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Windows 7: group policy on my personal windows 7 home premuim

13 Mar 2015   #1
Aimee40

windows 7 home premuim 64bit
 
 
group policy on my personal windows 7 home premuim

Hi, I hope i am doing this correctly. For the past 10 months i am blocked by group policy on almost anything i do on my laptop. I am the only one who uses it, I have no idea what group policy is, and had 3 IT look at it and they all said they have never seen this before, and no one could fix it. thanks in advance for anyone reading my post and or trying to help
Aimee


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13 Mar 2015   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Google Search finds some pages about Group Policy but I'd read those that show Microsoft in the line just below the title clickable link. https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...7+group+policy
Basically Group Policy Editor is not for the Home Premium version of Windows.
An example from that list:
Group Policy management for IT pros
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13 Mar 2015   #3
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

Is you account administrative?
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14 Mar 2015   #4
Aimee40

windows 7 home premuim 64bit
 
 

Thank you Berton and Paul. I should be admin because I am the only one who uses it., and it stays at home.
Things I have tried, changing the value in registry, only reverts back, command prompts, I can only run CC cleaner and makeware bytes, it cleans malware but nothing else. I can't download anything,I can't install flash drives or cd, I can't open or delete programs.
Only thing I can think of is I let one of my kids friends get on it a months ago. Also I noticed there is microsoft office professional, I know I never purchased or put it there. I just don't know. Thank you both
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14 Mar 2015   #5
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

It's possible MSO was "loaded" onto the machine by neutralizing some basic functionality, and the process went awry. I would try a System Restore to a point previous to MSO. It's available at Control Panel / System / system protection. If it doesn't open, try booting into Safe Mode first.

Also, go to Control Panel / User accounts and verify that you are still an admin.

If System Restore doesn't work, and if you can open programs in Safe Mode, I would use the "tweaking.com" program to reset file and registry permissions, to re-register services and reset them to their default opening states, and to restore some other basic functionality. Create a Restore Point first, in case something goes awry, then go through it systematically, including the disk check and the SFC. Note that SFC may not work in Safe Mode, so you may have to try it in full mode. (There are other options if you can't do that - see SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker)

If that doesn't work, you can do a Repair Install, or a factory recovery or full reinstall. The last two options will delete your data. NOTE: At this point it would be an excellent idea to first make sure your data is safely backed up anyway. If that's not already done it may mean pulling the drive and attaching it to another machine via USB adapter.
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15 Mar 2015   #6
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

Besides System Restore, one other early possibility is "Last good configuration", available at the Advanced Boot Options screen (press F8 repeatedly just as Windows begins to boot up).
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15 Mar 2015   #7
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aimee40 View Post
Hi, I hope i am doing this correctly. For the past 10 months i am blocked by group policy on almost anything i do on my laptop. I am the only one who uses it, I have no idea what group policy is, and had 3 IT look at it and they all said they have never seen this before, and no one could fix it. thanks in advance for anyone reading my post and or trying to help
Aimee
Hmm. It's possible that the computer was installed with a company image version of Win 7 Home Premium which had the group policy restrictions enabled. Well, the easiest way is to clean install an unmodified Win 7 iso and use your OEM/Retail product key to reactivate.

Another way but extremely tedious is to download the registry reference for group policy from Microsoft and set all of the settings to "Not Configured": Download Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server from Official Microsoft Download Center

Both methods would surely get rid of the group policy restrictions. Hope this helps.
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