Windows 8.1 Can't Run Group Policy Editor
I am a fairly aggressive Windows 8.1 user. My system started as Windows 7 and was upgraded to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Mostly everything works fine, but there are several nagging problems that might mean I need to rebuild by system. I am an advanced user but not a registry wizard (though I am not afraid to edit registry if needed.)
Normally I use a separate administrator account, but these problems are not solved by changing my regular account to administrator.
1. I keep getting a message that Picasaupdater does not have permission to run. Picasa works fine and is set to not update. I have exerted a lot of energy searching for the solution to this but have not found it.
2. I login in with a Microsoft account but cannot save anything to OneDrive. I get a message saying I don't have permission. I don't much care, except that this is a symptom that all is not well. On another computer with the same login, OneDrive works fine.
3. In an attempt to fix 1. and 2., I tried to run gpedit.msc and secpol.msc. They open with a message that "You do not have permission to perform this operation" and cannot do anything.
I do not have similar problems with another computer that came with Windows 8.1. If anyone has any hints let me know.
One thing I have not tried is creating a new user and migrating to that user. Might be easier than rebuilding, though my first choice would be to actually fix the problems.
I could just ignore the problems since most everything works fine.
(Later) Looks like these problems are limited to one account, so now investigating migrating settings from one account to another on the same machine. Still interested in any comments. I could run the Group Policy Editor from my other (local) account. Thanks