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  1. There are a lot of settings such as you stated except font style in this location: right click on the desktop, choose Personalize, Window Color Custom, Advanced Appearance Settings. Click on the "Item" drop down box or just click on the actual item. I would not recommend it as it lets you know if the icon is a shortcut or that actual program itself.
  2. I do not know much about deciphering logs, but I know how to get help. You might try a system restore to prior to Windows update attempted install of MSE 2. You can also set up a case with MS here at no charge: https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=6527&st=1&wfxredirect=1 There is also this: For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY (1-866-727-2338; and/or 1-866-234-6020 and/or 1-800-936-5700) in the United States and in Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft subsidiary. There is no-charge for support calls that are associated with security updates. When you call, clearly state that your problem is related to a Security Update and cite the update's KB number (e.g., KB982312; KB2092914).
  3. Possibly an incomplete uninstall. Try these tips: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/msestart/thread/0798db49-58e1-4301-8789-3a74911a96a0
  4. The new version of MSE uninstalls the old version before installing the new one. Have you tried downloading the install program from here instead of using Windows Update to install ti? http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
  5. Sorry if you did not see my question embedded within. I do not post here often and am not used to the new formatting and did not notice the quick reply section below as I was responding to your post. Here is my question: Any way to do this without the Windows 7 SDK? I like the idea, but am against adding 2.5 GB of files to my OS drive
  6. there is one It is called Windows Performance Toolkit. make sure you have the service Superfetch running and next try to speed up the boot with the help of my guide: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=140262 Any way to do this without the Windows 7 SDK? I like the idea, but am against adding 2.5 GB of files to my OS drive forget this "tweak". Windows always use all cores.
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    wmp in windows 7

    It is not necessary to disable the plugin. Just go to tools/ Options/ Applications/ scroll down to Windows Media Audio/Video file (video/X-MS-WMV) in the right hand column. Then go over to the left hand column and change it. When you click on it, a arrow with a drop down box will appear. Change it from using the plugin to use WMP (default). I just figured this out yesterday as I also posted this question on another Windows 7 forum and got no answers. I have not needed to change any other of these settings so far.
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    Install XP

    Yes I have used F12 to set the boot order. This would be a downgrade from XP pro to XP home so the system seems to think that you want to boot the current OS.
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    Install XP

    I am working on an old corporate PC that has XP pro installed on it. I was trying to remove files and data, but am frozen out in most situations. The person that used this PC is deceased. I can log into his user account, but that is about all I can do regarding making any changes to the PC. I have tried password recovery software, but it did not work. I have a copy of XP home that I would like to install, but trying to boot up into the setup mode only takes me back to XP pro. Any suggestions. I am guessing that I will need some type of boot software that will let me format the disk. Thanks
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    Windows 7 Freezes

    Check to see that you have the latest drivers for your hardware. I would suspect display drivers. Can you ctl/alt/del and bring up task manager after a freeze? If so, you can usually end the program that may be hanging the system. It does not always come up immeduately.
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    Program will not start

    Does not work on my computer.
  12. I have a small program that I used to use when I had Windows 98. I downloaded the newest version that is compatible with Windows XP. I can get the program to open just fine if I run the exe or the shortcut to it. If however I have the shortcut in the startup group it does not load the program. I also set the program up as a task and that did not work either. I have tried all different levels of compatibility and nothing will let it load up when I startup. Also is there anyway to disable the UAC for specific programs as I do not want to disable it altogether. Thabks
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    Semd to

    Where do I find the place to add shortcuts to the right click "send to" menu? Thanks
  14. You need to find the Windows live link in the start menu. Click on it and it will get you Windows Mail. If you upgraded from Vista using the upgrade method, all of your accounts and contacts should be restored. It does not look the same, but works OK.
  15. This version installed and ran correctly on my computer where 4.0 RC2 would not. I did however find an issue with this breaking the right click and file "send link" context menu in Firefox 2.0.0.20 and it worked incorrectly with Firefox 3.5.2. I uninstalled version 4.0 final and discovered that this was the cause. My goal was to try and run Firefox 3.5.2 and it did, but it did not seem to be much of an improvement to me. It is possible that maybe I could have fixed the mailto application in 3.5.2 to point to the proper application, but I think I might stick with 2.0.0.20. Maybe if I ran firefox.exe in 98 compatibility mode it would work properly.
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