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    If you use the classic view of the Control Panel you may notice some missing items such as Display Settings or Network Connections. See Restore Missing/Hidden Items in Windows 7 or Vista Control Panel - How-To Geek for details about a way to restore these items.

    "To resolve this deliberate oversight, open up regedit.exe using the start menu search box, and then browse down to the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Control Panel\donít load
    Once you are there, you will see a number of items in the right-hand pane. Make a backup of that key with the export function, and then delete away."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP View Post
    If you use the classic view of the Control Panel you may notice some missing items such as Display Settings or Network Connections. See Restore Missing/Hidden Items in Windows 7 or Vista Control Panel - How-To Geek for details about a way to restore these items.

    "To resolve this deliberate oversight, open up regedit.exe using the start menu search box, and then browse down to the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Control Panel\don't load
    Once you are there, you will see a number of items in the right-hand pane. Make a backup of that key with the export function, and then delete away."

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    Hi Joe,
    I read your post with more than casually interest because in my Control Panel I have Display but no Display Settings. Is there a difference and should I have both? I printed the article in How-To Geek but before I do something stupid or harmful, I figured I'd ask.

    Also in regedit, once I reach the string, do I delete the string or just the word 'don't load.'? This question applies only if I should have both.

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    Hey Joe, thanks for the info. Slight problem. When I attempt to delete any of the values I get:

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    Any chance you may know why. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    Slight problem. When I attempt to delete any of the values I get:
    You may not have permissions to delete the keys. You may have to take ownership.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duchess843 View Post
    Hi Joe,
    I read your post with more than casually interest because in my Control Panel I have Display but no Display Settings. Is there a difference and should I have both?

    Also in regedit, once I reach the string, do I delete the string or just the word 'don't load.'? This question applies only if I should have both.
    In reverse order. You delete the string in the right pane.

    Your post reads as though you are not using the Classic view of the Control Panel. To see the display settings you must click on Display.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP View Post
    In reverse order. You delete the string in the right pane.

    Your post reads as though you are not using the Classic view of the Control Panel. To see the display settings you must click on Display.

    Joe
    Oh! I see now, I'm real new to Windows 7 and I don't see where to determine what view I'm using. Where will I find the setting to make a choice?

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