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Windows 7: How do I get Administrator rights?

17 Apr 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post

Take Ownership Shortcut this will also come handy !!

- Captain
I wouldn't offer this advice until you know what folders the user is trying to access. This is how the junction point screwup gets started.

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17 Apr 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpoirier View Post

Has anybody found a solution for this ?

How do I get administrative rights to be able to do anything in Win 7 ?

Thanks !
You have not told us WHAT you are trying to do. Give us a folder you are trying to get to, or a program you can't install. There are folders in Windows 7 that you DO NOT access under any circumstances. Without more information, we can't help you.
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25 Jan 2013   #13

Windows XP 32bit

Hi guys
I have also hit this same problem. My account says that I am Administrator but when I try to moderate a certain file in C:\windows\system32\drivers it says that I do not have the administrator rights, my first instinct was to right click the file and press open as Administrator, but that function was not there.

What can I do? All help is appreciated!
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25 Jan 2013   #14

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1

What are you trying to do to ther driver ? You either install a driver or uninstall a driver. Nothing more.

Are you indeed in the admin group and have full rights ?
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18 Feb 2013   #15

windows 7 home premium 64-bit SP1

I have the same question. I am trying to update the firmware of my CD/DVD player.

I tried to "Run as Administrator" but it still fails. I should be able to do this.

Thanks for any advice.
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