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Windows 7: Adminstrative Tools gone?

06 May 2009   #1

Windows XP & 7 RC1
Adminstrative Tools gone?

Hello everybody!

I missed the beta, so the Release Candidate is my first time with Windows 7. Great piece of software, took me a while to get used to it though, since I've been able to avoid Vista completely.

One question though, my friend who used the beta kept raving about the Administrative Tools. I'm unable to find them on RC1, and they aren't where they were in XP either. I've only been able to find one other post online about it: Windows Vista RC1 'Administrative Tools' missing???.

Any help would be wonderful, because I use the Admin Tools fairly frequently.

Thank you!


Found the solution. The default for RC1 is to hide the Administrative tools. To show them, right click on the taskbar, select properties, select the "Start Menu" tab, click "customize", scroll down to "System Administrative Tools", and then select which method of display you want.

There you have it! If anybody else can't figure out what is going on with the tools, here you go.

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06 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM

I just go to Control Panel... They are right there.

But, putting them on the Start Menu is a bit quicker.

Administrative Tools - Add or Remove from Start Menu
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06 May 2009   #3

Windows XP & 7 RC1

Yeah, I didn't realize at that time that you could change the view of the control panel, and Administrative Tools are not under the Category View. Or at least, I don't know which category they would be under!
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06 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Control Panel\System and Security\Administrative Tools or use the search box and type in "admin"
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