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Switching sound between devices

Windows RT 8.1

I recently bought USB headset, it works fine and everything is nice and dandy, but there are certain games and apps, which for some reason still output audio to my analog speakers, even though playback device chosen, are my headphones. For example, I choose headphones and run a program, and sound, instead of being put through speakers goes to headphones (so speakers don't produce any sound), but if someone sends me a skype message, speakers will produce skype's sound, while headphones won't. This is solved by disabling speakers, but I don't want to constantly disable speakers in control panel. How can I make it so only one device is used for all sounds?

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Microsoft Edge Password Manager: Edge will not let me manually add passwords

Windows RT 8.1

Edge will not let me manually add password I use Microsoft Edge as my browser. The "ask to add password" function is random, at best. Rarely will it ask me, and other times not. There is absolutely no way to manually add a user name and password. There has got to be a way around this issue. Any suggestions, or solutions? Thanks

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Windows 10 updated and will no longer see the second internal hard drive

Windows RT 8.1

I recently had a Windows 10 update and all my external hard drive and my additional internal hard drive disappeared. I tried several things to try and ratify the situation to n o avail. I wound up resetting Windows 10 and for a couple of days that fixed the issue and this morning when I logged on the second internal drive was missing again.

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Windows Server 2008 R2 DNS Issues

Windows RT 8.1

Hello all! So let me explain what I have then I will explain what the issue is. I have a central server running Windows Server 2008 R2. All Computers that are connected are running Windows 7 SP1. It manages our domain as well as the connection to the internet and our DNS using xxxx.local prefix for the connection. I have 8 computers on this network. All have forced assigned IP address. The issue is that I have two computers that will connect to the internal network but wont connect to the outside internet aka it won't connect to www.google.com When I run trouble shooter I get DNS errors saying that the computer cant connect to the DNS server. I went into DNS management and I see that it has been set up and all the computers show up on it. However, when I go to the Reverse lookup section it only shows ips that look like the follow 192.168.200.xxx The computers that connect to the network all have the ip as follows 192.168.100.xxx . I did create a Reverse Look up zone for 192.168.100.xxx and added a record to that for my computers but it still doesn't seem to resolve the issue. What am I missing here? Any help would be great and I can clarify if needed. Thanks again!

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Windows 10 doesn't prompt me about updates & my computer loses functionality

Windows RT 8.1

I have a Toshiba Satellite L855-S5405. This machine has the Windows 10 upgrade from Windows 8.1 Professional. The issue is that my computer loses functionality with Wi-Fi, among other things. I have tracked this issue down to Windows Update. The problem comes where I'm never notified that Windows Updates have been downloaded or installed, and are waiting for a restart. I never get notified about restarts either. My computer just starts acting weird with random websites not loading, or my Wi-Fi not working at all. I don't understand how this is a thing. There is no other application that runs Wi-Fi, just Windows. How can I stop this from happening, or at the very least, have Windows notify me that updates are ready or have been installed?

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computer won't turn off --- let it run continuously, or occasionally let it rest via force shutdown

Windows RT 8.1

Hello all, About 3 months ago, my Dell laptop (running windows 10) lost the ability to turn off *except* by holding down the power button for 5 seconds. I'm really busy for the next couple months and won't really have the time to try and research a solution until April. In the meantime, I wanted to ask: is it better to leave my laptop running for months on end without completely powering off (it can "sleep" though), or to occasionally power it down completely by holding the power button down for 5 seconds? I've heard that powering it down by holding the power button for 5 seconds isn't good for the computer, though I can't imagine that letting it run continuously for months on end is good for it either. Thanks..

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Genuine windows got overwrote with a pirated one

Windows RT 8.1

Hi, just yesterday when i brought my laptop to a friend to format it, he freaking overwrote my laptop with a pirated copy of windows on my laptop. He claimed the window to be a genuine one but its not because i cant acess to the window updates and also read the terms. Ive lost my original windows cd. Ive tried to contact the manufacturer but i haven gotten any replies yet. The laptop was bought directly from the dell website. The model is DELL Inspiron 15 7000 series. May i know what other options do i have to recover my genuine windows ?

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windows 10 is not running well

Windows RT 8.1

Hii.... my name is kewal. I am using Dell 13 5th gen pc and OS windows10 1.when I start my pc its take too much time to open about 5to 10 min. 2.some times when i opens my pc and windows 10 logo shows then it will dissapearand show only blackscreen I have to restart my pc twice from start button...... 3.when the windows starts its take too much time too refresh and when I click any folder like "this pc" or some other it will hang up and frozen down and open after 30 sec. 4,But after some time it starts working normally.my pc hang only on the start up every problem is on the start up. so plz tell me what to do? thanku

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Considering upgrade to Win 10 Pro on Sony Vaio Laptop - Currently using Win 10 Home - Pros-Cons? Way to check compatability

Windows RT 8.1

Just wanting to hear some feedback before making the jump. Is there a way to check and make sure 10 Pro is compatible before buying? I don't want to lose anything. I use Adobe photoshop and have over 600000 pics which I am backing up now of course. Any suggestions or advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Windows 10 re-install issues

Windows RT 8.1

I was using Windows 8.1 when Windows 10 came out, and so, when the free upgrade time came around, I upgraded. However, I recently downgraded back to Windows 8 because of a game relate issue I was experiencing, only to find that I the issue I was having has a solution that I've figured out. With it being the free upgrade I used, I don't have an activation key and so cannot upgrade back again. I've had a look around and all tutorials or guides include going to the Upgrade and Security tab which I cannot find. Please help as I really want to go back to Windows 10.

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Server blocked

Windows RT 8.1

MSN Community, The VPN I use it unable to connect with the server, any one I've tried. It informed me that it must be updated to function and now it cannot reach the site it needs to update. I was thinking it may be that the firewall is preventing this connection. I can't really think of anything else preventing it and I don't want to play with my preferences and cause some further problem. Any ideas? Jack

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Bluetooth Audio Sync Issues with Bose Headphones

Windows RT 8.1

I've got a pair of Bose Sound-Link Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II and a Windows 10 PC. The headphones work great on my iPhone and iPad, but is noticeably out of sync when I'm watching a DVD or Netflix etc on my PC. Before anyone suggests, I've made sure the drivers were up to date. I've made sure the only thing the headphones are doing in services is "Audio Sink", I've made sure the headphones are the default device and not the hands-free, I've ran the troubleshooter in Sound and it found no issues. I've cleared the headphone memory, so the PC is the only device on it. What else can I try? I've got Bluetooth 4.0 and I'm wondering what the point of it is.

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I have the free upgrade to Windows 10 and my desktop locks up intermittently. I was told by a warranty company that I need to purchase the full Windows 10 program to fix it.

Windows RT 8.1

I have the free upgrade to Windows 10 and my desktop locks up intermittently. I was told by a warranty company that I need to purchase the full Windows 10 program to fix it. I have already purchased the Office suite and other things and the problem continues. It started within 3 months of having Windows 7 on the computer. Hard drive was replaced once by manufacturer . Seems like anytime I deal with Microsoft they want more money instead of fixing issues.

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hardware specs to virtualize a few servers

Windows RT 8.1

We have 2 server at our building and we would like to upgrade them to newer more recent machines. Currently, Server1 is acting as the Domain Controller and Sage DB server. Server2 is the Terminal Server/RDS which usually have about 20-30 people online at once. What we like to do is split Server1 into 2 VM on a new machine, VM1 and VM2. We would also like to be able to convert Server2 into VM3 sometime later. Here are the specs of the servers and their resource usage: Server1 (DC+DB) PowerEdge 2900 Windows Server 2003 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU 5130 @ 2.00GHz x1 (4C/4T total) 4GB RAM Resource Usage: 30-60% CPU, 30-40% RAM Server2 (TS/RDS) PowerEdge R410 Windows Server 2008 R2 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5630 @ 2.53GHz x2 (8C/16T total) 32GB RAM Resource Usage: 30%-60% CPU, 60-85% RAM Seeing as we are able to run both the DC and DB role on a very old machine, I take it would be no problem to split the role and virtualize two VM on new machine with new OS. What if I add the TS to the VM as well, would it be able to handle the load just fine? What specs are the minimum and recommended to handle just the DC and DB virtual machine? And what specs are the minimum and recommended to handle all 3 as virtual machines? Please include processor, memory, hard drive types, and raid configuration, and any other information. Thanks

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