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Q: Solved: Control Panel view option

My Control Panel has for some unknown reason changed from showing the Icons and Titles in rows, left to right to a single column list. I cannot get it to view in the manner I prefer (left to right in rows). There used to be a clickable way to change it back and forth but nothing is allowing that change anymore.
Edit addition: I also notice that in Control Panel I no longer have a "Display" icon.

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A: Solved: Control Panel view option

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Hi
Ive just switched From win 2k to xp pro (no sp yet) so i hope this isn't just me being dumb

I'm trying to resolve some hardware issues by installing / reinstalling but when i go to the control panel all there is is "ADD HARDWARE"

unless I'm mistaken this panel should read add remove hardware? This is the same for all user accounts including the default administrator account which i have never used or altered.

Please could someone give me a clue as to how to restore this option, or let me know if I'm being dim and its supposed to be that way.
 

A:Solved: missing control panel option ???

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Recently I started getting the message "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Option Control Panel" when trying to access several files such as Favorites, shortcuts, my databases, etc. and I don't know how to eliminate the error messages. Any help?
 

A:Solved: Folder Option Control Panel

What file or program are you having a problem with?

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Hi Everybody,

If anybody could give me some pointers on my problem I would really appreciate it

I have Windows 8.1 on my HP Pavilion Laptop. I have this problem where after starting my PC, logging in and being dropped into the Panel view, I wait for about 10 seconds... and then the PC starts thrashing and constantly flicking between the traditional Desktop and the Panel view without me touching a button / clicking on anything!

The only things I can access on my laptop are:

Task ManagerGoogle Chrome (by clicking on the icon very quickly in Panel View before it flicks back to traditional Desktop)

This problem literally prevents me accessing anything else. As soon as I start opening something in traditional desktop mode, the pc flicks straight back to Panel view and it is lost! Even if I am quick enough to click on an application, it doesn't even load it!

I am almost certain it is some piece of software that I must have picked up along the way. I've been trying to use my Norton antivirus to scan and detect it... but I cannot even open that to scan, due to this very problem.

I even tried using the Trend Micro Home Call service, which I could access through Chrome of course. Unfortunately as soon as I tried downloading it I was told it had failed as there is no access to the internet(!?) very odd indeed.

I have not encoutered any details of this problem on the internet but if anybody could assist with this I would appreciate it so much! Thank you guys

A:Panel View / Desktop View switching constantly, no control

Hi ihill, welcome here.

Try scanning with Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer

See what happens.

Update your video card drivers?
Monitor Drivers?
You haven't got any stuck keys on your laptop?

just a few suggestions to look out for, see how you go and let us all know.

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Quick question, i am using a ATI radeon 700064mb pci and i was wondering what is the difference between, Display:

Plug and play = (name of card)

and

Default plug and play = (name of card)

What happens when i put it on default, more graphics, sound better, faster load times , what?

thanks.
 

A:Question about an option in my control panel

Hi U2K,
My guess is probably nothing. If the default means regarding a monitor that doesn't return a plug and play code to the os, it only allows the most common refresh rates at common resolutions.
If the card identifies the monitor properly, it should disable any resolutions or refresh rates that that specific mon can't or shouldn't run.

Just my .02
 

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I have been trying to get bluetooth to work on my computer but keep failing.

When I went here ...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883258

.. I noticed there should be a bluetooth option in control panel requiring it to be activated. I dont have this and I am running XP with SP2.

How can I get this onto my computer?

Thanks
Dz

A:No Bluetooth Option in Control Panel

Hello Dezzmo, Welcome to TSF!

Have a look at this article... A User's Guide - How to navigate the Windows XP Control Panel.
(Click the coloured link.); then, scroll down to around Figure 20: and I think you will find the answer, under Portable Media Devices.

Post Back with the results.

Kind Regards,

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How can a remove or add options to the control panel? in Xp Sp3. Freeware maybe? thanks
 

A:Control Panel Option Removal

what options? You can use group policy to hide/show the control panel and/or allow/stop users fiddling with it.
 

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1. When trying to open existing or new graphic email attachments, the following error message appears: "This file does not have a program associated with it to perform this action. Create an association in the Folders Option control panel." Where do I find this?
2. Have not been able to download Adobe Flash Player. Each time I click "Download" nothing happens. Could the Norton security program be part of this problem?
 

A:Folders Option control panel

Right click on the attachment that won't open and 'save as', save to your desktop. Right click the file and go to 'open with' and choose which program you would like to open the files as a defualt. Make sure the 'Always use the selected appication for files of this type' checkbox is checked and open. Now when you open the attachment in outlook, it should load in the application you selected.
For Flash, go to www.adobe.com and search for standalone flash install. You should find the download page and be able to download a setup file to run locally which shouldn't be affected by norton or any other programs,
Hope this helps,
Stu.
 

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Hi,

CP is an example, but same request on all screens with lists... in Win7, the default view in CP is "Icon with sub-list"... I much prefer the old view of a complete list with details of all options, files, docs, etc... the old view also offered the ability to sort by field column headings, which I used frequently... is there a simple way to revert to the old view and grouping?

Gracias,
BD

A:Control Panel View

Have you tried Windows Classic?

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Hi Brink.
I was looking through your beautiful picture gallery of tutorials and noticed an omission on this item.
I am sure many users wish to keep their selected view. Your tip only allows the view for that session only, or at least on my computer. Fwiw, that "Other site" states that next time you open the Control Panel, your selected view is retained. That is not so. To make the view permanent, the user must right click the Control Panel window and select "Set as Default View...."

A:Control Panel View

Hello Dave,

Thank you. It has been added to the tutorial.

Shawn

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I really hate the interface on Windows7. Dropping the old Explorer view where you could see all the folders was a really bad idea. I'm sure there's nothing I can do about that, but is there an option for a classic view of Control Panel? Previously, when you clicked on Control Panel, it opened a window with all the folders laid out. Now, I get a drop-down menu like the Programs menu. Is there a way to change that?

A:Control Panel View

  
Quote: Originally Posted by CraigC


I really hate the interface on Windows7. Dropping the old Explorer view where you could see all the folders was a really bad idea. I'm sure there's nothing I can do about that, but is there an option for a classic view of Control Panel? Previously, when you clicked on Control Panel, it opened a window with all the folders laid out. Now, I get a drop-down menu like the Programs menu. Is there a way to change that?


Perhaps yo mean this?

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I switched my Control Panel to Classic View to see what it looked like, and I can't change it back to XP view. Does anyone know how to do this?
 

A:Control Panel XP View

You should have that option listed in one of the upper margins of the Control Panel window
 

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A:Not able to open Add/Remove option in COntrol panel

hai....

os windows 2000 pro if u want to shutdown the system auomatically rastart the system but not shutdown. what kind of problem pls anyone idea please tell.

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Hello All,

I have been trying to solve a Zone Alarm problem, but the fix seems to have turned into a Windows problem. I hope someone can help me.

I've used ZoneAlarm Security Suite for several years now, but during the past year I have been unable to install upgrades. Usually the process gets stuck during the uninstall of the old version. SO this time I tried to manually uninstall first. It seemed to work (via Add/Remove Programs) and then I tried installing the new version, but it got stuck while copying files over.

On the Zonealarm Forum I got some help from someone who gave me some instructions to follow to "completely" uninstall all zonealarm (zonelabs) files. Following these instructions (which I'll post below) appeared to have removed Zonealarm, but I still could not install the new version - it got stuck at the exact same point while copying files over.

So now I don't have the old version and can't install the new version.
Now to the Windows problem. (Thanks for your patience)

Everything else on my PC seems to be working fine. Email, internet, other programs...but then I went to use Photoshop Elements and it started up by showing me the user license and asking for acceptance (which it hasn't done since I installed it over a year ago). I accepted it and then got the following message:Your Adobe Photoshop Elements username, organization, or serial number is missing or invalid. The application can not continue and must close.So I figured this m... Read more

A:Missing Add/Remove option in Control Panel

Hello and welcome to TSF


Click Start, Run and type REGEDIT. This starts the Registry Editor. Navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE \Microsoft\Windows \CurrentVersion\Uninstall\<Program Name>
( <Program Name> here is Adobe Photoshop Elements)
*
In the right-pane, do the following:

Double-click NoRemove (REG_DWORD) and set it to 0
Double-click NoModify (REG_DWORD) and set it to 0

If NoRemove is set to 1, the Remove button will be unavailable
If NoModify is set to 1, the Change button will be unavailable
info

This should help with Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Now, for ZA.

Try using the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility. As long as you installed the application using the Windows Installer, this utility will remove all the folders, files, registry keys, and entries from your system and allow you to start over with a clean slate.

Download the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
Locate and run msicuu2.exe to install the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility.
Locate and launch the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility on the Start menu.
From the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility window, locate the application in the list and click the Remove button.
Once the application has been removed, click the Exit button to close the utility.

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I have XP Home SP3 generally running quite nicely but the other day I noticed when I opened Control panel that the Task Pane no longer gives the option of viewing it in either Classic view or category view.

I have it set for classic view as this is my preference. So there is no problem from my angle. It's just not possible to switch back to category view if I ever choose to in the future.

Kelly's Korner gives a tweak to set the view either way but this does not reinstate the option on the task pane.

Just in case someone is going to suggest it, No I can't do a system restore because it is turned off.

Any help with this would be appreciated.

Cheers

A:Control panel no longer gives a viewing option

Hello jackisback

This may be what you are looking for.

Open Control Panel > click tools > select Folder Options > under General tab select

"show common tasks in folders"

This should get the task pane back if you want it back in the future.

Hope this was helpful

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I would like to uninstall a number of programs which I think may be running on start up - the problem is there is no uninstall option when I click on the program in the control panel there is no uninstall option in the program group. Some programs have this option - some dont.

The programs include Yahoo Messenger, McAfee Anti Virus, Norton Internet Security and a few more.
 

A:There is no option to uninstall many programs in Control Panel

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Hi, A few days ago, I made a small purchase.
I bought 2x ZOTAC nVidia GTS 450's and a SLi Bridge connector.

I've read around that the SLi enable option should be available under the 3D section, with the PhysX configuration, but it's just simply NOT there.

Even GPU-Z says that SLi is disabled!

The video cards are installed, I disabled my onboard video from my Motherboard Bios.
But still, it does not let me SLi those bad boys to squeeze max performance out of my pc.

What should I do?


Code:
Video Card:
2x http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500187&cm_re=ZOTAC_GTS_450-_-14-500-187-_-Product

Code:
SLi Bridge connector:
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10450BD3820&vpn=SLI-12CM&manufacture=ARCTIC%20COOLING

A:Dual GTS 450's in SLi. Option does NOT appear in nVidia Control Panel.

For starters you cannot run SLI on an AMD chipset, you need a motherboard with a Nvidia chipset. Short of replacing your motherboard or running a single card, there isn't much you can do other than returning the cards and going with a single card or getting two AMD cards to run in Crossfire if you want dual cards.

Personally I would return them and go with a single card. For what you paid for those two (or at least the price on Newegg at the moment) you could have got a GTX 470 or HD 6950, either of which performs about the same (or a bit faster in some cases) as 2 GTS 450's in SLI.

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Hi, I came across this issue while trying to solve another, the issue of the annoying on-screen caps lock indicator (solved using this method). Many of the solutions I found involved going to control panel-->Display and choosing "Advanced settings" or right click on desktop-->screen resolution-->advanced settings.  My computer does not have a "Display option" in the control panel:It also does not have an "Advanced settings" or similar option in the display settings in the settings menu/through right clicking on the desktop and selecting screen resolution. Why is it seemingly impossible for me to edit anything to do with the display beyond a very basic level? Thanks. 

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Dear Team,

I want to disable Date Time Option of Control Panel in Administrator User of Windows 7 on more than 100 Individual Computers which are located on different Places.

I can do with help of Group Policy on Single Computer but I want now Automated Process (Like Batch File etc.) which I can made and run on Multiple Computers to Enable and Disable Date Time Option of Control Panel

Please Support for same.

Regards,
Harvinder Singh

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Hey guys,

My control panel seems to be gone from my computer. I can't find it anywhere. Also, on the bottom right hand corner when I click on my clock to view my calendar, it doesn't let me. It says "this operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator"

Please help.

Thanks,
Jafri
 

A:my control panel is gone and I can't view my calendar

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Hi, I am trying to get the control view to small icons either via registry or group policy. For whatever reason it is always set to large icon view.

I am setting the following reg key HKU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\ForceClassicControlPanel

REG_DWORD=1

Any ideas ?

A:Control Panel View Setting

Try it this way with gpeditor.

Force Small icons View In Windows 7 Control Panel

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Is there a way to customize how you view the control panel in Windows 7? When I go to my Control Panel, I can't find ANYTHING in Category View, so I switch it to Large Icons. In my Control Panel, though, I have 52 Large Icons listed in my Control panel, most of which I don't need. Most of the time when I use the Control Panel, I'll click on an Icon and the screen I need is usually another click away. I wouldn't mind spending the time making my own personal Control Panel View if there is a way.

Does anyone know of such thing?

A:Customized Control Panel View?

Could always use this - Control Panel All Tasks List Shortcut

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Does anyone know a way to make control panel retain the expanded view?
Thanks.

A:control panel, expanded view

Hello Meamjw,

The Control Panel will open the same way that it was closed by default. However, you can use OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to force the Control Panel to always open to the view you like.

Control Panel View - Category or Icons

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Is there any way of changing the view style of "All Control Panel Items"? Being stuck with tiles sucks hard and all of the options are greyed out.

A:Control panel view style?

Hello Jambananas, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Resetting all folder view settings back to default should restore this for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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When we attempt to display the control panel (logged in as administrator) we get an error message "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the folder options control panel. This is then followed by a permissions type error message. The fix on Microsoft to the registry on this very topic did not work.
 

A:Unable To View Control Panel

This might help.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=299929&sd=RMVP
 

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With XP, you clicked on Classic View, it stayed there. But Vista simply MUST return to the bad one.

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Windows 7.
Control Panel.

I have lost my default view of the Control Panel. The one that comes with Vista and Windows 7.

Begins with Adjust your computers settings - then the first one is System and Security.

Now all I have is the Classic View.

I just installed Norton Antivirus 2010 and I don't have a clue if that software did this.

Anyway, how to I get my default or standard view of the Control Panel back?

There is no place to click on the 'classic view' to change anything.

A:Control Panel - Default View

Norton 2010 would not (or least should not) have changed it. Mine never has.

If Im understanding you correctly, you should be able to open control panel, and in top right corner expand the view and choose category.

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how can i view the control panel in classic view with windows 7...not fond of the generic stuff, i like the lists with details :) all help appreciated!

A:control panel classic view???

Open the control panel, and in the top left you will see a drop down list that says "View By" and it should say catagory next to it, just switch that to large or small icons (:.

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Tom across hall from me, has a problem getting his "classic view" to show up when he's in his "Control Panel" screen. All he sees are the programs on one page. No panels on the left side at all. How can I get his control panel to show up in the "Classic View"? He has Win XP (Home) Edition as his OS. Thank you.
 

A:Control Panel In Classic View

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I can't view Nvidia Control Panel nor I can't update either..

First I wanted to get the updated driver of my NVIDIA driver here:

Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers


I went to their site, got the 195.62 version window 7 x64 (I have windows 7 x64 installed) it would download a bit and then My screen would go black and a lil music note would play, my screen would turn on after it ends and the installing window would finish but it would say:

InstallShield Wizard Complete
The system has not been modified. To install this program at a later time, run the installation again.

Click Finish to exit the wizard

I quickly assume, maybe something is blocking it? , I disable my firewall, my AV and it's firewall, and User Account Control Settings, I lowered it to Never notify.

I rebooted, tried again, same thing happens. So I thought maybe it isn't comparable? but I have a GTS 250 NVIDIA geforce, with windows 7 x64, and downloaded the one with those specifications ofc.

Not only that but from the beginning I couldn't view NVIDIA control panel either.

When I click NVIDIA control Panel, a pop up says"

The NVIDIA Display Panel Extension cannot be created.

Possible reasons include:
Version mismatch. Resintalling display drivers may solve this problem.

I been thinking of maybe erasing my NVIDIA drivers and reinstalling, but I'm afraid it won't download or "allow" me to download the driver of NVIDIA to make my graphic card work as it is now... ... Read more

A:I can't view Nvidia Control Panel

Theri are some things we need like your system specs filled out. If a laptop the maker and model # Thanks

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So all of a sudden I can't connect to the Internet. I have my wifi switch on my laptop turned on, I've done everything so far so I could get my wifi back on, but it just won't happen. I've rebooted my laptop three times already, did the same thing with the modem, and nothing.
Refreshed and still nothing.
I've uploaded an image so to have a clearer picture of things. Hope it helps.
Please help. I need internet on my laptop.
My OS is win7
 

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Do you see an option in the Nvidia control panel for the card specs / increasing clock freq, fan info, etc?
(it is set to Advanced mode)
I removed .75, rebooted into plain VGA and put these new ones on and did another reboot - but i dont see all the info that I used to see previously...?

A:Nvidia control panel option for the card specs?

Cards ID and driver versions should still be there. Increasing clock freq, fans etc is handled by a seperate program - nVidia System Tools with ESA Support. Reinstall this program.

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Nothing happens when I click on Add/remove programs in Control Panel.
I am also getting a dialog box at the end of log in saying" Error loading C:\Windows\System32\NvCpl.dll. A dynamic link library initialisation failed.

A:Add/remove programs option in Control panel does not respond

Hello; Try this:

Click Start, run, type cmd /k and press enter.

Type regsvr32 appwiz.cpl and press enter.

Type regsvr32 mshtml.dll and press enter.

Type exit and press enter.

Reboot.

Any improvement?

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I have a Creative Labs and a Logitech z-5500 5.1 sourround system. Originally, everything worked fine so I know this is not a hardware problem. I've recently had to reinstall Windows 7 Ult 64, and now I'm only getting stereo sound out of my 5.1 system. Going into Sounds/Diagnostics in control panel I see there's only an option for STEREO, not 5.1 Surround. When I go to the Creative diagnostics and switch from 2/2.1 sound to 5.1 sound, the drop down menu immediately switches back to 2.1. Any suggestions on how to get my sound system fully functioning? I've disabled the onboard sound in the BIOS of my motherboard and made sure the connectors are installed correwctly.

Thanks!

Chris

A:Stereo only option in Sounds applet in Control Panel

Download the correct 64-bit driver from the Creative support website if you haven't already.
The one installed by Windows 7 Setup may not allow the device to be fully functional.
Creative Worldwide Support

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i want to disable access to the power option on my pc u know where u can change the power button to do a certain thing cos i want to block safe mode with networking on my pc

1. is there a reg key or cmd line to disable safe mode in windows 7

2. is there a reg key or cmd line to disable the power options in control panel

A:how can i disable power option in control panel via cmd or regedit

please help

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Pretty much the title. I switch Control Panel to category view close out, re-open and its back in the other view. I try switching it to category view, restarting the computer and it back to the other view. How do I get it to stay in category?

A:Control Panel Won't Stay in Category View

Hello Helltech,

If you like, you could use Option 2, 3, or 4 in the tutorial below to set your Control Panel to always open in category view. The tutorial works in Windows 8 as well.

Control Panel View - Category or Icons - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi:

A portion of my Control Panel View Menu is greyed out. Starts at "Extra large icons and ends at Group by". All other items in Menu are fine. Also the View by: drop down arrow on the Right is OK for selections.

Is this normal for Win 7 or do I have a problem? If I do have a problem with the greyed out portion how do I correct it?

Thanks,

ColTom2

A:Control Panel View Menu Greyed Out

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ColTom2


Hi:

A portion of my Control Panel View Menu is greyed out. Starts at "Extra large icons and ends at Group by". All other items in Menu are fine. Also the View by: drop down arrow on the Right is OK for selections.

Is this normal for Win 7 or do I have a problem? If I do have a problem with the greyed out portion how do I correct it?

Thanks,

ColTom2


Not sure I am following. Are you referring to Windows Explorer window perhaps? I do not see those things on my screen that you are referring to in the Control Panel.

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After some times I suddenly got this.
What is happened? How can I fix it?
 

A:Control Panel - Category view Problem

It may be the result of a damaged or missing font. Do you know when this began, and have you tried doing a System Restore to correct it?

These can be undone if not helpful.
 

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When I go to the Control Panel and select Category view (if Not already selected) and then select "Printers and Other Hardware" my machine displays the "Encountered a Problem and must close" window, gives me the option to send an "Error Report" and then closes the Control Panel window. It does not do this in the classic view until I back out and then it does it there also. I also get a "Dr Watson Post Mortem DeBugger window" afterwards.

Any suggestions?
 

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How do I change the default view in Control Panel, so that when it opens, it defaults to small icons view instead of categories?
What's the registry key (optional)?

A:Change Default View in Control Panel

Hello greek,

The Control Panel will open to the same view it was last closed with by default.

If you like, here are some options below you could do to always have the Control Panel open in icons view.

Control Panel View - Category or Icons - Windows 7 Help Forums

Control Panel Icons View Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

Control Panel Desktop Context Menu - Create in Windows 8

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How do I change the default view in Control Panel, so that when it opens, it defaults to small icons view instead of categories?
What's the registry key (optional)?

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Windows XP Home drives me nuts changing my Control Panel view back to a list after I have changed it to the icon view. It does this either at shutdown or when I exit Control Panel. Is there a way to make view selections permanent? I like some as lists and some as icons.
 

A:Retaining Icon View in Control Panel

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Is there a way to save the Control Panel in Category view rather than small icon view? I know how to change it. I just don't know how to save that change.

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Catalyst 5.11 drivers were the last to be bundled with the old control panel. At least with 5.11, there was an option between the old control panel and the new CATALYST .net control panel. We are up to version 5.12 and 5.13 and you are now forced to use the new .net Control Panel, the old control is now not an option anymore. By signing this petition you are telling ATi you might be boycotting future purchases of ATi hardware.

If it's possible, spread the word.

http://www.petitiononline.com/ctrlpanl/petition.html





To: ATi

It's time to boycott purchases of ATi products until the old control panel is brought back. We want the option of the old control panel back.

I am an outraged customer of a Sapphire ATI Radeon 9500 Pro. The last set of drivers to support the old (good) control panel has disappeared in Catalyst drivers 5.12 and 5.13 and you are forced to use the CATALYST .net Control Panel. Bring back the old control panel

The new Catalyst Control Center, is

1. Slow

2. Memory hogging

3. Unresponsive

4. Crash prone

5. Requires the Microsoft .net Framework which is a 23.1MB download from microsoft

6. Takes longer to download than the old control panel.

7. Loads unneccary processes to your system (CLI.exe) which can't be disabled anywhere in the new Control Panel, no for reason at all CLI.exe is loaded

twice.

8. Killing CLI.exe process, the new Control Panel does not load at all, no error message or anything... Read more

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After starting my Windows 8.1 laptop, if I go to the Control Panel\Network and Internet\View Network Computers and Devices, a device is listed that is not on my network.  It is listed as either a Ralink wireless client Model # RT286U or a full_ariel Model KFARWI and if I right click on the device and view the properties the Model #, Name, and MAC Address are shown. I checked the Device Manager and it was not listed in the Device Manager. Also, my router did not show it as an attached device. I have Win 8.1 laptop, a Win 7 laptop, an iphone, android phone, ipad, WD NAS, and HP wireless printer connected to a Netgear AC wireless router with MAC address filtering enabled. When I log into the router I have never seen either device mentioned above listed on the router list of attached devices nor do any of the devices I have on my network have the MAC address listed for either device.  After a short period of time the device disappears. I have set up my network as a private network.  My concerns are: Are the devices a security issue and can they access my network?  How come my computer detects them? The devices do not list either a work group or a network location so am I correct in assuming the devices are not connecting through my router? Is there anything I can do to prevent it from being detected?

A:Windows 8.1 Control Panel: View Network Computer and Dev

See your other post, I suspect this is an Amazon Kindle.
Search Google for Amazon KFARWI

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Control Panel and Recycle Bin items do not appear at the left in Windows 10 HOME File Explorer, as they do on a Windows 10 Pro PC, despite having the identical VIEW items checked in Folder Options, Registry tweak, perhaps? Gracias

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