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Windows 7: Running everything as administrator...why?

17 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Running everything as administrator...why?

Finally got x64 RTM installed tonight and everything worked out...mostly.

My problem is that I have to run almost everything as an administrator. If I don't, the app will open briefly, then close. But it stays running under just a few megs of RAM in the Task Manager.

Happens on Firefox, IE 8 x86, Thunderbird, Cisco AnyConnect, etc. I tried reinstalling all these apps by running installers as administrator, compatibility mode, etc. Still requires me to run every app as an admin.

And yes, my account is an administrator.

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17 Aug 2009   #2


What about if you disable UAC?
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18 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

Makes no difference. I'm wondering if something is screwed up with this profile -- will create a new one and see if that fixes it.
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18 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64

Made an entirely new profile -- same issue.
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18 Aug 2009   #5
Jeremy Gray

windows 7 (Build 7077 32bit)

Annoying Ain't It...Wish That Could B Turned Off.
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