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    1

    How to prevent windows from waking up my pc at night for updates?

    When my pc is inactive it goes to sleep and turn off my rgb gear and screen.

    Sometimes in the middle of the night it suddenly turns back on again turning back on the screen and all the rgb gear making alot of light which is disruptive I once tried disabling it from a guide on youtube but seem like it didn't work is there a good way to make sure this doesn't happen? I try to turn off my pc but sometimes forget.

    1 Comment
    2024/05/06
    22:02 UTC

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    Is there any way to keep the old calendar?

    The new calendar is crap so i switched to the old but it warned me that at some point it will be the new calendar permanently

    Is there some way to edit/block something to allow me to keep the old calendar?

    Thanks

    0 Comments
    2024/05/06
    20:47 UTC

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    Unlocking laptop with lock screen picture?

    I remember a few years back there being a feature where you could unlock your laptop/PC by clicking on specific spots on your lock screen picture but I cannot find this feature ANYWHERE, I've searched it up a lot and nothing to the point where I'm starting to think I've dreamt a new feature. Was this ever a thing and maybe it was removed later on or have I really made it up in my head? Any answers are helpful because this is really driving me crazy

    2 Comments
    2024/05/06
    19:01 UTC

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    Hiding a folder, Beyond system protected?

    So I was thinking about, how could I make a folder that's beyond system protected (>!you can't access it even if you have "Hide protected system files")!<, do you know any way that you could do that? Or is that simply impossible, but even if it would be possible, then how would you access it without doing "dir /A" in cmd, and then the command below.

    "start %windir%\explorer.exe "C:\Windows\System32" (Example Path)

    This is a kind of challenge for you, would you be able to make it? Because I have no clue how could I do that, I'm not like a programmer lol. If you want to try it, feel free to do it, and post the solution in comments! :D

    4 Comments
    2024/05/06
    16:51 UTC

    11

    Is there a way to move individual icons to the left using Toolbar X ?

    1 Comment
    2024/05/06
    14:29 UTC

    1

    Am I safe to wipe my E: drive if disk management still labels it as active?

    A while ago I cloned my main drive (now E:) and have been using the new C: drive as a boot / main drive fine. I now want to clear E: and make use of the space on it, but when I attempted to format it a warning popped up and disk management is showing it as being an Active drive alongside my C: drive.

    Is it ok to just go ahead and clear it anyway? Or do I need to do something beforehand to avoid bricking my PC

    If it helps the C: drive is listed as on Disk 2, the E: as on Disk 1 and G: as on Disk 0

    Apologies if this is a silly question or shouldnt be here im not great with tech lol

    https://preview.redd.it/i8bcxmy46ryc1.jpg?width=1277&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=25cba35af93d6dcd8a6a2b2c38d5bd64664f0a01

    0 Comments
    2024/05/06
    06:47 UTC

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    WIll using a windows iso install on pc delete current version of windows 10 without deleting my files?

    I know people do it using usb but i installed this version of windows from here Windows 10 21H1 64 Bit English : Microsoft : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive cause it's the last one i think stable on my laptop but will using it's setup.exe remove the current version of windows or will it be taking up space. Also will all my files and videos remain this way?

    0 Comments
    2024/05/06
    08:58 UTC

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    CreateExplorerShellUnelevatedTask

    Could anyone please tell me what this task named 'CreateExplorerShellUnelevatedTask' do which I found in Task Scheduler?

    It was automatically added when I restarted my explorer.exe.

    Is it essential? Is it needed? Is it better to be left enabled or should I delete it?

    1 Comment
    2024/05/06
    09:07 UTC

    5

    How to do things using only PowerShell or CMD in Windows?

    I want to learn Command Line Interface.

    14 Comments
    2024/05/06
    08:18 UTC

    0

    Copilot got installed by itself. How can I uninstall it?

    It's my first time in this sub, so hello!

    Well, I opened my PC, then I took a look at the right side and there was an icon I never saw. It's Microsoft Edge's new AI called Copilot. I didn't authorized this and I don't trust in it. So how can I uninstall it? Should I try uninstalling Edge?

    12 Comments
    2024/05/06
    04:21 UTC

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    Aerial View Blue Lake Wallpaper

    I am trying to locate this wallpaper so I can have it on my own laptop. Unfortunately, I don't have a Windows processing system, but I saw it on a Windows 10 Pro computer.

    2 Comments
    2024/05/06
    01:03 UTC

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    Why are Windows 11 ads not happening for me?

    I am not complaining but I am not getting any ads for windows 11 in my laptop and I want to know why this is?

    12 Comments
    2024/05/05
    22:29 UTC

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    i have a problem with downgrading to windows 10 windows 11 didn t fit me

    so i have a question do the drivers get erased if you downgrade from wn11 to wn10 like the motherboard drivers or the amd chipset drivers

    0 Comments
    2024/05/05
    20:31 UTC

    1

    Anyone knows how to hide scroll and top bar?

    I wanna maximise my screen real estate. Foxit reader allows you to press f4 to remove side bars and click view > read mode to reduce the top bar. But i want to hide all of the top bar and even scroll bar.

    Is that possible on windows?

    3 Comments
    2024/05/05
    09:14 UTC

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    Best Alternatives To iTunes for Android Users?

    I'm losing my mind trying to find an alternative to iTunes. I am an android user and have been for many years. However, I've been using a program called iSyncr that always worked for syncing my iTunes library to my Samsung phone. It seems to no longer work, so i'm looking for a better alternative.

    To be specific, looking for an app that:

    • Syncs music from a library to android phone (with wireless and wired sync)
    • I can import my iTunes library & Playlists to (or reverse sync from my android phone)
    • Make playlists
    • Can store my 1000s of songs nicely

    I'm fed up with all the software that costs so much to do these things. So anything that's open source, and, I don't know, maybe has some nice customization options to make it look cool would be nice. I'm currently using Dr.Fone, which I've always dislike because they price gouge, but needed it to restore my library after having to rest my PC.

    Thanks in advance! =)

    8 Comments
    2024/05/05
    10:03 UTC

    2

    2 displays in one screen

    Hello ! Are there any screens or software available for Windows 10 that allow you to simulate two screens on a single wide screen connected to a single PC? Thanks

    2 Comments
    2024/05/05
    10:40 UTC

    23

    The bay zed department has arrived

    36 Comments
    2024/05/05
    08:03 UTC

    3

    How can I see what's repeatedly trying to access my hard drive?

    My main storage is an SSD, literally everything I use is on it. My hard drive is specifically for archiving games and other files. I updated my drivers recently and now my hard drive keeps spinning and then stopping, making this really annoying sound any time my pc is on. I just want to see what's constantly starting it and stopping it so I can burn it. This is driving me insane.

    8 Comments
    2024/05/05
    05:37 UTC

    3

    How can I add a personal attribute next to the other like "name, date" etc for folders and files?

    1 Comment
    2024/05/04
    22:48 UTC

    0

    Printer driver copied itself and appeared on desktop and documents folder

    Hi everyone, so I noted something really weird yesterday that appeared on my Desktop called GDIPrinterDriverh82405.ALM. I can confirm that I was not downloading anything or doing anything out of the ordinary, and I was most likely browsing on Google Chrome at the time I noticed it. See information below that states it creation and modify date as ‎May ‎3, ‎2024, ‏‎1:33:42 PM. I would say I noticed it sometime soon afterwards between 2-4 p.m. that same day. Really weird for it to have appeared, but I simply denied all system permissions to be safe and said I would look more into it later.

    General Properties for Desktop file. Note that access time is recent because I attempted to open it in notepad, where it understandably had no text.

    Today, I decide to look more into the mysterious (but 0 byte sized?) file and confirmed my suspicions that it was a printer driver gone rogue.

    Search results for \"GDIPrinterDriverh82405\"

    However, what's strange to me is why the driver would have made an identical copy of itself in both my Desktop and Documents folder that are both 0 bytes? Any thoughts on this, or am I just weirded out by nothing?

    Thanks!

    0 Comments
    2024/05/04
    20:34 UTC

    594

    Excuse me but what the flunk

    Does this mean that if I don't get better hardware by 2025 then I just can't use windows 10?

    365 Comments
    2024/05/04
    19:46 UTC

    0

    Annoying behavior from PowerToys Run

    Has anyone else noticed that PowerToys Run will often give bad results in the form of 'open in default browser'? It is super annoying because it is always the default (highlighted) result even though i have items on my PC that match what I am searching for. If anyone else has dealt with this do you know how to make that behavior stop or just blacklist Firefox results? I have already disabled the web search plugin so that isn't the culprit.

    0 Comments
    2024/05/04
    17:46 UTC

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    174 background tasks??

    a lot of them appear to be duplicates, and many are for programs I do not have currently open (eg. Edge has ten taks open). is this normal?

    I don't have a clue what many of these tasks are - is there a secret decoder book?

    Leo

    4 Comments
    2024/05/04
    17:14 UTC

    21

    Anyone else noticed that the ruler on Snipping tool is nolonger available, why did they remove it ?

    7 Comments
    2024/05/04
    16:32 UTC

    0

    How to downgrade to Windows 10 build 1903

    I'm planning to downgrade my HDD-based laptop to the older Windows 10 1903 build, since I'm unable to afford a SSD at the current moment. I'd like to keep my personal files on the HDD and perform the downgrade. Is there any procedure to follow regarding this? Thanks in advance.

    Side note: I'm not sure if this is considered "Tech Support", since the relevant subreddits do not seem to consider as it is.

    40 Comments
    2024/05/04
    15:31 UTC

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    My programs do not end completely when I close them

    Hello, good morning, that is my question, it is tiring to open the task manager and end it, how can I solve it? I have Windows 10 and it is updated. The program is 4k downloader and Discord. I suppose it is a ws 10 problem, because this problem does not happen on my other notebook.

    3 Comments
    2024/05/04
    11:05 UTC

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    A red box and green box shown near minimize and close button

    Can someone please help me out, Idk what is this green and red box but it appeared today when I started my PC.

    this is the image

    11 Comments
    2024/05/04
    10:51 UTC

    0

    W10 turning on computer randomly

    Hi. I have old laptop Dell E6440 as my multimedia connected to TV via HDMI. Freshly installed W10 Pro on SSD. When in standby (closed lid) computer randomly powers on and runs. Its happening only when standby. Scheduled updates are off. Automatic maintenance and automatic restart are off as well.

    Before fresh W10 install this doesnt happen...

    2 Comments
    2024/05/04
    08:34 UTC

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