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    How to find out info about pending update on next reboot? cancel update possible?

    Occasionally Win 10 downloads silently in background some security updates (on my v1903 system) and prepares them for installation on next reboot. When I click on START Button (for shutdown or restart action) I can see an additional entry "Update and restart" with a red dot in the lower left...
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    How to install an UEFI-based ISO (bootable with DVD) on an USB flash?

    I have an UEFI-based ISO file for a tool on windows (This tool is NOT a WinOS but a separate utility tool). If I burn this ISO onto a DVD and boot it on an UEFI computer (without Secure Boot) everything works. However If I put this ISO with e.g. Rufus onto an USB flash drive then the USB flash...
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    How to add RC4 encryption successor to Internet Explorer 11?

    How to add RC4 encryption successor to Internet Explorer 11? - Windows 7 Help Forums Due to some reasons I (have to) use occasionally Internet Explorer 11. It still works for most of the websites except some advanced which disabled RC4 encryption. For webpages from these server I got an...
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    Which 3rd party tools allow Security Updates but block Feature Upgrades?

    As well known by default Win10 allows only to defer Feature Updates but not to block them (forever). However there are some 3rd party tools which allow to block them anyway e.g. - StopWinUpdates - Wu10Man - StopUpdates10 - Sordum Update Blocker - Windows Update MiniTools - ..... However it...
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    How to re-assign file icons in WinExplorer ?

    After some re-configurations/installations files for some file extensions do not show the file icons of their corresponding programs any more in Windows Explorer. E.g. *.html file icons show not the Firefox thumbnails. How can I "refresh" the icon look again? Peter
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    Apply cumulative Update to extracted Win10-ISO possible?

    Assume I download the base ISO for Win10 v1903 and extract the content into a directory (tree). Then I download a cumulative Update package for this Win10 version. How can I apply this Update package to the just extracted ISO Win10 directory tree? How can I later make an ISO out of this...
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    Access shared folder on remote comp. with "net share" cmdd through VPN and IPv6?

    In the past I mount a remote shared folder as drive W: in my local Windows Explorer with a command similar to: net use w: \\192.168.0.21\myshare /persistent:no This works successfully on a IPv4 connection. At first: Which remote port does the "net share" command (implicitely) connect to on...
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    Switch to and send requests with IPv6: check compatibility?

    Assume I am sitting in a hotel and want to connect from my local Win10 notebook to a remote web server. The connection should not be "normal" IPv4 but IPv6. The remote web server speaks IPv6. Some questions: 1.) Is Win10 out-of-the box able to use IPv6 or do I have to activate it at first...
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    Search *.reg file to change file association for *.txt extension and/or txtfile type?

    Yes, I could change the file association via Win GUI or use some third party tools. However I prefer to do this directly in Registry by a *.reg file (in Win 7 64bit). How can I set my editor "D:\tools\editor\myeditor22.exe" as default editor when double clicking on a file with *.txt extension...
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    How to add new shortcut to own folder into file/folder selection dialog?

    As you know users have oftentimes to select a folder from inside a program. The default file selection dialog pops up and the users has to navigate manually through lots of folders in hierarchy to get to the preferred taregt folder. I can imagine that there is a faster way by adding own...
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    How to list all shares? How to cmdline remove GRANT for everyone ?

    To create a folder share and grant full permissions to user karl I can write on cmdline: net share "myshare123"="D:\tool" /GRANT:karl,FULL ok, it works. But what about the other way: Is there a way to generate all the full "net share" commands for ALL currently existing folder shares? I...
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    Double click on *.reg file does NOT change the key value in Registry

    I have a *.reg script which just modifies (overwrites) the value of a certain, existing Registry key. When I double click on it (similar to Win7) then a popup appears asking me if I really want to add the key. After clicking Ok I was informed that the key value has been added successfully...
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    Each USB drive appears 2 times in File Explorer: Top Level and under "This PC"

    Whenever I plugin an USB flash drive or USB hard disk then these devices are recognized by Win10 successfully. But they appear always two times in File Explorer: - As an entry on root level - as an entry below "This PC" The drive label is the same e.g. "USB Dive (F: )" How can I disable this...
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    Suddenly a new "Unidentified network" for Loopack: How to remove?

    Since a few days I have a new network in Control Panel--Network and internet--network and Sharing Center: Its labelled "unidentified network" and acts as loopback. See attached snapshot. I cannot figure out how this network entry was created. As far as I remember my Win7 worked well for a...
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    Avoid auto-deletion of suspicious files (threat) by Defender?

    Assume I extract a *.zip file. One of the files inside contain suspicious code. At least Windows Defender tells me that a Threat has been found AND Defender AUOTMATICALLY deletes this file. Thank you for the information about the (possible) threat. But I don't want a deletion! How can I tell...
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    How to get Registry value from old, mounted, offline Win 7 ?

    Assume I have mounted a Windows 7 image file (ISO or Aomei Backupper or TrueImage) to drive letter T: This Windows 7 is NOT the active, currently running one but an old backup archive file. Now I want to get a certain Registry value from this image resp. old Win 7. How can I achieve this? All...
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    Disable auto-start of Intel Driver & Support Assistant? Portability?

    As I found out the Intel Driver & Support Assistant starts automatically with windows. How can disable this auto-start? There is no corresponding option Moreover I would like to start the IDSA from USB flash drive in a portability mode. Ii IDSA (som ehow) portable? Peter
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    Can USB v2.0 ports boot all bootable USB flash drives? Diff to USB v3.x?

    I have a problem with two bootable USB flash drives with some Tools on it. When I plug them into an USB v3.0 port then they boot successful. When I plug them into an USB v2.0 port on the same computer then they are NOT booting. Yes, in the latter case they appear in BootMenu as option to be...
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    How to find out if I am Wifi-connected to Router or to Repeater?

    The Wifi network here consists of a Router and a Repeater for it. Assume I am sitting with my notebook in the about mid between them. How can I find out if the computer is currently connected to Router or to Repeater? ...without physically touching the devices (e.g. disabling the repeater)? Peter
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    How to upgrade from very old to old Win10 version (not NOT newest)?

    Assume I have a notebook with Win10 v1803. Now I would like to upgrade this Win10 to ONLY (!) Win10 v1903 but NOT the newest v1909. Is this possible? How can I avoid beeing upgraded to newest v1909? Peter
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