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Application prompt after applying UAC settings

Question: Application prompt after applying UAC settings

We applied some UAC settings via Group Policy to all Windows 7 machines. Now some old applications are throwing up a prompt and the users normal credentials wont run the app. The point is that the app DID NOT require admin privileges before we applied
the settings. The users were able to launch the app without prompts and run it successfully.
Does anyone know which security or UAC setting may be causing this? Remember that the apps ran perfectly well before these settings were applied without an administrative account.
David Z

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I can apply 'Site Zone Assignement' successfully to user:
User Settings -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page.
I can use this to add sites to trusted sites.
When I apply the 'Security Compliance Manager' 4.0 Internet Explorer GPO template to the workstation, the user site zone assignment settings "stop taking". I say stop taking, because according to group policy modeling, and gpresult,
the user GPO is present and applied.

Of note:
If I change the 'Site Zone Assignement' to a computer setting, it takes. {My manager doesn't want to do this}
If I enable loopback processing it does not take.

I've seen this issue on windows 7 and 10 Enterprise x64 clients.
I feel like there is something set in the SCM internet Explorer GPO set that's preventing user settings (whether from GPO or user) from applying, but I can't put my finger on it. Does anyone else know?

P.S. Link to SCM:\BaselineDocuments\94949772-335f-402b-bb8e-9904a31b1cba\Internet Explorer 11 CCE Reference.xlsm

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Hi guys, I recently created a new Group Policy in Server 2003 for my XP Pro SP2 users. I have a problem where the Internet Connection settings are being ignored. I have checked these settings in the GP object and they are all correct. My specified homepage is being ignored and users are being directed to, none of the favourites I added are in the favourites menu, and the Proxy settings are being ignored. The GPO is User Configuration>Windows Settings>IE Maintenance>Connection, as well as Proxy, Favourites etc.I created a very similar GPO last year and the settings were all applied without problems. Upon changing to a newer policy, the problems have started. I have looked for any conflicting GP settings but I cant see anything to cause this.Does anyone know where I might have went wrong? I can only assume at this stage that I have indeed configured a setting which is bypassing my IE & Connection settings.Cheers,Martin

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I have two users in my window 7
- userA (admin account)
- userB (general user)

I tried to limit the userB to open specific window application (I.e. win media player) by using userA to apply the follow setting:

How do I allow Windows 7 users to run only specific applications? | TechRepublic

However, after applying the setting, both userA and userB only allow to open the specific application i.e. win media player, but not other program.

Even though the userA is admin, it seems it lose all the adm right, even can't open the cmd

Could anyone help me to allow userA to open all window program?


Answer:Adm can't open window application after applying the group policy

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Were you able to undo the group policy restriction? So you have control of the computer again - right?

Windows Parental Controls might work for you, except those controls allow Internet Explorer and the Windows (file) Explorer to always run (among other things). Here is a tutorial for Parental Controls - Setup and Use

If you don't mind me asking, what application are you going to be allowing?

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I have a number of GPO's for applying different IE and WMP settings to different people, and am developing new ones to account for IE11 that don't use the IEM. I have a problem that I can't account for. In every GPO the following setting is set the same:
User Configuration/Windows Components/Windows Media Player/Networking/Configure HHTP Proxy - Proxy Type = Use browser proxy settings
However, this setting applies correctly in some scenarios (see below) but not in others.

PC has IE9 and a policy that sets IE9 proxy using IEM - WMP correctly picks up the proxy setting
PC has IE11 and a policy that does not use IEM - WMP correctly picks up the proxy setting
PC has IE9 and a policy that does not use IEM - WMP does not apply the proxy settings
I'm confused, and the IEM could be a red herring but in any case why would this one setting not apply? Any help identifying what prevents it working would be welcome.
Thanks, Mark

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Trying to set up a system so when it opens, a macro will remove all the toolbars, gridlines, column headings etc

Now, I've tried doing this using Application.ActiveWindow (or ActiveWorksheet I think) but it only applies it to the open worksheet.

Is there anyway to apply the settings to the whole system all at once? (I saw an ActiveWorkbook or something but I think I may be using that incorrectly because it produces an error when it starts to remove the toolbars etc).

Any ideas how I can choose the whole workbook and remove everything such as the toolbars at once?


Answer:Applying 'settings' to the whole workbook at once?

Not having done macros for some time, I ouldn't give you the coding. However, something that you might want to think about, is to create your workbook and make all the changes you want for the workbook and then save it as a Template which is protected with password etc.
All you do then is call that template up as a workbook. You could have a macro at closing to save as a template.
Thats my thoughts and it saves an awful lot of macro work.

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When XP is booting up on this PC, it goes through the usual steps, but Applying Computer Settings takes a long time, then the dialog goes away and the system reboots itself. What do I do? I've tried booting in Safe Mode and it does the same thing.

Answer:XP Reboots at Applying Computer Settings

Hit F8 and choose "Disable automatic restart on system failur", to get the "Blue Screen of Death", instead of rebooting, where you'll get an error number.This error number can be used to search at the Microsoft support page for solution.The original poster should always write the last response !!!Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!

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Anyone know why some computers on our network have an approx. 30 second delay before it gets to the Ctrl-Alt-Del screen for logging in to the network? In the meantime, it hangs for this time period at the "Applying Computer Settings" screen. My computer has no delay, but three others have a delay for about 10-35 seconds. I believe once in Windows both of these also have a delay at "Applying Personal Settings". I've searched the Internet and can't seem to find an answer. All 3 computers are set for automatic IP and DNS and all that stuff in Internet protocol. All computers have XP Pro SP2 or XP SP2 installed and the server is Windows 2003. Could it be a service that I disabled, but the other computers still have it running?

What I know so far:
- I'm only worried about 4 computers right now with 10, 15, 22 and 35 second delays. Mine has no delay at all.
- everyone is on the same switch and we have no hubs
- no roaming profiles on any computer
- no network shares on any computer
- the mapped drives for each person is the same, so this shouldn't be an issue
- My computer and the 35-sec delay computer have 512MB of ram and all the others have only 256MB.

- I checked some of the user profiles on the computers and here are the results.
mine (no delay): 5 user profiles, 1 account unknown, 90 MB
22 sec delay: 7 user profiles, 3 account unknown, 78 MB
15 sec delay: 9 user profiles, 7 account unknown, 33 MB

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Answer:applying computer settings delay?

My first hunch is DNS is not setup correctly. Is the 2K3 server running DHCP? Or are they pulling DHCP from a router?

What do they use for DNS?

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I have a new network setup and all 3 workstations take 2-3 mins on the Applying your personal settings. If I disconnect the cable for a sec then it logs in fine and I can ping the server and access shares. This is a 2k3 server. What someone tell to do with DNS. The only thing is when I do a recursive test if fails. I do not have internet setup yet. This is a new building. But I did put in the DNS option for the soon to be router. What else could it be, on a 2k server I always put Allow dynamic updates but on 2k3 what should I do. Allow all or none?

I did find this. And I do have a continue setup icon.

beelzebub04-08-04, 03:12 AM
I recently installed small business server 2003 on a clients' machine. I had the same problem as you. I realized that there was a box on the desktop that says "continue instillation of small business server." By that time I had created user manually so I descided to reinstall the entire OS. After I continued instillation, a web based page appeared (offline) that allowed me to do everything automatically and from then on my user logons have been short. So see if there is a continue installation box on your desktop.

Answer:DNS issues, Applying your personal settings

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Our IT group has been troubleshooting this issue for over 6 weeks now.We have numerous PCs on our network that can take up to 1 hour "applying computer settings" and/or randomly lock-up for 10-15 minutes at a time.We have tried "EVERYTHING" and I mean "EVERYTHING" prior to stumbling accross Combofix.After combofix was ran on ~8 systems, it reduced the boot time to under 1 minute.We are running McAfee Enterprise 8.7i with latest DATs but that fails to detect and/or correct anything.We need to determine if this is in-fact malware/virus and try to pinpoint what exactly was causing this.Please advise.

Answer:1 Hour applying computer settings

I would suggest that you follow the instructions in This Guide starting at Step 6.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to try to resolve them.I would also suggest that you copy and paste the above description of your problem and situation.

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Dell Latitude E6510
XP Pro SP3

As the title says this particular laptop likes to hang up after the XP splash screen at applying computer settings. First off we are in a Domain environment, but I didn't think that had a whole lot to do with it because you don't even get to the login screen. Any who, below are the Event Errors, and further down if what I've done thus far.


Event Type: Error
Event Source: Ftdisk
Event Category: None
Event ID: 49
Date: 9/17/2010
Time: 9:50:20 AM
User: N/A
Computer: CB5019WL46847
Configuring the Page file for crash dump failed. Make sure there is a page file on the boot partition and that is large enough to contain all physical memory.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
0000: 00 00 00 00 01 00 56 00 ......V.
0008: 00 00 00 00 31 00 04 c0 ....1..?
0010: 03 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: LSASRV
Event Category: SPNEGO (Negotiator)
Event ID: 40961
Date: 9/17/2010
Time: 9:51:53 AM
User: N/A
Computer: CB5019WL46847
The Security System could not establish a secured connection with the server DNS/ No authentication protocol was available.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at

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Answer:XP hangs at Applying Computer Settings...

Also I can provide the dump file if you can tell me where to retrieve it from for the BSoD.

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Hi everyone,

I have a windows xp computer that is on a domain and when you start it for the first time of the day it gets stuck at applying computer settings before you can log in. If you do a hard shut down to restart the computer it seems to start up normally. Any ideas on how to fix this issue?


Answer:Stuck at Applying Computer Settings

I am still having this issue does anyone have any suggestions? I might try and take it off the domain and re-join the domain.

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Hi all !!,

I have just joined Bleeping Computer and I need your help with an issue. Since aproximately two weeks ago two computers in the LAN (one first, second started acting out just yesterday) take 15+ minutes to join the domain with the "Applying computer settings" message at the screen.
My network is very simple: 1 Domain controller, 1 Citrix box, 1 Application server, and 30 desktop PCs in premises in the LAN, and 6 remote computers connected through the Citrix box. All wired connections, no laptops.
Nothing unusual in IPCONFIG /all
No malware reported.
Startup programs set up as the minimum necessary. Unchecked all unnecesary ones.
Common things between the troubled two:
McAfee Security Center as antivirus
An Authentication TAB in Local Area Connection's properties with Enable IEEE 802.1x checked and "Authenticate as computers ..." checked.
No particular group memberships for the users of the two troubled PCs. In fact iwhen the same users log in using another PC, the login process works fine.
My head is almost exploding with all the things I have read.
Could you please help me ????

Answer:"Applying Computer Settings" slow login

Worth A Read...Louis

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Running Windows XP SP3 on a HPCompaq EVO PC in a Windows 2003 Server environment. One of my PC's recently hangs on applying computer settings. I logged on as Administrator after 30 minutes of hanging on loading the settings and ran Symantec Endpoint Protection AV which showed no viruses. Ran HitmanPro 3.6 which did not find anything and ran Malwarebytes which did not find anything. When I tried logging on a user, it would hang forever on loading personal setting and eventually log on but the user could not connect to his home folder to get to his network files. I am a novice working for a non-profit. Any info would be greatly appreciated.


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Hi We bought our first 10 lenovo R400 thinkpads.. I've created an image with our own xp and the lenovo drivers When user logon on our domain it takes 2 minute after logon - "applying computer settings.." All R400 portables have this problem, our other computers (other brands) have no problem.. * dns configuration is OK* i disabled al the group policys -> NOK* i did a test with other network drivers -> NOK I think it has something to do with drivers.. Someone an idea? Thanks

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My desktop was infected with a strange virus which made the C drive full.I was not able to either install new programs or uninstall any program.When I restarted my desktop it goes till "Applying personal settings" and then does not move beyond that.
I started my system in safe mode and installed CA antivirus and ran an antivirus scan.Yet after that my system does not start.

When I try to install fresh Windows in another partition,it errors out saying there is no disk space.

Please help

Answer:Applying personal settings takes forever

Depending on your experience, or the experience of a friend, I would suggest using a live CD. Maybe have a friend download Ubuntu.

This will allow you to access your drive, copy what important info you want to keep to DVD/CDR or whatever.

Using the Live CD you can probably delete the obvious rubbish the virus bloated your drive with.

The Live CD won't be affected by any virus that is on your drive.

If you aren't happy with this, then you can buy yourself a new hard disk and replace your current one, but you will have to be incredibly careful that you don't allow the virus to transfer when you choose what means you prefer to obtain data from the corrupted drive.

More information can be provided pending the route you want to follow.

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Hi.Unfortunately my Windows 2k system hangs at "Applying Security Settings". I have managed to load it up in Safe Mode and everything is very very slow. I'm not sure what the problem is because I tried reinstalling windows over the top of my existing installation, however this installed a separate windows installation. This works fine but has none of my software.Does anyone have any ideas? Could it be a virus?Thanks in advanceStuart

Answer:Win2000 Hangs at "Applying Security Settings"

May be a corrupt driver. Not sure if this works in 2k but worth a try.while in safe mode 2k CD in drive (not req if preloadedon HDD) type sfc /scannow in run box click okwill scan for and replace missing / corrupt system files.If this does not solve problem try uninstalling all device drivers and reboot. Reload drivers when booted ok

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First time poster here.
My computer cannot get past the applying computer setings screen, i have tried waiting it out, but it is hung up there. I have had this problem before and simply went into safemode and changed some things in MSCONFIG. But now even when in safe mode, the computer freezes whenever I put in a new command. I really do not want to reformat because i have alot of irreplacable stuff on there, music, homework, ect.

any help would be much appreciated.

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Hi guys,

I post here the Userenv.log of my client machine. It stays on Applying computer settings for 6 minutes. I'm on this problem since several days but I'm not able to solve this issue.

I hope you can help me to understand the problem. Thank you
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:00:906 InitializePolicyProcessing: Initialised Machine Mutex/Events
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:00:906 InitializePolicyProcessing: Initialised User Mutex/Events
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:00:906 LibMain: Process Name: \??\C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 Entering CUserProfile::Initialize ...
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CUserProfile::Initialize called by winlogon
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CUserProfile::Initialize: critical section initialized
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CSyncManager::Initialize: critical section initialized
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CUserProfile::Initialize: registry key Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList opened
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CUserProfile::Initialize: Proccessing S-1-5-21-3065971401-1583081497-775716447-500
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CSyncManager::EnterLock <S-1-5-21-3065971401-1583081497-775716447-500>
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CSyncManager::EnterLock: No existing entry found
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CSyncManager::EnterLock: New entry created
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CHashTable::HashAdd: S-1-5-21-3065971401-1583081497-775716447-500 added in bucket 16
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Answer:Windows XP SP3 stuck on Applying computer settings

What were you doing when this happened? Were you installing SP3?

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Our GP settings for our Power Options are set to 'Never" sleep on all our Windows 7 machines. All our GP settings apply perfectly on our Dell desktops and have never had any issues until now. We've ordered newer Dell desktops but still running Win 7.

Once I place them on the domain and move them into the correct OU, the power options settings will get applied. However, some of the new desktops are not applying the settings.

I've tried re-adding it to our domain and no luck.

Anybody know how I can fix it locally?

Answer:How to fix Group Policy not applying for Sleep Settings?

I don't have ability to create the power plan manually because that gets locked down once on the domain. Just need a way to apply the sleep setting from the Domain Controller.

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After applying Default settings in Bios The PC boots but without the display. Also the HDD Led is not turning on 

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An error has occurred while applying security settings. Users is not a valid user or group." This could be a problem with the package or a problem connecting to a domain controller on the network. Check your network connecting and click retry or cancel to end installwhile i tryed install cs 1.6 any solutions?

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Hi,      i have Configured wifi profiles in access connection5.12. After sometimes when we runs access connection it gives m cross marked on applying wireless settings. even i m not able to Find Wireless Network with Windows Zero configuration. my wireless radio is on . all status ok.  Now when i executing existing Intel driver setup & modify it. after it works Fine.  Due to which all ths things happens , can anyone tell me?  System is Lenovo T61, windows xp SP3 & Thinkvantage access Connection5.12 , Intel Pro WIreless Lan(11 abgn). 

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I am using the dell keyboard backlight settings to try to enable the automatic keyboard backlight ("Illuminate keyboard in low light conditions only") and it really is not working. 
I can click the check box to enable it, but when I press apply it just resets the checkbox to empty and sets the time for the keyboard backlight back to 1 minute. I have restarted my computer many times with and without manually adjusting the backlight with the key and I have re-installed the software to adjust the keyboard backlight. 
Nothing seems to be working.

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I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit on a domain. After I installed SP1 on all our Windows 7 boxes the compatibility tab has stopped working on all the Windows 7 PCs. Under the properties of any executable file I can see the compatibility tab but when I check off any of the settings and hit apply the settings are not sticking. I tried checking off all the settings, or just some, different combinations but none of them apply. If I check the compatibility tab after I hit OK or Apply all the settings are unchecked.

I also noticed that when I browse any of the following keys in the registry,

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers

I can't delete any of the string values in the Layers key or the key itself. I can see all the previous string value entries added before I installed SP1 but I can't delete any of them, modify them or add new ones. I'm logged in as an administrator, running regedit as an administrator...I've also changed the permission of both those Layers keys to the everyone group, given the everyone group full control to the key and sub keys and made the everyone group owner of the key and applied all those permission to the Layers key and sub keys...a bit desperate to figure this one out.

I need to install an older program that can only be installed as Windows XP SP3 compatibility mode.

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Answer:Windows 7 Compatibility Tab settings not applying after SP1 installed

same problem here, did you find a solution?

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Hello,we have in our Company 10 or more T400 (2768-12G). At all these machines we have the problem that when we start the notebook, and then we type in username and password for windows login, that the notebook freeze at the point "Applying Computer Settings". It donīt take only 2 minutes or less, no it stands there for many hours and nothing happens. One of my salesman told me that he have this problem always when heīs in his home office (not connected with the domain) and the notebook is pluged into the docking station. We have also T400 at the company directly connected to the domain and itīs the same failure.But we only have this problems with the T400, with T60 or T61 we donīt have problem at home office or somewhere else.I have no ideaīs anymore.Could you help me please. Thanks a lot Andy  

Answer:T400 freeze at "Applying Computer Settings"

Hi. I solve this problems whith our four T400 whith XP unstalled..First i have to reinstall the system whith "rescue and recovery".Then i install this drivers in order=oss803ww.exe7zku53ww.exe7zu710ww.exe7igu05ww.exe7wf114ww.exe7xcx13ww.exe Now itīs no problem! mvh Ingela    

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I have one computer on a domain that will hang sometimes on 'Applying Personal Settings.' It's running Windows XP Svc Pack 3, and the server is 2003. I've read through many forums that I found on Google and one think I noticed was a common theme of this happening with computers that have been reimaged, or cloned. This computer was reimaged back in August. Unfortunately, no solutions were ever given. Has this been figured out? What should I look at?

Answer:Computer Hangs on 'Applying Personal Settings'

I'd be inclined to suspect a damaged profile, as a wild guess.

I would create a new user profile...try to boot into it...and see if the problem results.

I see a lot of guesswork about this situation...but no definitive resolution/cause.

The profile suspicion is what makes sense to me.


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When I turn on the router, the windows login face won't go in, it stays in "Applying computer settings" continously, but when I turn off the router, it goes past that phase immediately and into the login face. The router works perfectly when I turn it on again after I login into my account. How can I fix this?

Answer:Logon error - Applying Computer Settings

The router works perfectly when I turn it on again after I login into my account.Looks like you know how to fix it.Why do you need router working at login ????What's a login face????

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I have a number of workstations that I need to apply user registry keys to, has anybody ever done this before using group policies?

Answer:GPO: Applying User settings based on computer

so each user has a different GPO depending on the system they log into?

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I've been reading up on applying Folder View settings to either All Folders or all folders of the same type, but neither of those is quite what I'm looking for.

Specifically, I'd like to write my own utility that reads the folder view settings for any given folder (I assume from the registry), and give that view a name. Then I'd like my program to be able to apply any of my newly named views to any other folder. I particularly want to add an "Apply to Subfolders" feature to this utility.

I'm not looking to distribute this; just for my own personal OCD satisfaction, so I don't mind if it ends up being a kludgy solution.

To that end, I have only two questions, really:

Let's say I have a folder under my documents named "Test" with a bunch of random files of all types in it: Some pictures, some video, some audio, and a bunch of text files. Let's further say I customize the folder view settings for this one folder to be like old-school DOS: Details view showing FileName, Size, Type, Date Modified. Plus I set up the column widths to be "just so."

Windows remembers my settings for this one folder. If I can find them, and read/write them, I can realize my dream of managing my own folder views.

So question #1 is: Where are one-off custom folder view settings stored?

I believe Windows inexplicably holds two different view settings for any given folder under a special folder. For example, If I open "Documents" from the start menu and open t... Read more

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the entire error msg is :

An access denied error was returned while attempting to change a service.You may need to log on using an Administrator account to make the changes.
The only account on the system is mine that is an administrator account but i still get this error
can anyone help?

Answer:Solved: I get an error message when applying settings on Msconfig

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I have recently installed a Windows 2003 server with 10 Windows XP SP3 workstations logging onto it. On some of the workstations there is a delay of 5 to 10 minutes "applying your local settings" before going into Windows desktop. I have been told that it may be a DNS issue on the server, but the only DNS setting I have on the local area connection on the server is Everything seems to be working fine but this is a source of frustration if a workstation needs to be restarted.

Answer:Solved: Delay applying local settings on XP workstation

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I have adjusted the Advanced Appearance Settings in Control Panel to make my window headings a little larger and bolder. The changes have worked well in all my programs except Office 2010 programs! These programs continue to show the original small, unbolded heading fonts. I have been told on another Windows 7 Forum that Control Panel changes will not work on Office programs, so is there another way to change the Title Bar headings in Office 2010 so that they are a little larger and bolder?

Many thanks

Answer:Applying Advanced appearance Settings to Office 2010

Take a look at Brink's tutorial:

Window Color and Appearance - Change

Go to Option 2, number 7.

This only works for "Classic" mode, not Aero.


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I've been reading up on applying Folder View settings to either All Folders or all folders of the same type, but neither of those is quite what I'm looking for.

Specifically, I'd like to write my own utility that reads the folder view settings for any given folder (I assume from the registry), and give that view a name. Then I'd like my program to be able to apply any of my newly named views to any other folder. I particularly want to add an "Apply to Subfolders" feature to this utility.

I'm not looking to distribute this; just for my own personal OCD satisfaction, so I don't mind if it ends up being a kludgy solution.

To that end, I have only two questions, really:

Let's say I have a folder under my documents named "Test" with a bunch of random files of all types in it: Some pictures, some video, some audio, and a bunch of text files. Let's further say I customize the folder view settings for this one folder to be like old-school DOS: Details view showing FileName, Size, Type, Date Modified. Plus I set up the column widths to be "just so."

Windows remembers my settings for this one folder. If I can find them, and read/write them, I can realize my dream of managing my own folder views.

So question #1 is: Where are one-off custom folder view settings stored?

I believe Windows inexplicably holds two different view settings for any given folder under a special folder. For example, If I open "Documents" from the start menu and open t... Read more

Answer:Applying custom Folder View settings to subfolders

Initial research:

Folder View Settings - Back Up and Restore in Windows offers a BAT file for backing up and restoring your folder settings. The backup portion of this BAT file saves the following registry entries:

HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU
HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags

From looking at my own registry, the list of individual custom folder views appears to be in:
HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags

BagMRU is a nice unique search term, which uncovers Explaining the Bags/BagMRU registry tree (trying), which in turn links to the following utility:

ShellBagsView v1.16

That doesn't appear to have been updated for Windows 10, but 10 seems to use the same setup as Windows 7. Running it on my machine, I do indeed get a list of all my individual folder settings.

Clearly this is possible. I just need to sit down and fiddle with it.

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I would love to just click on 'Heading 2' on the 'Styles' toolbar and have the title the Font size that I specify and color Black.For example, I want to highlight titles throughout a document. I would like those Titles to be Font Size 10 Black with Spacing Options set to Before and After at 0 pt Line Spacing Single.The issue with every new document, I must do this with my first Title that I select. I must highlight the Title, Left click on Heading 2. Then Right click Modify. Select Font to Black. Size 10. Font Times New Roman. I have tried to retain this format setting by selecting in Heading 2 settings to "New documents based on this template".So once my first Title is what I want, then every Title thereafter will follow but I would like to just click on Heading 2 without having to first modify settings for each document.

Answer:Problems applying Headings. Heading Level 2 settings no stic

Have you tried creating your own doc. template:

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We are trying to proxy PAC file settings from GPP registry settings.
GPO showing applied in gpreslut but gpupdate /force showing below error also noticed 8194 event in logs. Please help me to fix this issue 
Updating Policy...

User Policy update has completed successfully.
The following warnings were encountered during user policy processing:
Windows failed to apply the Group Policy Registry settings. Group Policy Registry settings might have its own log file. Please click on the "More information" link.
Computer Policy update has completed successfully.
For more detailed information, review the event log or run GPRESULT /H GPReport.html from the command line to access information about Group Policy results.

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hi guys,

this happen to all my clients, i'm using Win2003 as my server, and i set only a Group Policy, which is "set all the local administrator password to be the same with the domain admin" <only 1Kb in size>

but i don't know why, all the clients takes up to 2-3 minutes to go to the ctrl+alt+del screen.

no virus or spyware detected by symantec

Answer:fast at startup but extremely slow at applying computer settings

i also has set the client's XP to best performance. and processor to do the service more than the program. but still takes 2-3minutes at applying the computer setting.

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I have deployed my system image copying my answer file (unattend.xml) in install.wim (%WINDIR%\Panther).
The installation is actually unattended, but setup still asks to select Language and Locale Settings even if they're specified in the answer file:
  <settings pass="windowsPE">
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="NonSxS" xmlns:wcm=""
Any idea?

Answer:[SOLVED] Applying Language and Locale Settings in unattended installation (Windows 7)

Settings path for WinPE is only processed when the PE is booted. Try using the same objects but in the OOBE pass instead.

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I am working in network environment of almost 100 PCs, we are using windows XP on our all client machines and windows 2000 server on Domain server machines. Some of client Machines taking too much time in applying setting phase when logon with domain user account, I have check the system and uninstall un-necessary sofwares and applying all the updates and also update the antivirus sofware but problem still remain. But this problem occour only when, i connect to any domain user account , when i connect with system`s local user acccount same system logs in immediatly without taking time. please help me out from this problem what the area of network i should check , mind it i already check the DNS and its working fine with other PCs on the same network.

Answer:windwos XP taking almost 15 minutes to applying settings phase when connect to domain

in group policy (on the domain controller)

user configuration, administrative templates, system, user profiles:
"exclude directories in roamin profile" - enable.
prevent the following directories from roaming with the profile:
temporary internet files;history;temp

user configuration, administrative templates, network, offline files:
enable and disable as appropriate.
the list of settings is too long to list here.

that should be a good start.

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Right, I have this problem with my graphics cards that I've been trying to fix for a while. I am using two R9 280X cards in Crossfire. They're overclocked from 1000 to 1100 MHz by the manufacturer.The symptons are mainly these:

1) When I use MSI Afterburner to overclock the cards, the overclock applies at first, but after a few minutes it defaults to 1000 MHz. Changing the clock again has no effect, it just stays at 1000 MHz whether I try to overclock or underclock. The same is true for the memory clock. Here's a picture showing how it looks.

2) According to GPU-Z the clocks apply correctly to the 2nd card.

3) The power limit slider seems to be working. Increasing or decreasing it leads to marginal changes in benchmarks.

4) All the games I've tried completely ignore the 3D application settings in Catalyst Control Center. Changing things like AA and AF have no impact on image quality or frame rate even when I tell it to override application settings.

These problems have persisted even though I've tried different graphics cards. I used to have a single HD 7970 and had the exact same problems. I also tried reinstalling a fresh version of Windows, in case it was some sort of software problem, but the problems persisted.

This has led me to believe there might actually be a problem with my motherboard, as that's the only plausible source of the problem that I haven't tested. I have no idea how the motherboard could be the problem, but I... Read more

Answer:Radeon R9 280X CFX Overclocks not applying properly, CCC game settings not working

bump If anyone could help me it would be much appreciated

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This has been bugging me for a while it pops up whenever I start the computer. I don't know to much about how to do things so please have some patients with me. If you can help me than I might just love you forever.

Answer:Error loading C:\Documents and Settings\ Network Service\ Local Settings\ Application Data\ hrcopul.dll

Have you run any scans for infections? I Googled hrcopul.dll, and everything that I found points to a infection.

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I have a command line utility for some purpose. I start this utility from a COM DLL using ShellExecuteEx function. When calling ShellExecuteEx, i specify the lpVerb parameter as "runas" so that the utility is started elevated. I call
the COM Interface function from an exe client on its startup. So when i start the client exe, the utility is also started. My problem is that since the utility is started elevated, it always asks for the UAC confirmation prompt. I can't stand this because
there will be no manual intervention during this process. So I need the utility to be started without showing the UAC prompt, but still elevated when i start the client exe. Is there any way to achieve this? I would prefer some changes done within the utility
itself like changing the manifest file rather than some system settings changes. Any help will be appreciated..

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I have D3DOverrider set to start with Windows. The problem is that every startup UAC arrests it and prompts me. What can I do to make UAC leave D3DOverrider alone?

Answer:Disable UAC Prompt for a Single Application

Right click the shortcut or the exe file it links too, go to advanced and select run as administrator.

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For the past 2-3 days, I am facing a wierd problem. When launching any program in Windows XP SP2 ( be it wither IE or Word or Excel), a COMMAND WINDOW Opens up and remains open till the application is shut down. Closing the Window also closes that application. I have Mcafee Anitvirus which is kept Current and I use SpyBot S&D for Adware and Malware removal. Here is the commands that appear in the Window and these are pretty much same for any application.

:certgr >> LibMain: DLL_Process_Attach, hinstDLL=0
:certgr >> DLLRegisterServer called
:certgr >> DLLRegisterServer: crypt32 found, installing cert hooks
:certgr >> SetHooks called
:certgr >> _IAT_HookAPI: lpszDllName=crypt32
:certgr >> IAT_HookAPI: dwAPIHash=D05820FF
:certgr >> IAT_HookAPI: lpHookFunc=00FF4318
:certgr >> NB: single-thread decr in APIstatic buff used=
:certgr >> GetAPINameByHash: PFXImportCertStore
:certgr >> IAT_HookAPI: lpOrigFunc addr found=77AEF748
:certgr >> _IAT_HookAPI: lpszDllName=crypt32
:certgr >> IAT_HookAPI: dwAPIHash=E5EC3AE9
:certgr >> IAT_HookAPI: lpHookFunc=00FF43DE
:certgr >> NB: single-thread decr in APIstatic buff used=
:certgr >> GetAPINameByHash: CertFindCertificateInStore
:certgr >> IAT_HookAPI: lpOrigFunc addr found=77A94F78
:certgr >> _IAT_HookAPI: lpszDllName=ntdll
:certgr >> IAT_HookAPI: dwAPIHash=9608A1C1
:certgr >> IAT_HookAPI: lpHookFunc=00FF3AC4
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I can run an application as another user, and I can run an application as another user.  What I cannot figure out how to do is run an application as another user with elevation.  Both of the accounts are in the administrators groups of the windows
7 pro systems, one os a domain admin.  In order to get around this I currently have to turn off UAC.  Is there a way to choose run as administrator and somehow use another user account?

Answer:run elevated command prompt (or application) as another user

Based on my research, there are only two choices: run as another user and run as administrator. If you would like to modify the execution policy via another user
profile with administrator privilege, you have log off the current account and login on with another user account.

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Even after a PC recovery my PC says that I have service packs two or sp2 update ,but while trying to installing most any applications, exe's , ATI catalyliist  display control I will get a prompt message that I need to update my service packs & XP updates too  I know that Microsoft ended XP  support, but I noticed they still have most all kinds of  XP related applications that should work with my older programs that I'm trying to run once more ? I believe during my PC crash recovery that during Recovery that I was installed some shortcut like hotfix service packs or instead of a Standalone updates which are to be better to have ? I have check for 1.0 ,2.0 ,3.5 Net Framework folders which I do have, but I notice that when I went to Amdmistrive tools I though I remember seeing a listing of Net Framework 1.0 & 1.1 install or repair select option.  Which seems to give myself another clue that my PC is not updated to SP2 as found on my PC performance user tag now ?

Answer:XP pc ps2 ,but other installed application' prompt to update sp & security ?

Open an explorer window...go to Help/About Windows...It'll tell you which SP's are installed...

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Even after a PC recovery my PC says that I have service packs two or sp2 update ,but while trying to installing most any applications, exe's , ATI catalyliist  display control I will get a prompt message that I need to update my service packs & XP updates too  I know that Microsoft ended XP  support, but I noticed they still have most all kinds of  XP related applications that should work with my older programs that I'm trying to run once more ? I believe during my PC crash recovery that during Recovery that I was installed some shortcut like hotfix service packs or instead of a Standalone updates which are to be better to have ? I have check for 1.0 ,2.0 ,3.5 Net Framework folders which I do have, but I notice that when I went to Amdmistrive tools I though I remember seeing a listing of Net Framework 1.0 & 1.1 install or repair select option.  Which seems to give myself another clue that my PC is not updated to SP2 as found on my PC performance user tag now ?

Answer:XP pc ps2 ,but other installed application' prompt to update sp & security ?

Open an explorer window...go to Help/About Windows...It'll tell you which SP's are installed...

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One of our clients uses dedicated kiosks running Win XP for picture development. Ordinarily, the kiosk computer reboots itself during the night to install updates.

One kiosk, however, now during the restart gets caught with a dos prompt on the desktop “ C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe." When the dos prompt is closed and the kiosk software is manually started, everything works. However, there is no specific code associated with the DOS window.

This DOS prompt does not come up on every reboot, but maybe 3-4 of 5.

Im not too concerned about a virus simply because the kiosk connects to the client database and nothing else. The kiosk itself is locked and to stop the kiosk software, one has to connect a regular keyboard to the computer.

I did some google searching on the error, but the information that the computer generates is not very specific to nail something down.

Thanks for any advice,

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I have a Toshiba Satellite with XP Home.

I let the kids use it. And now it has been pretty much hosed by viruses and trojans and spyware. Not how they managed to shutdown the antivirus.

Could not get Mcafee working again so I uninstalled it. Tried to install a trial version of Kaspersky, but no go.

Finally I resized the disk partition to free up some space and then installed XP Pro in a new partition. Installed Kaspersky under XP Pro and scanned and cleaned the XP Home partition.

Seems to have worked fine except now no programs can be started after booting XP Home. Everything brings up the prompt to select which application to use to open the file, even though the file itself is a program.

Never seen anything like this before.


Answer:xp home - Everything brings up the prompt to select which application to use

To me this sounds like your registry's gone crazy! Unless you suspect this PC has a virus? If you want to re-instate your registry then you will need your original windows CD and have a look at this article Ignore the first bit it will re-install your registry anyway.

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Hi ,How are you. I get this error over and over again in the Event Viewer:

1203 - Description              : The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID

                                   and APPID

                                   to the user NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE SID (S-1-5-19)
from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

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I am receiving the following error in the Event Viewer from the source DistributedCOM (Windows 8.1 64 bit) :
The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID class identitification
 and APPID identification
 to the user Lenovo\Ewa with security identification SID
(S-1-5-21-1287633286-651115146-4152900111-1001) from the address LocalHost (using

LRPC) acting in the application container with identity SID
This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.
It regards Zinio Reader application.
Please advice how can I fix the problem.
Thanks and best regards, Ewa

Answer:The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID

Hi Ewa,
It's just a example instead of your real ID.
The ID of yours {316CDED5-E4AE-4B15-9113-7055D84DCC97} must be in that list. Have you attempt to find it?
I have search it on my lab computer(Windows 8.1)as below:
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I have a Server2k3 active directory that I am doing some tweaking on. Everything has been running fine until I tried to integrate wireless. I installed IAS running radius to authenticate, tested, everything worked fine.

Then I set up a group policy to automatically deploy the WPA settings and now even with machines plugged into ethernet, it is taking 7-10 minutes to log in while the computer says "applying computer settings". Once it finally gets logged in, everything seems to work fine, and you can log out and back in without a delay. If I disable the link to the wireless policy, everything works fine again. I have deleted and recreated the policy, but the problem keeps coming back.

I turned on verbose logging for userenv, and here is where it's getting hung up:

USERENV(390.394) 17:26:23:279 LoadUserProfile: Returning TRUE. hProfile = <0x8f0>
USERENV(390.394) 17:26:23:638 IsSyncForegroundPolicyRefresh: Synchronous, Reason: FirstPolicyRefresh
USERENV(390.cf8) 17:26:23:638 IsSyncForegroundPolicyRefresh: Synchronous, Reason: FirstPolicyRefresh
USERENV(d88.d8c) 17:26:50:957 LibMain: Process Name: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
USERENV(dcc.dd0) 17:26:52:643 LibMain: Process Name: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
USERENV(a80.a94) 17:31:04:620 LibMain: Process Name: C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\LIVEUP~1\LUCOMS~1.EXE
USERENV(390.634) 17:33:18:926 ProcessGPOList: Extension Wireless returned 0x0.
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Answer:"applying computer settings" SLOW after wireless group policy

I may very well be wrong but seeing "Extension Wireless returned 0x0" tells me your wireless isn't detected at that point so the computer is having to wait until the wireless card is detected. When windows boots it takes a minute or so for a wireless card to be enabled and working.

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Hi Guys,

I have a virtual machine which runs Windows 2003 server, its a member of a domain (not a domain controller), its a secondary DNS server, and a file server.

It never had any hickup for the past few months, amazingly, an employee removed the plug from the main server (the host) running all virtual machines, and after several attempts , i recovered other servers, except for this one.

Its handing on "applyng computer settings" , i boot it in safe mode with networking, it works and enters.

I added the registry value "WaitForNetwork" and had it value set to 1 , didnt work, i changed the virtual network adapter, it would reach the login screen, then it doesnt take any commands from the keyboard.

But mind you, in safe mode, its pingable and all goes somehow well with it (ofcourse we cant leave it runningin safe mode, no real services would work).

Any ideas?

Very urgent matter btw


Answer:windows server 2003 hangs on "applying computer settings"

Sounds like you have already read this ya go it might help


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I've searched the forum but fear that others aren't having this trouble. I installed IE7 and when i boot up, my pc hangs when applying personal and computer settings. It does boot after about 30 minutes, but that's unacceptable. I can't be the only one?!

Answer:IE7 Installed - Boot hangs at "Applying Computer Settings"

yeah it can be a bitch!
The 'standard ' download for IE7 actually installs three things and takes half an hour (on broadband) as a result. These are IE7, Various windows updates and the Microsoft malicious software removal tool.
The 'good ' news is you get a tick box when you down load the updates, you should untick the optional extras and do those at another session.
You will have gathered from this that you need to uninstall IE7 and reinstall it again as suggested.
If you can uninstall from add/remove programs in the control panel.
If not
open windows explorer (notIE)
on the tools menu press folder options
select view tab
in the advanced settings check show hidden files
press apply then OK
then go to start
start>run>type in
%SystemRoot%\ie7spuninst.exe /OK
follow the on screen instructions

If this does not work there is a much harder proceedure from the recovery console. Once you have installed IE7 you cannot do an XP repair install without breaking Windows.breaking windows.
I will post this if needed.

Studio T

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I have a machine running Windows 2000 that hangs for several (3-5) minutes on 'applying computer settings' when I reboot. This is after I switch it over to our domain. On workgroups it works fine.

I was reading on Deja some said it is the DNS server configuration, but I have about 150 machines here and only several have the problem.

Our DNS server is run by other guys across the hall, my department has our own computer guys (me), so I don't have control over anything other than the clients for now.

What can I check on my user's end? I gave it a big reformat a few days ago (unrelated), and reapplied settings but it still does this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi -
My xp pro box is on a network here at work, and our sys admin is not able to help much since he is remotely located. Lately, when I log in in the morning, my machine gets to the screen that says "Applying your personal settings...", and just sits for about 5 minutes. Then the desktop loads just fine. I've gotten all the updates, no one else in the office is having this problem, and I've recently changed my password.

I've seen a couple of old posts about this problem from 2005, but does anyone have any recent experience with this - and a solution? Thanks.

- Joe

Answer:Windows xp pro hanging at "Applying your personal settings"

As triage, check your eventlog and see if you notice any obvious issues. Also check your startup.
To check event log:
1. Start\Run, type "eventvwr" in the text box a press enter.
Review the application and system logs for errors
Thencheck your startup environment.
1. Click start\run, and type msconfig in the text box and make sure everything is normal, and uncheck anything you may nat recognize. I would also clear temp directory

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My name is Peter, and I'm IT Administrator at Junior High School. One month ago I installed Windows 10 Education on all computers. Everything was fine until today. Today users changed his passwords. Now, when user try to login to the PC, system hangs at "Applying User Settings". The only solution (not the best) is to remove user profile from workstation, but after next password change, problem returns. Active Directory looks fine, Previously installed Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 has worked without this issue. Maybe some one knows the solution or perhaps steps to diagnose it.

Thanks for help

Best Regards,

P.S. Windows version is 10586.29, Active Directory is based on Windows Server 2012.

Answer:Workstation hangs at "Applying User Settings"

please see this

I have documented some workarounds but this is still an ongoing issue. Have you made any progress?

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This is the setup:

Windows 2003 DC using AD and group policy
Workstations are all Windows XP SP3
All workstations are on DHCP
The update worked sucessfully with 95% (maybe 300) of the desktops using WSUS
Only about 10-20 desktops are experiencing this "stuck" issue

Things I've tried without success so far:

Rejoin the domain and then reinstall IE7 - don't work
Take PC out of the OU so it wouldn't apply any GPO during startup - don't work
Installed IE7 manually instead of using WSUS - don't work
Checked IP and DNS - DHCP is enabled and no issues with DNS
This is not a profile issue because it's not stuck at "Applying Personal Settings". It gets stuck before the login window can even display.

I suspect that has something to do with GPO but I'm at such a lost right now. So in order for me to get past the "Applying Computer Settings" part so that I can get the login screen, I would have to unplug the network cable from the workstation. If I plug the network cable back in the PC, it would get stuck again on the next restart.

So far going into safemode and uninstalling IE7 and reverting back to IE6 has allow the users to login again. But we need IE7 to run certain programs. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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My name is Peter, and I'm IT Administrator at Junior High School. One month ago I installed Windows 10 Education on all computers. Everything was fine until today. Today users changed his passwords. Now, when user try to login to the PC, system hangs at "Applying User Settings". The only solution (not the best) is to remove user profile from workstation, but after next password change, problem returns. Active Directory looks fine, Previously installed Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 has worked without this issue. Maybe some one knows the solution or perhaps steps to diagnose it.

Thanks for help

Best Regards,

P.S. Windows version is 10586.29, Active Directory is based on Windows Server 2012.

Answer:Workstation hangs at "Applying User Settings"

please see this

I have documented some workarounds but this is still an ongoing issue. Have you made any progress?

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Im not sure if this is in the right topic, so sorry if it isnt.

I have a a machine that keeps rebooting itself when coming up to the log in screen.

The machine is a Dell Optiplex 990 with 12gb ram and 1tb HDD.

At first i thought it was a windows update reboot loop when "configuring windows updates" however i have now cleared the windows updates and it still reboots its self when it says "applying computer settings" or even when its just at "Ctrl Alt +Delete to sign in".

If im quick enough I can log in when it give me the option and the pc wont reboot at all,
So it looks like after a certain amount of time before login the computer reboots itself for some unknown reason, i have checked the event viewer and theres nothing significant in there.

Im hoping this is something in the registry i can tweak to stop it doing this.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Answer:System reboots - itself when "applying computer settings" or ...

Run a few Startup Repairs to see if these find anything awry.

Next boot into Win7 to establish a Clean Boot, test your RAM for sticks and slots, test your HD, replace any bloated AV, utilize System Resources to check for issues - which are all detailed in Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

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Hi everyone, is it possible to get to my router settings using
a command line, if so what should I enter. If I try to do it using a
browser all
I get is "page cannot be displayed" or similar, tried IE, Firefox & Chrome.
I wish to use a spare
wireless router as an access point.

Answer:Router settings via Command Prompt.

Unlikely from a command prompt to do what you want
make and model of router?

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Hello all,

I've got 10 workstations running XP Pro SP3 connected to a server running WinServer 2003 SP2...2 of the workstations get stuck for at least 25-30 minutes when logging onto the domain. They hang up on "Applying Computer Settings".. Eventually it logs on fine to Windows but this is becoming a major problem for my employees when trying to get to work in the mornings. Another issue is that both of the same users periodically get 'invalid path' errors when trying to use Outlook. A reboot usually fixes this issue but I was wondering if there was something I could do to remedy this situation. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Answer:Stuck on "Applying Computer Settings"

Maybe the surest way to unclog things is to install Windows fresh. What was that groan I heard?

Or a Repair install might help some. When a repair install works properly your data and all, or almost all, your installed programs are preserved.

Or, use something like Autoruns processes and services to try to get a picture of what's bogging things down.

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Gateway NX860S
Intel Core 2 CPU t5600 1.83GHz
1.99 GB Ram

Network Cards:
Intel(R) PRO/100 VE
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
So I'm having a problem with this laptop when it logs onto its user account in the domain. It seems to hang up on "Applying personal settings" when logging in. I've also noticed that the packet flow on both wireless and ethernet is very slow (About 300 Send/Receive on both connections.)

I started out by removing the network adapter drivers, thinking it might have something to do with them, no change. Then, seeing the low packet flow, tested out the cabling. The cable was fine. So I tried using TCP/IP repair, a little utility that clears the WinSock and some other things. Finally, I tried logging into the user account from a different computer on the domain and everything went fine.

EDT: I also wanted to mention that I've had this laptop running on an outside network and the packet flow is still atrocious. No other computer on the domain mentioned above is experiencing this problem.

So I'm basically out of ideas here. I've already run antivirus on the machine and haven't picked up anything malicious.

Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!:wave

Answer:"Applying personal settings" hangup

Well, the basic problem is when you log in with an Account Domain in the laptop it goes slowly through the "Applying personal settings" right?

Are you trying this for Wireless or Cable (test both and compare if one is faster than the other).

When you speak about the "packet flow" you mean the Network Transfer is slow right?

That Transfer is via Wireless or Cord Cable.

Tell us

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Love my X40!!!  Was doing fine... Then it stopped connecting to my wireless router. Other laptop, a R51e, connects no problem.I'm able to turn it on and see available wireless routers in the ThinkVantage Access Connections display.I select my secure router and it attempts to connect, I get a progress bar in a pop-up window, but quickly stops at "Applying wireless settings". Same thing for another nearby open wireless router.Current Driver: Intel Pro/wireless LAN 210 3B Mini PCI Adapter - Intel - 7/13/2006 - Ver. comments or suggestions greatly appreciated! Bruce

Answer:X40 Wireless Connection Fails @ "Applying Wireless Settings"

Hi bcmurray, You could try un-installing Access Connections and just using the Windows wireless tools to scan for wireless networks and connect to yours. Unless you're connecting to multiple *wired* networks, Access Connections just adds unnecessary complexity.

---------Results of Your Ideal Business-Class Laptop survey, concluded 2009-07-29.Did someone help you?Say thanks! with a kudo.Even better: Pay it forward, help someone else.

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My work PC has been slow on the "applying computer settings" mode after a reboot or a start up. The machine is on XP. It wasn't always that way, so I suspect it's something installed or an update that causes this problem. It takes almost 2 minutes before it finally gets passed it so I can log onto the network. Anyone have any ideas?

Answer:PC slow at "applying computer settings"

Sure. Restore it to a time before you had the problem.
Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore.

Then do one update at a time and use the computer before you install the next one until you find the update you think is causing the problem.

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Whenever I attempt to update or correct mp3 details in Windows Explorer I ALWAYS get this message. This problem is as old as Windows 7 and still no valid explanation or solution. BTW, I refuse to install any type of Apple software ESPECIALLY iTunes as it
rewrites the registry entries for ALL optical drives rendering them unusable to the point they are even removed from Windows Explorer! I am sick and tired of this constant bull coming from Apple and Microsoft. WinXP had no problems whatsoever in this area
so I guess that explains why the supposedly college educated programmers at Microsoft broke it. They seem to excel in that area with ALL of their software and misclassified updates like the barrage of Get WinX crap they constantly claimed was "Important"
when it was anything but. The problem doesn't exist in Win 8, 8.1 or 10 so why in Win 7?

System Info:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (6.1.7601)
AMD FX-8370 Eight core CPU 4.0 GHz

Redmond... We have a problem.

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My company's security policy requires a user to change there Windows network logon password every 30 days. Upon 15th day user's will be prompted every day if they would like to change there password until the set expiration date. When my Citrix user's connect to Citrix Applications via ICA Client sessions they are again prompted if they would like to change there password. Is there anything I can do to surpress this prompt when users are connecting to Citrix applications.

Answer:Citrix Issue: Network Logon Password Expiration Prompt When Connecting To Application

uhh... my guess is get ahold of an administrator and use his privelages to change it from there. My school uses citrix, and it looks as if thats the only real way to do that sort of thing.

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I started to get an UAC prompt for systempropertiesadvanced.exe after clicking on Windows Advanced system settings. After allowing, it goes to the normal Advanced system settings menu, and everything seems to function normally.

Could it be a virus? No virus report using Avast.

Answer:Getting UAC prompt when clicking Advanced system settings

Hello giovform, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like you may have your UAC settings set to "Always notify" (top level) instead of the default (second from top) level. Setting it back to default should stop it.

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

Hope this helps,

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I configured the command prompt window (size, colors, position) and now want to export this settings from the registry to save them in a reg file for later use on other computers. These setting do get saved somewhere in the registry but I don't remember where (did this on XP a couple of years ago).

Can you help me? Do you know which key I have to export? I'm running Windows 7 Pro.

Thanks a lot!

Answer:How to export command prompt settings frm the registry?

I don't know where they are stored either. But 2 approaches.. use SysInternals registry monitor while changing the settings, or use Sandboxie and see what it changes in the Sandbox registry files.

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Hi all,

Im in need of some help with my home network. About 1 month ago I rigged my old machine up with SBS 2003 for learning and messing around with, It all seems to be working fine but I have a problem.

The Problem:

I have 2 Windows XP SP2 machines on the network with the server, when the 2 machines are loading up they seem to take ages on "applying computer settings" after about 2 minutes they will popup with the ctrl + alt + del screen, once logged in they work fine. They are connect though a local domain and get IP's from the servers DHCP.

I have a number of searches on this problem and I cant seem to find a answer.

Server Specs:
Intel P4 1.7
768MB Ram
Windows SBS 2003 fully service packed

Server does: DHCP, Domain Controller, Exchange

Client machine #1
Opteron 170
2GB Ram
2x 250GB WD 16MB Cache Raid 0

Client machine #2
AMd 64 3000
1GB Ram
80GB 8mb Cache

If you require any more info please let me know and I will supply you with it. I also have Remote Access setup on the server for anyone who would like to take alook and that I can trust

Hope you can help

Answer:"applying computer settings" Win XP Pro

Hi Steve welcome to the Forum. Unfortunately I cant suggest anything at present because of it being so late, but hang fire i'm sure someone will have something to add


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My computer hangs when loging on to a Windows 2003 server at the applying computer settings stage. The workstation is running XP Pro SP2.Any ideas?

Answer:Computer hangs on applying computer settings here;en-us;329457Sounds like it? Except it says fixed in SP2 which you've said you're running.It sounds like something to do with Group Policy i'd say as I think that is the stage at which it is applied. Is this a 'new' thing? Only this machine? The question I always ask myself when things go wrong is 'whats changed' - that isn't clear from your post. Did it work before?When you say 'hangs' have you tried leaving it for a long period (say overnight) or do you mean it errors or what? Sounds like it can be very slow but eventually apply and I wonder if you're giving up after say 10 mins? (I appreciate that's too long but at least you'd know if it eventually gets there if you leave it)

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Hi guys,

I'm trying to fix a computer with a virus (looks like Windows XP Recovery virus since using a boot cd shows all the files were hidden). My problem is that I've tried 2 keyboards, none of which will work on this computer. I'm thinking maybe the virus has prevented driver installation so I'm stuck at the "Log On to Windows" screen but cant even hit ok (there is no password for this account).

Anyway I can change the registry using a boot cd or something so that it logins automatically without the password screen showing up? Maybe this way I can get the mouse/kb drivers installed and start working on removing the malware. Thanks!

Answer:Change logon settings without logging in - through command prompt?

Sorry. We can't help you get into an account that you can't access the normal way. If the keyboard doesn't work for BIOS, it is a hardware problem and not a driver. If you can get into BIOS, check USB settings there (if it is a USB keyboard).

Try booting with a different OS to test the hardware and see if it is working.

Parted Magic disk partitoning tool (Bootable CD image)
If you prefer a bootable USB key, download and run Linux Live USB Creator. Choose the Parted Magic distro, and it will download it and automatically create a bootable USB key.

This CD (or key) contains many useful tools. You can partition, recover files, recover lost partitions, make disk images (by several different methods), transfer files between media, scan for viruses (It can serve as an Alternative Trusted Platform for search and elimination of rootkits and bootkits), examine and benchmark hardware, access the internet, and much more.

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Hi, I'm trying to resolve a problem with the W Fi network, I'm going through all the solutions step by step on the main support website- reached step 8. However, on my G500, there is no "Start button" and it's not obvious where the Command Prompt is, Can someone tell me where it should be?


Go to Solution.

Answer:G500 Where is the Command Prompt?! Need to access to test Wi-Fi settings

hi dragonsfire1981,
The fastest way to access the command prompt is by pressing the Windows key? +X.
- Link to picture
If you need to run command prompt as an admininistrator, choose Command Prompt (Admin)
More info:
Elevated Command Prompt - Open in Windows 8

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I think I'm selling this thing to someone who knows how to fix computers and buying myself a new one. Thus, I need to restore it to factory settings. However, the Dell Image Restore option does not appear when I click Repair. Is there a command code I can use? I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit.

Answer:Dell Factory Settings isn't option - command prompt?

F8 at power on will access the Dell recovery partition (PC Restore). Does that not work? If not, a manual install will be required with a copy of Windows 7, 64 bit. You can download an iso and burn it to a DVD on a PC and use that and the Dell Windows 7 Product Code. You will need some Dell supplied drivers (at least Sound drivers) and you can get them at using the PC's Service Tag number.

Win 7 iso download links, get the exact same version as what you had. e.g. if you had Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit then get that iso. Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO Image Downloads

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Hello Everyone,

I have the ability to run AT scheduler from the UI and set security configuration to run a program as a specific user who is logged on, run as soon as the configuration is created, and then delete\expire the trigger after 2 minutes.

Can anyone tell me if this is possible to do with in powershell or command prompt through the AT command to a remote computer to do this?

There has to be a way to do this.

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Error Applying AttributeAn Error occurred applying attributes to the file:driveletter\filenameAccess is denied. Dear i have the same problem so plz help me also.

Answer:Error Applying Attribute An Error occurred applying attribu

Sounds to me that you do not have the proper permissions to change the attributes of the file. Get administrator rights, log off and log back on and try again.

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Hi all, new member here,
I have a quick question with a long explanation.

This is a Windows XP sp3 domain connected PC with one specific user, which all of a sudden takes 2.5mins to log in to the domain, Where it used to take just about 20 seconds. Other users on the same PC is all OK (20sec login)

This is not the usual where it hangs at "applying computer settings" or "personal settings" it's after those two has passed that it just hangs for a couple of minutes.
All i get is the mouse pointer (not even hourglass) and the desktop wallpaper for about 2-3 minutes. When it finally logs in everything is as quick as you would expect that spec of PC to be (1,6ghz Sempron, 1gb RAM, 40gb IDE-100 HDD)

I've tried taking off all non necesary autostarting services. (even the antivirus just to test)
I've taken it off the domain and re-adding it with new computer name.
I've had it on static IP (with each of our 2 DNS as primary at separate times)
I've tried adding that specific user to the domain admins group.
None of these made any difference.

Now i'm stumped, where do I go from here?
Many thanks in advance.

Answer:XP sp3, slow domain login (not DNS issue, not slow at "applying computer settings")?

Never mind. Found it.
I had Home folder connect to H: \\misspelled\
plus i had it in a .bat for that user wich was spelled correctly.

It's always the easy solutions
Sorry to bother you all.

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Will the SURT tool work on remote machines? I ask because I don't see failure messages on machines I patch with WMIC or using DISM. What I DO find is that 500+ machines do NOT have the MS15-046 patch (3054834) after I have applied it, 3 times now, over the past week with reboots of the machines.

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which settings do you use if you configure application control? Is "automatic mode" really secure?

Answer:Application Control - Settings

I found some help on their site, expand to see more info: (v2014)

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I have obviously made an entry error when downloading one drive onto my PC.When I attempt to share a document it appears in my contacts email as a message from my wife. So I need to start again. How do I remove all my original settings

Answer:clearing one drive application settings from PC

When you update to the cloud (which is what One drive is), it normally defaults to the primary user, which I assume is your wife.
If you want your own cloud use try using a Gmail account and Gmail Drive.

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I am using a custom windows 7 theme that uses my preferred combination of window color choices etc.

However, this color scheme does become an inconvenience when I am working in certain applications like Autodesk and Photoshop as it makes their respective UI's very obscure.

Is there a way to exempt certain applications from personalization settings?


Answer:How to exempt an application from personalization settings

Welcome to the Seven Forums
You are going to get that with a custom theme and some programs look just fine while others do not. You will need to either find a new custom theme or switch to the default Aero theme when using those programs.

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cant read email in incredimail, just comes up blank, any helpers on this plz?

Answer:I dont have local settings or application dat

Go here: these people deal with this daily.

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Dear forumers,

I have an issue with a non-unicode program. I want to learn to type the Russian standard keyboard layout (ЙЦУКЕН) so have an application which teaches me called Anykey 1.02 Demo. The problem is that this is not a fully unicode application and since my system is not set to russian at Control Panel -> Regional Settings -> Advanced tab, Anykey won't display cyrillic letters correctly, it shows questionmarks instead. Of course, it'd be simple to just set up the system run non-unicode applications in Russian, but it also messes up everything (another non-unicode apps). It's not really comfortable to restart the system every time I want to practice by Anykey, so I'm asking if there's any way to run an application (only one, separately from the other) with different non-unicode settings (eg. a command or *.manifest file or sg.)?

Thanks for your help

Answer:Running an application with different non-unicode settings


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Recently when I open a Word document, it will open in Wordpad instead of Word. This messes up the formatting. Could some one tell me where/how to reset the default word proccessor to Word instead of Wordpad ?

Thank you for any help and suggestions.
Happy Saint Patricks Day to All,
Jerry D.

Answer:Windows default application settings

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I've disabled the application based dolby settings on my thinkpad t470p but it still keeps switching to the voice setting all the time. Anyone else have this problem?

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Using IE11.0.9600.16518 I've been having this problem lately with some sites I didn't have problems with before. I lowered my IE security setting to Med and no change. I've tried various things and nothing has worked. Nothing was done by mean to cause this. Any ideas?


Answer:Application blocked by security settings

Hi click on the Gear symbol on the top right and Safety,
Uncheck Active x filtering if checked.
Try using Clean boot,
The only settings you should be using are the default ones reset to insure you are,
Reset process first opening Internet explorer

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Hello, I'm using a combination of the Vista backup to do a complete backup of my OS and applications (for emergency restore) and another backup tool to handle my data.

My OS is on C: and my data on D: (and other drives).

My query is that C: will contain application settings/data - for example if I write actions in Photoshop they will be stored under the user application data subdirectory or if I create a DOT template for Word it will be stored under the hidden data directories for Word.

I want to be sure that I am backing up all of the vital application data/settings so that I can either restore just those or in an emergency can restore my full Vista backup (done weekly) and then restore the application data (which I want to backup daily).

I've searched this set of forums and elsewhere to find something that lists which subdirectory tree(s) I need to ensure that I have backed up (and I guess I'll need to do a registry backup too each day just in case settings are stored there). I can't find such a list.

Does anyone know of a document that details what the vital stuff to backup is?


Answer:Application data/settings backup

If you need to backup Photoshop, you need to find it's directory (probably under Adobe), and for Word it's probably under Microsoft or Office. Another option is to simply backup the entire AppData folder, that way you can't miss anything.

If you're talking about a large-scale backup for your whole system, you will probably want to backup drivers as well (you only need to back these up once, all the drivers are installed in C:\swsetup, but I prefer just saving the installer files).

I reinstalled my OS multiple times, with my personal data on another drive. What I backed up from my C drive was:

Select folders from AppData (only for programs' settings that I wanted to backup)Fonts that I had collected over time (C:\Windows\Fonts)Themes that I had collected over time (C:\Windows\Resources\Themes)Custom Power Plans (exported/imported through powercfg.exe in command prompt)Start Menu folder, for lots of links I created (AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu - Private Profile, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu - Public Profile)Certain folders in Program Files of older programs that I run as Administrator for compatibility purposes (programs that need Administrator privileges to save stuff in Program Files)I did not backup the registry in anyway, because the registry changes I made were saved as .reg files. Other registry changes are made while installing programs (which after a clean install will be done anyway)
What you think is vital to backup depends on your s... Read more

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I have a problem in that a few applications arent remebering their settings each time I restart my pc (win xp pro sp2). For instance, in outlook i went into email account settings and selected to leave email on the server. I go back after a reboot and see that it is no longer set. Also, i had set winamp to dock in minimised mode to top of the screen but when i reboot it appears undocked half way down the screen. Anyone any ideas why? I'm suspicious there is one windows settings file for all apps that should be saving these settings but isn't doing its job?

Answer:Application settings aren't saving on restart

No ideas :(But this will bump it back to the top of the list at least

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The DistributedCom error message appears in Event Viewer on ALL my personal computers only the CLSID, APPID and NT SIDs change.

I know the CLSID and APPID, how can I identify the software these numbers represent?
I know authority to launch the service for user S-1-5-18 has not been granted, who is S-1-5-18?
I wonder how to use the Component Services Admin tool to grant local launch permission, assuming launch is desirable.


Answer:How to modify application specific security settings

For S-1-5-18 see: Well-known security identifiers in Windows operating systems

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An Ontario Housing site will not allow me to log in. It requires the application number (which I have) and my password (which I have lost). Neither "forgot your password?" or "Log In" are clickable and
a popup notifies me that I need: IE 5 or above (I have 10); pop-ups enabled (I have allowed this); Active Scripting enabled (Options > Security > Custom > Scripting > Active scripting > Enable) and cookies enabled (I tried both Accept All and Medium).

Tried Firefox -same problem as IE.

What else can I try?

edit: I have IE 11, not 10.

Answer:can't access important online application despite settings - IE 10

This is usually a sign the site does not recognize ie10 using compatibility view,
The easiest is to notice if you see the Broken page icon the address bar is Blue which means it's activated,
Gray is not activated,

Otherwise to force a change hit the F12 key click on Browser mode and switch to ie10,
The page will auto refresh after,

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Home Built PC
AMD FX 6300 Six Core Processor
AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series Display Adaptor
Windows 10

My upgrade to Windows 10 went well and all has been great for months until all of a sudden a few days ago when I try to wake up the computer after putting it in sleep mode.. the spinning dots are going at about 1/3 speed and it doesn't wake up until I ctl/alt/del and it restarts.

I also just noticed that now on my task manager one of the processes is Radeon Settings: Host Application and it's continuously sucking between 18% and 30% of available RAM (I have 8 GB ram)

Not sure what happened or what to do but something is obviously wrong. Anyone got any ideas?


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