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Keyboard mute button not working in new user account

Q: Keyboard mute button not working in new user account

I created a new user account on my PC (running Win 8.1), and the mute button on my wireless keyboard does not work on the new account. Pressing the mute button causes "Mute" or "Unmute" to appear on the screen briefly, but the sound does not mute or un-mute. The volume up and down buttons work, and if I log into my old user account the mute button still works there. It only doesn't work in the new account.
Any advice would be appreciated.

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A: Keyboard mute button not working in new user account

A second reboot worked. D'oh!

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Hi, recently I bought a new keyboard with multimedia keys
Model : Microsoft Wireless keyboard 1000
All the keys are working fine, I also installed the latest drivers and Intellitype Pro to the correct OS i'm using.
However, when I press the mute/unmute button, the volume bar shows up, but does not actually mute. It seems like it flashed the mute symbol for half a second but it still just stay unmute. I tried using the default Microsoft sound driver and the latest Realtek sound driver but still no luck.
I also tried turning HID services on and off but still the same
BUT, I remember the mute button WORKING until a few days ago.

I don't know if it is due to the Windows Update, or something to do with my motherboard driver or something else. The roll back driver option is greyed out in Device Manager so I don't assume that is the problem..

I'm currently using:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 1000
YAMAHA speakers YST-M15 (really old model)
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver 6.0.1.5859
ASUS M3A78-EM Motherboard

I'm really confused because if all the multimedia keys are working then it should not be a driver problem. If the volume up/down is working then it should not be speaker problem. It is ONLY the mute button that is not working.
Thanks in advance for any replies.
 

A:Responding to Keyboard Mute button, but does not mute?

nvm problem solved
since im using old speakers i installed AC'97 drivers and it works now
 

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Just created a 2nd admin account on a W10 PC and

The Start menu button is not working on a new user account....still works ok on the original account. Done sfc scan now and it found some errors, now downloading replacement files.....hope that will work....did the tecommended re register the start menu and a registry edit, but they didn't work

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I have Windows 8.1 Pro and a Logitech K800 Keyboard (wireless/illuminated) and I'm continuing to be frustrated by the fact that the Mute button does not work. Oddly enough, I had the same problem with a previous Windows 8.0 Pro install -- it went away when I upgraded to Windows 8.1. But the problem started again shortly afterward (maybe a week or two). I have the latest drivers and apps installed from Logitech.

After a reboot, the first time I hit the Mute key momentarily mutes the sound but then the sound returns (maybe after 1 second). After that, hitting the Mute key has no effect at all.

I have searched Google for a solution but nothing matches my problem. Oddly there are reports of all volume-related keys not working, but the Volume up and Volume down keys still work for me.

I'm wondering if anyone else is having these problems, and/or if anyone has suggestions.

A:Keyboard Mute Button Doesn't Work

There should be software for that keyboard. Some Keyboards that have extra keys work without added software, if they are a PS/2 KB. I don't have any USB KB's that have extra keys like that, the one I got is an old HP keyboard.

Check the Logitech site, see if there are drivers for that particular KB.

Try this:

Support + Downloads: Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800 - Logitech

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Hi:

New to this site and forum...hope someone can help. I have an HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop. It has a QuickPlay keyboard (LED buttons) above the laptop keyboard, including a mute key (glows orange). Just added a Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard, and now can't get the mute button to go off...so, I now have no sound on the laptop! Visited Logitech help and HP help and can't find an answer. Anyone know where I should start? My computer knowledge is probably above average, but I'm no techie.

Oh yeah, OS is Vista.

Thanks in advance!
 

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We have both a dell computer desktop and a surface pro 3 both with windows 10 OS. In the last couple of days(Dec 12) they were both updated from Microsoft.  After the update, THE KEYBOARD FUNCTION on ONE of the user accounts
(with administrative) privileges does not work on BOTH THE DESKTOP AND THE SURFACE PRO 3. However, on a SECOND USER account both keyboards DO WORK. No settings were changed by either user. Please reply.

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my mute button light not working  in HP-ay005tx model . 

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I have had my laptop for a few weeks now and the audio mute button light has stopped working: the button still mutes the sound, but the light does not work. Help me!!

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Mute button light is not working please help...

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hi sisnce i have updated the window ,the light on mute button is not working,please help

A:MUTE button's light not working

Hi, Can you confirm the following. 1.  Is this your Notebook? 2.  Are you definetely running Windows 8 - the machine lists as shipping with Windows 8.1? Regards, DP-K

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MY MUTE BUTTON LIGHT IS NOT WORKING BUT THE FUNCTION IS WORKING FINE PLEASE HELP

A:MY MUTE BUTTON LIGHT IS NOT WORKING

Hi, Try the following. Download the Realtek HD Audio installer on the link below and save it to your Downloads folder. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp69501-70000/sp69611.exe When done, hold down the Windows key and press R Into the Run window, type devmgmt.msc and hit enter. In Device Manager, expand Sound, Video and Game Controllers.  Right click the Realtek device and select Uninstall - you should also get a prompt to remove the current driver, tick the box to allow this and then proceed with the uninstall. When complete, download and reinstall the Chipset driver on the following link. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp69501-70000/sp69575.exe When the Chipset reinstallation has completed, shutdown the notebook. Unplug the AC Adapter and then remove the battery.  Hold down the Power button for 30 seconds.  Re-insert the battery and plug in the AC Adapter. Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to launch the Start-up Menu and then select f10 to enter the bios menu.  Press f9 to load the defaults ( this is sometimes f5, but the menu at the bottom will show the correct key ), use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter.  Press f10 to save the setting and again use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter. When windows has reloaded, open your Downloads folder, right click on the Realtek installer and select 'Run as Administrator' to start the installation.  When this... Read more

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The white light on my mute button is not showing/working. But the mute button itself is working properly.I have a HP 15-F0101DX. What should I do?

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My W520 is running Windows 7 . The mute button used to work. It doesn't now. To my knowledge I've done nothing to effect it. windows 7 updates are all current. I need to be able to mute it when using Skpe and other conferencing software. I has always worked in the past. Any help will be greatly appreciated.Mike

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I have a sl410 with windows 7 home premium pre-installed and all multimedia keys were working fine.After some updates (lenovo driver and windows) my mute button is not working.Because I use hibernate instead of shutdown I can't precisely say what update caused this problem. An strange thing is that when I mute the sound by use sound control in system tray, mute button on laptop lights up! But pressing the button on laptop does nothing. Lenovo update program says there is no update for me. Any suggestions? 













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A:Mute button suddenly not working

Welcome to the forum!See this thread:- http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/SL-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/win7-volume-buttons/m-p/190647#M5493Hope it helps.





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The mute button for F4 isn't working. It was fine just 2 days ago, but now it stopped working and I can't mute myself. How can I fix this?

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Hello, I bought a refurbished HP Notebook a couple of days ago, it originally had Windows 8.1 but I upgraded to Windows 10 when I got it, shortly after I upgraded, the Amber light on the mute button quit lighting up, the button still mutes and up mutes the computer, but I'd like to have the light working again.

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I have a Packard Bell TJ75 laptop. Over the keyboard is a variety of touch-buttons (volume up/down, mute, wlan etc). When tapping them, they respond by lighten up, or stop glowing if I tap it again/turn it off. All the buttons respond this way, except the mute-button. When tapping it, the volume-icon on the screen shows I'm muting and un-muting. But the mute-button on the computer just keeps glowing...

You guys have any idea what went wrong? As far as I can remember, it worked properly when I bought it.
 

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Hi, my audio hardware driver is up to date but the mute light is not working anymore. Please let me know when there is an update which will fix the problem. My product number is T6E16UT#ABL Thanks and regards.

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Hi, I've updated the audio hardware driver but the mute light is still not working. I am reluctant to do a system restore because as soon as there is an update, it will over wright the drivers and the problem will re appear. Please let me know when there is an update which will fix the problem.Thanks and regards.

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my mute button is always on, i have tried all things like to update the drivers, reinstalling them. playback i also not showing any option. i have restored my laptop also 

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I have checked the forums and was unable to find a viable solution for my model and operating system (most posts are from 2013 and before). I got my laptop as Windows 8.1 and the light worked fine. I did the free upgrade to WIndows 10 and the Mute light stopped working.  Since then I have reformated my system to be Full windows 10 (not an upgraded) and still do not have the mute light.  I have tried upgrading my HD Audio drivers (AMD) and still no go.  Any ideas? Here is my system info: Product name:HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PCProduct number:G6R25UA#ABLBIOS:F.43-08/19/2015Keyboard revision:90.41Total memory:8.00 GBProcessor name:AMD A10-5745M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics Regards,Matthew

A:Mute button not working on HP Pavillion 15 model G6R25UA#ABL

Hi ,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. I understand you are having an issue with the mute botton not lighting up. I will be glad to help you. Does the sound mute when you push the button? Does the volume up and down button work? Please get back to me and I will try to help you.

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Hi there! I recently noticed that my mute button LED was not coming on. This happened after an update but even though I ran system restore it has not been fixed. Everything else seems to be working fine but the computer has become sluggish and slow. Looking forward to help solve this issue, with thanks!

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My mute button works fine, but the light indicating mute on/off stopped working.  I had updated to latest "creator" version of Windows 10 (from Windows 10) which screwed up my printer drivers.  Reverted back to the latest version of 10 that I was on (before Creator's version):  everything seems to work but the light on mute key.   I have no idea if the light stopped working due to a hardware error (coincidentally at the time I upgraded and then downgraded windows 10) or whether in the software upgrade and downgrade to current OS, a software problem has caused the mute key light to stop working.  I'm currently running Windows 10, Home, version 1607 

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The light on this button has always been dark when volume was on, and orange during mute.  This condition seems to have started with recent, unknown update.   Don't know if it is a keyboard issue or sound driver issue.  Can't find drivers for either on HP drive download site.

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Recently purchased a refurb HP Elitebook 8440p, and noticed that even though the mute button works the quick key just above the keyboard is always orange. Is there a way for me to correct this so it shows orange only when muted and green when not muted?











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A:HP Elitebook 8440p - Mute button working but stuck on orange...

Hi, Try the following. Download the IDT Audio installer found on the link below and save it to your Downloads folder. IDT HD Audio Installer. When done, open windows Control Panel, open Device Manager and open up Sound, Video and Game Controllers.  Right click the IDT device and select Uninstall - you should also get a prompt to remove the current driver, tick the box to allow this and then proceed with the uninstall. When complete, download and reinstall the Chipset driver found on the following link. Chipset Driver. When thie Chipset reinstallation has completes, restart the notebook and let Windows fully load - it will automatically load an audio driver, but just let this complete.  Then open your Downloads folder, right click on the IDT installer and select 'Run as Administrator' to start the installation.  When this has completed, restart the notebook again before checking the function of the mute button led. Regards, DP-K

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MUTE button light has stopped working post Windows 10 install. Button still works, just does not light up.I've seen older Questions and answer to this fault but for different models and Audio Drivers (Realtek HD Audio installer ).I think this model has "AMD High Definition Audio Device".Can someone please advise what downloads are required to rec tify this fault.













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A:MUTE button light stopped working post Windows 10 install

Finally got it sorted. Reloaded "IDT High Definition Audio CODEC" as per HP Forum Question & Answer below. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Audio/No-sound-after-update-to-Windows-10/td-p/5437738 Thank you

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Hi,
I have recently purchased Microsoft Lifechat LX6000. Just enable the sound using the help provided in the website.
I tried to hear a youtube video and wanted to mute the volume using the mute button provided in the headset and it simply does not work. How to make the mute button work or is it an issue with the headset.
Mahesh

A:Microsoft Lifechat LX6000 Mute and Call Button functionality not working

Hi,
I would suggest you check the driver for the device,  reinstall the driver as a test. Connect the Microsoft Lifechat LX6000 to another machine to check the hardware component of the device.
Some more information about Microsoft Lifechat LX6000

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/b/lifechat-lx-6000-for-business/7XF-00001#supportYolanda Zhu
TechNet Community Support

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My mute button led light is not working but button is working what to do i tried everything but nothing works

A:my mute led is not working but button is working hp-15 ab 03...

Hi, Try the following. Download the Realtek HD Audio installer on the link below and save it to your Downloads folder. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp73001-73500/sp73189.exe When done, hold down the Windows key and press R Into the Run window, type devmgmt.msc and hit enter. In Device Manager, expand Sound, Video and Game Controllers.  Right click the Realtek device and select Uninstall - you should also get a prompt to remove the current driver, tick the box to allow this and then proceed with the uninstall. When complete, download and reinstall the Chipset driver on the following link. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp72501-73000/sp72862.exe When the Chipset reinstallation has completed, shutdown the notebook. Unplug the AC Adapter and then remove the battery.  Hold down the Power button for 30 seconds.  Re-insert the battery and plug in the AC Adapter. Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to launch the Start-up Menu and then select f10 to enter the bios menu.  Press f9 to load the defaults ( this is sometimes f5, but the menu at the bottom will show the correct key ), use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter.  Press f10 to save the setting and again use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter. When windows has reloaded, open your Downloads folder, right click on the Realtek installer and select 'Run as Administrator' to start the installation.  When this... Read more

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Mute light on Keyboard not operating.  All others eg WiFi are.

A:Mute light on keyboard not working

Hi, Can you post back with the full Model No. and Product No. of your notebook - you can usually get this by holding down the fn key and pressing esc, otherwise see Here for a guide on locating this information. Regards, DP-K

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An extensive update to my Windows 10 OS loaded in recently and now the Mute LED indicator on the keyboard is no longer working.  The button still mutes and unmutes OK, but the indicator no longer lights when muted.

A:Keyboard Mute Indicator stopped working after update

wert55 wrote:An extensive update to my Windows 10 OS loaded in recently and now the Mute LED indicator on the keyboard is no longer working.  The button still mutes and unmutes OK, but the indicator no longer lights when muted.Hi, Follow the steps below. This package contains the driver that enables the IDTHigh-Definition (HD) Audio in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. File name: sp63555.exe If that doesn't work you can try this... 1. Select IDT High Definition Audio CODEC on Device Manager.2. Select Driver tab.3. Click Update Driver... button.4. Select  -> Browse my computer for driver software.5. Select -> Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.6. Select  High Definition Audio Device (Not  IDT High Def...  this is important.) and click Next.    Warning message appears, but reply Yes.7. ! Windows has successfully update your driver software.8. Reboot the PC Credits goes to:Paulhttps://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Audio/No-sound-after-update-to-Windows-10/td-p/5437738





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I just bought a HP 9470m Ultrabook. 3 days ago, the hard mute button (next to wifi button) still works fine. However, I just updated BIOS today. After that, the button does not work at all. It does not mute. When I press it, it just shows the volume bar. It does not even increase or decrease the volume. Any one has the same issue and can suggest solution? Thanks,

A:HP 9470m Mute button do not mute

Hello @bluesky141,  Please try to load defaults after going to BIOS, Tap F10 at the boot. Go to BIOS Page. Under MAIN Tab, click Restore defaults > Save changes and exit. See if that helps. If not reinstall drivers from the below link, restart after installing and check if that works.http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5271102&swItemId=ob_130088_1&swEnvOid=406... Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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unMute/mute button keeps coming on/Off.  Just started after 2 years of using the ThinkPad E4 31 and dragonVoice recognition.  So basically prior to Tuesday, May 31 I never had the icons pop on and off on the screen and now it's been challenging using Dragon is a pop on/off and turn the Dragon microphone on and off.  Any words of wisdom?  Much thanks and peace

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hey guys,

i was wondering if there is any way to make the User account button or Aviatar bigger, ive customized the user account background and button picture and after doing all that the button is sort of small, i would love for it to be about twice as big as it is.

Thanks in advance!

A:User account button Size

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Chud57


hey guys,

i was wondering if there is any way to make the User account button or Aviatar bigger, ive customized the user account background and button picture and after doing all that the button is sort of small, i would love for it to be about twice as big as it is.

Thanks in advance!


I know of a way to change the font but I haven't heard of a way to change the actual button

Hopefully someone knows how!

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I just noticed the Yes Button has been greyed out when I try to install a program. Anyway of fixing this? I'm on Windows 8.1 with Bing. Thanks.

A:User Account Control Yes button grayed out.

I take it from the reference to 'Bing' that you are using Internet Explorer, Microsoft's browser. Which permission box are you referring to ?
 
When downloading software with IE you get a box like a ribbon at the bottom of the screen asking 'Do you wish to run, save or cancel ?'. When you actually go to install software you get the UAC panel pop-up, which looks like this -
 

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Can you clarify which of these is giving the problem ?
 
Chris Cosgrove

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Hi,

I have Windows 7 Pro and have two accounts, a Standard User and an Administrator account. The logon screen by default shows two icons, one for each account. I want the logon screen to default to only showing the Standard User account and have the admin account accessible by clicking the Switch User button. Is there a way someone knows of doing this?

thanks

A:only display one account with Switch User button

Try this


Run>secpol.msc

Local policies -> Security settings

Find the entry "Interactive Logon: Hide last user..." and set it to activated.

Reboot.

For 7 and Vista

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/94...ount-hide.html

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After typing "netplwiz" in Run window to delete a password, the Yes button in User Account window is greyed out.

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Hello, I'm having problems with my father's little net-book, he has Windows 7 Starter and he is a Standard User and he don't have no administrators on his net-book.
The User Account message pops-up when everytime clicks on something like "Run as Administrator" or "Windows Calculator" that he was going to run, the the "Yes" button is not visible and it's disabled, do you know what the problem is?

The image below is the problem that he has on my farther's net-book, now...



Thanks!

Regards,
~Benjamin Hall

A:User Account Control - (disabled/transparent Yes button)

The UAC Prompt I believe can only be accepted by a user with Administrative Privileges, a Standard user will be lacking these Administrative Privileges.

The thing which worries me, is why the Windows Calculator is creating a UAC Prompt? What AV do you have installed? Have you made any scans?

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Friends,

i have windows 7 x64 in my dell precision notebook.
i have administrator user and tommy user.
tommy user is in admin group. but not able to execute any program but its account type is standard.
then i logged in as administrator and went to UAC there i try to change the account type of tommy user from standard to administrator.....as soon as i click the administrator's radio button. the "change account type" is disabling...its not enabling.
how can i solve this problem?

thanks
sathyguy

A:Change Account Type button is not enabled even as administrator user

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sathyguy


Friends,

i have windows 7 x64 in my dell precision notebook.
i have administrator user and tommy user.
tommy user is in admin group. but not able to execute any program but its account type is standard.
then i logged in as administrator and went to UAC there i try to change the account type of tommy user from standard to administrator.....as soon as i click the administrator's radio button. the "change account type" is disabling...its not enabling.
how can i solve this problem?

thanks
sathyguy


Welcome to the forum,

If the first two options aren't working for you in this tutorial,

User Account Type - Change

then you can try the other three and see if that works.

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Hi all,

Some Background
I'm currently administrator of a couple different groups of computers at a university, and I've been looking into changing the layout of the logon screen. I've found a lot of information, but something that I have wanted from the start has eluded me.

What I'm trying to do
I'd like to set the logon screen (or welcome screen I suppose) to display only one available account: the guest account that I have personalized for professors or students to use (not the same as the default Windows guest account). I would also like to have the option to switch users at the logon screen, preferably with the on-screen button that says switch users which I can't seem to get to display using my methods.

System Specs
All of the PCs I am administrating have some differences... Simply put, I have a bunch of desktops running Win7 Pro x64, and a bunch of NetBooks running Win7 Starter x86.

What I have tried
I've made my attempts on one of the NetBooks thus far since I can carry it around. On Win7 Starter it seems that "Switch User" is disabled, but I think it is still in the PC because when I tried a Registry Hack that hides all user accounts except the one that was last logged into, I had the option to switch users, but only when the account I last used had a password. The guest account does not and cannot have one. Anyway, the registry hack I just mentioned involves going to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList and crea... Read more

A:Trying to make logon screen with guest account and switch user button

Your best bet probably would be do not display any accounts.
Log On with User Name and Password

But your users would have to memorize login. Or you can write a little note right on the Welcome screen wallpaper by editing it in Paint and changing it.

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My youngest son was playing a game and somehow disabled his keyboard in his user account. I have tried uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling the drivers, etc. Nothing works. However, there are 3 other accounts on this pc and the keyboard works correctly. It is the LogicTech Elite USB keyboard.

I do not know how to correct this and I would rather not create a new user account for him as he has alot of games, chats, etc. installed. Any help that you can provide will be greatly appreciated by me and especially by my son. Thanks!
 

A:Keyboard does not in one user account in XP

You mentioned that you uninstalled/reinstalled drivers, but.......
is there any mention of software for this keyboard in ADD/REMOVE programs listing in CONTROL PANEL ??
Keyboards / Mice / CDROM / Hardrives do NOT typically require any add'l software be installed to function correctly.

GOOD LUCK
 

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system worked fine until yesterday when keyboard became inoperative (only beeped) when key pressed, yet it is fully functional when logged into other user accounts on the same pc

A:keyboard inoperative on my user account but not on others on same pc

Welcome to TSF

Possibly a pooched user account, try another keyboard on the account it fails on.

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I just did a clean install on W10 and change my bios to UEFI (which it supports.) I'm having this intermittent problem with the Windows "Start" Button in the lower left. It just stops working - left clicking doesn't do anything, although right-clicking does. I just have the basics installed now.

Also, my Windows "Start" key on my keyboard stops working as well. I checked on a keyboard checker and the key itself is fine. I have to log out/back in to get it to work again. Annoying!

Any thoughts?

A:"Start" virtual button & keyboard button stop working

bump, anyone? keeps happening. I get one or two clicks on the Start button, then left click quits working

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Hi, 

My Dell Studio has just crashed and wont restart. The mute and volume up buttons are flashing and the volume down button is solidly lit. I could not find the diagnostic code when searching the internet. I could find pretty much every other diagnostic code apart from this one. 

Any advice would be most welcome. 

Thanks, 

Andy 

A:Dell Studio 1535 wont start. Blinking mute and volume up button, solid volume down button.

Hi Andy,
Welcome to Dell community!
As you have correctly pointed out, the diagnostic code that you have mentioned is not among the codes available to isolate the failure for a Studio 1535 laptop. The closest code is: blinking Mute LED and Volume up LED, and an off Volume down LED which is for USB controller initialization failure. Disconnect any external devices connected and try powering on the computer.
Reseating the memory modules too can help us. Please refer the following link for the Studio 1535 service manual for instructions: http://bit.ly/10PrLgH
If issue persists, the laptop’s motherboard has to be replaced. Refer the following link to check the computer’s warranty status: http://dell.to/10pMa86
If the computer has active warranty, please send me the service tag and registered owner’s name on the computer in a Private Message. To send me a Private Message, click my User name, and then click Start Conversation.
If the warranty on the computer has expired, you may contact our expired warranty services to purchase/replace the compatible parts. Please refer the following link that has contact details for our Expired Warranty Services: http://dell.to/14FoBtb

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(Reposted, as I posted to the wrong sub-topic):

This problem is driving me crazy. I am running a laptop with a French keyboard layout, with Windows set on British English. For my admin account this works fine - there is an English and French input method available in the language settings in Control Panel (and I can even switch to an English keyboard layout, if I want, with the language settings 'button' in the righthand side of the task bar).
I would like to set up a user account for my son, which I have done, but it opens up with an English keyboard layout. I go into the language settings, but only the English keyboard is available as an input method. I add the French keyboard, but I cannot switch to this keyboard - there is no language button in the task bar and windows+space doesn't do anything. I've even tried deleting the English keyboard layout to leave just the French. The language settings now show only the French keyboard, but Windows still stubbornly insists on staying with the English layout! What do I have to do to get the User Account to work with the French keyboard?

Any help would be gratefully welcome.

A:Keyboard settings not carried over to new user account

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