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Windows 7: How to copy my profile settings to the default Administrator account

29 Apr 2012   #11
mmmelaney

Windows 7/ Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Any good reason why you have not complied with post #2?
Not trying to be difficult but I don't feel comfortable giving out detailed account info for security reasons. I gave you the list of accounts and types on my computer.

I did forget about one additional Administrator account (Call it Me2) with a different password for networking purposes. It has no folder since I've never logged on to it through this computer.


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29 Apr 2012   #12
mmmelaney

Windows 7/ Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duzzy View Post
Could you upload a reg tweak or give an example of something that you can't do in a normal Administator account with UAC turned off because I havn't found anything I can't do yet.
1. Deleting registry keys in HKLM via a .reg file does not work in Win7 64bit. I have to convert them to bat scripts. PITA! Worked fine in 32-bit. Don't know if default admin will help with this.

2. None of my Decoders work properly in 64-bit Media Center (particularly Haali or Divx.) Avi files won't play either. I got AC3 audio working, but had to search and change each 64-bit key myself. All worked in 32-bit with simple changes.

I have no idea how many of my customizations worked well in the 32-bit system due to running as the default Admin all the time so I want to go back to it. It has never caused me a problem. This is the last thing I want to try in my evaluation of my 64-bit upgrade. If it doesn't make things easier I will downgrade.

I have stressed above and I will say again, I make constant image backups. I am not worried about the risk here.

HKLM not changed
Many other keys needed to be added as well
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

;AC3Filter ClassID

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Media Center\Decoder]
"PreferredMPEG2AudioDecoderCLSID"="{A753A1EC-973E-4718-AF8E-A3F554D45C44}"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Media Center\Decoder]
"PreferredMPEG2AudioDecoderCLSID"="{A753A1EC-973E-4718-AF8E-A3F554D45C44}"
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29 Apr 2012   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

mmm,
Any good reason why you have not complied with post #2?
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30 Apr 2012   #14
mmmelaney

Windows 7/ Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mmmelaney View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Any good reason why you have not complied with post #2?
Not trying to be difficult but I don't feel comfortable giving out detailed account info for security reasons. I gave you the list of accounts and types on my computer.

I did forget about one additional Administrator account (Call it Me2) with a different password for networking purposes. It has no folder since I've never logged on to it through this computer.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
mmm,
Any good reason why you have not complied with post #2?
...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Apr 2012   #15
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

There are no security issues here.
Simply upload the two .txt files.

Here are mine:
SystemAccounts.txt

UserAccountsFull.txt


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30 Apr 2012   #16
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mmmelaney View Post
1. Deleting registry keys in HKLM via a .reg file does not work in Win7 64bit. I have to convert them to bat scripts. PITA! Worked fine in 32-bit. Don't know if default admin will help with this.
Try this, works for me (Note the -)
Code:
;Delete Key
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Media Center\Decoder]
;Delete Value
"PreferredMPEG2AudioDecoderCLSID"=-
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mmmelaney View Post
2. None of my Decoders work properly in 64-bit Media Center (particularly Haali or Divx.) Avi files won't play either. I got AC3 audio working, but had to search and change each 64-bit key myself. All worked in 32-bit with simple changes.
Can't test every codec and I don't normally use Media Center but I have ffdshow and Haali Media Splitter installed and I have tested a MKV and a AVI and they play fine.

MKV Codec's
Video = Advanced Video Codec
Audio = AC-3

AVI Codec's
Video = MPEG-4 (XVID)
Audio = MP3

I don't have any DIVX files to test but I did have two files that would not play the audio.

One has 3 audio tracks 1 MP3 and 2 Vorbis. The MP3 works fine in Media Center but Vorbis doesn't and in Windows Media Player, MP3 works but the funny thing is only one of the Vorbis tracks works the other causes the video to freeze.

The second file uses WavPack which does not play in Media Center but does in Windows Media Player.

I have done no manual editing so you can take that how ever you like, I'm not going to tell you to use a different player.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mmmelaney View Post
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

;AC3Filter ClassID

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Media Center\Decoder]
"PreferredMPEG2AudioDecoderCLSID"="{A753A1EC-973E-4718-AF8E-A3F554D45C44}"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Media Center\Decoder]
"PreferredMPEG2AudioDecoderCLSID"="{A753A1EC-973E-4718-AF8E-A3F554D45C44}"
Is this a reg file that will not import the values? I ask because it imports fine for me.
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30 Apr 2012   #17
mmmelaney

Windows 7/ Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
There are no security issues here.
Simply upload the two .txt files.

Here are mine:
Attachment 209572

Attachment 209573
Tell you what. I will edit the names and account numbers and post them. I also didn't want to deal with the hassle of getting attachments to work with Noscript turned on in here but if you really think this will tell you something I haven't already I'll mess with it.
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30 Apr 2012   #18
mmmelaney

Windows 7/ Ubuntu
 
 

Duzzy: as you can see it's catch-as-you-can. Interesting that modifying the HKLM key worked for you through the .reg file. There are many posts about folks needing to convert them to a batch script in 64-bit. However, there are other keys that need to be added to get AC3 to work in 64-bit too.

The mkv files with no audio are not working for you because they are AC3 audio. AC3 is not working for you (Do you get the AC3 tray icon while they're playing?) Also there is more to installing Ac3 filter. But don't worry about it since you don't use Media Center.

Anyway, this is not the point. The point here is to try and get my 64-bit setup to have the same Administrator access as my 32-bit system.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Apr 2012   #19
mmmelaney

Windows 7/ Ubuntu
 
 

I have tried my Windows Easy Transfer method in a virtual machine. Sorta worked sorta didn't. Many HKCU keys were not transferred over (such as HKCU\Software\Sysinternals\Process Explorer.) The key is there but the data values are not. Also for example, the Quick launch shortcuts in both Appdata Local and Appdata Roaming are missing, even though I specifically included them in the Easy Transfer save. These got transferred when I used WET on a normal profile. I have scrapped that Virtual Machine.

HOWEVER, I did find another possibility I had forgotten about. Local Security Policy>>Local Policies>>Security Options>>User Account Control: Run all Administrators in Admin Approval Mode>> >> ENABLED.

Along with this I think there are a couple of others I had changed in the 32-bit system. This SHOULD produce the same result I was looking for without having to delete my current account or even change it. I can also leave default Administrator alone.

Fortunately I have my old 32-bit system in tact. I can simply compare the Local Policy settings (I'll check Group Policy too for the heck of it) on dual monitors and match them.

Then test to see if any of my problems go away. This, I will test in a cloned partition instead, because driver issues are not the same in a Virtual Machine.
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30 Apr 2012   #20
mmmelaney

Windows 7/ Ubuntu
 
 

Karisnooks: Here you go. The extra accounts are for Nvidia and for VMware.


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File Type: txt UserAccountsFull.txt (4.7 KB, 16 views)
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