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Windows 7: Blocked by Group Policy, unsolved through various solutions

28 Jan 2016   #1
dyoungc

Windows 7 professional x64
 
 
Blocked by Group Policy, unsolved through various solutions

I've just got my computer back from a mechanic after reinstalling Microsoft OS, and I'm currently installing my old programs. However, some programs/functions are blocked by group policy.
I am the owner/admin, personal home computer, private network, not part of domain.
I've tried some methods mentioned in other threads such as running as admin, changing security policy to prompt for credentials, checking blocked programs in AppLocker. I've also tried resetting local group policy using BAT and VBS file, but none have worked so far.

There is one method I've been looking into before using, which is going into regedit and deleting some registries, but I've read that deleting the wrong file can wreck the OS. I'm hesitant about this because I'm not very proficient with computers.
Are there other solutions to this issue?
If not, perhaps someone could provide advice on how to modify registries.


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28 Jan 2016   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Have you asked your "mechanic" why this is happening?

Please post a screenshot of the blocking message that you see.
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28 Jan 2016   #3
dyoungc

Windows 7 professional x64
 
 

Yes, but I had already tried the solutions he suggested, and none of them have worked. I've also tried resetting group policy through command prompt at boot, but it "could not find the file path specified".


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28 Jan 2016   #4
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Have you tried this post by Brink? This should work for the gadgets.

Gadgets - Enable or Disable

Don't know if these will help for the other issue

This program is blocked by group policy, for more information contact

AppLocker - Create New Rules
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28 Jan 2016   #5
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dyoungc View Post
Yes, but I had already tried the solutions he suggested, and none of them have worked. I've also tried resetting group policy through command prompt at boot, but it "could not find the file path specified".
A fresh install of W7 should not have group policies set. I would not trust the install to be free of malware.
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28 Jan 2016   #6
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
A fresh install of W7 should not have group policies set. I would not trust the install to be free of malware.
Agree.
Highly suspicious for malware, thanks to the "mechanic".

(Also, this appears to be a duplicate of this thread?)

MM
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28 Jan 2016   #7
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MoxieMomma View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
A fresh install of W7 should not have group policies set. I would not trust the install to be free of malware.
Agree.
Highly suspicious for malware, thanks to the "mechanic".

(Also, this appears to be a duplicate of this thread?)

MM
MoxieMomma,

It is a duplicate of that thread but he lost his helper. Maybe the other thread should be closed, this one stay open.
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28 Jan 2016   #8
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MoxieMomma View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
A fresh install of W7 should not have group policies set. I would not trust the install to be free of malware.
Agree.
Highly suspicious for malware, thanks to the "mechanic".

(Also, this appears to be a duplicate of this thread?)

MM
MoxieMomma,

It is a duplicate of that thread but he lost his helper. Maybe the other thread should be closed, this one stay open.
Understood.
I only mention it, so that the forum Mods/Admins might either merge the threads or close the other one, to minimize clutter and confusion.

Nothing more.

MM
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