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Running Windows 10 with two screens.  One is usually off and tucked away and I work on the other.  I've usually got a number of applications open at any one time eg, mail, browser, music player, file manager.

These overlap on the open screen but that isn't a problem.  I can access/switch to them through the Task Manger bar.

However if I open a particular game "Return to Castle Wolfenstein" and close it any application that RTCW overlaid has been pushed onto the second screen, the one that is off.

Much nattering and cursing then occurs as I have to open the second window up and drag the offending applications back to where they belong.

So the question is:  How do I stop Windows relocating my applications to the other window?
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I have done the following:
1. determined the missing hard drives are not appearing in the Disk Manager
2. determined the missing hard drives are not appearing in the Device Manager
3. Assured the drive continue to be powered and physically connected
4. Read many help articles about the topic

Interesting note: I have a dual-boot system, the  pre-existing one is Windows 10 (older version); when I boot to that OS instance, I see all my hard drives
Since I am not even seeing the drives in Device Manager in the new Windows 10 install, I imagine the solution will either be a special KB update or something obscure I cannot even imagine :(

Thank you!

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I just bought a 2nd hand laptop by occasion and it has only one problem: the Windows 10 was installed in Arabic language and I need it in English. I do not read/speak Arabic language.
I looked over many YouTube videos in Arabic and English language about how to change the language in Win10. Unfortunately my screens that I see in Arabic language do not match the screens seen in Arabic on YouTube videos/tutorials, so I cannot do a blind click-click and by chance to change it into English.
I can make print screens and then put them in USB stick and upload them here on EE from another PC – that I figure it out.
I do not want to reinstall Win10 from scratch, but of course that is the last option.
Below are the first steps which leaded me to, I hope, Language and Regional Settings in Win10, but where to click further and what to choose?
I really need your guidance in step by step with pictures where shall I click in order to install the English language.
Going into a client to try to resurrect 20 files that we know the exact name of but the computer was completely (reformatted) wiped of Windows 7 and a fresh copy of Windows 10 was put in its placed.  This wiped W10 computer has only been booted up a couple times since but has been mainly turned off since the reformat.   What's the best hope/solution for recovering these files?
Desktop machine
Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
24 GB RAM (memory)

VMware Workstation 10
Order Date: December 4, 2013

2.80 gigahertz Intel Core i7 930
64-bit ready
Motherboard: EVGA 141-BL-E757 Tylersburg
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 08/25/2011

I want to install a virtual machine that will run Ubuntu Linux efficiently on top of Windows 7.
I will then install ROS on top of Linux in order to use Gazebo to simulate robots.
I may need to run two virtual machines in order to simulate two robots, but I'm not sure if that is required.
I may be able to simulate the two robots, including inter-robot communications, using only one VM.

Please recommend what Virtual Machine would be best for my purposes.
Hopefully, there is a free version.
I already own a VMware workstation paid license, but it is several years old, 2013, version 10. Maybe I should use that. Please let me know.
I have a Meraki MR33 AP on a network with a windows 2012 R2 server as a AD, DHCP, and File server and a Meraki MX64 firewall. my issue is with the MR33 Wi-Fi. with the main SSID set to allow connected devices receive IPs from the DHCP and on bridge mode so they can access the drives. problem is I cant see the server or access the pre-mapped drives. I can't Ping the server either. any ideas?
Hello all,
I have a weird issue and am not sure where to go on it.
A client of mine has two Lenovo Yoga 260 laptops side by side.  They are identical in almost every way (they both are Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, 4 gig RAM, and have the same exact software on them.)  They both get onto the wireless.  One of them is rock solid and has no issues.
The other one in question will get onto the wireless and stay on sometimes for 5 minutes before it disconnects.  Sometimes it will be two days and then it disconnects.  Completely random.  When it disconnects it does a full disconnect then reconnects but it does so only partially (with a 169.x.x.x address and not an internal DHCP Lan address).  The only way to resolve is a cold boot.
Here are the steps that I have done:
1)    Updated the Cisco WAPs to the latest firmware.
2)    Updated the laptop with the latest Lenovo drivers and Windows updates.
3)    Moved one of the Cisco WAPs to three feet away from the problem laptop.
4)    Restarted the DHCP server several times
5)    Disabled the internal wifi card on the problem laptop.  Installed a USB wireless card
6)    Ran a chkdsk /f on the hard drive of the problem laptop.  No issues were found.

After each one of these steps this issue happens.  It is completely random and it is not when the user allows the laptop to go to sleep.  The user could be in the middle of inputting patient data in the EMR and boom there is a disconnection.

I have no earthly idea what to do next or …
I have a lenovo desktop with win 7 pro on it.   It says configuring windows updates 100% complete.  It has been like that for 45 minutes.  Do I turn off or is there something elese I can do?

Hoping to get some help with a new RODC that I have deployed.

I think it has replication issues, and is not functioning correctly.

DCDIAG is showing -

A recent replication attempt failed

  Starting test: Replications

        [Replications Check,XX2] A recent replication attempt


            From XX1 to XX2

            Naming Context: DC=ForestDnsZones,DC=XXX,DC=XXX

            The replication generated an error (1256):

            The remote system is not available. For information about network troubleshooting, see Windows Help.


            The failure occurred at 2018-11-19 13:23:18.

            The last success occurred at 2018-11-19 10:12:26.

            12 failures have occurred since the last success.


There are other errors in dcdiag with KCC & group policy on this RODC. But I thought I would start here.

Any assistance would be great.

In all the PCs that I've checked, we have a local account which is a
member of Administrators.

What does "Password required: No" mean: I tried to login interactively
to this PL account by entering a 'blank' or any arbitrary password but
cant login.  How do we check if it's interactive or non-interactive acct?

Secondly by "Password changeable: Yes", does it mean
anyone can change its password?

C:\r>net user PL
User name                    PL
Full Name
Country/region code          000 (System Default)
Account active               Yes
Account expires              Never

Password last set            8/9/2017 9:48:28 AM
Password expires             Never
Password changeable          8/9/2017 9:48:28 AM
Password required            No   <== what does this mean
User may change password     Yes

Workstations allowed         All
Logon script
User profile
Home directory
Last logon                   11/9/2017 12:41:00 PM

Logon hours allowed          All
Local Group Memberships      *Administrators
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We want to display a calendar (shared google calendar) on a big screen in the office.

My question is can I connect a big TV 50” monitor to one of the computers in the office as a third screen with a cable to the TV screen on the wall? Do I need a special graphics card for this? Will this overwhelm the computer?

This is not for gaming a video streaming
how to disable powershell ISE in windows 10?
i added powershell_ise.exe to the list of programs the user is not allowed to run in group policy, but it still allows them to run it.
the policy is correctly applied
Windows 10 Upgrade attempt - from v 1703 to any later version. The machine in question is a Dell Inspiron laptop.

The upgrade process fails each time. It is failing during what is commonly caused 'Phase 2', where a certain percentage is reached, then proceeds no further. McAfee AV has been uninstalled - which made no difference.

My very specific question - is there any log or precise information available that details where in the upgrade process the failure is occurring ? E.g. with a specific driver, setting, software, or configuration ?

Please note: I have already extensively researched on the Internet and read through dozens of suggestions as to how to make the upgrade work. What I'm looking for is some precise information in order to determine exactly where the upgrade is failing, so that I can then pursue the appropriate remedies.


Mark Weaver
Oxford, CT
Nagios Core 4.3.4
Nsclient 4.3
Windows 10

Just restarted my Windows 10 Desktop VM after November Updates and Nagios reports this warning on two checks

 Error: Can't locate perl510.dll

Check Windows Temp Folder WARNING 11-14-2018 22:01:47 0d 0h 32m 58s 10/10 Error: Can't locate perl510.dll

Explorer WARNING 11-14-2018 22:28:58 0d 0h 33m 34s 20/20 Error: Can't locate perl510.dll

I have the exact same checks on other Windows 10 VMs and Physical Windows 10 Desktop and they all work

I have no perl program installed on any of y computers

Searching for this dll shows nothing any where.

Any ideas?
SYSTEM DESCRIPTION (from Belarc Advisor)
Windows 7 Ultimate ( x64 )
Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
Installed: 8/9/2013

Hard Drives
C: (NTFS) (Boot) 500 GB        290.84 GB free
F: (NTFS)          2,199 GB      1683.77 GB free

Intel Core i7 930, 2.80 GHz
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
64-bit ready

Memory (RAM)
24,568 MB

Mother Board
Board: EVGA 141-BL-E757 Tylersburg
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 08/25/2011

- I want to begin a backup and recovery solution for my home desktop computer.

Please tell me which version of CloneZilla should I use for my system. I want to create a bootable CD-ROM from which to run CloneZilla and then to create either a clone, or a disk image.

Also, for ongoing (partial) backups please explain whether CloneZilla compares to Macrium Reflect 7 to accomplish a simple backup / recovery solution. Not sure whether I need Incremental or Differential, or both. Your experience with Macrium would also be appreciated, or alternative solutions.

- I want to store the images in the cloud either on-the-fly, as created, or after saving to hard drive first.
- This question may evolve into which online backup solution to use. But let's start with what I've asked above, for now.
Our company has a windows 7 desktop, work in workgroup, not domain, shared by different users.
My requirement is when every user logs in, there will be a network drive Z connected to a network shared folder.
The network drive is in domain server, accessed by domain user.

I made a bat file to do it.

I created a scheduled task to run at startup, it runs and "completes", but never maps the drive.  If I run the scheduled task manually, it runs and "completes", but never maps the drive.  If I run the .bat file manually, it works fine.

I collected solution on website, like remote Permanuent:Yes, add Regeditster file key "EnableLinkedConnections"=dword:00000001

But no locky.

Who can provide me a useful way or tool to do it?
This question is for a PowerShell guru!

I am trying to create an archival script to archive files on an SFTP solution.  This is a Windows 2016 system with PS 5

PS C:\Windows\system32> $PSVersionTable

Name                           Value                                                                                                          
----                           -----                                                                                                          
PSVersion                      5.1.14393.2515                                                                                                 
PSEdition                      Desktop                                                                                                        
PSCompatibleVersions           {1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0...}                                                                                        
BuildVersion                   10.0.14393.2515                                                                                                
CLRVersion                     4.0.30319.42000                                                                                                
WSManStackVersion              3.0                                                                                                            
PSRemotingProtocolVersion      2.3                                                                                                            

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Greetings wise wizards of EE:

I'm helping a friend with a Dell Windows 7 laptop, that has recently produced the dreaded Blue Screen of Death. I copied the Minidump file from his C:\Windows\Minidump folder, which I now attach to this message. I request an analysis of that minidump file, to help resolve that issue. Though I am grateful for all posts, I would ask for a specific analysis of this file, rather than just general advice, so that I may tackle the solution directly.

Many thanks and take care,

Hi, just bought ScreenBeamMini2 adapter.  This adapter is supposed to work with Miracast without the need of internet connection.  I need help in configuring my Windows 10 Lenovo laptop and my Galaxy S9 so that I can use this thing.  The only way I have gotten it to work with Windows 10 is when I'm connected to my Network wifi.  Once I disconnect wifi, I loose the display on the TV.  Vendor said I need to change settings in Windows to use Miracast but can't find Miracast anywhere.  Any help will be appreciated. Thanks
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My company's MS Access VBA software uses Azure Blob Storage and allows users to upload files from their computer to our blob storage. I have a user that requested for the file dialog box filter to default to what they last selected. Currently the filter always defaults to Image files and usually this user uploads PDFs. Is there anyway to get the filter to default to the last filter the user selected? Please see attached file to view the current code for the file dialog.

Thanks in advance!
i want to implement Azure information protection policy (AIP)on on premise windows servers  like for example sql server where very important files are sitting there.

we have Active directory and user accounts are synced through AAD sync to office 365 , we have user mailboxes are in office 365.

we have ADFS server in place and HAVE SSO configured.

we dont have on premise exchange server.

Are there any steps to do in azure AD or any good article which can help me implement the policy
I am using macrium reflect on two laptops. On my windows 7 laptop, I go to an image, right-click, choose explore, and it creates a new drive with all my folders in it.

On the windows 10 laptop (someone just replaced the hard drive and insisted he copied everything over, but we're missing a bunch of stuff), it gets to the "creating a drive" portion, finishes, but the drive never shows up.

Any thoughts? Thanks.
I have installed 8 fonts on a Windows 7 machine in the Fonts Folder (and they show up there) but only four of the fonts are available to me in the Microsoft Suite and Adobe Acrobat.  Any ideas why this is?
I have a virtual Windows 2016 server. Somehow it got corrupted. We are also using VMWare 5.5. I have a small amount of data on the E drive that I would like to recover and or repair the entire machine if possible. I do not have any backups. It just keeps taking me to the repair screen. I am able to boot up in Safe Mode for a limited amount of time then it shuts down. I even got in as SafeMode with networking for a short amount of time but have not been able to copy data off. Is there a way to copy data from a server booted up in VMWare 5.5 safemode? When I tried to copy and past the folders I wanted it did not work. I do not seem to be able to log in long enough to copy the data to to another server. Also, what about a repair process? I can probably find the ISO that the server was built from that that is about it. Any suggestions on how to pull the data from Windows or VMware is appreciated and if there is a possible way to repair the server that suggestion is welcome too.
Server 2012 Standard
Windows VPN
The VPN is set up and working. The issue is that I do not seem to be able to find where to get it to use a static local IP instead of a DHCP address.
Hence, every time the server reboots it grabs a different one.
I have a remote user overseas that maps a drive by IP.

Is someone would be kind enough to point me to the setting, I would be thankful.