Questions tagged [windows]

Microsoft Windows is a series of operating systems made by Microsoft. This tag should be used when the question is broadly about Windows (it can apply to more than one version) or when the question references the PC version of a game and that version is only for Windows.

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Game doesn't recognise xbox controller after changing batteries

I have a weird problem with Windows 10 (build 1903) where if I'm playing a game with my xbox 360 wireless controller, if the battery runs out and I replace it, after that the game doesn't register any ...
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How do I export a world from Minecraft win 10?

How do I export my world from Minecraft windows 10 edition? I bought my version of Minecraft from the Microsoft store and I don’t know how to export my worlds. I looked through my files and all I ...
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Sharing game files between Linux & Windows (Dual boot)

I've read the article from itsfoss about how to share a game between Linux & Windows and it got my excited, I've been undecisive about using Linux because I couldn't play video games but now I can!...
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Minecraft Windows 10 Account Vanished?

I was able to redeem minecraft windows 10 for free along with Java edition. I haven't played [windows 10 edition] for a while, but now going back to play with a friend who doesn't have java mc, I ...
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Why I have a negative income in Powerhouse Windows 3.1 game?

Game: Powerhouse OS: Win 3.1 | dosbox Problem: after upgrading the oil rig to 6 pressure pumps, it outputs 414 fuel to the adjacent refinery with 4 hydroskinning units. It outputs -315 of processed ...
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Is it possible downloading Nvidia drivers on windows that is installed on Mac? [closed]

A few weeks ago I installed windows on my mac and have been playing PUBG lite. I am currently using a MacBook Air 2019 with Intel UHD Graphics 617 1536 MB & memory of 8GB. I have seen the ...
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Black screen when alt-tabbing borderless games in Windows 10

When I attempt to alt-tab out of a game, or click on something on my second monitor, my primary monitor turns off for a couple seconds before turning back on (full black instead of backlit black). I ...
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Connecting an Xbox 360 controller to Windows 10 with a wireless receiver with no sync button

I have a generic wireless receiver which I have set up as an Xbox 360 wireless receiver using the microsoft official drivers, but the device does not have a sync button. It does have a button but it ...
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Minecraft Lan connection connection error: io.netty.channel.connecttimeoutexception connection timed out on Mac [duplicate]

Me and my friend want to play Minecraft together on the same WiFi. He has a Windows 10 computer and I have a Mac. At first, opening to LAN would not show up at all. Then I found a way to prefer IPv4 ...
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Can Terraria iOS players play with PC players? [duplicate]

I don't play Terraria much, but my little brother saw me playing on my PC and said he wanted to try. I let him, and he loved it. Once I told him we could play together, he got extremely happy and now ...
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How can I prevent my Windows key from becoming “stuck” after taking an in-game screenshot or clip?

On a PC, I use the Xbox Game Bar screenshot and clip features often via their shortcut keys, WinAltg for a clip, WinAltPrntScrn for a screenshot. Note that I prefer Xbox Game Bar Screenshots because ...
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Is there any way to prevent an Xbox Controller from opening Windows Magnifier?

I'm using an Xbox controller on PC and I find that there's some particular button combination (something + the guide button) that launches the Windows Magnifier accessibility ("ease of access") ...
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How to stop steam at startup in windows 10

I have steam installed in my laptop and it is annoying that steam is starting automatically when my system starts. I have unchecked the option "Run Steam when my computer runs" and disabled from ...
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Can the Windows controller properties dialogue display multiple hats?

I haven't seen much of a variation in the Windows joystick/gamepad properties window. Here is what it looks like with my PowerA controller plugged in: Despite having two independent analog thumb ...
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Sims 3 Steam release changes monitor colors slightly when full screen

When I launch The Sims 3 on Windows via Steam, the colors are brightened when you press shift+tab to bring up the steam overlay. Conversely, on Linux (specifically, Ubuntu and derivatives, with Valve'...
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Can't connect to lan using hamachi with macbook and windows 10

Trying to get a lan game going across 2 networks using hamachi. When I host the game (windows pc) and the macbook attempts to join using my hamachi ipv4 address, it is able to connect and load in ...
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I can't find my .minecraft folder (windows 10 minecraft edition) [duplicate]

I have tried %appdata%\.minecraft but it isn't there! Where can I find my save files?
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Windows won't detect my Gamepad / Joystick

I bought a product that's called "BM-707 / BM-727 Bluetooth Android Controller (FW: V 11) It's said on the manual: "Can be used for PC windows system, TV, box, tablet and Android phones, tablets and ...
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PC joystick doesn't work for Sekiro

I have Sekiro Shadows Die Twice on my PC. OS is windows 8.1. In game's setting there are 2 sections -- one for keyboard key binding and the other for joystick key binding. I attached my joystick and ...
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How to tell if game is running in fullscreen and borderless window

If I have a particular game that is taking up my entire screen, what ways are there to figure out whether that game is running in Fullscreen or Borderless Windowed mode? The obvious solution for most ...
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Apex Legends constantly starts in Windowed mode, despite setting the option to Fullscreen?

I honestly can't tell what's happening here. Everytime I quit and launch the game it sets me on windowed mode, no matter what. I've set the settings to Fullscreen only, and even Borderless Window, ...
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Use an xbox controller with MAME for light gun games?

How do you use an Xbox 360 or generic USB controller for MAME light gun games? The sensitivity is too high and the gun cursor always goes back to the center of the screen when you release the control ...
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Minecraft 1.13.2 keeps crashing when I hit play [duplicate]

Everytime I hit play on the launcher it tries to open then crashes. using windows 7 professional 32 bit have uninstalled Java and reinstalled have uninstalled minecraft and reinstalled. Here is the ...
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windows 10 xbox game bar not recognizing game, and will not open

I'm playing Age of Empires 1 on Windows 10. When I press win+G, I get a dialog saying "do you want to open the game bar?" and a single button saying "yes, this is a game". I click it, and nothing ...
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Can I disable the Steam Community notification in Big Picture Mode with PS4 controller playing Diablo 2

I decided to try Steam because it has a nice controller mapping feature to Big Picture Mode. So what I did: Mapped the keys to PS4 controller for Diablo II config Enabled Steam Overlay (in both the ...
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Disabling Steam Chat's automatic popup at Windows login startup

Recently as of this writing (27 July 2018), Steam has begun opening the chat Friends popup whenever I login to my Windows 10 account: I can't figure out how to stop this without disabling Steam ...
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Significant FPS Drop after Windows Update

I have been experiencing a significant fps drop in the two games I play: CSGO and Fortnite, after the recent Windows Update. I noticed the drop the day after the update, and the only change between ...
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“Unsupported Graphics Card” in Epic Games Launcher (GTX 1080)

I'm trying to play Fortnite on my PC but it does not work. When I install the Epic Games Launcher (I'm on Windows 10) it throws the error: There is a problem with your graphics card. Please ensure ...
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Does running applications in background on Windows 10 machine when playing full screen FPS game affect performance?

Does running applications in the background on a Windows 10 machine when playing a full screen FPS game affect performance? For example, I'm playing Squad now on and I sometimes have Chrome open in ...
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Requirements for completing Star Trek Armada Dark Omens mission?

I've got a big fleet built up, have researched everything available, and have wiped all the Borg off the map. The Borg starbases are gone, which is what it claims the mission objective is. However, ...
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Can you transfer game files on Mac to a PC?

So here is my situation: I downloaded "Slime Rancher" on Steam on a Mac computer. When I try to play it on my new PC, it is very, very slow. My suspicion is that it is because I downloaded a Mac ...
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How can I run games with commandline arguments in VBA-M?

I am new to the Visual Boy Advance-M emulator, I have recently upgraded from a much older version to the newest one. In the old version I was able to make shortcuts for games that would bypass the ...
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Can I run a Steam app with a batch script?

I have had Steam for a while now and have figured out a lot of tricks and shortcuts for the program. There is still one thing I want to do, but can't figure out: I want to run a Steam app with a batch ...
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How to Restore Steam Games [duplicate]

Help! I backed up my "common" folder when I reset my PC, but now, when I try to copy it into "steamapps", Steam doesn't detect the files AT ALL. I have really slow internet, so I'd be looking at about ...
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How to get video playback in Birth of the Federation under recent Windows version?

I managed to install "Star Trek: Birth of Federation" (BotF) on Window7x64 on the default path C:\botf. I can start the game with compatible mode set to "Windows XP SP3". Unfortunately, the intro ...
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Multi controller config problems in Windows 10 and in particular on Steam games?

I have 2 Mayflash F300 Arcade Fight Stick Joysticks and 2 Mayflash PS2 PS3 PC USB Universal Arcade Fighting Stick Joysticks. Usually these work relatively well for MAME and I can make them work ...
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XBOne controller driver issues. How to use Dolphin and Steam on the same driver

Recently I discovered that the current Xbox One controller drivers are bunk and you have to use much older drivers in order to get background window control. This is critical when doing link play with ...
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How to play Destiny 2 demo(trial) with a friend in co-op on PC?

Both me and my friend installed the Destiny 2 demo (trial) from Battle.net (Blizzard) but it is not clear how can we play together, even after we completed the prologue. My friend isn't displayed in ...
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Halo 2 PC no longer running because of d3dx9_31.dll

I have had Halo 2 installed on my PC for some time now and have never had any issues. Last night, my PC (running Windows 10) updated. After the update, I can no longer run Halo 2. Upon launch, I ...
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What are the languages packs and subtitle languages in Diablo 3 on windows

What language packs and subtitle languages does Diablo 3 have on windows from battle.net? I've searched around but not been able to find the list. I found this post from 2013 about the playstation ...
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All the games started lagging suddenly [closed]

Suddenly all the games started lagging , I have tried everything, read everything and its been more than a month now. Installed new windows and even set my system setup to factory settings and ...
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Where are savefiles stored for Sonic Mania?

Where are the save files for Sonic Mania stored on Windows? Can I copy save files? It would appear to be stored under "%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Steam\userdata\<steamid>\584400\remote\SaveData.bin", ...
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Trying to Find Location of FSX Aircraft Wiper Directories

I have Flight Simulator X Steam Edition and I installed an addon Airbus A340-600. The A340-600 has a similar virtual cockpit and the same exact window panels as the default Airbus A321. The A340 also ...
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Can I convert a game code from one PC platform to another?

I accidentally bought a Mac platform code for Black Ops instead of a Windows code off of amazon. Is there a way to convert the code for use in Windows? I have an hp envy x360.
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Is it possible to hit a mine on first click?

Is it possible for some unlucky guy to hit a mine when they click the first square randomly?
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How would a Minecraft server run on these 2 PC's?

I have two PC's that are sitting in the basement doing nothing, they both work very well considering their age. Specs- The custom Dell PC has an Intel Celeron Processor, 465 MHz, 512 MB of RAM, ...
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Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds/Age of Empires BSOD Windows 7 32-bit

I found Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds on an ancient drive so, full of hopes of retro gaming, I cranked it up on Windows 7 (laptop, Core 2 duo, 32bit, 3(4)gig ram, intel 945 integrated graphics). ...
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How to play original Oddworld games in 1080p?

I've been playing both Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee and Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus for years now, but I'm having some display issues on my new computer. The games didn't run in a proper resolution, after some ...
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What with the Windows Gamebar compatibility limitations?

I've been using the Windows gamebar for some time now, but I only have one problem with it. It seems that some games aren't detected by it, or they are but it is not brought up properly. With some ...
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Which Windows Apps are required to run Windows Games (XBox crossplay)

Setting up my PC I used Powershell to permanently delete all the unnecessary bloat from my PC, and this included apps such as: XboxApp XboxGameOverlay XboxIdentityProvider XboxSpeechToTextOverlay I ...