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Windows 7: How to set Windows 7 Home 64-bit to Administrator privileg everywhere?

11 Apr 2012   #1
MSwhip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
How to set Windows 7 Home 64-bit to Administrator privileg everywhere?

I want to default every Disk as in C:/ D E F G H E H I upto Z, every disk content, folder subfolder Software etc etc as in ALL to default to treat every one of my signing-ins as Administrator. I want no more prompts, no more asking me to sign as administrator... I am THE SOLE ADMINISTRATOR USER and Person to access my computer.
How do I simply set every thing so I can save anything (and everything) wherever I want without further ado. What Microsoft may have designed for multi-user computers as a feature and an asset of Win 7, for me and my needs as a sole user it is an absolute hindrance and annoying nuisance.

I would appreciate knowledgeable contributions

Thank you kindly.


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11 Apr 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello MSwhip,

You could enable the built-in "Administrator" account and log on to it to have full elevated access without getting a UAC prompt. As a warning, this will also mean that anything that runs while you are logged in the built-in Administrator account will also have full access without a UAC prompt as well.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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11 Apr 2012   #3
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MSwhip View Post
I want to default every Disk as in C:/ D E F G H E H I upto Z, every disk content, folder subfolder Software etc etc as in ALL to default to treat every one of my signing-ins as Administrator. I want no more prompts, no more asking me to sign as administrator... I am THE SOLE ADMINISTRATOR USER and Person to access my computer.
How do I simply set every thing so I can save anything (and everything) wherever I want without further ado. What Microsoft may have designed for multi-user computers as a feature and an asset of Win 7, for me and my needs as a sole user it is an absolute hindrance and annoying nuisance.

I would appreciate knowledgeable contributions

Thank you kindly.
I understand how you feel. When I ran Windows NT Server 4.0 there was, in user accounts, an "Operators Group" and any user account made from it could install/remove programs, register and unregister ActiveX Controls, but could not delete system files. If the new limited Administrator account was simply labeled as an Operator account it may have eliminated a lot of confusion and frustration. It took me awhile to realize when I got Vista that this new limited Admin account was analogous to Operator. Technically I think it was a good move. But it should have been explained to the user. Maybe one of those online videos would have cleared it up at the beginning.

The way UAC was done on Vista just set my teeth on edge. It could have been designed better or just implemented as a login to a super user account. That thing popping up incessantly is disconcerting when you are first trying to get your machine set up and trying to remove the bloatware. Too annoying to be useful in my opinion. People will just bypass it altogether. W7 toned it down a bit but by then it was too late to change how it was done completely. People heard about the Vista UAC pop up. So it's grandfathered in like spaces in filenames.
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11 Apr 2012   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I have never used or created a password for any of my pcs. I always turn off UAC and I can do anything I want on my pc and have never gotten a popup. No reason for a password if your the sole user. This is just my preference.
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12 Apr 2012   #5
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I understand where you are coming from. The old Owner account used to be like that in XP. Also in the old days Linux installer used to dump you into a console with root privileges on boot-up. Trying to appeal to the non computer professional/super-user they changed to a user account with limited privileges. I'd like the way they did it if it wasn't for the UAC thing. That's too annoying for words.

On Linux you don't have to "activate" root. Just hotkey to a console and log in as root or use the su command in a console window to get all powers. At least that's how it was last time I spent any time with it. I'm too much a product of Dos/Windows/OS2 to be comfortable with Linux editors. The word processors that are "Windows like" never feel comfortable to me. Usually it's a matter of trying to get a Windows editor to work under Wine. Too much hassle.

Although if I was running a web server for money I'd probably use Apache.
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12 Apr 2012   #6
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

I'm confused. do you want to automatically take ownership of all connected drives?
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12 Apr 2012   #7
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit Technical Preview
 
 

yeah when I'm in Linux i always have to type Sudo to install anything, thanks for that cmd milesahead so that way when I'm in Linux i don't have to do sudo for everything.

Anyways on windows 7 the first thing i do when i do a fresh install is turn off uac and reboot because i hate it when i have to install my programs that it ask for a permission each time.

Anyways just turn off uac and you should have full access after turning it off and then rebooting into the system.After reboot it shouldn't nag you every time for permission.
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12 Apr 2012   #8
gregrocker

 
 

Enabling Built-In Admin solves all of these issues for me. But it's best set up after a clean reinstall lest you have to set it up as a completely new user and copy your files in. Then you can delete the named account it's replacing.

Turning off UAC comes pretty close so you might want to try that first.
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