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Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system featuring the "universal application architecture" (UAP); apps can be designed to run across multiple devices with nearly identical code, including PCs, tablets, smartphones, embedded systems, Xbox One, Surface Hub and HoloLens. Windows 10 also includes a virtual desktop system, a window and desktop management feature called Task View, the Microsoft Edge web browser, support for fingerprint and face recognition login, voice-based search (Cortana), new security features for enterprise environments, and DirectX 12 and WDDM 2.0 to improve the operating system's graphics capabilities for games.

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Hello. I have a brand new Windows 10 laptop and I want to run virtual machines using VMWare. I am thinking about partitioning my SSD and allocate a partition to store my virtual machines. What format should I select for this new partition? NTFS? Fat32?

PS: I read on internet that the best would be to store the VMs on a separate hard drive but
1- My laptop does not allow me to add a second hard drive
2- It adds cost...
3- I could buy an external HDD but I would loose on speed
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We use HDD duplicators here at our school. Over the years, we've duped both standard HDD and SSD drives.

This year, our laptops came with 256ssd drives from SUNEAST

These drives take 4-5 TIMES as long to duplicate....even using the setting that only copies the content, not a full sector by sector copy

Yesterday, it took 3.5 hours to duplicate 98GB of data to one of these drives.

Any ideas about why this is happening?  I have 3 different duplicators and it's the same slow speed on each.

Within the laptop, windows 10 runs just fine...8GB RAM Dell Latitude E5440

But duplicating is like molasses.

Is there a way to PREVENT users from downloading and installing the Microsoft Teams app on Windows 10?
Good morning,

I am facing this situation this morning:
Exchange 2016 CU9 on Windows Server 2016 running without issues.
Reboot last night.  2 Updates were installed to Windows:  KB4516044 and KB4512574.  No errors logged.
After reboot, all exchange services were deactivated.

Somebody installed CU13 to the machine, which stalled halfway through.  I reactivated all exchange services, started them all, and they all started, but after another reboot of the machine all services were deactivated again without any further installations.  
Now, after any new reboot, all exchange services are deactivated once more.

If I retry CU13, it greets me with incomplete installation and wants to continue, but stalls at step 4/11:  Transport service.
It sais that it could not restart the Exchange Service Host (because after setup starts, the service is once more deactivated, but STILL RUNNING

I think something other than the CU13-Installation is deactivating the services.

What to do?
Need to know the type of SSD and the method for upgrading the SSD of a notebook.

The spec of the notebook is in the link below.

I need to know the difference in the compatibility of m.2 SATA vs m.2 NVMe. Are they the same or different?
Using windows 10 on the surface book 3, how do I completely darken the screen whilst ensuring the device does not switch off when plugged in (as its doing stuff in the background so I dont want it to switch off).  

I cannot seem to dim the screen 100% only to a min setting.
Windows 10 Pro: a Lenovo PC drops the Ethernet network connection at almost exactly two-minute intervals for about 12 seconds (three or four pings).  I'm working remotely on this PC so I'm limited in what I can do without going on-site.  Watching Device Manager it seems like the Intel 82579LM adapter drops off the list of installed devices and is re-added during these two-minute intervals  If I leave the list of network adapters collapsed, Device Manager shows that list re-expanded after RDP reconnect.

Nothing shows up in event logs in terms of corresponding events happening every two minutes.  Installing a new driver update from Lenovo didn't help.  Already disabled power management on the network adapter.  Disabled IPv6.  Tried both static and DHCP addressing.  Verified that there are no scheduled tasks running at two-minute intervals.  Tried Network Troubshooter during the 12-second downtime window and it reports there was "no gateway" and that it reset the adapter.  However running ipconfig during that 12-second window shows there is.  (I wrote a batch file to log ping failures and run ipconfig since I'm working remotely).  No difference when pinging a local PC on the same subnet or a a public IP address.  All WIndows updates are up-to-date.  System also has a WiFi adapter which I disabled (no difference enabled or disabled.  Also note there no available wifi hotspots on this network).   Would appreciate any insight into this frustrating problem, especially as it …
I am upgrading several of our districts admin computers and am installing PCIe Internal NVME M.2 Drives directly to the motherboards.  In the past I created an image and then duplicated the drives to install into other systems so that I didn't have to manually install and configure each and every system.  I just had to re-enter the Microsoft License Key for the OS and Office suite.  Does anyone know of a way to duplicate these drives?  I used a 14 port Kangaroo unit to duplicate SATA drives for my older system.......just wondering if there is a piece of hardware out there that can do the same thing to the PCIe M.2 drives.  I tried using an M.2 to SATA adapter but my duplicator errored out each time stating it couldn't find a Source drive.
"This PC" pops up repeatedly in Windows 10 Pro.  It randomly happens several times per day, and then when she comes in in the morning it is on the taskbar 40 or 50 times.   She thinks a Win10 auto update happened right around the time that this started a few days ago, but is not sure.  Any ideas on what I can check or do?  TIA
Hi Experts,

I am running on Windows 10.

I have various Xbox Game Bar popups happening with messages like "Quickly adjust your audio".

How can I stop them?

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Hello came in today one of our servers is saying an Admin has blocked this app from running, mmc.exe.  It's blocked from domain admin, enterprise admins, & local admins.
How can we unblock this?

I need help to solve my computer Window 10 unauthorized restart.  This is not continual.  There are times i get the message to "restart" the computer after an update.  There are days that I come in and see  my computer screen asking for my apps passwords as soon as I log in (like outlook), which indicates to me the computer restarted.  This has happen in various computer.  I have check the setup and it seems that no instructions are set to restart windows on its own:
 update setup
What's going on and how can I halt this?
My screen saver won't come on after the selected time of 1 minute. I tries different folders and the same thing happens. The screen turns black and no screen savers gets to come on. On the other hand the pre installed screen savers that comes with windows work fine. Can someone help me please? I am very frustrated with this problem.

Thank you.
I have a PC at my home town which I tend to use randomly after 4 months gap each time.  Yesterday when I started the pc
--the HDD light kept on blinking for a long time (seems it was updating)
--the circle of dots appeared only for 1 second on the screen
--desktop does not showed up, instead a black screen only is visible
--nothing happened on using the mouse or keyboard or ctrl+alt+delete or windows+ctrl+shift+B
--Num Lock and Caps Lock are working properly and I am able to turn them on and off
--Monitor light is green
--after sometime the pc went in sleep mode and monitor light turned orange
--sensing the opportunity I moved the mouse a bit. The actual desktop showed and was looking normal. But it appeared only for 1-2 seconds and screen turned black again.

It seems the system is running properly in the background but the screen is black. To try the usual repair or roll back or safe mode, I need to see the screen but it remains black the whole time. I tried Shift+restart to start in the safe mode but still it is black. So not sure whether it started in safe mode or not.
I tried Del, F12, F9, F10 to get into start up settings but it is black so not sure whether it worked or not.

I have a PAN Drive with fresh Windows10  setup on it, but till the screen is black nothing is sure. On restarting the pc I don't know whether it boots from PAN drive or normally as nothing is visible.

I am posting this question from my mobile. I will try to upload a video of the …
I accidentally locked myself out of my computer. I set Lockout Policy for Admin (0) after 5 bad attempts, which wouldn't be a problem normally, cause I'd login as Admin and clear the user account, however, I setup a configuration that allows a User to elevate permissions without an Admin password but when the session is not active it disables the Admin account. :(

It has been working great for 2 years and then while I was on a call I didn't focus that much effort into my logins and boom the hammer dropped...lockout.

How can I login again...I don't want to reformat.

-Windows 10 Pro (fully updated)

We have to deploy Windows 10 to 25 computers.   I am looking for recommendations on the best software to install fresh copies.  e.g. format and install Win 10.  

I looked at KACE System Deployment Appliance.  Seems good.

I'm attempting to connect to my new Win 10 PC from a kodi installation

Previously in Win7 you just entered a IP address and username and  it worked

So on win 10  I set up user account for the kodi to use
turned on file sharing 7 discovery
Fixed  an IP address
Turned on SMB 1 in windows features
Turned on a number of services

But I keep getting "Error 2: share not available"

I was really hoping to watch a movie tonight
I am trying to accomplish task where I pick and choose folders those get shown to only those users who have access to it. I know this can be accomplished by turning on Access based enumeration. I have a namespace pointing to particular folder share.

I got a question about applying ABE to this entire namespace which points to a particular share on the server, currently access based enumeration is NOT turned on.

Name space:  \\\CorporateShare
Name space server under this name space:  \\Server1\CorporateShare

Currently access based enumeration is NOT turned on.

\\Server1\CorporateShare contains 100s of folders which have specific NTFS permissions on various folders. I am assuming if I turn on Access based enumeration on the name share to gain this feature, check the box ( Right click on namespace, properties, advanced tab, check Enable access-based enumeration for this namespace)  it will apply to the entire name space. Therefore all 100s of folders will get accessbased enumeration feature and people will not be able to see folders they dont have access to.

I have read this article:

My questions:

1. Is it possible to Enable Access based enumeration on the name space and ONLY allow specific folders out of these 100s of folders to have ABE set ?  
( meaning I decide which folder will get  ABE and not all the folders ) . This is…

I am trying to run the MS Access file via task scheduler.  Task Scheduler run on time and MS Access start in Task manager after one minute Excel also started but than nothing. Both process stay at task manager and nothing happen. I waited for hours. Please review the 1st image.
I tried everything adding path into trusted location. Please review 2nd image but same result. I need to End task both applications otherwise it will stay in task manager.

This is my code: If i run this code via command prompt than everything is working fine. If i create a task scheduler as per below code than MS Access/Excel start but stay in task manager.
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Microsoft Access 2010\MSACCESS.EXE" "C:\DbPath\DbName.mdb" /xMacroName
I create batch file of above code and run via task scheduler but same thing happened as I explain above.

Note: We are migrating the applications from Server 2012R2 to Server2016. Same code/procedure is working fine in windows server 2012R2. Means Task scheduler is working fine in 2012R2 but its not working with 2016. Both servers are work group and login user have full administrator rights.
Just let you know that I need to assign the Batch Job Rights to user via this link 'local group policy' " Batch Job Rights otherwise user receive the error. Please review 3rd image.

Please help me to  resolve this issue.

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We have many HP 840 G3 EliteBook laptops that are failing SCCM with a red screen. These have been reimaged several times each and still fail.
Our sccm guys say to reimage it and it should work. 4 times? Maybe someone can advise as to what log files I should be looking at.

I am not the sccm admin but we do have access to most of the logs. Thanks in advance.
CRM 2011 for Outlook client fails to install with Outlook 2019
The installation has failed.  You do not have a supported version of Outlook installed.

It worked with Outlook 2016.  Is it officially unable to install on 2019 or is there a workaround?
Hello All,

I have a Surface Pro 3 that I need to be able to activate the local admin on.  Unfortunately the domain user that is on the system is not an admin.  To be able to activate the admin I need to be able to login with an admin account.  But the system says that it is no longer trusted by the domain when I try to login as a domain admin on the computer - not sure how this happened but it did.  i have an old NT tool that will allow me to activate the local admin via a linux program on a USB stick.  But I can't seem to get the SP3 to allow me to boot from that stick.  I have tried going int the UEFI bios and telling it to boot from USB - SSD but it still will not boot from it.  This will work from a Dell or HP system by changing it to legacy mode and then choosing the USB to start up.  Not sure what else I can change on the SP3 to get it to boot from the USB.  Any suggestions?


Hello Everybody,

I have installed Windows Server 2016 on this type of Server (Huawei 1288H V5) but I'm not able to configure and find a driver for the fowllowing device. Please help me out with this problem I've tried several trails but in not successful.

Thanks alot

Last week I purchased a new HP Laptop with Windows 10 Pro. During the setting, for some reason my details (jerem) name was used instead it should have been jeremy. I’m wondering if someone can tell me how to change this without causing any issues? I have attached an image for your reference.

Good afternoon,

We are about to start deploying windows 10 1809 to our 50 windows 7 machines. I wanted to know the best way to go about it.
I've got WSUS on windows 2012 r2
I was going to build a deployment server using 2012 r2 as well. I just don't know what all I need installed on there. I know I need to create a windows 10 image. I found these two sites and just wanted to know if it was the best way of going about it. 

Thank You

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Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system featuring the "universal application architecture" (UAP); apps can be designed to run across multiple devices with nearly identical code, including PCs, tablets, smartphones, embedded systems, Xbox One, Surface Hub and HoloLens. Windows 10 also includes a virtual desktop system, a window and desktop management feature called Task View, the Microsoft Edge web browser, support for fingerprint and face recognition login, voice-based search (Cortana), new security features for enterprise environments, and DirectX 12 and WDDM 2.0 to improve the operating system's graphics capabilities for games.