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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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File Viewer Plus 3
How many times do you come across a file format that your computer doesn't recognize? Read on for a great solution I've found and been using myself, which is a lot more than just a file format viewer. Enjoy...
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Introduction to Web Design
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Introduction to Web Design

Develop a strong foundation and understanding of web design by learning HTML, CSS, and additional tools to help you develop your own website.

Fix Google Chrome Issues
I see people having issues with the Chrome browser so often that I decided to write this article on how to definitively determine problems you may be encountering with Google Chrome. I hope it helps you out...
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FoxyTab
This article shows how to save the names and URLs of open Firefox tabs in a plain text file with FoxyTab, a Featured Extension. I tested it in the latest Firefox Quantum release (61.0.1 on this article's publication date), both 32-bit and 64-bit, and in Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 — all worked perfectly.
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PaperPort installer detected previous installation
You did a proper uninstallation of PaperPort. You even ran the official PP14 Remover Tool. But when you try to reinstall PaperPort, you get the dialog box above, which you can't get past. There is simply no way to install PaperPort! This article presents a solution that has worked for many PP users.
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PaperPort Splash Screen
Sometimes PaperPort will not even open. It displays the splash screen (above) and exits, or it may show an "Application Crash" dialog before exiting (sometimes with a dump, sometimes not). There are many reasons for this problem. This article discusses several of them and offers possible solutions.
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PaperPort Splash Screen
Sometimes PaperPort will not even open. It displays the splash screen (above) and exits, or it may show an "Application Crash" dialog before exiting. There are many reasons for this, but a recent cause that has reached epidemic levels is due to an issue with Firefox. This article offers a solution.
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by:James Gramm
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This worked for me also, PP 14.5 stopped working about a month ago, changed the registry to Chrome and it now opens again.
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by:Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVE
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Hi James,
Thanks for joining Experts Exchange today and reading my article. I'm very glad to hear that, after a month of not being able to use PaperPort, it is now opening again — great news! Regards, Joe
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data eraser
In the following article, I will share some simple but effective methods to erase your data permanently from hard disk drives so no one can recover it.
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by:Andrew Leniart
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Nicely written article. Enjoyable read. Thanks for sharing it.
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What about BleachBit?
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In life, you must move forward or go backward. There is no standing still. Now it is the same with Windows 10
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Windows 10 Repair
This is a Step by Step guide to performing a Non-Destructive Windows 10 repair which answers frequently asked questions as to exactly what is lost, and what is kept. Enjoy...
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Stellar Outlook Toolkit
This is a comprehensive review of a bundled Toolkit designed for use by IT Professionals and End Users to help Microsoft Outlook fans manipulate Outlook files and repair some common problems. Enjoy...
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by:Andrew Leniart
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Well written Article Andrew..!!

Thank you for reading my article and endorsing it by clicking the thumbs up icon Clik. I  see you joined today so please also allow me to extend a warm welcome to the Experts Exchange community! :)

Regards, Andrew
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by:Clik Dalle
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Thank you so much Andrew.. :)
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10 Tips to Protect Your Business from Ransomware
10 Tips to Protect Your Business from Ransomware

Did you know that ransomware is the most widespread, destructive malware in the world today? It accounts for 39% of all security breaches, with ransomware gangsters projected to make $11.5B in profits from online extortion by 2019.

Seizing the Operation Master Roles in Windows Server 2016 in case of FSMO holder failure.
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Gmail by Google
Read this tutorial to learn how to fix repeating password error prompts when setting up Gmail IMAP with Microsoft Outlook. The entire process is described with step by step, illustrated instructions. Enjoy...
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Reset Login Password in Windows 10
This tutorial shows a simple method of resetting a forgotten Windows 10 Password, on both a Physical and VM VirtualBox machine without the need for any third-party tools. Both Local and Microsoft Connected accounts are covered. Enjoy...
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Take advantage of one of the most useful technologies available - virtualization!
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ReFS-Logo
In current releases of Windows 10, MS removed the ability to format a volume with ReFS. That feature is moved to Windows 10 Pro for Workstations. The requisite files exist in Pro, but functionality is locked and/or otherwise unavailable. A $125 upgrade charge to enable, or $205 for a retail license.
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by:McKnife
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Just works with the ISO of the media creation toolkit.
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by:Anthony Deaver
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Interesting.  Why did I get a different result?

I did boot from the setup media.  And the target volume was a secondary drive.  NTFS was allowed, but ReFS returned the error.

chuckle.  I am supposed to be working on a honey-do list today, but I will find time to re-approach.

Thanks for the heads up.
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Speaker unmuted and muted
In a question here at Experts Exchange, a member was looking for "a little app that would allow sound to be turned OFF and ON by simply clicking on an icon in the system tray". This article shows how to achieve that, as well as providing the same OFF/ON audio muting toggle via a single keystroke.
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by:John
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Thanks for posting this, Joe.  My own ThinkPad has a mute button and I use it so much my finger is trained to it.
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by:Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVE
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You're welcome, John, and thanks to you for the feedback and the article endorsement — both very much appreciated! Regards, Joe
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This article provides a step by step guide (with screenshots) showing how to create a new local (test) Administrator user profile in Windows 10 for troubleshooting purposes, and then how to remove it.
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by:John
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Thank you Andrew. This is a good article to help people new to computers / Windows 10.
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by:Andrew Leniart
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Thanks for your comment John and also for endorsing the article. I very much appreciate it.

Andrew
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This tutorial is about creating a new Microsoft Online User Profile account along with how to transfer your files and settings. You may be faced with this situation if your existing user profile has become corrupted.
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Often, the users face difficulty in accessing Outlook 2016 PST files on Windows 10 computer. One of the reasons behind it is the improper functioning of MS Outlook when the user tries to open it. MS Outlook suddenly stops working, or it will not open, and the chances of losing crucial data or information within the PST file becomes very high.


These problems might occur due to upgradation of Windows, the configuration of Microsoft applications, and many other applications or programs. The issues faced with Windows upgrade include incompatible software or configuration is not up to date, and this could be one of the reasons why PST file is not opening on Windows 10 computer.


Below listed are some common issues that may affect the health of Outlook 2016 PST files:


  • Issue 1: Incompatible programs: Windows operating system receive updates with time. However, installed applications on an operating system are not updated, and faces incompatibility issues take place. Outlook starts to produce errors, especially when MS Office Suite and more specifically Word is not updated.
  • Issue 2: System files or applications are missing: At times, when the system files or application files are missing, Outlook desists from working properly. In many cases, the Outlook application is not installed completely and requires reinstallation for proper functionality.
  • Issue 3: Abrupt system shut down: The sudden shut down of Windows 10 affects Outlook while it is in the process of email transfer. Later, it might start usually and abruptly shut down after opening. 
  • Issue 4: PST file becomes oversized: It is a prevalent problem when the PST exceeds the pre-defined storage space. Hence, Outlook does not read the PST file, and it stops working on a Windows 10 PC.


Resolution


There are many ways to resolve the inaccessibility issue of Outlook 2016 PST file. To cut the long story short try the suggested fixes.


Manual method to repair PST file


The first aid fix to restore a corrupt PST can be done using the Inbox Repair Tool, ScanPST.exe. Find this inbuilt utility tool on your machine (which is a tool developed by Microsoft to resolve issues related to PST files) and run it. Few simple steps to do this:


  1. Close Outlook properly if it is running
  2. Find and run ScanPST.exe
  3. Browse to locate the PST file or manually type the location or file name (if location unknown)
  4. Launch Outlook and click on File Info Account Setting Data Files
  5. Note file path and file name and Click on Close     OK      Exit Outlook
  6. Launch Outlook and create a new PST in your profile
  7. Drag all the recovered items to the new PST from “Lost and Found” folder


It is an easy process but suffers several limitations like data loss and require technical expertise. Therefore, to overcome these limitations, the recommended fix is to use an Automated method which is best suited for non-technical users as well.


Automated method Third-Party tool for PST repair


In case the above manual method does not work, you can opt for a third-party tool which is another best and straightforward solution to fix such issues. The IT professionals recommend Kernel for Outlook PST Repair tool. Such type of tools offer extensive features to technical as well as non-technical users at ease.


Final words


We recommend the users to first use the inbuilt Microsoft utility first in case of issues with MS Outlook. If the problem still persists, use PST Repair tool to repair MS Outlook data files in a few clicks.

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JavaScript Best Practices
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JavaScript Best Practices

Save hours in development time and avoid common mistakes by learning the best practices to use for JavaScript.

400TB Disaggregate Cluster
Herein one will find an aggregate of some of my experience building and deploying virtualization stacks both in standalone, clustered Hyper-V, clustered Hyper-V with a Scale-Out File Server (SOFS) backend, and Storage Spaces Direct (S2D).
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by:Philip Elder
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No worries at all and no need to apologize.

Thanks for that. I'll get the content back in shortly.
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by:Philip Elder
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Thank you sir. :)
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Social Network
A few solutions to a problem some of us have been having when trying to add Hostgator email accounts to Outlook 2016 (will probably work with Outlook 2013 as well).
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by:Donya Oneto
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Thank you for these instructions.  I was finally able to get my Outlook and hostgator email linked after months of frustration.  I've had Outlook and hostgator mail linked for years but randomly last summer the program would no longer accept the settings.  I used the separate profile instructions and was able to link the accounts.  I still get a certificate error though.  Wondering what why that is happening.
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This article is about my experience upgrading my consulting machine to Windows 10 Version 1709 (The Fall 2017 Creator Update)
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by:Jim Horn
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Well written John, and excellent images.  -Jim
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by:John
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Thanks. I appreciate that. I will work on improving things going forward.
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Windows Server 2003 introduced persistent Volume Shadow Copies and made 2003 a must-do upgrade. Since then, it's been a must-implement feature for all servers doing any kind of file sharing.
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I would add that you REALLY SHOULD store snapshots on a separate volume. The reason is that Windows may DELETE your snapshots stored with the parent volume during high disk IO. Imagine you have a large restore to do on your file server, so you do a smaller test restore first. It works, but the act of restoring creates so much IO that the other snapshots get deleted...the same snapshots you were about to use to restore from. Ouch! I have heard about it happening. It's the first best practice Microsoft lists.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2008-R2-and-2008/cc753975(v=ws.11)
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by:Lee W, MVP
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@kevinhsieh
Actually, I do recommend this...
"BUT WAIT! Before enabling, if you want to place your copies on a different volume or better still different physical disk (recommended for heavily used file servers), you need to click on the settings button before any copies are created (enabling a volume will instantly create a copy)."
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Windows 10 Creator Update has just been released and I have it working very well on my laptop. Read below for issues, fixes and ideas.
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by:Brian B
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Well written! This story exactly why I say you have to keep your drivers up to date and review your hardware if there are no Windows 10 drivers to support it. (Much easier with desktops than laptops, I admit).

In one of my desktops I have a USB wifi that Windows 10 has never liked. Every time there was a major Windows 10 update, the wifi would stop working, which would break internet access, making troubleshooting a pain. Since I'm cheap, rather than buy a new wifi card, I finally gave up and installed an access point to cover the wifi connection and used a LAN connection to the desktop instead.
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by:John
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Thanks Brian. I have to travel with my machine, so I need good hardware right on the machine. Just a different way to look at it.
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Windows 10 Tips and Tricks
A small collection of useful tips and tricks for Windows 10 users that I decided to write as a result of recent questions that were asked and answered at Experts Exchange. Two short video tutorials included. Enjoy..
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Windows 10

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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.