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About Joshua

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    Recovering Grammar Nazi
  • Birthday Oct 09, 1998

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    London, United Kingdom
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  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 1500x
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte AB350N
  • RAM
    8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz & 8GB Kingston
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 970
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    Fractal Design Core 2300
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    960 Evo, 840 Evo, WD Green, Seagate Barracuda
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    OCZ ZX 650w
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    LG IPS234V-PN, Acer CB241HQK
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    Corsair Hydro 100i
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    Anne Pro Browns & DKY Shine Zero all blue & Steelseries Apex Pro
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    Perixx MX200II
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    Razer Kraken USB
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
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    OnePlus 6T

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  1. Next time you get a discord notification, hover over it and click the little settings gear icon. Go to Notification settings and make sure the below options are set:
  2. Next time you boot into Windows and have the black screen, can you try opening task manager, going to File -> Run new task and type explorer.exe in the box. When you have a black screen with a moveable mouse, it usually just means explorer.exe isn't working. You'll need to find out why it is not launching on startup/crashing on startup.
  3. This is a UAC issue. Make sure your admin account is owner and has full control of the drives in your PC and the registry. Then try again
  4. Joshua

    Print Pooling

    Have you enabled printer pooling for all 4 nodes? How is spooling configured? Do you have your print server spooling or are print jobs sent directly to printer? Please note afaik printer pooling doesn't work on a round-robin type system where each printer is equally printed to. Prints are sent to a printer, and if busy, then sent to another.
  5. Hi Jacques, we had a similar conversation a few days ago regarding searching a filename. I am going to ignore your preference of using total commander here. As we mentioned before, you can add whatever you like to your context menu via the following reg edit: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Run Batch script] @="&Run Batch script" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Run Batch script\command] @="\"H:\\BATCH_FILE_PATH\\context-batch.bat\" \"%1\"" You can use the existing %date% and %time% environment variables to get date/time in batch. You can concatenate them or format them howeve
  6. I find many of the responses in this thread confusing. I have a TV, a monitor, pair of speakers, USB headset and 3.5mm headphones that can all be used as output/input devices. I have spent that last 5 minutes plugging and unplugging all of these devices, and not once did the device change except for when my default device was unplugged. As soon as I plug my default device back in, the output device gets set back to it. My chosen output device is a set of 3.5mm speakers & subwoofer that have no attached software. I have my built-in sound card drivers installed but no utility.
  7. Despite your original request of It cannot be done period. Third party virtual desktop applications have been mostly abandoned as Windows 10 handles them so well. The suggested workaround: Create two (or more) folders called desktop1, desktop2 .... etc Fill each folder with the icons you'd like on each virtual desktop Make a batch script that is tied to a macro/shortcut that will switch between desktops (by outputting Win + Ctrl + Left / Win + Ctrl + Right) that moves all current desktop icons to the desktop1 folder, then moves contents of desktop2 to desk
  8. The contents of desktop.ini you have just described is typical. The file itself is nothing to worry about. I can confirm that having that box ticked, the "Hide protected operating system files" is what hides desktop.ini You're saying that "Hide protected operating system files (recommended)" is ticked but you still see the file?
  9. For future reference, error 0x800700d can almost always be fixed by booting to installation media and running sfc /scannow on the problematic installation. That error usually means one of the system files relied upon for upgrade is corrupt. I can assure you sfc /scannow will resolve as I run all the updates at my workplace!
  10. Yep easy - go to change the owner and in the search box put "NT Service\TrustedInstaller" then check names. This will set it back. Don't forget to add yourself as having r/w ability so you don't lose access to the folder.
  11. This is only possible on Windows 10 Professional/Enterprise. You cannot do it on Home Premium or Standard. When on Professional/Enterprise, it is a menu option on the screen that is asking for Microsoft Account. Ctrl + Shift + F3 also does this for you on Pro/Ent
  12. For a network location to appear under "My Computer", it will have had to have been mapped by the user. When a user does this, by default Windows will store their username and password for this mapping in the Credential Manager. Each time they go to access the location, it queries the server with the saved credentials and the server decides if the user should be granted access to this location. If the server is appearing under "Network", turn off Network Discovery for all users or disable the "Function Discovery Provider Host" service on the server. There should be no reason why an
  13. You can add a batch file to your context menu via the following registry edit: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Run Batch script] @="&Run Batch script" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Run Batch script\command] @="\"H:\\BATCH_FILE_PATH\\context-batch.bat\" \"%1\"" Where "&Run Batch Script" is the what you would like to appear in the menu and the second part is the location of the script. To get a .bat file to google something is to just have it open "https://www.google.com/search?q=YOUR SEARCH HERE" in your choice of web browser, so bang this into .bat to googl
  14. I second this; you certainly are showing hidden/system files. Untick this box in file explorer: If still there, until this box: