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Windows 7: How do i Enable Action Center/Settings ?! (Complicated)

07 Oct 2011   #1
rpav77

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP 1
 
 
How do i Enable Action Center/Settings ?! (Complicated)

I've seen many posts on how to disable action center and settings but have no help on how to enable it...! I have a Win 7 Ultimate and a couple of months back, my action center got turned off and the ability to change settings was grayed out too!
I checked first if it was an issue with some new program conflict but found none...

I checked the Group policy for clues but apparently many of the settings related to it are in order as far as my extent of its knowledge goes. Also the service related are active like the security module and action reporting service in the services are all in order too !!!

I have MS Essentials installed so i doubt its a problem with the antivirus.
Any help is appreciated.

I have uploaded the pic and group policy txt file. Please ask if any additional info is needed.




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File Type: txt group policy computer.txt (69 Bytes, 67 views)
File Type: txt group policy user.txt (69 Bytes, 54 views)
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07 Oct 2011   #2
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

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07 Oct 2011   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Rpav,

In group policy (gpedit.msc), go to both locations below to make sure that you do not have the Disable Windows Error Reporting setting set to Enabled. It needs to be set to Not configured for both. If it is, then toggle the one at the Computer location to Enable, apply it, then set it back to Not configured and apply it.

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Error Reporting

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Error Reporting

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 Oct 2011   #4
rpav77

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Rpav,

In group policy (gpedit.msc), go to both locations below to make sure that you do not have the Disable Windows Error Reporting setting set to Enabled. It needs to be set to Not configured for both. If it is, then toggle the one at the Computer location to Enable, apply it, then set it back to Not configured and apply it.

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Error Reporting

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Error Reporting

Hope this helps,
Shawn

I tried that already,its set to disabled. I've even tried using the system Admin account thats enabled only in safe mode but no luck!!!
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08 Oct 2011   #5
rpav77

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Yup,I tried those sites but i'm clueless as all seem to be in order.
And sorry about the text files,i'll try again later.
Also, another thing I've got now is i can somehow force enable it by tweaking the group policy deep and services but it somehow switches off the next restart of the machine.So i'm guessing that some program or value may be clashing with its functioning?
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08 Oct 2011   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rpav77 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Rpav,

In group policy (gpedit.msc), go to both locations below to make sure that you do not have the Disable Windows Error Reporting setting set to Enabled. It needs to be set to Not configured for both. If it is, then toggle the one at the Computer location to Enable, apply it, then set it back to Not configured and apply it.

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Error Reporting

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Error Reporting

Hope this helps,
Shawn

I tried that already,its set to disabled. I've even tried using the system Admin account thats enabled only in safe mode but no luck!!!
It needs to be set to Not Configured instead.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2011   #7
rpav77

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rpav77 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Rpav,

In group policy (gpedit.msc), go to both locations below to make sure that you do not have the Disable Windows Error Reporting setting set to Enabled. It needs to be set to Not configured for both. If it is, then toggle the one at the Computer location to Enable, apply it, then set it back to Not configured and apply it.

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Error Reporting

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Error Reporting

Hope this helps,
Shawn

I tried that already,its set to disabled. I've even tried using the system Admin account thats enabled only in safe mode but no luck!!!
It needs to be set to Not Configured instead.

It IS set to not configured...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2011   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sorry, but I was going by what you posted above with: "I tried that already,its set to disabled."

If this has just recently happened, then you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened to undo it.

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12 Oct 2011   #9
rpav77

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Sorry, but I was going by what you posted above with: "I tried that already,its set to disabled."

If this has just recently happened, then you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened to undo it.
Ahh..my bad!

The System restore doesn't work , i already tried that!!!
Do you need me to upload my registry backup....?
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12 Oct 2011   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Rpav,

Yeah, go ahead and export the two registry keys below at these locations, and upload them. I'll take a look to see what entry may be the cause.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting
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