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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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We have 2 PCs running Windows 10 Pro. We'd like them to have ONE app available (preferably IE), and to log users out after X minutes of inactivity. I have seen that "assigned apps" doesn't even allow us to do this with Edge, let alone IE. Has anyone implemented this before, and if so, how? Is there another way to accomplish this besides group policy?
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Built my self a new PC so i am working on getting my old one cleaned up to sell.

Took it all apart and cleaned it all up. After putting it back together i went to reinstall a fresh copy of Windows 7. After all said and done and running windows update it started to crash with the error. IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. Bluescreenviewer shows the driver causing it is ntoskrnl.exe.

I tried updating drivers and windows and such, tried with 2 sticks rather then 4 of memory because some people said that it was related to the memory.  However all 4 sticks along with everything else worked fine when i was using it as my main computer.  It kept crashing and starting a loop saying windows couldnt start and other things.  

I put a brand new hard drive in and tried installing windows 10.  After getting that set it then crashed as soon as i went to run windows update.  After restarting it ran all the updates with no issue.  No drivers missing in device manager.  No new windwos updates are available and its up to date.

I installed some virus protection and let it sit for awhile.  IT had no crashes so i installed the front and back covers of the case and it crashed again the blue screen showed error: 0xc0000225  and the mini dump shows the same driver causing the issue.  I am clueless and have never had this much issue just getting windows installed and running.  The computer never had issues before when i used it, and now im just getring it cleaned up and ready to put up for sale.

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I heard there is a free 3 years for schools

If I want to install it on 20 computers

Do I need to download it 20 times to install on all machines ?
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Windows 10 Turn Off

i have upgraded 3 pcs from windows 7 to windows 10 all lenovo systems when you shut the pc down the system shows as off put the power light is still on the machien and you have to hold the button in for 5 secons for the machines to fully power off

i have tried to

turn fast boot off within power options

turn hibrenation off

reset bios

i am out of ideas

system has all the latest drivers and windows updates

Help Please


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Hello, I have a customer PC which behaves in such an incomprehensible way I had to post it here.

Here's the facts: it's a desktop with Windows 10 and a PCI wifi card.

Wifi used to work, now it suddenly has stopped. It will connect and receive ip and dns through dhcp, but won't even ping the router.

And here, the strange stuff begins: I tried in my office and it worked. Cleaned it up, reset winsock and tcpip, brought it back. Doesn't work.

So I tried with a usb wifi adapter. Same behaviour.

I decided to format and reinstall Windows 10. And here's what totally blew my mind. Now it has the same behaviour in my office too, with the usb wifi adapter (still haven't tried with the pci card). It's a frakking fresh install for criminy's sake!

I honestly don't know what to think.
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EMR App using dbvser9 (App was sunset'd a few years ago, but there are many users still using this EMR software) after a Windows 10 Pro update passed build 1709, the App on the workstation began running very slowly loading the patients chart from the server PC. Microsoft appears to had made it difficult to stop updates.
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in the first windows was working perfectly ….. then  I got some kind of green screen of death saying some sort of unknown error … then it got into automatic repair loop  I tried every single fix out there on the internet but all failed ….
I tried
1- bootrec /fixmbr

2- bootrec /fixboot

but I got access denied

3- bootrec /rebuildbcd

4- copy the registry files and replace them

5- windows restore point but it failed while trying

6- windows reset but failed after it took long time

7- dism but it failed  too .

8- sfc /scannow  failed   then asked me to try fix the files with dism

log file

9- dism  from the windows source disk

10- chkdsk /r /f c:  it failed  too

log file

11- I tried replacing the corrupted file
but it did nothing

the windows the version  that  I had  while this was the spring creators update 1709... the only fix I had was clean install windows
I got the rs4 1803 tried installing it but I got windows cannot be installed on this disk the only fix was converting the disk from mbr to gpt
but  I had no backup disk so  I launched hiren's live cd then partition wizard tool then I clicked convert mbr to gpt  to avoid formatting the disk
then I tried installing  the windows again ant I worked just fine but after 4 days I got through  the same problem that I tried the 10 fixes on it and didn't work ….. then  I clean installed it again after …
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I need to understand how it is possible (or if it is impossible) to create the publickey/privatekey for blockcahin (BTC) in a way that there is no way for the private key to be revealed. I just don't understand. (unless y actually give it to some one or it is stolen or my pc mobile are in a way hacked).

How do I create/access my BTC or ETH wallet using my privatekey in a way that it is not compromised. I am using myetehrwallet.com for my ETH but whne I access and the privatekey/passphase is entered it is recognized. How can it be validated if it is not stored there and if it stored well it could be hacked, I guess. Some people mention that you trust myeteherwallet.com it s not the point.

I read the nano ledger (or similar devices) are secure. Or doing it offline  But I still have the same uneasiness.

I really need to understand this
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Hello,

What is the best app for making a .db file as readable as possible?

I use a softphone program called RingCentral Desktop App for PC. The UI it is not my favorite but for the most part, it handles my phone calls and text messaging OK.

Users can view a log of their regular voice phone calls by logging into their RingCentral account online. However, a huge downside of the app, in my opinion, is that there is no way to view/export/download a log of your text messages. It does have a limited SMS search capability but nothing that allows you to specify a date range or search past messages exchanged with more than a single contact at a time.

I've submitted several requests to RingCentral but no solution or workaround has been offered.

I located the file that holds past text messages here:

C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\RingCentral\SoftPhone\[phone number]\storage.db

The file size is 6.45 MB.

Out of curiosity I opened the file using Notepad and, as expected, most of the content (6K+ lines) is made up of meaningless symbols. However, two things I did notice are that:

1) the first line begins with "SQLite format 3" (as shown in the following screenshot) which I assume is the language of the database (if a database has a language).

2018-09-08b.png
2) interspersed among the symbols, the file does contain all of the outgoing and incoming text messages (in chronological order) in a readable form as shown in the next screenshot:

2018-09-08c.png
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Hyper-V Moved from failed Pc to a different PC.  There are multiple virtual disk segments .  I cannot figure out how to recombine them.
Hyper V folder looks like this.  
Test PC Office 2007.vhd                                                                                                                         8/22/18                                  41,000,000
Test PC Office 2007_9F3E5128-1505-47E9-829C-5BE2494F2518.vhd                                            9/27/17                                    3,300,000
Test PC Office 2007_275C1A16-FED6-41B3-8C97-568CA7A563D5.avhd                                       9/29/17                                    2,000,000    
Test PC Office 2007_5544EC0E-AAE8-4BDD-B107-1C753FA6BA48.avhd                                       8/22/18                                      336,000
TesTest PC Office 2007_F4403888-7F14-495F-8B77-1CCA88D284F8.avhd                                    8/6/18                                    7,000,000
Test PC Office 2007_F4403888-7F14-495F-8B77-1CCA88D284F8.avhd                                          9/29/17                                       20,000

The last time they used the hyper v session was 8/6/18 (before the cash)

After creating the vm and launching the VM all of the data in the database is from 9/27/19 or older.
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Is it possible to share iTunes Library between PC & Android phone?

A brief search yielded shows information about using Android but I don't see any literature on using Android phones other than Apple Music subscriptions.

Is this a recent change or has it always taken an Apple mobile device to play your library from a mobile device?
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My machines respond to Wake On Lan unless the power cycles.
Setting the BIOS power to "Last State" is no help.
So setting the BIOS to Power On at least lets me run a program.
I'm trying to figure out how to tell the difference between a normal button push or WOL
and BIOS Power On resulting from power being restored.
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Trying to add 3tb ext HD to a pc with Windows 64-bit and Trend Microsystem. I tried a WD Passport and even after taking Trend entirely off, it never fully installed. I see on forums others had this issue with Trend/Passport not getting along (mine would never fully install). But sadly,if they found a solution, they never stated what ext HD DID work!  Any one got experience with this issue who might be able to advise me on what ext HD to try next?
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I had this question after viewing Window 10 Group Policy: Disable Reset this PC and Advanced start.

I know you can run reagentc.exe /disable, but how do you do it with Group Policy Preferences as Jesus Vigo indicates in his article on Techrepublic.com, quoted below? We have literally thousands of machines that are mobile, and I'd hate to have to push this out in a startup script.


Disable System Restore in WinRE
Log on to a Windows 10 computer with admin credentials.
Launch the command line, choosing Run As Administrator.
Enter the following command:
reagentc.exe /disable
Once the command has executed on the PC, the command prompt will confirm that WinRE has been disabled. That's it! The command must be run per computer, but it need run only once to disable the System Restore functionality from WinRE.

Note: WinRE will still be accessible, though features such as the CLI do incorporate support for authentication and will not run anonymously the way that System Restore did prior to being disabled.

As far as deployment goes, sysadmins can have this run in any number of ways: during imaging sessions as part of their thick-image; as a separate post-installation command during MDT/SCCM; as a scheduled task; through a startup script in Group Policy or Group Policy Preference; through a variety of third-party management suites; or manually, via good ole' fashioned sneakernet. The choice is yours!

 TechRepublic disable reset this pc
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What would be the best method for imaging a reference Win 10 PC if I need applications, settings, domain membership migrated and using individual license keys?
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All of our users are using Outlook 2010. We are having a problem opening up an Excel spreadsheet from a business associate in Mexico where the spreadsheet is attached to one email and a security code that allows the opening of that email is contained in a second email. When we try to open the attachment Outlook returns the message "The item cannot be opened". We tried opening the same email on a different PC with the same error returned. However, when we use web-based access to our email we can open the attachment and enter the security code so the Excel spread sheet can be opened completely. Can you advise how to configure Outlook without having to use our web-based email ?
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SCCM server - On the Client computer how can I tell which sccm server or distribution point managers that PC.
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I have a Huawei P10 lite  that I would like to use through USB for storage (PC W10 64). I have installed the HI SUITE and I have allowed HiSuite to  use HDB , but no matter how i restart and plug in and out , the P10 is not seen.
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Hello,
I can't configure Outlook on the computers. When I try to add a user account for usinf Outlook,it gives me a message: "we're sorry, we couldn't set up your account automatically...." as in the attachment here.
When I try to connect via webmail, it works very well.
If anyone has any leads...  
I remain available for any further information
thanks in advance!

PC : Windows 10
Microsoft Office 365ProPlus - en-us
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I have a windows 10 PC that I want to remote access with a Chromebook.  I have tried many products to do this with and they all work and have different positives and negatives.  

I like the image quality of the RDP clients.  One of the biggest things missing on all but VNC is the two fingered scrolling using the Chromebook touch pad does not work.  

two questions....
1.  Is there a way to make the two fingered touch pad scrolling work from chrome to windows?  Possibly another rdp client?  
2.  Is there another remote access tool that has this feature besides vnc?
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hello ... I have a problem with an email account in outlook 365. the outlook was working and suddenly an error started (Cannot start Outlook.Cannot open the outlook window. the set folders cannot be opened), try to repair it but nothing worked.
What I have tried is the following:
first repair online the office, then delete and reinstall, then check the updates of the pc and office and everything is up to date, but I always get the same error, if I try to activate the account through the control panel / email / profiles / create new, it is blocked after putting the mail, does not reach the option to put the password. and if I try to log in from another office application as excell, the same thing happens, after putting the email it freezes.
doing search arrive to the tool Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant for Office 365 and leave the errors of the photos, I already try disabling IPv6 and resetting the network adapter ...

Does anyone have a possible solution? I thank you in advance.
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Have a pc running with one hard disk. What is the good solution to prevent data loss? NAS / additional hard disk to running raid? any other good solution?
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I had 100,00 files on a MAC which got copied to a Synology NAS (ver 6.2).  

I used robocopy to copy it to a windows 10 pc.

When I checked properties of the destination folder on windows, it said there were only 90,000 files.

When I attempted to delete the destination folder to try again, some files could not be found.  

I eventually figured out the total path was too long (too many long folder names nested).  I renamed some to shorter and was eventually able to delete it.

QUESTION:

What's the best method to fix this situation without manually browsing every folder and sub folder looking for long paths?

Thanks,
Mike
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I have a few Windows 10 Enterprise workstations that I cannot get to run any Windows store applications, and the Windows store app for that matter. One of the PCs is the CEO who prefers the photos app in windows 10, but he cannot use it on his new PC.  I have tried:

- Removing all AppLocker policies, and set Applocker to not configured
- Configuring Applocker, and setting an allow all rule for appx packages

However, I still get a message stating "This app has been blocked by your system administrator".
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I have a Intel Compute Stick..
Is there a way to Move not copy the software distribution folder from the C: drive to SD card
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