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Windows Mobility Center - Enable on Desktop Computer

How to Enable Windows Mobility Center on a Desktop Computer in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
06 Apr 2009 - Views: 72571
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How to Enable Windows Mobility Center on a Desktop Computer in Windows 7 and Windows 8

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Windows Mobility Center displays the most commonly used laptop settings, such as display brightness, volume, battery status, wireless network status, external display, Sync Center, and Presentation settings in one location for quicker access in Windows.

By default, the Windows Mobility Center feature is only enabled and available on laptops, notebooks, and tablet PCs. This tutorial will show you how to enable Windows Mobility Center to run on a Desktop computer in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Note   Note
  • Windows Mobility Center is not available in the Windows 7 Starter edition.
  • In Windows 7, Presentation Settings in Windows Mobility Center is only available in the Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, and Windows 7 Enterprise editions.
  • In Windows 8, Presentation Settings in Windows Mobility Center is only available in the Windows RT, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows 8 Enterprise editions.

EXAMPLE: Windows Mobility Center Disabled
NOTE: This is what you will see if you tried to open Windows Mobility Center on a desktop when it is disabled by default.
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EXAMPLE: Windows Mobility Center Enabled
NOTE: Each available setting is displayed as a tile in Mobility Center. Different tiles are displayed depending on your system hardware and drivers. Not all settings are available on laptops and desktops. The left screenshot is from a laptop, and the right screenshot is from a desktop.
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OPTION ONE
To Enable Windows Mobility Center on a Desktop PC
1. Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below.
Enable_Desktop_WMC.reg
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2. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

3. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

4. Click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK when prompted.

5. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

6. To Open Windows Mobility Center on a Desktop
A) See step 4 here: Windows Mobility Center - Open and Use



OPTION TWO
To Disable Windows Mobility Center on a Desktop PC

NOTE: This is the default setting.
1. Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below.
Disable_Desktop_WMC.reg

download
2. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

3. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

4. Click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK when prompted.

5. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.
That's it,
Shawn






02 Feb 2010   #1
jaraco

Windows 7
 
 

This is a nice tutorial. Any suggestions on how to restore the Win+X shortcut that brings up mobility center on laptops?


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02 Feb 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Jaraco, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can create a Windows Mobility Center shortcut from the C:\Windows\System32\mblctr.exe file, then assign your own keyboard shortcut (ex: CTRL+ALT+X) to use to open the shortcut instead though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 Mar 2012   #3
midiator

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
THANK YOU!!

I was quite upset with Microsoft for removing the Presentation Mode from Display settings/Power Options.

Thank you so much for sharing this reg file!!

M@
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14 Mar 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Midiator, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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