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Windows 7: Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

17 Dec 2013   #210
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kawa View Post
Hello guys, i didn't read all posts so i have a question, can i make my user to be "Built-in Elevated Administrator Account" ?
Hello Kawa, and welcome to Seven Forums.

While you cannot make your administrator account to be the built-in elevated Administrator account since there already is one, you can make your administrator account to have the same elevated rights as the built-in Admin using an option the tutorial below.

How to Elevate All Administrator Accounts UAC Privilege Level

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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18 Dec 2013   #211
Kawa

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Hello Brink, thanks for the welcome.

That tutorial didn't help me how i want, i say this because even i followed i still get a warning "Destination Folder Acces Denied", i want to modify the startup/shutdown sounds...
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18 Dec 2013   #212
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Kawa,

Is your account an administrator account? If it's a standard user account, then you're out of luck.

What folder is this for?

If you haven't already, you might see if taking ownership of the folder, and setting the folder's permissions to allow your account "Full control" will let you be able to afterwards.

(step 2 in Option Three)
Take Ownership of file
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18 Dec 2013   #213
Kawa

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

My user seems to be an administrator account. Dwm 2013-12-18 15-42-33-71 - Dwm 2013-12-18 15-42-33-71.bmp - Minus

In fact that's not even an folder, it's a file: "Windows Shutdown" (it's located in Windows\Media). I tried to take ownership but without results
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18 Dec 2013   #214
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It seems that your account has some sort of permissions issue.

As a test, create a new user account, make it an administrator type, and see if you area able to change sounds while logged in to the new account.
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18 Dec 2013   #215
Kawa

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Nope, doesn't work.

I tried with Administrator user (not Kawa user) and i get same warnig.
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18 Dec 2013   #216
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, you might consider reinstalling Windows.
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18 Dec 2013   #217
Kawa

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Ok. Eh, i think that it was necessary anyway. Thanks a lot Brink
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18 Dec 2013   #218
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I hope it goes smoothly.
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18 Dec 2013   #219
jhexp67

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Reply to Kawa.

Yes, you can make user as a "Built-in Elevated Administrator Account"
Follow the tutorial closely and remember that for security, it is also not recommended to leave the built-in Administrator account always enabled, or to use it for everyday purposes.
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