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Windows 7: Full Administrative Rights?


22 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Full Administrative Rights?

Since I reinstalled windows 7, windows keeps asking me to give administrative permission for things to happen, wont let me save into files such as program files, doesn't by default run programs as an administrator and so on. This is a pain in the bum but I dont know how to fix it, I am the only user on the computer and Im pretty sure my account counts as an admin, I even checked my account had full access via control panel, but windows keeps doing this. How can I get 100% (or as close to it as possible) access to every part of my computer without my computer holding stuff back from me?

Thanks,
Tom


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22 Jul 2011   #2

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomha View Post
Since I reinstalled windows 7, windows keeps asking me to give administrative permission for things to happen, wont let me save into files such as program files, doesn't by default run programs as an administrator and so on. This is a pain in the bum but I dont know how to fix it, I am the only user on the computer and Im pretty sure my account counts as an admin, I even checked my account had full access via control panel, but windows keeps doing this. How can I get 100% (or as close to it as possible) access to every part of my computer without my computer holding stuff back from me?

Thanks,
Tom
Hello Tom!

On Windows 7 due to UAC restriction you have to launch the program as administrator i.e. Right click and Run as administrator. Certain folder you have to Take Ownership but don't change the permission for System files like Documents and Settings, Windows, System32 etc. it might even stop the system from booting. So use it wisely create a System Restore point before making changes. To create a Program shortcust with UAC prompt check this article Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

Hope this helps!
Captain
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22 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Huh, ok. I was just wondering because when I first got the computer I was never asked about those permissions and I could do what I want. Also, will UAC allow me to save into program files? Say I want to save a config file into a game folder stored in program files, at the moment it just wont let me, I have to save it somewhere else then move it (pain in the bum). Thanks for that advice though, ill give that a go.
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23 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64/Ubuntu 11
 
 

I have the same prob, but how do i remove unremovable old system files which are not in use without having to do a clean install?
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23 Jul 2011   #5

The 8.1 OS made by Billy Microsoft
 
 

If you want Full Administrative Rights there are 3 methods:
1.Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Action Center\Change User Account Control settings

2.Start-Run-services.msc
Disable "Security Center"

Only do this if you have a powerful security suite.

3. Start-run-lusrmgr.msc
Users-Administrator-uncheck-Account is disabled, then log off and log on as an Administrator.

I prefer this method when reinstaling windows.
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24 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cata View Post
If you want Full Administrative Rights there are 3 methods:
1.Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Action Center\Change User Account Control settings

2.Start-Run-services.msc
Disable "Security Center"

Only do this if you have a powerful security suite.

3. Start-run-lusrmgr.msc
Users-Administrator-uncheck-Account is disabled, then log off and log on as an Administrator.

I prefer this method when reinstaling windows.
This method worked awsomely....however is there now a way I can move all my user data and settings from "tom" to "Administrator"? (aside from doing things such as copy/paste my user documents and the likes)
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