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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can someone tell me if its possible to upload pictures or video to Instagram from my laptop ? if yes how ?

i don't see any options from my pc

thank you
Learn SQL Server Core 2016
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My computer started to give me blue screens for the first time yesterday, 3 times actually.  Today, same thing, I was able to get into windows, but it crashed 2 or 3 times, so I did a full restore from my backups about 4 hours ago, and so far so good, it has not crashed yet, BUT, my problem now is, besides my OS drive (SSD), I had 2 more drives in my PC, another 2.5" SSD and a 6TB drive, both already formatted.  
The bios sees both drives, but when I boot to windows, none show up.
I checked the device manager, nothing there, I checked disk management, they are not there.  I clicked on scan for new hardware in device manager, nothing shows up.
I found online to run the windows memory diagnostic tool, did that, restarted, and still didn't' show up.   I'm a bit puzzled.

Any other thoughts why the drives show up in bios, but not in windows, running the latest version of windows 10.

device manager
disk management
Need the correct syntax for a simple batch script to check if Office 2016 is installed and if it exists then exit. Otherwise run the custom install.  I'm probably way off but here's what I'm working with:

@echo off
if exist "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16"
then exit
else start \\SERVERNAME\Office16\setup.exe /adminfile \\SERVERNAME\Office16\Updates\Office2016.MSP

Doing the install with a Shutdown GP and it works with just the \\SERVERNAME\Office16\setup.exe /adminfile \\SERVERNAME\Office16\Updates\Office2016.MSP

Problem is it will install every time the PCs are restarted.
Keep getting the following error on one of our domain client's pc's:  The name "my domain' :1d could not be registered on the interface with IP Address: The computer with the IP address did not allow the name to be claimed by this computer."  
Log Name: System
Source: NetBT
Event ID: 4321 Level Error

The computer with this problem can access the domain (all mapped drives) and can ping everything on the network.  
This computer cannot be pinged (IP or DNS name) by any other pc on the domain.  
Here is what I have done so far:
  1. gave this pc a static IP address (was dhcp before)
  2. Flushed the DNS
  3. Un-joined it from our domain and then rejoined it back to the domain.

I am still getting the same error and cannot ping or access from any other computer or server.

Anyone have any suggestions?
Network Adapter Card SpeedHi,
 I have a desktop PC where network adapter card shows 10.0Mbps, but network card is capable of 1Gbps.
 It is currently connected to  Linksys LRT215 Gigabit VPN router.
 Strange enough, when I connect this computer to a Ubiquiti Networks 48-Port Gigabit UniFi Switch (Part#: US-48-500W), there is NO LIGHT lit on the switch. But all the workstation PCs and other PoE devices are connected to this Ubiquiti and every single connected port shows link and activity light.
So I have no choice but to connect to Linksys LRT215 Gigabit VPN router. Linksys is daisy chained to Ubiquiti Switch.

Can you help?

I'm attempting to install Visualstudio Code for Linux  on a standalone (No internet connection) Fedora 12 PC
Version / file name code-1.33.0-1554390950.el7.x86_64.rpm
OS Fedora 12 (Constantine)
Kernel Linux

I'm getting dependency errors

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Any ideas if this is the correct version & where to get these and any other dependencies?

I looked Here but couldn't tell which version I needed
I have Charter Spectrum service here in western Oregon. I need port 9000 to be open to the internet on my pc, because we set up debugging on our remote web server and it needs to get through 9000 on my pc so it can talk to my Netbeans IDE. The Spectrum tech has no idea how to set that up. Ive tried in the router they gave me, a Sagemcom Fast 5260, but the port forwarding rule I set up just will not work. So, Im thinking about getting a better router than the cheapie they gave me. What's the best router available that will allow port forwarding?
I'm having problems with my workbook often going into a 'not responding' mode even when auto calc is turned off. It usually lasts for a few seconds and on one occasion the work book crashed and I was fortunate to be able to recover it fully. I can't afford this to keep happening as I will be turning on auto calc and linking it to an external datafeed source and often leaving the PC unattended. The workbook is around 350MB and has dozens of formulas, some complex.
My PC is high spec i9  16 core processor 1 TB hard drive 90% free, 64GB ram. 2 graphic cards can support up to 8 monitors, currently using 3.
Any help much appreciated
Hey Experts.  Trying my hand at a script that will clean-up profiles on the Windows 7 pc's in our training lab.  

I thought a script that pulled the computer names from the OU, put them in a text file and then perform a few actions on each pc in that file while recording the failure/success of the actions.  Something like A) ping the pc's to see if they are online and B) remove profiles. I put together a starting script but struggled with the profiles being removed from the computers that are pingable.

Get-ADComputer -Filter 'Name -like "TRN3*"' -SearchBase "OU=COMPUTERS,OU=TRAINING,OU=DEPTS,DC=LOCAL" -Property * | Select-Object name | out-file c:\tools\logs\output.txt

get-content -path c:\tools\logs\output.txt | foreach-object { ping $_ } > c:\tools\logs\pingresult.txt

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End goal: powershell script that creates a logfile of computer names from the OU specified, verifies the computer is online via ping and if it is, removes the user profiles on each computer listed in the logfile.  Logging results to verify success.  

Again, any constructive criticism is welcome and I appreciate your time.

(edited for clarification)
Hello Powershell Experts,

I have an executable that installs an agent onto my PC.   I want to run this executable from within a Powershell script.  If I run the following commands from a CMD prompt, the agent installs as expected:
C:\>cd agentfolder
C:\AgentFolder>Agent-x64.exe /v" /qn /norestart  AGCONTEXT=111222333aaabbb"

I thought I would be able to do something like the following within my script:
& “C:\AgentFolder\ Agent-x64.exe /v" /qn /norestart  AGCONTEXT=111222333aaabbb"

That did not work.  I also tried:
Start-process –filepath “C:\AgentFolder\ Agent-x64.exe /v" /qn /norestart  AGCONTEXT=111222333aaabbb"

This didn’t work either.  How can I run the command with the needed parameters from within a powershell script?

As always, thanks in advanced for your help.

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a client has a Hyper V machine, server 2012 r2 standard.  this acts as their Domain Controller, recently they ran out of IP addresses and a new PC wouldn't get an IP address, so we expanded the scope from 1.1 - 1.200 to 1.1 - 1.254 so it gives them more IP's.  obviously they have servers with static IP's of .222 etc so we made sure all these would be put as reservations for those devices (i believe they were exclusions anyway).  when we did all of that the problematic PC got an IP and it was fine,  this morning the client has come in to say that the PC hasn't got an IP address again, in DHCP the lease is still valid for that machine, so i deleted it, got the PC rebooted and then it got an IP address, the same IP as it had the day before.

can anyone shed some light on this issue and why it would do this?
Found something strange on an Older PC (8 years old Vista for Business) that I cannot figure out. I have a Hard Drive that is almost at capacity and I cannot figure out what is filling the HD up. I was hoping to recover the space and use it for new projects and ventures. The image shows less than a GIG when the folder is open. However looking from the Computer's File Explorer you can see it is near capacity. I know what hidden files are but cannot seem to figure out why I cannot see them if they are there. Hoping to salvage some space.
A few notes:
1. The drive was COMPRESSED. Did not know that. So not sure what UNCOMPRESSING might do? Since there is clearly not enough room to expand on that HD. Might be able to send to another?
2. That machine has slowed a bit and suspect that it may have something to do with that. OS is on C but I think that something related to the OS is on D:\ May just be restore points or backups. Of course I cannot see them?
3. The Drives are individual and not partitioned from what I can tell. See second image.
Why can't I see these files. File sizes do not match and I cannot tell if files are Hidden? BaffledThree separate Hard drives.
three hd's
It is possible to extract drivers from a Windows 7 PC that I can you to install drivers from on another Windows 7 PC? I have a an NFive keyFive card reader that I need to install on a new PC however, I can't find drivers for it on their website or anywhere else. There is a PC that has a working card reader on it so, is it possible to copy the drivers off of it to use on the new Windows 7 PC?
We have a program that is being installed from an unknown source.  It was one that we deployed long ago for firewall integration into Active Directory.  I have removed the GPO's that were deploying the agent, but it is still being installed.  this is happening on PC that are fresh installs as well.  not just ones that previously had the program.  

the program installs on a per user basis and runs under the user that is logged in and installed the app.  I can't tell if there is something left in a GPO.  a script that is installing it from somewhere.  

How can I find out what and where this is being installed from?
I have a Windows 10 pc that has a few drives mapped. If you open file explorer you can see them and use them, but within Outlook or Acrobat, the mapped drives do not show up. How can I correct this situation? I had a question open and it was suggested that I use the net use command to map the drives. I did this and it worked for a little bit, but now the drives aren't showing up in certain applications (Excel, Adobe). Anything else I can do?
I have a Windows 10 pc that has a few drives mapped. If you open file explorer you can see them and use them, but within Outlook or Acrobat, the mapped drives do not show up. How can I correct this situation?
WDS  deployment fails to download boot image after successful PXE boot and MSTFTP connection to server.

The image starts to download but hangs at about 10% then times out with a message: " a required device isn't connected or cannot be accessed"

 error just started after years of successful use of wds.  

Have tried:
updating the boot image from a windows release 1809 source

Ditto from OEM rescue usb for destination pc

Including drivers for all possible NIC

Failure occurs on different hardware and UEFI or legacy PXE boot
Is there a way to test if a Win 7 PC is upgradable to Win 10 without using the installation media?
I have a group policy which installs Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) on my domain PCs. The solution works fine on my windows clients, but doesn't seem to be installing on my windows 10 clients.
Any idea as to the a possible cause and solution

I find too that it is installed on my servers, but doesn't return a password when I run the query.
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Dell Inspiron 23" Model 5348 - Intel Core i5-4460S CPU - 2.90Ghz - 8GB of Memory

Has worked for 5 years - but just started having power problems.   The PC will turn off after being up for a period of time.

Once it has turned itself off, the problem will repeat much more quickly - as if it is overheating.

Running diagnostics - passes everything - but, it will shut off DURING diagnostics.

CPU temperature during diagnostics shows a max of 45 degrees centigrade - about 113 Farenheit.

I replaced the Power Supply - problem persists.    I removed CPU Fan and cleaned - got rid of dust - new thermal grease.

I can run it with the back cover off - and the fans are all running when it shuts down.   No obvious signs of overheating.  Air is "cool", Copper cooling lines are cool to the touch.

Any ideas as to the next thing to try !?!?!


I would like to know how to open links using Chrome in a maximized fashion every time? I already tried to maximize the window and then pressing Shift or Control and Close the window . It works for a few times then it goes back as before. I right clicked on Chrome icon in Taskbar and right click properties and then selected open windows in a maximized fashion and still no luck. Thank you.

Basem Khawaja, R.Ph.
When I insert my jpg files into the PC, I see a small dark circle icon.
What is the meaning of dark circle?

See attached file
I am trying to configure a Windows 7 PC as an NTP server, but doesn't matter which config I try, the "w32tm /query /source" always returns the result to be "Local CMOS clock "
The PC is on my domain, but I have denied it access to read the network time policy, firewall is turned off on the PC.

What are my possible next steps?
What ports if any do I need to open on the physical firewall?

Does anyone have a config that has been tried tested and proven?

Issues with Outlook 2016…about 4Gb in PST…
Will recieve but not send..

Bottom right corner says sending 1 of 32...and the "offline' is showing...
But the Outbox is empty...I do not know where those 32 emails are that Outlook is trying to send...

What I did...
1.  Moved last 2 years of emails to a storage pst file...
2.  Moved everything else that was older than 2 years to the storage pst file...Got pst file down to about 1 gb...
3.  Closed pst and when opening I got an error 0xc0000142 which pertains to some DLL file cannot access the application....or words to that effect...
4.  Rebooted PC and then I can open Outlook...
5.  Ran SCANPST...found some errors and repaired...
6.  Ran sfc /scannow...
7.  Ran a full repair of Office 2016 from Microsoft...downloaded new files etc...Reported no issues...
8.  still have to reboot pc before Outlook will open…but it is opening…
9.  Under Send Receive ribbon the Work Offline button seems unresponsive…
10.  Did notice this time that while it does not send…it will after about 10 minutes…or if I shutdown Outlook…when I reboot and open Outlook…the email will have been sent and will be sitting in the reciepients  inbox…

So...Unless you experts have different ideas...my plan is to Uninstal Office 2016...will probably use Revo in an attempt to get "everything"...
Then set up Outlook with a new pst file...then open the old PST file and move whatever emails and contacts the client needs...

Thoughts and ideas …
Decent HP Desktop running sluggish, mostly due to Chrome and Edge.
- HP Desktop 5082vS3 (750-114), 12 GB RAM, 64-bit PC, Windows 10 (OS 17134.523). 1.7 TB storage free, HDD.

I posted essentially the same question recently and got good advice, but wanted to follow up. I've been studying Task Manager for several weeks, and did a quick comparison to work, which runs great. Both have HDD.

So it's definitely Edge and Chrome that are killing the machine, while my government runs great running 2+ times more processes (mostly Chrome, Edge, PL-SQL Developer, SPSS, etc.)

Malwarebytes is running, all green, and runs every day. I also have McAfee running, also all green.

After like two weeks, government PC was at 16% CPU, 74% Memory, and 0% disk,
running 84 Chrome processes and 41 Edge processes. Also has HDD (500 GB).

Home system grinds to a halt
running 34 Chrome processes and 11 Edge processes

But basically after 3-4 days at home and essentially light usage (at night, web surfing, etc.), it grinds to a halt.

I used Epic browser only this week, and it's been hanging in at 60% Memory, 10% CPU, 1% Disk.

With Chrome and Edge running, often CPU spikes to 100%, Memory often get to 90% and Disk often at 100%! So much so that after 3-4 days I'm re-booting.

From last post:

Chrome …






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.