre-load user's preferred programs for better experience.2) manage memory compression. Do pre-...
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can I replace my Dell Windows XP OS with Windows 10 OS? [on hold]

Can I replace my Dell Windows XP operating system with Windows 10 just by loading the new OS software? If not what procedures do I have to follow?
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Windows 10 default account desktop changed

somehow the default desktop changed to OneDrive desktop - when i create a file on my desktop, it gets created in 'C:\Users\souse\OneDrive\Desktop' folder instead standard 'C:\Users\souse\Desktop'. I ...
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Wifi Transmit Rate 702 Mbit, Receive Rate only 54 Mbit

With an TP-Link Archer T4U USB3 wireless adapter I get the following on 5Ghz in a Windows 10 Home Powershell.netsh wlan show interfaces, results in this:There is 1 interface on the system:Name ...

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