Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75
There are 3 types of accounts in Windows 7 (as apposed to 2 in XP).
1. Standard User
3. Super (Hidden) Admin.
XP only used 2 and 3 (standard user and admin respectively).
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.