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Windows 7: popping up in taskbar

13 Feb 2010   #11

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You could also try doing a repair install instead without losing anything.

If you end up having to create a new administrator account, you can copy all of the contents from the folders in your old account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders to get most of your settings back though.

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14 Feb 2010   #12

Windows 7

bad news. My repair install did not change that. It was a long process that finished bad.

I am very concerned about creating a new administrator account. Yes, no problem about moving my personal docs, but isn't it that I have to reactivate programs, customizations, etc., the Office, etc. As far as I could see it is like starting over with the only difference that programs are already loaded in the OS. I do a lot of customization.

Really I cannot believe that this simple thing of files and programs opening for the second time minimized cannot be modified in another simpler way. How trying the other options that you offered, regarding modifying the registry?

Again, I express my deep thankfulness for your patience and help. God bless
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14 Feb 2010   #13

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


Usually if you include copying over the contents of the folders in the hidden C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData folder, you will get most of your settings copied over to the new account as well. If the new account turns out to not be how you like it afterwards, then you can always just delete it with no harm no foul. If it does work out though, then it would save you from a clean reinstall.

Hope it works better for you in the new account.
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15 Feb 2010   #14

Windows 7

Hi Brink again,
Your last answer related to switching to a new adm account is helpful. I assume that I can simply copy the content of the AppData folder in my current account at my new adm account and pray customization will work ok, (for example that my Firefox Bookmark toolbars, etc., will be there.)

However, should I conclude that you think that there is no other way to solve this problem in my current account? That means, is it so mysterious this issue that THE solution is to come up with a new adm account? Sounds like throwing a Toyota Corolla at the cliff because it has a break issue...

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15 Feb 2010   #15

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

If there's another way, I'm not sure what it would be at this time.
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15 Feb 2010   #16

Windows 7Pro - 64bits

If this problem is happening with only one program, right click it on the start menu and choose preferences; there, in the "shortcut" tab, you'll find an option to start the program in normal mode, maximized or minimized; try resetting it.

If the problem is with all the programs then, even though the solution could be to set all programs to normal, that wouldnt resolve the cause.

Hope it helps =)
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15 Feb 2010   #17

Windows 7

thanks for your desire to help, but my issue is with all the programs..................
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Feb 2010   #18

Windows 7
Reinstalling W7 nothing changes

Hi Brink, BadDayComing and co.

I really don't know how to solve my problem. I even reinstalled W7 but the problem remains. Maybe now I can describe it better:

For example if I want to open a Word docx with Windows Explorer not being maximized, the file is being opened on the back and I can see it on the back; however the Windows Explorer remains on the front (:
When I open the same file inside Word there is no problem at all.
Note that I never have issues with Excel files, but yes with Word files and other non MS Office programs. For example when my laptop detects a new drive the "AutoPlay" dialog box goes directly to the taskbar and is not popping up as I'm used to even when my horrible previous MS Vista OS.

Any other bright idea to enjoy my life?? I depend on you! God bless
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