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Windows 7: New to Windows 7, was on Vista prior- few queries pls

20 Jul 2011   #1
eknirb

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
New to Windows 7, was on Vista prior- few queries pls

1) It boots up with asking me for a password. Don't want that. Where do I change?

2) Monitor goes dark after awhile of non use- guess there's an energy saver option?

3) IR remote. I have the TV "Windows Media Center Option." I have the cable hooked up in the back to the processor---where do I plug in the IR remote, I forget. And theres one of those and another remote with a tiny silver tab at the end?

4) Can't seem to get printer to work, tho it was properly installed. USB connected, powered up, etc. Don't I just install the CANON software or so I do something else?

5)Is it just me or does it take a long time to boot up?

6) I might--might--start using IE9. Why are there two versions shown in start list? Internet Explorer, and Internet Explorer 64 bit.

New HPE h81010t, 12G Ram, Intel Core i5-2400.


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20 Jul 2011   #2
TheReaper

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello & welcome to Seven Forums.

1: Auto log on to your user account
2: Select a power plan & Change power plan settings
3: not really my area of expertise, sorry
4: Driver - install add printer wizard or you might try installing the Canon software in compatibility mode.
5: How long does it take to boot up? If it's around a minute or so, it's perfectly normal.
6: There are 2 versions installed, one 32(86)bit and the other 64bit; because you have 64bit Windows, as I gather from your specs.

I hope this will help you out, but if you have any more problems or questions, don't hesitate to ask.
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20 Jul 2011   #3
eknirb

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

ok, well i just deleted password. i didn't want it to have me have to enter one each time.

i guess re IE; i don't know why the start menu shows two versions of it. One just says 'Internet Explorer,' and the other 'Internet Explorer 64 bit.'
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20 Jul 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

The start menu shows two versions of IE9 because there are two versions i.e. IE9 32-bit and IE9 64-bit, which are displayed because you have the 64-bit version of Windows 7.

If having both of them displayed under All Programs bothers you, just delete the shortcut for the version you don't want to use.

Alternatively, right-click the version you do want to use and choose to pin it to the start menu and/or the taskbar.

One thing to remember about the 64-bit version though, Adobe are still working on a 64-bit version of Flash player so you may get a warning that IE9 64-bit can't play Flash video.
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20 Jul 2011   #5
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eknirb View Post
ok, well i just deleted password. i didn't want it to have me have to enter one each time.

i guess re IE; i don't know why the start menu shows two versions of it. One just says 'Internet Explorer,' and the other 'Internet Explorer 64 bit.'

>>> well i just deleted password. i didn't want it to have me have to enter one each time.

Bypass the logon screen. Logon directly to your desktop....

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20 Jul 2011   #6
legacy7955

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

@Eknirb:

I too noticed that after you let Win 7 idle for a number of minutes, EVEN if you have a screen saver activated like I do that the screen will go dark after a number of minutes and remain so until the PC goes into sleep mpde, I wish I could get the screen saver to remain on until the PC is set to go into sleep mode.

Anyone know how to set it up that way?
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20 Jul 2011   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Right-click your desktop again then choose Personalize and click on Screensaver. Make sure that On resume, display logon screen is unchecked and choose None in the drop-down list for the screensaver.

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