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Windows 7: Admin Rights

19 Nov 2009   #1
TimTDP

Windows 7
 
 
Admin Rights

Windows 7 keeps giving me messages that I am not an admin user, but I am!
Why?


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19 Nov 2009   #2
seekermeister

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

I would suppose that would depend on when it is saying that? A user with admin rights is not the same as being logged in as administrator.
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19 Nov 2009   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Assuming that you are logged in as Admin, I would give the following advice. Possibly your Admin account is corrupt in some way. Open a new Admin account, transfer the settings over and use your new account, that may work.
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19 Nov 2009   #4
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TimTDP View Post
Windows 7 keeps giving me messages that I am not an admin user, but I am!
Why?
A little elaboration on your problem maybe in order here.
Are you getting the error when trying to modify system files? Elevating through UAC? etc. etc.
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19 Nov 2009   #5
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I would suppose that would depend on when it is saying that? A user with admin rights is not the same as being logged in as administrator.
What is the difference? I get the same problem when making certain settings, etc.
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