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Q: changing default settings

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

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Is there a way to change the default settings of footnotes in Word (97 or 2k3) so that it will type/print in bold?



A:Changing default settings of footnotes

in '97 go to Format, Style. Find Footer in the list (it will probably start with Normal highlighted. Highlight Footer, and click on Format, Font. Make it Bold.

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I have several HP windows 10 units.  Some of them have different ideas of what resetting to default means for IE and each user created has a Priceline shortcut on the favorite bar.
Some have a Priceline shortcut in Programdata\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs but not all. Others are in reprogrammed favorite folders.
Some think having the edge launcher next to the new tab button is default.
How do I reset these to true windows default without having to reinstall IE itself (turning off/on in windows features) or would other things need to be done in addition to this?

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So I'm running across an issue with Win7 where my fonts seem to be changing on their own.

First I thought it must just be the settings on my browser, but its extended to my games and things as well. Steam, for instance, has changed from the default text (whatever it was) to a font that tends to overlap each other. I dont have any screen shots to show or I'd post them. Then just this morning all the text in my gmail account was italic on my home pc, but when I checked it from work it was normal.

Does anyone have any ideas? This is extremely annoying!

(My apologies if there is already a post addressing this, I couldn't easily find anything.)

A:Default font settings changing

Check your IE font settings. In your Internet Options 'General' tab, click the 'Accessibility' button and make sure all checkboxes are clear.

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OK, the poltergeist of computers has come back and has crawled back into my laptop once again....and things are getting really crazy. There's a number of small, irritating things going haywire in my laptop so I'm here once again knowing you guys are the ones to help me. I'll start with this one problem and move on to the others, later.

In the Control Panel under Mouse, I have selected a certain configuration for the Busy icon. The default icon is a blue round circle which I really dislike and I have picked the hourglass icon. I saved the change but about every 5th time I open my laptop the icon has changed back to default.

I realize this isn't an exactly earth-shaking problem, but hey, the software allows me to "decorate" my computer and I like doing it. Having the preferences I like is cool and I'd like whatever I choose to stay that way.

Besides, maybe this problem is indicative of some underlying problem that I'm not familiar with, so coming here to you gurus of all computer problems just seems like the prudent thing to do.....

All my data on my computers is over there at the side << at My Systems....

A:Various Settings Keep Changing Back to Default....

Does it happen only after a re-boot? Your "My System" doesn't show your mouse, but if its a Logitech, uncheck KHALMNPR in your Startup items.

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New to Lenovo with an Ideacentre AIO 700 24SH = UK user wireless keyboard supplied by Lenovo and mouse.Keyboard was working fine, but now has defaulted to some other configuration. The @ key is now Shift 2The @ key prints" unsure what other keys are defaulting to as I am too tired to mess about with it any more. My Lady is considering divorce as I have spent more time on this machine than with her recently due to corrupted files and having to reload data to this new machine, repeatedly.......Confusing when this has just happened within three weeks of purchase.How do you change the default back as when emailing I have to check what keys are printing... Please some one. 

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when I boot up windows vista, the default resolution is customized to whatever monitor it is hooked up to.

when it is NOT hooked up to a monitor at bootup, it produces it's own 'default' resolution (for lack of a better word).
i need the computer to automatically boot up in 1600x1200 resolution even when there is no monitor hooked up.
is there a way to do this?

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I re-installed windows last night, and after downloading and installing all 160+ necessary updates successfuly, changed the settings to 'never check for updates' because i want to be able to do that by myself, once a week or so. However every time i check the settings, it seems that it's somehow again set to 'install updates automatically' and i don't know what's causing it.

I have installed some new software, like office and security essentials, etc, which might be what's changing the settings since they also require updates (?) but i'm not sure that's the cause, or if it's some sort of error with Windows Update, etc.

It's not a major issue, but i have heard that some updates failing can cause issues with restarting, so i would very much like to find a solution to the problem.


A:Windows Update keeps changing default settings.

Follow this tutorial to verify you are doing the procedure properly.

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Hey all. I realize Windows 10 defaults to last printer used and you have to turn that off in settings. That solved my problem. However, since adding a new PC to my network and using a printer as a network printer, it seems to over ride the setting and keeps changing my default printer to the last used one. Its a tiny thermal printer so this is a huge pain .

Any advice? Again I've already set my default printer and switched the last used option to "off"

Also, the new PC is running on windows 10 but does not have the option to turn off last used printer as default.

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New to Lenovo with an Ideacentre AIO 700 24SH = UK user wireless keyboard supplied by Lenovo and mouse.
Keyboard was working fine, but now has defaulted to some other configuration. The @ key is now Shift 2
The @ key prints" unsure what other keys are defaulting to as I am too tired to mess about with it any more. My Lady is considering divorce as I have spent more time on this machine than with her recently due to corrupted files and having to reload data to this new machine, repeatedly.......
Confusing when this has just happened within three weeks of purchase.
How do you change the default back as when emailing I have to check what keys are printing... Please some one.
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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anybody know if its possible to change the default printer settings in Paint ?

standard settings have to be changed every time you print and they are just plain stuuuupid

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The "Search Settings Notification" dialog started popping up. Don't know what I installed to get this started. Would appreciate help in getting this stopped.

Here's my HiJackthis log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:37:44 AM, on 10/18/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Application Updater\ApplicationUpdater.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\ASF Agent\ASFAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\AMT\atchksrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\GNU\GnuPG\dirmngr.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\AMT\LMS.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\AMT\atchk.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink... Read more

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I'm running Windows XP Professional on a Lenovo X61 Tablet PC, and I'd like to change the sound and audio device default settings so that the microphone will always remain enabled.

I've been doing a lot of dictation in Windows Movie Maker lately. Each time I want to do a dictation I have to open the Master Volume controls by double clicking the speaker icon in the taskbar. Then I have to select Options, Properties, and then check the "Microphone" box in the "Show the following volume controls" menu. This adds the microphone control to the Master Volume controls. Then I have to uncheck the mute box and drag the slide bar up to the appropriate volume. I'd like to save this configuration so that I don't have to redo it evertime I restart my machine.


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My privacy settings on my Win 8.1 ENT machine have changed back to defaults several times. I haven't kept good track of how often because I didn't think they should ever change from where I had set them when I performed the installation. It's a domain joined
machine but we don't have any Group Policy settings (if there are any) for the privacy settings. I suspect it may happen when updates are received and will try to pay attention after we do patching here shortly, but I'm wondering if anyone else is having this
issue and if they are, if they've managed to figure out what is the cause.

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I rolled back to windows 8 after dissapointing windows 10 upgrade and now things not working smooth anymore.
I change the power plan settings and everything is good till i restart the computer again.
When starting the computer next time, the power plan settings has changed back to default:
i choose balanced setting, after restart its changed back to Power4GearHighPerformance and both of the plans settings have been changed too.. like the brightness - i set it to maximum after restart its back to in the middle..

How can i change save my settings?

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For a few years now I've had IE delete its history on exit, but having just moved to W8.1 I thought I would see what the general consensus was on continuing with these settings.

The day to day difference really comes down to deleting temp stuff every time the browser is closed vs letting it accumulate until I do a full clean of everything and re-import a cookie file which might be once a week give or take.

First image shows the standard default IE11 clean-up settings. I alter these (and tick the "delete browsing history on exit" tickbox) to the following which get cleaned every time the browser closes.

(Although "delete passwords" is ticked, it doesn't affect imported cookies i.e. I can close the browser and then revisit here for example, and all my log in data is preserved)
Any thoughts ?

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This is a case where I had one problem and in my attempts to fix it I stupidly made it much worse.

The original problem was that almost every day and some times multiple times per day I would get a blue screen of death which would cause my computer to restart. It had something to do with my video card, I believe it was BCCode: 116. I checked my video card drivers and they were up to date.

Then I made a dumb move. I went to the BIOs and changed it to the "optimized default". I figured switching things to default might help but it led to a bigger problem. I was stupid and didn't keep track of what the settings where previously. I didn't imagine that changing them to default would cause any problems but boy was I wrong.

I get this message when I try to start the computer:

It only gives me two options "Launch Startup Repair (recommended)" and "Start Windows Normally". If I try to start windows normally is fails and takes me back to this same message, so my only option is to repair.

I select repair and it runs. But it fails and gives me this message:

What I have tried:

I tried doing a system restore point, the most recent restore point give me this message.

So I tried the second most recent and it looks like it works at first....

But once the computer restarts I'm back at the "Window's failed to start" screen. I also tried the 3rd most recent restore point with the same effect.

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A:Window fails to start after changing BIOS to default settings

I ended up reinstalling windows 7 and now windows loads. I guess I'll have to wait to see if the BSOD continues.

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I have been using Picasa to automatically import photos from my digital camera. I would prefer that not to happen anymore. I have stopped Picasa Media Detector from starting on startup but Picasa still opens automatically when I insert my cable from my camera to the my desktop (xp home).
What can I do to stop Picasa from behaving this way and having the default Windows program to import my photos?
Thank you for looking.

A:Changing the default photo program from Picasa to Windows default

If you get a mass storage drive letter when you connect your camera you can try connecting the camera so the drive letter is present, then right click on the drive and choose properties and in properties select the autoplay tab and specifically select an action for the type of files present such as open folder for viewing in windows explorer or whatever else is available.

If that doesn't work let us know, maybe media detector is running as a service and that needs to be shut down or something.

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I noticed when i watch netflix or other platforms, the display changes (brightness/contrast changes so the scenes appear redder) and almost as if the someone is switching the lights on and off in the actual show. But on other displays such as my phone, the colors are fine. I tried changing my battery plan, turning off the adjusting brightness, and disabling settings in the intel graphics settings. Nothing seems to do the trick! super distracting to watch a show and see the whole screen flicker every few seconds.

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Hello sevenforums! I have a problem with my computer i recently purchased. Here is my story.

This all started whenever I wanted to change my text size different by changing my DPI settings. What I did was right click, go to screen resolution, and clicked on "Make text and other items larger or smaller". From this I changed it to 100% from 125%. I noticed it had changed my font size to the 100%. It then made everything SUPER small when I changed my theme settings.

Whenever I right click and go into personalization settings, I do the usual customizing to my likings. Since I want to save the theme, I do so by naming it, blah. Now I want to use the blah theme by click on it, and I do so. Everything is fine and dandy until I right click my desktop to refresh(out of habit). This is the before and after of the font sizes.

My workaround was to set a custom DPI setting, log off like it prompts me to, then changing it back to 100%, again prompting to do so. It is so annoying to do so.

Help me! It is driving me crazy and I have no idea how to fix it. I cannot save a theme and change to it, otherwise it results in the small font. It affects all the fonts soon afterwards. Like google chrome will be fine until i exit and restart the program. Then a super small font follows.

A:Font size changing whenever changing settings in personalization.

can anyone help please

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello, i have a Samsung Laptop with Windows 7 loaded and there is some software provided by Samsung, one of these "Easy Settings"
I have noticed that the setting for Express Cache Mode and Battery life Extender (and i'm sure a few others have changed) keep randomly switching to OFF when I have set them to be ON.
Has anyone had any experience of this software or have any idea why it could be doing this? I was thinking it could it be a conflict with some Winodws settings?
Any help would be great, cheers.

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

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

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

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I logged on two days ago and FF could not connect - I had to go in and change the settings back to auto detect. My yahoo cannot connect and won't let me change it to do so. My Avira won't update and won't turn on to run at all. Malwarebytes won't update either. MY logs are posted below.. My computer blue screened the first time I ran the DDS - I saved the error if I need to post that too. I re-ran it and it run the second time.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:27:10 PM, on 7/12/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.19088)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTime... Read more

A:FF Proxy settings keep changing and other settings too!

Somebody please help me.. I am desperate here. I have to use this computer to do my job at home!!!

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I'm running Vista Home Premium on my Dell laptop and I was wondering if anyone would be so kind to tell me how to change my default TTL. I wasted 2 hours searching the registry (regedit) and couldn't find the option anywhere.
Thanks in advance,

A:Changing default TTL

Hi Ilir_R,
We can modify the registry value DefaultTTL using the following steps:
1.    Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe).
2.    From the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE subtree, go to the following key:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters.
3.    In the right pane, add the following value:Name: DefaultTTLType: REG_DWORDValid Range: 1-255
4.    After that, please restart the computer and check the result.
Hope it helps.
Joson Zhou
Microsoft Online Community Support

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months ago i got rid of AOL for various reasons. i kept an AIM account for the sake of some resumes and such that i had out there. now I've got two issues.

first...how do i change my default email? every time i go to send a picture or something from 'my pictures or my documents' windows automatically brings up my old AOL screens. i just want to use AIM or gmail and it wont let me. can i change this?

second..i don't think anyone can fix this one..I've got ' winway resume software ( pretty good stuff btw ) and its doing the same thing as windows- i cant change the email it uses to send stuff so now i cant send a resume out. it bounces to AOL. any ideas?

thanks a lot for any help!!


* edit...BTW, i never deleted any AOL components off my system.. i figured it was too much of a hassel and didnt want to screw anything up. ive got someone else for DSL now.

A:changing default..

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I want to use firefox as the default browser. I have it at the top of 'start'. However when I click the link in email, outlook, Internet Exporer is coming up. How can i change it to firefox?

A:Changing the default browser

if you are using XP, you ought to be able to do this with [Start] -> [control panel] -> [Add or remove programs] -> [Set program access and defraults] and make the changes you want.

See the link below for screenshot.

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How do you go about changing the default media player from Real to Windows?


A:Changing default player

Go into WMP and usually it tells you if you want to change default. If not go to Tools > Options. Under File Types Tab, select the files you want to have WMP play as default. If you want RM or RAM files you will need RealAlternative to get WMP to play Real files.

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I recently changed my ISP from Juno to Earthlink, and I want to know how to change the default e-mail so that when I click on a link for an e-mail address on a web page, it goes to my new e-mail setup instead of Juno.

A:Changing default e-mail

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My default page keeps changing without me doing anything.

Here's a recent hijackthis log, I was wondering if someone can help me.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at &#50724;&#54980; 4:52:04, on 2004-08-31
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Ahnlab\Smart Update Utility\Ahnsdsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahnlab\V3\MonSvcNT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Winamp\Winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahnlab\Smart Update Utility\AhnSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahnlab\V3\MonSysNT.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahnlab\V3\V3P3AT.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\... Read more

A:Default page keeps changing. I really need help!

Did you solve this problem here: http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=264603 ?

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Good Morning,

We recently got a new main printer for our office (we added it to our windows server 2012 print server), but we have one user that has a personal printer and doesn't want to use this printer. Every morning when she logs in her printer has defaulted to the
new printer, and I have to reset it to default to her personal printer.
I have checked and the printer isn't being pushed out by GPO to be the default, is there anything else we should look for?
I have also checked her event logs and don't see anything abnormal.

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I am using xp home service pack 2.

I have recently changed the outlook express deault so that all mail would default to the outlook folder.I do not like outlook and would like to change back to the original settings.I am not a 100% sure on how to change the setting and I do not want to loose what mail is in outlook express.Could someone please help me...I see where to click the button to change the default but it is very critical that I dont loose what email I have in the folder...can someone advise me on how to do this without loosing what is saved.....

Thank You.....

A:changing the outlook default

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I have Win 98 on my PC with IE 6.0 as the default web-browser.

I also have Netscape 7.01 installed.

I wanted to make Netscape as my default browser and consulted this website for it http://www.smith.edu/its/tara/internet_browsers/default_browser.html

As epr the website I looked for the line....
user_pref("browser.wfe.ignore_def_check",true) ...to change its true parameter to false...

....in C:\Windows\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\gmjpq9ww.slt

....but I didn't find it there. The website says that the abscence of this line means that Netscape is your default browser.

But thats not the case for me.

Can anyone tell me what can I do do now to change my deafult browser to Netscape.

Thank you.

A:Changing default web-browser

Just open Netscape and go up to Edit and down to preferences.
When it it opens up the window you see look at the top right and click on the "set default browser" button.
Then click on OK. Close down netscape and open it again and it should be your default browser.

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Hey everyone

I'm having a problem with a coworker's printer. Every time he restarts his computer, the default changes from his local printer to one on the network. So far I have tried the following:

1. Delete the network printer. It just ended up adding itself again and making itself the default printer.
2. Make a start up script to change the default printer. Well, it didn't work and I'm guess its my script(just found one from googling).
3. Uninstalling and reinstalling the local print driver. Didn't work.

Right now I'm pulling my hair out trying to figure out this problem

Anyone have any ideas?

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I am attempting (my first attempt) to use mail merge. All goes ok until the very last where the system wants to default to Microsoft Outlook to send the emails away. I currently use Windows Live Mail. I do not wish to change my default to Outlook. How do I change the settings to make Windows Live Mail act as default?

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I hope someone can help because I can not work this out!! I have a very small 64gb Solid State c drive on my pc but 2 huge 2TB HDD too.
Is there anyway of switching the default storage setting so that Windows 8 will not save anything further to my C drive such as Apps etc? I know its early days but I just can not get this problem sorted and while my C drive isn't too clogged up at the moment, I'm sure it wont be long!!

A:Changing Default Storage on Win 8

Well, you can't tell it to never store new files on your C: drive, but you can tell it to store some files elsewhere. To change Program Files (and Program Files (x86) in 64 bit versions) then open regedit and navigate to:


In the right hand pane look for ProgramFilesDir and ProgramFilesDir (x86) and right click edit and change the locations.

Now, some older apps hard code writing their files to c:\ but most should be good citizens. Also, files that are installed to the system directory will always go to C:, no way to change that.

You can also change your Libraries to go to another location, by right clicking on those and editing them.

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my computer is setup to login when the computer starts up on an account that is no longer exisent. but it still trys to login and it takes 10 minutes for it to stop trying and then i can log in on another account. but its too much waiting anytime i start my pc.

does anyone know how to remove this setting. i dont want it to try to log on to any account. when i turn i my computer i want it to go straight to the welcome screen so then i can pick the account i want to use

A:changing default login

ooops i forgot to say im running windows xp with sp2

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It is possible to change the default font for windows xp.(thoma )
This option is not available in display properties under appearence tab,advance.
item windows is dimmed.
How can windows text font and size can be changed.

A:Changing the default fomt for xp

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I'm trying to help an elderly friend solve a problem. She has a PC with WIN XP and is using AOL 9.0 as her ISP and browser. I am helping her only via phone, and am not very familiar with the AOL browser interface... thus I can't see what she sees, and I am limited in how well I can assist. I can't guide her to an icon on her toolbar, since I can't visualize it. She is a bright lady, but vision impaired and still intimidated by her computer.

We spent 3 hours today trying to find a way for her to change her default browser from AOL to IE. We spent most of that time on the AOL Help website... which , by the way, appears to be an oxymoron. AOL Help does not offer help, they offer only mysteries and frustration, especially when you are trying to choose something other than their own product. I found many clear instructions on how to change default browser from anything else to AOL... I found utter frustration in finding a way to change from AOL to IE.

Can anyone help me? BTW, I've verified that my friend has IE installed.



A:Changing default browser in AOL

Try this
click start
control panel
internet options (need to be in Classic View to see it)
choose the program tab at the top
under Default Web Browser it should say Internet Explorer is not currently the default web browser, next to it should be a button saying Make Default. Click it
click Apply

If your friend is using AOL as her ISP provider though, I believe she will still need to sign on though AOL before being able to use IE to surf the internet.

Let us know if this helps

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I was trying to play a game with my friends today and it was impossible for me to connect. After researching I found out the problem is my router isn't configured for UPNP....okay, so I went to and instead of getting my d-link di-604's page I get SBC's.

After researching it more, I find this forum where people have been having the same problem. I understand I need to change my d-link's router to a different IP address so I can access settings but I don't know how.

Could someone explain to me step by step? And can I do it on my secondary computer rather than the computer that is connected to the SBC modem? Unfortunately the 604 isn't supported by d-link and so I can't just ask them.

Thanks in advance for your help! Sorry if it's an obvious question, I'm absolutely clueless when it comes to networking!

A:changing default ip with d-link and sbc

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I've noticed an issue happening with a few Windows 7 machines. They are all running Windows 7 Enterprise. Recently we had moved from a Server 2003 box to a Server 2008 R2 box as our print server. This issue seems to be happening on desktops that don't have
location-aware printing.
On the old print server, to deploy a printer we would go into print management, select the printer, then deploy via group policy. To my knowledge there's no way to define a default printer using that method(nor would I want to), and we're not using group
policy preferences to deploy these. What happens is every single day people will change their default printer to the printer they want only to find the next day it has changed back to something else (in our case it's usually CutePDF or XPS). This is getting
extremely annoying, is there any way to fix this?

A:Default printer keeps changing

I have found a way that has fixed this issue for everyone who is experiencing it at my company.
I had to go and edit the users registry hive:
I inevitably found old printer connections there that were no longer valid.  Upon clearing those out, after a reboot, the problem went away.
I also cleared out the HKEY_USERS\USERS_SID_HERE\Printers\Settings key - the users had old printer setting sin there also.

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I don't know how my aunt managed to foul things up on her Windows 10 Home tower, but when she powers on the unit she gets a screen with her user name, Joan, and the little figure shown here, accompanied by the phrase 'The user name or password is incorrect. Try again'. At this point she has done nothing but press the power button. And no place has displayed to even enter a password.

There is a little box labeled OK under the message. Pressing that opens a box under her name for the password. It also opens other user names at the bottom right of the screen, one of which is also labeled Joan. However, that particular 'Joan item' has her personalized user picture. Clicking on that brings up the name Joan with her picture and a password box. She can then enter her password and get into Windows.

If she enters her password in the box with the above stick figure it doesn't work. She has to click on the other Joan user with her picture before she can access Windows.

How can we get this to NOT bring up the stick figure Joan, which may be a Microsoft account (or not, my aunt doesn't know anymore), or delete the stick figure Joan, or do whatever is necessary to get her name, picture and password be the default?

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Hi - Somehow, during surfing, I came across a website, that continually changes my default website to Iwantsearch, or something like that. I have restarted, gone to Windows update (why I don't know) and continually gone to internet options, to change it back to my original homepage.

How can I get rid of whatever is changing my default website? Thank you


A:Default Website keeps changing

Hi marilynmc11

Welcome to TSG!

I am moving your thread to the Security forum.
Please do this:

First create a permanent folder somewhere like in My Documents and name it Hijack This.

Now Click here to download Hijack This. Download and save the file to the Hijack This folder you just created.

Click on Hijackthis.exe to launch the program.

Click the "Scan" button when the scan is finished the scan button will become "Save Log" click that and save the log.

The log should open in notepad. Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here in a reply.

DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required. Someone here will be glad to advise you on what to fix.

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regional settings are configured to use the English (United States) standard. what is the best option for changing the default system of measurement on your computer from U.S. to metric?

A:changing the default system

In the control panel, choose Regional and language options.
Look for Standards and Formats, click customize, then find the Numbers tab.
Choose metric from the last drop down menu, and apply the changes.

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Could someone help me with changing the color of the default color for the text on my windows. I've attached a screen shot so that you can see what I'm talking about. I would like to change the default color to white instead of black.


A:Changing The Default Color

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I am setting my default printer to a local printer. After a while it changes back to another printer that is for my other home office. There is no server. I just have 2 differnet printers (HP 7410, 7310) in two diffent locations. I want the 7310 to be the default all the time.
It changed in about 3 - 5 mins.
Any thoughts?

A:Default Printer keeps changing

did you print or do anything on your computer in those 3-5 minutes? what kind of computer? where did u change the printer from?

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