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Windows 7: A want to be real administrator

15 Sep 2009   #1
darkhorn

Windows 7 Starter SP1
 
 
A want to be real administrator

I do not want to be a fake administrator.
I do not want to spend my valuable time by going to properties and clicking "run this program as administartor".
I want to be real administrator like in Windows XP.
How I will do that?

Thanks in advance.

Edit: Shoul I remove myself from HomeUsers? What will happen then? Is there side effects?


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15 Sep 2009   #2
Antman

 

A real administrator would know these things.

Activate Administrator account.
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15 Sep 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkhorn View Post
I do not want to be a fake administrator.
I do not want to spend my valuable time by going to properties and clicking "run this program as administartor".
I want to be real administrator like in Windows XP.
How I will do that?

Thanks in advance.

Edit: Shoul I remove myself from HomeUsers? What will happen then? Is there side effects?
dude a real administrator has real responsibilities. If you run as admin, you may very well break other things and not know how to fix them. Who is the current admin?

ken
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15 Sep 2009   #4
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

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15 Sep 2009   #5
TGSoldier

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
A real administrator would know these things.

Activate Administrator account.
Antman always brightens my day with a laugh...

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15 Sep 2009   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm not entirely sure why you find it necessary to be the "admin" within Windows Vista or Windows 7. I am a systems engineer for a living and hold the root password to multi-dozens of Linux boxes and so forth. I have the SA accounts for SQL. I have the admin accounts for Windows. So, I understand the concept of having full control

But I don't have any need whatsoever to run my Windows desktop computers at anything other than a standard user with UAC turned on.

The problem with being a "real administrator" like in XP was the fact that this insecure method of accessing the computer left a ton of computers infected with spyware, malware, rootkits, trojans, bots and every other bad thing in the world. There is a reason that Microsoft made some significant changes to that OS and there are reasons why Windows Vista and Windows 7 are improvements upon old operating systems.

Being a real admin also involves adapting to change and learning the reasons why the change was necessary....rather than just blindly deciding that the "old way" is still the best way.
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15 Sep 2009   #7
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

However, if you feel the need, by all means, enable the REAL admin account!!

Can you spell click monkey?? I knew you could!
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15 Sep 2009   #8
darkhorn

Windows 7 Starter SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I'm not entirely sure why you find it necessary to be the "admin" within Windows Vista or Windows 7. I am a systems engineer for a living and hold the root password to multi-dozens of Linux boxes and so forth. I have the SA accounts for SQL. I have the admin accounts for Windows. So, I understand the concept of having full control

But I don't have any need whatsoever to run my Windows desktop computers at anything other than a standard user with UAC turned on.

The problem with being a "real administrator" like in XP was the fact that this insecure method of accessing the computer left a ton of computers infected with spyware, malware, rootkits, trojans, bots and every other bad thing in the world. There is a reason that Microsoft made some significant changes to that OS and there are reasons why Windows Vista and Windows 7 are improvements upon old operating systems.

Being a real admin also involves adapting to change and learning the reasons why the change was necessary....rather than just blindly deciding that the "old way" is still the best way.
Yes, I know. This new "fake admin" feature is because of those stupid noob morons. I never had an infected XP.
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15 Sep 2009   #9
Antman

 

I agree. Stupid noob morons do not know that to avoid wasting valuable time by going to properties and clicking "run this program as administartor" - just disable UAC.
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15 Sep 2009   #10
saverio

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Probably because I was used to the structure of the unix core on Mac OS X, I just got used to having 'root' underlying everything.

When I moved to XP, I kept in the habit of running an admin account ; only doing system specifics like backup / virus scans / program installation etc.

For me and my partner I always made standard accounts for everyday use.
On XP I never had problems with a virus or trojan - honest.

With 7, I have done the same. But as there is now an administrator embeded into the system I will enable that, and delete my original 'admin' account.

I can't actually understand why people are so fearfull of running in standard user mode, surely it's safer, especially if you're a download or web monster
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