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windows 7 desktop gadgets managed by administrator

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  • Started 4 years ago by bangorfc
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bangorfc
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I upgraded from Vista Home to Windows 7 Premium. When i try to activate desktop gadgets I get gadgets administrated by system administrator.
I know how to activate Administrator account but I don't know how to change the group policy to allow my id to administer gadgets. Is it possible

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raphoenix
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bangorfc,
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I run machine in Built-in Administrator Account.
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What happens when you click on Destop Gadgets Link in Control Panel ??
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Regards,
Rick P.

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bangorfc
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When I run in built in administrator mode i Get all gadgets. I try to allow my non built-in user :John: to access the gadgets but can't see where to allow it.
Is there a group policy I should look at or just run in built-in administrator always? Thank you for reply

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raphoenix
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The settings for Gadgets in Group Policy are [ Not Configured ] so that means there should be NO restrictions.
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Have 3 manuals concerning Win7 but haven't had a chance to read them as they are 2 inches thick a piece. (lol)
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What are your Gadget settings in Group Policy ??
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If you can't find Group Policy, do this trick as posted by Scott.
http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....?replies=5
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Regards,
Rick P.

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bangorfc
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I have this this godmode control panel and when I click on group policy and it is blank. I will run in built-in mode for now as I will continue to investigate
and if you find any info would you please advise as I am lost.

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raphoenix
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bangorfc,
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Here are a couple of How-Tos on HTG which may help you find things in Win7.
I use the first one but both are very good.
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How-to on HTG written up by Mystic Geek is a free download.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....-windows7/
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The CSMenu program How-to on HTG written up by Asian Angel is also a free download.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....windows-7/
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As I read through the manuals, will be happy to advise you. :) :)
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Regards,
Rick P.

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