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On my way home from a visit to Virginia, I purchased a machine from Best Buy (a couple years ago). I didn't want them to put all the sales crap on the machine and it was the only one Dell left with a 5.9 user rating.

They packed it up and I took it home. Turned out to have the Best Buy GPO settings still on it. After fighting with them about getting full access to my new machine (the store's 3 hours from here)

I managed to get most of the admin rights turned on myself (using info on-line). Now I want to update my machine to 7, but I want to once and for all get rid of the gp's on this machine. I found a way (on-line) to disable the group policy (startup = 4 in the registry if anyone's seen this before), but I believe some permissions are left over from that old Best Buy domain.

How can I get rid of the rest of the group policy left on my machine before I upgrade to 7? Sorry, but I've spent 3 days trying to figure this out. I don't want to reinstall all of my software from doing a clean install.

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In three days you could have backed up, installed 7 clean and reinstalled all yours software, which would be your best choice. :) Have you disjoined the machine from their domain? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Nov 20 '11 at 5:43

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