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With my Vista Home Basic, How do I move the taskbar?

My son has been doing the google earth on my laptop, scanning and moving about. He left having moved my taskbar now vertically positioned to the right of my display.
I tried to right click and drag it to the bottom edge to bring the taskbar to it's original position bottom horizontally but could not do it.
Is there a different way doing it under Vista Home Basic OS? Appreciate your advice. Thanks.

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Hi goldenhead36

Right click on the taskbar and untick 'Lock Taskbar'. You should be able to drag and drop now.

Does this help?

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