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Windows 7: Unable to do anything Admin related in Control Panel as administrator

3 Weeks Ago   #1
anthonyorm

7 Professional x64
 
 
Unable to do anything Admin related in Control Panel as administrator

I tried to change firewall settings but when I click on "Turn Windows Firewall on or off" nothing happens, no error or sound. Nothing happens when I click on any other option with the shield except for device manager, event viewer and disk management. I also tried the "Administrator" user account and had the same problem.


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Welcome to the Forum.

Is your computer personal or at work?
As you have Win 7 Pro, it may be blocked under group policies (gpedit.msc).
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
anthonyorm

7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Welcome to the Forum.

Is your computer personal or at work?
As you have Win 7 Pro, it may be blocked under group policies (gpedit.msc).
This is my personal computer. It has never been in a workplace
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Are you logged as administrator?
Have you checked group policies (gpedit.msc)?
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
anthonyorm

7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Are you logged as administrator?
Have you checked group policies (gpedit.msc)?
Yes, and I checked gpedit, nothing seems wrong in there
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

As it is a Core 2 Duo CPU I would say it has about 8 years old.
Do you have it since new?
Is it the original Win 7 Pro from Lenovo?
Since when the issue began?
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
anthonyorm

7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
As it is a Core 2 Duo CPU I would say it has about 8 years old.
Do you have it since new?
Is it the original Win 7 Pro from Lenovo?
Since when the issue began?
I Fresh-Installed windows 7 pro onto this using the oem key that came on the pc 3 months ago. It seemed to be working fine up until a few weeks ago, I did not install or do anything on the pc for it to happen, as I use this as a host for Plex Media Server, the only thing I ever do on this is importing .mp4s onto it.
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3 Weeks Ago   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Sorry for the delay.
Did you find a solution?
Did you scan the computer for virus and malwares?
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2 Weeks Ago   #9
anthonyorm

7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Sorry for the delay.
Did you find a solution?
Did you scan the computer for virus and malwares?
nope, i think ill just reinstall windows when I have the time
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2 Weeks Ago   #10
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

Is UAC enabled? If so then windows will automatically prompt you for an admin password when elevated privileges are needed. It won't otherwise. How to Change User Account Control Settings in Windows 7 - dummies

Businesses might have a good reason to have it disabled on their computers but IMO everyone should have it on for personal use.
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