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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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Windows 10 ver 1903 windows get stuck on the welcome screen after upgrade to 1903.
1- problem happens every time a new user logs in.
2- problem happens with local admin as well.

Updates were release to domain workstations and laptops via wsus.  
Several calls today. User types password and the welcome screen spins for ever.

Any recommendations would be great
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Hello, I have purchased a new Laptop with Windows 10 Pro.
This version of Windows has its own built-in AntiVirus Software. (Windows Security).
I am wondering if I need to install AVG or Trend or similar for full anti-virus protection or is Windows Security enough?
I unplugged my Windows10 desktop in error.  This error appeared on boot up.  I have tried the fix tools and the condition continues.
As you can see from the picture below, My Speedtest results are fine,
my VPN connection is fine .... in fact, everything is fine with my internet connection
except that Windows 10 (1803) reports that I have no internet connection.
(Troubleshooting suggests a "Network Reset")

This isn't a really a problem and I'm ignoring it.

Can some experts speculate as to why Win10 is reporting incorrectly?


For the last several weeks the latest Windows 10 update goes through the update process and fails.  

I've run through the troubleshooting guide with no luck.  Also downloaded the current W10 install package onto a thumb drive and it wasn't able to install either.  Doesn't appear to leave a trail in the system event logs as to why.

Any suggestions?


Hello all,
At one of my clients they have several computers that are all Windows 10 Pro version 1903.  Each of these computers has 5-6 different user profiles that are used randomly throughout the week..  Yes it connects to an AD server.
The issue is that for no apparent reason Windows Photo Viewer suddenly disappears and I have to reinstall it and re-establish it in the default apps.  There is no other photo program on any of these computers.  
Has anyone run across this and how can you stop this from happening?
kelly W.
I'm trying to install the RSAT tools for windows 10 on my PC, but now with 1903 build, it's supposed to be part of the windows features on or off, but it's not under mine.

How do I install the win 10 admin tools in build 1903?   I'm struggling.

Here's my options

We have received a HP laptop that does not turn on properly.

It seems to be a Windows 10 laptop.

I have tested this laptop and what happens is that the laptop powers up fine, goes to login screen fine but after logging in there is only a black screen displayed on laptop screen.

Every 10/ 20 seconds, the login screen loads back and when you click anything on keyboard, the black screen displays again.

Here are some things I found:

- The mouse pointer can be seen over black screen.
- Pressing "Windows key" and "P" brings up Project menu with four options which can be navigated through but not picked
- Ctrl+Alt+Delete does not do anything
- Ctrl+Shift+Esc does not do anything
- After black screen displayed for a few seconds, pressing a key makes the black screen slightly brighter

What should we do to fix this issue?

I am trying to image one new workstation successfully so I can deploy that image to others. Sysprep has crashed every machine I've touched. Every new machine I run Sysprep on, it no longer boots. It gets a missing Winload.efi error. Should I be disabling Secure Boot before I run Sysprep?

I am running Sysprep from several new Windows 10 machines to get a base image. I patch Windows, install Office then run Sysprep....OOBE - Generalize - Shutdown.

Is there something I'm missing when running Sysprep?
In those systems with 16GB of optane memory and a regular mechanical sata drive, would it be better to replace the optane memory  with a nvme drive?  I have a customer getting a system  to produce music. It  comes with 16 GB of optane memory and a regular hard drive. The optane only speeds up the operating system. I’m thinking it would be better to take out the optane memory and replace it with a nvme drive. They’re cheap these days.
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I'm attempting to remove a partition from a HDD so I only have 1 partition not  2  see pic
Using Xcopy I started to copy the data to another disk this run out of Memory so I'm now using FolderMatch

Xcopy cmd was something like

@ N:\
md Areeya (Drive name to be backed up)

cd Areeya

Xcopy E:\ /s

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In widows Explorer I cannot see a folder "Areeya" unless I type "N:\Areeya" in the explorer bar
I can then see all subfolders

Example properties of a subfolder

in a CMD window I get  

File not found - N:\*.*

N:\>attrib Areeya
A  SH                N:\Areeya


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I think that means A => Archive S=> System H=> Hidden ??

Any suggestions how to make this folder visible in Windows Explorer? I have Show Hidden files ticked!

I'm hopping once I've copied all the data over I can remove both partitions and convert it back to Basic

I can then copy the data back again
I've been trying to apply uniform Share permissions across the files and folders of an entire drive in a domain-joined Windows 10 Pro workstation.
I can take the steps but the results look strange.
(I've run sfc and DISM just lately on the host).

If I look at the Share permissions, they vary across the folders.
I did re-propogate the Security permissions just in case that it would have some effect.  Wishful thinking...

I've not yet tried logging into different users on the host to see if there are differences.
When I look at properties over the network, I don't see a Sharing tab at all......
I have a Windows Server 2016 Standard Server with a domain with local machines. I would like to integrate this server with existing Office365 users and Azure servers for email and single sign on. Is it better to use the Essentials Office365 integration or the Azure active Directory integration or the AADConnect?

I have a friend who has a spinal injury that has confined him to bed. He uses a Windows 10 PC, which is connected to his flatscreen TV for a monitor.

For a mouse, he uses a Kensington Expert Mouse (Trackball) and his keyboard is the Windows On-screen Keyboard, that comes with the Ease of Access Tools.

In recent weeks, he has started experiencing latency problems when he tries to type using the trackball and on-screen keyboard.

My first thoughts were malware or a virus, so I scanned using Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, and Avira, and did not find anything. I also could not find anything in the WIndows Event Logs that could point to a problem.

The only other program he has open is Google Chrome, which he uses to access on online game.

Can someone please suggest a course of action to try to remedy the problem?


Experts, I have a printer mapping script that installs printers based on the user's group membership (due to the 50+ printers we have in this office, I can't use group policies).

@echo off

setlocal enabledelayedexpansion

echo Connecting Printers...
set PriorityDefaultPrinterSet=0
for /f "tokens=1-3 delims=-." %%a in ('n:\ifmember.exe /list ^| find /i "group %UserDomain%\Prt-" ^| sort') do (
  echo Connecting %%b %%c
  rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /q /n\\w2k8ps01\%%b
  if not "!PriorityDefaultPrinterSet!" == "0" goto not_def
	echo ...Setting as default printer
	rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /y /n\\w2k8ps01\%%b
  if /i "%%c"=="D" set PriorityDefaultPrinterSet=1


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As we migrate the users from Windows 7 to Windows 10, I need to change this script to include the new print server (w2k16ps01).  I tried just changing the server name in the script but the printers aren't installing in our testing.

Can someone look at this script and verify if it will run on Windows 10 or if there is different verbiage that I need to include?

Thanks Experts.
Windows 10 will not update due partition size being too small.

The main partition has over 800GB of space. However, it appears that a hidden EFI partition of only 100 MB in size needs to be resized in order to accommodate the Windows 10 update process.

I have tried GParted and EaseUS to resize the EFI partition but both applications will not allow me enlarge it.

I've never come across a problem like this before!

Any suggestions?
This is an odd issue I can't figure out.  I have several remote users who log in to our network through a Sonicwall using NetExtender then into our Terminal Server through Remote Desktop.  They are set up in the Environment tab in Active Directory to start the specific program they need upon login so they are just taken directly to the login for that program (Abila HRMS HR program).

One user (MP) can login just fine and after connecting through Remote Desktop they see the login screen for Abila HRMS. This is where the problem starts.  The user logs in to HRMS and then just sees a blank screen (note: this user is using a laptop).

I had another user (SK) login at her Desktop computer using the other user's credentials and after logging into HRMS, she sees the HRMS program running minimized.  She maximized the program and disconnected from the session leaving the program up and then the other user (MP) was able to login to HRMS and see the program.  But if he logs out and tries to get back in, the same thing happens.  I tested MP's login from a laptop and had the same issue, I just see the blank screen.

Basically the HRMS program is starting minimized and the user MP can't see it as it must be off screen on his laptop (and from the laptop I tested from), but the user SK from her desktop can see the minimized program at the bottom and then maximize.

Is there some sort of setting that would force the program to start maximized for this user?
I want to activate our Intune Windows 10 Edu device with a MAK key. I have tried using the Intune profile 'Edition Upgrade' and chosen the OS version and MAK key, but it doesn't activate. Manually activation works, the key is fine.

I bet I can activate using a script
slmgr /ipk 12345-12345-12345-12345-12345
slmgr /ato

but that will run every login/startup?

what to do? Id prefer a profile option.
I replaced a 250GB with a 500GB nvme drive, using Acronis backup-restore.  It didn't restore proportionally so I'm left with 230GB orphaned at the end of the drive. I want to merge that into the C drive.  I once had a program that did this easily. I don't remember what that was.  I just tried gparted and it was a real pain to use.  I'm looking for a program that makes this a simple task.  
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I know that the regular uninstall available through Windows  10 for installing and uninstalling programs leaves bread crumbs in both the C:\Users subdirectory and the registry. I had to do this for Visual Studio 2019 when I uninstalled it but do not know the equivalent instructions for VS2012.

Does anyone know any specifics with regards to this?


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Is there an issue with any of the new W10 updates causing printer issues?

A number of clients have been having issues with the print spool service not starting or printers loosing the driver and needing to be re-added
I have a client with a SonicWall TZ105, he currently has a tunnel from his home office to his work location.  He just purchased a Windows 10 laptop and wants to VPN  in when he is travelling.  Does the unit come with a license so he can do this or is an additional license required to be purchased and installed?  What is the best client to use on the laptop?
I've added this line to my hosts file to allow me to simulate being on a client's network:  abc-server

But when I try to open \\abc-server, Windows asks me for credentials and rejects my account credentials.

After some research, I added HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\DisableLoopbackCheck to the registry with value 1. This resolved my problem but created another one.

My print spooler keeps locking up. And then any program that is attempting to access a printer also freezes up. If I stop the print spooler service, the programs come back to life but, of course, I can't print.

The print spooler problem goes away when I remove the above registry entry but then the credentials problem returns.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I'm using Windows 10.
I have recently installed Office 2016 Plus on Windows 10 Pro where there was a previous version of Office 2010 Pro.

Everything works perfectly with one exception.  Word 2016 opens and immediatly closes.  It doesn't matter whether I open it via a shortcut or by double clicking on a .docx file.  If i is the double click method it displays the document contents for maybe 2 seconds befor closing.  There is no Error Message that I can see.

I have uninstalled my previous Office 2010 Pro.

After searching the web I have tried the following, restarting when required but I still have the problem.
- Completed a Quick Repair of Office.
- Completed a Complete Internet Repair.
- Uninstalled the Office 2016 Plus, restarted and installed Office 2016 Plus again.

Please help ASAP!

Bob C.
I have a user running Microsoft Dynamics NAV Classic 2009 on Windows 10. She cannot export more than 5000 records to Excel. The error is The no. of records in the table exceeds the max. no. of 5000. I've added the line <add key=”MaxNoOfXMLRecordsToSend” value=”100000″/> to her clientusersettings.config file. There is no other file with that name, so it must be the right file.
I cannot change the value using Tools -> Options as I get the message that I cannot type the number in a integer field no matter what number I use. The value here is 5000, but even if I type 5000 I get the error message.

Any ideas?


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.