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the windows solitair collection will no longer load in windows 10 - how can i correct it

Q: the windows solitair collection will no longer load in windows 10 - how can i correct it

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A:Is there a way to permanently remove things like Microsoft Solitair Collection?

Did your PC come from windows 7 before updating to windows 10?
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A:Solved: Windows XP Professional Taking Longer Than Usual To Load Login Screen

Oh I forgot to mention that I did a repair install on Windows XP Professional the other day (cause Windows wouldn't start up) and this erased Service Pack 2. Thankfully, I had Service Pack 2 on a CD and was able to reinstall it from the CD rather than try to download it on a dial up connection. This fixed my problem and the Windows XP Professional login screen is coming up much faster now. Thanks! I'll mark this solved now.
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Hi sirdanceal0t,
I had a similar problem when Windows XP SP3 was released it was only designed for Intel processors, so if you have a AMD processor it will cause your system not to load, if you are running a AMD processor if i were you try and get back to the System Restore Point or if that fails reimage your pc and just before installing SP3 looks for the patch/fix for your processor model, then install SP3 and it should all be fine.

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A:can no longer log on with my correct administrator password

Did you try pressing enter after you got that alternate login screen while your password was still there? I think that trick works only if you have not set a password for the admin account. I saw another post that had issues with keyboard layout. Would you be from the UK bychance? When windows starts, it defaults to a US keyboard layout and some few keys are different from the UK layout.
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Please help. Thanks.

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Try this on for size?
How to use Microsoft Games from Windows 7 in Windows 8
How to

1. Please use x86 games for Windows 8 x86 & x64 games for Windows 8 x64. Otherwise the patch will not work.
2. Copy 'Program Files\Microsoft Games' folder from the x86/x64 install.wim or a working x86/x64 installation.
3. Paste it in 'Program Files'.
4. Copy 'cardgames.dll' from system32 of a x86/x64 install.wim or a working x86/x64 installation.
5. Paste it in 'FreeCell', 'Hearts', 'Solitaire' & 'SpiderSolitaire' folder.
6. Apply the patch.
7. Done.
**For multiplayer games (Backgammon, Checkers & Spades)**
1. Copy cmncliM.dll & zgmprxy.dll from system32 & paste them in system32 of 8.
2. Copy cmncliM.dll.mui from system32\xx-xx & paste it in system32\xx-xx of 8. (xx-xx represents your os language; for me its en-us)

It was weird, but the ONLY place I was able to find cmncliM.dll.mui was in the WinSXS Folder.
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1: a single gem (as a diamond) set alone
2: any of various card games that can be played by one person

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gets me to scratching my head in wonder.....sheeesh!
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cybor

Does anyone have a Adobe CS3 Master Collection working on Windows 7 Ultimate. It installs alright but when i try to activate it wont work and the 30 day trial version says theres an error.

Cybor Im assuming 32bit, right?
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A Collection Of Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

A:A Collection Of Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows 8 Consumer Preview: Windows Key Keyboard Shortcuts

Hotkeys unchanged from Windows 7

Key combination Windows 7 functionality

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Windows-Shift-Down Arrow Restore/minimize the active window vertically, maintaining width (does nothing to Metro-style applications).
Windows-Shift-Left Arrow Move the active window to the monitor on the left (does nothing to Metro-style applications).
Windows-Shift-Right Arrow Move the active window to the monitor on the right (does nothing to Metro-style applications).
Windows-P Display projection options.
Windows-Home Minimize all nonactive windows; restore on the second keystroke (does not restore Metro-style applications).
Windows-number Launch or switch to the program located at the given position on the taskbar. (Example: Use Windows-1 to launch the first program.)
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Windows-B Set focus in the notification area.
Windows-Break Display the System Properties dialog box.
Windows-D Show the desktop; restore on the second keystroke (does not restore Metro-style applications).
Windows-E Open Windows Explorer, navigated to Computer. Windows-Ctrl-F Search for computers (if you are on a network).
Windows-Ctrl-F Search for computers (if you are on a network).
Windows-G Cycle through Windows Desktop Gadgets.
Windows-L Lock your computer (if you?re connected to a network domain), or switch users (if you?re not connected to a network domain).
Windows-M Minimize all windows.
Windows-Shift-M Restore minimized windows to the desktop (does not restore Metro-style applications).
Windows-N Create a new note (OneNote).
Windows-R Open the Run dialog box.
Windows-S Open screen clipper (OneNote).
Windows-T Set focus on the taskbar and cycle through programs.
Windows-Alt-Enter Open Windows Media Center. Note that Windows Media Center must be installed for this key combo to function; in many Windows 8 builds, it is not present.
Windows-U Open Ease of Access Center.
Windows-X Open Windows Mobility Center.
Windows-F1 Launch Windows Help and Support.
Windows-N Create a new note (OneNote).
Windows-S Open screen clipper (OneNote).
Windows-Q Open Lync. Note that in Windows 8 the Search function overrides this key combo.
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Windows-Minus Zoom out (Magnifier).
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A:Why can't I get the Windows 10 solitaire collection to open?

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Originally Posted by crise
enjoy. ill update when more new ones pop up. they seem to change all the time. These are great, thank you. :)
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A:fix/correct partition size in Windows

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You may have to do a Factory reinstall of your system. If you can get in again . Try changing your password in the user account.Or just deleting it.
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Those aren't actually recovery partitions.
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store system activation files and certificates.
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you create the partitions,even on a dual boot.
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IF this happened after a software update for windows, try rolling back your system to a previous state.
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good luck!!

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Hello Tyquann, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you set Windows to automatically sign in to the user account that you changed the password for, then that could be the issue. Netplwiz will still use your old password unless you updated it in netplwiz by starting over and setting it up again below.

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Hello Matt, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I find that the easiest way is to only have the hard drive that you plan on installing Windows to connected. Afterwards, use the method in the tutorial below to delete all partitions on the hard drive until it's unallocated. Select the unallocated disk to install Windows to. When installation is finished, then you could create the second partition, and reconnect any other hard drives.

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Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

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