Home windows 7 has one other bug following official help for the OS ending, and it’s extra critical than the wallpaper glitch Microsoft beforehand patched, with customers left unable to reboot or shutdown their PC – a minimum of not with out resorting to reasonably clunky workarounds (extra on that later).
Home windows 7 reached end-of-life on January 14, which means updates and safety fixes are not issued for the working system, so it’ll be fascinating to see if regardless of that truth, Microsoft nonetheless fixes this downside – given its seriousness – in addition to the aforementioned wallpaper gremlin which was cured.
As ZDNet noticed, the issue has manifested on numerous Home windows 7 machines based on quite a lot of reviews on-line, with customers complaining on a number of threads posted on Reddit for starters.
When making an attempt to close down their PC, these affected merely obtain the more-than-confusing message: “You don’t have permission to close down this pc.”
The precise trigger is unknown, and Microsoft is but to touch upon the contemporary bug, which means that in the intervening time, we’re very a lot in the dead of night.
In accordance with recommendation from Fast Heal, a safety agency and antivirus maker which chipped in on attainable causes – and options – the issue could possibly be all the way down to Person Account Management (or UAC) going awry in some method, and never giving the admin account of the PC the right permissions. That’s solely a principle, thoughts.
You’d think about that one thing odd is occurring with Home windows 7 permissions, although, on condition that error message.
Group (coverage) hug
Fast Heal really offers an in depth resolution in an internet help article which you’ll take a look at right here. There are many caveats, although, together with that this isn’t promised to work – the agency believes it ‘ought to’ do the trick – and that it entails tinkering within the Group Coverage Editor.
The actual snag is that this performance isn’t out there within the Dwelling version of Home windows 7, so solely Home windows 7 Professional or Final customers can profit (or certainly Enterprise editions).
Should you can’t entry the Group Coverage Editor, or don’t fancy poking round in it anyway (although the steps are fairly simple), you’ll be able to strive one of many workarounds prompt on Reddit as an alternative.
Right here’s one suggestion, and once more bear in mind like Fast Heal’s attainable resolution, it’s simply that – solely a attainable resolution:
- Create one other admin account
- Log into that account (or one other admin account that was already on the system)
- Log again into the default admin account
- It’s best to now be capable to reboot or shutdown as regular
The snag with side-stepping the problem on this method is that it’s a must to do that each single time you need to restart your PC, or shut it down, which is a little bit of a bind.
One other suggestion is to “hit CTL+ALT+DEL after which restart from the purple icon within the decrease right-hand nook”, which is actually a faster workaround that could be value making an attempt, simply in case.
Though Home windows 7 is formally now out of help as talked about, Microsoft might nicely really feel obliged to repair this challenge, simply because it did with the wallpaper one, if solely on account of a number of the conspiracy theories which inevitably float round about this being the software program big’s method of ‘persuading’ individuals to improve to Home windows 10.
You possibly can, after all, nonetheless improve to Home windows 10 without spending a dime from Home windows 7, or as others have identified, there are various working techniques, and you could possibly at all times head for the Linux hills as an alternative.