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Moving the start bar in windows around the screen

My computer start bar/Taskbar is on the rigth of my screen i am trying to put it back in Default pos i am having no joy with the windows help
Im runing winXP system 2GB ram 108GB Hdd No added display cards
TFT19'' my nan is learning to use a computer also it will be a problem at next lesson with the bar like that Thank You

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Just left click on it and drag it to where you want it.

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