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Windows 7: Problems with my administrator?

07 Apr 2011   #11
lsjimenez

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

have you tried rebooting in to safe mode and logging in as administrator from there? then maybe set your accounts permissions for admin...


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08 Apr 2011   #12
delwintanto

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

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thanks for your help john47. but, to open manage another account the administrator permission is needed. i already tried it. thanks actually.
So your account, the one you are using now, is not a Administrators account?
yes. the administrator account on my computer is disabled
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08 Apr 2011   #13
delwintanto

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Have you tried right-clicking the program > run as administrator? You didn't specifiy exactly how you "ran the program as administrator".
as i said, i already tried that, but the yes button was grey, so i can't clicked it
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08 Apr 2011   #14
WebMattR

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WebMattR View Post
If you aren't an administrator on the machine, that would imply someone else is. Is this a work computer? If so, I'd contact your IT department. If not, then I would talk to whoever set the machine up for you, as there has to be an administrator account on that machine (other than the one named "administrator"). Windows 7 creates one during setup.
Could I perchance get you to glance over this, and provide us with some more information?

I would suggest, if it's just a machine you use, that you enable the administrator account, make your current account an admin, and then disable the administrator account again.

Once you've enabled the account:
> log in as Administrator
> open control panel
> open user accounts
> Manage another account
> select your "normal" account
> promote it to being an administrator
> Log out
> Post results to this process.
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08 Apr 2011   #15
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by delwintanto View Post
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by delwintanto View Post
thanks for your help john47. but, to open manage another account the administrator permission is needed. i already tried it. thanks actually.
So your account, the one you are using now, is not a Administrators account?
yes. the administrator account on my computer is disabled
No what I meant was that when you first install the OS the first named account you create is an administrators account. So it would seem the NAMED account (as apposed to the built in Administrators account which is called Administrator) you are using now is not in the Administrators Group (IE does not have administrator privileges). So you changed that at some point or did this happen all on it own.
The built in Administrator account on all Win 7 installs is set to disable.
Did you at one time have a NAMED Admin account and then disable it after setting up a limited user account?
Are there any other NAMED accounts on this PC that are in the Admin group?
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08 Apr 2011   #16
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

FWIW: Something tells me that there is more to this question than meets the eye.
Like it is a work machine and they did not make them an administrator for a good reason.
It is someone else's machine and they don't know that they are messing with it.
It just smells to me.

Rich
But then, I have been wrong before and probably will be again.
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08 Apr 2011   #17
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
FWIW: Something tells me that there is more to this question than meets the eye.
Like it is a work machine and they did not make them an administrator for a good reason.
It is someone else's machine and they don't know that they are messing with it.
It just smells to me.

Rich
But then, I have been wrong before and probably will be again.
I agree it doesn't sound right. But then it could be all the talk about not running under a Admin account for security, yeah right, the OP disabled and or changed his one and only Admin account and now is paying the price.
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08 Apr 2011   #18
Linkz

Windows 7 Proffesional x64
 
 

I have the same problem as well, I am the adminastrator,but yet it wont allow me to open certain files,no idea how to fix this?
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08 Apr 2011   #19
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Linkz View Post
I have the same problem as well, I am the adminastrator,but yet it wont allow me to open certain files,no idea how to fix this?
Can you create other user accounts whether Admin or standard user?

The files and or folders you can't open may be those that the OS has locked or they are junction points. There are folder and files on my 7 PC that I can't open but I AM the ADMINISTRATOR of the PC. This is normal for Win 7.

If you can create other Admin and standard user accounts then your problem is not like the OPs.

It seems he somehow has either disable the admin rights to his account or never had a Admin account.

If I am wrong I am sorry but that is the way it seems to most of the other poster that have replied.
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08 Apr 2011   #20
WebMattR

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
FWIW: Something tells me that there is more to this question than meets the eye.
You should look at the message I quoted about four posts up.

Linkz: You should start your own thread, that way we can keep this one focused on helping the original poster.
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