Can't maximise on Windows 7 64-bit

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17 Jan, 2010 08:47 AM

While my existing installation of MD 2008 is working with no problems I cannot un-install it or install MD 2010. Each time I try the window that is displayed on the Windows 7 task bar won't maximize and display. I've tried maximizing the window from Task Manager as detailed in but no joy. If I right click on the task in the task bar I just get the close window option, clicking on the thumbnail gives me the options to restore and move the window but nothing has any effect.

I've got the latest 64-bit version of the Java JRE installed. I get exactly the same problem when I try and install MD 2010 as well.

Any ideas?

  1. 1 Posted by Ben Spencer on 17 Jan, 2010 03:57 PM

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    I belive on windows 7 the maximize option is accessed slightly differently. Hovering the mouse pointer over the icon in the task bar causes a thumbnail to appear. Then right clicking on the thumbnail gets the "Maximum" option.


    Ben Spencer

  2. 2 Posted by stephen_coster on 17 Jan, 2010 04:07 PM

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    Thanks for the reply Ben. I've managed to find the maximize option but clicking on it still doesn't show the window. I've tried moving, restoring, minimizing and maximizing but I can never get the application window displayed, just the entry on the task bar. This is just in the MD 2010 installer as well, not the application. I have the same problem in the MD 2008 un-installer.

  3. 3 Posted by Ben Spencer on 20 Jan, 2010 08:00 PM

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    I have not been able to reproduce the problem you are describing. I suspect that windows has stored this initial start position some where in the registry. Though I do not know where. I am surprised that selecting restore does not resolve the issue although i have never heard of this being the case with the installer before. One thing you might try is logging into windows as a different user and then running the installer. It might be that windows creates different registry settings for each user.


    Ben Spencer

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