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    I just received my new Dell Inspiron laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium. I have two small questions that I hope someone can answer easily.

    1. This PC only has one user and one username. When I turn the computer on, the first screen is a screen that says “Locked” with the username, even though I have no password assigned. Tapping on the touchpad causes the desktop to appear. Is there any way I can make the system skip showing the Username - Locked screen and go straight to the desktop display?

    2. The functions keys on Windows 7 are reversed from Windows XP and I prefer the XP arrangement. For example, when I highlight a filename on my XP system and press F2, then I can rename the file. When I highlight a filename on my new Windows 7 system and press F2, then I turn off the WiFi radio. I have to press Fn-F2 on my Windows 7 system to rename the file. Same problem on all the other Function Keys and also within MS Word. Is there anything I can do to make the function keys work like they did on XP?

    Thanks for any response to what I hope are easy questions.

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    Hi,

    On issue #1, maybe this can help: http://www.windows7news.com/2009/02/...nto-windows-7/


    On issue #2, maybe this one can help: http://lounge.windowssecrets.com/ind...1&#entry871468

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    Thanks so much for the help !! Both answers are great !!

    1. On Windows 7, go to Control Panel - Hardware and Sound - Power Options - System Settings to change power on/off/hibernate behavior.

    2. On my Dell Inspiron N5010/15R, press F2 at power up, then Advanced-Function Key behavior - Function Key and Function Keys again work normally.

    Thanks so much again !!

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    Glad it all worked out .
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