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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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I have some virtual machines with Windows 10 Pro installed on them, what is the best method for licensing them - I am getting conflicting information.  I want to use them as full PCs for one person each to RDP into, I cannot use VDI as I have bespoke software which is not compatible with VDI.
I am being pointed in the direction of CSP subscriptions which appear to be either user or device licenses - I feel that those are for VDI installations
The alternative offering is an upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise but I don't need Enterprise so again I think that is for VDI installations.
So , in my case can I just buy Volume or Retail windows 10 Pro licenses and crack on.
Microsoft don't make these things easy, it should be sooo simple.
Thanks
E.
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A small challenge has come with the Coronapocolypse.  

Everyone is working from home.  We have good connectivity and between a solid VPN, Slack, Hangouts and gotomeeting I figured everything would be covered, but we all know how the rest of that story goes.

The challenge is the Operations group has weekly training where they used to all take a lunch in the conference room and participate in an online training class.  

Now that we are all out of the office, we still want to share the class, hopefully through an online meeting.  The problem we encounter is that while the video is shared to all participants, the audio portion is not.  All the PCs involved have the Stereo Mix icon in the recording devices, and it is enabled.  The box is checked to listen to this device, the level has been adjusted up.

Ideas?
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Hello due to CoronaVirus everyone is working from home. The way people connect is that they connect to an RDP server over the web and then jump to their PC in the office. This all works fine but now people are asking to print locally.

We have enabled printing through RDP but i am getting issues when trying to setup printers. In the old days we used to have to install the drivers on the work PC so that it worked I am not sure if this is still the case but it seems to help. Big issue with that is every driver you download these days comes as a wizard and the Work PC can't detect the printer at home.

However, if I do manage to get a printer installed and it gets dragged through RDP it still doesn't work.

On the local laptop the user can print fine. In the RDP the printer appears in the list but when you go to print it defaults to "Print to FILE"

Anyone know what is going on?

Thanks,

Glenn
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Hi, i've recently updated my video drivers and my bios and when i load windows (get to the desktop) the screen goes fuzzy, then black and then an amber light flashes on my motherboard and the fan sounds like its cutting out and starting continuously every couple of seconds.

Booting into Safe Mode is fine.

Spec of PC

Ryzen 2700x
Asus ROG 450
32gb DDR 3200 RAM
MSI Vega 56 Airboost
750W PSU
Windows 10

Tried Adrenaline 2020 that failed, rolled back to 2019 that now also causes it.

Installing drivers is fine until i reboot.

Any ideas?
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I recently updated the GroupWise 2012 Client for Windows on a Windows 10 Pro PC from version 12.0.1 to 12.0.4. Now when you launch the GroupWise 2012 Client for Windows you get a message like this.

"Either there is no default mail client or the current mail client cannot fulfill the messaging request. Please run Microsoft Outlook and set it as the default mail client."

GroupWise is set as the default mail app. Uninstalling and reinstalling the GroupWise 2012 Client for Windows does not solve the problem. Is this a registry issue or is it a Microsoft Office issue? The Windows 10 Pro PC does have Microsoft Office installed but I do not believe Outlook is installed because they have never had an Exchange Server nor do they use Office 365.

Thanks.

tim
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We are trying to setup Bit Locker on our new DELL Latitude 3301 and when I go to start it I get the error:-

Ths PC requires a startup option that isn't supported by BitLocker setup. Please contact your system administrator to turn on BitLocker.

I have done a little bit of googling and I have found there are some issues with certain Latitude's but this one isn't listed int he models. I have also tried to run the DELL TPM Utility 2.0 update but it says this laptop isn't compatible with the driver.

I have also run powershell.exe get-tpm and I get:-

TPMPresent :TRUE
TPMReady :TRUE

Not sure where to go from here. We use DELL's across the board and this has always worked.

Thanks in advance,

Glenn
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Hello experts,

I have computers in our active directory that do not follow any type of standard naming convention. I am of course looking to change that and standardize on a naming convention. My question is what are the best practices or steps to accomplish this? Once I change the name of the computer do I need to manually delete the old one out of ad? Here is my approach. Please tell me if I am wrong or should do something different,

1. Unjoin current pc (old name) from domain,
2. Rename PC and rejoin domain.
3. Verify new PC name in AD and move to appropriate OU.
4. Remove old pc name (if exists) from AD

Thanks!
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Issue -
One pc cant access a pc share on the network(code 0x80070035, network path not found)
Doesnt matter what user or admin is logged on
Same pc can access all the other shares on all other servers.
All other pc's have no issues with any shares.
pc - windows 10 pro
share pc - windows 7 pro
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I have an extra hardrive and I accidently clickED on MAKE PARTITION AS ACTIVE. Now when my PC boots up, it boots up to that hardrive and it says no OS is present. I had to unplug that drive so that it can load from my main hardrive. It looks like the MAKE PARTITION AS ACTIVE is greyed out so I could not reset. How do I fix this? Thanks
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We're a medium-sized business, with about 200 employees in multiple locations trying to enhance our remote access strategy. We would want staff to be able to remotely access their PCs and view their multiple monitors, typically in the event where we have to close the office, but still have power.

Right now, we have an older terminal services server. Some staff currently remote into this server, then remote in again to their office PC from that server. It works ok, so we're thinking of buying a newer server, with RDS and more CALs to support this on a larger scale. However, since this is more for a business continuity scenario, I'm thinking maybe there's a way to set this up in AWS or similar, and just spin it up if needed.

Not sure how easy that is. I also don't know if it's easy to just buy, let's say 5 remote CALs now, then I could just go to Microsoft direct and buy 50 more if necessary and get a key right away if such a situation called for it?

Maybe there's other cost-effective solutions that I should consider?

Thanks.
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Hi Desktop PC fan has loud noise and power red light at front panel is flashing. the window cannot start. It looks like the power has some issue. Any one has suggestion to replace the power or something else? Thank you
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I am having a problem with this pop up from Malwarebytes Premium { MWB }. Every time I open Chrome I get this pop up and I scanned my computer with Webroots and no sight of it on my PC . I also uninstalled it using Revo Uninstaller Professional . I don't visit that website nor have anything to do with it. It keeps appearing in the MWB pop up all the times I am using Chrome but NOT Brave. Can someone help stop the pop up?

Thank you,
Basem Khawaja




Tweakbit.com
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Have an application in VC++ VS2017 that runs fine on hundreds of PCs.   I'm now trying to run this code on an AWS windows server and my code crashes when it attempts to call entry points in gdiplus.dll

I can see that gdiplus.dll exists on the server in windows/system32.   If I try a regsvr32 on it, it fails.

Also the version of gdiplus.dll on this server is slightly older than the one I use elsewhere.

What is recommended course of action?
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hi,

I am now chekcing why my PC's USB sometimes work but not all the time and I see this in device manager console:

USB 3.1 driver
anyway to chagne it to USB 3.1 driver ?

my PC has 3.1 port but very slow, now most likely because of this.

and my laptop has 3.1 port has this driver shown 3.1
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hi,

I am now chekcing why my PC's USB sometimes work but not all the time and I see this in device manager console:


usb 3.1 driver
anyway to chagne it to USB 3.1 driver ?

my PC has 3.1 port but very slow, now most likely because of this.

and my laptop has 3.1 port has this driver shown 3.1
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I would like a PKZip script which will copy folders from a PC to a server.
The end result should be a .zip folder, password protected, encrypted.

Can you provide me a sample script?
Additionally I would like this to run on a schedule daily.
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Hello Experts,

I'm trying to write a CL program that will import multiple files from an IFS directory to a physical file but I cannot get it to work.  I can import individual files but I can't figure out the code for multiple files and I don't want a PC batch program to combine files.

Here is the code I have so far.  A little messy but I will clean it up after I get it working.

 MLGIMP:     PGM                                                            
           
             DCL        VAR(&EOF) TYPE(*LGL) VALUE('0')                      
             DCLF       FILE(TEST/FILELIST)                                  
                                                                             
                                                                             
             CLRPFM     FILE(MLGIMP)                                        
             CLRPFM     FILE(FILELIST)                                      
                                                                             
             /* READ LIST OF FILES FROM TEST/FILELIST AND RUN CPYFRMIMPF */        
                                                                                   
              DOWHILE (&EOF *EQ '0')                                              
                                                                                   
              RCVF                                                                
              MONMSG CPF0864 EXEC(CHGVAR…
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We use VMware ESXi  host with Windows-10 pro Virtual mchines running on this
Users have access to the Virtual Windows-10 set by RDP connection

One problem,  some user have hardware attached to their own pc (also  WIndows-10) by either Real Rs232 comports
or by using Startech a USB to RS232 DB9 Serial Adapter  creating a COMx  port

Communication with serial devices like Barcode scanners or  Weight-scale go fine on the USB to RS232 DB9 Serial Adapter ports

But!   software running on the Vmware machine has no access to these ports

Thus, looking for solution how to make it possible to ""see""  those ports on a Vmware station
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Hi

i used vmware optimization tool on my pc then i coludnt access one of my disk drive locked with bitloker

i roled back the settings but the same

i restart bitlocker service multi times the same

i tried to find bitloker via control panel but it dissappre

so what my options here

thanks
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What version of IE is the Microsoft Edge browser.
How can I determine the version of Edge running on my pc?
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Hi Experts.  Old school problem here.  I have a limestone quarry with 4 remote weigh stations.  They need to dial in to a PC at the office to transmit data into it.  And the main PC needs to send data back.   These staions are too remote to have anything but a phone line.  With windows 7, I believe you could create a new Incoming connection for dial up.  But I do not see anything for Windows 10.  I see a thousand pages on how to dial out, but not the receiving PC.    Any guidance appreciated.
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rank—do you have any advice for opening a Mac Pages document on a PC?

The advice I see online says to use zip compression.  I followed all the steps but wound up with a JPEG document showing just the first page.  The article said the approach might not work, depending on the version of Pages, and apparently it didn’t.

The article says there are online converters, e.g. Zamzar.  Should I just do that?
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I have a computer that's running quite slowly today.  I'm remoting into the PC, so I can't see what's going on first hand.

After loading up taskmgr and clicking on the Performance tab, I don't see any disks.

What comes to mind for you, here?

This box is running Windows Server 2016

Missing disk readings in Taskmgr
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Hi,

Would like to know whether there is a tool that can notify me (via email or SMS) once after my PC or server has been rebooted accidentally?

Since I found one of my personal server (MS Server 2008 R2) will be rebooted several times a day without any understandable reasons in the Windows event log.  Of course, this need to be solve rather than just monitoring.  But before that, I need to know when it has been rebooted.  Since there is a program that need to run constantly on the server, if it has been rebooted, I need to RDP that server and at least login and run the program again.  May I know whether any tools that can notify me once after my server has been rebooted?  Thanks a lot.

Stanley
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a friend of mine has thousands of pictures, scattered over his whole pc, and has up to 5 duplicate locations for the pictures in 3 different disk drives

i am looking for a good software to compare picture folders, so i can delete duplicate folders
please only post software you used and like; eventually with the proper settings -  and why you prefer it over others

best is free, but if needed, i'll pay for software with better options
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PC

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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.