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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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I have an All-In-One with a Gigabyte H77TN Mini ITX motherboard.  Configuration was 256GB SSD mSATA and 500GB 2.5" HDD SATA.  The mSATA was the system drive and failed.  Replaced the mSATA with a 500GB SSD mSATA (860 EVO) and booted off of USB Win10 ISO to install Win 10.  Windows' Installation routine found two drives, both of 500GB size.  As I didn't want to inadvertently select the wrong drive, I powered off, unplugged HDD, powered on and installed Win 10 on the only drive seen (the SSD).  Windows installed perfectly.  Powered off, reconnected HDD, powered on and entered CMOS.  Both drives show.  Restarted, Windows 10 loads but 500GB HDD is non-existent. Open Disk Manager and it does not show.  Looked at Device Manager... drive does not show.

Powered off, removed HDD from system, placed into a USB shell, connected to system, powered on and entered Windows.  Windows asks if I'd like to initialize the drive as MBR or GPT.  I selected MBR.  I did not create a partition... electing to instead do so from within Disk Manager in Win 10.  Returned HDD to the system, reconnected power & SATA cable, powered on system, verified it showed in CMOS, continued into Win 10.  Nowhere is there any indication that the HDD is connected to the system from within Win 10.

Not sure what to do next to make this secondary drive available in Windows.
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Unable to "Run as Administrator" in Windows 10.  When I right click any program and select run as administrator, nothing happens.  I've turned UAC on and off.  Not sure what else to do.  My account on my PC is the administrator account and only one.
AWS - two questions pertaining to AWS, or hosted services.  First off, I am trying to get an idea if AWS is a cost effective hosting replacement solution for small business where in house they have anywhere from 1-6 servers, from a cost perspective.  I took a peak at some of the sizing tools for AWS, but not clear on how I would assess throughput, if all daily functions were moved to AWS.  Would you also move all infrastructure servers and clients would authenticate to DCs in the cloud?  I am not sold on this at all, but it makes absolute sense to know the pros and cons.  From a control and cost and security perspective it probably still makes more sense to go with in-house servers for small business, but need to confirm.

Secondly - what is the best way to get familiar with AWS, for small Windows environments, trying to see if it makes sense from a business continuity stand point. For example, currently using Veeam to replicate all VMs to another remote host, so if we lose site A, we can spin everything up within minutes.  Any thoughts on best way, to get a good understanding of AWS?

Thanks guys!!!
I am trying to implement the attached file i founs elsewhere It crashes on windows 10 64bit and office 2016 64bit.I need the experts
running windows 10
everytime i have an online form to reply to a website, it opens edge
when i send the mail, i Always get the message it could not send the mail, and puts it in to concepts
my default mail app is thunderbird mail

how can i solve this?
My organization has been having an issue for a few months now where a user will try to unlock their Windows 10 computer but no field populates to enter their password.  Sometimes the username will appear, other times nothing will appear.  On the lock screen you can see the date and time, but once you hit enter, it goes blank (you can still see the lock screen wallpaper).  A simple restart will fix this, however at the rate this is happening that is only a work around, and if the user has an unsaved document that presents a problem.  The troubleshooting steps I’ve tried based on my own research have been to disable Fast Start under Power settings and to make a registry edit which disables the lock screen.  Disabling Fast Start had no effect and disabling the lock screen seems to at best lessened the frequency of the issue occurring to once every two or three weeks.
System: Dell Latitude 7490 running Windows 10 Pro with thunderbolt connections. I would like to know more about thunderbolt. Can I connect existing DVI/HDMI/Analog Monitors with them?   Are thunderbolt and usb-c useful now or will they become really useful as new devices are built for them?
I was asked to upgrade a business to windows 10 pro from windows 7 pro. I downloaded the installation tool and performed the upgrade. Windows 10 pro activated on each machine with a digital license. I was anticipating he would need to purchase new digital license. So far all have a valid digital license and have not needed a new key?

Am I missing something? Its not free anymore is it?

Should I call Microsoft and ask?
We create VMs with the latest build of our code on. One VM has a weird ASYNC_NETWORK_IO error when running a SQL SELECT statement. It isn't on any other VM.

I have tried googling for the error - clearly something failed to start or get set when this VM was created.

Just for peace of mind it would be really useful to know what might be the cause of this and if there is some setting I can adjust to fix it.

The symptom is that a SQL SELECT statement just seems to time out with this ASYNC_NETWORK_IO error, but the strange thing is that it must have somehow returned some results because it then blocks an INSERT statement that has used the results of the SELECT statement.

Everything necessary for the application is on the VM - the ASP.NET application and the SQL Server database so there is no actual network access outside of the VM.

There is no antivirus running on the VM either which is one possibly cause I came across.

The server is Windows Server 2016 and the SQL Server is 2016 also.

I've attached a picture of what is happening.

Just to repeat this doesn't occur on any other VMs with the same software on.

I have tried restarting IIS and restarting the VM.

The VM is Hyper-V.

I replaced a computer, with a new model, and the new model came with a different docking station, but the docking station does not have a DVI connection.
I will try connecting the laptop directly to the  LCD and see if it resolve the problem
I will also try a display port to VGA adapter.
I was not able to get the resolutions on both LCDs to match since one is smaller than the other.
The BIOS is already updated and all the latest drivers have being installed.
The device will receive new Windows Updates soon.
OS is Windows 10.

Challenge: I have two LCDs with different sizes, when Outlook is moved from the smaller LCD to the larger one, it does not maintain the font size.
I will have to configure Outlook to open in compatibly mode and set the resolution for it, I am confident that will address the problem.
My other idea is to purchase an DVI to HDMI adapter, since VGA and DVI are different technologies.
The docking station only has an HDMI, display port and VGA adapter.
The LCD that has the problem only has a VGA and DVI ports.

I may have to reach out to the manufacture of the LCD for their input.
The other thing I can try is to install the latest video drivers directly from Intel and execute driver verify on it.
The other thing I was thinking of is to lower the hard accelerator  on  the LCD, but as of this writing, I have not researched that, on Windows 10, I know you can change the graphic libraries on Windows XP.
I have to compare the video card on the …
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In Windows 10 Enterprise on a Dell Latitude E7450, Cortana keeps popping up. When I turn off or hide Cortana, Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer keeps popping up (strange). Even when I close Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer windows when they pop up, they come right back. Thus far I have updated all drivers and Windows. Not sure what is causing this or what else I should be looking at.
Using Windows 10, and Windows Live 2011. Microsoft stopped supporting Live.

How can I export the Contacts from Windows Live? I'm going to import them into Thunderbird.

Unable to find the correct way to export these, from Windows 10
I need a recommendation on a  Windows 10 free software or very reasonably priced software that's easy to deploy and will take application backup files and other msc files stored locally on a Windows 10 computer and back them up to the locally NAS.  Bonus, it sends an email notification if backup location on NAS breaks.  We unfortunately have a few workgroup client environments where low budget solutions will determine they are here today or gone tomorrow as a small business.  The most critical backup files in question come from Quickbooks and Abacus.
We are experiencing the issue mentioned here where the recent KB4467684 disables Outlook 2016 search on our Server 2016 terminal servers, preventing everyone from searching their inboxes. One workaround is to uninstall KB4467684, but then we lack the security updates. So the only workable option is to add the following to registry:
Create a new DWORD here: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search\
named  PreventIndexingOutlook and set the value to 1

This re-enables Outlook search after the update so that users can search their inbox. But now we have a second issue which may or may not be related. When they compose a new email and try to add an attachment, the Search Documents box in the upper right of the screen you see when browsing for attachments no longer works. This kind of makes sense because we just added "PreventIndexingOutlook" to the registry, but we cannot remove that key because then they can't search their inboxes.

I am wondering if anyone else is experiencing this and what the fix might be?
I have a mixed network with windows 7 and windows 10 PCs.  I have two DCs that are 2008R2 and 2016.  All of a sudden back in Oct random computers will get the message that the trust relationship has been broken with the DC.  If we wait 15-30 mins and try to log in again it will work.  
I have cleaned up AD with regards to an old DC and cleaned up a few old IPs in DNS etc.  That didn't seem to work.  I have the logs for an offending PC.  One event that stuck out was an event ID 3210.  Just wanted to see if any one had any ideas as to this error?  I have also verfied DHCP dns settings and they are pointing to the correct DC etc.
Hello - we have a Surface Pro 2 that has a problem with the USB port not working.  It has been working ok for about a year now, but suddenly stopped working.  only the Sufae cover-style keyboard and mouse work for peripherals.  I have updated the unit to the latest Windows 10, but there are some updates waiting, which I am installing right now.  when I check Dev Mgr, nothing is in an error state, and it appears that all drivers are installed and OK.  what would cause the USB port to stop functioning?  looking for some help on this.

We have several new Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB devices that are losing network connectivity for short periods. These devices are tills and are are restricted (at the central gateway firewall) from accessing most Internet IPs, however they can access other devices on the local lan and other subnets within the company WAN.

The devices stop being able to ping out beyond the local router (ie they can't see other subnets) for periods of around 5-10 seconds, every few minutes. When the problem happens, devices are still able to access other resources on the local LAN. If we remove the gateway firewall rules so that they can access all internet IPs, the problem stops occuring. This is causing an issue with the EPOS application and credit card transactions (which are whitelisted in the gateway rules).

The problem is specific to one subnet.
The router and switch/patch cables have been replaced.

Till ( is normally able to contact subnet ( and devices on its own subnet (eg
When the problem occurs on device, it's unable to ping, however it can ping After a few seconds the problem stops occuring, but reocurrs around a minute later.

I would like to recovered data from a faulty m2 ssd (intel SSDSCKKW240H6)  when i connect it at external hard disk , i can see this disk as unknown disk and is needed to initializing (I can't see the size of the unknown disk). (The faulty m2 card it was load with windows 10 )
The problem is that  , if i initializing the disk it there is a chance to lost data.
 I wonder if i can find any tool to repair the MBR of the m2 card or if there is any other way to collect  data ?
Hi Experts,

I have a website that feeds live data into it that needs to be displayed on one of our large monitors and never turn off.

This should not be this difficult but I'm finding that it is and cannot get this to work.

Here is what I have done.

I adjusted the local group policy under Computer/ Admin Templates / Personalization / Disable Lock Screen
I adjusted the power settings and turned off all sleep mode settings.  It does not have anything in any advanced settings for lock screen.
I added the Personalization registry key in reg edit to disable the lock screen.

It still flipping locking?


This is windows 10.

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So, I'm trying to setup Shibboleth on a windows 2012 server to work with our adfs 3.0 server.   This was working over the past year until recently.. I figured it was the recent renewed certificates for signing / decryption.  So i stood up a new shibboleth server since the previous was 'temporary' and the new server is also throwing 500 service errors.

Looking through the shibboleth native logs i spot this:
ERROR Shibboleth.ISAPI [4080] isapi_shib: Unable to locate metadata for identity provider (http://adfs.mydomain.com/adfs/services/trust)

so i browse to "http://adfs.mydomain.com/adfs/services/trust" in chrome and receive a 503 error.

pretty sure this worked in the past or none of my other RP's would work.  is this related to new certs, and whats the solution?  I havent seen much for adfs 3.0 out there to help guide me

Thanks in advance!!!
I have a few Win 2016 server vms that are having issues connecting to WSUS 6.3 which runs on Win 2012R2
The errors I get are

Logs show this

2018/06/05 07:45:14.5767492 680   4164  WebServices     WS error: There was an error communicating with the endpoint at 'http://WSUS.domain.com:8530/ClientWebService/client.asmx'.
2018/06/05 07:45:14.5767518 680   4164  WebServices     WS error: The server returned HTTP status code '500 (0x1F4)' with text 'System.ServiceModel.ServiceActivationException'.
2018/06/05 07:45:14.5767533 680   4164  WebServices     WS error: The server was unable to process the request.
2018/06/05 07:45:14.5767656 680   4164  WebServices     Web service call failed with hr = 8024401f.

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I am able to load this page http://WSUS.domain.com:8530/ClientWebService/client.asmx
with this result.

Client Service

You have created a service.

To test this service, you will need to create a client and use it to call the service. You can do this using the svcutil.exe tool from the command line with the following syntax:

svcutil.exe http://wsus.domain.com:8530/ClientWebService/Client.asmx?wsdl

You can also access the service description as a single file:


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Ive read so many articles about fixes in IIS< but none have worked, nor have there been and changes on WSUS server.
I have another WSUS on another domain and I'm having the same issue there.

On client side ive done the usual but no luck.

net stop wuauserv 
net stop cryptSvc 
net stop bits 
net stop msiserver 
Ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old 
Ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old 

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The client gets added to WSUS but shows not yet reported.

Ive deployed the new 2016 VM from few different templates with same result.

I have some other 2016 vms, from same templates from a while ago, and those are not showing this error. So I'm not sure why these new ones are.
Windows 10 Version 1809  Build 17763.107
Windows Defender Security Center says:
"Windows defender firewall is using settings that may make your device unsafe"

I reset the firewall and it seemed to work in fixing this.,
Then I applied our standard script which adds firewall settings.
Now the message is back.
But how to find the problem?
Win10/64/1803; HP Laserjet P2055DN

Suddenly I can't get duplex to be persistent. I have to set each individual app in the print box.
Duplexing not persistent in LJ on Win10
As you can see, I have two print icons for the same printer. The second NPIA0E091 (HP Laserjet 2055DN)..... is listed in device manager under "print queues." Second,  under printers. The driver for the NPIA.....is printqueue.inf; driver for  second is HP Laserjet P205X series PCL6 Class Driver. This same entry HP Laserjet P205X series PCL6 Class Driver is also listed under printers in DM.

The listing of HP P205X in the Print queue has the following information under events tab:

"Device SWD\PRINTENUM\{44C77522-19F5-47DF-A70E-432CD23D0D91} was configured.

"Driver Name: printqueue.inf
Class Guid: {1ED2BBF9-11F0-4084-B21F-AD83A8E6DCDC}
Driver Date: 06/21/2006
Driver Version: 10.0.17134.1
Driver Provider: Microsoft
Driver Section: NO_DRV_LOCAL
Driver Rank: 0x0
Matching Device Id: PRINTENUM\LocalPrintQueue
Outranked Drivers: c_swdevice.inf:SWD\GenericRaw:00FF3001
Device Updated: false
Parent Device: SWD\PRINTENUM\WSD-0d76d55a-19e7-4dcb-b47c-f635e7f72927.006f"

The listing of HP P205X in the Printers queue is:

Device SWD\PRINTENUM\WSD-0d76d55a-19e7-4dcb-b47c-f635e7f72927.006f requires further installation.
Finally, the event information for NPIAO..... in Print queues

"Device SWD\PRINTENUM\{0A067EA1-7A1B-401D-A233-810F1157523C} was configured.

Driver Name: …
I want to know the best way to install a new Dell T333 Windows 2016 Server to replace an old 2008 R2 server.
I plan to install the Active Directory on the new server, (DHCP is on the router), but the new server is on the same LAN domain and similar IP as the old server running active directory.
I've done this before but used a different domain name for the new server so I could create it on the same network.  
Then when everything is ready, (files copied, new mapping, etc.), on the new server, I just change the domain on each of the dozen PCs and do a restart on each.
Is there a better way?
Thank you.
accidentally installed the DC role and promoted it on our Terminal server.
demoted and removed the role. now the Remote Desktop Management service will not start.

what would be the steps to resolve this? i'd prefer NOT removing the role and reinstalling as there are many remoteapp and other configs setup.

alternatively i have a backup i can restore from before the screw-up, however i'm not sure if that's advisable due to the promotion?

Windows 10





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.