A personal computer is a general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities and price make it useful for individuals, and is intended to be operated directly by an end-user with no intervening computer time-sharing models that allowed systems to be used by many people, usually at the same time. Personal computers may be connected to a local area network (LAN), either by a cable or a wireless connection, and through that to the Internet. A personal computer may be a laptop computer or a desktop computer running an operating system such as Windows, Linux or Macintosh OS.

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Hi, It's been quite a while since I connected my phone to my computer so I don't know if I'm doing something wrong but can't imagine what it might be.  I connected the phone to one usb port and got no action on the phone or the computer. I switched over to another usb port and no action.  I then switched cables and tried both usb ports and no action.  Finally, I rebooted my computer and again no action.

I was expecting to see something show up under This PC or in the Device Manager but I see nothing.  A couple of times I heard a faint sound from the phone, like it connected to something but that was it.  

Is it possible that I have to change my settings either on the phone or the computer?
Thanks in advance.
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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?


Dear All,
I am new and hope you might help. I use Windos 10 Home and MS Office / Word 2013.

This is the story.
1) I create a Word document on a USB stick
2) I saved the file onto the USB stick.
3) I edited many times the document at different times and in different days but always working on the USB stick.
4) the file was never saved on the hard drive (always edited on the USB stick)

1) Is there any viable possibility (eg. forensic investigation) that some trace or info of the document (the one that has always been on the USB stick) have been stored in the PC?
2) Should this have happened, where could said traces have been stored (swap files? tmp files? any other location')
3) Could these traces be retrieved somehow (eg. filename or even the contents of the doc file)?


Dear experts,

I have a problem to prove my colleague's innocence at the moment.

He used a notebook for works, but it was created someone's email account and it might have connected to the designated email server automatically and downloaded emails. It was installed MS Outlook 2013 and he could not recognized it the events. How can it happen? Is it possible?
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

How can I block a computer from accessing the internet completely. but leave open remote desktop connection so the user can only use the internet when remoted in the their work computer via remote desktop.
blocking IE will not be enough since the computer has other browsers.
Its on window 10

My Outlook 2013 can’t start normally ONLY in safe mode, giving the error 'Microsoft Outlook stop working'
I’m running on a new pc win 10 fully updated
Microsoft Office 2013 fully updated
ALL Outlook Add-Ins removed
On this pc can’t run in Online\Cached mode normally, only in safe mode.
My profile running normally on any other pc

Any suggestion ?

David Dotan Sofer
I have a PC with a Vista Home Premium license that I need an ISO for so that I can do some repair work.  I cannot for the life of me find that anywhere around here.  Can someone point me in the right direction, please?
Micro pc vr laptop in a case where the difference in design does not make a difference [I understand that a micro is designed to be in a office and a laptop on the go, but in some cases this does not make a difference and there is no need for a monitor and keyboard] is there any pro on a micro pc over a laptop?
(In price thy seem to be about the same)
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I am trying to install several drivers to roughly 50 PCs with a login script. The only problem I am running into is when trying to install the .inf from a shared drive pnputil does not recognize them.  If I do it with the files saved locally it works fine.  I have set the permissions on that shared folder to include full access for everyone and it still does not help.  Any ideas?

pnputil.exe -i -a "filepath"
Some software especially filter applications the developers somehow manage to hide it from showing up in the list of program at the uninstall list, is there a way to delete them without need to contact the vendor?
How can I test the speed between two computers on the network?
Have a pc attempting to log on to a AS400 but gets no response after entering userid & password.  Makes connection to AS400 and gets log on screen with no problem.  I even entered a wrong password to see if I received an error message but I did not.  Any suggestions?
Dear Team, we have several Catalyst 500 acting as Access switches for users, printers, Finger prints (FP) and Access points.

Here is a problem: 2 FingerPrints -----------------------90 m---------------------------- A small switch (LinkSys)  ----------20 m----------- Catalyst 500

In Catalyst 500, there are few modes for port operations; such as Switch, Router, Access Point, PC, Printer,... When I configure a port (which connected to a small switch) in Switch mode, I cannot ping those 2 FPs, but when I set that port to Access Point or Router mode, I can ping them.

Besides, it only works for few hours before disconnected (request time out). I have to reboot FPs to ping them again.

Can you please explain?
I have a user who connects to this PC at the office through remote desktop from home. De PC at home is a Windows 10. The PC at the office  a Windows 7 pro connected to a Server 2016 Essentials domain controller.

When he uses the RDP, he wants to use the printer at home, but his printers don't tag along when he makes the RDP. The option to use the printers in the RDP has been set. The printer at home is a Brother hl5450dn.
Hi Guys,

Just curious if the DHCP options 66 & 67 need to be enabled for PXE boot if i have an IP helper address on the VLAN set to the SCCM host.

Just having a few issues with the PC booting the image. Seems to find the server fine, but has a few issues.

Such as when DHCP option 67 is set to the bootfile name to (\smsboot\x64\wdsmgfw.efi)  I get a "File too big to fit in free base memory" Error.

And when its set to (\smsboot\x64\wdsnbp.com) I get the no response from WDS server error.

Our SCCM, WDS, ADK, and MDT are all installed on the one box so not sure if this is causing any conflict.

See attached files
We are an AV production company.  In our event workflow, 4 cameras write directly to 4 HDDs.  To edit those files, we have 4 external bays connected to our primary editing computer via USB 3.0.  A weird Windows 10 Home anomaly left 3 of the drives with corrupted files.  Here is the series of events to give context.

(For reference, each of our 3.5" hard drives used for capture and editing receives a sequential number at the time of purchase.  This number is written on the physical drive and is also used as the name of the drive in Windows.)

1) I was editing Drives #20, #35, #36, and #37 without issue.
2) Shut down PC and swapped to Drives #31, #32, #33, and #34 to edit another event

3) Shut down PC and swapped back to Drives #20, #35, #36, and #37
4) PC booted with two problems.  
     A) None of the drives were readable
     B) Network wasn't connecting.  Neither of these have happened before.
5) Since something was obviously wrong, I restarted the machine.
6) PC booted with network this time, but drives where still not readable.  I click on them and Windows said the drives were corrupted and to run ScanDisk.
7) Right click on drive-properties-tool-Check Disk.  Check disk ran and said drives were corrupted and said to restart.
8) During boot, ScanDisk did its thing and each drive was "fixed".
9) Once Windows finished booting, in Explorer I saw that drives #35, #36, and #37 now are labeled #31, #33, and #34.  Windows labeled these drives the …
I have a single user that no matter what browser he uses it eats up all the available RAM on his PC.

For example, this morning he opened Chrome and let it sit there. A few minutes later, Task Manager showed that Chrome was using 2.5GB of RAM.

We see the same thing if he uses Internet Explorer.

This causes other programs to run slowly.

Any idea why this is happening?
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A customer called a number claiming to be HP and spoke to someone who ran LogMeIn onto his PC, logged in, and told him that his computer has been the target of hacks and that people "in another state are using his computer to launch attacks."  Anyways, I logged onto his computer, did a full virus scan, reset his Windows Firewall settings, ran SFC, and checked all his startup programs and nothing come up unusual.  Is there anything else I can do to verify that there's no damage or back door left on his PC?
One user has an issue with excel filters on her PC.  She is running Win 10 with Office 2016.  When opening a file she needs to be able to filter by date and view only one or two months of the years data.  Selecting the filter options and drilling in the selection menus appears normal as the row is selected, the years appear, selecting the + on the year 2017 however only displays Jan and Feb underneath. All the months show for year 2016. The file is large, but not that big, There are 67k rows, but only 4 cols.
The same file opens and filter works properly on any other machine in the building whether running office 2010, 2013 or 2016.
I have repeatedly cleared the filters in Excel, restarted Excel and rebooted the PC. The problem occurs when another user is logged in on the same PC. Manually copying all the 2017 rows to a new spreadsheet also yields the same results.
Hello all,

We have about 50 computer names in excel, and we want to exclude form group policy.
We already have 20 PC excluded from group policy using wmi filter in AD
So is there any script that can include more 50 PC's to wmi filter?

So, basically I did a reboot of my laptop. I have Windows 8.1 and I used the "refresh my pc without affecting files" option. After that had finally finished everything seemed great. The laptop was running smooth as can be and everything seemed to check out.
Except now whenever I attempt to open a game from Steam the games launcher does not give me an option to select my NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M GPU. The only option is to use the integrated graphics. I feel like I have tried doing everthing I possibly can from uninstalling to reinstalling my drivers and even attempting to force the NVIDIA card in the control panel.  Any help would be appreciated.
Hi Team,

when i run gpupdate /force on a new computer joined to the domain,i am getting the below error on all the users PC,what could be the issue.


Having trouble adding Win 8.1 PC to domain with 2012 server.

This PC dropped off the network so readding. Get the following error - 'The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted'

Server can be pinged via IP & FQDN.

Tried -
Adding fixed IP to PC
Adding via powershell
Changing PC name

Any ideas?







A personal computer is a general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities and price make it useful for individuals, and is intended to be operated directly by an end-user with no intervening computer time-sharing models that allowed systems to be used by many people, usually at the same time. Personal computers may be connected to a local area network (LAN), either by a cable or a wireless connection, and through that to the Internet. A personal computer may be a laptop computer or a desktop computer running an operating system such as Windows, Linux or Macintosh OS.