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Windows 7: Most IE Add-ons disabled/unavailable and enable buttons greyed out

22 Sep 2014   #11

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit and 32 bit

Yes and thanks. What's the best way out of this? I want to keep ownership etc. There could be issues setting up as another user.

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22 Sep 2014   #12

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit and 32 bit

Yes and thanks. I'm not sure what the best way out of this is. Setting up as another user could give me ownership and access issues on some things.
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22 Sep 2014   #13

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

Depending on what you could put personal files in the public areas,
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
Or add this to your right click options,
Take Ownership Shortcut
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23 Sep 2014   #14
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

From THE expert

Hello Scams,

About as close as you can get to this would be to create a new administrator account with the name you like, then copy all of the contents of the old user account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders (including hidden AppData folder) into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder. After everything checks out ok, you can delete the old user account while logged in the new user account.

It will copy most of your settings, like your Start Menu shortcuts, to the new account, but items stored in the registry, like your desktop background, would have to be reset again.

Hope this helps some,
Creating a New User Account Similar to an Existing User Account

A Guy
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23 Sep 2014   #15

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit and 32 bit

Thanks for your suggestion. I will try this when I have backed up and have some spare time.
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