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Windows 7: Computer says I'm not administrator

28 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Computer says I'm not administrator

Hi not sure where to post this problem so i guessed here?

When i start up my PC (which is running Windows 7 64bit) a box comes up and says im not an administrator even tho there is no other accounts on my system? Is it a Virus?? Can anybody shed any light on this situation or tell how I can fix this problem please?

Thanks

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28 Dec 2009   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee Dizzle View Post
Hi not sure where to post this problem so i guessed here?

When i start up my PC (which is running Windows 7 64bit) a box comes up and says im not an administrator even tho there is no other accounts on my system? Is it a Virus?? Can anybody shed any light on this situation or tell how I can fix this problem please?

Thanks
Try the easy way first. Make a new Adminisrator account and see it that works. If it does, I will tell you how to transfer everything to the new account, including desktop and favorities.
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28 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Lee,

are you talking about the UAC error? am not sure though. If you have UAC enabled to always notify, then you may get the information. Please check the below link for assistance.

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

If you still get the error please post a screen shot here, so that we will be able to help you further.
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28 Dec 2009   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Venths View Post
Lee,

are you talking about the UAC error? am not sure though. If you have UAC enabled to always notify, then you may get the information. Please check the below link for assistance.

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

If you still get the error please post a screen shot here, so that we will be able to help you further.
If you are getting UAC notifications like the prior poster said, that can be adjusted. I understood from your post that you cannot perform all functions because you are not recognized as ADM., which is it. Let us know so we can help.
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28 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

thanks guys I will try what you have advised and let you know how I get on
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20 Feb 2010   #6

 
 

Now
im
guessing you are the Administrator but you
haven't
ran the program as Admin, if its something like
spybot
you need to
rightclick
the shortcut on your desktop, and choose the run as admin option.
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22 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Basic (?)
 
 

Wonderful advise, kyphe. I wasn't running my spybot as the administrator (even though I am the administrator), so, for some reason, it wasn't letting me fix remove/quarantine any problems b/c I wasn't the administrator.

But now I can get around that thanks to your advice.
Getting of around 700 adware/spyware infections will DEFINITELY help speed up my computer!!!
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