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17 Jul 2010   #1
chrismof

Windows 7
 
 
administrator

Could amyone tell me how I set my PC so I am administrator.

Thanks


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17 Jul 2010   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

control panel >> user accounts and family safety >> user accounts >> change your account type >> choose administrator
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17 Jul 2010   #3
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
control panel >> user accounts and family safety >> user accounts >> change your account type >> choose administrator
or follow this tutorial Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
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17 Jul 2010   #4
chrismof

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
control panel >> user accounts and family safety >> user accounts >> change your account type >> choose administrator
Thanks for your prompt reply I tried the way you said but it has my name as administrator dont know why it keeps saying Im not the administrator.
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17 Jul 2010   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrismof View Post
Thanks for your prompt reply I tried the way you said but it has my name as administrator dont know why it keeps saying Im not the administrator.
Because it is insecure to run everything with administrative power. Therefore until you accept a UAC prompt or run an application using "Runas" you are running with less power. As it should be.
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17 Jul 2010   #6
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrismof View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
control panel >> user accounts and family safety >> user accounts >> change your account type >> choose administrator
Thanks for your prompt reply I tried the way you said but it has my name as administrator dont know why it keeps saying Im not the administrator.
There are 3 types of accounts in Windows 7 (as apposed to 2 in XP).
1. Standard User
2. Administrator
3. Super (Hidden) Admin.

XP only used 2 and 3 (standard user and admin respectively).

~Lordbob
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17 Jul 2010   #7
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
There are 3 types of accounts in Windows 7 (as apposed to 2 in XP).
1. Standard User
2. Administrator
3. Super (Hidden) Admin.

XP only used 2 and 3 (standard user and admin respectively).

~Lordbob
The user accounts haven't changed, they still are basically the same. What has changed is Mandatory Integrity Control was added. With MIC does is run a user at a lower level (comparable to Standard User), when the user requires more power MIC raises their level. Administrators are still the same as there were in Windows XP it is just that on Vista and 7 they are not giving that power until elevated.

The "hidden" Administrator account (Yes, it is in Windows XP) is the same as it was in Windows XP but has an exception to bypass UAC and MIC. The first user you created in Windows XP was part of the Administrators group, just like in Windows 7. No difference except for MIC and UAC.
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17 Jul 2010   #8
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
There are 3 types of accounts in Windows 7 (as apposed to 2 in XP).
1. Standard User
2. Administrator
3. Super (Hidden) Admin.

XP only used 2 and 3 (standard user and admin respectively).

~Lordbob
The user accounts haven't changed, they still are basically the same. What has changed is Mandatory Integrity Control was added. With MIC does is run a user at a lower level (comparable to Standard User), when the user requires more power MIC raises their level. Administrators are still the same as there were in Windows XP it is just that on Vista and 7 they are not giving that power until elevated.

The "hidden" Administrator account (Yes, it is in Windows XP) is the same as it was in Windows XP but has an exception to bypass UAC and MIC. The first user you created in Windows XP was part of the Administrators group, just like in Windows 7. No difference except for MIC and UAC.
Do you have a source for that? I had someone tell me that it was roughly how I listed it, so I would be interested to read something that has been tested.

~Lordbob
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17 Jul 2010   #9
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Mandatory Integrity Control - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Otherwise I would recommend getting a hold of "Windows Internals 5th Edition".
It has most of the core changes to Vista including MIC.
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17 Jul 2010   #10
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Mandatory Integrity Control - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Otherwise I would recommend getting a hold of "Windows Internals 5th Edition".
It has most of the core changes to Vista including MIC.
Thanks

~Lordbob
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