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Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by MARTIN2, Jul 16, 2007.

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  1. MARTIN2

    MARTIN2 Thread Starter

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    Up until today, links in emails have been working perfectly well. Today, however, clicking on a link produced this message:

    "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your administrator"

    Sadly, I am the administrator!

    However, I 'googled' it and came up with a Microsoft paper that said to solve this problem, I had to:

    'Click USER CONFIGURATION, click ADMINISTRATIVE TEMPLATES, and then click SYSTEM'

    Ok, anyone help me on this one? How do I access User Conguration etc, ect.
     
  2. uhaligani

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    Type in RUN Gpedit.msc. You will see the path there quite easily
     
  3. MARTIN2

    MARTIN2 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for that. Will try.
     
  4. MARTIN2

    MARTIN2 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    By way of an update, Gpedit.msc does not work in Vista Home Premium. Only works in Ultimate.

    Cannot find an alternative either.

    Thanks for your help nonetheless.
     
  5. uhaligani

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    I found this with a bit of browsing. Would you like to give it a try?
    Click start
    - Type: regedit
    - Press enter
    - In the left, expand the following folders (by clicking the triangle
    next to them):


    HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Software
    Policies
    Microsoft


    - In the left, right-click the folder that says "Internet Explorer" and
    click Delete


    - In the left, scroll back up to the top and collapse HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    - In the left, expand the following folders (by clicking the triangle
    next to them):


    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    SOFTWARE
    Policies
    Microsoft


    - In the left, if it exists, right-click the folder that says "Internet
    Explorer" and click Delete
    - Close the registry editor
    - Close any open Internet Explorer windows


    This should remove any restrictions that were put in place on your
    Internet Explorer.
     
  6. MARTIN2

    MARTIN2 Thread Starter

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    You were right to say "if it exists"...

    Needless to say, it doesn't. When I open the Microsoft Folder, I have System Certificates and also Windows - neither of which help.

    The good news, however, is that ( for what ever reason) the problem has disappeard. The only thing I did which I think helped was disable User Accounts.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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