Restore Win XP security warning dialog box

June 5, 2011 at 20:36:36
Specs: XP HE SP2, Athlon 64 X2 5000+
Hi folks,

Recently I was experimenting with Linux (now over until I get access to DSL) and in the process I lost the warning dialogue when I double clicked on installation programs and I'd like to restore it if possible. I am running XP Home Edition SP3 and Internet Explorer 8.

During this time I reset my Internet Options to default settings.

I don't know if I lost the warning dialogue from that or from using the recovery console to get rid of the Grub bootloader during which I ran the fixmbr and fixboot commands.

I liked the little bit of added security of having to tell the OS that I'm intentionally installing something and I'd like to get back the warning when double clicking installation programs if possible.

I hope I've described the problem sufficiently to receive help, but if not I'll gladly try to clarify.

Thanks for any help and suggestions you may provide.

"Doin' right ain't got no end." Cap'n Red Legs


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#1
June 7, 2011 at 03:35:33
Leroi, start<control panel>security settings. You should be able to select your favorites there?
HTH
Ed in Texas

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#2
June 7, 2011 at 19:02:09

Thanks, Ed.

I was hoping for something a little more specific though.

I'm wondering if what I need to do is to turn on DEP for all programs and services, but don't want to cause any problems. I don't think it was enabled that way before, but not positive.

I wonder if resetting IE to default settings would turn off that setting?

"Doin' right ain't got no end." Cap'n Red Legs


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#3
June 17, 2011 at 15:01:15
Bumping for possibly more suggestions.

"Doin' right ain't got no end." Cap'n Red Legs


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#4
June 17, 2011 at 15:56:34
I wonder if resetting IE to default settings would turn off that setting?
Have you tried it?

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#5
June 17, 2011 at 16:07:38
Yes, I did. Then had to figure out how to get my status bar back in Windows Explorer and reset SeaMonkey as default browser, but no joy as far as getting that warning dialogue back.

I'm sure it's got to be a simple reg hack or configuration change, but I just don't know where to look.

I guess I'll just have to live with it until I reinstall Windows unless some kindly knowledgeable person can help me with a reg hack or something similar.

"Doin' right ain't got no end." Cap'n Red Legs


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#6
June 17, 2011 at 17:51:47
One Idea:
Open Start>Control Panel>Security Center. When you open it, does the application run right, or does it say that a service needs to be started? If it starts normally, then I'm out of ideas. But if it needs a service to be started, do this:

1. Open Start>Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Services
2. Scroll down and find the service called "Security Center".
3. If set to manual or disabled, double-click it.
4. Next to "Startup Type", open the drop-down menu and select automatic.
5. Click "Apply", and "OK". Then with the service still selected, click "Start the service", and try again. Does it work now?

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#7
June 17, 2011 at 18:41:22
>>Open Start>Control Panel>Security Center. When you open it, does the application run right, or does it say that a service needs to be started?<<

It runs normally. Thanks for the idea though.

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