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Icons are in the bottom right of my screen but the window isn't showing.

Windows Vista

Recently I've been experiencing that when I open an application it will open and it's in the taskbar and everything, the problem is I can't see the window. I've tried restarting, and that doesn't fix, I've then tried seeing if they are off the screen, I went to the settings Multiple Displays but there is only one display, the laptop screen display, I have no other monitors so it can't be off the screen, what else can i do? this has happened to about 5 programs now! Can anybody help me?

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Update & recovery 21/01/2017 0 Comments 4 views

Constant internet disconnection with desktop computer

Windows Vista

So every device in the household has no problem keeping its internet connection except for the desktop computer's wifi which suddenly started having problems earlier in the week. Things that I have tried: - running windows network diagnostics - performing a DNS cache flush - going into device manager, finding the network adapter, going to properties, power management and unchecking "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" -tried updating the driver through each of the automatic processes -I also trued manually looking up the latest drivers, however there are none for windows 10 and the latest ones are from several years ago. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Other Windows apps 21/01/2017 0 Comments 3 views

Win 8.1 - Not loading many of the START menu apps

Windows Vista

Hello. Hope someone has some new (untried) method for fixing my problem. Computer is a desktop with 64 bit OS and 64 bit CPU. That being said it was originally installed as Windows 8.0 Pro via CD. Then I upgraded it to Windows 8.1 Pro via a free Microsoft download. That was approx. 2 years ago. Win 8.1 Pro worked fairly well for the first year. Then problems began to creep in. The first notable Problem: Applications from the Windows START screen (i.e. Store, Music, etc) failed to load. A task bar icon would indicate application was loaded but nothing on screen. After trying all of the solutions on the web (to no avail) I decided to live with that problem. But then other issues arose like very slow OS Booting, the inability to install many of the necessary automatic/manual Microsoft weekly patches as well as the inability to upgrade to the Windows 10 OS (i.e. Upgrade attempted several times and all attempts failed toward the end of the process....) forced me to have to reinstall the original Win 8.0 Pro OS followed by an upgrade to Windows 8.1 pro (Same as before). Note: A lot of effort but the reinstallation/Upgrade fixed the problems! At least for the first 6 months... :(. But now the "START" menu is acting up again! The STORE won't load, Music won't load, etc. Thus far every other problem (previously observered) has not yet manifested itself. ....but I'm sure that's just a matter of time. NOTE: There are currently NO failed updates and the Boot process is relatively fast. Just unable to load the "Microsoft Store", etc, etc at this point. Any fresh and/or new ideas to resolve this problem in 2017 would be appreciated!

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Security, privacy & accounts 21/01/2017 0 Comments 2 views

Windows 10 Freezes at 32%

Windows Vista

I have an Acer R7 and it has Windows 10 installed - yesterday and today it tries to update and freezes at 32%. This happened a couple of months back and in both cases it tries to recover older version of Windows - Still version of Windows 10. I updated this computer from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 and it seemed to work but now this further update fails.

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Update & recovery 21/01/2017 0 Comments 4 views

Windows Media Player Problem

Windows Vista

Upgraded to Windows 10 with problems. Went back to Windows 7 Pro. and I no longer had my music libraries. Ripped all cd's to WMP successfully. I was able to play all music on my Sony Smart TV. Now all of the music that was once in my WMP library is gone. Where did it go? Can I restore it without ripping all my CD's again? Searched on the internet for a solution. Nothing seems to work. Mike B. Windows 7 Pro. on IMAC (Bootcamp)

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Other Windows apps 21/01/2017 0 Comments 3 views

Corrupt track 1 metadata when ripping using Windows Media Player

Windows Vista

Sooo...... I have ripped several hundred CD's and the metadata for artist, album, title, etc on all the first tracks are missing. Its not actually missing, its just incorrect. "Unknown artist", "Unknown album", etc. Every other track rips correctly, its only track 1 that is giving me problems. Sometimes it will correctly give the song title as the file name, but other times it is just track 01.wav. I am ripping them as 16 bit, 44k, lossless .wav files. The Windows media player seems to be able to organize most of the first tracks correctly, but the missing metadata is giving me problems with other applications. I have seen that autoplay can be an issue and I do not have it on when I rip a CD. I have seen recommendations to delete track one and re-rip, but in all honesty, that is close to impossible as there are probably 2500 albums. I have tried the metadata programs that are suppose to update the song information but they are not very accurate when I try them on a small sample size. Not even close in fact. None of my CD's are bootlegs, all are original redbook audio discs purchased from a store. I have deleted the Windows Media Player database and started over but the update album information doesn't change the metadata. I am using Windows 8.1, but some were ripped using Windows 7 as well. I have more CD's to rip and want to solve this problem before I go further. I also hope there is some way to update the metadata that isn't manual.

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Security, privacy & accounts 21/01/2017 0 Comments 2 views

The requested operation requires elevation (Run as administrator) - Windows 10

Windows Vista

I know volumes have been written concerning this subject/issue, but it seems to be an ongoing issue nonetheless. When I wrote the VBScript below, initially I received the error "The requested operation requires elevation (Run as administrator)". I myself have never seen this error before. So I decided to add this line, ""runas /profile /env /user:tecvhavenadministrator", thinking it would solve my problem. Here is the kicker > It's asking me for the administrator pwd! WHAT ADMINISTRATOR password... I am a domain admin and started the CMD shell in Administrative mode. Here's the script, any feedback would be helpful. I am ready to move on.... John runas /profile /env /user:techavenadministrator netsh interface teredo set state disabled netsh interface ipv6 add v6v4tunnel interface=IP6Tunnel localaddress=104.11.191.67 remoteaddress=184.105.250.46 netsh interface ipv6 add address interface=IP6Tunnel address=2001:470:39:53d::2 netsh interface ipv6 add route prefix=::/0 interface=IP6Tunnel nexthop=2001:470:39:53d::1

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Search, touch and mouse 21/01/2017 0 Comments 4 views

Need help opening a windows 10 window

Windows Vista

I started out 3 days with new used computer running Vista, Now it is running Windows 10. I hate windows for that move! What I want to do is go in and change start screen, the computer name and work group, so as to match up withe rest of the house. But I have no idea on to open that window in Windows 10 The Window I am describing has the version of windows your running, 32 or 64 Bit info and more. Any help would be welcome

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Programs 21/01/2017 0 Comments 4 views