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Windows 7: Mysterious START Orb


13 May 2011   #1

windows7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Mysterious START Orb

I have a multi-page tutorial (from Windows Secrets), which says "Once you are ready..., simply click the Start orb, type backup in the Search programs and files box, and press Enter".
I have no idea where to look for Start orb, nor the rest of it.
Please help.


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13 May 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

The 'Start Orb' is the round circle in the bottom left of your screen.

Something like:


Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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13 May 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Yuhr,

The tutorial below can help show you more about backup if needed.

Backup User and System Files

You would want to click on the Start button (orb), then type backup in the search box at the bottom of the Start Menu and press enter. I've boxed both in red below to help.

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Hope this helps,
Shawn


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14 May 2011   #4

windows7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks a lot! Apparently, we have different versions of Windows 7: mine is Home Premium; there is no "Search programs and files", as it was in WinXP; there are only two options - "Search For files and folders..." and "Search For people...". Be as it may, I think I'll find "Backup". On the second thought, I've been happy with EASEUS Todo Home 2.0 , why change?
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14 May 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, you are probably best sticking with something that you know works for you.
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14 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yuhr View Post
Thanks a lot! Apparently, we have different versions of Windows 7: mine is Home Premium; there is no "Search programs and files", as it was in WinXP; there are only two options - "Search For files and folders..." and "Search For people...". Be as it may, I think I'll find "Backup". On the second thought, I've been happy with EASEUS Todo Home 2.0 , why change?
That makes no sense. All versions of Windows 7 have the Search Programs and Files. Are you sure you're not using XP with a Windows 7 theme?
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14 May 2011   #7

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Did you install any custom themes ?
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14 May 2011   #8

windows7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Every time I turn on my PC, I see "Windows7 Home Premium". And I think it is - it's very different from WinXP.
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14 May 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yuhr,

Check to see if your Start Menu looks like the one in the last example in this tutorial. If so, then use the same tutorial to make sure that you have Windows Seach checked in Windows Features to have it turned on.

Windows Search - Turn On or Off

Mysterious START Orb-search_removed_start_menu.jpg


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15 May 2011   #10

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yuhr View Post
Every time I turn on my PC, I see "Windows7 Home Premium". And I think it is - it's very different from WinXP.
Well, something isn't right, because the Windows Boot screen does not say Windows 7, it just says "Starting Windows". Or do you mean the login screen at the bottom?
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