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November 9, 2012 11:07:39 PM

Hello,
XP Pro SZP3 System says I don't have proper permissions to download and save files...any files. I checked the entities approved for sharing, and I wasn't listed in any file or folder...not only not listed but not even in the list of possible additions. Never seen that before.

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November 12, 2012 7:55:46 PM

Sounds like you don't have administrative rights on that PC.
I wouldn't lose my job over downloading files on a work PC.
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November 19, 2012 9:17:34 AM

People like me don't have those types of problems (we can't bring them home)....this is a personal PC, and I am the only here and there feel that there should never be a time when I don't control a possession. The funny thing is, I have apparently been removed from any consideration because my log-in name isn't option for extending permissions. My limited access name (Rob) appears in the choices, but not mine (Robert). I ran chkdsk several times and no issues. I also, have been blocked from using system restore. It creates point, but won't grant me access. Oh I almost forgot....my op sys won't even let me shut/restart PC. It says I don't have the authority. I'm about to throw it out window. :sol: 

That being said, I plan to upgrade both my laptop (Win 7 SP 1) and desktop (XP Pro SP3) to Win 8.0 . Do you think the upgrade will correct any dll, driver or permission deficiencies?

Any suggestions/recommendations are greatly appreciated.
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November 20, 2012 4:55:08 PM

Upgrade will not modify permissions unless it installs fresh, new directory.
With that said, I would never touch Win8 XBox for dummies.
You can install a new version of XP alongside that one, no format, so that you keep your data and transfer everything BUT permissions. :-p
How did this happen btw ?
As for Windows 7, people say in 64bit, it's better than XP-64 and more stable, however, I feel like you and want control. In Win7 they made Pointers to directories so that your personal directory is not accessible, you view a copy of it only. So cleaning up temp folders is harder now. Adding yourself as Owner/Administrator creates an infinite shortcut to directory loop that has no easy fix. In Windows 7 windows live mail is all pastel colors with white bars, I hate it, the background for e-mail is changeable, the interface and bars are not. It's all in the Office 2007 ugly design.
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November 25, 2012 7:37:20 AM

Well, I solved the permissions issue with XP Pro. The pc got to a point where it wouldn't even boot-up from the XP Pro CD. So...had an extra hard drive formatted it and reinstalled everything. Almost ready to try Win 8 Pro To see how it fares against its predecessors. Since I troubleshoot for Verizon I need to get up to speed, before the helpless peeps with all their new toys at Christmas descend on us techs. lol

Still having Permissions Issues in a slew of different areas of Win 7 Hm Prem (HP laptop). I do something on the pc one day...no prob...and the next day I can't access it, Go figure (e.g., I save pix to hard drive and the next day they won't open). Not sure how I dug myself in so deep. I'm just surprised that there isn't a way to just do a wholesale reset of the Permissions, etc... I think I created more problems by trying to take Ownership of everything (frustrated).
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November 25, 2012 11:36:01 AM

I hate to be in your shoes, but I am a techie too so, sigh, will have to train on WindowsForXBox users 8, sooner or later just to keep up.
There is a way to restore Infinite Loop Problem in Windows 7, it's called Junction Box, it resets permissions to your private folders to original Pointers to a shortcut. I suggest a copy/backup before you do that.
This is your "wholesale reset" that will get your private folders back to normal.
I have less problems only because I don't use the default folders to store my stuff, for security reasons. Someone sniffing for photos in "My Photos" will find the default Microsoft crap.
On the average, I don't mess with a system that is working to my liking and does not crash randomly or frequent.
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November 30, 2012 9:30:08 PM

Thanks for the tip about Junction Box. I'll try that later in the week. Right now trying to set-up media server for the whole house, and that's got me majorly engrossed. It's an area I constantly get questioned about and have absolutely zilch experience, or book knowledge. But I will by Monday. lol
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December 1, 2012 7:37:00 PM

Heh, ok, have fun !
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