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Windows 7: Remove stubborn Action Center warning registry?

13 Feb 2011   #1
Apk07

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Remove stubborn Action Center warning registry?

I can't seem to get an Action Center warning to leave my system tray/notifications:
http://i55.tinypic.com/2eg5vs9.png

I've looked all over, and nobody seems to suggest anything other than to change Action Center settings to disable the warning. That, however, doesn't work. Some of the options are greyed-out:
http://i51.tinypic.com/n49um0.png

Is there any way to make this go away that I'm not seeing? Maybe a registry hack?


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13 Feb 2011   #2
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Apk07 View Post
I can't seem to get an Action Center warning to leave my system tray/notifications:
http://i55.tinypic.com/2eg5vs9.png

I've looked all over, and nobody seems to suggest anything other than to change Action Center settings to disable the warning. That, however, doesn't work. Some of the options are greyed-out:
http://i51.tinypic.com/n49um0.png

Is there any way to make this go away that I'm not seeing? Maybe a registry hack?
The question you should be asking is why have you turned off the Windows Security Center service? Is that also perhaps not the reason why some of the options in the Action Center are greyed out?
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13 Feb 2011   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Looks like the security center service is turned off. To start with, click on Start orb, type services.msc, locate the service called Security center. Double click it, then start the service and set its startup type to automatic.

If the service refuses to start and gives an error message, run a scan with the resident AV as well as freeware Malwarebytes antimalware, then try again.

What AV are you using? Sometimes security suites disable the security center.
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13 Feb 2011   #4
Apk07

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wow... now I feel like an idiot.
I went on a service-disabling spree a while ago, didn't even connect those two in my head
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13 Feb 2011   #5
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Apk07 View Post
Wow... now I feel like an idiot.
I went on a service-disabling spree a while ago, didn't even connect those two in my head
Thats what happens when you blindly disable services without knowing what they are for. Anyways, has the problem been resolved by re-enabling the Security Center service?
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13 Feb 2011   #6
Apk07

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wait wait wait, it wasn't fixed. This is only fixed while the service is on. I wanted it gone while the service is off. I have no need for the service, and I wasn't blindly disabling services. I know what they do and what I need. I'm not exactly amateur just because I made one amateur mistake, give me a little credit :P
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13 Feb 2011   #7
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Apk07 View Post
Wait wait wait, it wasn't fixed. This is only fixed while the service is on. I wanted it gone while the service is off. I have no need for the service, and I wasn't blindly disabling services. I know what they do and what I need. I'm not exactly amateur just because I made one amateur mistake, give me a little credit :P
What I meant was did the Action Center message go away when you re-enabled the Security Center service? (Why would you want that disabled anyway, seeing as it plays an important role in system stability?)
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13 Feb 2011   #8
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Apk07 View Post
Wait wait wait, it wasn't fixed. This is only fixed while the service is on. I wanted it gone while the service is off. I have no need for the service, and I wasn't blindly disabling services. I know what they do and what I need. I'm not exactly amateur just because I made one amateur mistake, give me a little credit :P
Open the registry editor and navigate to the following key.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wscsvc

Double-click on “Start” in the right pane and change the value to “4″. Reboot.
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13 Feb 2011   #9
Apk07

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
What I meant was did the Action Center message go away when you re-enabled the Security Center service? (Why would you want that disabled anyway, seeing as it plays an important role in system stability?)
In that case, no, it didn't go away despite unchecking the boxes while it was on. And just for performance, really. I've been running without it on for quite a long time with no issues other than the annoying icon in the tray.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Apk07 View Post
Wait wait wait, it wasn't fixed. This is only fixed while the service is on. I wanted it gone while the service is off. I have no need for the service, and I wasn't blindly disabling services. I know what they do and what I need. I'm not exactly amateur just because I made one amateur mistake, give me a little credit :P
Open the registry editor and navigate to the following key.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wscsvc

Double-click on “Start” in the right pane and change the value to “4″. Reboot.
It is/was already set at 4 o_O
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13 Feb 2011   #10
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Well if you're sure AC settings are still greyed after enabling SC service (did you reboot?), you may need to run sfc scan couple of times. Then see if the AC options are available again.

Also since you seem to have tinkered with the OS, its difficult to say from a distance what else you might have enabled/disabled.
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