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Windows 7: User Accounts?

10 Jun 2011   #11
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

It is disabled because it is there for emergency use


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10 Jun 2011   #12
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

If you enable it you will have to set a password on it and you can still run your programs but you will prompted by a UAC asking to enter the Admin password to run programs that require Administrative events

Like Rich said this is designed for emergency use and is the reason why you should not use the account for personal use

Josh
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10 Jun 2011   #13
Senteaf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I need to fix one thing before I change to limited user and this is the problem: "UAC asking to enter the Admin password to run programs that require Administrative events".

I tried to run programs that require Administrative events, however, when I entered the password nothing happened and I still didn't have access.

- Many times the explorer.exe crushed or was stuck and I had to log off and then log in again.

- Task Manager had similar problems. On a standard user I opened task manager and then clicked to see all running process - I entered the password of my admin but it was left stuck for hours.........


help?
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10 Jun 2011   #14
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Senteaf View Post
First, will it have a bad impact on my laptop performance if I create accounts?

Second, I have heard it is safer to run user space on limited account so how do I transfer ALL my documents to that new limited account?


THANKS!!!!!!!!
Sentea,
This is only my personal opinion/preference.....
Don't mess with the admin account you are now using.
Just open a new standard user account ( or you called it " limited account " ).
Follow Shadowjk's instructions in " tranferring " your files to the new account.
It is the simplest and the safest way to go.

Also, again my personal opnion, it is better to have 2 admin accounts, one of which will be your emergency admin account so that if one is corrupted and unable to logon, you have a backup admin to set things right again.

RE: Built-in Admin Account disabled
Use this tuorial to enable it. Use Option Two... it's applicable to all Win 7 versions.
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
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10 Jun 2011   #15
Senteaf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you I will do it, but I have problems with UAC on standard users.
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10 Jun 2011   #16
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Senteaf View Post
I need to fix one thing before I change to limited user and this is the problem: "UAC asking to enter the Admin password to run programs that require Administrative events".

I tried to run programs that require Administrative events, however, when I entered the password nothing happened and I still didn't have access.

- Many times the explorer.exe crushed or was stuck and I had to log off and then log in again.

- Task Manager had similar problems. On a standard user I opened task manager and then clicked to see all running process - I entered the password of my admin but it was left stuck for hours.........


help?

Suggestions :
Assuming you, at present, has only ONE account which is your admin account.......
1. Run a virus check to make sure your machine is clean.
If you need extra help to do this, I recommend Malwarebytes. It is one of the best in the business.
Down load link. It is a free program.
http://en.kioskea.net/download/download-105-malwarebytes-anti-malware

2. After ensuring you machine is clean, run a system file check. It is to look for corrupt files. If any found, it will try to repair them
Here is the tutorial :
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

3. If your problem still persists.....
Create another admin account. Logon to that new admin account and find out if the problem still persists.
If no more problem, then, I'd say your old admin account is corrupted.
If that is the case, please post back. I don't want to go that far until it is proven to be the case.
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10 Jun 2011   #17
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Senteaf View Post
I need to fix one thing before I change to limited user and this is the problem: "UAC asking to enter the Admin password to run programs that require Administrative events".

I tried to run programs that require Administrative events, however, when I entered the password nothing happened and I still didn't have access.

- Many times the explorer.exe crushed or was stuck and I had to log off and then log in again.

- Task Manager had similar problems. On a standard user I opened task manager and then clicked to see all running process - I entered the password of my admin but it was left stuck for hours.........


help?

Suggestions :

1. Run a virus check to make sure your machine is clean.
If you need extra help to do this, I recommend Malwarebytes. It is one of the best in the business.
Down load link. It is a free program.
http://en.kioskea.net/download/download-105-malwarebytes-anti-malware

2. After ensuring you machine is clean, run a system file check. It is to look for corrupt files. If any found, it will try to repair them
Here is the tutorial :
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

3. If your problem still persists.....
Create another admin account. Logon to that new admin account and find out if the problem still persists.
If no more problem, then, I'd say your old admin account is corrupted.
If that is the case, please post back. I don't want to go that far until it is proven to be the case.
Try with a standard account if that is the type of account you are expriencing problems with

Josh
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10 Jun 2011   #18
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

As Josh said its personal opinion. Just do not count on the built in adm account for everyday use. Its for emergency use only.
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10 Jun 2011   #19
Senteaf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am running the scan and file system check now! thanks!

Now i am off to fixing UAC problem.
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10 Jun 2011   #20
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If errors are found run it 3 times
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