I am running Windows 8.1 x64 on a fresh install.
I am the only user and this is a personal computer
I am the Admin
I am having some troubles with my windows 8.1.
Shortly after I setup Mail, Calendar, People I found that my notification settings (Windows Desktop-> Right side menu -> Change PC settings -> Search & apps-> notifications) are all grayed out with red text above saying that my settings are managed by a system admin.
Here's the thing, this is a personal computer. There is no system admin besides me and I never set this up,
I have tried many different things to solve this such as,
Removing Accounts associated with Mail, People, Calendar
Uninstalling and Reinstalling Mail, People, Calendar
Uninstalling and Restarting
Restart (Many many times)
Windows App store troubleshooter (Toast Notifications disabled by system admin)
Editing registry key notoastnotifications under HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Policies/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/PushNotifications and while this did remove the red "managed by admin" and opened the selections, attempting to slide the button to on failed as the button would return to off the moment I let it go.
System Restore (Worked for a time but returned)
Format hard drive and reinstall windows
Nothing I try works and Microsoft has been no help as I have just spent the last little while trying to get the tech to understand that I'm not having trouble with my mail inbox but rather my global PC settings.
Please help, I have looked it up online but it seems that most cases are in regards to windows 7 and Internet settings.
**Going into individual apps and attempting to change settings that way also do not work as it too is grayed out with the msg "Some settings are managed by the system admin"