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  1. #11


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    From another post:

    Quote Originally Posted by zivshosh View Post
    of course I did, and it was listed in the default programs (control panel),
    and it solved the problem for images and video, but not for audio or pdf.
    I work with Microsoft products since the days of Dos 3.3 (1985) and I never had problems including windows 7 (on my desktop pc)
    I simply don't know what to do. What kills me is that I cannot run regedit.exe and control.exe even though I am a sole profile and administrator.
    I wish there was a way to lower security and let me be the watchdog. I'm old enough to handle windows or user folders without harming my pc.
    thanks for your help.
    For now, go ahead and run a SFC /SCANNOW command to see if finds any corrupted system files and able to fix them.

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
    >>> many thanks. I didn't know sfc works on windows 8 also
    it is strange that I have no problems running, say, regedit as administrator (meaning as I understand it that my dll's are ok)
    Does anyone know if running as adminitrator ia a switch
    e.g. regedit /a or regedit /admin?
    thanks

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  2. #12


    Posts : 22,583
    64-bit Windows 10


    As a test, add a new administrator account, and see if you have any of these issues while signed in to that account.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8


    For now, go ahead and run a SFC /SCANNOW command to see if finds any corrupted system files and able to fix them.

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8[/QUOTE]

    >>> sfc yields the same 0x000007b error
    I can run sfc as administrator but it only opens cmd screen and closes since I cannot insert any switched unless there is a switch for running as administrator like: sfc /a or sfc /admin, then I can write a batch file (I still use them...)
    thanks
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  4. #14


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    As a test, add a new administrator account, and see if you have any of these issues while signed in to that account.
    I just did. It didn't change the my essential problems. I still can't run cmd, regedit, control etc (though I took ownership of c:\windows) but it did an unbelievable miracle that I didn't think it was possible: I was able to change the interface language!
    for that I thank you very much. It means a lot to me.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8


    solution:
    everything that happened to me is my fault naturally.
    I ran too quickly with this new laptop and OS and installed a file manager first (Total Commander) but I installed a quick & dirty portable version. After removing this installation and installing the full and legal x64 version, everything works.
    I can associate whatever I want, run every program without any mention of administrator etc.
    conclusions:
    1) portable versions must be installed correctly or not at all
    2) taking ownership of c:\windows helped
    3) most helpful was the advice I got from Brink to open another administrator account
    but this time it was a standard account and after it worked I removed Microsoft account.
    I am ready to live without Microsoft applications (free or bought). I get Windows updates and that's enough.
    Thanks for everything.

    Now I have problem of Catalyst error message and how to boot from a CD but I guess it's not the right forum.
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  6. #16


    Catalyst errors are usually associated with .NET , you have to check which .Net version your driver reqires and if it is installed.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8


    thanks for your quick reply
    How do I know the .NET version?
    Is info in Programs or windows updates sufficient?
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  9. #19


    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    Quote Originally Posted by zivshosh View Post
    I get the 0x000007b errorfrom what I understand it indicates that some dll were changed but I can run regedit as an administratorI don't understand I have to stress that I run as administrtor being a sole user and adminstrator
    Not really related to your problems but if you wish to connect to Internet then I strongly advise working under a limited user account and not your administrator one. Even with UAC at max, an administrator's account isn't recommended for daily use. While it can be annoying at first because of the elevation pop-ups (and the need to enter your password) during the setup phase, it becomes much better after all your programs are installed.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 22,583
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello oneeyed,

    While it would be safer to use a standard account for daily use, there's nothing wrong with using an administrator account for daily use as long as you have your UAC settings set to at least the default or top level.

    You just don't want to use the built-in elevated "Administrator" account for daily use since anything that runs in it would be unrestricted as well.
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