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#1 joelook

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 02:27 PM


I lost orig. calculator from Accessories recently and I think it had to do w/my re-install of WMPlayer...

Meanwhile, I went ahead and downloaded the powertoy calculator and have used it a couple of times, and in general, it's not necessary that I have all the features that it has, but more so, I don't think i set it up correctly because to use it, unlike the Powertoy Tweak UI where it aligned to the Programs folder and using mouse key to start, of course, you can scroll and see that it's positioned in it's own folder but the powertoy calculator, I have in MY Docs. folder and created a shortcut, thinking that that would "open" from the desktop without having to hunt it down too much. But instead of opening, it has to install (or in this case, reinstall) and that's the only way you can finally use it.

It MAY facilitate this whole inquiry and process of using a calculator, to just go ahead and use my CD for the windows xp to replace or repair lost files +/or drivers, as I'm finishing up typing this post to draw toward that as conclusion. But I'll see what anyone may have to reply if with any suggestions or information in this regard. I appreciate it and thanks in advance :)


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Edited by joelook, 17 April 2011 - 02:35 PM.


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Posted 17 April 2011 - 07:48 PM

Before you do anything with the XP cd, try this.

Open up My Computer from your desktop then open Drive C.

Next click on Windows. Find the System32 folder, open it, scroll through the entries in System32 and find calc.

When you see it, right click on the icon and send a shortcut to your desktop.

If you want to put the shortcut back in Accessories:

C:\Documents and Settings\<<Your user name>>\Start Menu

If the Accessories folder is there, drag the desktop icon and drop it into the folder.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 17 April 2011 - 07:53 PM.


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Posted 20 April 2011 - 12:42 AM

Thanks alot for the excellent details on getting this powertoy to activate and for some reason, after I tried it a couple of times, that is, going in and just running the application and making the shortcut and dragging it right into the powertoy's folder for the Tweak UI-one, funny when I rebooted, it all worked out.

Your reply, though's good timing for me, as this is more of a formula-like method, as opposed to my trial and error or try-n-see, so, I'm saving the instructs.

Thanks again for the input!


joe




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