Cannot Change back to Normal size 96 DPI even with Admin Privileges

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help' started by purplegrrl, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. purplegrrl

    purplegrrl Guest

    Hi. I want to change my DPI Setting back to Normal Size 96 DPI from 120.
    When I click APPLY I get a dialogue box telling me the required files are
    already installed on my hard disk, setup can use these files or can recopy
    them from my Windows CD. I have tried both options but I still get the
    following error no matter which I use:

    Windows Setup has not changed the requested settings. You may not have the
    required Admin privilege to install or uninstall new files or drivers.
    Please contact your Administrator.

    However, I am the only user of my laptop (it's a home computer) so I am the
    Administrator. Any help would be greatly appreciated,

    TIA ~purplegrrl~
     
    purplegrrl, Aug 22, 2006
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    Will Denny Guest

    Hi

    Try a System Restore back to a point before the problem started.

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    "purplegrrl" <purplegrrl@whatever> wrote in message
    news:44eae365$0$5105$...
    > Hi. I want to change my DPI Setting back to Normal Size 96 DPI from 120.
    > When I click APPLY I get a dialogue box telling me the required files are
    > already installed on my hard disk, setup can use these files or can recopy
    > them from my Windows CD. I have tried both options but I still get the
    > following error no matter which I use:
    >
    > Windows Setup has not changed the requested settings. You may not have the
    > required Admin privilege to install or uninstall new files or drivers.
    > Please contact your Administrator.
    >
    > However, I am the only user of my laptop (it's a home computer) so I am
    > the Administrator. Any help would be greatly appreciated,
    >
    > TIA ~purplegrrl~
    >
     
    Will Denny, Aug 22, 2006
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    purplegrrl Guest

    Hi Will - thanks for that....but it was months ago that I changed to the
    larger DPI so not quite sure when the prob started!! I did do a system
    restore last week in any case to help with another prob - but I was already
    having this current prob before and after that system restore.

    I read an answer to another post regarding someone not having admin rights -
    it involved restarting in Safe Mode then logging into the Admin account
    (rather than my usual one). So I just tried that but the Admin account asks
    me for a password - I have no idea what it is!!As I am the only user of this
    laptop I never set any login passwords. I also tried just clicking enter
    with no password but I couldn't get past it.

    Will keep scouring - thanks again for your quick reply.


    "Will Denny" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi
    >
    > Try a System Restore back to a point before the problem started.
    >
    > --
    >
    >
    > Will Denny
    > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    > Please reply to the News Groups
    >
    > "purplegrrl" <purplegrrl@whatever> wrote in message
    > news:44eae365$0$5105$...
    >> Hi. I want to change my DPI Setting back to Normal Size 96 DPI from 120.
    >> When I click APPLY I get a dialogue box telling me the required files are
    >> already installed on my hard disk, setup can use these files or can
    >> recopy them from my Windows CD. I have tried both options but I still get
    >> the following error no matter which I use:
    >>
    >> Windows Setup has not changed the requested settings. You may not have
    >> the required Admin privilege to install or uninstall new files or
    >> drivers. Please contact your Administrator.
    >>
    >> However, I am the only user of my laptop (it's a home computer) so I am
    >> the Administrator. Any help would be greatly appreciated,
    >>
    >> TIA ~purplegrrl~
    >>

    >
    >
     
    purplegrrl, Aug 22, 2006
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  4. purplegrrl

    purplegrrl Guest


    > Will keep scouring - thanks again for your quick reply.


    Sorry - when I read that back it sounded ambiguous!! I meant "I" will keep
    scouring (Google etc for a fix!!)
     
    purplegrrl, Aug 22, 2006
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  5. purplegrrl

    Homer S. Guest

    On Tue, 22 Aug 2006 20:58:44 +1000, "purplegrrl" <purplegrrl@whatever>
    wrote:

    >Hi. I want to change my DPI Setting back to Normal Size 96 DPI from 120.
    >When I click APPLY I get a dialogue box telling me the required files are
    >already installed on my hard disk, setup can use these files or can recopy
    >them from my Windows CD. I have tried both options but I still get the
    >following error no matter which I use:
    >
    >Windows Setup has not changed the requested settings. You may not have the
    >required Admin privilege to install or uninstall new files or drivers.
    >Please contact your Administrator.
    >
    >However, I am the only user of my laptop (it's a home computer) so I am the
    >Administrator. Any help would be greatly appreciated,
    >
    >TIA ~purplegrrl~
    >


    Check for a virus/spyware/worm/trojan/etc. - these types of infections
    will sometimes prevent you from making any changes to Windows because
    they think you're trying to get rid of them - self preservation, I would
    assume. Try this: http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

    Good Luck,
    Homer J.
     
    Homer S., Aug 24, 2006
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