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XP logging out: can't change in properties window!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Fez_Kuro, Sep 7, 2008.

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  1. Fez_Kuro

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    Hey! I've just rebuilt my computer and reinstalled XP: it's gone back to the default of logging me out after 20 minutes of inactivity, and I want to change that so it doesn't log me out at all!

    However, the properties window (the one you reach by right clicking on the desktop) is different to how it should be- when I first installed XP it was the normal window with the tabs for themes, desktop, screensaver, appearance and settings. However, for some reason recently all it's doing is show the tabs for themes, appearance and settings, so I can't reach the power settings that should be under the screensaver tab!

    I've tried accessing power settings via the control panel, but I can't seem to find anything to turn it off or change it- any help on this one? (And any help on getting my display properties window back to how it should be, showing all the tabs?)

    Thanks!
     
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    copy this code into a notepad, save as restoretabs.reg

    doubleclick restoretabs.reg and confirm import to registry.
     
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