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Windows 7: I've been demoted "need administrator privileges"

21 Jul 2010   #21
Spiral72

Windows 7
 
 

From the system admin account.... access denied on changing the permissions of then Program(x86) folder

That's kinda' strange actually.


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21 Jul 2010   #22
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

You should not be changing permissions on ANY windows system folder. That includes Program Files and Program Files(x86) and be very careful of anything under Users. Don't touch ANYTHING under /Windows or if you see a /Documents and Settings folder show up on the root drive (Just ignore that folder completely).

Changing permissions on things randomly without understanding why they are set that way will merely cause your insall to behave worse and worse till it may become unusable. Program files is made unchangable without admin or system priviledges so that programs (virii etc) cannot screw with other installed programs. There is a reason why W7 has been MUCH less suseptable to virii attacks than XP...

In over a year of using Windows 7 release and in beta, I have NOT ONCE needed to go full admin. It's just not necessary AT ALL on a local system except for some /extremely/ limited issues.

Too many people try to wrest god like control over their system without having god like knowledge of its workings and end up having a non-functional system as a reasult
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21 Jul 2010   #23
Spiral72

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
No, you can use easy trasfer to move everything but the programs. Interested?

Alright. I'm interested...... If nothing else I can keep my old account around till IT gets around to updating things.

I hope your still logged in......
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21 Jul 2010   #24
Spiral72

Windows 7
 
 

There appears to be a problem with MY account. I don't know what or how, but two other admin accounts seem to work fine and mine..... not so good.
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21 Jul 2010   #25
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Im here, let me get the info.
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21 Jul 2010   #26
dood

Win7/XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Too many people try to wrest god like control over their system without having god like knowledge of its workings and end up having a non-functional system as a reasult
We GODS are offended....and we want full control.
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21 Jul 2010   #27
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Easy transfer was developed so you could move from XP or Vista to 7. I tried it, as a test from one account to another and it works like a charm

To access it just type easy transfer in search, by the start button.

Then using a simple finger drive or a more sophisticated external drive, transer everything to the other drive.

Set up the new account and transfer everything to it.

My suggestion is to transfer one thing at a time. You do not want to transfer the corruption. You can tranfer all your documents, pics etc. Then favorites, then desktop etc. You may just want to trasfer the personal stuff because of the problem, that is your choice

Leave the old account until you are satisified with the new.

Sorry, but programs have to be downloaded again or loaded with the DVD.

Good luck

Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers
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21 Jul 2010   #28
Spiral72

Windows 7
 
 

Ummmmmmm, hold on a second.

OK, when I setup the computer I created an account in domain MATT-M4500 a.k.a. "My computer"

IT give me access to the network, so I login as WORK\Matt...... it's supposed to be MY account, just another domain.

Let's see if I can explain this:
One of my failed attempts to install software under MY account resulted in a dead shortcut on my desktop. I tried to delete it and it give me a permissions error and asked for admin privileges.

I entered my WORK\Matt and password..... Sorry bud, no privileges
I entered my MATT-M4500\Matt and password and viola..... the file is deleted!!!!


So um, do I need to somehow link MATT-M4500\Matt with WORK\Matt??????

That's the one thing the working accounts DO have in common...... they're all on MATT-M4500 domain! The account that does NOT work (MY account) is on WORK's domain.

Does that make sense, or mean anything???

Gosh it wasn't this complicated on XP!!!!
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21 Jul 2010   #29
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Did the corrupted account ever work the way it was suppose to, if yes, the new account can be set up the same way. As a matter of fact. if it ever worked properly you can just do a system restore.
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21 Jul 2010   #30
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Spiral72 View Post
Ummmmmmm, hold on a second.

OK, when I setup the computer I created an account in domain MATT-M4500 a.k.a. "My computer"

IT give me access to the network, so I login as WORK\Matt...... it's supposed to be MY account, just another domain.

Let's see if I can explain this:
One of my failed attempts to install software under MY account resulted in a dead shortcut on my desktop. I tried to delete it and it give me a permissions error and asked for admin privileges.

I entered my WORK\Matt and password..... Sorry bud, no privileges
I entered my MATT-M4500\Matt and password and viola..... the file is deleted!!!!


So um, do I need to somehow link MATT-M4500\Matt with WORK\Matt??????

That's the one thing the working accounts DO have in common...... they're all on MATT-M4500 domain! The account that does NOT work (MY account) is on WORK's domain.

Does that make sense, or mean anything???

Gosh it wasn't this complicated on XP!!!!
AHH..DO THIS (From one of the accounts on the MATT-M4500 domain)

Go to Start > Control Panel > User Accounts > Give other users access to this computer > Add > Type your username, then type WORK under Domain

Log off, log in under the WORK user, try again
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