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  1. System32_76

    Question Which Policies Are Safe To Enable & Disable? Group Policy Editor

    Hello everyone. I found out recently about the Group Policy Editor on Windows 10 Pro. I was looking through it and found out that there are a lot of policies that can be enabled and disabled in order for the user to increase the privacy and security on their computer. The question is, which...
  2. Camfred30

    Question anything windows related on pc doesnt open

    for quite a while now, my pc hasnt been able to open any program that is windows related for example. Windows Settings, Microsoft store, anything that came with the pc as if you were to buy a new pc. the program just doesnt open when clicked on.
  3. Question Razer Viper Mini VS Microsoft Wheel Mouse 1.1a

    Hi! Could someone plz explain this: I just bought the Razer Viper Mini. I also have a Microsoft Wheel Mouse 1.1a, locked with 400 dpi and 125 Hz and it is more then 15 years old! For some reason, the MWM 1.1a mouse feels more responsive in movements than the Viper Mini. What can this be due...
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    Question Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable x64 setup failure

    Hi all, I'm having a very weird issue with my PC. One of the games I about installing needs Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 redistributable x64 in order to run/install correctly. The problem I am having is that I cannot get it to install. I keep getting the same error message over and over and have...
  5. Rojex

    Question I can't sign in with microsoft account in windows 10

    I have problem with windows that I can't sign in with my account or any account at all, I press In (Sign in with a Microsoft account instead) on account settings and something pop up at me tells me you need to install an app for this task like in this image>> View: https://imgur.com/a/L7iqY0b...
  6. R

    [SOLVED] Logitech f710 drivers not working on boot

    My logitech f710 seems to not load drivers when it boot up , before windows 10 1909 I was able to install the xbox 360 drivers and fix the issue but now even with xbox drivers it happens the same way , even if I let windows choose the best drivers is the same issue . So since I bought it I have...
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    Question Why is download speed different to what it actually is?

    When downloading a game on steam or even on the Microsoft store, it will say something like 20Mbps but then when I look at the progress bar and see the "[insert amount of Gbs downloaded so far]/File size" I see that the amount of gigabytes downloaded so far is definitely not going up as fast as...
  8. System32_76

    [SOLVED] Activated Vs Unactivated Windows 10

    Hello everyone, I was wondering, what features cannot be utilized in an unactivated version of Windows 10? All I know is that the default wallpaper cannot be changed. I've looked up videos with the differences between activated and unactivated versions but the problem is is that most of those...
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    [SOLVED] Is windows 10 really going to be the last OS that microsoft will make?

    Is windows 10 really going to be the last OS that microsoft will make?
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    [SOLVED] Safe place to buy Windows 10 key

    Safe place to buy genuine Windows 10 key
  11. patsisrael

    Question Office 365 ProPlus won't install

    Hi. My Office won't install and instead gets stuck at "We're getting things ready" splash screen and I tried almost every solution I found on the internet. I have an Office 365 Subscription that came with my University account, which is the one I used to download the installer for Office. I...
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    PC Keyboard that is Similar to a MAC keyboard

    First, I want to apologize, I looked through the forum, but didn't really see any advice on this. I need a new keyboard for my office PC. At home, I'm a MAC user and I just love everything about that keyboard. My work keyboard doesn't have to be wireless or light up or anything like that. I...
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    Question Warranty DENIED: Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 battery swelling

    Hi Guys. A client of ours purchased a Microsoft surface Laptop 2 while travelling in the US. The client lives in South Africa. The surface book has 2 months left on the warranty (checked and confirmed with Microsoft). The 1st problem is that the battery is starting to swell, and it is lifting...
  14. hong_kong_dusk

    [SOLVED] Are xbox 360 and xbox 1 controllers interchangeable on steam games?

    I'd like to buy a new (genuine) wired xbox360 controller but they don't make them anymore. Why wired? Because the wireless one is kinda heavy when the batteries are attached, and I have carpal tunnel. So I have a couple of questions about getting an xbox one controller because I've read online...
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    [SOLVED] How do I go about buying Windows 10 Pro 64-bit?

    Hello everybody, this is a dumb question but I need help. I am looking to upgrade to Windows 10 64-bit or just do a clean install. When I search online to buy a copy, there seems to be many different variations and I don't quite understand what they mean. Some places offer a digital key such...
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    [SOLVED] How to remove Microsoft account? Selling PC..

    Hey everyone. Like the title suggests, I’m going to be selling my PC later to a friend today. However I want to strip my Microsoft account off of it including the login and such so nothing will be connected back to me in any way shape or form if that’s possible. I had built this pc myself...
  17. themiziko

    [SOLVED] Installing windows 10 + Microsoft account ?

    Last time I was reinstalling my win10 I immediately used my Microsoft account to complete the system setup, but it messed up a lot of names of my system folders etc,. However, Microsoft account provides some useful functionalities and I can't quite put my finger on why, but it just feels "right"...
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    Question Migrating Outlook to the Cloud

    After decades of using Outlook only with a local PST file, I see the need use Outlook online. I need my different devices to be able to access old emails and for access to sync and be consistent across my PC, my tablet, laptop, etc. I have the proper license, but have no idea how to clean up...
  19. noobofnoobs

    Question Windows 7 Professional

    This might be a dumb question but a friend of mine gave me a key for windows 7 professional OEM. But i have no idea if that key is for a 32 bit or 64 bit. Is there a way to find out what it is exactly, or does it support both ? I've installed a program called Microsoft PID checker to see if the...
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    [SOLVED] Excel freezing when highlighting cells

    Hey Everyone, I am banging my head against the wall with an issue with a user here. She lives in Excel and she can do whatever she wants with formulas, macros, and everything else with zero issue. The problem is whenever she tries to highlight columns/rows, Excel freezes and stops responding...