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  1.    11 Dec 2015 #1
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    Why can I not drag my icons about my laptop


    Why can I not drag my icons about my laptop? I am currently installing things for my nephews computer. His is a Lenovo, and does it no bother at all. I noticed Windows photo viewer is not on his computer though. Don't know what's happened there? Thank you in advance.
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  2.    11 Dec 2015 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollyoaks777 View Post
    Why can I not drag my icons about my laptop? I am currently installing things for my nephews computer. His is a Lenovo, and does it no bother at all. I noticed Windows photo viewer is not on his computer though. Don't know what's happened there? Thank you in advance.
    Right click desktop empty space. View, uncheck "align icons to grid".
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  3.    11 Dec 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollyoaks777 View Post
    Why can I not drag my icons about my laptop? I am currently installing things for my nephews computer. His is a Lenovo, and does it no bother at all. I noticed Windows photo viewer is not on his computer though. Don't know what's happened there? Thank you in advance.
    As far as Windows Photo Viewer...... Here is the tutorial..... Windows Photo Viewer - Restore in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  4.    12 Dec 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    Right click desktop empty space. View, uncheck "align icons to grid".
    Yes but it should still work with that enabled as in previous versions of Windows.
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  5.    12 Dec 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollyoaks777 View Post
    Yes but it should still work with that enabled as in previous versions of Windows.
    Maybe you also have the Auto arrange icons ticked? This needs to be unchecked to be able to move the icons around.
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  6.    12 Dec 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by philc43 View Post
    Maybe you also have the Auto arrange icons ticked? This needs to be unchecked to be able to move the icons around.
    Nope not checked align icons to grid and show desktop icons are the only ones checked. I did Google this about a week ago and it said fences is required. Which I find very strange.
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  7.    12 Dec 2015 #7
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    Did you see the posts about this problem on answers.microsoft.com

    Some people report that hitting the ESC key a few times seems to fix it, others that a stuck key can be the problem. I find this unlikely but thought I ought to point it out to you.
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  8.    12 Dec 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by philc43 View Post
    Did you see the posts about this problem on answers.microsoft.com

    Some people report that hitting the ESC key a few times seems to fix it, others that a stuck key can be the problem. I find this unlikely but thought I ought to point it out to you.
    No, I didn't going to have a look now. My Nephews computer came with windows 10 installed. Now he's getting an update to Windows 10, I can't remember the version, but I took a screenshot of it. I will post it when it's done. At 92%just now. Why is this mine and my nieces came with Windows 8 installed and upgraded to Windows 10. Is he going to get the latest version of Windows 10 all the time?
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  9.    12 Dec 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollyoaks777 View Post
    No, I didn't going to have a look now. My Nephews computer came with windows 10 installed. Now he's getting an update to Windows 10, I can't remember the version, but I took a screenshot of it. I will post it when it's done. At 92%just now. Why is this mine and my nieces came with Windows 8 installed and upgraded to Windows 10. Is he going to get the latest version of Windows 10 all the time?
    You should all end up with the same version (build 10586.29) and keep together, the only thing might be if your upgrade to W10 happened within the last 30 days then you might still be waiting for the 1511 version because Microsoft allow you 30 days to decide if you want to keep to W10.
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  10.    12 Dec 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by philc43 View Post
    You should all end up with the same version (build 10586.29) and keep together, the only thing might be if your upgrade to W10 happened within the last 30 days then you might still be waiting for the 1511 version because Microsoft allow you 30 days to decide if you want to keep to W10.
    Well I can't restore photo viewer it's not there. I think Lenovo are stopping it as I tried to install it with 2012 essentials it won't let me. So He will just have to use that. His Windows 10 upgrade was to Windows 10 Home version 1511, 10586.
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