beeg53
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Re: Desktop shortcut/program items not showing up
Posted: 12-07-2008, 01:15 AM

Ok - I have a problem creating shortcuts - just started w/last
February's window updates. It sometimes creates an icon w/the title,
but when you click on it, it says "Application not found". That last
February update crashed my whole computer and I had to reinstall
everything then. I have been careful not to install anything other than
the operating systems, and printer drivers [you can probably tell I
really have no idea what I'm even talking about here.........] Can you
help me w/THIS problem????


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polson3020
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Re: Desktop shortcut/program items not showing up
Posted: 12-26-2008, 09:23 PM
Don I hate to argue but in fact it is a Microsoft problem because I installed
Microsoft Flight Simulator X and the Acclerator Pack and nothing shows up in
any start menu. These programs were written by Microsoft for Vista so the
problem does indeed lie with the folks at MS. There has to be a better way
because these programs should have several things installed in the Start Menu
as well as links to web sites, many helpful things are not usable because of
this problem. If anyone has any helpful ideas please post them.

Thanks,
Philip

"DonQ" wrote:
> On Fri, 7 Nov 2008 14:47:01 -0800, JJL <JJL@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote:
>
> >So there's no way to have it install the traditional desktop shortcuts? The
> >Game Explorer doesn't get everything, and creating my own icons is a tedious
> >pain.
>
> Your gripe isn't with MS, but with the game software writers. There
> is no guarantee that something that works as you want it to in XP will
> work the same in Vista.
>
> Create the shortcuts on your own (it's not as if there are hundreds to
> create!) and be happy that the games still work.
>
> Don
>
polson3020
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Re: Desktop shortcut/program items not showing up
Posted: 12-26-2008, 09:23 PM
Don I hate to argue but in fact it is a Microsoft problem because I installed
Microsoft Flight Simulator X and the Acclerator Pack and nothing shows up in
any start menu. These programs were written by Microsoft for Vista so the
problem does indeed lie with the folks at MS. There has to be a better way
because these programs should have several things installed in the Start Menu
as well as links to web sites, many helpful things are not usable because of
this problem. If anyone has any helpful ideas please post them.

Thanks,
Philip

"DonQ" wrote:
> On Fri, 7 Nov 2008 14:47:01 -0800, JJL <JJL@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote:
>
> >So there's no way to have it install the traditional desktop shortcuts? The
> >Game Explorer doesn't get everything, and creating my own icons is a tedious
> >pain.
>
> Your gripe isn't with MS, but with the game software writers. There
> is no guarantee that something that works as you want it to in XP will
> work the same in Vista.
>
> Create the shortcuts on your own (it's not as if there are hundreds to
> create!) and be happy that the games still work.
>
> Don
>
polson3020
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Re: Desktop shortcut/program items not showing up
Posted: 12-26-2008, 09:23 PM
Don I hate to argue but in fact it is a Microsoft problem because I installed
Microsoft Flight Simulator X and the Acclerator Pack and nothing shows up in
any start menu. These programs were written by Microsoft for Vista so the
problem does indeed lie with the folks at MS. There has to be a better way
because these programs should have several things installed in the Start Menu
as well as links to web sites, many helpful things are not usable because of
this problem. If anyone has any helpful ideas please post them.

Thanks,
Philip

"DonQ" wrote:
> On Fri, 7 Nov 2008 14:47:01 -0800, JJL <JJL@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote:
>
> >So there's no way to have it install the traditional desktop shortcuts? The
> >Game Explorer doesn't get everything, and creating my own icons is a tedious
> >pain.
>
> Your gripe isn't with MS, but with the game software writers. There
> is no guarantee that something that works as you want it to in XP will
> work the same in Vista.
>
> Create the shortcuts on your own (it's not as if there are hundreds to
> create!) and be happy that the games still work.
>
> Don
>
 
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