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How do I fix “A USB port reset request failed.” for all USB devices connected

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad S430 with an Intel 4000, 7 series chipset. This is running Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit. My USB ports began to have trouble recognising when I connected devices around a month or ...
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Can't enter unicode character with Alt+ even with EnableHexNumpad

I'm trying to enter unicode characters by using Alt+#### but I'm not being able to. In Registry Editor, I added a new String value called EnableHexNumpad with value of 1 in HKCU\Control Panel\Input ...
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Can I hear myself through noise-cancelling headphones without cranking up the volume all the way?

I'm using the Bose QuietComfort 15 headphones with the built in microphone and I'm plugging it into a laptop that has a jack that supports the mic & speaker at the same time. By default, I can't ...
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How can I find out what “Windows Modules Installer Worker” is doing?

Windows Update tells me that I'm up to date, and I've not knowingly started any installers, but the "Windows Modules Installer Worker" process is merrily thrashing my disk - is there a log, or way to ...
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How can I choose where chrome notifications pop up?

I am running Chrome on Windows 8.1 When I get new notifications, they pop up somewhere in the middle of the screen, instead of in the bottom corner. This is really annoying, as I can't remove them ...
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Windows 8.1 start screen backgrounds file location

In Windows 8, the start screen backgrounds used to be in the imageres.dll file, but as of 8.1 they're not. Does anyone know where the start screen backgrounds are housed in Windows 8.1? If not, is ...
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VLC auto adjust window size to video size

when in windowed mode, the VLC window can be resized arbitrarily. It will however add black bars to the sides of the video, if the aspect ratio of the window does not match the aspect ratio of the ...
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DISM: Error 2 The system Cannot Find the File Specified - during /Cleanup-Image

hopefully someone can help me. I was trying to get rid of old windows update files by running Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore. I am getting Error: 2 'the system cannot find ...
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How do I stop Windows from flooding smartcard with APDUs

Whenever I put a smartcard in/on my smartcard reader Windows (7 Prof, x64) immediately starts flooding it with APDUs possibly trying to identify the type of the card (SELECT and READ_DATA commands). ...
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Windows cannot open “Network And Sharing Center”

I cannot open "Network And Sharing Center" on my Windows 8.1 computer. When I try to get access to this window/dialog nothing happens. I usually right click on the network icon in the taskbar, and ...
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Windows 8.1 extended desktop background after login

I have updated Win 8 to 8.1. I have set desktop background to show in metro UI (start screen). I have extended desktop and on the second monitor after login I have only blue screen After going to ...
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Why does enabling Hyper-V accelerate MSYS2's process launching?

When I run this loop in MSYS2's Bash shell function test() { bcdedit | grep hypervisorlaunchtype printf "Press ENTER to begin..." 1>&2 read # warm-up for ((i=0; i<"$1"; ...
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Make windows ask for admin password for standard users

I have some windows7 and windows 8 machines, In each machine, there are two accounts, An administrator, and a standard user, When I sign in as the standard user and navigate to the desktop (with file ...
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Is there a way to force Windows “Browse For Folder” to jump to an address?

I'm talking about this standard Windows file select window that some programs create: It is quite annoying having to navigate throughout the whole filesystem to the folder you want, every time you ...
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How to update Hyper-V integration features in Fedora VM?

I have a virtual machine running Fedora 24 within Hyper-V on my Windows 8.1 physical machine. The summary panel on the machine says that my integration services need upgraded, but I cannot find a way ...

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