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Windows 7: Windows 7 Start menu and folder options problems

10 Jan 2012   #1
V7TAG

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Windows 7 Start menu and folder options problems

Hello
I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit which tells me I am logged in as the administrator yet I am not able to change any of the start menu or folder options settings. I change the settings and press ok but when I check to see if they have changed I find they have not changed at all and have reverted to their original settings. I have tried everything I can think of but to avail. Is it possible to repair W7 using the original install disk and if so will my installed programs stay intact or will I have to re-install them all. My internet security (Kaspersky) scan shows up no virus's.
I'm almost at my wits end . Never had a problem like this with XP.


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13 Jan 2012   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You can create a new user account with admin privileges and see if the issue persists. Also try a Restore point before this occurred.
A repair install will keep most your current programs and settings, see the tip in the tutorial.

System Restore
User Account - Create
Repair Install
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14 Jan 2012   #3
V7TAG

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Many thanks for your reply. I will try your recommendations and get back to you in due course.


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19 Jan 2012   #4
V7TAG

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi Britton30
I did a repair install which cured my start menu problem. But I still get the message (You do not have administrator rights to get updates for this program) when I try to check for updates on my family tree program. Yet I am an administrator if I check user in the control panel.

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19 Jan 2012   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hiya, glad to see one issue solved.
Did you install the family tree program for All Users? That may be the problem. Try going to the programs folder in Program Files or Program Files(x86), right click on its <Program Name>.exe file where Program name is the name of the program, and Run as Administrator and see if that will allow updates.
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