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Refresh deleted my Apps

Q: Refresh deleted my Apps

I had upgraded to Win 8 pro from Win 7 by digital download from MS and installed on 1 desktop and 2 notebooks. All upgrades went fine. However only the desktop functioned normally. Both the notebooks would not function as expected.

The problem started soon after installation. The Tiles became unresponsive, the screen would blank out when any of the Tiles were clicked. Tried contacting MS support, only to waste 2 hours while the Tech checked settings etc. but to no avail. I was told that I would be transferred up to level 2 support but since I had no more time or patience I have not followed this up till now.

Refresh Windows had been tried once. With no change.

In my infinite wisdom the next day I tried Refresh a second time and lo and behold all my installed Applications (software) vanished including MS Office 2010. Cannot be seen or found by search. The same is the case with notebook no. 2.

At this point I do not care about the tiles etc. just getting my apps and associated data back intact. With Explorer I can see that these program files still reside on the HD. When I tried to invoke them directly by clicking the appropriate .exe files I got the message the " ERROR The operating system is not configured properly to run these applications."

Please any input will be highly appreciated. I am desperate. Thank you

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Preferred Solution: Refresh deleted my Apps

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A: Refresh deleted my Apps

Well this is a new one...

By 'refresh' I think you mean reinstall windows? In that case all of your programs WILL disappear...

The best guess as to why windows 8 doesn't work good is because notebooks aren't fully supported for some reason. There are a few people asking about this, and Microsoft might add in more support in future updates for this.

There was a similar thread where someone posted asking if Microsoft will eventually add support for net books...

Personally I think Microsoft intends to let net books, notebooks and any other similar device die. With the new tablets out, there really seems no need for them it seems. So if your notebooks don't get supported in future updates, you'll know why.

Sorry to say...

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Does anyone know how to clear out deleted Windows Store apps from the computer? When you go into the Windows Store and right click and choose 'your apps' the selection 'apps not istalled on this pc' still shows apps that I have deleted. I only installed on one device (unless they auto-install to the xbox360 also?). I cannot see how to clear out previously deleted apps. See attached pic to see what I am talking about.

Thanks!

A:Clear Deleted Store Apps (ie apps not istalled on this pc)

hope its not too soon to rebump...not critical but I want to figure this out...thx!

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Not all my applications are found in the Windows 10 All Apps list by the Start button. How can I refresh it, or add new apps and programs to it?

A:Refresh All Apps

hello, just a quick question ,if the apps dont show in all apps, how do you access/open your apps

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Today I finally had some time to spend three hours on the phone with Microsoft about the APP problems I was having.
Kindle, Weather, Netflix, Xbox, CW TV, MAPS and others----the ones that have to log on....

After an hour the MS tech was puzzled and starting to suggest I do a refresh, but I balked on that and he kept looking. (I had let him on my machine remotely)

The ISSUE was a number of services that were turned off. It is unknown as to whether these services were turned off during the upgrade, because I know I never turned them off. They may have already been turned off in Windows Home Premium. It may be because my upgrade was from Win 7 Home Premium to Win 8 PRO. They are going to investigate further and will update me later by email.

The solution is check your services (Control Panel>>Admin tools>>>Sevices) and turn disabled services to AUTOMATIC and then try the APPS and see if APPS start to work. Change those set to disabled to automatic, try it one by one to find out exactly which ones were hanging up the APPS. I even turned on Apple Mobile devices (be funny if it was the culprit)

Because the MS tech was not keeping track at the moment we could not identify exactly which disabled service(s) was the culprit, but in the alphabetical list I believe we turned from "disabled" to "automatic," everything in the A's and B's...when the APPS started working. Background intelligent transfer should be "Automatic with dela... Read more

A:My non-working APPS fixed without a Refresh!!

Thanks for all the great info...will see if it works for me later on.

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Windows 8.1 Pro
I did a Refresh to clean up some problems.
After the Refresh:
Couldn't access store:
Apps broken, black x
8.1 Power Options and Search missing
No red x, no new toolbar at top

Ran:
Powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml

and able to access Store:

Ran from Powershell:
((Get-ChildItem "HKLM:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\InboxApplications") | Get-ItemProperty).Path | Add-AppxPackage -Register -DisableDevelopmentMode
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

After rebooting:
All primary apps have Black x yet some can be opened: "Store", Internet Explorer, Sky Drive, Camera, PC Settings,
and some others:
Some Primary apps can't be opened, ("This app can't install"), Calendar, Music, Weather, and others.

On the all apps (down arrow), some the ones grouped on the left side, most have "Error". Some, like Adobe Reader, Internet Explorer, Movie Maker, Mozilla Firefox etc, have no indicater and can be opened.

All apps on the right side; like AMD Catalyst Control Center, HP, ITunes, Windows Accessories, that have the icons below the Name, can be opened.

8.1 Upgrade features still not available. Top Toolbar, Power Options.

I'd rather not have to do another Refresh since I just finished sorting out some of the around 12,000 emails st... Read more

A:After 8.1 Refresh, problem loading Apps etc

Hold everything, just thought these updated might not be loaded.
Checked and have 49 important updates...
I'll get back if that doesn't solve these problems.
Pete

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Morning,

I am currently running a 64 bit version of Windows 8 Pro with all available MS updates applied to it.

I have the need to change the name of one of the program groups that appear on the All Apps screen.

Let's say the group name is "Test".
And I want to change the name to "Answer".

I navigate to the Desktop interface.

I go to:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

I rename the folder "Test" to "Answer"
I navigate back to the Metro interface.

I open the All Apps screen, but I still "see" the group named "Test".

Even if I log out and log back on.
Or. if I log on as a different user.

Is there a way for me to force Windows 8 to update the All Apps screen ?
By the way ........

The above folder has a shortcut in it that points to Notepad.exe.

If I follow the same procedure (above) to rename the shortcut inside of the folder, the new shortcut name appears immediately when I return to the All Apps screen.

It's only the group name, that is not refreshing on the All Apps screen. (For some reason.)
Just Ray in Wisconsin

A:How to force the All Apps screen to refresh

Are you sure the group isn't in "All Users"?

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I did a system refresh a while back because I was having trouble with this computer. Afted doing it I saw that a large number if apps we're removed.  I can do with out many of them but a large number are HP and Microsoft apps  with a couple AMD and an Energy Star.  Some of the HP include 3d drive guard,  coolsense, documentation, quick launch, simple pass, utility center and a few others.  I believe that many of there came with my computer and I'd like to know how can I retrieve them.  I did think about going back to factory settings, but this is a windows 8 upgraded to  windows 10 and I'm not sure if that would help or if it would take me all the back to windows 8 and a start over.Any advice would be greatly appreciated.Thank you.

A:Apps that were removed durring system refresh

Hi, Firstly going back to factory settings will bring your machine back to day one, the day you bought the machine and secondary what is your dv7 ?   Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108Regards.

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When I delete a file using shift-delete, it reappears after doing a refresh of the Windows Explorer using F5.
Example: on G:\tmp I create a file foo.txt and fill it with rubbish.
I then delete it using shift-delete.
Next I refresh the explorer using F5: the file reappears.
If I double click on that file I get an error message:"Toegang geweigerd",
that is "Access denied" in dutch (I am runn XP Home - Dutch edition and ave SP2 installed) and an empty file is opened using notepad.
Whwn I reboot the file is gone!

Can anyone help me please?
After searching this site a found a similar posting but not an answer to te peoblem.
 

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I originally had 8.1 on my laptop  and at one point it stopped being able to install updates. They would fail every time it tried. I ended up doing a reformat since I couldn't find a cause for the problem. Well this time I left it at 8 but after around a month it started again. It can't do updates ,it can't  install win 8.1 ,  apps won't turn on (was finally able get the app store to start). Also system refresh and any other repair thing won't work. Firefox also acts funny  where ad block won't work and  certain settings won't save.  I've run every scan I can think of but have not found anything. I'm at a lost what to do not knowing if it is some kind of virus or hardware malfunction or something else. The system uses a partition to reformat from not a disk. I also here a periodic clicking and the  dvd drive or hard drive (not sure which) would rev occasionally. I don't think it has done it recently.  The computer is a asus g75  gforce gtx 670mx.
 
Some of the scans I've done are  avast and avg, malware bytes, advance system care, ccleaner, bitdefender, Microsoft malicious scan, spybot search and destroy. Also some Microsoft system file scan but forget the name. I didn't have both anti virus on system at the same time.

A:Windows 8 and 8.1 updates apps and system refresh wont work.

No one has any ideas to this? Could there be some kind of permanent corruption?

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When I delete an item from a folder, it still shows up in the folder until I manually refresh it with F5

Example:

Item in folder:



Deleting item:



The folder after the item has been deleted, until I press F5 to refresh the folder:



Can anybody help me with this problem? It's getting to be quite annoying when trying to organize things.

A:Items do not show as deleted until I manually refresh

Well, there doesn't seem to be a hotfix for this problem yet.

Here's the support article: Desktop items disappear after renaming them on Windows 7
..the first social.technet page: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...-3c2394417b6e/
..the second social.technet page: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...d-9f3b2644fad6

Here's a possible solution:








  
Quote: Originally Posted by Deckard @ social.technet.microsoft.com


1) I backed up the registry.

2) Searched for occurrences of the word refresh and found this key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{BDEADE7F-C265-11D0-BCED-00A0C90AB50F}\Instance
which contains three subkeys. One of them, curiously enough, is DontRefresh and it has a value of 1 (turned ON)

3) I then changed the value to 0 (turned OFF) and hit F5 to refresh and save the now changed registry.


In other words...

Backup your registry.
Open regedit (start > regedit > enter)
Search for "DontRefresh"
Modify DWORD Value to 0



   Tip
The apparent causes for this are:
Having UAC Turned OFF
Having the folder/files in question being shared on a network.

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Hello all,

I've recently performed a refresh of my 64bit windows 8 laptop. I expected that the program would be deleted but did not anticipate that the Windows live files would be. I have reinstalled windows live mail and unable to find the windows live e-mails to import. Is this possible to do after a refresh?

Thank you

A:Windows 8 Refresh Deleted Live e-mails

Window Live Mail is in the cloud so your mail, contacts, and calendar are all stored online. If you sign in with a Windows Live ID, then your mails, contacts. etc will sync automatically. If you need to import or something else. Checking Here .

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The files I delete in My Documents still show unless I either perform a manual Refresh under the View Tab or close and reopen My Documents Folder. Then they disappear.

Is this normal for Win 7 64 bit, because as I best recall deleted files immediately disappeared previously from the open My Documents folder without any further action?

How can I make the folder auto-refresh since the files are in fact deleted immediately as evidenced by the fact that if I click on them again to delete I get a message that they are gone?

A:Deleted Files Still Show Unless I Manually Refresh View

Do you get this window when you hit "Delete"?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4500 @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3034 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
Hard Drives: C: 283 GB (188 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0N7J7M
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

Yesterday I ran the "Recovery and reset " programme on my laptop, after the programme ran and Windows was re-installed a list of apps had been removed, all of the desk top icons have been altered .... the web site name still remains, but the icons are all now what I presume are in default mode. The Dell Dock is missing and clicking on the icon I get a notification that the path does not exist ?. I think that I have really goofed this time !, is there a way to restore the apps and icons ?.
Thank you
 

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Hello

Yesterday i experienced something very odd. Just suddenly all my programs shut down, windows still running. I noticed that my taskbar attached programs were replaced with white blank pages. On the desktop all my shortcuts, folders and such were gone, though 2 folders remained intact but with almost evering inside deleted only 2 files inside each of those survived. To make this worse alle my windows apps is deleted except of desktop, store, onedrive and camera. Even Paint and calculator is deleted.

btw i'm runnning W8 8.1

Has anyone ever encountered this? If anyone know what happened here i will be glad to know it.
But most importantly is there any way to recover my files?

Cheers

A:Nearly all data, apps and shortcuts deleted!

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

You didn't happen to refresh your Windows 8 system did you?

What about a hard drive crash? New user account created?

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Hi,
 I did a system restore because my mouse would freeze and my volume control button would not work. I have had multiple problems with this since upgrading to Windows 8; I have a Toshiba Satellite. Most of the apps that came with the laptop have now been deleted and I cannot re-install them. Can someone help?

A:Apps deleted after restore of system

Hi,
What was the operating system on the laptop when you purchased it? How did you do the upgrade to windows 8 and / or 8.1? What installation disks do you have?
Sorry I don't have answers yet but I'm trying to understand what you have and how to solve the problem
Keep us posted

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I use Windows XP Home Edition, have 2 GB of RAM and a 3.0 Ghz. Pentium 4 Processor. I use BSafe Online Internet Suite which includes a virus scanner, firewall, popup blocker, privacy of information protector, and Internet filter with a lockout feature to control objectionable sites on the web. I also us AdAware to control spyware.

My main problem consists of two applications I removed from my registry by using Add/Remove Programs. One was the ParetoLogic Driver Updater, and the other, The Weather Channel's Desktop Weather. Even after this, they still kept starting up and displaying flash screens on my monitor. I have to end the programs manually every system startup which really slows me down! I then went into regedit and searched for both of these programs. I deleted all files I could find related to TWC and PTL. I still have the same problem. I will now post my DDS log below and attach the other two as directed. Please be patient with me. This is my first time using this forum.

I am also concerned that I may have spyware or malware on my main hard drive C:, and backup E: drive, without knowing it. I read a news article in a British PC magazine which warned that spyware, malware, and virus detection accuracy was less effective now than before 2007.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

DDS (Ver_09-10-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Brian K. Welch at 23:49:12.32 on Tue 10/27/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersio... Read more

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I can tell my computer is still infected with something because I can't download Hitman Pro or other programs that may help me continue scanning. The ones I have detect nothing (used rkill, then TDSSKiller and MBAM and Trend Micro Housecall). I can't even download HitmanPro and it deleted my MSE completely (which I also can't redownload). Firefox acts as if it downloaded these thing to my desktop and then it's not there.
I don't have another computer or a flash drive. What can I do?

A:Removed FBI Moneypak virus, deleted MSE but can't download MSE/Apps still.

Please follow the instructions in THIS GUIDE starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE. Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

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14393.0/1607
I'm not able to delete Bring and some other apps using the dedicated command lines in Powershell and/or Powershell_ISE. Can someone help?

I saw here that I'm not the only one experiencing this issue (did not try that link):
Cortana - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

For the rest, interesting new features in the settings menu. The installer asks to confirmed the Home or the Pro version and sees that I run the Pro version. On post-installation, the Pro version has similar behavior of the Home version. The very last thing that a Pro version owner wants to deal with is the HOME version.

Got the ISO from Micrsoft there:
Windows 10 ISO)

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14393.0/1607
I'm not able to delete Bring and some other apps using the dedicated command lines in Powershell and/or Powershell_ISE. Can someone help?

I saw here that I'm not the only one experiencing this issue (did not try that link):
Cortana - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

For the rest, interesting new features in the settings menu. The installer asks to confirmed the Home or the Pro version and sees that I run the Pro version. On post-installation, the Pro version has similar behavior of the Home version. The very last thing that a Pro version owner wants to deal with is the HOME version.

Got the ISO from Micrsoft there:
Windows 10 ISO)

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Whilst installing a Windows 10 update I had a power cut and when I got back on my whole computer was basically wiped it takes 40 mins to log in and when I do I have no apps and can only access my folders! When I click anything else i get a message " location error" conserning system 32 and a "java script error" please help !!
 

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Newly installed apps. ot appearing in program menu unable to pin apps to start menu.

This happened to me previously and I could find no solution....I eventually created a new admin profile, where newly installed apps appeared in the program menu and I could pin apps tomthe start menu feom a desktopmshortxut etc.

I copied over my video docs pictures and music folders to the new profile. Now a few months later the same thing is happening again. I have created a new admin profile and it all,works fine there. I have searched on the internet and others have the same issue, but of course anything you search for always finds someone else with the same issue...

Hopefully someone can help me with this very annoying problem

A:Newly installed apps. ot appearing in program menu unable to pin apps

UPDATE
actually resolved the issue....I turned on windows update and did a massive update, the start menu looks a little different, maybe a different font, pinned items can only be mace smaller or bigger, used to be an option for long ( didnt use this anyway ) but new apps now showing and pin to start menu works.....so MS fixed it, there is some advantage to updating, have backed up with true image and turned off updating, will back up again before updating next time......the update didnt like GPU-Z and temoved it plus a few other apps and turned defender back on i think.......shutup-10 sorted all this out.....

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Hi,

As the post title suggests, I am having trouble with the modern apps and connectivity. It feels like half my computer will connect to the internet, and the other half won't. Desktop apps like Chrome, Steam, Outlook, iTunes etc. all connect to the internet fine, but any of the Windows apps like Xbox, Store and (most frustratingly) Settings will not connect.

In my network and sharing centre in the control panel it says 'You are not connected to any networks' - but in the system tray, and in the settings app it shows me as connected to my home wi-fi. I am on a desktop, and using a USB wireless adapter. I don't think the adapter is the problem as I have tried it on another desktop in our house on Windows 10 and it worked fine. Curiously also, when I click 'Adapter settings' in the control panel, it shows the wifi connection.

I've tried updating the drivers for the wireless adapter, both through the Windows update and adapter website but to no avail (and as I mentioned, it seems the adapter works fine elsewhere). I've updated manually to the latest Windows 10 Pro build, i've done a DNS flush, I've tried disabling firewalls and anti-virus, I've tried disabling startup apps, I've done a clean install of Windows 10 and still am unable to fix the issue.

If anyone has any ideas that might help that would be great. I'm happy to provide any more information if people need it.

Thanks very much.

A:Modern apps not connecting to internet, desktop apps work fine.

Is your DNS client service running on your system .

To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.In the list of services, click DNS Client.Make sure that the Status column displays Started and that the Startup Type column displays Automatic.If the service is not set to Started or if the startup type for the DNS Client service is not set to Automatic, follow these steps:
Right-click DNS Client, and then click Properties.In the DNS Client Properties dialog box, click the General tab, and then click Automatic in the Startup type list.Click Start, click Apply, and then click OK.

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Full Article: http://androidcentral.com/why-android-malware-scares-are-almost-never-bad-they-seem

On the iPhone, everything that matters lives inside the OS. On Android, it's split between the OS and Play Services.

Google Play Services is a system-level app, which is updated in the background by Google on every Android phone going back to 2010's Gingerbread release. As well as providing APIs that let developers interact with Google services, and porting many features back to older versions of Android, Play Services has an important role in Android security.

The "Verify Apps" feature of Play Services is Google's firewall against app-based malware. It was introduced in 2012, and first enabled by default in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. At the time of writing, 92.4% of active Android devices are running version 4.2 and up, and older versions can manually enable it in the Google Settings app.

Verify Apps works similarly to a traditional PC virus scanner:
Whenever the user installs an app, Verify Apps looks for malicious code and known exploits. If they're there, the app are blocked outright ? a message is displayed saying "Installation has been blocked." In other, less suspicious cases, a warning message may be displayed instead, with the option to install anyway. (And Verify Apps can also help remove known malware that's already been installed.)

While the underlying exploit may still be there, this makes it impossible for the bad guy... Read more

A:Android Security; How Verify Apps protects you against Potentially Harmful Apps

More information about Potential Harmful Apps; Android Security.

Feb'17 Blog: Shielding you from Potentially Harmful Applications
Support: Protect against harmful apps - Accounts Help
Documentation: PDF: Potentially Harmful Apps classifications

 

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I was given a Windows 8.1 tablet that once had a detachable keyboard which the guy lost. he reset the whole computer and after I got my information on it instead. After the reset, Windows was no longer activated and I had to reactivate it. which neither of us knows why, it was activated before we did a data factory reset. after I created my user, I installed a bunch of exes. now I go to try to see if I could test out the Windows Store to search for apps. but I search "Windows Store" or "app store" and several other things that may bring it up, but it always says, "no apps match your search" like if the Windows store is missing or somehow magically removed with the reset process. How do I get it back?

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Hi,

I've been struggling with this problem for a few days now. The problem is that I do NOT have internet access for firefox/chrome/dropbox/etc but i DO have internet access for IE and certain OS apps (like Network Troubleshooter). I've read and tried most of the typical solutions with no avail.

What I've Tried:
Safemode with Networking - same situation, I can use IE but not Firefox/Chrome/etc
Reseting Winsock (netsh winsock reset, etc) - didn't work, possibly just made matters worse?
Flushing DNS (ipconfig /flushdns, etc)
I do NOT have a special proxy, and neither firefox, nor chrome, nor IE are trying to use one
I have added exceptions in Windows Firewall, then just straight up disabled the firewall
I have Avira antivirus, but it does not contain any firewall features and no place that I can see to add any such exception
LSP-Fix.exe (I tried to fix the LSP registery, it found 1 problem from leftover Bonjour dll, and I've repaired it but its changed nothing)
I ran quick-scan on malwarebytes - found nothing
I ran checkdisk and found no errors
I have no system restore point
Also, with firefox, I hve tried it in safe-mode and created a new profile, but that hasn't changed anything. When I try to make a connection with firebug open, it says the request was "aborted"

Because native Microsoft software (IE, OS software) has no problem connecting to the internet, I'm just trying to figure out what bridge was burned between firefox/ch... Read more

A:Solved: Internet works for IE and OS apps, NOT for firefox or 3rd party apps

Ok, so literally nothing was working - I did a "Repair Install" using my windows 7 cd. It took 2 hours, but when it finished up all of my networking was working So, for those of you who are having similar issues, as a last resort I'd give that a shot. Definitely read a few articles about what is required to successfully perform a Repair Install, as you don't want anything going wrong during that process.
 

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Hi
i do prefer a local account
but when i try to install new apps from app store
w8.1 asks me to switch to a microsoft account

can i install apps with a local account?
and how can i understand if i have a local account or microsoft account

thanks

A:can i install apps from apps store with a local account?

See the screenshot below for selection you have to make for not to convert your local account to a Microsoft Account:

Windows Store - Sign in with Different Microsoft Account in Windows 8

Screenshot from tutorial Skype App - Use with Local Account in Windows 8.

You of course need an email address (Microsoft Account) but it will only be used for the app in question (Windows Store is also just an app), so in the next dialog either give an existing Microsoft Account credentials or select Sign up for a Microsoft account to create a new one to be used with Store app:

Your Windows sign in account will remain local, it will not be converted to a Microsoft Account.


Kari

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Having lots of problems after Anniversary Update...can someone help with these two following issues as listed in attached pdf:

Required applications are not installed correctly.

Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost
Microsoft.Windows.Cortana

Thanks...TiminAz

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OK, i'd like to make it clear that i'm using the so-called "real" Administrator account that is hidden but can be activated, not a regular account with admin privelidges. At first i was trying to figure out if Metro apps can be used by this account, and it appeared that they cant, but managed to find a trick to enable it. i did it by making sure UAC is on, making sure that FilterAdministratorToken is set to a value of 1 in the Registry, and by enabling "User Account Control: Admin approval mode for the built-in Administrator account" (secpol.msc [Local Security Policy]> Local Policies> Security Options).

So i did a bit more research and toying around, only to discover that although i might have found a workaround for running most Metro apps in general, i discovered that syncing, d/l'ing of apps from the Windows Store, etc is not possible unless you're using a Microsoft account.Please note that any other account with admin privelidges can use the apps without a hitch, as well as any Standard account. So it clearly is not a limitation of just having an admin account, alone.

Also, the built-in Admin is the only kind of account that cant be converted from a local account to a MS Account, all other accounts with admin privelidges can do so. If you look in the Control Panel and try to make changes to the account, you will find that the option isnt available, whereas with other accounts it is. This brings about the issue of not being able to sync or d/l... Read more

A:Use Metro Apps As Admin AND Be Able To Sync, d/l Store apps, etc???

Hello Stephen, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Setting that security policy below to be enabled will basically just turn the built-in elevated "Administrator" account into an unelevated administator account that requires UAC approval to open or run anything that requires elevated rights to do so.

This would be why you are able to open the Store afterwards, but you would still need to sign into the Store with any Microsoft account to be able to install any "Metro" Store apps.
Windows Store - Sign in with Different Microsoft Account in Windows 8

You still will not be able to switch the built-in "Administrator" to be a Microsoft account. It can only remain as a local account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi Everyone,

I'm superlulu from France (sorry my English)
I'm installing Windows 10 on new computer for my organization . I try to configurate one with fresh install (package of apps like Libreoffice, VLC, etc. for users) and custom desktop describes in this tutorial:

Default User Profile - Customize in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

It works fine, in audit mode I install apps, drivers, custom desktop and configure default apps like google chrome for internet browser, adobe reader for pdf files etc.

then I run the command line to enter oobe mode generalize. Everything is ok, I continue my install. Then I create new user local account. And when windows starts, I have my custom desktop but default apps are removed (Microsoft Edge replace Chrome, Pdf files are read with Edge, etc.) and Apps Windows like "Weather" or "Actualities" crash . I really don't understand what happened... i try many times for same issue...

Does anyone have an idea ?

Thanks a lot

A:Sysprep and default apps and windows apps crash

then I run the command line to enter oobe mode generalize. Everything is ok, I continue my install. Then I create new user local account. And when windows starts, I have my custom desktop but default apps are removed (Microsoft Edge replace Chrome, Pdf files are read with Edge, etc.)



I never tried sysprepping 10 but i have faced similar issues with 8.1. Turned out that you need to save the default app associations to an XML file using DISM (before Generalizing the image ) and later import it.

Export or Import Default Application Associations

Configure, export, import App File Associations in Windows 8.1

I have used "Setupcomplete.cmd" to auto import the app associations during the last face of install.

Add a Custom Script to Windows Setup
You may also need to disable the new app notification before generalizing the image.

New App Installed Notification - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Ok so I am trying to figure this out. We have the store disabled through group policy, but would like to give access or deploy a store app to a certain set of users. Is there a way to do this through group policy or just by doing a few steps? Ive been searching around but I cant find anything. Any help would be great, thanks!

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PC Cleaning Apps are a Scam: Here?s Why (and How to Speed Up Your PC)  PC cleaning apps are digital snake oil. The web is full of ads for applications that want to ?clean your PC? and ?make it feel like new.? Don?t pull out your credit card ? these apps are terrible and you don?t need them.If you do want to ?clean your PC,? you can do it for free. Windows includes built-in PC cleaning tools that can do almost all of what the average PC cleaning app will do for you. Let?s Investigate a PC Cleaning App So what do these apps do, anyway? To investigate, we ran MyCleanPC ? don?t try this at home; we installed this bad software so you don?t have to. MyCleanPC is one of the most prominent PC cleaning apps ? it even advertises itself with television commercials.First, let?s look at its Frequently Asked Questions to see what it promises:?The full, paid version of the MyCleanPC software will attempt to remove issues found with your PC?s registry and hard drive, including removal of junk files, unneeded registry entries, Internet browsing traces, and fragmented portions of your hard drive.?We?re already on thin ice here ? Windows can remove junk files, clear Internet browsing traces, and defragment your hard drive without installing additional software.MyCleanPC offers a ?free diagnosis,? which is little more than an attempt to scare people into thinking their computers have thousands of ?issues? that can be fixed for... Read more

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Hello everyone. I'd like to know why win7 64bit decides by itself to auto refresh a window minute and literally the next second or two later it does not.
Lets say, I save a pic from the net, just before I go into the browser I already have my downloads folder open. I save a couple pics and I go back to the open folder and the pics are there at the bottom (I sort by date modified). I go back to the browser save another pic or anything, I go back to the folder and the pic or whatever is not there, so i have to refresh myself. I was just in that folder 10 seconds ago I seen no reason for it to not refresh now when it just did it 10 seconds ago. Now, I have not changed any setting regarding this or any explorer action. I can't even find an auto refresh option anywhere.
So how is this possible? What the heck is wrong with this OS?

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I must say, I will soon be at my wits end with this OS. I paid $300 to spent more time organizing and moving files around. A lot more time. They have really screwed up explorer this time around. Explorer in XP was essentially perfect (I never even touched Vista on my machines. My wife has Vista). I'm starting to believe that win7 was just a money grab and that of the many problems with this OS will not be fixed in any hotfix or service packs, but win8 will be all better just as long as you spend another $300. Its also be... Read more

A:Explorer windows auto refresh then don't auto refresh. Why?

We have a thread for this kind of thing. I can't find it at the moment. I think unsubscribed from it on accident, but I'm pretty sure its in general discussion. Explorer is working like it always does. It can be annoying that it doesn't always refresh, but I'm sure you can find a pattern, like how many added files it takes or how long it takes to "auto-refresh". The reason you don't here anything bad about Windows 7 is for three reasons. 1) you haven't looked hard enough. There are plenty of news stories with Mac lovers saying its Vista with a new paint job. 2) XP was as unstable as Charles Manson on Crack at the best of times when it first came out. 3) Vista was, well Vista. MS claimed it would run fine on 512MB of RAM, so people were installing it on old computers, and new computer were being bought that were seriously underpowered. When it wouldn't run worth a crap, everyone hated it. Not to mention the incompatibility issues that no one saw between 2000 and XP. If you didn't use Vista at all, the changes do seem a lot more drastic. If you don't like it, go back to XP SP3. Problem solved!!!!!!!

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Hello, and thank you for being included in the forum.
I am trying to learn Windows 8. I have weeded out a few apps from the Start screen by right clicking and then clicking Uninstall. The apps in question disappeared from the Start screen, however, they remain in the apps folder. How do I complete a total uninstall?
Regards,
Knudane.

A:Apps remain in the apps folder after uninstall

I'm having this issue too, how do I remove these apps?

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I was using Windows 10 build 10316 normally until I use the Razer Game Booster.
After that, All Applications List in the start menu no longer shows any application...

I uninstalled the program but the problem persists.

Now, I update to build 10328 and nothing changes!

Any help?

P.S. Sorry my bad english.

A:windows 10 All apps List not showing any apps

Give this a try...................
How to Reinstall and Re-register All Built-in Windows Apps in Windows 8 and 10
Apps - Reinstall and Re-register in Windows 8 and 10

By the way, please do not apologize for your English.
1. Your English is wonderful.
2. English is not the only language in this planet. Be proud of your own national language.

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Hi, My name is Roy, ive searched all the other forum threads in this topic and i couldn't find what i was looking for.

Now, my problem is that my Windows 8 apps wont update and i cant install new apps. ive had this problem before, but i forgot how to solve it. I remember it had something to do with a folder not being in the C:/windows folder. I also remember it began with a "A" (Appinstaller?).

i was wondering if anyone who CAN install their apps and update them could look into their C:/Windows folder and write down a list of folders that appear starting with the letter "A".

Thanks in advanced!

Roy (emoteen134)

A:Updates to Window 8 Apps and Installation of Apps

Hello Roy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Usually when you have issues with installing or updated apps from the Store, you would need to clear the Store cache to fix it.
Store Cache - Clear in Windows 8
If that doesn't help, then double check through the troubleshooting steps in the tutorial below to see if one may be the issue.

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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So I just found out that i can't pin left in the start menu anymore.

Now that i'm done complaining. How do i organize my "All Apps" Menu.

Calculator, Contact, Mail, Cortana, etc ALL of this garbage bloatware is something i just want to create a folder called Microsoft Bloat and put it in there. How do i do this?

First time around, i uninstalled all of it using power shell but i ended up needing the store and one other app but W10 went retarded and didn't allow me to reinstall the packages, so this time around. I just want to organize them into a folder that i will never touch

I really hope someone can help me do this, i don't feel like downgrading back to 8.1 which as it stands right now was better for me when using Start8.

A:Hide/Organize Universal Apps in All Apps

RE : So I just found out that i can't pin left in the start menu anymore

What do you mean by " pin left" ? Would you please explain ?

RE : Calculator, Contact, Mail, Cortana, etc ALL of this garbage bloatware is something i just want to create a folder called Microsoft Bloat and put it in there. How do i do this?

I don't believe you can do that. The apps are being organized in alphabetical order and I don't think you can take some of them out and put into a folder.

RE : First time around, i uninstalled all of it using power shell

You don't have to uninstall all of them.
Here is a tutorial where you can pick and choose what to uninstall.
Apps - Uninstall in Windows 10

Have a look at Option Two and Three.

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So I just found out that i can't pin left in the start menu anymore.

Now that i'm done complaining. How do i organize my "All Apps" Menu.

Calculator, Contact, Mail, Cortana, etc ALL of this garbage bloatware is something i just want to create a folder called Microsoft Bloat and put it in there. How do i do this?

First time around, i uninstalled all of it using power shell but i ended up needing the store and one other app but W10 went retarded and didn't allow me to reinstall the packages, so this time around. I just want to organize them into a folder that i will never touch

I really hope someone can help me do this, i don't feel like downgrading back to 8.1 which as it stands right now was better for me when using Start8.

A:Hide/Organize Universal Apps in All Apps

RE : So I just found out that i can't pin left in the start menu anymore

What do you mean by " pin left" ? Would you please explain ?

RE : Calculator, Contact, Mail, Cortana, etc ALL of this garbage bloatware is something i just want to create a folder called Microsoft Bloat and put it in there. How do i do this?

I don't believe you can do that. The apps are being organized in alphabetical order and I don't think you can take some of them out and put into a folder.

RE : First time around, i uninstalled all of it using power shell

You don't have to uninstall all of them.
Here is a tutorial where you can pick and choose what to uninstall.
Apps - Uninstall in Windows 10

Have a look at Option Two and Three.

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Hello All

I upgraded from Vista Ultimate 32 to 7 Ultimate 32.

The only quirk I cannot solve is that I see no apps on my task bar. ANd when I minimize a window it does not go to the task bar as it should. It look like a small minimized window. See attached snip.[IMG]file:///C:/Users/Tim/Desktop/Web%20Sites/Capture.JPG[/IMG]

Any ideas?

Tim
http://www.thebartman.com/Capture.JPG

A:Minimized apps and Running apps not on task bar

  
Quote: Originally Posted by twasmer


Hello All

I upgraded from Vista Ultimate 32 to 7 Ultimate 32.

The only quirk I cannot solve is that I see no apps on my task bar. ANd when I minimize a window it does not go to the task bar as it should. It look like a small minimized window. See attached snip.[IMG]file:///C:/Users/Tim/Desktop/Web%20Sites/Capture.JPG[/IMG]

Any ideas?

Tim
http://www.thebartman.com/Capture.JPG


Hi! Welcome to SevenForums!

Have you tried locking the taskbar? Try it.

If that doesn't work, right click the taskbar and click properties. [See Screenshot Called Properties]

Then under Notification Area click Customize. [See Screenshot called Customize]

Then tick the box at the bottom and click apply. [See Screenshot called Notification Area.]

Try that and report back!

ZeshanA

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can someone post a comprehensive list of apps that ship with windows 8, and a list of currently available multimedia, web browser, and utilities apps available in the windows store, along with any news and weather apps please?

trying to find a list of apps on the net is a ye olde pain in the tukous...

A:apps that ship with windows 8 and apps available in store

Originally Posted by xraiderv1


can someone post a comprehensive list of apps that ship with windows 8, and a list of currently available multimedia, web browser, and utilities apps available in the windows store, along with any news and weather apps please?

trying to find a list of apps on the net is a ye olde pain in the tukous...



That's because there are thousands of em and more are added daily. So any list would be out of date.

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Modern App Stores have been around for many years and are present on macOS, iOS and Android. Now let's add Windows Store to the mix, since Microsoft have struggled with gaining anything to add to their Store, and would like to hear your opinion.

External sites:

What is it? What's a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app?
How it works? Intro to the Universal Windows Platform
Background: Difference between Windows UWP (Universal Windows Platform) and Win32 apps, as explains below:

"Another big reason why UWP apps are desirable over Win32 programs is that they are much more restricted in terms of what they can do after they are installed on the operating system. This makes UWP apps more secure than most Win32 programs. For instance, UWP apps can usually only read the file system in the installed location of the app, as well as an application data folder and a temporary file folder. This is unlike Win32 apps, which usually have access to the whole file system." | Link​
In my opinion, UWP apps will shapes Windows 10 future for the Windows 10 Family (Desktop, IoT, Mobile and Xbox), but I do doubt that many members here will not want UWP apps to become the norm, and would prefer Win32 apps. Comment below.

Due to the limitations of the Poll, please vote 1 option under Stage A and 1 option under Stage B - that is most fitting to your personal views.
 

A:Windows 10 Future: Win32 apps vs UWP apps?

Support 'em both since most of them download SW and keep a backup copy in case of low downtimes during clean installing.
 

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Hello all,

I am new here, although I did come here quite a few times and many times found the solution :-)

My problem is (I am on 1511) that some icons of removed (by powershell) apps reapeared, and there seem to be no way to get rid of them. Nothing I have found had worked (like going to start menu folder and deleting the shorcuts).

Namely it's MicrosoftWindowsAlarms, MicrosoftZuneMusic, MicrosoftWindowsPhotos, and in Apps the name looks like this: @{Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_10.1607.1991.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwems-resource--Microsoft.WindowsAlarms-Resources-AppName-Text}

Moreover, few days ago some "new" apps have materialized - that was a shock........no update, nothing, out of blue I had about 10 unwanted apps in my all apps...............crazy.

Any thoughts?

P.S. Normally I deffer updates by turning the service off and/or metered connection. Now I have left it on by mistake...........still should not install against my will some unwanted apps..........and as I said, no update.....

A:Icons of uninstalled apps showing in All apps

Those left-over icons may be a result of deleting programs instead of using Control Panel, Programs and Features to uninstall the programs. When a program is installed the install routine puts the program files in either C:\Program Files [32-bit] or C:\Program Files for 64-bit or C:\Program Files (x86) for 32-bit depending upon which version of the OS is in use. It will also create the icons, write support files to C:\Windows or other Folders and create Registry entries so Windows knows how to run the program. The uninstall routine is supposed to get rid of everything associated, don't know if PowerShell can do it as cleanly.

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How can I change Outlook so that all my deleted files are deleted rather than being sent into the "Deleted" folder?

There must be a way?

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i assume. just some temp file folder in my vista stsyem now when i clear the cache and all the histroy and reload it reloads images(im designing a website) that ive fixed(it reloads th images that i had to fix)
 

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I am experiencing the following very strange intermittent problems and evil behavior in XP.

My Start Menu sometimes only appears for a split second when clicked and will not stay displayed. Also minimised apps. wont maximise and apps. and short cuts on the desktop wont launch when double left clicked and instead show properties as if they were right clicked!!

I have done the following to try and resolve these issues.

1. Updated from SP1 to SP 2 as well as all the security updates.

2. Ran Adaware and Spybot to find any unwelcome visitors. Adaware only found one minor issue.

3. Ran Symantec Antivirus which found and quarantined several viruses.

4. Ran WinDoctor which found and said it resolved quite a few issues.

This is really a pain as it makes the system virtually unusable except for when it is behaving which is rare.

Would be grateful for any suggestions, solutions, incantations or workarounds for this issue/s

Kind regards

Binaryboy
 

A:Start Menu flickers/dissapears, apps. wont launch & minimised apps. wont maximise!!

Hi binaryboy, Welcome to TSG!!

Please post a HJT log for us to review.

Click here to download HJTsetup.exe: http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/HJTSetup.exe
Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.

Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
 

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I can only connect to the network using 64 bit applications on Window 7 Pro SP1.

The problem occured after installing the latest version of iTunes (may or may not be related). I uninstalled iTunes with no change. IE 32 bit crashes after opening. Firefox opens but gives Server Not Found error. I cannot connect webservers on the local network with Firefox either. Filezilla will not connect to local or remote servers. VNC will not connect to local servers - IE 64 works fine and command line tools like ftp and telnet to internal and external sites works fine - this is not a DNS, Firewall, or Routing issue.

Same results in Safe Mode
sfc /scannow runs clean.

I reset the winsock, uninstalled all my network adapters, including the drivers and resinstalled them. Rebooted multiple times.

Unfortunately I just discoved that System Restore was not enabled so I can't roll back.

I doubt this is malware related as I have multiple levels of defense (postini, SpyShelter, Symantec Endpoint) and outside of iTunes have not downloaded or installed anything or even visited unusual websites. I'm about to do a deep scan that will probably take a few hours just to play it safe.

Please! Does anyone have any suggestions? I see plenty of posts about similar issues but either they never get resoved without a rebuild or the winsock reset works.

Thanks!

A:32 bit apps cannot connect to network. 64 bit apps can.

More info:

VNC gives the error: "Unable to initialise Winsock2" while Putty: "Unable to initialise winsock"

Netsh int ip reset reset.txt hit responds:





Quote:
Reseting Global, OK!
Reseting Interface, OK!
Restart the computer to complete this action.


BUT there is no reset.txt created in the directory I run it from (c:\temp), even if I sepecify a path for the log file... This seems curious.

The virus scan is still running (clean so far).

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As I've understood it, ever since the release of Windows 7, there has been no way to support programs written to run in a DOS session from within Windows, even by using XP Mode or by running a Virtual Machine with Windows XP.

Is this still true, or have there been any methods or products developed to overcome this?

I ask because I have a client with several versions of custom software developed with DOS and early windows versions of Clarion. They have been successful in migrating from 95/98 to XP and even to Vista.

If I'm not mistaken, Vista and Windows 7 share much of the same core, so I've never been clear on what caused the break in support for DOS & legacy XP apps.

The procedures using these DOS routines and proprietary apps (developed in Clarion for Windows) are quite linear and wouldn't require a full-fledged Desktop OS with multi-taking. The user would have access to another system for desktop apps, e.g. FTP, Email etc., so I was wondering if WES7 or Windows 10 IoT might be close enough to a real-time OS that such a dedicated system might support these older programs.

Any ideas? Either enabling the old stuff to run somehow on Windows 10 Desktop via VM or other method, or by the use of an embedded version of Windows 7 or 10 (IoT in the case of 10)?

Until now, we've been getting by with the POS Ready registry hack for XP (only useful until 2019) or on plain Vista, which lost support last month. I'm hoping there's a more sec... Read more

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