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    Question Does Windows 10 keep logs of Firmware events and changes?

    Does Windows 10 record all events and changes occuring in the Firmware, so the user can check what happened on X date? Events - changes and operations performed by the code in the BIOS chip. Changes - acts that change the default state of the BIOS program, changes introduced by the user, not...
  2. ClassV

    Question Getting BSODs

    I don't necessarily know what to do in my situation. Basically, my computer has been built for probably around 5 months now, never had a blue screen or system crash, and have built a couple PCs now. However, coming back after a weekend of the system being off and inactive, I started to...
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    Question How to activate Microsoft Defender for Endpoint?

    Hello. I heard that Windows Defender has an option called "Microsoft Defender for Endpoint", which can scan the UEFI for viruses. Can someone tell me how to activate this option, because i want to scan my UEFI for viruses? I heard that i need to open a menu, called "Configuration Manager", but...
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    Question Altering Windows 10 SSD Partition

    Hi Experts, I have 512GB SSD on HP ENVY 13-aq1013dx with Windows 10. Due to some application logs or applications, my C Drive Partition is full and i wanted to expand the partition but Windows 10 is not allowing me to perform the required task. Is there list of any good software which can...
  5. Question Can I install Windows 10 on unallocated space?

    I want to install Windows 10 since I installed Windows 11 below system requirements. But I still have many things on Windows 11 that I don't want to lose. I can't roll back to Windows 10 since it's past 10 days. I know it's possible to install both OS's alongside each other. Can I install...
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    Question Windows Defender claims there is a "threat" when there isn't one

    Hello. Today i downloaded an archive that was infected with Trojan horses. Windows Defender showed there is a virus and offered me the option to delete the virus. However, instead of using the Windows Defender option to delete the virus, i opened the USB drive where the archive was, and deleted...
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    Question My PC randomly reboots and black screens, but only in my home ?

    So pc reboots mostly in game sometimes in just seating as well i tried every suggestion and no results then i took it to the shop never restarted there they tested it for 4 days then i brought it home but random reboot happened again i took the pc to the shop they tested it for another 4 days no...
  8. ImMatttt

    Question why is network file sharing speed limited to around 100mbps

    I have file sharing setup on 2 computers on my network, both are pretty modern and have nvm ssd drives and at least 1gb ethernet. They are both connected to the same 1gig switch with cat6 cables and both get around 600mbps download speeds on the internet. When reading or writing any file from...
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    Question Windows 10 laptop can connect to hotspot but not to internet (normal wifi)

    My old HP Probook 6450b suddenly stopped having internet. It is connected to the router but it says "No Internet, Secured". The router and wifi is fine because all of my other devices work fine. I tried using the hotspot on my phone to share 4G and that worked fine. I'm not sure what to do...
  10. baconStrips1111

    Question PC restarts under heavy gaming load ?

    System: Motherboard: EVGA X299 Dark, LGA 2066, Intel CPU: Intel Core i9-7900X CPU-Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 4 Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series (4 * 16) @ 3600MHz PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G3 M2: Samsung 500GB 980 PRO M2: Crucial 1TB P1 HDD: Seagate 2TB IronWolf Pro GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080...
  11. StarGuy96

    Question How do you change what drive things are installed on after reinstalling Windows?

    Hey fellas, so recently I finally undertook the task of reinstalling Windows 10 Pro on another drive, specifically a Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVMe 250 GB SSD. I've been planning to do this for a while, since I've had Windows 10 on an old 1 TB HDD for the longest time I wanted to have faster boot...
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    [SOLVED] Found some Chinese text in a Problem Report, should I be concerned?

    The program that produced this error was the Windows Module Installer Worker. Problem Event Name: WindowsServicingFailureInfo OsVersion: 10.0.19041.1737:1 Message: 0x800F0984 0x800F0984 Matching binary: VmsProxy.sys missing for component...
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    Question Is clean install the same as secure erase?

    If i use the Reset option you can find in the Recovery section in the Settings of Windows 10, will it have the same effect as the Secure Erase option you can find in the BIOS, will it erase all information, format the HDD/SSD, and install a new, fresh copy of Windows, without leaving traces of...
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    Question Pressing "Clear CMOS" button leads to "inaccessible boot device" error, and eventually error 0xc00000f upon trying to boot from boot manager ?

    Out of sheer stupidity and ignorance, I managed to screw up my PC. No matter what I do, I can’t boot it. I hope I can get into Windows with my files intact because I am quite stressed right now. specs: Core I7-8700 GTX-1080 16 Gigs of RAM 500 GB Samsung SSD (which has the OS) And a DVD drive...
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    Question How to detect and map input from headphone buttons to windows 10 PC?

    I have a usb to 4-pole headphone interface and these headphones. https://www.amazon.com/DuKabel-ProSeries-Mic-Supported-Headphone-External/dp/B07RS11M1T https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MA1MJ6H The headphones and mic works on my PC. The '-' '+' and 'o' buttons do things when it's connected to my...
  16. ToxicThing

    Question When I turn on Windows 10 mobile hotspot, I lose internet connection on my PC ?

    Hey, I got this problem since I updated to newest version of Windows 10 yesterday I think. The problem is when I turn on mobile hotspot in Windows 10 and connect my phone, I lose internet on my pc. I am using cable internet and have 100 mb/s, but when I connect my phone it can't connect to...
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    Question Updated to Windows 21H2, now external 4K monitor won't go over FHD

    Hello, I have an LG 4K monitor (27UL500) that I was using as external monitor for my laptop MSI Prestige 14 evo (with intel Xe graphics). I only have 2 Usb C ports, so I had an USB Hub to which i connected both the power and the monitor, to keep the other usb free. I used a normal HDMI cable...
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    Question Anyone know of of a Wi-fi 6e PCI adaptor that fully supports Windows 10 on 6ghz band?

    Does anyone know of a Wi-fi 6e PCI adaptor that fully supports Windows 10 on the 6ghz band? TP-link states that it only supports/shows the 6ghz band on Windows 11.
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    Question i9 10900k running extremely hot

    My i9 10900k is not OC but yet get hot at the slightest task. Under no load, it runs close to 47-55C, but the moment I do the slightly task like opening Chrome or any video editing program it jumps to 70-80C. When I'm trying to render a 3D scene Blender, it reaches 97-100C regardless of whether...
  20. Question Shell Infrastructure Host (sihhost.exe) using up upto 20-40% CPU while PC is Idle ?

    Title says it all really. This process(which as far as I can tell is genuine) is chugging up a ton of resources while seemingly doing nothing at all. Apparently its related to UI transparency but I don't even use a transparent theme. Any ideas as to how to get rid of this, it seems to impact...
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    Question Windows 10 OS Product key trouble

    I am trying to reinstall windows on a new m.2 drive that I have and I cannot locate my product key. I bought a physical copy from best buy and it is on a flash drive, but I lost the box and am trying to locate the key. I seem to remember years back being able to look in my computer "properties"...
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    [SOLVED] Blue Screen of Death: DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE

    Hi everyone, I'm having an issue with BSODs that I started getting around... March or sometime before that, and I can't place a finger on what's causing them to happen besides what the crash .dmps have been showing me—something about ntoskrnl.exe in every single crash .dmp from a program I use...
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    Question Windows 11 back to Windows 10?

    Good Afternoon Everyone Just booted up my PC and now I am back in windows 10? dont know how that was possible but back in my old windows 10 No missing drives that I can see, I have reset my pc multiple times to see if I could get it to boot back into Windows 11 no luck No idea how to get back...
  24. Peck2703

    Question Inaccessible Boot Device Error

    I just built a new gaming PC, and I've been having issues with getting any OS to run. I have an HDD with Windows 10 installed and it works just fine on my old system, but when I run it in the new system, it keeps spitting out the "Inaccessible Boot Device" error. I also have 3 M. 2 drives...
  25. 1blitzer1

    Question Audio, graphics, and peripherals "popping" briefly -- potentially driver related?

    Hello! I’ve never posted on this forum before but most people I asked directed me here. Happy to fix any formatting issues and provide more information as needed. When using my PC, my audio makes a loud “pop” then goes silent for a second or so, then returns with a smaller “pop.” This “pop” is...
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    Question How to downgrade Windows 10 21H2 to 21H1?

    This is the Windows 10 version i have: Edition Windows 10 Pro Version 21H2 Installed on ‎5/‎22/‎2022 OS build 19044.1741 Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.4170.0 It turned out version 21H2 is not supported for my CPU, AMD A4-9120e. I want to downgrade to the...
  27. 🎮|Techyman|🎮

    Question Windows BSOD when cleaning or formating an external drive

    Hi, I started having a problem recently. When I try to format or clean in diskpart a drive whether it be a hard drive or flash drive windows crashes. Pls help me out why this happens and how to resolve it. Ohh also I analyzed the minidump main probs were classpnp.sys and ntoskrnl.exe.
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    Discussion Various WIndows 7 Activation/Licensing Questions

    Hello. Can someone tell me how to change how often Windows checks for available updates? Normally, Windows checks for updates once per day. I want to make it check for updates once per hour. I know it's possible, because in the past I changed the settings, and Windows was checking for updates...
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    Question Empty boot menu on BIOS

    Hi, I built a new custom gaming PC just over a week ago using brand new parts and had some slight technical issues and tried googling my way to the fixes.. I know bios is very complex and easy to <Mod Edit> up something valuable so I tried to be careful but I messed up anyways.. I think my...
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    Question Computer saying there's less space on a drive than there actually is

    I'm in a bit of a pickle with my computer and idk if anybody else had this problem so I figured I'd ask. So my D drive (which is my storage) just suddenly started saying it has 100kb free despite me not adding anything to it, and last night it had like 40 or 50gb free. I tried deleting something...
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    [SOLVED] Microsoft account to login to Windows 10 - what exact settings are synced?

    I notice that my older laptop that I used to login to Windows 10 with my Microsoft account has the same background and colour scheme synced with my current laptop. Does this mean that if you change the background or colour scheme on either device it will cause the other device to automatically...
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    Question N4020 vs N4120 vs AMD A4-9120e

    Hello. I want to buy two new laptops for basic use (LibreOffice, web browsing, downloading, making archives, using Camtasia Studio, etc...). I got a list of different laptops, and all of them have one CPU, which is one of the following three: Intel Celeron N4020 Intel Celeron N4120 AMD...
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    Question prevent search results closing

    Windows 10 64bit: How can I prevent the search RESULTS window from closing when I change focus. Search from taskbar works properly and returns numerous files as expected; I would like to leave the results window open while copying filenames or working with files; then manually close the window.
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    Question There’s a problem with this app. Reinstall the application from its original install location or contact your administrator.

    For about a month or so I havent been able to open the Microsft store or any apps that use it. So today I completely factory reset my PC and now the microsoft store or any of its apps arent here. Also whenever I download any installers for non microsft store apps it says "There’s a problem with...
  35. Question PC display won't turn back on after screen inactivity timeout. Event ID 6008: "The previous system shutdown at [time] on ‎[date] was unexpected"

    My PC's display will not turn back on after I leave my computer for a while (30+ min?) and the display closes due to inactivity timeout. When I return to my PC, I click my mouse/keyboard to wake the display, and the display lights up for a second (backpanel lit, but display is still black)...
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    Question Is it true it's impossible to completely delete files from your computer?

    Hello. My laptop uses SSD. I want to know, is it true that when i delete files from folders and the Trash Bin, the files just disappear, but they are still on the SSD, and there is no way to erase them completely? If i perform a clean install, will the files be completely erased, or will they...
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    Question What software does "Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry" collect information about?

    Does Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry collect information only about the files related to Windows 10, or about all files and applications that exist on the SSD or the HDD? I have privacy concerns. I have some sensitive information recorded in .txt files, and I'm afraid that Microsoft can steal...
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    Question System freezing, crashing, and rebooting if graphics drivers are installed.

    I've a system with the bellow mentioned components. CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 Mobo: Asrock B450M Pro4-F R2.0 RAM: PNY XLR8 8GBx2 HDD: WD blue 1TB SSD: Lexar 256 GB PSU: Corsair CV 450W OR Thermaltake Litepower 450W GPU: Amd Radeon RX 550 4GB OR Nvidia GTX 960 2GB I bought the system in February 2021...
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    Question Have to set time again everytime I boot Windows 10

    Whenever I shut down PC, if I start it again in under 15/30 minutes the time is as it should be ,but if I start after an hour or more,time shown is when I shut it down before. There is another problem which is that if i boot again after shutdown in under 15/30 minutes, it will start up fine,but...