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Q: i cant get admin permission ,but i am admin

I cannot delete or Add files such as Pic,music ect, it keeps saying not permitted I need administrator Permission , but am Admin

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A: i cant get admin permission ,but i am admin

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Hello, I just purchased a new lenovo v570 laptop runing windows 7 home premium.

I scanned an image using my Epson NX 400 usb all-in-one printer. Then I tried to save it to my external USB enclosed sata drive. I haven't had any problem like this before. They said, I didn't have permission. I am running the laptop as an administrator. What other permission do I need? Antivirus and firewall software is all up and funny functional.

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I'm new to Windows 7.

I'm still trying to master the file permissions.. I need some help and I'd appreciate it if someone could help me out.

I have a folder with mp3s (created with my old Windows XP system). I've included this mp3s folder in the "my music" library and then I inspected the folder and took ownership of it together with everything it contains (following instructions I found on the Net).

Nevertheless, when I'm trying to delete or move a file I get the message that I need to provide administrator permission! But I thought I am both administrator and owner...

Also, when listen to the songs with WinAmp, it seems I cannon save any song data. I get: Cannot save metadata: Error opening file.

I suppose, it's an aspect of the very same problem.

What am I missing?


A:I need admin permission to delete/move file (but I'm both admin/owner)

Take a look on the properties of the folder see if you have an unblock button . If you do click on it .
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Try to create new user with admin rights and see, if same issue happens there.
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Hello I am having a lot of issues with my work computer and the IT guy here doesnt know what is wrong I am suppossed to have Admin Privileges But I am not able to download programs or delete shortcuts from my desktop For example when I try to go to quot Local Secuirty Policy quot it says quot Access is denied quot quot You do not have permission to perform this operation quot Now everyone in my company people is linked over a shared network I beleive the user accounts are linked too In other words my coworkers can sign on to in am Need I Permission, Admin Admin But Group their account on my computer even though they do not have any local information stored My username that I see when I press the start button is quot PSI Staff quot When I open the quot Local Users and Groups quot window the only users Need Admin Permission, But I am in Admin Group I see are quot Administrator quot quot Guest quot and quot Nadia quot I do not see quot PSI Staff quot So I Need Admin Permission, But I am in Admin Group am assuming that quot Nadia quot is quot PSI Staff quot However when I right click on any document click properties and then click secuirty I see the following image Attached All I want is to have admin rights Any one have any ideas at all
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I have been looking for this answer for 2 days and can not find anyone who has had similair problem.

THere are 2 accounts Administrator and Kenmystro/administrator. I have the password for both and can access both. win 7 Ultimate Hp8510.
I have already selected all user permissions and taken ownership in every box I could find for Kenmystro/admin. the UAC is at minimum and the security centre is off. Run as admin on right click does not help.
It does not matter which of the 2 accounts I log into when I try install certain HP software(Maintenance
& some drivers) it says I do not have admin privileges.

This is driving me nuts can anyone help??

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I hope someone can help me Just this morning i booted up as normal and the always annoying UAC stopped when account admin admin Admin checked! is even being notifications kept Admin account stopped being admin even when admin is checked! popping up I was sure i had disabled these Then i went to use my music software and it said that this account Admin account stopped being admin even when admin is checked! didn't have admin privileges I checked my user account and the check box states that is is an admin account and that UAC is turnd off i only have one account anyways Ive looked on google extensively Tried making new profiles and copy the old one over but that only worked to a certain point - lots of programs didn't work lost mail settings etc Not really workable Tried system restore to no avail Tried using the vista admin account and changing my account - rebooting - etc No change My guess is that something has got Admin account stopped being admin even when admin is checked! corrupt in my user profile and windows is not remembering that i should be an admin I can't use my software and i have a deadline Any one who can help will win a magical prize or something Jen

A:Admin account stopped being admin even when admin is checked!

Should be easy, create a New Administrator account and give it permissions to use the software.
User Account - Create
Procedure for Seven is the Same as For Vista.
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I was trying to remove a program file AT&T security Installation Wizard.. The folder was corrupted... I was able to delete a few of the files... but two of them kept saying need permission... Now I am the Admin and I do have UAC unchecked..
In God's name whose permission do I need to get rid of these 2 remaining files...

Is this frustrating!!!

A:Need Permission.... BUT I AM THE ADMIN

You don't have control of the file you need to change the permissions in the properties of the files.

Take Ownership of file
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Whenever I start this computer everything will work normally until after I log in. Once I log in, all I get is this black screen and all I can see is the cursor. I get past this by opening up the task manager and ending the explorer.exe process, and running it again. That usually allows me to see the desktop, but now I have another problem I can't seem to fix. Every time I try to open a file that requires administrator permission to open, nothing happens. If I open from the desktop, the desktop freezes up and I have to restart. If I try to open from the start menu, the start menu will freeze up. Can anybody explain why I can't run anything that requires admin permission. Please tell me someone has a solution to this. I can't find anything anywhere.

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whenever I try to run a program as an administrator, a window pops up asking for permission. However, I can only select NO. I can't run anything that requires admin privileges.
The last thing I remember doing as the admin was accessing the Advanced User Accounts Control Panel to delete a saved username/password for the home network.

Please help.

A:Can't get Admin Permission

Hi imbond,

Give this a try:

1.Open Control Panel.
2.Under User Account and Family settings click on the "Add or remove user account".
3.Click on one of the user accounts, for example you can use the Guest account.
4.Under the user account click on the "Go to the main User Account page" link.
5.Under "Make changes to your user account" click on the "Change security settings" link.
6.In the "Turn on User Account Control (UAC) to make your computer more secure" click to unselect the "Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer". Click on the Ok button.
7.You will be prompted to reboot your computer. Do so when ready.


Let me know if that helps!
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get admin permission??

A:how to get admin permission??

What exactly are you asking?

If you're wondering how to run a program in elevated or administrator mode...

Right Click Executable (.exe) or Shorcut > Run as Administrator

If you're wondering how to get an administrator's permission to run a program, etc.

Contact the owner of the administrator account on your computer/network.
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Everytime I try and move a file this pops up and has me click Continue. Is there anyway around this? or a way to shut it off?

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Have you tried right clicking on your pictures folder > properties > security > advanced > your username > change permissions > edit > tick on enable full control.
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Really it should've asked you for permission. but if it doesn't, try right-click on the msi file and go "Run as administrator"
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I have two problems:

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2. Sometimes search doesn't work on my stand alone HD (WD My Book 1140). I searched something I knew was there, and it showed no results. No idea why that's happening.

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I posted a screenshot, anybody know why i can't access this.

A:Permission denied even with admin?

Because you probably don't have access.

But you can take ownership and assign the permissions you need.

Take Ownership of file
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I have Windows updates dating back to 2008 that I want to delete. They were put an external Seagate. When I go to delete I'm asked for permission. I'm the administrator

I don't get it?


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I'm stuck. I ran Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant prior to installing Win 8. According to the report I needed to delete Intel(R) Pro Network Connection 12.1.12, which I did.

I upgraded to Win 8 but now I have no permissions. I'll looked at all the threads about openning a cmd windows, which I can, but since I logon to the O/S with just user level permissions I can't issue any admin level apps. I can't even navigate to my C: drive. I get 'Access is denied'.

I'm tried right-clicking on the Command Prompt and 'Run as Administrator', nothing. Which makes sense since I'm logon on with only User rights.

I need full admin rights. I can't update my HOSTS file which really screws up my FTP and Telnet sessions.

I cannot logon as administrator, so I can't change anything. Should I reinstall??

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Sorry, I should have mentions that I upgraded to Windows 8 Pro
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Hi Hope this is the right place to post this last night I logged on to permission??? provide admin the net via my nokia N and it asked me to set up a home group network I chose the share everything with the bench chair and all went well Till I noticed that now I get asked to quot provide administrator permission quot when doing such things as changing the name of a shortcut on the desktop or editing a system provide admin permission??? config file for a game I also noticed now when I open up something like the games screenshot folder I can only see the pix if I press quot compatibility files quot never had to do it before last night It seems really dump cos I'm the only user admin and it's not asking for a password it just makes me provide permission every time can't find anything worthwhile on google so any help would be nice THANX PS Im running win pro bit provide admin permission??? and UAC is turned to quot never notify quot it seems related to program files only or the shortcuts to them

A:provide admin permission???

Am I seeing duplicates or those topics getting so popular nowadays?

Ok anyway, if turning off didn't helped you
User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

And you think you are still being to much limited you may try this method:
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

The built-in Administrator account is an account that has full access and permission on the computer. This will show you how to enable or disable the built-in Administrator account in Windows 7.

So try using build-in Administrator

Warning: From security point of view using Build-in Administrator considered high security risk.
But as I already told on the hundreds of the same threads, it's your system and your choice.

I have showed you how to do and warned that it is insecure and unsafe.
I myself is under Limited User Account not even thinking about using build-in Administrator for my regular stuff.

If you need more information, just ask.
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Win 7 Ultimate

There are 4 programs that ask for admin permission at every boot.
UpdateChecker MFC Application

They are all ASUS programs.

I've had enough. This problem must be taken care of.

All help appreciated.

A:admin permission at every boot

Why don't you uncheck them inside msconfig

Click on the button type msconfig inside the Search programs and files and press <Enter> on the keyboard . Once you're on the System Configuration window click on the Startup tab and uncheck those programs from starting up . Click Ok and then click on Exit without Restart and restart manually .
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I keep getting a message in Spanish (I'm trying to download a Spanish language course) that says I can't download because I need the system admin to allow it. I'm the administrator as it''s only me on the home system but can't get to the area where I might allow it. The Windows help topic (an oxymoron) suggests creating a standard acct but if you're the only user you can't, go figure. I've tried the trusted site thing, saving the page as web folder (sorry, maybe stupid but I'm desperate) to circumvent the admin issue. Oh, I get that exclamation point in the message if that means anything.
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I would like to run Advanced Systemcare, however Vista-64 is telling me I need administrative permission. How do I gain permission for this app? Also, anyone know if running this app will cause problems within Vista?

A:Admin permission for Windows SystemCare?

Hi flycaster,

Right click on the program and select Run as administrator. After providing administrative credentials, the program will run as though it had been launched in that account, even though you are still in a standard account.
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HI i rececently got a new system with windows 7,
i'm having a lot of problems with installing some programs and stuff with it saying i need admin rights,
i am admin its my system i'm the only one who uses it i'm the only one who has access to it,
will someone please explain in extremely simple terms how the hell i can stop windows constantly asking me for admin rights,
i've never had this propblem with any other version of windows.

A:Windows 7 Admin Permission problems

Right click the installer and select Run as administrator.

To put it simply, you are an administrator, not THE administrator.

Your Windows 7 system is THE administrator. You can get round the nag prompt or error by disabling UAC but this isn't advisable unless you are confident in what you do.

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I am the admin of my PC and I cant save images to this location.


What do i need to do to let me save here?

A:Cant Save Request Admin Permission

Unless you are using the hidden administrator account, you are really a pseudo-administrator.

Why are you trying to save pictures to that location?

I try to avoid saving anything on my OS partition.
I would definitely try to avoid saving items to the location in your picture.
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Hello everyone Your help please I have gotten the same requests in the past but somehow I ignore them click away and get through somehow This time is different does not allow me All I want to do is move my MalwareBytes Icon from the Desktop to my Utilities Folder and it just does not let me weird Checked my permission... admin need "You'll says 8.1 to provide Win's account in Control Panel user Win's 8.1 says "You'll need to provide admin permission... accounts and I my name is listed as the Administrator By the way I am the only user and the only account in my Laptop Not even a guess account Furthermore when I log in again with my name and Email address below the name see PIC is offered I enter my password and I am in As the Administrator I thought and that is why anything to be done as an quot Administrator quot does not make sense to me My Name is the Administrator by definition or not I understand when you have to quot Run it as an Administrator quot but even then it does not make sense to me for the same reason mentioned But this is not about running anything just moving and Icon into a Folder What is the mystery here TIA TS
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I use restricted user accounts on my system to protect it against damage (hopefully). To do the administrative job, like installing software etc, runas is used.

Unfortunately runas does not work for Windows Updates via Internet Explorer.

Is it possible to give a single user the permission to run updates without compromising the system security. The user should get this rights only temporarily. Similar to the runas behaviour.


A:Windows Update with Admin Permission

Use the built-in Administrator account. If you have never set a password for this account, you can logon by leaving the password field blank. I would suggest that you not leave it that way, but set a password, one that you can remember, and also write it down and keep it in a safe place.

I would also advise using a password reset disk and keep that in a safe place:

From Start > Help and Support:
"To create a password reset disk
The Forgotten Password Wizard lets you create a password reset disk that you can use to recover your user account and personalized computer settings if you forget your password.

The steps to perform this task differ depending on whether your computer is a member of a network domain or is part of a workgroup (or is a stand-alone computer).

My computer is on a domain:

Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to open the Windows Security dialog box.
Click Change Password.
Click Backup to open the Forgotten Password Wizard.
Click Next and then follow the instructions as they appear on the screen.

My computer is not on a domain:

The steps to perform this task differ depending on the type of user account you have.

If you have a computer administrator account

Open User Accounts in Control Panel.
Click your account name.
Under Related Tasks located on the left side of the window, click Prevent a forgotten password.
In the Forgotten Password Wizard, follow the instructions as they appear on the screen.
If you have a limited account

Open User Accounts in Control Panel.
Under Related Tasks located on the left side of the window, click Prevent a forgotten password.
In the Forgotten Password Wizard, follow the instructions as they appear on the screen.

To open User Accounts, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts.
For information about using the password reset disk, click Related Topics."

Whenever you want to run Windows Update (the first Tuesday of the month is the MS default date for updates, although critical/security updates/patches are made available on an unscheduled basis), logon as Administrator, run Windows Update (if some update requires a computer restart, you will need to logon again as Administrator after the restart in order for that update to complete) and when Windows Update has completed all its tasks, logoff the Administrator account and then logon to your own account that you use regularly.

I always advise never using an account in the Administrators Group to run routinely. Always use an account in a lessor priviledged account group for normal use as a security measure.

You can visit my homepage and click on Simple Security.
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I did managed to change it back, giving myself rights but soon it got changed back again ... :/
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Admin privileges are basically gone.
I have been using ADW the Browsers, lots disease.
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I would open Task Manager and kill something called  "nine" I would end and audio ad would stop
the details upon right click were "consultant.exe" which I would delete and do the cycle over again
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Now that I have my own computer, a windows, he wanted me to install the software on my computer. So I tried, went through the entire setup, and got this message just as it had started installing:

I called tech support and the guy said that it wasn't a problem with the software, it was a user permissions problem, even though I have only one account (mine) and it's the admin account. So I tried running the installer again, but this time I made sure to hit "run as administrator". Same error message.

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A:Apparently an admin permission problem...

try enabling the hidden admin account
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A:Can't install Quicktime-no permission even as admin

Perhaps Take Ownership of it:

Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8
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Thank you.

A:Deleted admin account and now have no permission to do anything!!!!!

Hello petitejete,

You will find many threads where this problem has occurred. The only way you can resolve this is to activate the hidden Administrator account and use it to create a new admin account on your system. This will then give you back the ability you had before. The only way you can do this is to run Option 4 in the following tutorial. You will need to use the Microsoft Tech Bench rather than the Media Creation Tool to download a Windows ISO that matches your current W10 version.

Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
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A:Admin/permission help for software install plz

Right click on the program shortcut and select troubleshoot compatibility - then select the second choice - then check the 3rd option (The program requires additional permission) - Then Start The Program...
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I recently made a new Admin account for myself, deleted the old one due to some trouble with it, and everything seemed to be working fine. But when I tried to install programs, I got errors basically saying that I couldn't write to the Registry. I can't access MSCONFIG either, I get a permissions error.

Another admin account can do all of this, but for some reason I can't. I'm SURE that my account is set as an admin. Can anyone help me fix this?

Tech. Info:

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My C drive was filling up a while back so I made a makeshift folder on D Computer and save all my new programs drivers manuals skins here etc I have admin accounts set up and I can install programs here but to make a new folder or copying files I m prompted I don t have permission The original account set as the owner creator has full access So I changed the owner creator to MyComp Administrators which I assumed should give the same permissions to all accounts Now no accounts have permission to alter this folder I could change the user accounts to full access since it appears my admin accounts only have user access but I don t really want to do that So why can I only Admin accounts permission problem grant full access to a single owner creator account I m not at all experienced in this so it is probably something really simple that I am doing wrong nbsp

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I'm moving my Win Ultimate -bit platform to a desktop delete Can't admin without icons permission new computer On the old machine I almost never had to log on as administrator because I could perform any system-altering operation by entering the admin psswrd at the UAC prompt At the same time I had total control of the environment in my user account being able to customize my Can't delete desktop icons without admin permission desktop and start menu at will I can't remember what I did originally on the old machine to set all that up but I'm having problems on the new one I managed to enable customizing my start menu creating new folders etc by making sure that any instance of start menu I could find on the computer was shared but while I can delete icons from my desktop that I created I am unable to delete any that have been put there by program installations without a UAC prompt Right-clicking the Public folder and choosing share with produces only the advanced sharing settings dialogue and editing those settings seems to do nothing at all Also I don't see any relevant entries in Group Policy Editor I need read write privileges for that folder I've always appreciated the security provided by UAC but this is not a security issue Anybody have a solution message edited by krh

A:Can't delete desktop icons without admin permission

For anyone interested, it turns out that, in my case at least, the solution was "don't use Windows Easy Transfer". I had done a lot of customizing of my old platform, involving a lot of editing of permissions. WET doesn't transfer permissions and only part of those customizations, in such a way that I think I wound up with sort of a corrupted mess. Since it doesn't transfer permissions and you need to reinstall all your programs anyway, I don't think there's much point in using it. It's not difficult to re-establish accounts manually and desktop preferences by exporting theme packs. Once I started customizing my third attempt at a fresh install, this time without WET, I had no problem at all setting up the proper permissions. Folder editing now works as it should.
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i have never had this prompt in win7, and it only happened recently when i upgraded to w8.

i am the only sole user, the only admin of my pc and i'm logged in as admin as well. UAC is disabled too.

why then, when i transfer files from one place to another - it keeps prompting that i'll need to provide administrator permission to copy to this folder? clicking continue will indeed continue the transfer, but i'm sick of having to do that. running .bat files gives me the same problem as well - i never had to right click and run as admin in the past.

how do i disable those irritating prompts?

A:how to stop irritating prompt - "you'll need admin permission"?

can anyone help?
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Hello forum. I am an administrator with 3 limited users on a windows 8 machine. I have installed a game on my account that I want to let one of my users play. I have tried everything I have read about giving permissions, admin right etc, but it still asks for my password everytime he opens the game? I'm at a loss...thank you for your time

A:How to give admin permission to limited user

Hello Scott,

You might see if creating an elevated shortcut of the game that standard users can use to run the game elevated without getting an UAC prompt for your password may help.

Since this is for a game and not a normal program, there's no guarantee that this will work though.
Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User - Windows 7 Help Forums
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Where did you get the install media from?

Please Run sfc /scan now using option 2 in this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back the results.
Please indicate what message was displayed at the end:

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Quote: Originally Posted by mesososo

My account type is administrator.
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This article should help Take Ownership Shortcut

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Hmmm...sounds like you are infected by Microsoft :)
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A:Tired of Windows 7 telling me I need Admin permission!

Hi -

For file movement, activate the Windows 7 hidden admin account.
START | type cmd.exe | right-click on cmd.exe above under programs - select run as admin. Then type


net user administrator /active:yes

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A:Deleting files/admin permission/Disk I/O error


Originally Posted by qwerty31

Several related problems in one.

First off, I'm using this thread as a jump-off point.

Tired of Windows 7 telling me I need Admin permission!

Nothing recommended in this thread worked for me. I haven't been able to restart in safe mode (Tried holding down F8, nothing different happened, just logged in normally).

The solution is posted in there, just not step by step on how to fix it (though I wouldn't consider it a "fix"). If that annoys you, then disable UAC.


Tech Support Forum - View Single Post - Administrator

This idea did not work. I get "System error 5 has occured. Access is denied."

Turning UAC off did not work (sliding that bar all the way down to the bottom). I did restart after I did that so that the changes would take effect.

Disabling UAC had a sliding bar?? Which OS are you using, and version (Vista or 7; starter, home, pro, ultimate, or enterprise)?
I can help you further if I knew that info.


Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Win 7 or Vista - How-To Geek

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Any help out there? Thanks in advance.

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What and where is the location of the data you are attempting to gain control of? Same hard drive? Same partition? Different user account in the same Windows install?

Those variables are important.
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to 0
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Helloooooo??? Anybody out there?

I'd really appreciate any help you can offer me.

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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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A:Admin acount no longer has admin privileges?

Hello iroden.

Check out my recent other post for a similar matter
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A:admin user lost some admin rights

Quote: Originally Posted by Witch

I can't delete a file from the desktop. When I try, it says to get the rights from the specified admin user (which I'm logged on). The strange thing is that I still can create other users from this account (including admins).

Any suggestion on what to do?

Whats the name of the file?
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A:Admin wants to share a directory with non-admin users

NTFS Folder Permissions

I'm thinking if you create a symbolic link in C:\Users\Public you may be able to let the kids go directly to the shared folder. Perhaps then you can deny Traverse permission to block the parent folder. But I haven't done it myself.

Stoik Joker,who has the NTFS permissions page in the above link, is also a regular poster on You may be able to ask for clarifications there. And of course someone with SysAdmin type experience may chime in here.

If you succeed using external info please post the solution.
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Did you try the free version of Revo Uninstaller?
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A:My Admin user name is corrupted so now PC has NO admin privileges

See Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable about enabling the built-in admin account. Once you get it set up I would take a system image with third party software (aomei, eg) so you have a fallback.
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A:New 8.1 account set as Admin, but doesn't work as Admin

Have You taken ownership of them?
This should work in windows 8.1 too. It works in My Windows 8.
Take Ownership of a File or Folder
Read the directions.

An administrator can take ownership of any file on the computer.

Good Luck
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A:WinUpdate made Admin act as no admin privileges available?

Addendum :

Managed to create a new Admin-level user.
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A:Am admin but not admin need to download .dll file

Hi Frankenddude, welcome to the Seven Forums.

A normal user account with administrator rights is not the same than built-in administrator account. The built-in administrator, sometimes also called as Super User, is the most powerful of all different user accounts in Windows, and because a normal user could do some serious harm if he was always using this account, it's by default disabled. This tutorial tells you more: Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

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A:Windows says I don't have admin controls. But I AM the admin!

Welcome to TSG LadyMissie

There are a plenty of ways to retrieve the activation key unless the installed version of XP is pirated/ illegitimate. Here are a few articles that will help you out in doing so:

A workaround to XP installs when the product key is missing
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A:Logged In As Admin, But Don't Have Admin Rights

try right clicking on it and selecting "run as admin"
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Not sure how this is network or sharing related but it should be noted that the built-in Administrator can never be deleted only deactivated. It is strongly advised to only activate it when necessary.

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Group Policy - Apply to a Specific User or Group

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A:Admin rights for Admin account?

Please download Trend Micro's HJTInstall.exe to your Windows Desktop.

Doubleclick HJTInstall.exe . The application will install by default to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis
Click on the Install button. A shortcut icon will be created on your Windows Desktop.
When the installation finishes, the HijackThis application will launch.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. When the scan is complete, a log file should open in notepad.
On the notepad document, click Edit>Select All>Edit>Copy and then paste the contents of the log file into your next reply to this thread.

>>Please-Do Not use the Analyze This button-the results can be dangerous if misinterpreted.
>>Please-Do Not have HijackThis 'fix' anything yet. Most of what if finds will be harmless or even required.
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My grand kids use my laptop when they visit and I always go back through files after they leave and delete anything I am not sure of so I don't have performance issues As I do a JPG search of my C drive I run across some file icons supposed pics that only show a little blue icon that has what looks like a blue sun and nbsp mountains underneath it and and captions such as quot shades of blue quot or quot Pretty Peacock quot quot Sand Paper quot quot and quot Psychedelic quot several other captions I go through all the JPG pics and delete any that I don't want but cannot delete some of these type files I get a message that says quot You'll need ADMINISTRATOR permission to delete these files and I am the Administrator Even my security protocol profile lists me as the Admin What do I need to do to get it to allow me to delete unwanted JPG Thanks experts lt v shapetype coordsize quot quot filled quot f quot id quot x me How already Admin? I Admin lists do as to the change me it when t quot o preferrelative quot t quot o spt quot quot How do I change the Admin to me when it already lists me as Admin? path quot m l xe quot stroked quot f quot gt nbsp lt v stroke joinstyle quot miter quot gt lt v formulas gt nbsp nbsp lt v f eqn quot if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth quot gt nbsp nbsp lt v f eqn quot sum quot gt nbsp nbsp lt v f eqn quot sum quot gt nbsp nbsp lt v f How do I change the Admin to me when it already lists me as Admin? eqn quot prod quot gt nbsp nbsp lt v f eqn quot prod pixelWidth quot gt nbsp nbsp lt v f eqn quot prod pixelHeight quot gt nbsp nbsp lt v f eqn quot sum quot gt nbsp nbsp lt v How do I change the Admin to me when it already lists me as Admin? f eqn quot prod quot gt nbsp nbsp lt v f eqn quot prod pixelWidth quot gt nbsp nbsp lt v f eqn quot sum quot gt nbsp nbsp lt v f eqn quot prod pixelHeight quot gt nbsp nbsp lt v f eqn quot sum quot gt nbsp lt v f gt lt v f gt lt v f gt lt v f gt lt v f gt lt v f gt lt v f gt lt v f gt lt v f gt lt v f gt lt v f gt lt v f gt lt v formulas gt nbsp lt v path gradientshapeok quot t quot o connecttype quot rect quot o extrusionok quot f quot gt nbsp lt o lock aspectratio quot t quot v ext quot edit quot gt lt o lock gt lt v path gt lt v stroke gt lt v shapetype gt lt v shape id quot x i quot o ole quot quot style quot width pt height pt quot type quot x t quot gt lt v imagedata o title quot quot src quot file C Users Linda AppData Local Temp msohtmlclip clip image emz quot gt lt v imagedata gt lt v shape gt
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OK I read the past forums and saw this problem addressed, but never answered.

I believe my Admin profile is messing up, but in an undefinable way.

I recently lost the ability to use most of the after-market programs installed on my cpu. When i try to open them, they ask for serial numbers. However, they do not accept the serial numbers when I type them in. When I try to uninstall them, I noticed I do not have install/uninstall privileges. And most do not show up in add/remove hardware. I also lost access to my Outlook Express mailboxes. And my desktop looks screwy.

I have only one user account: "Administrator," but it seems I've lost my Administrator privileges. System Restore only goes back to the date it occurred.

Is there a way to get full admin access or at least make the cpu recognize the programs it shows on the desktop?

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I've reach a wall...
When a Network User is logged On they get prompted for Admin rights when they try to install something or change a setting... I'd rather them enter the Local Admin account on Windows 7 then giving them a Network Admin info since all the private files associated with that network admin would be available to them... But every prompt is asking for DOMAIN admin

How can I temporally switch the Admin Prompt from DOMAIN to LOCAL?

A:Domain Admin vs Local Admin

Why should users have admin credentials in the first place? Why are you letting them install applications? Or change settings? Your setup makes no sense what so ever.
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Computer at work does not allow administrator priveleges. System recovery tab also missing. Privileges still not accepted in safe mode. Computer has problems with missing files upon start.

Thanks for any help.


A:No Admin privileges with Admin accounts.

Your work has most likely blocked administrator privileges.