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Windows 7: Hidden Administrator Account?

06 Feb 2010   #11

win 7 ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
Here is my experience with Built-in & Default Administrators account:
Even if you elevated the UAC, you would never get the same power as a built-in account. The only way to get full power is after installation, I would activate the built in account and log in as Administrator then delete the user that was created during installation. There are certain restriction which I encountered in the past that certain software, specifically ADOBE products required certain values in the registry to be changed and I was unable to do so with the default Administrator right. Or if you want to try to disable the index searching for C drive, you will not be able to change the attributes of system files.
You would get enough "power" to install the application. The hidden account is hidden for a reason.
Yes, You do most of the time but in some case, if you have problem installing software and need to tweak the registry, that's when you'll find out you don't have the full power as the built in Administrator account. Like I said, try to stop indexing the C: drive to see if you have the full power. Back to the question that do you have the full power as the built in Admin account ? my answer is NO.

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