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joepwpb
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West Palm Beach, FL

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[WIN7] some settings are managed by your system administrator

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First, when attempting to change Windows Update settings I find the following at the top of the page:

some settings are managed by your system administrator

WU is working just fine as I have downloaded and installed several updates.

Additionally, IE is not displaying images on any web site and at least one application, Skype, is not displaying images.

Here is what I have tried so far:

Repair Windows Updates, File and registry permissions, IE, and file associations. Also, I re-registered System Files.

Of course, I thoroughly scanned the computer for all variants of malware.

This is a friends Dell Notebook which is not used on a domain or connected to any corporate site.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

Joe P


Cudni
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Someshire
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Re: [WIN7] some settings are managed by your system administrato

Was it on domain at some stage?

Cudni



joepwpb
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West Palm Beach, FL

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said by Cudni:

Was it on domain at some stage?

Cudni

Never.

Since the original post I tried Firefox and running in Safe Mode but nothing changed.

Thanks

Joe P

On another note, the PC is Win 7 Home Premium so there is no Policy Editor.


JohnInSJ
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join:2003-09-22
San Jose, CA
reply to joepwpb

said by joepwpb:

some settings are managed by your system administrator

Are you logged in as an administrator?
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joepwpb
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West Palm Beach, FL

said by JohnInSJ:

said by joepwpb:

some settings are managed by your system administrator

Are you logged in as an administrator?

Yes, only one user on the Laptop and it is the Admin account.

Joe P


JohnInSJ
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San Jose, CA

said by joepwpb:

said by JohnInSJ:

said by joepwpb:

some settings are managed by your system administrator

Are you logged in as an administrator?

Yes, only one user on the Laptop and it is the Admin account.

Joe P

Interesting.
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Cudni
La Merma - Vigilado
Premium,MVM
join:2003-12-20
Someshire
kudos:13
reply to joepwpb

try reset
www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/214461-local-group-policy-reset-default.html

Cudni



joepwpb
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West Palm Beach, FL

said by Cudni:

try reset
www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/214461-local-group-policy-reset-default.html

Cudni

Thanks!

It did not specifically state it would work with 7 Home...

Your thoughts?

Joe P


joepwpb
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West Palm Beach, FL
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**Update**

This morning I decided to proceed forward with Cudini's recommendation and here is what I encountered:

First, I created a Restore Point then checked the contents of the Group Policy and GroupPolicyUsers folders and found them to be empty. Next, I started with the VBS file which would not execute by double clicking or right click and open. So, I used the batch file utility and rebooted but it failed to correct the problem. I checked for the presence of the aforementioned folders and they were no longer present.

Thanks

Joe P



Cudni
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reply to joepwpb

Any more clues (error or info messages) in the eventviewer logs? Did you reinstall Skype and repair IE
»support.microsoft.com/kb/318378

Cudni



joepwpb
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West Palm Beach, FL

said by Cudni:

Any more clues (error or info messages) in the eventviewer logs? Did you reinstall Skype and repair IE
»support.microsoft.com/kb/318378

Cudni

No additional clues, nothing in event viewer. Yes, I repaired IE (several times), Windows Updates, File Associations, File and Registry Permissions and re-registered System Files. I also ran one or two more of the repair options in Tweaking.com Windows Repair.

Thanks again,

Joe P


joepwpb
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West Palm Beach, FL
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***RESOLVED***

A "friend of a friend" who works IT for a major Corporation offered to sign in to the computer and take a look. He resolved the windows Update issue by deleting a key in the registry:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
"NoAutoUpdate"=dword:00000001
"AUOptions"=dword:00000001

He then resolved the issue of the Web pages and applications only displaying text by changing the Theme from High Contrast to Windows 7 Basic.

Thanks Cudini for you help.

Joe P


Cudni
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reply to joepwpb

Thanks for posting the solution

Cudni