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Q: Stuck at Applying Computer Settings

Hi everyone,

I have a windows xp computer that is on a domain and when you start it for the first time of the day it gets stuck at applying computer settings before you can log in. If you do a hard shut down to restart the computer it seems to start up normally. Any ideas on how to fix this issue?


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A: Stuck at Applying Computer Settings

I am still having this issue does anyone have any suggestions? I might try and take it off the domain and re-join the domain.

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Hi guys,

I post here the Userenv.log of my client machine. It stays on Applying computer settings for 6 minutes. I'm on this problem since several days but I'm not able to solve this issue.

I hope you can help me to understand the problem. Thank you
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:00:906 InitializePolicyProcessing: Initialised Machine Mutex/Events
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:00:906 InitializePolicyProcessing: Initialised User Mutex/Events
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:00:906 LibMain: Process Name: \??\C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 Entering CUserProfile::Initialize ...
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CUserProfile::Initialize called by winlogon
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CUserProfile::Initialize: critical section initialized
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CSyncManager::Initialize: critical section initialized
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CUserProfile::Initialize: registry key Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList opened
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CUserProfile::Initialize: Proccessing S-1-5-21-3065971401-1583081497-775716447-500
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CSyncManager::EnterLock <S-1-5-21-3065971401-1583081497-775716447-500>
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CSyncManager::EnterLock: No existing entry found
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CSyncManager::EnterLock: New entry created
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CHashTable::HashAdd: S-1-5-21-3065971401-1583081497-775716447-500 added in bucket 16
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CUs... Read more

A:Windows XP SP3 stuck on Applying computer settings

What were you doing when this happened? Were you installing SP3?

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Hello all,

I've got 10 workstations running XP Pro SP3 connected to a server running WinServer 2003 SP2...2 of the workstations get stuck for at least 25-30 minutes when logging onto the domain. They hang up on "Applying Computer Settings".. Eventually it logs on fine to Windows but this is becoming a major problem for my employees when trying to get to work in the mornings. Another issue is that both of the same users periodically get 'invalid path' errors when trying to use Outlook. A reboot usually fixes this issue but I was wondering if there was something I could do to remedy this situation. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

A:Stuck on "Applying Computer Settings"

Maybe the surest way to unclog things is to install Windows fresh. What was that groan I heard?

Or a Repair install might help some. When a repair install works properly your data and all, or almost all, your installed programs are preserved.

Or, use something like Autoruns processes and services to try to get a picture of what's bogging things down.

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I can apply 'Site Zone Assignement' successfully to user:
User Settings -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page.
I can use this to add sites to trusted sites.
When I apply the 'Security Compliance Manager' 4.0 Internet Explorer GPO template to the workstation, the user site zone assignment settings "stop taking". I say stop taking, because according to group policy modeling, and gpresult,
the user GPO is present and applied.

Of note:
If I change the 'Site Zone Assignement' to a computer setting, it takes. {My manager doesn't want to do this}
If I enable loopback processing it does not take.

I've seen this issue on windows 7 and 10 Enterprise x64 clients.
I feel like there is something set in the SCM internet Explorer GPO set that's preventing user settings (whether from GPO or user) from applying, but I can't put my finger on it. Does anyone else know?

P.S. Link to SCM: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/secguide/2014/09/04/scm-baselines-for-windows-8-1-ie-11-and-server-2012-r2-are-now-live/
Internet-Explorer-11-Security-Compliance-Baseline_Attachments-2.cab\BaselineDocuments\94949772-335f-402b-bb8e-9904a31b1cba\Internet Explorer 11 CCE Reference.xlsm

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I have a classroom of 25 Win 7 x64 clients and they all seem to hang on "Applying Software Installation Settings". 

The DC is read only and running Server 2012 R2. 
I have an issue when I apply new groups to the PC it causes them to get stuck in "Applying Software Installation Settings".  Once the applications get installed the PC's are able to boot successfully. 

There is one Application (Adobe Muse) if added to the clients all the PC's will not boot successfully and hang on the "Applying Software Installation Settings".  When using the command gpupdate /force on any
PC it takes around 15 - 20 minutes to complete.  I did check event logs to find that adobe muse was causing this issue.
When shutting down at times the PC's can hang on "Shutting Down Group Policy Service". 
Any help with this would be appreciated and thank you in advance.

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Dell Latitude E6510
XP Pro SP3

As the title says this particular laptop likes to hang up after the XP splash screen at applying computer settings. First off we are in a Domain environment, but I didn't think that had a whole lot to do with it because you don't even get to the login screen. Any who, below are the Event Errors, and further down if what I've done thus far.


Event Type: Error
Event Source: Ftdisk
Event Category: None
Event ID: 49
Date: 9/17/2010
Time: 9:50:20 AM
User: N/A
Computer: CB5019WL46847
Configuring the Page file for crash dump failed. Make sure there is a page file on the boot partition and that is large enough to contain all physical memory.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
0000: 00 00 00 00 01 00 56 00 ......V.
0008: 00 00 00 00 31 00 04 c0 ....1..?
0010: 03 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: LSASRV
Event Category: SPNEGO (Negotiator)
Event ID: 40961
Date: 9/17/2010
Time: 9:51:53 AM
User: N/A
Computer: CB5019WL46847
The Security System could not establish a secured connection with the server DNS/nashville-wm.state.tn.us. No authentication protocol was available.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

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A:XP hangs at Applying Computer Settings...

Also I can provide the dump file if you can tell me where to retrieve it from for the BSoD.

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Our IT group has been troubleshooting this issue for over 6 weeks now.We have numerous PCs on our network that can take up to 1 hour "applying computer settings" and/or randomly lock-up for 10-15 minutes at a time.We have tried "EVERYTHING" and I mean "EVERYTHING" prior to stumbling accross Combofix.After combofix was ran on ~8 systems, it reduced the boot time to under 1 minute.We are running McAfee Enterprise 8.7i with latest DATs but that fails to detect and/or correct anything.We need to determine if this is in-fact malware/virus and try to pinpoint what exactly was causing this.Please advise.

A:1 Hour applying computer settings

I would suggest that you follow the instructions in This Guide starting at Step 6.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to try to resolve them.I would also suggest that you copy and paste the above description of your problem and situation.

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Hi all !!,

I have just joined Bleeping Computer and I need your help with an issue. Since aproximately two weeks ago two computers in the LAN (one first, second started acting out just yesterday) take 15+ minutes to join the domain with the "Applying computer settings" message at the screen.
My network is very simple: 1 Domain controller, 1 Citrix box, 1 Application server, and 30 desktop PCs in premises in the LAN, and 6 remote computers connected through the Citrix box. All wired connections, no laptops.
Nothing unusual in IPCONFIG /all
No malware reported.
Startup programs set up as the minimum necessary. Unchecked all unnecesary ones.
Common things between the troubled two:
McAfee Security Center as antivirus
An Authentication TAB in Local Area Connection's properties with Enable IEEE 802.1x checked and "Authenticate as computers ..." checked.
No particular group memberships for the users of the two troubled PCs. In fact iwhen the same users log in using another PC, the login process works fine.
My head is almost exploding with all the things I have read.
Could you please help me ????

A:"Applying Computer Settings" slow login

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Running Windows XP SP3 on a HPCompaq EVO PC in a Windows 2003 Server environment. One of my PC's recently hangs on applying computer settings. I logged on as Administrator after 30 minutes of hanging on loading the settings and ran Symantec Endpoint Protection AV which showed no viruses. Ran HitmanPro 3.6 which did not find anything and ran Malwarebytes which did not find anything. When I tried logging on a user, it would hang forever on loading personal setting and eventually log on but the user could not connect to his home folder to get to his network files. I am a novice working for a non-profit. Any info would be greatly appreciated.


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First time poster here.
My computer cannot get past the applying computer setings screen, i have tried waiting it out, but it is hung up there. I have had this problem before and simply went into safemode and changed some things in MSCONFIG. But now even when in safe mode, the computer freezes whenever I put in a new command. I really do not want to reformat because i have alot of irreplacable stuff on there, music, homework, ect.

any help would be much appreciated.

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I have one computer on a domain that will hang sometimes on 'Applying Personal Settings.' It's running Windows XP Svc Pack 3, and the server is 2003. I've read through many forums that I found on Google and one think I noticed was a common theme of this happening with computers that have been reimaged, or cloned. This computer was reimaged back in August. Unfortunately, no solutions were ever given. Has this been figured out? What should I look at?

A:Computer Hangs on 'Applying Personal Settings'

I'd be inclined to suspect a damaged profile, as a wild guess.

I would create a new user profile...try to boot into it...and see if the problem results.

I see a lot of guesswork about this situation...but no definitive resolution/cause.

The profile suspicion is what makes sense to me.


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hi guys,

this happen to all my clients, i'm using Win2003 as my server, and i set only a Group Policy, which is "set all the local administrator password to be the same with the domain admin" <only 1Kb in size>

but i don't know why, all the clients takes up to 2-3 minutes to go to the ctrl+alt+del screen.

no virus or spyware detected by symantec

A:fast at startup but extremely slow at applying computer settings

i also has set the client's XP to best performance. and processor to do the service more than the program. but still takes 2-3minutes at applying the computer setting.

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I have a machine running Windows 2000 that hangs for several (3-5) minutes on 'applying computer settings' when I reboot. This is after I switch it over to our domain. On workgroups it works fine.

I was reading on Deja some said it is the DNS server configuration, but I have about 150 machines here and only several have the problem.

Our DNS server is run by other guys across the hall, my department has our own computer guys (me), so I don't have control over anything other than the clients for now.

What can I check on my user's end? I gave it a big reformat a few days ago (unrelated), and reapplied settings but it still does this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Im not sure if this is in the right topic, so sorry if it isnt.

I have a a machine that keeps rebooting itself when coming up to the log in screen.

The machine is a Dell Optiplex 990 with 12gb ram and 1tb HDD.

At first i thought it was a windows update reboot loop when "configuring windows updates" however i have now cleared the windows updates and it still reboots its self when it says "applying computer settings" or even when its just at "Ctrl Alt +Delete to sign in".

If im quick enough I can log in when it give me the option and the pc wont reboot at all,
So it looks like after a certain amount of time before login the computer reboots itself for some unknown reason, i have checked the event viewer and theres nothing significant in there.

Im hoping this is something in the registry i can tweak to stop it doing this.

Does anyone have any ideas?

A:System reboots - itself when "applying computer settings" or ...

Run a few Startup Repairs to see if these find anything awry.

Next boot into Win7 to establish a Clean Boot, test your RAM for sticks and slots, test your HD, replace any bloated AV, utilize System Resources to check for issues - which are all detailed in Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

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Hi guys,

When trying to boot my computer, I keep getting a message "Applying update operation 217 of 217" and it stays stuck on this all day (I've left the computer on for about 10 hours).

I've tried turning off the power and rebooting but the same thing happens over and over again.

Anyone got any ideas to what I can do?

A:Applying update operation 217 of 217 stuck

Quote: Originally Posted by xrey

Hi guys,

When trying to boot my computer, I keep getting a message "Applying update operation 217 of 217" and it stays stuck on this all day (I've left the computer on for about 10 hours).

I've tried turning off the power and rebooting but the same thing happens over and over again.

Anyone got any ideas to what I can do?

And of course you have your win 7 dvd and a restore point. If you have those no problem. Otherwise try booting into safe mode (F8). If that doesnt work you can try a repair install from the win 7 dvd.

Ken J

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Hi, whenever I try to start windows I get applying update operation 414 of 414 (\Registry\Machine\Compnent\I...)

I've tried to repair startup and I get a message similar to this

Problem signature
Startup repair offline
1 - 6.1.7600.16385
2 - 6.1.7600.16385
3 - unknown
4 - 21200332
5 - autofailover
6 - 4
7 - NoRootCause

Any help would be appreciated

also if I press the hold the power button it goes into sleep mode but if I hold the power button while its resuming from sleep it will turn off

A:stuck on applying update operation

Try a System Restore from System Recovery Options as far back as necessary.

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I've got a question to ask.
I have roughly 1500 users in the company and we've noticed the service desk is getting maybe 20 calls a day for group policy stuck applying on login.  Rebooting the machine doesn't appear to help as it will just get stuck on the policy again.
Now the GPO's here are messy and I'm cleaning them up but not over the top bad.  Also once a user finally gets through the stalled load if they reboot they are fine at least for a number of reboots afterwards. I've seen it stick on a couple different
policies but because it affects a user but then is fine for at least a time thereafter I don't think the issue is the GPO itself.  Maybe its connection to the DC at the time tho its a randomly affected user and everyone else around them seems unaffected
at the time.

Has anyone seen similar behavior, any ideas on where I should be targeting the trouble shooting for this?

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Trying to set up a system so when it opens, a macro will remove all the toolbars, gridlines, column headings etc

Now, I've tried doing this using Application.ActiveWindow (or ActiveWorksheet I think) but it only applies it to the open worksheet.

Is there anyway to apply the settings to the whole system all at once? (I saw an ActiveWorkbook or something but I think I may be using that incorrectly because it produces an error when it starts to remove the toolbars etc).

Any ideas how I can choose the whole workbook and remove everything such as the toolbars at once?


A:Applying 'settings' to the whole workbook at once?

Not having done macros for some time, I ouldn't give you the coding. However, something that you might want to think about, is to create your workbook and make all the changes you want for the workbook and then save it as a Template which is protected with password etc.
All you do then is call that template up as a workbook. You could have a macro at closing to save as a template.
Thats my thoughts and it saves an awful lot of macro work.

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I have a number of GPO's for applying different IE and WMP settings to different people, and am developing new ones to account for IE11 that don't use the IEM. I have a problem that I can't account for. In every GPO the following setting is set the same:
User Configuration/Windows Components/Windows Media Player/Networking/Configure HHTP Proxy - Proxy Type = Use browser proxy settings
However, this setting applies correctly in some scenarios (see below) but not in others.

PC has IE9 and a policy that sets IE9 proxy using IEM - WMP correctly picks up the proxy setting
PC has IE11 and a policy that does not use IEM - WMP correctly picks up the proxy setting
PC has IE9 and a policy that does not use IEM - WMP does not apply the proxy settings
I'm confused, and the IEM could be a red herring but in any case why would this one setting not apply? Any help identifying what prevents it working would be welcome.
Thanks, Mark

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  We applied some UAC settings via Group Policy to all Windows 7 machines. Now some old applications are throwing up a prompt and the users normal credentials wont run the app. The point is that the app DID NOT require admin privileges before we applied
the settings. The users were able to launch the app without prompts and run it successfully.
  Does anyone know which security or UAC setting may be causing this? Remember that the apps ran perfectly well before these settings were applied  without an administrative account.
David Z

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I have a new network setup and all 3 workstations take 2-3 mins on the Applying your personal settings. If I disconnect the cable for a sec then it logs in fine and I can ping the server and access shares. This is a 2k3 server. What someone tell to do with DNS. The only thing is when I do a recursive test if fails. I do not have internet setup yet. This is a new building. But I did put in the DNS option for the soon to be router. What else could it be, on a 2k server I always put Allow dynamic updates but on 2k3 what should I do. Allow all or none?

I did find this. And I do have a continue setup icon.

beelzebub04-08-04, 03:12 AM
I recently installed small business server 2003 on a clients' machine. I had the same problem as you. I realized that there was a box on the desktop that says "continue instillation of small business server." By that time I had created user manually so I descided to reinstall the entire OS. After I continued instillation, a web based page appeared (offline) that allowed me to do everything automatically and from then on my user logons have been short. So see if there is a continue installation box on your desktop.

A:DNS issues, Applying your personal settings

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Hi all, new member here,
I have a quick question with a long explanation.

This is a Windows XP sp3 domain connected PC with one specific user, which all of a sudden takes 2.5mins to log in to the domain, Where it used to take just about 20 seconds. Other users on the same PC is all OK (20sec login)

This is not the usual where it hangs at "applying computer settings" or "personal settings" it's after those two has passed that it just hangs for a couple of minutes.
All i get is the mouse pointer (not even hourglass) and the desktop wallpaper for about 2-3 minutes. When it finally logs in everything is as quick as you would expect that spec of PC to be (1,6ghz Sempron, 1gb RAM, 40gb IDE-100 HDD)

I've tried taking off all non necesary autostarting services. (even the antivirus just to test)
I've taken it off the domain and re-adding it with new computer name.
I've had it on static IP (with each of our 2 DNS as primary at separate times)
I've tried adding that specific user to the domain admins group.
None of these made any difference.

Now i'm stumped, where do I go from here?
Many thanks in advance.

A:XP sp3, slow domain login (not DNS issue, not slow at "applying computer settings")?

Never mind. Found it.
I had Home folder connect to H: \\misspelled\
plus i had it in a .bat for that user wich was spelled correctly.

It's always the easy solutions
Sorry to bother you all.

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Downloaded Windows 7 update and installing it in pc shutdown. But it's stuck in a windows logo, saying "applying update operation 909 of 909 (chuchu/chuchu/..)" tried to restart the PC for bunch of times but to no avail. I tried the F8 but I get stuck with the Repair Your Computer cause I don't have that damn windows installation disc with me. Is there any other way I can system restore it without CD or if possible, can I use another installation disc so long that it's Windows 7? Someone pls help me out. I would appreciate it surely.

A:Applying Update Operation got stuck in windows logo

You should be able to get System Restore to work from a full Win 7 DVD providing it's the same SP level, and the same edition as the current install.

You can download most of them from the links here....

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After applying Default settings in Bios The PC boots but without the display. Also the HDD Led is not turning on 

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I am using the dell keyboard backlight settings to try to enable the automatic keyboard backlight ("Illuminate keyboard in low light conditions only") and it really is not working. 
I can click the check box to enable it, but when I press apply it just resets the checkbox to empty and sets the time for the keyboard backlight back to 1 minute. I have restarted my computer many times with and without manually adjusting the backlight with the key and I have re-installed the software to adjust the keyboard backlight. 
Nothing seems to be working.

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My desktop was infected with a strange virus which made the C drive full.I was not able to either install new programs or uninstall any program.When I restarted my desktop it goes till "Applying personal settings" and then does not move beyond that.
I started my system in safe mode and installed CA antivirus and ran an antivirus scan.Yet after that my system does not start.

When I try to install fresh Windows in another partition,it errors out saying there is no disk space.

Please help

A:Applying personal settings takes forever

Depending on your experience, or the experience of a friend, I would suggest using a live CD. Maybe have a friend download Ubuntu.

This will allow you to access your drive, copy what important info you want to keep to DVD/CDR or whatever.

Using the Live CD you can probably delete the obvious rubbish the virus bloated your drive with.

The Live CD won't be affected by any virus that is on your drive.

If you aren't happy with this, then you can buy yourself a new hard disk and replace your current one, but you will have to be incredibly careful that you don't allow the virus to transfer when you choose what means you prefer to obtain data from the corrupted drive.

More information can be provided pending the route you want to follow.

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Our GP settings for our Power Options are set to 'Never" sleep on all our Windows 7 machines. All our GP settings apply perfectly on our Dell desktops and have never had any issues until now. We've ordered newer Dell desktops but still running Win 7.

Once I place them on the domain and move them into the correct OU, the power options settings will get applied. However, some of the new desktops are not applying the settings.

I've tried re-adding it to our domain and no luck.

Anybody know how I can fix it locally?

A:How to fix Group Policy not applying for Sleep Settings?

I don't have ability to create the power plan manually because that gets locked down once on the domain. Just need a way to apply the sleep setting from the Domain Controller.

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I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit on a domain. After I installed SP1 on all our Windows 7 boxes the compatibility tab has stopped working on all the Windows 7 PCs. Under the properties of any executable file I can see the compatibility tab but when I check off any of the settings and hit apply the settings are not sticking. I tried checking off all the settings, or just some, different combinations but none of them apply. If I check the compatibility tab after I hit OK or Apply all the settings are unchecked.

I also noticed that when I browse any of the following keys in the registry,

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers

I can't delete any of the string values in the Layers key or the key itself. I can see all the previous string value entries added before I installed SP1 but I can't delete any of them, modify them or add new ones. I'm logged in as an administrator, running regedit as an administrator...I've also changed the permission of both those Layers keys to the everyone group, given the everyone group full control to the key and sub keys and made the everyone group owner of the key and applied all those permission to the Layers key and sub keys...a bit desperate to figure this one out.

I need to install an older program that can only be installed as Windows XP SP3 compatibility mode.

Has anyone else come across this afte... Read more

A:Windows 7 Compatibility Tab settings not applying after SP1 installed

same problem here, did you find a solution?

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I've been reading up on applying Folder View settings to either All Folders or all folders of the same type, but neither of those is quite what I'm looking for.

Specifically, I'd like to write my own utility that reads the folder view settings for any given folder (I assume from the registry), and give that view a name. Then I'd like my program to be able to apply any of my newly named views to any other folder. I particularly want to add an "Apply to Subfolders" feature to this utility.

I'm not looking to distribute this; just for my own personal OCD satisfaction, so I don't mind if it ends up being a kludgy solution.

To that end, I have only two questions, really:

Let's say I have a folder under my documents named "Test" with a bunch of random files of all types in it: Some pictures, some video, some audio, and a bunch of text files. Let's further say I customize the folder view settings for this one folder to be like old-school DOS: Details view showing FileName, Size, Type, Date Modified. Plus I set up the column widths to be "just so."

Windows remembers my settings for this one folder. If I can find them, and read/write them, I can realize my dream of managing my own folder views.

So question #1 is: Where are one-off custom folder view settings stored?

I believe Windows inexplicably holds two different view settings for any given folder under a special folder. For example, If I open "Documents" from the start menu and open t... Read more

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I have recently installed a Windows 2003 server with 10 Windows XP SP3 workstations logging onto it. On some of the workstations there is a delay of 5 to 10 minutes "applying your local settings" before going into Windows desktop. I have been told that it may be a DNS issue on the server, but the only DNS setting I have on the local area connection on the server is Everything seems to be working fine but this is a source of frustration if a workstation needs to be restarted.

A:Solved: Delay applying local settings on XP workstation

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I have adjusted the Advanced Appearance Settings in Control Panel to make my window headings a little larger and bolder. The changes have worked well in all my programs except Office 2010 programs! These programs continue to show the original small, unbolded heading fonts. I have been told on another Windows 7 Forum that Control Panel changes will not work on Office programs, so is there another way to change the Title Bar headings in Office 2010 so that they are a little larger and bolder?

Many thanks

A:Applying Advanced appearance Settings to Office 2010

Take a look at Brink's tutorial:

Window Color and Appearance - Change

Go to Option 2, number 7.

This only works for "Classic" mode, not Aero.


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the entire error msg is :

An access denied error was returned while attempting to change a service.You may need to log on using an Administrator account to make the changes.
The only account on the system is mine that is an administrator account but i still get this error
can anyone help?

A:Solved: I get an error message when applying settings on Msconfig

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We are trying to proxy PAC file settings from GPP registry settings.
GPO showing applied in gpreslut but gpupdate /force showing below error also noticed 8194 event in logs. Please help me to fix this issue 
Updating Policy...

User Policy update has completed successfully.
The following warnings were encountered during user policy processing:
Windows failed to apply the Group Policy Registry settings. Group Policy Registry settings might have its own log file. Please click on the "More information" link.
Computer Policy update has completed successfully.
For more detailed information, review the event log or run GPRESULT /H GPReport.html from the command line to access information about Group Policy results.

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Right, I have this problem with my graphics cards that I've been trying to fix for a while. I am using two R9 280X cards in Crossfire. They're overclocked from 1000 to 1100 MHz by the manufacturer.The symptons are mainly these:

1) When I use MSI Afterburner to overclock the cards, the overclock applies at first, but after a few minutes it defaults to 1000 MHz. Changing the clock again has no effect, it just stays at 1000 MHz whether I try to overclock or underclock. The same is true for the memory clock. Here's a picture showing how it looks.

2) According to GPU-Z the clocks apply correctly to the 2nd card.

3) The power limit slider seems to be working. Increasing or decreasing it leads to marginal changes in benchmarks.

4) All the games I've tried completely ignore the 3D application settings in Catalyst Control Center. Changing things like AA and AF have no impact on image quality or frame rate even when I tell it to override application settings.

These problems have persisted even though I've tried different graphics cards. I used to have a single HD 7970 and had the exact same problems. I also tried reinstalling a fresh version of Windows, in case it was some sort of software problem, but the problems persisted.

This has led me to believe there might actually be a problem with my motherboard, as that's the only plausible source of the problem that I haven't tested. I have no idea how the motherboard could be the problem, but I... Read more

A:Radeon R9 280X CFX Overclocks not applying properly, CCC game settings not working

bump If anyone could help me it would be much appreciated

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I have deployed my system image copying my answer file (unattend.xml) in install.wim (%WINDIR%\Panther).
The installation is actually unattended, but setup still asks to select Language and Locale Settings even if they're specified in the answer file:
  <settings pass="windowsPE">
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="NonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State"
Any idea?

A:[SOLVED] Applying Language and Locale Settings in unattended installation (Windows 7)

Settings path for WinPE is only processed when the PE is booted. Try using the same objects but in the OOBE pass instead.

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My name is Peter, and I'm IT Administrator at Junior High School. One month ago I installed Windows 10 Education on all computers. Everything was fine until today. Today users changed his passwords. Now, when user try to login to the PC, system hangs at "Applying User Settings". The only solution (not the best) is to remove user profile from workstation, but after next password change, problem returns. Active Directory looks fine, Previously installed Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 has worked without this issue. Maybe some one knows the solution or perhaps steps to diagnose it.

Thanks for help

Best Regards,

P.S. Windows version is 10586.29, Active Directory is based on Windows Server 2012.

A:Workstation hangs at "Applying User Settings"

please see this


I have documented some workarounds but this is still an ongoing issue. Have you made any progress?

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Hi -
My xp pro box is on a network here at work, and our sys admin is not able to help much since he is remotely located. Lately, when I log in in the morning, my machine gets to the screen that says "Applying your personal settings...", and just sits for about 5 minutes. Then the desktop loads just fine. I've gotten all the updates, no one else in the office is having this problem, and I've recently changed my password.

I've seen a couple of old posts about this problem from 2005, but does anyone have any recent experience with this - and a solution? Thanks.

- Joe

A:Windows xp pro hanging at "Applying your personal settings"

As triage, check your eventlog and see if you notice any obvious issues. Also check your startup.
To check event log:
1. Start\Run, type "eventvwr" in the text box a press enter.
Review the application and system logs for errors
Thencheck your startup environment.
1. Click start\run, and type msconfig in the text box and make sure everything is normal, and uncheck anything you may nat recognize. I would also clear temp directory

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Whenever I attempt to update or correct mp3 details in Windows Explorer I ALWAYS get this message. This problem is as old as Windows 7 and still no valid explanation or solution. BTW, I refuse to install any type of Apple software ESPECIALLY iTunes as it
rewrites the registry entries for ALL optical drives rendering them unusable to the point they are even removed from Windows Explorer! I am sick and tired of this constant bull coming from Apple and Microsoft. WinXP had no problems whatsoever in this area
so I guess that explains why the supposedly college educated programmers at Microsoft broke it. They seem to excel in that area with ALL of their software and misclassified updates like the barrage of Get WinX crap they constantly claimed was "Important"
when it was anything but. The problem doesn't exist in Win 8, 8.1 or 10 so why in Win 7?

System Info:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (6.1.7601)
AMD FX-8370 Eight core CPU 4.0 GHz

Redmond... We have a problem.

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I am trying to apply group policy's to 30 computer in my office. I am using the gpedit.msc to edit the local policy on my PC. I dont want to go from computer to computer spending about 15 minutes each configuring the setting for it.

Is there any way to take a copy of my policy and just paste it into another PC without having to sit there and configure each one?

Mario G.

A:Applying group policy to XP Computer with no SERVER?


Xp professional is mainly used as a client os in domain network environment. So any policy designed at domain level can be easily implemented in the client systems.

While XP provides the facility of group policy setting for the local system as well, when any policy has been set, it makes changes in the registry of that system for its application. So it is not at all possible throught means to design a unique policy and importing it on every system in workgroup environment.

U have to set the policy on every single system.


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My computer hangs at start-up, it stops at Applying Security Policy
I can boot up in safe mode.
Does anyone have any suggestions?


A:Computer hangs at Applying Security Policy

One suggestion is if the DHCP server setting is on automatic change it to manual.
Control Panel,Admin Tools,Services, right click DHCP Client, properties, change startup type to manual.

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My desktop was shutting down because of thermal event. I cleaned everything, applied new thermal paste, after that re installed windows but still it beeps when booting and shuts down all of a sudden. Occasionally it worked for an hour or so flawlessly. If it is again because of overheating it should shut down after 5 minutes or so when it heats up not when starting it in morning (after keeping it shut overnight). It shuts down even before booting. thanks for all of the help.

A:After applying thermal paste,now computer beeps & shuts down all of su

Download CoreTemp from here Core Temp or speccy from here Speccy - System Information - Free Download.

Have a check on your CPU temperatures if its overheating causing the sudden shutdowns.If not have a check on your PSU unit.

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Sorry for the cross post but I'm not sure whether I have a cpu or graphics card problem.

Ok So I built this computer nearly 2 years ago and it's generally been very good.

Yesterday when i was putting the system under a lot of stress it decided to turn off and when turned back on it said that the cpu had overheated. So I thought I'd tread carefully and only use it for a little while and then put some more thermal paste on the chip and clean any dust out of the heatsink.

I did this and re-seated the heatsink and now when I turn on the computer th e monitor says no signal and sometimes now after about 20 seconds the computer turns itself off. The monitor saying no signal is always happening.

I have:

Asus P5B-VM SE
ati HD2900XT
Enermax 650 noisetaker I
Win xp
2gb corsair ram
Maxtor 500gb HD

Literally all I did was take the heatsink off, clean it, add new paste and put it back on, nothing else in the computer was interfered with. Has the graphics card mysteriously decided to pack up even though it said the cpu was overheating?

I'm at a loss - I've made sure everything is in properly and taken steps to stop cpu overheating.

Thanks in advance guys.

A:ATI2900XT no monitorsignal + computer shuts off after applying thermal paste to cpu

Did you clean the old paste off before applying new paste. Did you use too much paste? Too much paste will act like an insulator and cause the CPU to overheat. Also, if you used a grey or black paste, it is conductive and may short out the motherboard if it comes in contact with it...

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Hello all,

This is a weird problem that I have for a couple of days now and I cannot figure out why. About 3 days ago, my computer was running fine after a reformat. About two days afterward, I decided to borrowed some of my friend's arctic silver 5 compound because computer temperature seemed to be high. After applying a decent amount of thermal compound on top of the CPU and under the heatsink as well, I put the heatsink back in. So then I turned on the computer, however, the computer starts up fine with all case fans running including the one on the graphics card. But there is one problem. My monitor kept saying no input as there is no signal coming from the graphics card. To troubleshoot, I rewired everything and made sure everything was seated properly yet to no avail. I came to the conclusion that I either fried my CPU or my motherboard is dead somehow. I have an old Intel computer at home also but it's so old that it doesn't have an AGP slot where I can test my gfx card. Please help me as I am very frustrated and don't know what to do. Thank you in advance for your help.

A:Computer won't boot after applying arctic silver 5 thermal compound

you may have damaged the socket taking off your heatsink. Sorry not much more to offer. Did you check to make sure all power connections are properly seated?

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Will the SURT tool work on remote machines? I ask because I don't see failure messages on machines I patch with WMIC or using DISM. What I DO find is that 500+ machines do NOT have the MS15-046 patch (3054834) after I have applied it, 3 times now, over the past week with reboots of the machines.

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bassically i just made a fresh installation of windows and installed SP2, Zone Alarm, Ad-aware,AVG, spy bot with tea timer and Drivers.

i then noticed that all the settings such as default home pages,wall papers ,Task bar properties and just about any setting with any program dose not save and sticks to the default setting. can any one help me work this problem out ?.

A:all default settings stuck

One of your firewall / adware / spyware programs is blockng changes. There should be a setting somewhere to allow it.

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Computer gets stuck On the motherboard screen, and when I try to enter the setup when pressing delete it will change screens and say entering setup but will get and will not load the setup. I think I obtained a virus from a torrent and made my computer act like this.

Specs: windows 7 home edition
Ripjaws 4gb ram
Intel core i5
Motherboard : msi p55a-gd55

A:Computer stuck on motherboard loading screen, and stuck in setup.

Wrong forum for malware issues. Please post here: Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help - Tech Support Forum

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