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Windows 7: Cant Change to Full Admin

28 Sep 2009   #1
Erimon1

Win7 Ultimate 64bit Build 7600
 
 
Cant Change to Full Admin

Hello,

I recently installed Win7 RC Build 7100. My one and only account on this PC is standard user. I am having issues which are as follows, Office 2007 has been loaded and everytime I open any office app, Word, Excel, Outlook etc, the installer window comes up. In addition, Avast has detected a Trojan, and I cannot delete the Trojan because I do not have Admin permmision for Avast to access the HDD to delete it.
I have installed two printers and a scanner, however they do not show up in my devices window, but I can still print.

I can only assum that these issues have something to do with the fact that I am logged on as a standard user and not an Admin user. I have tried to change my user account to full admin, however the option is there but grayed out.

Is this because this version is the RC version? I'm about to get rid of windows7 and reinstall vista (which would suck, I really like the new features of 7)

does anyone have any ideas?


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28 Sep 2009   #2
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

sounds like a botched install. have you tried a repair install? Repair Install
failing that, try to reinstall windows 7 again before going back to vista.
In your user control panel, does it 'Administrator' under your user picture?
In windows 7, the default is an administrator account - but UAC is still needed to elevate a programs rights.
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28 Sep 2009   #3
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Why don't you try to create a new user account, with full administrator rights. If you can do that, you can then copy over your user files from the old user account and hopefully, your problems will be resolved.

If that doesn't work, then I agree that a repair or a new clean install might be necessary.
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28 Sep 2009   #4
Erimon1

Win7 Ultimate 64bit Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
Why don't you try to create a new user account, with full administrator rights. If you can do that, you can then copy over your user files from the old user account and hopefully, your problems will be resolved.

If that doesn't work, then I agree that a repair or a new clean install might be necessary.
Yes, I did try to create a new user, but the Administrator was still grayed out. I can only create a standard user account!!
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28 Sep 2009   #5
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Your first created account, by default, is an Administrator. If this did not happen, then it is probably a bad install or bad ISO.

Try this first:
Open up command prompt (run as admin) and type:
Code:
sfc /scannow
Are there any corrupted files?

~Lordbob
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29 Sep 2009   #6
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erimon1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
Why don't you try to create a new user account, with full administrator rights.
Yes, I did try to create a new user, but the Administrator was still grayed out. I can only create a standard user account!!
Try to boot in safe mode by pressing F8 at startup and log in using the "Administrator" account. Then go and create yourself a new Admin user (or change the type of your existing account to an Administrator). Reboot to normal mode again and login using your new Admin user.
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29 Sep 2009   #7
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Sounds likethe ISO or CD you were given is a locked down version of the OS. Where did u get this W7 from?
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29 Sep 2009   #8
Erimon1

Win7 Ultimate 64bit Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Sounds likethe ISO or CD you were given is a locked down version of the OS. Where did u get this W7 from?
I downloaded the RC copy from TechNet.
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29 Sep 2009   #9
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erimon1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Sounds likethe ISO or CD you were given is a locked down version of the OS. Where did u get this W7 from?
I downloaded the RC copy from TechNet.
You should download the RTM from TechNet then.

Rule out a development conflict which may be corrected in the release version.
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29 Sep 2009   #10
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

When you setup seven were you given a chance to setup an admin account. If not then you have a bad copy. Can only recommend you get a new RTM from MS's download site. Not sure through, maybe it was the RC, but one of those (RTM or RC) had an end date of 21 August. Good luck.
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