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I have a client computer that after the Windows 10 1803 update has some ie11 issues.
The client uses ie11 to log on to her gmail account.  It logs on, sends and receives fine.  When printing an email, only about a 2 inch square is printed on each page, so a one page email turns into 5 wasted pages.

i have checked that there are no applications in the compatibility mode, and have had ie11 ignore font styles but it makes no difference.

Gmail prints fine from chrome.
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I have a program that exports docs as a pdf.  when I log in as Bob and export the doc to Bob's MyDocs, it actually saves to a different users docs folder.

When I called support for my software, I was told it was a windows setting, but I can't find it.

Where do I look to see why docs for user1 are saved under docs for user2?


I have all Windows 2016 DCs. On each DC, I attached a 2nd Drive to be used for Weekly System State backups.
After few months drive got full and jobs are now failing.

How to a create/Configure Systems State backups so that the disk purges backups as needed so I don't run out of space?
Dear Experts,

I am dealing with a weird Outlook error that I am not sure how to fix.

Attached an image of the error.

What is the ongoing best solution for this:

"Either there is no default mail client or the current mail client cannot fulfill the messaging request. Please run outlook and set it as the default mail client"

Thank you!
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do it yourself question that I can not do myself

Take to local united states repair shop.

Mail to asus computer company out of warranty (more than 1.5 years since purchase)

What are the pros and cons of each?
We've been asked to create one DFS share on a new Dell SC5020 (All flash)   It will be shared from a Windows 2016 VM (Hyper-V 2016 in cluster)  About 125 users will access this DFS share.  The volume size is 20TB  But we don't think that much space will be used (projects and sub projects will be moved in another storage unit as soon as they're closed)  It will be between 10 and 15, more likely 12TB.  

This VM will be replicated (Veeam)   We already have several 5 to 7TB Veeam replicas.  

I know we could have used some other solutions such as a fast NAs / SAN file server.  

Thank you
I hope you can help.  I have a DPM 2016 (Version 5.0.342.0) built on Windows Server 2016 fully patched OS with a HP LTO 7 Ultrium 15000 external Tape Drive attached.  My issue is the Tapes are not using the Compression and I have now reached the native 7TB capacity of the tapes.  
I have the Tape compression enabled on the Protection Groups but it does not appear to be sending the compression instruction.  I have also ensured that I am using the latest firmware and drivers for the LTO 7 drive.  Does anyone know if DPM 2016 can provide compression on the HP LTO 7 Drive and if so what may I be missing on getting this work?  Many thanks for any assistance provided

I am looking for a small form factor PC with the following specifications:

- Less than or equal to €400 or £400 cost
- Windows 10 Professional included
- Ports include: Ethernet, HDMI and USB
- Should be around same size as the following:
- New is good but would settle for second hand

This product will be strapped down and connected to a large display.

What would you recommend for a small form factor PC based on the above?

I have a peer-to-peer network with all windows 10 pro and one windows 7 pro workstations. I am pretty sure that prior to the windows 10 1803 update I could go to windows explorer and click on network and see all the computers in the workgroup (they are all members of the same workgroup). Now all that the workstations can see are three of the computers (all see the same three) except for one computer that I have determined is the master browser. It is able to see all the workstations. If I run a net view from the master browser it immediately lists all the computers. However if I run the net view command from any of the other workstations there is a delay and I get one of two error messages - either "system error 1231 has occurred" or "the service has not been started - see help message 2184".
I have made sure that all the workstations are on a private as opposed to public network, I have network discovery and file sharing turned on and I have turned on the windows feature SMB 1.0. I have enabled Netbios over TCP/IP. I have checked all aplloicable services and they are running.

I can ping all the computers and can access them via UNC and add a shortcut to the quick launch. I just cannot see them through explorer. I am baffled and searches show I am not the only one with this problem but I have been unable to find a resolution.

I just did a little more investigation and turned on the column for Discovery Method and see that the three computers that are visible are …
I installed a new 2016 Windows Server and it is attached to our Domain Controller. I got a warning that the administrator login is expiring in one day but the Administrator user on the DC is set to never expire. How do I setup the local server administrator user account with a password that will not expire if this is the issue.
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I have 10 new HP Desktops with Windows 10 that I want to make a master image for to make deployment faster.  What software do you suggest to accomplish this? We do not have volume licensing.  Will this be an issue?

I have Windows 10 pro (All uptodate), HP SLICE hardware, running latest google chrome... all videos, youtube, daily motion, msn, and streaming media... it will delay the video for 5 to 10 seconds but audio continues.   Happens everytime,... seems like this started in the last few weeks.  No chrome extensions... all have been disabled while troubleshooting.  I can allow or block popups and ads in settings and get same result.  Cant figure out what is causing.   I have uninstalled chrome and reinstalled to no avail.   If you use IE or Firefox... no issues whatsoever with video... so this is isolated to Chrome.  When the video freezes.. it appears all of chrome is freezing at the same time... you can't click on anything, settings etc... until it unfreezes.   Please help
I am using my Windows 10 computer at home.  I would like to access (via remote desktop connection) my office computer, which is running Winows 10 professional.

What are the steps to set that up?  Note:  My office does have a business fiber modem, and a wireless router.

Thanks for your help!
Does anyone out there use the Blue Prism automation tool?  I’m having an issue with the tool in Windows 10 that I do not have in Windows 7.

My automation reads values from an Excel file (Year, Month) and uses those values to select from two drop downs on a web page in IE11.  For example, my Excel file has “2017” in one column and “May” in another column, and my automation is supposed to select “2017” from one drop down (that lists 2016, 2017, 2018) and “May” from the other drop down (that lists Jan, Feb, Mar, etc). on the web page.   I’ve properly identified the two drop downs in Blue Prism.  When I launch the automation, I receive an internal error that states “No child item exists with the specified text” in my “Write” step.  The EXACT SAME CODE works fine on IE11 in Windows 7.  Can anyone help?  Thanks in advance.
We have noticed with some of our Windows 10 computers lately that Security updates get downloaded automatically and then the users say that their computer does a  reboot  without any warning message. We do not see this or hear of this from all of our users and these users are all using laptops.
Is this the new way of Microsoft getting these updates applied or is this just some users ignoring the reboot message of the computer when a Security update gets applied?
bitlocker encrypted drive on usb: we have a laptop with ssd drive with bitlocker encryption that crashed and won't reboot to windows.  Before reinstalling Windows 10, I'd like to know how to put the drive on external usb on another computer to try to retrieve data from it.  It just says it's not accessible and doesn't have an option to put in the encryption key.

I am planing to deploy the MS patches updates on nearly 3500 clients mixed Windows 10 and windows 7 using WUSS server.  I have no problem to creating  group under Computer node in WSUS  server and configure the GPO to push the updates for clients windows 10 & 7.
I am looking here for  help if there is way or Script which can push the updates on clients using wsus and install them at shutdown stage.  I mean when user shutdown PC the updates kicks off and install in the background.
I hope there should be way to achieve this or power shell script. Please advice.

I am trying to pull down an image from our Windows deployment server to laptops we have here onsite. The laptops are dell latitude 7940s and their network adapters are Intel I219-LM's. When I try to boot into the windows 10 .wim boot file we have on our WDS server I get the error below:

"WdsClient: An error occurred while obtaining an IP address from the DHCP server. please check to ensure there is an operational DHCP server on this network segment"

we have an active DHCP server role on the WDS server which has been able to assign ip address to windows 10 machines I have previously imaged with no issues,

i have tried looking for the necessary network adapter drivers to add to our current .wim file for this adapter but every driver package i downloaded from the dell site will not successfully add to the windows 10 .wim image.

can anyone please advise?
i need to test an m2 SSD on another desktop
i assume i best use an adapter card, but which
here the specs of the SSD :
can you suggest me a good one, with affordable price?

i think about buying this one :
or this one for usb :

any pro or cons for both are welcome

w10 compatible of course
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Hi Experts,

I just re-imaged the C:drive of my Desktop PC.

Now it will not boot Windows 10.

The BIOS message is

Attempting Boot From CD-ROM
Attempting Boot From Hard Drive

An operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't
contain an operating system.
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

I have booted Windows PE and can see files on C: and Disk Management reports that it is Healthy (Active, Primary Partition).

Hello Experts:

I have a Windows 10 machine (original, not an upgrade) that will not upgrade to the latest version and build.  Here’s what happens:

I go to updates.  It says I am current (winver says it's running version 1703, Build 15063.1155).  I tell it to check for updates and it says it will download it.  It takes about an hour to finish saying it's preparing for download and then it says it's going to download.  About an hour and a half later, it says it is not secure and needs an update (requires restart).  I've tried restarting from this window as well as a manual restart (it even says update and restart).

Either way it restarts and winver still says version 1703, build 15063.1155.

I've even wiped the drive and done a fresh install (not from the recovery partition but from the HP media they sent me.

I'm looking at the retry (when I looked this last time it failed and gave me error 0x80070002.  I checked that error code and, it said to download a Windows Update repair tool.  I've downloaded that too, but I haven’t used it yet.  I'll try that if this attempt doesn’t work

Just a side note:  I’ve had customers with Windows update troubles from almost the get-go.  For a while I could use the Windows 10 Update Assistant.  But that’s no longer available.  I can run it online, but I It isn’t a download any longer (at least that I can find).

This not being able to control updates is really frustrating.  Quite presumptuous on the part of Microsoft if you ask…
April 10, 2018—KB4093112 (OS Build 16299.371) fails to update. Sends my computer into a continuous restart loop and never updates
I received a large PDF file. It took days for me to type in all the information. I would like to save this file with the text. Is there any work-around to saving this PDF file with my entered text?
There was a message bar that said that I cannot save the text and that if I try to save the document, I just get the original PDF file saved devoid of my text entries. Sure enough, those words were true. For that reason, I shut off WIFI because an update might cause a reboot, and I would lose my text.

Luckily on Windows 10, I was able to print to a PDF file which I was able to transfer to a Windows 7 laptop, and email that file back to the sender. The printed PDF file has all my information, but it is not-editable; and I can't even copy text data from this saved file.

I had asked the sender to send me a PDF file with the ability to save the text, in case of a OS crash. Answer was a firm "No" - end of discussion. Anyway, now that I have sent the completed form back to the sender, this request doesn't matter. I am still keeping the Acrobat program in memory with my text data in case I get feedback that I have to revise it.

If I can't save my PDF file text, I started thinking about a work-around by using a new SSD that I will use to replace the HD someday; but I fail to see how I can use it to give me a backup of the in-memory work that I have done. For now, I put my Windows 10 laptop to sleep on a permanent basis until I figure this one out, or just give up, and let the …
I’m looking to setup the following scenario and would appreciate some advise and guidance along with some help with the script itself.

Here’s what I want to do:

Setup some type of logon script through GPO so that when a user logs onto a machine, the script would look to a list (help needed here - CSV file? Excel? SQL?) that would have two columns of data - “UserName” and “FileName”.

It would locate the logging on user in the “UserName” column, and look to see the name of the file in the “FileName” column for that particular user.

It would then go out to a directory where all of the files in the “FileName” column are located, find that file, and copy it into a specific folder on the machine being logged into (all of which, by the way, will be Windows 10 64bit).

Further, I’d like it so that if the user isn’t on the list and/or the file is missing from the directory, that an e-mail would be generated to me letting me know what’s missing so that I can get it in place by the next time they logon.

Is this possible through a logon script? PowerShell? Also, would it slow the logon process down very much?
I am running Windows 10 and Office 365 on my Lenovo P71 computer.  I would like to print my Contacts, including the memo/notes for each contact, but I can't figure out how to print the entire Contacts folder with all the information contained in the entries.  Is there a way to do this?



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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.