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Windows 7: Just reinstalled 7

26 Dec 2010   #1

windows 7 pro 64 bit
Just reinstalled 7

And this time i will not mess with permissions to folders like you all told me. But good god, i MUST have permissions so do some things because with 7 it seems if you just LOOK at the freakin' desktop it will pop up a prompt that says you don't have permission to look ! Seriously tho, it's truly a PITA. So to start, Is there a way to give myself the max global permissions i can have w/o screwing up the works? Right now when i rename a shortcut it tells me i can't because i don't have permission, then it goes ahead and allows the rename to take place anyways ! What the #$%@ is that about and how can i stop it from prompting me?

Sorry, but this OS is just so frustrating. Anyways, a way to turn that off would be a tiny start, but if theres a way to set all security/permissions that are safe in one fell swoop i would be eternally grateful ! Sorry, i'm just so frusterated you have no idea. XP was a walk in the park.

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26 Dec 2010   #2
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Are you creating an Administrative level account, the one which will be offered when you install or reinstall?

With an Administrative level account you will be able to do most anything, only being second-guessed by User Account Controls if you are about to make important changes. You can turn down User Account Controls settings in Control Panel.

If Windows 7 didn't want owners to run on an Administrative level account, it wouldn't offer it during install or when setting up a factory-installed OS. A standard account should only be used for setting up another User with lesser permissions, or turn on the Guest Account and password your own when letting others use it.

Tips for getting a purrfect install based on hundreds done here: re-install windows 7
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26 Dec 2010   #3


You could turn down UAC, but that's not the best idea. Perhaps the best way to handle it is to make your account an admin account. UAC will still, at times, pop up, but simply click OK (no need to enter pw when you are in your admin account) and move on. Once you accept UAC as protection for your system, the prompts become more palatable. I find it no burden at all. My setting is as per the screen shot.

That said, I am behind a hardware firewall (BEFSR41 linksys router) and use Windows Firewall, MSE, receive email only in plain text and, perhaps most importantly, use discretion and common sense.


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26 Dec 2010   #4

windows 7 pro 64 bit

I was never offered any option to choose what account type i want during install. I just end up with an account that says "administrator tho, which make me scratch my head even more as to why i keep needing permission. If i'm an administrator why do i keep getting rejected for all sorts of things? Should i make another account and delete the current one? and if so, how can i keep my same name?
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26 Dec 2010   #5


Have you checked your UAC settings, as per screenshot?

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26 Dec 2010   #6

windows 7 pro 64 bit

No, but i did that last time and i still seemed not to have much in the way of rights. I will do it tho.
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