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Windows 7: Do I really need administration

05 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Do I really need administration

I am running into all the same problems as the other threads...not being able to access some files and not being able to install games and such. The computer is in the house and the only people that use it is myself and the wife. Can I just disable it and be done with all the problems. I see the red flags that say you are vulnerable if you disable it . Is this just over kill...I would just like to keep it simple stupid.

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05 Sep 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc

Try it with this administrator, it has more rights than the normal adminstrator account. You can also disable UAC
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts

Four methods to disable UAC in Windows 7
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05 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Thanks for the speedy reply. I will try it out and see if I can get it. I still think most of this stuff is over engineered.
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05 Sep 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't running with UAC turned off the same as using the hidden, built in administrator account? But a lot easier and more convenient. I personally have turned UAC off and never looked back. I went months with UAC turned on and the only prompts I ever got was when I was trying to do something.
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25 Mar 2012   #5

64 bit windows 7 professional

Please can you tell me how I turn of the UAC as I am having problems please and I have paid for help which was totally useless
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25 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Click on the Orb, type UAC, and click on "Change User Account Control settings". However, this shouldn't be necessary - what problems are you having? It's better to fix the problems than to turn off UAC.
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