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Windows 7: Admin Privileges in Guest Acct?

31 May 2012   #1

Windows 7
Admin Privileges in Guest Acct?

I'm sure there must be a simple way to do this, but I don't know how. At the hotel where I work I setup the lobby computer. There is my admin acct and then the hotel guests acct, the latter is a windows "guest" acct. I would like to go into that acct and delete some things, but I can't figure out how to get admin privileges within that acct to do so.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 May 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


First, on the admin account, enable (temporarily or otherwise) UAC: User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

Then go into the limited account and change whatever you would like, with your admin user name and password handy.

Hope this helps
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 May 2012   #3

Windows 7

Ah, hell, I'm an idiot. I forgot, we're running XP on the lobby computer. Thanks anyway.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

01 Jun 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

Most things to delete in xp don't require admin privileges even with limited user accounts. If it is an installed program, using the admin account to uninstall it will uninstall it for all accounts.

Good luck!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7

Ok, thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2012   #6

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hcour View Post
...we're running XP on the lobby computer. Thanks anyway.
Then look into the free software named Stead State. It is far from perfect and rootkits can still infect the host, but it might still work for you. I liked it when I used in on a public computer.

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