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Windows 7: secpol.msc not on Win 7 Home Premium?!?!

13 May 2010   #1

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secpol.msc not on Win 7 Home Premium?!?!

Now I'm REALLY mad. I bought a new machine. Can I get one with XP? No. So I'm stuck with Windows 7. Like an idiot, I got the home version rather than pro. Shoot, XP home worked just fine for me.

Now I want to work for a living (no, I don't use computers for entertainment). After MANY HOURS of trying to get it to work with my various customers, I learn that I can't VPN into one customer server unless I can run secpol.msc.

Do I have that on this version of Windows? No.

I got a copy of the utility from somebody with a Pro version. Will it successfully run on my machine? No. Can't create the "snapin".

At my hourly rate I have easily spent $2000.00 trying to get this machine to be productive for me. I still can't use it because now I have to buy an upgrade to Windows 7 pro. Which means all the installations I've done so far get wiped. That will be another $1,000.00 down the drain. And then who knows what new surprises I'll find?

You might as well sell a car without a spare tire but no jack. You might as well sell a house without a toilet. How can MS justify selling an OS without the utilities that are necessary to use it in the real world? And how the was I supposed to know that these utilities were excluded from one version but included in another?

Really. Does anybody wonder why people hate Windows? This is ruining my quality of life and costing me large amounts of money.

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13 May 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

Look into Anytime Upgrade. I am not sure but I believe it will let you upgrade to Pro without losing your settings.

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