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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On a Windows 10 Pro 64 bit platform, how do i reinstall the :
Microsoft XPS Document writer ?
Thank you,
Steve
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I have a laptop that is running Windows 10 and has been working fine but for the last couple of days the Print Spooler either doesn't start when Windows 10 boots up or the print spooler server keeps stopping when trying to print.

I have tried the following to resolve the issue but none of them has....
1) Sfc /scannow
2) Chkdsk c: /f /r
3) dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /checkhealth
4) Disk cleanup to remove temp and other unwanted stuff

Any help would be great?
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I have a clients Windows 10 PC that will not shutdown when you start the shutdown process.  After clicking on shutdown, it comes up with the blue shutdown screen, then the screen goes black and then the Welcome screen comes up and then the desktop.  Its as though it simply restarts all the time, but it does not actually go through the full startup process either.

It is a HP SFF case, and you do not see the HP BIOS screen at all.  So it certainly does not restart as such.

Anyone seen this happen before?

I am just running a sfc /scannow at the moment.
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Recovered data from an external drive used with an Apple Mac. Hfs explorer did the job on a Windows 10 pc. How can I get the data back onto a new drive so the mac owner can get it plugged in to and working so he can copy the DATA?
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I've had a Skype account for many years, but haven't used it in the last couple. The other day I tried launching it, but it wouldn't work!? I noticed an icon on the desktop labeled, "SkypeSetup." So, I decided to try it. Unfortunately, my efforts have been in vain.

When I double-click the SkypeSetup icon on the desktop, I get the following:

Skype-installation-I.png
After clicking on the "I agree – next" button, I get the following dialogue:

Skype-installation-II.png
And a few more seconds of the same…

Skype-installation-III.png
Shortly thereafter, the process terminates with the following error:

Skype-installation-IV.png
After I click the OK button, I get the following dialogue:

Skype-installation-V.png
Assuming I can rectify the problem by removing the current installation of Skype, I open Control Panel, click on "Uninstall a program," and select Skype from the list of programs. When I click on "Uninstall," I get the following dialogue:

Skype-installation-VI.png
After clicking the "Yes" button, I get the following dialogue:

Skype-installation-VII.png
After a few seconds, I get the following dialogue:

Skype-installation-VIII.png
When I click the OK button, I get the following:

Skype-installation-IX.png
When I click the OK button, I get the following message:

Skype-installation-X.png
When I navigate to the ProgramData\Skype folder, I find the following…

Skype-installation-VIII-a.png
It appears as though there are two MSI files in that folder, including the one to which the uninstaller defaults. I've tried selecting each, but neither one will run. I'm not sure where to go from here.
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Hi,
I have a question.
Can I run client VMs, for example, Win 10 and Win 7 on the Hyper-V manager and join them to the domain that my Hyper-V host is joined to?

So, my Hyper-V machine supports Nested Virtualization. It is in Azure and It has  Standard E2s v3 (2 vcpus, 16 GB memory).

My other option just to prepare client VHD images using that HYPER-V machine and then spin a new Windows client machine from the custom image in Azure. Or would it be possible and would you recommend to have Windows Clients running on Hyper-V instead?
What are Cons and Pros for this? Would it cost less money to run just run one Hyper-v with multiple VMs instead of multiple servers in Azure?

If it is possible to join them to the domain, could you please share the link what do I need to configure.

thank you so much!
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Hello,
I am getting this error "Failed to start Virtual Machine".

 I installed Hyper-V role on Win 2016 server in Azure. Rebooted twice.

Why is it failing to start the VM? Brand new VM in Azure. AM I missing smth? Have you configured Hyper-V client on Windows Server in Azure and able to start Virtual Machines?

thank you so much!
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Hi Experts,

I am trying to create a shortcut to a program on our user's Start Menus. I am using GPO on a Server 2008 R2 domain controller, with the latest 1709 ADMX files.

The EXE that the shortcut needs to point to is located on a shared network drive that is restricted to our Accounts team using NTFS permissions.

During testing I found that simply adding the shortcut through Group Policy won't work, as the target EXE could not be found. I believe this is because the SYSTEM account that creates the shortcuts on the local machine has not got access to that location.
So I moved the shortcut creation GPO into the User Policy rather than Computer Policy, and told it to run as the logged-on user. This then failed because by default our users have not got security permissions on the "%AllUsersProfile%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu" folder.

Next I tried to add 'Everyone' and 'BUILTIN\Users' and granted them full control onto the "%AllUsersProfile%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\" folder:

This created the shortcuts successfully. Great, I thought!
However, now users cannot pin anything to their Start Menu. The option is no longer in the Context Menu for them. (Start Menu is applied using an XML file to add locked groups, then users can add anything else but not touch the defaults. This was working correctly prior to me changing the folder permissions.)

So my question: How would you recommend going about doing this? I can see a couple of options:

> Adding the …
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I have an application in Access 2010 that I deploy with SageKey which includes the Access 2010 Runtime.  I have hundreds of users  and have successfully deployed it many times on Windows 10.

In the last few days, I have had 2 users report that they can't run the application due this error.

Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance.

Clive
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Is there a way to have a Two node S2D cluster have the cluster shared volumes replicate to single non clustered server?   I already have the hyper-v replica set up but I have some VM servers which are not HA but are on the node.  I just wanted another up to date copy of the storage.
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Hi Experts

This is a follow up on a question asked previously on this forum (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29073016/A-number-of-Services-stop-on-a-RDS-Server-2016.html)

We have a sick RDS 2016.
  • It has ~ 15 users. It is VM on a HyperV 2016.
  • It is a member of an AD.
  • The other VM server is the DC + File & Print
  • Users are using Office 365
  • Each user's Outlook can have between 1 and 5 mailboxes

I have spent several days (probably 40h+) trying to fix it to no avail.

I am considering building a new RDS and migrate all the profiles if I cannot otherwise fix the issues on the RDS.

Questions
  1. What would be the recommended way to build the 2nd server to minimise work of transferring profiles (Roaming profile, scripting, RDS farms,...?)
  2. Is there an Expert interested in assisting me with this


Alexandre
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Hi

I found some event ID 4625 (An account failed to log on) with logon type 5 on my server and I am trying to find the source of that error.

Is there a way to list all the tasks that were running at a specific time? Maybe a Powershell script.
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Error when I click on it Application not found.

Office 2016 Pro
Windows 10 Pro

I have uninstalled and reinstalled office with no luck.
Now downloading updates.

Anything known to you guys I cannot find anything helpful online.
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Have a computer that does not turn on screen saver for some reason even it is set to do so . But I want the computer to get locked after 30 minutes of inactivity, is there a app that would accomplish this without instead of investigating what keeps windows from turning on screen saver.

Window 10
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I migrated an SSD to a larger SSD using Macrium Reflect.   Now there is a large amount of unallocated space on the larger SSD.   How can I expand the C volume to use this space?
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I am trying to migrate from an SSD to a larger Samsung SSD.   I have a laptop running Windows 10 Professional.   I downloaded Samsung Data migration and tried to clone the SSD in the laptop to a Samsung SSD connected to a USB port.   The Samsung software recognizes the SSD in the laptop but keeps asking me to connect a Samsung SSD as the target disk.   There is a USB symbol in the window but no SSD shows up.
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Anything explicit? I have "Anything to Essentials 2012".....
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This thread has a lot of details, but the most important thing can be summarized in one paragraph.

Everything seems perfect now.   It appears Windows 10 just needs to be in put in extend screen for a few minutes while each monitor is configured.  After that it is ok to revert to duplicated screens, and windows 10 still knows the resolution of each screen.

------- if you are interested in more details, read on -------------------

I have given up on getting my windows 10 laptop to display nicely on an external 2220wm monitor.  (see previous question

So I bought a new AOc  E2252Sw which has a wider screen (1920 x 1080).  

with my t460p laptop lid open I did the following:
I used start > settings > display
The resulting dialog showed a  single "monitor picture" at the top  with "1/2". (this indicated that the display was duplicated across both monitors).

I changed the resolution to 1920x1880 (recommended)  and both monitor looked GREAT!.

But, if I closed the laptop lid, the external monitor looked TERRIBLE. If I opened the lid, both screens looked great. I repeated that several times before I convinced myself I wasn't crazy.

To resolve the problem, I switched the display dialog from "duplicate these displays" to  "extend these displays".

Now the dialog shows two "monitor boxes" 1) t460p on the left    2) …
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OK. Most of it is Windows 10 and is by design but I have a user that insists on saving Word and Excel files to the root of C:. You can copy files to the root of C: (with a warning about permissions) but Office programs like Word and Excel flat out won't let you do it. I am guessing that might be a setting in Office. Anyone know?
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When I load Windows 10, a pop-up says:

Run dll

Problem starting C:\Windows\system32\nvspcap64.dll
The specified module cannot be found.

If I close the window, everything proceeds normally.
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I have recently deployed folder redirection on a server 2008 R2 network.  There is only one server on this network, so it is AD DC
All work stations are running windows 10.
Prior to invoking folder redirection, the system was running roaming profiles.  The profile was set to \\namespace\users\ and a directory was first created as \\name space users\%username%.  after first log on in windows 10 the appropriate .v5 or .v6 directory was created and the user profile resided there.
After deploying folder redirection, I indicated the basic setting and directed "create folder for each user under root path" which I indicated would be \\namespace\users. All files were moved to \\namespace\users\%username% instead of \\namespace\users\%username%.v6.
The permissions were correct on the moved folders, so that was good.  The challenge is that this folder is used for collecting other items such as from a scanner, various backup scenarios etc. so is looking very cluttered.

I would like to have the folders redirected to a different location such as \\namespace\profiles\%username%.  If I edit the policy to reflect this, will the data be moved to the new location or will I need to do that manually.  Are there any other known repercussions of changing the location?  Will I need to change the location in roaming profiles to reflect any changes in folder redirection?
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I have a check scanner that I am trying to install on a Windows 10 64-bit company.  The program that I need to install is PassportWebClient and as part of that program the drivers for the scanner are installed.  The program will install, but it gets to the end, where it should install and I get an error "The installation has aborted" and it does not install the drivers.  I have a Windows 10 32-bit machine that allows installation without a problem.  So, my question is, is there anyway to somehow figure out a way to install the program as if it was on a 32-bit machine?
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I was using VMWare Player 12.5 just fine on Windows 10 Pro 64.
Then was offered an upgrade.
Now it's just gone - entirely.
And it won't install again - the install just freezes.
And 14 won't install.

I was really getting to like it too!
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I've cloned a windows 10 VM and ran sysprep without the generalize option.  If, before bringing it back on the network, I add a new key, will it activate correctly and not deactivate the copy I cloned?

Thanks!
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My client doesn't want to use the cloud to have their schedule viewed in real time.  They have a Windows 10 Home 20 inch touchscreen laptop that will be locked down to only show the schedule and be on premise, with no remote access.  Currently the schedule is a Word document.  
The schedule changes many times during a day.  The crew needs to be able to view the current schedule throughout the day.
This laptop can't join the 2008R2 server domain.
Any suggestions on software that will facilitate this need.
Thanks
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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.