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Windows 7: I'm Administrator!!! But the system don't think so!!

21 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
I'm Administrator!!! But the system don't think so!!

I made me administrator.. I then created 2 other users as standard.. Now windows lets me modify the other accounts and do administritve stuff.

If I go to Control Panel User.. I come up as administrator.

But yesterday I tried running software, which worked, but popped up a screen "If this doesn't work, try running as administrator"

Today I installed a program and it pops up a message "Ti start this application for the first time, and register. you must log in at an administrator-level.." and wont let me go no further..

Hey guys!!! I AM ADMINISTRATOR ! So why doesn't my software know that?

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21 Nov 2009   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc

Try this, open another administrator account, and try to install from there. If it works, transfer setting etc to the new account and just delete the old. Your account could be corrupted. If that does not work you can activate and use the secret adminstrator account,which is deactivated by default.
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21 Nov 2009   #3

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

The account you created when you installed is an account with admin privileges and not a true admin acct. See here. Compatibility Mode

Hope this helps.

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21 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium

This may be totally off the wall, but are you in th Administrative account when trying to access Control Panel, rather than logged in to a standard account?
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21 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7

Weird, I came up on Windows 7 2 weeks ago, then lost my hard drives (found out both were toast just when I tried and image burn for the completed setup, and backup failed due to bad sectors..) But I did not have this issue and I was the original admin (until about 2 days b4 D-day, when installing Roxio wiped out my account, and I had to create a new one.. But no admin problems then..

So I created my account..
then Roxio wiped out my account.. so I created new..
then the harddrives wiped everything out.. so I have set mine up again (mostly complete, mouse, outlook, snag-it, wallpaper preferences....
But now I have to set up a new one, because I am a fake admin...

You know sometimes it just doesn't pay to upgrade!! I have gone around this tree so many times, I can't keep straight I have or have not done anymore...
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21 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7

Oh yes. I double checked this 10 times by just popping up the start menu and looking at the icon & name in the right hand corner.
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