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Linking Problems

#1
I recently switched from an XP machine to a Vista machine (yes, I am an old newbie). I retained most of my programs. However, they do not behave the same. In particular, under XP if I did a Ctrl-Click on a link (e.g., table of contents page in MS Word) I would be moved to the link target. However, under Vista I get the message "This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effecxt on this computer. Please contact your system administrator."

Since I am the system administrator, and only user, on this machine, this doesn't he;[ much.

I assume it has something to do with some security setting in Vista but have been unable to figure out where or how to "fix" it.

Any help would be appreciated.

Jerry
 

My Computer

System One

  • Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207h
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050

LanceIot

Pull my finger!
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uk uk_england
#2
I recently switched from an XP machine to a Vista machine (yes, I am an old newbie). I retained most of my programs. However, they do not behave the same. In particular, under XP if I did a Ctrl-Click on a link (e.g., table of contents page in MS Word) I would be moved to the link target. However, under Vista I get the message "This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effecxt on this computer. Please contact your system administrator."

Since I am the system administrator, and only user, on this machine, this doesn't he;[ much.

I assume it has something to do with some security setting in Vista but have been unable to figure out where or how to "fix" it.

Any help would be appreciated.

Jerry

A lot of programmes act differently on Vista, than under previous systems. Have you checked for updates and what the programme developers say about the programmes you are installing on your new system?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 720
    CPU
    Itel Core (TM)2 Extreme CPU Q6800 @ 2.93GHz
    Memory
    2 TB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 9900 GTX
    Sound Card
    Creative SB X-FI
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" Samsung HD
    Screen Resolution
    1024 x 768
    Hard Drives
    3 x 1 TB DEL Hard drives.
    Case
    Gaming
    Cooling
    Liquid Cooling
    Mouse
    Wired
    Keyboard
    HID Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    50 Meg
#3
Thanks for the suggestion.

Most of my problems seem to relate to MS office related products (Word 2007, OneNote 2007, etc). I regularly install MS updates to these programs and have looked to see if the problem is reported elsewhere, but the problem persists.

Jerry
 

My Computer

System One

  • Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207h
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050

LanceIot

Pull my finger!
Power User
uk uk_england
#4
Thanks for the suggestion.

Most of my problems seem to relate to MS office related products (Word 2007, OneNote 2007, etc). I regularly install MS updates to these programs and have looked to see if the problem is reported elsewhere, but the problem persists.

Jerry

I have had problems with MS Office before and it got to the stage where I uninstalled the programme and reinstalled it. Are you getting any error messages?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 720
    CPU
    Itel Core (TM)2 Extreme CPU Q6800 @ 2.93GHz
    Memory
    2 TB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 9900 GTX
    Sound Card
    Creative SB X-FI
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" Samsung HD
    Screen Resolution
    1024 x 768
    Hard Drives
    3 x 1 TB DEL Hard drives.
    Case
    Gaming
    Cooling
    Liquid Cooling
    Mouse
    Wired
    Keyboard
    HID Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    50 Meg
#5
Lancelot:

Yes, I consistently get the message: "This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator."

My assumption has been that the program I am running is trying to jump to the link but the OS is preventing the jump because of some security option set. I am new to VISTA and have no idea of what "restriction" the message is referencing.

Again thanks for any help you can give.

Jerry
 

My Computer

System One

  • Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207h
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050

LanceIot

Pull my finger!
Power User
uk uk_england
#6

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 720
    CPU
    Itel Core (TM)2 Extreme CPU Q6800 @ 2.93GHz
    Memory
    2 TB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 9900 GTX
    Sound Card
    Creative SB X-FI
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" Samsung HD
    Screen Resolution
    1024 x 768
    Hard Drives
    3 x 1 TB DEL Hard drives.
    Case
    Gaming
    Cooling
    Liquid Cooling
    Mouse
    Wired
    Keyboard
    HID Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    50 Meg
#7
LanceIot

I have a three machine license for Office 2007 home and student edition. When I loaded the new machine with it, I had to call MS. I explained to them that the old machine died due to multiple HW failures and they gave me a code to activate it on the new machine. I have assumed (perhaps incorrectly) that that should be it.

Thanks.

Jerry
 

My Computer

System One

  • Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207h
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050

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