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Windows 7: Super Administrator Account

06 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Premium 64 Bit
Super Administrator Account


I there a way to turn a existing user administrator account into a account that actually has the highest level of allowed control? I have started to have issues after switching from Windows 7 Home premium
32 bit to the 64 bit version. I make changes, reboot, and I'm right back where I stated from.

Also my iespell check will not work anymore? I'm starting to think this 64 bit version is a real pain.

Thank You

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07 Jan 2013   #2

Win 7 Ult 64-bit

If You do a clean install and make only one account , it will be with full rights.
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07 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

I`ve never had those issues with 64 bit.
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07 Jan 2013   #4

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To enable built-in administrator account, read these tutorials:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BisVal View Post
If You do a clean install and make only one account , it will be with full rights.
No, it wont.

The initial user profile created when installing Windows is a normal Administrator account, the same administrator account type that can be selected when creating a new user profile on Control Panel > Users.

An example of different level of user rights on two types of administrator accounts: Log in to Windows using your own administrator account. Open Command Prompt, try to run Windows System File Checker with scan option by giving the following command:
sfc /scannow
This produces an error message, telling you that only the administrator is allowed to run this command i.e. that you must run this command as built-in administrator:

Super Administrator Account-sfc_no_admin.png

To be able to do sfc scan, you must run Command Prompt elevated (right click Command Prompt in Start Menu > Accessories, select Run as administrator):

Super Administrator Account-sfc_no_admin_2.png

An Elevated Command Prompt has built-in administrator rights. Now when you run the System File Checker command from so called Administrator Command Prompt with scan option as told above, it runs as planned. See the difference:

Super Administrator Account-sfc_no_admin_3.png

A very clear difference between the normal administrator account rights and built-in administrator rights!


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07 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Premium 64 Bit

Thanks Kari,

You are correct. The iespell problem is well known on the net. I just had to do some more research. I'm now trying speckie.

As far as changing my account to a SuperAdmin, Can this be done to a existing account?

Another thing that was happening was my changes were not being saved. I am not positive but it looks like that was due to not creating any password after a clean install. Time will tell, this is with a newer desktop replacement laptop with the uefi bios.
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07 Jan 2013   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


No, you can not convert your user profile to built-in administrator. You have to so to say start from scratch if you want to use the built-in account, customize it as you see fit.

What changes are not being saved?

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07 Jan 2013   #7


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rockit View Post
I am not positive but it looks like that was due to not creating any password after a clean install.
I just want to quickly chime in here and say that this is not the case because I've never created a password after a clean install, and I've never had any problems. So, it's something else. I don't know what it could be, but I'm confident that someone here will figure it out.
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07 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 7 Premium 64 Bit

Thanks For The Replys,

There are quite a few but one that comes to mind is stopping a program from starting when the computer is first started up. I have alway's used "whatsinstartup" by Nirsof and never had any problems.

I even opened the registry and deleted the programs entry.

But after reboot it is back.

And I do run whatsinstartup as admin?

Like I said that is just one of many.

Thanks Again
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