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Windows 7: Is there a way to tell your computer you ARE Admin?

14 Feb 2009   #1
andythecurefan

7 Pro Build 7600.16385x64 [2.0 WEI]
 
 
Is there a way to tell your computer you ARE Admin?

Didn't know how to title the thread, but is there a way to tell your computer "listen compy, I am the administrator and everything I click should be taken as 'Run as administrator', got it?"

Just wondering. Any tweaks out there?




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14 Feb 2009   #2
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

The only way I know is to run as administrator. In other words you could enable the hidden true administrator account. Be Warned: If a bad thing gets by your AV or whatever, it will have full administrative rights to EVERYTHING on the computer. Not recommended. Security comes at a price. UAC is much easier than having to switch from a user acct. to an admin acct. and back to user acct. when you want to install something and desire security in XP or 2k.
Info here if needed. Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User%20Accounts

Gary
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14 Feb 2009   #3
andythecurefan

7 Pro Build 7600.16385x64 [2.0 WEI]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
The only way I know is to run as administrator. In other words you could enable the hidden true administrator account. Be Warned: If a bad thing gets by your AV or whatever, it will have full administrative rights to EVERYTHING on the computer. Not recommended. Security comes at a price. UAC is much easier than having to switch from a user acct. to an admin acct. and back to user acct. when you want to install something and desire security in XP or 2k.
Info here if needed. Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User%20Accounts

Gary
thanks, i'll be careful.
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14 Feb 2009   #4
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Your Welcome.

And welcome to the Seven Forums. Lots of good info in the tutorials section. Hope you enjoy your stay.

Gary
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15 Feb 2009   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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15 Feb 2009   #6
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andythecurefan View Post
Didn't know how to title the thread, but is there a way to tell your computer "listen compy, I am the administrator and everything I click should be taken as 'Run as administrator', got it?"

Just wondering. Any tweaks out there?

I believe that by having UAC turned off, and since your account is an administrator account, if an application needs administrative rights , it will grant them automatically. I'm not sure about that, though, but I never had to tell the system to "Run as administrator" for anything, while I have UAC turned off. It's done by itself. Are you using an administrator account or a limited account?

Correct my anyone if I'm wrong on the above
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15 Feb 2009   #7
win7

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

No some stuff still needs running as admin even with uac off.
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15 Feb 2009   #8
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Yes, but I think it only happens with limited user accounts, not admin accounts. Could you name one?
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