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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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Hi, I have a Notbook - HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11, not starting up.  When I press the power button ON, the green light comes up, but the screen is blank. I tried pressing f11 to go system recovery, but no luck.

How do I resolve this issue.

Many thanks.

Regards
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Free Tool: Site Down Detector
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Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

I ran Produkey64 and Belarc and got license keys for Office 2010 on my W7...
I installed W10 on top of W7 and W10 activated...BUT most everything was not working correctly...
W10 was messed up BUT it did activate...

Then I put in a NEW hd and did a fresh install of W10 and it activated...started re-installing all my applications...

Then I installed Office 2010 and using the key from my W7 PC it will NOT activate...
It will not activate on the internet nor by phone...I think phone activation on 2010 is not available...
I also have the key that is in the retail box and tried it...no joy...

Suggestions please...

If I go to change product key and enter my old key...I get "Sorry this isn't a Microsoft office 2010 ...you  may be entering a key from another version of office...

So...I uninstalled Office 2010 and tried another CD with a different key...and that will not activate either...
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I notice when I copy certain files and folders to and from different hard drives I get a "Destination Path Too Long" message and it asks me if I want to cancel or skip. How can I prevent this from happening in the future? Any fixes? I don't remember having this issue in Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.
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My PC has three OS partitions, two with Windows 7 and one with Windows 10.  The Win 10 installation has become corrupted and will not boot.  I would like to do a refresh on that partition (reset and keep files).  How can I be sure reset works on the desired partition and does not change the others?
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I have a AMD FX 9590 on a gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 R5 motherboard running Windows 10 pro and it keeps freezing on me when I check the event log there are loads of corrected hardware errors processor core events and I cant figure out how to resolve them. The machine is only 6 months old. The bios is updated I never over clock it or mess with the bios in any way and my power supply is a 1000 watt corsair

I also have a full tower thermaltake case with a liquid thermaltake cpu unit and 4 large fans but home very dusty and so it runs hot
PLEASE somebody help!! I have read that it could be a voltage issue but don't have a clue what to do
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I am new to Azure so please be patient.

I am trying to learn so I've set up 2 Windows 10 Pro PC's (newest build)

I joined one PC to AzureAD and logged on to it with Azure account locally.  Set up profile etc - all is fine.

, but I noticed that I am unable to connect remotely (RDP) to this PC using Azure account.

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Connecting RDP with local windows account works just fine.

I followed this article:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/client-management/connect-to-remote-aadj-pc

added the AzureAD user with PowerShell and added Authenticated Users group to Remote Desktop Users with no difference.

Any idea what may be the issue.
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Hi

I want to setup my HP Z230 workstation to boot from network only and if it fails to boot then it must restart.

My boot options are Legacy Boot is enabled with only Network Controller enabled and Hard Drive or other options are disabled.

When I try to boot it does try to boot from network but rather restarting stops at following:
Non-system disk or disk error
Replace and strike any key when ready

Please help
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Over the past year, I have purchased MS Visio 4 different times using Volume Licensing Services.

When I look in the Volume Licensing Services website, it shows that each of the keys has 50 activations available.

A couple of the purchases were for multiple users.

How do I track if I still have licenses available?, since my understanding is:

1) The same user can install MS Visio on both their laptop and desktop and only require one seat.
2) The totals are activations and not users. So If I purchase a new computer for a user, and install the same key on their new computer, it now shows as a 2nd activation even though only 1 license is required.

For example, one purchase was for 2 user licenses. I can see that the activation count is 2, but is that a laptop and desktop for the same user or 2 separate user installs.
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Hello,

Since yesterday my EPSON LQ590 an a PC Windows 7 pro doesn't work. The computer sees my printer connected but when I send a document, nothing happens. The spooler see the document then is empty and the PC says the document is printed... but the printer doesnt move. I disinstalled the printer change the USB connecter. The printer is automatically reinstalled when I connect the USB cable but the problem persists.
Is my printer out ?

Thank you
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anytime i go to a media heavy web site, i need to restart my computer. i have tried defrag etc.
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Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Dear all,

we have problems in out company.
Till now we use Boldon James data classifier and now we want to switch to Titus data classifier.
On some computers we successfully remove boldon and install titus and everything work perfectly.
But on some PC as soon as we remove boldon and install titus, when start outlook it breaks.
If somebody encountered this problem and know solution please help me.

Thanks in advance
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Hi

I have built my own PC using hardware, all is working except for the RAM. I have 2x 8Gb sticks of RAM, 8GB Corsair DDR3 XMS3 PC3-12800. When I check the machine information, it is listed as RAM; 16Gb (7.8Gb Usable).

After doing some research online, I changed the advanced boot settings to use the maximum memory but the settings do appear to be applying and are reset to default after a reboot. I change the page file settings to manual.

OS: Windows 10 Pro
Motherboard: ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA
Processor: AMD FX 6300 Processor
HDD: 1TB WD WD10EZEX SATA 3 HDD
Graphics card: AMD radeon 5700

All updates have been applied and the BIOS is up to date.

Why would the advanced boot settings not apply?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi guys,

Im currently running what i would say is a "normal home set up". I have a router as my main incoming wifi as well as a extender which is a netgear night hawk.

I run all PC traffic though a paid for VPN.

I also have a smart home, thermostat, alexa, wireless sockets etc. I have been told that the smart home is easy to "hack" AKA some sitting outside gaining entry via the smart home device.

Ive been told i need something like this; Ubiquiti UniFi Security Gateway to secure my home.

Any suggestions.

Please bear in mind my technical knowledge is limited!
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Hello I am looking for my pc modem gsm / gprs usb that allow me to phone (call voice) and receive / send sms from then my windows.

but I can not find it, can you help me?
thank you in advance
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Hi , I'm not sure if this is the correct threat to post this.

I have an old computer that I use for browsing the internet and to keep my stuff private, I mean really private. I am the only accessing this computer, keep the password safe etc. but this computer is old and very slow.

Is there service that I can use like Remote Desktop Connection, so I can connect to another computer that I can use for personal browsing rather than a buying a new computer?  Something like renting a pc not physically.
I hope this makes sense
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I need to create a Task Scheduler for 10 pm every day, but if the PC is off at that time, it needs to forgot this event and wait until next day 10 pm.  In other works if the PC is off skit the event.
Right now my script create the event but if the computer is off, the event occur at soon user log on in the morning, I need to avoid it.
Any ideas and thanks for your help.
 
#Create a 10 pm task Scheduler

$taskExists = Get-ScheduledTask | Where-Object {$_.TaskName -like $jobname }

if($taskExists)
{}
else
{
$script =  "-ExecutionPolicy Bypass -file $File"
$action = New-ScheduledTaskAction –Execute "powershell.exe" -Argument "$script"
$trigger = New-ScheduledTaskTrigger -daily -At $Time
$Description = "Shutdowm computers at $Time every day."
$settings = New-ScheduledTaskSettingsSet -AllowStartIfOnBatteries -DontStopIfGoingOnBatteries -StartWhenAvailable -DontStopOnIdleEnd
Register-ScheduledTask -TaskName $jobname -user "theuser" -Password "password"-Action $action -Trigger $trigger -RunLevel Highest -Settings $settings -Description $Description
}
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Hi,

We've got multiple Windows 7 PCs across multiple un-related domains that are getting stuck at 'Starting Windows', and will refuse to reach the login screen.

After leaving these PCs around 30-40 minutes at 'starting Windows', the PCs will go into recovery/restore point mode and will prompt for action to be taken. If you try to initiate system restore, or a repair, both will fail.

You can boot into safe mode without issue, but if you open msconfig and modify the boot i.e. only loading base services etc. you will still get stuck on 'starting Windows' on the next boot.

If you boot into 'last known good configuration', you will be able to use the computer as per usual, but upon rebooting it, you will get stuck on the 'starting Windows' screen.

We have run multiple virus, malware, adware, and system scans, all saying everything looks fine.

SFC/scannow and chkdisk also report back that everything is fine.
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Hi

I have a shared calendar in the office with recurring appointments in, suddenly, one set of recurring appointments is missing from both Outlook on my PC, and OWA, but its fine using Outlook on my phone.

I did a view reset in Outlook on my PC and that cleared the issue (even though I hadnt changed the view), but its still not showing in OWA - is there a view reset anywhere ?  And how would this have happened.

We are using Office 365 by the way, Outlook 2016 on the PC and the latest Android version on the phone.

Thanks

Gaz
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Customer has a LAN with a few PCs and some tabs/phones that connect to Internet via their LAN (partly wireless). Internet access is through a 4G mobile modem (other options not available). This has worked well for nearly a year.

Lately they have experienced a lot more data traffic. Since they pay per GB to the mobile operator they try to find what is causing the increased data usage. I have checked the wireless LAN, but can't see anything wrong. Also changed the encryption key.

Question is - is there a way to easily monitor the traffic from the LAN to the 4G network. A packet sniffer might do the job, but results are quite difficult to analyze. Is there an easier way? Thinking of monitoring each LAN IP and traffic to/from the 4G router.
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Free Tool: Port Scanner
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Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Hello,

I need to set up 2 routers in same network that are connected to 2 different internet providers, 1 of the PCs should get internet only from router A and the other PC should get internet from router B, both PC need to use same printer on the network and to be able to share files between them. What's the best way to configure this kind of network?

Thanks.
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I'm told that there is a limit to the number of concurrent mapped drives to a shared storage device that is connected to a Windows 7 workstation.  I need at least 35 connections to this storage device.  If there's no way to map the 35 connections to the shared external device that is currently connected to the Windows 7 workstation (I believe the limit is 10) , will upgrading to Windows 10 allow me to have 35 users map to the external storage device concurrently?
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Windows 7-Pro 64bit PC with all patches applied

when we click on Devices & Printers…it takes about 3-4 mins for it to load up the screen

How can I fix this?

Cjoego
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We have a batch of 40 identical PCs, refurbished by an MS licensed refurbisher, who activated windows through KMS. When W10 version 1703 was installed, all PCs lost their activation status and the computer name (but not the netbios name) changed to a random string beginning with "WIN-".  They also couldn't log onto the domain, initially.  We resolved that on all PCs and assumed that would be the end of it.

But now, version 1709 is doing the same thing, except this time, it's weirdly reverting to the computer name originally given by the refurbisher (although again, netbios name stays the same).  So it looks like this will crop up every time there's a new feature update.

When the original 1703 issue happened, nobody on the net seemed to have heard of this behaviour and couldn't believe that a feature update could cause it. However, the refurbisher knew about the issue and had activation codes paired to dell service tags ready to send.

Has anybody else heard of this behaviour or have any idea what's happening or how we could avoid it in future?
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Hi,
I have a USB OTG drive on which I downloaded pictures from previous phone, Note 5. I then copied it to PC. From PC I copied back to new phone. Unfortunately, in PC the pics date modified to date it was transferred. So all pics on my phone have same date. How do I resolve this without a duplicate set of pics on phone? The USB OTG drive does not work on Note 8.
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Hi,

Playing around with Chrome remote desktop ....

Ive created a new google gmail for each computers and Im managing them like my computers ...
But a user has the option to remote me

So do the pin numbers have to be the same if Im remoting someone without them being there ... if you know what I mean?

Best way to set this up for several users?
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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.