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Windows 7: granting another user access to an account with 'admin' privileges

19 Sep 2014   #1
acerman64

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1 64 bit
 
 
granting another user access to an account with 'admin' privileges

I'm going to let a technician have my Windows 7 64bit PC in order to do clone the HDD to a SSD and then replace the HDD with the SSD. I think the techn wants an admin level account. I am concerned that (s)he not gain access to confidential files etc that would be available to me were I logged in. Is there a way to let the tech have admin access (s)he wants w/o having to be concerned about the privacy of the info on it? Can you create an admin level account which deprives its user from gaining access to files on a certain directory under c:\users


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20 Sep 2014   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Acerman why don't you clone the drive yourself it is really not that hard with Macrium Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

See my pic it shows the process but remember the drive you clone to has to be as large or larger than the drive you are cloning from.

There is a way of dragging and dropping the partitions into a smaller drive but it is not reliable enough for me.

The alternative is to image your drive slip a new one in - install the system using this
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 and then use the image to get back your data. As you seem to be concerned that you have data that you do not want to be copied or whatever. That is so easy if you know how and I can and I am not a techie so the shop bloke would be more than capable of doing that.


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20 Sep 2014   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

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Can you create an admin level account which deprives its user from gaining access to files on a certain directory under c:\users
No

By it's very nature an admin level account cannot be restricted. Any attempt to do so is doomed to fail.
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20 Sep 2014   #4
acerman64

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1 64 bit
 
 

ICit2LOL, thanks for your reply. The SSD I have in mind is a 500GB "SATA 6GB/s compatible with 3Gb/s" unit. My current HDD is a 1 TB and has two partitions (attachment). From what you wrote, it appears, at least to me, that this doomed to fail since the 1TB disc > the SSD (unless you see this from the perspective of the fact the 'C:\' drive slash partition < 500 GB).

I am not a techie so opening up the Veriton and fiddling with hardware is not anything I am comfortable with.

I wonder why the techie insists on having unfettered access to my PC away from my premises, or alternatively to charge me for 8 hours if (s)he comes to my place where I would be able to insure my sensitive files were not being accessed. I suspect they are making mountains of molelhills. Neither deal sounds like a very good one to me.

I do have Acronis True Image 2014 on board my PC and have been using it to make backups. I believe it, or its successor, Acronis TI 2015, have some sort of cloning capability.

I suppose I'll have to find a new techie.
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