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Taskbar Default Settings.

Q: Taskbar Default Settings.

It use to be when I would open something it would put icons on the task bar on the right hand side. It would only show two at a time and you could Click the arrow to scroll through. All of a sudden it stopped doing that and it adds them on the left and shows all the programs. Any ideas how to get it back?

Preferred Solution: Taskbar Default Settings.

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A: Taskbar Default Settings.

Hello isskyle, welcome to the Vista forums!

Try r. click on the taskbar and click properties to see if any of these options provide a solution.

Keep us informed!

Later Ted

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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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Ive been trying to figure out how to customize the default taskbar so its standard for all users on a computer. Not a fan of I.E. and by default it shows up as a quick launch icon for every account. I would like to replace it with firefox and add a few more helpful shortcuts that we use. Ive found where the files live

C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned

However thre is no such folder as "User Pinned" in the default folder. When I create the folder and add pins in there it does not implement them for other users. Can someone help point me in the right direction for what im trying to do? I would appreciate it very much.

Thanks in advance

A:Win 7 Default Taskbar

Go to Control Panel> Programs and Features> Turn Windows features on or off (left side pane)> deselect "Internet Explorer 8". Open Firefox, goto tools> options> advanced> select "Always check if Firefox is my default browser". I only use one user account so I think you may have to repeat this process for each user. I hate I.E. 8 as well and I also lock my Firefox down with "PasswordProfile", and rename and hide my firefox folder to deter anyone but myself from using the internet when my machine is unlocked.

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I have had this problem twice, on two installations. The shortcut icons from the program(exe-files) becomes the "default" one. F.ex. the Vuze(azureus.exe) icon in the folder has become default, but if I right-click->properties, the icon is there and everything seems to be fine, tho it is not.

Anyone else had the annoying problem?

A:Icons on taskbar becomes default

Quote: Originally Posted by stefanw1337

I have had this problem twice, on two installations. The shortcut icons from the program(exe-files) becomes the "default" one. F.ex. the Vuze(azureus.exe) icon in the folder has become default, but if I right-click->properties, the icon is there and everything seems to be fine, tho it is not.

Anyone else had the annoying problem?

I did infact,this solved it.
Icon Cache - Rebuild
Let us know

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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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I have ran across a problem unfamiliar to me, I have been doing tech support and PC repair for 5 years, and that is a taskbar that has set it's default position to the top of the screen in Windows XP. It was moved to the top for some time and now it can't be made to stay in the default bottom position on boot. It can be moved manually but it is a true pain to do it afer every boot.

A:Taskbar, change default position/

What computer and what o/s?

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Ok, just upgraded to W7. I was using rocketdock on vista and i have loads of icons i got off deviantart. How would i use the png icons in place of the default W7 icons on the taskbar?

A:changing the default icon on the taskbar?

Create a new shortcut in the appropriate prgoram folder. Change icon for the new shortcut. Unpin existing shortcut. Pin new shortcut.

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I left my laptop in the same room as my two year old daughter for a minute . When I came back in to the room, the taskbar has been moved to the right hand side of the screen and I can't find a way of putting it back to the bottom (it's not locked).
Any help will be appreciated.

A:How do I restore the taskbar to its default position?

Click and HOLD on the part of the taskbar lowest to the original place (not clock area) and drag the bar back.

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Hey, a few months ago my PC was being especially slow so I disabled almost all non-essential processes. This included me disabling lots of visual effects for my PC. I made it so my taskbar is that boring, blocky grey wth no shadowing on icons and all that kind of thing. All of that really made no difference... I've managed to speed up my PC some by other methods so I'd like to change it back to the nice blue curvy taskbar, along with better looking desktop icons and everything else I used to have. I basically would like to ask how to do that

P.S. While I'm posting here, any recommendations for speeding up my PC (not simple things like defrag etc.)? I'd like to just buy a new PC or upgrade parts but I really can't afford that at the moment

P.P.S More importantly, I am running on XP SP2

Thanks all.

A:Changing taskbar back to default

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I have changed my icons to custom ones but when i use the program, it stays to default.

(I use dell Dock and when i start the programs from there, thats when i get default icons,When they are started from the desktop they go to custom ones)

I have tried the default_ICO.reg and also the icon cache rebuild.

Any ideas on a fix?


A:Custom Icons Changing to default in taskbar.


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I have created a custom windows 7 pro image through audit mode and then sysprepped it.  Upon new user login, I notice that the three default taskbar items (IE, WMP, Explorer) are still there.  How can I get rid of these with a gpo/p?
And yes, the CopyProfile tag is set to true in my sysprep.xml file.
Thank you.

A:Remove default pinned items from taskbar with gpo/p

This script works.
'Credit goes to Eric G. for writing this script.
'More info at http://frontslash.wordpress.com/2010/03/01/removing-internet-explorer-and-windows-media-player-from-taskbar/#comment-178

Option Explicit


Dim objShell, objFSO
Dim objCurrentUserStartFolder
Dim strCurrentUserStartFolderPath
Dim objAllUsersProgramsFolder
Dim strAllUsersProgramsPath
Dim objFolder
Dim objFolderItem
Dim colVerbs
Dim objVerb

Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objCurrentUserStartFolder = objShell.NameSpace (CSIDL_STARTMENU)
strCurrentUserStartFolderPath = objCurrentUserStartFolder.Self.Path
Set objAllUsersProgramsFolder = objShell.NameSpace(CSIDL_COMMON_PROGRAMS)
strAllUsersProgramsPath = objAllUsersProgramsFolder.Self.Path

'Internet Explorer
If objFSO.FileExists(strCurrentUserStartFolderPath & "\Programs\Internet Explorer.lnk") Then
Set objFolder = objShell.Namespace(strCurrentUserStartFolderPath & "\Programs")
Set objFolderItem = objFolder.ParseName("Internet Explorer.lnk")
Set colVerbs = objFolderItem.Verbs
For Each objVerb in colVerbs
If Replace(objVerb.name, "&", "") = "Unpin from Taskbar" Then objVerb.DoIt
End If
'Windows Explorer
If objFSO.File... Read more

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

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

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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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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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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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Whenever a new user logs on to a computer, Microsoft puts certain default icons on the Start Menu and the Task bar, whether you want them there or not. I need to remove these icons, and put our own on the start menu. I can put our own icons on the start menu, but I don't have a way to remove the default icons. I need to remove the clutter from the start menu.

Does anyone have a script or other method to remove those icons?

A:Removing Default Icons From Start Menu And Taskbar

See if this tutorial will help you out Connect To - Change Default Icon in Start Menu if so also look at the bottom of it there is a list of related tutorials that will help with the rest of them.

If that is not what you wanted change please post a screenshot of what you are trying to change.
Use these tutorials for posting screenshots.
Screenshot with Paint
How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums


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How do I reset my taskbar icons without doing a system restore?

A:Resetting Icons in Taskbar to Default Without Doing a System Restore

In the case you mean the icons do no longer look like they should do, try Iconfix.

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Here is our dilemma. At the community college I work at, the librarians have requested that certain icons be pinned to the taskbar for all users. By default, Internet Explorer, File Explorer, and Store are pinned on the taskbar in Windows 8.1.

Well, they want none of those icons pinned to the taskbar, but they do want other icons pinned. I have tried a script to get rid of them on logon, but it deletes the icons so slowly that users can actually notice the icons disappearing on logon (it takes about 2 seconds per icon to delete). The librarians dislike this.

So, has anyone figured out the mechanism that creates these three icons? I would like to figure out a way to disable their creation in the first place, if possible. Already, Windows will allow additional icons to be added; it simply won't allow these three to be removed.

A:How to remove default pinned taskbar icons in Windows 8.1?

Right click and select "unpin this program from the taskbar". I have that option for all three on my Windows 8.1 system.

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Windows 10 Home factory installed on a new HP Envy. On boot up, there are times when the taskbar doesn't become populated and the default icons on the right and left don't function. Then there are times when the taskbar icons are populating, but the default icons don't function. And then there are times when all is working properly. I don't know why this happens, but I have noticed this: At night I shut the computer down. This morning when booting up, the computer went very quickly to the initial opening screen. Clicking on this screen then opens the password screen, and after entering the pw, windows opens fully but without a populated taskbar or functioning default icons. I then restarted the computer, but this time the boot-up took a longer time. The HP logo appeared with the "circling" icon, then there was the blue screen with the "circling" icon and finally the opening screen that needs to be clicked to then open the password screen. Entered the pw and the windows screen opened with a fully populated taskbar and functioning default icons. Bugs? Windows self-correcting problem? How does one get a consistently proper opening?

A:Appearing/disappearing taskbar and non0functioning default icons?

The symptoms you are describing show you have fast start-up enabled (which is the default) and this triggers a fast startup after a normal shutdown. However, if you do a restart it does not activate the fast start which is why you found it was slower to boot up.

You could try turning fast start off and see if you get better consistency for a while with the trade-off of a slower boot time. You will find this setting in Power Options and "choose what the power buttons do".

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I've got a new machine with bloatware that is creating an unwated taskbar icon.
I searched the internet but all suggestions I found have yielded nothing. Does anyone know the path/folder to remove this?

A:reg path or folder for default/public taskbar icon

Ah ok... found it. Just hidden in hex under

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I just completed a fresh install of XP Pro and transferred over my old settings and preferences. The desktop transferred OK, but taskbar buttons did not. If someone could tell me the file name where taskbar settings are stored, I will try to cut and paste that file into the new installation. Any assistance would be most appreciated.


A:Transferring taskbar settings

I believe the settings would be stored in the registry...what exactly are you trying to get back?

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Picture pretty much says it all. I still get the thumbnail preview when mousing over the icons, but I would like to change it back so that all the similar icons are grouped into together to save room on the task bar.

BTW: This either happened from SP1 beta or some option I ticked while making a custom install disk.

A:Need to change taskbar settings

Taskbar Button Grouping - Enable or Disable

Right click the task bar and press properties. Then Beside "Taskbar Buttons:" drop down menu press Always Combine, Hide Labels. I think this is what you mean.
Hope this helps!

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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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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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Recently my computer's internet gliched and I can no longer connect to any webpage. I think it might have somthing to do with me deleting route on cmd. this is what I wrote:

route delete -p

Is there any way i can restore the deleted route?

A:How do I change cmd to default settings?

Hi and welcome to the Forum
Can you do a system restore to a point behind when you did the deletion? It would also beg the question why did you delete it?

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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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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 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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Hello, I'm new on SevenForums and I need to help.

I was testing my Small Basic app, but when I launched it, the TextWindow font size was only 4?6 pixels.
So I launched the Command Prompt via Run, and the size was also 4?6.

In Properties, there were only 4 tabs and 9 sizes of Terminal font. The default one, 8?12, wasn't in the options.
I can show you screenshot of Properties window. (I'm using WindowsBlinds 8 with Mac skin, where active tab texture is same with inactive tab.)

How can I restore font size to 8?12?

It would be a big help for me if you post value of this:

Sorry for my English, I'm not a native speaker.

A:Can't change cmd.exe settings to default

You could try sfc /scannow and that would undo all changes/modifications, and then you could just reapply the settings in windows blinds and see if that helps.....maybe something went funky when applying the theme.

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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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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?

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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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