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How to really get rid of One drive once and for all.
Every time I put a file on the desktop, it ends up in One drive and doesn't show on the desktop. I have uninstalled One drive and even deleted the One drive folder on my hard disk, but the files end up there anyway. There should be a simple way of using the desktop like in Windows 7 if you don't care at all for One drive. I tried every trick I could find on the web but I am still sruck with my files going to One drive. Any suggestions other than going back to Windows 7? Thanks for any idea. Mike.
Recovering from hard drive failure
Hello, Please NOTE: I have an extremely bad attitude when it comes to Microsoft and Windows. Therefore, I will refrain from offering my opinions and I would appreciate it if others would do the same. I recently had my boot SSD fail. I've installed a new one and installed Windows 10 on it. When I set up this computer initially, I only installed Windows 7 on my boot drive (it was later upgraded without my knowledge or permission to Windows 10). I installed all other applications on mechanical hard drives. I initially had Windows keeping a back up for my bootable drive. After a period of months the external 1 TB drive I was using to back up the 256 GB SSD was full. I looked at the files. It appeared that the backup initially created an image of the drive then added periodic small files for changes (once a day, once a week, I do not remember) and that a restore would require going through all files. I stopped using Windows backup. I have windows 10 installed on a new hard drive. I have three questions: 1) - Determined this isn't possible... 2) - How can I reinstall Microsoft Office 2010? Not sure if I can locate the original discs. 3) - How can I create and maintain an image of my boot drive so that when my boot drive dies, I can put in a new drive and restore that image? - I've read about using a RAID array but I'm not certain that would work for me because I'm not clear on whether replacement drives in a RAID have to be identical to those being replaced. This has happened to me twice since Windows 95. The first time I was able to access the boot drive and repair it though I haven't the faintest idea how or what I did at that time. I apologize if I did not keep my opinions to myself.
Update ver. 2004 Let's hear about your problems.
There are always tricks and hacks to bypass some unwanted updates and their side effects, and the previous update made the sound volume go up to 80% ,this time as well 80%. Some of you experience it too, and for those like me using headphones it's no joke, especially that the level i listen to music etc. is seldom beyond 6%. (Feedback has been sent by me many weeks ago.) The 2004 version finally prevents me from using the old search, where the results get updated as i type in the file explorer search box, and ever since i was ok with the search being slow or not showing all results, it was ok as long i did not have to take additional steps in order to get to any results. As of today i am literally forced to perform one more action in order to obtain the search results, which as most of you know, is by either clicking on the arrow in the file explorer search box, or hitting the enter key on keyboard. I may mention the tool i found today that is not the best, but is not missing any file out of the search results, is fast & allows a lot customization. The name of that search tool is 'Everything.exe' and can be integrated in the shell menu as well as in the file explorer drop down menu or mouse right click. This thing can literally search for any file and despite being set to use index created by windows search, it shows all files. After clicking on 'rebuild' which creates index from scratch the 'Everything.exe' did still show all files....so a 3rd party executable is capable of something widnows after all these years is not. This is just sad. The previous update asked me about location preferences and so on. Why do i have to select same check boxes each time? Now the last thing would be Cortana, which i disabled, but after the update not only the cortana symbol appeared on the taskbar, but cortana got enabled. Apparently Windows is about productivity, yet updates will not be complete unless i confirm some settings, and the search takes more time. Productivity?
upgrade win xp to win 10 (confused about this)
I need to upgrade to win 10 from xp,confusing,got to a clean install? what to buy?
Can't adjust screen brightness.
Helllo. I recently updated my Laptop with the latest version of Windows 10. Everything works fine EXCEPT the screen brightness. Earlier I could adjust my screen brightness, but now no matter how much I increase or decrease the level in the control panel, the actual brightness level remains the same, and I think it's at the highest level, since the battery is going done by a scary 10% in 20 minutes. I am currently working on my laptop wearing sunglasses. Please Helpp ! P.S My laptop has got two Display Adapters, Radeon Graphics and Intel Graphics, and I've tried updating both the drivers, and it says that you've already got the best drivers for your device, after searching on the internet.
Brightness Slider in Action Centre.
I believe the Brightness Slider on the Action center should be on the top of the all the other icons (app tiles). Instead of clicking on Expand all the time to get to the brightness slider - it will be better Customer experience if it is on the top.
Do you use the normal start menu or the full screen start?
There are many customisable options in Windows 10, and, one of the best is, you could change the look of your start menu. I use it in full screen, and do turn it on, go to settings>personalisation>start>use start full screen. Now, when you hit or click the Windows icon, you would notice that the Start Menu would pop up in a 'full screen' view, which gives it somewhat a look like Chrome operating system (really?) It isn't much, it's worth trying... Do you prefer the start menu being as it is? Or would you like to make it full screen?
HI! Recently, I noticed a window on my desktop on start. It reads, ' intel(R) Management Engine Interface. Bios Version 6.00R1.05.3008.A1'. Press (CRTL+P). When I pressed ( CRTL+P), a window opened and titled System Console and it reads, 'Phoenix Secure Core ( tm) Desktop. Copyright 1985-2010 Phoenix Ltd. Version 6.00.R1.Q5.3008.A1 Intel ( R) Core ( tm) 2 Quad CPU Q9525 Q2.83 GHz 1 processor detected. Cores per processor= 4 TRM Security chip enabled. 7869m System Ram passed. 6144 kb cache System Bios Shadowed. Video Bios Shadowed. Press ( F2) to enter setup. Help me with these questions. What is this telling me? What should I do when I enter setup? Thanks, hope to hear!
how to switch Cortana icon to box
how can I change Cortana icon to Cortana search box
Microsoft is not just in the business of selling software!
I tend to think that Microsoft is an 'Agent of Change'. 💯✔ With each evolution of its operating systems and Cloud developments, there quickly follows a change revolution. MS and its Windows is a bridge for where we are now and where we wish/need/want to go. This kind of bridge manifests itself in many ways, for example, this Windows Community and the Insider Programme. We can all get involved in design, notwithstanding our various levels of skills, expertise (or otherwise) and motivation. Our feedback and challenges to Microsoft makes their teams stronger and even more dynamic. When I first challenged the Moderator of this platform concerning more features to aid disabled people, I had no idea at the time that I was, in fact, on the bridge - never occurred to me 🙃 Duh! Motivated by what the Moderator indicated, I am now designing a full spec document for a BOT to hopefully enhance the Windows experience for blind people. Whether or not I will be able to bring this idea to fruition is in the 'laps of the gods'. However, I will apply my best endeavours to make a blind person's experience of Windows a positive and rewarding experience. By contributing to this platform and the Insider Programme, you are on the bridge and by posting your views/comments/questions and solutions you are an Enabler and Influencer. You will motivate others to do the same. I personally think this is so cool. 😎🤩 We are the Users and what we think is, I believe, important to Microsoft. At least, this is my personal experience. I welcome your different opinions. Many thanks for taking the time to read this posting - see you on the bridge 😊 Keep well.
A Windows product key is a 25-character code used to activate Windows. It looks like this: PRODUCT KEY: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX. Locate your product key for Windows 10. Depending on how you got your copy of Windows 10, you'll need either a 25-character product key or a digital license to activate it.
A product key is a 25-character code that's used to activate Windows and helps verify that Windows hasn't been used on more PCs than the Microsoft Software License Terms allow. Windows 10: In most cases, Windows 10 activates automatically using a digital license and doesn’t require you to enter a product key.
Windows logo key + Shift + Left arrow or Right arrow. Move an app or window in the desktop from one monitor to another. Windows logo key + Spacebar. Switch input language and keyboard layout. Windows logo key + Ctrl + Spacebar. Change to a previously selected input. Windows logo key + Ctrl + Enter.
A digital license (called a digital entitlement in Windows 10, Version 1511) is a method of activation in Windows 10 that doesn't require you to enter a product key. A product key is a 25-character code used to activate Windows.