Questions tagged [windows-10]

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Architecture    32-bit                  64-bit
Processor       1 GHz 32-bit processor  1 GHz 64-bit processor
Memory (RAM)    1 GB                    2 GB
HDD free space  16 GB free space        20 GB free space
Display         800x600                 800x800
Graphics card   DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver model 1.0
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How to *disable* automatic reboots in Windows 10?

Windows 10 lets you 'schedule' a reboot for later. I want to disable it. Evidently Windows scheduled itself for a reboot last night when I wasn't looking and just closed everything I had been working on the night before. I reboot on the regular; I…
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How can I free up drive space from the Windows installer folder without killing Windows?

On my SSD machine, the C:\Windows\Installer folder is massive and takes up about 15% of my total disk space. Is there a way to clean up that folder without killing Windows 8.1/10? Tucking away the installers on the OS partition seems wasteful.
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What is the home directory on Windows Subsystem for Linux?

When I start bash on Windows Subsystem for Linux, it drops me in the directory /mnt/c/Users/ When I ls this directory, I see the directories Desktop, Documents, etc. that I can see are in C:\Users\ using the Windows File…
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How to rename the User folder in Windows 10?

After installing Windows 10 on my Surface Pro 3 it took my user name 'Jeremy' and created a user folder named C:\Users\jerem. I want to rename the folder C:\Users\Jeremy. The procedure for Windows 8 does not work. There are a couple of…
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Rebooting Ubuntu on Windows without rebooting Windows?

Is it possible to reboot the Ubuntu sub-system without restarting my system? I tried to use the shutdown command after installing some updates, but that doesn't seem to be an option here. The screenshot text : ~$ bin/ Reboot required. ~$…
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Keyboard language keeps changing in Windows 10

So I recently did a clean install of Windows 10 English. I configured it to have English UI language but Norwegian keyboard. I have several problems with that setup: The keyboard language keeps switching to English constantly I can't see the…
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Mouse pointer moving on arrow keys pressed in Windows?

I'm encountering a strange problem on my W10 computer, for a few days my arrow keys have been "driving" my mouse pointer. Pressing the left arrow key will move the pointer a few pixels left, etc. The first thing that came to my mind was "Oh well, I…
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How to pin either a Shortcut or a Batch file to the new Windows 7, 8 and 10 Taskbar and start menu?

We are having trouble adding our batch scripts to the Windows 7, 8 or 10 taskbar or start menu. Our batchfiles take some arguments and just execute other application based on those arguments . To keep it simple, we created some shortcuts for our…
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Can I completely disable Cortana on Windows 10?

Windows 10 has Cortana, which I don't like. I disabled it as soon as I could. However, looking in Task Manager, the process for Cortana is still running, and can't be effectively terminated: ending the task simply results in the process respawning a…
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Conclusively stop wake timers from waking Windows 10 desktop

How do you stop a Windows 10 Desktop waking up from the sleeping/hibernated power state without user intervention? For lots of users this won't be an issue but, if you sleep in the same room as your PC, then having your machine wake up at 3:30AM to…
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How to quickly move current window to another Task View / desktop in Windows 10?

Windows 10 introduced Task View - the ability to have multiple virtual desktops. When I am in a window on Desktop 1, what's the quickest way to move it to Desktop 2? Currently, I need to enter the task switcher (icon in the Taskbar or Win + Tab),…
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How do I set system environment variables in Windows 10?

How do I set a system environment variable in Windows 10 (without using the registry editor)? (Note: Other answers don't specifically address Windows 10 - at least not yet - and they leave off important steps - like how to open the control panel -…
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Windows 10 - disable reopening programs after restart/startup

Occasionally, a forced restart is happening on my Windows 10 computer. When the OS is restarted every program that I've had prior to the restart is reopened at startup. The programs are reopened like I would just double-click them. I usually hold…
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Typing “python” on Windows 10 (version 1903) command prompt opens Microsoft store

This is strange issue I have observed. I installed Active Python 2.7 on Windows 10 (version 1903). On typing “python” from search, opens the Python 2.7 prompt but when I type from command prompt window, it triggers the Microsoft Store. Don't know…
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How to prevent Windows 10 from automatically adding keyboard layouts (i.e. US keyboard)

Update: this is a lengthy post, you can jump straight to the answer below Note: The quick language list refers to the list in the screenshot below, accessible throught the shortcut Win + Space bar I have two languages for windows spell check in my…
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