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install on win7 enterprise, can't modify bash start up shortcut

I have just installed 1.7 on win7 enterprise 64 bit and I tried to modify the shortcut that starts the bash window and I get a windows error message,

"can't modify the shortcut
make sure it has not been deleted or renamed"

I currently have cygwin installed at E:/cygwin and I also tried "reinstall using the recommended windows settings", as well as installing at C:/cygwin. I get the same error every time. I have installed on this OS before and I don't remember this issue, so I'm not sure what is going on.

Do I need to change permissions on the cygwin folder, the cygwin installer, change windows permissions, install it in a different location, etc?

I have had non-windows programs on the C drive not be able to write to their log files and such,!@#*&^%&, but this was always correctable by installing elsewhere.

I have also done, mkpasswd -l > /etc/passwd and mkgroup -l > /etc/group if that matters to anyone. This was also an offline install, which I have never had any issue with before.

Thanks for the suggestions,


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