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Transferring Standard (Admin) Account to Hidden Admin?

Q: Transferring Standard (Admin) Account to Hidden Admin?

Hi Guys I'm new to this forum as in this is my first post so please be gentle with Admin? Standard Account to Hidden (Admin) Transferring me if this has been answered before So anyway I have a standard account with admin privileges turned off UAC etc but it doesn't seem to be elevated all the time for example I still see the quot admin shield Transferring Standard (Admin) Account to Hidden Admin? quot icon next to some programs on my desktop Most of the time I have to right click and select quot Run as Administrator quot from the popup menu and also Windows still asks me when something needs admin mode and do I want to continue I have Transferring Standard (Admin) Account to Hidden Admin? activated the hidden true admin account on my PC and when I log into that everything is elevated and great no more prompts etc which is what I want But the problem is it looks very basic I want to be able to transfer all my settings from my standard admin account to my true admin account is this possible I've tried going to system- gt advanced system settings- gt user profiles to copy the account across but the copy button is grayed out If this is not possible is there any way to make this standard admin account the full type which is always elevated Hope someone can help me I'm getting very annoyed having to give permission for things I want to do all the time Thanks in advance -milw rm

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A: Transferring Standard (Admin) Account to Hidden Admin?

Hello milw0rm, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You could use the tutorial below to elevate your standard administrator account to have the same elevated rights as the built-in elevated Administrator account.

Be warned though, that all Metro Store apps and the Store will not work in an elevated account.

User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
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Did you update to Windows 7 64-bit operating system?

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A:Standard VGA graphics adapter (Code 10)

Can you say what your PC is? Make/model ?
Which Windows version are you using?
If you are not sure exactly what the graphics are then you can download this small program to give you info about it.
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A:Standard VGA graphics adapter

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A:Standard VGA Graphics Adapter

What kind of games are you trying to play?

The laptop you have I think uses the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7150M Graphics Chipset. This onboard chipset will not enable you to play most modern day 3D games.

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A:Will upgrading the bios firmware on a Latitude D630 delete the bios admin password?


Didn't you reply here, and say it worked (after the unusual 9th try )

Awfully strange!

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A:ATI Error Message, "Try installing Standard VGA first"

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A:HP 6730B bios admin password problem

I asked for the same problem in this forum but my threat was deleted with the suggestion to read the Forum FAQs.
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hash code [ 15656]
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You didn't mention what the make and model of your laptop is. We need this info to help with this. We are not standing right next to you. We cannot see this laptop.
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What is the actual model of Nvidia card? Based on that, have you manually tried installing the WHQL forceware drivers from nvidia's website for your GPU series?

Also, is your OS 32-bit or 64-bit?
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A:Recover Realtek hidden option

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If you don't have the time, it must not be that important
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Your answer may be found in this thread HERE Pages 10/11/12 maybe the interesting part for you.

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Your brother may ask DELL for master password to unlock the computer.

maxpaynemafia said:

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Hello and welcome to techspot.

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Take a look at this thread HERE.

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A:Dell Latitude D400 ADMIN Password.

Reset Password


Your right in your assumption, it takes many attempts to short the chip correctly, but it can be done,

Email paragon33 at the address found on my site, he is an expert at these, you could also take a look at this site here.


(PS this thread may get moved to one of the open threads)
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