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Restoring The Bar At Top Of The Desktop


What is the name of the bar at the top of the desktop on windows 7? Mine has disappeared and i don't know how to get it back?

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Bar On Desktop For Easy Access To Email, Im

Just got a new laptop with w7 today, and i am loving it. There's one thing i was wondering if someone can help me find, though.

On one of the display computers at a store i visited, there was a bar at the top of the desktop with buttons for easy access to mail and im (and, i believe, a couple of other programs, but i can't remember which). It was not the taskbar just moved to the top - looked completely different. I thought it might be a gadget or something, but i can't seem to find it listed anywhere.

Can anyone help me figure out what this is and how i might get it on my computer? I know that i could just pin the messenger buttons to the taskbar, but i'm still trying to figure out what all i want to put there, so as to not let it get too cluttered.


Posted On: 2010-02-19 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Prompt Window Wont Pop Up On Top

When i am doing an install or upgrade, and a "prompt" window comes up, it does not come on top of my other windows. I realize the installation process has stopped and then i have to search through the bottom task bar and see where the prompt window is. For example, quicktime update was installing. I realized nothing else was happening. I minimized the screens one by one and found that it wanted me to shut down and click ok or cancel. I was not doing something at the time.

It just did not pop up on top of all the other windows. Is that a new setting with windows 7? I have worked on computers for 20+ years. I just got a new laptop that had windows 7. Before it was dos to windows vista that i've worked on. I have never had this problem. It always put the prompting window on top, i clicked on it to have it continue and it moved on!


Posted On: 2010-08-20 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Restoring Os

Recently i bought a laptop and i received an antivirus pack along with that purchase, but few days before i mistakenly uninstalled that antivirus and i did that almost two weeks before, maybe on may 20, 2010. Fter i uninstalled that i was having some problem buffering some websites, it was taking long time to connect to or browse some website. To restore my antivirus, i tried to restore my os to a previous date, but i was not only able to see the dates before may 27, 2010.

I have not taken a backup disc, i tried to take one, but i was only having 5 dvds at that time and could not complete the process, because, it was exceeding the dvd capacity and never attempted to do that again. The process was 85% complete in that five disc, that was on may 13, 2010. Is there any other means i can recall the restore point to may 20, 2010 or a date previous to that?


Posted On: 2010-05-31 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Upgrades to win 7 from vista. I did complete backup after upgrade. I'm now trying to restore a folders back to my computer from the backup, but it is not working. I follow the instructions but don't get the 'restore files" button to start restore.

Posted On: 2010-02-08 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Is it possible to restore a backup to a network drive? I created a backup of my win7 rc to a mapped nas. I'd like to restore the backup to a folder on the nas to verify the contents of the backup before installing the full retail version. I would also like to be able to hand pick what files i copy from the nas to the new install. When i chose to restore the backup to a different location, the restore button is greyed out when selecting a folder on the w: mapped network drive. I can only click the restore button if select a location on the c: drive.

Posted On: 2009-10-22 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I have tried to find the answer to my query in the various answers on here but have got bogged down with some of the technicalities, so though it might be easier to ask someone how i achieve what i need!I have been using win7's backup and restore for a few months now - i do an automatic backup every week to an external drive. I understand that my system image is backed up incrementally.

My questions are:am i able to restore and image from a date earlier than the last backup - i created my initial image after installing all my required applications but would not necessarily want to restore everything that was on my drive when it was last backed up - there may be things i no longer need - demo programs etc or, corrupt files which have caused problems, hence the need to do a restore. Hope that makes sense!If i am able to do the above, how might i ensure that the earliest image is preserved and not replaced should my external drive space be used up.


Posted On: 2010-07-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I am a novice to intermediate pc user. Here is my problem. I have a netbook running windows 7 starter edition. When i got it, i was probably prompted to allocate memory on the second drive for backup space. I didn't know the ramifications and set half the memory which was a mistake. How do i either change the ratio of allotted space or how can i simply restore the computer to factory default settings so i am prompted to start over and reallocate space. I don't mind wiping the device of all in pictures, music, settings, etc. Just want to go back to factory default settings.

Posted On: 2010-06-07 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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I'm really good about backing up, so i plan to create an image of my new windows 7 professional installation, and to continue imaging my pc on a daily basis.

My first question is about restoring an image: in my case, the image contains an upgrade version of windows. Windows 7 setup does its compliance checking before you format the disc. How does 'uncle steve' know that i qualify to restore an upgrade version of windows, since i performed a custom installation of the upgrade?
 
My second question is more complicated: i qualify for an upgrade version of windows on the basis of my original oem license. An oem license can't be transferred to another computer, but i performed a custom install of the upgrade, so the original oem version is gone. Does this mean i can move my copy of windows 7 professional to a new computer?


Posted On: 2010-01-29 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Problem Restoring A Win 7 Image

My hp iq846 had an hardware problem with the screen (vertical blue lines). So i sent it to hp for repair as it was still under the warranty. For whatever reasons, they blanked out my drives and replace windows 7 (64 bits) with the original vista. I thought they might do that, so before sending my pc to hp i created an image on an usb hd (including a bootable dvd) with the windows 7 tool. Yesterday when i tried to restore the image, everything went as expected for about 30 minutes and then it stopped with a message (not really an error. But with the same end result) saying something like this: "the image cannot be restored automatically. The computer's hardware configuration has changed. "

The only choice i have at this time is to shutdown my computer. Hp is telling me that only the defective lcd panel was replaced. And by the exact same model (so why reformat everything?

What can i do? How can i restore my image?


Posted On: 2010-04-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Restoring A Vista Data Backup In Win 7

Before installing windows 7 ultimate, i backed up my data onto a usb portable hard drive using the data backup program included in vista home premium. Using the windows 7 backup and restore program, i restored my backup of ~140 gigs. However, after the restore completed i couldn't locate any of the restored data in windows 7 explorer but the drive did have ~140 gigs less free space (so apparently it is there). I then added up all gigs used in all the root directories, and that too was ~140 gigs short of the supposed used space on the drive.

I went to the command prompt, and when i did a hidden directory search (dir /ah) the restored directory was there. But, i can't access it or remove it. Does anyone know how i can access it (doubtful) or at least remove it so i can free up the hard drive space? I didn't realize until after restoring the backup that in doing the custom install of windows 7 (vista 32 bit to windows 7 64 bit), windows creates a "windows. Old" directory that contains all of the vista files that i needed. I wish i knew that before i did the restore.


Posted On: 2010-07-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Restoring Win 7 System Image Backup

Can anyone tell me how to restore the computer back from a windows image back up. I saved the back up on an external drive and i see that in the external drive it has 2 vhd files  1 is restore and the other is complete image 107gb and i also see about 7-8 files marked xml.document. I tried may times to go into f8 and restore from that image and i get an error message no hardware found. I mounted the vhd on my laptop to see if everything is there and it is so. How to i restore it back from that image? I cant find any. Information on how to do this on microsoft website.

Posted On: 2010-07-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I accidentally deleted the "deleted items" folder from one of my email accounts. How do i restore it?
I tried adding a new folder with the same name, but deleted emails do not go there when i delete them.
I would appreciate your help.


Posted On: 2010-02-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Last year, i downloaded the beta, window 7 rc and it has worked very well for most of the time. Since i like it better then vista i continue using it. However, about a month ago, something went wrong with the computer. My system restore seem not to work as well and it would lock up and crash from time to time. So since window 7 rc was going to expire, i thought it would be a good time to do a complete clean recovery and then do an upgrade of window 7. But i have not been successful. I tried every possible way to do a complete recovery. I need to do this, as you all know, and want to get this done before march 1, 2010.

If someone can just tell me what i need to do. One more last attempt, which might be helpful, but did not work is, that i clicked on recovery drive (d) then i click on tools, then i click on pc restore (run as admins), then a window comes up called: welcome to dell factory image restore, then i pressed next (which says as a reminder, that this utility will restore the system software to the state it was in when it left the factory. And then, the window came up that says, confirm data deletion, which i would confirm by simply checking the box, for yes). I thought finally i got it. But 1/3 it loaded and stopped with a small box saying (error). So i hope someone can help me with my problem.


Posted On: 2010-02-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I was working on a document in wordpad and saved it before going to bed last night. When i re-opened the document today, it was returned to the condition it was in last night before i started working on it. The computer did shut down unexpectedly and when i reopened the file the changes i'd made prior to the shutdown had been recovered. I continued to work, saved my files, and shut down the computer. Please tell me, is it possible to restore the file to atleast the recovery point? I don't understand how the information was lost to begin with.

Posted On: 2010-08-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I can change it back but every couple days on the 3 computers i have purchased win7 for are having this issue, so i know it's not a hardware issue.


Posted On: 2010-03-11 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Desktop Freeze When Programs Work Behind Desktop

Windows 7 desktop freeze when all other programs work behind desktop. When using any program, the desktop freezes so no icon can be selected/program opened. The only way to clear the freeze is to shut down. If however one chooses to use a program behind the desktop - it works fine. Anyone ideas how to prevent shutting down as the solution? I haven't heard anything like this on any other platform. At 1st, i thought it was a wireless freeze matter.

Posted On: 2010-05-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Find Language Bar

I know how do i in/un stall languages. But my main problem i'm facing now, is that, i can't find the toolbar: 'language bar' in the taskbar. It only reflect : "address", "links", "tablet pc input" and lastly "desktop" there isn't any language bar. Anyone out there who can seriously help me with this, please. I need to type chinese text and configuring for the past days doesn't help.

Posted On: 2010-05-24 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Address Bar Searches Ask.com Instead Of Going To Site

Sometimes when i type in an address to my address in ie 7 or ie 8 i end up at ask.com. This is especially weird since i have disabled all search engines i am not interested from the manage add-ons window and it bothers me more than ask.com wasn't there to remove and yet it's there in my address bar. In ie 8 the new link system show ask.com at the bottom of the list just begging to clicked on. I keep my virus checker and microsoft's windows defender up to date and neither has picked up any thing to suggest this is a virus or trojan.

Posted On: 2009-04-15 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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I cannot install the bing bar on my windows 7 pc. The install completes halfway and then closes with no error or finish installed message. I open ie8 and it's not there. It is listed in add/remove programs though. So i have tried uninstalling and reinstalling and a clean boot install. Scan for spyware/virus, system is cleaned. Also, deteled windows temp folder, cleared cache, cookies, disable add-ons. I can install the windows live toolbar successfully. Other programs install fine as well.

Any ideas?


Posted On: 2010-03-10 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Bing Bar Has Encountered An Error

Error code 400 then error code 1000 then just the "bing bar has encountered an error. Please close all browse". For at least the past three weeks i have been getting a message every time i open ie8 in windows 7 x64-bit.initially it said that the bing bar had encountered an error and listed error code 400. Then later that changed to error code 100, and now it just says that "the bing bar has encountered an error. Please close all browse" with only the help circle to the right.

It no longer shows the temperature either. I have written many times and have yet to get an answer or any suggestion as to how to correct the situation. The bing search page still opens normally and performs searches as it should. I'm getting very tired of this and want it to be corrected. I have tried closing the browser many times as well as every night.


Posted On: 2010-02-26 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-25 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-04 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Bing Hijacked Firefox Address Bar

1. I am running windows 7 64-bit with firefox 3. 6. 3

2. Internet explorer is disable from the windows features

3. I don't have windows live on my computer

4. I've never installed msn/bing/yahoo tool-bars

5. I can't find any mention of kb 982217 in my list of updates

6. Firefox's keyword. Url is set for "google i am feeling lucky"
7. Avast and spybotsd can't find any viruses, malwares, spywares
8. All temporary files have been deleted
9. There is no windows search helper/bing toolbar or any kind of obvious add-ons or extensions installed for firefox my problem now:when i type a keyword in firefox address-bar (set for google search), it opens a bing search window!

The only way i managed to get rid of the bing search was to completely disable windows search from the windows features!It's a bit arsh and pretty annoying as i obviously can't do any search on my computer! Does anybody have an idea how to fix this?(Please go again through the list above and don't propose me to remove bing add-on or disable kb 982217.


Posted On: 2010-06-13 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

How To Change Input To Japanese On Language Bar?

First problem i haven't been able to find a fix on the internet already. Where better to come then here! I am trying to find out how to type in hiragana on windows 7, i know how to do it on xp but no idea in 7. I open up the language bar and set it to japanese (see fig 1) and yet i cannot find the change input button. If i click the kana button it shows up as some japanese which i don't even this is kanji (see fig 2) any help would be much appreciated.
 
Fig 1:  http://i109. Photobucket.com/albums/n65/nrg800/langbar.jpg
Fig 2: http://i109. Photobucket.com/albums/n65/nrg800/example-1.jpg


Posted On: 2010-04-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-14 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2012-11-16 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .