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Windows 7: Can no longer install without doing "Run As Admin"..

28 Jan 2014   #21
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If its your data, and not windows critical folders under the c drive you are fine and safe to do so. Reading the UAC links I gave you in full detail should explain why this happens and why you need to click continue. (Not saying you didn't read it all, just saying it should be in there)


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28 Jan 2014   #22
orlando1974

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OK done, thanks Andrew.

Lastly, I'm still using my account as "Administrator". I hope I wont break anything when I change it to "Standard"!

When does one decide when is the right time to make this change? Right after installing Windows? Or once the majority of programs have been installed?
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28 Jan 2014   #23
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You will not be able to make your account standard user. There needs to be 1 admin account on your machine. You will have to create a new user account with standard rights.

Usually after installing windows. You can still install programs under the standard user account. UAC will auto prompt for credentials and then you will be able to install it.

Its up to you if you want to go this route. I use an admin account with UAC set to always notify. A much safer way is to use a standard account for daily tasks, and have an admin account for things you need to change on the computer, such as programs and settings etc.

Hope that helps.

More links:

User Account Control (UAC) Policy Settings Explained: Understanding User Account Control (UAC) Policy Settings in Windows Vista Local Security Policy

Why use a standard user account instead of an administrator account? - Microsoft Windows Help

What is an administrator account?

How to Create a Standard User Account in Windows 7 | Technically Easy
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28 Jan 2014   #24
orlando1974

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OK, a final question then... if I create an Standard user account with my name, then I will always have two user photos to choose from when logging in. Since my standard account will be my name, I'm guessing a best practice is to name the administrator one something different, such as "Admin"? (Actually, would Windows accept both accounts to be named the same?)

My current admin account is my name, but since I want to change that so that my Standard account will be my name, will this change be populated down in the Windows folder structure, where there is \Users\NAME... ?
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29 Jan 2014   #25
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Windows would not allow 2 user accounts to be named the same. I suggest adding a 1 or a S to the standard user account so you can tell them apart.

You are correct, this will be reflected under C\users
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29 Jan 2014   #26
orlando1974

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, now that Ive installed all my programs... I only have WAMP Server left to install, if I create a Standard account, will I be able to access all of these programs? (there were only a few ones that gave me the option to install for All Users)
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29 Jan 2014   #27
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yes you will be able to access all programs. Should they require elevated admin rights, UAC will auto prompt for them. You always navigate to the desktop of the user standard account from the admin account and add shortcuts to the icons on the desktop so when the standard user logs in the desktop icons the admin added will be there.

C\users\*standard account name*\desktop
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29 Jan 2014   #28
orlando1974

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh no! Problem not solved....back to square 1 - how can that be???

Here's whats going on, Im still admin account. I just downloaded EaseUS Partition Manager because I want to adjust partition sizes on my 2TB. I downloaded the setup file to my S: drive (separate internal drive) and double-clicked to run the installer.

I got the SAME message that started this thread:

"Unable to execut file in the temporary directory. Setup aborted.
Error 5: Access denied."

Here's the thing: I've taken ownership of this drive already so why is it giving me this error message? I know that if I run this as administrator (right-click), I will NOT get this message.

Arrghhhh.... so confused and frustrated!
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29 Jan 2014   #29
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Please download temp file cleaner by old timer on this link:

TFC Download

Usage Instructions:

  1. Download TFC from the download link above and save the file on your desktop.
  2. Close ALL running applications as TFC will terminate them before attempting to clean up the temporary files.
  3. Double-click on the TFC icon.
  4. When the program starts, click on the Start button. TFC will terminate the Explorer process and all running applications and then begin the process of cleaning out all of your temp folders.
  5. When done, press OK to reboot your computer and finish the cleanup.
  6. Delete the installer file you were trying to install and download a new copy from the source.
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03 Feb 2014   #30
orlando1974

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Andrew, I did EVERY step as you outlined, and after the last step, I launched the newly downloaded installer file and got the same Error 5 access denied message. Like I said earlier, I COULD Run As Admin but this doesnt make sense to me since I am still using the (sole) admin account. Any explanation or solution?
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