Running from the administrator account doesn't let me change or even see system settings!


  • I'm logged into the Administrator account
  • I've turned off UAC in the registry
  • I've turned off firewall and windows defender (no AV installed)

If I try any of the following nothing happens:

  • control.exe system
  • Pressing network or sharing center
  • Pressing any user access settings (can change password etc. from the command line though, and is allowed to change settings in the registry)
  • Start windows update

There doesn't seem to be logged any errors when I try any of these things.

Running in safe mode doesn't help either.

This is running Vista Home Basic SP1 on an Advent laptop.

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Well.. Reinstalled the OS, and now it works. It has worked for many months, so I hope it wont happen again.

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