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Windows 7: I AM the Administrator,UAC is OFF,Yet I need Administrator Permission

26 Jul 2013   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Glad we could help, and that you got it all sorted out.


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06 Sep 2014   #12
Rincewindwiz

32 bit Ultimate
 
 

I know this is an old post but I just want to add ,my support for BanStoningWOmen attitude to the whole security piece in Windows. It wouldn't be so bad if you could just turn it of (and accept the resujting lack of security) but you cant.

The paperwork pretends that turning off UAC makes the problem go away but it doesn't - as evidenced by the above tale of woe. This effing nanny state attitude where "MS knows better" and "it would be irresponsible not to protect you from yourself" is seriously irritating - and totally disproportionate.

In the example above, it was almost certainly possible to delete system files at will and screw up the entire Windows installation but not to be allowed to delete a harmless file (doc in my case) when one is "Lord of the Computer" is just irritating.

Us single users on a machine should be allowed complete freedom to do whatever we want on our own machines and not have to put up with all this multi-user high security stuff. What business is it of MS to try to stop us. Why is there no facility to turn it all off.

End of Rant

Is there some way I can give the administrator account I normally use the same elevated level of privilege as the hidden Administrator account? Then presumably all these irritations would go away?
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06 Sep 2014   #13
Rincewindwiz

32 bit Ultimate
 
 

Oh B*g**r. I suppose I'll have to start a new thread.
I did all of the above; took ownership; rebooted; and I still cant copy or edit the file.
Honestly!!!

Eventually I had to use unlocker to move the file and that required a reboot - and still it failed to move the file
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20 Oct 2014   #14
CJ Cotter

Windows 7 Home Premium, 32 bit
 
 

I have a switch which shuts off my internet. I could use the elevated Administrator account to do work on my computer with no internet, but then revert to the regular Administrator account with security prompts when my internet is switched on. This will be most useful.
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25 Oct 2014   #15
CJ Cotter

Windows 7 Home Premium, 32 bit
 
 
Maybe Not!

Yikes! Maybe I DON'T want this! I enabled the Administrator account and logged into it. Most of the programs, tweaks, and modifications that I spent many hours doing to my computer, did not carry over to the Administrator account. My desktop looked almost like Windows 7 when I first installed it! It was like starting all over again! I was horrified.

Guess I'll put up with the annoying UAC prompts.
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25 Oct 2014   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello CJ,

If you like, instead of using the built-in Administrator account and starting over with that account, you could use the tutorial below to elevate the privilege level of all administrator accounts to be the same as the built-in Administrator. This way you could continue to use your original account with it elevated.

User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level
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25 Oct 2014   #17
Rincewindwiz

32 bit Ultimate
 
 

Brink,
Thanks. Potentially very helpful.
I'll try it in the next few days
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27 Oct 2014   #18
CJ Cotter

Windows 7 Home Premium, 32 bit
 
 

OK Brink, I checked out the tutorial you recommended. I used the method of doing the setting manually in the registry. It's interesting what I found there. Not 0. Not 1. Not even 2. But 5. Five?!?! FIVE?!?! What does THAT mean? Security tighter than a prison lockdown?
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27 Oct 2014   #19
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

5 would just be for another UAC level setting. It would be the same as using step 3 in Option Two below.

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings
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27 Oct 2014   #20
CJ Cotter

Windows 7 Home Premium, 32 bit
 
 

Thank you Brink, most kindly.
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