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Windows 7: Performance Settings Not Being Saved

12 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Performance Settings Not Being Saved

About two weeks ago Windows 7 (64-bit) stopped remembering my preferred Performance Settings (My Computer > Properties > Advanced System Settings > (Performance) Settings). For example, I want to enable "Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing." I can check this option in the Performance settings, but the duration that Windows will remember this setting is arbitrary.

Sometimes, the setting will be kept until the next time I reboot, but at other times the setting will only be in effect for a random length of time - minutes to hours - before it reverts to being disabled. I cannot determine any specific set of circumstances that might be causing this.

I have tried to gain ownership of the key located here in the Registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\AnimateMinMax thinking that there may be a permissions problem, but I had no success. I can't take ownership of the key, nor can I change its permissions.

I would greatly appreciate any help that can be offered. Thanks!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jul 2010   #2

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

It sounds to me like your not Admin of the PC
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

My user account is an admin account. Should I login to the *real* admin account and make the change from there? Will that even apply to my usual user account?

Here's another question - since I set up my user account to be an admin account, but I can't make changes that an admin would - what is wrong with the account?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Jul 2010   #4
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Check out this tutorial thread maybe you left something out.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jul 2010   #5

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

If its any consolation, this problem seems to afflict many.

Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing option

Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing returns to default - Tech Support Forum

Need help; animating windows when min/max - Tech Support Guy Forums

Window Minimize/Max animation keeps resetting

You can try some of the steps suggested in these threads. Also, try updating the graphics driver.

If nothing works, try running an sfc scan or a repair install.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Repair Install
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Thanks for the replies - I'll check out this info.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2010   #7

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

login into the admin account and see if they save
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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