1) A program has to be selected before any options are offered. System
critical applications will not have the options available. As well, certain
applications cannot be disabled this way and will also not have them
available, these should be disabled from within that particular programs'
2) The "read only" attribute doesn't apply to folders, only files. It's not
enabled or disabled, it's actually not available. This issue "appears" when
a folder is customized, but actually has no affect on the system. This is a
fairly well documented issue that existed in XP as well.
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
"Michelle" <mh_londonSPAMSTOP@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>I am the only user on my laptop. I accepted the Toshiba settings when I
>bought the machine, but I realise that there are a number of features that
>are disabled that (as an administrator) I should be able to use. for
> 1. Windows Defender will show me the details of start-up programs but not
> allow me to remove/enable/disable anything (the buttons are
> 2. There are some folders (e.g. in my internet favourites) which are
> read-only and when I switch read-only off, it ignores what I've done -
> they remain read-only.