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Windows 7: I am the only person on my computer and I am the administrator but

23 Jan 2011   #1
eaglepi

Windows 7 ultimate SP1
 
 
I am the only person on my computer and I am the administrator but

I am the only person on my computer and I am the administrator but whenever I try to delete a folder or do anything in Windows Explorer I get a dialog message telling me I need admin permissions to do what I was trying to do, I click "continue" and whatever I wanted to do is done.

Since I am logged in as the administrator why do I get these extra windows and how can I prevent them from coming up.


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23 Jan 2011   #2
r3plicat3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eaglepi View Post
I am the only person on my computer and I am the administrator but whenever I try to delete a folder or do anything in Windows Explorer I get a dialog message telling me I need admin permissions to do what I was trying to do, I click "continue" and whatever I wanted to do is done.

Since I am logged in as the administrator why do I get these extra windows and how can I prevent them from coming up.
go into your control panel > user accounts > user accounts > change user account settings > slide the bar down to never notify.
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23 Jan 2011   #3
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Personally I would leave User Account Settings in the recommended position. It offers a good level of protection and it takes little enough effort to check before hitting the continue button - IMHO, of course!
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23 Jan 2011   #4
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by r3plicat3 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eaglepi View Post
I am the only person on my computer and I am the administrator but whenever I try to delete a folder or do anything in Windows Explorer I get a dialog message telling me I need admin permissions to do what I was trying to do, I click "continue" and whatever I wanted to do is done.

Since I am logged in as the administrator why do I get these extra windows and how can I prevent them from coming up.
go into your control panel > user accounts > user accounts > change user account settings > slide the bar down to never notify.
A very bad suggestion for several reasons. One, what the OP is experiencing is not normal behaviour. Changing UAC is like putting a bandaid on a bullet wound. Second, UAC is there for your protection. It does not interfere like it did in Vista and it should be left alone.
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23 Jan 2011   #5
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eaglepi View Post
I am the only person on my computer and I am the administrator but whenever I try to delete a folder or do anything in Windows Explorer I get a dialog message telling me I need admin permissions to do what I was trying to do, I click "continue" and whatever I wanted to do is done.

Since I am logged in as the administrator why do I get these extra windows and how can I prevent them from coming up.
Give us a specific example of a path you are trying to delete from please.
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23 Jan 2011   #6
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eaglepi View Post
I am the only person on my computer and I am the administrator but whenever I try to delete a folder or do anything in Windows Explorer I get a dialog message telling me I need admin permissions to do what I was trying to do, I click "continue" and whatever I wanted to do is done.

Since I am logged in as the administrator why do I get these extra windows and how can I prevent them from coming up.
This happens even when in an admin account to prevent unauthorized programs from installing themselves or unathorized actions being taken. If you were in a Standard User account, you would have to enter a password rather than just click 'Continue'.

It generally doesn't happen with every folder I delete, but it does happen with some.

Turning off UAC is a very bad idea, but if it's set at its highest security level, that may be causing the issue. I've attached a screenshot showing my settings (2nd level). I don't recommend turning it down lower. I get asked for permission to accomplish some tasks, but not enough to irritate me.

James

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23 Jan 2011   #7
eaglepi

Windows 7 ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eaglepi View Post
I am the only person on my computer and I am the administrator but whenever I try to delete a folder or do anything in Windows Explorer I get a dialog message telling me I need admin permissions to do what I was trying to do, I click "continue" and whatever I wanted to do is done.

Since I am logged in as the administrator why do I get these extra windows and how can I prevent them from coming up.
This happens even when in an admin account to prevent unauthorized programs from installing themselves or unathorized actions being taken. If you were in a Standard User account, you would have to enter a password rather than just click 'Continue'.

It generally doesn't happen with every folder I delete, but it does happen with some.

Turning off UAC is a very bad idea, but if it's set at its highest security level, that may be causing the issue. I've attached a screenshot showing my settings (2nd level). I don't recommend turning it down lower. I get asked for permission to accomplish some tasks, but not enough to irritate me.

James

Attachment 133881
I have mine set just like yours. I just thought that if I am in Admin mode I shouldn't have to click the extra boxes that pop up from time to time but I guess being safe is worth a few extra clicks from time to time
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23 Jan 2011   #8
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eaglepi View Post
I am the only person on my computer and I am the administrator but whenever I try to delete a folder or do anything in Windows Explorer I get a dialog message telling me I need admin permissions to do what I was trying to do, I click "continue" and whatever I wanted to do is done.

Since I am logged in as the administrator why do I get these extra windows and how can I prevent them from coming up.
This happens even when in an admin account to prevent unauthorized programs from installing themselves or unathorized actions being taken. If you were in a Standard User account, you would have to enter a password rather than just click 'Continue'.

It generally doesn't happen with every folder I delete, but it does happen with some.

Turning off UAC is a very bad idea, but if it's set at its highest security level, that may be causing the issue. I've attached a screenshot showing my settings (2nd level). I don't recommend turning it down lower. I get asked for permission to accomplish some tasks, but not enough to irritate me.

James

Attachment 133881
I don't know what you guys have going on with your systems, but deleting a file or folder SHOULD NOT generate a UAC prompt for an administrator user.
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23 Jan 2011   #9
eaglepi

Windows 7 ultimate SP1
 
 

well it does with my system
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23 Jan 2011   #10
eaglepi

Windows 7 ultimate SP1
 
 

I have ruled out any infections, it is just one of those things that is happening to me and many others as well.
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