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Reinstalling Win 7
Good afternoon, I have a 10 year old Aspire 5741 laptop that I updated to win 10 that I wish to revert back to Win 7. I found the MS site for the recovery info to put to usb and provided the MS product code from the bottom of the machine which MS won't accept as per; "The product key you entered appears to be for software pre-installed by the device manufacturer. Please contact the device manufacturer for software recovery options" I'm 83 years of age and don't understand why this is necessary as I bought from a reputable retail chain here in New Zealand. I did go to the Acer site and after spending over 4 hours trying to make sense of it all I'm finally losing the will to live!! I'm desperately hoping you kind folks can help me out here please but I ask that you kindly bear in mind I'm very much a novice so nothing too technical please. Hoping you van help, kind regards....... ps. I do have recovery discs I made back when I bought the laptop but unsure what to do with them,
Edge problem fix in High Contrast.
I use Windows 10 in the High Contrast, yellow on black theme almost exclusively. On certain apps this causes minor problems, e.g. my Excel spreadsheet didn't print out darkly enough. On a hunch, I switched back to the "normal" black on white theme and it printed out perfectly. When I'm using Edge in the HC theme, on certain websites, e.g. L.L.Bean, Edge abruptly shuts down when I try to enter data. This stops happeniong when I switch back to the "normal" theme. This does suggest that HC and Normal need to be better synchronized (?) I hope this proves helpful
Locking your PC
There are some methods to lock your PC: - Say "Hey Cortana, lock my PC" - Press WINDOWS LOGO + L - Take your phone with you when walking away from your PC (as long as Dynamic Lock is turned on and both your PC and phone have Bluetooth enabled)
Project to your PC screen
Windows 10 comes with yet another great feature. You can project another device to your PC screen. Though most devices are not designed to be projected to, it is possible. With this feature, instead of just projecting to your PC, you can also control the device from your PC. I find this best helpful when you would like to monitor someone else's PC, like a minor. Unlike Remote desktop, the device does not need to be connected to the same network as your PC. Such like devices include Smartphones through Miracast and other PCs through Miracast or intel WiDi. All you need to do on your PC is click on the start menu or search and type 'connect'. The app will appear and open it. Before connecting, windows will open the 'projecting to this PC' setting and confirm if your PC is compatible with Project. if it is compatible, change the settings to your liking. Once done, Open the connect app and on your other device, if a PC, click Windows key + P and select connect to a wireless display. On the connect tab, yo will see your PC's name. Select it and follow any instructions required, and enjoy your connection. you can also access the connect tab through the action center.
BASIC 101: Endless Loop
BASIC Code: Old School DWORD = 128 Input "New Value"; newDWORD Do if newDWORD > DWORD then newDWORD=newDWORD - 1 endif if newDWORD < DWORD then newDWORD=newDWORD + 1 endif Print "Don't mess with the DWORD Value :"; newDWORD Input "Annoying, isn't it?.. Enter to continue...";a$ Loop Until newDWORD = DWORD ** If you enter the newDWORD value greater than 128, example 200, then you will press the enter key couple of times until it is equal to 128. ** This a code with human intervention. Lesson: Don't mess with your any of registry(regedit) values. Your new windows update might hard/long time to equalize/initialize the changes you have made.
Use Scripts and Notepad to Make a Shutdown computer Shortcut
Some people have stated they wanted to be able to shutdown the computer from the desktop so I am going to tell you how; First you need to open Notebook and then click on File. Now click on new. You now have a blank page in front of you. What you're going to do next is write a simple piece of Script code to your new blank page. The Script is; @echo off shutdown -s -t 30 -c "shutting down within 30 sec" Once you have done this, you will then click on file again and then click on Save File As. A window will open up. What have to do is where it says Save as File Type, change it to all files. Now name the file Shutdown.bat. Once you have done this click next. You have just successfully created a Shortcut that you can place on your Desktop to Shutdown your computer. Simply go to where you saved the file and drag it to the Desktop. Here is the Scripts for Shutdown / Restart / Logoff; SHUTDOWN @echo off shutdown -s -t 30 -c "shutting down within 30 sec" RESTART @echo off shutdown -r -t 30 -c "Restart within 30 sec" LOGOFF @echo off shutdown -l -t 30 -c "Logoff within 30 sec" Just follow the above steps for each one. Happy Computing Everyone!
Remove a person from sign on page
I would like to remove someone from the sign on page. How do I go about doing that?
To change the default Pc administrator name
When installing windows in my computer the installation boy gave a odd name "user" which I want to change and at that I want to give my name. I tried to change the user profile manly times it was changed but it also shows the previous name "user" and after changing I couldn't get some of the permission such as to open folder option using shortcut menu asking for a permission from the administrator but previous one was not asking for the permission to do this simple tasks. Overall I want to remove that previous admin.. name and give my name a new admin... name. Please clarify how to do it. Thank you,
Why were Cortana and Search separated into different icons?
Prior to the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903), there was one icon. It allowed me to search and access my Cortana interests. Now, there are two different icons. The Search icon allows me to search, and that's it. The Cortana icon allows me to see my interests from Cortana. My question is: Why do we now have separate icons?
L nova yoga kypad not working - letter qw?rty not working
I have an out of warranty Lenovo laptop and the keyboard qw?rty ? is not working. I have flipped off th cap, cl?an?d it and replaced button - cushion is good but still not working. Windows 10 Machine rcntly out of warranty....was going to buy old keyboard for replacement but thought i'd wait for advice ! Am told I need to replace drivers but will wait to hear Using spell check gets tedious ! Thanks Maggie
A Windows product key is a 25-character code used to activate Windows. It looks like this: PRODUCT KEY: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX. Locate your product key for Windows 10. Depending on how you got your copy of Windows 10, you'll need either a 25-character product key or a digital license to activate it.
A product key is a 25-character code that's used to activate Windows and helps verify that Windows hasn't been used on more PCs than the Microsoft Software License Terms allow. Windows 10: In most cases, Windows 10 activates automatically using a digital license and doesn’t require you to enter a product key.
Windows logo key + Shift + Left arrow or Right arrow. Move an app or window in the desktop from one monitor to another. Windows logo key + Spacebar. Switch input language and keyboard layout. Windows logo key + Ctrl + Spacebar. Change to a previously selected input. Windows logo key + Ctrl + Enter.
Select Use your Windows PC. Follow the dialogs to set up Windows Hello as a method for signing in. How to sign in with a security key. There are different types of security keys that you can use, like a USB key that you plug in to your device or an NFC key that you tap on an NFC reader.