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Windows 7: Issue with retail?

31 Oct 2009   #11

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

My friend just told me that he believes that on the RC, it is defaulted so that the user account I made was "The Administrator" account, which is why I had no problems with permissions. And he just recommended that I disable "The Administrator" account and just rename it to my name and it'll be just like the RC was for me.

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31 Oct 2009   #12

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

I don't consider it wise to always run as full admin. If something bad manages to get in, it will have full reign of the computer. Windows Seven security is, for the most part, gone.
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31 Oct 2009   #13

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult

An addendum to my post above: It isn't a good idea to change the permissions on a folder like System32 - you will break some functionality.

I would STRONGLY recommend taking ownership of only the files you have issues with.
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31 Oct 2009   #14

7600.20510 x86

Go to user accounts in control panel. Click on change your account type. Make it admin.
Not most secure but how 99.9% people run and generally fine for the most part.

If you can't do this, use method 2.
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31 Oct 2009   #15

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

A bit of a tangent to the discussion, but according to a discussion that I had with a MS rep a few days ago, no retail version of Windows 7 has been released yet...only the Upgrade, OEM or Family Pack.
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31 Oct 2009   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)

That can't be correct. For one thing, Technet versions of Windows are supposed to be retail and they have been available to subscribers for months, unless that doesn't count as "released."
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31 Oct 2009   #17

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

If it is available in the stores (Online or Real), and does not have "for distribution only with a new PC" or similar to state it is an OEM copy then it is by definition "Retail" this includes the full install upgrade and family pack
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31 Oct 2009   #18

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

I'm only relaying what the MS rep said...but then every tech that I spoke to told me conflicting things on a different subject. It's sad when there is so much confusion when you go to the "horse's mouth".
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