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Windows 7: How do I make myself always administrator?

04 Feb 2012   #31
Philip Donald

Windows 7 Starter 32 bit

Hi all

When I type sfc /scannow from cmd prompt run as administrator, I get the message Access is Denied. I have full administrator rights, but I don't get anywhere. I tried the command net user /administrator:enable (and with true at the end) but that gave me a syntax error. I've included a screen shot with both outcomes. Please help.

Grace and peace

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04 Feb 2012   #32
Philip Donald

Windows 7 Starter 32 bit

Okay, just activated the Hidden Administrator and still getting the Access is Denied message. Is something seriously wrong here? I even tried running the sfc /scannow from various directories to see if I could get a positive response. Help!
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05 Feb 2012   #33

windows seven

Did you disable UAC?
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07 Feb 2012   #34
Philip Donald

Windows 7 Starter 32 bit

It appears the version of Windows was installed without license (by dealer) and it was a badly hacked version. Must get a new version of Windows.
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03 Aug 2013   #35

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
Right click cmd prompt and select "Run as Admin".HTH.
thanks that worked :0)
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03 Aug 2013   #36

windows 7 home 64bit

Any more problems Linda
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03 Aug 2013   #37

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Hiya pal
Im doing great, Im on my laptop and its running great , its like it was when new ( 3 years) once i had got that AMD graphics adapter i was up and running, shame it wasn't on my drivers disc or the website under my named laptop which could have caused less and i never even had a dram through it all lol Tonight I will start putting back on my most used programs and browsing , so glad to have come across you, you do the group proud by giving your support and knowledge , that's important me when you come to these communities to pick your brains lol The help has been wonderful, thank you.
ps., I even took your advice, got the link here for backing up and thats what i done. There is so much info on here its amazing, you are a great team, i will stay in touch from Bonnie Dundee :0)
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03 Aug 2013   #38

windows 7 home 64bit

Hiya Linda There are many Tutorials on the Forum you should find them very helpful . There is also Experts in every category .. So if you ever need help in the future you know where to come .. Everyone here is just glad to help in any way they can .. Good luck for tonight dont Install to many programs at once do it gradually over the next few days :)
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17 May 2014   #39

Windows 7
Little help please :P

I would appreciate if someone could help me with getting my administrator rights back. I have my laptop but because i'm still in University , my mother put on the time limit (please don't judge ) and i cant turn it off.It seems she was able to stop me from using the cmd, local groups and any other possibility to get my admin rights back. If there is any way i can , please help :)
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23 Sep 2016   #40

Windows 7 Home Premium edition 64 bit
Yes, I know this is an old thread....but I came across it, so....

the unhappy faces are ('s :'s I didn't have time to figure out how to fix it....
To be completely elevated ans admin right click on the command prompt icon, click "run as administrator". It should already be at "c:\windows\system32" if it isn't then get there. Once there, type "net user administrator /active:yes/no" Yes turns it on obviously. Then Log off and when you reach the login screen you will see a new account called Administrator. This administrator is the Hidden Admin and has full access to the computer especially above the admin accounts you can or have created.
Use the Hidden Admin for what you need done, then go back to command prompt and turn off the Hidden Admin. You don't, or shouldn't, want to leave that open and available to anyone accessing your computer physically or through back doors, like your firewall. Your computer can be basically destroyed and if you don't have a windows installation disc, which seems common these days for some dame reason, then you're screwed.

Other scenario: If you need to open a file but you're getting the "access denied" prompt, click on Start, then click on All Programs, then click on Accessories, then Right click on Windows Explorer, then navigate to the item you wish to should be able to open it. HOWEVER, I have been having a constant battle with my computer about what permissions I am allowed to have. Microsoft simply dumbfounds me on a regular, not always, but regular occasions such as this.

In any event, if all else fails and you want to control a specific folder, drive, or document, whip out the Hidden Administrator, right click Command Prompt TWICE...two windows, it's easier trust me.....set the windows side by side by dragging them to the sides of the screen, in the right window type ICACLS and that will bring up a large instructional sheet on how to use it. Play with it later but be extremely careful, for now focus on the "permissions" and center them in the screen so you can refer to them easily.
Next, in the Left window type ICACLS "file/drive/folder name" /grant[:r] "name of user":(and begin typing in every permissions you want that user to have from the top of the stack to the very bottom) then type /T /C that will give you control of everything. There.
This is an example of the string c:\icacls Pictures /grant[:r] Luke:(f,m,rx,r,w,d,de,rc,wdac,wo,s,as,ma,gr,gw,ge,ga,rd,wd,ad,rea,wea,x,dc,ra,wa) /T /C

This will give the user "Luke" full access And full Special permissions to the "Pictures" folder. You could take ownership, but I've found that it grants me no more rights than a normal, useless administrator account and I've been dealing with for a long time. I wish someone could teach me some more things lol

But, when it is done, hit the Up Arrow to display your last command and remove everything after the name of the user and type ":(NP) /T /C" This will stop inheritance which I've run into a huge amount of problems with as well.

Hope this helps. I found this thread looking to permanently elevate my admins also but I don't see an answer that I haven't already tried. If anyone knows how to actually, literally elevate all normal admins please let me know...I want to run my computer instead of forcing it to do what I want every time......
Hopes this helps someone....... luv ya all
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