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Thread: Big "Administrator control panel lost" issue

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    Ledroit is offline New Member
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    Aug 2014

    Exclamation Big "Administrator control panel lost" issue


    I use Windows 7, and to disallow a specific user to access the control panel, I logged to this specific user and used UTW2.

    When I wanted to change the access to the control panel, Windows asked for the administrator credentials.
    As a matter of fact it has changed the rights parameters but for my current admin account...

    And as UTW is using a Control Panel window to get opened, I can not open it anymore in my Admin user session...

    No way to get things right back (no access to control panel, no registry, etc...)

    By chance, I have another Admin account that can access the Windows registry...

    Would anyone be able to help me on this one ?

    How to make my first admin account be able to run UWT2 again ?

    Thank you very much in advance,

    Best regards,

    PS: I have not activated Windows restore point feature

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    HappyAndyK is offline Site Administrator
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    Jun 2008


    See if you can manually edit the registry to allow access. This post may help you:
    Prevent or Restrict access to Control Panel in Windows 8 / 7

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