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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 am running Windows 10 on my new Lenovo P71 Laptop.  Ever since I got the computer, occasionally I get a new setup screen that is both incredibly small and cut off (so - as in the example below - I can't get to the "Next" button to continue the installation).  Everything else works fine.  I've tried changing the resolution and the display settings, and nothing seems to work.  Please help.

Small Screen issue

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Apple Service when purchasing a computer from them

I just ordered and purchased an Apple Mac Air laptop, along with a couple of genuine Apple accessories direct from Apple's online store and thought I'd share my experience when dealing with them.

The Positives

  • Firstly, the Chat support when purchasing I found to be outstanding. The representative I spoke to was highly knowledgeable when compared to other representatives I've chatted to from other Vendors like DELL and HP. All other vendors I think could take a page from the type of people they hire to assist potential purchasers from Apple.

  • Apple promised to keep me up to date with the progress of my order and every promise made was honored. This again I found to be excellent to experiences I've had with other Vendors, where I got (as an example) an SMS saying that my order was processed and would be delivered soon. That would be great if those SMS's didn't actually come until "after" the product was delivered. Apple's progress reports on the other hand, were all spot on.

  • The boxing of the products I ordered, being the Mac Air Laptop itself, an Apple USB Ethernet Adapter and a Lacie Porsche USB 3.0 1TB external drive were very nicely boxed.

  • The initial setup process for the new laptop was very nicely done and extremely easy to follow, with layman types explanations given every step of the way. The
Hello Experts,

I am trying to run as administrator a .bat file on a Windows 10 virtual machine remotely via VirtualBox's command line interface. I am controlling the Windows 10 virtual machine via a Linux headless server.

Currently I am using the command:

vboxmanage guestcontrol "win10clean" exec --image "C:/Temp/run.bat" --username localadmin --password *** --verbose --wait-stdout


Opening guest session as user 'localadmin' ...
Waiting for guest session to start ...
Guest session (ID 13) has been started
Starting guest process ...
Process 'C:/Temp/run.bat' (PID 4592) started

C:\WINDOWS\system32>REG ADD HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\currentversion\explorer\advanced /v Start_PowerButtonAction /t REG_DWORD /d 2 Process terminated
Exit code=1 (Status=500 [successfully terminated])
Closing guest session ...

The VM name is win10clean
The .bat file is called run.bat and is stored on the VM under the path C:/Temp/
The run.bat file is suppose to update a registry value which is why the command must be run as administrator. However the registry value says the same.
We migrated our end user profiles from server1 to server2.
The process used, was:
robocopy data from server1 location, to server2 location,
move the Active Directory account to a new OU that mapped a user profile drive (P:) to their profile on server2.
New OU group policy also mapped profile folders (my documents, photos, etc) to new profile path.
Users were then experiencing very long login times. (Many over 1 hour)
Some users only experienced this for the first time they logged in, some had this experience repeat multiple times, (daily upon login) for around 3-5 times before being able to log in normally.
Upon checking their accounts, I noted that their home folder setting on their profile tab on their Active Directory account, was setting "P:" to server1 location.
So, I removed the home folder setting from all of their accounts, but the long login times continued.
I suspect that the long login times are due to the move from using a home folder setting on their account, to using a mapped drive specified via group policy.
The problem, is we now have a large number of accounts that we must do the same migration to. We would like to avoid the long login time.
I've suggested migrating the data, and specifying a new home folder location rather than switching to a group policy specified mapped drive, however I've been told that this does not follow best practices suggested by microsoft. (The claim is that home folders are depricated and should no longer be used.)

Dear Experts

while i am deploying the ad fs server installed and configured ssl certificate successfully but some how I misplaced the noted password for .pfx file  I have access to the server from where the CSR file is generated and later on the same server imported certificate through digicert utility but now I am in trouble lost the password for .pfx file and I require this so that same certificate to be installed on other ADFS server in the farm. please help me it is of wildcard certificate on how to recover the password I have access the orginal server from where the CSR is generated . please help
Looking for a referral for a UPS for a small office server running MS Windows Server 2016 Standard x64 on a Dell Service Tag: 62DMRP2

The client is in an office building and he is a small CPA firm with a total of 4 employees.

We would like a recommendation for a UPS that will do the following:

1. powering off the server prior to the battery being depleted during an interruption of power
2. sending an email to us when an event happens such as the power went off, or the server was powered down, or powering back on
3. powering back up when the power is restored
4. logging all events

Thanks in advance
recently I re-installed windows 10 on a Samsung laptop, installed print-shop deluxe 4.0 and everything went fine until this morning when we tried to open it up.  when we click on the icon ithe hour glass comes on for about 2 seconds and then goes off and print-shop will not open.  what can be the cause of this? uninstalling and re-installing will not do the trick.
On a Windows Server (2016)
When I set a a task in Window Task Shceduler

There is a "Sync across time zones" feature

Which means ... what??? exactly?
I read and seem to have a handle on how windows 2016 Licensing works for a single server but I am still a little confuse when you have more than 1 server.

For example, if i have 4 host server each with 24 cores (total of 96 cores).  
Can I get 1 base Datacenter Core license (16 core) and then 5 packs of Windows Server® 2016 Datacenter Additional License (16 core)?


Do i have to get 4 base Datacenter license (1 per host) and then 6 packs of  Windows Server® 2016 Datacenter Additional License (4 core)?
I'm trying to implement Group Policy for Windows Hello on a 2012 domain. Downloaded the ADMX files for Windows 10 1803 and them copied them to the central store, specifically here: C:\Windows\SYSVOL\sysvol\[DOMAIN]\Policies\PolicyDefinitions\en-us. There were already definitions in this folder from when the domain was originally deployed. I elected to replace the existing definitions and added the new ones as well. There were 185 before, and now there are 227.

After this, any time we try to browse and group policy object, we get a series of warnings. This is just a sampling:

Sample of Group Policy Warnings
The warnings don't seem to affect any processing of group policy, but I must have went wrong somewhere though I'm not sure where. As a precaution, I've rolled back that folder to the old definitions. Before I did, I tried to access GP from different machines (Win2012 and a Win10) and got what appeared to be the same warnings.

Adding to the mix, the Windows Hello objects don't seem to appear in the updated group policy (before I rolled it back). According to my research, they should have been here: Computer Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Hello For Business/.

Apologies if I'm leaving anything out. Any help or a push in the right direction would be great. Thanks!
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The path below is where sync to:
This PC\SM-N920V-TheNote5\Phone\Documents

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I need an automated way to sync files to a "Portable Media Player" connected to a Windows 10 PC.

The "Portable Media Player" is actually as Samsung Galaxy Note 5: an Android device.

Drag and drop works just fine, but I need to truly automate the process.

I can use VBA built in to MS Access, VB script or even a good fashioned batch file.

NOTE: I use SyncBack to synchronize some folders on my system, but it will not recognize the path to the Note5.
I have a laptop which wouldn't boot after a recent windows 10 update so are trying to Re-image machine from a system image taken before the update. I can boot from windows installation disk or a system repair disk and get to the restore from system image find the image but then get the message "To restore this computer, Windows needs to format the drive that the Windows Recovery Environment is currently running on. To continue with the restore, shut down this computer and boot fron a Windows installation disc or a system repair disk and then try the restore again" It then gives the option to create a repair disk but only on a DVD, but we have no writer. On line there seem to be many other people who have experienced the same problem but no definitive answer. So wondered if anyone here has overcome this
Many Thanks
I banged my fist on the table (LOL i know right?) and my laptop blue screened.  My fist was about 20 cm away from my laptop.

What I'm baffled about it why it would when there's no moving parts (e.g. it has a solid state drive)?  

It rebooted and was fine... Would the RAM or SSD become unseated temporarily?
What are some Windows 10 utilities that will scan a specified folder path and provide a list of duplicate files?

Can anyone recommend a simple phone dialer for Windows 10?

I need help fix error while trying to remote-in desktop access for my team. We are a fully digital firm all our employees work remotely. All our team members are able to remote in except one of a user who uses windows 10 pro. For error check the attachment.

Please help me how to fix this? If you know step please share it would be a great help.
Hello I'm in the middle of running SCAP scans on our systems, currently in a closed loop enviroment trying to get all system compliant.  Had to remove myself from Domain Admins group, created a new Security Group "Local Admins" placed this group in the Builtin Administrators group.  FIrst issue I created a new Policy to add this newly created SG into local admin group on all machines, following the instruction from the following article - I've waiting 3 hours, rebooted serveral times, ran gpupdate serveral times can't get this group to add to admin group.  Second issue one of our shares sitting on server 2016 I cannot access, "Access Denied".  I've added the newly created SG with Full Conrtol as well as my account to top leverl and granted full control no access.

Outlook 2016 on Windows 10 Pro printing error
I have Outlook setup up on a Win 10 pro computer that receives TEXT format emails that all get printed via an outlook rule upon receipt.  Approx 50 per day get printed.  Approx 1-2 per day fail to print with the following error:

P1: 300053
P2: 16.0.10325.20082
P3: bjwi7P4: 0x80004005

All emails are approx same length (1 page) and there is nothing obvious about the ones that fail to automatically print.  The emails that fail to print can be manually printed to the same printer without error.
Looking for a way to create pop up display messages on Windows 10 (Similar to what we used to be able to do with Task Scheduler)
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I have windows 10 environment. I get the message (attached) when I right click on a file & click on "Send To " & Then mail recipient". My default mail client is set to Outlook. I expect my outlook to get started automatically.
I have a Windows server 2016 Virtual Machine that needs to be accessed by RDP by more than 2 concurrent users.
Last time I had this issue was many years ago on server 2003 i think and i just applied a TS license for more users.
I've had a read up on the new method and become pretty confused by it all.
Can somebody explain the steps of how to get say 2 more users being able to login in (4 total at once)

Thanks very much.
is there an way ways to remove my screen lock password on Windows 10 64 bit, Dell laptop.  I Googled and found many guys recommend using command prompt but not familiar with that. please recommend some free password reset tool, thanks!
I am running the newest version of Skype on my Windows 10 PC.  I need to contact someone (I have their Skype name), but when I try to connect I get the following message:

Skype Error
I don't use Skype often, and tried to find a setting or other evidence of the problem, but can't.  Can you help?


Some users within a Server 2016 AD network sometimes intermittently disconnect from a Kyocera Task Alfa 3051 copier and are unable to print.

This happens in an office with around 50 laptops. When this happens it only affects one laptop at a time and all the other laptops are able to print without any issues.

The printer will become grayed out and the users will receive errors printing to it from their Windows 10 computers. When this happens the printer that is automatically mapped by Windows 10 and the printer that is shared through Server 2016 and through Active Directory are both affected. No other network or internet connectivity is lost on these laptops when this happens.

This happens even whether the user's laptop is connected via Wi-Fi or a network cable.

Whenever this happens I check the Network properties on the affected laptop and find that the Network type is either Domain or Private and is never public.

To fix this issue I will have to delete the printer from the Devices and Printers applet within Control Panel and will have to re-add the network printer back to Windows 10.

What can be done to prevent this issue from occurring so these Windows 10 computers will always stay connected to this network printer and will never lose their ability to print?
How can I save all screenshots to my One Drive for Business Pictures folder?

I have noticed that this feature isn't available like it is for One Drive (see the URL below).

I have switched over to using One Drive for Business and don't want to have to set up a separate One Drive account simply to be able to save screenshots to my personal One Drive Pictures folder.

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.