Are you still using a Windows 7 powered personal computer? Are you facing problems in the restart and shut down your computer? If you are having this kind of problem, we answer for you. Windows 7 personal computers are being hit by a bug that is making it unable for their users to shut the devices down.
As per various reports, users are seeing a pop-up with the message — “You don’t have permission to shut down this computer” on their PC screens every time they try to shut down their system. A similar message pops on users’ PC screens when they try to reboot their systems.
Step 1: Create a new admin account.
Step 2: Log into the new admin account.
Step 4: Log back to your old admin account.
Step 5: Shut down or reboot your Windows 7 PC normally.
This not a solution, just workaround users have discovered a few tricks. However, this is not a permanent solution. But Quickheal and another Reddit user have a different hack that can be used to solve this issue.
Here’s what you need to do:
Step 1: Press ‘Windows+R on your PC. This will open the Run window.
Step 2: Next, type ‘gpedit.msc’ and click OK.
Step 3: Now follow this path: Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options.
Step 4: Now double click on User Account Control and run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode.
Step 5: In the following window select Enable.
Step 6: Reopen the Run window and type ‘gpupdate /force. Now press Enter.
Step 7: Restart your PC normally.
At this point, it is important to note that Microsoft has ended all support for its decades-old Windows 7. The company is recommending all its users to upgrade to Windows 10 as soon as possible.