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Windows 7: how can i prevent people from installing software...?


18 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
how can i prevent people from installing software...?

Hello fellas, quick question. How can I password protect any type of software installation on Windows 7? Is there a way to do this without having to create another user account without admin privileges? I just want to have my account, but i share my laptop so i just want to make it so that if anyone tried to install something, they would need a password.
Is this possible? Kinda like on a Mac, where you have to type your password for every installation....

thnx

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18 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

First, make sure the account you are trying to protect is a standard user, not administrator.

Then turn UAC on: User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

Then, in order to install programs, they will need to enter an administrator password.
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18 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Administrator Tools > Security Management > Local Policies > Security Options > "User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode" (near the bottom) > select "Prompt for credentials on the secure desktop"
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18 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

thnx for the quick and amazing replies. I'm new here and loving every minute, awesome forum with awesome members.

thx guys
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19 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Uhm, I tried both things, none of them worked for me... any suggestions???
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19 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

What software are you testing with?
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19 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mrhank View Post
Hello fellas, quick question. How can I password protect any type of software installation on Windows 7? Is there a way to do this without having to create another user account without admin privileges? I just want to have my account, but i share my laptop so i just want to make it so that if anyone tried to install something, they would need a password.
Is this possible? Kinda like on a Mac, where you have to type your password for every installation....

thnx
It's best to create a guest account for the user in question and have them use that account which will prevent them from installing anything or messing up your private account. Just give them a password for the guest account and you would need to keep your password secret to your own account.
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