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Windows 7: Administrator... etc

29 Aug 2010   #11
iRHardcore

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit (Build 7600)
 
 

I've had the same problem for some time now, not being able to install certain things due to the problem :/

..Hope to get it solved soon.


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29 Aug 2010   #12
iRHardcore

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit (Build 7600)
 
 

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

You can enable the built-in Administrator account and log on to it to have full control.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

Edit to my previous post:
This nearly solved all of the issue, still have the problem with some little files/programs. On a whole though, thank you very much!
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29 Aug 2010   #13
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Glad you have your system running as you prefer

One thing to remember - just as you are now running with full administrator privileges
on the system, so will any virus or malware you get onto your system. Make sure you always run a good anti-virus in active mode and perform regular full scans.

The most vociferous complaints from users of XP was that of low levels of security, the changes in win7 that you have circumvented were designed to close the major loophole in XPs security
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29 Aug 2010   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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

You can enable the built-in Administrator account and log on to it to have full control.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

Edit to my previous post:
This nearly solved all of the issue, still have the problem with some little files/programs. On a whole though, thank you very much!
You're welcome iRHardcore.

Taking ownership of the ones that you still have a problem with may be able to help.

Be sure to head Nigel's warning posted above though. If you have full access, so does everything you run and open in your user account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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29 Aug 2010   #15
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Most folks have a few accounts... The admin acc and then the other for the net and such things... Suggest not using the admin account for everything... GL
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29 Aug 2010   #16
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by polarbear View Post
Most folks have a few accounts... The admin acc and then the other for the net and such things... Suggest not using the admin account for everything... GL
Truthfully, only true "geeks" work this way. The average user has one account, administrator equivalent and they don't know the difference or even that there are options. They bought the computer with an account up and running, and that's what they use. Trust me, I see 'em every day. Account name "Owner" is the most common in use.
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30 Aug 2010   #17
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

hehe - I'm a computer geek...
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