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Windows 7: Program shadow?

22 Aug 2010   #11

Windows 7 x64 home premium

Hmm. At one point I had changed that to run as admin, but had no luck with it.

I just tried it again with no joy.

1) unpinned the PE64 bit program from the taskbar
2) RClicked on PE.exe (32 bit) and went to compatibility, checked run as admin and then applied.
3) RClicked the PE.exe file and chose Pin to Taskbar
4) Ran PE from the taskbar and returned to the original problem with the program icon in the top left corner and the active program (shadow) in the lower right corner.

Edit: After I tried the changes, I went back to my PE folder to put my copy of PE/64 bit back in use. I was surprised to find it gone! Had to go through the copy and rename process again.

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22 Aug 2010   #12

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)

The "shadow" file is the shortcut to the 32 bit version, which, when clicked, launches the 64 bit version named procexp64.exe. As they have different names, they have separate icons
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24 Aug 2010   #13

Windows 7 x64 home premium

I wonder why your simpler, 2nd solution wouldn't work? Any ideas?
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11 Dec 2010   #14

Windows 7 x64 home premium

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Unpin Process Explorer (Top Left), then the one that is active (Bottom Right) pin it.
Update. Due to a(nother) HD crash, I've had to reinstall W7/64.... this time on a SSD.

I ran into the same problem as before, but using Orpheus' method, was able to get the shadow for PE to work.

However, I couldn't get the same technique to work with SIW. So I tried logicearth's suggestion and that worked for SIW. Go figure.

I have no clue why the two programs would require different techniques to get the shadow to work properly.
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