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Cannot Add New Users Or Change User Settings


I cannot add new users or change any user settings when i'm logged into my admin account. When i click on any of the change setting links nothing happens have even tried to used the built in admin account but the same applies on this. The settings i try to change all have the uac symbol beside them so wonder if it is anything to do with this can't even change the uac setting as when i click the link nothing happens, no slider appears etc. I am running windows 7 home edition.

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Posted On: 2010-08-20 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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