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.

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The mechanics. I have an older Lenovo G580 laptop that doesn't have BT. I put Windows 10 on it. No sign of BT. So I added a little StarTech USB BT adapter and finally... a BT icon down by the clock shows up and when I go in to Settings I have the option to turn BT on/off. So I thought I was good but....

   On that same screen that allows me to turn BT on/off I have the option to add a BT device. It does nothing. I click on the + sign and it does nothing. So.... if BT is now on the laptop why doesn't the "Add BT or other device" do anything?
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I did some research studies and have the  following questions.

My environment is  Windows  10, Visual Studio  2015....

Project description : DNS RESOLVER IMPLEMENTED AS A WINDOWS SERVICE (MAIN FEATURE INTERCEPTION AND REDIRECTION  TO ANOTHER HOSTED DNS SERVER)

The scenario of my laboratory research  work is this : My research laboratory has one hundred work stations, with users on each system. My research work is centered on  making  users  Web browsers (opera and Firefox and e.t.c)  queries i.e  web surfing ,  to be intercepted and redirected to a local hosted DNS SERVER which will communicate  with top level domain name servers around the world and return the request  back to the users. The solution  is to be design as  a WINDOWS SERVICE (not a GUI).  


From reading a "legacy driver" -  A legacy driver is used for driver project  whose main goal is Driver service which is a type of kernel-level filter driver implemented as a Windows service , or a non-PnP .


My question is this can i achieve  a DNS RESOLVER IMPLEMENTED AS A WINDOWS SERVICE (MAIN FEATURE INTERCEPTION AND REDIRECTION  TO ANOTHER HOSTED DNS SERVER) drive for DNS web browsers queries Interception and  Redirection.
 

Just wondering Looking at https://github.com/Microsoft/Windows-driver-samples/tree/master/network/trans/inspect, "he sample driver consists of a
 kernel-mode Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) callout driver (Inspect.sys) that intercepts all transport layer traffic (for example,…
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I never thought much about it but on a computer is Bluetooth nothing more than an addition protocol working on an existing wireless adapter?

If that is the case then why wouldn't the wireless manufacture have bluetooth drivers? I have a Lenovo G580 laptop that I put Windows 10 on. The wireless works but there is no bluetooth. Lenovo doesn't make Bluetooth (or any drivers for that fact) for Windows 10. So how do I get bluetooth for this laptop?
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i have Media creator tool on several usb sticks
how can i tell which version it is?
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All,

I have an older machine (older I7 Processor, 12 gigs of RAM)which I am going to give to the kids to use and destroy. Before I do I wanted to upgrade the Bios and OS most likely to Windows 10. What do I need to upgrade the bios? Is there a tool/software that will assist with getting the information I need?
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Hi Experts,

I'm trying to boot to Safe Mode with Networking.

I am configuring the boot options via msconfig.exe.

Here are my settings:

Start up settings - screen 1
Start up settings - screen 2
When I boot with these settings, I get Safe Mode, but there are no Network adapters.
I normally have wifi enabled and Ethernet via a Surface Dock (I don't think that is enabled in Safe Mode, as my external monitors are disabled).

Regards,
Leigh
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Thinkpad T500 (2055-3AG)) with Windows 10 pro incl. Anniversary and Creators Update.

Have a couple of the above mentioned Laptops, all with the same Issue, both with and without mounted in Dockingstation:

When using the normal "Shutdown"-Icon the Laptops does not shutdown properly. It seems like they do, but it is not possible to WOL the laptops, and when mounted in Dock's the red "no parking"-sign keeps burning.

When running from CMD the command "Shutdown /s", the Laptops seems to Shutdown properly. It is possible ti WOL, and the red "no parking"-sign goes off.

Hope someone can guide me to get the Laptops to shutdown properly when using the "Shutdown"-Icon.
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Client wants me to re-image Win 10 on  his laptop...
This was an win 8.1 then the "forced" upgrade to win 10...it never worked right and he wants it fixed...
He has it set up with a Microsoft account to log in...
He has forgotten his Microsoft pw...(same as laptop) because he never used the laptop and
never uses any services related to Microsoft...

So...I have a laptop I cannot log into in order to re-image...

I have a couple of linux pw crackers...but I suspect they won;t work because of the tie in to the Microsoft Account...

So...question...If I re-image this with a W10 DVD...will the activation still hold...???

Any suggestons appreciated...
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I am looking for away to Group Policy, if possible, to have the Windows 10 lock screen to activate after a set amount of idle time.  
I have tried  this inactive logon GP setting without any success. Group Policy Interactive logon setting.
I don't want to run a  screensaver for users in the virtual environment and don't want the machine to have to go to sleep before going to the lock screen.   Currently our users machines stay unlocked indefinitely while they are away from their computer unless they manually lock their computer before walking away.   Any suggestions?
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Spun up a DC too fast.  Wonder now how to change a DNS Domain name from domain.local to domain.com and also a NetBIOS name.  
Worth the stretch or easier just to wipe and reinstall?
DC Win2016 Server Standard.
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So I didn't select a Desktop Experience while installing Server Standard 2016.   And looks like it installed a Core Edition.  Just a CMD command line.  
Does is mean no Desktop Experience is a Core Experience?
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Hi there.

I moved a web database app from a standard webhotel with classic asp and MySQL to a dedicated Microsoft server with SQL Server. There is a login page that check the user credentials in a database table in order to proceed. That used to work fine on the standard webhotel.
Now it won't work. I created a user that works fine in SQL Server Management. I used a standard connection string and included it in the login page. The page loads fine, but then the user credentials is submitted, then I just gives a blank page. Nothing to see in F12. I suspect that there may be an issue with some port permissions.
Anyone out there who knows what port that should be open and how to open it? Any  other suggestion to solve this problem?

Best regards

Ulrich
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We currently have KMS that authenticates for windows 7. We are going to roll out Windows 10 2016 LTSB and I was wondering if this will  cause a conflict with windows 7 keys given LTSB keys are different than other windows 10  versions. Any clarification to this issue is much appreciated.

Regards,
J
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How do I turn off Windows 10 airplane mode - ASUS laptop 'On' slide switch cannot be turned to Off. Press or slide-and-release 'On' action only returns switch to 'On' position. Local WiFi network requires name/password logon procedure.
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In this screenshot what is the exact location of the Test Test user (see the bottom of the screenshot)? Is it OU=users,DC=company,DC=com or is it something else?

The domain name for this organization is company.com

ACTIVE-DIRECTORY-USERS-AND-COMPUTERS
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Drives such as the Seagate Firecuda are supposed to be better/faster boot drives than normal mechanical sata drives but not as fast as SSDs or NVME. What if you use these drives for data or backup.  Is there any advantage there over a regular mechanical hard drive?
Thanks,
Alan
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when we upgrade the report to our new server the xml export stopped working.

I've been trying t troubleshoot but since i'm not to familiar with xslt transformations i'm having a hard time finding the problem.

I think the problem is with name spaces.
if i use this code i got from here i can get the entire xml to export
</xsl:template>
    <xsl:template match="node()">
        <xsl:copy>
            <xsl:copy-of select="@*"/>
            <xsl:apply-templates select="node()"/>
        </xsl:copy>
    </xsl:template>

but when i try to match a specific node it fails.

my original xml without the transformation comes out like this:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<Report xmlns="Logos_x0020_Export_x0020_Report" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="Logos_x0020_Export_x0020_Report http://reportserver?%2FLogos%20Export%20Report&rs%3AFormat=XML&rc%3ASchema=True" Name="Logos Export Report">
   <Tablix1>
      <Textbox15>
         <Textbox19 />
      </Textbox15>
      <Group2_Collection>
         <Group2>
            <Group1_Collection>
               <Group1 Group1="PB2017-1886&amp;#xD;&amp;#xA;">
                  <NamePaidby1 NamePaidby1="INTERIOR ENVIRONMENTS&amp;#xD;&amp;#xA;48700 ADDRESS City ST 111111" PaymentType="Check Number: " CheckNumber="30000" TotalAmount="167.00">
                     <Details_Collection>
                        <Details Description="Initial Plan Review Fee" …
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I am trying to follow the instructions within the the https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/24541.powershell-bulk-create-ad-users-from-csv-file.aspx#Code_Used webpage to import username information from a .CSV file to create usernames within Server 2016 Active Directory but every time I try to do this I receive the following error messages:

When I run the following command within PowerShell (running as an administrator) .\un.ps1 I get the error message

 “ConvertTo-SecureString : Cannot bind argument to parameter 'String' because it is null.
At C:\Support\UN\UN.ps1:12 char:232
+ ... scription" -AccountPassword (ConvertTo-SecureString $Password -AsPlai ...
+                                                         ~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidData: (:) [ConvertTo-SecureString], ParameterBindingValidationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterArgumentValidationErrorNullNotAllowed,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.ConvertToSecureStringCommand

ConvertTo-SecureString : Cannot bind argument to parameter 'String' because it is null.
At C:\Support\UN\UN.ps1:12 char:232
+ ... scription" -AccountPassword (ConvertTo-SecureString $Password -AsPlai ...
+                                                         ~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidData: (:) [ConvertTo-SecureString], ParameterBindingValidationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : …
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Within the https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/24541.powershell-bulk-create-ad-users-from-csv-file.aspx#Code_Used webpage which contains instructions on creating a CSV spreadsheet that contains fields such as the user's firstname, lastname, maildomain, etc. what should be entered within the SAM spreadsheet column?

I understand what all of fields need except for the SAM field. What should be entered within the SAM field?

Firstname | Lastname | Maildomain | SAM | OU | Password | Description

User | Test01 | contoso.com | utest01 | OU=Standard Users,OU=Users,DC=domain,DC=loc | P@ssw0rd| Test User

One of the lines of code explains the syntax as " New-ADUser -Name "$Displayname" -DisplayName "$Displayname" -SamAccountName $SAM -UserPrincipalName $UPN -GivenName "$UserFirstname" -Surname "$UserLastname" -Description "$Description" -AccountPassword (ConvertTo-SecureString $Password -AsPlainText -Force) -Enabled $true -Path "$OU" -ChangePasswordAtLogon $false –PasswordNeverExpires $true -server domain"

Please provide me with the correct entry that should be used for SAM.
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I have a network connected HP Laserjet LJ5550 printer.  We only are using it to print monochrome.  I have set the printer preferences to force monochrome on all jobs.  The printer server shows this setting and the printer control panel likewise shows this setting.  Until recently we were able to print monochrome only.  A couple of weeks ago the printer stopped allowing any printing saying that one of the color toner cartridges is empty.  The printer will print its status page from the control panel so I know the printer is working but it will not allow printing of any jobs.

I have tried both Windows 7 and 10.  

Is there a way I can stop the printer from halting if a toner cartridge is empty?
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the setup:
I have the ideaCenter desktop K40 that came with Windows 8.1 and I upgraded to Windows 10 pro.
I have been getting the BSOD with Memory_management as the problem.
Looking at the event viewer I find it is ntdll.dll that is failing.
I do not have the latest version installed and have downloaded the latest version but do not know how to replace it because it is always in use. I would like to replace it.

Issue now:
I am trying to run memtest86+ to check my RAM.
I have a bootable USB and a bootable CD but even though both USB and CD are first in the BIOS startup order the computer never uses them.
I have used 'Shift' while shutting down to make a clean boot.
I understand there is a boot menu where you can choose your boot source but have been unable to find out how to initiate that on startup. I have tried F1 and F10. F12 goes into setup.

I have used the Windows memory tester but it just sends a report somewhere and only checks 2gb in any case. I have 12gb RAM.

Suggestions welcome.
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Folks,
I know and have seen how to repair Windows 10 Pro using the ISO file. I've search the web and for the life of me I can not seem to find where to download the iso file. I am not looking for the media creation tool but just the iso file and will do the repair from within windows.
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I've got a cheap tablet pc with a 14GB disk drive. Windows 10 updates are failing because it needs at least another 8gb. I can live with the message that pops up from time saying why Windows can't be updated. But is Windows 10 going to lock me out at some point because the updates haven't been installed?
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See attached photo.

Toshiba laptop. Brand New Hard drive installed. Bought Windows 10 (supplied on USB).

Asks me to format the drive. When I choose the Format option says is cannot be formatted.

A bit urgent, all help appreciated.  It has a DVD drive. Could I format it using another Windows version on DVD?
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I am running Windows 10 on a Lenovo laptop computer.   I have Windows updates installed automatically.  Last night when I shut down my Windows performed an update, and - in spite of rebooting several times - I am now having all sorts of problems.  To start, when I open Windows Explorer it takes forever to load and then hangs near the end of the loading.  My MS Outlook hangs during loading as well, though my other MS Office programs open fine (Word and Excel).    My NERO programs don't open, nor does my PowerDesk File Management software or my GoodSync file synchronization software.   Oh, it doesn't appear as though my Snipping Tool ... which I used to show you the point at which Explorer hangs ... worked.   Please help!

I just noticed that while I was typing this help request my Explorer finally stopped loading and seems to work OK.  As a test, I shut it down and restarted the program, and it once again appeared to hang during loading - obviously taking 20 minutes to load is unacceptable.  And the other programs (most critically Outlook) still don't load at all.  

UPDATE:  Once the Windows Explorer finally loads all of the other programs seem to load just fine.  So the problem seems to be how  long it takes to load Windows Explorer.  

Thanks,

Phil
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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.