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Cannot access Change PC Settings

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Win8.1

    Cannot access Change PC Settings


    Hey everyone, I recently got a new monitor that I need to update the driver for with a file that doesn't have a digital signature. I haven't been able to access my PC Settings in order to get around this. Here is my thread on the Microsoft forums so people can see where I am currently Cannot access Change PC Settings - Microsoft Community

    I don't know what I'm missing but nothing I follow seems to work.

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  2. #2


    Hi,
    Welcome to the forums, you need to right click "cmd" and select "Run As Admin" in these tutorials, try SFC /scannow command, then use the second tutorial, again run SFC /scannow at least 3 times.
    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Win8.1


    Hey thanks for the reply, I've ran that 3 times now and it has come up with nothing wrong
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  4. #4


    Few fixes in here, try them and hopefully one of them will fix:http://www.thewindowsclub.com/change...t-open-windows
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Raww, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    This may be able to help.

    PC settings - Fix and Restore in Windows 8.1
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  6. #6


    Posts : 4
    Win8.1


    Hey thanks for the reply. I tried a lot of the steps and I seem to get no where. On Control Panel and PC settings - Enable or Disable Access none of this stuff either shows up or works for me. I've tried the PowerShell command and I get and error 0x80073cf9. The account I log in to use the computer everyday is the 'Local Account Administrator'. Is that the system built-in admin and that's why this stuff isn't working?

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  7. #7


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Yep, that's the local built-in elevated "Administrator" account, and is why.

    Are you able to open PC settings while signed in to your Microsoft account or another standard local account?
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  8. #8


    Posts : 4
    Win8.1


    Wish they told you that when you make the account lol. I was able to make a second account but only from Command Prompt, I wasn't able to open any of the apps and they all say error next to them.
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