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Old 09-03-2009
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Cannot open control panel in classic view

Hi people,
I run Windows Vista Home Premium. I cannot open the Classic View of control panel. Anyone have fix for that?

All suggestions are welcome.
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Re: Cannot open control panel in classic view

Have a look at following threads:
Can't open control panel
http://forums.techarena.in/vista-set...all/806643.htm
http://forums.techarena.in/windows-v...nce/536746.htm
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Re: Cannot open control panel in classic view

Your system might be infected with viruses. Do the following:
  • Scan in Safe Mode with current version antivirus after updates.
  • Remove spyware with Spybot Search & Destroy and Ad-aware. These programs are free, so use them both since they complement each other.
  • Make sure you've visited Windows Update and applied all security patches. Do not install driver updates from Windows Update.
  • Run a firewall
  • A combination of HijackThis and about:Buster works well in removing the about:Blank homepage hijacker. This is an expert tool, expert help is recommended for using this.
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Re: Cannot open control panel in classic view

In Windows XP in the Control Panel, the left hand side that says ?Switch to Classic View? or ?Switch to Category View? can sometimes be missing. To re-enable this you need to click Tools, then Folder Options and under the General tab ensure that ?Show common tasks in folders? is selected then click OK.
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