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Windows 7: Run as Administrator ARGHHH!


16 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Run as Administrator ARGHHH!

Good morning, all.

I have Windows 7 Ultimate on 2 notebooks I have installed from the same Installation set.
I am the only user of my computer, so I avoid password and different profiles on them and I am administrator on both of them.

One installed perfectly. I act as administrator. Exactly as expected.

On The other one, my account is set as administrator, but I cannot write on the registry, some features just doesnt work as if I was not the adminstrator. But if I right click on the executable I have the "Run as administrator" option. But I am the only account the I am set up as Administrator! It's there on Account list! I can see it!

I see no option for me to be administrator behaviour as default? Or any special security set. I have no extra security installed.

How can I have REAL administrator behaviour as default??
I cant find any option for that anywhere in Windows 7.


Thank you in advance,
Mario Sergio Renor


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16 Dec 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Mario, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to enable the built-in Administrator account to have full access to everything. However, it is not recommended to use this account for everyday use since anything you run, including malware, in this account will have full access as well without giving you a change to approve or deny it in a UAC prompt.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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16 Dec 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote:
I have Windows 7 Ultimate on 2 notebooks I have installed from the same Installation set.
Did you buy the 'Family Pack' DVD? I ask because you can install that on 3 computers, but if not, then you can only install Windows7 on one working computer, not two.
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16 Dec 2010   #4

Windows Home Premium (64)
 
 

As I understand it, an administrator-type account runs programs with the same privileges as a standard account.

Both types of account can use "Run as Administrator" but the standard account then has to go and find someone with an administrator account to type in a password.

Turning off user Access Control may help (but this may not be suitable depending on who has access to the PC).

HTH
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16 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Quote:
I have Windows 7 Ultimate on 2 notebooks I have installed from the same Installation set.
nyou buy the 'Family Pack' DVD? I ask because you can install that on 3 computers, but if not, then you can only install Windows7 on one working computer, not two.
Hi, Jacee. Exactly what I did. I am planning to get the third computer soon.
Take care,
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16 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Mario, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to enable the built-in Administrator account to have full access to everything. However, it is not recommended to use this account for everyday use since anything you run, including malware, in this account will have full access as well without giving you a change to approve or deny it in a UAC prompt.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkStar GT View Post
As I understand it, an administrator-type account runs programs with the same privileges as a standard account.

Both types of account can use "Run as Administrator" but the standard account then has to go and find someone with an administrator account to type in a password.

Turning off user Access Control may help (but this may not be suitable depending on who has access to the PC).
hat? I cant
HTH
Hum.. sounds good! Access control? Where are the options for that? I cant find it. On HELP, I can only find Parental Controls.. no Access control feature... Is that the real name?
Thank you
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16 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Mario, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to enable the built-in Administrator account to have full access to everything. However, it is not recommended to use this account for everyday use since anything you run, including malware, in this account will have full access as well without giving you a change to approve or deny it in a UAC prompt.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thank you very much! The options sound great!
IŽll try them right now!

Take care!
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16 Dec 2010   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi Renor,

To find User Acces Control (or UAC) see the link and image below.

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

Regards,
Golden


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16 Dec 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by renor2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Mario, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to enable the built-in Administrator account to have full access to everything. However, it is not recommended to use this account for everyday use since anything you run, including malware, in this account will have full access as well without giving you a change to approve or deny it in a UAC prompt.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thank you very much! The options sound great!
IŽll try them right now!

Take care!

You're most welcome Mario. Please let us know how it works out for you.
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17 Dec 2010   #10

Windows Home Premium (64)
 
 

UAC - I always get the "A" mixed up
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