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Windows 7: Admin and Standard Account Users

30 Aug 2013   #1
bhavz

Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 
Admin and Standard Account Users

Hi All,

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

I have used the guide on how to enable and hide the in-built admin account and was successful however I found that after making the account I used to set up Windows 7 from admin to standard user and then disabling the in-built admin account the UAC setting would not correctly work, as it wanted admin privileges but it was not giving me the option to enter the admin password. The ok button would be greyed out.

Has anyone come across this before and if so what is the solution.


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30 Aug 2013   #2
brreaker

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Never happened to me before, however, did you try going into safemode and sorting it out from there?
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30 Aug 2013   #3
bhavz

Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brreaker View Post
Never happened to me before, however, did you try going into safemode and sorting it out from there?
I just reversed what I had done by enabling my account to admin and hiding the inbuilt admin account.

I am trying to just have a standard account and hide the admin account but allow the UAC to work as normal i.e. with prompts for admin password.
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30 Aug 2013   #4
brreaker

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

If you were to create another account with admin priviledges I guess it might work, but then there would be no point in hiding the first one in the first place, would it?
I'm gonna research this a bit, see if I come up with anything, if not, might try it myself and see how it goes
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30 Aug 2013   #5
hondaprelude

 
 

Have you tried to reenable the in built admin Account and giving it a password then disabling it again. You must have a password in order to have the UAC work.
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30 Aug 2013   #6
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hondaprelude View Post
Have you tried to reenable the in built admin Account and giving it a password then disabling it again. You must have a password in order to have the UAC work.
Not true. The UAC will work by default unless you disable it, and that is not a wise move. There seems to be some confusion over the Hidden Admin Account and a standard admin account. When you set up Win 7 it automatically sets up an account with Admin permissions. You can set a password for that account without involving the hidden Admin Account by going into Control Panel User Accounts.
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01 Sep 2013   #7
bhavz

Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for all your replies,

I have attached a pic of the message that appears when something wants a admin password as it shows it doesn't give me the option to enter in the password when I disable the admin account.

Perhaps I am making a mistake somewhere as I want the standard account to appear and hide the admin account but allow the UAC prompts to work as normal.


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Admin and Standard Account Users-uac-msg.jpg  
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01 Sep 2013   #8
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well that does look odd!
I am still confused as to what account you are in when this happens. Please go to Control Panel then "User Accounts" and post a screen shot showing the users on the PC. Post which ones you have a password set for. Do not post the actual passwords.
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01 Sep 2013   #9
bhavz

Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

As requested I have attached the screen shot.

The message appears in the standard user account after the admin account as been hidden/disabled. but at present the screenshot shows as the admin account being enabled.


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01 Sep 2013   #10
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

What you show above is perfectly normal. You can't disable the Bhavesh account. You must always have at least one Admin account operational. So going back to your post #3 this cannot be done as I said you must always have at least one Admin account working. How exactly did you disable the Hidden Admin Account?
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