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Windows 7: Make My Computer First icon on Desktop

08 Nov 2009   #11
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Did you try net user administrator /active:yes in an elevated command prompt? Right click cmd and select run as administrator. Set it to no when you are done. Reboot and select admin mode.


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08 Nov 2009   #12
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Did you try net user administrator /active:yes in an elevated command prompt? Right click cmd and select run as administrator. Set it to no when you are done. Reboot and select admin mode.
Yes I tried that, and I still am unable to modify the registry DWORD value.
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15 Nov 2009   #13
dboone

 

In order to give yourself permission to edit these registry keys, you first need to take ownership of them. Click "Advanced" from within the permissions window, then go to the "Owner" tab. Click on your username, you may also wish to pick the option "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects". Once this is applied, you should now be able to give yourself whatever permission you desire.
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15 Nov 2009   #14
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dboone View Post
In order to give yourself permission to edit these registry keys, you first need to take ownership of them. Click "Advanced" from within the permissions window, then go to the "Owner" tab. Click on your username, you may also wish to pick the option "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects". Once this is applied, you should now be able to give yourself whatever permission you desire.
I'm unable to add myself to the owner tab.
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16 Nov 2009   #15
dboone

 

You shouldn't have to add yourself, your account along with the administrator group should already be listed under "Change owner to:". Your account is an administrator account isn't it?

Once you highlight your account and click apply, the "Current owner:" field should change to whatever account you just picked.

Did you try running regedit as an administrator? Right-click on the "Regedit" link (i just started typing it in the run box on the start menu and it automaticly pops it up) and click "Run as administrator".
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16 Nov 2009   #16
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Have you tried running the registry editor in elevated mode?
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16 Nov 2009   #17
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Have you tried running the registry editor in elevated mode?
I was unaware that was possible. How would I do that?
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16 Nov 2009   #18
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Open up a run dialog, type "regedit" and hit Ctrl+Shift+Enter.
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16 Nov 2009   #19
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan King View Post
Open up a run dialog, type "regedit" and hit Ctrl+Shift+Enter.
I will give that a shot, thank you.
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16 Nov 2009   #20
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Here you go.

Click andtype Regedit into the search box. Right-click the program and click on Run as administrator. After providing administrative credentials, the editor will open.

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