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The last round of Patch Tuesday updates were also the last ones that would ever include Windows 7. Unfortunately, that update brought a really nasty bug that would replace a user’s wallpaper with a black screen.
Microsoft then released a series of off-schedule updates that would act as last-minute fixes for Windows 7. However, these came with their own fair share of issues.
For example, users have been reporting that they cannot shut down their Windows 7 PC since they are faced with the following error message:
You don’t have permission to shutdown and restart this computer
As you can imagine, this is quite a serious issue, since not being able to restart your PC comes with a whole world of problems.
How do I fix my Windows 7 shutdown issue?
- Press Windows + R
- Type in gpedit.msc
- Go to Computer Settings
- Choose Windows Settings
- Go to Security Settings
- Choose Local Policies
- Select Security Options
- Select User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin approval and enable it
- Press Windows + R
- Type in gpupdate /force
- Reboot your PC
Note: This fix only works for users of Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise versions
For more information on how to enable User Account Control, check out this detailed guide.
By following these steps, you should now be able to restart and shut down your Windows 7 PC as normally. Alternatively, you could also uninstall the last update you applied to it.
No word on whether Microsoft will fix this issue, nor if anyone has figured out what is causing it. The only certain thing is that the problem came after installing the last WIndow s7 update.
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