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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 a client who wants us to set up a control that will prevent one of their computers from being able to be used if removed from the building. My thought is that the simplest way to accomplish this would be to prevent login if it is unable to contact the DC. However, I'm unsure if this is possible or how it would be accomplished.
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I have used the outlook rule for redirecting my email to a different account. But outlook only forwards the messages when i open outlook from my pc. So is there a way to forward messages to my mail account without having to open the outlook.
I'm setting up a Win 10 PC that will run Windows media player with different media sources (audio) at different times during the day. Have found two ways to do this -
One is to have wmplayer stop any running instances when starting a new task (under  the task settings).
The other way is to run two actions:  first a taskkill /IM wmplayer.exe and then wmplayer /Playlist mylist.

Using taskkill seems more "brutal", but I don't have any experienc when it comes to terminating applications this way..  
Any comments?
Hi Experts,

I realized that lately my pc is reacting very slow to my keystrokes, especially when using the mouse to move objects in Access forms, any idea what can be the reason?

I checked task manager and CPU usage is low, and RAM is not to high either..

PS. Windows 7 Pro, NO VIRUS as per AVG..

Thanks in advance.
On one PC, occasionally the keyboard and mouse stop working.
The OS is fine because i can remote into and take control but the physical kb and mouse don't work.
Plugging into other USB slots or plugging in other kb/mouse doesn't work.

The only workaround has been to reboot and it is working fine again.

I suspect the PlugandPlay service is the only thing that needs to be 'rebooted' for this 'fix' to work. It would be better than restarting the whole OS but I don't know how to do it.

In services.msc all options are grayed out.
In cmd, 'net stop PlugPlay' gives an error:

The requested pause, continue, or stop is not valid for this service.
More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2191.

Typing  'NET HELPMSG 2191' returns the same error (very helpful...)
Hi.  We are recovering from Irma and I have noted a strange issue on a few networks where their internet went down.  The specific account I am concerned with is configured as following:
Netgear Router bridged to Comcast Modem - Router
2011 SBS Server - DNS, DHCP & AD - file sharing   IP

I have configured the workstations to use the following configurations:
LAN IP (each PC has it's own)


After setting this up on each PC, I still cannot connect to, nor ping the server or the other devices on the network.
They should be on a domain network, and they are definitely NOT home or Public at the least.

As this has happened on different networks, and the common link is they are Comcast and this has happened since we lost internet (it is popping in and out intermittently).  I just need to get the workstations to talk to the server.

Any ideas or insights?
I have been streaming to Twitch with mixed results.  I use OBS Studio, latest version and running Win 10 on a pretty powerful rig. I am NOT running a separate 2nd PC for streaming. I know that would be the best, but it is NOT affordable at this time.

Here are my rig specs:
Asus Maximus Hero VIII Intel Z170 based chipset, ATX Motherboard
Intel Core i7-6700K Processor, 4-core @ 4.0GHz with HT, 8MB L3 Cache (Safe and stable Overclocked with liquid cooling)
512GB Samsung 950 Pro PCIe 3.0 Solid-State Drive
Integrated Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2201 LAN chip (10/100/1000 MBps)
Windows 10

I seem to get stutters in the stream.  Some games no matter how I adjust the CPU utilization in OBS it seems to make NO difference. Other games are better, but the stutter never seems to truly go away.  Someone told me to turn my 980Ti graphics card down lower than Ultra.  I thought the graphics card had nothing to do with your stream, as the stream is CPU dependent??

Any suggestions on what to do?
I had this question after viewing get serial number of HP machines and HP monitor.

the above url post helped a lot and i am looking for more whole system inventory like

cpu name serial number,

monitor name serial number,

if any usb printer/scanner/hht  the model and serial number,

any printer connected to COM port like IER printers /LPT oki printers model and serial number.

Keyboard/mouse - model serialnumber.


I'm thinking to buy one of those 2 mobos:


I can't find a big difference between them although the price difference is around $30, can you enlighten me if there are something I'm missing?

I'm upgrading from MSI H170 Gaming M3 to a motherboard that supports SLI.

Processor: i5-6500 (Going to upgrade to i7 later)

Best regards,
VM Server failed , attached file is error I am receiving. Normally don't handle VM but our server guy is on vacation. Any suggestions? Thinking I should mount the ISO and do a repair but not really sure. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Recovery - Your PC needs to be repaired File:\Boot\BCD
Error Code: 0xc000000f
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I have a program that uses a lot of GPU's of a graphic card. on a desktop it run with 1080 Ti.

I'm looking for a light laptop with a lot of graphic power.

I know it contradicts , but I'm looking for balance . as long as it's not those huge heavy laptops.
Good evening to all. I have a desktop workstation and a new laptop, both pc's. I would like to be able to have the new pc "shadow" the desktop PC. This would be like the desktop pc would be the master and the laptop pc would be the slave. I do a lot of work on the desktop and would like the laptop to mirror the master. All I would like to do then is click on an icon that would then update the laptop from the desktop using wireless technology. Possible, and if so what would be some good software for this?
I am interested in installing Sophos XG firewall home edition on a PC. the following link has been given to me by Sophos as a link for the free download.

Link for Sophos XG firewall home Edition

I am somewhat nervous however as the site issues a warning to the effect that any existing operating system will be erased when installing the product. I understand this bit I am not sure what will happen if I click the Get Started button on the Sophos web site.
I would hope that an image file would be downloaded that I could burn to a CD/DVD and then use to install the product on a PC with no OS on it.
I wish to be assured that clicking on the Get Started button won't result in the XG firewall being installed on my PC and wiping out the my PC.
I think back in Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows 2003, there was a command from ADUC to rename a computer.  Does anyone remember that?  or, maybe what I remember is related to something else.  Not sure.
Dear Experts, we are having 300 PCs in workgroup environment and thinking of joining a domain.

What are the Pros and Cons of joining domain ? We have this question since everything in Workgroup has worked fine for more than 7 years until now.
Like some of the other issues I've read in this forum I have the protect tool completely grayed out, however, I have no share or unshare options. My entire insert tool bar is grayed out as well as various functions in some of the other tall bars. If I right click on any of the sheets I have no options other than show code. I have hidden sheets that I can't unhide that have formulas tied to various sheets. I have hidden rows that I can't unhide. I can't unshare I can't unprotect. It says that the document is not protected and  it is grayed out, but I know it is protected. I have various sheets protected as well as the entire workbook. Normally I unshare, unprotect what I need, edit, protect again, and then re-share the workbook. This happened out of nowhere. Maybe a parallels-mac to PC glitch? Please help! I have tons of data in this workbook!
Hi guys

I've purchased an SSL certificate for an amazon EC2 instance. I am using SSH to connect to the instance.However, I can't copy the purchased files from my desktop onto the actual location /etc/pki/tls/private folder as it's almost certainly down to permissions. The username I am using is 'ec2-user'.

Any ideas how I can change the permissions so it will accept the copy? What permissions would you give it? And then have them set back again? As I know messing with these folders will probably end up with creating a host of other issues.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks for helping
I have a customer whose network is comprised of peer to peer computers. They aren't sharing anything locally. Their productivity is performed in the cloud. Recently an employee decided to upgrade the O/S on the computers without asking management. I know group policy on a domain would/could have stopped this but they are peer to peer. Is there any way to prevent unwanted action other than creating a policy for each pc? other than installing a server and creating a domain?
I have a windows 7 Professional Pc with 8GB of Ram on a domain, this Pc had an issue last year when the user would shut down the pc
 and then boot again  the Pc would get to the Please wait screen before the login screen and just hang on please wait for 30 mins to an hour, i replaced the Hardrive and this resolved the issue, however since today the same issue has happened again, i have tried a system restore, i have tried disabling the NLA service and the windows error service, i have also done an SFC Scan now & chkdsk but the issue still persists,  has anybody come across this before and what steps were taken to resolve the issue? , i have read that disabling the services i mentiond was one fix but this has not worked for me
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I'm setting up a Win 10 PC that should run media player software unattended for many days and weeks.  What seems to be difficult is to not have the Win 10 updates installed automatically, but have them wait until I'm at the PC.  In previous WIn versions this was easy to do, but in Win 10 it seems more difficult. Could someone tell me how to do this - if at all possible?
Customer says difficult to read screen

Ive seen this once before on a new screen with new win 10 also.

Is it a win 10 default setting thats too bright?
going on site soon to see it, customer sent me pic of error ...

But data has been removed and it boots to windows
I am looking to train some people in the basics of Windows, Hardware, PC optimization, virus removal and the such. Is there some sort of software that you can use to simulate issues on your computer without causing permanent damage?

I copied an -fe  and -be  onto a server on a PC that which has Win 10 and Office 10.
After some debugging, I noticed that some DCOUNT actions fail without giving any error message; hence,  the respective forms do not open.

BTW, it is working fine on my LT with a simulated Server Folder.
Help Pls.
Is there a way to disable saving of documents on the computer via Active Directory?

We want users to save all documents to the shared drive on file server






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.