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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?
Use Snip & Sketch to take a screenshot in Windows 10
Snip & Sketch allows you to capture screenshots, personalize them, and share with others.
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
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.
Everything you need to know about Microsoft accounts
A Microsoft account improves your Windows experience and opens way to all Microsoft products services.
Cannot start Word or Excel in office 365 w 10 err 0xc0000142
After a while i get the error 0xc0000142 that should have been fixed in version 1803. I have automatic update active and is now on version 1909
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.
Windows Defender team: Make security easier
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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.
If the problems aren't all resolved, try running the troubleshooter again to check for additional errors, or see Fix Windows Update errors and follow the troubleshooting steps. For more Windows Update troubleshooting info, see Troubleshoot problems updating Windows 10. Check for Windows updates
Troubleshooting history. Windows keeps track of the critical and recommended troubleshooting run on your device so you know what problems we’ve fixed. To find troubleshooting history, go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Recommended troubleshooting history.
Troubleshooting. I can't figure out how to install Project. Help? What should I do if my Project Online administrator gets locked out? Why do my dates keep moving around? More fixes for recent issues. What's the difference between Project Online and Project Professional? I can't access Project Online. What should I do?
To do this and to follow the additional troubleshooting steps listed below, first visit the Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center, select the download version you want to use, and follow the instructions to install it. To disable the wheel button.