> VanguardLH wrote:
>> Barry wrote:
>>> VanguardLH wrote:
>>>> Barry wrote:
>>>>> I tried to install ie7, but had problems, so I went to IE 8 It has
>>>>> installed but I cannot open internet options from the tools icon,
>>>>> say it is restricted.
>>>> If using NTFS (which enforces permissions on files):
>>>> - Go to %systemroot%\system32.
>>>> - Right-click on inetcpl.cpl. Select Properties.
>>>> - Under Security, check on the permissions for that file.
>>>> It is also possible that policies were used to restrict/hide tabs
>>>> in the Internet Options applet:
>>>> - Run the group policy editor (gpedit.msc).
>>>> - Go to User Config -> Admin Templates -> Windows Components ->
>>>> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel.
>>>> - Tabs can be disabled/enabled there.
>>>> The above assumes you are logged in under an admin-level account.
>>> Tried to check the permissions on the inetcpl.cpl but could not see
>>> where they where.
>>> Also, cannot run gpedit.msc under teh run command?
>> As mentioned, you will need to be logged on under an admin-level
>> account. Were you?
> I am the only user and therefore Administrator.
That's not a guarantee. Once another admin-level account is defined,
the default Administrator account gets hidden. You won't even see the
Administrator account if using a Home edition of Windows. If you are
using the Home edition of Windows XP, you are *not* logged in as
Administrator unless you [re]boot into Windows' safe mode.
Based on your comments, you are NOT logged in under an admin-level
account (and really should be using an alternate admin-level account
rather than the built-in Administrator account which should only be used
in emergencies). If you are using Administrator as your only account
then you are ripe for when its profile gets corrupted and Windows
becomes unusable to you since you won't have a admin-level account to
As an admin user, you can see and change the permissions on files. You
can't if you aren't logged in as an admin. However, you might have to
turn off the simple file sharing view in Windows Explorer.
That you are forbidden from running the group policy editor (gpedit.msc)
also indicates that you are not logged on under an admin-level account.
However, "cannot run" doesn't say what actually happened when you tried
to run the program.
Since you "tried" to install IE7 (which says nothing about what happened
but merely impugns that there was some unidentified failure in that
installation) and then followed with an install of IE8, presumably you
were back on IE6. What happens when you uninstall Windows Internet
Explorer 8 using the Add/Remove Programs applet in Control Panel? Do
you revert to IE6 or 7?