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Windows 7: Administrator rights

23 Feb 2010   #1
mrmad77

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Administrator rights

Hello, I have recently installed a second hdd in my computer to be used as a back-up drive.

I thought I would change the name of the drive to 'Back-Up' however when I went to do this once I clicked apply I was told I need administrator rights, that I thought I should have becauaw I am the only user account on the computer and the account type is admin. I found out that there is anohter account in Leo-PC\Administrators.

Its not really a big problem but I would like to know why I don't have all administrator rights?

Thanks, Leo


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23 Feb 2010   #2
richc46

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Welcome

I wanted to find an explanation of your problem. I stumbled on this great piece. Read it if you have any questions, I am sure that we can help.

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24 Feb 2010   #3
mrmad77

Windows 7 (64-bit)
 
 

Hi Richard

Thanks for your reply however, I had already found my solution.

Whilst I was trying to rename my new drive I was also formatting it at the same time. Once my computer had finished formatting the drive I was then able to rename the drive and take ownership without any administrator rights problems.

Sorry for not posting this sooner as it would have saved your time.

Thanks, Leo
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24 Feb 2010   #4
richc46

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No need to aplogize, Leo, I am just glad that your problem is resolved. Come back at any time to use our knoweldge or to share yours.
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