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User Account Control for standard user.

Q: User Account Control for standard user.

How come the UAC is set to the lowest setting for the admin, but for a standard user it is still set as default (requiring admin password)?

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A: User Account Control for standard user.

Built in admin bypasses UAC, hence the setting. Any other users (even users created as admin) get UAC prompts.

This is one of the many reasons security best practices dictate creating a second admin account and disabling the built in one.
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Is a standard user account really necessary for tight security for the home user or will a well secured administrator account be sufficient?
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A:User Account Control, Privileges, Permissions, Ownership, user names, file control an

Hello, did you use the Easy Transfer method ? Transfer files and settings from another computer
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A:How should I lock down a user account for employees? Beyond 'standard user'

Hello, You didn't mention the OS. You can set up a Software Restriction Policy but it is only available with Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, and Windows 7 Enterprise and XP pro.
With Windows Home you can use Parental Controls to allow only certain programs.
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A:dont know user account control password and no administrator user

after the bios loads but before windows start to load hit f8 and you get your windows boot options.
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A:Solved: Default User Account (Administrator) acts like Standard Account
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A:Accidentaly changed admin account to standard user account

From desktop, hold CTRL+ALT then press DEL keyClick on Switch UserType: Administrator and enter the passwordOnce you are in, Win+X->Command Prompt(Admin)Type: net localgroup administrators username /add <======== replace username with your namesign out and sign back in with your name.

NOTE: In step 3, I Assume that you have the built in Admin turned on and you said you have the password.
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A:Default User Account (Administrator) acts like Standard Account


Right click Computer and click manage. On the left hand side there will be local users and groups. Go to the Administrators group and just confirm that the Owner account is in there?
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Anyone is free to explain their own reasoning for choosing a type of account if he/she wants to.

Currently I use a Standard User Account. Decided to try one a few days ago, and so far I like it. I don't find it that much annoying or bothersome(so far)
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A:Using default admin account vs standard user account

Its safer to always run programs with lower privileges, and run as administrator when needed. Personally, I like my UAC set to the max. Basically, it stops programs from messing with your PC without permission.
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A:Standard user account

make one of your user accounts have admin priviledges
although you give it admin priviledges it is not the same as the actual admin account which is hidden
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sorry for my bad english

A:standard user account

Have a look at this:
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Forum- P5Q - Sixengine.exe
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A:should I use a standard user account?

Personally, my Microsoft Account login has administrator privileges. There is absolutely nothing wrong with having a main user account with user privileges and a seperate local account with administrator privileges.

What you absolutely do NOT want to do is rely upon or use the built-in Administrator account as your routine administrator account.
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I have created a standard user.

my requirements:

1. standard user can install programs, which is saved for future uses (i have seen pcs where the programs are deleted/uninstalled as soon as the user log out)

2. standard user CANNOT re-install windows by inserting a windows disc at boot up!!

Is this already present under default standard user i have to add some settings?

thank you!

A:Account type: Standard user

Quote: Originally Posted by johnn1

1. standard user can install programs, which is saved for future uses (i have seen pcs where the programs are deleted/uninstalled as soon as the user log out)

Installing a program isn't actually a special thing, it is just copying files to a certain location and setting some things up. As long as an application is not depending on administrative power it can be ran or installed anywhere. So yes a standard user can install applications...if they support installing without admin power. Look at Google Chrome, it requires no administrative power to install or run.

2. standard user CANNOT re-install windows by inserting a windows disc at boot up!!

Impossible. Windows is not running when a computer boots up, thus no user accounts.
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A:Standard User Account Restrictions

You moved your documents outside of your user directory (C:\Users\[username])? Otherwise they would have been protected...unless you altered the permissions of the system.
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Desktop specs:
CPU: Intel Core i7-870 @ 2.93GHz (4 cores, 8 threads)
GPU: AMD Radeon 5570, 2GB GDDR3
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
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A:Can't sign in to Standard user account

The same thing happened to me. I checked my event logs and found out it was the Soluto program pre-installed with the laptop. I had uninstalled the program (and the other pre-installed programs like Pokki and WildTangent) through the "Programs and Features" control panel but apparently not everything was uninstalled. Check out the following link to get the Soluto uninstall cleanup tool after you uninstall Soluto through the "Programs and Features" control panel:

I also recommend getting the uninstall clean up tool for Pokki, too:

Pokki | Uninstalling Pokki

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A:Standard User Account in Windows 7

Hello JazzMahn,What you are missing are probably only the Shortcuts on the Start Menu.When you install a program if possible choose the option "Install for All Users" or similar, when the installer ask this it will create the Star Menu entry's for all the users.Now to fix that you should open this path (1)C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs with your account with Administrative privileges,all the shortcuts and folders created on this location will be visible to all the users.At the same time open the Start Menu for you user, to do this open the Start Menu> right click on All Programs and select open It will open a folder with a path similar to this one: (2)C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu open the Programs folderWhat you need to do is copy the shortcuts and folders from path (2) to (1) and they will show when you login using any other account.Hope my instructions are clear to you.
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The only way around this I have found so far is to make his account an administrator.
Which is not something that I want to keep this way.

Can someone please help me to correct this problem.


A:standard user account just logs off.

All non-admin accounts result in immediate logoff?

Does that also happen if you boot the machine into safe mode (hold F8 at startup)?

Is anything of interest logged at the time in the system or app event logs (run EVENTVWR afterwards to check)?

Have you installed any additional "parenting" software on that machine?

What worries me a little is the fact that adding a user to the admins group "fixes" this. That would presumably rule out any account-specific configuration settings such as the contents of their Startup folder (they still run the same startup group as admins). You may also wish to run a thorough malware scan, if you haven't already done so.
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any ideas how it was created? since noone else uses my PC then it was kinda a surprise for me.

EDIT: yeah soz, googled it and found another topic about it in SF and so on... soz but im a NEWBIE in stuff that i dont know how they happen and i like to panic alot since pretty much every week something in my pc stops working...

A:hidden standard user account

Where did you get your copy of 7

I will know more when you answer.


It could have been put there by one of your programs, they sometimes create an account to operate.

or it could be malware

Make and antivirus scan and download and run malwarebytes.
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A:Picture standard user account

Go to PC Settings > Accounts > Browse .... then click on the picture that you want to associate with your account.

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A:Standard user account question

AFAIK, it should keep those settings but not 100% sure.

You could try a trial of a third party program such as TuneUp Utilities or Vista Manager as you may be able to get the settings to stick that way???
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A:Standard User Account Desktop

Hi Cyber Kong,

Can you please post a screenshot of what you're describing, according to these instructions?

That will help a lot, thanks.

Windows Outreach Team
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I tried starting Control Panel using Run as administrator and going in through there, did the same thing.

Any ideas how to gain access in way that allows the UAC elevation?


A:Not accessible through a standard user account?

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

Standard Account:

A standard user account lets a person use most of the capabilities of the computer, but permission from an administrator is required if you want to make changes that affect other users or the security of the computer.
When you use a standard account, you can use most programs that are installed on the computer, but you can't install or uninstall software and hardware, delete files that are required for the computer to work, or change settings on the computer that affect other users. If you're using a standard account, some programs might require you to provide an administrator password before you can perform certain tasks.

Administrator Account:

An administrator account is a user account that lets you make changes that will affect other users. Administrators can change security settings, install software and hardware, and access all files on the computer. Administrators can also make changes to other user accounts.
When you set up Windows, you'll be required to create a user account. This account is an administrator account that allows you to set up your computer and install any programs that you would like to use. Once you have finished setting up your computer, we recommend that you use a standard user account for your day-to-day computing. It's more secure to use a standard user account instead of an administrator account.
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A:Windows 7 Standard User Account

I don't know if it is necessary, but I'd try a reboot before doing anything more.
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A:Admimistrator account or Standard user account?

My best advice is to simply avoid infection and contamination by getting yourself a good Anti-Virus and Firewall. Your common sense should be the first line of defense when it comes to downloading and executing programs on your computer though, Anti-Virus and Firewall protection are to be considered a last line of defense.

I've never heard of using a "Standard" account to improve security coverage, but I can see how it would help. Though I've used administrator accounts forever and never had any problems with viruses or other infections. I personally disabled UAC after a week or two of using it on Vista, it's to obnoxious, intrusive, and completely useless. It's quite a bit better on Windows 7 though, especially since you can set a "drag-bar" to the level of protection you want.
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I have heard that it is safer to be logged on only on a limited/standard account rather than an administrator when logging on to the Internet.
Is this true?
I am the main user here on a home computer My grandchildren have access on a limited account.
I am the only administrator and my user account is as administrator.
Would I have to turn my present main user account (where all my documents are stored and which I use for everything on a daily basis ) into a limited/standard account and create a second user account with administrator rights and switch to the second ( administrator ) account when I want to download something or change settings?

A:Use of Limited / Standard User Account for Security

Yes, it is more secure to run your computer daily with a limited user account. Attackers take advantage of coding flaws in Windows and try to install malware when you chance upon their websites. If you are running as a limited user, some of these installs will fail, because only administrator accounts can make system changes.

You will have to create a second administrative account first and then demote your present account to limited user.

You don't have to use the admin account to do downloading. You only have to use it if you are installing a program. I normally download applications to the Public/Downloads folder ( on Vista, or a subfolder of All Users on XP )
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A:Standard User Account Program Access

Have you tries using Parental Controls to allow them to use the program(s)?

Parental Controls - Allow or Block Specific Programs
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A:game not accessable from standard user account

when you were going through the install of the game, did it prompt you to install it for yourself or for all users on the PC? .. I don't use the apps so I'm not for sure if it even does this but it was worth suggesting considering other programs do ask this, including games, if you want to install it for yourself or all users.
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A:How to download software on other user standard account?

Can you possibly explain a little more clearly? Are you trying to run programs from a standard acct?
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A:@ symbol will not display under a standard user account

Does a Guest account allow you to go to Control Panel to alter the keyboard to English (UK)?
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I have my system all setup the way I like it. All security software etc... setup. I assume it would be a good idea to change the account to standard user for some extra security. So, should I simply create a new admin account then change my current admin over to standard user? Will I encounter any problems using software after the change? If I do have issues can I solve them by switching he account back to admin level? Thanks for your help

A:Can I convert my administrators account to standard user?

Before you change your current admin account over to standard. Just a little tip disable UAC.

Start > Control Panel > User Accounts > Change User Account Control Settings > Set the toggle to the bottom one.

Just incase you've installed programs that still require a security warning.
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A:Running programs from standard user account

Quote: Originally Posted by windows7noob

hi here is my dilemma... i installed hulu desktop from an administrator account that i created. i am trying to run it from a standard user account.

the application was installed in c:/users/(admin account name)/appdata/local/ i cannot access the folder to run it from the standard user account.

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run as admin. instructions here Elevated Command Prompt Shortcut

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What happens when you try?

Do you get any error messages?
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A:IE 8 some sites don't render correctly in standard user account


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Lets first make sure that the problem is not worse than it seems
Run an sfc check
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoib

We have liftoff!!!

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Would the above really work???
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Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) by Malwarebytes
Version: 7.5.1 (07.16.2015:1)
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium x64
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~~~ Services
~~~ Tasks
~~~ Registry Values
~~~ Registry Keys
~~~ Files
~~~ Folders
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~~~ Chrome
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Elevate Axel to Admin account, hide the Built In Admin account: Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums

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a) This may be possible in theory but it would not be easy. Don't go there.
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A:User Account Control

Originally Posted by grasmith

Hi folks.

Every now and then, I use PowerTools Lite to see what "rubbish" has accumulated in the Registry etc.
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I dont know but one thing you can try is to launch power tools as admin. You can also lower the uac sensitivity.

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A:How do i control a user account?

What you are wanting to do is very simple. Type in the Windows search box " user " and then choose User Accounts, from here you can create a new account for the other users and choose standard user account for them. I would make just 1 user account and let all the others use that unless you want that everyone has their own account.

To secure your files from others you can either edit the user accounts permissions but if you are not familar with that then I recommand either first reading up on it or you can simply make a folder private by right clicking on it and chosing to not share the folder.
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Do you run it and if so why?

A:Do you use UAC (User Account Control)?

Sure i use it ..... The reason being we all from time to time make mistakes it is very easy to click on some thing you dont intend to .... Also i would say its even easier when using a Laptop with a touch pad
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A:PLEASE HELP!! User Account Control

Hello Kbaugh, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You could use METHOD THREE in the tutorial below to reset you password using the reset disc created in it to regain access to your user account.

Reset User Account Password

Hope this helps,
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A:User Account Control

Method 1: You can disable UAC by following this ways:

1. Start, Run. ( or open taskmanager, File, New Task (run) )
2. type "msconfig.exe"
3. Press return/enter or click ok.
4. Under the tools tab search for Disable UAC
5. Highlight it and click Launch
6. Close the new window that will appear
7. Click ok to close msconfig.

Restart your pc.

Method 2:
Go Start > Control Panel\User Accounts and Family Safety\User Accounts

Then click on "Turn UAC on or off"
After that restart your computer.
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Quote: Originally Posted by teja1946

Can I Disable User Account Control (UAC) for one Windows 7 application or program?

Only by granting it "admin" privileges. what are you trying to do?

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

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A:User Account Control

Hello Jcaswell,

Sorry, but there's not a way to add an exception list for UAC. That would defeat the whole purpose of UAC asking for your permission to allow something to run elevated first. For example, if you added a program's exe file to an exception list and that exe file became infected by malware or a virus, then that malware would be able to run elevated without your knowledge since there was no UAC prompt to ask you first.

If you like, you could read more in depth details about UAC in the links in the blue NOTE box at the top of the tutorial below.

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

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Is anyone else having this issue?
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A:User Account Control

Use TweakUAC and set to "quiet mode"
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GM all,

Does anyone know how you add a publisher so you stop getting the User Account Control dialog popup's?

Thanking you in advance,


A:User Account Control

Not necessary go to control panel User Ac Control Turn off

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A:User Account Control

Hello Bill, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could create an elevated shortcut to open it elevated without getting the UAC prompt.

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create
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You should see a "Change when these notifications appear" link. Click that, and personalize it to your liking.
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A:User Account Control


User Account Control (UAC) - Change Settings in Windows 8

^^ tutorial should help.