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How to control Windows 7 sort order

Question: How to control Windows 7 sort order

Is there anyhow possible to control Windows 7 file name sort order?
When I run vlc player on my Windows 7 PC files are sorted CD2,CD3,cd1 while Windows explorer sorts same sequence cd1, CD2, CD3.
Because Vlc Player uses different sort order, it's a great mess, when there are hundred of files and for example a file North123.... may be several screens before north124....
File names have been created by other users on different systems and there it is not possible to standardize anything between names and computers.
Results have been accidental data loss, when comparing and deleting identical content in file groups.
Any suggestions please?

Vlc support couldn't understand the problem and didn't provide any progressive ideas in this matter.

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Answer: How to control Windows 7 sort order

I'm not sure if FreeCommander XL will be of any help. I have it, however, I have not "told" it how to sort, yet.

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My files are displayed in descending order - I would like to get them in ascending order. I can't discover how to do this.

Answer:File sort order in Windows XP

To save me typing instructions,in Help click Index and scroll to "files and folders"...."sorting list of items in folder"

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I remember this from the past but I don't remember how to fix it. I did some searching online but I don't know what this is called. I found one reg fix but it didn't work. Anybody have the correct registry fix for this?

My files are sorting as so;
1,
11,
12,
13--->19,
2,
20,
21--->29,
3,
30,
etc

I want regular ascending.
 

Answer:Change Windows 7 Sort Order from 1,10,11 to 1,2,3

Sort by name should sort 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ..., 11, 12, ...

If it doesn't, then there's something else wrong.
 

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When I Add a New Contact to a Contact Group in Windows Mail, a list of all contacts is displayed in Name order, i.e., in first name order. This is very difficult to use. How can convert the list to Last Name order? I have done this with the main Contact list displayed by Windows Contact by adjusting the items and their order in the Details list. But this does seem possible with the Add New Contact list.

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Windows 7 sorts desktop icons in an annoying way.Say I add an icon and want it alpha sorted with the existing desktop icons. Right click on the desktop and Sort by ==> Name. Windows 7 sorts the icons in reverse alpha order.To get them sorted in forward alpha order, I have to do the right-click-sort-by-name process again.How can I get Windows 7 to always sort the desktop icons in forward alpha order instead of alternating between forward and reverse order?Steve

Answer:Windows 7 sorts desktop icons sort order

"How can I get Windows 7 to always sort the desktop icons in forward alpha order instead of alternating between forward and reverse order?"No way that I know of. It's been that way in Windows since at least Windows 2000.Why is it so much of a bother to you that you would, at most, have to click on Name twice ?If the items being sorted are NOT all already in alphabetical order, clicking on Name once sorts them in ascending order alphabetically.If the items being sorted are already all in alphabetical order, clicking on Name again sorts them in descending order. Why would you click on Name when they're already in aphabetical order ?I actually wasn't aware you could sort them in descending order, or if I was I have forgotten that. I don't recall EVER clicking on Name unless I noticed there were one or more entries that was / were NOT in alphabetical order. Clicking on Name again sorts them in ascendiong order again. One more click.If you had to to sort them manually, that would be another matter, but you don't have to. In some situations you have two alphabetical lists when you sort by Name, both in ascending order, or, appareantly, both in descending order, one after the other..............The sort order for files and folders whose names contain numerals is different in Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 than it is in Windows 2000http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319827

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Question: Help: Sort Order

Hello all, I have a folder of movies, each with their proper titles. However, instead of having sequels listed after the first movies in their series, the first movie will be placed after the other movies. For example, I have X-Men 2, X-Men 3, X-Men Origins - Wolverine, then X-Men. Or The Hangover 2, The Hangover. Why is this happening, since it is in no way logical, and is there a way to correct the issue?

Thank you for your assistance.

Answer:Help: Sort Order

What does short order mean.

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Question: Sort order

Hello to all!

I would like some help... When I download a file, a picture etc., I want the downloaded file to be placed at the end of all files in the folder! Not in "front", or at random (see pic below).



How can I accomplish this? (In WindowsXP, files - by default - were placed at the "right place" of the last one, in a folder).

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Sort order

Right click in the folder, go to View. If auto arrange is on, turn it off, if it's off, turn it on. Hopefully it will give you the opposite effect of what your getting now.

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What is the XP sort order?On the support site it just talks about the numbers. I want to know what is the default for names that do not have numbers. In the ASCII chart the @ is low on the list and the ~ should be at the end of the list. But it is not so. This drives me crazy! It seems the XP will sort any symbol before any letter. Is there a chart that shows how they do this?

Answer:What is the XP sort order?

sorting where? it's not the OS doing the sorting. It's either explorer or the command window, depending upon what you mean.

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Hi, sorry if this is the wrong section, I'm new and didn't see a request section.
I wanted to know how to change the default name sort order from this:
A 2
A Modified
A
To:
A
A 2
A Modified
In windows 7.
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Help: Change Name Sort Order

Hello Swordzero, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this may be able to have sorted the way you want after appying it.

Sort Order - Numbers in File and Folder Names - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Running Windows 7 Ultimate.

In Windows Explorer, I have set to sort files by name in ascending order and to group by nothing. The files are in an approximate order by name; but, many files are out of order and only near where they should be. In the attached screen shot, only the right-hand column is relevant to the question. Please note that "201306events" comes before files with lower names such as "20130516beachparty".

How do I fix this?
 

Answer:Solved: Sort by Name is out of order

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Hi,

Somehow my sort order has been changed somehow. On another post I see that it goes to the view tab to change the order, however the view tab is not shown when I open a folder. What I see is "organize, share with, Burn, and new folder.

I would like to change back to normal aphabetical order. How do I do this?

best,

Mike

Answer:Sort Order for folders

Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable - This Tutorial disables Auto Arrange in all folders except Libraries, to allow free sorting.

When you disable Auto Arrange and either move or rename a folder, it will refresh Auto Arrange in that specific moved or renamed folder ONLY, after each time you move or rename it. Auto Arrange is still disabled for that moved or renamed folder, but you will have to arrange the files back to whatever non-auto arranged order you like after moving or renaming the folder.

Here's some additional help:
How to Change the Group By - Sort By - Stack By - Arrange By View in Windows 7 Explorer

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First: Happy New Year and thanks for all the help in the past.Second: I am using Windows Vista and Serif PhotoPlus to organise photographs and I have a series of folders names in month order. Is there any way of sorting in month order?

Answer:Sort in calendar order

I don't know a way of doing it. It's not overly laborious to rename 12 folders, e.g. 01 for Jan, 02 for Feb, etc.

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Im trying to sort the alphabetical order of my programs. I know that I should be able right click in the program menu to activate the "Sort order" option but this does not seem to be available. Any ideas
Thanks
 

Answer:Sort order for programs XP

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In Vista Windows Mail is it possible to sort mail using different parameters in different folders? Some email clients allow you to do that, e.g. Saved Folder: sort by Received/Descending, Inbox: sort by Received/Ascending.... and so on.
I find that currently if you set one, it sets them all.
The reason I'm asking this "so late in the day" is that I've just switched to (a hacked) VWM in my Windows 7 and 10 OS's from Incredimail, which was driving me batty.
This is not that important but thought I would ask.

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Hi, What do I need to do (if anything) to change the sorting order when listing the contents of files etc. For example, when I open any given folder to see the contents, I have DETAILS selected as the VIEW type, and when I click on the DATE header for sorting, the items should be sorted chronologically, but they're not...there are files that are out of order. I tried changing the REGIONAL date formats, and the only one that sorts correctly (using the year 1st) gets too confusing to use, i.e. 09-09-09, or 09-09-29 (yy-mm-dd). It's currently set with the standard mm-dd-yy; but for some reason 11/21/08 is in between 7/16/09 and 6/08/09. Is there a registry entry that I can change? See my jpegs for my sorts to see exactly what I mean.I have Win XP Home Ed. SP3 and MS Office 2003 SP3.I await advice Thank you.See my jpegs - Click on VIEW ALBUM, then for best view, click on PLAY SLIDESHOW, then you can PAUSE each image to take a look at the lists. You won't see the entire list because the image is big, but you'll see enough to get the idea. Thank you!

Answer:Sort order for Win XP file contents

Try View / Arrange Icons by / Name

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Hopefully my question is clear from the following illustration. In short, I cannot understand why my files and subfolders are not getting sorted into the logical order I expect. Pretty sure thet were correct under my previous XP PC. All folders should come first. And several files are not sorted. Yet the great majority are!

Here's a direct link for higher resolution:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...erPuzzle-1.jpg
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Terry, East Grinstead, UK

Answer:Explorer sort order puzzle

How do you want them sorted/displayed?

By name?
By date modified?
By file type?

Windows handles this by default to a certain extent and I don't think that behavior can be changed easily.

But if you click any of the headings (such as "Name" or "Date" or "Type") it ought to sort the folder contents by that variable.

Also, see here:

File Explorer Options - Open in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Hope this helps a bit,
MM

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Hi, I was wondering if there is a way to automatically set by default, the View/Sort Order. What I mean is, I don't want to keep opening up my file browser (Explorer), clicking on Name, then Type to sort them. Is there a way to have this automatically so it by default? I know previous versions of Windows you could do this.

Answer:How to set default Sort Order for files

Hi, mine 'sticks' per folder. For example, if I set one to view organised by type, next time I open it, it's organised by type, whilst simultaneously, I might have set one to be organised by size, and next time I open that, it's organised by size.

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This is going to be a silly question but I have triied searching the web and acn't find the answer.

In one of my folders I have somehow changed the file listings to be in order 'z to a' and I just can't see how to change it back to 'a to z'.

Thanks for your help
 

Answer:Solved: Sort order of listings

click on the title name - that re-orders the sort order
each time you click it will change from
0-9 A-Z
to
Z-A 9-0
 

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I have many folders (with a couple of thousand files) configured to display sorted by date. When using software and needing to open a file from within the program, it opens what looks like an Explorer window. However, the sort order is always by name initially and it takes a minute or so to suddenly display in the correct sort order as specified in Windows itself.

If I repeat this a few minutes later it goes through the routine all over again!

Running explorer from win8 itself is no problem, it remembers the sort order. Is there a way to make third party software that calls up an explorer window do the same please?

Incidentally having given up on the truly slow and clumsy windows search function, I installed Search Everything and it is instant and reliable. Why can't Microsoft Search be like that?

Answer:explorer forgets sort order

Search Everything only looks for files and folders. It is not capable of looking inside files for specific data. To find things, all it does is look at the pre-generated index of files and folders.

I'm not knocking it, I use it all the time but it is not a true search program.

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HTC Windows Phone 8X
OS version 8.0
I have a folder of 49 mp3 files with names like
Alto 1 01.mp3
Alto 1 02.mp3
Alto 1 03.mp3
etc.
but after Alto 1 01.mp3 and Alto 1 02.mp3 it plays Alto 1 14.mp3
How can I correct this?
Looking at the folder by connecting my phone to my PC, none of the files have Tags.
I have read this post but they have no resolution:
http://forums.windowscentral.com/windows-phone-8-1/333040-how-do-i-get-my-music-back-order.html

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is there a way to set the default sorting in Now Playing in WMP11 to sort by filename? when i select multiple files and add to now playing list they seem to show up in a random order. I want them to show up by file name order WITHOUT having to change the sort option every single time.
THX
 

Answer:change default sort order in WMP 11??

I think you would have to create your own playlist if you want the songs in a specific order.

Sorting the songs is done randomly, I dont think there is a way to change this other than making your own.
 

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In Windows Vista 64-Bit ULtimate you can see items by list, medium icons etc... and also sort if by date, total size and free space etc...

I keep on changing it to order it by Date Modified but everytime I close explorer and open explorer again it defaults back.
How do I make a system - encoded default view and sort order?

thanks

Answer:default view and sort order

Generally when dropping down to the "sort by" option in menu bar>view you simply check off the change there and see that again when re-opening any explorer window later. First you have to go into the tools>folder options>view tab there to check off "remember each folder's view settings".

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Win XP, Outlook Express. On my PC I have my Address book entries listed by last name, but my Contacts list appears listed by first name. I find this very useful. But my friend (also XP, OE) can't get hers to display like this. Any suggestions to achieve it, please?

Answer:sort order of contacts list

On the Contacts list to the left side of OE click on the heading Contacts and on the drop down menu click Sort by Name

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Windows 7 64 bit SP1 - Clean Install

I have found an incredibly annoying problem. I have external USB drives on my laptop, both esata and USB 3. I store a lot of HD video clips that I take on them. It is very important that I set the sort order to Date Created (due to the naming convention on my camcorder)

Before doing a clean install from Windows 7 64bit to Windows 7 SP1 64bit, if I changed the order in explorer it quickly changed and then remembered the sort order, so next time I went into the folder on my external drive the files were in the correct order.

Now, whenever I go into the folder it takes up to 5 minutes to sort the files (there are some 4000 files in the folder). If I go to other folder on my laptop, then back to that folder, it takes another 5 minutes to sort them again!!

Has anyone experienced anything like this? At the moment I am tempted to go back to pre-SP1.

I have taken the external drive to another laptop i have with SP1 on it, and it does the same thing. It's driving (no pun intended) me crazy. I can't wait around for windows to re-order my files whenever i go into that folder, espeically as it takes such a long time.

Thanks for any help or suggestions

Answer:File Sort Order after installing SP1

Isn't it wrong in the English language to sort after "The"?

I mean, it's Arrival, The not The Arrival... as with many movies on my computer i have to put The at the end otherwise all those movies with that presentational form will be sorted under the letter T and not A as it should be.

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In Outlook, I can have an email highlighted to see it in the preview pane. Sorting on most fields keeps the message selected. However, sorting on the FROM field always switches me off my selected message and automatically selects the first message at the top of the list.

This is VERY annoying, especially as I am trying to refer back to all messages from that sender. Is there a way to correct the Outlook behavior? I think it is pernicious to force me to look at some other message when I sort on the FROM field, especially when this bad behavior only occurs on sorting that one field.

Tried to find this info before posting, but could not locate it using my search line-of-thinking. Sorry if this duplicates any previous posts.

Answer:Outlook - sort order - FROM - odd behavior

if you were to remove the 'From' column . . . would you get the same result with next field? if not, re-add 'From' and see if the problem persist.

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I gave up trying to get the Recent Documents link to work on the Start Menu - what is the point of them being in alphabetical order??

So I just created a shortcut to the Recent folder on my desktop and started using that. But even there I can't keep it sorted in 'date modified' order. It stays that way for an hour or so, but when I go back the folder has sorted itself in alphabetical order again, and I have to start right-clicking again! Maddening.

I did once get the link on the Start Menu to sort in date order, but I don't recall how I did it sadly - I certainly can't get it to work now. But surely the folder itself should stay in the sort view I set for it? Why does it change back all by itself and how can I fix it so that it stays in date modified order?

Thanks,

Martin

Answer:Recent Documents sort order

If you first open Windows Explorer and go to your actual Recent Items folder (located at C:\Users\{name}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent) you can highlight the folder, change to 'Details' view and go into the Column Header to change your sort order to Date Modified.

THEN make a shortcut to that folder, and you'll have approximately 6 months worth of 'Recent Items' sorted by the date modified --- as you wanted.

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There should be a simple answer to this - but can't seem to find it anywhere.

When I go to open an Excel file (File>Open>My Documents) the order of the directories (and then the files within a selected directory) is in the order they were last opened (I view them as a list). How can I get the directories and files to display in alphabetical order?

Answer:Excel - sort order of viewing files

There should be a simple answer to this - but can't seem to find it anywhere.There is. First select details, not icons. Now click on any column you want to sort by - filenames, or dates or type. Same as in standard Windows explorer.

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Ok, i gooffed. But in the process, i learned also.
After tearing apart my keyboard, and giving it a VERY COMPLETE cleaning, i had maybe 4 or 5 keys which were stuck. Needless to say, they showed up as stuck at the busiest time of day, so i got a BIT annoyed. Like a dummy, i began pressing keys wildly in anger. It seems i found (totally by accident) a magical keystorke sequence which has forever changed the way my directory listings show in an "Open" dialog.

The problem does NOT happen in Micorsoft applications. But in all others it does. The directories, and files are in reverse order .

If i open "Windows Explorer" everythiinng is fine. If i choose "Open" in Word or Excel, again, everything is fine. BUT if i choose "Open" in Adobe Reader, the sorted order is reversed. Likewise for all my non-Micorsoft software.

I process mailing lists for a direct marketing company, and have litterally 1,000's of directories. This is an annoying little bugger, since i have become accustomed, in the past 10 years, to my file handeling routines.

Any help would be appriciated.
 

Answer:Default sort order in directory listings

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For 2 days I have been trying to get my Live Mail to post my email in Descending Order but have been unable to. The email is listed in Alphabetical Order! I never saw this before! How can I post it in Descending Order? Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Sort By Descending Order Gone Crazy!

is this on the web or on windows live mail client

no need for all bold font by the way

if you click on the heading for the date the mail arrived - that will sort descending or ascending - each time you click on it it changes the sort order
 

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Hi,

Is it possible to re-arrange the "Folder List" in Office XP?

My folder list used to be sorted alphabetically, but now my "Personal Folders" folder has somehow moved itself to the top above everything else.

Re-arranging it again alphabetically would be fine but I don't have a clue how to do it!

Thanks,

Graeme
 

Answer:Office XP Folder List Sort Order

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I've just moved a directory from C:\Users\Steve\Documents\Probate to \\PROLIANT\Probate (a share on my WHS2011 server).

I created a Symbolic Directory link from \\PROLIANT\Probate in C:\Users\Steve\Documents, but when I view the "Documents" folder, the symbolic link sorts amongst the files rather than the directories.

Is there any way that I can get the C:\Users\Steve\Documents\Proliant link to appear amongst the directories?

Answer:Sort order of Directory Symbolic Link

How did you create the symlink?
By default, Links are created as file links. Make sure you use the /d parameter.

mklink /d <linkname> <source>

eg. mklink /d 3D \\Server\movies2\3D
(Make sure you are at the location you want the symlink created before typing the above, or provide a fully qualified path if not).

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My old laptop died so I bought a new one. My old HDD was still accessible so I copied the favorites folder to the proper place on the new laptop. 

They're all there, but now they're displaying in the browser sorted by NAME, not by date.  When favorites are created in IE11 they're automatically displayed in date creation order.  You can, of course drag a new entry from the bottom of the list
to some other point and it will stay there, but I have literally hundreds of favorites folders and each folder may have a couple hundred entries. 

I've seen methods to sort the favorites in the browser by DATE, but that's not what I want - I already got that.  And WHY do I have that, anyway?  IF IE creates favorites and automatically sorts them by date, why does copying those favorites automatically
sort them in some other manner?
Even if Microsoft, through some Oscar worthy blunder failed to create a method for sorting those favorites in DATE order, somebody must have come up with some registry tweak to accomplish this.
Of course I know I can put a shortcut to the favorites on the desktop, and then sort them anyway I want, but that's just not as handy as clicking on the yellow star. 


Scott H Bowman

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I wish to save my old emails so I transfered them to a new folder. But although they are sorted as created by date order they will not sort into date order on my new folder just into name order which I do not want. How do I get them to sort into date received order.Help please.

Answer:EMails cannot sort into date order in folder

In the new folder, clicking the "Received" column header should sort the contents by date received. Clicking it again will toggle between oldest or newest date first.

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Hi,I could really use some expert assistance on a problem I'm having trying to find a macro to do what I need to do and if anyone could assist, it would be greatly appreciated.I'm posting this particular problem on this forum, because I've seen a lot of similar solutions to the problem I have posted here already, but not close enough where I can copy the code and make it work for myself. I have two columns of Part Numbers from two similar indented Bills of Material. These list can be as long as 18K rows. From the top down, I need to go down each of the list and put the matching entries from column A on the same row as the matching entry in column B or vise-versa, (leaving spaces adjacent to non-matches). The kicker here is that the sort order of either column can not change, because that would interfere with the identity of the product structure. Therefore, there will be blank cells next to those Part Numbers that appear only on one Bill of Material. So the only thing that will happen is that things will shift down in each column until there are matching aligning cells in a row. Seems odd, but the whole idea here is that someone can take two BOM?s for similar products and have a side-by-side comparison. The matches will be easy to spot because they will be directly beside each other. In a nut shell if you were to go back and remove the blank cells from both columns, you would be right back where you started, because the order of each list will still be the same. Ag... Read more

Answer:Excel 2007 Compare Two Col, Keep Sort Order

Sorry, having problems understanding what you need.Post a small example of your data ( 10 or 15 lines, with headings and row numbers) if you can give a before and after, but first read this on how to do it:http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...MIKEhttp://www.skeptic.com/

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I have set my order "sort by" to be "received" and "descending" in the inbox in Outlook Express. and periodically it resets itself to "from" "descending" I imagine there is a quick key or key sequence that changes, but does anyone know what it is?

Thanks
 

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3 fields= Order #, Date Required, Part #

I'm looking to create a value based on the location of a record within in a list.

For example, if I sort by part then by date I want to return the value of where that record falls in the sort order. Basically show where it falls in terms of priority.

To say it a different way...if an order is required by x date and there are 3 orders for the same part required at an earlier date I want to return the value "4".

I'm very familiar with Access, but this scenario is new to me. Any ideas appreciated...thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Solved: Access: Assign value based on sort order

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Hello folks,

I have changed the sort order of some of my items in the left navigation pane of the Windows Explorer (see screenshot).
However, upon rebooting only the Dropbox icon will jump back to its old place.
The registry entries are being overwritten back to what they were before I changed them and I would have to do the same process all over again.
Anyone of you knows the reason for that? And perhaps even a solution, how to keep the sort order permanently?

(changed both entries to "94")

Thanks in advance.

Kind regards

pakz

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I am trying to reset the order of files in my mydocuments folder when I want to post a picture... but it is now sorted by date... it used to be by name... very annoying... any help? Please? Thank you

Answer:How do you reset the default sort order in the open dialog box? Anyone knows?

View>Sort by....

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I used to get my "main" folder with the sub folder (sent, delete, etc) in alphabetical order. Now They have reversed, they are sorted Z-A, not A-Z. Again, the main folder, I.E. by E-mail address. How can I get this back to sort A-Z?
Thanks

There should be an "office" forum for just Office suite questions, then a Sub directory within that for different versions of Office, just a thought. Many people have questions on MS Office like Access, Excel, Word, etc.
 

Answer:Solved: Office 2010 Outlook Sort Order

silverado4 said:


I used to get my "main" folder with the sub folder (sent, delete, etc) in alphabetical order. Now They have reversed, they are sorted Z-A, not A-Z. Again, the main folder, I.E. by E-mail address. How can I get this back to sort A-Z?
Thanks

There should be an "office" forum for just Office suite questions, then a Sub directory within that for different versions of Office, just a thought. Many people have questions on MS Office like Access, Excel, Word, etc.Click to expand...

There is a forum for Office applications , it's the Business Applications forum so I'll move this there.
 

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A user has created lots of personal folders. Some of these folders when selected are showing as 'There are no items to show in this view' even though at the bottom left of the screen it says that it contains eg. 30 items.

These folders are sorting by default to 'by flag' even though the user does not use flags. If he chooses to change the sort manually to 'by From date' or any other field, the messages then show as normal.

The user would like to set a default sort order for all existing and any newly created folders. Is this possible?

Thanks.
 

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I have a table which has got 2 keys. I want to list the table with the 1st key being DESC and the 2nd key Ascending. If I set the table properties with the "ORDERBY Key1 DESC,Key2" when I open the table with a double click it opens correctly sorted. HOWEVER if I create a Combobox on my main form with the data source being that table, the corresponding drop down table is NOT in the correct order. How can I cause it to be in the same order as the properties of the table specify?
 

Answer:Solved: ComboBox List Table sort order

You should not really bother sorting Tables as data should not be viewed in it. Data from the table does not obey the table's sort order, so to overcome this use a query to get the data sorted the way that you want. Access sorts from the left first.
You can sort your combo's data by opening the Row Source SQL and adding the sort to that, do not "save it" close it and when Access asks if you want to save the SQL say yes.
 

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how do i sort the playlists that I had created in WMP by alphabetical order and not by the order that it was created?

also, though shuffle is enabled, how do I make WMP 11 start with a random music in the playlist whenever I play a certain playlist? right now it will always start with the first track in the playlist.

thanks for the help
 

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Why on earth..?

I stick in a blank CD, and am prompted to pick a Win8 app. I select Windows Media Player (and am thankful Windows includes something so basic native vs. having to go find some unknown app somewhere.)

Per the prompt, I drag and drop files from Explorer to the box on the right of Media Player, creating a ?Burn list?.

Happy days. All is good.

But WHY does it not sort by file name!! I have no idea what the sort is based on. I have to reorder them every time. I have my files named in the correct order thus:

01_Favorite song this week
02_the next song
03_some song I liked on the last mix burn
04_still stuck on the CD-medium blues, in my truck, by Wes Montgomery Jr.
05_the shred of etc.

To be fair, I think Nero on my XP machine was the same way.

Any insight as to why the random sort (NOT in the order above after you drag and drop the group?) Any tricks to alleviate this silly little conundrum?

Appreciated.

Answer:Burning a CD w/ Media Player miffed by random sort order

I have a recording studio and use Nero, which will set the songs in the sequence that you drag (add) them to the burn window or after dragging them to the burn window you can rearrange them as desired If you just drag all the songs from a folder to Nero they will be in alphabetical order (as set by Windows).

I've never liked the WMP for burning. ImgBurn is a very popular (free), burning program that is used by many. The Official ImgBurn Website

CDBurnerXP is another freebie that I like better than ImgBurn for audio CD's. It sort of has an old Roxio feel to it. https://cdburnerxp.se/en/home

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I know this can be done manually, but was curious if there was an easier wasy as I've got tons of links?

Tks-
 

Answer:[Solved] Is there a way to auto sort FAVORITE links in alpha order?

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You can no longer sort the contents of a file listing in Windows Explorer, keeping a selection of files made in the previous sort order.
If this is a bug I would like to know, than I will report it appropriately, otherwise - if it is "by design" - I would like an explanation, why this function was removed.
As I see it, sorting has to be possible with the selection of files kept intact.
Searching the net I find many people being upset that this is not possible in Windows 7. I used it all the time at work, on my XP machine. I used to select all dll-files in a certain folder, and then sort by "Date modified", which resulted in a
list of files sorted by date, and with the appropriate files selected. This was an easy way to find out which dll files had changed last in our development environment - just sorting by date makes a lot of other files, such as log files and debug files appear
in between the dll files.
Below is another call for this. This user's request was made in another part of MS forum and the  (so called) answer was just a link referring to this place, indicating that the user should put his question here instead, so I take the liberty of putting
his text here as well:
One of my most common ways of working when copying, moving or deleting multiple files using Windows Explorer is (using details view) to sort by one method (for example, by time), select some file, then change sort to another method (for example, by type)
and select... Read more

Answer:Sorting with selection kept in Windows Explorer - Why is selection reset when sort order is changed in Windows Explorer?

Hi,
 
This is by design.
 
If you have any suggestion or concerns, please contact Feedback Team via the following link:
 
http://mymfe.microsoft.com/Windows%20%207/Feedback.aspx?formID=195

 
You can also post your feedback or comments on
Feedback Forum.
 
Thanks for your suggestion again.
JPlease remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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I have found that if you arrange the order of the libraries (in my case 3 each for documents, pictures, video, music) via move up/down (right-click when pulling up LOCATIONS link), it changes the way it shows in the left-hand library "tree" > view. But, it seems that you need to sort by library name to get my D library to show at the TOP.

Additionally, I'm confused by the default save location. If I do a "save as" of a pic on a webpage, when the save applet/file opens, it defaults to C:\Users\Jim and NOT the D:\Libraries\Pictures as has been set by me as default.

As well, some times, the pulldown for save file TYPE has ONLY .bmp shown. I can't save a jpg. I haven't figured out the pattern as to why this occurs, but I usually have to close all IE and Windows Explorer windows and retry to get .jpg as an option.

Answer:Library - display order, arrange/sort by, default save location

Can anyone figure out why my default save location is not honored (in this example for PICTURES). Whenever the "save" applet comes up, it's pointing to C:\users\Jim\iTunes\album?cache (can't recall last node name). It never did this before.

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I had a tool, I don't remember it's name or where I got it, and now it's gone...It changes the "sound setup" when one of the EXE's I choose is launchedYou could specify up to 100 EXE's and each one could have different setups (Atleast if your soundcard allows it)And when one of those launches, this app. changes your sound setup to the corresponding oneAlso, when no listed apps. are sunning, it will change back to whatever the sound setup wasExample:Code: [Select]Normal = Sound Setup: 5.1
MyAPP.EXE = Sound Setup: 2.1
MyGAME.EXE = Sound Setup: 4.0/4.1
MyProgram.EXE = Sound Setup: MuteDoes anyone know where I can get it again?

Answer:Some sort of audio control program

What OS was this for?What sound card do you have?Was this sound card independant?

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is there any way to sort icons in control panel in alphabetical order??

Answer:sort icons in control panel

Not with the category view, but the large or small icons view are alphabetically arranged by default

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We're evaluating some new technologies for deployment into our network over the next few years and I was wondering if anyone here has deployed any type of NAC solution on their network and what their experiences were. I know that most of the major players have some sort of solution usually with a partner vendor (cisco and MS for example). I'm curious to hear who/what you use and how it works.

Thanks in advance.
 

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I have a 500Gb NAS drive which I've nearly filled and need to clear out.
I'd like to be able to just look down the (400+?) folders and see their size, and sort the folders in size order so I can find and attack the largest first.
Windows doesn't seem to have a way of showing the folder size in list form (rather than hovering over each one in turn) or sorting them (largest to smallest).
I've just had a quick look on this site for a (free) utility which does this, and found ExplorerXP (but can't download and check for a few hours).
Is this the best (free) tool for this job, or can anyone recommend another?

(For info, I've also seen something called FolderSize, but it isn't hosted here and the page on Sourceforge suggested it slows the machine and crashes every once in a while, so I've ruled that out)

Many thanks.
 

Answer:Best (free!) tool to view folder size and sort folders in size order

i have Vista and when i open a folder i can choose the view. i choose: details view, then i choose the columns. so i choose: size to be one of my columns. then click the column header and files are sorted by size. HTH
 

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Hi

How do I get the search box "search programs and files" (i.e. the one above the Start button) to sort the results within each section by DATE, rather than by name?

Note I do NOT mean the search top right in Windows Explorer, which fwiw, is already working nicely in date order!

Clue:
I have installed Classic Shell but I read a thread saying that it wont have touched this.

J
EDIT: I am told that the files listed are ranked partly by frequency of use. And I am now wondering is this is data which my CCleaner utility is deleting. Either way the sort order have become VERY much less useful in the last couple of weeks. Any thoughts?

Answer:How can I change sort order for "Search Programs and files" results?

Hiyya ship mate I just went to Start > right clicked on it > Properties > Customise > there is a drop down list in there I don't know if that is of any help??

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Is there any way of controlling the order in which programs/processes boot up?My problem is: I have a pc using a wireless internet connection and a wireless shared network storage. When the machine boots up, the bit of windows that looks for all the drives, tries to find the wireless network storage drive before the wireless network adapter has sorted itself out. So I always get an error "can't find x drive". Then if you leave it for a minute, everythings working and the drive is there.Is there any way of getting the usb port that the wireless network adapter is connected to, to boot up first? Or any way of delaying when windows searches for its drives??

Answer:How do I control order of things booting up????

Startup Delayer looks useful, but I have no experience of it click here

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As the titles states, I want to control the order of programs which start up with Ultimate. Is there a utility already within this OS that does this or is there a 3rd party software for it?

I remember reading about a 3rd party software that does it in XP but that was sometime ago.

Thanks for any help.

Answer:Control the order of start-up programs

Hi Sprog

This tutorial by Brink Windows Seven Forums Admin may help

Startup Programs - Change

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hey guys,

is it possible to control the order of the programs at startup ?? i mean like i want a program to start before others and so...

the problem is that i installed many programs including sql adobe vmware..... i noticed wlm starts to slow now, my boot is slower and when i click on wlm i con it doesnt show my account info, but it is saved there... (if i close it and open again my acc is there), so i want wlm to load faster to remember my account...

its pissing me off pls help

Answer:Is it possible to control the order of the programs at startup ??

Hi qwertymikey and welcome to Seven Forums. You will need a third party product to do that. I use Startup Delayer. The free version is fine. r2 Studios - Startup Delayer

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Hi:
This is embarrassing! Somehow, my list of "Favorites/Bookmarks" (Vista/Explorer 8)went to listed in order by when it was entered to an alphabetized order- don't know how it changed, but I just want to get the list back to original based on WHEN the item was listed alpha, not A, B, C order- I have looked everywhere and can't find a way to get the list back to the way it was- PLEASE! Any suggestions would be appreciated!
Thanks
Webz
 

Answer:Favorites List order control...

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I had Windows 7 Home Premium put on my HP Pavilion a6500f last week. I had this same problem with Vista 64-bit but not with Windows XP. I have my file "Sort by" set to Name; Ascending but when I open a file it always moves to the end position when I close it.

As an example say I have a folder named Book A. Inside that folder are files named Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, and Chapter 4 in that order. If I open and edit Chapter 2 when I close it the files are now in this order: Chapter 1, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, and Chapter 2. How do I make the files stay in the proper sort order? It's very irritating to have to move files back into their correct order every time.
 

Answer:Files don't stay in "Sort by" order

Just right-click empty area inside the folder and choose "Refresh".
 

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I am running 64-Bit Windows 8.1 Pro and this is more of an annoyance than a problem. When I call up the list of Control Panels from the start menu, they are in alphabetical order from left to right and then top to bottom. Short of installing some third party app, is there a way to change the list to be in alphabetical order from top to bottom and then left to right. I would like to be able to see all of the available control panels at the same time, so narrowing the view to one column doesn't work for me.
 

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The Windows Photo Viewer will not display photos in the order they are sorted by Windows Explorer.
This is not referring to the slide show feature, just the forward and back arrows.
The only order pictures can be viewed is by name despite Windows Explorer being set at view by date, ascending.
I have repaired Microsoft Live Essentials, uninstalled and reinstalled but the issue remains.
This is also not an issue with photo tags or photo names.
Windows Explorer sorts as selected but click a picture in the middle to view, click the forward arrow and instead of the next date picture being viewed, the next name picture is viewed.

Answer:Windows Photo Viewer; sorting order not the same as view order

Hi!

I upgraded to Windows 10 recently as well, I have the same problem and I also have a solution. However, I do not know, if it is ideal. :-)

What is obviously missing is an entry in the registry called DropTarget. This entry tells Windows Photo Viewer to display the images in the sorting order of the folder Photo Viewer got called from.

Non-solution:
I saw that at least in my registry there is a DropTarget defined in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\DropTarget. From the name of the key and from reading the docs this looks as if it would be applied to all calls to this program, but -if that actually is the case- for me this entry does not work. It has been there (at least) after my Windows 10 upgrade, also the "Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}" seems to be fine, but it does not do the job.

Solution:
For me, this problem was present for jpg and png files, but not for bmp, dib, gif, jfif and what else can be opened with Windows Photo Viewer. To fix this, I have added the following to the Windows Registry:


Code:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pngfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"
After you added that to the registry, rightclick a jpg file, select "Open with", choose Windows Photo Viewer and click "Always open with this ... Read more

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The Windows Photo Viewer will not display photos in the order they are sorted by Windows Explorer.
This is not referring to the slide show feature, just the forward and back arrows.
The only order pictures can be viewed is by name despite Windows Explorer being set at view by date, ascending.
I have repaired Microsoft Live Essentials, uninstalled and reinstalled but the issue remains.
This is also not an issue with photo tags or photo names.
Windows Explorer sorts as selected but click a picture in the middle to view, click the forward arrow and instead of the next date picture being viewed, the next name picture is viewed.

Answer:Windows Photo Viewer; sorting order not the same as view order

Hi!

I upgraded to Windows 10 recently as well, I have the same problem and I also have a solution. However, I do not know, if it is ideal. :-)

What is obviously missing is an entry in the registry called DropTarget. This entry tells Windows Photo Viewer to display the images in the sorting order of the folder Photo Viewer got called from.

Non-solution:
I saw that at least in my registry there is a DropTarget defined in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\DropTarget. From the name of the key and from reading the docs this looks as if it would be applied to all calls to this program, but -if that actually is the case- for me this entry does not work. It has been there (at least) after my Windows 10 upgrade, also the "Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}" seems to be fine, but it does not do the job.

Solution:
For me, this problem was present for jpg and png files, but not for bmp, dib, gif, jfif and what else can be opened with Windows Photo Viewer. To fix this, I have added the following to the Windows Registry:


Code:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pngfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

After you added that to the registry, rightclick a jpg file, select "Open with", choose Windows Photo Viewer and click "Always open with thi... Read more

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I have 400+ photos, all are in the same order by date created and by name, so no matter which way I sort them--by name or date created-- they are in the same order. When i view them with microsoft office picture manager, some of them -- about 20, at random throughout the list -- are out of order.

suggestions?
 

Answer:Photos in order on windows explorer; out of order on viewer

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I bought an Satellite U400-11T model with french windows Vista.
I want to change the french Vista to hungarian Vista.

Of course I bought a legal vista HUN and downloaded the drivers etc.
I am interrested in about the install order called installation instruction like at the XP models.

My second problem is; I have already installed the new Vista HUN and the 6 easy key touch buttons don't work anymore.
Where can I switch on it or wich program must i reinstall?

Thanks
Schmid

Answer:Satellite U400: Need Vista install order and Control buttons don't work

Hi

The installations Instructions document is not available at the moment. You can check installations order for some other Vista preinstalled notebook model. It must be similar on all Vista preinstalled notebooks.

The Value Added Package contains several tools and I believe the tool you need for media buttons is there. Simply install VAP and I hope it will works.

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I want to delay Startup Programs & Control the order of Startup Programs in Windows. Are all those startup programs necessary? When I load Windows, I feel it takes the eternity before I can actually get to open any program. The reason is of course the n number of startup programs that Windows tries to load before presenting you with a usable desktop. You can check out startup programs by typing msconfig in the Run dialog box (WinKey + R). And often, you would notice programs that you don't really need: Google Updater, igfxtray, hotkeycmd and all those unwanted processes. Delay Startup Programs
In my case, I remove most of the unwanted programs. Just to make sure that removing a program will not affect your operating system, copy the process name and google it. If it says the program is essential for functioning of Windows, keep it else remove it using MSCONFIG.
Better still, use WinPatrol from winpatrol.com. It lets you check for a processes by right clicking on it. The free version is enough to maintain your startup programs. It also allows for delaying programs without having to edit the Windows registry. Right click on a process and select move to delayed programs. In the delayed programs tab, click on delay options and select the time by which you wish to delay the startup item. It is that simple.
Normally, all the updaters go to the delayed programs list in my case: Javaupdate, Java scheduler; dotnet update; google update (better remove this one completely). I a... Read more

Answer:Delay Startup Programs or Control order of Startup Programs in Windows

WinPatrol is great, but do remember that it has be set to start with Windows, for the startup delays to work. If you just move some startups to the Delayed List and exit WinPatrol and NOT set it to run at boot-time, it wont do.
You can delay Services starting up too via Services.msc. Use the Automatic (Delayed Start) option.
Having a batch file placed in the startup folders with the delay parameters is another option.
Apart from WinPatrol, there are 3 other freeware I know of, that can help delaying startups. Read Set Delay time for Startup programs in Windows 8 / 7. Startup Delayer Standard Edition : Startup Delayer gives you the power to optimize your Startup Process by delaying applications from starting up as soon as you log into your computer. By delaying the applications during start up, your computer becomes usable a lot faster. Startup Delayer will then start launching your delayed applications when your computer is more idle. LaunchLater: LaunchLater allows you to defer the launch of applications that run at Windows login. This lets Windows focus on booting itself first, then subsequently running a list of configured startup apps using a schedule that you control. Startup Helper lets you choose the order in which start up programs should load.

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I have discovered some disconcerting behavior in how excel 2010 sorts. I have information in a worksheet that gets added to everyday. Once a week that information gets copied in bulk and pasted into a new sheet in the workbook to get sorted. On a straight copy paste operation some of the information that is in columns bfore the sort column are changed from their original values. When I copy then paste special values and formatiing this does not occur.
Has anyone else observed this behavior and if so does anyone know a better fix?

Answer:Excel 2010 sort issue data in columns prior to sort column change

BF
Tried to replicate this in my Excel 2010 without success. Copied cells Sheet1/A1:A12 to Sheet2/C1:C12 with data in preceding columns A & B. On selecting 'Sort' for C1:C12 I get a window informing me there is data next to my selection and since it is not selected will not be sorted. There are then two options: Expand selection or Continue with current selection. Selecting second option sorts data normally.

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Once you have setup your named groups in the Start Menu is there a way to sort them alphabetically? Also, can you sort each item with a group as well?

Thanks!

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Hi I have this assignment for school, I think I did everything except the step number 9 and 11, it seems I do something wrong or not sure about that. How to SORT THE DATASHEET in descending order and how to Sort YOUR TABLE in ascending order? Is there difference how to sort "your table" and "the datasheet".
Also in step 10) they are asking to close the datasheet view without saving changes, does it means I just right click on the table and "close it"? Sorry for my explanation, but it is difficult for me to explain this things and ask right questions. I attached the steps I have to do, I believe I did everything except the step 9) and 11)
I have Access 2013)
1. Create a Database named YOUR NAME_DRIVERS
2. Create a Table in DESIGN VIEW
3. Define the following fields as follows:
FIELD NAME DATA TYPE DESCRIPTION
DRIVER ID AUTONUMBER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
FIRST NAME TEXT DRIVER'S FIRST NAME
LAST NAME TEXT DRIVER'S LAST NAME
AGE NUMBER DRIVER'S AGE (No decimals)
COUNTRY TEXT DRIVER'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
(USE TAB OR ENTER KEY TO MOVE FROM ONE AREA TO THE NEXT ONE)

4. Create a Primary Key on the field DRIVERID

5. SAVE YOUR TABLE AS: LOCATION

CLICK ON DATASHEET VIEW TO SEE TABLE

6. ENTER THE FOLLOWING DATA:

(DO NOT TYPE DRIVER ID-AUTONUMBER WILL DO IT)
DRIVER ID FIRST NAME LAST NAME AGE COUNTRY
1 MARIE GRAHAM 32 GERMANY
2 LOUIS BENNETT 23 UNITED STATES
3 ARMAND ORTEGA 26 VENEZUELA
4 CARL GILMORE 33 UNITED STATES
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Answer:how to sort datasheet and how to sort tables-what is the difference pl

Hi florida2001. When you set up your table did you create a field for each item?. In other words do you have a field for 1st Name & a new field for Last name & a new field for each of the others.
If you do have separate field for each then for your (9) answer Select the Last name field & click the Filter icon from the Home view & sort descending order order. This should give you the name in the first record closest to Z.
For (11) answer Select the Age column & then in the Home view Select the Binocular icon, it will ask you to find what, so type in 32.
Hope this helps. I also use Access 2013.

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Hi,I've an approved RMA for full refund for an X230 that I'd purchased from Depot. The restocking fee was waived as I'd ordered another X230 (better EPP deal).I shipped back the unopened X230 and Lenovo acknowledged the receipt of the laptop on Feb 5. And since then there has been no update on my refund. I was told it would take 6 business days for the refund to be posted back to my account.Now it's over 2 weeks and when I contacted post sales support - this is the reply I got from them: *************Hi,We regret to inform you that i am unable to get any information on this order, I am still working on your order. Once we get the information on the refund i will keep you updated on the same For further assistance please feel free to email me back and i will be glad to assist you Regards *************So what are my options now. An answer like "i am unable to get any information on this order" from customer care themselves doesn't really inspire confidence with Lenovo. The second X230 that I'd ordered, has issues with the IPS display having a yellow tint and the touchpad being super jumpy. Had sent it to their repair center who unfortunately were not able to see the problems at first but later accepted the problem with the touchpad alone and they're getting the laptop re-imaged. Display is as designed according to them. They're sending it back now. Will wait and see. If I still see the display problem, will get it returned. Thank you Lenovo, for that amazing buyi... Read more

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Why does it say that I will receive the laptop 2 weeks from now when it says that I should expect it within 1-3 days?

Answer:Dell site says XPS 15 gets delivered in 1-3 days, the order date for my order is 2 weeks from now...

Generally when that happens there has been a burst of orders, or there is a part on back order and the sales site hasn't been updated yet.  The delivery times are just estimates and could be sooner or later depending on various conditions.

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 This is my Order Number: 2FFVLJI've always owned a Thinkpad for the past 10 years and am a staunch Thinkpad fan.  The R60 and Z60m have been reliable and faithful companions.  I have been recommending Thinkpad to my colleagues and friends.  Hence when I needed a new laptop, I went directly to lenovo's site and ordered a T510 (Web Special) on 4th August 2010 using a valid credit card.  For two days the status was "in process".  On Aug 6th, I was unable to login in usng the cust no and order no to see the status.  When I called the sales customer service, I was informed that the order was cancelled from lenovo's side.  They pointed me to the credit card department for further information.  When I called the credit card department, they claimed information mismatch as the reason for the cancellation but they could not point out what exactly was the mismatch.  I can assure you that the card is valid.  Currently I'm not able to place another order for the same model from lenovo's site as it is no longer available.  This is very regretful as I was really looking forward to getting my laptop of choice.  I tried calling the sales dept but they are not available as it is weekend now (everyone needs a break )  So I have emailed them for help.  I'm yet to get a response.  This has been a nail biting experience.  I'm anxiously waiting for the response from the sales dept.   Will it be possibl... Read more

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I would like to see eBay and Amazon order list and order details

Answer:I want to see ebay and Amazon order list and order detials

I'm afraid we need more details than that, please...
Could you share the device name? OS version? How is the attempt to view being made: browser, app, etc? What happens when you try?
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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Hello, I have connected an external HD to learn Windows Server 2016. But the display is too bright. The control keys are not helping. Any solution or driver or changes need to be done in the Server 2016 environment? Thank you

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I am running windows xp media edition on a dell dimension 3100.
I am having trouble with internet searches, being told that I am infected and that I should download from a link to cure it and windows security saying that it is not set to automatic updates. When I check in control panel the automatic updates are set as they always have been but the icon on the lower right of my desktop says that my computer is at risk due to auto updates being turned off.
When I try to carry out a google search using mozilla firefox usually nothing happens, as if it is taking hours to carry out the search.
I know very little about viruses and am afraid to do much without expert advice as I don't wish to do further or irreparable damage to my system.
I have run deep scans with nod32, spybot s+d, vundo.exe and lavasoft ad-aware all of which get rid of things which soon come back.
Please help me with this as I have very little idea what to do for the best, thank you.

Answer:I Think I Have A Virus But I Don't Know What Sort, Some Sort Of Spyware I Think.

Hello and welcome. Please Run theses 2 scans and post back their results,thanks.S!Ri's SmitfraudFix Please download SmitfraudFixDouble-click SmitfraudFix.exeSelect option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.http://www.beyondlogic.org/consulting/proc...processutil.htmNEXT:Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems whil... Read more

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Hi,
I am trying to figure out why my Windows 7 looks so weird.
I have the default theme set, I have the latest video card drivers, and latest monitor drivers, and yet it still looks funky, like weird ghost shadows on buttons, the text fonts looks weird and like offffff...
Can anyone please help me out.
here is a screenshot
http://i.imgur.com/t6xx3l0.jpg

Answer:Why does my Windows look like it's 3d almost sort of not really.

Looks normal to me.

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Hi

I reasently tried to get my Atlon 3800+ to 2.7ghz, and something went wrong

Any it load Windows when it was at 2.69Ghz and then crashed after I got the CPU-Z reading like 5 mins after login, so I thought not stable lets drop it back a bit, so I do, then its POST normaly, then comes to the bit where windows should load, and nothing, just a screen saying digitial iput, and it stays on just black :s, so I put it back to normal speed, and still samething so I take the Cmos battery out and leave it out while I was at school. but no help, so I put the Windows XP disc in and and let it boot from disc to see if I could repair windows, anyway It check Hardware setup but then does the samething just has a black screen and nothing else happens, so I thought maybe Graphic card and change it for its twin, (had em in SLI till my 8800 GTS came) the cards are XFX 7600GTs XXX, no change

Anyway Im abit confused as I have got the CPU to 2.75Ghz off a different motherboard and had it at 1.4v, but on this one I had it at 2.69ghz at 1.35v, probly not enough but I cant change the CPU voltage. also that itll POST find and everthing and pick up the HDD, but not load windows or its install disc :s

So I wonder before I take both my PCs apart and swap componets to see what damaged if anything, wondered if anyone has had simliar and know what could be up
 

Answer:No windows of any sort

You have probably damaged the hard drive or the embedded hard drive controller on the motherboard. The CPU, video and memory are a little more forgiving at times
 

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Hello! I apologize if I am asking this in the wrong section. I read over the sections and I thought maybe this thread should go in Windows 7. If this is not correct than please move my thread. Thank you!

OK, so I have music on an external hard drive and my question should be the same by doing this on an internal drive. I used MP3tag and I applied an action that changes the TITLE not the filename. In MP3tag it does show the way I want it. But by navigating on my hard drive it does not show anything under the title but the filename all the way to the left it does show the track number and the track title but I changed it to affect the TITLE and change the track title numbers in mp3tag, but it does not show those changes on my hard drive. How do I see it on my hard drive?
 

Answer:Windows 7: how do I sort music by title and not by filename? (Moved from Windows 7)

I think what you're trying to say is that the Title in Mp3tag is different from what shows in Windows Explorer.

The most common cause of that situation is that you're using ID3v2.4 tags which are supported by Mp3tag but not by Windows.

Look at some of your tracks in Mp3tag and let me know what shows up under the Tag column. It might be something like ID3v2.4 (ID3v1 ID3v2.4).
 

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I downloaded malwarebytes to remove the "windows recovery virus" and it seemed to work.Have been trying to now de frag, but it is stopping with the message"The scan has been canceled because an error occured in file C:\Documents and settings\user\localsettings\Temp internet files\content.IE5\INDEX.DATcan anyone help me please ?

Answer:trying to sort out pc after windows recovery

Did you follow ALL the steps?http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/vir...

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I'm using Windows XP and my second hard drive is 100 GB with compression allowed, formatted NTFS. My problem is that files starting with numbers, especially multiple numbers, do not sort correctly. Files names starting with the alphabet sort fine. I checked the Knowledge Base and found that files starting with 10 consecutive numbers (all the same) did not sort due to an XP bug that was fixed with SP1 a, but that did not seem to apply to my problelm. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Windows XP Explorer sort

It puts the ones with numbers before letters. Kinda like the "letters" before A.
 

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Hi,

I booted from the xp cd, after it copied some files and asked me if I want to install windows, repair it, or exit, I chose to install. After a while it said please remove any floppy disk and press any key to reboot, and I did that. On that boot, it asked if I want to boot from the CD, I thought I had to do it so I did, only then realizing that I should not have, nevertheless I figured I could still install windows and I did. The problem is that now when the computer boots up, it gives me a choise of whether I want to start Windows XP Pro or Windows (its like a black screen and gives you 30 seconds to chose). Does anyone know what files I need to delete so my computer will have only one operating system on it? Thanks in advance to any suggestions.

Mark
 

Answer:Installed windows xp twice... sort of

Right click on My Computer, Properties, Advanced, Startup & Recovery. Select the proper O/S in the drop-down box and uncheck the "Display list of O/S...." box.
 

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Using the Windows XP sort (arrange) command, as in folder view, is lousy. If you add items to a folder and then arrange them by name, the sort is a flip/flop action. One time the result is A-Z, and the next is Z-A.

Is there some way to defeat this thing? I prefer to arrange my folders A-Z and I'm tired of having to arrange them twice to get there.

Thanks
 

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When I am using Windows 7 on the internet, sometimes websites won't load. If I then reboot, Chkdsk runs and says the partition that 7 is installed on is dirty. It then boots fine and everything seems normal. This doesn't happen every time but it happens often enough to make me wonder what is going on.
Any ideas?
 

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I keep getting this message on my Windows 8.1 Startup.

" Your PC ran in to a problem and needs to restart.We are just collecting some error info, and we will restrat for you (100% complete)

If you would like to know more,you can search online later for this error : SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED "

When i restart,the windows starts.But this is now happened the 2nd time after i switched on my system after a shutdown.

I just bought this (ASSEMBLED) System like 4 days ago.It's breig specs are as follows:

Intel Processor i7
16 GB RAM
Gigabyte H97-D3H Motherboard
Nvidia Gforce GTX 960 2GB Graphics Card

What do i do ?

Answer:Windows 8.1 BSOD (Sort of) ....

You'll probably get better help for Windows 8 at our sister forum,

Windows 8 Forums

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What the backup system would be able to do.
keep a up-to-date copy of a comptuer's entire hard drive on a network drive
be able to restore from that network drive in the event of a crash by booting to either a part of the hard drive or booting up to a CD that allows it to get access to the file and then restore the entire hard drive.
I currently have something like this using Acronis to backup to another hard drive inside my computer. My laptop has 2 hard drives, one of the hard drives has a partition that is a copy of the windows partition on the other hard drive. So when anything goes wrong I just restore my windows partition back.

I want something like this but highly repeatable and capable of recovering the whole drive from a network location.
 

Answer:Best way to do this sort of backup on Windows

I believe you can get Acronis to work on a BartPe disc, which would, with network drivers, allow you to send your image to a server. Or, if you send your image to the network in Windows, you'd be able to boot the BartPE disc, access your latest image, and pull it down to your computer. I do this very same thing, but with Ghost instead of Acronis.
 

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the computer frooze - I thought it was the wireless mouse and keyboard, changed the batteries, no luck.

Tried to restart and it got to the windows screen with scrolling bar, then went black (like it does when loading log in screen), but it just hung on the black screen. Tried all the options (last known good config, safe mode, etc), but all were the same result.

Went to my back-up (norton ghost on second drive) and tried to recovery....got 90% and it said there was a bad sector on drive C and the process failed.

I used the mfg original discs to repair my windows (not a repair, but rather a reload, and when it detected a previous version, I asked it to repair. It seemed to be doing things (loading files, etc) but when it restarted the computer it just hung in the same spot (just after the windows screen)

Now I was desparate!!! I loaded a fresh copy of windows on "E" with the mfg original discs, but it took hours, literally. I would estimate 4-5 hours. Just when I thought it had hung, it would prompt or move a step.

When that version had finished, it seemed fine to navigate in the windows environment, but when I tried to restart - same issue - would not load.

I changed the bios back so that it would load my original windows from C and let it try to start overnight, but it did not work.

and comments or insight

Answer:windows will not load - sort of

Try booting into the recovery console from the XP disc and run chkdsk /r.

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A family member ran Norton Anti-Virus and an XP error message came up saying that XP needed to be reinstalled. I don't have a backup disc or a Windows XP disc. I read in another post "The system should have at least come with the setup files located on a hidden partition on the hard drive." Does anyone know how to access this? I can still get into programs and whatnot through pressing ctrl+alt+delete, clicking Applications and New Task. Then I browse for whatever I want to open, i.e. AOL etc. But XP has otherwise completely disappeared off my desktop. All that is there is the background. No taskbar, Start menu, or anything. It won't right click either. I tried System Restore, no luck... If I have to I will buy a new XP program but they're a bit pricey, so if anyone can help me I really appreciate it. I apologize if this does not have enough information or sounds kind of confused. Thank you very much!
 

Answer:Help, Windows XP crashed (sort of)

To know about the recovery disks, or not, more information is needed - like what kind of computer is it? Dell, EMachine etc.?
 

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I set a folder to sort the files within it in date order, but it appears to have also applied this sorting method to the other folders within the root directory (it is a folder within the pictures library). Is there anyway to set it so that only the one folder has it's files sorted by date?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Windows Explorer 'Sort By'

Hello krustykobb,

In libraries, folder view settings are shared with all included folders in the library no matter which folder it was set in.

To have individual folder views, you would need to view the actual folder itself. For example, at "C:\Users\(user-name)\Pictures" instead of in the Pictures library.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Okay, I hope this makes sense.

I have an emachines T5026, runing Intel Pentium 4 519, Windows XP SP3. I have a Linksys WRT54G V8 Router on my cable internet and a Linksys WMP54G v.4.1 wireless adapter on the computer.

The computer started acting strange. How. I boot up, it boots up, but won't run iexplorer, wont run control panel, won't run any "windows" type program. And when I shut down, it hangs up at the screen that says "Saving your settings . . . " I then have to push the button on the tower to get it to turn off. Will work okay in safe mode -- i.e., control panel will come up, etc. Now it gets stranger. I plugged into the WRT router with the ethernet cable rather than try to use the wireless. Lo and behold, with that cable connected, it boots fine, runs fine, all is good. So, I think maybe it's the wireless adapter. I try to uninstall the software that comes with the wireless adapter. It won't uninstall WLservice.exe. I reboot in safe mode. It then allows me to delete that program. Remove the wireless adapter. Still the same problem. Uninstall the Linksys Advisor software that came with the WRT router. Now explorer doesn't even show icons. But if I go into task manager, quit Explorer and restart explorer, the icons come up, but still won't run i-explorer (although it shows up as a process in Task manager).

So I try to reinstall Linksys Advisor. Gets 2% initialized when I run the setup program and locks. Reboot in safe ... Read more

Answer:Windows XP Not Responding (Sort of)

Remove/disconnect the wireless adapter, then try booting up and removing/uninstalling all of it's software. You can then also remove it from Device Manager, and delete the wireless profile in Network Connections.

You can also try booting without any network connection and see how the computer works. I would suspect it works just fine...minus network connectivity of course.

Once everything is back to normal, if you need wireless, you can try reinstalling the hardware (you shouldn't need any additional software, just drivers).

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I keep getting this message on my Windows 8.1 Start up.

" Your PC ran in to a problem and needs to restart.We are just collecting some error info, and we will restart for you (100% complete)

If you would like to know more,you can search online later for this error : SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED "

The screen just stays there & won't restart itself.I have to resWhen i restart,the windows starts.But this is now happened the 2nd time after i switched on my system after a shutdown.

I just bought this (ASSEMBLED) System like 4 days ago.It's brief specifications are as follows:

Intel Processor i7
16 GB RAM
Gigabyte H97-D3H Motherboard
Nvidia Gforce GTX 960 2GB Graphics Card

What do i do ?

Answer:Windows 8.1 BSOD (Sort of) ....

Follow these instructions: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Hello Gurus:

I had a friend call me today with a problem. I am unfamiliar with it so I thought I would ask everyone here for ideas before a wipe and reload.

Background:
? Dell desktop computer about 3 years old.
? Originally loaded with Windows Vista Ultimate (x86)
? 4 GB Ram

The machine has been running perfectly until 2 weeks ago, when he decided to run the Windows 7 upgrade check on the machine. It came back with a list of software that would have to be removed before installing Windows 7 Professional. He was not ready to uninstall the software and needed to make a back of the machine so he decided to wait. About 2 days after he ran the Windows 7 Upgrade check the machine BSOD when he logged into the computer (right after typing the password). He figured it was just a fluke and powered off the machine, then unplugged it from the wall and waited about 5 minutes. Plugged it back in and booted the machine up. Machine booted correctly and waited at the logon screen. He paused for a few minutes to let the machine recover from the BSOD, after waiting about 2 minutes he logged on to the machine and just after typing in the password the machine BSOD. He tried many other things and gave up. A few days later he figured he would work on fixing the machine, but this day the machine let him logon without any problems. He made a backup and then cleaned up the machine, virus scan, malware, etc. etc. He rebooted several times and the machine works fine. He made... Read more

Answer:Windows Vista upgrade to Windows 7 Pro - BSOD (Sort of)

You didn't mention - has he tried Safe Mode?

If Safe Mode works then get him to run the http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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Hello, 
 
I am using Windows 7 on my laptop that I use to run my business on and for the past maybe 2 weeks now I have noticed some odd things with it that leads me here. It has been running much hotter than normal and I notice this when I open up my Google Chrome browser to go online. I have also noticed that in my task manager that there are duplicate processes running that did not do this before. 
Also I have the paid version of Malwarebytes that I have had for some time now but all of a sudden it is consuming a very large amount of CPU and Memory where it has always just been a program that did not really use up hardly any resources. 
I have also noticed that the Malwarebytes program looks much different than the way it looks in my laptop that runs windows 10 which was running on windows 8 until it recently upgraded to 10. Oddly enough that laptop seems to be running just fine......except it will not work with my version of Quickbooks that I need to use for my business. 
I have cleaned out all dust with a can of air, ran a full scan of malwarebytes which finds nothing, run full scan with Bitdefender 2016 and it finds nothing. I ran the Adwcleaner and that picked up a few things that I know I did not install. (I always make sure to uncheck any and all boxes so it I do not download any unwanted items when updating Adobe for instance) 
 
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Answer:I think I have some sort of infection on my windows 7 laptop

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scr... Read more

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Help.Would some kind soul be able to go through the procedure for correcting this mistake of mine. Some history. I had a computer from Mesh (bad idea) I had no end of trouble with it and they did not accept any repsonsibility for any of the porblems I had. In the end I traded the computer in at a small computer shop for another one with all my orignal programmes pre loaded, including a copy of windows XP pro. I assumed that the programme they put on was a genuine one and not a copy etc. When the updates for windows XP pro came out, ie. the service pack 2, I tried to download form the MS site and it came up with an erro message saying the serial numbers were not compatible, I have been back to the shop and they have no suggestions and feel no responsibility for any of it. In my wisdom, I then decided to upload the windows XP ( not the pro version ) that came with my HP laptop, BIG MISTAKE!!!. I now have 2 versions of windows, but the new upgrade has not installed properly so when the computer boots up a screen showing both versions comes up and if I do not select my orignal XP pro version it goes into the new one and causes all sorts of problems. I have now bought a brand new version of windows XP and it should be delivered soon. Could anybody talk me through what to do so that I get one, corretc version that I can upgrade and p[atch as necessary. I would be eternally grateful. I would probably need someone to give me a private emails address so that I could literally email th... Read more

Answer:Help. Would some kind soul sort out my windows XP

It may be you have 2 xp os's on your hd and if they're on same partition that isn't good. You can edit the boot.ini file to stop 1 xp from working. (post contents of boot.ini here to edit).If you don't need data it's best to start from scratch, format and install new xp. If you need to keep your data you'll need to get a third party partition software like Partition magic to create another partition 1st. The xp the shop gave is an oem and not a full version, hence not being able to update to sp2.

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