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can't change computer type back to original type in device manager!

Question: can't change computer type back to original type in device manager!

so, a few years back i read a magazine that said to change the type of computer in device manager to standard pc because it made the computer run a little better or faster.

so now i've got my laptop and i've noticed it getting slower and thought that i would do this... VERY BAD MOVE!!!

i can still boot windows and everything - it meant that i had to let the computer reinstall all of the drivers for my hardware - but i have noticed in the device manager now that there are two instances of 'standard pc', there is also a new section titled 'other devices' with about 15 devices that seem to have no driver for them - some mention 'ISA' so i am guessing that changing to standard pc means that windows thinks my laptop is now a desktop pc with ISA slots???

i find that when i put my laptop lid down the thing shuts down, when i press the power button it turns off straight away (doesn't even shut down!). i had had the laptop configured for ages to do nothing when i closed the lid and give me shut down options when i pressed the power button. i look in power options and i can only cinfigure the monitor screen and hard disk power off options - every other option is not available. when i do bring up the shut down options i can no longer choose standby.

i have also realised that i can not turn on my wireless connection - i've tried all sorts to get it to work with no avail! the laptop is an acer ferrari and when i call up the manager app it says that bluetooth and wireless are not present (by the way i can still get the bluetooth button to work - correction - it starts up with the button on but if i turn it off it won't let me turn it on again). the emanager and presentation manager buttons on the laptops casing don't work either (i have to access them via software route).

my questions are:

1) is it possible that something is going on with the acer part of my system - with regards to the buttons and also the wireless and bluetooth?

2) can i change my computer type back to 'acpi uniprocessor pc' (yes it is compatible) and will this solve all of my power option limitations/other device entries?

3) have i got any of my suspicions right and is there anything i've missed?

by the way - i really, really , really don't want to reinstall windows xp all over again because:

1) it has taken me about 3 months and COUNTLESS hours to customise my system to a T (i was hoping to get it perfect and then backup an image so i have a better 'starting block' in the future if i reinstall the system)

2) i haven't got the windows install discs on me because they are at another location, far away and i can't get them very easily at all - i do have an image to reinstall from however but it would take forever to recustomise everything again!

every bit of help is a life saver - thank you in advance!!! even ideas are appreciated...

Steve

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Answer: can't change computer type back to original type in device manager!

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Answer:Is default email account type deteremined by type of device?

Hello Hagridore and Welcome to Seven Forums!

No, I don't believe the problem is because it is a Laptop.
Email can be very confusing to setup with the different protocols such as POP3, IMAP, and MAPI.

Referring to "Outlook" can be confusing, as it can mean different things.
Outlook may mean the MS Office Outlook client email program, or an Outlook.com email address.
MS has created confusion here imho.
When you say "Outlook accounts" do you mean email accounts in the Outlook client program, or Outlook.com email address's, or both ?
What email client program are you using, such as MS Office Outlook, MS Windows Live Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, ... ?
Also fwiw, for WEB (online) access, Hotmail accounts are being converted to the outlook "WEB format" now...just to make it more fun

From what I know, setting up an Outlook.com (or Hotmail) email address with IMAP does not work without a 3rd party paid solution.
MS uses their own proprietary MAPI protocol (or POP3) for hotmail/outlook email address's accessed in a client program.
If it is possible to use an Outlook(Hotmail) email account with IMAP in a client email program, I would like to know how!

When I delete a POP account (Windows Live Mail) I get a warning about messages that might be lost...
Did you get a warning message when you deleted the POP account?

edit:
I just looked at this again, and see it's in the Office forum.
So, can I assume you are using MS Office Outlook on all the PC's?
If so, w... Read more

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Answer:Change Back To Unknown Application Type

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Answer:Phenom 940 not showing Processor type in Device manager

It's recommended to update the BIOS then install Windows (not the other way around)
Obviously confirm all system drivers are up to date
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Microsoft's Windows XP Professional Repair Install step by step
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Please ignore the spelling mistake.Please help me.

Answer:.rar icon doesnot change even after using file type manager or similar

See if this tutorial will help you out Open With - Change Default Program

Jerry

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Hey all,

I have spent the weekend trying to figure out how to change my account type back to administrator but with no luck.

I have been running this laptop as my main machine for a few months now with no problems, however, I realised I had a problem when I wanted to change some networking settings on Friday when the UAC said I needed admin privileges and wouldn't let me enter a password or click "Yes", hence not allowing me to go any further.

I went to control panel > User accounts and saw my account type has been changed to Guest.

Now I have thought long and hard and I have not changed or had any need to change my account type to guest, nor has anyone else had access to my laptop, so I can only assume this has been done in the last week or so during a Windows update.

I'll tell you what I did to try to resolve this below:

First of all I tried to enable the hidden administrator account while in my account by running command prompt as admin (and then entering net user Administrator /active:yes) but as I don't have admin privileges I couldn't even open the command prompt so I couldn't get any further.

After reading around the net and this forum I found this thread and gave it a try. After restarting the laptop and booting into safe mode I was expecting to see and Administrator account next to my account at the log in screen, however, there was only the administrator account to choose from, so I clicked it and it went through the first time initialisation of ... Read more

Answer:Main user account type changed to guest, can't change back

You could try option 2 from here Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

Hirens you can download from here Download Hiren?s BootCD 15.2 | HBCD Fan & Discussion Platform but I'd try the administrator method first

Good luck

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Answer:X1 Yoga (Type 20FQ, 20FR audio issue - Exclamation in Device Manager

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Answer:Change default application back to "unknown" for file type of .dst

Hello, and welcome to Ten Forums.

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Answer:Change default application back to "unknown" for file type of .dst

Hello, and welcome to Ten Forums.

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Answer:file type Change back to "unknown application"

Hi korchi, Welcome to Seven forums.

1. Click the "Start" button, type "cmd", and press "Enter" while holding the "Ctrl" and "Shift" buttons. This runs the Command Prompt as an Administrator.

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3. Type "assoc .EXT=" in the Command Prompt window, replacing "EXT" with the actual file extension. Press "Enter" to remove the file association.

Or you can try to make changes in registry. Only do this if you are comfortable with registry editing.

1. Click the "Start" button, type "regedit" and press "Enter" while holding the "Ctrl" and "Shift" keys.

2. Click "Continue" in the confirmation window, or type the administrator password, if requested.

3.Navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes" in the Registry Editor. Right-click the extension under "Classes," select "Delete" and click "Yes" in the confirmation window.

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Answer:Original Drivers for T23 Type 2647

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Answer:type the path of the original installation source?

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Unless you are a licensed attorney (a member of the Bar in your state) and you specialize in software copyright issues, please don't sidetrack this thread with legal issues. We have the COA attcached to the case and there is nothing illegal about this.
 

Answer:A way t determine the type of original installation from Product Key??

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Answer:S205- Keyboard replacement: original or compatible type?

Hi
 
Welcome to community.
 
As your concern some keys of keyboard are not working. In order to recover this issue, please perform the following steps and check.
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Mod edit:  Removed email address to prevent the spambots from getting it.

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About 6-8weeks ago (guesstimate) I started getting a random window popup at various times while browsing online. The semi-odd thing about it is #1-same type of popup on both ie & my Chrome browsers; #2- I hadn't downloaded/installed anything around then; #3 I havenot been able to find their source; #4- Have not found any scan (malwarebytes, Panda, pcpitstop, etc) that seems to locate it, nor does my Winpatrol. The popup windows vary in advertisers, but most frequent is for the game "Big Farm". They are always fullsized page & open in a new window (not just a new tab), with no toolbar, etc on top. Of course it can get irritating!
Now, as of 2days ago I've suddenly gotten a new & BIGGER annoyance... Quite often, especially when I open my browser & go to do anything (such as switch sites/pages, open history, etc), I get a blackish popup come down about 3/4 over my page, and has a video box (which seldom starts to play for at least 10seconds) & below video has a button that says "SKIP AD in 15 seconds" & then counts down to 0, then I can hit the skip button, & it goes away. It also happens just the same nomatter if I'm using Chrome or ie.
Any clue??? If I had an idea of their name or source, I should be able to find some sign of their existence in regedit, but I don't seem to find any indication anywhere including at top or bottom of screen when they open. The two types of popups do not look or act anyway similar/related,

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Answer:Unable to find source of adware-type popup on both chrome & ie, now a new type!

cginn73,

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Hi!I was wondering if anyone could help me with this issue. My G580 is still inside the warranty and started showing this flickering lines and areas of the screen that are a complete mess. I am trying to request a service to get it fixed but I am asked for a machine type, model type, and serial number. I found the serial number but the form keeps complaining that it should be a maximum of 9 characters (and mine has 10). And for the machinge type and model type, I just can't find them. There's nothing on the sticker showing a model like it is shown in the help section. Can anyone help me please? Thank you!













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Answer:G580 - Can't find machine type, model type, and SN seems to be wrong?

Hi afm, welcome to the forums,
 
have you had a look under the battery?  Quite often the sticker detailing the information will be there, it can also be found on the box if you still have it or on the first screen after entering BIOS.

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My main notebook is a T60 type 1951. The backlight (or the inverter) is faulty (the screen has a red hue, and if I operate it at anything higher than the lowest brightness setting, the backlight just cuts out), and I need to send the machine back for repair (thankfully it's still under warranty). I have a spare machine, a T60 type 2007, and I am wondering if I can just plug the hard drive from the faulty machine into the spare one without any risk of screwing anything up, or of anything not working. I've looked on the net to see if I could figure out what the difference is between the two types, but I've not had any success. The only apparent difference between the two is that the faulty machine has a DVD multi-recorder (Mat**bleep**a DVD-RAM UJ-842 according to the device manager), and the spare one a DVD/CDRW (Mat**bleep**a DVD/CDRW UJDA755 according to the device manager). So: is it safe for me to simply remove the hard drive from the faulty machine before returning it for repair and simply swapping it for the drive currently in the spare machine? Many thanks in anticipation!





KoenT60 1951-FDG 14.1" DVDRW XP ProT60 2007-43G 14.1" DVCD/CDRW XP Pro









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Answer:Swapping hard drive from T60 type 1951 to T60 type 2007

The biggest difference between the two is the fact that 1951 has Intel integrated graphics, while 2007 has ATi dedicated GPU. You'll have to load the video drivers if you're intent on using this drive, but it shouldn't bluescreen on you. Apart from that-and possibly wireless if the cards are different-you should be OK. Hope this helps.

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Could T460s replace the original SSD to CCould T460s replace the original SSD to Crucial MX200 M.2 Type 2280SS (Single Sided) 500GB SATA?https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6504VB7159 

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How do I search a directory for a file type, and have it only show files that aren't that file type.
For example, searching a directory for only .jpg, and have the search only show files that are not .jpg, such as .txt, .png, etc.
 

Answer:Searching by file type, showing files that are not that type?

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Hi
Windows 8 hypervisor hyper v is bare metal hypervisor. And vmware workstation is not. So will the new any difference between these two in terms of performance on a Windows 8 machine?
Is there any article document contrasting these scenarios?

Answer:Performance comparison of type 2 hypervisor vs type 1 hype

A simple web search should give you plenty of information.

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hey guyss..i have problem with my computer....all my icon change to Windows media player and all target type change to EXE File...what should i do.....plzzz...
#sorry for my bad english..
Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit sp1

2 gb ram

Answer:All icon change to WMP and all target type change to EXE File

Hello Kechik Crew, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened to undo and fix this quickly.

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Having gone through a patch of "improvements" I can no longer find or rather install some fonts which came originally from other software.I thought perhaps it came from Camera software but still can't find the intsaller version.Tatting about with the folder PSFONTS seems to show the exe files but always fall over at some stage.can anybody point me to a basic version of Adobe Font manager or type manager please?

Answer:Adobe Type Manager and AFM

Hello?

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Question: Adobe Type Manager

I'm trying to free up some space on my hard drive and am looking for programs that I don't need/use. I'm not even sure when I installed Adobe type manager or where it came from. Can I uninstall without major problems to my system? I am running windows ME.
By the way, exactly what does the type manager do? I've never used it. Thanks a lot.
 

Answer:Adobe Type Manager

Hiya

This is about Adobe type manager:

http://www.adobe.com/products/atmlight/main.html

I don't like uninstalling Adobe products, myself. They seem to cause too many problems.
As for clearing your hard drive, have you emptied your Tempory Interent Files lately? Tools | Internet Options. General tab. Under delete Files, DON'T delete offline content

Also, empty your temp folder in windows.

Maybe someone else has some info on Adobe's product. Mind you, its usually Acrobat that the trouble is with. Have you still got the downloaded program somewhere?

Regards

eddie
 

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I am in need of a Task Scheduler type application.

I need to be able to start and stop a program at certain times when I am not home. Windows Task Scheduler only starts the app, it will not stop it at a certain time, just after a number of hours.

Anyone know of such an application?
 

Answer:Task Manager type app

try the freeware database (sticky at the top of the board)
I dont have a recommendation off the top of my head
 

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for example when I text and I ask a question I cant seem to find out how to put the question mark symbol I have a windows 8.1

Answer:Why can't I type the question mark symbol when I try to type?

does your keyboard NOT have a key for '?' ...
or nothing happens when you press said key ?

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I am using Chrome 51.0.2704106 m (64-bit). 
Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1.
 
I haven't done a thing to my computer and now I can't type into Google Chrome Omni Box, Incognito or any other part of Chrome. Even this message had to be done in a word document and cut & paste here. I tried my backup browser, Firefox and it also has the same problem.  Yet when I go to my last resort, IE it works fine? I turned off all my extensions and add on and it still didn't work. I reset Google Chrome by using Reset Settings and nothing.  I downloaded a new Google Chrome and still the same problem. I tried to go back on my Windows 7 using System Restore yet this didn't work as the 2 possible earlier dates said the files were bad. I tried to add another search engine under settings yet I can't type into any of the Chrome boxes.
 
I ran Malwarebytes, AVG, Sypbot, Kasperay home scan and nothing was found. I ran the Google Clean Up Tool and nothing.  I can access Word Pad. I have msftedit.dll on my system.C:\Windows\System32  I use AVG for my anti-virus, Windows Firewall and OIbit Malaware fighter.  I went to Google conflicts and it said no conflicts. See the results at the bottom of the page.
 I am using Chrome 51.0.2704106 m (64-bit). 
Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1.
 
I haven't done a thing to my computer and now I can't type into Google Chrome Omni Box, Incognito or any other part of... Read more

Answer:Can't type anything in Google Chrome, Firefox yet can type in I.E. HELP PLEASE!

I bet it has something to do with this:
 
Zemana AntiLogger Free Zemana Ltd. 1.8.2.320 c:\program files (x86)\keycryptsdk\keycrypt64(1).dll 
 
Try disabling/uninstalling it.

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Since about 4 weeks both laptops startup extremely slow, whereby the 7542ZG is slower than the P273-M.It can take more than 20 minutes before the 5742ZG responds on (mouse) commands in a normal way. The P273-M is quicker, but also significantly slower than before. Both laptops react in a similar way during startup. CPU and RAM usage drop off after a few minutes, but there remains  a high level of disk I/O on both laptops. After the harddisk I/O becomes normal, both laptops operate in a normal way for the rest of the time. Both laptops I have upgraded to Windows 10 a few months ago and both worked ok. My impression is that after the latest Windows 10 update to build 10.0.10586 startup has become so slow. Checked Taskmgr on harddisk activity at startup and found the following (same for both laptops):Service Host: local system (network limitations)Service Host: local service (network limitations)Service Host: local systemare responsable for disk I/O of 90 to 100% during 10 to 15 minutes at every startup.Both laptops are "cleaned" regularly by running Privazer. Also the list of startup programs in Windows auto start is very limited. No virusses and malware found. Also used Windows Problem Solver, but nothing found. Also done nothing "special" with both laptops, indicating to me it has something to do with the Windows 10 update(s).Does anyone has an idea?

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I have 2 router one is a thompsons speed touch (wire) and the other a linksys(wireless) and i cant get the ps3 to connect to the internet properly everytime i try i get nat type 3 (that is limited connectivity) so if anyone know how to configure the router so i wont have that problem please help
 

Answer:Solved: How to get from nat type 3 to nat type 2 using two routers one wired other n

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Since about 4 weeks both laptops startup extremely slow, whereby the 7542ZG is slower than the P273-M.It can take more than 20 minutes before the 5742ZG responds on (mouse) commands in a normal way. The P273-M is quicker, but also significantly slower than before. Both laptops react in a similar way during startup. CPU and RAM usage drop off after a few minutes, but there remains  a high level of disk I/O on both laptops. After the harddisk I/O becomes normal, both laptops operate in a normal way for the rest of the time. Both laptops I have upgraded to Windows 10 a few months ago and both worked ok. My impression is that after the latest Windows 10 update to build 10.0.10586 startup has become so slow. Checked Taskmgr on harddisk activity at startup and found the following (same for both laptops):Service Host: local system (network limitations)Service Host: local service (network limitations)Service Host: local systemare responsable for disk I/O of 90 to 100% during 10 to 15 minutes at every startup.Both laptops are "cleaned" regularly by running Privazer. Also the list of startup programs in Windows auto start is very limited. No virusses and malware found. Also used Windows Problem Solver, but nothing found. Also done nothing "special" with both laptops, indicating to me it has something to do with the Windows 10 update(s).Does anyone has an idea?

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Since about 4 weeks both laptops startup extremely slow, whereby the 7542ZG is slower than the P273-M.It can take more than 20 minutes before the 5742ZG responds on (mouse) commands in a normal way. The P273-M is quicker, but also significantly slower than before. Both laptops react in a similar way during startup. CPU and RAM usage drop off after a few minutes, but there remains  a high level of disk I/O on both laptops. After the harddisk I/O becomes normal, both laptops operate in a normal way for the rest of the time. Both laptops I have upgraded to Windows 10 a few months ago and both worked ok. My impression is that after the latest Windows 10 update to build 10.0.10586 startup has become so slow. Checked Taskmgr on harddisk activity at startup and found the following (same for both laptops):Service Host: local system (network limitations)Service Host: local service (network limitations)Service Host: local systemare responsable for disk I/O of 90 to 100% during 10 to 15 minutes at every startup.Both laptops are "cleaned" regularly by running Privazer. Also the list of startup programs in Windows auto start is very limited. No virusses and malware found. Also used Windows Problem Solver, but nothing found. Also done nothing "special" with both laptops, indicating to me it has something to do with the Windows 10 update(s).Does anyone has an idea?

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So my laptop comma key suddenly decides that it wont play ball. I try cleaning the key and it turns out Shift+(comma) to get < works. Confusing no? And very frustrating when I have reports to write. Please help.
Toshiba Satellite
Windows 7

Answer:Laptop wont type 'comma' but will type '<' ?

do you have only one language on your laptop? did you try alt+shift?

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Everytime Mcafee runs, it finds a number of infected items (50-70). My system is running slow. It is acting like I have some type of spyware or other virus.

Can someone help me diagnose and fix my issues?

Thanks,
Adam
 

Answer:some type of virus always comes back

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Can anyone recommend a good, 100% free, download manager/accelerator type program? I looked at what download.com listed and it seems that most programs of this type are either free trials or come with spyware. I would like to be able to resume interupted downloads.
 

Answer:Download manager type program?

Fresh Download works well.

http://www.freshdevices.com/
 

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Hallo,

I am not sure what I pressed on my keyboard, but somehow my Task Manager ended up looking as you can see from the picture below, without its menus. How do I get it back to its original state?

Thank you for your help.

Answer:How to get Task Manager back to its original screen

Press Ctrl+Page Down several times until you see the network traffic graphs.

Double click on one of the graphs.

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Hi

First off, I think this is the correct forum to post this in. If not, my apologies.

To make this short, my brother saw a device that plugs into a USB port that monitors computer activity. Now where he saw it, I'm not exactly sure.

He is trying to identify this device because he wants to monitor what his kids are looking at and doing on the computer. He states that every time he walks into the room they close down Internet Explorer and all the browsing history, cookies, etc... are erased.

I'm not sure what the device he is talking about is called, but if you have any other suggestions on hardware or software that can be useful please let me know.

Thanks
 

Answer:Need help identifying some type of USB device

Suggestions from personal experience and the comments of others on this forum:

1) Take away the computer. If the kids are attempting to hide their activities then they lose the privilege of the computer.

2) Put the computer in a more public place. There is no reason for a kid/child to have a computer in their room. Being aware that all Mom or Dad has to do is turn around to see the screen can make a great different in online actions.

3) If you have some type of router in place check the manual online, most can save a log file of all the sites visited. It can be a pain to sort through it but will provide a list of websites (but not chat logs).

4) Install a proxy, this can either be software on the computer or a separate machine. The separate device has the advantage of being harder to disable than the one on the system the kids are using.
A USB device for monitoring sounds more like a keylogger.
 

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When I first setup my computer I made the mistake of installing one of the video cards as a Multimedia Controller. Now I'm trying to fix the problem a couple months later, and everytime I try to re-install the video card, windows recognizes it as a Multimedia Video Controller. In Device Manage, the card is listed under "Sound, video and game controllers" instead of Display adapters.

Since I first installed the card months ago, I am unable to use system restore to fix the problem. I've tried going through the registry, and I found what I think I need to change/delete somehow. It is under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\Enum, however windows won't let me change/remove it.

Is there anyway to change the Device Type, or to make Windows not recognize the card as a Multimedia Video Controller so that I can install the drivers for the it as a display adapter?

Thanks!
 

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basic information: I currently run 4 devices via USB with only 2 external USB ports and 1 internal USB port:internal- WiFi card (not accessible w/o voiding laptop warranty)external:soundcardwireless mouseiPod minithey all worked individually of eachother. i got the mouse first. plugged it in -- worked fine. then i got the mini -- plugged it in... got songs on it worked fine. then i got the new soundcard because my internal one broke and itd be $400 to repair (outrageous, i know) or $14 for a usb soundcard. because i only have 2 ports, i unplugged my mini and plugged it in and it worked fine.Problem:then i unplugged my mouse to update my mini... that worked fine... but when i unplugged my mini to plug my mouse back in, i lost my internet (via WiFi usb inside the laptop). when i tried to plug in my mini it wont detect either. i already tried uninstalling drivers... all of them and wanted my internet back first as priority. i dont know what is up.

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Hello,
 

Answer:Device Type Problems

Hello,

I am having a problem with my CD & DVD drives....originally I had lost them after installing some software. But after many hours I was able to recover them.....now the problem I am having is that under Device Manager they are showing up as
Device Type: Unknown.

I'm having problems now with some programs I utilize because they can not locate the drives because the device type is Unknown and these programs won't let me chande their drive location settings.

Does anyone know how I could change the device type on this back to CD-Rom?

I already uninstalling, but that didn't do anything.

Thanks
 

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There was a thread I think in OS within the last week that had a bunch of apps listed for Windows OS to prevent spyware crap.
Anyone remember the thread? I looked and searched and couldnt find it
 

Answer:Looking for thread about 'Go Back' type apps

Not sure about the thread.. but all I use is MS Security Essentials and common sense.

There are some really archaic type programs out there that basically run your system in a VM so when you restart it is back to how it was previously.

I have had to work with these types of programs anf they are a royal pain to deal with when you want to update anything or even change a single setting.

Sequence:
1. Disable
2. Reboot
3. Install update or change setting and re-enable
4. Reboot.

I have also tried a couple other programs that basically run your browser in a VM.... kinda buggy and a lot of stuff doesn't work properly unless they have since changed stuff a lot in the last few months.
 

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Hi,
Having a problem. What seems random, although I not it does not seem to happen mid sentence, is that I try to type, for example in an address bar, or FB chat, or any other place (I think), and no text appears, I can change the cursors active field, but still no text. If I switch programs (alt tab) and back again, I can once again type. This can happen from ~ once a week to many times a day.
Any ideas and suggestions welcomed.
Thank you.

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he Tcursor is jumping back when I type so I can't write anything without having to chop and change it- it's driving me nuts. Is it a virus?
 

Answer:Cursor jumping back while I type

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So I got a new motherboard for my computer last night and I was setting everything up. Everything was going swimmingly until I noticed that I only had 10MB available on my C: drive but I had almost a TB on my D: drive. I tried merging them by deleting all
volumes and I have my D: drive unallocated (1TB space not being used) but my C: drive is stuck in a dynamic type so it cant merge with my D: drive... help?

New motherboard - MSI Gaming 970
OS - Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

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Hello to all.

Iam new to computors and would appreciate some help please on the following:I have a Toshiba Equium A60 laptop.

I should like to copy/ back-up some files and my photographs onto cd-rw then be able to re-write once a month.Could someone advice on the type of dvd's I should purchase please and offer any further help!

Thanks in advance
Thomasmatthew

Answer:Equium A60: What type of CD-RW do I need to back-up my photograph's

Hello Thomas

Like you know there are many different media producers. In my opinion ?Verbatim? medias are high quality product and I can recommend it to you.

Bye

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Hi,
Having a problem. What seems random, although I not it does not seem to happen mid sentence, is that I try to type, for example in an address bar, or FB chat, or any other place (I think), and no text appears, I can change the cursors active field, but still no text. If I switch programs (alt tab) and back again, I can once again type. This can happen from ~ once a week to many times a day.
Any ideas and suggestions welcomed.
Thank you.

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I would like to change my account from standard to administrator, but my account isn?t visible
in "manage accounts".
I have tried both from my standard account and from my administrator account.

Answer:Not able to change my account type

Hello Anvandarin, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If the standard account is not listed while trying to change it's type using the options in the tutorial below while signed in to your administrator account, then.....
User Account Type - Change in Windows 8
....double check to make sure that the standard account has not been disabled.
User Account - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi all,



I woud like to know if it's possible to change a graph's type, by VBA code. For exemple, i would like to change an histogramme graph into a sector's graph.



thanks in advance for all tips,
 

Answer:Change graph type in VBA

To change the type of chart use similar code. This creates, then changes an existing, selected chart.

'this is the range for my chart data
Range("A1:Q11").Select
'this adds the chart
Charts.Add
ActiveChart.ChartType = xlColumnClustered
ActiveChart.SetSourceData Source:=Sheets("Sheet1").Range("A1:Q11"), PlotBy _
:=xlRows
ActiveChart.Location Where:=xlLocationAsObject, Name:="Sheet1"
'this selects the existing chart
ActiveChart.ChartArea.Select
'this selects the new chart type
ActiveChart.ChartType = xl3DPie
 

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Hi Guys,I have a bitmap image, and want to change to JPEG.
Did know,but memory escapes me.
Remember PAINT being mentioned.
Thanks for any tips.

Windows XP Home SP3.

Answer:Change File type Help.

Yes, MS Paint can do it. Open the file in MS Paint. Then click File > Save As. Under the file type, set it to JPEG and save the file with a name.

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Hi there!
I've got a single jack headset that I plugged into a Dell Inspiron of some time with Windows 10 installed. Back when I had Windows 7, every time I plugged an audio device into the jack it would pull up a list of different audio devices so I could choose which one I was using. Does this exist in Windows 10? How do I find it?

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I wasn't sure if this should go here or in Networking but it seems to be more of a Windows issue to me.

I am working with a fresh install of Win7 Ultimate x86. I have installed it on some old hardware as it is for a pro bono situation. Windows has installed fine but I cannot get it to connect to my network. The first time I put this together it worked fine but the hard drive crapped out so I am redoing it.

The network connections icon in the system tray has a yellow exclamation point and says "Unidentified network No internet access" when hovered over. I go into the Network and Sharing Center and it shows it connected to an unidentified network and has it listed as a public network. It will not let me alter the network type nor will it let me select the network type. The link under the network name in "View your active networks" is dead and not a link. I have tried going into Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy > Network List Manager Policies and setting everything as editable but it makes no change.

To make sure that it wasn't just a blip I reformatted and reinstalled the OS again but got the same issue.

Drivers seem to be fine. Hardware seems to be fine. Every computer in the house is connected to the router without a problem, either wired or wirelessly.

Ideas? Suggestions?

Answer:Cannot change network type

Does the machine happen to have both wireless and wired network connections enabled..?

Seems it's a Win7 bug... You may want to attempt assigning an IPv4 address manually on the machine as from what I understand, it's not getting a DHCP lease, thus causing Unidentified Network, AND the inability to change the network type. Typically this happens when a router sees a network device twice and doesn't give out a proper lease from my research...

Worse comes to worse, you will have to edit the registry...

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Question: change file type

I was looking through a file within the file called" Windows8 OS". The file was called "Microsoft.SqlServer.Compact.400.32" and it was a "LFL" file type. In trying to open it I inadvertently changed it to a "BC" file type.

Question, how do I change it back to it's original file type?

Second question, since it was in a windows 8 OS file does it matter or is it still relevant in my Windows 10 OS ?

Logman

Answer:change file type

logman said:

I was looking through a file within the file called" Windows8 OS". The file was called "Microsoft.SqlServer.Compact.400.32" and it was a "LFL" file type. In trying to open it I inadvertently changed it to a "BC" file type.

Question, how do I change it back to it's original file type?

Second question, since it was in a windows 8 OS file does it matter or is it still relevant in my Windows 10 OS ?

Logman



Do you have your File Explorer set to show the file extensions [hidden by default for a new Windows install]? Having 2 or more periods/dots in a file name makes the letters after the last period the file extension. File extensions can be anything the program uses to create the files. That file in the Windows Folder may no longer be changeable. But you might be able to open a Command Prompt as Administrator and run sfc /scannow to see if it can be repaired.

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I'm not sure how to change a user account in W2K. I have someone setup as a limited account but need to change it to full Admin capabilities. I'm already logged in as Admin but I can't find any option to change the account to Admin. Can someone walk me through it? Thanks.
 

Answer:Change user type in Win 2K

start>control panel>administrative tools>computer management>users and groups>right click account>properties
 

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Question: Change file type

I downloaded some "mp3" files but they come up as everything from .doc to .bin. The site said to download something called Change Type to access the files, (chgtype is the actual file name) but apparently this is no longer available. Is there any other way anyone knows of to access the mp3 portion of the files I downloaded? Thank you!
 

Answer:Change file type

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Answer:How do i change an ASF file type into an AVI or ot

I've downloaded a movie file from the internet and the file type is an ASF (not sure what this means) I want to create a Video CD from this file but I use Nero V5 and it displays a message saying asf is invalid need MPEG 2 which was encoded for Super Video CD. What does this mean and how do I get this download onto a VCD?

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hello, i just bought a second hand laptop. it's almost a year old. but it does work well. my only problem is i want to constumize most of its setting, like login type, login password, wallpaper but it does not allow any changes and also it prohibits update of my operating system and other programs. it has a windows XP profesional service pack 2 OS. prior to my purchase of the laptop. it was use in a company and it is part o a domain. that is why everytime i change settings it is looking for the domain for changes to take effect. how can i override the domain or what ever i can do. without reformatting my laptop? thanks a lot
 

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Question: Change disk type

I have a program that will only run from a removable disk.I need it to run from a folder on the hard drive.I can create a subst drive [dos], but it appears as local.  Is it possible to change the type it displays to removable, so my app will run from it?Thanks,William

Answer:Change disk type

You ever try a USB drive?What program is this?

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Connecting to my Access Point (WEP, Shared Key) works fine, but the network type becomes PUBLIC in the Network and Sharing Center and I cannot change it, it is read only there! My computer is not part of a domain but a member of a workgroup.

I need to change the network type for the above WiFi connection to WORK/HoME.

Please help. Thank you in advance.

Answer:How to change the network type?

Yea m having the same problem...
any help anyone!!!

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I have bought a new computer with Windows 7 Premium Home 64-bit OS pre-installed. I made the mistake of specifying my keyboard type as US during the initial setup. I need to change it to Japanese type. I followed the steps mentioned in the help documentation to select the desired keyboard type after clicking the Change Keyboard button on the Keyboard Settings window. But it did not work. I am unable to enter Japanese text through my keyboard. Kindly help!

Answer:How can I change the keyboard type

Step-by-step:

1.) Click your Start Orb
2.) Click Control Panel
3.) In "Category" mode, click "Change Keyboards or other input methods" below Clock, Language, and Region
4.) On the small screen that pops up, click the "Change Keyboards" button
5.) Near the middle-right side of the next screen that pops up, click the "Add" button
6.) Find Japanese, click the "+" sign next to it.
7.) Click the "+" next to "Keyboard" and check the checkbox next to Japanese
8.) Click OK.
9.) On the next screen, change your default input language at the top, and once again, click Ok.

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So I have AT&T U-verse and I have been trying to get my NAT type to open instead of moderate. Particularly when it comes to my Xbox One I would like to have an open Nat and everything I try does not work. Can someone please help me get this done? Thank you very much
 

Answer:Change my NAT type to open?

Best bet would be to set a STATIC IP for the xb-1 and then place that STATIC IP into the DMZ of the router. Then reboot both devices.
 

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When signed in as an admin, how can I change another user's account type from local to Microsoft? I saw how to change my own. Thanks.

Answer:Change another's account type

Hello Alant,

You would need to currently be signed in to the account that you want to switch. You cannot do it from within another account.

Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 8

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Question: change file type

hello everyone

I would like to change an MP4 file to a file that i can play on my DVD player
can this be done and if so how can i do this.


regards calmat

Answer:change file type

You have to create a DVD-Video. You can do that with Windows Media Center, Nero (Nero Vision), Roxio, etc.

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Question: Change file type

Does anyone knows how to change the setting of the windows so that i can change the file type of a file by changing it's name.. like for example.. a file's name is sdlfsd.avi.bc! how can i change the setting of windows so that i can view the file type wif it's name coz now i will view the file as sdlfsd.avi without the format and i wan to change the format by juz renaming it if anyone noe wat i mean.. can u plz help/? Thanz alot in advance and i'm using window xp.. Thanz..

Answer:Change file type

Uncheck "hide extentions for known file types" in folder options > view

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last week i asked you techies how to change back my file associations because i used a file compressor that i did not like (and i removed) but changed all my files to this type(.cmp) well now that is fixed because you guys told me how to "open with.. shift + right ms btn" but some of the files are still considered .cmp files they were .mp3 how do i change the file type back to .mp3 so i can use my win player

thanks, you people are the greatest!
 

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I am not sure I'm posting this in the right place. Part of my uncertainty comes from the failure of my searches to produce anything resembling an answer to my question. This is not a question about Windows 7 but rather a question about how this web site operates.

My user profile contains a setting that says I should get daily notifications for threads to which I have subscribed. For some reason, I have this one thread for which I have instant notification set. The FAQ says I should look at my list of subscriptions and I will be able to change the subscription type from that screen. But I don't see any place for changing an instant notification to a daily notification for a single thread.

Help . . . (extreme low priority problem, this one)

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I have saved 200 family photos on a CD-RW, but I am unable to e-mail them using either Outlook Express or IrfanView. Apparently the reason is because they are all designated as Type: Microsoft Picture It! Document. I find that I am only able to send them using Picture It!, but I prefer using Outlook Express when sending pictures.

I presume there's an easy way to change these files to another type which would allow me to send them using Outlook Express and IrfanView. I would greatly appreciate help with this matter.

Thank you,
Bill
 

Answer:How do I change a file type?

wgreene,

Maybe just zip them up and then attach it to your email. But if they are the Microsoft Picture It! .MIX format the person you email it to will need Microsoft Picture It! to open them.
 

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I bought Vista x64 because of the free upgrade to Win7. After I updated I found that my two admin accounts were no longer admin, but standard. To make a too of a long story shorter, I was able to create a new admin account using net user adminitrator, but when I tried to make the other two accounts admins, the change button was grayed out.

After much Googling and a lot of help, the problem still existed. The assumption was to repair the system but but since it was an update dvd and not a full version DVD the only option was to update again and, of course, that didn't work either.

My question, finally, is Is there a registry entry that I can change/add that will allow me to fix this issue?

Answer:Admin not able to change UAC type

Hi there, as you said that you were able to login to the real admin account, could you try creating a new admin account and delete the old worn out accounts?

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Question: change file type

how do i change the file extension of a media file.i addthe extension to the end of the name but it does not change the filetype only the name. where do i go within xp to change the file type.thanks for any help

Answer:change file type

You can't just change a filetype by simply changing the extension, the file has to be converted using appropriate software.

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Question: Change File Type

Hi.

I use windows XP for my system. But some times change type of my files.
I scaned system. No virus.

Do you can help me ? if run a program who recovery registery problems
in windows can solve this problem ?

for example my Excel file (omid.exl) change to omid.tmp .

Answer:Change File Type

.tmp is a temporary file extension. How does it change? Are you saying you save your file in My Documents or wherever, and a few hours later, you come back and its magically changed to .tmp?

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This was asked before by another member but got no reply...so I accidentally started a run as a biking activity and didn't realize it until after I was done. It looks like I bike with a heart rate over 170 at 8 MPH! So...how do I fix this? I'm an elite runner and this stuff matters to me. Should be able to edit the activity type but I don't see where.

Answer:How do you change an activity type?

Only thing I can think of that would offset the actual HR would be the band is either too tight or loose. That being said he/she might not have the right sided band. Also early band 1's were notorious for having bad heart rate sensors they changed em out with better ones mid stream I believe but not 100% they might of done a better code to get it back to accurate
If band 2 it's either the siding is wrong or its too loose. It should be snug and not super tight

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[Windows 8.1 x64]

Hi

How do I change just the *name* of a file type - i.e. without changing the default program?

For example in Windows Explorer my Excel files are called "Microsoft Excel Worksheet". And my Word files are called "Microsoft Word Document".
However is I make the "Type" column in Windows Explorer narrow, then for both types of file all I can see is "Microsoft..."
[This is *profoundly* unhelpful - what arrogant vanity by Microsoft! Do they ever actually run usability trials on this stuff?]

So although I still want .XLSX files to open with Excel I want to change the name / description that appears in the Type column to just "Excel Worksheet" (or possibly "Excel Worksheet (Microsoft)" or similar)

Thanks

Answer:How do I change just the *name* of a file type?

Bump?

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Hi everybody :wave:. Thanku for all ur help so far and i hope u can help me on dis 1! well, I have win xp sp2 (AND VISTA!! DUAL BOOT!) and the icons seem to have messed up. Since I installed vtp7 (unistalled it) then installed brickopack vista, then uninstalled it, i can't change the icons back to normal xp icons again! Has anybody got any ideas on how to do this? Also, I have used loads of software to change icons but none seem to work and unfortunately when i installed the transformation pack i didn't make a backup file of shell32.dll file :dead:. Here's a thought: can you somehow post the shell32.dll file on the website so that i can download it?? if so PLZ do! thanku for any help in advance .
 

Answer:Can't change icons in xp back 2 original

hmmm.

Have you tried installing the file from your xp cd? You could also try the windows repair tool.
 

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I accidentally change all default programs (firefox, internet explorer, EXE only files) into a different icon (utorrent) now, my programs dont function probably. How do i change it back to how they were so i can use it?
so if i open internet explorer, it opens to utorrent and says iexplore.exe:torrent is not valid bencoding

Answer:How do I change the icon back to original? PLEASE HELP ME?

Welcome aboard

Download teh registry filse for .exe and .lnk from the link Default File Type Associations - Restore and double click to merge those in the registry hive.

Let us know if it worked or not.

At the same time, uninstall utorrent, Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker , and then you may reinstall it.

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well i got a question actually i dont even know if it has anything to do with the topic but, i dont know how , i change the default program for all the programs in the pc , including interent explorer, google chrome and practicly all, the icon also change, it is the one of the default program which i change them all to ... my question is, how do i cange them back to the original program they were?

Answer:How do I change icon back to original?

Hello Himmcr, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could do a system restore using a restore point dated before you made this change to undo it and hopefully restore the icons back to default.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Apoloies if this has been done before, but does anyone know of any software that monitors your line for incoming calls and warns you of such when you are online (non broadband obviously)?I did have Online Call Manager working once but doesn't seem to work on XP. Do you have to pay any extra to BT to make these things work, or if you have CLD is it free?Thanks

Answer:Call Minder/Manager type software

click here

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