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Hwere’s how you can restore full functionality back to a Windows Vista system that’s in reduced functionality mode. To do this you need to use Internet Explorer to access the file system (type C:\ into the address bar and hit enter – give this permission in any security prompts). Then navigate to c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe and run this.
You have to run CMD.EXE as an administrator.
Clicking “Ask me later” brings back your desktop! Nice!