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Q: Default settings

Administrator is dead and I need to add devices to my computer. We don't know the password.

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Preferred Solution: Default settings

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)


Yeah, you may think this seems like just a normal message from oc'ing too much, but a problem-I haven't overclocked anything! It booted to that point, then my hard drive went mad clicking and crashed. This was after it being turned on and off to see if my graphics card was booting because I had no video, but it turned out I had just been downright stupid and plugged it into the onboard graphics. Anyone know what could have happened? Thanks

P.S. would the power drawing thing (molex on my case fan) need to have a seperate connector or just draw power from another device? Thanks.

A:'Previous overclock settings failed, default settings enabled'

If this happens just once then I wouldn't worry about it too much but the PSU or HDD could have something to do with it.

You can connect a molex connector fan to its own power connector or you can put it on an optical drive's connector for example, but it's ok to do either as they don't use much power.

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My daughter got a hold of my mini HP and I can't figure out password what do I do

A:Bios settings for Mini - what are the default settings

Hi, Are you referring to a Windows log on password or a power on password? If it's a power on password, at the password screen, hit enter 3 times and you should receive a 'halt code' - post back with this code. Regards, DP-K

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(windows 7) I accidentally messed up the security settings in the "Default Folder" (a shortcut?) of the Users folder.
I removed administrators permissions , that caused my pc to be unable to restore to previous restore point correctly. However, I was able to re-add the admin permission and everything now is fine.
Yet I need help here.
1 could anyone post screenshots of the default "default folder" security settings? I need to set it back to the default one even though now it works fine.
2 why the hell does that folder NOT HIDDEN? Are yours not hidden as well? Of course the option to hide all system file is checked on my pc. The only reason I messed with that folder is because I thought it was just a normal folder and not a system folder. Anyway to get it back to be invisible?
Thanks for helps in advanced. And I don't want to go to Microsoft supports because they always give robotic replies with no helps at all.

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Hello, I encoutered some problems when I play around with wmp.

I want to build a small applications with in wmp by using visual studio.
In my applications, I want to change some setting in wmp.(eg. in the sync option, there is one called "create folder hierarchy on device")

Is there any way I can set up this in anywhere?


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Hi All,
Just wondering if anyone can tell me the default settings in this area:

Tools > Internet options > Accessibility > formatting

...there are 3 boxes, and I cant remember whether they default to all unchecked, all checked, or some of both.

If any one can help that would be much appreciated.
Im on IE 6 XP Pro and SP1 (just an aside...last day for M$ support is 10-10-06)


A:Default settings in IE

They should all be blank(unchecked). Well, they are in my IE.

Regards Howard

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I have this problem, whenever I insert my pen drive, or anything else, Adobe lightroom always wants to open up?
All I want is for windows explorer to open up, not lightroom
I have set the defaults in the default programs for windows explorer, but lightroom still wants to open?
Why is this always happening??, after I save everything for explorer to open??
Can anyone advise me please?

A:Default Settings

Originally Posted by riptorn

I have this problem, whenever I insert my pen drive, or anything else, Adobe lightroom always wants to open up?
All I want is for windows explorer to open up, not lightroom
I have set the defaults in the default programs for windows explorer, but lightroom still wants to open?
Why is this always happening??, after I save everything for explorer to open??
Can anyone advise me please?

open regedit,'
navigate to hklm\softwares\microsoft\windows\currentverson\explorer\autoplayhandlers\eventhandlers

there u can edit the options for the arrival of your usb stick

Let me know if u find any dificulties

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hi all

I just installed Vista and i'm trying to restore de default .ico settings. In Win XP I can see the file.ico default icon but in Vista i can't see the icon. I've search on the net, but nothing

this is how it looks

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
"Content Type"="image/x-icon"
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A:default .ico settings

Have you installed any third-party image viewers (such as AcdSee) that has changed the default display for icons? This is the only action that could possibly cause the symptoms you describe...

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hi all can i get info on how 2 change all my setting back to default as i have swapped pcs and the kids 1 has old monitor and i have big lcd and now after me using theres on mine i have changed the setting but now there all 2 big for the old monitor pages 2 big everything 2 big so i thought if i changed windows back 2 default it would fix problem

A:default settings???/ xp pro

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[b]hi everyone i am new to this so hope you can help.when i try to alter the default program settings in xp home it will not work. it keeps resetting to the old ones. i have tried to set to microsoft settings but it is still the same.any advice?(Moderator edit: moved thread to more appropriate forum and expanded Topic Description. jgweed)

A:Default Settings

Can you be more specific about which program settings you are trying to change and what procedure you are using to try and change them?

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I have windows 7 ultimate 64-bit and I was messing around with the settings in the Display Panel. Is there a Default Setting to get it back the way is was?

A:Default settings

Hi please post the make and model of your computer

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My boyfriends computer wouldn't start up so we had a tech (friend) look at it. He did somethings to the computer including replacing the video card.

Now all of the programs are in the start up menu and starting when the computer starts up, but thats not the problem. I had gone into the start up menu and unchecked all those I don't want to start up and also went into some of the programs themselves and set them up so they did NOT start up when computer was turned on.

Everytime the computer is turned on all those programs still start up and the tool bar at the bottom is loaded with program icons.

Why do the programs keep going back to the default settings and how can i fix this.

Thank you in advance for your help


A:default settings

Did you go into the startup folder: start/all programs/startup and remove programs or did you go into msconfig: start/run/type msconfig and hit enter, go to the startup tab and uncheck programs you did not want to start?

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Hi Everybody!! I recently messed up real bad. I was playing Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 for PC. And I went into the documents folder to try to delete the last saved game. When I did I made a mistake and changed the folder with a GCF file in it to open the GCF files with adobe reader. Now I can't figure out what program it originally was suppose to open with. So my question is: How do I change the GCF file folder back to it's default settings so it will open with the program that it's suppose to open with?

A:Default Settings

Hello Wan, and welcome to Vista Forums.

If this helps, this is what I found for this:

Valve Corporation uses .GCF games cache files both with its Steam computer game online content delivery platform (used for downloading computer games and content from the Internet), and with its Source 3D game engine (used to render realistic 3D graphics in their games). Valve Corporation also developed the game Half-life (along with its sequels) and the .GCF files is sometimes specifically associated with this game, although it is entirely possible that .GCF might be generated by any of Valve Corporation's games..

If you have Half-Life or another Valve brand game, then reinstalling the game to repair it without uninstalling it should fix the file association also.

Hope this helps,

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I was told that there is a setting that allows you to restore " default settings" if i am a user and i downlload a program from the net . When the machine is rebooted it is gone? win2k.. We have about 400 users and they can download anything all the cute screen savers and cursors then complain about a slow machine. I realize that i am fighting this battle from the wrong end the the other end is not at my control

A:default settings

There are ways to restore defaults to individual applications or OS components, but I am not aware of any "global default restore" capability. The closest I know of is with XP where you can roll-back the system to a previous checkpoint if the right options are enabled. But, there is even a problem here... if you don't know what you're doing you can "un-do" legitimate changes to the system. You may have better luck by figuring out how to use "permissions" to restrict what the users can and cannot update.

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Looking for default settings as they were during installation. Whether there may be somewhere on my drive or can de downloaded from the web in the part that is independent of hardware?

A:Looking for default settings

Hello R063rt, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Anything particular that you were wanting the default registry settings on.

If not, then the only way is to do a clean install, or possibly a repair install, to have everything default.

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Some how I managed to change my default that my Windows Media Center keeps opening up instead of what it should be.

Examples: start window - internet Explorer - I get my windows media instead.

When I go into start - Default program - Set program access and computer defaults. When I try to access it my windows media player pops up.


A:W7 Default Settings

Quote: Originally Posted by 6142john


Some how I managed to change my default that my Windows Media Center keeps opening up instead of what it should be.

Examples: start window - internet Explorer - I get my windows media instead.

When I go into start - Default program - Set program access and computer defaults. When I try to access it my windows media player pops up.


You need to change the default open with. Instructions are here Open With - Change Default Program

Hope this helps


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Can I change the default settings for Font and Font Size, and the Page Margins in WordPad and Microsoft Works 2000? If so, please tell me how. I am getting tired of having to manually change the settings every time I start a new document. Thank you, Robert

A:default settings

I don't believe this can be done in WordPad.

However, in Works:
Change Works Default Font
Selecting the default font in Microsoft Works is a simple matter. Open the MS Works word processor and in the menu bar to Format | Font | Style. Click on Font and Style and a dialog box pops up. In the dialog box, choose your font by highlighting it, then highlight the font size that you prefer. Select a color if you choose or leave the color on auto. Move to the right side of the dialog box and click on the Set Default button. This font choice will appear every time that you open Works. If you are changing the font for a single document only then click on the OK button. Click to expand...

Q. Every time I create a new document, I want it to follow a specific style, such as using default margin settings. How do I do this?

A. To specify custom settings that apply to each new document, you should create a blank document with those setting, and then save it as a template. To do this, use the instructions below:

Create a new document and apply any settings you want in your new documents. For example, if you want all new documents to have a .5-inch margin, apply that change in the Page Setup area.

On the File menu, click Save As.
Click Template.
Type a name for your template. To use this template for all new documents of that type, select Use This Template For All New Documents.
Click OK. Click to expand...

Using this second bit of advice, you can change both the font ... Read more

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I have a new Vista laptop which I have networked with my old XP laptop for the transitional period. My Vista machine has M/S works installed. It also has a trial version of M/S Office which I am not familiar with, and which I do not think I am going to use, unless there is reason for me to change my mind. My XP machine has only M/S Works with which I have been very happy. The problem is that when, using my Vista, I access an M/S Word document which is in my XP machine, it opens in MS Office Word. How can I change the default to make the document open in M/S Works Word ? Allan.

A:Default settings

Uninstall the trial version of MS Office, problem solved.

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every time i install a new program it sets itself to open with Microsoft word and i have trying to figure out the solution to change that but i cant 
what can i do?

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Administrator is dead and I need to add devices to my computer. We don't know the password.

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I recently tried out a new .gif viewer for all of my joke email .gif's. It was kind of like a slideshow viewer. I didn't like it so I deleted it.

The problem now is that every time I go to view one of my .gif's in "My Document's" it tells me it cannot locate the program I deleted to open the .gif's. I think it may have taken over as default for my .mpg and other video files too.

I beleive that the way I used to view my .gif's was in a separate Internet Explorer window.

Is there any way I can change my settings back to the original default?

Please help .

A:(Solved) Default .gif settings

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Hi. I have a PC (5 years old now, I use it as a second machine) which has been working just fine until this week, but when I boot (into Windows 7 (x64) ) the PC soon freezes up completely, or I get a BSOD (the PC rebooted - I have changed the settings so it won't in future and will note down details). I do have one crashdump file (ntoskrnl.exe problem), but what I want to try at the moment is to return the clock settings to default. The M/B is a p6x58d-e. Googling has found lots (of course) on overclocking but all I can find is the default CPU Voltage (1.18).

The P/C has always been overclocked with no problem, giving a stable 3.8GHz. The settings I was using are below. Last week the O/C failed and in the BIOS the CPU Voltage of 1.30000V, which had been OK for years, was in purple, indicating a problem. The highest I could get the BIOS to accept was 1.20000. But I made no other changes to settings in the BIOS - maybe this is where the problem lies, changing the CPU Voltage alone?? I can enter the stock value of 1.18000V for CPU Voltage, but what else to I have to change in the following settings to return the PC to its default clock settings (DRAM Bus Voltage???). As this is not my principal PC any longer, I have no reason to overclock, if that is what is causing the problems now. (Any other suggestions as to the cause, otherwise?).

I checked Core temps BTW - all are fine under load. Running an AVG anti-virus scan has all cores running near max though... Read more

A:Default clock settings for i7-950?

Does this look like what you have ?
If not you might be able to just remove and reinstall the cpu and that should also reset everything :/

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Hi whilst working on a recent device set-up issue on Windows 8 - I have noticed some discrepancies on some of OS's in the registry and wondered if some of you could be kind enough to take a peek at your registry on Windows 8 and confirm a default Binary for me please:
Thanks so much

Next to last item in tree: Prevent Device Metadata from Network - Binary Value does it read 0 or 1? If have conflicting issues here and someone with an unamended registry can perhaps tell me the default value please? This will assist me greatly - As I see different values on my Laptops I am now unsure of the default

A:Default Settings for registry key - can anyone take a look

Attachment 62366

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Hi as stated I cant change any of the default app settings in windows 10.
I tried to change my default browser to chrome,nothing happens after i click google chrome,its still edge.
This also applies to other defaults like maps,music player,photo viewer etc.

A:Cant change default app settings

Hello, have you researched this on the forum? Questions about this have been asked so often.. the forum is a useful resource tool.

Note that you cannot change defaults from within programs- true from Win 8 on.

Please see:
Default Apps - Choose in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Have you tried by these means?

Also note that there are special instructions about Chrome which you can find which many have had difficulties with.
Chrome default browser

Note too that a couple of old version programs e.g. Winzip if installed have caused defaults to be reset on restart.

Hope that helps and points you in the right direction.

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I had a prompt to say my computer security settings were putting me at risk so reset them to default. Now I can't access anything! Working on an old Windows 7 toshiba laptop. Help??

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Is it possible to set the defaults of the normal.dot document to automatically include a documents filename and path, page number, date, author, person who last saved the document & the details of the last time it was printed?


A:MS Word & the default settings

I think I may have just answered my own question. I just had to find the 'normal.dot' template and make the required additions to that and save. Is this the only way to do this, does anyone know?

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Hello, I am having trouble with pop-ups to the extreme, and I have tried using AVG Antispyware to remove them. Every time I scan with AVG I get the exact same Adware and I remove it but it doesnt remove, in any case it has got so annoying that I had decided to use system restore, allthough this was Jan 1st, and I could not go back in the calender, so there was no way to restore. Now I have decided to just restore my computer to complete default settings, Ive done it before, but that was when my computer wouldnt fully start and it came up with the option to restore. I have to clue how to restore to defaults otherwise, could someone kindly walk me through these steps? (I did read other posts on this topic but I did not find any of them solving my problem, for they all required the use of 'System Restore')

A:How to Restore to Default settings?

Well pending on what kind of computer you have and how new it is, when you first turn on your computer there will be a Recovery option, press applicable key and it should start a recovery, remember this deletes all your personal files and programs

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In Word 2000...

In the Envelope & Label dialog, I keep changing the default Font & Font Size to my own preference (for envelopes); & it keeps resetting back to the old settings the next time I open the app.

What gives?

Also...how can I rid myself of the Office Assistant. I hide him (it...whatever) every time it pops up, but the next time I open a blank document & begin typing...here it comes again.



A:Envelope: Default Settings?

mark4man said:

In the Envelope & Label dialog, I keep changing the default Font & Font Size to my own preference (for envelopes); & it keeps resetting back to the old settings the next time I open the app.Click to expand...

Next time you're in Env & Labels > Font dialog box, hit the Default button in the bottom left corner.

Also...how can I rid myself of the Office Assistant. I hide him (it...whatever) every time it pops up, but the next time I open a blank document & begin typing...here it comes again.Click to expand...

Try right-clicking him, Options, deselect Use the Office Assistant.

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I have got my user profile setup the way I like it with the desktop icons, settings etc. How can I copy these settings to the default profile? I have tried copying the links folder to the default profiles links folder which does the sortcuts on the desktop etc but it doesnt do the computer icon or user profile icon. I have read that I need to edit some registry settings but I cant find any specific information anywhere. The point of what im trying to do is when a new user profile is created, it will automatically look the way I want it and software EULAS will already be set for example - it's to be used for an image.


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I read in a magazine that I bought yesterday about setting your computer to none default settings. This was mentioned as a way to stop people from being able to boot into safe mood via the F8 function as an admin and gain access to the computer and all files. The article did not mention how to set up a custom setting so this can not happen. I would really like to turn of vista's default setting so this can not happen to my computers. Anybody know how to do this?? I am not sure exactly where to look for this.

I use Vista Ultimate 64 bit


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I have


My DEFAULT settings
in OE 6 will not remain in DEFAULT SETTINGS in


Because of this problem--it keeps cutting me off from OE6 with ERROR messages and I must review and correct my settings. I click DEFAULT and APPLY after I correct my settings--but constantly it goes back to the improper settings. It also disables my MSGTAG program.

How can I get them to stay fixed?


A:DEFAULT settings in OE6 won't lock in

In Outlook Express,
Tools>Options>General tab,
under Default Messaging Programs
does it read:
This application is the default mail handler?

If not, click on the Make Default button.

If it does, do you have any other messaging program installed?

If not, download HijackThis version 1.99 and post a log here please.

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I am trying to change the present default setting for my e-mail from Outlook Express to Microsoft Outlook, but i am not able to find the right procedure.I am using a fully updated Win XP. Can anyone help?

A:Change Default Settings

When you open one or the other you should be told that it's not your default, and given the opportunity to change it.

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Don't ask me how I did it, but I must have changed a setting when in MS WORD or WIN XP.

EVERYTIME I print a doc on MS WORD, a doc summery sheet is printed too.

How do I turn this off? It is driving me crazy and wasting paper and ink!

Please respond in DUMMIES 101 style.


A:DEFAULT print settings

Try printing something via File -- Print. With the "Print" dialog displayed, click on "Options". You may find that "Document Properties" (under "Include with document") is checked -- if so, uncheck it & continue the printing. This should reset it for subsequent prints.


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Hi All

I have just installed a new printer however when I go to print it wants to send a fax. So I have to manually change the setting to the printer every time I want to print.

Does anyone know how I change the default printer setting to my printer and not fax option on the printer.


A:Default printer settings.

have you got two printer elements in the list - one for printer and one for fax
if so
click on the printer one you want to set
right click on it
and you should be able to
set as default printer

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I need to reset my CMD to it's default settings how do I do that?

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit..

A:Reset CMD to default settings?

Hello CriticalError,

Could you me more specific on what settings for cmd you want to restore to default?

If you mean the default associations for the .cmd file extension, then you can download and merge the CMD option in the tutorial below to do so.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

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A:Resetting settings to default???

Hello DevilMan, and welcome to Vista Forums.

This may be able to help you turn them back on.

Thumbnails in Windows Explorer

Hope this helps,

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I have noticed that my default setting in the Add/Remove Program are not staying as what I set them to be, thus I am having problems with the Windows Media Player not playing the downloads from Limewire or Ares. I have tried to rollback the system, nothing changes.
Am using Windows Live Onecare on my system as it is better than what Road Runner was offering for free (it didn't block viruses and had a mess cleaning them all out).
Any ideas, thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!!!

A Computer Nerd here!!!!!

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I can't find a way to change the default settings in my HP Printer driver, after installing Windows7.

The usual settings have dissapeared.

The driver was installed automatically, when I plugged the printer in. I tried to download from the HP site but it wouldn't work.

I usually have default settings for all printouts.

Any suggestions?


A:Default settings for printer

Here is what HP says about the drivers for this unit, which apparently is an "older" model:

"A full feature software and driver package for Windows 7 is not available for your product. However, the Windows 7 operating system installed on your computer contains a basic driver solution for your product.
With the basic driver, some of the advanced product features are not available"

Based on what HP says you will not get all the features you used to get in older Operating Systems.

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I have 2 Hotmail and one Hotpop account configured on OE6. I can send mail through Hotpop with no problems, however, when I try to send one through either Hotmail account I get the following message ... "The server does not support the required HTTP methods ... Response: 'Method Not Allowed' ... Error No. 0x800CCC35."

I have no doubt it's something I've messed around with as I've just reformatted and am still trying to get my settings correct with XP. Does anyone know how to restore default settings to OE6?



A:Restoring default settings OE6

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one of my children changed all of my display settings individually,IE:colors,font and size.is there any way to reset windows default display settings?

A:Default Display Settings

In Desktop>Properties>Appearance, if you have the XP style selected, switch to a different color scheme, click apply, then go back to the original and apply again. That should set most if not all back to default. A system restore would also work; just pick the most recent date before they changed things.

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Hello all, I'm new here.

I have a question:

We have windows XP home edition and our monitor is pretty old. It does have an updated graphics driver, however, which I just downloaded (it's an intel graphics media accelerator driver).

Everything works just fine, it's just that the screen is very dark. So I went in and changed the gamma/contrast/brightness settings on the graphics driver and got it to how I want it. That works fine as well, it's just that everytime you log off/on, turn the computer on in the morning, or run a full screen program it reverts back to the default settings.

I saved my settings as a scheme, but I don't know what to do from there. The weird part is that when I go into the graphics driver when it has reverted to the default settings, the settings it appears to be set on are the ones I want, but it's actually set on the default settings (even though mine are shown). If I simply click on one of the bars that adjusts the gamma/brigtness/contrast, even if I don't change it, the screen goes back to the settings that I want (the ones that are shown).

So, is there a way to have the screen always be the same gamma/brightness/contrast for every user and even when running a full screen program, without ever having to touch the driver again?

Thank you for your time

A:Default XP Color Settings

Before messing with video settings in the driver, you should adjust brightness and contrast with the buttons on the monitor casing (assuming it has any).

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I can't get my IE7 to keep web page settings (ie. my login settings for this forum) so I don't have to keep re-typing in my logins. It works on the new PC that I have at work. I am thinking about resetting the default settings. I checked the add-on list and it is pretty long. If I reset to defaults, it says that it is going to wipe them out. Will it automatically reload as needed or will it just further screw up my IE7.

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When I open Word, the settings are for Calibri (Body) 11 point font, and Multiple Line Spacing at 1.15. I change the settings to the ones I want - Times New Roman at 12 point font and single line spacing. I push the "default" button, which tells me that the change will affect all new documents using the NORMAL template, which is what I want to happen, so I click yes. Notwithstanding that, the next time I open Word to create a new document, it is back to the Calibri/Multiple Line Spacing setting. Can anyone advise how I can make my preferred setting the permanent default setting? Thanks.

A:Need Help With Word Default Settings

What version of Word are you running?

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I have office 2013 and use outlook for my email. When I delete a message it goes into my trash folder and not my deleted folder. Plus the trash folder keeps only a few days of deleted emai9ls. How can I change outlook to send deleted items to the deleted folder and also keep them until I want to delete them. My sent folder also just keeps a few days of sent item. I want to keep items in all my folders until I delete them. How can I do this? Thanks much....

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Every time I boot my PC, these settings keep going back to default.

Show hidden files gets checked off
Windows Update
User Account Control
System Specs:
Lenovo Ideacentre k410
Windows 8 MM
4GB Ram
Intel Pentium Dual Core 2.9GHz

A:Settings keep resetting to default

Run Lenovo update utility
That will update your hardware for you
After that Run windows Updates
Make sure to restart after updating windows and Lenovo update utility
If problem persists contact Lenovo support
PS. I have a lenovo twist and I have some weird issues as well I guess its safe to say its Windows 8 lol

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Not sure this is the right place for this thread, if not, sorry in advance.

I'd like Win7 to default to 'Extend these displays' under the 'Multiple displays:' setting when I dock my laptop. Anyone know how to do that? It used to work in XP, but I can't get 7 to do it so I have to manually change it every time I dock my machine...


A:Default settings for display

What happens if you just leave it set that way? That is what I usually do on my desktop.

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