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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 would like to know where is the location of the recent photos and favorites is in the PHOTOS App on my Windows 10 PC? I would like to see different photos instead of a single photo in the Photos App Tile in the Start menu. I am attaching a screen capture.

Thank you,


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I have an issue with my server running Windows Server 2016. I think the issue is DNS or DHCP related but unsure.
for a while now, myself and a few colleagues have been domain joined.
When we're out and about, we connect in to the server Via VPN - which seems to work fine.

The server assigns an IP address and lets us in.

This has stopped working now and I can't figure out what config has changed.

If I connect directly to the network where the server is at, my laptop gets no internet at all - when I try and troubleshoot I get an error which says "WiFi" doesn't have a valid IP configuration. The IPv4 settings are set to retrieve the settings automatically from the DHCP.

Interestingly, I am trying to connect a brand new laptop up to the domain and having a slightly different issue. When the new laptop is on the same network, the servers DHCP manages to assign an IP address. When I go to join the domain, it asks for credentials but then errors and says:
The following error occurred attempting to join the domain "xxxx.local" The network path was not found

From this new computer, I can remote desktop into the server when I disable the server firewall- even though it isn't domain joined
and with my existing computer, which is domain joined, I can't RDP in now.

Both new and old laptops are on windows 10 pro - the oldest being less than a year.

Any help would be hugely appreciated

Kind Regards,
We're in the process migrating domain controllers.
Server 2008 to Server 2016
Did "dfsrmig /setglobalstate 1" on Server 2008 which is going to be decommissioned
its been a few hours. The message said it could take up to 60 minutes to reach a consistent state.
When typing in "dfsrmig /getmigrationstate" the following comes up
"Migration has not yet reached a consistent state on all Domain Ctonrollers. State information might be stale due to AD latency."
Some time ago we migrated some databases from SQL Server 2012 running on Windows Server 2008 R2 (Databases are in an Availability Group) to SQL Server 2016 running on Windows Server 2016.

The new server is running on All-Flash storage.

There are a pair of web servers running a web application, these servers are Windows Server 2016 and it is a PHP web application running in IIS.

Since migrating there has been a noticable reduction in page load times, particularly when saving data.

Typically it was < 5 seconds, but now has increased to >10 seconds.

We use ExtraHop to monitor our wire data and can see that round trip times to the DB servers is <100ms, however the application executes a significant amount of queries per save operation, so the comulative effect could be a part to play in the performance issues.

We have disabled Anti-Virus, but this had no effect.

What would be the suggested places to look to try and identify where the bottleneck is?
Following migration we are having an issue connecting to a TLS1.2 server from a Dynamics Ax12 client on a Windows 10 PC. Up to migration the Dynamics Ax09 client worked fine, connecting from the SAME client to the SAME target.

I am seeing a lot of Schannel errors in the event log, but I am unsure if these are a red herring as they go back to before migration.

I have turned up Schannel logging and am seeing informational events similar to below in the logs. I have tested https connections from Edge browser to common sites and that works fine.

I need a solution to this FAST. Does anyone have any solid experience that might point us in the right direction?
The description for Event ID 36880 from source Schannel cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

The following information was included with the event:

TLS 1.2
C=US, S=WA, L=Redmond, O=Microsoft, OU=WSE,

The handle is invalid
I have a Windows 7 Pro machine with a Windows XP Virtual Machine created by using the Microsoft VM software. I upgrade this machine to Windows 10 but the VM did not upgrade. I have a backup of the VM

Is there a way to set up the Windows XP VM on Windows 10?
I have an issue mapping a network drive to a domain joined file server.  The error is 'The specified network password is not correct'

The file server is connect over a client VPN.

If I try connecting using a domain joined machine it fails with the error above.  Event id 4625 is registered in Event Viewer - The domain my laptop is in is different to the file server but I am trying both domainname\username & username@FQDN

If I try connecting using my own personal computer it connects fine (workgroup computer)

I created a local account on the file server to test and this works on both machines.  I am guessing it might be some sort of policy setting but i checked local security policy and both systems were the same.  

Printing and file sharing is on
Firewall is disabled
I can RDP to the fileserver (for what it's worth)

I am really struggling on what else it might be?

I'd like to clean a Windows 10  pc as much as possible (remove all superflyous stuff), Powershell based.
F.e. clear all temporary files, clear caches, disable default antivirus client, disable Windows updates etc

Please advise approach.
My wsus server, which is managed by my Corp office was supposed to install windows updates on windows 10 OS machines.  The updates came down but I have over 150 machines that the updates didn't install.  In otherwords, you have to click install now.  Is there any script, command I can run to install these updates.  I haven't got the time to be able to get on 150 plus machine to push a button
Hi Experts,

I have a Windows Server 2016 setup with Hyper-V. On the server 2 virtual machines have been created. This has been a standard installation and the default Production Switch is used.

I would however like to give the 2 virtual machines machines a fixed IP (different from the IP they automatically received).

The information I see requires to setup a different virtual switch. Since the machines are in production I would like to be sure this is the correct procedure. Perhaps a link to the correct procedure?

Thanks for any help in advance,
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Windows 10 users do not get notification saying that the computer need a reboot, or the forced reboot "will restart in xxx min" after certain days set in the GPO.
I set up in task scheduler a trigger that if a USB connection to the computer is detected it should do a action, I use for the trigger  
Log: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP/Device Configuration, Source: Kernel-PnP, Event ID:410

I want to add few more triggers
Switch to battery
power on
setting change
Run a exe
Save a file to the system

What trigers would I use
Some Windows 10 Computers under some User accounts stop displaying drives mapped through GPP in Windows Explorer.  Same issue as this one.

If we restart Windows Explorer from Task Manager the drives re-appear.  I have applied the EnabledLinkedConnections registry setting, I have changed the GPO from Create, Replace and update (currently set at Update).  I created a new GPO completely.  I have attempted to force gpupdate targeted to the user account.  The computers have been re-imaged.  I've exhausted every suggestion I have found doing internet searches.  

This seems to be a pretty wide spread and common issue.  Looking for other possible things to try.  I am about to the point where I am going to revert back to logon scripts.
We have a clean installation of Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard with 3 x network shares on. No domain configured, just local users setup. These appeared to be working correctly before a couple of software developers dialled in to add their part.

Now, only shares which have "Everyone" in security will allow access. The others says permission not allowed despite user being in security.

I checked the share settings and Password Protected Sharing was disabled. When I enable this and attempt to connect to the share from any machine (\\SERVERNAME or \\SERVERIPADDRESS) it prompts me for credentials. No matter which user I enter here, it comes back to say incorrect password. I have tried admin, user, and a test user I configured. If I flick Password Protected Sharing back to being disabled it opens explorer so I can see all the shares, but only opens one which has "Everyone" in security.

It continues to connect like this even if I clear out the credential manager. When I check on the server under Computer Management - Shares - Sessions I can see the machines connected but under the user guest?

On the server I could see several services disabled (Computer Browser, Funtional Discovery Resource, UPnP, TCP Net Bios) which developers says they haven't touched. I enabled all of these and set to auto but this had no effect on the shares.

All shares are advanced shares and have "Everyone" in the share permissions with full control. I have also created a new share, and tested …

How would we copy everything from one Windows PC to another so both Windows PCs are identical?

I have a standard network collection that connects to my network and the internet. I have added a VPN and I find that all of the internet traffic is routed through the VPN. After much research I have found that unticking the Use the Default Gateway option in the connect IP4 and 6 settings of the VPN will correct the issue. The problem I have then is the network I am connecting to using the VPN is inaccessible. I have also attempted to set a metric for each connection but whatever I do the VPN metric is always lower that the local connection.

OS: Windows 10

Any help would be gratefully received.
Hi guys, we have some windows 7 machines here that i want to see if they can upgrade to 10 or not.

Is there a tool for this that checks to see if it is upgradeable?
I'm unable to sysprep a Windows 10 1903 computer, so I can image it. Any suggestions? Thank you
Client laptop will not boot with secure boot and existing OS install.  HDD has bad sectors and was cloned to a new HDD, which will not boot and startup repair has not been able to fix.  A clean install will boot and work properly.  Client would prefer repair of existing OS over clean OS install.  BIOS cannot disable secure boot.  Haven't found a reason behind this yet.  I will be updating BIOS next (using different HDD), if a simple solution is not found first.
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I have a client with ACT 2013 on a Windows 10 PC. The ACT Word Processor files .wpa got associated with MS Word and do not open correctly. I need to associate .wpa with Act.UI.WordProcessor.dll in the C:\Program Files (x86)\ACT\Act for Windows folder

I have tried:
>Manually associating.WPA files to Act.UI.WordProcessor.dll but Default Apps won't display/recognize .dll programs
>Resetting the Default Apps and rebooting
>Deleting the Registry Entry for .WPA file association and rebooting
*Each of the above reverts back to MS Word.

Any suggestions?
We recently migrated a lot of users from one domain to a new domain using profwiz. This tool was great, however, one thing that we're coming across is an issue with authenticating fully into office. When the user authenticate after the first credential pass, it prompts again and then errors out to:

"Your computer's Trusted Platform Module has malfunctioned"
"Error code: 80090016"
"Keyset does not exist Keyset does not exist"

Then the app is fine whether it's Outlook, Excel, Word, etc...

Where the big issue arises is in OneDrive because that leverages cached credentials and syncing can get very wonky under these circumstances.

This also appears to be profile specific (specific to the profile that was migrated to the new domain) as any new user can log in to the machine and Auth and TPM works fine.

I've tried clearing TPM, resetting TPM and deleting TPM.
I've tried the EnableADAL regfix and that doesn't work (I also don't want to employ this as it is a hack workaround and not a fix)
I also came across renaming the following folders to no avail:


This problem is killing me and if someone knows of a bullet proof process to get this sorted out you'd be forever idolized here!
There is a need to configure a laptop at a location where the wifi it will be connecting to is not at the location where it's being setup.
Once the laptop arrives at the new location it needs to connect to wifi.
Is there a way to  pre-configure a wireless SSID and password to access WIFI prior to sending it out to the new location?
if yes how can this be done?
We are having a strange issue when we try to add a network printer to a Windows 10 1903 machine. We are adding a shared printer from a 2008 R2 print server, it does not seem to matter what print driver is on the share. When we double click on it it does add it since you can print from Word and Notepad, but it does not show up in "Devices and Printers" or "Printers & Scanners"

We noticed this on our customized image, so we tried hand loading a 1903 machine without any other software and still the same issue. We also hand loaded a 1709 desktop and on there, everything worked as is should. It seems the problem is only occurring on 1903

Has anyone else ran into this?


Some time ago I tried to clone the main SSD disk and the only partition where I'd installed Windows 10 to another disk / partition using this tool :

So,I chosen as target the disk and the only partition that was there (it is solid state disk) and as a target the only existing partition on the destination disk and I started the process. After some time Windows 10 started to working bad,I saw that the icons on the desktop gone away and nothing worked anymore,so taken over by the fear,I stopped the operation. I must not do that,really. All the informations stored on every disk and partition (USB and SATA) attached on my PC was gone. I still don't understand why it deleted all the partition tables of every disk NOT involved in the operation. I lost everything in every disk. Maybe that tool has some kind of serious bug. I don't know. Fact is that I found another case like mine.

Today I tried to make an image of one of the broken disks with "GetDataBack Pro Data Recovery" and I have seen that all the files that have been deleted by that cloning tool are still there,with the same organization structure. So,I created an IMG file of that disks. After that,I tried to write the image back to the drive with "Disk Explorer" without reformatting the disk,following this guide :

but something gone wrong since when I rebooted the PC,nothing happened,I …
Are there any limitations or rextrictions to using a trial version of Windows Server 2016/2019 Standard X64.  I have to stand up a couple servers for Active Directory, NPS, DNS, DHCP, File Services, Print etc.very soon, but the approval for the purchase takes some bureaucratic time.  I'm wanting to know if I can install it, and then in a week or so when the purchase is approved, buy the full license and apply it to the trial version.

Any gotcha's with this that I'm not thinking of?

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.