Security Centre option "Change how Security Centre alerts me" miss

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Purpleman, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. Purpleman

    Purpleman Guest

    I`ve a brand new computer Fujitsu that has Vista Home Premium pre-loaded (It
    didn`t come with an OEM CD, just a recovery CD) .
    A few weeks ago the icon for the Security centre ( S/C ) in the
    system tray, said that the "Security Centre" was disabled, click here to
    re-enable etc. When I do this it won`t re-enable. Also, the setting of
    "Change how Security Centre alerts me" is completely missing from the list of
    options on the left hand pane . No matter what I do ,by going into
    services.msc etc, the S/C will not re-enable. Even by manually disabling it,
    I still get the error message whilst booting up , that the S/C is disabled
    I also noticed that IE7 Protected mode is now listed as "Off". Any
    ideas please, as I`d like to keep the extra "Security" setting in place. I
    even bought a Windows XP - SP2 OEM CD , to wipe Vista and go back to XP but
    looking at lot`s of information on the web, it seems far too dangerous to try
    and revert back to XP, as it`s too technical for me with the boot loading
    being completely different and not compatible. Even Microsoft Virtual PC 2007
    won`t help me to try and have both systems as a dual boot systems on my PC as
    it`s not compatible with my version of Vista.
    I`m really at a loss now as to what to do. Any ideas or help you can
    give me would be really appreciated.
    Thanks for your time.
     
    Purpleman, Jun 22, 2007
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  2. Purpleman

    Rock Guest

    Did you try a system restore to a point before the problem occurred? You
    could also try running SFC /scannow from an elevated command prompt.

    What changes did you make to the system from the time things worked till the
    problem occurred? What AV program and other 3rd party security apps are
    installed?

    From Start | Run | services.msc | Ok. Go to the Security Center service.
    Is it set to start Automatic delayed, and is it running?

    Yes you can run VPC 2007 on Vista Home Premium, it's just not supported.

    Installing XP is not hard. Just do a clean install just as you would
    install it normally.
    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

    The real issue, though, is if your computer will support XP. Are there XP
    drivers for it? Some manufactures are not providing XP drivers for some new
    models. You would need to go to the computer manufacturer's web site and
    check for XP drivers for that model.
     
    Rock, Jun 23, 2007
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  3. Purpleman

    Purpleman Guest

    Rock,
    You gave me some great pointers and I`ve now fixed the problem thru
    other means. Couldn`t really try a System Restore as too many things were on
    the PC and I was away for a week, so didn`t know how long the problem had
    been there. But thru your help I did the following after doing SFC/scannow
    went thru 100% ok. :-
    1>The Security Centre was disabled but in Automatic mode" not Auto Delayed".
    2>When I tried to enable it, I got an error message of "Error 1083 - The
    executable programme that this service is configured to run in does not
    implement the service"
    3>After finding nothing on the Microsoft site(No change there then :) ), I
    googled the error and found a "Fix" which relates to Windows XP at
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/wscsvcfix.htm . After installing this and
    rebooting, my Security Centre is running and the Option"Tto change how S/C
    alerts me" is back.
    Thanks for the other advice and link etc, but, I think I`ll perservere with
    Vista awhile longer. Thanks again for the quick response and helpful advice.
     
    Purpleman, Jun 23, 2007
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  4. Purpleman

    Rock Guest


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    Great, glad you got things sorted and thanks for posting back the resolution
    for others.
     
    Rock, Jun 24, 2007
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