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Windows 10 Trying To Force Upgrade

Question: Windows 10 Trying To Force Upgrade

I have Win8.1 and did not want to update to Win10 until near the end of the free upgrade period. Now it appears as Windows 10 is forcing a upgrade as it has moved into the Windows Updates without me agreeing to upgrade. I have Windows Auto Updates turned off. I do install all critical windows updates.

Up until now I have been able to ignore the Win10 upgrade download and choose critical windows updates. As of a few days ago if I I try to do a Windows Update then Windows 10 starts to download. I have to cancel updates to stop it.

I will most likely want to upgrade to Win10 later but I do not want to right now. I don't have time right now for any unforeseen problems that might arise with the upgrade. I don't want to make adjustments that will remove the option for a later free upgrade. How do I stop it from downloading for now but leave the option of downloading later, most likely just before the free upgrade period ends.

From what I have read this is happening to lots of people and there are a lot of suggestions out there but I'd rather get advice from the Geeks here at MG.

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Preferred Solution: Windows 10 Trying To Force Upgrade

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Windows 10 Trying To Force Upgrade

Here's some info from Microsoft.
But, it seems almost impossible to stop the culprit (KB3035583) from coming back.

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When I did a clean install of Windows 8, I simply left the password field blank. The computer is a single user and in Windows 8 mode it starts up automatically with no sign in or password required. Same when it wakes from a monitor shutdown. No sign in or password needed.

Will that remain the same when I upgrade to 8.1? Is there any way to force it to be that way?

Answer:Does Windows 8.1 Upgrade Force Use of a Password?

Hello Ron,

Yes, as long as don't enter a password during the setup phase, it'll be the same afterwards. Even if not for some reason, you can always remove your password for a local account to be back where you were.

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To check whether your download is coming, look for a folder called:
In the root of your C:\
If its not there, check there are folders dated with todays date, here:
Files start here, before being unpacked into the location above.
If those folders don't exist, type this at the command line:
wuauclt.exe /updatenow
(This worked for me, and my download has started)
Hope that helps. If you have to hit Windows Update with a hammer, try this:
1.Uninstalled the KB2976978
(In an elevated cmd prompt) stop wuauserv
2.rd /s /q C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution start wuauserv

Answer:How to check and force a Windows 10 upgrade

I have the $Windows~BT folder downloaded on both my test PC and my Surface Pro. So, I should be able to upgrade anytime after midnight.
It is interesting that the Insider PC's are getting an update - I do t know if it is a updated from 10240 or if it is simply a final test of the upgrade - though that seems odd to me.
I will kick off the Test Nachine tonight and wait for the weekend to upgrade the Surface. I need to be around to address any spousal usability issues.

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for two days, the 'Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB2267602 (Definition 1.193.1923.0)' appeared among the important update, I tried to installed it twice, it failed, then I troubleshooted it, but the same result, too.
After a while, the same update appeared but in a newer version 'Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB2267602 (Definition 1.193.2004.0)', I tried to install it and it didn't work either.
to my surprise, my Avast Internet Security 2015 was updating itself to Avast Premier.
I didn't understand any thing, but I think it has to do with the 'Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB2267602 (Definition 1.193.2004.0)'.
any explanations or suggestions, please?

Answer:Could Windows Update force my antivirus to upgrade

Windows Update cannot force Avast to update itself, only Avast can. Is Avast running?

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I read this article earlier this morning and decided to pass it on.

I'm sure other articles about it have been released by now.


Answer:Microsoft Still Trying To Force Windows 10 Upgrade On Users

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I am trying to upgrade a Windows 7 system that I know will run Windows 10. I downloaded the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant and it won't allow it because the system reports 1.99GB RAM, when it is really 2.0 GB. I can add more RAM later. It's an office PC.

Is there a way around this?

Answer:Force Windows 10 Upgrade (Skip Hardware Check)

Download the ISO file. Download a program to mount the ISO file in Windows 7. Run setup.exe from the virtual DVD drive that opens when the ISO file is mounted.

Tech Bench
How do I mount iso image file in Windows 7?

Just make sure to download the ISO file that matches the version of Windows 7 that you have now.

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I am trying to upgrade a Windows 7 system that I know will run Windows 10. I downloaded the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant and it won't allow it because the system reports 1.99GB RAM, when it is really 2.0 GB. I can add more RAM later. It's an office PC.

Is there a way around this?

Answer:Force Windows 10 Upgrade (Skip Hardware Check)

Download the ISO file. Download a program to mount the ISO file in Windows 7. Run setup.exe from the virtual DVD drive that opens when the ISO file is mounted.

Tech Bench
How do I mount iso image file in Windows 7?

Just make sure to download the ISO file that matches the version of Windows 7 that you have now.

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Windows 10 won't install because NVIDIA Ge Force 6150 n Force 430 incompatible

Answer:Windows 10 won't install because NVIDIA Ge Force 6150 n Force 430 incompatible

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Windows 10 won't install because NVIDIA Ge Force 6150 n Force 430 incompatible That's a Invidia iussue. Uninstall it and retry, then Win 10 should auto install your video card or if fails you can do it manually via site

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I am on windows 7 and i want to have free upgrade of windows 10. Can i force or have free upgrade now ?
Thank you

Answer:Windows 7 to Windows 10, how can I force the upgrade?

If it's not downloading / installing, then you could use the media creation tool which you can download and keep on a separate device, then use to install Win 10 on your PC or any other. That was the quickest and easiest way for me for my 2x media pc's, server pc and HP lappy instead of downloading it for each machine.

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Forbes Welcome

Latest Windows 7 updates forces a Windows 10 upgrade on to the user!

I declined the upgrade and put the KB with hidden updates.

But it keeps on coming back.
Same with KB 3035583.

Than a serious problem happened:

After installing the rest of the updates that were presented today, I no longer had access to the files on my C: drive, directories were displayed but access was denied.

After I did a system restore I could access these directories again.

Conclusion: one of the updates caused this to happen.

So now I am wondering why this happened and if there are people out there having similar problems.

Was it because of my refusal to upgrade to WX that I could not get into those directories anymore,

or is there another explanation?


Answer:New updates force WX upgrade

An update may return when new versions of the update is released.

Start reading this thread at this post:
KB3035583 Reappeared After Being Hidden

As to why your file access was messed up...
...I would write that off as just another barf during updates.
These barfs have happen way too often the past few years.

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A dodgy third-party charger just crashed my iPhone, and I can't restore using iTunes (I get an error). I'm hoping to erase everything on the phone (from the phone), then use iTunes to reinstall 3.1.3But will it force an upgrade to iOS4 like it did from 3.1.2 to 3.1.3?I suppose since my phone is near-unusable now I may not have much choice but to upgrade :/ More than half my applications are in folders (Categories), but I can't "free" them because every time I try to use Categories it crashes lol.

Answer:Does iTunes force an upgrade from iOS 3.1.3 to 4?

Hmmm....Not sure about this one...You can plug into iTunes, click Restore iPod, then Sync it. Your iPhone backup will be implemented onto your iPhone. Nothing will be lost.

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I'm looking for the fastest AGP 8X card possible that'll work well in a Vista 64 system. The case is a MicroFly which is a bit smaller than normal. I've currently got a GE Force 6200. We use this system mostly for gaming (more specifically, Second Life)

Anybody have any suggestions on video cards?

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Hi folks,

I'm about to swap out the ATI HD4550 in my HTPC with an ATI HD5670. This computer is W7 Home Premium 32, OEM version.

The 4550 card removed from the HTPC will go into a desktop PC, replacing the ATI 3450 there currently. This desktop PC is W7 Home Premium 64, installed as a clean install using into the previously-Vista partition usingthe upgrade installer I bought as part of the student deal (the digital river fiasco).

Both installs are clean and were done into freshly created partitions (which had Vista until I used the W7 installer to remove the old partition, create new ones, and install into there.

Will the card swaps force reactivation or anything like that? I have the product keys (they are legit) but just trying to prepare in advance for whatever will happen.


Answer:Will graphics card upgrade force reactivation?

99% chance that you will be ok

Just install do not give your key and do not check the box to aciviate automatically.

When done use for a while, When satisfied, activate with the number. If there is a problem use the phone number that will be provided.

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So my vista ultimate 64 has got corrupted, i can boot and load programs, but i cant open the control panel *it closes* and i cant access the "view installed updates" in the add/remove programs panel... Otherwise i would uninstall sp1 so i could try to reinstall with my dvd..

I have tried system restore and startup repair to repair some of my problems but those have not worked, and i read online that reinstalling vista as an "upgrade" should solve everything without loosing your data.

Is there any tricks to forcing it? vista wont let you do an upgrade install if your OS is newer than whats on the dvd..

Answer:anyway to force vista to upgrade install over prior same version?

Have you tried making a new DVD with all the service packs and updates slipstreamed? Of course this would mean using another computer since yours won't work, haha..

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Will this machine support an upgrade of the graphics card to a Nvidia G  Force ?

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So... Before anyone tells me to send it to Logitech for repairs, I should mention that there are none that I know of in my area, and I'm not willing to pay R300 (ZAR) postage to send a big box 600km away to get my wheel 'checked'. Other than that, it's already nearly 3 years old and way out of warranty...

Now, onto the finer details. The force feedback suddenly stopped working one day a few months back. There was no funny smell or smoke or unusual amount of heat, etc.. Anyways, long story short: I suspect the motor is the culprit here, I can't see any damage or burn marks on the IC boards..

A Google search for the details on the side of the motor returns nothing even remotely related to Logitech or electronics in general, so I'm hoping someone can help point me in the right direction here.

Markings on the side:
* Made in China

The * above is a symbol, almost like a logo, but I don't recognise it... I've redrawn it in Paint (see attached), perhaps someone else knows it...? Other than that, I've also attached a photo of the motor with a CD beneath it for a size reference.

I don't play racing games enough to warrant buying a new wheel, and everything else on the wheel still works, I simply don't have any force feedback and the wheel obviously doesn't center itself anymore (no springs, all done with the motor). If anybody can help point me in the right direction with looking for a way to either test / repair / replace this motor, I would be eter... Read more

Answer:Logitech Driving Force EX - Force Feedback Motor Query

Hello, I am also facing the same problem as faced by you. The wheel is working fine but there is no ff. I dont know whether the fault lies with adapter or with motor or it is a circuit problem. Could you please tell me how did you manage to solve your problem??

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Hello everyone!

I am looking for information on a issue I have when I open Delta Force Task Force Dagger.

The game will actually open two instances of itself, I will be able to play in the one that pops up but when I click on the Exit button there is still a instance on the start bar. I have to maximize that then it goes back into the game which at that point I have to click the exit button again and then the program is closed.

I checked on Novalogic's web site support and even emailed them but no resolve either way.

Thanks in advance for any help!


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Is there a way to do this?


Answer:Force a "Last Good" Folder upgrade

Not sure what you mean.

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I need to force/run IE 7 on windows 7 - I know IE 7 is not compatible with windows 7 but surely there is a way to force this to happen?

I have removed IE8 as per instructions here How to uninstall Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 (kinda) | Windows 7 Center

But now I want to install IE7 - I have downloaded IE 7 for winxp - but it wont allow me to install, saying its not supported on IE7.

I then downloaded Internet Explorer 7 optimized for Google Download Internet Explorer 7 optimized for Google - it got further than the above download but when I restart I cannot find it anywhere, and it doesnt seem to be able to run....

I need IE7 to test software which at this point in time has only been optimised for IE7....please help!


Answer:I need to force IE7 on windows 7

Im not sure you are going to be able to but what abt dualbooting win 7 and XP?


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Is there anyway to force Windows XP to use different network adaptors to accomplish different tasks?

I have a hard line for accessing my internet locally and would like to use wireless to access my server that's in a part of the house that cable can't be routed to easily. Everytime I try to access the server, the controller that handles my local internet access attempts to access the server and of course, it can't. The only way to currently access the wireless server is to go into the device manager and disable my onboard NIC's and leave the wireless functioning. When I do this, I can access the server perfectly. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.

Answer:Anyway to force Windows XP....

Add a static route for the server's ip address to go through the wireless interface

Command line in windows xp, using route command. Look it up on google, it's been a while since I did it on a windows box.

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I have assigned more than enough RAM for a virtual machine (W7 64 bit guest in Vmware Workstation); 32 GB.
There is no problem but sometimes I notice too much disk activity and CPU usage because of some "heavy" applications.
I wonder if there is a way to force Windows use more RAM to cache applications or related files etc..

I tried to decrease swap memory (even disabled) but didn't help much.
I checked prefetch service and it is running
I increased min. memory for SQL server and other applications' spesific settings, but that didn't help too much either

I appreciate any ideas like some registry settings, fine tunings to maximize RAM usage and minimize disk usage etc.. Or maybe more "low level" settings in registry like disk read/write parameters, cache/block sizes..
Thanks in advance..

Answer:Force windows to use more RAM

I forgot to mention average memory usage;
It is generally 30% and max 60%.
I have never seen it goes more than 60% even under heavy load.
That is why I am trying to force Windows to use more RAM and less disk.

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Is there a way to force SFC /SCANNOW command to run even if there is a system repair "flag" set ? I keep getting "There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart ..." . The problem is that i cannot boot into windows normally and
keeps reseting, and giving me the option to boot normally or start a system repair , which can't do a thing.
 I tried Safe Mode and it hangs up and resets at CLASSPNP.SYS . I disabled autoreset and i get a BSOD with an error concerning the verification of a "KnownDLL" that ended with failure.
Tried running Repair > CMD > SFC  from Repair disc, tried running from ERD commander > CMD , or the SFC shortcut with same result. I've installed the hdd on another system , booted with the Win7 of that computer and tried running SFC /Scannow
/Offbootdir=xxx /offwindir=xxx  , and got same message.

Answer:Force SFC to Run in Windows 7

Hello D3xt3r,
Is there a pending.xml file present on this system?  ( c:\windows\winsxs\pending.xml)
If so what is in that fileThanks, Darrell Gorter This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. Volume Activation documentation on TechNet
VAMT - Volume Activation Management Tool - Download link

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Within the past 24 hours, I've detected and isolated a rootkit on a Windows 10 system attached to MpKsl2ad74297.sys in the Windows Defender Definition Update folder, which cannot be purged due unless the Windows Defender Service is disabled.

Searches are not netting me accurate results - how do I disable the Windows Defender Services via CMD to purge the obstinate file? "net stop windefend" results in a System error 5 - Access is denied.


Answer:Windows 10 - Force Stop Windows Defender Service (rootkit)

Should be done like this...

sc config "Name of Service" start= disabled
sc stop "Name of Service"

Two things: you don't need the quotes and the space after start= is important.

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Update 2015.07.29

Microsoft has started deploying Windows 10 today. Microsoft has always said that users won't have to do anything and that the availability of the update will be notified automatically.

In fact, the PC will automatically download the installation file once the download is complete and will notify you of the availability of the update. However you can force this step to start the upgrade process without waiting impatiently for the arrival of the Windows system tray. Only requirement, that your PC has already downloaded the Windows 10 installation files. As is well known, indeed, yesterday, Microsoft has quietly started sending installation files to users who had booked time the update copy of Windows 10

To verify if the installation files are already present in on your PC 10 is simply need to enable viewing of hidden files and folders in Windows and find the $windows. ~ BT folder inside the C:\. directory. At the end of download the folder over, should have a weight of about 5-6 GB.

If the folder is not available, you can start downloading Windows 10 by opening a command prompt in administrator mode (just look for the program "Command Prompt" in Windows, right click and choose "run as Administrator") and writing in the window : wuauclt.exe/updatenow

Having this item, to force the update will simply click on the Windows icon on the right in the taskbar, which served to make an upgrade copy of Windows 10. At that point will open a ... Read more

Answer:Windows 10, force the update

All i get is update failed with a error code of 80240020

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We just got a used laptop with Windows 7 (which we would like to keep).
I remember all the hubbub about how Microsoft was forcing Windows 10 on 7&8 users.
Is that still true?

I'm reading through articles about how to keep it from updating, but don't want to go to all the trouble if they're no longer pushing the update to 10.

Figured somebody here would have a quick answer.

Thanks for any input!

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My laptop, a bogstandard sony vaio vgn-sr51mf, keeps on unexpectedly turning off while I'm using realplayer.

I would really appreciate some help and I apologise in advance because some of this is probably beyond my, somewhat limited, technical expertise.

Many thanks in advance for your help.


I am sorry if I'm not providing the right info but here is what I have:

Crash dump directory: C:\Windows\Minidump

Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.

On Tue 4/6/2010 11:06:03 PM your computer crashed
This was likely caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe
Bugcheck code: 0xFFFFFFFFC000021A (0xFFFFF8A000255930, 0x0, 0xFFFFFFFFC0000001, 0x100760)
Dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\040610-32245-01.dmp
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect, possibly the culprit is in another driver on your system which cannot be identified at this time.

On Mon 4/5/2010 1:45:52 AM your computer crashed
This was likely caused by the following module: wininit.exe
Bugcheck code: 0xF4 (0x3, 0xFFFFFA8007186970, 0xFFFFFA8007186C50, 0xFFFFF800031C6240)
Dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\040510-36660-01.dmp
file path: C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System... Read more

Answer:windows 7 force shutdown

This won't fix your problem, but you can use VLC Media Player as a substitute in the mean time. It doesn't play all versions of Real files, but should play most. If you want a real alternative, then I suggest Media Player Classic HomeCinema & Real Alternative Codec Pack.

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Can you still get Windows 7? Do they force everyone to take Windows 8?Here are recent articles from  popular  info sites.ZDNet can you find a PC running Windows 7?PC World to get a new PC that runs Windows 7, not Windows 8Even Life Hacker has to say it. Your New Windows 8 Computer to Windows 7 for FreeAnd USA Today said it awhile back., what do you u think?Can anybody  still buy a Windows 7 PC?

Answer:Do they force you to buy a PC swith Windows 8?


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Hello. I've got an Asus n550lf with windows 8 single language. Because I'm noob and I wanted to have dual-boot without gpt disks, I've raped off my original windows 8 oem. I've reinstalled but I guess it is Windows 8 Core.

I tried to use slmpt -ipk cdkeyhere but it gives me a message error.

How can i force my oem key to work and activate my windows 8 core?

Any idea?


Answer:How to Force my OEM Key in Windows 8 Core?

When you installed the OS onto the computer, did it ask you for a key, or did it simply install without a key? It should read the embedded BIOS key when you install and therefore should be the same version on it that it came with.

And I think the command you want is slmgr.vbs...not slmpt. But like I said above, this should be unnecessary.

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Hey guys

i was just wondering because my friend and me had an argument over windows 7 and windows 8, and he menchoned windows 8 having an exclusive direct 11.1 feature now. this had me wondering, and abit concerned since i love windows 7.

Can microsoft force us to windows 8 with directx 11.1 via deal's with game developers to develop for it, and compatability etc

Even though today, most games still support directx 9 and windows XP, there are a phew games heading down the road of DX10/11 only. but it has taken quite a phew year's for that to even be a consideration

So yeah, im curious. if microsoft will even attempt to find a way to force us to windows 8

Answer:Can Microsoft Force us to Windows 8

They will try anything they can think of to force users onto win8.

A lot of people aren't getting it willingly.

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Windows 10 won't install on my machine because it has a compatibility issue with my Nvidia GTX 780m graphics card. There are signed drivers for my gfx card available on the Nvidia website, which I have downloaded.
It there a way I can force Windows 10 to install, overriding the issue it has with the gfx card?
Before anyone suggests, I'm not removing the gfx card because it's in an Alienware laptop.

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Hello, I was looking through the Get Windows 10 app and I saw that I have the ability to skip waiting and immediately start downloading. Should I go ahead with this or is it better to wait? By the way, I checked compatibility and everything is fine.

Answer:Force update to Windows 10

You can start it manually, there's no problem in it

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I configured my Windows 7 power settings to enter sleep/hibernation after 10/15 minutes. Certain video/audio editing programs on my computer will prevent Windows from sleeping/hibernating if they are open.These programs also dont appear to have an option to enable sleep/hibernation as normal.

Is there any available options in the OS to force sleep/hibernation in the normal manner, overriding any open programs?

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Any registry tweak to force Windows Aero on for 7? if not, is there a good program that simulates Aero?

Answer:Windows Aero - Force it on?

i think this might help

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How do I force quit Windows XP (ctl alt del does not work) when it's stuck in the powering off mode (the update went bad) and not responding to anything?

Answer:Force quit Windows XP?

Pull the plug and start again.Or alternatively, press and hold the power button for four seconds. That should force a shutdown.Stuart

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Why do certain windows in Windows 10 have no decent title bar and no borders?
E.g. "normal" windows have a title bar and a visible border that changes to the "active" color when that windows receives the keyboard focus. But other windows (most notably example: Outlook 2013) have no such frame, i.e. there are no borders around that window and hence one has no indication that this window currently has the keyboard focus. It is also almost impossible to hit the border on such windows to e.g. resize it: the range where the cursor changes to the drag symbol is one or two pixels only and it is almost impossible to press the mouse button without shifting the mouse when trying to grab such a border.
I find that annoying and irritating! Can one somehow adjust or force that ALL windows should have proper borders?

Answer:How to force proper Windows titlebars and borders for ALL windows?

Hi, the border is under the control of the programmer. There is the Windows default style of border, and then individual programs may be implemented with a quite different style. Many multimedia programs are like this, for example. This is frustrating where, for example, utilities add buttons to the border, and so fail to do so where the border is non-standard.

You might find Alt-drag of interest - it would give you a different approach to resolving your problem (freeware):

More options under other tabs.

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Hello everyone,

It seems like something went wrong during the installation process and Windows Store did not install properly. As such I can't even open it. I have tried different method suggested online, but none is working. I am just wondering if there is a way to force reinstall the Windows Store, and hope that it will fix the problem.


Answer:Windows 10 Help Needed - How to force reinstall Windows Store

I need to do this too. One of the kbxxxxxxx updates earlier this month apparently wiped out my Store. The WindowsStore directory is totally missing from my C: drive. When I click on the taskbar Store icon, the blue store window opens and closes instantly.

Sure do wish Microsoft would develop a page of "Fix its" for Windows-10 like they have for Windows-7. Those automated routines solved quite a few issues for me before I upgraded from 7 to 10.

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Starting Yesterday morning windows update has been trying to install an update called "Upgrade to Windows 10 Home". When i click on check for updates it says no updates are available & none of the recently installed updates had that name. When i looked at the update history it says it failed to install this update 8 times between yesterday morning & today. I tried uninstalling the updates that added the free upgrade to windows 10 thinking it would make it stop but it didn't because windows update tried installing windows 10 before it asked me to reinstall the updates that i uninstalled. I reinstalled the updates because removing them didn't solve my annoying problem. The update numbers are KB2990214 & KB3035583 I'll post a screenshot of the update info & hopefully somebody can help me solve this issue.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 2127U @ 1.90GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3983 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1799 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 454712 MB, Free - 397464 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FXP6Y
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2015, Updated and Enabled

Answer:Solved: Windows Update trying to force install Windows 10

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I was wondering if there is a way to force Windows 8.1 to use older drivers, for example, force a generic Bluetooth adapter driver to use version 6.2.9200 instead of 6.3.9600.

I am just trying to troubleshoot a problem and was curious, and wanted to try if its possible.

Answer:can you force earlier drivers in windows 8.1?

Try it and see.

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Windows demands and forces us to use anew password, and can never go back to a previous password, even if we were forced to change it by Windows! have they reversed this crazy insane worthless policy? A long while back it said it demanded I use a new password, and can no longer use the password I chose and used. Then it always said you cannot use a previously used password. I thought a bunch of sane people found and way to tell M.s. to butt out, and leave us alone. or are we still being screwed?

Answer:does windows 10 still force users to use a new password

Originally Posted by retiredat44

Windows demands and forces us to use anew password, and can never go back to a previous password, even if we were forced to change it by Windows! have they reversed this crazy insane worthless policy? A long while back it said it demanded I use a new password, and can no longer use the password I chose and used. Then it always said you cannot use a previously used password. I thought a bunch of sane people found and way to tell M.s. to butt out, and leave us alone. or are we still being screwed?

Windows never forces you to use a new password. If you change it on an MS account, sure you cannot revert to an old password and quite rightly so for security reasons. MS are not going to make their system insecure just because you want to use bad practice.

Change to a local account and you can use whatever password you like!

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Is there a way to force an unsupported resolution in Win7 (like in XP)?

I have NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS and Samsung SyncMaster 226BW (DVI).

Answer:Force an unsupported resolution in Windows 7?

Hello GCnew, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this may be able to help. However, it's usually best to not force a resolution that is not supported by your monitor or graphics card/chip. Serious damage can be done to them or your computer doing so.

Force DVI/HDMI resolutions and refresh rates

Hope this helps,

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here is my problem

when I close the lid, sometimes when I open the lid it's close and sometimes not (and in the property when lid is closed, on battery or not, I set only to go on screensaver). Those are norma shut down, when I reopen windows, there is no problem

I don't know where the problems come from, and it doesn't matter, I'd only like windows not to shut before I confirmed it .


Answer:how to force windows 7 confirmation before shutdown

Hello abell mate don't know if this might work it does on my laptop if what you want is to keep it running with the lid down and then open up when you raise the lid. If you need to shut down then the usual procedure applies

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Delete everything out of C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
In Windows Updates, Click to search for updates, leave the window open but dont hit search yet
Open command prompt as Admin and type "wuauclt.exe /updatenow" but DONT HIT ENTER
In Windows Update, Click to search
While it is searching hit enter on the command prompt
You're now downloading W10

This is so you can force the update if your wave has been selected yet.

Answer:How to force Windows 10 Install from Win Update

This doesn't seem to work. By "Click to search" do you mean "Check for Updates"?

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Hi. Before when i was shutting down my PC i was getting window like this
Now I`m getting this window
Now i need to know how to change it back.

advance thanks

Answer:Windows force shutdown changed

Are you dual booting?

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Most windows open in 'Restore Down' mode. Is there a way to disable that annoying feature?

Answer:How do I force all windows to open maximized?

prevo99, Follow the instructions at the link below.How do I have an Internet Explorer 7 (IE 7) window open in the maximized position every time? This should also work for IE 8.

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We really need to restrict any users from using a lesser https security connection. Any ideas what setting we can use to force this?

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Force Windows to keep a device uninstalled?How do I do this? My laptop does nto properly handle closing the lid (windows is told to do nothign and still cannot handle it), and there is an ACPI Lid device in device manager. Uninstaloling ti requies a reboot, and when it reboots it redetects and reinstalls it. How do I order window not to install that psecific device withou disrupting automatic installation of other devices?

Answer:Force Windows to keep a device uninstalled?

in device manager, on the properties page for the device, the bottom line should give you the option to disable the device. That way it will be installed, but not used.

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When you right-click a file that you want to delete, there should be regular delete, and then 'Force delete', which closes all handles to the target file, thus allowing it to be deleted. Often explorer.exe will have handles to random files that you just want to delete, but you get that annoying msg that 'it's being used by another program'.

Answer:Windows idea (Force delete)

I don't get it? There's no 'force delete' on the right-click option. Can you show a screenshot or if there's an actual combination of keys to press while deleting it?


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is it possible to force an update to version 1511? I've had Windows 10 Pro since 10/17/15. My laptop has already been updated to 1511. I installed windows 10 on both my laptop and desktop on the same day.


Answer:Force Windows 10 Pro to Version 1511

You could go here, click upgrade now, then chose upgrade this PC now.

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For various reasons my Windows 10 is not updating and I can't find/don't have the regular Windows Update menu.
How can I force Windows to check and get the latest updates?

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I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y650 running Windows 7. I currently have it connected to an Envision L19w698 LCD TV. VGA works fine. However, I want to use HDMI. HDMI is very blurry and only allows me to use 1024 x 768 (1440 x 900 creates overscan). I have the driver on my computer for the Envision monitor, but whenever i try to tell Windows to update the driver, it tells me Generic Pnp is the best choice. What should I do?

Answer:Can I force Windows to NOT use the Generic PnP driver?

I would check the Lenovo home site and see if you can get a driver for it from there, and install it.

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Is there a way to force windows to only use the Home Network?
My Pc is a desktop pc (Windows 7 x64 ultimate) using a wireless adapter to access my wireless router then internet. Windows keeps changing the Network and Sharing Center active network to Public. I have tried to set NLA to delayed start and that works sometimes. However I still have to go into Network and Share Center from time to time and manually set the darn Active network to Home Network. Is there a way to edit the registry to Force my desktop PC to ONLY use Home Network?

Thank you Very much.

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I was curious to see if the Intel HD 4600 in my 4770K could run CS:GO at 1440p (it can, around 30fps with lowest settings). I installed the Intel graphics drivers to do this.

Now, Windows has no display upon booting up when I switch to PCIE mode in the system BIOS. I have to select iGPU in BIOS to get a display output in Windows. When PCIE is selected, the system boots, but there is no video.

I have tried uninstalling the Intel Graphics drivers, and also disabling the device. I can't for the life of me figure out how to force Windows to use the 290x.

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:How to force Windows 8.1 to use dedicated Graphics?

windows + p ? reinstall catalyst drivers?

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I'm trying to run an .exe. I am the admin of my windows 7 32 bit computer and i have full permissions to all files, folders, etc. I have never encountered a file that will not allow me to change its permissions. I get the standard "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access this item." error when i try to open the file. I have tried editing the security permissions in the files properties, but i am not allowed to because "You do not have permission to view or edit this object's permission settings." I've also tried downloading "GrantAdminFullControl.reg" from " It edits the registry and adds a "Grant Full Admin Control" command to the right click bar for files and folders. it does successfully change permissions to all files and folders EXCEPT the particular .exe that needs to be changed. it gives me an "ERROR: access is denied" in cmd when I try. I need to force this permission to change as this program is vital for me to complete my work. Windows is being completely ridiculous! Please help.

Answer:Windows 7 force permission change?

Have you tied right click on the .exe file and selecting "Run as Administrator"?

Also try this How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP
It is for Xp but it will work in Windows 7 as well.

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I plugged in a wireless adapter into my machine to test if it turns on, and then unplugged it afterwards, and now in my Windows update I see the driver for this thing ready to install. But I do not want to install the driver as I never intended to use that wireless adapter on this machine in the first place. How can I force Windows 10 Update to do a re-scan of the system and see that I don't have this plugged in so that it doesn't need to install the driver for it?

Answer:How to force Windows 10 Update to do a re-scan?

Hide the update with 'Show or hide updates'.

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Windows demands and forces us to use anew password, and can never go back to a previous password, even if we were forced to change it by Windows! have they reversed this crazy insane worthless policy? A long while back it said it demanded I use a new password, and can no longer use the password I chose and used. Then it always said you cannot use a previously used password. I thought a bunch of sane people found and way to tell M.s. to butt out, and leave us alone. or are we still being screwed?

Answer:does windows 10 still force users to use a new password

retiredat44 said:

Windows demands and forces us to use anew password, and can never go back to a previous password, even if we were forced to change it by Windows! have they reversed this crazy insane worthless policy? A long while back it said it demanded I use a new password, and can no longer use the password I chose and used. Then it always said you cannot use a previously used password. I thought a bunch of sane people found and way to tell M.s. to butt out, and leave us alone. or are we still being screwed?

Windows never forces you to use a new password. If you change it on an MS account, sure you cannot revert to an old password and quite rightly so for security reasons. MS are not going to make their system insecure just because you want to use bad practice.

Change to a local account and you can use whatever password you like!

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If KB3173040 appears in optional updates in Windows Update, this is Microsoft's last chance of forcing Windows 10 on you.

If you install this update, this window will appear afterwards.

For those of you who don't plan to or want to make the upgrade to Windows 10, DON'T install this update.
Right-click on it and then hide it.


Answer:KB3173040 - The Last Chance To Force Windows 10 On You

Shouldn't this be in the Windows 7 and 8 threads. Putting it here is like locking the corral after the horse gets loose.

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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 been trying to bring W8.1 up to date so the W10 update can install the "Get Windows 10" icon and ultimately upgrade to W10. All that happens it the checking for updates green bar keeps going for days. Can I just manually update to W10, or will there be a problem since I wouldn't have brought 8.1 up to date first?


Answer:Windows update stuck, can I force W10?

Is your 8.1 activated, if so ? I don't see why you can't get upgrade from Microsoft site which I believe is better than the MS update site


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Some one was saying with windows 10 it as force updates. You could be watching a clip on youtube, typing in MS word, playing game, browsing the internet, typing e-mail so on and the computer will just restart!! And install upadtes.

Saying lot people sticking to windows 7 and windows 8 and will not get windows 10 because of the force updates?

What is going on.

Is windows 7 and windows 8 going to be like windows XP will so many people sticking to it that 15 years from now people will still be using windows 7 and windows 8? Yes even when Microsoft stop supporting it?

I hear Apple does force updates now on the iOS for the iPad and iPhone an Mac OS X now.

What is happening.

I guess I'm old person, use to he 90's so what is going on.

Have you been in school and had force update? And the computer just restarts and install the update?

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It tries to download an older insider build and i want it to find and download the newest one.

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I am still happily using Version 1511 and have received the regular updates recently.
So the big question is ~ Should I sit tight and wait for AU to download itself in its own good time, or should I force it to download, asap?

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This is my first post here and I'm hoping someone can help me out. I have an Acer Aspire P3-171 ultrabook/tablet with Windows 8.1 on it. I frequently rely on multitasking to effectively get things done. As such, I find myself wanting to run 3 apps simultaneously, which is only supported at 1500 or higher resolution. My lovely PC only gets.

I've seen tricks to force computers up to a resolution of 1024 to support Metro at all, but nothing for my scenario. I understand the physical limitations of my display, but am hoping to find a fix or registry tweak that will allow me to run 3 apps at one time. I will even settle for a software work around
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Force higher resolution in Windows 8.1

Hi there and welcome to Eight Forums,

That's a good question you've asked there. I'm not so sure though the screen resolution of your device is the bottleneck here.

On my 24inch desktop monitor I can run 3 apps at one time with a screenresolution of 1920x1080. On my 10.1inch Surface Pro 2 monitor I can only run 2 apps at one time with a screenresolution of 1920x1080.

So my guess would be that your screen must have a certain inch width before you can run 3 apps at the same time.


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I'm implementing a new policy that forces our computers to sleep after 30 minutes. The problem is that this interferes with our off-hours virus scanning and scheduled shutdown procedures.

Is there a way to force Windows to wake up at certain times? Preferably a way that could be pushed out via SMS or something else.

This would solve all my problems.


Answer:Force Windows to wake at a certain time

Create a scheduled task, in its properties set a check box next to 'Wake the computer to run this task'.

If that does not work follow
and make sure that S3 sleep mode is not disabled in BIOS.

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Whenever I open the Store in Windows 10 it starts loading it for a few seconds and then it just suddenly closes. I don't know what to do.

Answer:Why is my Windows 10 store force closing?

Its closing after 50 sec everytime I open it

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Hi everyone!
I upgraded to Win 10 few weeks ago and I have a small issue with it.
I can't make Win 10 open windows where i want them to open.
Previously with Win 7 I had the Explorer open on the right side of the screen, taking about half of the screen. My browser would open on the left side taking up the rest of the screen. It was very easy to set up. I just resized it to what I wanted, placed it where I wanted and closed it down. After reopening it would open in the same place, same size.
I tried the same with Win 10 and it doesn't work... Every time I reboot and open my browser and Explorer I have to readjust them. I know that's a very minor thing, but it bothers me every time I turn my PC on.
Any ideas on how I can force Win 10 to remember where to open windows?

Answer:Force Win 10 to remember where to open windows

Hi, welcome to tenforums. This is a long reported issue from at least Win 7 on and probably before- i.e. not particular to Win 10. And not everyone experiences this.

Please see this (very long) thread..
Can we get a straight answer - Windows does not remember window size and position - Bug or by design? Workaround?

from which I have extracted this which might help.

"It should work properly, as on our test computers. Please follow the steps below.

1. Open Registry.

2. Find the following keys.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU

3. Delete the keys.

Please check if the issue persists.

If it reoccurs, I suggest that you use ShellExView.

Important Note: Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.

Run ShellExView, in the pane sort the entries with manufacturers. Disable all non-Microsoft *.dll files, and check the result. If the issue does not occur, one of the files can be the culprit. We could narrow down it one by one."

Others who have dealt with this may have specific suggestions.

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We have a network share that gets mapped to G: via logon scripts. Logon scripts can be interrupted with a hotkey at logon. However, the laptop I am dealing with via RDP is on the other side of the world, so latency prevents me from being able to execute the hotkey in a timely fashion.

An 8GB USB flash drive is in this particular laptop, and when I first logged in it showed up fine. However, I didn't take advantage of this moment to install the bootable ThinClient OS installer for an HP t5740e, and logged out to get logged into the local Administrator account. The flash drive would then appear with a total/free/used capacity of 0 bytes and would be inaccessible/unformatable. So I tried to reboot the laptop with shutdown -r -t 0 and logon as local Administrator (so that logon scripts and network share mappings don't interfere with the letter G: -- which is the drive letter the USB drive is taking), but now it appears as if there isn't even a USB drive physically plugged in.

I did check Disk Management before and after rebooting the laptop. After rebooting, it just doesn't even appear in the list.

Is there some way to force re-detection of "ejected" flash drives in Windows 7? I do not see a "Scan for new hardware" thing like in Windows XP.

Answer:Windows 7: force redetection of USB drive?

In Device Manager, on the right hand side is an icon for "scan for hardware changes", try clicking that and see if the reinitializes the USB drive.

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WinXP home-IE6

Microsoft Automatic Updates keeps notifying me that they want to update my system to Windows 8 (I have Windows 6). I do not want to upgrade to 8 and and hit cancel which is my only offered option other than install!

How do I stop this notification permanently? The icon shows up in my task bar and I also can't remove it from there! I use Automatic Update for security and other vital updates--Windows 8 is not vital to me!

Is Microsoft forcing me to upgrade because 6 support will stop in the near future. Sites like Facebook are already notifying me that my browser is not compatible with their web site and I should change.

I want to stay with what I have because I am comfortable with IE6 and Outlook Express 6!!
I am not interested in going to Firefox or Google options.

man of marin

Answer:Solved: Microsoft trying to force Windows 8 on me!

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I have a computer made for windows 7. An HP G62. When I boot, it says press esc for boot options. I do, and it leads me to four things. Bios options, and some other bios things, and boot (something). I click the boot option and it tells me internal drive or internal CD/DVD drive. I click CD, because i have the ubuntu CD. It goes straight to the "starting windows" screen!

How do I do this without clearing off my HDD?

Answer:How do I force windows 7 to boot Ubuntu?

when you click cd, as soon as it starts booting, try tapping the space bar and see if it will boot to ubuntu.

If that does not work, how did you create the ubuntu cd. did you copy the iso file to the cd or did your burn it as an image file?.

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is it possible to force an update to version 1511? I've had Windows 10 Pro since 10/17/15. My laptop has already been updated to 1511. I installed windows 10 on both my laptop and desktop on the same day.


Answer:Force Windows 10 Pro to Version 1511

You could go here, click upgrade now, then chose upgrade this PC now.

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I am trying to update my Surface 3 to the November update of Windows 10 and it failed twice due to a weird glitch where it would get stuck if it had a micro SD card in it. I have removed the card and am trying to update it now; but, the update doesn't come up as being available. Is there a way to get the most recent update downloaded to a flash drive or force the update to re-download?
Many thanks!

Answer:Force Windows 10 November Update?

Download Media Creation Tool x64 from official Microsoft page, select update, wait till it downloads about 3GB of data, that's it. I've done the same and it worked that way.

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Open Registry Editor (RegEdit).
Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM
If the DWM registry key is not found, right click on Windows and then select New -> Key to create new branch and name it as DWM.
In the right details pane, create a new DWORD (32-bit value) named UseMachineCheck, and set its value to 0.
In the right details pane, create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value named Blur, and set its value to 0.
In the right details pane, create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value named Animations, and set its value to 0.
Restart the Desktop Window Manager Session Manager in Services in Control Panel (type Services.msc in Start Search), or run the following commands in a command prompt with administrator privileges: net stop uxsms
net start uxsms
Attempt to enable and apply Windows Aero in Windows 7. Restart the computer if required.
How to Force Enable Aero in Windows 7 ?

Answer:Force Enable Aero in Windows 7

If my memory serves me correctly, this is the same "hack" that was published in the early Vista days -- claiming to do the same for Vista.

From what I recall, this DID work in the few instances where you had a video chipset that supported Aero, and the Aero-enabled video driver, but for some unknown reason, you weren't being offered Aero effects.

I have the infamous Intel 915 chipset, and, as with the Vista hack, I can CONFIRM, that this one does not work, either. I know, I just tried it.

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It tries to download an older insider build and i want it to find and download the newest one.

Answer:How can you force windows 10 to recheck for updates?

Open Settings app (WinKey/I) > Choose "Update & Security" > Click on "Check for updates".

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Hello, all.

I have a quick question.

Right, my little brother has a laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate (x32). He also has a PS3 webcam (I forget the actual name of it). He is allowed to use this webcam on his PS3, but not on his computer. The problem is that he keeps defying the rule in place, and plugging it into his computer, and using it anyway.

My question is basically asking if I can set up some kind of policy on the laptop, to make it reject this certain piece of hardware if it is ever plugged in. I uninstalled and deleted the drivers, but that didn't stop him. My brother is not very technically skilled, so I doubt he'd be able to bypass or remove whatever rule I put in place.

I have researched this online, but come up with nothing. I'm probably not using the right keywords.

Any help is appreciated.


Answer:Is there a way to force Windows 7 to reject certain hardware?

Well you can disable the hardware the normal way, but he sounds resourceful enough to figure out that little trick. It might be possible to create a hardware profile that denies the use of the webcam. Though the easiest thing might be to set up a task that automatically shutdowns the system if the webcam is connected.

I don't think that would be that hard to do using the task manager.

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I have an ASUS A7N8X-Deluxe motherboard and just updated the bios from 1004 to the newest 1007 and now my pc is super slow.

I did some digging and found that when I boot up the pc it's showing my AMD 2800+ Barton CPU as a 1250 mhz cpu. I've checked the settings in the bios and have the cpu External freq. set to the 200 mhz. I'm running DDR 3200 (400mhz).

Anyone else having any problems with the new bios update? The 1007?


Answer:How to force Windows to redetect m/b stuff

sysprep makes it load all the drivers again, I dont know if you want to try that...

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Alright so a small issue I don't remember having is that whenever i tab out of a program the program stops playing its audio even in window mode.
Some program examples would be portal 2 or left 4 dead.
The idea is to keep the sound playing from the inactive window while the other screen is being used for other things.
OS: windows 7
Any hints or even a synopsis on how the sound decides to work would be great.
If i'm not making any sense let me know I'm finding this hard to explain.

Answer:Force sound in inactive windows

My experience has been that it is a setting in the program.  World of WarCraft calls it back ground sound and it is off by default.  It may also depend on if the game is running full screen or windowed.  I've noticed that some games pause when they aren't the active application, again, normally when they are full screen apps.

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I was just wondering if anyone plays Delta Force 2 ?

My problem is im using Windows Vista and when i install this game , it seems to install fine . But when i want play on it the button to start the game cant be clicked on ?

Any ideas please ?

Thanks .

Answer:Delta Force 2 on Windows Vista

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Back in the good ol' days of Win95, someone wrote this little app - I forget what it was called - that enabled you to dictate how many browser windows could be open simul. The user could set that number. This was to prevent unwanted adverts from opnening in new windows. So, if the user set this to 1, and you went to a page that wanted to open an advert in another window - that window would not open. It worked great.

I find it hard to believe that in this day and age, no such app exists. Yet a search yielded nothing (unless maybe I didnt do a good job searching).

Anyone know of any app?


Answer:App to force any extra windows to not open?

please see rule 13:

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Windows Vista x86 and Windows 7 x86 users in Catch 22 situation trying to restore systems!
During Factory Restore of Vista x86, upgrade of Vista x86 to Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1, or install of Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 and validating install online, Windows Update fails after mandated update.
Unable to manually download requisite updates due to "Browser our of date" error from Microsoft Support website!
Downloads only available from website

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I use Windows Explorer a lot, and I open it with Win+E. For unknown reasons, Windows Explorer on my new laptop opens in the "My Computer" folder. I want it to open in "My Documents", how is this done?

The properties of the Explorer icon in the start menu show Target: %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe and Start in: %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%. Maybe this should be changed. Please note: I do NOT want the solution where a new Explorer shortcut is created on the desktop with an appropriate folder pointer. That means Win+E can't be used, and another pesky shortcut on the desktop.



Answer:Force Windows Explorer to open in a given folder?

You can edit this Registry key.
I changed the Default to T: and now Windows + e opens my T: drive automatically. This article will explain it a little better.

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From one of the Microsoft answers pages
You need to make sure you are registered first, there will be 2 keys created in this registry folder about indicating you are registered and allowed for download - I used this method on 5 PCs including some that hadn't finished the download yet
~If you are very eager to upgrade, tech savvy users with the above message can modify the following registry key to install immediately.
Warning: Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it, back up the registry for restoration in case problems occur.
1.Locate the registry key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade]
2.It should exist, but if not, create it.
3.Create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value with Name = "AllowOSUpgrade (without the quotes), and set the Value = 0x00000001.
Once the registry key is modified, close and reopen the desktop Control Panel, go to Windows Update and check for updates. You should now be able to click the Get Started button to upgrade to Windows 10. Note: Windows 8.1 users must go to the desktop Control Panel, and not the modern Windows Update UI.

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I have two computers running windows 7 in a router LAN. One of the computers have several external drives connected to it. I have shared the drives successfully over the network and the settings remain saved so that I don't have to reshare the drives everytime I log in.

However, three of the drives remain unshared after a restart or reboot. Why is that? How can I keep the shared settings for these drives also?

Best regards

Answer:How to force windows remember shared drives?

Hey! Look at this thread. It looks like having some good tips for your problem.

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Source : Olhar Digital: Notícia: Usuários dizem que Microsoft instala Windows 10 nos PCs à força

full article detailed in English : Microsoft upgraded users to Windows 10 without their OK

Internet users of predecessor versions of current Microsoft operating system are reporting on the Internet that the company is installing the new version of Windows, 10 without their permission.

According to what was reported in forums like Reddit, some computers are automatically restarted and then Windows Update starts the upgrade process of the Microsoft product without any chance of hindrance by the user.

According to InfoWorld, the update may be being automatically recommended by the program in the Windows Update list, update center that usually search for drivers and minor repairs and modifications to the operating system.

Microsofthad reportedin February that itwas ready tolaunch a generalupdateofthe planfor the newWindowsversiontoput it asrecommendedin theupdate center.For those whodo not want toinstall,just go to theWindows Updatein ControlPanel,notethe nextscheduled updatesandthenclearany operatingsystem upgrademention.

Even evaluated by critics positively, Windows 10 does not please everyone. The main fear regarding the update is compatibility with software running on versions 7, 8 and 8.1, but it may fail if the operating system is updated.

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I read a previous post about Windows Pro but I am wondering if this will definitely work the same way for my Home version even though I already have windows 10 installed. Can I go here, - click upgrade now, then chose upgrade this PC now to definitely get 1511?

Is this "normal" for Microsoft to still be rolling out the update? Thank you!!

Answer:Force Windows 10 Home to Version 1511

Yes, you can do this various ways but you're describing Option 4 in Brink's Tutorial here: Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation

The iso downloads you can do with MCT or at Tech Bench are periodically freshened to contain major build releases as they occur. Currently, you would be downloading build 10586, i.e., version 1511.

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I don't even need SQL server. I don't even use it. I just use my laptop for productivity work. Why does Microsoft force SQL downloads on my laptop? Can I uninstall them because I honestly don't use 'em and they just take up space. Thoughts?

Answer:Why does Windows Update force SQL Server updates?

You probably have SQL server installed and do not know it. Workstation may be running an instance of MSDE/SQL Express...which is the "baby version" of SQL Server.

Have Office installed with Business Contact Manager? Or some line of business software?

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I have a dual boot Windows 8/Ubuntu 12.10 system. Windows 8 is on a seperate partition, but occassionally when I'm running Ubuntu, I need to mount this partition to get a file. But Windows 8 hibernates the partition on shutdown, so I am unable to mount it.

I need to know how to make this hibernation stop, and force a full shutdown when I exit Windows, so this hibernation file is not associated with this partition.

Answer:Need to force full shutdown of Windows 8 instead of hibern

Go To power options in Control Panel, Click Change what the power buttons does, Then Click Change settings that are currently unavailable, Un-tick the Turn On Fast Startup (recommended) Checkbox.

Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

This to turn off Hybrid Shutdown (Fast Startup or Hibernation-Shutdown Hybrid)

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is there a way to force all applications of several Windows users to use a different local IP address? So user A has all his applications bind to .1, user B traffic only comes from .2 etc.

I know about ForceBindIP but it doesn't work with all applications.

Edit: No suggesting VMs please, I'm exactly trying to move away from that since it's overkill for the task.


Answer:Force Windows user to a specific IP address?

You want the IP address to follow the user, regardless of the computer they log on to?

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......and keep me informed of the process. As used to be possible in previous versions of Windows.
I want to see which patches have been installed and which ones haven't. I'm having misc. problems that I think are likely to have been addressed in later patches. I installed Win 10 off an old DVD from 2015 so it should be due lots of patches.

Answer:How do I force Windows 10 to search for new updates and install them?

To check what updates have been installed, or have failed to install open settings > Update and security > Advanced options > View your update history

From what I've read here on the forums W10 does a cumulative update, meaning all things needing an update/patch are done every time you update. Ideally you would have the most recent updates and OS version/build after updating.

While you're in settings click System > About to see what version and build you have, the most recent for W10 Home and Pro are version 1511, OS build 10586.494. I've included a screenshot snip of mine below:

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Hi. Before when i was shutting down my PC i was getting window like this
Now I`m getting this window
Now i need to know how to change it back.

advance thanks

Answer:Solved: Windows force shutdown changed

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I am really enjoying Windows 8 so far. It took some getting used to, and I still believe it is more ideally suited for touch-interface, but I still enjoy using it and updating my computer usage habits because of it.

That being said, I don't seem to understand the Mail app that comes on the start page. I have added my accounts, and can check them accordingly, and I really enjoy it. But when I get new mail, I get a popup in the upper-right hand corner of the screen about the new mail. My question is this:

Can I make the Mail Icon show my new mail, (in a live-tile fashion) much like when I get new messages the friends live-tile shows those messages. Is that possible? Even if it is just the title/subject, or author that would be a nice customization and benefit to me.

Thanks for reading, and sorry if this belongs in the customize section and not here.

John T.

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I have a telstra dongle but the drivers still haven't been released for windows 10, I found a hotfix (see here: Telstra USB and Windows 10 Incompatibility - Telstra Crowdsupport - 485835) but because the computer doesn't have a wifi card or cellular card it isn't displaying cellular settings which is what I need to manually make the dongle work. How can I force windows into displaying cellular even though it thinks there is no need? I've tried finding a way to make a virtual card with no success as of yet.

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Hi guys.

I just installed a new hard drive in my uncle's desktop. The drive is a 320GB Western Digital E-IDE.

I installed XP Pro and it turned out that it was on the 'I' drive. Why did this happen, and what can I do to force it to install on 'C' next time (ie, today). I have already fubared the install by attempting to change the drive letter from the OS.


Answer:How to force Windows to install on drive letter C:?

The only sure way to fix it to pay attention during the setup process. It shows you what drive letter will be assigned, so I never understand why there's shock and surprise at the end if it isn't C. Chances are, he has other hard drives and/or a card reader in this computer as well. Since it sounds like you need to do a fresh install again, unplug those other drives, and you should be using the C.

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