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switching desktops, how to change dsl

Question: switching desktops, how to change dsl

I'm taking my old desktop out for good, but my tds dsl is plugged into it, how do i get the tds dsl installed on the new desktop when i take the old one out?

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Answer: switching desktops, how to change dsl

Reinstall the sofware that your supplier gave you . Including your password and customer code as required. Simple enough ?)

by the way it took me a while to figure what 'tds' meant !

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I have Windows XP Pro. Currently, I have to log off of my desktop so my wife can log onto hers. How can we fast switch between desktops without shutting down applications and logging off first?

I could find nothing in the XP help tutorial that addresses this.

Many thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Switching between desktops

Welcome to TSG

this MSKB article describes, how to turn on Fast User Switching
 

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I have been working on a friend's PC -- an hp pavilion (a527x) that's running WinXP-SP2. I just spent days cleaning all the spyware off of it, & finally got an OK from Chaslang that it was clean! However, I'm getting ready to return it, & now when I log off from one user & click on the 2nd user to change desktops, the monitor just goes black with a flashing cursor for a few seconds. Cannot get anything else to come up on the monitor then, & haven't had any trouble with the monitor or any other hardware up to this point. I turned off "hibernate", etc...in "Power Options" in the Control Panel. Any ideas here as to the cause? PC is running fine otherwise. Although can't seem to get MyWayWebSearch spyware off of it. Have tried all help in "Anti-Spyware" page. Anyone had this happen before to them or anyone know a possible cause & solution? Thanks bunches, in advance! Shannon
 

Answer:Switching users & desktops?

Create a new user account, move all the personal folders in the mal-functioning one to the new account thru explorer, delete the mal-functioning one.
 

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I'm not sure if this is unqiue to Yoga 2 Pro or Microsoft 10 in general, but before when I wanted to switch between desktops using the windows key + ctrl + arrow key shortcut, the desktop on the screen would literally slide over. Now when I attempt to switch between desktops, that animation no longer happens--instead, the desktop's features just shift to those of the desktop I'm switching to. It can get confusing, because it's not as visually explicit when the desktop has been switched. Is this just a result of a Windows 10 update, or is this situation unique to my laptop? Thanks in advance!

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Hi,

I have the following problem: switching virtual desktops to the right (CTRL+WIN+Right Arrow) doesn't work. On the other hand, when I go to e.g. desktop number 3 (using WIN+TAB and mouse) I can switch to the left using CTRL+WIN+Left Arrow without any difficulties...

I installed Windows Hotke Explorer to check, if CTRL+WIN+RIGHT has been taken, but it just stands "System (Move window)" in both cases.

Does anyone know, what could be the reason?

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Hi,

I have the following problem: switching virtual desktops to the right (CTRL+WIN+Right Arrow) doesn't work. On the other hand, when I go to e.g. desktop number 3 (using WIN+TAB and mouse) I can switch to the left using CTRL+WIN+Left Arrow without any difficulties...

I installed Windows Hotke Explorer to check, if CTRL+WIN+RIGHT has been taken, but it just stands "System (Move window)" in both cases.

Does anyone know, what could be the reason?

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Hello, my issue is what title says. When i press ctrl+win+1/2/3/4, or ctrl+win+left/right, nothing happens. This is of course when i have numbers of desktop opened. This seems to be a common issue but no genuine fix. Perhaps here someone will know? Thanks!

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I know the obvious ways to do this, right click on desk top etc. I had a virus and after about a week I eventually uninstalled (NORTON, reinstalled and ran, got live updates, ran a stinger program (from McAfee) downloaded spybot. Anyway, my system seems clear, but now all users (except me) on my home pc have boring blue desktop & small icons. Can't change it.Any ideas for more thorough virus/trojan/etc searches, or how else to change desktop?(I know it is only minor thing - but system restore isn't playing either - this worries me!)Help?

Answer:can't change my desktops

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Hi. Possibly in Windows XP when it was installed, in order to have several desktops, dealing with various subjects, I simply created a whole bunch of User Accounts. So, I changed user accounts to get to the desktop I wanted.

Now that I have Windows10, is there an advantage to using the New Desktop feature? I'd just have one user account then. Thanks.

Edit: I'm using Fences to sort my desktops.

Edit: Also, my data, which shows up in my desktops is stored on a separate partition from C drive.

Answer:Should I change my User Accounts to desktops?

Welcome to the forums Richard 2277. I would recommend you try it as it seems to do what you need it to. Should be quicker than logging off and on.

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i have tweakslogon and that changes my background on my main display. i recently got a 2nd display and when i lock my pc, my 2nd display is black. is there a way i can add a background there or what?

thank you.

Answer:How can I change backgrounds in the logon screen across 2 desktops?

Hello sileemo, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Unfortunately, the logon screen only displays on your main display.

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How do I set up a remote desktop with my xp pro computer? I heard ultimate can do that, some directions would be nice.

also, how do I do the 4 virtual desktops with vista ultimate like beryl in ubuntu, I heard ultimate had an official program for it that wasn't third party that did it.
 

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I keep 2 virtual desktops, one for my personal applications and the other for official work.
I have multiple windows of Google Chrome on both the desktops, some excel windows, PDF files etc.

Whenever my computer wakes from sleep, the entire arrangement gets messed up and I have to manually drag back the windows into their respective desktops.

This is a very annoying issue. Any way to solve this?

Answer:Multiple Desktops - Applications keep jumping between desktops on wake

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Hi, I have a problem with W10 virtual desktops.

I'll explain it step by step :

Go to virtual desktop 1
Open full windowed Chrome
Go to virtual desktop 2
Open two different full windowed excels
Hit windows-tab

And you end up in this mess i'm attaching as a screenshot.

If you click on destktop 3 icon, you'll be there, but excel will be shown, full windowed, as if you were on desktop 2.
If you then minimize it, it goes to the desktop 2 taskbar.
If you click on desktop 1 icon, you'll get there, but excels will be shown instead of Chrome. If you put the mouse over desktop 1 icon and then click Chrome above virtual desktops, you'll get to desktop 1 with Chrome being shown as normal.

If you close one of the two excels, virtual desktops works again as expected.

What can I test to solve this mess?

Thanx a lot, I've been expecting a fix in every new compilation, with no luck.

C?sar

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Hi, I have a problem with W10 virtual desktops.

I'll explain it step by step :

Go to virtual desktop 1
Open full windowed Chrome
Go to virtual desktop 2
Open two different full windowed excels
Hit windows-tab

And you end up in this mess i'm attaching as a screenshot.

If you click on destktop 3 icon, you'll be there, but excel will be shown, full windowed, as if you were on desktop 2.
If you then minimize it, it goes to the desktop 2 taskbar.
If you click on desktop 1 icon, you'll get there, but excels will be shown instead of Chrome. If you put the mouse over desktop 1 icon and then click Chrome above virtual desktops, you'll get to desktop 1 with Chrome being shown as normal.

If you close one of the two excels, virtual desktops works again as expected.

What can I test to solve this mess?

Thanx a lot, I've been expecting a fix in every new compilation, with no luck.

C?sar

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Which would be the preferred option - W10 Multiple Desktops or a 3rd-party utility such as Dexpot...?

T.

Answer:Multiple Desktops vs Virtual Desktops

Why not try both and let us know what you think

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If I switch my current modem router for a new one, would my PC's IP address change or stay the same? Is this my public IP address my cable company assigns me? Would this public address change when switching to a new router?

Answer:Will Switching to New Router Change IP Address?

Your public IP is set by DHCP but often ISP reserve the same one for you others change Everytime you login. Your local IP may not be the same either it's likely in the same 192 range

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If I switch my current modem router for a new one, would my PC's IP address change or stay the same?
 

Answer:Will Switching to New Router Change IP Address?

It would likely change, the internal addresses are generally dynamically assigned by the router unless you have manually assigned one to a device. If you have manually assigned an IP address to a device and change routers then you will need to make sure to either change the devices IP to match the IP range of the new router or change the DHCP scope on the router to match you statically assigned IP addresses.

Why are you asking?
 

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I really liked the alt shift and its the one i've been using for YEARS... now they changed it to win key + spacebar

Is it possible to change it back?

Thanks

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Hi!
Im going to switch completely to outlook from gmail. Problem is i need to change the outlook account name.. now i log in to my outlook account with my gmail-address, and i want to change that. When i try to, it just says that its not possible to change account name.
I thought maybe it would be easier to make a new account, but then i realised that i would mess up everything, me having 3 windows 8 pcs that all use the gmail-login. I also use skydrive, and have bougt apps in windows store..
I have also made an outlook alias, but that just appears as a folder in outlook.com when i want i to merge with the gmail-outlook account..
I hope you understand me, and can give me some advice :O

Answer:Switching from gmail to outlook, how to change account name etc?

I switched from Gmail to Outlook recently. There's an article on WP (Guide: How to get a new Live ID and keep all your Windows Phone app purchases | Windows Phone Central) about transferring your ID over and still maintaining your Windows Phone app purchases, although it requires an Xbox. I tried to go through this method the other day, and it was working until the account I was transferring to already had an Xbox profile attached--an accident from when it autogenerated one for me when I played an Xbox Live-enabled game on Windows 8. I don't know if this method would transfer Windows 8 app purchases over, but I thought I would provide the link in case you're willing to try it.
That rename feature may only be available for Hotmail users. I remember I was trying to get this switched over when Outlook.com was first released but couldn't find a way through the options in the Outlook.com control panel. But you can get pretty much the full Outlook.com experience by creating an alias through the settings page on Outlook.com. In the Manage Your Accounts section in the settings, you can select Your Email Accounts to change the default sending address to your alias, which would also apply to any device you may own. This option wasn't available when I was I was looking to do this, and I only found out just now searching for a solution for you. That seems as though you can use the superior Outlook.com interface through means of an alias--which allows you to send and receive messages--to ... Read more

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Hi,
I am currently on my new computer (XP home) at the moment-Fast user switching and the welcome screen are disabled by MRvGINA.dll. How can I fix this? Thanks
 

Answer:Not able to change Fast user switching/Welcome screen

Doesn't matter, it's fixed now. I downloaded this http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/fix_xp_logon.htm
I was then able to check 'welcome screen' box.
 

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Is it possible to change the hotkey that switches between full screen and window in windows 7?

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I've been using a black/grey theme that changes all the fonts to white and all of the backgrounds to black/grey. Sometimes, I have to switch to the original theme because I can't find the buttons on certain programs.

I don't mind switching, but everything time I do switch themes, the GUI, taskbar, and background of explorers do not switch back to the custom theme color. I've tried restarting and reinstalling everything, but nothing works. I'm using uxstyles 0.2.3, OnE (OldNewExplorer) 1.10, and this theme: Gray 2014 (dark theme Windows 8.1 Update 1) Upd.11 by ezio on DeviantArt. I have transparancy turned off. My current screen looks like this:
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Help would be gladly appreciated!

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I have set adaptive brightness to off and also turned off Intel's Display Power Saving Technology. But I noticed that the entire screen changes brightness (or contrast) while I switch between 2 windows (pictures). Is this normal?

I posted a video so you can see the problem (or is it?) in action



If you also want to test it out yourself, here are the images used while switching windows.
http://a.pomf.se/olyxds.jpg
http://a.pomf.se/vmgwoj.png

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I also want to mention another issue I'm having (which I think is related to the one above, that's why I'm worried). I purchased an Asus X454LD last 5/5, and for some reason it keeps on flickering static. Sometimes not entirely on the screen, and not an opaque static but a translucent one that overlays with the work area. Then I got the unit replaced with a new one last 5/10 and the issue's still there. There are no specific programs or time that triggers this problem, it just happens. I even reinstalled both the Intel HD graphics driver and the dedicated 820m driver. I posted a video that shows the problem in action as well.
(at around 0:20-0:25)


Hoping for your replies. Thanks

Answer:Auto change of brightness/contrast while switching windows

bump. really need help

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Does anyone have any idea what can cause this problem? I tried to install new OS, both XP & Vista both from scratch and recovery disc, but it still doesn't work. Usually when switching to tablet mode or switching back, screen will automatically set to new orientation, right? I suspected a while ago that when I switched to tablet mode, it didn't change any, but when I switched back, it changed. I thought I was messing up with some utilities or drivers. So, I didn't care that much. I just noticed that it didn't respond to anything now. As a result, ActiveRotate will not work as well since it will be used only in tablet mode. However,  I can calibrate accelerometer just fine; active protection also is working as it should be. Tablet button all work. In brief, I believe that there is a switch that is broken on my system, but I couldn't figure out what that is. I check on LCD part, http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-67024, I first thought LCD hinge is the one, but there is no wire connection or any sort to it. Now I have no clue. If you have any idea, please share. Thank you very much,sipp11Message Edited by sipp11 on 03-03-2009 10:59 PM

Answer:X61T: won't change screen orientation when switching to tablet mode

Hello sipp11! I have the exact same problem. I'm using Windows 7 Beta as OS and since January everything has worked perfectly. Unfortunately the tablet mode has stopped working the way you described it 2 days ago. Have you found a solution to this problem? I also tried to reinstall Windows 7, but it still doesn't work. Reinstalling the Wacom drivers didn't help either.   I'm starting to think that something with the hardware is wrong. Solution anyone???  Thanks in advance,Mike Message Edited by LevelbossMike on 04-02-2009 03:09 AM

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Anyone else experience a problem with windows that are too large to view on the screen in laptop mode and won't move or zoom, and the only way to click on buttons like "print" or "save" that are outside the viewing area is to rotate to tablet mode?  This seems to happen when I'm using Citrix, but just wondered if there is some way to change screen resolution on-the-fly or master command to shrink the size of a window so it will be fully viewable on the screen, without having to switch the screen mode.

Answer:Some windows size won't change. Can only print by switching to tablet mode of x201t

That's not a tablet problem; you've probably got Windows dpi settings to 125%. It enlarges everything on the screen for the sake of netbooks. Just look for it in Control Panel.Sometimes if I hold the mouse all the way at the bottom of the screen, Windows moves the window up by itself so that the off-screen button comes back on screen. It works best if I position the window above an unused space along the Windows taskbar.Citrix is a Linux OS, right?

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Hello,
Program recommendation thread.
I need 4 virtual desktops; I have 1 monitor at 1080p, and 1 monitor at 720p. I would like the 1080p monitor to display the active virtual desktop, while the 720p monitor consistently maintains a "preview grid" of all the desktops available.

As of right now with the programs I've tried, the virtual desktops are stretching across both monitors. The preview panels cannot be consistently stuck to one monitor and not the other.

I need:
- The 4 virtual desktops to only appear on the 1080p monitor
- The preview grid to only appear on the 720p monitor
- The preview grid to always be active and open
- Preferably: To be able to crop and zoom in to which sections of each virtual desktop I want to appear in each preview grid

Which program out there would be most suitable for this? *NOTE* DexPot does not have all these fucntions
Thanks!

Answer:Need: Virtual desktops on monitor 1, previews of desktops on monitor 2

bizzump

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I had posted this on the Monitor forum, but they said this is a Windows 10 issue and not a monitor issue.  When I disconnect the P2715Q from the laptop and start to use the laptop LCD, everything is OK. When I reconnect the P2715Q to the laptop, I notice font changes. In Windows 10 File Explorer the font in the left panel is larger than the right panel, and the fonts in Quicken are smaller. When I reboot the laptop, everything is back to normal on the P2715Q. Is this normal?  Is there a setting in Windows 10 that I need to make so I don't have to reboot when returning to use the P2715Q?

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Hi guys,

First of all I would like to thank you in advance for your help and assistance. I have both DDS reports but for some reason everytime I run the RootRepeal programme it never finishes, I let it run for 5 hours last night and it never got to the end.

Anyhow, here are the DDS reports:
DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by david at 16:18:21.78 on 14/12/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_01
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.2015.1507 [GMT 0:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8�... Read more

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Hi,My name is Syler and I will be helping you to solve your Malware issues. If you have since resolved your issues I would appreciate if youwould let me no so I can close this topic, if you still need help please let me no what issues you are still having, in your next reply.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Under the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom, paste in the following bold text.
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eventlog.dll
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iaStor.sys
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AGP440.sys
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CREATERESTOREPOINT
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Hi,I'm going to switch from a W510 64 bit Win 7 to a W540 64 bit Win 7 and I wanted to know if instead of having to reinstall all my software, I could just switch my SSd from one machine to the other finding  a way to install new W540 drivers on my W510 Win 7 images ? Any idea of  if this is possible ? That would save me a lot if hours ....

Answer:Switching from W510 Win 7 64 bit to W540 Win 7 64 bit by just switching ssd drive.

Well, I have done this several times but in other Thinkpad series and always jumping to one newer generation (X60 to X200, T61 to T400/T500), never jumping three gens like your case. In my experience Win7 was smart enough and worked after some updates and reboots.
 
I would give it a try, you can always put the original HDD/SDD from the W540 back if it fails. Let Windows update the drivers, then run a Windows Update, then Lenovo's System Update and then remove the old drivers from your device manager.

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i's Switching on but some error and any key press to shut down

Answer:nokia lumia 520 is switching off do not switching on

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question i's Switching on but some error and any key press to shut down You need to plug it to a pc and use WDRT; but if it's the error No boot device found, WDRT is not always working. That's a faulty hardware

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Hi guy's just wondering if it's possible to get windows 7 to switch audio drivers when you switch to another user account.

For eg.. normal speakers device for my personal account and then have my multichannel device (profire 2626) set as default for my other user account 4 studio work.

Atm, if i change it on one account it changes on the other account which is annoying and i'd just like to set default device for each account so i don't have to do this.

Thx

Answer:Switching drivers when switching users?

I don't think this is really possible since the sound settings apply globally. I'm curious why you want to do this, though...

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Iam using Lenovo G580, Fn+F5 key is not working, due to this iam not able to turn on bluetooth and turn off the wifi. But Fn+other kyys are working. Interface screen is not coming when i press fn+f5 and also for fn+esc key. Plz provide the solution for G580.

Answer:Wifi not switching off and Bluetooth not switching on

Hi Jeevan,  i think you should confirm if you have installed Lenovo Energy Management driver. if it is there and still the problem occurs, it is more likely that the driver is corrupt. go downloaad a new driver from lenovo site Regards Firoz Khatri

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Probably answered, but I can't find it. But do the HP All in One desktop machines run hot and have high fan noise like a lot of laptop do? My laptop does, and it is getting worse, and really annoying.

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So I've been looking for a Linux like virtual desktop software and it seems the people with the most knowledge of this are all on this forum, go figure.

I read through the old posts about some the programs and it seems the best one is Desktops?

I really don't care for the cube thing, would much prefer a more Linux like program, but I don't know of any that don't seem to have Issues with windows and the programs or features of windows 7.

To the people that have used Desktops for a while how has it been working and what are the Issues?

I'm still looking for a good Linux type program though. That program called Crystal desktops, the site is on allot of blacklists, I'm not going near that.

I'd really like to keep Aero working also. Ahh, I put the wrong program name on the header. Should have said Deskspace

Answer:Desktops and other..

To be perfectly honest, I know nothing about this subject.

However, I came across this which I thought might interest you:
2 Cool Virtual Desktop Managers for Windows

Good luck!

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Help please..! Trying to decide between the key features listed below, on a new build. Not really a serious gamer, but would certainly be using it for watching, editing, burning HD video / blu-ray. (Not included the optical drives or monitor in the below...).Key questions I need help on..- Is the quad core AMD a good bet vs. the more expensive Intel? Is an i3 a better comparison?- Is the graphics card adequate?- Is W7 64bit worth bothering with, or would 32bit do?-------------------------------AMD PHENOM II X4 925 SOCKET AM3 (2.80GHz/8MB CACHE)4GB CORSAIR XMS3 DUAL-DDR3 1333MHzASUS® M4A77TD: DUAL DDR3, S-ATA II, 2 x PCIe x16, 1 x PCIe x1, 3 x PCIGenuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit512MB ATI RADEON? HD 4650 PCI EXPRESSSound Blaster® X-Fi? Xtreme Audio450W Quiet Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case FanSUPER QUIET 22dBA TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE CPU COOLER------------------------------- Intel® Core?i5 Processor i5-750 (2.66GHz) 8MB Cache4GB CORSAIR XMS3 DUAL-DDR3 1333MHzASUS® P7P55D DELUXE: DDR3, S-ATA II, 3 x PCI-Ex, 2 x PCIGenuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit512MB ATI RADEON? HD 4650 PCI EXPRESSSound Blaster® X-Fi? Xtreme Audio450W Quiet Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case FanSUPER QUIET 22dBA TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE CPU COOLER-------------------------------

Answer:Which of these Desktops looks better..?

For now stick to 32 bit operating system- there is not enough 64 bit software out there to make it worthwhile.As for the rest- what ever fits the content of your walletThe rest of the techno babble is only there to confuse.It is called 'Marketing by Confusion'Offert the punter so much choice they will make the wrong decision.

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Question: BLU RAY DESKTOPS

Does anyone know when the following will be available in UK? The only one I have heard of is a Sony Vaio desktop? Any others?

Answer:BLU RAY DESKTOPS

click here

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Will a GPO be applied to a NT4 desktop as long as it is part of the domain ? I believe the correct answer is Yes, but I want to be sure.

Thanks.
 

Answer:GPO's and NT desktops

Doesn't look like it from here

http://windows.about.com/library/tips/bltip463.htm

It wouldn't support it natively anyway but I thought you could install an agent and have that functionality. Apparantly not according to this.
 

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I've tried to understand MS policies, but Yikes,,,, I cannot seem to grasp the concept. I have 50 2K clients. I would like for all of them to have the same desktop. More so, some type of Virtual Destkop.

Is there a product out there, then when the machine boots, it pulls in some type of preloaded desktop I can create and manage, -vs- each machine loading it's own desktop, where users can change the backgrounds, wallpaper, etc...

It would really be nice to manage one virtual desktop, so if I make a change, it propogates out across all 50 machines.

Server is running SBS2K

Regards,
 

Answer:All the same desktops

GPOs are there to allow or prevent things to be done on PCs. An example would be to allow or disallow a wallpaper to be put.

The "default" desktop icons and settings needs to be done under C:\documents & settings\default\ , or ...\All Users . It's up to you on the PCs. Not on servers.
 

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i have cheched my windows startup entries with Regcleaner software and it shows two entries of desktop, what do they mean and shall i remove any one of them:-o


 

Answer:TWO desktops please help me...

plz help me........
 

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Question: Desktops

My question is this:
Where are desktop images stored?

My explanation:
I don't need to know like C:\Windows\Documents\Pictures, or whatever. I know how to change my background.

What I mean is, where is the file that tells your computer what your background is, and is it easily editable?

I am trying to see what I can do to Windows through a Linux LiveCD and I would like to change the background on my friend's computer to play a joke on him -- I can't _just do it_ because he has a password. I can edit/add files to folder. I would just like to know where the file is that tells your computer what the desktop image is.

I will get many lulz from this if you can tell me.
 

Answer:Desktops

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I went into the SOUND Program on my control panel and got a message saying that my  AMD HDMI output is not plugged in. I don't know how to do this. 

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I am going to re-install the windowsXP for a client. The client has a desktop setting with background and screensaver that she wants to keep it as it is. How can I copy the desktop setting before I re-install windows xp. I knew how to do it but I totally forgot it. I need somehelp here. Thanks

Answer:Desktops

Hi,

Have your client run the Files and Settings transfer wizard on the old computer and save to a removable drive when prompted. Be sure to choose both files and settings.

Start > (All) Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Files and Settings Transfer Wizard

Then, on the new computer, have your client import the settings using the wizard.

It is a lot easier than copying the folders that store the settings individually.

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Question: Best Desktops ?

Hello

Who has the best reputation these days for desktops:

Dell
Asus
Or... ?

Best to stay away from HP ?

$ 600 range.
No gaming.
Just basic word processing, some light spreadsheets, and internet.

Thanks,
R.

Answer:Best Desktops ?

All of them will do if you are buying a desktop. They all make a pretty good home unit.

Do know that you could also build your own computer. It's not that difficult and you get better bang for your buck. I outlined most of the process here: QWERTY Articles Recommended Building Guide ? 2018 - Qwerty Articles

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Question: 2 Desktops 1 PC

Hey guys,

i'm looking for a software that will allow me to setup another, second desktop on another, second monitor...

What i want to do is, have 1 computer with 2 different sreens/desktops...

On one monitor i will run the main windows desktop and stuff, and on the other monitor i want to run just a specific software for my employees

Answer:2 Desktops 1 PC

Kinda having a virtual desktop (i want to be able to have different shortcuts on the desktop)

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I formatted a technika 2GB, that i bought from tesco, from FAT to NTSF and then copied 201 songs onto it. Each time that i switch it on, display shows ' Media Entertainment' then turns off.It does not play the music. Can anyone help please?
 

Answer:technika mp3 switching off after switching it on

Instead of NTFS try formatting it to FAT32.
 

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I somehow really messed things up. I have two of the exact same desktops running together. When you click on the Start button and you see the desktop name, they are listed as the exact same name, one under the other. In Windows explorer under the desktop name, the name of the second desktop appears in alphabetical order in the same directory as Documents, Downloads, Favorites, etc. The path for this second exact desktop is c:\users. Does anyone have any idea how to get rid of this desktop. Everytime I try to delete it, it says it is open (because of course it is a mirror copy of what I am running). Thanks so much.

Answer:Two Desktops running at once

You could try going to the folder and just delete, unless this is what you tried or

I would try a system restore, although this may not work because you say it

is located in documents.

The next way would be to open a new user account. You can obtain use of all your

programs etc by taking ownership. If you do open a new user account, we will

be happy to show you how to have use of your prgrams etc.

A third way you may want to try is just to change the name of your user

account.

I am sure one of these methods will work.

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Answer:where did the 'desktops' thread go?

Hello Eknirb,

Here you go. It's in the Chillout Room forum area.

Post your Desktops!

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Question: Multiple Desktops

Hi guys. Lately I have been wondering. In Linux you can have 4 different desktops whereas in windows it's only 1. Is it possible to make more than 1 desktop using a program or some sort of software?

If what I am doing is illegal please do tell. But it's just that Linux has been looking more and more enticing to me lately because of this. I am actually thinking about dual booting with it on an old tower that I have.

Answer:Multiple Desktops

Desktops

Pretty much says it all.

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I understand what a virtual desktop is but I cannot think of a reason I'd use one - what am I missing out on?
What ways are you using virtual desktops?

Answer:What are you using virtual desktops for?

For me, it makes it easier to split my "worlds", e.g. first desktop is for general web browsing; second desktop is for my online work; third desktop is for my dissertation; and fourth desktop is for my personal space. This way, I could easily take a break from "work" by simply switching desktops, or if I decide to read something heavy or edit some photos I've taken I simply move to desktop four.
Categorization and organization.

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Question: Virtual Desktops

Hi all...

Anyone know of an app that will give multiple desktops in Windows 7?

TIA

Answer:Virtual Desktops

This is a good one, and I've used it before 360desktop | Bring your desktop to life.

There's also Deskspace, but it's a 14-day trial.

This is probably the closest to the real thing: http://virtuawin.sourceforge.net/

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Question: Multiple Desktops

Is it possible to create multiple and independent desktops?
I clicked on Task View and was able to create several desktops, all exact images of my main desktop.
However, when I deleted some unneeded Icons from Desktop 2, I discovered that the selected icons
were also deleted from the main Desktop.
I have a lot of stuff on my Desktop. It would be great if I could have as many as six different and independent desktops to facilitate my computer work.
Thank you.
PS I realize this question may have already be asked but I couldn't find it.
Bobby

Answer:Multiple Desktops

I think this is a minimal attempt at multiple desktops. 3rd party apps have been around for this for years. You may wish to explore those.
See the comments after the main article here:
Windows 10 Tip: Use Multiple Desktops | Windows 10 content from SuperSite for Windows

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Question: Cybertron Desktops

Just saw a bunch advertised on the HH Gregg website. Looks like a 100% USA company with a good rep. I never heard of them but why would I since I have not bought a new desktop in over 9 years. Can anyone tell me how Cybertron compares to the old standards, eg Dell and HP? Thanks.

Answer:Cybertron Desktops

I'd rather buy a HP or Dell in that order before a cybertron. Cybertron computers have been bargain price and they try to make it look like a really good deal such as putting in a i7 processor etc, but then they use value RAM and ECS or other cheap motherboard brand which I wouldnt trust. I'd rather buy an i5 HP or Dell vs an i7 cybertron and know that I'm getting quality parts vs a mix n match bargain with questionable quality. Their market is the people who only look at specs vs quality and so if you looking for the fastest for your money you might find faster in cybertron but then 1 or 2 years from now its dead with blown motherboard and the i5 HP or Dell are passing it and continue to work another 5 to 10 years.Also cybertron is the gamer system for people to scared, lazy,  or unable to build their own with better quality parts.With the HP you would need to convert an otherwise home or business grade computer into a gaming system with video card and possibly a power supply upgrade as well. Dell would also be the same unless going with their Gaming System product line that is ready to go out of the box as a gaming rig.

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Hello everyone, Im hoping some of you may have a few moments to share advise on which of the 2 desktops would be better for casual graphic / web design. I typically use photshop, dreamweaver, illustrator and office suite. I need a new space saving desktop and have narrowed my options down to the following:1- HP Desktop Computer 8200 Elite Intel Core i7 2nd Gen 3.4 GHz 4 GB 500 GB HDD Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit (My concern is it only has 4 gb ram, doesnt say whether ddr3 or 4, and only 500gb hdd. )2 - HP Compaq 6305 Pro Small Form Desktop, AMD Quad Core A8 5500 3.2Ghz, 16GB DDR3, 1TB Hard Drive, DVDRW, Windows 10 (Im not crazy about win 10 but it does have 16gb ram and a larger hdd. Oddly enough, this one is cheaper than above, but seems to offer more. or am I missing something?) From what ive read the processors are somewhat similar in performance, so I was leaning towards the 2nd one with more ram and bigger hdd. Its listed $20 less than the 1st one with only 4gb ram. So am Im missing something or not understanding the specs? Appreciate any help with this. Thank you kindly in advance.

Answer:Advise on the better of 2 desktops please

I'd take Intel over AMD anyways...just opinion...1 thing i will point out is if you select a small form factor PC they are usually limited for upgrades as opposed to full desktop.

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After 20 years of desktops I think I'll stick with buying laptops from now on. I am very satisfied with my
Core i3 15.6" 6gb 500gb $330 lap, for Internet, games, work, etc.

After checking the CPUboss site for desktop vs. laptop CPUs, I am not convinced I should spend more $ on a monitor and give up portability even if desktops beat lap CPU speed. I see that Core i5 desktop beats lap i7 by 25%, and i3 desktop beats i5 lap by 25%, and AMD a8 desktop beats a10 lap.

even a dual core desktop beats quad lap:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...a_aba_550_110_i3_4170_8gb_1tb_windows_10.html

vs.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1187905-REG/dell_aw15r2_1546slv_15_6_alienware_15_r2.html

[x3 the price]
PS: I dont like Tablets.
 

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Question: Multiple desktops

i was wondering what are some good programs that allow u to run miltiple desktops on one computer.
 

Answer:Multiple desktops

Best program for that I have ever used is Ultramon. Check it out http://www.realtimesoft.com/ultramon/ Simply great program.
 

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I'd just like to know if they make any kind of desktops that move in the background.Not screensaver but wallpaper for your desktop
 

Answer:Question about desktops

Hi towens
Check here they have animated wallpaper.
http://visualparadox.com/gallery.htm
 

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Question: Multiple Desktops

In build 10041, there has been a change to only display the active running programs icons in the taskbar for the current open Desktop. (See Insider Hub "New features in Build 10041") If you have multiple desktops running and would like to see ALL running programs on the taskbar, not just the current desktop, do the following.

Go to settings, system, multitasking, and change the option in the image below. You will see all running programs from all open desktops, and can click on each to toggle to that desktop.

Taskbar - Show Windows Open on Desktops in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Answer:Multiple Desktops

Some people may like that setup (but I don't).

I have VirtuaWin +KvasDos Pager installed in W7.
It is similar to the virtual desktops setup in some Linux Distros.
It provides a visual indication of what is on each desktop using a toolbar on the Taskbar:

You can also drag programs to other desktops using the toolbar display.
Keyboard shortcuts can be used to move an active program window to another desktop too.

One of the reasons I installed it was to reduce Taskbar clutter when lots of programs are open.

MS should add something similar to Virtual Desktops in W10 (i.e. an always visible indicator showing your overall setup).
It should have an option to turn it on/off.

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Hi, I would love a tool / utility to have Mac OSX Liion's style desktops which we can navigate with our mouse ? Anyone know such an app , please share, thanks in advance.

Here's an image of what I want :

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Answer:Mac OSX Lion Like Desktops ?

Here are three that have free versions.
Winstep Nexus Dock and Nexus Ultimate - The Advanced Docking System for Windows
Stardock Corporation - Software - ObjectDock
About RocketDock - RocketDock.com
Jerry

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Question: Virtual Desktops

As a Linux user, virtual desktops was a feature I always wished it was implemented in Windows.

With W10, there is no need to use 3rd party apps.

Now question: How many of you Windows 10 users use such feature?
 

Answer:Virtual Desktops

I utilize virtual desktops all the time on Windows 10, but as a previous Linux user, it is a feature " a handy one" I have become accustom to using.
 

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Just found the new feature (for windows anyway) of multiple desktops. This I like a lot, makes multitasking that much more easier :-)

Does anyone know if there are, and if so, what are the keyboard controls? do I have to use the task bar button to create a new desktop, and more importantly, switch from one to another by keyboard?

thanks for any help.

Answer:Multiple desktops

Hi Mayagrafix and welcome to Windows 10 forums.

I don't believe there are any keyboard short cuts for that yet. However, I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft adds them in the near future.

-Chuck

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Some months ago, I told my girlfriend (while out of state on business) to turn off her computer more often. Well, nearing my return the computer refused to turn on. Did nothing really, I got home. And tried to turn it on myself, and all it did was tick like a time piece (quite literally infact) I checked the back and the diode on the power supply was ticking like a bomb.

Another computer, seems to turn on completely, power up, fan functions etc. But it just keeps beeping.

Would anyone have the slightest clue what the hell may be going on? =P
 

Answer:Desktops on the Fritz

The the one with the "ticking diode" which I take to mean the PSU light is flashing on the back of the PSU is very likely a PSU issue. Also are you sure the ticking sound isn't from the HDD?

The second that turns on but keeps beeping has a hardware issue. Look up the beep codes for your computer to see what the beeping means. Then you can replace the faulty componet. One thing you can try is to just pull out all the componets out and reseat them, if you can't find or don't want to look up the beep codes.
 

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Question: Virtual Desktops

So I made the mistake of getting too used to Linux (heh), and miss virtual desktops.

I downloaded Dexpot, and have it set up and all, but I was wondering if anyone knows how to have an option to 'Move with Window', where you hit a key combo to move it to a different desktop, and it switches desktops along with the window.

Answer:Virtual Desktops

Compiz is also great tool . You can try it.

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Question: desktops with hdmi

i am looking to buy a desktop that has got hdmi connection on the back,i will spend around £400 but i cant find 1 anywere.can any1 point me in the right direction?
 

Answer:desktops with hdmi

I have an HP DV9207US with an HDMI connection. I think several of the HP multi-media models have the HDMI capability.
 

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hi, I am looking to replace my 5 year old desktop, and I have found 2 desktops that I think are very good deals..
can someone give their opinions on these desktops and say which one they think is better or the better deal?

i am especially confused on the second desktop since it keeps saying it's a dual core cpu, but it also says it is a quad core..

I am very leaning toward the first cheaper desktop:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883108703

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883108949

thanks for any help
 

Answer:Opinions On Two Desktops?

The second will give you better performance, not sure if the reference to 2 core is a typo, sometimes newegg has one. http://www.amd.com/us/products/desk...s/Pages/a-series-model-number-comparison.aspx
 

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I am unable to pinpoint the exact point of occurrence, but I am now unable to have autologin when initiation Vista Home Premium. Each time, a temporary desktop is created.

I can find my original desktop items by going to c:\users\bill\desktop. However I am unable to have the system boot to that original desktop.

Something is probably corrupted, but I don't know where to start for correction.

I tried restoration with no success.

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Dear Dell Customer Service Team,
We recently bought 2 units of Dell OptiPlex 3040 Microtower PC. Since day1, we had so many problems with these 2 computers. The PC doesn't even start and it took about 20 to 30mins easily.
We upgraded the windows version and then tried. But no good results. We lodged a complaint to our supplier and we followed up for 2 months. Our supplier informed us that DELL is unable to settle the issue.
Despite so many follow ups, we called customer service and a ticket was created. The engineer we spoke to didn't even understand our issue and asking us why don't we use laptop instead of desktop. We were wondering how he can suggest us to change. it is our own company and we have decided to buy a desktop. We called only to complaint and get a solution.
Finally they gave a website to download the bios and we managed to install. Then only the PC was ok.
Our question is why in the first place it didn't work as both were new units.
Second, the engineers and support personnel were totally lacking of knowledge. They should have told us and should have guided us in the first place instead of making us wait for few months.
We stopped buying DELL products since 2006. It was due to an incident, that the parts delivered were not genuine. Due to this incident, we stopped purchasing DELL products 10years ago.
Unfortunately after 10 years, we decided to buy but it is again a bad decision. We are a reputable MNC and my management was totally u... Read more

Answer:Problem with new desktops

This is a user-to-user forum and isn't the way to contact Dell Customer Service. So don't expect an official response from Dell here.
If the systems still aren't working correctly now, post all the details about the problem, including the version of Windows, and maybe one of the forum members (volunteers) can help you resolve it.

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Question: Animated Desktops?

I'd like to know how to set up an animated desktop. I tried DeskScapes but when I pressed the apply button on the wallpaper nothing happened. I also turned on transparency because I read somewhere that it helped.

Answer:Animated Desktops?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by poketama


I'd like to know how to set up an animated desktop. I tried DeskScapes but when I pressed the apply button on the wallpaper nothing happened. I also turned on transparency because I read somewhere that it helped.


I know of a way to get Dreamscene working on win7, but it implies downgrading to vista first, and then upgrading back to win7. A rather plump methode, but it's the only way to get it working :

How to Run .Dreams in Windows 7 Ultimate (final) - My Digital Life Forums

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Someone asked me to build them a PC that will display to four monitors (dual-SLi video cards) but allow two seperate keyboard/mouse units to control it. Each keyboard/mouse set would only work on two screens. This doesnt sound possible, more like I'd need two seperate computers to meet this requirement. Any ideas on this?

William
 

Answer:One PC, two seperate desktops. Is this possible?

I'm thinking the same way too... never heard of 2 sets of key/mouse for 1 computer...
All I've heard are KVM Switches (but they control multiple computers). I guess u can hide 2 computers (2 minis in a big case) (LOL). But i'm stumpped as you are for getting such a request.
 

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Hello guys,

As I do not want to mess up the Desktop thread any further I will put my bus desktops in this thread instead. Here is the first one which is a Classic Leyland Leopard Coach back in the 1970s.

Answer:My Bus/Coach Desktops

I really dont think so.

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Is there a program that any one uses that could allow me to have two seperate OS'es running at the same time like in a virtual desktop? I have seen this capability with virtual's with servers but not for standard desktops. I use to do a dualboot or hot swap drive, but that still only allows to boot to one desktop. Any input is appreciated...
 

Answer:Virtual Desktops...

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Question: gateway desktops

I need a set of restore disk for a gateway that is out of warenty.
Any suggestions on where I can get a set of disk?

I went to gateway web site and they said they had been sold to someone else and they sent me to there site and I sent an e-mail and never received a reply and so I called and they played a recording that they was in chapter 11 bankrupsey.

Does anyone know where I can get a set of restore disk for a gateway computer???
Kyle

Answer:gateway desktops

Well sadly Gateway was bought out and that company went under. So your best option is gonna be to find some one else who has the discs you need. Maybe on ebay or Amazon? What OS restore disks you looking for? Vista or XP? Do you have the Recovery Partition on the drive?

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Question: Multiple Desktops?

Are there any programs that let you have more than just one desktop without having dual monitors?

Answer:Multiple Desktops?

Thats not how it works... You NEVER have 2 desktops... *IF you had Dual Monitors, you would only have 1 Single Desktop stretched across 2 screens.

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Question: Active Desktops

I wasn't sure what subforum to put this under, so I guess its more of a videop issue so it goes here? Anyway, for some reason I'm unable to change my desktop background. When I go into properties and desktop, the box with different backgrounds is in gray and and i cant click on, or scroll through it. Is there anything that would be preventing this? Also, I keep getting my background turning to an Active Desktop Recovery Screen, when after repeatedly checking, I dont have an active desktop(checked under custommize desktop/web) running. Is there some sort of program I dont know about causing this? Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Active Desktops

Do you have multiple user accounts set up on your computer? If so, log in under an administrator account (the main one) and check permissions for the account in question. If your computer is on a domain (eg. in an office) talk to your sysadmin about getting your ADS permissions changed.
 

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Question: multiple desktops

anyone else seeing this issue on 10130?
1. Open two desktops
2. Open edge on desktop 1
3. Go to desktop 2, and open edge
4. It will take you to the open instance on desktop 1

and
1. open two desktops
2. open 3 or 4 apps on desktop 1
3. open some apps on desktop 2
4. do all app view on desktop 1 and it will show just the apps open on that desktop
5. go to desktop 2 and do the same, it will show all apps open on both desktops

weird... shoddy implementation it would seem

Answer:multiple desktops

yeah I noticed that awhile back when I first tried using that feature , mine does as you describe ,at first I thought what a great idea and though I might be able to actually have 2 desktops with different icons even ,that would be nice ,but it does not would like that either ,,so for me its a dead feature, unless in the final release it works the way we think it should to be a neat feature

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I'm creating a GPO for a group of users that only need to be able to browse the Internet.  Everything seems to be working fine, i.e. the locked down parts of the policy (basically everything) are working fine.  The only thing that isn't working is the desktop redirection.  I'm redirecting allof the user's desktops to a folder on an unused server drive.  That folder is read only so that the users can't save anything to it.  The problem is that the desktops don't redirect.  The rest of the policy applies fine.  I've tried setting the policy to be "enforced" but that didn't help.Settings:Basic - Redirect everyone to the same locationTarget:  Redirect to the following locationTarget folder is a UNC path to the generic desktopAny ideas?

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Hi, everyone. I'm thinking about buying a new computer in the near future, if all goes well, to replace my outdated Windows Vista, and I was wondering... I know this may sound like a dumb question, but as I'm not the most tech savvy, I have noticed that all of the new HP desktops have sideways disk drives. I really didn't want to get a computer where I would have to put a CD or DVD in sideways rather than vertically, like you always do on most CD or DVD players. I am worried my disc could fall out and on the floor if I have to put it in sideways. I was wondering, would I be able to put my Envy Tower sideways on my desk or something (or am I supposed to) to I wouldn't have to put my discs in sideways? 

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Question: Virtual Desktops

Does anyone know of any reliable virtual desktops that are free?

Answer:Virtual Desktops

Dexpot - Das Utility für virtuelle Desktops

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Question: Virtual Desktops

I heard Windows 7 was to include Virtual Desktop support, like Linux. However, I can't find this anywhere.

Anyone else?

Mike

Answer:Virtual Desktops

I had not heard that Win 7 was going to natively support virtual desktops, but here is a link to a SysInternals program for this:
Desktops

SHould work on any Windows version XP or newer but I have not tried it.

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I create shortcuts quite often to access many files, folders & programs.

Therefore I have too many icons on my desktops & not enough space for them.

Is there a way to create multiple desktops or a software that would create multiple desktops ?

What are other solutions to this problem ?

Thanks
 

Answer:Is it possible to have multiple desktops ?

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Microsoft_Windows_XP_PowerToys_d710.html

Specifically, Virtual Desktop Manager.
 

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Hey everyone,

I have the strangest issue I have ever seen. I have been working service desk support for a year and a half at an oilfield company, and our receptionist had an issue with her computer, we re-imaged it via SCCM, and it crashed mid way through. We sent her a new desktop (Imaged it brand new right out of the box in Colorado and shipped to Arkansas, worked perfect) and it will not connect to the network / get any type of connection. The cable is plugged in and the NIC is lighting up and passing traffic, but there is a yellow triangle in the Bottom of the Taskbar in Windows 7.. when running the diagnostics, it says it cannot connect to the default gateway.

Set to obtain an IP from DHCP, not static. DNS is set to our DNS servers.

Desktop will work anywhere but in the reception area.

The real fun part - Any laptop will work in Reception. Just not a desktop. If you plug a laptop in everything works perfect, no issues. Plug any desktop in and it doesn't work. Is this even possible? Has anyone ever seen this before?
 

Answer:Laptops will get IP but desktops won't?

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I recently brought a new desktop to replace my old Tiny machine. My son is using this - mainly for games such as CM4 but I also need the option of using it as a back up should anything go wrong with the new machine.The Tiny has a PIII 450 MHz processor and came with 128MB SDRam which I have increased to 256. It has a 13Gb UDMA hard disk and a Riva TNT 16Mb AGP graphics card.Question is what is the best and most cost effective way of upgrading this machine? I want to buy a new monitor and cordless mouse and keyboard for it and obviously increase its speed and storage capacity. I would also want a CD or DVD writer (Currently has CD/DVD reader only). Is it possible/sensible to try and upgrade this machine and if so how? Is it worth asking PC World to service it and suggest upgrades or get a smaller pc shop to have a look?Alternatively should I just throw it away and buy a cheap new second system and if so what?????

Answer:Upgrading Old Desktops

New Motherboard and AMD Athlon CPU

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My neighbor has the option of multiple desktops with XP Pro. Its on the taskbar and she can have up to 4 running at a time each with a different program running and different wallpapers.
Any idea how to set that up ?
 

Answer:XP Multiple desktops ?

try this article
Architecture of Fast User Switching

Windows user subsystem: This contains support for the desktop programming interfaces that support the creation of multiple desktops and the setting of the currently visible desktop.
 

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I have an ATI dual head graphics card with two monitors, is there anyway in can get two different desktop wallpaper on each.Use a different pic on each monitor.ty in advance

Answer:Two monitors, two desktops

Have you tried changing it by selecting display properties??

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Question: Separate desktops?

My wife and I have two separate accounts in XP, and I notice that whatever I put on my desktop also appears on hers. Is it supposed to be that way? I was hoping that we could have our own desktop configurations.
 

Answer:Separate desktops?

You both can have your own desktop setup, but it takes some doing. I believe you will have to enable a service, set up each user with their own profile, then set up each desktop the way you want it. There is also a registry hack that will not allow the user to manipulate the desktop if your interested.

I am not sure on the steps for this, but I will let you know when I get it together..

~ Lyrical ~

PS: You may want to look through the help section for Profiles.
 

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Question: Virtual Desktops

Is there an alternative to the MS Virtual desktop manager? I like the one installed on my *nix desktop, but the MSVDM is way too buggy for normal use.

Anyone seen any free alternatives?
 

Answer:Virtual Desktops

See if this info helps .

XP Professional's Free "Remote Control" Option
http://www.langa.com/newsletters/2003/2003-02-24.htm

XP's remote control has three major faces: "Remote Desktop," "Remote
Desktop Web Connection," and "Remote Assistance." A new article, live
now at http://informationweek.com/story/IWK20030221S0012 , runs through
the similarities and differences, shows you the pros and cons, shows you
where to get the free client software, and most important, shows you how
to use these remote control options safely, *without* opening a huge
security hole on your PC.

With this information, you may never need a separate tool like LapLink,
Radmin, PcAnywhere, GoToMyPC, or others--- XP gives you the tool, built
into the operating system. You just have to know how to use it---safely!

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http://www.departments.dsu.edu/disted/netmeeting/
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http://www.2wire.net/help/troubleshoot/FAQs/How_Netmeet.htm
http://www.usaid.gov/ng/netmeeting.htm
Microsoft's NetMeeting is easy to use and very efficient . All you need to do is make sure it's
installed on both computers. Just start it, enter your name, test the sound, and it
will start up. You will then host a meeting (File>Host Meeting) and
the other person will enter your IP and press Enter. You will
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Question: 2 Desktops 1 House

:confusedI have a new pc connected to the internet. I would like to connect the old one to .How do I go about doing that ?.
 

Answer:2 Desktops 1 House

How far between the 2?
Any walls?
What operating system/s?
What specs for both PC's?
Do you want cables to connect them?
or Wireless?
What about printer/s?
Do you want to connect them to each other and to the Net?
Or just individually to the Net?

Those with more experience (than I) in this, will need more info to help provide you with various options. I have 2 almost side by side, but I am sure my solution will not be of use to you. Bazza
 

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I don't know if this qualifies for any of the support forums, so i'm posting this here. My friend changes his desktop wallpaper like every day. so the question here is can changing your desktop everyday mess with your system?
 

Answer:question on desktops

Not that I'm aware of. In fact there are programs available which change your wallpaper at whatever interval you specify...daily, hourly, randomly, at boot-up, etc.
 

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Question: Multiple Desktops

I have a lot of shortcut Icons on my Win 10 laptop desktop (over 60) and would like to be able to sort them into two groups of related applications, and place them on two different desktop displays, which I could switch between by using say a combination of keyboard presses.Could anyone advise if this is possible either by using something native in Windows 10 or an additional App.
I realize that there is a facility within WIndows 10 for multiple Desktops, but this does not seem to provide the configuration which i'm seeking.
Thanks for any help - much appreciated.

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Hy guys, A friend of mine is having a prob installing an OS on to a laptop but nothing will load and he can't access the bios setup. The PC was bought recently and satisfies the HCL for XP, I sugested taping F2 at startup as this works on my loptop DEL and F1 has no efect.

Answer:Are laptops different to desktops

What is the make and model of laptop

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