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Windows 7: New Laptop - arrrgh administrator is not working


09 Apr 2010   #1

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New Laptop - arrrgh administrator is not working

I got a new laptop today and the dude at the computer store had set up my account which is showing as my name and it says that it the administrator. There is only one user account that I can see. This is my virgin foray into Windows 7.

I managed to get it to read the drives on my home network. When I go to delete a file or if I try to save a file I opened (excel in this case) it says I don't have rights to do so. In the case of the delete I can select "as administrator" and it will delete it but saving the excel I am having to save as a copy.

I searched through threads that had info about administrator but there are so many threads that I can't find the answer I am looking for.

I have some beta software that I am testing that I really need to get on here but I have to deactivate on the old laptop first.

I went to control panel - user accounts but can't see what is wrong. I was ok at XP and I was lucky enough to be able to skip past Vista. I hope the learning curve is not too long as I just want to get this thing working. I would greatly appreciate if someone could point me in the right direction.


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09 Apr 2010   #2

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09 Apr 2010   #3

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Rattler, the adminstrator account in Severn is NOT like administrator in XP. In 7, it more like a power user account. There is no all out administrator account in Seven. That said, there are ways around it. MS deliberately built more security into Win & knowing that a lot of us run admin accounts for daily use. It took me about a month to get used to how 7 worked and the restrictions on it. Now I can pretty much do what I need to do.

Post specific questions you have and someone here will know how to do it.
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09 Apr 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Looks like a simple sharing permission problem. You have to set the proper permissions in the originating system.

Edit: LOL - Richard beat me to it. I have to get my power drink to speed things up.
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09 Apr 2010   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Looks like a simple sharing permission problem. You have to set the proper permissions in the originating system.

Edit: LOL - Richard beat me to it. I have to get my power drink to speed things up.
Happens to me so many times, and I find it annoying.
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09 Apr 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Looks like a simple sharing permission problem. You have to set the proper permissions in the originating system.

Edit: LOL - Richard beat me to it. I have to get my power drink to speed things up.
Happens to me so many times, and I find it annoying.
No, it's not annoying. I know that I am slow. It only shows that we think alike.
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09 Apr 2010   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Rattler,
Did the suggestions fix the problem?
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