A desktop computer is a personal computer designed for use at a single location due to its size and power requirements, usually by one person. The most common configuration has a case that houses the power supply, motherboard, disk storage (usually one or more hard disk drives and optical disc drives); a keyboard and mouse for input; and computer monitor and printer for output. The case may be oriented horizontally and placed atop a desk or vertically and placed underneath or beside a desk.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 3647 desktop computer with Windows 10 Home 64 bit. It recently upgraded itself to a newer version which caused several problems, so I returned it to the previous version. After going through the process of putting it back to the previous version it appeared to complete successfully. However, upon restarting the computer it started to go into automatic repair mode. I let it cycle through that a couple times with no success, so I removed the drive and slaved it to another computer and backed up the users data files and then put the drive back and tried to do a system restore from the only Windows restore point that existed. It eventually came back and was not successful. So I then wanted to reset Windows back to factory. I tried the refresh options of keeping files and not keeping files and neither of those options would proceed. I then finally said go back to the factory restore and it comes up immediately and fails with a partition error (see attached picture). So I tried rebuilding the BCD and nothing works, it keeps coming back to the partition error. When I slave the drive to another computer, I can view all the partitions using EaseUS Partition Master 12 and they all look fine as far as I can tell. I would like to put it back to factory even with the additional Dell bloatware because I'm not sure what the user was using of the original software. I know I can always do a reformat and clean install as a last resort, but was hoping to factory restore …
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Hello Experts,

I have purchased a Dell Optiplex Computer Desktop,  Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz to run my ESXi 5.1 host. The PC currently has 4GB of memory. However, I need to increase this to maximum permitted.

Can someone let me know what the maximum about of RAM I can add to the PC, and if possible let me know what type of RAM to purchase?


We have make 2 diiferent  client to our remote location with port forwarding and TS client are connected remotely through that port in Windows Server 2008R2. One location is able to direct printing to the local printer but another location is not able to print local printer. All workgroup and services and user rights are same. All user are as Remote Desktop Users level. TS services are also enabled. But another location can't print to local printer. So tell me solution related to this on above e-mail id.
Dear All,

I have some business pc Optiplex 9020 with OS Win8.1 .My issue is that with raid the pc takes a long time to boot from 40 minutes to 2 hours.Also when we i tried to update some software in the workstation it took many hours and in some pc it fails.
I would like to ask if you have any similar problem with this type of pc and how you have resolve it .


The link above shows how to print document from a remote PC to a local printer via team viewer,,,this doesn't serve my need .

My question how can I print I local document to a remote printer without transferring the file to a remote computer?

Means I have a local laptop that access 3 remote desktop located on the same place.

One desktop is connected to a carpentry machine (special machine for cutting wood) , from the laptop we transfer a drawing file but that desktop in not connected to any printer, therefore can't print

On the same we need to printer that drawing file via another desktop without transferring it .

Is that doable using team viewer ?

OSs are windows 7 for all

I'm looking for a bigger SSD for my current desktop setup and I'm finding the pricing all over the place.  It appears to be tied to the read, write and IOPS speeds.

My question is will I be able to notice and IOPS difference of 10-20k or a read/write difference of 50MB?

I'm trying to decide if spending and extra $100-$200 is worth it.  I know my hard drives are biggest bottleneck on the machine, so looking for suggestions.

Current Drive I'm looking at:

Any better suggestions welcome as well.
Hello -

I am trying to deploy Cisco's AMP client to a group of test users. I wasn't sure if I should use a new packaged setup or new Application. I want the client AV to be installed /s (silent) and put a shortcut on desktop GEI_IT_Protect_FireAMPSetup.exe /s /desktopicon 1.

What is the best way to deploy this out?


I have a server 2012 R2, it started to do strange things. First when I log on to it, it go to the tool bar right away does not stay on the desktop. When I am remote to the server it will sometimes request a re-connection and it only takes a second to come back. The server will broke its connection from me something on it own. I have many servers that I remote to without this issue.
 Does anyone know what going one?
Where has my excel Icon gone?
It was on my desktop but has disappeared...How do I get it back on my desktop?
Ok so I have a new Server 2016 Remote Desktop Setup with a Broker / Gateway / Rdserver and then 2 Session Hosts.
I've created a collection and then published remoteapps.

When I login to RdWeb and launch any RemoteApp (Including Calc) I get the box that says 'starting...' then after a few seconds it disappears and then the app never loads.

Anyone got any ideas?
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I want to insert customer to sage 50 desktop using odbc connection in php.I got an error Invalid key word specification.Error code 42000.
Have a desktop, Dell XPS Studio, that came with 2 1TB hard drives set up as Raid 0. One of them is now failing & it won't boot, get the error message "AHCI Port0 Device Error Press F2 to Continue". F2 brings you to the BIOS setup and it's just stuck in that loop.
The client said it boots up every now and then but i've tried it at least 20 times & no joy so reckon it's after getting worse.
Any way of extracting the files from this as they've no backup?
Just throwing it out there....
It has been suggested that to create a faster machine/ OS from boot up to logging onto the desktop is create an image of Windows 7 (x64) and Office 2016 (x86) but dont worry about installing the correct drivers to a laptop or PC, just use the windows generic ones.

So it would be...
Install Windows 7 on PC
Install Office 2016
Install Updates
Deploy Image

What I want to get back from the wonderful community are peoples views on the pros and cons of this....

Before people go off topic - I know using a SSD, improving the RAM and buying a new PC would all increase the speed of start up and loggin on, but this is re using 3 years + hardware.
I was building a small-time home-brew server today from parts laying around and I have a build that is practically brand new. Never used but once or twice. But everytime it powers down, I have to reset CMOS for it to power back up. Aside from that, it works well. I can soft and hard restart it. my RAID array is fine. But if I power it down, I need to reset the CMOS to start it back up.

Any ideas as to why this happens?

Is there a faster way to open mulitple programs using powershell in an infra desktop.

Like I want to open the list of prgrams below with their shortcuts:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\130\Tools\Binn\ManagementStudio\Ssms.exe"
"C:\Program Files\SentryOne\11.0\SentryOne Client.exe"

Then the other like how can I open failover cluster manager since it needs to open Run then type in cluadmin.msc

And also for outlook I can't find the  shortcut
Is it possible to backup and restore just the registry? Acronis can backup and restore an entire system into an image but is there a program out there that can create (backup) an image of just the registry and (restore) just the registry?

We are currently setting up a Exchange 2016 server.

We would like to manage access to the server (Blacklist / Whitelist) to all our device include Desktop and laptop. For all mobile it is simple we will use ACTIVESYNC. The problem is with desktops and laptops. We thought using a share management certificate ...

(A user needs to have a certificate on his computer to access the exchange server without valid certificate it is impossible for him to open his client Microsoft Outlook)

But our expert seems to say that it is impossible. Is it possible ? If no exist there are other solutions to limit access to the Exchange to the computer and portable?

Thank you!
I'm having no luck finding a way of customizing how the icons in a folder present themselves in Windows 10.

I generally don't want previews for icons for files in windows folders.  It's a drain on performance and is of little/no value.  This isn't true for pictures, where I would like to see what's what (because I have thousands and can't just page through them to see what they are all each a picture of.

I need a way where the folder(s) I choose (pictures only) will do the picture previews, but not do the same elsewhere (particularly not for my desktop.  Alternatively, is there a way to only have previews for pictures (specified by extension)?

Is there a way to do this because every time I do this, it is an all-or-nothing affair.

Windows 10
click start and type cmd
at the top under Best Match you get
"Command Prompt
Desktop app"
when you right-click on that you get a content menu listing the following
Run as administrator
Open file location
Pin to Start
Pin to taskbar

That is the normal menu you get.

I have three computers on the same LAN that all three only get - "Pin to Start" on the right-click content menu.
and it is not just on the command prompt I just used it as an example.

on some like "Camera" you get Pin to Start
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but you do not get "Pin to Taskbar" on any of them
nor Run as administrator
nor Open file location

Would like to have it all back to default for the content menus and for all menus

Anyone have a easy way to reset to default?
i have looked into the Nirsoft ShellExView software and followed the steps on
but neither of these help get the menus back.
also looked at group policy's
but once again could not find anything applicable to this issue.
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Hello all,

Recently a Windows 2008 server is displaying the following message  

"please wait for the system Event Notification service"

This issues occurs this morning, A user will go and log off and he will get "Please wait for the System Event Notification Service..." on his screen.

I try and manually log the user out from task manager and even tried to reset the connection from Remote Desktop Services Manager .

Please kindly advise........
Mgmt would like to be able to view end user desktop activity via remote desktop without alerting the end user that the session is being observed.
Dear Experts,

I have a user which started to have an issue with opening ppt files this week over vpn.
The strange thing is it's only happening with ppt files, pptx are opening fine.
If I copy the ppt file from the Shared drive to the desktop it takes 3-4 Seconds to copy and around 10 seconds to open.
If I open the same ppt file directly from a network share it takes around 3-4 Minutes to open or Powerpoint is even crashing.
The same files are opening fast when on the Office network.
I'm running out of ideas what could be the issue.
I tried the following until now:

- repair office
- Adjust MTU of the Wifi adapter
- start Powerpoint in safe mode
- disable all Add-ins
- Add network share in the trust center to trusted locations (including subfolders)

It's still the same after all this.

the following is used:
- Windows 7 64 Bit
- Office 2013
- Cisco Anyconnect

Best Regards and many thanks in advance for any input,

Hi All,
In my company we are mapping network share drives through logon script.  But sometime its mapping all network drive which we mentioned in the script. But sometime its mapping only some of the network drives.

checked AD logs and GPO audit logs and client side desktop event logs etc... But no clue..

Please advise if anyone has any idea about this?
Hi Experts,

I'm getting a ton of spoolsv.exe failures on my Remote Desktop server 2012 r2.

History: In the beginning, we were using a print server and deploying printers to every user (less that 25 users). That configuration had errors, so I stopped the server and followed printer installations according to the recommendation from a Line of Business install configuration doc (install a local printer and also use no spaces in printer names). This seemed to resolve all printer issues. Now, just within the past 2 weeks, spoolsv.exe is failing constantly. Recently installed printer (I believe before the errors started) is an HP OfficeJet 8710 full software was loaded by a junior admin vs just the driver for the network printing.

How can I truly find the cause? Kernelbase.dll? tells me nothing (but I'm not an expert :-)

Event 1000, Application Error
Faulting application name: spoolsv.exe, version: 6.3.9600.17480, time stamp: 0x54585db9
Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 6.3.9600.18666, time stamp: 0x58f33794
Exception code: 0xc0000002
Fault offset: 0x00000000000095fc
Faulting process id: 0x1ef0
Faulting application start time: 0x01d2fc0c13af8587
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
Report Id: 502f963d-6802-11e7-80f2-00155da86204
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:
Have a customer that wants me to build him a PC and he will be taking it to Europe.  Will a standard voltage converter work or should we be looking for a special power supply?  He mentioned that his place over there will run it at a different frequency than here, such that 50 Hz AC won't be compatible with 60 Hz AC.






A desktop computer is a personal computer designed for use at a single location due to its size and power requirements, usually by one person. The most common configuration has a case that houses the power supply, motherboard, disk storage (usually one or more hard disk drives and optical disc drives); a keyboard and mouse for input; and computer monitor and printer for output. The case may be oriented horizontally and placed atop a desk or vertically and placed underneath or beside a desk.