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Windows 7: Don't understand this Administrator thing in Win 7

20 Feb 2010   #1
jacatone

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Don't understand this Administrator thing in Win 7

I've used Linux with it's username/password criteria for certain functions that require you be root, but don't understand why I'm getting "Must have Administrator privileges to complete this" message in Win 7. In Linux, it gives you the box for username/password for you to enter. Win 7 doesn't do this. How am I supposed to satisfy the requirement? Thanks.


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20 Feb 2010   #2
theog

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20 Feb 2010   #3
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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Theog has given you a good lead. Remember the UAC is there for your protection, to make sure that you do not inadvertently do something that will cause problems later on. I feel that I can use my computer without the UAC, but keep them on, in the event that I am on the computer and I am precoccupied with life. Take care.
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20 Feb 2010   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The user account control will only automatically prompt for elevation for programs that are written to be UAC aware. If the program does not prompt automatically then you can use the right click option - run as administrator
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20 Feb 2010   #5
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jacatone View Post
I've used Linux with it's username/password criteria for certain functions that require you be root, but don't understand why I'm getting "Must have Administrator privileges to complete this" message in Win 7. In Linux, it gives you the box for username/password for you to enter. Win 7 doesn't do this. How am I supposed to satisfy the requirement? Thanks.

Are you talking about the UAC or something completely different?
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20 Feb 2010   #6
wee

XP/W7/Lucid/Arch
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jacatone View Post
I've used Linux with it's username/password criteria for certain functions that require you be root, but don't understand why I'm getting "Must have Administrator privileges to complete this" message in Win 7. In Linux, it gives you the box for username/password for you to enter. Win 7 doesn't do this. How am I supposed to satisfy the requirement? Thanks.
If you right click and choose run as owner or admin you will get a password gui like linux. It is hard to tell though exactly what your trying to run. I at first turned off the UAC, as a experienced mostly open source user; running MS is easy in understanding the basic needed protections. I turned it back on and discovered the right click access from a limited account, and have left it on, I am used to the password prompts from running Linux. I know you can okay some programs to run as owner always there is a thread here somewhere.
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20 Feb 2010   #7
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I get no such pop ups if I click Run as Admin.
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20 Feb 2010   #8
Ryan2320

Windows Seven x64
 
 

What Windows 7 OS version are you running? Professional and above have a option in Local Security Policy that could be turned on, that no matter what account you are on, Admin or the User account (Limited account) it will prompt for a password before you can proceed.

If you are on a User Account (Limited Account) it will always ask you for a password when programs/settings require UAC. I am not aware if you can change/modify these settings in Local Security Policy. Of course you will have to have Professional and above in order to change settings in group policy..


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