diligent37

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

diligent37

Thread Starter
Joined
Dec 4, 2011
Messages
4
(First Post) I have searched TSG with "Vista won't drag and drop" I have tried the right click on start button path to drag icons off that menu with no success. What next? and of course, please heeeelp :)
 
Joined
Nov 21, 2004
Messages
2,536
First, disable UAC (User Account Control) like this:

Control Panel >> User Accounts
In the white pane, click "Turn User Account Control on or off"
UNTICK "Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer"
Click 'OK'

Now right-click the Start orb and choose 'Properties'
Under the "Start Menu" tab, click the "Customise" button.
TICK the box where it says "Enable context menus and dragging and dropping"
Click 'OK'

Don't worry about having UAC disabled, many Vista users have had to disable it for a myriad different reasons, and provided you have a decent internet security package installed (and keep it up to date) you should have all the protection you need.
 
Joined
Nov 21, 2004
Messages
2,536
If none of that works, all I can suggest, in this order:

1. System Restore to the oldest restore point that is available (you'll have to re-install any apps that you installed after that date).

2. If System Restore still doesn't fix it, perform a factory recovery or Windows re-install after backing up all your user files first!
 

diligent37

Thread Starter
Joined
Dec 4, 2011
Messages
4
thanx for the response,
the ez way didn't work. not ready to try the hard way yet.
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Top