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Windows 7: Not administrator

11 Jan 2010   #1
thebard

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Not administrator

I have Windows 7 Home premium set up with myself as only user as administrator. Despite this, several operations throw up error message "Administrator only". I have checked all permissions and tried disabling UAC, but nothing helps.


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11 Jan 2010   #2
alwinwinjoe

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit Version 6.1 (build 7600.16385)
 
 

Hello there and welcome to Seven Forums!

I believe that you want to modify system files and you can't access them? Am I correct?

Well this will help with a little add-on also:

Taking Ownership of file - Vista Forums

Take Ownership Shortcut - Windows 7 Forums

Hope I helped.
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11 Jan 2010   #3
thebard

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Not administrator

No, it is worse than that! For example, I can use Windows Update OK, but when I click on "Update other Microsoft products", the Administrator only message comes up. Certain other system functions are barred as well.
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11 Jan 2010   #4
alwinwinjoe

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit Version 6.1 (build 7600.16385)
 
 

Are you running an upgrade or a clean install? What have you done to your system before the problem happened?
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11 Jan 2010   #5
thebard

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Not administrator

Clean installation on new computer, installation carried out by Dell. Settings transferred from old XP machine. Problem from start.
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11 Jan 2010   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Did you see this tutorial? Run as Administrator
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11 Jan 2010   #7
thebard

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Tried those earlier. Seems Ok, but doesn't actually work. I think it is more basic than individual programmes.
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