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    Database Server on OneDrive and/or MS Teams

    Hi everyone, I wanted to ask the people who are more knowledgeable than me the following: 1. I understand that OneDrive is a file sharing service. But, is there a way to run a database server like SQL or store an sqlite file that can be accessed by mutliple people? 2. Is it possible to...
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    Bitlocker - Windows 10 - Admin Account - How to

    Hi, I used to have a laptop from my company and, as you know, my user profile did not allow me to install apps as I was not the admin. I had managed to many my user an administrator and I was happy with it. Now, my company gave me a new machine (Acer Spin 3) and I want to do the same...
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    Downgrade Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 7 Home

    Hi all, Does anyone know a reliable way to downgrade Win 7 Ultimate to Home? I want to install Win 10 Home but Ultimate upgrades only to Win 10 Pro. I have tried a couple of hacks I found on the web (registry changes and Win10 downgrader) but when I run the setup to fix the installation, it...
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    Windows 10 Update fails with error 0x80073701 - KB5003214

    Hi all, Windows is giving me hard time. It's been a while it is unable to install updates. The latest message I get is when I try to install the above KB. I've searched everywhere and can't find something that works. The error code suggests some packages are missing and the suggestions I find...
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    Looking for advice on software architecture

    I am about to start developing a new desktop app and I am considering some options on how to build the design. First, I am thinking of a typical standalone desktop app which handles everyhting. Then, the other option is to build a client server app with the server running on the same machine...
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    Can't copy large files on Win 10

    Hi, I am puzzled with a situation I am facing on Win 10. I have a virtual box file in an external drive (~160GB) and the main HD has 250Gb free space. I try to copy the file to the HD. When the copying starts, a new file of the same size is created in the target location and copying starts...
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    Windows Languages

    I am a bit confused about how language packs work in Windows. When you buy a new license, it says that it comes with 3-4 languages. Then, you can download language packs. There is no extra cost for this, is it? So, what is the point of mentioning the avail languages? Is it for the installer...
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    Windows 1909 sluggish although all resource usage low ???

    Hi all, I've run out of ideas here. I've got a Dell XPS with Win 10 1909 and the last week or so it becomes sluggish in the sense that when I move the mouse or drag a window the system freeses momentarily (but for enough time to notice) before it performs the action. Even now that I am typing...
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    New (I believe) Genuine Dell Battery is not recognised in Dell XPS 9560

    Hi, I bought a replacement battery from here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/97Wh-New...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 and it seems to be genuine. I believe it is because BatteryCare application reports the same tech details as the original one I had. Now, the problem is that the...
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    Windows 10 consumes CPU and memory specific hours of the day

    Hi, for many months now I am trying to find out what makes Win 10 consume CPU and memory specific hours of the dy (23:00 - 02:00). When I open the task manager, I can see different processes consuming resources; anything from svhost to Opera or the Task Manager itself. I have checked if it...
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    NTFS in Backup drive generates different timestamps

    Hi guys, I've got two USB drives and I backup one to another using an application and both are formatted as NTFS under Win10. After a while I noticed that the app copies all the files from the beginning everytime I run the backup although most of the files haven't changed. After inspecting the...
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    Strange Windows 10 Boot Behaviour

    Hi all, I've got a strange situation here. I reinstalled Win 10 with all the updates and a couple of days ago I got a blue screen saying that an efi file can not be found and reinstallation is required. When I shut the machine down and switch on again I get the same blue screens and Win can't...
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    External USB drive keeps connecting/disconnecting on Win10

    Hi all, I've got a really strange situation with my Dell XPS laptop (Win 10) and external USB drives. Since I bought the laptop, my external USB drives and my smart phone keep connecting and disconnecting. The situation with one of the drives now is so strong that I can't use the drive at all...
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    Multiple Wi-Fi Configurations

    Hi, on my laptop (Win10), I have set up the WiFi connection to assign specific IP. Whenever I go to a place with WiFi, I need to change the settings to "automatic" and then, when back home, I have to re-enter all the IP settings again. Is there a way to have multiple WiFi settings (like the...
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    Samsung C27F591 Monitor and Windows 10

    Hi all, I bought the above monitor and I can't make it work properly on Windows 10. I have installed the driver from Samsung but I can't make the image look crispy and nice. This is how my Win bar looks like. The Device Manager shows this: When I update the driver (HDMI) the Wizard shows...
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