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Windows 7: Unable to configure network properties

12 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
Unable to configure network properties

Unable to configure network properties-network-properties.jpg
as you can see the properties button does not lit up and remains grey out although i click on IPV4, why is this happening? i was open it a few years ago

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12 Mar 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Have you done this? Change TCP/IP settings
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13 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit


For him to do that he would have to press Properties . By his image that button is greyed out .


Try the Group Policy Editor ( only available on Ultimate, Professional, and Enterprise editions of Windows 7 )

Open up a start menu by clicking on type in gpedit.msc in the Search box or press key on your keyboard and press R to open up the run window and type in gpedit.msc .

Navigate to
User Configuration
Administrative Templates
Network Connections
Look for Prohibit access to properties of a LAN connection on the right hand side and see its disabled .
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13 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

i have disabled it,then i took a reboot but it's still greyed out. any ideas?
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13 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64

I noticed the shield icon next to one of your desktop icons which makes me think you might not have access/privelages to change the settings. Try enabling built-in administrator account. Do you have any programs that control your network settings, like wifi?
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13 Mar 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Kevin Storm

Try this out

1 Reset TCP/IP -> netsh int ip reset <log> (log is needed, ex.
“C:\ResetIP.txt”) don't reboot

2: uninstall-“Client for Microsoft Networks”- reboot
3. Reinstall “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” -> Add protocol, click on “Have
disk…” and browse to “C:\%WinDir%\inf\nettcpip.inf” *
Note   Note
%WinDir% is Windows folder

4. Reinstall -> “Client for Microsoft Networks”
add a Client afterwards, it will show in the list
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13 Mar 2013   #7

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

If what VistaKing doesn't solve it
Download this batch file: TcpIP_reset.bat
Open an elevated command prompt (right clcik command prompt, run as administrator)
Launch the batch file you downloaded
exit command prompt and

; netsh int ip reset %UserProfile%\Downloads\Reset_IP.txt
netsh int ipv4 reset %UserProfile%\Downloads\Reset_IPv4.txt
netsh int ipv6 reset %UserProfile%\Downloads\Reset_IPv6.txt
netsh winsock reset
essentially what VistaKing suggested, but with two more steps

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Mar 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

thank you, Vistaking i can now click properties. and thank you for everyone who helped in this thread

thank you very much
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14 Mar 2013   #9

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

You might want to check your system for Malware - just in case.
Run a full system scan with your real-time Anti-Virus application.

Download AdwCleaner
The default save location is your Downloads folder.
AdwCleaner is a standalone executable, there is nothing to install.
  1. Navigate to your Downloads folder
  2. Right-click on adwcleaner.exe--> select Run As Administrator to launch the application
  3. Click on Delete button

  4. Confirm each deletion with OK
  5. Your computer will be rebooted automatically.
    --> A text file will open after the restart.
    --> Please post the content of that logfile in a post on this thread
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt as well - n is the order number.
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14 Mar 2013   #10

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

If you don't have a real-time Anti-Virus application, you might want to run a full regiment of Malware scans.

On Demand scans
Real time protection (use only one)
Bootable Offline scanners:
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