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Windows 7: Windows (7) not allowing me to click "Control Panel"

12 Dec 2014   #1
clubmimo123

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Windows (7) not allowing me to click "Control Panel"

As the title says, windows is for some reason not allowing me to click on "control panel" on the icon from "home".

I have a windows 7 and if im requested to use malwarebytes, please note it is expired. Thank you.


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12 Dec 2014   #2
dperecky

win7 64bit Ult. using: XP Mode, in English or Español, SUA, Bitlocker
 
 

Press Win key and R - to get command prompt
enter 'control' without the quotes.
How to Start the Control Panel from the Command Line: 5 Steps

Does this work?
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12 Dec 2014   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Uninstall the current installed malwarebytes, download and run the latest free version of malwarebytes.
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13 Dec 2014   #4
clubmimo123

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes it does redirect me, but is there a way to fix this issue?

If not, how can this be caused?
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13 Dec 2014   #5
dperecky

win7 64bit Ult. using: XP Mode, in English or Español, SUA, Bitlocker
 
 

If you were talking to me.... (?)

Per Ztruker's post.

Hint: When you download and start, you don't have to enable the deluxe Malwarebytes. The basic one does the job fine. Just remember to click at the end of the scan to quarantine all that it finds.
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13 Dec 2014   #6
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dperecky View Post
Press Win key and R - to get command prompt
enter 'control' without the quotes.
How to Start the Control Panel from the Command Line: 5 Steps

Does this work?
Another method is just to hit the start button and start typing "Control Panel". This will cause a list of programs and files to appear, the top-most of which should be the Control Panel. Then, just click. I use this method a lot around here as most of the new systems I deal with have Win 8, and this is the easiest way to get there.
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13 Dec 2014   #7
clubmimo123

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks they all work, but im unsure why im not allowed to press control panel?
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13 Dec 2014   #8
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay, try this: Hit the Windows key and begin typing "Control Panel". When the list of Programs/Documents comes up, drag the control panel shortcut out to your desktop. See if the resulting shortcut takes you where you need to be.

If it does, then I would try to move this shortcut back onto the start menu, and test again.

It may just end up being a problem with the old shortcut's properties. It may no longer point to the right place, the right way, with the right parameters, etc...
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14 Dec 2014   #9
clubmimo123

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeaB4YouGo View Post
Okay, try this: Hit the Windows key and begin typing "Control Panel". When the list of Programs/Documents comes up, drag the control panel shortcut out to your desktop. See if the resulting shortcut takes you where you need to be.

If it does, then I would try to move this shortcut back onto the start menu, and test again.

It may just end up being a problem with the old shortcut's properties. It may no longer point to the right place, the right way, with the right parameters, etc...
The shortcut works and i've pinned it to the start menu. However when i click the "Control Panel" button on the right it still doesn't open.
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14 Dec 2014   #10
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I don't understand where you are clicking on Control Panel. Can you post a screen capture??
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