windows 10

  1. postcd

    W10 100% ext. HDD utilization, yet HDD not responding and shows no activity. Reconnect help.

    It happened like third time. I already seen partition/filesystem "damage" that i was unable to recover. But this time reconnect worked. In aim to discover some detail i gathered some data and for privacy reason i post it here on external site protected by passw0rd "pc". If you have a few...
  2. Cerulean

    How to scriptably uninstall patches for Windows 10?

    First: you can no longer use wusa.exe to uninstall patches silently since Windows 8/Server 2016, so this is out of the question. You. Just. Can't. Do. It! Thanks Microsoft (for ingeniously deciding that parameters /quiet and /kb:kb123456 are illegal to use together). Sometimes wusa.exe will be...
  3. postcd

    Variable USB 2.0 port current? connected fan changes the speed randomly

    Hello, the laptop has USB 2.0 port, and sometimes happen than the connected fan speed change. I notice 2 speeds only (nothing in between). Do not know if the issue is computer or the USB fan peripheral. Fan has no way switch to define different speed. I checked Windows 10 Device manager...
  4. J

    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...
  5. J

    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...
  6. Y

    How to adjust output-specific equalizers in Windows 10?

    I've only recently migrated to W10 and I'm looking to turn my 3.5mm Realtek output down, because my sub is just overwhelming at stock levels. In W7 I think I used to just go through the Sound Devices and add a "effect" that was an equalizer from within Windows. Is there anything similar now? I...
  7. N

    Which voice call (GSM/G2-audio) and VoLTE (4G) supported WWAN-cards to use?

    Hi, I need to make direct voice calling possible on my windows 10, 7.9-inch (mini)laptop. This trough a voice supported WWAN-card, 2G audio/voice calling and VoLTE. And without using voice over IP (VoIP) or connecting/making use of an external cellphone. Previous years I used a Huawei-dongle...
  8. Zarathustra[H]

    Windows 10 Pro (1903) won't accept ANY Manual IP settings

    So, I've had my network adapters configured the way I like them for several versions of Windows now. In previous versions of Windows 10 I still had the old good control panel, not this new settings nonsense, and in that I could set manual IP addresses. I just upgraded my motherboard and CPU...
  9. B

    Recommend a good website for Windows 10 User Tips

    Over time I seem to make lots of mistakes in using Windows 10. Stuff like: *Not knowing what files to choose for backups *Not knowing whether to run as user or administrator during day to day activity *Not knowing whether to use antivirus, or whether built-in Windows Defender is sufficient *Not...
  10. H

    Win10... Unending Blue Screens.

    Sorry if this is the wrong page for this, first time posting. I'm not great when it comes to understanding much about my PC and right now I just know that it's giving me blue screens at an exceptionally frustrating frequency and I don't know how to make them stop. I'll try to break down...
  11. T

    Windows 10 and CPU usage at 100% and Feature Update 1903

    I'm posting the below issue to leave a record for anyone else that has it will be able to find a possible fix as I could not find one. Last week my CPU was running at 100% all the time for 5 days straight. After uninstalling most programs and hardware to no effect I re-imaged the system...
  12. G

    Windows 10 Activation Help

    Hello Everyone, I have a PC running Windows 10 Pro. This PC was earlier running Windows 7 PRO (long time back) and was upgraded to Windows 10 when Microsoft gave option of upgrading to 10 for FREE. Since last several years windows 10 pro has been running OK. I wish to dispose this PC so I...
  13. modi123

    Windows 10 feature updates won't be auto installing..

    https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-will-no-longer-force-windows-10-feature-updates-users Well that's some solid news and should ease up folk for on clutter and cruft being shoved down the pipe.
  14. cageymaru

    Microsoft Announces DX12 Support for Windows 7

    Blizzard Entertainment added Windows 10 DX12 support to its MMO World of Warcraft (WoW) and fans of the game responded with a warm welcome to new features such as multi-threading. Blizzard Entertainment contacted Microsoft about bringing the same improvements to WoW gamers that remain on Windows...
  15. cageymaru

    Windows 10 Will Uninstall Incompatible Updates

    Microsoft has rolled out a new feature for Windows 10 that allows the operating system (OS) to automatically uninstall broken or incompatible updates. Windows 10 will attempt to fix startup failures with automatic recovery attempts before uninstalling the updates. Users will see this message "We...
  16. AlphaAtlas

    Developers Install Windows 10 on an Nintendo Switch

    A developer and hacker who goes by "Ben" on Twitter has allegedly shoehorned Windows 10 for ARM into an Nintendo Switch. This is reportedly the same hacker who helped get Windows 10 running on the Lumia 950 and the Raspberry Pi 3, but the Switch doesn't appear to be quite as functional as those...
  17. AlphaAtlas

    ZDNet Analyzes the Windows 10 Update Schedule

    Microsoft recently released code from the Windows 10 2020 H1 branch to testers last month, which left many wondering why Microsoft wasn't releasing code from the 19H1 update. Some thought Microsoft might be moving to one Windows 10 feature update per year, while others thought the marriage of...
  18. cageymaru

    Wendell Answers Questions About AMD Threadripper Regression Testing

    Wendell from Level1Techs has released a new video where he discusses the one Windows kernel policy and scaling, AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX performance regressions in some programs under Windows, Coreprio testing anomalies, more Epyc 7551P testing, NUMA, UMA and more. His contacts within...
  19. F

    Second Drive disappears

    TL DR Recently bought new SSD intended to host Steam Games, disappears when launching said games. Specs: Laptop: Lenovo Y910-17ISK OS Drive: Samsung 960 Evo 256GB (M.2) Secondary Drive: Samsung 860 Evo 1TB OS: Windows 10 Games: Nier Automata, Dark Souls 3, Dragons Dogma, Final Fantasy XIV Hi...
  20. B

    New Win10 Driver Update even when disabled

    Ok, so I had disabled drivers updating - as nVidia 417 series causes my poor 980 to freak out when waking from sleep. I've been happily using 399. WIn10 Home, so I don't have Group Policy editor. Once i finally figured out that was the issue - I disabled driver updates via this link...
  21. cageymaru

    Windows 10 Mobile Is Officially Dead

    Microsoft has officially signed the death certificate for Windows 10 mobile as it recently posted a "Windows 10 Mobile End of Support: FAQ." On December 10, 2019, "Windows 10 Mobile users are no longer eligible to receive new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free assisted support...
  22. modi123

    Windows 10 Mobile end of support.. (2019.12.10)

    For all the tens of us who still are on the Windows10 Mobile platform EOL is this year. Ugh.. I wasn't planning on dropping money for an Android this year, but seems I'll have to budget that in later. https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-outlines-end-support-plans-windows-10-mobile...
  23. AlphaAtlas

    Windows 10 Web Market Share Overtakes Windows 7

    According to NetMarketShare's latest statistics, Windows 10's market share has finally overtaken Windows 7. The Steam userbase hit this critical crossover point in 2016, and Statcounter claims that Windows 10 usage was higher this time last year. But NetMarketShare claims they measure market...
  24. W

    Windows 10 Personalizations:Backgrounds

    Several help forums claim that if you go into the power settings for battery and power>power settings> advanced power settings> Desktop background settings> on battery: paused plugged in: paused. that mean old windows ten will not change the background settings. BS BS BS BS BS. It may work for a...
  25. cageymaru

    Microsoft Is Replacing Edge in Windows 10 with a Chromium-Based Web Browser

    According to a report from Windows Central, Microsoft is giving up on its Edge browser and is switching to a Chromium-based web browser code named "Anaheim." This browser will replace Edge as the default browser on Windows 10. I expect we'll see Microsoft introduce Anaheim throughout the 19H1...
  26. AlphaAtlas

    Windows 10 1809 Rollout Paused on Some Intel PCs

    Once again, Microsoft has paused the rollout of the Windows 10 "October" Update to some users. According to the 1809 support page, Intel "inadvertently released versions of its display driver (versions 24.20.100.6344, 24.20.100.6345) to OEMs that accidentally turned on unsupported features in...
  27. W

    Going Insane with Modem/Router problems

    Baseline I have a Older HP Pavilion G7 Series 1260US Purchased Dec 2011. The computer itself has problems. The case is cracked and a friend fixed it to where I can leave the lid up but I dare not shut it. Hardware and OS Intel Core i3-Cpu @2.20Ghz Installed Ram 4.0 GB C Drive 640 with 178 GB...
  28. cageymaru

    Windows 10 Pro Has Amnesia and Wants You Buy a New Copy from the Windows Store

    My personal copy of Windows 10 Pro decided that it is no longer valid as the key stored on the Microsoft servers is only good for Windows 10 Home. I even ran the Windows troubleshooter where it listed all of the valid Windows 10 Professional licenses stored on my Microsoft account, but still...
  29. cageymaru

    The Evolution of the Windows Kernel

    Hari Pulapaka of the Windows Kernel Team at Microsoft has explained the evolution of the Windows kernel and how it can scale from an ATM machine to a pre-release Windows DataCenter class machine with 896 cores supporting 1792 logical processors and 2TB of RAM. The discussion starts its focus on...
  30. AlphaAtlas

    Windows 10 Tuesday Patch is Crashing HP Computers

    According to scattered reports collected by Windows Latest, a patch released by Microsoft on Tuesday is crashing some HP systems. KB4464330 reportedly conflicts with a specific HP keyboard driver, and IT staff on social media claim that the update is affecting many of their clients. Microsoft is...
  31. AlphaAtlas

    Microsoft Partially Resumes Windows 10 October Update Rollout

    After pulling the release due to a bug that deletes user data, Microsoft is rolling out a patched version of the Windows 10 October Update to Windows Insiders. Interestingly, Microsoft notes that "one one-hundredth of one percent of version 1809 installs" reported any data loss, which could...
  32. AlphaAtlas

    Windows 10 October Update is Losing User Data

    The Windows 10 October 2018 Update is deleting user data, according to some scattered reports. Users claim that documents, images, and programs in user directories were wiped out after the update, and that their backups weren't found in the "Windows.old" folder the OS usually puts them in. That...
  33. AlphaAtlas

    Task Manager CPU Usage is Broken in the October 2018 Update

    According to a Reddit user, the Task Manager is showing incorrect CPU usage in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. Per application CPU usage appears to be understated. Microsoft acknowledged this bug in a previous Windows build, but apparently it managed to slip into the current release. Thanks...
  34. cageymaru

    Forza Horizon 4 Benchmarks Are Out

    Hardware Unboxed has run some canned benchmarks on the popular new racing game Forza Horizon 4. They normally "avoid canned benchmarks but the version provided here is very good and does a great job of representing actual gameplay." They used the latest game optimized drivers from AMD --...
  35. C

    Expanding my IT knowledge (not for professional purposes)

    I am interesting in expanding my IT knowledge to be more proficient in my home computer use. I know that there are educational resources but many or most in my top categories below are geared more at the professional. Here are the areas that I am interested in (basically in order of...
  36. cageymaru

    The State of Linux Gaming After the Advent of Steam Play and Other Tools

    Jason Evangelho has taken a deeper dive into Linux, Lies and Steam Play compatible video games. He touches on subjects such as ease of use when it comes to making Windows games run on Linux. Liam Dawe, of Gaming on Linux fame, assists Jason on his journey into gaming on the OS and it is nice...
  37. DooKey

    Windows 10 Enterprise Getting "InPrivate Desktop" Sandboxed Execution Feature

    Microsoft is adding an "InPrivate Desktop" to Windows 10 Enterprise sometime in the future. According to Bleeping Computer this feature will allow admins to run untested/untrusted software in a VM sandbox. No word on whether Hyper-V has to be installed on the OS. Hyper-V or not, this is a nice...
  38. DooKey

    Oculus Platform Updates Minimum and Recommended Spec OS to Windows 10

    The entire Oculus platform now requires Windows 10 if you want to take full advantage of all the features and content they provide. They say this is required because Microsoft is reducing support for earlier operating systems and Windows 10 provides a better platform for them. Their new Rift...
  39. postcd

    CPU hungry game freezining/lagging because of other procs using CPU, increase game priority?

    Hello, my i5 CPU is having problem to keep up with me playing CPU hungry game and also processing other Windows 10 tasks like P2P application. When i end other apps, game has no lagging. I am almost sure problem is CPU, not HDD not GPU, not RAM, because i see CPU usage in tray icon when game is...
  40. R

    Monitor wont turn off in Windows 10

    I also had this problem under windows 7 on the same machine and it persisted through an upgrade to Win10. The monitor is set to turn off in 10 minutes, although the time doesnt matter, and sleep is set to never yet the monitor never turns off. I have tried powercfg /requests which comes up...
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