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Windows 7: Do you use Administrator or user level account?

View Poll Results: Do you use Administrator or user level account?
Administrator 17 56.67%
Standard User 13 43.33%
Voters: 30. You may not vote on this poll

02 Jul 2009   #1
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Do you use Administrator or user level account?

Do you use Administrator or user level account?

By administrator I mean the one you have to unhide using the policy editor.
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02 Jul 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
SU

I use Super user (unhid admin) the elevate thing just is wrong

Ken
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02 Jul 2009   #3
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I'll just assume I'm using Admin =P
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02 Jul 2009   #4
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

If you didnt follow the tutorial on enabling the hidden built in administrator account then your just a user who happens to have some admin powers.
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02 Jul 2009   #5
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well since I am trying to see what runs and what doesn't for the average user I haven't gone threw brought the Admin out.
So far I have yet to see the reason to regedit the hidden account out yet, yeah the prompts do get to me from time to time but they slowly go away.
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02 Jul 2009   #6
dmex

 

I dont see why anyone needs to use it unless there's a problem with their usual account, I don't use it because the built-in administrator account just runs with virtualization and UAC disabled and also causes problems with some older xp/2000 applications (i.e. CivilCad & Visual Studio) that need the virtualization to run properly on Vista/Win7.
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02 Jul 2009   #7
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

The standard Admin User (not the hidden one) works just fine.
Using the SuperAdmin (the hidden one) is a security issue. If a virus gets in with that, it has full run of your sys.

~Lordbob
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02 Jul 2009   #8
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

You are right dmex, using a user level account has added security merrits.
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02 Jul 2009   #9
mansrm81

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Standard admin is just fine for me.
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02 Jul 2009   #10
ccatlett1984

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Do you use Administrator or user level account?

By administrator I mean the one you have to unhide using the policy editor.
You can also just run a single command from the run box to enable it.
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