Somehow, permissions on my windows 7 home premium machine is all messed up. Several programs won't work now because of incorrect permissions on some system directory.
This showed up after a system restore. I have managed to add write permisions to most of the places that need it, however, there is still some unknown place that isn't right and I can't find it.
Is there some utility to restore system permissions on everything, or can I reinstall windows OVER my existing copy without having to reload all my programs. I put in my windows disk and it just says "Install now". This makes me nervous. I know you used
to be able to do this with XP (don't know about vista).
Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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Just wanted to let you guys know how things turned out. I did both things. Most everything was fixed, but there were a couple of programs that just refused to operate and I thought I had changed permissions on everything, but to no avail.
I ended up finally just reloading my whole OS. Pain but I needed to make sure all parts of the system were working, and I was spending more time on trying to repair things than it did to reload. I am almost done loading all my software. One pain to note.
It appears that since I already registered my MS Office products, I can't do that over the internet now. I have to call. That isn't right. Oh well.
Thanks to both of you.
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