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26 Nov 2011   #1

Was XP updated to Windows 7
 
 
What has happened

I have a laptop and now when ever I open any browser, web page or email it opens very narrow at the top of the page. I have not added any programmes at all.
Can any tell me how to stop this please.
Thanks,
Ken


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26 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elaikenn628 View Post
...I have not added any programmes at all...
So you did a clean install of Windows 7, which comes with IE8. It doesn't come with an email program so your problem is with IE8. How do the other built-in programs look (Wordpad, Notepad, Windows Explorer)?
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27 Nov 2011   #3

Was XP updated to Windows 7
 
 

What I should have said was all I have done is not a clean install but a windows update which had windows IE 9 with it.most other programmes work ok it seems to be mostly internet browsers and all my email programmes.
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27 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello elaikenn628

Try right clicking the internet shortcut your having issues with select properties and under the shortcut tab next to the run dropdown menu select run maximised see if that helps.
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Danny


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27 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit OS
 
 

How narrow does the browser look- is it
taking up half the screen, quarter of the screen?
(please explain roughly how big the IE window looks)

Are you also viewing your email in IE9 - what I
mean is are you using hotmail which opens in the
browser or are you using Windows Live Mail or Outlook
or some other program seperate from your browser?

Edit: I was asking this because I thought the taskbar
may simply not be locked and the screen may have been dragged
to the top somehow
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27 Nov 2011   #6

Was XP updated to Windows 7
 
 

Before I go any further Thanks for your help and I think I have found the problem it was IE 9. What I have done was to uninstall IE 9 back to IE 8, had no problems reinstalled IE 9 again and it came back so I have left it on IE and still no problems.

Is there anyway I can stop being asked is I nwant IE 9 every time I do a update?
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27 Nov 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You can just hide the update - Windows Update - Hide or Restore Hidden Updates

Danny
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27 Nov 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit OS
 
 

Glad to hear you solved the problem.

Being the second most complicated piece of software
on your machine besides the OS it is a good idea
to have the latest version in my opinion.
That being said, as danny has explained, the browser
update can be hidden and if you don't have time
to try to find the cause of the problem then stick
with IE8.
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27 Nov 2011   #9

Was XP updated to Windows 7
 
 

Yes I have done that and stick to IE 8.

Thanks again
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30 Nov 2011   #10

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elaikenn628 View Post
...stick to IE 8...
If you want to try IE9 again, you may want to use the second "FixIt" link from Microsoft to disable hardware accelleration: How to Enable or Disable Software Rendering in Internet Explorer 9
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