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active programs lose focus

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  • Started 5 years ago by BEAR1BEAR
  • Latest reply from raphoenix
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I just upgraded my Win XP Pro laptop (Gateway NX570X) to Win 7 Pro. Installation was a snap with no problems. However, since I am using older programs (e.g. Office XP Pro (MS Office 2002) I've noticed that when trying to type into an active window (such as an email or a Word doc) the window will lose focus (and my typing goes into the ether). This is very annoying as I don't look at the screen as I type so I often don't realize my typing is not registering on the page. Has anyone else had this problem? Anyone have a solution? I really don't want to go out and shell out $$$$ if I don't have to. (I've been told to get the latest MS Office, but I think MS has more than enough money. Besides, it shouldn't matter which program version I'm running for a "focus" problem, should it?)

Posted 5 years ago
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Welcome to HTG.
Did you configure Updates to let Update look for Other MS Programs to Update when you Updated Win7 after installation ??

It needs to do this.
Rick P.

Posted 5 years ago

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