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  • I can not use parts of the control panel in vista.  The only function that works is the background changer.  None of the other functions work.  what can i do?

     

    Monday, July 14, 2008 6:02 PM

Answers

  • Try the following:

     

    1. Click on the Start button and in the Start Search box type in:  services.msc

     

    2. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.

     

    3. The Services window should now open.

     

    4. Scroll down to Software Licensing, then right-click on it and select Properties.

     

    5. Under the General tab, click on the Stop button.

     

    6. Set the Startup Type to Automatic, then click Apply.

     

    7. Next, click on the Start button under Service Status.

     

    8. Last, restart your computer.  Control Panel should now open normally.

     

    Monday, July 14, 2008 7:03 PM
    Moderator
  • If the steps that Carey has provided don't resolve your issue, please download and run the Genuine Diagnostics tool at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012. Click "Continue", click the "Copy" button, then paste the report into a response message in this thread.

     

    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

    • Marked as answer by Carl-S Thursday, August 28, 2008 4:25 AM
    Thursday, July 17, 2008 10:39 PM

All replies

  • Try the following:

     

    1. Click on the Start button and in the Start Search box type in:  services.msc

     

    2. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.

     

    3. The Services window should now open.

     

    4. Scroll down to Software Licensing, then right-click on it and select Properties.

     

    5. Under the General tab, click on the Stop button.

     

    6. Set the Startup Type to Automatic, then click Apply.

     

    7. Next, click on the Start button under Service Status.

     

    8. Last, restart your computer.  Control Panel should now open normally.

     

    Monday, July 14, 2008 7:03 PM
    Moderator
  • If the steps that Carey has provided don't resolve your issue, please download and run the Genuine Diagnostics tool at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012. Click "Continue", click the "Copy" button, then paste the report into a response message in this thread.

     

    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

    • Marked as answer by Carl-S Thursday, August 28, 2008 4:25 AM
    Thursday, July 17, 2008 10:39 PM