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My desktop is displaying everything upside down?? its vista

Knowing that i formatt my laptop nd istalled a non genuin version of windows vista
today the monitor displays everything upside down?
knowing that it was functioning nrmally!!

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Hold down CRTL + ALT and the up arrow and that should rotate the display to the right direction.

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How do i get my laptop screen thr right way up i pressed somthing and its gone upside down


You probably flipped the screen orientation (rotated it).

For some versions of Windows (XP and Vista), try pressing Control (Crtl)+Alt+Up arrow (press the three keys together). You can also try the other arrow keys with the Crtl+Alt keys. The Crtl and alt keys are both usually in the row with the space bar. On a full-size keyboard, there are two Ctrl keys on the ends of the row and the alt keys are closest to the space bar.

Otherwise, right click on the Desktop (where there are no programs or icons) and choose Graphics Options > Rotation. Another place to check is right click on the desktop and choose Screen Resolution > Orientation. This is a shortcut to accessing the display properties in the Control Panel. Click Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display > Screen Resolution. For a widescreen monitor, choose Landscape.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(The ctrl+alt+arrow key doesn't work on my Win7 desktop but does work on the laptop. The Orientation change from the control panel works on both.)

May 04, 2012 | Acer Computers & Internet

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I have a optima projector. When I hook it up to the laptop with windows Vista the image is upside down. When I use the laptop with windows xp everything works fine, The setting on the projector is set...


Hmmmm... You sure should have an option in your Control Panel for that settings. Try exploring your "Screen Resolution" by right clinking on the Desktop, and clicking "Screen Resolution". There'll be options for "Detect" and "Identify". When you connect your Projector, try the "Detect" option and see if a new Display is detected. If there is, click on it and look for "Advanced Settings" and try to find the option for "Invert" or "Mirror" display or something like that.
Or the easier option is to mount your Optima upside down but of course you won't do that as it may be very absurd and funny. (Kidding...

Jun 08, 2011 | Sony VAIO 2GB RAM HD DVDRW Vista Premium...

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I want change vista to windows xp in my thoshiba satellite u 300-153


First, you'll need to either purchase a genuine copy of Windows XP (these are getting very difficult to find, because Microsoft has withdrawn this software from marketing; so, you'll need to find a small computer-store that may still have a copy on its shelves). Or, start with a "non-genuine" copy of Windows (and hope that it's not already virus-infected) and then when it is detected as being "non-genuine", then use your credit-card to purchase a "Windows Genuine Advantage Validation" kit, to convert your "bootleg" version into a "genuine" version.

Then, you'll have to be aware that Toshiba may _NOT_ have created device-drivers for your computer for Windows XP. It's possible that some of your components (wireless, video, sound, network) will _NOT_ work, due to the "missing" device-drivers.

You'll be much further ahead if you upgrade to Windows 7, which addresses many of the issues that were problematic in Windows Vista.

Jan 07, 2011 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic Edition

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Please give me the step for change vista to windows xp in my thoshiba satellite u 300-153


First, you'll need to either purchase a genuine copy of Windows XP (these are getting very difficult to find, because Microsoft has withdrawn this software from marketing; so, you'll need to find a small computer-store that may still have a copy on its shelves). Or, start with a "non-genuine" copy of Windows (and hope that it's not already virus-infected) and then when it is detected as being "non-genuine", then use your credit-card to purchase a "Windows Genuine Advantage Validation" kit, to convert your "bootleg" version into a "genuine" version.

Then, you'll have to be aware that Toshiba may _NOT_ have created device-drivers for your computer for Windows XP. It's possible that some of your components (wireless, video, sound, network) will _NOT_ work, due to the "missing" device-drivers.

You'll be much further ahead if you upgrade to Windows 7, which addresses many of the issues that were problematic in Windows Vista.

Jan 07, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My operating system has stoped woking. its showing on the desktop that this copy of window is not genuine. i can not download any anti-virus.


The fact that you have a pirated version of Windows and your operating system has stopped working means you don't need any anti virus software.

If you want a free operating system there are many variants of Linux out there which are free!

Jan 01, 2011 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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My screen flipped upside down while I was online today, wasn't doing anything with the settings or disp;ay. Have tried restarting, but doesn't work. Can somebody help, please?


lol it's a pain in the arse that,it's a key combo, can't remember which keys it is tho,
So i would just twist the laptop round so the screens at the bottom & the mouse is at the top,then you should be able to move the mouse around properly.
right click on the desktop then select properties/personalize @the bottom of the menu.
then go to display then change display settings & change the view back to landscape.
thats if you've got vista or windows 7

Sep 30, 2010 | Compaq Presario Notebook

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I have problem of software counterfeiting..how can i solve this problem...my computer screen becomes black in colour,,mine is windows xp


Purchase a "Windows Vista Upgrade" or "Windows 7 Upgrade" disk, and install the newer version of Windows, to replace your current non-genuine version.

Aug 16, 2010 | Microsoft Get Genuine Kit for Windows XP...

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Instaling windows 7 in vaio laptop have vista orginal windows how solving the problem in instaling windows 7?


if your system came with vista originally the issue would be is you would need to know what version of vista you have on your system, the version makes the difference if you have vista home premium then your windows 7 should be a win7 Home premium as well, because if you are upgrading vista using your win7 disc and your windows version are different for example you have vista Home premium and your win7 is win7 ultimate and you do an upgrade the problem will be your product key,

but if you have a retail version of win7 and you are installing it on your laptop Vaio insert the disc in the DVD-drive win7 needs a DVD reader to be able to install win7 if you have a cd-rom it wont work, then turn the laptop off power it back up keep on tapping f12 it should bring you a boot menu, select ODD or which ever is your dvd drive then press enter then enter again if it says on the screen press any key to boot to CD, this should begin win7 installation on the screen saying windows is loading files the so on ans so fort ^_^ this will over write everything in vista but in win7 it will still create a windows.old folder from vista only from the my documents folder my picture and my music and my video and desktop Items but remember application icons will not work on win7 you may need to reinstall the program again for it to work on win7 and yeah make sure that you choose custom/advance in the selection screen do no select upgrade unless you vista and win7 are the same version eg. Vista Home premium / Win7 Home premium ^_^

Jun 03, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGN-FW390JFB Notebook

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On main desktop screen the message is displayed "ask for genuine software. you may be a victim of counterfeiting". how can remove that message??


this message popping up because your computer is running a pirated version of the software,try this:

  1. Start/run/type "regedit"/hkey_local_machine/software/Microsoft/WindowsNT/Currentversion/Winlogon/notify
  2. Now the folder notify...delete it...nd then restart ur pc...nd wala problem solved it wont bug u no more...
  3. Good luckl!

Dec 18, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Im trying to clean up laptop and want to erase everything then istall the software so it is like an unused fresh computer


have you got the windows xp disk or the windows vista disk . go int the bios and change the boot drive to the dvd drive . and boot from the dvd drive , but be carfull you might need to down load the sound card drivers first ont the modem drivers , just in case windows xp or vista cant find them.

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