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Sound cuts off in Windows 10

Windows 10

I have a Samsung NP370R5E model laptop that runs on Windows 10. I have not had any previous problems with sound, it all started today. The sound just sometimes cuts off completely, also while watching a video or listening to music. I'd estimate this happens every 30 mins or so. Restarting the computer does not fix the problem, however restarting the Audiosrv-service for Windows Audio does fix the problem, although only temporarily. It's getting somewhat annoying to keep restarting that service, I'd appreciate any tips. The soundcard info I could find states that it's a Realtek High Definition audio of the model RTKVHD64.

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Cortana & search 16/01/2017 0 Comments 3 views

Win 7 Product Key

Windows 10

I have an HP Pavilion laptop computer running Windows 7. The original hard drive died! I was able to backup some of my files before it completely stopped working. I purchased and installed a new Seagate 500 GB HSD. After many problems and as many days, I was finally able to install a clean copy of windows on the new drive. I tried to activate windows with my old product key, but now understand that you cant use OEM product keys. Although I cant understand why. In trying to purchase a product key through Microsoft.... either the links are no longer working or I end up just going in circles. You ask why do I stay with Windows 7.... I have proprietary software that I use on this laptop and wont run in newer versions and wont run in emulation either. Something Microsoft just cant seem to grasp. I have been around and around this issue with them. Where can I purchase a reasonably priced product key so that I can activate windows?

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Security, privacy, & accounts 16/01/2017 0 Comments 1 views

Windows 10 pointer problem

Windows 10

Please help - The pointer continually jumps to the top left hand corner of the screen and freezes. When able to take control of its movement it becomes very erratic in its movements before it returns back to the top left hand corner. The computer is a Lenovo 8gb Ram, 1TB and uses a Lenovo wireless mouse.

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Other settings 16/01/2017 0 Comments 1 views

html icons turned into white pages for all icon sizes

Windows 10

Windows 10 on PC This morning all of the .html documents on my PC lost their icon. Currently all html files show a blank page. I tried changing their association to a different browser but that didn't fix it. As an experiment I tried associating them with Notepad, Word and even Windows Media Player and the icon still remained a blank white page. How can I fix this? Thanks! Here are my example images. Small icons http://imgur.com/a/1TnNq Medium icons http://imgur.com/a/kt0pP Large icons http://imgur.com/a/RftS0

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Other settings 16/01/2017 0 Comments 1 views

Windows 7 upgrade to windows 10 checking for updates loop.

Windows 10

Hey there, I'm trying to upgrade my PC to windows 10 and i have a key ive perchased online and when i use the media creation tool. i get stuck on Checking for Updates. I've left my PC on gathering the updates for well over 24hrs now and still have not progressed. here is some system properties. Windows 7 ultimate service pack 1 System Processor AMD FM-6300 six-core processor 3.50Ghz RAM 8GB Sys type 64 Bit running a MOBO Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P With a Bios and GPU being Nividia GTX 770

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Gaming on Windows 10 16/01/2017 0 Comments 2 views

Can I create windows 7 system image without Recovery partition

Windows 10

Hello Folks, I have HP dv6 laptop which is running on Windows 7 64 bit. I need to create a system back up image of the OS. The issue is while creating system Image, windows picks up all the system drives by default (including HP recovery partition) which I wouldn't like to include. I cannot un-select the recovery partition to be excluded from the system image. Any ideas to achieve this without tinkering recovery partition? Thanks

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Accessibility & ease of access 16/01/2017 0 Comments 3 views

Windows update does not work on any of our computers

Windows 10

Windows update does not work on any of our computers. Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 operating systems even a reformatted hard drive and fresh install and they do not update. Things I have tried: -format and re install operating system -used the update diagnostic tools -reset update settings - Dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth - SFC /Scannow - chkdsk C: /f /r /x Does anyone have an answer to fix this I have tried every option I could find on the internet. Please give answers other then sending me to the Windows Update Troubleshooter https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/instantanswers/512a5183-ffab-40c5-8a68-021e32467565/windows-update-troubleshooter

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Files, folders, & storage 16/01/2017 0 Comments 1 views

Who the **** you think you are?

Windows 10

I've been AFK for just 15 minutes and vuola: "Please don't turn off your computer, windows is restarting to install updates". All unsaved work - gone. I have not received any prompt, any notification - I was just 1 meter away from PC. Enough is enough. I'm disabling windows update. Morons.

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Performance 16/01/2017 0 Comments 1 views

Resource Monitor and Task Manager showing incorrect CPU usage, or is my CPU capped at 33%?

Windows 10

Hi all, hoping someone can give me a clue as to what's going on. Running Windows 10 Professional, up to date, on a Toshiba Qosmio X70-A, i7-4700MQ @ 2.4 GHz, 32 GB RAM. Generally, I run most of my work on a work cluster, so I rarely make this machine work for all it has. However, lately I have been trying to parallelize some R code locally, and have noticed that both the Resource Monitor and Task Manager are reporting completely false values of CPU usage. For instance, in the screenshot below, each of 8 Rscript processes is using 12% CPU, and the total for all 8 is reported correctly, but the total cpu usage seems to be capped at 33%. The same problem is occurring in task manager - the details tab reports individual cpu usage correctly, but the total cpu usage seem to be capped at 33% for some reason. Now, it could be the case that the CPU is for some reason being capped at 33% and those 12% are per core rather than total usage. However, if that's the case, what in the world would be capping cpu usage? It's not power settings as far as I can tell. This isn't too heavy of an issue, but it has been problematic in terms of trying to optimize how much code I can run at any time.

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Other settings 16/01/2017 0 Comments 1 views