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Windows 7: WD 1TB Drive; Is not accessible/Access Denied

17 Jan 2011   #11
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

"The user names people create on OEM machines today when they set them up have full admin rights under that account. Unless you're trying to cheat the system, there really isn't any reason to keep it unhidden. Plus, If malware got a hold of that account it would have free reign with file and system permissions and there'd be nothing you can do about it."

Don't understand what you're getting at.
The first 2 sentences totally puzzle me. What's "cheat the system" all about?

Users of OEM OSs (OEM:SLP) should be able to
Activate the Hidden administrator
>net user administrator /active:yes
a visible account appears with all it's privileges.

>net user administrator /active:no
removes visibility of the account until needed again.

I rarely need to use the hidden administrator. I'd be a little annoyed if an OEM installed OS caused problems by doing the above.


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17 Jan 2011   #12
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
"The user names people create on OEM machines today when they set them up have full admin rights under that account. Unless you're trying to cheat the system, there really isn't any reason to keep it unhidden. Plus, If malware got a hold of that account it would have free reign with file and system permissions and there'd be nothing you can do about it."

Don't understand what you're getting at.
The first 2 sentences totally puzzle me. What's "cheat the system" all about?

Users of OEM OSs (OEM:SLP) should be able to
Activate the Hidden administrator
>net user administrator /active:yes
a visible account appears with all it's privileges.

>net user administrator /active:no
removes visibility of the account until needed again.

I rarely need to use the hidden administrator. I'd be a little annoyed if an OEM installed OS caused problems by doing the above.
Well this topic itself exampled how the OP "cheated the system".

And OEMs don't do it so much anymore with Vista and 7, at least not to my knowledge.
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17 Jan 2011   #13
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

That clears it up
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20 Jan 2011   #14
Evols

7UX64
 
 

I hid it as soon as I was done using it. Not a bad idea to put a password on it while your in there using it...just in case.
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