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Windows 7: What don't you like about Windows 7?

26 Aug 2009   #311
oidicle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, 7600.20647 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ExNavy11 View Post
That is what frustrates me. Why am I not Administrator? And why cant the computer realize that it is ME clicking on the program to open it?
Dude if you really want to be the all mighty powerful Admin then you can just use the built-in administrator account, it's easier to to do that right after installing windows, instead of doing it much later, in order to avoid the hassle of moving all your files to the new account and also to avoid losing some application settings...

Just remember that with great power comes great responsibility. lol... you're more vulnerable this way.....


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26 Aug 2009   #312
ben07

Windows 7 Pro x64 RTM
 
 

Hi oidicle, how does one use the built-in administrator account? I'm the only one using both my PC (both W7 Pro RTM x64) and during installation, I left the password "blank", am I not automatically the default Admin every time Windows starts? I was never prompted to select any pix or prompted to enter any password to start Windows.

Thanks.

P/s I wonder if this the reason why the following is not working for me:

From the Start/Search box, Run box or console window type: GPEDIT.MSC to bring up the Group Policy Object editor. Navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Attachment Manager. Here you will find a couple of policies related to this feature, but to disable it you'll want to ENABLE the policy called " "Do not preserve zone information in file attachments.

Maybe I need to invoke the "built-in administrator account" first? , but I'm the only admin here, lol...it's confusing.....
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26 Aug 2009   #313
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

The Administrator account is disabled by default, you have to first enable it in Computer Management > Local Users and Groups > Users > Administrator Properties. Would also be wise to give that account a password if you do enable it.

As to why a computer cannot determine if a human user activated an administrative application I could not tell you. But every OS I've seen asks the user so it seems like it cannot be reliably done. But you should be glad how Microsoft implemented UAC where you only need to click a button. While on *nix/Mac OS X you have to type in a password.
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26 Aug 2009   #314
digital2020

 
 

windows 7 it's faster and easily like win xp .
it's very nice same win vista
i don't now about any problems for this windows
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26 Aug 2009   #315
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
The Administrator account is disabled by default, you have to first enable it in Computer Management > Local Users and Groups > Users > Administrator Properties. Would also be wise to give that account a password if you do enable it.

As to why a computer cannot determine if a human user activated an administrative application I could not tell you. But every OS I've seen asks the user so it seems like it cannot be reliably done. But you should be glad how Microsoft implemented UAC where you only need to click a button. While on *nix/Mac OS X you have to type in a password.
Basically the problem for an operating system to determine if a real user has pressed a key or not, is that although there is a physical action involved in pressing the key or mouse, by the time it gets to the OS it's just a digital flag - which may be spoofed by software.

he UAC goes a bit further than most systems in that the UAC prompt is totally isolated from the rest of the system and can only be activated by the user (that's the theory, that is at the moment still valid I believe )
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26 Aug 2009   #316
Steve Vogt

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Negative: As stated before, the compatibility of software.
Positive: The customization of the taskbar and the tray.

I would rate Windows 7 - 8/10.
I would rate Windows Vista - 5/10.
I would rate Windows XP - 9/10.

Once Windows 7 is synced with software vendors, I might have to say it is a 10/10 for me. I absolutely love it so far.

Cheers!
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26 Aug 2009   #317
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Hey Steve

Welcome to seven forums. wait until general availabilty for win 7. you are going to love it
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26 Aug 2009   #318
ratePV

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Hey Steve

Welcome to seven forums. wait until general availabilty for win 7. you are going to love it
I just can't wait when all of my programs are windows 7 certified!
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27 Aug 2009   #319
oidicle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, 7600.20647 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ben07 View Post
Hi oidicle, how does one use the built-in administrator account? I'm the only one using both my PC (both W7 Pro RTM x64) and during installation, I left the password "blank", am I not automatically the default Admin every time Windows starts? I was never prompted to select any pix or prompted to enter any password to start Windows.

Thanks.

P/s I wonder if this the reason why the following is not working for me:

From the Start/Search box, Run box or console window type: GPEDIT.MSC to bring up the Group Policy Object editor. Navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Attachment Manager. Here you will find a couple of policies related to this feature, but to disable it you'll want to ENABLE the policy called " "Do not preserve zone information in file attachments.

Maybe I need to invoke the "built-in administrator account" first? , but I'm the only admin here, lol...it's confusing.....
Hey there Ben, here's a thread created by Brink, on the tutorials section: Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
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27 Aug 2009   #320
ben07

Windows 7 Pro x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oidicle View Post
Hey there Ben, here's a thread created by Brink, on the tutorials section: Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Thanks for the link, oidicle, it's good reading and learning for newbie like myself who just hoop from XP SP3 x86 to Windows 7 X64

Best regards.
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