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Windows 7: No admin rights and C:\ is read-only

05 Apr 2009   #11
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neobazz View Post
@YupYup: Shouldn't I have permission to write to any directory? I am running as the main Administrator after a clean install.
If you enabled the adminstrator account (disabled by default) and are logged into that then yes, if you are logged into a user account who is a member of the adminstrator group then no.


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05 Apr 2009   #12
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

How do I restore security settings to the default settings? Just try this link ,you might see something that will help.I am not saying it will but may be worth a try.
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05 Apr 2009   #13
neobazz

Windows 7
 
 

I jut tried jfar's solution and it did not work.

Right now I activated the Admin account from lusrmgr and deactivated my main user account - so I am running under the Administrator account now. I still cannot write anything to the C: drive.
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05 Apr 2009   #14
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

what path is shown when you open the command prompt?
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05 Apr 2009   #15
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Try this link and see if it helps. NewSID.exe HELP!!!!!!!!!
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05 Apr 2009   #16
neobazz

Windows 7
 
 

@YupYup: Normally its C:\Users\Administrator>. However, I am able to get it to C:\Windows\System32> from going into task manager, opening new cmd.exe as Admin. But they both have the same non-admin access.

@jfar: I am having no luck even booting into Safe Mode. I'll try a couple more ways though.
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05 Apr 2009   #17
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Did you change anything in Folder Options?
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05 Apr 2009   #18
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neobazz View Post
@YupYup: Normally its C:\Users\Administrator>. However, I am able to get it to C:\Windows\System32> from going into task manager, opening new cmd.exe as Admin. But they both have the same non-admin access.
C:\Users\Administrator would indicate you are logged into the adminstrator account where you should have permission. Post a screenshot of the adminstrators permissions in the security tab of the properties on C:
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05 Apr 2009   #19
neobazz

Windows 7
 
 

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05 Apr 2009   #20
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Yes you should have permission, try the command to restore the security settings that jfar gave the link for.

secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose

You will need to restart after.
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