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IE7 Tools Setting issue

By jdroba ·
I am having an issue making changes in my Internet settings. I am running WXP SP2 and recently upgraded to IE7. While trying to trouble-shoot an issue, I atempted to go to TOOLS/INTERNET OPTIONS/SECURITY and adjust any of the settings in this area. However, they are all greyed out and I am not able to adjudt them. There is a notice at the bottom stating that "some settings are managed by your system administrator". It goes on to say that "If your computer is part of a network at an organization such as a school or a business, your organization's system administrator might have disabled or even removed certain settings by using Group Policy. Group Policy is a feature of Windows that lets system administrators manage users' access to Windows features. If you suspect that Group Policy is preventing you from changing a setting that you need to access, contact your system administrator.". However, my laptop is NOT part of a network and is a stand-alone system. I am unable to figure out why I cannot adjust these settings. I think these settings are also rpeventing me from being able to access a specific website (from IE7 and Mozila) on this PC only. It works on other systems. ANyone have any suggestions for this? Thanks!

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IE7 Tools Setting issue

by jltrammell In reply to IE7 Tools Setting issue

did you solve this problem. I'm having the same problem.

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Try a few tricks...

by Geo.Howard In reply to IE7 Tools Setting issue

Open up your network connections tab in the control panel. In the advanced menu make sure that the only device checked, is the device that you use to connect to the internet.
If a network is displayed, you can delete it.
You want to make sure that your network connections are NOT bridged.

Reboot.

After restarting, if it is still grayed out, restore your defaults, close IE, and try again.

If that doesn't fix it, right click your network card and double check it's properties. If they are ok, disable the card and reboot in safe mode. This will let you log in as admin. and it will turn off any network searches. control panel, internet options, security options. if they are still grayed out... e-mail microsoft support.

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by Geo.Howard In reply to Try a few tricks...

Charlie@mvps.org has handled a lot of IE7 network problems... he might be able to help you.

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