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Windows 7: How do I get Administrator rights?

07 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
How do I get Administrator rights?

I am the only user on my machine. When I look at the user account it says I am an administrator. However, when I try to run certain programs, or access certain folders, I get a message that Administrator privileges are needed and I don't have them.

How do I correct this so I have administrator privileges?

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07 Jul 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Right click on the program, then run as administrator.

Read this, ask questions and you will be ok
Run as Administrator
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07 Jul 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello,

Take Ownership Shortcut this will also come handy !!

- Captain
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07 Jul 2010   #4

XP
 
 

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

Take Ownership Shortcut this will also come handy !!

- Captain
TAKE OWNERSHIP does not change the administrative rights ..
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07 Jul 2010   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

I think the good Capt is saying in addtion to, which is great advice.
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07 Jul 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oldpopsie View Post
I am the only user on my machine. When I look at the user account it says I am an administrator. However, when I try to run certain programs, or access certain folders, I get a message that Administrator privileges are needed and I don't have them.

How do I correct this so I have administrator privileges?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tricky Dicky View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Hello,

Take Ownership Shortcut this will also come handy !!

- Captain
TAKE OWNERSHIP does not change the administrative rights ..
Thank You for the suggestion. But if you look at OP's message in addition to Rich's post Take Ownership will become handy since he got some access denied messages

- Captain
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07 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Warning: Don't go changing permissions on random folders. You may permanently disable your Windows 7 install.

I.e. don't touch ANYTHING under \Windows and be very careful about anything under \Users.

Take Ownership is mainly used to import files from disks created on other computers. I.e. old disks being moved from an older install to a new Windows 7 machine that has a different user account...
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17 Apr 2011   #8

win7
 
 

Hi,

Has anybody found a solution for this ?

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

Thanks !
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17 Apr 2011   #9

The 8.1 OS made by Billy Microsoft
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpoirier View Post
Hi,

Has anybody found a solution for this ?

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

Thanks !
Another method, my favorite
Start-run-lusrmgr.msc...Users-Administrator(uncheck Account is disabled)-apply-ok.

Log off and log on as Administrator
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17 Apr 2011   #10

win7
 
 

I am not sure what this command do ?

Is it a joke or is it the actual right way to get control over my computer ?

I do not want to have to log in as administrator, I have my own username...

Thanks,
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