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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We have OptiPlex 790 with RAID1 which uses 2.5" 7200rpm 16MB buffer 250GB Seagate hard disks ST9250410AS. One of them has failed and we no longer have warranty and I am not able to find replacement in UK (or replacement I found is almost £100 comparing to £50 for much bigger disk).
The computer is working fine on one disk but we need that failure redundant protection so we have to replace the faulty hard disk.

Can we replace it with any size 2.5" 7200rpm  hard disks and it will work but only use 250GB of that new hard disk?

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Been using GPO preferences for shortcuts and they are working well...except for one I need to open a UNC path

Windows 2008r2 domain
Windows 10 laptops

Here's the preference setup
Greetings wise wizards of EE:

I'm helping a friend who has an HP home desktop running Windows 10. Recently her machine has begun producing the dreaded Blue Screen of Death, but otherwise is running normally.

I've copied the latest three minidump files from the C:\Windows\Minidump folder, which I now attach to this inquiry.

I request an analysis of the attached minidump files, to reveal the nature of the BSOD problem. Though I am grateful for any input, I ask specifically for analysis of the minidump files, rather than just general maintenance or security advice, so that I may tackle the solution directly.

My thanks in advance,

I am building new using asus z270 with m.2 support.  I have a ssd in my current pc.  -so question is can I now buy a pci bracket and put this ssd in bracket and expect this drive to run faster through multi lanes as is.  or is the new technology limited to the new internal drives with 2280? support.  and if so do I need to use an intel optane chip on an intel board or will any drive do the same job.  and I heard that you cant boot from some of these pci drives ??
thanks guys
I have been running Quick Books -2016 Desktop for over a year. About a month ago I received this Error Message: Could not initialize properties.  Error 3371, Status Code -11118. Quick Books could not load the license data. This maybe caused by missing or damaged files.

1. I installed Quick Books on another machine with no problems.
2. Reinstalled on the "Problem" machine and received the same error.
3. Installed "New" version of Windows 10, on reformatted drive on "Problem machine" - received Error message 3371.
Not sure what to do next. Quick Books tech support guides don't offer assistance, without a hefty service charge

What's the minimum laptop CPU so that I can play 4K UHD movies in high resolution?
Does using, for example, Cyberlink PowerDVD software can help or do I need to use K-Lite codec pack?

the setup:
I have the ideaCenter desktop K40 that came with Windows 8.1 and I upgraded to Windows 10 pro.
I have been getting the BSOD with Memory_management as the problem.
Looking at the event viewer I find it is ntdll.dll that is failing.
I do not have the latest version installed and have downloaded the latest version but do not know how to replace it because it is always in use. I would like to replace it.

Issue now:
I am trying to run memtest86+ to check my RAM.
I have a bootable USB and a bootable CD but even though both USB and CD are first in the BIOS startup order the computer never uses them.
I have used 'Shift' while shutting down to make a clean boot.
I understand there is a boot menu where you can choose your boot source but have been unable to find out how to initiate that on startup. I have tried F1 and F10. F12 goes into setup.

I have used the Windows memory tester but it just sends a report somewhere and only checks 2gb in any case. I have 12gb RAM.

Suggestions welcome.
We have a new Citrix server and when it starts up we get the popup that the Remote desktop licensing is not configured or it will expire in 109 days.

How do I configure it?
Need to copy selected row to clipboard in 2015 desktop.

Public Sub CellMouseClick(sender As Object, e As Object) Handles DgClinic.CellMouseClick

            ' Add the selection to the clipboard.
            If e.columnindex = -1 Then
                Clipboard.SetDataObject(sender.Currentrow.ToString(), False) ---this does not work

                Clipboard.SetDataObject(sender.CurrentCell.Value.ToString(), False)
            End If

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Hey Experts,

We got a user whose Windows 10 Pro machine just started having all desktop icons flash, sort of a constant refresh. If you open up Windows Explorer the icons do but not the folders. Also the task bar icons do it as well. Everything seems to work ok but we cannot get it to stop. We uninstalled the Intel VId drivers and rebooted and that did nothing. Running SFC now, but looking for other options.

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the desktop folder icons keeps moving around whenever i open a folder or sometimes randomly . they do not stay in the same place that I have them set at. How can I lock them up so they will not move.
How can I select multiple rows in datagridview with mouse scroll or Shift+ left mouse click .
I am using 2015 desktop.

I can open the type of document i want to open any other way via going to File, Open and then browsing for it but i cant double click it from desktop to open it I've already tried the follow steps:

Opening Excel, File, Options, Advanced then leaving "ignore other applications that use dynamic data exchange (DDE)" unchecked also tried with it checked.

Then tried while Excel was open File, Options, add-ins, on manage "COM Add-ins"  then go Unchecked all then checked all and then did all the add-ins one by one to see if i could get it working.

I also tried File, Account, office updates and did an update to no avail.

Tried opening up control panel to set Excels associations for the program selected all and that didn't work either.

Note: we are using Excel 2016 on a windows 7 OS we have a client wanting this fixed.
every time I need to change an icon by going to customize tab and I click change icon a pop up box comes up with a standard(default) path in the field designated on top. I change it to reflect my own icons in a folder on the desk top. but it does not stay that way it keeps reverting back to the default path. see images . is there a way to make it reflect the icons folder on my desktop every time?
Hi all

Had a pc where the mouse keeps freezing changed the mouse same problem changed to a new pc still same problem now iam lost
  first pc win 7 now running win10 any help would be great
I have word files named as 1.docx ,2.docx ; need to find the next number as a string or find max number filename .
I am using desktop.
Hello All,

I am having issues creating an image using Acronis True Image 2013 for the new Dell Optiplex 5050 with Windows 10. First, the operating system will not boot if i take Secure Boot and UEFI mode off. I am unsure if this is the cause of the error i receive but when i am creating the image the error i receive is, "error creating file". I've made sure that the external drive that i am putting the image on is in the right file format but this is the first time i am encountering this error message. I've tried changing the settings in the BIOS but no setting changes seem to work.

Any help is appreciated, even if there might be a better way to image these machines.

Had Office 2007 installed on a Win Pro 7 HP desktop.  At that time I was able to open up outlook on the main display and drag it over to the other monitor.  All worked fine.  Then I upgraded to Office 2013 and now when I try to drag over the outlook window to the other screen I can only see some of it.  It shows the header and some of the side but nothing in the middle.  It's blank.  If I click around I eventually can see more of the screen and it is usable but I have to do this everytime.  Any ideas?
An editor is using Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 to edit my video but does not know how to se the default image for the video.

When he text message me the video, I see it displayed the first frame of the video, ad it looks fine. When I copy the video and past eo my desktop, it's another story.

It shows the image which was the first frame on the video a week ago. I told him there was a way to set the default image frame of the MP4.

Is that true? Can't I specify how the MP4 looks when sitting on my desktop?

And if so, ow is this done with Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017?

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I have a Toshiba laptop Satellite S55. Recently the hard drive crashed BIG TIME.  Obviously I'll need to replace it.

I hate to say this, but it seems that I do not have a backup for everything on the drive, just programs and data that I saved to an external hard drive.

The computer came with the Windows 7 built-in, no installation disk.  Is the OS ON the crashed and worthless drive or is it stashed away someplace else on the computer so recovery is possible? There's a permanently attached label on the bottom with a Microsoft product key on it.
I want to get an optiplex - 3050? 5050? to use as a 'server' in a workgroup running win 10. I want that machine to have RAID 1 (enabled in the bios / running intel matrix storage software) I don't see dell offering that setting on their website as you build the machine to buy it.  So the 2 drives you include are JBOD.

I'll have to image the hard drive, configure the array in bios then restore the image?

is there a way to get them to build it as raid 1? or is that a sign that the machines don't support hardware raid?

I do see this page:

that says most desktops can do this... and then tell you how to do it yourself.  vague.
I am working my way through a ROC for PCI compliance.  One of the requirements is that "changed passwords cannot use the same phrase with simple changes like 'Password1' to Password2'".  So now the problem is, how do you accomplish that in a group policy on Active Directory?  All the desktops I support are Windows 7 Professional and most of my servers are Windows Server 2008 R2 (including the 2 domain controllers).

I went looking through Google and EE for a few pages, but no luck.
My client has a Toshiba All-In-One running Windows 10 Home. A few weeks ago she encountered a problem during boot. It would hang during the spinning circle of dots phase. I found by accident that you could get it to boot to the login and hence the desktop by tapping a key, any key. I also found that it would boot into safe mode without a problem. I have scanned for viruses using Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpywarePro. The latter found about 2000 tracking cookies but neither found any actual malware. I have used Start -> Settings -> System -> Features and Apps to remove suspicious programs. I turned on boot logging and found that when the problem happened, driver dxgkrnl.sys was tagged as BOOT_NOTLOADED. During my work on this problem, the system began running extremely slowly but after some hours that seemed to clear up. I have run chkdsk /r and sfc /scannow  and both found no problems. When I left her office last time I left's All in One Repair running but I haven't been back yet to see the result. Any ideas?
I will have to get a report to auditors to prove that all the desktop users within the Domain  are standard users and not local administrators  in that Windows 7 desktops/laptops.
The business I contract to want to copy what is on the local desktop for laptops.
The script I create would be run at least once a day so it copies to an offline folder which can sync next time they are in the network.
They only want user generated information. For example no icons.

I have tried vbscript:
strFolder = "c:\users\SYG\Desktop"
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objFolder = objFSO.GetFolder(strFolder)
For Each objFile In objFolder.Files
      strExtension = objFSO.GetExtensionName(objFile.Name)
      If Not(strExtension = "lnk") Then
      objFSO.Copyfile objFile.Path, "c:\offlineshare\Desktop\"
      End If
This works fine and doesn't copy icons. However it is based around the files directly in the desktop folder I have directed it to.
So if a user puts a folder on the desktop it doesn't capture what is inside.

This vbscript copies everything on the desktop including icons. I thought maybe I could even then delete icons when they arrived at the destination, but this weird thing happens where it copies what is in the recycle bin?

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
strFolder = "c:\users\SYG\Desktop"
objFSO.CopyFolder strFolder, "c:\offlineshare\desktop"

I prefer powershell and it is easy enough to create a copy script:

Copy-Item -Path C:\users\syg\Desktop -Destination c:\offlineshare\desktop -recurse -force

And I can't stop it copying the recycle bin.

Robocopy works fine too but I can't …






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.