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Startup does not open on Desktop


Potchboy
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I have recently done a Win 7 O/S reinstall. Now,when the computer boots up it opens on Windows Explorer page instead of the Desktop. Can anyone tell me what's going on here? Help please potchboy

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Jock1e

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Not sure if right clicking the Taskbar and choosing show desktop will help.

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Jock1e

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Does it open if you press the windows key on the keyboard.

I had a read at this which I am not sure if it would help your problem or not.I would wait till you get proper advice from others as I am not sure how to fix your problem.

Click here

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lotvic

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Here are instructions with screenshots for W7 of what to alter to Fix Windows Explorer Window Opening on Startup

Take notice of Method 5 which is to delete a registry key, you may not think you have IE5 installed but you could be in for a surprise.

HKEYCURRENTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

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Potchboy

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Thanks Lotvic. I am delighted because I tried so many different things and nothing worked but that link and the instructions solved the problem. potcboy

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lotvic

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Thanks for the feedback that it was successful for you, it will help others who have the same problem :)

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