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Windows 7: Lots of options not working


09 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Lots of options not working

Hi all,

I've installed Windows 7 Professional several weeks ago and it is mostly running just fine. But there are also a lot of options not working. For example, nothing happens when I:
  • click My Computer -> Properties
  • In the windows update screen, when I click the installed updates link (lower left corner, under see also)
  • clicking lots of links in the configuration screen
And I get the error "Interface is not supported" when I:
  • Right-click my desktop and click Personalize
  • Right-click my desktop and click Screenresolution
On my other computer running Windows 7 Ultimate, all works just fine. I've tried searching the net, but can't seem to find anything that even comes close to my problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Rick

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09 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello, you may consider doing a Repair Install.
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09 Dec 2009   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Hello, you may consider doing a Repair Install.
Johnathan has given you excellent advice and that should be your first course of action. In the event that it does not work, I would try a system restore, if your system ever operated properly. If you did an upgrade install, I would install again with a clean/custom install, which is always the best approach.
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09 Dec 2009   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elloco999 View Post
Hi all,

I've installed Windows 7 Professional several weeks ago and it is mostly running just fine. But there are also a lot of options not working. For example, nothing happens when I:
  • click My Computer -> Properties
  • In the windows update screen, when I click the installed updates link (lower left corner, under see also)
  • clicking lots of links in the configuration screen
And I get the error "Interface is not supported" when I:
  • Right-click my desktop and click Personalize
  • Right-click my desktop and click Screenresolution
On my other computer running Windows 7 Ultimate, all works just fine. I've tried searching the net, but can't seem to find anything that even comes close to my problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Rick

Hi rick and welcome

There are several things we need to do to diagnose the problem. In the mean time you can run a system file check. that verifies and repairs system files
ro run type cmd in search>right click and run as admin>SFC /SCANNOW
let us know the results as you may have to run it more than once. tell us waht the report at the end says

Thats pretty safe.

Ken J+
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10 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Hi all,

Thanks for the responses.

I've got a student license, so I can only do the upgrade install. My previous OS is XP Pro.

I've already tried going back to a restore point, but even with the first restore point, the problem persists.

I'm at my work right now, but I'll run the System File Check when I get back and post the results. If that doesn't help, I'll try the repair install.

I'll keep you posted.

Thanks,
Rick
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10 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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11 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Hey everyone,

I did the SFC, but it said all was well. So I did the repair install, it took forever, but late last night it was finally finished and everything worked once more as it should!

I thank you all!

Rick.
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11 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Good, glad we could help.
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