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Windows 7: Quick question on a re-install of Windows 7

03 Apr 2011   #1
estochin

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Quick question on a re-install of Windows 7

Thanks in advance for any help on this. I'm getting pretty good at re-installing Windows 7 (Clean) - However I do have a question:

What is the best way to set myself up as the Administrator so I don't constantly have to work around those pesky "You need administrator privileges do do xxx"

I would think that even with setting my default user account as an Administrator, there would be a way to really be an Administrator.

Hope this makes sense!


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03 Apr 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Estochin,

You could enable the built-in Administrator account afterwards, then log on to it to have almost full control.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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03 Apr 2011   #3
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by estochin View Post
Thanks in advance for any help on this. I'm getting pretty good at re-installing Windows 7 (Clean) - However I do have a question:

What is the best way to set myself up as the Administrator so I don't constantly have to work around those pesky "You need administrator privileges do do xxx"

I would think that even with setting my default user account as an Administrator, there would be a way to really be an Administrator.

Hope this makes sense!
Turn OFF UAC (User Access Control). You will never be bothered by those prompts again.
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03 Apr 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello estochin, welcome to Seven Forums!


The best option is to use the default admin acct and create an elevated shortcut for the programs/apps you use the most, then you can have the best of both worlds; this is how I do it myself.


How to Create a Elevated Program Shortcut without a UAC Prompt
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