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Windows 7: Windows opens all EXE as window state maximized

13 Jun 2015   #1
maffle

Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 
Windows opens all EXE as window state maximized

Hello,

Ive asked this now on several other places, including the eightforums, but got zero qualified answer, and I hope someone here may know what could be causing this problem:

I have bought a cheap Windows 8.1 8" tablet, a Odys Wintab Gen 8. It comes with Windows 8.1 Bing edition 32bit. The tablet was of course pre-reset and I went through the set-up (user name, password ect), I am just saying this, so no one comes up with maybe it was something preinstalled or registry may be faulty, plus I have already tried to reset Windows via recovery and went through setting it up again, without solving the issue. My idea is, that something set up by the manufacturer, mostly via Windows registry entry, or via policy, is causing this, and the setting is stored already in the recovery image. There are no third party programs running.

The problem is simple: Whenever I open any exe file, regardless how, via double click, via start menu, or even via cmd.exe type and enter, Windows will open the exe in a maximized state. Again, I am talking about normal Windows exe files, not modern ui apps!

It also happens for programs, which dont allow a maximized window state at all, like setup dialogues, or info popups, I have attached an example.

Hope someone can help me sorting this out and offering a solution. Thank you very much




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15 Jun 2015   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello and welcome maffle mate am not promising anything but just what I would try and that is if you can get a command prompt going I would run a sfc and a chkdsk - including the /f and /r switches.

But as I said this is just something I would try and do not know if this is appropriate but seeing you have been waiting for a while I thought I might toss a few thoughts in your direction


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html< if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2
Now as you have a desktop too running in 8 and this is just a pure guess and try why not hook it to the desktop via cable and scan it for malware these three would worth a try

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

ADW download frombleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans

(NB If one is runningKaspersky security it may rant about ADW - just ignore it or disable Kasperskywhile the ADW is being used)
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15 Jun 2015   #3
maffle

Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Hello,

thanks a lot for tryng to help though I dont think those suggestions will fix the problem, though I did a sfc scannow and it reported some corrupted files it couldnt fix. I looked into the log and it said at some part about fde.dll and fdeploy.dll are corrupted and cant be fixed. I think that it's false alarm though and they are connected to the police editor, I installed via a hack, jzst to have it back on Bing edition too, which you dont. And the maimized problem was before right anyway.

Again I think it's some registry setting made by the OEM vendor. I think it has something to do with what I found in this older post: Registry Setting for Windows to Open Full Screen But I coudnt get it figured out how to reset it to normal.
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15 Jun 2015   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

I am afraid you are probably right maffle because they are libraries files and are probably are corrupted or even missing in part. So a trip to the vendor is on the cards sorry I could not be of any help mate.
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15 Jun 2015   #5
maffle

Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

I already asked the "vendor", answer was I should reset Windows via recovery. My hint on this is the stupid "support" doesnt know about this. The tablet comes from China I think and I guess it's some stupid registry hack they did, not the vendor. I found someone asking this matter too somewhere on this forums, about a guy who also bought "some tablet", so I guess he bought the same.

Please, it would be nice getting an answer from some Windows expert on registry settings.
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