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How to swap Windows ID numbers for two monitors?

Q: How to swap Windows ID numbers for two monitors?

I have two monitors. Before a computer crash, the one on the left was identified by Windows 7 as #1, and the one on the right as #2. Now the numbers are reversed and macros that rely on screen coordinates no longer function correctly. I've tried disconnecting the right (currently #1) monitor and starting the system with only the left monitor functioning. Windows identifies the monitor as #1 as desired, but as soon as I add back the second (right) monitor Windows changes the left monitor back to #2.

Is there some way of getting Windows to call the left monitor #1?

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A: How to swap Windows ID numbers for two monitors?

Is the monitor that is now 2 selected as your main display?

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I have a question which i am unable to solve yet hope any one help me out here
what i want is Display 1, tv connected by HDMI and my Display 2 monitor to DVi, now main or primary display is my LCD monitor which is connected with DVI, what i want is to swap the numbers of display i want that my DVI should be identify as 1 not as 2 so how can i do it?

A:How to swap the Display Numbers 1 -2 ?

What happens if you boot the machine up with just the LCD monitor, then plug in the HDTV.

Are you having any issues with the numbers being swapped like that?

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I have two LaCie drives one is allocated as drive F and the other as drive G.

I want to swap them so that drive F becomes drive G and vice versa - can I do this?

Tony
 

A:How do I swap drive numbers?

Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Management.

You can change the drive letters of the drives there.
 

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I have two monitors and when I boot up my computer the UEFI splash screen appears on my smaller second monitor, rather than on the main monitor where I want it, but the login screen appears on the main monitor. As I normally only switch the second monitor on when I want to put something on it to avoid obscuring what is on my main monitor this is rather irritating.

I am assuming that the reason for this problem is that my main monitor has an identity number 2 and the secondary monitor is numbered 1.

My setup is :-
Windows 8.1, 64 bit;
Asus RAIDR Express PCIe SSD;
Asus GT630-SL-2GD3-L GPU;
Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1 Motherboard, BIOS version 0602;
Processor Intel i7-4770S @3.1 GHz;
Kingston Technology XMP Beast Series 32GB 2400MHz DDR3 Memory.

Monitors :-
iiyama Prolite XB2776QS, (27 inch);
Dell u2412m, (24 inch).
I have tried uninstalling the drivers for the Dell monitor and rebooting the computer but it still comes back with an identity number of 1. There is nothing in the Nvidia control centre to enable me to swap the numbers.

Is there any way of swapping the identity numbers over?

Viv

PS. The iiyama is connected from the DVI port to the DVI port on the graphics card, the Dell connects from a DVI port to the HDMI port on the graphics card.

A:How do I swap monitor identity numbers?

The port that the monitor is connected to, and how many monitors are connected, determines the monitor number. The only way to change it is to switch which connector a monitor is connected to. The Video card determines what screen the BIOS splash screen shows on. I have three monitors on my GT640. Monitor 1 is on the HDMI, monitor 2 and 3 on DVI. Right now my BIOS POST Screen and the Windows 8 Boot screen show on Monitor 2. Monitor 1 is set as the main monitor so the logon screen etc shows on it. I would have to set monitor 2 as my main monitor to get it all to show on the one screen. Or swap cables around so my 22 inch wide screen is connected to the DVI connector. That's just the way it is. The video card sets the numbers. If I unplug monitor 1 the numbers will shuffle. What was 2 becomes 1 and what was 3 becomes 2. Drivers have nothing to do with it.

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I know that this is a year old, but I have a problem with my monitors. I have 2 DVI monitors and 2 DisplayPort monitors. For some reason, Control Panel -> Screen Resolution shows it as 2, 3, 1, 4, but when I click on Identify, they show up as 1, 3, 2, 4. The DisplayPort monitors have the wrong enumeration numbers compared to the screen resolution page. This also causes issues on my Virtual Box as Virtual Screen 1 shows up as Host Screen 1 and Virtual Screen 2 shows up as Host Screen 3. This related to 2 and 3 respectively as per the Screen Resolution page.

What's going on here and how do I fix this mess?

Thanks,
A

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Hi! I just upgraded to Win8 this weekend and so far I really like it. I discovered something this morning that now that the weekend is over is bugging the crap out of me and I need help. I work from home and use this alot so it would be helpful.

I am trying to do a couple things I could easily do in 7,
- have Chrome open in both monitors at once with different things on them.
- currently Chrome has no minimize/maximize buttons on the upper right like it used to. Makes it very hard to multitask.

I have 2 monitors, the main is a 23" touch screen and the second is an 18" non-touch screen.

Also, is there a way to have the taskbar to appear at the bottom always like it used to?

Thanks! I really appreciate the help!

A:Windows 8 Dual Monitors, need help having browser open in both monitors

Answered my own question. Google Chrome was showing in App mode. When I downloaded Chrome for 8 there is an option to have it show in desktop mode and the taskbar, minimize/maximize, and multi window option came back. YAY.

Now if someone could tell me why windows 8 won't fill the screen at the resolution recommended for my 23" monitor I'd be good!

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Hey everybody.

I don't know if the title is a good one for this problem, but here goes.

I have a column that has numbers in this format: 54321-1234

Now, I want to take off the last 4 numbers, and the dash, from all the numbers in the column, using a formula. So that the output would be: 54321.

I want it so the first 5 numbers stay the same, but the dash and last 4 are gone. Is this possible?

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Excel 2003: Replacing Large Numbers with Smaller Numbers

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This was asked before by KlausdB:

"I have 4 x HDDs on SATA AHCI (Intel Controller) in Native Mode and 1 x ESATA on Win 7 Pro X64.
I noted that looking in Admin. Tools\Computer Management\Storage (as an example) the 1st HDD (Port 0 in the AHCI BIOS) is showing as "Disk 2" instead of my expectation of


"Disk 1".
Selecting the Drive's Properties correctly shows the "Location 0 (Channel 0, Target 0, Lun 0)".
I also note that the Disk Number allocation in Windows will change randomly after some reboots/startups - going anywhere from "Disk 1" to "Disk 4".  I can force/replicate this


behaviour by removing the ESATA drive.
Is this expected behaviour?
It doesn't appear to create any operating issues at this stage, however, is there a way I can force the Drive to always map to (eg) Device 0 --> Disk 1, Device 1 --> Disk 2,


etc?
Thanks."


 This was answered by Nicholas Li:

"As far as I know, how the disk is plugged physically and the order it is displayed are not related. For a simple example, if a drive is plugged to SATA interface 4 and it is the only disk, it will be displayed as Disk 0. If there is no related issue about
the disk order, I think we can safely ignore this."


 Because the topic was closed I want to ask a new question here:
 What happens if one of the 4 HDD drives or 5 has an OS installed on it? I ask because windows always write some bo... Read more

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I have three SATA hard drives :
Main system/boot drive , WD Caviar Black 1 TB, connected to the SATA 0 port
A backup drive, identical WD Caviar Black 1 TB, connected to the SATA 1 port
Another dirve, Hitachi 1 TB, connected to the SATA 2 port
When I installed Win 7, only the main drive was connected... and it remains the only drive with active/system/boot partitions.

QUESTION 1.
All three drives reporr correctly in the BIOS, and in the right order, but why is it that only one of the drive (the one on SATA port 1) has a "SATA:" prefix and the others have a "HDD:" prefix ?

QUESTION 2,
Why is it that the assignment of Disk #0, 1, 2 ( as seen in Disk Maanger or DiskPart) does not seem to have nay rhyme or reason?

I would have expected:

- the hardrive connected to SATA port O, to be assigned as Disk 0
- the hardrive connected to SATA port 1, to be assigned as Disk 1
- the hardrive connected to SATA port 2, to be assigned as Disk 2

but instead, I have:

- the hardrive connected to SATA port 2, is assigned as Disk 0
- the hardrive connected to SATA port 0, is assigned as Disk 1
- the hardrive connected to SATA port 1, is assigned as Disk 2

Just curious why that is.

I am assuming there is no way to chagne this. Its not something I would dream of reinstalling Windows 7 to correct ( even if it did correct it).

A:SATA port numbers vs assignemnt of Disk numbers/

Best advice, leave it alone. It may bother your (and others) sense of order but it won't affect how anything works, and no re-installing Windows won't change it.

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I have Windows XP, with Wordpad v5.1 and Notepad v5.1 as well. In Notepad, if I toggle off Word Wrap, I can then toggle on the Status Bar, and it shows me the line and column number in the status bar. It does not look like Wordpad has the ability to show line and column numbers. Does anyone know if there is a way to show that in Wordpad? Thanks.

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I was checking my program and software list and at the top of the list I noticed two (2) sets of numbers that I have never seen before. I checked the internet to see if I could find out what they were. It kept taking me to sites for spyware, adware,etc. I could not find out what they were or why they are on my system. I do not want to remove them until I know what they are. I have not noticed any problems with my system, but I do not know what might be going on behind the sceen. The numbers are listed as follows:
{684CB795-C157-4E15-93D4-E26015FEF1EA}

{F850707C-B6A0-4B56-8709-F89CF8F9AC6D}

ANY HELP?

A:Found Numbers Unknown Numbers In System

The first one > http://www.acresso.com/products/is/i...d-overview.htm

The second one > http://eraser.heidi.ie/

Both are legit and not malware.

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I have been given four transcripts of telephone calls recorded at a call centre. All at different times on the same day. Two have the same callID number. The sequence of the numbers attributed to each call are odd. The first call has a higher number than later calls and the last two are also out of order. I am not sure if this is the right forum but i am desperate for some help. The transcripts are VERY important and I cannot be sure that they are the real deal because of the callID numbers. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.
 

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i've got a thinkpad x230 with windows 10 installed.   i want to install linux on it whilst still keeping windows 10 in case i need it down the line. IS IT POSSIBLE a straight hard drive swap will do the trick?  if i just buy another SSD & put some linux flavor on it will i just be able to pull the old SSD (with windows 10 on it) out of storage in the future should i ever need it & have it work straight away?   or are things more complicated than that [ not interested in dual booting, etc.  too much of a pain.  nor installing VM software.  IF i can get a decent linux distro working i'll be using it as the main OS for a while ] cheers in advance for any suggestions, david

A:swap hard drive to swap OS?

Yes. Or you can also use disk image software (example, acronis true image) to create a copy of Win10. Next time you want get back to Windows, simply boot into disk image software and recover from image file.  

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Having just upgraded from XP using the Nvidia dual monitor desktops for years, I was surprised to find Windows 7 has this feature in-built with the added bonus of slideshow desktop images C00L!
So beyond Win7 eye candy which is better, Does it come down to games running faster under the Nvidia dual desktops, what is the general preference here?

A:Is Nvidia dual monitors a poor cousin to Windows 7 dual monitors?..

afaik, there is no real performance difference, as all stuff is handled by the nvidia driver anyway.

And of course the more monitors the higher performance hit as there is more screen surface to work on (the same as increasing resolution).

Btw, the main pityfall of the multiple monitors is that the taskbar is only in the primary monitor, but there are a ton of good third party programs that can handle this, like Actual Multiple Monitors.

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So I have a fair amount of questions:
 
1. Do you loose your Windows 10 reservation if you factory reset, and if so, is there a way to save it so when I factory reset I still have it?
 
2. When I factory reset on Windows 8.1, is there a way to partition drives in the setup menu so my C: drive (HHD) will get erased, and Windows will go to SSD
 
3. If you cant partition the drive, is there a way to download Windows 8.1 on the SSD, and not the HDD when you factory reset
 
4. If all these are no's, I do have a Windows 8.1 disk I can use, but is the reservation still available?
 
Thanks for the answers!

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Hello,

I currently own two near-identical laptops, both Lenovo T420. One with Nvidia graphics card, and one with integrated only. They have the same core, ram, and the one with the Nvidia is a bit fancier in terms of hardware.

I will call the one with Nvidia as N, and the other as I
N: (Primary + Secondary)
-W7Pro 64bit on 500GB HDD + OpenSUSE 13.2 64 bit KDE on 128GB SSD
I:
-OpenSUSE 13.2 64 bit KDE on 240GB SSD + W7Pro 64bit on 120GB HDD

I is my work laptop and the GRUB from OpenSUSE does NOT control the boot. In order to boot from secondary, I must interrupt the boot and choose to boot from the secondary drive. This was done on purpose.

Now, the reason for two 'identical' laptops for me was that previously I fell off my bicycle and destroyed Lenovo T410s, and only the SSD was salvageable. I was able to slap in that SSD to a new T420 and everything was good to go(With OpenSUSE 13.1).

I want these two laptops to be able to exchange parts at will, if one fails. Recently my work laptop keyboard has been worn down, and the spacebar stopped working properly, so instead of fixing it, I tried to do a hot swap of the drives. On Linux side, everything was good to go. From Windows 7 side however. Neither computers could boot. Also, W7 repair disc didn't work, neither did the installation drive for W7 for the 'repair' on the transplant.

Are W7 installations MAC-address specific or something? Is there a way to get around with this? I do want to take advantage of the better graphi... Read more

A:Windows 7 Pro SSD Hot Swap

I'm sure that Windows retail versions are chained to Lan or WIFI Mac address once activated. But OEM aren't. They are chained to the brand in BIOS. As they are same brand (Lenovo) and type (T420) they should work and don't even complain for activation.
I guess that it doesn't boot as they have different graphics GPU and drives. Linux may be using generic drivers, so it boots and runs under it.
Is it possible to deactivate NVidia on BIOS and use the internal GPU?

As you are swapping the drives with the Laptop off, don't call it hot swap.

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I wanna ask you if i could reduce the swap, i dont think i need that much.
Could i make it smaller ? Or maybe can i move it on the second HDD ?
For the OS i have 1 SSD OCZ Vertex 2 and i have 2 more HDD's Western Digital 6400 AAKS.
Please advice me what's the best way.
Thanks.

A:swap / Windows 7 x64

See http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/13...le-change.html

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I have a tower running XP pro that died the other day and I decided that I'm gonna buy a new machine, the one I intent to buy doesn't have an OS with it. I currently own a Laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit and the bust tower that was running XP Pro (sp2 when I got it but updated to sp3)

I have read on several pages around the net that most preinstalled OS's are OEM and can't be installed onto a different pc even though you have a valid legal code. What I want to do is buy the new rig, install 64bit Windows 7 on it using the code for my laptop (no point in using my XP as its 32 and the new rig has 8gb RAM) then dump my old pc's backups (copied to laptop) then after thats done, format the laptop and install XP Pro using the code from my old tower.

Neither the laptop or tower came with install discs but I can get discs for when I need em and I'd be installing XP from a USB drive anyway.

So I would like to know if thats even possible and if there is anyway I can check to see if the installed OS's are actually OEM or not. The label on the old tower doesn't say anything about OEM and the laptops label is unreadable other than the word Microsoft and the install code but it is genuine.

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Swap Windows 7 and XP pro

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I am currently having difficulties reinstalling Windows 10 on my Dell 5558 laptop, after a HDD swap. As I see it, I have two options:
I can reinstall windows with their media creation tool, but not all of the laptop drivers will be installed (e.g. the touchpad scroll does not work, and the touchpad is detected as a mouse).
I can attempt to reinstall with Dell's media creation tool, which I assume is a package that includes the drivers, but I always get stuck in a loop at either the black windows screen with text at the bottom, or the blue windows screen saying "Just a moment...". These screens are not frozen, though I have waited for hours for something to change.
It should be noted that I am using an external hard drive as the media creation device, which only powers on when the computer detects it.
Any advice on how to proceed?
Thank you for your time,
TheMobius40  

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Lost story short:My copy of Windows got corrupted, so I was forced to use the Windows CD Install->Repair Option. The computer is now running setup.Yes, I could have installed a new copy of Windows, but I would prefer to repair my copy so I don't lose all my installations/drivers/etc.So............ I had to reinstall Windows XP Pro x64 Edition, but only had a SP1 CD.I downloaded a SP2 CD because I was unable to slipstream SP2 onto the SP1 disc without a 64bit OS. (This laptop is 32bit)My SP1 cd is OEM from Cyberpower, whereas this SP2 CD is not.I have a legitimate, valid CD key (I even called Microsoft support who verified it was legitimate) HOWEVER, the SP2 CD installation would not accept the OEM Key.Microsoft Support directed me to contact Cyberpower (where I bought my system) or pay them $60 to help.So after some googling about the difference in OEM/standard activation keys, I ran across Microsoft's technet site.From the microsoft website, I used this key: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457078.aspx (XP x64 Key provided there) in hopes I can re-apply my OEM Key later.Now here's the questions: 1. Can I swap the technet.microsoft key (that I had to use to install Windows) with my OEM Key?2. Is there a program to allow me to do so OR can it be done manually?3. Or will I have to do another Install->Repair once I get Windows running to slipstream my SP1 OEM disc to use my legitimate key?

A:Windows XP Product Key swap?

Hi CompXP64
This should help with the slip-streaming http://www.nliteos.com/download.html
Try to make an ISO (or any other CD-image) of your corrupted CD and slip-stream SP2 into that if successful.
You can actually include the OEM key also but only if ripped from OEM original.

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I've got Home Premium installed on my main PC, and Vista on my wife's laptop.

I was going to buy a full retail copy of Home Premium again (cost is about ?4 more than buying the upgrade) and doing a fresh install onto my wife's laptop to get us both onto Windows 7 (Vista has been driving us both mad of late).

BUT, I was thinking that I could buy a copy of Ultimate, upgrade the main machine (via either the 'change product key' or 'Windows Anytime Upgrade' dialogs) using the Ultimate license key and use the Home Premium license to then install Win 7 Home Premium on the laptop (using the Home Premium disc - I know you can't install from the Ultimate disc using the Premium license).

Is this possible? Will I get conflicts?

I don't want to upgrade the main machine to an Ultimate license and then be told that my 'product key is in use' or similar when I try to install Premium on the laptop using the old license from the main machine.

I'd rather not do a reinstall of the main machine as its dual boot with XP and has a number of progams that will take an age to install and get back to working the way I need them to.

Thanks in advance for any help/advice!

A:Windows 7 license swap

1) Depends on what version of Home premium is installed on your main. If its OEM, then legally the license is tied to that machine and cannot be transferred. If its retail (if you bought a packaged disk from a store), then you can uninstall from the main and install on the laptop.

Theres a possibility, though a small one that activation may fail on the laptop because of the hardware change. In that case, you'll need to call MS and explain that you're using the license on one machine only. Its not a big deal.

2) All win7 disks are identical, its just a file called ei.cfg in the Sources folder at the root of the dvd that tells the disk what version will be installed by default and thats the label that the disk gets. You can open the disk in an app like Poweriso and delete ei.cfg, that'll convert it to a Universal disk. When you boot from it, you'll get an option of which version to install.

But keys are SKU (edition) specific. You cant use a home premium key on Ultimate or vice versa.

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I just have to say that Windows 7 is very good with hardware swaps.
I initially installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit in August of 2009 with a Q6600 and an Asus P5Q Pro and 8GB of ram.
In November of 2010 I upgraded to an i7 870 and Asus P7P55D-E with 8GB of ram and Windows booted up just fine and ran.
Last week I upgraded to an i7 2600K and Asus P8P67 Pro Rev 3.1 and 8GB of ram and Windows did not boot up. It would start to boot then crash.
I then remembered something I read in the manual about the SATA mode and went into the BIOS and changed the SATA mode from AHCI to IDE and Windows booted up and has been running great since.

I am very impressed with Windows 7 and its ability to cope with major hardware changes.
I "think" I only had 1 Blue Screen since I installed Windows in 2009.

A:Windows 7 and my 2nd mobo/cpu swap

I went from an ASUS M2N68-AM SE2 to an ASUS M4N68T-M V2 with no problems other than switching audio drivers. The M2 was Realteck and the M4 was VIA. Went from DDR2 to DDR3 too with no activation prompt. Windows 7 Home premium OEM. To be honest its not that big a difference in hardware, both motherboards have the same chip-set, but it was still nice that I didn't have to activate again after the swap.

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Im curious if anyone can tell me how to configure Windows 7 use a Swap Partition instead of a Swap File. I heard it is possible to do so using special drivers. Another question is how much of a performance difference it actually would make over using a Swap File.

A:Swap Partition for Windows 7

If you mean you want to use a separate partition for your swap file, just set it in System Properties - Advanced System Settings - Performance Settings - Advanced Tab. As for how much of a performance increase there will be - Essentially None.

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So I am trying to setup hot swap for some ~500GB Samsung SSD's so that I can use them to transfer files from a recording deck to a desktop at work. So far I have purchased and installed THIS 2x2.5" SATA drive Hot Swap Bay in the computer, I have it hooked up to SATA3 6Gb/sec connectors, and have AHCI enabled on the motherboard. What is happening now is when I pop in the SSD's the computer appears to recognize it and in the "Intel Rapid Storage Management" software they show up, but they don't show up in "Windows File Explorer". What is it that I need to do now?

Thanks in advance
Justin

A:Need help setting up Hot Swap in Windows 7

Have you formatted the drive once you installed it in the HotSwap bay.

When the HotSwap drive is installed does it show up in Disk Management?

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Hi,

I had a laptop that was upgraded to Windows 10 on SSD drive. Since i have bought another Laptop that came with normal drive. I have Windows 10 installed on new laptop.

I want to swap SSD from old laptop to new laptop. Is it matter of just replacing the hardrives?

If I do swap the drive it will have Windows that was activated on older laptop. I have product stickers on both laptop however both were upgraded from windows 7 Home Edition.

Please suggest best way of doing this?

A:Swap drive with Windows 10

First thoughts, the new laptop came with media for recovery or do you know of a recovery partition on it ? Putting that SSD on it with an activated Windows 10 from another older laptop may not work, for one different system drivers on that SSD then the new one and activation process from Microsoft due to knowing which system. I would regularly in this case reformat and install Windows 10 again on it, but this new laptops OS could be been an OEM of Windows 10, so if download another copy of Windows 10 i am not sure then even though you have the product key.

Think most would say clone the HDD from the newer laptop drive to the new SSD, not familiar with the process but they are software to do this. Similar to this here Macrium Reflect http://www.howtogeek.com/199068/how-...under-an-hour/

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i am having a very annoying problem...
on my taskbar (where the start menu is etc.) the buttons that you press to swap between windows don't appear when i open programs. i know that you can preess ALT+TAB but that is getting really annoying and i want to be able to change windows with my mouse again. It just started today and i haven't changed any settings or installed any new programs for 2 weeks. If u have any ideas on solving this problem PLEASE tell me.
 

A:taskbar..can't swap windows

McLachy said:

i am having a very annoying problem...
on my taskbar (where the start menu is etc.) the buttons that you press to swap between windows don't appear when i open programs. i know that you can preess ALT+TAB but that is getting really annoying and i want to be able to change windows with my mouse again. It just started today and i haven't changed any settings or installed any new programs for 2 weeks. If u have any ideas on solving this problem PLEASE tell me.Click to expand...
See if this helps you.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
 

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Huge thanks in advance for anyone who reads this and lends me their knowledge. My issues is that I think I may have lost Windows 7 forever. I have a Netbook (Asus EEE PC). I replaced the HDD (160 GB) with a Solid State (64 GB). The original HDD came with Windows 7 Starter Edition which I liked. The new Solid State drive came with a USB/Sata cable and a program that would supposedly copy my old drive to my new one. I did that and also backed up Windows 7 to a 1 TB external drive with a disk image (about 25 GB's of data).

I then installed the Solid State drive which was much harder than I anticipated - I nearly had to disassemble the entire Netbook. The cable connections were so flimsy that I had to disassemble and reassemble several times to get it to finally work again and I even had to drill out a stripped screw. At several points I thought I ruined my machine so suffice it to say, I do NOT want to swap the Solid State drive with the old HDD again.

So once it was done, the new Solid State drive wouldn't boot. I tried to restore Windows 7 using the system image from the 1 TB external drive and it failed - I screwed up when I created the back-up on the 1 TB external drive because my original Windows partition was larger than my new Solid State drive.

So then I tried to boot using the old 160 GB Hard Disk drive that had Windows 7 but since it was removed, I was connecting it externally using the USB/Sata cable that came with the Solid State drive. It looked l... Read more

A:Windows 7 - trying to restore after HDD/SSD swap

You'll need to post the specs of the SSD. You might need to pull the SSD also. I've read these things are buggy. You might be better off finding the manufacturer's forum and ask questions there. Chances are high you aren't the first person to run into this.

If it wasn't a SSD drive, I would have mounted both as secondary drives on a desktop machine, then run XXClone and imaged the original to the new. This might work on an SSD, but I dunno. Involves removing the SSD, which you don't want to do.

What was the Backup/Image software? Acronis?

Okay, I just re-read the whole post. I think you are going to have to put the original HD back, just to verify that it's good (data still there and it's bootable). I'd advise that you NOT jump into a second attempt. There's a reason this all happened. Having a functional laptop and working data is the first priority. Upgrading to an SSD is secondary. To much more messing around and you could lose your O/S.

Trying to access your bootable drive through a USB enclosure may or may not work. That's uncharted territory there. Imaging from the enclosure to the SSD might also be possible, but you are going to need to find someone that really understand the technical details of what's involved. Find that person & that advice first, before doing anything else.

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I just swap a maxtor 80ghdd for a maxtor 160ghhd.

Everything worked fine, saw new drive, copied files to new drive, removed old drive. New drive checks out with the Maxtor test utility.

BUT when I boot (with only new drive installed), I get through the bios stuff and a black windows screen, then I get hung on a blue "microsoft windows XP"screen.

Note: I could have unplugged something, since I did all the swapping and copying with the drives out of the box, then I screwed the new hdd into the box just before this bootup(s).

What's windows looking for at this point of startup, that might be messed up?
 

A:windows start can't finish after hdd swap

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Hi --
It's been a while since I've done one of these, and the last machine I did was still running Windows XP ...

I'm about to replace the motherboard on a Windows 7 Pro x64 machine. What is the procedure for doing this in Windows 7 so that the OS doesn't blow up when the machine is switched back on? :-)

And is this swap going to cause activation issues with Office 2016?

Thanks,
CL

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The motherboard on an HP PC in our house died, and I replaced it, everything else is fine. However, now my Windows Vista installation isn't working. (Didn't really expect it to..) I have two questions about fixing this.

--Is there a way to make Vista boot up without reinstalling it?
--If not, since I don't have an installation disk, Is there a way to make a recovery/installation disk while I use a separate hard drive to boot the computer with Windows XP and have the Vista drive plugged in?

HP Pavillion a6000
Asus m3a76-cm MB (This is NOT the same board as the original)
AMD Athlon64
HDD1 (Old maxtor plugged in via IDE running XP)
HDD2 (HP one with vista installed (SATA))

EDIT: I get this code from BSOD when trying to boot the Vista DVD:
STOP 0x0000007B

A:Reinstalling Windows Vista (MB swap)

When Windows installs for the first time, it takes a snapshot of the motherboard chipset and adds the drivers needed for that particular computer. If you replace the Motherboard, or take the installed drive and put it on another motherboard, Windows looks for the previous chipset. If it doesn't find it, it Blue Screens and you go no further. If you had a Vista disc, you could do a Repair Install and that would work. You cannot make a recovery disc from the previous installation. If the motherboard Setup Bios would recognize your Restore Partition (hitting F10 or F11) you could just restore from there, but that's probably not going to be an option. Try borrowing a Vista Disc and doing a Repair Install. Or take the drive out and put it on a External USB Adapter and plug that into a working computer and pull your files off of it, and then put it back in the computer and reinstall Windows.

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Okay,
Fried the Harddrive in my emachines T1840, and swapped it out with another 40g samsung HD. Installed the drive, set te jumpers the same as the previos drive, connected it, booted up, reinstalled/reformatted using the boot disks included with the machine, and all went well. I went to reboot the machine, and every time it get to the windows setup (sometimes before) the entire machine powers off. What did I do? What can I do? Any help is greatly appreciated! I'm hoping to get this problem remedied prior ro my boss getting back from his vacation!
thanks,
marcus

A:Help! Hd Swap On Windows Machine...problems!

Make sure that the fans are all running, especially the one on your processor. You may have pulled a wire loose when replacing the HD.

While you have the computer open, clean all the dust from inside it with a can of compressed air. (Do not blow it directly on the fans without stopping them from spinning first. Use a pencil or something non-conductive to stop the fans when you blow the air on them. Overspinning them can damage them)

Make sure all connections are tight.

Even though you set the jumper the same way as it was on the old hard drive, look for the diagram on the new hard drive and make sure the jumper is set correctly. If you only have one hard drive it should be set to master or master with no slave - whatever is applicable.

You didn't remove and replace the processor did you? If you did, you would have needed to clean it and the heat sink and reapply the thermal paste.

Did you format the hard drive first before trying to install Windows?

If you didn't - use the CD that should have come with the hard drive and format it.

By the way, it's a good idea to partition the HD. Use the first partition for the op system and the second for other programs and data.
The software that came with the new hd should give you that capability when you format the hd.

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I have Windows 7 ultimate N (OS) with a dual screen set up, and I was messing around with setting the other day when I got a button to appear on the title bar right next to the close, minimize ect buttons. Upon restarting my PC the button disappeared and I'm not sure how to get it back.

FYI: the button moves the open program to the identical spot on the other screen.

I have a screen shot that shows the Button but am unsure how to put on the post.

I have tried to find it again but can't. If anyone knows how to find the button that would be awesome!

A:need help to get windows 7 button to swap between screens

Hello Remus, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to upload and attach your screenshot to a post here. In addition, please fill out all of your system specs to be able to get more specific help for it. In this case what brand and model of computer you have, if OEM, in case this button may be a program that came preinstalled on the computer. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hi, I'm a newbie here and I've loaded a prolific programme in my computer and it can't go lower than com7, I would like to change it for lower, like com1 or 2.

A:Can I change com numbers on my windows

  
Quote: Originally Posted by apivin


Hi, I'm a newbie here and I've loaded a prolific programme in my computer and it can't go lower than com7, I would like to change it for lower, like com1 or 2.


Welcome apivin to the windows 7 forums.

You might help by filling out the system spec's on your system.

Also, Is your problem that the program your trying to run requires a com port higher than 7?

You can in most cases, in your system configuration rename the com port to a higher number.

Rich

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Hi,
I have some reference books I use and in all of them I have this problem:

The number written on the document pages doesn't match the number my pdf reader says, and for every document it has a different offset. That is, for example when I go to page 16, then on the page itself it's written that it's page 5 and not 16.

It's an annoying problem.
Is there any way to fix this by changing the pdf numbering or is there any workaround?

Thanks
 

A:pdf page numbers don’t match document page numbers

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Our laptops are mix of Yoga 260, 370 and X1 Yoga. We sometimes have to swap the SSD due to hardware issues. usually our only problem was Bitlocker (decrypt and encrypt again). But recently we had some cases where swapping the SSD (we are running Windows 10 version  1803) also caused issues with the user profile.  In the settings app, in Accounts and Email & App accounts, nothing shows up. No options. Pin and fingerprint no longer working. We were able to troubleshoot and identify folders that would have to be deleted, but I was wondering if the swap of SDD would require any additional configuration or task to be done in order to keep the biometrics and all user access.  Do you guys have any recommended steps to follow when swapping a SDD for the models described ? Thanks,

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Working on a friends computer. Dell, celeron, 1/4gig ram, windows xp home sp3. Virus was causing computer to be unusable. I did what I thought was sensible. Ran avira antivirus to find any viruses and clean them up. Approx 180 files were found to be infected. Made the simple mistake of not looking to hard at the files let avira fix them all. Then ran Ccleaner to clean up harddrive and registry. Followed that up with another avira scan. 80 more infected files found. Also allowed avira full autonomy and cleaned up the files (by deletion or quarantine I assume). Left for work and set avira to run while I was gone. Lost power in the interim (which I think is irrelevant but I'm no pro) came home turned on the computer and before windows could load blue screen of death. Checked for the code online on my computer and it came back with a "Divide by Zero" exception. Attempted to load in safe mode (worked). So I putzed around trying to see if I could find the problem in safe mode that would allow me to reboot into the users account normally. Couldn't find anything much. After multiple attempts I assumed the problem had to be a virus related corrupt registry. A book I read a while ago mentioned a method of using the recovery console to switch out the current registry for the "repair" registry found (commonly) in the windows directory. So I made the switch. Actually works (technically) since I'm able to boot into windows regularly. Problem is now it run... Read more

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Apologies in advance if Im posting in the wrong forum. 
BACKGROUND:
So I've struggled alot since buying this off Amazon a few months ago.  I didn't expect to have so many issues when it comes to updating drivers.  But this isn't my main issue at the moment.  Long story short, the updated .net framework prevented SATA driver updates.  Im not computer expert, I wanted the piece of mind of being up to date.  I gave up after a couple of failed attempts of reinstalling windows 7.  I read where others were able to use windows 10 to successfully update all their drivers.  This is why i chose to purchase windows 10.
I only have a 256gb hard drive.  The pc has worked pretty well for editing 4k raw footage using proxies, so i'm happy with the scrubbing and render times.  But 256gb is hardly enough to work with any substantial amount of RAW video files.
PROBLEM
I bought a new 1 tb Crusial SSD.  It looked straight forward to replace, which it was.  I had bought windows 10 home and put it on a DVD.  Upon booting up, windows 10 engages, but after typing in the activation number, it comes to a screen asking for the drivers to the hard drive. 
So now I can't seem to figure out what to do from here.  I'm stumped, dell.com isn't suitable for a layman when it comes to downloading drivers to get the initial OS to install so I can then update everything through dell.com.

Ive thought about putt... Read more

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Hello all experts here on TechSupportGuy I recently , well currently am facing an issue with windows not booting after I made the change from an older Micro AtX mobo to a Atx intel D915GAV motherboard. I have a 500W powersupply, with all the needed power for my XFX Geforce 8600 GT PCI-E 620 Mhz Video Card, 2.5 GHz Ram , Intel Pentium 4 3.4 Ghz CPU. 320GB WD HD, & Memorex Multi Format DvD, DVDR, DVDrw .. etc.. drive

I have installed every thing properly according to the guides with intel but when I start windows it gets to the intel screen for 2 maybe 3 seconds and gives me a message saying
"We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.

If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the Power or Reset button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose Start Windows Normally.

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)

Start Windows Normally

Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.
Seconds until Windows starts: 30"

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A:Windows Xp Error After Mobo Swap & Pci-e Card

With the change in the Motherboard, you probably will need to do a Repair Install to get it to boot . .

These are good guides to performing a repair install

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
http://www.informationweek.com/windo...leID=189400897
 

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Apologies in advance if Im posting in the wrong forum. 
BACKGROUND:
So I've struggled alot since buying this off Amazon a few months ago.  I didn't expect to have so many issues when it comes to updating drivers.  But this isn't my main issue at the moment.  Long story short, the updated .net framework prevented SATA driver updates.  Im not computer expert, I wanted the piece of mind of being up to date.  I gave up after a couple of failed attempts of reinstalling windows 7.  I read where others were able to use windows 10 to successfully update all their drivers.  This is why i chose to purchase windows 10.
I only have a 256gb hard drive.  The pc has worked pretty well for editing 4k raw footage using proxies, so i'm happy with the scrubbing and render times.  But 256gb is hardly enough to work with any substantial amount of RAW video files.
PROBLEM
I bought a new 1 tb Crusial SSD.  It looked straight forward to replace, which it was.  I had bought windows 10 home and put it on a DVD.  Upon booting up, windows 10 engages, but after typing in the activation number, it comes to a screen asking for the drivers to the hard drive. 
So now I can't seem to figure out what to do from here.  I'm stumped, dell.com isn't suitable for a layman when it comes to downloading drivers to get the initial OS to install so I can then update everything through dell.com.

Ive thought about putt... Read more

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Hello,

I am in need of some advice for options. Currently I have win7 installed on a Raid0 array, working wonderfully. On a separate drive I have winXP installed, working just fine. All the drives are located in removable trays that allow me to physically change between booting to XP or Win7. I would like to simply forgo this weekly hard drive swap and just be able to do a dual boot, but I am worried that this might cause more headaches since my current setup is working. I also would like to be able to keep the drives hidden from eachother like the are now. I have read through so many posts here my head is about to implode. What do you suggest?

Thanks,

Josh

A:Help with not having to swap drives to dual boot Windows 7 and XP

Set the preferred OS/HD as first to boot in BIOS setup, then boot the other one using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key which for Dell is F12. This keeps the HD's independent to come and go as you please whereas a Windows-managed Dual Boot interlocks them.

If you want to hide one OS from the other, remove the other one's drive letter in Disk Management of the OS you're currently booted into.

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To try and improve the performance of the laptop, and since a memory upgrade is not an option, I want to replace the 320GB HDD with a 256GB SSD.  I do not have much new software or data on the machine.  Can I use the Recovery Thumb Drive I created to re-install the factory software on the SSD?  It seems to me that it would be the same as replacing the HDD with a new one if it had failed.  If yes, are there any tricks?  I don't think I can use any software to create an image on the SSD as they are different capacities.  Also there is not a CD drive to boot the image creation software from.

A:HP Pavilion TouchSmart 10-e010nr HDD to SSD swap and Windows...

Hi: You may have a problem due to the smaller storage size of the SSD, but you have nothing to lose by trying. Your ssd is big enough to hold what originally came with your PC, but that is not how the recovery disks work. They are built from an image of the smallest hard drive that was offered on that model. That image includes all the empty space unfortunately. So the disk image is normally too big to fit on anything smaller.  

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Hi guys,

I have a quick (trick) question.

Let's say I have a brand new Windows 10 laptop which came with an HDD. Let's say that this laptop is UEFI-based and it proved to be locked up by the manufacturer, meaning that I am unable to disable Secure Boot and enable Legacy Boot. For this reason, I was unable to install Windows 7 on the stock HDD using a bootable USB.

Now assume that I clone Windows 7 from my desktop onto a brand new SSD. And I purchase a valid Windows 7 license key. The question is...

Would it be possible to pull the HDD out of the laptop and make the Windows 7 SSD run on it?

Thanks for the feedback.

A:Swap Fresh Windows 7 SSD into Windows 10 Laptop >> Possible?

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it proved to be locked up by the manufacturer, meaning that I am unable to disable Secure Boot



That is the only item where it stops. Windows 7 will not support secure boot.

If you can manage to disable secure boot, and the windows 7 license is a retail license, IMHO the rest will not be a problem.

Legacy BIOS is not needed to install Windows 7 (64 bit at least), it works with UEFI very nicely. UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Greetings All,Recently did a Clean Install of Windows 7 X64 on an HP DV7 and now My Windows Update will NOT work. It just goes searching forever / endlessly. I have tried and downloaded and installed a few KB Numbers (KB3083710, KB3102810 etc. ) to try and fix the issue with NO avail.  Yes, I am losing my Hair fast   Could  some one please help me with the Latest KB Numbers or Solutions I can try as of August 2016?  Any Help would be greatly Appreciated.Thank You in advance for your time.Best Regards, Rob 

A:What are the Latest KB Numbers to fix Windows Update NOT wor...

Rob3307 Folks have bandied about a couple of different KBs -- claiming these both "fixed" Windows Updates.  But further examination has revealed that NOT to be true. I continue to support a bunch of Win7 PCs, some of which were rolled back from Win10 because the owners disliked Win10 so much.But, I have noticed that recently, Windows Update has been performing really slowly on ALL these machines.The symptoms are that it searches for HOURS -- and does not appear to make any progress!OR .. it finds stuff, but then goes into downloading for HOURS ... and does not appear to make any progress!Anyway,  check for a Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloads\ folder.  This is where Windows Updates stores the updates it downloads and its working files.  IF it exists, Windows Update is working -- even though you see no progress.  Over time, the folder will grow until all the Updates have been downloaded.  Then, it will shrink as the Updates get applied.  When done, Windows should remove it. If it does not, you can remove the contents of that folder, but do not remove the folder itself.And yes ... updates are taking hours (or days!) when they used to take only a few minutes. So basically, there is nothing wrong with your PC.  And -- if you RESET it, you are only going to make matters worse as that will start the Update process from scratch, and the last time I did that, it took three full days (!) to find, download, and apply all the updates... Read more

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Hi all, I have a A475 (?470) that new i think came with Win 7 Pro, but i bought it 2nd hand and has 10 Pro on it and all is good, however i fully aware that any drive could die and i would have to buy a new drive and reinstall windows, which may be an issue for me as i have no media and no SN to activate my version of 10. I'm guessing (correct me if i'm wrong) i could download the 10 Pro ISO using MS download tool but i'd still have no SN and given a drive would have been replaced how do i go about making my copy legal again, is it a sinple case of running jelly bean or is their more to it? All1

A:Windows 10 Serial Numbers for fresh HDD

Please try this Windows 10 Key viewer:https://www.chip.de/downloads/Windows-Product-Key-Viewer_58663752.htmlorhttp://m.majorgeeks.com/files/details/win_product_key_viewer.htmlor any other and you can write down your keyfile for later.

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Greetings All,Recently did a Clean Install of Windows 7 X64 on an HP DV7 and now My Windows Update will NOT work. It just goes searching forever / endlessly. I have tried and downloaded and installed a few KB Numbers (KB3083710, KB3102810 etc. ) to try and fix the issue with NO avail.  Yes, I am losing my Hair fast   Could  some one please help me with the Latest KB Numbers or Solutions I can try as of August 2016?  Any Help would be greatly Appreciated.Thank You in advance for your time.Best Regards, Rob 

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