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Windows 7: UAC -> Desktop panel (gadgets)

08 Sep 2010   #1
anders22

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
UAC -> Desktop panel (gadgets)


Hello lads, so ive been playing around on me laptop lately, trying to improve things, make it run smoother and such. So I disabled the UAC (User Account Control) to get rid of them annoying pop-ups everytime install something, or download something etc.
Now before I explain my problem u should know that before i disabled it I turned of my desktop panel.

Now, when i disabled the UAC it all worked out well, pops went away etc. However, so did my Desktop panel, sort of. When i try to enable it, it says I need administrator privileges. (I do get the same message after I enabled UAC again btw, its not just when its turned off)
I do find this to be somewhat strange, as I only have one user on this computer.


Any suggestions?





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08 Sep 2010   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Desktop shortcuts disappear in Windows 7

Try this and get post back to us for further help if needed.
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08 Sep 2010   #3
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hello anders22 and welcome to the Forums!

I assume that by Desktop panel you mean the sidebar. To enable the sidebar you need elevated privileges. In Windows 7 this is always the case, even if you are the only user on the machine, you still need to elevate your privileges when installing something or changing something around the OS, and turning on the sidebar is included in this. This is normal behavior, nothing to worry about.

However, if your problem is that you cannot turn the sidebar on as the system does not offer you to elevate your privilege, then you need to either correct the UAC settings or turn on the built-in administrator account and use that account to make changes to the OS.
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08 Sep 2010   #4
anders22

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post
Hello anders22 and welcome to the Forums!

I assume that by Desktop panel you mean the sidebar. To enable the sidebar you need elevated privileges. In Windows 7 this is always the case, even if you are the only user on the machine, you still need to elevate your privileges when installing something or changing something around the OS, and turning on the sidebar is included in this. This is normal behavior, nothing to worry about.

However, if your problem is that you cannot turn the sidebar on as the system does not offer you to elevate your privilege, then you need to either correct the UAC settings or turn on the built-in administrator account and use that account to make changes to the OS.
Thank you, and thanks for getting back to me so soon.
I do mean the Sidebar yes. I did try to change the setting for my UAC, tried every level, though still did not work.
You mentioned built-in administrator account. How do I access this?
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08 Sep 2010   #5
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Try this tutorial right here in the Forums.
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08 Sep 2010   #6
anders22

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post
Try this tutorial right here in the Forums.

I tried that tutorial earlier, or tried to try it if that makes any sence.

I had to go to the tutorial showing how to enter Local Users and Groups. When I got into the LUC section I found a red/white X and the message:

"This computer is running Windows 7 Home Premium. This snapin may not be used with this version of Windows. To manage user accounts for this computer, use the User Accounts tool in the Control Panel.

So I clicked my way to the Users Account section, but found nothing that would allow me to enable the Built-in Administrator account. So I am back where I started
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08 Sep 2010   #7
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Anders22,
Why not try creating a new account in....
UAC -> Desktop panel (gadgets)-account-new.png

and see what happens.


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08 Sep 2010   #8
anders22

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Anders22,
Why not try creating a new account in....
Attachment 96287

and see what happens.

Just tried that, created one with administrator rights, did not work, created one with standard, did not work.

never come across anything like this before. really appreciate the help btw
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09 Sep 2010   #9
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

OK, I am not that familiar with Home Premium (never understood the need for it either), but you can try the method 2 from the following (off-site) tutorial.

Let us know if that works. The tutorial itself does not mention whether it's applicable to Home Premium, but since I have Ultimate, I can't test it for you.
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09 Sep 2010   #10
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Please read this thread:
https://www.sevenforums.com/gadgets/3...working-2.html
And see if that solution will work for you.
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