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    Blocking internet on browser while still allowing Intranet and Outlook emails

    The easiest way to do this would probably be via your Firewall / Router, assuming it allows for advanced rules. You may be able to use Windows firewall to block *everything*, then allow an exception for your intranet domain and Exchange ports/domain - however this 2nd method would be easier to...
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    Coming Soon to a country near you

    Interesting question. I can see a few countries wanting to implement this sort of infrastructure, especially ones with content filters. It wouldn't surprise me if there was some level of fragmentation of the net in the decades to come, unfortunately :(.
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    Acronis or Emsisoft?

    I use Acronis for backups and I'm very pleased with it - it works very well and I trust that the backups it takes. It works silently in the background and I haven't noticed much of a performance hit when I use it.
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    SOLVED Edit posts

    There is a way to do this via the promotions system, but it's still open to lots of abuse - spammers will do anything to get around filters and restrictions (including acting as a regular member for the first x number of posts, which happens a lot). We've even had members come back years later...
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    How to Open Windows PowerShell

    Ian submitted a new resource: How to Open Windows PowerShell - Tutorial on opening Windows PowerShell, the command prompt replacement. Read more about this resource...
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    How to Open Windows PowerShell

    Windows PowerShell is designed as a direct replacement for the old "black and white" command prompt that you may already be familiar with. This may come as an unpleasant surprise to long-time users, but once you get used to PowerShell it is a pleasure to use and has some much more powerful...
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    SOLVED Edit posts

    Yep, there's a 2 hour time limit on editing posts (been that way since the forum started). Spammers are so sneaky these days that they will edit in link spam at a later date, so we've had to put some sort of limit in place. Hopefully 2 hours is enough for most people to spot any...
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    Qwertius

    Welcome aboard Qwertius, sounds like you've had a fascinating computer background :).
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    Keyboard problems, maybe.

    If you've tried a new keyboard and sticky keys are disabled, I'm a bit of a loss. Do you have any software loading on boot that may interfere with your keyboard? If you had the same problem in Windows 7, I'd have guessed at a hardware problem or some software that was moved over during the...
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    Windows 10 Update Assistant Cannot Run On Windows

    If you check your startup list, does anything relating to the update assistant appear in there: https://www.windows10forums.com/articles/manage-startup-programs.1/ If so, right click and disable it. If that fails, you could perhaps try installing the Update Assistant and then uninstalling it...
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    Mapped network drives problem.

    You could give the workaround scripts listed on this page a try and see if they do the trick for you: https://www.windowscentral.com/how-fix-mapped-network-drive-problem-windows-10-october-2018-update
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    Keyboard problems, maybe.

    That sounds very much like sticky keys are still enabled, as if you hold down CTRL and/or ALT with some of those letters, the things you described should happen. To confirm, is sticky keys now disabled and the problem still happening?
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    Mapped network drives problem.

    I've seen this happen before in previous versions of Windows, much to my annoyance! What I did at the time was create a batch file to delete and re-create the mapping at every logon (via Scheduled Tasks). That fixed it for me, but it's an unpleasant workaround. I did some reading up on this to...
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    Windows 10 Update Assistant Cannot Run On Windows

    Any chance you could take a screenshot of the popup and upload it here please?
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    Application port on Windows

    Which application is it that you are using? If you temporarily disable the firewall and open an elevated command prompt/powershell console then you may be able to run "netstat -a -b" and look for the application name and port number.
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