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    No you are not a tablet!

    Odd problem, I instlled a Win7 PC from scratch exactly as I have done in the past. For some reason it seems to believe it's a tablet PC or a touch monitor even though neither of those things are the case.

    The most obvious problem is that when you attempt to log in it says "Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete or Windows Security button" at the log in screen. How do I convince it otherwise and return to the "normal" login screen with just the "Press CTRL+Alt+Delete" text?

    Google tells me to look at the "tablet PC settings" in the control panel and hit the "buttons" tab follow a few more steps and I should be able to turn it off. However I don't seem to have a "buttons" tab.

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    The Tablet stuff is a Feature.

    If you goto programs and features, and remove the Tablet PC Components feature, i think that sorts it..

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    Do you/have you by chance had it hooked up to a IWB or ever had any IWB software installed on it (expecily the SMARTBoard stuff).

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    yeah smartboard drivers do this

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    "Ding" Give the (wo)man a gold star.
    Yes there are smartboard drivers on it. (For reference it's a site I've just taken over and not used the smart boards before).
    So next question will removing the smart software revert it back to normal? I don't want the drivers on my master image anyway. Probably an error deligating that taks...
    Last edited by Stuart_C; 5th July 2012 at 03:59 PM.

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    Damn, could have gotten me a gold star if I'd been quicker - I saw the title and opened this thread to post "has it got Smart on it?" :-) Removing the software won't remove the tablet settings though - you'll either need to re-image it or remove the feature as per the instructions above.

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    I have also noticed it as well. Its also poped up on another machine with no IWB stuff.

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    Sort of sorted. The login screen is back to normal however despite removing the tablet components I still to have little tick boxes next to every item every time I highlight thing in Explorer. How can I get rid of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart_C View Post
    Sort of sorted. The login screen is back to normal however despite removing the tablet components I still to have little tick boxes next to every item every time I highlight thing in Explorer. How can I get rid of them
    Control Pannel > Folder Options > View (tab) > Uncheck - Use checkboxes to select items

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    There's a setting somewhere in the SMARTBoard drivers to tell it not to use the tablet PC emulation. That will send the PC back to 'normal'.

    The real question is: why does it matter? Having the tablet interface can actually be useful on a SMARTBoard at times (e.g. gestures in IE, press and hold for right click) and I think the onscreen keyboard and handwriting recognition that comes with Window 7 is better than the SMART one.

    We never had the tickboxes in Explorer issue, so I don't know why that's turned itself on without asking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    The real question is: why does it matter? Having the tablet interface can actually be useful on a SMARTBoard at times (e.g. gestures in IE, press and hold for right click) and I think the onscreen keyboard and handwriting recognition that comes with Window 7 is better than the SMART one.
    Good point, hadn't thought about that...

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    We never had the tickboxes in Explorer issue, so I don't know why that's turned itself on without asking.
    I've noticed this on a couple of users, but figured they'd set it themselves through choice. Now I think about it, they are all Smartboard users...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    There's a setting somewhere in the SMARTBoard drivers to tell it not to use the tablet PC emulation. That will send the PC back to 'normal'.

    The real question is: why does it matter? Having the tablet interface can actually be useful on a SMARTBoard at times (e.g. gestures in IE, press and hold for right click) and I think the onscreen keyboard and handwriting recognition that comes with Window 7 is better than the SMART one.

    We never had the tickboxes in Explorer issue, so I don't know why that's turned itself on without asking.
    In this instance it matters because this is going to be a PC I image up to go on all the PC's on site and they don't all have IWB's. One of my techies got carried away and installed the drivers. When I deploy the drivers to those PC's with IWB's then it will probably be a good idea. But for the suites then it's going to be a bit confusing if it's not standard Win7.

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    Thank you very much one and all...

    Now I've got my PC back to where I want it onwards with the imaging!

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