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Old 02-10-03, 08:55 AM
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Computer won't remember IE updates and power settings

I'm running XP on my Sony laptop and everytime I boot it up I have to manually apply the power settings that I want. It always starts up with the default setting of switching the monitor off after 25 minutes of nonuse. I even created my own power scheme and applied that, to no avail. It's been doing this since day 1 (it's a little over a year old). Is it just me or is my computer supposed to go back to the default settings?

My next problem is a bit more recent. Over the past month or so my computer keeps notifying me that new IE security updates are available (810565, 810833, 329170 and a couple of others, to be exact). So I download and install them, then restart my computer and all's cool...until I connect to the internet again the next day when I get the same message notifying me of the same updates that I just installed. How do I fix this problem?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
Old 02-10-03, 11:42 AM
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Does the account you're logging in as have Administrator privileges?
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I have the same problem here at work with the updates DJ.

X, my account does have admin priviliages on win2K.
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I can see that you can have a problem at work. GPOs might be in place for the organization that don't allow changes in settings to stick.
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X - Yes, my account is the administrative one. In fact, it's the only account, since I am the only one that uses this computer. Is there some type of setting that I should change?
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I just don't know what would cause this in a standalone configuration where you have admin permission.
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Originally posted by X
I just don't know what would cause this in a standalone configuration where you have admin permission.
Yeah, that's what's so vexing. Of course, I'm only semi-computer literate, so more often that not any problem is vexing. Thanks anyway.

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