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Windows 7: Denied my Self Access to ProductOptions Folder

09 Dec 2011   #1

Windows Server 2008 R2
Denied my Self Access to ProductOptions Folder

Hey I am running widows server 2008 R2 and have run into a bit of a sticky situation. I was installing Avast home for my OS when I got an error that said it wasn't supported by the server edition of windows. I quickly found a hack that involved changing the permissions of the ProductOptions folder located at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlset > Control in the register. I thought I was denying the permissions for the account I was logged into (not a full administrator account) but when I went to set it back after the installation was complete I realized I had locked my Admin account out of the folder as well. I have been instructed that this may cause my system to fail on boot and am afraid to shut my system down. How can I change these permissions back?

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10 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 - Vista

Run system restore - select a restore point prior to the attempted Avast installation -
START | type rstrui
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