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Windows 7: Why can't I change my power options?

26 Nov 2010   #1
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Why can't I change my power options?

Hello,

I am the administrator on my computer, yet I can't access the main customization options, such as power options, user accounts, system, personalization, or performance information. I've tried disconnecting from any internet since it may be a system administrator's settings from the network that might have been the problem, but I still couldn't. I just want to have access to the things that I SHOULD have access to. I am the only one with an account on this computer.

As a side note: This computer came loaded with Vista and just recently I loaded Win7 onto it. I was the administrator on Vista, but I don't know if something got messed up in the process of switching to Win7? Maybe?

Help anyone?


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26 Nov 2010   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Does your Admin User Acct look like this?

-admin_user_acct.jpg

There is also a hidden Admin acct in Safe Mode.


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26 Nov 2010   #3
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Following the sequence in the bar from your screenshot, I can't access "user accounts" to check. I'd assume I'm actually not administrator, for some reason, anymore since I can't access the things that define how the accounts are run. I'll try safe mode and see what I can do there.

But, I can't answer your question since I can't access that area. It just gives me very quiet "boop" sound when I click those areas. I can barely hear it even with the volume at 100%.
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