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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 7 configuration issue that affects GPU crunching - help needed (Message 1720398)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile Raistmer
download this
http://www.tweaking.com/files/setups/tweaking.com_windows_repair_aio_setup.exe

after install read and understand the options
you want to checkmark prettymuch everything exept win 8 repairs

run the fixes and wait it can take hours to run through everything

try it lemme know


Unfortunately, it did not help with enabled UAC.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 7 configuration issue that affects GPU crunching - help needed (Message 1720351)
Posted 19 hours ago by Profile Raistmer
download this
http://www.tweaking.com/files/setups/tweaking.com_windows_repair_aio_setup.exe

after install read and understand the options
you want to checkmark prettymuch everything exept win 8 repairs

run the fixes and wait it can take hours to run through everything

try it lemme know

Thanks, it looks like very comprehensive tool. I'm in the middle of applying it, will report results later.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 7 configuration issue that affects GPU crunching - help needed (Message 1720250)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Raistmer
Maybe you can try as a full admin.
Normal admin has not full rights at UAC.

Open cmd type "Net user administrator /active:yes"

this would be same as w/o UAC as now...
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 7 configuration issue that affects GPU crunching - help needed (Message 1720239)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Raistmer
Well, some small progress:

I implemented seems all (but comprehensive AV scan) suggestions but nothing helped.

Next I changed UAC settings to "Never notify".
And issue disappeared (!). Now BOINC detects GPU and runs w/o crash on startup. FAR doesn't complain about config files, Chrome allows to download files and so on.

I think it's definitely demonstrates that smth wrong with user security part of OS, not with NTFS file system security.

Cause I would prefer to be able to use UAC now the question is: how to repair UAC ?
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 7 configuration issue that affects GPU crunching - help needed (Message 1720238)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Raistmer
However it also sorts out ownership of files.

What do you have to loose?
Worst case, you need to do a full reinstall anyway.

If you should use dism, you should run SFC /scannow afterwards ( admin command prompt)

Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.1.7601.22471
Package Version 26.0
2015-08-30 10:04

Checking Windows Servicing Packages

Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs

Checking Package Watchlist

Checking Component Watchlist

Checking Packages

Checking Component Store
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 l2057.wwd amd64_microsoft-windows-s..chrecognizereng.ale_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-gb_e3a447542ad2c5da

Summary:
Seconds executed: 185
Found 1 errors
CSI Payload File Missing Total count: 1
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 7 configuration issue that affects GPU crunching - help needed (Message 1720229)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Raistmer
Seems this is way to go in my case :/
http://www.howtogeek.com/75496/how-to-reinstall-windows-without-having-to-reactivate/
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 7 configuration issue that affects GPU crunching - help needed (Message 1719963)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Raistmer
Did you try the win 7 equivalent of dism?

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/947821

This might not be nice, because you want to avoid win10, but it seems, you are running out of options.
You can still uninstall it, after use.

DISM worked for me nicely, but i have win 8.

EDIT:You might try: dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
using the admin command prompt. Maybe it is working on win 7.


Seems more as file corruption healer. In my case registry records somehow inconsistent.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1719957)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Raistmer

I understand that us power users are but a quite small percentage of the overall market and that the typical user either forgets to do updates for things, or they don't know what the updates do, or they get the notification that something is out of date and they don't know what to do and it scares them, so they just ignore it, which leaves a vulnerability open, and then they get a virus or some piece of malware and it costs them money to fix it, or they go and start bad-mouthing MS for allowing that to happen, when it was their own negligence that caused it in the first place.

So the simplest thing to do is to just make updates automatic. And how can you expect MS to make a better product for the masses without gathering some market research? Purportedly, that's what all the telemetry, keylogging and data-mining is for: to be analyzed for patterns to see if there can be an improvement in some process to make it less convoluted, or one less step to achieve the same end-result. That's progress and development, and I have absolutely no qualms with progress and development.

But the part that I do have a problem with is that you can't opt-out of it. In fact, that should be something that should only be enabled or allowed if you opt-in. The majority of people would probably never opt-in anyway, but it should still be our choice.


1984:
-You can turn it off?!
-Yes, it's our privilege

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9) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 7 configuration issue that affects GPU crunching - help needed (Message 1719941)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Raistmer
Now even more interesting: override ownership to my own user account via FAR.
Checked, that it persists (that is, closed that FAR instance, opened new one and owner showed as me still).
Did this for "subfolders" too (of course checked that "Read only" flag removed).
And.... still unable to copy file to that directory w/o rights elevation (!).
BTW, with rights elevation this is possible.

In short, I think it's damaged registry. New Windows installation perhaps put some new security seed inside registry. So mess occurs. But if it boots OK, why it can't just regain control with this new account over older files?....
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 7 configuration issue that affects GPU crunching - help needed (Message 1719940)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Raistmer

Have you tried restoring Default Security Permissions?
How to restore Default Security Permissions

Yes, I tried few googled ways to restore default permissions including one with export/import from healthy PC. Will check this particular one.

EDIT: yes, "secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose " and variations were applied already, but will redu this exact line one more time (have image of partition :) ).
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 7 configuration issue that affects GPU crunching - help needed (Message 1719939)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Raistmer
An option is to go into Windows Explorer, open that drive's properties, Security and grant Everyone permission to use that drive. "Everyone" can be an English group, but can also be set in Russian.


You will laugh, but that Download folder has "Full Access" for "Everyone" ...

But also it has that "BUILTIN/Administrators" as owner...
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 7 configuration issue that affects GPU crunching - help needed (Message 1719937)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Raistmer
1) Yes, it looks like in that PNG picture.
2) If it would be only manifestation I would fine with it. Unfortunately, already installed apps really can't write in different drive C: folders... That's the real issue.
3)Will check with command line when be at that PC, thanks.

Even if I set attrib +r temp for my C:\temp folder I can still create new folders & add files. So issue seems to be more related to security rather than attribute. If you create a new folder on C: does it have the same issue?

I created directory "test" on drive C: then text file 1.txt
No issues.
FAR shows no "read-only" attribute on both folder and file.
Explorer shows that semi-enabled "read-only" box again on folder so this can be just ignored indeed.
Then I tried to copy some file from USB flash to test directory - no issues.
Then I tried to copy same file from same flash to Download directory buried inside Users folder. FAR requested rights elevation (administrative account). That is, me as used can't write to that folder (though it just in my user profile).

That is, something wrong with security configuration of already existing folders.


WoW, despite all prev atempts FAR shows owner of that Downloads folder as:
BUILTIN/Administrators (!)
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 7 configuration issue that affects GPU crunching - help needed (Message 1719936)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Raistmer
And no, no any 3rd party AV soft there.

Then you may have malware?
 

Can't be excluded fully of course but it's very doubtful because of particular prehistory of this issue.
One of attempts to restore boot ability was to install fresh from Win7 DVD (windows.old directory was created) and then copy back all windows.old content.
So, some mess in security descriptors is expected. What unexpected - it can't be healed...
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 7 configuration issue that affects GPU crunching - help needed (Message 1719935)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Raistmer
1) Yes, it looks like in that PNG picture.
2) If it would be only manifestation I would fine with it. Unfortunately, already installed apps really can't write in different drive C: folders... That's the real issue.
3)Will check with command line when be at that PC, thanks.

Even if I set attrib +r temp for my C:\temp folder I can still create new folders & add files. So issue seems to be more related to security rather than attribute. If you create a new folder on C: does it have the same issue?

I created directory "test" on drive C: then text file 1.txt
No issues.
FAR shows no "read-only" attribute on both folder and file.
Explorer shows that semi-enabled "read-only" box again on folder so this can be just ignored indeed.
Then I tried to copy some file from USB flash to test directory - no issues.
Then I tried to copy same file from same flash to Download directory buried inside Users folder. FAR requested rights elevation (administrative account). That is, me as used can't write to that folder (though it just in my user profile).

That is, something wrong with security configuration of already existing folders.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1719928)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Raistmer

It is a new world where privacy is fast becoming a thing of the past.

Few small bells when peoples got fired because of their facebook profiles seems don't teach the rest :)
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 7 configuration issue that affects GPU crunching - help needed (Message 1719621)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Raistmer
1) Yes, it looks like in that PNG picture.
2) If it would be only manifestation I would fine with it. Unfortunately, already installed apps really can't write in different drive C: folders... That's the real issue.
3)Will check with command line when be at that PC, thanks.

Even if I set attrib +r temp for my C:\temp folder I can still create new folders & add files. So issue seems to be more related to security rather than attribute. If you create a new folder on C: does it have the same issue?


Ok, one of manifestations of issue is inability of Chrome browser to download any file. Download just doesn't start. I will create new directory and try to set it inside Chrome's options as download folder.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 7 configuration issue that affects GPU crunching - help needed (Message 1719608)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Raistmer
1) Yes, it looks like in that PNG picture.
2) If it would be only manifestation I would fine with it. Unfortunately, already installed apps really can't write in different drive C: folders... That's the real issue.
3)Will check with command line when be at that PC, thanks.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1719607)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Raistmer

My PC is MY PC,

Nope, not with Win10... It's just "This PC" now :/
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 7 configuration issue that affects GPU crunching - help needed (Message 1719592)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Raistmer
You can try "NTFS Access" by Zeus Software (Freeware, 26 KB)
http://www.zeus-software.com/downloads/ntfsaccess

Do you by chance have installed any "security package" (Antivirus) that may do this lock-of-permissions?


Thanks, but didn't help. I used this app on root of drive C:. It said all done, but then again, for example, BOINCdata dir was with read-only box marked.
It added sequirity record with my user name and "Full access" option, but on properties tab still "read only".... It's very strange but so.
And as I said before, I can clear this box (so user have rights to do so), also it asks to clear read-only on inner folders too, and it starts to clear... but when I open properties tab again - same checked box as before.
So, need to understand what area in Windows configuration hierarchy could override this.

And no, no any 3rd party AV soft there.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 7 configuration issue that affects GPU crunching - help needed (Message 1719186)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Raistmer
I think at this point I would save this OS to a disk image & try a new install. If the new install will not activate then restore OS & continue to bang head on desk.

Perhaps so. Not many apps installed and image already created...


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