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Windows 7: Taskbar takes up half my page (autohide right side)

23 Apr 2011   #1
freerider4life

win 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
2 minute hang when wake+BlurayDD SSD swap help

I'm doing some thread cycling, new questions for all you nice people out there.

Whenever I open my laptop back up, and hit the power button, it takes about 60 seconds to reach the password page. Once I type in my password, my computer hangs for about 2 minutes.

I had a Vaio VGN-NW265D laptop, with a bluray drive. I've used my bluray drive a handful of times within the last 1.5 years, and I'd rather have the performance. How would I go about putting in a SSD and installing windows 7 on that? I'm somewhat new to mods, but I'm affluent with computers.


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23 Apr 2011   #2
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Rightclick in the taskbar and make sure "Lock the taskbar" isn't selected.
Now go to the borderline between desktop and taskbar until that little Arrow left/right appears.
Hold down the left mouse button and pull the task bar back to the size you desire.
Rightclick the taskbar and select "Lock the Taskbar"

-DG
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23 Apr 2011   #3
freerider4life

win 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

thanks!

dang, i feel like a noob.
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23 Apr 2011   #4
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

You're very welcome. It's no big deal tho you must have dragged the bar out by pressing the left mouse button just at the right time (propbably in an attempt to move some icon around) That's why I have my taskbar always locked

As for your speed up goal: you could try running msconfig, go to the Startup tab and uncheck everything that's not Antivirus, Firewall or otherwise crucial to your Installation.

-DG
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23 Apr 2011   #5
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

You could also try using "Hide Labels", which will leave it just the width of the icon, assuming you don't need the labels.
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23 Apr 2011   #6
freerider4life

win 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I did the startup programs, but it still takes a solid 4 - 5 minutes before I feel that it's completely finished starting up. random updates and junk seem to be overwhelming.
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23 Apr 2011   #7
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Post a screenshot of all the running processes you have on startup.
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04 Jun 2011   #8
freerider4life

win 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

bump, new questions

edit: threadcycling didn't work the way i intended.. should I make a new thread? it'd be nice to have the appropriate title.
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07 Jun 2011   #9
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Sure go ahead and open a new thread with the app. title and have this one marked as solved (click the red triangle top right and just send the word solved)
Not only does it make more sense but almost nobody would expect (and thus look at) your new question here
Edit: I see it's already marked as solved..good!
-DG
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07 Jun 2011   #10
winsupertweaker

W7 64 Bit
 
 

To begin with, you really don't need AERO. All slower computers benefit greatly from using Classic Theme Mode. My PC is very fast, but I still use it in Classic Theme Mode because I want it to be, well, lightning fast. Always keep in mind that your pictures, movies, games etc. ALWAYS look as good as they would if you use AERO, but your computer will respond 25% faster without AERO enabled.


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