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Windows 7: Administrator Account Help

28 Jun 2014   #1
DustyV

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Administrator Account Help

I am the sole user of my machine. For most everything I have permissions. For those I don’t I usually get a dialog box asking if I want to “run as administrator”. Ok, there are a few instances when there is no dialog box asking. In the control panel I have several “users”. One of these is “Administrator”. It seems I can not access this account. (it’s hidden on the login screen). I believe I need this account to do a few of the things I need to do. So, how do I access this account? As always, comments or flames welcome.
Tnx.


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28 Jun 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Dusty,

By default, the built-in elevated "Administrator" account is disabled. You should be able to just enable it to be able to log in to it afterwards.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
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28 Jun 2014   #3
DustyV

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Thanks

As always, thanks. It's appreciated.
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28 Jun 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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29 Jun 2014   #5
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

@DustyV

The built in account should not be used on a day to day basis.

It should only be used in cases where a normal no other available admin account is not behaving, or when a account that is corrupted needs fixing.

It has true access to anything, and as such very dangerous in terms of security to use.


User Account - Create

When using a standard account and you make a change or install a program that affects the whole system, UAC will prompt you to continue. Make sure the setting or program you are tying to install is listed, then click yes to continue. If you are just browsing the web and the prompt appears with a program you have not heard of, or do not know what it is, it is much safer to click no then yes. No will block the action, and if you were trying to do something, you can always start it again and choose yes.

UAC makes this easy, see here:

What is user account control (UAC)?

I also suggest choosing always notify for UAC:

What are User Account Control settings?
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