Friday, June 10, 2011

System Restore disabled by Group Policy

In case you find that  System Restore has been disabled by Group Policy do this.
Please note that you may have a virus or at least you had a virus in the past which disabled your system restore. In fact the virus does just to disable your interface with the system restore keeping it active for virus files storage.
In the most cases I found this problem on windows XP.

1. Click Start, Run and type regedit.exe and press Enter

2. Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ SystemRestore

In the right-pane:

* Delete the value DisableConfig
* Delete the value DisableSR

3. Exit the Registry Editor.

In Windows XP Professional, you can accomplish the above using Group Policy Editor as well.

1. Click Start, Run and type GPEDIT.MSC

2. Navigate to this path:

-> Computer Configuration
--> Administrative Templates
---> System
----> System Restore

3. Set Turn off System Restore to Not Configured

4. Set Turn off Configuration to Not Configured
More Information

Turn off System Restore corresponds to DisableSR registry value. With this Policy is turned ON, the System Restore tab may be missing in My Computer Properties. Also, when you run System Restore (rstrui.exe), you receive this message:

System Restore has been turned off by group policy. To turn on System Restore, contact your domain Administrator.

Turn off Configuration corresponds to DisableConfig registry value. With this Policy turned ON, the System Restore tab will remain displayed but the user cannot configure the SR options. It reads disabled by Group Policy.

Or perhaps you can review this
Control of System Restore function has been disabled by "Group Policy".
How do regain control?Go to Start>Run, key in gpedit.msc and hit ENTER. Under Computer
Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand System, then click on
the System Restore folder. In the right-hand pane, double-click on Turn off
Configuration and, under the Setting tab, click in the radio button beside
Not Configured. Click on Apply then OK.

Please visit the following Microsoft Knowledge Base website
and review the topic titled: "Method 1: Use Group Policy".

Note: You must be an administrator or owner, or have administrative
privileges to perform this task.

Undo the changes using Group Policy Editor (Gpedit.msc)

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Open Registry Editor and navigate to:

HKEY LOCAL MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Wind… NT\SystemRestore

In the right-pane, delete the value "DisableConfig".
Close Registry Editor
Close and re-open the System Restore properties page.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Disabled Connect using a broadband connection PPOE

Some days ago I found that the Connect using a broadband connection that requires a user name and password option in the New Connection Wizard was unavailable.
As a result, was not able to create a PPPoE connection to the Internet.

After lots of spend hours searching the net for a solution I figured out what's the problem. It worked in my case.
It was not about damaged registry values or bad driver. The only thing I needed to do was to put back the Telephony Service from Windows Services on automatic and start it.

This was happening because I disabled some windows services some days before this to happen.

I hope this will save some time for you.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Having Office 2007 and 2003 together in the same windows installation

Especially power users, have more than one version of Office installed on their computers. I will show you how to configure your office installation so you can use both office 2003 and 2007 together so you won't see Windows Installer messages when switching between different versions of Word or Excell.


This will force a particular version of Word to not claim the file extensions back.
 
First of all you have to install first the oldest version of office (eg. Office 2003).
Then inslall the newer version of Office (eg. Office 2007) clicking on customize instead of upgrade.


The main trick comes now:
1. Close all opened Word windows.
2. Open Word 2007 and let the setup run (if it appears), then close Word.
3. Open the registry editor and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Word\Options
4. Add a DWORD named NoRereg set to 1 

Note: 11.0 refers to Word 11, which is Word 2003. Word 2007 is Word 12. To make Word 2003 the default and not 2007, use the same steps but interchange 2003 and 2007, as well as 11.0 and 12.0

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Yahoo messenger not showing text in chat box


Here’s a solution which will almost certainly solve your problem. Click: START
Click: RUN
Type: REGEDIT
PRESS ENTER
Locate: HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Internet Settings > Zones >
Youll see a number of folders numbered: 0 1 2 3 etc
Above these you might see another folder there, before that zero folder, with a box type character - delete that .
Now close and Restart Your Pc everything should be fine.
If not, try uninstalling Messenger and then doing the above then reinstalling
Hope this cures your problem and let me know.
 
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