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How to change boot options permanently (Win 10 not being default)?

Q: How to change boot options permanently (Win 10 not being default)?

I am trying to have my computer boot Linux by default, from an external hard drive, while my internal drive has Windows 10 on it. Unfortunately I cannot get it to work: Windows 10 boots automatically at every restart and cold start.

Steps I've taken so far:
The boot order I want is set and saved in BIOS. There's no uEFI on my computer.
Windows 10 fast startup option is disabled. I also disabled the hibernation option just in case.

Still, I can only get Linux to boot by going into BIOS every time and selecting the (already selected) external hard drive again. When I then try to mount the internal (Win 10) disk from within Linux, I get an error saying it cannot be mounted because Windows 10 is still using it.

Any ideas how to solve this and give full boot control back to BIOS?

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A: How to change boot options permanently (Win 10 not being default)?

Hey Kinimod,

Have a look HERE. (However I just noted you want to boot from an external drive, so I'm not sure if this is applicable)


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I am trying to have my computer boot Linux by default, from an external hard drive, while my internal drive has Windows 10 on it. Unfortunately I cannot get it to work: Windows 10 boots automatically at every restart and cold start.

Steps I've taken so far:
The boot order I want is set and saved in BIOS. There's no uEFI on my computer.
Windows 10 fast startup option is disabled. I also disabled the hibernation option just in case.

Still, I can only get Linux to boot by going into BIOS every time and selecting the (already selected) external hard drive again. When I then try to mount the internal (Win 10) disk from within Linux, I get an error saying it cannot be mounted because Windows 10 is still using it.

Any ideas how to solve this and give full boot control back to BIOS?

A:How to change boot options permanently (Win 10 not being default)?

Hey Kinimod,

Have a look HERE. (However I just noted you want to boot from an external drive, so I'm not sure if this is applicable)


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I recently set up a sbs 2003 server. My isp doesn't allow my [email protected] emails out or in very well. I have setup exchange for my comcast email and use it in outlook but exchange keeps changing my default email server to itself. Is there a way I can make my comcast email the default permanently?

A:Permanently Change the default email in Exchange

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No recent changes that I'm aware of No new hardware I don't turn my computer off very often but the last 4 times I've done so upon restart the boot order has changed from hard drive to CD Rom so it won't boot of course. I restart it, pressing escape to go to boot menu and change the order to hard drive and save the changes and boot right up. But it reverts to cd rom on next start

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Hi to all! I want to change this area (Icons-fonts).Thank you!

A:How do I change default options in Libraries (Wind.7)?

I fοund the solutions with tutorials (at least for icons).
It' s great forum!
I have a small (and for this reason I don't want to begin a new thread) unrelated question: Can I find folder icons BUT the preview (thumbnails) be maintened as the default Icon folders of Windows? I can't find such an icon. I don't know if I'm clear... Sorry for my bad English , I am not a native speaker :Ρ Τhank you!

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Hi All, I have added new SSD into my laptop and also migrated OS from current HDD to this SSD. I have verified and tested that from F9 I am able to cleanly boot into this new SSD disk with amazing speed and no issues. Now I wanted to set this SSD as default in boot options where currently it is showing both HDD and SSd. But this OS Boot Manager sub menu does not allow me to change the sequence. It is showing both and by default it is booting to HDD OS, unless I manually interrupt using Esc and F9. As of now both HDD and SSD are available in my laptop with OS. Could anyone please suggest how can I make this SSD as default boot? ThanksVamshi 

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i hit the key accidentally so the boot option set to boot from network. how do i return to the normal setting

A:change boot options

Hi: I think  the easiest thing to do would be to set the BIOS to its defaults in the BIOS menu. Restart the PC, tap the ESC key at the beginning of the HP welcome screen, select the F10 setup menu, and then once in there set the BIOS to its defaults, save the setting and restart the PC.

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Hello. Thanks for the help yesterday. Got another question about dual booting. I have mostly run WinXP. But I did install Vista Home Premium and fooled around with it. But didn't like it much so uninstaled it. When I installed Win7 it must have found enough dregs to decide I wanted Dual Boot, even though I don't. In WinXP you just modify the boot.ini file. I don't see anything familier. I want to go straight to Win7.

A:How to change boot options.

So you want to remove XP from Boot Menu ? It would be better if we just disable it.We will be editing Boot Configuration Data using BCDEDIT tool. Warning : Make a backup of Boot Configuration Data (BCD) first. Improper use of this command line tool may render your computer un-bootable.To make a backup of BCD :1. Type cmd in Start Menu search box. Right-click on cmd.exe and select Run as administrator2. In command prompt type, bcdedit /export c:\backup. This would save your BCD to c:\backup.If later you want to restore BCD, type bcdedit /import c:\backup after booting from Windows 7 DVD.You can follow these steps to disable dual boot menu :1. Boot into Windows 7.2 . Open command prompt with admin privileges. To do this, click on Start Menu, type cmd in search box, right-click on cmd.exe and select Run as administrator.3. In the command prompt type these pressing Enter after each line :bcdedit /default {current}
bcdedit /timeout 0 This will set Windows 7 as default OS and set timeout to 0 seconds. So at boot yuor computer will boot into Windows 7 straight.4. Restart your computer.

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i am dual booting xp mce and vista.. and im wondering if its possible to change the displayed names because xp shows up as "earlier windows version" or something like that and i'd rather it just say xp

A:Solved: change name of boot options?

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We have upgraded our systems to Windows 7 (From XP). I have setup Indexing on our server and the employees use the Search Bar (upper right on a window) to search for a file they are looking for. However we have over 100,000 folders that we are looking though. Is there a way to set the Search to default type:Folder? Or have it search just folder names instead of showing files also?

If I type in "12345" it will take a minute to search everything and give me 20 files+1 folder.
If I type in "12345 type:folder" it will take 10 seconds and give me 1 folder.

When the employees are on the phone, quicker the better, and having them put "type:folder" after everything is time consuming for them.

I've looked around online and i'm not sure if i can do this.

The computers using this are running
Windows 7 Pro x64
Updated to Current

Server is Windows 2008 (Indexed folder the employees are searching in)
Updated to Current

A:Searching: Change Default Search options to set/add "Type:Folder"

You'll probably want to go with something like FileSearchEX to avoid retraining. There are a few others but this one closely matches your question.

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Hi all

I recently clean re-installed Win7 Pro 64 and now the Power Options keep reverting to High Performance every time I re-boot and even on wake up. If I set it to a power plan every time it works fine that one time.

I didn't make any changes to hardware/bios from previous install. The only change is that I first installed XP x86 to a separate redundant HD to enable a legacy scanner for which no 64bit drivers are available and I only boot into XP on an occasional as and when basis. I didn't make any changes to Windows boot manager & can only boot into it from F8.

I also downloaded a legacy game from Steam which is running happily on Win7. I rapidly decided that I hate Steam so I set it not to run at startup, only play offline and kill all associated process after closing the game. Again, I'm not running the game on a daily basis so it's unlikely this is affecting this persistant behaviour.

Grateful for any ideas.


A:Power Options change on Boot/Wake Up

Please Run sfc /scan now using option 2 in this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back the results.

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Hi All,

I'm not sure if Im in deep trouble or if this is something trivial. Please help me out.

I had once tried to install windows xp SP3 (long back) and it had failed.. The result was that I got 2 options (healthy xp and not working SP3) Everytime during boot. I continued working choosing the healthy one. The default always was the corrupt sp3 and if I was not alert to change it it would try to install Sp3.. Say something got corrupted and restart again during which time I would select the healthy Xp.

Sometime back I got Windows 7 and installed the same. Rather than clean up and format my drive I went for an install that didn't delete my other drives. It took a back up of xp and installed win 7. My C drive had 9Gb of space and I continued working. At boot up I now had 3 options.

annoyed at constantly being asked 3 choices at start up I found my way to uncheck the 'time' box in the advanced setting in windows 7. I thought this meant that win 7 would load automatically without asking for other choices.

Now when I start my system it doesn't ask any choices but goes straight to install from the the corrupt SP3 version, fails and prompts for a restart.. At restart the same thing happens again... I am now stuck and can't seem to either boot up windows 7 or get that list of OS to choose at boot..

Are there any options in bios through which I can increase the time so that it displays that list again or can I change default OS to boot there?

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A:Is it possible to change default OS at boot?

If you type "msconfig" in the start menu and then choose the "Boot" tab, are there different operating systems listed?

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I have W7 and W10TP on different physical hard drives.

If needed, how can I change the default boot OS from the command prompt from WinRE or W7 Repair Disk and/or W10 Recovery USB flash drive.

I've searched and found many with two OS's on the same physical HD but not on separate HD. They state to just mark the desired HD partition as Active and run the OS Repair function three times. Would that be the same procedure as well for separate HD?

A:Dual Boot Default OS Change

If you had the other hard drive disconnected during the installs, then simply go into the bios and set the proper hard drive to boot first.

When you want to boot from the other OS, you simply use the 1 time boot menu key to choose the other hard drive.

If not, you simply use msconfig or EasyBCD to set the default OS.

Do you have a dual boot screen to choose the OS now ?

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I had a computer running Win7 Pro, with 2 hard drives C (OS boot etc) and D. A while ago, D drive began to show some disk error msg, and so I stopped using it. Recently I got a spare drive from a friend, and trying to replace my old D drive with it. I opened the CPU box and unattached the old D drive, and I restarted the computer and confirmed that Win7 would still run on the C drive only. then I attached the new drive, and restarted the computer again. Apparently the new drive had OS installed on it, and computer started on that new drive. The new drive became C: and the old C drive became D. I tried to switch back to the old C drive by disconnecting the new drive, and got message "missing OS". From the computer property or msconfig I see only one entry "Windows 7".

I really need to boot from the old C drive (with all the applications installed), but don't know how.

Any advice/solution will be greatly appreciated.

A:How to change default OS boot disk in Win7

Make sure you didn`t loosen the cable or cables from your original drive.

There`s no reason your original drive shouldn`t boot to windows again.

Do you have an install dvd ? You can use that to format the drive you got from your friend.

If not then you could create a Partition Wizard Boot CD to format it. (from/on a working PC)

Bootable Partition Manager| MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition

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Since i did a fresh reinstall of Win 8 64 i have never been able to change the folder view options. Example; I am in a windows explorer window, everything is displayed as a large icon (yuk), i right click go to view and change to details. I then click 'view' on the toolbar and click options, I then navigate to the 'View' tab whereby my intention is to apply the 'detailed' view to all explorer windows in future yet both fields are greyed out (the 'Apply to Folders' and 'Rest Folders').
It has never been usable since this fresh install (ie on previous versions of win 8 installs i recall it working, but not this one, ie its not a recent problem, has always been like this).

Any ideas?



A:Folder Options Greyed Out Permanently

Hello Bruce,

Those options will be grayed out unless you opened Folder Options from within that folder and not from any other location.


Hope this helps,

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I have my puter set up as a dual boot system with 98se and xp home. When I start it up i get a screen asking me which system to boot. If i do nothing it boots to xp.
Is it possible to change this to 98se as the default and also can I change the time given to choose lower than 30 seconds?
Many thanks for any help

A:dual boot-change default operating system

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I had Vista on C: drive and later installed XP on D: drive.
Boot order was then Vista - XP, worked ok. I then changed the boot order where XP to be the default . And now the boot manager does not allow me to even choose Vista, but goes directly to XP. The changes I did in Vista.
I have "restorepoint delete" fix active ( System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete)
Restoring the fix does no difference to this issue other than making boot.ini visible for changes on the XP side, but without options for Vista.

Has my Vista gone "hasta la vista" or is it "see you never more". Is there some means of getting it alive again?


A:Vista becomes invisible in dual boot order change to XP as default

Hello Lars,

You should be able to do a Startup Repair on the Vista partition to have it back.

Hope this helps,


See this to Boot Partition - Default

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Hi Guys

I know this is not going to be popular, but I want UK-English.

I am in Australia, so setting the international formats does not work for us as we have $ dollars and metric.

Every day I open up a new word document (WORD 2010), I have to set the proofing language back to UK-English as default. But Word keeps defaulting it back to US-English.

Can anyone give me the permanent fix. Sorry to all the Americans and Australians, but I want UK-English.

A:Permanently changing default language to English UK

What is your keyboard set to?

BTW this is not related but why if you are in Australia does this Profile show the US Tme Zone?

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hi, anyone can tell me how to permanently change the mtu for a given network device in win7? the cmd "netsh interface ipv4 set subinterface ?NameOfConnection? mtu=XXXX store=persistent" does not work for me: mtu value goes back to initial after reboot...
thank you

A:how to permanently change mtu?

you can modify the windows registry for this as well.

click start type regedit the navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\[Adapter ID]]

(Find the correct adapter you want to change on your machine, there may be multiple entries depending on the number of adopters you may have)

the right click and create a new REG_DWORD, name it MTU, set the value after that.

hope this helps

Cheers !!

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When I am typing, sometimes I get the character ? instead of ?. After doing some research, all you need to do is select the English(US) instead of English(Can) in the language bar. Apparently, it seems that this language setting only effects the individual software instead of all the software installed on your computer. So for example, if I changed this language setting in Word, this setting will not roll over to Notepad or Chrome or even the OS.

I am wondering if there is a way to permanently save the English(US) setting so it will apply to all of my software?

A:Change Language Permanently

If you go to Regional and Language Settings in the Control Panel, you should be able to set it to English (United States) so that all software defaults to this. Additionally, you can go to the "Keyboards and Languages" tab and click on "Change Keyboards" to ensure that English (US) is installed. If not, you can add it.

Keyboard Layout - Change

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There are a whole bunch of XP services that launch automatically when you start up Windoze. These can be turned off manually by using services.msc.

But I've found that at least some of these can not be turned off permanently. An example is Automatic Updates.

Does anyone know if it is possible to turn these off permanently? One obvious way would be to change the name of the service, and that's not hard to do, but there must be a "proper" way to do it. Anyone have any ideas?

A:How to permanently change Services that launch

Using Automatic Updates as in your example, if you right click the Service, Properties and set the Startup Type to Disabled and reboot, does that not keep it from starting again?If you disable Automatic Updates, you will then get an informational message about that, which you will also have to disable (if you want).If you have particular fussy ones, tell us which and maybe we can help. I don't think renaming is a good method.I have many disabled service too. Here is a popular list for XP that will give you some ideas about what can be turned off/disabled/better left alone:http://www.blackviper.com/

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I have really tried everything i can think of and researched so much for answers.
Please, i only formatted my computer 2 months ago and then this came out of the blue. I am about to start back at school and i dont want my computer to go bust. I need any help possible.
I wake up and i log on and what comes up is not what my profile I logged into looks like and so i figured that my comp had a quick lapse in ability like it had before that made it assume a temp profile because mine could not be found.
* So i log out and log back in. No fix. Open my comp check all connections. No fix. System Restore. No Fix.
* That's when i found out that i was in TEMP.ESM-01 login not Tarik but i clearly logged into Tarik so i ended up freakin thinking my files were gone. So then i checked and found that when i went to Tarik's docs through My computer it came up empty but when i go to Documents and Settings/Tarik/My docs its all there so "phew" i didn't lose anything but why am i not getting that profile to load?
* After looking at it all and doing some research i found out it has to do with roaming profiles yet i don't have a host network i connect to; i am the host. So finally i found something that may have fixed it and downloaded it from Microsoft called "User Profile Hive Cleanup Service".
* Didn't Work but what i did notice is that it creates and replaces the TEMP.ESM-01 Profile folder every time i log in with Tarik. So i guess it a profile that... Read more

A:How do i permanently change %USERPROFILE% in the registry?

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Can someone tell me how I can permanently change the default font in Word Pad?


A:Change font permanently in Word Pad?

Hmm, you can use a trick as i think you can't change the default font in Wpad.

Create a rtf document with a "space", select the space, choose your font and size, save as your-template.rtf.
In properties, tick read only to avoid modifying it, be sur that rtf files open with Wpad.
Change your shortcuts to open Wpad so that they open your-template.rtf and that's it.

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On my Dell XP Pro, msconfig lists a number of applications (not services) from 3rd party vendors, such as HP and QWest, scheduled to launch at start-up. Several times, I've unchecked these items, clicked APPLY, and then re-started my system; nevertheless, when my system has finally rebooted, Windows Task Manager shows them running, and I have to eliminate them in Windows Task manager.

So it appears that somehow, there is some application somewhere that is reversing (i.e. ignoring) my (new) settings I try to establish in msconfig. Is anyone familiar with this problem?

I can figure out several ways of dealing with this problem, such as changing the names of these annoying applications (e.g. from application.exe to application.eze) so they cannot be found (therefore cannot launch), but I'd sure like to know what software it is on my machine that keeps overriding my choices. And also how to change the start-up menu permanently without changing the names of the relevant offending programs.

A:Cannot permanently change msconfig settings

msconfig is a diagnostic utility. If you want to permanently manage startup items you should use a simple app such as Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel (http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml).
Uncheck whatever you don't want started in that app and let's go from there.

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Hi everyone, thanks for looking.
Im running into a particular problem that I cant seem to find the reasons or the settings.

I watch HBO GO (i have a valid subscription) on my Windows 7 Home laptop and use an HDMI cable to connect my TV.

Scenerio 1:
If I leave the close the lid power option on hibernate, I must leave the laptop open and, when I connect the HDMI the TV, it becomes my monitor and I view as the monitor and watch anything full screen no problem.

Scenerio 2:
I change the power option on the lid close to "do nothing". When the HDMI cable is hooked up, if the laptop is open it uses the laptop display, if its closed it displays through the HDMI/TV. This is perfect and exactly what I want.
I can watch as the monitor no problem HOWEVER, if I choose full screen, I get gray borders and the "Full Screen" is not full and just centered.

I can not for the life of me figure out why and Im going crazy.
Does anyone know why the power option would have an effect on this and what settings I could change?

Many Thanks in Advance!!!


A:External display settings change when Power options change?

Check to see what resolution your laptop's display is at, what the external TV resolution is when you connect it to your laptop, and MAYBE what resolution the videos you're watching are. This just sounds like a resolution issue. If the TV is at a larger resolution than your laptop's resolution, change the TV's resolution to the size your laptop is at. Then try watching a video to see what happens. Hope this helps.

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running windows 7 service pack 1 64 bit.
Cannot put files in recycle bin as they get only deleted permanently. Cannot change options.
Here is the screenshot:

Thank you for your help.


A:Recycle Bin only deletes permanently and cannot change settings


Check for a key called "NoRecycleFiles" in


If present, try setting the value to 0. Alternatively, delete it.

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anyone know how to change user variable permanently for TEMP and TMP path using script for every user profile?

when I use:
setx TEMP "c:\temp", it will change the reg type to REG_SZ instead of REG_EXPAND_SZ

A:change user variable permanently for TEMP and TMP

...which is OK because there is nothing to expand in "c:\temp", right?
If you wish to continue using %USERNAME% in those environment vars, you could use something like
set unvar = USERNAME
setx TEMP "c:\Users\%%unvar%%\temp"

which will give you REG_EXPAND_SZ along with "%USERNAME% in it.
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I had problems with vista, so i created a new partition, installed a different version of vista, then formatted the original OS partition. (obviously i had no idea what i was doing, but thats beyond the point)
Now i have a problem with the new partition i created for vista.
The default drive on where to save things is C:
however, C: is my OS drive
how can i change it so that all files are downloaded to D: without manually entering it everytime?

Or, would simply changing the Drive letters work?
if so, how do it do it? Ive tried using the vista maintenance tools, but i get an error saying it cannot be changed because of files in use.

Or, should i get a new harddrive, remove the old drive, install a partition on it named c:, install vista on that. (i would assume the original vista disc i have has the ability to create a partition on it when booting from disc.. its preactivated)

Im not really looking for the easiest or cheapest way to do it. I have just googled the crap out of this, and im not really finding the info im looking for, because im not really sure what its called.
So any suggestions would be very helpful

A:how to change file download path permanently..d: instead of C:?

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i want to change especially the brightness settings of a webcam.
Does anyone know a way that lets me adjust the settings globally and permanently?(so that those settings apply to all programs that will use the cam without having to re-adjust)
The cam itself is a quite old no-name model. The basic driver which makes it available to applications on the systems miracously still worked though.

A:globally / permanently change webcam settings

If the cam is that old, its entirely possible that option was never available...

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Could I permanently change embedded UEFI key for Windows 10?

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How can I permanently change a single file's icon?

I have organized some backups as ISO files, and would like to have a different icon for each file.

I have created an .ICO for each file.

IconChanger worked great, but only while the program was installed. Once I had all the icons changed and thought I was through and uninstalled the program, all the icons went back to their original disc icon.

Is there a way to permanently change a single file's icon, so if I move it to another machine it will retain the icon?


A:Permanently change a single file's icon

Originally Posted by 3DPiper

Is there a way to permanently change a single file's icon, so if I move it to another machine it will retain the icon?


Technically, yes, a "resource editor" can be used to alter icons embedded in executables. However, once you start haxx0ring an app, most software vendors would see that as a violation of their terms of use, which is why I won't provide further technical detail (I realise you're asking for entirely innocent reasons).

I can't imagine it would be worth your time though. It's just an icon, after all.

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OK I can open cmd and type color 0a and that's what I like...

So is there anyway to keep this color default so I don't have to type it in every time...

A:Solved: Change Color of Text in cmd permanently ..

I don't know if I can help, since I don't have Windows7,but have you tried to right click on the title bar at the top of the box and select properties.That is how you do it in Windows XP.
Hope that's what you mean.

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hi, randomly the other week my computer became extremely slow and would often hang, so i did some investigating and one way or another i discovered that setting the priority of a certain instance of svchost.exe (the one that hosts the service "Network Connections" among others) to Above Normal seems to do the trick.

i have no idea why this works but it seems to, and so i wanted to know if there is a way to permanently set the priority of this process to above normal without having to manually adjust it every time i start my computer.

i should mention i tried downloading the program "Prio" which claims the ability to save settings on priorities but unfortunately it doesnt work with svchost.exe

does anyone know how to permanently change the priority of this process?

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In a Contact, Notes field, when I select all and change the font, it usually reverts back to the small default font the next time I open outlook. How do I prevent this, and, how can I set a new default font for Contact notes for all new contacts? (I am not talking about Notes, I am talking about within a contact, the notes field.) Thank You

A:Outlook 2003 permanently change font for notes

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After reading several threads, I am still not clear: Altho I uncheck the display preview panel button in layout, the panel re-appears every time I restart Mail. This is driving me crazy. Any way around this?

A:Windows Mail - Permanently change preview panel option

Hello Decorlady, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might consider giving Windows Live Mail a try instead. It is better in my opinion.

It supports Pop3, IMAP, HTTP website (EX: Hotmail) email, and is a lot more stable. Plus, WLM will minimize to a tray bar icon, checks spelling as you type messages, and has a separate Inbox for each email account. WLM will automatically import Windows Mail messages, accounts, and settings into it. Contacts will have to be manually imported from within WLM. (Tools, Contacts, File, Import, Address book for current Windows User.) To see the Menu bar, press ALT+M and check "Show all menus".

Hope this helps,

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How to change default boot drive and reformat the old one.

I installed a new 2TB drive and installed window 7. But for some reason win7 needs my old drive to boot. I have tried to unplug the old drive and boot with the win7dvd, but I get disk failure message please reboot over and over.

What are the steps to make the new drive the sole place for win7 to boot and then how can I reformat the old drive for storage?

Thanks for any help provided!

A:How to change default boot drive and reformat old drive.

Hi if you want to move the boot files to another drive click the link below then format the drive

Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

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I am begging for help as this problem is driving me insane! To start the story Windows 10 asked me to upgrade last year, and God I wish I didn't. I had nothing but problems with the OS, mainly down to it being unsupported for my notebook by HP. I Decided to roll back to Windows 8 and during the rollback, the notebook has failed catastrophically! 'Luckily' the recovery option kicked in, but this also failed and crashed mid recovery.  I am now left with the boot failing immediatley and showing a BCD error 0x0000034. (press esc for UEFI). Once in UEFI the only option that doesnt bring the same BCD error is the HP System Test. This works ok and the system passes all tests (including hard drive which though a lot of searching online is often the root cause of the above error) I want to enter the BIOS settings and set it to boot from USB in order to use my windows recovery USB, but pressing F11 or F10 goes straight to the Blue screen of death with the same error above! I am fairly proficient with computers and managed quite a few repairs etc, but this loop of blue screen with no conceivable boot option is driving me insane! Someone please help! Thanks in advance, Thebgb! 

A:Unable to access any recovery options. Boot options menu als...

thebgb Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Sorry, but I don't have very good news for you ...The Win10 Upgrade is know to corrupt the Recovery partition stored there by the OEM that built the original machine. This pretty much guarantees that no HP Recovery is going to work: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Video-Display-and-Touch/HP-Recovery-Manager-Blocked-After-Windo...This means that RESET no longer works on your laptop due to your doing the Win10 Upgrade.To actually restore your PC to its original condition, you need something known as HP Recovery Media.HP Recovery Media is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utilities. In some cases, you may be able to order a USB stick instead of disks. You have to order these from HP; they can not be downloaded.You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: http://support.hp.com/us-en/driversOnce there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update". If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom of the page, you will see an entry for Order Recovery Media-CD/DVD/USB. Click the "+" symbol to expand that entry and click on Order Media for details.Or, if you prefer, you can do the same by contacting HP Customer Service:If you live in the US or Canada,... Read more

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I work in Photoshop CC, Illustrator and Inkscape.
How do I get each of my svg files to save showing what software it was made in instead of showing they were all made in Inkscape?
I tried to tell it to open with...and only this file etc.
I need to know how each one was saved so I can send the right one to customers depending on the software they own.
Thank you,

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I have a quick question, and i may be being simple here but i can't figure it

i have laptop that has some propriatory software for the power settings, specifically its the toshiba evo utility. there is a hard button for it above my keyboard. my usual policy is to run the eco when i'm on batteries and run a windows plan when plugged in.

i want to run the high performance when i plug in, but everytime i press the eco button to come out of eco mode it defaults to blummin balanced.

save for deleting the other plans, is there a way round this? can i set the default plan to always be high power when switching back and forth to my proprietry tosh eco mode plan?



A:Power Options - Default

Hello Ben,

I'm not sure, but you could use the tutorial below to create a shortcut that will make changing back to the High Performance plan easy to do.

Power Plan - Create Shortcut to Change Power Plan

Hope this helps,

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I need to reset my Regional Language setting to default, . .

I see that this can be done by clicking advanced tab in the Regional and Language options

and checking the bottom box; Default user accounts, . . .

however this also says;

You choose to apply settings to the default user profile.

These changes will affect the logon screen and all user accounts.
Some system services may require you to restart your computer
before the changes will take effect.

Please tell me what effects will occur, . . I think I need to do this because on certain occasions I am inadvertently activating something that causes some language abnormalities to occur, when typing English, etc.

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Hi all

a little history. I installed XP on a new SATA drive whilst leaving the old SATA drive in.. Doh.. mistake one!

The New one is Drive 0 and OS is on partition 2 (Dell installation disk put in a FAT32 diag partition)

Apart from my boot drive being F:.. I can live with it. However I got two options on booting up.. first one is Unidentified Operating System on C:
and underneath XP Windows HOME edition.

after some experimentation.. I reversed the order and cut the timer down to 10 secs delay.
Problem is that sometimes I do not get the OS options dispalyed at all.. If that happens, I then get a black screen and a flashing white dash. On pressing the power button it soft re-boots and I get the options dispalyed with the default XP Home at the top and timer counting down to load it .. it then runs fine.. till the next crossed fingers start-up.

I'm loathe to re-intall everything again. I have invested a lot of time getting it all loaded up for my late-running video editing jobs, so any advice is much appreciated

Many thanks

A:two OS options on start-up..but default does not always load first

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Hi All:

In the past if I clicked on an e-mail address it would automatically take me to my hotmail account. Since I switched to Windows 7 and a recent upgrade to IE9, my system can't find my MSN hotmail account. Nor is it available under Device Programs.

This is the error message received:

"There is no e-mail program associated to perform the requested action. Please install an e-mail program, or if one is already isntalled, create an assocation in the Device Programs Control panel."

How do I fix this problem.

Thanks, MS

A:Default e-mail programme - no options

There is a wonderful program GmailDefaultMaker - Download: GmailDefaultMaker

Despite it's name it works not only for Gmail, BUT also for Hotmail, Yahoo, Aol and custom email providers too.

When you install it, it will ask which website you want to select for MAILTO protocol in Internet Explorer.
Also, when you will click on the email link first time it will show you a window, (check attached screenshots) where you need to tick the option DO NOT SHOW again and click Allow.

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Hope its understood I am unable to make or change file associations. (Win 7 UL x64). Option are completely grey-ed or I get the "file unrecognized...go to and set file association..." Don't recall when this first happened but I'm sure it has to do with me d/l some mischievous file, being I do a bit of torrent downloads...

I've seen on the net solutions for using the reg to fix individual extensions, but nothing for a single key which would reset the global associations options as a whole.

I used sfc /scannow, restore point, malwarebytes, UAC off and on, virus cleanser, reg cleanser, etc., all to no avail.

Again, short of a total system re-install, is there a single or global fix for this malady?

I appreciate your time.

A:Default File Association options grey-ed out

As long as you have a set of disks you could try a repair install, but if as you suspect its a malware infection, you would be better of with a clean install.


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in a failed attempt to change my default folder icons, this happened :

sadly, everytime i double click on any folder, it opens as "Search"..
so i added explore and set it as default BUT it keeps opening a new window everytime i double-click on a new folder within the folder..
i checked the folder options and check-ed "open folder within the same folder" but it didnt work...

what do i do to revert this stupid mistake???

A:[SOLVED] How To Restore Default Folder Options?

Hello and welcome to TSF

Click Start => Run, copy and paste the below line into the run box:

regsvr32 /i shell32.dll

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what are the default settings for DEP, SEHOP and ASLR in windows 8.1? i'm assuming 'opt-in' for all 3. and also assuming i can only change SEHOP and ASLR with a registry edit if i don't use EMET

i've seen a table before that lists the default mitigation settings for all windows versions, but of course i can't find it now... anyone now of a reference for this?


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Hey guys,

In emails and web pages when i click on links (HTTP &HTTPS) nothing is happening. This is because the default program/protocol for opening the link is not specified. So i go into internet options, Programs tab, set programs, accosiate a flie type or protocol....., scorll down and locate HTTP and HTTPS (also FTP is effected) and see there is no default set. (Vista is OS by the way)

So choose to set default program and it opens the window with the relevant programs, got Firefox but no Internet explorer.

Choose Firefox and exit internet options, click a link and hey presto it works, but only for a while, it seems that after a few hours, nothing specific, it looses the default program again and this proccess is the only way to resolve.

Have tried unistalling IE and reinstalling it, which put it in as a default choice when choosing which program to open HTTP with, but along with the default setting it also had again vanished.

Nothing new has been installed, possibly a few minor windows updates. no AV changes.

So essentially the default protocol for opening HTTP links in emails and on web pages is being lost even after it has been manualy set.

If anyone can shed some light on this it would be most appreciated.


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