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Q: Windows auto switching

Why is it that if I am typing in a window, then open another application and then go back to typing in that window and then it will auto switch to the application that I set to open.

I don't want it doing this and wonder if it can be stopped. For example I am typing in this form and then open a java app. that requires a password, it will switch to that java app. while I am typing in this window. I want it to where I will manual go to that application and then log in when I am ready.

Any thoughts!!!

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A: Windows auto switching

Is this happening AFTER the new program has been up and running for a time? Or right at the start of that other program opening?

If it is at the startup of that other program there is nothing you can do about it. "YOU" actually asked to have the focus shifted to that other program by opening it.
The only thing you can do is wait for that other program to open fully then switch back to your original program.
That is if you haven't ASKED that other program to do something in the background and when it is done doing that it is notifying you that it has finished.

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I have set adaptive brightness to off and also turned off Intel's Display Power Saving Technology. But I noticed that the entire screen changes brightness (or contrast) while I switch between 2 windows (pictures). Is this normal?

I posted a video so you can see the problem (or is it?) in action



If you also want to test it out yourself, here are the images used while switching windows.
http://a.pomf.se/olyxds.jpg
http://a.pomf.se/vmgwoj.png

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I also want to mention another issue I'm having (which I think is related to the one above, that's why I'm worried). I purchased an Asus X454LD last 5/5, and for some reason it keeps on flickering static. Sometimes not entirely on the screen, and not an opaque static but a translucent one that overlays with the work area. Then I got the unit replaced with a new one last 5/10 and the issue's still there. There are no specific programs or time that triggers this problem, it just happens. I even reinstalled both the Intel HD graphics driver and the dedicated 820m driver. I posted a video that shows the problem in action as well.
(at around 0:20-0:25)


Hoping for your replies. Thanks

A:Auto change of brightness/contrast while switching windows

bump. really need help

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I just did a clean installation of Windows 10 on a client's Pavilion x360 2-in-1 (model 11-n010dx), and Windows won't automatically switch to/from Tablet Mode  the way it's supposed to (tent or tablet = Tablet Mode, laptop = normal mode). I took care to install all the available hardware drivers & utilities from the HP support site, especially those that seemed related to slate mode detection (GPIO, Virtual Buttons, HP System Event Utility, etc.).  I have no missing drivers or "Unknown devices" in Device Manager. Any suggestions are much appreciated.  

A:Pavilion x360: no Tablet Mode auto-switching in Windows 10

Hi @johnnyzero2a?,Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues with help from the community!I came across your post about the Notebook, and wanted to assist you! I have looked into your issue about your HP Pavilion x360 11-n010dx and no Tablet Mode auto-switching in Windows 10. Here is a link that shows how to enable the screen function for the Notebook.  If you click on the Windows key and type Rotation lock does it show you that it is locked and can you unlock it?Please let me know how this goes.Thanks.

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I have an HP Elitebook 820 G3 notebook, and I need to set LAN/WLAN Auto Switching to disable in BiosConfigutility, however it fails each time. I tried disbling Bluetooth as a test and it didnt work either, however Network (PXE) Boot succeeds. Could this be because these options are under Built-in deice options? I wouldn't have thought it would matter?

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I have problem I need to use WiFi and Ethernet in the same time (Need to use for internet and test local network device such as Switch, Access point Controller..)  but when I put ethernet my WiFi will be disabled. I have tried to disable Lan/Wlan auto switching on Bios but it's have already disabled. I tried to find function on wireless lan card and I'm not found "Disable Upon Wired Connect" so how can I fix this problem. Pleas help. Thank you

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Hi, anyone know how to setup a wireless connection on vista that automatically changes WORKGROUP depending on wireless connection IE. home wireless connection and work wireless connection. This computer has 4 saved wireless connections on it.

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I have a directory with many subdirectories of pictures I have taken over the years.

I want to use these pictures as Desktop Backgrounds using the auto-switcher.

It seems the Auto-switcher does not have an option for using subdirectories in this setup.

I found a hint that the "workaround" is to set up a library. However I have more than 50 directories of these pictures.

How is the 'right' way to set up a Desktop Background Autoswitcher with a large (>50) collection of directories with pictures?

A:Using subdirectories with Desktop Auto Switching

Alright I will help!! xD + Rep if it works...
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1. Get all the pictures that you have into one folder. (For example on ur desktop)

2. Now, open up personalize.
3. Click on Desktop Background

4. Select Browse
5. Select the folder where I told you to put everything in there.

6. Wallah! All the pics should be automatically selected! Change the time interval it takes for the pictures to switch, and Click Save Changes...

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Hope this helps!!!

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Hi guys,

I have a customers XPH SP2 machine that I have been disinfecting. I've cleared most of the problems but one still eludes me.

When I check the status of Auto-Protect in the AV section of Norton Internet Security it is switched off - so I re-enable it and the icon goes green - about 1 min later a Norton dialog window flashes up then disappears after which the status of Auto Protect has changed back to disabled.

I have run housecall, NAV, stinger etc, etc but nothing is showing up!

Here's the Hijack log from the machine.

Thanks in advance for any help as always.

Rgds

Julian
Ebiz

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 21:49:06, on 27/06/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaseya\Agent\AgentMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\WinVNC4.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
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A:Norton Auto-Protect keeps switching off

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I've been having a ongoing problem with Windows 7 not prioritizing LAN when Wifi is switched on. Switching Wifi off isnt an option (talking 50-100 laptop users) and will be an inconvenience to them.

The issue around this is that when on Wifi it doesn't seem to ask them to change their AD password on login when it has expired (often they don't even get the prior notifications).

I have tested both on Wifi and LAN and can confirm they do get the prompts as expected when on the LAN.

I've read and tried the 'matrix interface' suggestion and it didnt apear to work. The numbers changed (LAN lower than Wifi) but it still shows the Wifi icon. I have no doubt it is using both and I tested this copying a large file and it seems to utilize both.

However I want to not even have Wifi enabled but to be enabled/disabled by some sort of app. Im happy to pay for a trial of one if one exists.

Can you help please?

A:Auto switching Wifi off when LAN is connected

Anybody?

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We currently have R940's and Z40-A's on our estate. As part of our build we enable the Auto Wirelss LAN RF Sitching option within the BIOS. We now need buy the Z40-C as the other models are obsolete. However, we don't get this option on the Z40-C BIOS. Has this option been removed on the Z40-C? If so, is there another way to automatically switch form Wifi to LAN when a NIC is plugged in or taken out?

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Hi

I would like to know how to connect two internet connections on existing LAN. One should be active and another should be on standby. If one goes down and another should be automatically connect to LAN users without any human interference. It can also be based on which ever is having best speed at that time can get automatically active.

Please suggest me do I need to go for any new device to get the above work done or whatever device given below with that I can accomplish it and procedure I need follow.

1) DLink Router

(BSNL Land Line Broadband disconnected and using only device for Lan & Wifi 192.168.1.0 series)

2) Netgear Router ? (192.168.0.0 series)

3) Broadband - BSNL optical fiber (Active 40 MB speed)

4) Airtel Broadband (Active 10-25 MB speed) (for standby)

From BSNL optical fiber to DLink and 1) then systems 1 series, 2) Netgear Router system 2 series.

On the other hand if BSNL Optic fiber drops I want immediately airtel to get connected and disconnect If BSNL gets back, because BSNL I am getting good speed.

Thanks,

Best Regards,

Srinviasa Murthy
 

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Hi,

We have a XPS 13 laptop here which is used in combination with a D3100 docking station. As soon as the laptop is plugged into the docking station, Windows switches over to using the audio port on the docking station.
How do I disable this? The user prefers to use the audio port on the laptop at all times, whether connected to the docking or not.(laptop is running Windows 10)

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Hi have 2 monitors hooked up to my tower running Windows 10: a normal size computer monitor (1280 x 1024) and a 4k monitor (set to 3840 x 2160; any higher and I get bugs).

Let's say I have a window open in my normal size computer monitor, and I click and drag into my 4k monitor. The window or folder that I drag MAGNIFIES when it halfway transitions to the 4k monitor. Annoying! (The whole reason I got a 4k monitor is to take advantage of the increased screen real estate). I don't even know what to call this 'feature' (auto-magnify?) - it's different than the windows-+ magnify feature (within the already magnified 4k monitor, I can windows-+ magnify), so no idea how to turn off this auto-magnify feature.

And then, let's say I take a window or folder from my 4k monitor and attempt to drag it to my normal size computer monitor. The window STAYS HUGE and won't fit my normal monitor until I click and drag a corner of the window until it is completely within the normal monitor, and THEN it shrinks back down.

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I have an XPS 13 9350 running Windows 7 64bit with a Dell 1820a 11ac wireless adaptor and when connecting any USB or thunderbolt dock with a Realtek wired adaptor the wlan switching to LAN does not work. Both wired and wired remain on and I have the latest wireless driver from Dell. No where in the BIOS does it show a setting to turn on or off WLAN/LAN auto switching. Now if we use the Windows 10 OS on the XPS the lan/wlan switching works. Any ideas or is this a limitation to the driver on Windows 7?

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I have a Windows 8.1 machine with a Sound Blaster ZX sound card. I also have a G930 headset that needed to be replaced. I just got my new G930 and was able to set it up fine. The software is installed and both it and the sound card have the latest drivers and Windows is completely up to date. When I plug in the dongle and turn on my headset, though, it doesn't automatically switch to output sound from the headphones. The only way I can get it to do this is by opening the sound options in the control panel and making the headset the default audio output device. This wasn't necessary before the headset malfunctioned and I needed to send it back for repairs, which was also before I upgraded from 8 to 8.1, it would switch to the headset as the primary output device as soon as I plugged the dongle in and switched the headset on.


Any ideas why it isn't doing this any more and how to get that behavior back. Does 8.1 have some issue with support of USB headsets that 8 didn't? Right now I have to constantly switch my default output device between my speakers and headphones depending on what I'm using and this shouldn't be necessary. I've also tried completely uninstalling my Logitech software and drivers and reinstalling them. No luck so far.

A:Computer not auto-switching to G930 headset.

You should be able to just leave the headset set at default and save/apply settings. Then when finished with the headset, unplug and your PC should set itself to speakers settings as default once headset is unplug. My headset is setup the same way, works perfectly for me.

To answer your question; it could be the difference between 8/8.1 as to why it's happening with your headset. Same for my 8.1 setup.

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Is there a way to set speakers and headphones to switch back and forth automatically like Windows7 did? See also: plug my headphones in...headphones work. Unplug my headphones...speakers work...without having to right click the speaker and manually set what I'm using every time.

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I am running an HP/Compaq nx9420 notebook on max 1680x1050 res, Mobility Radeon
x1600, WinXP Pro, all my drivers updated, etc.

Everytime I have to log back into windows after my monitor goes off or screensaver comes on due to inactivity and idling, my desktop turns into a panning desktop. I just installed ATI Catalyst Control Center and Mobility Drivers 6.9 and they work well except for this one thing. No where in any of my settings do I have panning desktop enabled. I tried
re-installing the Omega Catalyst Drivers and the same thing still happens. I do
see in my display settings it has 2 monitors listed, the Default being my
notebook display as primary and the secondary being inactive (grey) and disabled
listed as Default LCD, but the resolution can go up to crazy numbers. This only
appears in Display Settings. There is no external monitor, just the notebook 17"
WSXGA+ display. I don't know why display settings even lists a disabled
secondary monitor. In my device manager under Monitors I see three Default
monitors, one generic television, and one plug and play monitor. I tried
disabling and uninstalling all except one and they just come back upon
restart...My display properties lists "(Multiple Monitors) on ATI Mobility
Radeon X1600" and there are two of these, the second of which is inactive. I
don't know what to do anymore. It keeps switching to a resolution my laptop
doesn't support and it goes into panning mode every time I ... Read more

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Hi guys,

First of all I would like to thank you in advance for your help and assistance. I have both DDS reports but for some reason everytime I run the RootRepeal programme it never finishes, I let it run for 5 hours last night and it never got to the end.

Anyhow, here are the DDS reports:
DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by david at 16:18:21.78 on 14/12/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_01
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.2015.1507 [GMT 0:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
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A:Computer Running Really Slow, AVG Switching Itself On and Off, Windows Firewall Switching itself on and off

Hi,My name is Syler and I will be helping you to solve your Malware issues. If you have since resolved your issues I would appreciate if youwould let me no so I can close this topic, if you still need help please let me no what issues you are still having, in your next reply.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Under the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom, paste in the following bold text.
%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe
/md5start
eventlog.dll
scecli.dll
netlogon.dll
cngaudit.dll
sceclt.dll
ntelogon.dll
logevent.dll
iaStor.sys
nvstor.sys
atapi.sys
IdeChnDr.sys
viasraid.sys
AGP440.sys
vaxscsi.sys
nvatabus.sys
viamraid.sys
nvata.sys
nvgts.sys
iastorv.sys
ViPrt.sys
/md5stop
CREATERESTOREPOINT
Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedThen please post back here with the following logs: OTL.txt Extra.txtThanks

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Lenovo X380 Yoga When going from laptop mode to tablet mode ( folding keyboard) and coming back to laptop mode with keyboard the mouse pointer never comes back.  Also when in tablet mode the screen will not auto-rotate.  I reimaged the computer by downloading the latest image from Lenovo and also ran the system companion to receive all updates.  Currently running Windows 10 version 1709.  The only way to get the mouse pointer back to to restart the machine.  Any ideas? Also noticed that if I close the lid and then wait until the machine enters sleep mode,  once lid is opened the mouse pointer comes back.

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I would like to completely disable auto run / auto play in Windows Media Player 12 on Windows 7, and I cannot find a way to do so. I've searched the web endlessly, and there are lots of suggestions, but nothing works. I have disabled every type of auto run / auto play I can find, but if Windows Media Player is open and I insert a flash drive, CD, or DVD, whatever I'm playing is interrupted by what was inserted even if it's not media. Just a plain, blank flash drive does this.

Has anyone else been able to figure this out?
 

A:Windows 7 Media Player - Disable Auto Run/Auto Play

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I have Word 2002, SP3, for Windows Office XP Pro.

My problem is I want to permanently turn OFF the autocorrect options (all of them: correct initial capitals, correct first letters of days, etc etc, autoformat, as well as auto text and auto type).

Yes, I have unchecked all the boxes in Tools > Autocorrect Options, the problem is I have to painstakingly go though all the boxes every time I open Word and uncheck them. My setups are not remembered.

I can't figure out how to make these options stay set this way.

I've tried installing the Office Resource Kit and setting a system policy (though I am the only user on this PC), but no success.

I had to rebuild my system a month ago -- before that, I never had any problems, Word seemed to remember exactly my preferred set up and saved autocorrect options etc to the normal template.

I checked the normal template and it is in Doc Settings folder where it should be.

I searched the forums and Word help but can't seem to find any advice, mainly because most people usually run these options and they only wish to modify the instances where they apply, rather than permanently disable them.

Please help! Much appreciated! Thanks!
Andrew
Sydney Australia
 

A:Solved: I want to kill off autocorrect, auto format, auto text, auto type

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My computer has been like this for the past months, every minute, every hour, every seconds. it reboots, shutdown, and hibernate automatically, and sometimes wait for around 5-10mins before it my pc turn on. I full scanned my computer but found nothing. Can someone help me? This is my Hijack log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:17:59 PM, on 11/6/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\VM303_STI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\AutoDetector\monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\SpeedBit Video Accelerator\VideoAccelerator.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\SchSvr\SchSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\NBHGui.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\mwsoemon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
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A:auto reboot, auto shutdown, auto hibernate ~_~

I see you have My Web Search installed. Do you use this?

Most of the time, this is actually malware.


Code:
C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\mwsoemon.exe


Code:
every minute, every hour, every seconds.
That's a very broad piece of information. So you are saying sometimes
you get hours out of your PC before it shutsdown/hibernates?

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My computer has been like this for the past months, every minute, every hour, every seconds. it reboots, shutdown, and hibernate automatically, and sometimes wait for around 5-10mins before it my pc turn on. I full scanned my computer but found nothing. Can someone help me?

A:auto reboot, auto shutdown, auto hibernate

You need to check Control Panel, Power Options. (screenshot)

Note the tabs. In this dialog you set your options and they are set for the Power Scheme shown. In Laptops, there are usually 2 schemes listed, one for AC powered and a separate for Battery powered.

Desktop OR AC powered Laptop, the only thing you MAY want to turn off is your Monitor.

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Hi guy's just wondering if it's possible to get windows 7 to switch audio drivers when you switch to another user account.

For eg.. normal speakers device for my personal account and then have my multichannel device (profire 2626) set as default for my other user account 4 studio work.

Atm, if i change it on one account it changes on the other account which is annoying and i'd just like to set default device for each account so i don't have to do this.

Thx

A:Switching drivers when switching users?

I don't think this is really possible since the sound settings apply globally. I'm curious why you want to do this, though...

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Hi, Let me assume that a bios supervisor password is already set.I wonder how to change the Bios settings to a configuration which is suitable for Windows 10. (e.g. TPM 2.0/PTT enabled, UEFI enabled, Secure Boot enabled,  CSM disabled, Device Guard enabled, etc.)The change should be done with no user interaction at the system side. Therefore we are looking for a script or tool. So far I could find some pieces, e.g. that enabling "Secure Boot" using WMI will activate ?UEFI Only? mode in Bios, at least for ThinkPads; or the use of SRSETUPWIN to activate TPM2.0. But here the complication starts. The switching can only be done when the TPM 1.2 is not owned or active. I discovered that with powershell there should be options to reset the TPM, but I am not the programming guy and that is why my efforts were not successful. What I am missing is some kind of guide from Lenovo on how to achieve the challenges that will show up with a migration from Windows 7 to 10 in an enterprise environment. Some explaining scripts or guidelines which can be followed on implementing in e.g. SCCM. Hope you can offer some clues.Thanks in advance.

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Hiya

Download this package if you use Fast User Switching on Windows XP Media Center Edition. This will correct the problem where your Media Center PC may stop responding when you switch between users while watching live TV.

For more information about this issue, read Microsoft KB Article Q811009

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP

Windows XP Media Center Edition

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...db-0882-45ee-9561-e0e46f1fd960&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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Hello, I have a p40 Thinkpad 20GQ , and I downgraded from Windows 10 to Windows 7. I have managed to install all the drivers except the one of the Screen Rotation Utility.It is the Screen Rotation Utility for Windows 7 (64-bit) - ThinkPad P40 Yoga, Yoga 12, Yoga 14, Yoga 460 , version 1.0.0.11, released on 2017/08/02 (https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-p-series-laptops/thinkpad-...) The installation process always always ends up with the message :"The wizard was interrupted before Screen Rotation Utility could be completely installed Your system has not been modified.To complete installation at another time, please run setup again."Can you please help me ? 

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I have a freshly loaded Windows 10 installation on an Elitebook 840 G3. I have enabled LAN/WAN switching in BIOS and need the WIFI to turn off or go into airplane mode when docked or an ethernet cable is plugged in. What is happening is when the computer connects to a wireless network and gets an IP address and is then docked or plug into a LAN with an ethernet cable it retains the IP address from the wireless network. It also gets an IP address from the LAN network leaving me with two active IP addresses. This is not supposed to happen with LAN/WAN switching enabled. It should cut over to the LAN and drop the wireless connection. In Windows 7 this was not the case. It would release the wireless IP address. I believe it put the notebook into airplane mode when it detected a LAN network. I have 4 laptops all the same model on Windows 10 that are acting this way. I have:updated to the latest BIOS 01.07 Rev.Aupdated to the latest Intel Wireless LAN Drivers 18.32.1.2 Rev.Pupdated to the latest NIC driver Intel 1219LM/V Gigabit Ethernet Driver for Microsoft Windows 12.13.17.7 Rev.A I'm running out of ideas to try here. On Windows 7 on the 640 G2 model I also had to have HP Hotkey Support driver installed to make it work. Where the 9480m and 9470m didn't care and worked without it. I tried installing HP Hotkey Support driver for Windows 10 but also did not fix this problem. Also, apparently the HP Connection Manager does not work with Windows 10.... I was going to in... Read more

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Does switching from windows ME to windows XP cause you to lose all you data including programs, music, videos anything like that?

A:Switching to WINDOWS XP

Hi, if you were to use the Windows XP Upgrade then technically, "no" however knowing Windows ME, it'd all go wrong and you'd lose everything. What i'd suggest (as I suspect the others will) is to backup everything, format the hard disk, and install Windows XP from fresh. What most of us seem to do is have a 2nd hard disk with all our data on, the you can just unplug it when you make major changes and you know all your data is safe, maybe something to think about?

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Hi I have am planning to go on with Windows 7 RC Candidate from Microsoft and I would just like to know if it is ok with my system.

I have an ASUS P5N73-AM Motherboard - Which kind of worries me the most because my mobo said that it supports only XP 32-bit/64-bit and Vista 32-bit/64-bit. If I upgrade from Vista to 7 is it possible? Won't I have any problems or troubles in the future? Thanks in Advance..

BTW:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66Ghz
RAM: 2 GB
Graphics Card: Nvidia GT 9500

A:Switching to windows 7

Well i wouldn't be expecting Windows 7 to solve all of your future problems. It will be an improvement over Vista that is for sure. I would look at the manufacturer's website for the different devices and see if they have Windows 7 drivers yet.

I didn't have any hardware problems, and actually i don't know anybody who is using it that has.

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Just an annoying problem. I usually have two IE windows open. When I click on the favourites, it often, but not always, switches to the other window and opens the link there, rather than use the Window from where I connect to the link. I do not want to disable "reuse windows when launching shortcuts" in the tools/options/advanced, which would result in opening every link in a new page. The IE version I use is 6.0.2600.000, I use Win98 SE, have a Dell Pentium III/500 with 128 MB RAM and loads of free HD space. Many thanks for your help.
 

A:IE 6 Switching Windows

js73,
I have the same thing happen on some pages and have tested on multiple machines with the same result. I think it's a function or code on the web page as it is repeatable.
I don't know if that helps you or not....
 

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Hi

I have an HP notebook that supports Windows Vista and XP. But it appears not Windows 7. Is that possible?
I like the new features and enhancements of Windows 7 so I'd like to upgrade. Do you think I can?
This notebook is designed for Windows Vista, and actually, Vista runs pretty nice on it, I just want 7 because of the new and enhanced features.

Is it possible?






Quote:
The model is HP Compaq 6720s.
HP says Windows 7 is not supported on this model and probably wouldn't perform well. (they say only Vista and XP are supported)
this notebook is designed for Windows Vista and came with it
I thought all computers DESIGNED for Vista could run 7
compatibility reports looks OK
on HP's driver page, only Vista and XP drivers are offered
most Vista drivers for this model seem to work on 7
but some do not (SATA controller, graphics), we need to find drivers for those
this notebook has an Intel chipset with full official Vista support so that should be easy, who knows maybe it even supports 7
its from 2008
Notebook model is HP Compaq 6720s
Chipset is Intel 965GME Express
See the screenshots




See the screenshots below for technical data
It has the integrated graphics card

A:Switching to 64 bit Windows

Let Microsoft help you. Use this from Microsoft.

Download Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor from Official Microsoft Download Center

Use this tutorial by Brink to fill in your My System Specs.

System Info - See Your System Specs

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I have a partition titled SYSTEM_SAV along with the C Drive partition on my Compaq Windows ME. Can I delete the SYSTEM_SAV partition safely with out messing out my computer when I put a clean install of Windows XP on my computer.

Thank you.
 

A:Switching to Windows XP (some help)

Yes you can . . once you install XP, you will not need the old ME (pardon the language) restore partition any longer.

If you need, these are good guides to reinstalling XP . . you might want to print one for reference during the install.

http://www.socrtwo.info/cleanxpinstall.htm
http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm
 

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Hi,

Operating system is XP.

Recently started having problems in switching windows from one application to another. Basically if I click on the window I want at the bottom of the screen, it will not switch until I've minimised the window I'm already in.

A small problem I know, but nevertheless, a bit annoying.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Vonnybabes
 

A:Switching windows

Welcome to TSG....

I would try some system maintenance like deleting temp files, running the anti-virus, running the defragmenter and the such then reboot the computer and see if that helps.
 

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Hi all,

My TECRA S11-114 was shipped with a Windows 7 Pro 32bits installed. I'd like to switch to 64bits, but I'm at loss at how to do this.

Things I tried:
- restoration to factory settings: doesn't offer the choice between the two versions
- restoration from a recovery DVD I created through the Toshiba Recovery Utility: same result

Things I have:
- recovery DVD created through the Toshiba Recovery Utility
- recovery DVD for XP Pro, shipped with the computer

Any tips would be highly appreciated! Thanks!


Igor

A:TECRA S11 - Switching from Windows 7 32bits to Windows 7 64 bits: How to?

Hi

I think this notebook was preinstalled just with the Win 7 32bit OS and you get additional Win XP DVD in order to install Win XP (if required)

From my knowledge, Toshiba delivers the own notebooks with different images and some models are preinstalled with Win 7 32bit and 64bit OS and some are preinstalled only with 32bit.

Therefore I suppose you have just Win 32bit OS and you will need to purchase 64bit Win 7 if you want to use this?

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I have an HP Pavilion laptop that came with Windows 8 pre-installed. I upgraded it to Windows 8.1 a few months after purchase.

Early last year I installed Windows 10 Preview during the beta period and am still running the preview version, slow ring.

I would like to clean install Windows 10 Release version (before the free upgrade perion ends) and am wondering if it will work with the Windows 8 Key stored in the HP Bios, or is that key invalidated by the Windows 8.1 upgrade? Can I retrieve my Windows 8 or 8.1 key somehow?

Just trying to clarify how to proceed and be able to activate the Windows 10 Release. (I recently installed Windows 10 on my desktop PC, and just used my Windows 8.1 key that had been installed on that desktop system during the clean install of 10, and that worked perfectly.)

Thanks for any info.

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Hello,
I bought this PC yesterday, specifically to play flight simulator 2004 and/or FSX. Both installed OK but when I run them after about 10 seconds they both minimize to desktop. They don't crash; I can reopen them but they do the same thing. I ran FS9 in safe mode; it didn't minimize but instead automatically paused in the same intervals.
Moreover, whenever I type for longer than a few seconds like I am now, the curser disappears like I have switched windows and I have to reclick this window to type again. This is also very irritating and confusing. It's as if windows is constantly trying to return to the desktop. It also happens on Word and hotmail, anything that involves typing.
I have checked what background programs I'm running and can't see any.
All help appreciated, thanks.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 220 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3839 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 466883 MB, Free - 410661 MB; D: Total - 466883 MB, Free - 466779 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire X1420, ,
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Disabled
 

A:Solved: Windows 7 game minimizing and windows keep switching

Do you have a slideshow running as your wallpaper? I was having issues with older games until I found out it can cause issues such as minimising aaand glitchy gfx.
 

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I'd like to know how to switch from AHCI to IDE in Windows 8.1 Professional x64. I know there's countless threads on this but they all (all I've seen/found) are directed towards Windows 7
I actually switched from IDE to AHCI with the registry value changes and BIOS change but if I just change my BIOS options from AHCI back to IDE, Windows just gives me a boot loop.

What I've done so far is revert the registry settings back to how it was before I switched to AHCI and disable the AHCI mode via the registry keys. Doesn't work, needed to restore my Windows to an older working state. At the moment I can't find any instructions on the net about how to do this that's why I'm hoping you guys can assist.

Kind regards.

A:Switching AHCI to IDE in Windows 8.1

  
Quote: Originally Posted by CntrlAltDel


I'd like to know how to switch from AHCI to IDE in Windows 8.1 Professional x64. I know there's countless threads on this but they all (all I've seen/found) are directed towards Windows 7
I actually switched from IDE to AHCI with the registry value changes and BIOS change but if I just change my BIOS options from AHCI back to IDE, Windows just gives me a boot loop.

What I've done so far is revert the registry settings back to how it was before I switched to AHCI and disable the AHCI mode via the registry keys. Doesn't work, needed to restore my Windows to an older working state. At the moment I can't find any instructions on the net about how to do this that's why I'm hoping you guys can assist.

Kind regards.


There is a Windows 8 Forum;

Windows 8 Forums

HTH

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Just got a HP Elitebook as a gift. I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (not upgrade) and want to do a clean install. What do I need to do before the install? Do I need to get the drivers first onto my computer? HP just sent me a link to all drivers. Do just download them all and then do the clean install?

A:New Laptop, switching to Windows 7

You do not need to do anything beforehand to get the OS installed, however it may be a fail safe to obtain and save the network card drivers to a removable device so you can at least get online to obtain the rest of the drivers.....or the modem drivers depending on your internet service plan.

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Hi...My problem is relatively recent development, causing me to think I inadvertently downloaded something or have a virus, but my Window screen keeps switching back to my AOL home page. Iíll play games on online, or will just visit any other website, and every few seconds, my screen will jump back to my home page. I occasionally I catch a tiny blue icon with a reverse arrow when I hit alt + tab fast enough, but I canít click on it and it disappears as fast as it appears. Itís driving me nuts! What can be the problem???? Anybody??? How do I find out what program is causing this Ė if a program is causing this? Iím ready to call an exorcist. Thanks for any help you can give.
 

A:Windows automatically switching

Welcome to TSG

Go to http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/downloads.htm and download 'Hijack This!'.

First make a folder on your computer in my documents called Hijackthis and then Unzip it to that folder.
Then doubleclick the Hijackthis.exe.

Click the "Scan" button, when the scan is finished the scan button will become "Save Log" click that and save the log.
Go to where you saved the log and click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here
in a reply.
It will possibly show issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required,
so do NOT fix anything yet.

Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.
 

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Dear all,
Recentley I have a situation whereby I open a new window, say another program and this happens?
The new window stays behind the previous window. Clicking on the new window does not bring that as the active window, stays behind. In order to access the window I have to minimize the old window first.
I can't think what I've done if anything?
Thanks:
 

A:Solved: Switching between Windows.

Let's see a screenshot of this.
To take a screenshot,

1- Hit the Printscreen key on your keyboard. This will copy your entire screen to the clipboard. Hitting ALT + Printscreen will only copy the active window.

2- Open Paint (click Start > Run > type mspaint and click OK)

3- Select Edit.

4- Click on Paste.

5- Select File.

6- Click on Save As...

7- Save your screenshot as a JPEG file.

8- Attach the screenshot to your next post.

How to Attach a File on TSG
 

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Hi
I was wondering if someone might be able to help.
The issue is we are using dragon naturally speaking 11 on windows 7 and i believe the windows 7 machine has been locked down when it was imaged. (it's a customers PC) and basically we are trying to get dragon to be able to switch an application into focus
using a dragon command and dragon it not able to switch any applications.
It looks like windows is denying access to dragon. If i use my own laptop which i am admin,it works perfectly every time. Would this be a local policy that is stopping dragon from be able to switch an application into focus and any ideas what it could be.
Many thanks
Paul.

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Hey guys.

I realise there is another SSD thread here but I don't believe it is appropriate to myself.

I just bought myself a new SSD which I would like to install 7 onto to use as my boot drive. therefore, i need to clear the Windows install from the HDD that I already have.

What is the process for doing this? Do I just pop in the SSD, install windows onto that and then format my HDD afterwards?

Will I need to make changes in my BIOS settings?

Thankyou,

JAM

A:Switching windows install from HDD to SSD

Hello jamsandwich, welcome to Seven forums!





Have a look at the tutorial at the link below, I would do this to the HDD first so you will have no issues when Windows 7 needs to boot from the SSD, if you don't then it'll end up as a dual boot which is a pain to remove later.
Just be advised make backups of any data on the HDD first as this will over-write any data on the HDD and it will be lost.
You can do the "clean all" and when it finishes you can go straight to the clean install to finish up.


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Hey guys

Im using a program that i click a button and it starts a process that takes about 30 seconds. When it is complete it brings the window it is in to the top of all of the other windows i am using and interupts me. For example i would start the process and then start typing in Word, all of a sudden the finished program will jump up to the top and i will end up finishing my sentance in that window. This is very annoying and i really need some help.

I know other people who use the software and this doesnt happen to them, all that happens is that the task on the task bar will flash. The software doesnt have the option to change this problem unlike in msn messenger when you can turn the feature off. Does anyone know of an XP setting that will fix my annoying problem?

thanks in advance!

Jon

PS the bit of software is not important and is nolonger sold/supported
 

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Hi all!

I've been using Windows 8 RTM for a few days now and I'm finding quite a few deal breakers. The first thing is that I cannot find a backup function. I've googled the hell out of it using different key words and there are articles that claim that I can use the old backup tool but no word on where the hell it is. I'm fed up looking for it.

The other thing is that I've changed my windows live password and now I can't log into skydrive. It just gives a general error about checking my network settings and no option to re-enter my login information. So no skydrive for me I guess.

My mouse has been giving me issues too. I've had to reboot a number of times to get it to scroll properly. It will work a short time and then I have to scroll like hell just to move down a couple of lines.

Reboots are taking forever too. It takes a good minute longer to reboot on Win 8 then it ever did on Win 7. I suspect driver issues, but I'm too lazy to go searching through the mire of interface that Windows 8 has to find an answer.

There is more. But I don't want to start sounding like a raving lunatic. I'm just fed up with it is all. I'm glad I did a backup of my windows 7 set up before I installed windows 8. I'm going to revert to Windows 7 now.

May your installations go better than mine!

Snarks

A:Why I'm switching back to Windows 7

Originally Posted by SnarkyTwit


Hi all!

I've been using Windows 8 RTM for a few days now and I'm finding quite a few deal breakers. The first thing is that I cannot find a backup function. I've googled the hell out of it using different key words and there are articles that claim that I can use the old backup tool but no word on where the hell it is. I'm fed up looking for it.

The other thing is that I've changed my windows live password and now I can't log into skydrive. It just gives a general error about checking my network settings and no option to re-enter my login information. So no skydrive for me I guess.

My mouse has been giving me issues too. I've had to reboot a number of times to get it to scroll properly. It will work a short time and then I have to scroll like hell just to move down a couple of lines.

Reboots are taking forever too. It takes a good minute longer to reboot on Win 8 then it ever did on Win 7. I suspect driver issues, but I'm too lazy to go searching through the mire of interface that Windows 8 has to find an answer.

There is more. But I don't want to start sounding like a raving lunatic. I'm just fed up with it is all. I'm glad I did a backup of my windows 7 set up before I installed windows 8. I'm going to revert to Windows 7 now.

May your installations go better than mine!

Snarks



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there's a function called FILE HISTORY which when you activate it is quite good. It logs all the changes t... Read more

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