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Windows 7: Get rid of administrative permission forever?

22 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Get rid of administrative permission forever?

Hi:
I have two computers connected to a network, I work on one and my wife on the other. I purchased Win 7 couple of weeks ago. What makes my life difficult is ceaseless messages of administrative permissions, Whether I want to install a small program, use program that I know is harmless, move some folder from one computer to another etc etc.

I checked some of the security tabs and options but my head starts to spin when I read about these nonsensical permission I might need for TWO simple computers.

Is there any simple way to get rid of these messages forever? I don't care if the KGB or CIA or anybody want to get into my computer, send me viruses, they can do whatever they want. Just let me know how to do it so I will NEVER see these two words "administrative permission" again in my life.

Thanks


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22 Dec 2009   #2

Windows7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Turn off UAC.
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22 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Hello:
I did but it still does not help with some of the folders or when I want to use a little program, for example to change the icon on C: drive etc. It is not that I cannot work, but from time to time there is always something seemingly behaving without any rules and I spent lot of time trying to figure out what to do so we can continue working.

I had a small dictionary program for which I somehow changed these sttings. (Did not want to open in my links taskbar). Then I got that blue/yellow shield on its icon and could not open it at all. I uninstalled it and reinstalled it into a new folder, with a different name than previously. Somehow automatically, this security icon appeared again. I deleted everything and installed it on a USB drive. I check the exe icon and this security shield is there too!! Just insane. I don't care about inherited permission, whether I am a user or administrator or guest, just let me use my computers. Sorry for the rant...

Anyway, thanks for the suggestion.
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22 Dec 2009   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by slov98 View Post
Hi:
I have two computers connected to a network, I work on one and my wife on the other. I purchased Win 7 couple of weeks ago. What makes my life difficult is ceaseless messages of administrative permissions, Whether I want to install a small program, use program that I know is harmless, move some folder from one computer to another etc etc.

I checked some of the security tabs and options but my head starts to spin when I read about these nonsensical permission I might need for TWO simple computers.

Is there any simple way to get rid of these messages forever? I don't care if the KGB or CIA or anybody want to get into my computer, send me viruses, they can do whatever they want. Just let me know how to do it so I will NEVER see these two words "administrative permission" again in my life.

Thanks
The above answer is correct. I did not turn mine off, and I am proud of my computer knowledge. There are days that I may have a bad day at home or on the outside and I am thinking about it. I get the warning on the computer about administravie priv. Well now I have to think, is this something that I really want to do. Without the warning, I would just go ahead without thinking, because of the bad day that I just had.

Think about it, there are not really those many warnings. I get may a few a week.

In any event, it is your decision, I just wanted to bring this to your attention.
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22 Dec 2009   #5

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by slov98 View Post
Hi:
I have two computers connected to a network, I work on one and my wife on the other. I purchased Win 7 couple of weeks ago. What makes my life difficult is ceaseless messages of administrative permissions, Whether I want to install a small program, use program that I know is harmless, move some folder from one computer to another etc etc.

I checked some of the security tabs and options but my head starts to spin when I read about these nonsensical permission I might need for TWO simple computers.

Is there any simple way to get rid of these messages forever? I don't care if the KGB or CIA or anybody want to get into my computer, send me viruses, they can do whatever they want. Just let me know how to do it so I will NEVER see these two words "administrative permission" again in my life.

Thanks
Hi, Welcoem to SF,

I would not personally recommend to turn off UAC because it a in build security feature in Windows 7 which is quite effective if you want to have admin right just right click and run as admininstrator. Still if you want to disable that feature you could follow the Tutorial
User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

Edit: I guess Rich was faster
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22 Dec 2009   #6
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Turning off UAC will not still give you full control as you are limited Administrator.

To get most permissions and control over anything:

Turn on hidden build-in Administrator account and use it.

But from security and safety point of view, it's the worst scenario that you use it for daily tasks. But it's your choice.

Brink has nice tutorial on it: Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
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22 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you very much to all of you for the advice. I will try that hidden option.

Richc: I know it is getting into the philosophical area but I think there should be a simpler way or simpler version of this security 'business' . You have two computer users in late 50s and I am supposed to learn about inherited permission and whether I am a system user, pc user admin user etc etc.


I have a number of simple utility programs that I have been using for quite some time and I don't understand why I should always be asked (when the settings in User Control are set to a higher level) whether I want this program to make changes to the computer when what I just want to open it and use. But this is a discussion for another day.

Thanks again to all of you.
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22 Dec 2009   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by slov98 View Post
Thank you very much to all of you for the advice. I will try that hidden option.

Richc: I know it is getting into the philosophical area but I think there should be a simpler way or simpler version of this security 'business' . You have two computer users in late 50s and I am supposed to learn about inherited permission and whether I am a system user, pc user admin user etc etc.


I have a number of simple utility programs that I have been using for quite some time and I don't understand why I should always be asked (when the settings in User Control are set to a higher level) whether I want this program to make changes to the computer when what I just want to open it and use. But this is a discussion for another day.

Thanks again to all of you.
Slov, I am 60 and I agree. The world is geared to the young. We have to conform or we are lost.
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22 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Richard: I agree, but still, even for the younger audience..who has the time for this. I just checked a folder on my wife's computer thru Network and wanted to change the icon there so it can be the same as on my computer. There is no option for this ..right click..customize, because it is on the network )I can read and alter it but no icon change) etc.

So I click on Security to perhaps get some permission ha ha, who has the time to figure out the options as to the home user, system etc. then I want to add a user (myself) so I try to enter the object or to select what ever the 4th display window asks me to do, then 'Check the name function' does not find anything, I click on another tab want to add something else, the computer asks me about the Network password and I am 100% sure there is NO network password set up and I don' t want to set up any new password because I will probably never have the network working again. So even for the younger audience it is just a waste of time if one has a simple home network. And as I read all these posts, lot of problems with customization.

There should be a home security edition for dummies ... Still cannot understand why there is no simple option to tell the computer: Use all exe files installed on my computer without asking me for a permission while maintaining higher security for anything downloaded as new from the Internet etc. Is it so much to ask?

Anyway, thanks for the chat ...cheers and Merry Xmas
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22 Dec 2009   #10

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If you come back to see this Merry Christmas to you too, and thanks for the conversation and the rep. Take care.
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