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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Is it possible to get a short cut to Excel pinned to my taskbar or even a shortcut on my desktop?

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I unplugged my Windows10 desktop in error.  This error appeared on boot up.  I have tried the fix tools and the condition continues.

I have a cloud server where I am hosting a website. It is a Windows Server 2012 R2. Recently I noticed a message in my account control panel saying something like this:

"CRITICAL NETWORK - 384 kbit/s received       12.11 MBit/s transfered"

This is the first time I received a message like this. The server has been operating since 2015.
I am not a network administrator so I do not really know how to proceed. So, I will very much appreciate any support/help you can provide to find out what is going on.

I had watched the Network Activity in Task Manager and I am attaching a screenshot just as a reference. Maybe I need to go over log files but I a not sure which ones are the correct to review and how to proceed.

For example, I watched the System log and I see error entries like this:

"A fatal alert was generated and sent to the remote endpoint. This may result in termination of the connection. The TLS protocol defined fatal error code is 10. The Windows SChannel error state is 1203."

I found the error below in the Administrative Events log:

"The RD Session Host server received large number of incomplete connections.  The system may be under attack."

Something I should say is that I use Remote Desktop to connect to my cloud server.

Task Manager Network Activity Screenshot
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We have received a HP laptop that does not turn on properly.

It seems to be a Windows 10 laptop.

I have tested this laptop and what happens is that the laptop powers up fine, goes to login screen fine but after logging in there is only a black screen displayed on laptop screen.

Every 10/ 20 seconds, the login screen loads back and when you click anything on keyboard, the black screen displays again.

Here are some things I found:

- The mouse pointer can be seen over black screen.
- Pressing "Windows key" and "P" brings up Project menu with four options which can be navigated through but not picked
- Ctrl+Alt+Delete does not do anything
- Ctrl+Shift+Esc does not do anything
- After black screen displayed for a few seconds, pressing a key makes the black screen slightly brighter

What should we do to fix this issue?

I have a customer that is using a very, very slow internet connection and uses desktop Outlook 2013 in conjunction with Office 365. Her Outlook gets stuck "Updating Inbox" with something that is 4GB. In her desktop Outlook 2013 I can easliy sort by message size but it down't really help me to do it there. I need to be able to sort her inbox in the Outlook 365 Web to see which email is choking her. Office 365 Outlook Web doesn't have many view options. Can it be sorted by size?
Greetings wise wizards of EE:

I'm helping a friend with an aging Windows 7 desktop PC, that just recently produced the dreaded Blue Screen of Death, and then restarted normally. I remoted in and copied the Minidump file produced by the BSOD from the C:\Windows\Minidump folder, which I attach to this inquiry.

I now am requesting an analysis of the Minidump file. Though I am grateful for any response, I would request a specific analysis of the final, rather than just general or security advice, so that I can tackle the solution directly.

Many thanks in advance,

Running Windows 7 Professional 32-bit, my desktop has exhibited a variety of bad behaviors for the past several weeks.  These include applications freezing, black screen, unintended rebooting, and BSOD.  Once, when I tried to run Windows startup repair, the utility could not identify any installed Windows operating system.  I'm suspecting an impending hardware failure, but don't know how to isolate the problem.  I ran the WDC Diagnostic utility on the system HDD, and it passed the Quick Test.

Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:      BlueScreen
  OS Version:      6.1.7601.
  Locale ID:      1033

Additional information about the problem:
  BCCode:      1000008e
  BCP1:      C0000005
  BCP2:      845A8885
  BCP3:      CAC53920
  BCP4:      00000000
  OS Version:      6_1_7601
  Service Pack:      1_0
  Product:      256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
Windows Server getting an internal error has occurred when trying to remote desktop in. Looking for what could be causing this. It was working fine a day or two ago the last time someone tried to remote in. I changed listening port on the server and the firewall, getting the same error. I checked authentication type and the registry as well as group policy as websites have recommended me to. I have also checked the windows firewall. Can't seem to figure it out. I can connect from my remote agent, but I can't remote desktop in using Windows RDP Client.
Hi Experts,

I am new to Microsoft Teams.

I am trying to add a Guest, just based on an email address (I do not know if the guest has a Microsoft Account or not).
The Team I am trying to add the guest to has Privacy = Public.

Here's the error screen I get when trying to add the guest via the Desktop version of Microsoft Teams:

error screen when trying to add guest via Desktop version of Microsoft Teams
Does the guest have to register for Teams before the Search Members dialog returns a hit?

Ugh! I have a client with AOL Desktop Gold. Their hard drive crashed and I recovered their 'Saved to My PC'  email from a previous backup. Specifically, I have recovered the Organize folder containing their email and various email files.

I cannot find a corresponding Organize folder. How do I get those into the new computer using AOL Desktop Gold?
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Could someone explain to me the difference between Anywhere Access and a VPN with Remote Desktop on Windows Server 2016 Essentials?  I am in the throes of setting up remote access and have to figure out how to set this stuff up.  Any advice on how to proceed would be appreciated.
any recommendations? I know Mac has such a software ....
How do I enter the BIOS on a Lenovo 7220 RY8 desktop?
I have manually updated a few Dell OptiPlex workstations using the Microsoft update tool to upgrade from 1809 to 1903.  Everything was working fine prior and everything except Remote Desktop Connection is still working fine.  The boxes that I  upgraded I can access via SCCM remote services, but I can't remote desktop from my box to one that I performed the update to.  I haven't changed the group policy or anything like that and have check all the "basic" requirements for remote desktop.  Any ideas on what my issue could be?
Hello Gents.  I have an issue with a Citrix user attempting to login to an application called Time Clock.   When he attempts to login, he gets the following message The task you are trying to do can't be completed because Remote Desktop Services is currently busy. Please try again in a few minutes. Other users should still be able to log on.  He is currently running Windows 7 Pro on his machine and the servers he is authenticating to is 2008 R2.  I did some searching and found old outdated disconnected articles.   Can someone tell me how to get this fixed?  He needs to do his time card and is unable to.   He has tried on various internet connections as well as on and off his vpn tunnel.   Hes rebooted his machine several times and I have restarted all 3 of the companies xenapp servers in hopes it would fix it with no success.  

He needs to get his timecard submitted asap.
I'm using Windows 10 Pro 64-bit desktop computer.

I opened PNG file from my 'Downloads' folder into  I modified the file and saved it.  File did get modified but  Date in File Explorer didn't update.  Why?
Our Remote Desktop Gateway is Windows Server 2016.

I need to be able to disable a RD CAP and RD RAP via powershell.  We are going to set up a scheduled task to run the script to disable certain RD CAP and RD RAP rules.  So I need to be able to disable the rules by name.


I tried to order 16GB RAM for a Lenovo desktop, expecting it be the typical width like what is installed now.  The one I bought was described as follows:

AddOn 16GB DDR4 SDRAM Memory Module - 16 GB (1 x 16 GB) DDR4 SDRAM - CL15 - 1.20 V - Non-ECC - Unbuffered - 288-pin - DIMM 16GB DDR4-2133MHZ 1.2V DRX8 UDIMM
VPN: 4X70M41717-AA | UPC: 0821455653142 | SKU: 3CG796

You see where it says 288 pin, and its accompanying picture looks like normal width desktop RAM, but in the attached picture you can see what it actually looks like now that I have received it.  In the past, this size RAM was always for laptops.  Has something changed these days so that you can plug this size RAM into a full width slot in a desktop PC--or something else maybe I'm not aware of these days that will make this RAM work in a desktop?  Or did they ship me the wrong product?  I have not had the patience to count all the pins, but this is definitely far less wide that any desktop RAM I've ever installed in the past.  Any guidance will be appreciated.  TIA

Hi Expert,

I getting network speed way below what I paid for. I am using 1gbps network speed and my new router is an ISP provided, I am getting close to it only at 400mbps+ most, as my old router I am getting only 100mbps+. The technician from my ISP used its laptop to test and it getting 850mbps+ from 3 test.

- My desktop is windows 10 with Rog Strix Z370-F gaming motherboard
- My Desktop is far from router with around 10m away using cable Cat 5e
- Speed test result getting only 100-400mbps+
- I have Vmware Pro and Oracle VM VirtualBox install, will the created network there affect the speed?

Appreciate if any expert can assist me on how to check and find the bottleneck.

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Im an IT tech in a school and i only now reliazed my usb flash drive is usb 2.0.

Im a little confused with this whhole 2.0, 3.0 thing......

 I googled my flash drive to determine what kind it is .......

Im thinking about buying a ssd flash drive by Sandisk which supposed to be much faster??

also how do i detrmine which usb port a laptop usb port is eg. if is 3.0, 2.0 etc  

if i buy the ssd flash drive would i be able to copy a huge folder from it to the desktop of a laptop much faster???
I have users running Windows 7 and 10. Is there a way to have only their desktop files follow them to different machines without creating Roaming Profiles?
Ok we have a a new server 2016 setup with all desktop computers connecting fine but I am unable to connect a laptop via wireless, router is a talk talk, I am unable to ping anything on the network nor browse to it.
Hello All

Here is the setup.  We have an Access database with an SQL backend.  The backend is on a server in our building.  The people in the building use the Access database as a front end (it is loaded with a lot of vba code).  Our salespeople, as opposed to our in house people, do not need all the vba and code, all they need is to be able to read the data in the SQL database.  I want to use to create an interface for them (because I only know Access and SQL). From what I understand can create a web interface to our SQL data.

The question is, can we keep the SQL backend on our server?  Or, in order to allow them to have access over the internet, do we have to move the SQL backend to the cloud.  We would prefer not to do that.

If anyone knows any other way to do it (besides remote desktop because we have many salespeople who could be on at the same time so sharing one or a few computers with remote access would be a nightmare) I would be interested to hear it.

Thank you!
Friend has a Dell desktop and it arrived with Windows 7 installed and a disc to install Windows 10 at any time, even after the date Microsoft gave as a deadline to upgrade for free.
At some point he will ask me to help him with this. What can I expect on how this installation will go? Insert the W10 disc and follow all directions will it be that easy?
I think this was a Windows 10 system originally and there was a demand for Windows 7 so they sold some like the one described here. Some program files for the two O/S must be the same. What to expect in installing the W10 disc. Thanks.
I have a desktop computer (Alienware) with four internal hard disks, with a RAID motherboard.  Two of the disks are striped (the c:\ drive) and the other two disks are mirrored (the d:\ drive) and contain all my data.  The c:\ drive contains my operating system (Windows 7) and all my programs.  I want to replace the c:\ drive disks with 2 SSDs.  I want to clone the c:\ drive and then transfer this clone to the 2 SSDs, which will constitute the new striped c:\ drive.  I have cloned and transferred an old hdd's content to a new SSD, but without RAID.  It was easy.  But how do I do the same with a RAID system?  I'm at a loss as to how to proceed.  

Thanks, WmABradnan






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.