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Windows 7: I want to have ALL rights for EVERYTHING on this computer

28 Mar 2015   #1
PaulVdB

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
I want to have ALL rights for EVERYTHING on this computer

Dear friends,
I'm really getting fed up with all the administrator/priviledges stuff.
Since I am the only one that uses this computer, I want to have ALL rights for EVERYTHING. Is there a way to do this in a few simple steps ?
There is an "administrator" and 1 user(me)

(win7/64 pro)

thanks in advance !


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28 Mar 2015   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

There is a way, but it is not recommended that it be tried. The danger is that if you do not know what you are doing and you have all this power, you could create major problems for yourself.
What you should or should not do is use the hidden administrator
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts
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28 Mar 2015   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

What are you trying to access? Because you already have access to everything. Even without the Administrator account. The only thing you are going to have trouble access are places you don't need access like "Documents and Settings" or other such virtual directories. The second is HDDs or partitions setup from an old/previous installation of Windows, the permissions to those are still setup for the previous installation and need to be updated.
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28 Mar 2015   #4
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

By default you are made a member of the administrators group, you are still subject to UAC restrictions etc though. This is done to prevent your system from being compromised by an infection. Turn UAC off (not recommended) and those prompts will stop. There is also a built in system administrator account that is hidden by default. This account is not restricted by UAC or anything else. You access it when you select run as administrator. You could log in with that account but again, its not recommended you do that. This is just a for your information post.
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28 Mar 2015   #5
PaulVdB

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
There is a way, but it is not recommended that it be tried. The danger is that if you do not know what you are doing and you have all this power, you could create major problems for yourself.
What you should or should not do is use the hidden administrator
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts
hmmm ... I see ... and I understand that much harm can be done ... the information provided here is very interesting. Thank you guys ! I'll think about it ... At least I'll know where to find it when I really need it and I promess to use it with utmost caution.

Thanks, guys !
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28 Mar 2015   #6
PaulVdB

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Wow ! Thanks for your fast reply, guys !
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