The new bug in Windows 7 does not allow shutting down or restarting computers

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We suggest how to fix it.

The latest update for Windows 7, released before the end of official support, has caused some users to worry about the popular system. It turned out that in a certain group of people patches KB4534310 and KB4544314 prevented setting your own wallpapers in one of the screen fit modes. Microsoft promised to fix its error some time ago. The corresponding patch has just been released (must be downloaded manually, here), but … yes, you guessed it. There is a new, even more serious problem with the already unsupported software – and not so small!

Windows 7 won't turn off and restart

A growing group of Windows 7 users reports about serious problems with restarting and shutting down your devices. People using Microsoft software say that their computers have started displaying a message with quite absurd content "You don't have permission to shut down this computer" ("You don't have permission to shut down this computer"). The main concern is that Microsoft does not have to fix this bug. Fortunately, there are some solutions to this issue.

The best remedy for problems that Quick Heal recommends and some users Reddit, is the following procedure:

1. Press the Win + R key combination to use the "Run" function.
2. Type gpedit.msc and press enter.
3. In the Group Policy editor, go to the computer configuration section, and then Windows settings -> security -> local policy -> security options
4. In the right panel of the security options find and double-click on "User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode" or equivalent in Polish.
5. In a new window, enable this function.
6. Use the Win + R combination again and type gpupdate / force in the "Run" box and press Enter.

After the above, the computer should turn off and restart without any problems. The alternative method involves creating a new admin account every time and is absurdly inconvenient, so … you better stay with this method, which should also work after restarting the computer.

If you continue to use Windows 7 stubbornly, then you probably have to focus on the growing number of problems of this type. I highly recommend you consider it alternatives to Windows 7 or free upgrade to Windows 10.