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Windows 7: Cannot open any hyperlinks

01 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
Cannot open any hyperlinks

This is embarrassing because 1)I've read all kinds of information online about this problem and 2) I cannot make a screen shot in spite of all the instructions posted here.

"This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact you system administrator."

I know this is a common issue, and I should be able to fix it. But I can't. I have fooled around with different browsers, and I suspect that is the problem. I have tried the "Tools/Internet Options/" instructions given on the Microsoft page. "Make Default" is grayed out, so I cannot select it to make IE my default browser again. There are lots of sites which give lengthy instructions about H KEYS, but don't tell me how to get to them in the first place.

Is there a simple fix?

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01 May 2014   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]

This long thread at Microsoft Community seems giving the HKEY to re-register HERE
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01 May 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1

Thanks, NoN. I'll take a look.

An interesting (but probably unconnected to this issue) problem is that this forum's pages freeze up on me. Can't scroll up or down. But if I go to the forum by Googling it and finding my thread, then I can make the page move. Bizarre.
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01 May 2014   #4

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Have you tried this Microsoft Mr. Fixit ?
Errors opening hyperlinks in outlook,
Mr. Fixit for me,
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