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    Stubborn VSS-errors in the Eventviewer of Win10 1903 .

    Well if nothing is wrong with shadow copy/Windows Backup then I wouldnt be overtly concerned about it.
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    Windows 10, Version 1903, 19H1, May 2019 Update SuperThread

    Its not an error but it is now dismiss-able :)
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    Drivers (perhaps graphics card) are causing crashes.

    This type of artifacting is indicative of a GPU failure. It could be something as simple as cooling, or the whole unit could be going. Generally speaking, if the GPU locks the system, freezes, or cannot pass: https://geeks3d.com/furmark/ It is generally advised to RMA as defective. However...
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    How to Properly Disable Cortana in Microsoft Windows 10

    Well its hard to believe this is still being discussed, but yes, there are other methods, as @Josephur mentioned, including the NTFS permissions lock-out, to try to prevent the executable from even running. The primary problem I see with this is that using the semi-official, if not sanctioned...
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    Windows 10, Version 1903, 19H1, May 2019 Update SuperThread

    HOLY CRAP! It's finally OUT! if you weren't on the Insider Program I think you will have a general performance improvement with this version. Microsoft has also released a new Windows "Health Dashboard" (i.e. KNOWN ISSUES) with this release...
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    Graphic File sizes seem different.

    LOL.. you are replying to a post that is 7 years old. The max file upload size is around 20MB. (And that doesn't even include media gallery uploads)
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit build 17763.437 hanging to a buzzing noise

    Nobody ever wants to think it could be PSU failure but, sadly, thats been the bane of a lot of systems for a long time. Consider going with EVGA (not an endorsement), but they usually do stand by their products and have a good warranty system and support team. Good on you to break out the test...
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    Steven Black Hosts File causing problems

    I have found HOSTS blocking to be useful in the absence of uBlock Origin or something similar. I haven't implemented MVPS because it can create issues which legitimate content (such as fillable forms and online shopping, etc). But overall it has been quite useful in the past. I would not solely...
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    Welcome to Windows 10 Upgrade and Installation

    You can roll back within 10 days and possibly even extend that period of time using the command line. But your best bet might be a full image backup of your drive before you upgrade. Your concerns may be unwarranted, however, as its usually fairly stable.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit build 17763.437 hanging to a buzzing noise

    Did this issue get resolved when you rolled back? If so, wait for 1903, as I believe you will encounter less problems. I looked at your event logs and there are just unanticipated crashes over and over. It could be a problem with your chipset drivers. There is no obvious way to determine what...
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    Copy protect USB files

    As mentioned above, you would need to use some kind of proprietary digital rights management software for this. Under a typical use case scenario, it's not really something feasible. If someone can read/listen to it, they can copy it.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit build 17763.437 hanging to a buzzing noise

    Check Event Viewer logs, theyre hard to export and import across machines, but check and see if you see any prominent errors during this crash. At this point its either a critical driver failure or most likely, hardware failure. I would literally pull off the case and check to see if all the...
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit build 17763.437 hanging to a buzzing noise

    Try to take into account the exact time when this happens and consider familiarizing yourself with Event Viewer in Windows.. it is very likely errors are being generated there, but it is hard to diagnose like this without offering a remote access service (We have thought about it - but too many...
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit build 17763.437 hanging to a buzzing noise

    Please try instructions in post #7 Don't think its a sound issue whatsoever - not sure where that came from. Could be some kind of overheating/CPU throttling or partial mechanical failure but unsure unless the OS integrity is verified. If c:\windows\minidump is empty it could be that you are...
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    Text jibberish in OS, some Software and browser

    Are these machines identical hardware? If not can you describe their make/model or if they are a custom built system. Also, is their available hard disk space? This can sometimes cause corruption related to text on the screen, although I've never seen anything this bad unless it was some CRT...
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