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How to personalized a tile

Q: How to personalized a tile

Can anyone tell me how to personalize a tile that shows up on the screen when you turn on the computer?

A: How to personalized a tile

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I am using windows 8.1 RTM version.
I cannot find my desktop tile or the store app anymore. I have tried searching with the search charm too. I checked various users and they are not there either. Some desktop programs have gone missing too

I will appreciate any help from you guys

A:My desktop tile and store tile has disappeared Windows 8.1

Do they show up in the Apps view, Apps Screen - Open in Windows 8 , if they do then just pin them back to the start screen.

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I am new to Windows 8, and on the tile display, when I touch a tile, i.e. the weather tile, a black screen appears with in the middle; this lasts about a second, then the tile window display reappears. I would expect that the website would appear, but it never does. Other tiles act the same way, but some apps are executed when the tile for them is touched.
Is this a bug, or am I doing something wrong?

A:When a tile is touched it returns to tile display in a sec

Hello Auricman, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if going through the troubleshooting steps in the tutorial below may be able to help for now.

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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Could anybody tell me how I could get my own email adress for example "[email protected]" ... and for free ? i want one that can recieve emails aswel, i know you can do it on the msn website but you cant recieve emails

A:Personalized E-mails

AOL seems to have been offering what you may be looking for ...

I never tried it and don't know it there are any limitations, restrictions or other requirements to use it. As far as I can recall AOL will own the chosen domain name and the domain name is for e-mail only.

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Help I just got done upgrading my windows and when it restarted again everything was normal when I logged in to my account but on my desktop there is nothing there but a personalized settings box and I have been waiting for hours and restarted it several times already and i even tried to delete it, it did delete however the screen continued to remain blank, help me!!!!!!!!

A:Help personalized settings

If you right-click the screen, does a menu appear?

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I checked the "Personalized Favorites" box in the Advanced tab on tools, but after rebooting, my favorites menu is still the old straight list. How do I get the most recent/used ones to show, like it should on the personalized favorites?


A:IE 6 - No Personalized Favorites

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I've got a very annoying problem with personalized favourites - it almost does the exact opposite of what it's meant to do. It does seem to keep a list of links I use frequently - but it has the annoying habit of not displaying the most frequent or ones which I have just used. This morning there are 3 links missing from personalized favourites which I used only yesterday (and I haven't added dozens of new links and made the list too long).

I'm running XP Pro 5.1 with SP1. It's also started to happen on my ME machine - which I think is related to a service pack I loaded recently. Is there a fix other than to turn off personalized favourites?

Thanks in advance for any help.


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Under/In past versions of Windows you could select (create) an image which could be used as your desktop image. My wife had a collage (ok the spelling please) of our grandchildren. I have not been able to find an directions (clear cut directions anyhow) as to how I can set her desktop (back) to the collage. Directions on how this can be done, please?

A:Personalized desktop image...

Hello David,

The tutorial below can help show you how to change the desktop background to what you like, and create a slide show as well if you like.

Desktop Background - Change in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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Hi. Based on an article I read at TechRepublic or ZdNet, cannot remember, that recommended ComboFix and to only download it from BleepingComputer or another site. As a member I chose here. I disabled my McAfee antivirus and Firewall as directed. Ran ComboFix.exe and all I saw was a green status bar, which closed after about 15-20 seconds without any other action or display.

Now,after getting rid of ComboFix.exe, I cannot get my desktop personalized with any pictures, only basic colors. When I try to get to pictures by way of "Browse", I can only see some strange icons, no pictures, after I select the folder I want in My Pictures. Screen shot attached.

I've tried a "Restore" (among some other fixes, e.g. SFC) to before running ComboFix.exe and the desktop is still black. I've listed some basic system info below, in summary however, I'm using a Toshiba Satellite A135, Vista Home Basic SP2, 2M RAM.

Any advice or suggestions will be GREATLY appreciated. I do NOT want to re-install Vista for the fifth time since 2006.


Robert Goltz

Windows Directory: C:\Windows
Windows Version: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic Edition Service Pack 2 (build 6002), 32-bit
Identifier: x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 12
Name: Genuine Intel® CPU T2080 @ 1.73GHz
Speed: 1.7 GHz
Physical Memory: 2 GB
Virtual Memory: 3 GB
Video Adapter
Screen Resolution: 1280x800
Monitor... Read more

A:Ran ComboFix. Now desktop cannot be personalized

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Orange Blossom

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First of all hy,and sry for typing mistakes (if there are any)

Issue 1

Im using a 32 bit ultimate vista ,each time my pc shuts down improperly (restart , power down etc) i get 'personalized settings not responding' box and i cant use my network and sidebar.

In fact its the exact same problem he had

vista problem with personalized settings not responding

System restoring fixes this but only until the first improper shut down , is there a way to fix that for good? (reinstalling doesn't help)

Issue 2

Partition shrinking problem : When i try to shrinking my boot partition (using disk management) it wont shrink as much as i want it to (to be more clear: my C:// drive that contains windows is 150 gb large and it wont shrink more)

Is there a way of doing that?

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I import information into Excel every morning that looks something like the attachment. What I need to do is have a macro that takes the information and groups it by Transport Officer and mails it to the relevant contact with the following wording in the body of an email - or attachment - if that is easier.

Afternoon "Insert the first name of the transport officer"

Could you please confirm if the following vehicle is standing / on the road :

List of all the relevant registration numbers

Many Thanks

I hope this makes sense and that someone can help.


A:Personalized emails from Excel

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Everytime I open up explorer.exe I get personalized settings for less than a second showing C:\System\(recycler)\system32.exe , before that I had another file which I deleted and Now this is showing up . I think it copies itself but I am not sure. help please , this is my HJ log
DDS (Ver_09-01-07.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Reeko at 23:50:04.25 on Wed 01/14/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1256.971.1033.18.3071.2136 [GMT 4:00]

AV: Norton Internet Security *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated)
FW: Norton Internet Security *enabled*

============== 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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\... Read more

A:Personalized settings virus

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Half the time when I start my pc, after windows loads, I get a black
page with a box in the upper left saying Personalized Settings Not
Responding. 10 to 30 seconds later, 2 file names pop in the box
(run32.dll and something like misco....) and my desktop loads. It's
been this way from the beginning, about a year and a half. This is an
old Dell that originally had XP, but was upgraded to Vista Ultimate.
A couple times I've had to shut down and reboot to get the desktop to
load. Any ideas or suggestions? JT

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everytime i start my computer.. there is always a window on the upper left that says: setting up personalized settings for: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Wndiir\WinLoad.exe restart i can't use my computer bcos its always stuck on that window..there are no icons come up on my screen and even the taskbar but i can access internet browser using task manager by creating new task( help me pls..i dont know what to do.. ill really appriciate much who can help me on that problem.. BTW: im using Windows Xp.

A:Setting Up Personalized Settings For?

Your logon profile has become corrupted. In Task Manager go to File/New Task (run...) and type in control userpasswords and hit enter. Create a new User with Admin privileges. Log out and log back in as the new user. Browse to C:\Documents and Settings\ Look for your old Profile. Copy the Desktop, Favorites and My Documents to the New User Profile from the old.

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I have windows 7, one thing I have trouble with is getting individual accounts to act as individual accounts.
I want to have a user account for me and one for my wife.

I want each one to have their own google chrome browser and their own google drive accounts.

I may in the future want to download programs on one or the other user account without them showing up on both accounts.

I think I may have messed up when setting up and made the admin my account rather than having an adim account plus two other user accounts, one for me and one for my wife.

A:Don't understand personalized accounts

And how did you "mess up"? What problems exactly are you having? Why not both of you having a admin account? I really don't understand what the problem is...... please give more details.

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Hi, I would love if you can help me with mi fixlist.txt

I get a popup telling me the following:

[Last version for Google Chrome users]

[Users who used Google Chrome
Installed the following apps too.]

The text can change according to the software I am using.

Attached there are mi FRST.txt and my addition.txt

After I have my fixlist.txt and click on Fix on the FRST64, what else do I have to do?

I really appreciate it.

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Here's another one of those silly questions that I can't seem to find the answer to.
I have Windows 2000 at home just to play with. I made a bunch of changes when logged on as Administrator like shortcuts, colors, desktop settings, mouse settings, Internet settings, etc. When I log on as another User, all those settings are gone. I don't want to redo all of that and I know there's a way to either disable the option to have different settings per User or to copy the settings to the other User but I'm blind and can't figure it out!

I found the "Copy to" option on the User Profiles tab in System Properties but that must not contain all the settings unless I did it incorrectly. I copied the Administrator's and set it to allow the User to use it and logged on as the User. The icons on the desktop looked correct but it didn't look like any other settings transferred like the background, quick launch icons, ability to single click instead of double, Internet settings, etc.
I would like everyone's settings to be the same without a hassle. I'm sure it's clear as day somewhere!

Any help appreciated.

[This message has been edited by angel (edited 10-21-2000).]

A:{Advice Offered} - don't want personalized settings


Unfortunately, there is no easy way to do this. NT is specially designed so that each user can have totally different settings to another, and not interfere with other users.

The one way to keep the icons shared between users is to have the icons stored in the ALL USERS profile's Start Menu and Desktop directories.

As for keeping the colours the same (this might work): Create the colour scheme you want use, with colours, fonts, iszes, etc. Then save this scheme with your own name. Then, when you log in with a different user, change the scheme to your own scheme, to restore your colours etc. (BTW, I tend to make changes to my personal profile, and leave the Administrator account plain... so that I can see the difference when I am logged in with my own account, or the Admin account).

As far as sharing Favourites etc, you will need to install TweakUI and create specific folders for your shared favourites, and use the TweakUI utility to change the default location to the directory that you have chosen, for each account.

Hope this helps

Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]


Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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Got a little problem here.  
I have an office computer, it had a virus, we ran a few virus scans with Malware Bytes (free) and Super Anti-Spyware (one then the other, not in tangent), and once the "Backdoor Trojan" was removed, I rebooted the computer and everything now appears to be in the old fashion Windows 2000 look.  And when I try to change the look in the Personlization section, I get an error pop-up that says "Theme cannot be applied to the desktop". 
Additionally, when I try to start Outlook, it says it simply cannot start it.  Though the other MS Office suite runs just fine. 
I tried to reboot again and ran a few more virus scans thinking it was still the virus, but the scans came up clean.  So I'm thinking something MAY have been damaged during the removal of the trojan.  So rather than tinker around myself and further, I decided to stop before I potentially screw something out and request some outside help. 
Prior to all these problems, I was unable to run a few simple programs, getting the error "File C:\Programs\...\[insert_name_here].exe could not be found" even though I was looking at the executable file (not shortcut) itself.  So it raised concern.  
Also after a reboot I was forced to use a temporary account/desktop, as the files from my account could not be accessed.  

A:Stuck in old(er) Windows Personalized View

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file.



HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
Lsa: [Authentication Packages] %I
Lsa: [Notification Packages] %I
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [GDriveSharedOverlay] -> {81539FE6-33C7-4CE7-90C7-1C7B8F2F2D44} => No File
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
URLSearchHook: [S-1-5-21-833560090-2735394693-4230374052-2115] ATTENTION => Default URLSearchHook is missing
Handler: intu-help-qb6 - {6898B29B-BF49-43cb-A0B1-D0B9496AF491} - No File
Handler: tmpx - {0E526CB5-7446-41D1-A403-19BFE95E8C23} - c:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\Client Server Security Agent\bho\1009\TmIEPlg32.dll No File
FF Plugin: -> disabled [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: -> disabled [No File]
FF HKLM-x32\...\Firefox\Extensions: [{22C7F6C6-8D67-4534-92B5-529A0EC09405}] - c:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\Client Server Security Agent\bho\1009\FirefoxExtension => not found
S4 QuickBooksDB24; C:\PROGRA~2\Intuit\QUICK... Read more

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I recently started using NetVibes, a personalized web homepage. I also started using Google Calendar, which is a web-based calendar. Now I was wondering if it is possible to get the Google Calendar to display on my homepage. There is an option to add an iCal calendar, but I don't know how I would be able to get Google Calendar ... any suggestions?

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I have personalized menus checked in the classic start menu. What used to happen is that when I went to the programs button, it would only show recently used programs. Recently, all programs have been showing up. How do I get this feature back??

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I am using Vist Home Premium 64 bit.

I am not able to open the Perosnalize option form desktop, which comes when we right click on desktop.

While click on Personalize option, some window open for 1 second and disappear immediately.

Help me out from this problem.

A:Not able to open personalized option from Desktop

Try typing personalize in search and then clicking on personalize computer. Does the screen work with this alternative method?

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Hi, This is my first post on this board. My basic problem arose by my own mistake when i double clicked a malicious exe which was named after some thing i was seeking desperately. My current problem is that when ever Explorer.exe is invoked it pops up a message setting up personalized settings for C\Windows\system32:explorer.exe also my computer freezes from time to time for 5-6 secs. When ever i check the processes running i find an instance of IExplore.exe running silently, also in the recent times i have observed an app called mDNSResponder.exe which usually comes with apple products running and trying to connect to the internet. I have tried Spybot S & D, Ad-Aware, Ashmpoo Spyware 2 , AVG 8.0 (Free) and Stinger (Latest) but of no avail. Thus as a last resort i am attaching the HiJackThis Log and also an image of the problem.Any help of any kind will be highly appreciated. The Log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:38:35 PM, on 8/6/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawse... Read more

A:Explorer.exe Personalized Settings Virus

Hello, aseem.kher. to BleepingComputer.comMy name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.We need to run OTScanItBefore running a new scan let's clean out the temporary folders. Download ATF Cleaner to your Desktop.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Click Select All found at the bottom of the list.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser, do this also:Click Firefox at the top and choose Select All from the list.Click the Empty Selected button.NOTE : If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser, do this also:Click Opera at the top and choose Select All from the list.Close ALL Internet browsers (very important).Click the Empty Se... Read more

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The past two weeks have seen an uptick in phishing email messages. The messages are also more personalized than ever before.See the following article at NIST.orgPlease post comments back here.

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Last week Google Personalized Homepages disappeared from a lot of PC's all over the world. Some, like mine, didn't dissapear altogether, just all the graphics went haywire or couldn't be seen anymore, like the cute Tea house theme. Anyway before I found out on the blogs that it was a Google problem, I had started to play around with the settings on my PC. And now... everything is going slowly, one by one, program after program is losing the graphics. What is going on. I tried to run all the virusprograms and that seems OK.
Help, please.

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When I start up my laptop, just before my desktop appears I get a little box in the top left corner which says-

setting up personalized settings for:
C:\WINDOWS\svchost\svchost.exe Restart

I do not know if this is a virus or not?
The other day my computer locked up, but in the processes tab in Task Manager I had about 30+ svchost.exe running.

Sometimes my computer freezes while i'm browsing the net and I have to restart.

What is svchost? I know abit about computers, just the general, so I could really do with some help please.

I have run ccleaner, eset antivirus, spyware doctors, but they havent come back with anything

While writing this 2 pop ups just appeared which were pictures of transexuals (one was This has never happened before. Whats going on??? After these pop ups and begining to get really worried.
My log came out as

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 04:34:39, on 16/01/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSLoader.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eAudio\eAudio.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer Arcade Deluxe\Play Movie\PMVService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\... Read more

A:setting up personalized settings for:... virus?

I ran Malwarebytes straight after posting this, and this is the returned log.
Something else happened straight after I posted my first message - My webcam turned on. I dont use my webcam, but my brother and girlfriend do for Skype. The fact it activated with me turning it on myself worries me alot. I just cut the power to my laptop striaght away. started it back up and ran Malwarebytes.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44
Database version: 3808
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18882
01/03/2010 01:43:47
Malware Log 01-03-10.txt
Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 110927
Time elapsed: 13 minute(s), 6 second(s)
Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 22
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 2
Files Infected: 2
Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{3446658r-0n1v-fvqj-0y8c-hi8137nfr80j} (Generic.Bot.H) -> No action taken.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{2e9937fc-cf2f-4f56-af54-5a6a3dd375cc} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> No action taken.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{741de825-a6f0-4497-9aa6-8023cf9b0fff} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> No action taken.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{cf54be1c-9359-4395-8533-1657cf209cfe} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> No action taken.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{147a976f-eee1-4377-8ea7-4716... Read more

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I'm not sure what happen but I think some registry got messed up something.
I'm having the same problem as this person posted a few years ago:

I can get into my personalize but then i can't open my display settings so i can extend my desktop. When I click on Display settings I get a window pop up of "Run a legacy cpl elevated"

It's driving me insane. Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Can't open my settings in personalized area


have you used a "registry cleaner"?
if yes, did you make a backup before you used it?
if yes, use the backup at this time.
if no, maybe system restore has a restore point to a time before the problem started.
start>all programs>system tools>system restore, pick "another date" see if theres a date before the problem..

good luck

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Got a Toshiba laptop and no idea how to customized icons. My aim is to have icons only and wherein I can also replace the icon.

For instance, "COMPUTER" icon.
I can only see the computer icon on my wallpaper area and no word "Computer" on it.
Also, if it is possible for the computer icon to be replaced with a different icon such as my face..

I am sorry but I am new to win7... have been using XP for many years..

A:How to Customized or Personalized the icons in win7?


This is limited but if you right click on the desktop and choose personalize (Bottom Selection)
Then on the left side near the top select change Desktop Icons
Then change Icons you can choose from the built in icons or choose browse and use a .ico file.

As far as no name on a icon just right click on it and choose rename from the list and delete the name. The icon will still show with nothing under it and you can always change it again by the same process.

Certain icons you can not do that with. You will know they won't have a rename option.

Other things like folders you can right click, choose properties and then customize.
Then select change Icon.

Program shortcuts, right click on the shortcut and towards the bottom in the middle will be change icon.

Programs themselves that doesn't work, only with shortcuts.

Good Luck and Hope this helps.

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Hi all,

when i boot my comp, my personalized settings do not load. I get a desktop as if i have just installed xp [welcome tour, welcome to ie8 etc]. When i restart, the problem is remedied.

is this a user profile corruption or something else.

Thanks in advance for any replies.

A:My Personalized Settins do not load on 1st boot

You can try Error Checking or sfc /scannow to see if that would help.

1. Error Checking-
Start - my computer - right click local disk (C) - properties - Tools Tab -
Error checking section - Check now - check mark both boxes - Start -
This requires a restart to begin.

2. Start - Run - type - sfc /scannow - OK
Don't forget the space between c and /
You may need the Recovery CD if any thing is found wrong.
Don't insert unless asked for.

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I have windows vista on a laptop. I went to shut it down last night but it seems it was doing an update and I didn't realize it. So when I restarted it, it now comes up with a personalized settings(not responding) message in upper left corner. I can access hard drive and windows task manager. Is there somewhere a backup is located to restore this? Or some how do a system restore?

A:vista problem with personalized settings not responding

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Hi guys,
I'm thinking of making a friend a personalized sound pack for his computer. I know it's relatively easy to do, but the only problem is the fact he has Windows Vista and I'll be doing it on Windows 7. Will there be a compatibility issue?

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Dear All,
I am using OUTLOOK 2007. I want to send Personalized attachment while sending mass mail. Please let me know, in case their is any script or other solution.

Alok K Sinha

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Ok, well when i logon to any account that i make a window shows up in the top left corner and it says "Setting up personalized settings for: C:\Progam Files\drivers\msmsrs.exe s"
and the file isnt even there iv serched for it and i cant find it on my computer and i have no clue what to do so any help?

A:Solved: Personalized Settings Problem On Login.....

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Heres my problem,
If i do as much as log out of my computer my personalized settings (such as putting a toolbar on the start bar, or moving an icon on my desktop) wont save. I get a window that says "Setting up Personalized Settings" when I logon to my account, or any others I create.

I've Google'd it and the only one I've found was not fixed, and all the others are talking about a file called loadwc.exe, which does not exist on XP.

Any help would be appreciated,
Mystic (Mac G.)

A:Solved: Personalized settings are not saving on reboot

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Hello tech guys,

I am using windows 7,
since yesterday I noticed that the desktop back ground that I usually keep in as wallpaper is not saved, and appear a black back ground,
I tried to changed it again as before, but once I trun off the computer and turn on again it does not save it,
how to do to solve this issue?
thanks alot,

A:Solved: Why widonws7 can't save my personalized background?

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Well today I was infected with the almighty Vundo annoyance I had error DLL and Error messages here is my latest Log...I ran ComboFix...

I want to make sure I don't have it anymore...I sometimes see a Popup come up that says Personal Options or Personal Properties or something in the top left corner of the screen and then it disappears...

I ran Vundo Fix and No Luck...It couldn't delete some DLL's so I used ComboFix...I added pix of the issues I have had.

Please help me make my system clean again...

Here is My HiJackThis..

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:03:26 PM, on 8/9/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\CPF.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
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A:Personalized Settings PopUp and Error DLL?? Need Fixing

Please post the Combofix Log.

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The last week or so, our computer has been really slow. A couple of days ago, when I tried to login to my personalized settings (as opposed to my husband's), as soon as I click on my name, a box came up, saying something along the lines of "personal file corrupt - cannot load settings - will login as guest." So irritated that I didn't write it down exactly.

So l clicked OK or ESC and it would basically log me in as a new user/guest. No settings, favorites, anything. I click on My Computer and see Husband Files, My Files, Shared Files. Click on Husband Files and all of his files are intact. My Files - nothing. There are no document. It still lists My Pictures - but nothing is in there.

I ran a malware program yesterday and it seemed to "catch" a few bugs. This morning, I logged in, and it let me through without the box - but then automatically logged me in as a guest user again.

Not sure if I'm describing this well enough - please let me know what else you'd need to know. I'm freaking out - of course my documents include all our budget stuff, pictures, etc. (they're backed up for the most part, but still).

Thank you!

A:Can't login -personalized settings/files disappeared?

You are in a pickle.

This issue is well discussed here:

The CRITICAL thing is to NOT use that hard drive for anything more if you want to recover any data.

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I have upgraded from Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate using the download method (For my laptop). Setup is trying to personalize my settings, and is stalls at that point. (it doesn't freeze but it just stalls)

Whenever I start Windows, it goes through the startup process and then brings up a window called 'Personalized Settings' which says:

Setting up personalized settings for:
Microsoft Windows Media Player

Anyone know how to bypass this or why it's taking a bit longer than it's suppose to?

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This morning I checked my Personalized Yahoo TV settings and they didn't show up. It tells me the personalized settings aren't set. Then I go to set them and there they are already listed. I click "Finished" and it takes me back to the main page where it says my personalized settings aren't showing up.

Is this happening to anyone else. I've emailed Yahoo and no response yet.

Win98Se IE 6.0

A:Solved: Yahoo Personalized TV Settings Not Showing Up

It was a Yahoo problem, solved later that afternoon

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I have windows vista on a laptop. I went to shut it down last night but it seems it was doing an update and I didn't realize it. So when I restarted it, it now comes up with a personalized settings(not responding) message in upper left corner. I can access hard drive and windows task manager. Is there somewhere a backup is located to restore this? Or some how do a system restore? The only discs I have are the Toshiba recovery discs but I don't want to use them as they say they will reformat hard drive and I will lose all info. I saw a regback folder on the hard drive. Would that have something in it?

A:vista problem with personalized settings not responding

Hello Chuck, and welcome to Vista Forums.

A System Restore using a restore point dated before the update incident may be able to fix this for you. The link will help show you how to do one even though you have a OEM Vista.

Hope this helps,

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Over the past couple days and even some over the past couple weeks, I still haven't found any posts here specific enough to my needs, and questions.

My drive setup right now:
1. For my rig, I have the OS installed on a 118GB SSD.
2. I followed Kari's tutorial here and have successfully had my User Profile running off of my 2nd drive, a 2TB HDD. For the time being, this usually contains between 350-400GB of data files. (I deal with a lot of video.)
3. I also own a 1TB external, partitioned into 3 parts. This is portable & updated manually since I may be changing these files while at school, then bringing it back home & updating my rig's same files with the new changes.1 NTFS for work files (school, commissions)
1 NTFS for personal pleasures (music, movies)
& 1 smaller 100GB FAT32 portion to bypass large file transfer limits when dealing with a Mac at school.
4. 500GB Maxtor One Touch. I grew frustrated with the program associated with it, reformatted it to completely empty, and now just keep it as a clean solid backup of everything. I'm considering reinstating it...

I'm looking into using just Windows or Maxtor, Acronis, Macrium-- but I'm not sure which will really give me what I'm concerned about. I'm all good with backing up the data files.

My problem: Windows image backup says that it must include any partition that has the OS installed on it, and that includes D:\ with my User Profile on it. However, the OS + 350GB of data is a lot to compress i... Read more

A:Personalized Image-Backup Strategy Advice please?

Maybe just changing the Default Location of Windows 7 User Folders would simplify things. Use your current data (non image) backup strategy for these folders.
I don't know how Windows imaging treats this situation but I would guess Macrium would be fine.

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Hi, I am trying to fix a computer for someone.

It is an HP Pavilion dm3 Entertainment PC running Windows 7 Home 64-Bit. The computer had several problems with it so I did a system restore that is built into a recovery partition. The install went fine, but then when it was loading in the 2nd time... it locked on Personalized Settings: Microsoft Windows Media Player.

The problem I am having is that the laptop does not have a CD drive so I cannot put in a Windows 7 disc and run a chkdsk /r.

I can log in to the machine if I go into safemode with networking. Is there anything there I can do to fix this?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Win7 Home x64 - Locks at Personalized Settings

Hello slumslum, welcome to Seven Forums!

Use the tutorial at the link below to make bootable Windows repair media.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc

Then use that to run a sfc /scan from WinRE and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

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Recently I moved to a new pc, with Windows 7, same as my previous device, but now 64 bit.
In the old pc I used a personalized keyboard layout, created with Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4.
I installed that creator again on my pc.
But whatever I do I can NOT:
? Reload my saved .klc file with the personalized 'old' keyboard
? Load any existing keyboard from the list.
At least: The program screen says that my layout IS loaded and active, but I do not see anything...

What do I do wrong?
What can I do better?

Thanks, greetings,

A:How to load and modify my personalized W7 keyboard layout?

Hi Wim,
if im reading your thread correctly >>> now 64 bit <<<
Is your old klc file is 32 bit??, installing it in compatability mode might work

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Hi Guys

I have a question..

I have a database called customers with their information (First Name, Last Name, street address etc)

I have written a personalized letter and would like to send it to each customer in the database

Dear Joe Bloggs
It is with great pleasure that we would like to inform you ........

Your Sincerly

What I want to do is, Replace "Joe Bloggs" with the name of each of the customers

If I had Sue Rain as a customer the letter would be

Dead Sue Rain
It is with great pleasure that we would like to inform you ........

Your Sincerly

I will need to Email the personalized letter to each customer

Hope someone can help


A:Microsoft Access 2010 Personalized Letter?

You can do this by having Access drive either Outlook or the system's default email program, but you have to do this with VBA code. If you know how to write VBA I can send you some sample code that works. There is a condition though - if the email requires attachments the code is more complex and must use Outlook. If it is just a simple text-only email then the code can be simpler and can use the system's default email program. In my case I had to accommodate attachments (up to 5 of them!) so I had to do the more complex code for Outlook.

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Okay - here goes... I know I have seen a few questions similar to mine but no final answers.

I am trying to send a mass email to my distributors - approx 100 of them. I have their names, log in ID's and email addresses in an excel spreadsheet.

What I am trying to do is have the email for letter pull the info from the spreadsheet, put it in the email, and send it out but personalized to each person/company.

Fro example, I need it to pull XYZ co from the list, use their email address to send it to them, insert their contact name in the "Dear so & so" part of the letter, pull their ID for the log in from excel and place into the email, and send it out personalized with each companies info.

PS - If you give me programming info like some of the other posts showed - I need to know where do I put it/enter it etc? I'm not all that knowledgeable on this stuff but need to figure out how to make it happen.

Thanks in advance!

A:How to use Excel Sheet to send personalized mass email

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I have read this thread I am looking to do the same thing but withh Outlook. What must I do differently?

"Okay - here goes... I know I have seen a few questions similar to mine but no final answers.

I am trying to send a mass email to my distributors - approx 100 of them. I have their names, log in ID's and email addresses in an excel spreadsheet.

What I am trying to do is have the email for letter pull the info from the spreadsheet, put it in the email, and send it out but personalized to each person/company.

Fro example, I need it to pull XYZ co from the list, use their email address to send it to them, insert their contact name in the "Dear so & so" part of the letter, pull their ID for the log in from excel and place into the email, and send it out personalized with each companies info.

PS - If you give me programming info like some of the other posts showed - I need to know where do I put it/enter it etc? I'm not all that knowledgeable on this stuff but need to figure out how to make it happen.

Thanks for the info - that looks like exactly what I need ! Your awesome!
One more question tho ( please don't laugh me out of here)
Where do I enter the VB programming to make it happen - in Outlook?
In the email itself? In Excel?

With the workbook open in Excel, press ALT+F1... Read more

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Could someone please tell me the Farbar Recovery Scan fixlist.txt file I would use for my situation?The following are my FIRST.txt and Search.txt files:Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 25-07-2012 01Ran by SYSTEM at 30-07-2012 01:17:41Running from I:\Windows Vista ™ Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US) The current controlset is ControlSet001========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============HKLM\...\Run: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide [1584184 2008-01-20] (Microsoft Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] RAVCpl64.exe [x]HKLM\...\Run: [Skytel] Skytel.exe [x]HKLM\...\Run: [IAAnotif] "C:\Program Files (X86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaanotif.exe" [174872 2007-03-21] (Intel Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe [138264 2008-03-31] (Intel Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [203288 2008-03-31] (Intel Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe [167448 2008-03-31] (Intel Corporation)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [LchDrvKey] LchDrvKey.exe [x]HKLM-x32\...\Run: [LedKey] CNYHKey.exe [x]HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Trigger New Acer AlaunchX] c:\Acer\Preload\Command\AlaunchX\AppInRun.exe [8192 2008-07-16] (Acer Inc.)HKL... Read more

A:Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Personalized Fixlist.txt

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Ok--in the older versions of Word is was a failry easy process to just create a Macro and add it to a toolbar--that function is gone in 2007. I know however that there are add-on programs out there to create your own Ribbons. What I want to do is simple--just create my own Ribbon called "Macros" or something of that sort where I can place the most often used Macros.

I know I can create a tool bar in the older version of Word and use that as an Add-In but its clumsy and of course requires you to go back to the old version to make changes or additions or deletions.

Any ideas how to do this? What's the best Ribbon customizer?

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Hi Not sure where to ask this....I have Windows 7 x64 on my 8 month old computer. I have 2 user accts so I can use Outlook for our 2 email accts. I set up both with themes and font and print size etc but the one acct (only used by me for my emails) when I log on, doesn't have the saved settings, only the desktop picture. Each time I have to right click on the desktop, click on personalize, the click on my Saved Theme, then go back and then the font and print size are fixed.
Just wondering how to fix this as it really ticks me that I need to do this each and every logon. I don't want to stay logged on all the time in that acct!
I hope someone can help me with this

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Customize Firefox 4.0?s UI to Create a Unique, Personalized Browser for Your System

The new UI in Firefox 4.0 is sleek looking and easy to use, but what if you want to customize it to a whole new degree? Using the Stratiform extension you can change how the UI looks and make it blend really well with your favorite themes or preferred layout style. To access Stratiform?s settings look for the Extension Icon in the lower right corner on the Add-ons Bar and click on it. The settings will open in a new tab with four distinct UI areas to choose from. The first one focuses on the Toolbar area and allows you to customize the styles for all of the buttons.

The second area focuses on the Tab Bar and mainly affects how the tabs themselves will display, such as the active tab versus non-active tabs. You can be as specific as you like when customizing colors, and if you are unhappy with the results it is very easy to reset to the default.

The settings for the Add-on Bar are simple, so we focused on the last area of the UI settings here. If you are so inclined you can even change the text on the Menu Button as seen in our first screenshot above. Your imagination is going to be the only limit with this extension!

Whether you only change one setting or all of them, the Stratiform extension will certainly help you have a unique and fun looking Firefox to browse the web with. Have fun!
Note: Windows only (unfortunately), works with Firefox 4.0b12 ? 4.0.*
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A:Customize Firefox 4.0s UI to Create a Unique, Personalized Browser

Thanks StalkeR this will keep me entertained for a couple of hours

This is after just having a quick play around

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I wasn't sure which section to write this in, but my mother who is a computer programmer suggested that I might have a virus.
Last night I downloaded a kindle file from an author's blog with the intention of installing it on my kindle. This morning my computer was I little slow. I have a website and I downloaded the plugin for elegant themes to my desktop to install it to my WordPress. My computer started freezing so I used The task manager to restart. For quite some time my our touchpad hasn't been working but for every now and then it would start working until it I restart for updates. Because I only have one working usb and my touchpad mouse now wasn't working, I looked up ways to fix it. The consensus my the Toshiba forum I found talked about shutting it down, taking out the battery holding the start button for 15 seconds and then replacing everything and starting it over then as it starts up press f2 then f9 and f10.
I don't know which of these or what caused it, but I noticed that when it started, my pictures were not there. Well they were, but they were black. So I restarted it again and it took forever to load and for the longest time it had this black screen with this message box talking about processing my personalized settings in: Google chrome. When it did load, it sent me to a temporary sign in where I could'u access any of my files. I thought I had somehow lost everything. But after a couple of restarts, it brought me to my regular sign in, but I can'... Read more

A:Black screen with "processing personalized settings" is it a virus? Hack?

The first thing you want to try is press Ctrl+Alt+Del and see if it brings up the Task Manager. If it does, great. Click on File > Run new task. Type explorer.exe and hit Enter. This worked for me once when I faced this issue.
If this does not work for you, remove all external devices and reboot. If you are able to get display, it might mean that one of the external hardware is causing the problem. If that is the case, start plugging in external devices one by one until you lose display. Remove the last device you plugged in and see if you get the display back. If yes, don’t use that hardware device until you contact the device’s manufacturer. Check again with other external devices.
If removing external devices does not fix the issue, go to the safe mode. Since we assume that you are getting display until you sign in and not after you sign in, you will have to reboot your computer. At the lock screen, click on the power icon towards bottom left of the display. While holding down SHIFT, click on RESTART. This will make your computer reboot. After the reboot, you are given a number of options – select Safe mode with Networking mode. You can simply press F5 on the screen to enter safe mode.
If instead of reboot, you are presented with a screen having three options: Troubleshoot; and Shutdown, click on Troubleshoot and then on Advanced. Then click on Startup Settings and then Restart. The option to enter Safe Mode will be presen... Read more

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When I boot up today, I get a message box in the top left corner of my screen:

"Setting up personalized settings for: C:\windows\system32\install\server.exe Restart"

with nothing else--no taskbar, no icons on the desktop. I go, "OK, I uninstalled Norton 360 last night because my CD key was no longer valid," (after being used on another computer already). "Guess it's just doing it's thing." But minutes go by and my hard drive light isn't flickering, and the fact that "Restart" is capitalized at the end of the quote is suspicious to me, as in virus suspicious. So I get on another computer and google the phrase and find that, indeed, it is a virus/trojan/malware. And that someone posted the *exact* same problem here a month ago, after uninstalling their AV program and all. However, since that someone "discovered a fix for this problem, that works for now," there was never any solution posted.

I just ran Malwarebyres Anti-Malware and the server.exe file listed as a "Backdoor.Bifrose" was quarantined and deleted. I restarted and everything *seems* to be OK (i.e., it booted up normally) but I'm still wary. Am I rid of that crap?

A:Personalized VIRUS settings for: C:\windows\system32\install\server.exe...?

Info only.I will move this to the Am I Infected forum, for appropriate action.Louis

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Hope I am in the right area...

I have the app The Weather Channel. I would like to watch 3 different cities near me for the weather. I have the app setup with all three but all I can see is one city at a time.

Is there a way to create 3 live tiles of the same weather App and each tile have the weather for a different city?


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So, ive heard of this virus called svchost, ive searched on it and even found a post in 2006, its 2011.In my opinion, no virus comes without a creator.
So anyway, like everyone else, when i sytart up my side of the computer, it says "Loading personalized setting for svchost or someting.
My destop icons, not even start bar, i restart my computer and try again and it pops up again.Ive read that it finally loads after 2-4 min. but i didnt wait that long, i just shut my computer off, im on my Dsi browser atm.I really need help, i know this has never happened before and i did nothing to cause it, Also theres been something called runner32.exe or something popping up every morning too, i ran it once and got CONSTANT virus attacks every min. all stopped by panda antivirus.Please tell me how to stop it

Tell me how this happened before you tell how to fix, i want to know if somehow i did something to cause it.

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Erm , I don't really know how it started , but i think it had gone worse these days so im getting worried .

Problems i'm facing
1- "[title] Personalized settings
Setting up personalized settings for:

this appears each time i start up ,

2- my computer lags easily , but not always . sometimes when i afk for sometime and when i come back and i click something it lags and soon theres nothing i can do except pressing the restart button . (i can 'press' the task manager button , but after that it doesn't appear and it gets worse , sometimes it writes that explorar.exe is using very high % of my cpu . )

3- Certain settings Did change like the 'no active audio mixers available' problem , i searched the Internet for this problem and i found the solution using services.msg , i turned it to automatic but after i restart it turns back to the way it is . (Note : the no audio mixers problem seems to appear only after i use the computer for some time , everytime i trstart it turns back normal)
- last time when i press ctrl+alt+del the task manager appears immediately , now , the windows security appears first .

4- Sometimes when i insert my pendrive and after i finish i want to remove it safely , but it says its currently in use or something , i'm pretty sure im not though

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A:Personalized settings at start up + changed computer settings(pls helpD;)

somebody mind helping?D:~i think i did the right thing this time already><Hello siqilee,We ask that once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your thread or make further replies until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The reason we ask this or do not respond to your requests is because that would remove you from the active queue that Techs and Staff have access to. The malware staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response, there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.That is why I have made an edit to your last post, instead of a reply. Please do not multiple post here, as that only pushes you further down the queue and causes confusion to the staff.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible.Thank you for understanding.Regards,The weatherman (Moderator)

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This is just my OCD kicking in however, I am wondering if their is a way of re-colouring a program tile of a program?

A:Tile customising

Sure there is. Depends on what you need.
You could use oblytile and / or create your own or change personalization to high contrast.
Can do, with Paint Shop, Xara, Oblytile, etc...

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In the Tutorial section, there is one as "How to Minimize the Windoes Exlporer "Ribbon"". Right after I installed W8 two days ago, I also downloaded "Windows 8 BluePoison" and by using this, I "unlock hidden features". From then on I no longer see the "Tiles". Windows Explorer is just like that of W7 and it has not "Ribbon".

I am just curious to know how I can get that Tiles back and see "Ribbon" on Windows Explorer.

A:Tile and Ribbon ???

Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer and
modify the RPEnabled key to a “1” which will set it back to default.

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Really dumb the heck do I add a tile to the Metro GUI. I can move them around and remove them, but I can't for the life of me figure out to add a new one.

A:Adding a tile...?

I found when you install a new program a tile is created, you can then move it to where you want it.
Also when using IE in the Metro you can pin a site as a tile, just right click and choose the pushpin icon to create a tile to pin to the Metro screen.

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can you change your profile pic on Facebook
view communication from all of your social networks
post a message, check in or, set a chat status?
or All of the above

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I opened two internet explorer windows by clicking the shortcuts on the quick launch bar.

I tiled these windows vertically ( windows xp home edition ).

I right clicked on the task bar and clicked on the undo tile option.

This appeared to work - however clicking the internet shortcuts on the quick launch bar on another day produced a window of tile size.

Any attempt to change the the window size permanently fails.

Re- opening the windows from the quick launch bar results in the the original tile size.

Any suggestions please ?



A:Cannot undo tile

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whenever my pc restarts the desktop bg image is set to tiles (instead of stretch). why is this happening and how do i stop it from changing?

A:desktop bg changes to tile

Have you tried going to the control panel, then appearance and themes, then display, then desktop.Set it to stretch then hit apply and ok that should do it.

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What is the best digital clock tile that updates fast and works well

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I have the Nokia 625 and had a picture on one of the tiles on the start screen (I think that is what it is called) I have had to replace the tile but cannot find out or remember how to place a picture on the tile.

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Do like tiles use cpu when the start page is not visible?

A:Give tile cpu use?

I would suspect they do, but very little if so. It would show up as a process in windows task manager as one of the main CPU suckers if it used a lot. May be hidden behind another windows process

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When I open my mail tile, it does not show my entire inbox? How do I view my entire inbox?

A:Mail Tile

Click on the Inbox and a message below your last email will say "To get messages older than one month, go to settings." and click on it and it will take you to mail settings which will show up on the right side of the screen. There will be a pulldown menu <Download mail from> and select <Anytime>

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Just a quickie for you expert people out there

I have my tiles and have unpinned the ones i don't want. Now, i am left with Mail and Calendar.
Trouble is i don't have (don't tell anyone) a MS email and don't want one, i am on Gmail - is there any way i can edit the properties of that tile so that when i click the Email icon it will open my Email client as it does on the main desktop?
I've had a look at the right click options of the icon on my main desktop but it doesn't say "pin to start" - which is what i want it to do....

Any ideas??

Thanks so much in advance.

A:Tile Customization

You can use Obly Tile to create your own Gmail Tile.

Download OblyTile 0.8.8 Free - Design tiles for your Windows 8 Start Screen - Softpedia

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Hello fellow humans!!

Alright, so I was wondering what my Main Panel on my Star Screen is missing but I couldn't figure it out.. Until I wanted to check the time. Usually, I would just do a double finger gesture on my Microsoft Touch Mouse and boom, time shows. Or just check the time when I'm already on desktop mode. This time however, my batteries ran out and I was on my Start Screen wondering what the time was. Oh, yea, I was super lazy too. So I wondered why didn't Microsoft make a time/clock app yet? It would make perfect sense to have one. Nonetheless, I know we can't always have everything.. So I'm asking you guys, are you using any apps for this exact reason? Have you got any suggestions? All I want is a tile with the time shown all over it.. No need for other information, like date or anything, just the time.. I'm asking you because, well, I don't know, I just like posting here instead of reading reviews for every single app in the store.

Thanks in advance!!

A:Time Tile

Hello Wael,

If you like, you could press the Windows + C keys to see the clock anytime and anywhere in Windows 8.

Hope this helps,

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Is it possible to rotate a large tile on the start page 90 degrees to form a vertical tile so i can add a vertical photo.

Regards Dom

A:Vertical Tile


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I just installed windows 8 Pro on desktop, now in metro start screen, I click on the music tile go through to find some music I want to listen to and when it plays it opens this Xbox music thing. Why and is this normal?

A:music tile

LoL.. sheeples.. Xbox+metro= multiple platform support = phones that become the laptops (docking) = app store = revenue channel.
They thought this through while they were high on cocaine and champagne like every good corporate meeting.
It will take a awhile for competitors to build placement tiles since they have to learn the new interface and recompile their code.
MS's main competitor is Apple. Ms = Xbox+hyper visor, Pc = Steam, Apple = Riaa + Mpaa.

I remember when the FBI was busting down doors because people where using betamax to copy broadcasted tv shows, beating the children and shooting their dogs. Criminals = whatever stops the money flowing to the appointed authorities.

I wonder if they sell folk music on Xbox music center, hahahahaha... I'm like the 1 guy that searched for it.
I guess the old timers still prefer a smokey bar with live music.

Try installing Winamp for a push and forget solution, not that I like lamas or anything, but they are fun to pet.
You are probably wanting streaming music, and there has never been a convergence of streaming music stations.
Except shoutcast and a few other .com's. Someone will have to converge all their API's into one app without pissing someone off, which is VERY VERY VERY hard to do.

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I do like Win7 so far (compared to XP), but one of the things I'm missing is the "Tile vertically" function (you know, where you can select a few programs in the taskbar and make them automatically fit on the screen together).

Is it really no there or am I just overlooking it?

Thanks in advance!

A:Tile vertically

aero snap sort of replicates this feature, where you drag a window to the edge of the screen.

or try playing with windows key + arrow keys.

i know it's not quite the same, maybe other forum users will improve on this idea...

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I wish to create a tile from a shortcut on the metro start screen windows 8.1

Can you tell me how to create one



A:Shortcut to tile

Hello Jeff,

Which app is this for? I may already have one available in a tutorial if it's a default app.

Starting in Windows 8.1.1 when released on April 8th, you will be able to also pin modern apps to the taskbar.

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Hey guys!
I have a weird problem with my Chrome and I hope someone can help me:
When I first installed Windows 8 there was the IE tile, with lighter blue background and white icon. Then I installed Chrome, at first start I used it as my default browser, mostly in W8 mode, sometimes in desktop mode, but it always had the grey background tile with the Chrome icon. I wanted to make new tiles for my non-metro apps with OblyTile, and because I use IE sometimes I made one for that too, but after that my Chrome tile became a standard non-metro style tile with blue bg and smaller icon, using it first opens the desktop then the metro-mode chrome, and the original IE tile (I kept it from the beginning) reversed to the original, blue bg, white icon style, but Chrome is the default browser.

Can you help me to reverse Chrome to the gray bg tile and make it open the metro-mode without first opening the desktop?

Thanks in advance!

A:Chrome tile

Why not just try to do an in-place reinstall of Chrome for starters and see what happens?

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The only thing keeping me from upgrading to Windows 7 is:

See attachement.

Does anyone now a solution. I now, I could not have tile view, but it's what I am used to.

A:Tile View

To be honest I don't think theres a way of doing that just yet unless theres a 3rd party file manager that I don't know of yet.


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I've been putting URL shortcuts into my Apps Menu but it doesn't always give me a good name for it. For example, I go to and created a shortcut by clicking on the IE11 gear, then clicking Add Site to Apps; but when it puts it on my Apps Menu, it gives it a title of "Member Logon for Entertainment Coupons", when all I wanted was "Entertainment Coupons".

Regards, Patric

A:Hot to Rename a Tile

Right click the shortcut >> Open file location >> now right click the shortcut there and select properties.

Enter the name you would like in the box highlighted below:


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would some one be willing to make this graphic into a seamless tile for me. I keep getting the "to close to edge error" I change it but can't accomplish what I need. Or explain to me what it is I need to do so I can make seamless tiles myself. I tried to follow various tutors but my brain is not functioning....

A:seamless tile

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I just purchased a new hp portable with windows 8. I have used every version of windows since 95 except for Vista and windows7.  My personal favorite is XP Pro since my system is used 90% for business use and xp is so easy to compartment and navigate.  I know that win8 has be confused but I will succeed.  My first desire is to disable the live tile desktop and use the conventional desktop only.  Is there a way and does this hurt the system

A:tile desktop

I use this from our Tutorials Section.

Windows 8 no longer includes the traditional Start Menu that Windows users have become associated with using..........With this in mind, a free program called Classic Shell has been updated to support the ability to add a Start Menu to Windows 8.

Good Luck

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When I pin the Crome exe to start menu all is well, but if I change the size to small it will lose the icon and tile is faded? Anyone have a fix for this?

A:No icon on tile

I need a fix for this as well. It showed up fine until i updated to the November Update. Now when sized to small the icon goes away and the tile becomes faded. I would definitely like a fix for this.

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I tried to pin a desktop shortcut of msconfig system app as tile to the start metro screen but refuses to pin.
It doesn't even exists 'Pin to Start screen' selection when i right click the shortcut. What should i do?
I even copied the shortcut to the 'All Apps' folder and appeared on the left to the up and down app list but i can't
drag to start screen as tile.

A:Pin msconfig as tile

In the All Apps menu>> Windows administrative tools>> choose System Configuration & right click that.
Or you can do it from Control Panel:

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Not really sure if i should post this here or in a different forum. If this is incorrect it can be moved.

I need a seamless tile made up. I tried to make one but it doesn't seem to like me much. Not my fortay i guess...

I need a faded blue to white. I do not want blue anywhere but on the right column. When I do it it does not come out seamless.

The graphic is what I would like. I tried to use what I posted to make it seamless but it defiantly came out funky.
Any one board and would like to make one for me?

A:seamless tile.........

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]Hi, I've just upgraded to windows 10 from 8.1 and have tried to set up my email address but when I open the mail tile it has message NOT YET SYNCED - I don't really know what this means.
Every email address I've tried either says can't get mail or outlook tells me it can't find it.
I've tried everything I can (following lots of info on websites and microsoft's own "help page").
I don't really want to have to open a browser every time I want to look at or send mail.
I want the notification message and the ping!
I'm a bit of a novice so can anyone help me PLEASE.

A:Outlook app (tile)

Hello Eileen and welcome

I'm assuming you are using the new W10 mail app. If you click on its settings (cog icon at bottom left) you can access Manage accounts and select the outlook mail account to reach the box as shown below:

Then you can select Change mailbox sync settings and scroll down to turn on the Email sync.

This is the first thing to check but my apologies if you have already done this.

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I have recently had my laptop restored to factory defaults from Sony after the hardrive failed

but now when I try to update to Windows 8.1 as soon as I log in it is stuck on a black screen with a pop up box in the top left corner saying

Setting up personilzed settings


All I can do is use ctrl + alt +delete to manually start programs using New task in Task Manager or shut down etc

I've resorted to resetting pc back to factory defaults to start again

Any ideas?

Sony Vaio
Model SVE14AJ15M
Intel Core i5
Windows 8 Pro

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Hi. I'm working on a Toshiba laptop that originally would not connect to the internet so made a disk containing SP1 and installed it thinking that it would fix the issue. Instead it created anther issue. I cant log into a profile with out it hanging up on Setting up personalized setting for: Internet explorer. I have never had a computer do this and I'm totally lost on what i need to do to fix this.

A:Vista x32 hangs at Setting up personalized setting after installing SP1

Im currently running a CHKDSK /R and I have tried doing a system restore as well. Before the Restore the computer would say that SVCHost.exe had stopped responding after several hours of it being on Setting up personalized setting for: Internet explorer.

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Hi There,
I have this problem that just appeared on my Windows Vista Laptop when i boot it up.
I just recieved this little pop-up box on the top left corner and the screen entirely black. It said Setting Up Personalized Setting For...
It ran through Google Chrome, Internet Explorer e.t.c.
I realized that it looked like a virus; so i shut it down and restarted my laptop; thinking it wouldn't happen again. After it passed through the login; it shows up again.
Is it a virus in any sort of way? What can i do to avoid this from happening?

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If you want the IE tile in Start to always open the desktop version of IE 10, then you have to make the 2 settings shown in the picture. You get there from Internet Options > Programs tab. Then do not forget 'Apply'.

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New install on Asus transformer.
Full screen start is permanent. Clicking start button makes no difference. Button goes grey when I hover, black when I press, and there is no change to any other aspect of the display.
I have gone to personalise and set 'Use Start Full Screen' to both On and Off. Makes no difference to anything.
Veeeeery frustrated as I do not do tiles!
I have googled for hours and tried changing everything I can find referred to.
It is an upgrade to win 8 that came with the system.
Wondering if the install is corrupted.

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I'm using Windows 10 Pro and can't unpin a tile from Start..
someone please??!

A:Can't unpin a tile from Start

Originally Posted by Orel123

I'm using Windows 10 Pro and can't unpin a tile from Start..
someone please??!

Hi @Orel123, welcome to!
Try opening the Task Manager, (right click Start and choose Task Manager), scrolling all the way down to Windows Explorer, right click and choose Restart.

If that doesn't work, the Tile in question may not have cached properly;
right click on Start, choose Run, type shell:appsfolder, press Enter, look for the application in question in that folder, right click it and choose Unpin from Start.

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Trying to resize some of my tiles on the Windows 10 start menu. I have added Outlook 2016 and want to set it to Wide but the only options are Small & Medium.

How do I get all the options on the resize?

A:Tile Size limited

Size options are limited to certain Apps only, default Apps all can be resized to 4 different sizes but the ones we add to Start only have two options.
EDIT: Have a look at this tutorial:Tiles - Resize on Windows 10 Start Menu - Windows 10 Forums

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Having trouble with Live Tiles. I'm trying to open up Live News and weather tiles. I am able to open the start menu and see that they are updating with appropriate weather and top stories. When I try to open up the tile however, I am greeted by "An error occurred. Try Refreshing" but to no avail does it solve the issue.

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How do I tile images in paint, or view, say, 4 images at a time?

A:How do I tile images in Paint?

Originally Posted by gogreen

How do I tile images in paint, or view, say, 4 images at a time?

In Paint that is not possible. You can only open one image (file) in one session.

You can import an image to be pasted to another image using Paste from feature:

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Do you know of an easy way to change the colour of the User Tile border?

A:User Tile Border

I take it you mean on the login screen? I've wanted to change that for so long, but it's picky with the transparency and such. I guess you'd need to find a way to patch authui.dll, and then reshack it. If only I knew of a good patch or hex edit or something.

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When I select the money tile I get "service is currently not available please try later" . Any suggestions on what is wrong. It was working fine and all of a sudden a few days ago it quit working.

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Is there a way to nest or embed Metro tiles so they act like folders? For example, Microsoft Office deposits at least eight tiles on my Start Screen. I rarely use any but Word and Excel, so I would like simply a generic "MS Office" tile that, when clicked, gives me all of the Office tiles.

I know I can make a folder from a bunch of shortcuts and then pin that folder to the Start Screen, but I'm looking for something that stays within the realm of Metro Tiles.

A:Metro Tile Nesting?

Originally Posted by patrickd314

I'm looking for something that stays within the realm of Metro Tiles.

This is probably not what you had in mind, but this is Windows 8.

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