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How can I use usb tethering between my windows 10 phone and my windows 10 laptop?

You can only share your phone's mobile connection over WiFi or Bluetooth. Since the PC you wish to share with is a laptop, it should have both of those available. As far as I know, sharing over USB is ...
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How can I connect a Lumia 950 XL to Windows 10?

Try uninstalling the driver and connecting the phone. Open Device manager Right click on the phone. Click Uninstall. Reconnect your phone.
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No SMS notifications on Windows 10 PC anymore

You should check the following: • Internet connection is steady on both devices • Cortana is active and the settings for message notifications are correct on both devices. (You can check them here: ...
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Windows Phone recovery download

You didn't download it from right site. If you want Windows Phone Recovery Tool for your PC you can download it here. For mobile this app doesn't exist EDIT: Try to find Garmin Express on your PC and ...
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How am I supposed to sync music with my Lumia Phone these days?

There are multiple ways to sync music between your computer and your phone running Windows 8.1 or 10. Sync with OneDrive If you are logged in with the same MS account both into your PC and phone, ...
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Project Astoria

It was affecting a lot. The builds were slow, apps were crashing a lot.. And the worst was the "on-time" performances. (The longer you were using the build, worst were the performances) so they had ...
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Project my screen doesn't detect windows 10 pc

You must download the PC Project My Screen App. Then when you plug your phone into your PC it should automatically detect it.
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Recovery tool Installer - Packages Offline

You download your Lumia 520 mobile firmware according to your mobile manufacturer name which is in Setting -> Extras -> Extras & info. Download only .ffu file According to your device. Then ...
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how can i update my phone to windows phone 10

Only official Windows 7, 8, 8.1 (desktop versions of Windows) and Windows phone 8.1 can be upgraded to Windows 10. But as it was noted in the comments, Windows 10 is not officially released yet. So ...
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Outlook Calendar syncs from Win10 Phone to Win10 desktop but not the other way around

The default sync speed is "based on my usage", which can leave it a long while before it syncs back. I'd suggest changing the pc to synchronise "as items arrive" (assuming on power, with non metered ...
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Microsoft Phone Companioin

It doesn't appear to have a use for most people, other than telling you how wonderful your phone is. Recently an update has been pushed out so that the Photos app can also handle connects from a ...
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Email and Download pictures issues

The solution to the Yahoo mail problem can be found here. The solution is, Enable 2 step verification in yahoo account. Generate app specific password and in the list of apps select "Other" and ...
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How can I connect a Lumia 950 XL to Windows 10?

I had a similar issue after Win 10 anniversary update. Plugging phone into USB 3 hub would not recognize the phone (even though it worked before the update). I tried plugging it directly into a USB ...
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How can I connect a Lumia 950 XL to Windows 10?

You can try to install the Windows Device Recovery Tool. This should automatically install all required drivers for your phone.
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Nokia Lumia 930 and Windows 10 usb driver

I have a Lumia 920 and wasn't able to see my files but the phone was detected. Drivers were missing. This solution worked for me: If you have windows 10 build 1511 install the following: Media ...
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What OS does the MS Surface Book use?

Surface Book runs the PC version of Windows 10 (generally Windows 10 Pro). It does not use Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10 for IoT, or any other non-PC-focused build of Windows. It uses Intel x86-64 ...
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Project Astoria

Reason 1 : Long time effects The project to run Android apps directly on Windows phone will affect Windows phone ecosystem in a long time basis. This will stop developers from making apps for windows ...
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How do I emulate MY windows phone on my PC?

You can't make an exact copy of your phone image and get it to work on the pc. Even if you were able to bypass a few security measures, you still wouldn't be able to do it because your phone's ...
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Why does whatsapp prompt me to rescan qr code on the desktop app?

Seems to simply be a bug in the Windows Phone version of WhatsApp. I've observed the same problem. It's probably not hard to fix - the app is either not saving the associated client correctly or is ...
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Windows update failing

4.5 GB of system files? I can guess it's been more than 10 years you have been using your windows phone. What you can try is, if you can afford it, doing a hard reset, to bring back the space taken ...
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Windows update failing

Dont forget the offline maps. Quite big, only stored on phone if you have no phone 10 which allows you storing on SD. Managed in settings.
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lumia 640 windows 10 mobile broken power button

Third-party apps aren't generally granted enough permissions to do a reboot, so I don't know of any Store apps with this ability, but you could do it with a sideloaded (homebrew) application. ...
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Windows Phone recovery download

As GalcialMan stated remove theat Garmin thing and download the Recovery Tool somewhere "safe" like form the official FAQ site: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12379/windows-10-mobile-device-...
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Nokia Lumia 930 and Windows 10 usb driver

Following steps may help you. Go to C:\Windows\INF Type "wpdmtp.inf" in search bar provided to the right of the address bar in Windows 10. Once you found it, just right click on it and select install....
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Nokia Lumia 930 and Windows 10 usb driver

First, try connecting your phone to another PC. This way we will find out where's the problem. If the phone gets recognized on the other PC it means that your PC has the problem. If it doesn't it ...
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Any way to refresh files/folders when browsing via USB?

Seems like for now it's true what Shawn has said - the Phone send data to PC when it's first connected. Apart from plugging in and out, you can obtain the same effect without touching the USB cable -...
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Any way to refresh files/folders when browsing via USB?

Unfortunately this doesn't seem possible. Even restarting Explorer doesn't work. I think the problem is that the phone sends the data to the PC when it's first connected, and after that just doesn't ...
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Project my screen doesn't detect windows 10 pc

Try these steps: Connect your Lumia Open device manager on your PC Uninstall the drivers for your phone. Disconnect your windows mobile Restart your PC and Windows mobile Reconnect your phone. ...
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Controlling phone Apps using Laptop's keyboard and mouse

Project my screen app from Microsoft for windows phone allows this. It's for Win8/10 only and has some limitations. Install it on desktop, plug in phone, enable screen sharing on phone.
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