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  1.    22 Aug 2015 #1
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    Windows 10

    How do you switch on windows 10 ,grayed out, settings


    Hi folks,

    Would anyone be able to advise how i turn on 'grayed out' Volume & Network settings on windows 10 updated HP PC please?

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    Best regards,
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  2.    22 Aug 2015 #2
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    Colorado
    Posts : 48
    Windows 10

    I think in general these get grayed out if Windows doesn't recognize the devices associated with those icons. If you open Device manager do you see problems for you Sound or Network devices? Do those systems work? In other words, do have network access and are you hearing normal system sounds?
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  3.    23 Aug 2015 #3
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by hiphopper View Post
    I think in general these get grayed out if Windows doesn't recognize the devices associated with those icons. If you open Device manager do you see problems for you Sound or Network devices? Do those systems work? In other words, do have network access and are you hearing normal system sounds?
    Thanks for your reply hiphopper - silly question, where can i locate Device Manager on a PC witich has Windows 10 installed?

    Cheers
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  4.    23 Aug 2015 #4
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    Windows 7 (reverted back)

    you should see THIS PC on your dektop
    RIghtclick and Properties
    Device manager

    good luck
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  5.    23 Aug 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harpert View Post
    you should see THIS PC on your dektop
    RIghtclick and Properties
    Device manager

    good luck
    Thank you for your guidence Harpert,

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    I think Windows 10 is the source of my migraine.

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    I've tried both suggestions but to no avail.

    Thanks for your efforts anyway guys.
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  6.    23 Aug 2015 #6
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    England
    Posts : 944
    Windows IP 17017

    Hi,
    If you like, try Group Policy Editor, go to run and type gpedit.msc. I would suggest you to backup your system and follow this tutorial.
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-disable.html
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  7.    23 Aug 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Hi,
    If you like, try Group Policy Editor, go to run and type gpedit.msc. I would suggest you to backup your system and follow this tutorial.
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-disable.html
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    Hi brummyfan,

    Thank you for your knowledge, but my system doesn't seem to like 'gpedit.msc'.

    Think it's prob best to put this all in the too hard basket.

    Really appreciate everyone's time & effort.

    Cheers
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  8.    23 Aug 2015 #8
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    England
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    Windows IP 17017

    I am sorry that I fail to notice that you have Win 10 and unfortunately group policy editor enabled in Pro and upwards
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  9.    23 Aug 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    I am sorry that I fail to notice that you have Win 10 and unfortunately group policy editor enabled in Pro and upwards
    It's all good my friend - disappointments are inevitable, but misery is option. Enjoy your day.
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  10.    23 Aug 2015 #10
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 1,303
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

    As asked are the 2 items working ?

    What does it look like down in the taskbar ?

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