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Windows 7: Default User Account (Administrator) acts like Standard Account


31 Oct 2011   #1
kgash

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Default User Account (Administrator) acts like Standard Account

I am using Windows 7 Pro 64x and apparently the default user account (Owner) that I use is not working correctly. Unless I have UAC set to Never Notify, I cannot open Control Panel or UAC again. When I try, I get the error message listed below. I have created a second user account as Administrator and it works correctly.

I would like to know if there is any way to fix this problem short of a clean install of Windows. If not, is it possible to move all of my settings to the user account that works correctly and delete the one that does not.

Thanks




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31 Oct 2011   #2
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello,

Right click Computer and click manage. On the left hand side there will be local users and groups. Go to the Administrators group and just confirm that the Owner account is in there?


Dave
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31 Oct 2011   #3
kgash

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave Atkin View Post
Hello,

Right click Computer and click manage. On the left hand side there will be local users and groups. Go to the Administrators group and just confirm that the Owner account is in there?


Dave
Yes, it is there. I have been using this account for quite a while with UAC turned off. It says it is a Member Of: Administrators, Home Users, Users and that the Password never expires.
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01 Nov 2011   #4
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try this:

  1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, click Run, type secpol.msc in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue..
  3. From the Local Security Settings console tree, double-click Local Policies, and then double-click Security Options.
  4. Scroll down and double-click User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode.
  5. Select the Disabled option, and then click OK.
  6. Close the Local Security Settings window.


Dave
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01 Nov 2011   #5
kgash

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thank you for your help. As it turns out, the user account was apparently corrupted so I created a new user account and copied all the files from the corrupted account over to it. This was tedious but it solved the problem.
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01 Nov 2011   #6
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ahh ok, glad to hear that you got it sorted Kgash (Y)

Dave
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