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virus and threat protection
I didn't know my Windows Defender virus & threat protection was turned off. How do I turn this back on?
Sign in to Windows without a password? Yes, you can!
Passwords keep our computers, apps and work safe and private. Windows does allow some relief from password overload by offering several sign-in options that don't require entering a password.
Unnecessary CPU usage
Hi, I have unnecessary CPU usage on my computer. I'm looking for the reason but couldn't find a solution. When I look at the task manager, I see 'System' increase rapidly. I am waiting for your help. OS: Windows 10 Pro. - Version :20H2 - Compilation: 19042.572 PC: MSI GF6 GF63 THIN 10SCSR CPU: Intel Core - i5 10300H
"The device is currently in use"
I try to safely eject my USB device and get the message "The device is currently in use. Close any programs or windows that might be using the device, and then try again." I get this message 99% of the time - even when no applications or windows are open. Why is this happening? Is there a way to get around this? I never get this message at work or school, unless the USB device is actually in use. I do log in as a standard, non-administrator user. I only elevate to administrator privileges when necessary like installing applications (I also only temporarily elevate privileges; I never log on as an administrator). So when I get the "The device is currently is use." message, I right-click on start button and click Disk Management. I know that I can safely remove the device by going into Disk Management and taking the device offline. However, I cannot elevate to administrator privileges to get into Disk Management. I get the following message: "You are logged on as a standard user. You can view device settings in Device Manager, but you must be logged on as an administrator to make changes." I don't want to log on as an administrator, but I do want to temporarily elevate to administrator privileges to take the device offline. Is there a way to do this? When I'm logged on as standard user and want to install an application, I get prompted for an administrator password. I want the same thing to happen when I go to Device Manager and other areas that require administrator rights.
Which version of Windows are you running?
Which version of Windows are you running? Not sure? Press the Windows logo key + R, type winver in the Open box, and then select OK.
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I can't scan to the computer from the printer
After scanning a lot recently with out any problem, now the message comes up -"the scanner is in use or unavailable ( E1460 - B 305". I have tried a few things without any success such as : uninstalling the scan software and then re install, checking the connections and switching everything off, unplugging the printer and then after a minute reconnect the printer and turn back on. The computer is an Acer desktop with Windows 10 and the printer in an Epson XP - 8500 (printer and scanner ). I am still able to print from computer files as normal. Any advise/ideas would be much appreciated. Pete V
Reset password on windows 7?
Would anyone be able to help me with resetting my password on an old laptop that uses windows 7? I am trying to recover some files from the laptop although i forgot my password. I unfortunately do not own a password reset disk.
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Select Start > Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Additional troubleshooters. Next, under Get up and running, select Windows Update > Run the troubleshooter. When the troubleshooter is finished running, it's a good idea to restart your device. Next, check for new updates.
Critical troubleshooting will automatically fix things like corrupt settings that keep critical services from running, make adjustments to work with your hardware, or make other specific changes required for Windows to operate with the hardware, apps, and settings you’ve selected. These are changes you won’t notice.
Learn how to troubleshoot problems with Windows 10 updates. In the search box on the taskbar, type device manager, then select Device Manager from the list of results.. In the window that appears, look for any device with a yellow exclamation mark next to it.
Troubleshoot installing Office. The issues you encounter when trying to install Office 365, or Office 2019, 2016 or 2013 and how you fix them depends on whether your product is part of an Office for home or Office for business plan.. In addition, with Office for business plans only admins responsible for managing Office 365 in their organization can do certain tasks.