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How to get the current time on the lock screen?

Question: How to get the current time on the lock screen?

I need some sort of registry hack or software to get the current time somewhere on the sign-in screen. Please help

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Answer: How to get the current time on the lock screen?

Hello Sayan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Not sure, but luckily for you, the Lock screen in Windows 8 will have this for you.

Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8

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Hello

In Windows 7 and Windows 8, you can find out where your current desktop background wallpaper is located e.g. in my win8, my desktop background is stored here

C:\Users\Jason\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\TranscodedWallpaper
In Windows 7 (or here), the lock screen similarly had a path

%windir%\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds\backgroundDefault.jpg

(which is activated after a little reg tweek (see links)). If that jpg was changed, the lock screen image changed.
Now (!), does anyone know if there is a similar path for the windows 8 lock screen?

Answer:Current Lock screen file path

Hello Jason,

If you like, the tutorial below will show you how to change the lock screen background image for your user account.
Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8
...or set a default Lock screen for all users.
Lock Screen Background Image - Set Default in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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How can I have the weather on my glance screen without setting the weather app as my lock screen? As I have the live lockscreen set!

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Hello, I like seeing AM/PM on any time value. I already know if it's AM or PM, but it looks more Proper to see the AM or the PM with whatever time it is.

What Registry modification/Program can help me achieve this?

Thanks

Answer:AM/PM For The Time At The Lock Screen

You can change the time format, how time is shown on Windows notification area freely but AM / PM is regardless of your settings never shown in Windows Clock and lock screen if 24 hour clock has been selected.

To change how time is shown on Windows desktop, select Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Region, click Additional settings:



Now change time formats manually typing any of the following values for short time. Add :ss for long time for seconds:

h:mm
12 hour clock, no leading zero, no AM / PM

h:mm tt
12 hour clock, no leading zero, with AM / PM

hh:mm
12 hour clock, with leading zero, no AM / PM

hh:mm tt
12 hour clock, with leading zero, with AM / PM

H:mm
24 hour clock, no leading zero, no AM / PM

H:mm tt
24 hour clock, no leading zero, with AM / PM

HH:mm
24 hour clock, with leading zero, no AM / PM

HH:mm tt
24 hour clock, with leading zero, with AM / PM

Here I have selected 24 hour clock with AM / PM, but it's only shown in notification area. Opening clock does not show AM / PM, nor does lock screen, whatever settings I have chosen as long as I am using 24 hour clock:



Using 12 hour clock AM / PM is always shown in Clock and lock screen if selected.

Kari

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Is there any way to keep the lock screen from shutting me down if I don't do anything on the keyboard for a minute or 2 minutes, or whatever it is? I followed some instructions that I found on the internet that involve adding ".bak" or ".backup" to the lock screen file in "SystemApps" but it didn't have any effect. Then I clicked on "Settings" in the Start menu and got totally lost in all that stuff.

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Anyone else seeing this issue? If I put my tablet into standby when I wake it I don't get the lock screen and it just goes straight to the start screen or whatever app I was using. If I put it into standby again then I'll get the lock screen the next time I wake it but then the next time it won't appear again. I've checked and it's literally every other time.

Toshiba Encore 8 on build 10162

Answer:Lock screen only appears every other time

No-one else? I tried doing a refresh and setting up a PIN and it's still doing the same thing here. Not good for device security.

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Windows 8 keeps locking the screen, seems maybe 1 minute after not touching it. I would like to set that to something like 20 minutes, but I can't see where to do that?

Answer:How do I set the time limit for screen lock

Try looking in Control Panel under Power Option settings.
You can adjust for Battery and Power options / to your needs.

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Hello, I used to use a reg file for Windows 8.1 to customize the time until the screen turns off during the Lock Screen Time Out. I want to know if that command still applies for Windows 10.

The reg file command is:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Lock Screen]
"SlideshowDuration"=dword:000493e0
(where the screen turns off after 5 minutes).

I have the formula to figure out what you need to calculate to insert after "dword" for the amount of time until the screen times out (goes black). Ask me for the formula... as long as the above works.

Thanks

Answer:Lock Screen Slideshow Time Out

Never mind. I went into the Registry and checked it out.

Yes, the same exact rules apply here like in Windows 8.1

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I frequently am logging in and out of my Windows 8.1 laptop. I have a good, secure password that I use and because I'm human, sometimes I mistype it. The issue is that on these occasions, I am locked out for a good 30 seconds from attempting to
login, even for the second time.

I can understand the time delay if it were say, my 5th or 6th attempt, but for one attempt this is entirely too long. How do I go about significantly reducing this, or ideally removing it?

Thank you very much!

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So, I have searched the internet for what I am trying to find but the only thing that comes up is how to add a timer that will turn the display off after a certain time WHILE the lock-screen is on. That's not what I am asking.

What I am asking is if there is a way to auto-lock the computer after a certain amount of time. I know you can activate a screensaver after a certain amount of time, and then once touched again it will show up at the lockscreen. That's not what I want. I have the lock-screen setup to play a slideshow of pictures that I want to play when not in use. (This is a 58" touchscreen display that is used to interact with a powerpoint presentation in a public area). If I leave the desktop screensaver option on, it'll turn off the lockscreen slides. Why does that matter if the slideshow is running you may be asking? Well, I have a script on the desktop of this computer that will lock the computer with a single click. This is because when someone is done doing a presentation, I want them to be able to lock the screen immediately so that when they walk away someone can't just walk by and start messing with a wide-open computer.

So, idk if this is possible or if someone has a better solution but i'd appreciate any input.
 

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after some sec of use navigator my divice my screen make some bright ticks and then go to lock screen how can i fix that..??

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Hello Forum,
 
To begin with i would like to congratulate the admin team for maintaining such an awesome forum. I never felt the need to register because most of my seraches landed to this site for solution except for this one, so here i am with my problem.
 
I have 2 week old HP pavalion notebook pc with pre-installed Windows 8.1 64bit single language. Untill few days back, when i presses windows+L the lock screen would pop up immediately. But now whenever i do it, it takes time to lock.
 
I clocked it and it took approx 30-35 sec to lock. I am not sure what might be the problem or if this is  al all normal behaviour. Have to look at 'Please wait' screen for 30 sec to get lock screen image.
 
Kindly help,
Thanks.

Answer:Windows 8.1 Lock Screen taking much time.

plz deselect lock and problem solve.

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I have a Nokia 1020 and I would like to remove the date and time function from the lock screen. Is this possible. Thankyou

Answer:Can I remove the date and time from the screen lock?

because you posted on my birthday I thought I'd help you out.
go to settings - glance - you can turn it off from there
good luck
Phil

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Hi,

apologies if this has been covered before somewhere else.
I am trying to remove the time and date from the lock screen. having searched I have seen several customisation options but the only one that actually covered this specifically was to make a change in regedit:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SystemProtectedUserData\S-1-5-21-x-x-x-x\AnyoneRead\LocaleInfo

this brought about issues relating to administrator accounts which seem to be a common problem with windows 8.1.
nearly all of the solutions were not available to me but I finally found I could make the change in regedit by changing ownership of the file and changing the format of the time to a space. unfortunately the date is still showing.
how can I remove the date?

further, just to clarify, does the original account I signed in with have full administrator privileges? are they disabled and need to be enabled?
ive seen the tutorial on the built in elevated administrator account, this didn't work on its own either. do some files require a change of ownership to be altered regardless of which account you are signed in with including the administrator account?

any help appreciated

thanks

Brad

Answer:how to remove time and date on lock screen in windows 8.1

hi @bstevenson11 try replacing the values of "Language" and "LocaleName" to space.

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Hello,
First I want to point out that the "Play a slide show on the lock screen" is not the option that I'm looking for, since it remembers the original image that was set for the lock screen after I log back in, or restart the computer.

I am looking for an option that will always load a random picture from a certain folder to appear as my lock screen, every time the lock screen appears.
So for example, I turn on the computer and I see Image #1. I log into my account and after a few minutes I lock the computer. When I lock the computer, I want to see Image #7 as the lock screen. Now I restart the computer. Windows shuts down and starts up again. I am now at the lock screen again. I want to see Image #4. (The reason why those image numbers are like that is because they're random).

So does anyone know of an option in Windows that can do that, or a 3rd party program that can do that?

Thanks so much

Answer:Set A Random Image Every Time The Lock Screen Appears

It costs $1.99 but it sounds like exactly what you asked for:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/stor...r/9wzdncrdqvl5

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How to remove date and time on my lock screen of nokia xl

Answer:how to remove date and time in Nokia XL screen lock?

Hi, it sounds like you are talking about Glance screen.
Check out the post below which describes how to turn it off.https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...10-mobile.html

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I sign in with my MS account (administrator) and after signing in and using win+l the time format is correct hh:mm (24hr) but after each restart the time format reverts to h:m (12hr). This after successfully upgrading from 8.1 pro 64bit to 10. What am I missing? Thanks

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The whole thing started to appear around 3 days ago. The problem is that everytime I boot, windows 10 stays on a weird lock screen without any buttons for a long long time. There are just 4 icons in the bottom right corner (shut down, accesibility, ethernet...) It sometimes manages to get to desktop, and sometimes not. Not sure what caused it, could be a recent windows update, not sure tho. I ran some HDD scans and everything turned out fine, also did a registry cleanup, tried disabling lock screen, and nothing seems to work. Any suggestions or solutions?

Answer:Windows 10 stuck at lock screen for a long time

Welcome to the TenForums @Taukonza

Could you please review your update history and see if any updates for Windows or Drivers were installed in last week?

You mentioned when you boot. Not sure if this is happening on restart or power on or both. If it is power on booting can I suggest a quick test. Open a command prompt (admin) and type

powercfg -h off

This will disable hibernation and in turn Fast Startup. Test. If no change you can re-enable by typing

powercfg -h on

After you boot have you reviewed your Event Viewer to see if Windows is kicking out any serious errors to the system log?
Ken

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The 30 seconds, 1 minute, 3 minutes, 5 minutes screen time out is useless to me.
Anyone else feels my frustration? Does anyone know if Win10 will fix this?

Answer:Lock Screen Time Out: Will Windows 10 for Phone include the never option?

Lumia 630 has that option already.

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Hey guys, I have been having a pretty major dilemma with my computer. So basically:
A few days ago (January 11, 2018), I downloaded the new windows update (forget the name every time ). It was initially working out quite well. Fast forward to like four o' clock, when I leave home for a few hours. I then come back to my computer, awakening it from its sleep, and then the lock screen is utterly broken. It appears as a white screen with red and green (maybe blue too???) lines running to and fro. My cursor as well appeared as a jumbled mess of black pixels. I have been dealing with this dilemma for the past few days (today is January 16 2018 at time of writing), and I have had no luck searching for help. If you have any knowledge of what is happening, or can offer help, then please offer it, that will be wonderful.
EDIT: Oh, forgot to include this, but I have tried a malwarebytes scan (probably at January 12, 2018), but it did not come up with anything important.

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I regularly use the 24 hour time format for all of my systems.
Its not a major issue I have now with Win10, but its annoying a bit.

Before I logon to Windows 10, the default lock screen theme has the time in 12 hour format instead of the 24 hour format.
In Windows, I set everything in 24 hour time. Period. I just don't like 12 hour time.
However, when I sign out or just by locking my screen, it does show the time in 24 hour format.
But when I reboot my system it shows the time in 12 hour format.

Is this a bug or what in Win10?

Thanks!

Answer:Win10 Default Lock Screen theme does not show 24 Hour Time

Mine shows 24 hour.

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I regularly use the 24 hour time format for all of my systems.
Its not a major issue I have now with Win10, but its annoying a bit.

Before I logon to Windows 10, the default lock screen theme has the time in 12 hour format instead of the 24 hour format.
In Windows, I set everything in 24 hour time. Period. I just don't like 12 hour time.
However, when I sign out or just by locking my screen, it does show the time in 24 hour format.
But when I reboot my system it shows the time in 12 hour format.

Is this a bug or what in Win10?

Thanks!

Answer:Win10 Default Lock Screen theme does not show 24 Hour Time

Mine shows 24 hour.

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Iam unable to run disk check from command prompt, after trying to run dskdsk tells me, The type of file is NTFS, Then cannot lock current drive,
Then Windows cannot run disk checking on this Volume because it is write
protected, have checked in bios no write protected no hiar left please help

Answer:cannot lock current drive

Try w7 diskpart.exe (google for info on it)
Read advice on this WriteProtectedDisk

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I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1, but it reset my custom lock screen image.  I tried re-applying it but the lock
screen preview in the settings is stuck on a load loop.  Does anyone know why that is and why it won't set my custom image as the new lock screen image?
i can't find the  C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Systemdata, folder,
in my laptop
how to get default lock screen images in 8.1? plz help me..

Answer:Lock Screen Custom Image Stuck on Load for Windows 8.1, (Can't see the default lock screen images)

Please take a look at this link and it should solve your problem.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/29621-start-screen-set-default-background-image-windows-8-1-a.html

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Hi,

how to disable Caps lock, num lock, scroll lock screen messages?



I have desktop pc with two keyboards usb and bluetooth. Also TOSHIBA Bluetooth Stack software, but in device manager: keyboard > hid keyboard device both using microsoft drivers. And I dont have any software installed for keyboards. Also bluetooth has separate system tray indications (it is also disabled) so its not that. I made some googling and found other fix it with Hkey_Local_Machine\Software\Widcomm\BTConfig\General KeyIndication set to 0, but I dont have it in registry. Acualy I dont have anywhere in registry KeyIndication. So any ideas how to disable it? Thanks

Answer:Caps lock, num lock, scroll lock screen messages

Hi,

You'll find that the messages are controlled by a piece of software that came pre-installed on your machine when you bought it. Try looking for a Hotkey managing app to see if the notifications can be disabled.


OS

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Greetings all,

I need help with a toshiba laptop that just decided not boot into Windows. Here is what I faced and what I had done so far to get its system to load:

Using Hirens BootCD on USB stick, I opened CMD and typed "chkdsk /f and returned this:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Cannot lock current drive.
Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected.
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I powered off the laptop and took out the Hirens BootCD, inserted my USB Win7 and chose to run system startup repair and get this:
Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log
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Number of repair attempts: 1

Session details
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System disk =\Device\Harddisk0
Windows directory = E:\Windows
Autochk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1

Test Performed:
Name: Check for updates.
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
Name: System disk test.
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
--------------------------
Name: Disk failure diagnosis.
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 124 ms

Root cause
-------------------------
Bad hard disk:

Then I ran these commands as seen here: http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help...ng-system.html and what I get is detailed in the attached file.

Any advice/tips will be highly appreciated.

Thanks much in advance and God bless,... Read more

Answer:Cannot lock current drive. Windows cannot run disk checking...

Recommend you perform a more thorough test using the DOS version of SeaTools. Run short test first:

SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

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Hello,
I originally posted about my internet dropping when I connected my Win 7 PC to the network. Original post here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/568833/internet-dropping-when-win-7-pc-is-connected-to-network/
 
I was asked to complete the prep guide and repost, and I did every step, but the CHKDSK step was not completed due to an error message in command prompt: Cannot lock current drive. Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts?
 
I restarted (into safe mode) and it gave me the same result. I tried chkdsk /f and chkdsk /r.
 
My internet issues still persist. Can you help me?

Answer:Internet Dropping, "Cannot lock current drive" during CHKDSK

[deleted because it was a log post]

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Trying to run chkdsk /f and this is the message I receive.

Answer:Type of file is NTFS Cannot lock current driv

NTFS is not a file type, it's a file system.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS

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How can I change lock screen by my picture each time I login? (not use Bing's picture)

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I was wondering if anyone could give me an example of some source code that could give the time in the form of HH.MM

i know it can be done as follows but i need it in the above format so i can search an array for that time.
Code:

#include <iostream>
#include <time.h>
#include <string.h>

main()
{
char currenttime[26];
time_t t;
time(&t);
strcpy(currenttime, ctime(&t));
}
the problem with this is that it out puts the time in the format

www MMM dd hh:mm:ss yyyy

where w is the weekday
M is the month in letters
d is the date in the month
h is the hour
m is the minute
s is the second
y is the year

could i make a string by taking the hour.minute and comparing them against the times (the times in the array ar in teh format 7.56, 17.38 etc)
thanks,
nnp
 

Answer:c++: Getting current time

This should help.

http://forums.techguy.org/t270025.html
 

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How i can set a formula that if i enter some digits in a cell of MS Excel then in other cell show me that date and time when i enter that digits, and this date and time don't update. I know this formula =IF(A1="","",Now())But with this formula date and time regularly update.I also know the shortcut key Ctrl + ;But this shorcut is difficult to use me. Actually i am forex trader and in a day hundreds times i buy and sell so for each trade i have to use shortcut key (Ctrl + ;) four times (one for buying time of my country and one for selling time of my country and same for EST time so total is four times)plz help me

Answer:Current date and Time

Right click the worksheet tab for the sheet you want this to happen in.Paste the following code into the pane that opens.Whenever you change a cell in Column 1 (A), the current time and date will be placed in Column B. Format the cells as as desired.It should be obvious what changes to make if Columns A & B are not the columns you are working with.Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
If Target.Column = 1 Then _
Range("B" & Target.Row) = Now
End SubPosting Tip: Before posting Data or VBA Code, read this How-To.

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I had loads of issues when changing from Pipex to Sky regarding the line dropping out..all this seems to be a thing of the past, although I still get occaisional dropouts. I noticed at the time of the original issues that whenever it dropped out it would, on restaring have a current time of 6 years in the past....14/9/2002...I now seem to be stuck with this..can it be changed to reflect the real current time? I've noticed that it sometimes resets when a timer message is sent to the Sky server but not long after reverts to the 6 years ago date...Al

Answer:current time on Sky router

It happens to me as well,Log into the router and click security then schedule,Try another time zone click apply.Then go back to gren/meantime click apply.Thats the only way it works for me to get the right date.Sometimes i had to do it a few times before it changed.

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When i try to wake my phone up, it shows "resuming" for two or three seconds and then displays the lock screen. Is anyone else facing this issue ? Is there any solution to this problem ?

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id like to know if I can create a lock screen when my computer boots up to completely lock it from a very advanced user? Or any other ideas would be great. I'd like to know when im not home my computer is completely locked from my very spying boyfriend! I live alone, but sometimes he's here while im working. Im using windows 7 home premium. Thanks ahead of time for any ideas
 

Answer:would know if ican setup a lock screen wheny computer boots up to completly lock it .

Re: would know if ican setup a lock screen wheny computer boots up to completly lock

Don't log in :-D

Use a very difficult password. We have plenty of password generators on majorgeeks.
Enable the system admin account and password protect it.
Those two are probably enough. How advanced is he?
 

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This is the strangest thing I've ever seen from a PC. I'm at the computer and the print screen key prints the previous screen rather than printing the current screen.

Another peculiarity on this PC is the behavior I get from a paid version of PDF-995. This is software that is used to convert non-PDF files into PDFs. It is behaving very strangely. Instead of capturing the current document, it appears to actually create a PDF that is a print-capture of the previous screen - the desktop screen that was up before you were looking at the document you want to convert to pdf format.

Has anyone ever seen this before?

It's running Windows XP Pro. The hardware is a 2.5GHz CPU with 256 MR of RAM. I haven't noticed any other odd behavior on the PC yet. No recent downloads that I know of.
 

Answer:Solved: Print screen key prints previous screen instead of printing the current screen

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When trying to log on to one of our computers and error comes up "The current time on this computer and the current time on the network are different." How do we fix this to log in?
 

Answer:Current time on coputer different from network

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I'v a Linksys HG200 ADSL modem/router which I can't get to set itself to the correct time. There is nowher to set an ntp server, only the timezone. I've read somewhere that some other linksys adsl routers assume there is an ntp server called ntp.domain where domain is the result of a reverse dns lookup of the ip address assigned to the external interface of the router. Assuming this to be the case, I've set up an ntp server that matches that, but still no joy. Can anyone offer any suggestions?
 

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I'm using Excel 2013
This is a copy of a partial page in a workbook. Nothing confidential and Index is a placeholder.
B1 is date
B2 is time and I'd like some help to make it automatically update every minute without clicking somewhere.
I've googled it and solutions relate to 'active running clock while performing another task in excel' not keeping current time in a cell
 

Answer:Update the Current Time in a cell

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Every time I try to select my current time zone from the time zone box windows keeps sliding it back to the first one in the list. And this is on a fresh install on a fresh solid state drive!. It's making me crazy!!

Answer:trying to select my current time zone

Hello Matt mate I would first off do a sfc and if necessary a chkdsk
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2
Run these in safe mode and the sfc often best run for two to three runs ? you can leave out the /r switch in ckdsk if you feel it not necessary

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Hi, new to these forums, hope I don't break any rules or anything here.

My laptop is a
Sony Vaio - Model: SVE141R11L
Product name: SVE14135CXB
Pre-loaded with Windows 8 x64
Intel(R) Core i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz
6GB RAM w/ 900GB HDD space
Purchased in Navy Exchange last year (around July 2013)

I have dropped it once or twice from at most a 3ft fall inside a padded case. I mostly use my computer for school work, some gaming, extensive video/photo editing, internet browsing. I've installed some debatable programs but have been installed long ago. Most of my programs included Microsoft Office, Adobe suite, Steam, iTunes, uTorrent, McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, Winrar, VLC, etc. But are now gone due to the refresh I had just done last week for prior problems, but still experience problems.

I recently been having issues with my computer where it just won't respond at all. Like today, I had it working for a few hours, but then went out and left my laptop on the lock screen, and came back to it being completely stuck. Completely stuck as in, no keys or clicks would unlock the screen to the login prompt. However, my cursor was fully able to move around the screen, and my caps/num lock buttons work as they display the lights enabling/disabling them. The time when it was stuck was 8:03pm, but the clock was stuck on 7:55. But on the bottom of the front of the laptop, the HDD orange light is not lit up at all, which I believe suggest that the HDD is not reading/properly reading. Oddly e... Read more

Answer:Windows 8 Lock Screen Stuck, Cursor/num/cap lock work

Sounds like one too many drops killed the computer. You may get lucky and find a local mom & pop shop that will fix it cheaper then Sony.

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My friends dv7-1135nr is not posting. The num lock and caps lock led light will flash once every 2 seconds at the same time. According to HP this issue is a " not functional" cpu. I am ordering another cpu for 16.00 off ebay because this is cheaper opposed to ordering another board. Anyone else have this issue? And if so did you fix it ?
 

Answer:dv7-1135nr black screen caps lock/num lock flashing

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Well, I have no idea what caused this but the tablet buttons (even the on/off button) the lights for caps lock and scroll lock as well as the automatic screen orientation change when I flip it to be a tablet have stopped working.Also the screen does not turn off anymore when the lid is closed. Reinstalled pretty much all of the drivers, no effect.Any ideas? Is this thing already broken?

Answer:X41 tablet buttons + scroll lock and caps lock lights + screen orientation change stopped working!

well, SOMETHING is broken.. though it would seen unlikely it is hardware.. a question: did you load anything new just before this happened..?anything at all..scanner drivers or printer drivers or a new application..? OH!, welcome to the lenovo community..! 





Bill Morrow, kept by parrotsSysop - forum.thinkpads.comX300, T60p, X60s,X60T (sxga+), Transnote, MacBook Pro, iPhone, iPod----She was not what you would call refined.She was not what you would call unrefined.She was the type of person who kept a parrot.Mark Twain

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I've tried searching through the forum but can't see anyone who has a similar issue.

I can access the lock screen settings and I can see all available apps and have set a detailed status app and a couple of less detailed ones. However, when I actually get to the lock screen after having set the apps to appear, there is nothing but the time and date and WiFi in bottom-right corner.

Could this be because I am logging in locally rather than using a MS account?

Answer:Lock screen apps not showing up on lock screen

I'm having exactly the same issue, and I log in using a Microsoft account.

- CMW

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Can anyone tell me how to eliminate the lock screen preview and bypass the 'Sign In' button on the lock screen?

I often put my computer to sleep then to bring it back (in Windows 7) I would simply hit the space bar and turn on my mouse and it would go straight to my desktop. Now, I hit the space bar turn on my mouse, and it takes me to the lock screen preview then I hit the space bar and it takes me to a lock screen where I have to click 'Sign In' even though I have no password set.

I'm guessing I'll no longer be able to hit the spacebar, turn on my mouse and go directly to the desktop but if I can hit the spacebar, turn on the mouse, then hit the space bar one last time, that would be satisfactory.

Answer:Lock Screen Preview and Lock Screen nuisance

Turns out, the instructions I found to not require a password at the sign in screen did the trick for me.

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T470 20HE model Windows 10 64-bitFn key actions are displayed with on-screen icons/symbols (Volume/Mute, Mic, Display brightness), however when I select Caps lock or Num lock, there is no on-screen display.I re-installed the latest Lenovo Power Management Driver and Hotkey Features Integration for Windows 10 but no success.When I open the Display Settings >> Display adapter properties >> Screen configurations, the section "Indicator settings for Numlock and Capslock" is missing.Here are the Lenovo instructions: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/HT002122 See attached file for comparison of the Screen configurations settings and my actual settings. Interestingly, in the Lenovo Hotkey Features Integration for Windows 10 (64-bit) - Laptop 9.0.07 (current version) Readme.txt, (https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n1wvu28e.txt ) there is a reference to a fix in the 9.0.0.6 as follows:<9.0.0.6>
- (FIX) Fixed CapsLock and NumLock OSD issue that the screen configuration
setting function in display adaptor properties control panel may not
work. Please advise if there is another fix to show the Capslock and Numlock on the display. 


























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ANyone have aclue how to get these working again  i did a clean install of windows and for the life of me can't get these to work I've installed all drivers from the drivers page with no luck

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Good afternoon,

I just did a clean install of 7 to fix errors with my laptop, and it fixed one, but not the other main issues,
My caps lock, and number lock button on the keyboard don't have a light on it and the pop up that is supposed to pop up doesn't show up on screen.
I figured by doing a clean install it would all magically appear again... I was wrong, I have tweaked everything I could think of looking/trying to change setting from the keyboard in control panel, (including messing around with ease of use) and Gateways so called "support" area was of no help, as well as googling the issue has led me down a path of useless tips, I have also looked on this forum for help.

Any help in this area would be GREATLY appreciated!!

Answer:Caps Lock/Num Lock, on screen pop up gone Gateway NV77

Ok, I have a problem I have set up the sound, and it does not play a sound.

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I have a Acer Aspire 7750G-9411 laptop. I recently had to reload my operating system. since then the "on-screen " icon for the cap's lock and number's lock does not show up. I made sure to download and install all of the drivers but have been able to restore this one frature. Thanks for any help you can give me. Cliff

Answer:on-screen icon for Caps lock / number's lock is mi...

If you are using Windows 8, then it is important to note that the on-screen indicators for Num Lock and Caps Lock are not available in Windows 8. To know more about this, you can refer to the link below:http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/30035/~/no-num-lock-and-caps-lock-indicator If you are using Windows 7, you can check if following the steps below helps:1. Click on "Start".2. Type keyboard in the "Search" field.3. Double-click "Keyboard options".4. Go to "Key settings" tab and then, go to "Key settings" list.5. Locate and double-click "Caps Lock" and select the option "Display Caps Lock status on screen". Click "Finish".6. Follow Step 5 for Nums Lock as well. Hope this will resolve your issue.

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My hp touchsmart tx2 when I power on the display stays black but num lock and caps lock lights flash ?

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Hi. I recently bought a new R5-417T laptop, and in the process of personalisation found no intuitive way to disable the caps-lock or num-lock notifications. (Windows 10 btw)  ^Notification in question^ How would I go about disabling this? I've tried looking in the BIOS, in regedit and some mythical "Launch Manager" program bundled with older acer laptops that I can't find a working version for.

Answer:How to DISABLE Caps-lock and Num-lock screen notif...

Caps lock is thr Caps lock key.For Num lock try Fn and F11.

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Hi. I recently bought a new R5-417T laptop, and in the process of personalisation found no intuitive way to disable the caps-lock or num-lock notifications. (Windows 10 btw)  ^Notification in question^ How would I go about disabling this? I've tried looking in the BIOS, in regedit and some mythical "Launch Manager" program bundled with older acer laptops that I can't find a working version for.

Answer:How to DISABLE Caps-lock and Num-lock screen notif...

Caps lock is thr Caps lock key.For Num lock try Fn and F11.

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Lenovo Y720 So, when I hit caps ock or num lock an on screen display tells me whether capslock or num ock has been pushed. While I appreciate it is helpful for some, in my case it become a hinderance. You need to remove "num lock" for single key print screen request, and if I have a short time frame, I am stuck without being able to screenshot until the num lock indicator goes away.  How do I turn off the on screen display.  Now, before you send me to the previously asked questions of similar nature, I have tried. There is no "display settings" in Control Panel. There is no "advanced display settings" on the settings panel. And there is no way to control it through NVIDIA or Intel graphics settings (that I can see).  Thanks kindly. 

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Nothing too bad really. Just wanted to know if I can adjust the audio for anything new I download or for skype, steam etc. For an example, every time I open up skype and someone calls me, skypes at max volume. whenever I download any game for the first time, the audio is maxed out on that too. So basically, setting the sound levels to default for anything I download or alrighty have. That way, I won't have to quickly rip off my headphones.

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Would like to use a "Spread Element", but not sure how to program it to give current date and time.













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Answer:Need to add a "Current Date and Time" stamp on Imposition sh...

Found the solution. Added this code: «#JobName»to the Spread Element.Indd that is assigned in the imposition.I also had added a current date; under Type/Text Variables I added month/day/year, andI added the sheet counter from the Data Fields/Counters/Sheet Counter. Works great. Saved as a master to automatically assign these three  itemsto each sheet of any imposition without having to add varable columns to the database. Hope this is helpful to others.

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I'd like the Task Scheduler to display the current time when a task begins. Something like:
"This task is beginning at {CURRENT_TIME}"
"This task has completed at {CURRENT_TIME}"

Thanks,
Burt

Answer:How do I display the current time in the Task Scheduler?

By default the task history is disabled. You can toggle History Enabled / Disabled in Actions pane on the right. You need to enable it to get the History tab for each task to show detailed task history.

Kari

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Nothing too bad really.

Just wanted to know if I can adjust the audio for anything new I download or for skype, steam etc.

For an example, every time I open up skype and someone calls me, skypes at max volume. whenever I download any game for the first time, the audio is maxed out on that too.

So basically, setting the sound levels to default for anything I download or alrighty have. That way, I won't have to quickly rip off my headphones. :')

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Is there a function that would allow me to display the current time and date in this format:

YYYY-MM-DD 13:24:00? I'm tired = Now() and =GetDate() but they dont seem to work. Thank you!
 

Answer:Formatting Current Time/Date as YYYY-MM-DD 13:24:00

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Nothing too bad really.

Just wanted to know if I can adjust the audio for anything new I download or for skype, steam etc.

For an example, every time I open up skype and someone calls me, skypes at max volume. whenever I download any game for the first time, the audio is maxed out on that too.

So basically, setting the sound levels to default for anything I download or alrighty have. That way, I won't have to quickly rip off my headphones. :')

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can any body reply with the module for retriving current system time in C/C++. i tried with "sys/timeb.h" and "ftime " function but , could not get.
 

Answer:C/C++ ,sample code to get current time of the system

Code:
#include "time.h"

int main( int argc, char *argv[] )
{
time_t tm;
struct tm *ltime;

time( &tm );

ltime = localtime( &tm );
ltime->tm_mon++;
ltime->tm_year += 1900;

printf( "%02i.%02i.%04i %02i:%02i:%02i\n\0", ltime->tm_mon,
ltime->tm_mday, ltime->tm_year, ltime->tm_hour, ltime->tm_min, ltime->tm_sec );

return( 0 );

}

 

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Hello All,

I am trying to put a macro together that will be triggered when a value is entered into a cell. The macro would then place the current time/date in a different cell along with placing the username used in another cell. I have figured out how to have the cell event to be triggered using the below code but I am lost after that. Any help you can provide would be great.

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Excel.Range)
Dim VRange As Range, MyCell As Integer
Set VRange = Range("D")
If Union(Target, VRange).Address = VRange.Address Then

ActiveCell.Offset(0, 5).Range("A1").Select
Selection.Copy
Selection.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteValues, Operation:=xlNone, SkipBlanks _
:=False, Transpose:=False
ActiveCell.Offset(0, -5).Range("A1").Select
Application.CutCopyMode = False
End If
ActiveCell.Offset(0, 6).Range("A1").Select
Dim sUserName As String
sUserName = GetNTLoginName
End Sub
 

Answer:Excel Macro to Enter Username and Current Time

Hi

I couldn't quite get what the macro was trying to do. The best I can figure is that for any change in Column D you want to place in the corresponding row / columns I and H - the date/time and the user name respectively.
Code:
Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Excel.Range)
'
If Target.Column = 4 And Target.Row > 1 Then ' restricts changes to col D from row 2 onwards
For i = 1 To Target.Count
If Target(i) <> "" Then ' if you double click in a cell but do not add data the date and user name will not be added
Target.Offset(0, 5) = Date + Time 'puts the date and time in Col I
Target.Offset(0, 6) = GetNTLoginName 'this didn't work for me in my environment
' Target.Offset(0, 6) = Environ("username") 'this is what I use. Try it if the previous row didn't work
End If
Next
End If
'
End Sub


See if this works for you. If it doesn't produce the results you want post back if you need help.
 

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Every time I go to install a new game or program my computer gets a BSOD about halfway through. It usually only happens on a program that I decently sized. Please help me! I have done a full malware scan as well a full Microsoft security scan. I have attached a copy of the BSOD. System:Nvidia Gforce GTX 650tiAMD 6-core COU 3.3Ghz, 14.0 MB total cache 700w PSU8 gb DDR3 ram [recovering disk space, attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:BSOD every time I try to install a new program or update a current one.

Download BlueScreenView:http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.htmlunzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select AllGo to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txtOpen BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

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Hi All.

I have a new one installed Lenovo T450s with Windows 10 Entreprise.
I have joined the machine into a domain without some active GPO.
When I'm at home or sitting at a customer and must unlock the screen, it takes a war! It is as if searching for the DNS server for my AD domain as my PC is a member of.
In Windows 7 or Windows 8 there is no problem.
This is not a problem in Windows 7 or Windows 8.
Some have suggestions?

Thank you

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Ok I've been suffering this issue with Windows 10 for as long as I can remember, and it's stopping me using it as the primary OS.

In short I have two, intermittent issues which nothing I do seems to resolve.

1: After waking up from sleep and typing my username password and hitting return, the screen goes black. Cursor moves, Windows + P operates (Screen options do appear from the right) but doesn't actually make any difference, and I'm stuck having to hard reset because ctrl alt del doesn't work either. This isn't an every time issue, hence googling seems to fail miserably because all the examples are people getting it every time. This, for me, is a 3 in 10 regularity.

2: Logging a user off occasionally sees the lock screen ... locking up. Ironically. Mouse moves, and power button DOES work but that's all that works.

These issues are plaguing me and I just cannot fix them - endless googling has left me empty handed, and I've tried disabling SLI. No help. I've tried disabling apps. No help. Nothing I do makes any difference and event viewer doesn't seem to reveal anything useful either.

Anyone got any idea how I can resolve this?

System is:

132GB SSD OCZ
2TB Seagate HDD
4790K
2x980Ti SLI
32 GB RAM @ 1800 Corsair
Asus Z97-A
Windows 10 & Windows 7 dual boot 64.

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Ok I've been suffering this issue with Windows 10 for as long as I can remember, and it's stopping me using it as the primary OS.

In short I have two, intermittent issues which nothing I do seems to resolve.

1: After waking up from sleep and typing my username password and hitting return, the screen goes black. Cursor moves, Windows + P operates (Screen options do appear from the right) but doesn't actually make any difference, and I'm stuck having to hard reset because ctrl alt del doesn't work either. This isn't an every time issue, hence googling seems to fail miserably because all the examples are people getting it every time. This, for me, is a 3 in 10 regularity.

2: Logging a user off occasionally sees the lock screen ... locking up. Ironically. Mouse moves, and power button DOES work but that's all that works.

These issues are plaguing me and I just cannot fix them - endless googling has left me empty handed, and I've tried disabling SLI. No help. I've tried disabling apps. No help. Nothing I do makes any difference and event viewer doesn't seem to reveal anything useful either.

Anyone got any idea how I can resolve this?

System is:

132GB SSD OCZ
2TB Seagate HDD
4790K
2x980Ti SLI
32 GB RAM @ 1800 Corsair
Asus Z97-A
Windows 10 & Windows 7 dual boot 64.

Answer:Being absolutely tortured by lock screen lock ups...please help!

Disable Internal PLL Overvoltage. It should be 'Auto' by default. Choose 'Disable' from the dropdown and disable it.

Attachment 89957

See how it goes. Let us know.

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I have a table with a Date/Time field called Date Created, it is in the General Date format, and it is a time stamp (EX: 12/3/2004 3:00 AM). I know that if you have a date field that is formatted as a Short Date you can easily pull records in a query based off of a current date (EX: Date() as the criteria). I have tried using the Date() criteria as a parameter for a query, but I am unable to pull the current date's records. The query will work if I test the "Between #12/1/2004# and #12/4/2004#" parameter range, but I would like to be able to pull records for the current date without having to change the date range or even the date field to a short date in the main table. I've even tried converting the date within a query to display the date as a short date, by adjusting the field properties in the query, but the Date() criteria still doesn't work. Is there any other type of syntax that I could use within the query to make this work? Your help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:MS Access 2000-Pulling Current Day's Records From Time Stamp

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"Cannot lock current drive" ...and therefore I must schedule scan on reboot.

So how do I lock current drive to go ahead with scan without rebooting first?

Answer:"Cannot lock current drive" (to do chkdsk scan in cmdprompt).

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pappi


"Cannot lock current drive" ...and therefore I must schedule scan on reboot.

So how do I lock current drive to go ahead with scan without rebooting first?


What is drive letter of current drive? What's on it?

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I forgot my new mobile password.Also i remove battery then time setting is now incorrect.I try 5-6 type to set password

Answer:I forgoet my scree lock password?Also i remove battery ow date setting is not current date?

hard reset your phone using following steps :-
1. Turn off your Windows Phone. Use power button to power off the phone.
2. Press and hold Volume down key and connect the charger to phone. You will see a big exclamation mark on the screen.
3. Press these keys one after another in the same sequence. Volume Up, Volume Down, Power, Volume Down.
4. You will see the phone reset and boot normally. You will see wheel gears working on the screen. It will take few minutes.
Your phone will be reset to factory settings and you need to set up the phone again.
Or try to reset phone's setting if it is connected to Wi-Fi or data is enable through your account.

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As the title suggests, I'm looking for a way to lock the mouse into the current WINE window. I am using Suse 9.1 with the version of Wine installed from the YaST repo.

The application is Diablo II with the expansion, if it helps. Whenever you click out of the window, it automatically minimizes d2, and when you try to refocus to it, it's corrupted somehow. The only way to recover it at that point is to restart the program.
 

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Hi Guys,
This Post is dedicated for all Lumia 525 Users who all are waiting for OTA update.
Very Strange thing I have noticed when I update my phone.
As per below URL Indian Lumia 525 should receive updated version.
Product Description Latest version Lumia Cyan
Lumia 525 Country variant (India) 3055.40000.1347.1001
But I got different version number from nokia software recovery tool.
Lumia 525 Country variant(India) 3058.50000.1425.0002
Update Size:-1.54GB
Download time:-2 mins 30 secs
Installation time around 7 to 10 mins
Changes notice:-
Battery backup quite increase/better now.
unlocking phone is having some lags. 2 to 3 secs lags which was not earlier
After Installation completes there is another 250 MB download requires as all by default apps requires updates.
Live lock screen app is very very poor i have uninstall it using for 15 to 20 mins.(unlocking screen is taking hell lot of time.)
Whatsapp is giving a message during installation that this os version is not compatible so all features might not work properly.

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Hi Guys,
This Post is dedicated for all Lumia 525 Users who all are waiting for OTA update.
Very Strange thing I have noticed when I update my phone.
As per below URL Indian Lumia 525 should receive updated version.
Product Description Latest version Lumia Cyan
Lumia 525 Country variant (India) 3055.40000.1347.1001
But I got different version number from nokia software recovery tool.
Lumia 525 Country variant(India) 3058.50000.1425.0002
Update Size:-1.54GB
Download time:-2 mins 30 secs
Installation time around 7 to 10 mins
Changes notice:-
Battery backup quite increase/better now.
unlocking phone is having some lags. 2 to 3 secs lags which was not earlier
After Installation completes there is another 250 MB download requires as all by default apps requires updates.
Live lock screen app is very very poor i have uninstall it using for 15 to 20 mins.(unlocking screen is taking hell lot of time.)
Whatsapp is giving a message during installation that this os version is not compatible so all features might not work properly.

Answer:Lumia 525 Windows 8.1 Update (India) Current time when writing this post @ 06:58 PM

[1] The lag you experience during unlock is due to Live lockscreen app which is not completely turned off! Go to settings and turn on kids corner, it will pop up a message to turn off live lockscreen, turn it off. Disable kids corner and check, it will become normal and you wont experience any lag.
[2] WhatsApp is partially compatible with 8.1 and you may get this message while setting it up. It will work afterwards.

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Hi! So, I've upgraded to Windows 8 RTM this weekend and I'm having this problem: Every time I boot the PC (shutdown or restart), the Num Lock key is off. Since my password uses numbers, and I'm pretty used to type it with Num Lock, I'd like to keep it always on. It was fine on Windows 7. Now, I've searched for it, and there is the "InitialKeyboardIndicators" key on regedit. I have changed values for all of them to "2", and it didn't work. My BIOS say to keep it always on. Is there anything else that I'm missing?

Answer:Num Lock always activated on lock screen

Netplwiz, or tap num lock before starting password entry.

Besides those, you can check to make sure keyboard is plugged in directly to motherboard instead of add-on card or something.

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Question: Lock DOWN time...

have 40 to 50 systems running 2K prof. I'd like to lock them out from being able to surf the net. I figure it can be done several different ways. I'm new with this company, and am just now learning their enviroment.

There are 3 different locations. Each site, has it's own 2K small biz server running.

They have no group policies in effect as well.

Where would you begin, or what would be the easiest solution, all the while providing some scaleability?

Thanks for the help
 

Answer:Lock DOWN time...

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Question: Lock DOWN time...

I have 40 to 50 systems running 2K prof. I'd like to lock them out from being able to surf the net. I figure it can be done several different ways. I'm new with this company, and am just now learning their enviroment.

There are 3 different locations. Each site, has it's own 2K small biz server running.

They have no group policies in effect as well.

Where would you begin, or what would be the easiest solution, all the while providing some scaleability?

Thanks for the help
 

Answer:Lock DOWN time...

Not sure, but I think you might have better luck with this question in the Networking Forum.
 

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Question: Big Time Lock Out

My hp envy 112 started up in safe mode. The start up screen states wrong password. If I type my pw 5 times the screen wi say welcome then kicks me out and displays wrong password. It gives me no options to do anything on the screen. Locked Out ...Never be honest and tell your pc the power cord makes look fat. lol

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I've been using Windows 10 for just over one year. For some reason the Lock Screen/Sign-in screen shows three users. All three are me in three iterations. I find also that when trying to save some excel and word documents I receive messages saying that i am not allowed to save to this folder or that folder. I am able to save to the desk top and then drag and drop the document into the folder that I need to place it in. I know that this must have something to do with "permissions". Not sure how to fix that. One of the accounts that shows up is the initial account that I created back when hotmail.com was around. Any ideas/advice on these issues? When i updated to Windows 10, pretty certain that i followed all of the instructions, although that has been over 1 year now. Thank you in advance...cheers and beers to all!

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I've been using Windows 10 for just over one year. For some reason the Lock Screen/Sign-in screen shows three users. All three are me in three iterations. I find also that when trying to save some excel and word documents I receive messages saying that i am not allowed to save to this folder or that folder. I am able to save to the desk top and then drag and drop the document into the folder that I need to place it in. I know that this must have something to do with "permissions". Not sure how to fix that. One of the accounts that shows up is the initial account that I created back when hotmail.com was around. Any ideas/advice on these issues? When i updated to Windows 10, pretty certain that i followed all of the instructions, although that has been over 1 year now. Thank you in advance...cheers and beers to all!

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Hi there,

Since I got my current PC I've had an issue where it would occassionally completely lock-up, i.e. completely still image on screen, mouse wouldn't move, and it also put out a buzzing sound through the speakers/headphones. The only option was to force shutdown and start it up again. But it didn't happen that often so I wasn't bothered by it much.

However since updating to Windows 8 it is now happening about 15 minutes into use every time I turn the PC on (but after rebooting doesn't happen again until the next time I turn it on), so I'm looking for a solution now.

Has anyone seen something like this, or got any advise?

Thanks.

Answer:Complete lock-ups every time PC is turned on

Quote:





Originally Posted by aajames


Hi there,

Since I got my current PC I've had an issue where it would occassionally completely lock-up, i.e. completely still image on screen, mouse wouldn't move, and it also put out a buzzing sound through the speakers/headphones. The only option was to force shutdown and start it up again. But it didn't happen that often so I wasn't bothered by it much.

However since updating to Windows 8 it is now happening about 15 minutes into use every time I turn the PC on (but after rebooting doesn't happen again until the next time I turn it on), so I'm looking for a solution now.

Has anyone seen something like this, or got any advise?

Thanks.




WOW!! Exactly what I'm seeing!!!

Usually occurs within 15 minutes of booting. Once a day only. I've had the computer off over 8 hours one day and when turned on it didn't happen... only the FIRST boot of the day. Works fine on any reboots after?

I have gotten random different BSOD's too.

I've also had days at a time when this didn't happen? I did nothing at all to change anything either. Then it starts happening again?

Things I have tried though:

Removed ANY unnecessary programs I had. This computer started with Vista, upgraded to W7, then W8 (when it started happening) and now W8.1, so I did collect a lot of 'junk'.
Stopped AutoStarting anything I didn't really need or could manually start later.
Changed Video card as old ATI was not suppo... Read more

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How do I change the computer lock out time

Answer:How to change Computer lock out time

You'll have to be more specific than that. What exactly do you mean by "lock out time?"LIR

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Well, I'm not very good at time management so I need a program that can lock me out of my computer for a specified amount of time, that way I don't get distracted and turn my computer on again. (Is there a way this is possible?) Please help!!!
 

Answer:Please help, I need a software that can lock me out of my computer for specified time

Re: Please help, I need a software that can lock me out of my computer for specified

this sounds like a horrible prank to play on a sibling/friend :/ but uhh im not sure thier is such a program, i mean it sounds very ..... dangerous potentialy if someone needed comp access sudenly for something ultimately etc on top of other issues.... you will need to go outside to do your homework etc perhaps... or find a way to keep your comp busy, maye if you used your comp for seti or dna or water or whatever they are doing with spare pc power while you do your work, pehraps play music from a net station while doing your homework as well from the pc that way its being used produtively and you get to focus on your work etc ?
just a possibilty
 

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Hello,

I am running genuine Windows XP, SP3.
My OS gets frequently locked, within 1 minutes of having no activity(mouse or keyboard).

I have checked the Sceensaver timer, but it is of no help.

I want to increase the computer lock timer as per my preference, but do not find this option anywehere.

Is there any registry setting or so, or if it has anything to do with group policy or anything.

I just keep unlocking my PC after no activity for 1 minute, makes it really difficult for me to read any article or e-book.

Please help.

Thank You,
Saurabh.
 

Answer:Automatic Computer Lock Time.

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I know this is probably an amatuer question but I am running XP professional and want to find out how to set it so that it will lock the pc after a set amount of time when the user has been away. I don't want it to log out, just lock the pc, like when you go to the switch user screen, only automatically... thanks in advance
 

Answer:how to set XP to lock computer after set amount of time

That is a setting in the screen saver properties. You can set time and require a password.
 

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Is there any way that i can set my Windows XP x64 Version computer to lock itself out after 2 minutes or something?

Answer:Lock Windows after a period of time

greetings
will you explain a little more clearly what you want to do.. and please remove the link from your signiture.
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Hi,

I looking for a way to limit time on the PC - auto lock Windows after 30 minutes, even (and especially) when the computer is not idle.
When the user will log back into Windows by entering the Windows password, the counter will start again from 30 minutes.

The app should start automatically and silent with Windows, and the user should not be able to stop this app without a password.

Thanks, Nir.

Answer:Force lock windows after set time

Use parental controls. Only works on user accts, not admins.

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I have a similar problem with Outlook 365, but it only happens when I try to respond or create an email. Most times I just have to close outlook and restart it and do not do anything except to create that email otherwise it will freeze up again, and become non-responsive.Any suggestions?I have done the uninstall and reinstall a couple of times, actually had Office 365 tech do it remotely, it works for a day or 2 and then starts acting up again.message edited by gbkane40

Answer:Why does my Office outlook lock up almost every time I try t

"I have a similar problem with Outlook 365"Similar problem to what or who? Best bet is to spell out your own problem exactly because it is yours that wants fixing, not something similar.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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I have an x61t that when it locks for screen saver password and you have to CTRL ALT Delete the relog back on. the CAPS lock on the onscreen keyboard indicates on but it's not. 1. Log into the tablet.2. The screensaver would lock the tablet.3. Press Ctrl Alt Delete to get to the logon screen.4. The on screen keyboard would show the Caps Lock key as on but it wasn't. If they pressed the Caps Lock key it would then be on.5. The users don't press the Caps Lock key now, even though it is being displayed as on, and they can logon OK. I cannot recreate this problem on another X61tablet and this behaviour happens even when the notebook is in a docking station with an external keyboard.  anybody seen this error before?  

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Basically, I have some people that would jump at the chance to hop onto an Administrator's account due to the restrictions they have. That being said, even if I leave my notebook alone for 5 minutes, I want the darn thing locked.

Just due to the fact I personally like a couple of the new Vista screensavers, is there a way to both lock and immediately start the screensaver?
 

Answer:Lock Vista & Start Screensaver At Same Time?

Not sure why the screensaver would play into it, but whatever.

Set the screensaver to require a password on resume (even if the screensaver doesn't kick in automagically this is the proper setting), and press Windows+L anytime to lock the workstation immediately.

Hope this helps...
 

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Not very descriptive, but so the computer goes.

Lets say I am updating a blog. And I refresh a number of times, once for each post.

Not always the same amount of refreshes, but eventually I get the spinner upper right, and the status bar says either 'Done' or 'Stopped'.

If I check email, first time fine. I close email. Over the next 2-5 hours, I open email again, close again, open again, Mozilla Thunderbird newest version, and it says cannot connect. The number of times it will work and then stop, varies.

To fix either, I reboot, no need to do anything else, and they work fine again.

I get the impression that if I have to connect to anything outside my home computer, this occurs. I haven't tried all software, but it happens with email, both browsers, and connecting to Everquest.

So it isn't just one type of site/server. Just anything outside my home computer. I'm the only user and admin.

Any ideas ?

Thanks.

Answer:various things lock up after a variable amount of time

Type event viewer in search and look for errors about the time that it happened.

Type memory diagnostic in search and look for memory problems.

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I am running Windows 10 on my two home computers (laptop and desktop), and it drives me crazy that the console locks after 5 minutes and we have to enter a PIN to wake it back up. My wife has pretty much stopped using the laptop because she can't stand it. I had figured out how to disable it in Windows 8.1, but it appears they removed the option to add that to the settings in Windows 10. I have been searching the interwebs for days to try and find a solution posted somewhere and I am really surprised by the lack of complaints about this. I can't believe we're the only ones who find it maddeningly annoying. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions about what to do?
Thanks,
Nate

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