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  1. So I've had this problem since I installed upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 about this time last year. I've asked here once around then, got no useful responses. I still need this fixed and I still cannot figure it out. So first of all. Control Panel is entirely blank. I've gone into the Group Policy Editor, selected User Configuration>Administrative Templates>Control Panel and picked "Show only specified Control Panel items" from the right. Inside, if I select "Enable" and then click the "show" button to pick control panel items to display, the list is empty. It's as if I have no control panel items whatsoever. If I open c:\Windows\system32 and find a .cpl item and try to open it, nothing happens. At all. For example, if I double click powercfg.cpl nothing happens. If I do Win+R and type powercfg.cpl, nothing happens. In the Windows Settings, I can get to Power & Sleep settings, however clicking on Advanced Power Settings does nothing. If I do Win+S and type "power plan" and attempt to select "Edit Power Plan" or "Choose a Power Plan" then nothing happens. A lot of the deeper options in the settings panel just don't work in this same way. Most of the top level things work fine. But navigating too deeply will just result in something not working at all. Although some of the top level stuff doesn't work, either. It's really just random what works and what doesn't it seems. Now here's one more thing of interest. The Device Manager. This is normally accessible through many, many different ways. The one I'm most used to is Win+Break. That doesn't work. Right clicking the Windows logo on the task bar and selecting Device Manager. That doesn't work. Win+S and typing "device manager" and clicking the result. That doesn't work. Win+I (settings) and typing Device Manager and clicking the result. Doesn't work. Win+R and typing devmgmt.msc. THAT DOES WORK. That's the only way I can get into Device Manager. So now, trouble shooting steps I've tried. I've already done sfc /scannow and everything is fine. No problems. As I mentioned, I've had this problem from the moment I installed Windows 10 (and it was a clean install on a newly formatted hard drive) and I have it on newly created test accounts as well. I've tried steps laid out here and here to no avail. At this point, I seem out of options. So what the heck is going on and how do I fix this?
  2. Transferring from an external HDD to an internal SSD yields this kind of result: The speeds range from a few bytes up to around 100 or 150KBps. That's Kilobytes. I Googled around and did most of the copy/paste instructions that were littered everywhere. Attempted to update all USB drivers via the Device Manager. No updates. I then looked for USB drivers from my motherboard manufacturer. No newer drivers there, either. I got Snappy Driver Installer Origin. It found no new USB drivers. So my drivers are fine. I then disabled Windows Defender and speeds now bottom in the single digit KBps, but still only max at 100-150KBps, but tending towards 15ish if I watch it for a minute or two. I'm not asking for the moon. I should expect a 10x faster transfer rate, closer to 100MBps over USB 3.0, but I'd be happy with a dozen MBps. Anything more than a few measly KBps. It's been running for 45 minutes and is only 19% complete. Copying to the external is significantly faster, closer to what I'd expect from USB 3.0. But copying back from it is always like this. I mirrored my entire 1TB HDD (90% full) and 500GB SSD to the drive in an hour and 10 minutes. Any ideas on what I can do to speed this up? It's pretty ridiculous how slow this is. Edit: 1 hour later and it's gone from 19% when I posted to 24%. Abysmal. Edit2: All drives in question are NTFS formatted.
  3. I've found the spot in the System->About that you mentioned, but clicking on System Info has the same effect as everything else. That is, nothing happens at all. So far, the only way I've found to open Device Manager is via devmgmt.msc. I am still on version 1903 currently. EDIT: I also ran another SFC scan just to be sure:
  4. Might I suggest some extra credit reading?
  5. Trash talking something you haven't played is trashy and tacky as hell, my dude. I could also link you 50 glowing reviews praising the game. I can link negative review videos for ANY game you name. Dozens of them all at once. You are clearly just trying to stir up some crap.
  6. Death Stranding is Top 3 greatest games I've ever played and made the nightmare of Win 10 worth it, fight me.
  7. Ok, I can, but only if I Win+R and type devmgmt.msc (or from a command prompt). But that's the only way that I can get it to open. The traditional keyboard shortcut of Win+Break does nothing. Right clicking the Start icon and picking Device Manager does nothing. Typing "Device Manager" into the Start menu search and clicking the result does nothing. Nothing at all. Zip. Nada. No sign that it tried and failed. No signs that it tried anything. Going into settings, I can't seem to even find "Device Manager" unless I type it into the search. I don't know where it's buried under the dumbed down Windows 10 settings vs previous versions of Window's Control Panel. All other options in the right click Start menu works perfectly fine. Only Device Manager fails. Bottom line is that if I can get the Win+Break shortcut to work again then I'll be perfectly content with that. Googling this gives half a dozen different ways to "fix" this, all of which are either irrelevant or didn't work. Any clue how I can fix this? ~Thanks. Edit: Another thing, I don't know if this is relevant or not but if I open up Control Panel instead of "Settings" the window that comes up is blank.
  8. I upgraded from 7 to 10 about 3 months ago. It's been something of a nightmare since then. It's buggy as heck. Several of my programs are now unstable and crash frequently when they never did before no matter what compatibility I set them to. Programs that were written for Windows 7. I'm not talking about old stuff from 2002 or anything crazy. If I could go back to 7, I would in an instant. But new games are beginning to not support Windows 7 (a mistake, if you ask me) so I was forced to upgrade or get left behind. Feels bad. Considering buying another bank of hard drives so I can dual boot 7 and 10. 10 for games that absolutely will not run on 7 and then use 7 for everything else.

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