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Admin settings should I remove this for security?

Q: Admin settings should I remove this for security?

Apprently "90 percent of the most serious vulnerabilities were nullified by removing Administrator privileges."

Do people recommend this and what will I lose if I do uninstall admin settings?

Thanks!

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A: Admin settings should I remove this for security?

honestly? if your a home user there is no point... you have to install programs as an administrator anyway, and the default administrator account which was created when you installed windows (or bought it and switched it on) runs as a standard user unless admin rights are needed anyway, thats the point of User Account Control,

basically you will not be any more secure, you'll just have the aggro of having to remember to "run as admin" every time you want to install something, among other things

on the other hand, not giving everyone who uses your pc admin rights is a very good idea, i personally work on the theory that if anyone really needs to use admin that badly they can ask me to input my password, at least i have control over what goes onto my PC (try having a girlfriend who thinks malware is a wardrobe malfunction... im actually not kidding)

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A:How to remove write protection of USB mass storage with no visible lock/unlock

insert the USB device, then

control panel->Admin Tools->Disk Management

Your boot drive will show as C:\ and under
Layout will be Partition
File System will show NTFS

How does your USB show up?
 

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A:Resetting settings on Netgear N300 router...

Hey drpepper. You can manually reset your router settings to its default settings as they were when you bought it. I would disconnect the router from the modem and just use the simple procedure to reset the router. You can then access the router setup page and change the default password, network name (SSID), and set up your encryption mode (wpa2 preferred) and create a password/network key to secure your router. Save any changes you make, and when done,power off the router. Power on your modem, wait a minute,then power up the router, wait a minute, then see if you can detect your network. All of the info for doing this is in the N300 router setup manual, with the reset procedure on page 39.

http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/WNR3500LV1/WNR3500L_SM_11JUN2010.pdf
 

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A:CMOS settings wrong

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A:Ultra settings...

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A:Acer GN245HQ Settings

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A:How to unlock USB ports without admin password?

Sorry, we will not assist in circumventing such security features, especially when the machine belongs to someone else.
 

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A:MSI Z68A-GD55 won't allow changes to overclocking settings after BIOS update

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A:Will it affect my earlier desktop settings?

Doing this could cause the computer not to "see" the hard drive any longer, thus not being able to boot up properly. Is it really worth doing this?
 

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A:Mouse settings?

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A:Format / remove partitions on old HD

xauss said:





I have an old 2 1/2" HD from a previous laptop that I have successfully convrted into a external harddrive with an appropriate HD Enclosure, and recovered whatever data I wanted onto my new win8 laptop.

since I no longer need the operating system, the data, or the partitions on this reborn external harddrive since I would like to use it for backups/ storage, it makes sense to me to wipe it clean to start afresh. does reformatting essentially wipe it free of data and restore as a single volume?Click to expand...

YES



since I have never formatted or wiped a hard drive in my life and a quick google search suggests I can format a new harrdrive (no mention about an old one!) with Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management (pic uploaded I hope) I dont really understand what the four sections represent on Disk 0 (the new lappies harddrive) and they dont appear seperately as far as I can tell on file explorer. Disk 1 does however appear as drives E F G H when plugged in (though E is completely empty)Click to expand...

Let's make sure you never get these mixed up.
get a command prompt (click start and in the SEARCH box enter CMD hit enter.
In the new window, enter DISKMGMT
In the Disk Mgmt window, there's two major sections: Upper half and bottom half and this is where you see Disk 0, Disk 1, ...
Mine show three blocks Recovery, Win7-OS (C and one with only a size and 'healthy'
The biggest block should be your Windows partition and have status like

Healthy (Boot, Page file, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)
For my system(s), I did a right-click on this partition -> properties -> General Tab and created the name WIN7-OS
so that I never screw-up.

For your DISK 1; do the same thing and give a name like EXT_HD
TAKE NOTICE OF THE DRIVE LETTER (I'll assume it's Z: below)



anyway, if anyone can explain in simple id-iot-proof language that I cant screw-up how to wipe clean Disk 1 into a single usable 300GB volume I would be a happy bunny.Click to expand...

Assuming you've given disk 1 this name, in the command window, enter the following:
Format Z: /X /FS:NTFS /V:EXT_HD





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A:Internet connection for Windows security only

pot1234Dreadlox said:





Hi Guys, hope this is the right forum... I have a W7 home professional sp 1 which has suddently lost internet connectivity, for any browser or program requiring updates via the internet....odd, but Windows Security Essentials seems to update but no joy for anything else. The network centre 'map' shows the machine is connected. I am pretty new at this, so any help would be appreciated....thanks in advance, DLClick to expand...

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xxJags said:





Hey, i was thinking about restoring my laptop to factory settings to take care of some fps issues ive been having for the last 10 months, since my laptop came without an OS disc does that mean that the OS is integrated into the laptop and that when i restore it i wont have to buy a new one?

ThanksClick to expand...

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I think you'd be better setting up your AT&T router as a switch, and then running your Netgear router as your main router.

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I should also add, I did a virus scan and it was free from any infections...!
 

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What's affordable, how much are you looking to spend?

For a cheaper cooler I really like the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro. Another good one is the Cooler Master Hyper 212.

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Sata drives will show as SDA# followed by the partition.
SCSI and USB are the same except with SDC and SDB.

HDA is the primary IDE drive (I think)

So yeah they should show separably



1.) I have an old 160GB Seagate SATA HDD. It has Windows XP installed on it. My newer HDD is a 1TB Seagate which has Windows 7 on it. Is it possible to remove all data from my older HDD (including the OS) and use it as additional storage on Windows 7?Click to expand...

Should be, just format it to NTFS and windows 7 should be able to use it fine. Do you mean transfer the OS to the 1TB? I think you can do that too.



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A:Security cam rca to laptop

there is swans in perth and sydney?



rowey said:





I have a wireless swann security camera..... receiver has 1 video and 1 audio rca leads to plug into ether tv or vcr for recordingClick to expand...

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A:Sony Vaio PCG-9W1L remove keyboard and touchpad

Check instructions at this link:

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/remove-replaced-damaged-keyboard-sony-vaio-vgn-s150-lapto/

Not the same model number but it may work.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/sony-vaio-pcg-9w1l-remove-keyboard-and-touchpad.146169/
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A:PC restarts BIOS settings when unplugged

Try replacing the CMOS battery on the motherboard. It will be a flat coin-like battery.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/pc-restarts-bios-settings-when-unplugged.144142/
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A:Have HDD and bios pwds on Dell Inspiron 2500, how to remove HDD first?

We do not help with password issues on TechSpot.
Your best bet is to register the new owner on Dell, then wait 21 business days fof verification that it has not been stolen, then contact their tech support by telephone after the registration has been in place the 21 business days.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/have-hdd-and-bios-pwds-on-dell-inspiron-2500-how-to-remove-hdd-first.141855/
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The easiest thing you can do if this is a *nix based server is change it to SFTP. This will cause your family to have to change their connection settings, but this will prevent sending of unencrypted passwords. This will also encrypt your payloads, but will cause more overhead on your server. You can also edit your firewall rules to only allow specific IPs or IP ranges to connect.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/home-server-security.141530/
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/Wilma
 

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This might help:
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Is this LED used to tell you that it's not alright to disconnect? I have one with an LED on it, and it just means it is plugged into the computer. Taking it out after doing a safe remove will not damage it.

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yes, the primary hd needs to be detected in order for your OS to boot. make sure the hard drive is connected to the right header and make sure the boot order sequence is correct. you can also try setting the jumper on the hard drive to master.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bios-settings-question.139599/
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A:Seagate External HD Cannot safely remove in XP

Some of these external drives you can take the casing off, and mount the Sata Hard drive, inside a Desktop computer
Then you can run the Seatools diagnostic software fully

This does sound like a faulty hard drive though, if its > Clicking
 

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I have an on-board sound card (Realtec HD audio on Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P model). My speakers have not had any problems at all for the past 10 years, and just stopped working after setting the settings to that (24bit/192kHz)

Any ideas?


Thanks a lot!

PS: If you can scientifically support your opinion, it would be even greater, as I'm still arguing with my friend, but my field of expertice has nothing to do with computers or electronics


Thanks again for your time,
Regards,
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A:Can the Speakers be damaged from modifying the sound output settings?

The can be damaged if you "modify" by turning up the volume to excessive output... Many speakers will burn out very quickly.
But what you describe as modifying the Sample Rate and Bit Depth won't damage the speakers... But can sometimes damage some of the other sound electronics.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/can-the-speakers-be-damaged-from-modifying-the-sound-output-settings.139228/
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A:Will upgrading the bios firmware on a Latitude D630 delete the bios admin password?

What?

Didn't you reply here, and say it worked (after the unusual 9th try ) http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic109612-109.html#post747024

Awfully strange!

A bios update can't remove passwords. As You Must Know

Oh and thanks for the extended long Title. I'm thinking this Topic of yours would be best removed? What do you think?
 

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A:PC powers off after 8 seconds - remove CPU chip and it stays up

Is the CPU heatsink properly installed with thermal compound between the CPU and the heatsink? Do you have the CPU fan properly connected to the motherboard fan header?
 

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the monitor is a samsung gh17ls

tried pushing auto nothing...

has nvidia card

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A:Tweaking microphone recording settings

hi

some types of sound card have an item in the control panel..most dont..
 

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Why don't you invest in a good 3rd party sound card and use its supplied audio managing software
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/10-band-eq-settings-audio-manager-help.134021/
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this computer is an compaq 6730B
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Thank you
 

A:HP 6730B bios admin password problem

hi,
I asked for the same problem in this forum but my threat was deleted with the suggestion to read the Forum FAQs.
I read them but I didn't find why they did it. So I want repeat the question adding it to the yours one:

HP CompaQ nx9005
hash code [ 15656]
I need the system password

I wrote and I just wrote again at the hp forum about it whitout any help, and the hp chat doesn't start because of a bag (I'm not the only one having this problem).

I read all messages of the reference topic about the same problem (as suggested) but I didn't find my needs.
I think I will have to ask about it a lot of time. Hope to find someone who can help me.
thanks
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/hp-6730b-bios-admin-password-problem.132944/