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Windows 7: Disable UAC as a non admin profile

03 Dec 2016   #1

Windows 7
Disable UAC as a non admin profile

Hi guys any help greatly appreciated.

I have an old work laptop that has UAC enabled and prevents me as a user downloading anything. When I try to alter anything I get the pop up on the image attached

Is there anyway at all I can disable the UAC from my profile? I do not have the admin password or even know the username.

Apologise if this has already been dealt with and for my severe lack of technical know how


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03 Dec 2016   #2

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1

Hello and welcome:

How did you come to acquire this "old work laptop"?

Also, it would help to see the system specs:
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03 Dec 2016   #3

Windows 7

It's one I used to use but the place I worked went into administration and subsequently out of business. I'd not realised I had still had it after a couple of years but recently moved and found it. Aside from having lots of old work on it there isn't much I can do with it other than internet and word (glorified typewriter)

System stuff:
Windows 7 pro
Dell Latitude 3540
64 bit operating system

not sure if there's anything else you might need?

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03 Dec 2016   #4

win 8 32 bit

Its against are rules to help hacking a pc so your best bet is to do a reinstall of windows or free linux
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04 Dec 2016   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

From a standard user account, UAC cannot be disabled, as it's a system-wide setting and therefore is must be changed by an administrator account.

Anyway, UAC doesn't imposes any restriction in downloading and many other activities, except in those that require administrative access and touch system-wide things. But for a computer of yours, you definitely need an admin account for installing software and do some maintenance.

The best bet is to get the password of any administrator account still in the system, if you can get in touch with someone from the old work. Lacking that, the best option, and advisable in any case, is a full reformat of the system and starting over, knowing that you now will have full control over the whole system.
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