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15 Sep 2010   #1

64bit win 7 professional
 
 
Administrator without administrator privileges?

I have an administrator account on my laptop, but when I display its properties it says I am a standard user and will not let me change the account type. How can I change my account type to administrator.



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16 Sep 2010   #2

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That does say Administrator right under your name. If you're talking about that dot in the standard user, that's the only thing you can change it to.
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16 Sep 2010   #3

64bit win 7 professional
 
 

It says "administrator" under my name, but it will not let me install services and it will not let me select the "administrator" radio button.
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16 Sep 2010   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lpress View Post
It says "administrator" under my name, but it will not let me install services and it will not let me select the "administrator" radio button.
Not sure why it won't let you install. Is that your only account?

You could try creating a new admin account and see if that helps.

See if this helps you out,

User Account Type - Change

Or this,

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-accounts.html
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16 Sep 2010   #5

64bit win 7 professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Option 3 worked -- thanks!

It had me as a member of both "administrator" and "homeuser" groups. When I selected the administrator radio button, "homeuser" was removed. It seems that if you are a member of more than one group, you get the lowest privileges.

What is the homeuser group and any idea how I got into it?

Larry
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16 Sep 2010   #6

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Great, I'm glad you got it sorted out.

This might explain more about groups, I'm not sure how your's was set that way.

User Accounts - Add or Remove from Groups
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16 Sep 2010   #7

64bit win 7 professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post

This might explain more about groups, I'm not sure how your's was set that way.

User Accounts - Add or Remove from Groups

It lists various groups like power user, etc., but does not mention "homeuser."

Can one define their own group definitions, specifying the privileges the group members have?

I installed windows 7 a few months ago -- clean install with 64 bit, and don't recall defining any group called "homeuser."

Thanks again for your help,
Larry
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16 Sep 2010   #8

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You're welcome Larry,

I don't know that much about groups so I couldn't answer that for you, but someone will come along and explain it when they see it.
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16 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Did you attempt to run the application you are trying to install using right-click > "Run as Admin"?
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16 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Right click My Computer and choose properties. You should see security (upper left). I think that is what your looking for.
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