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I cant change the settings in the User Account for Admin

Q: I cant change the settings in the User Account for Admin

Hi there this is my first post I've been looking through out the forum trying to look for a problem similar to mine My problem happened probably about a few weeks ago When I installed AVG and AVG PC Tuneup with key gen I got off another website I noticed that I cant install alot of of programs because I need Administrative Privileges I type in msconfig and I get the message You do not have sufficient privileges to run System Please run this utility as a user in the Administrators group Also cannot Uninstall AVG I the settings Admin in User cant I the change Account for never set a password for admin and always log on to my account NANNERGTO I cant change the settings in the User Account for Admin I also get the admin shield next to a lot of radio buttons that wont allow me to save or change things in the User control panel I cant delete manage the admin account There are also I cant change the settings in the User Account for Admin shields next to the rename and delete buttons when I right click on a file I have ran Anti-malware and different Anti-spyware programs and no luck finding anything Hopefully there is some light at the end of the tunnel Hope there is enough info to begin with Thanks in advance Chris

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A: I cant change the settings in the User Account for Admin

It sounds like you have infected your machine with malware. It is highly inadvisable to use keygens.
 
I suggest you follow this guide to create a malware removal thread.
 
TsVk!

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Hi,
I have a Windows 8.1 system on a lap top that was used by a former employee. Her name was still on user name and I couldn't change it without Admin privileges (otherwise was asking for a smart card). Found out how to get in to admin in safe mode with Net
User Admin yes- then discovered that the old log in and information / desk top is no longer available. The docs are under Users (old employee's name) in C drive, but the docs and settings no longer show up and the admin log in is the only one available - no
option to change users.
When I went in and said Net User Admin no - thinking if I disabled admin user it would go back to the old log in -  there was no log in available at all.

Help?
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I am the sole user of this computer.

The control panel tells me I am an administrator but when I go into my account it says I am a standard user and won't let me change it to Administrator.

I just want to manage my own computer and - for instance - delete files on a CD which has somehow become write protected.

I googled lusrmgr.msc but when I put it in run was told this version of Windows 10 didn't have those rights

thanks in advance

A:Change User Account Admin rights

Originally Posted by phynbarr


I am the sole user of this computer.
The control panel tells me I am an administrator but when I go into my account it says I am a standard user and won't let me change it to Administrator.
I just want to manage my own computer and - for instance - delete files on a CD which has somehow become write protected.
I googled lusrmgr.msc but when I put it in run was told this version of Windows 10 didn't have those rights
thanks in advance



Trying to delete files on a CD? Surely you jest!!! A CD is a read only device, you can NOT delete anything off of a CD.
How did you install Windows 10 without making yourself the Administrator. I've installed W-10 at least a dozen times so far and I've always come up as the ONE and ONLY Administrator.
But still, I have to install and use "Grant Admin Full Control" to be able to 'Take Ownership' of certain files and folders.
Start here:




Grant Admin Full Control - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com



And, Good Luck!

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I checked UAC while logged into a regular account, and it is turned on (After I turned it off in ADMIN account). It will not let me change the setting, saying I need to be logged in as ADMIN.

Now, I am NOT going to give my 8 year old granddaughter ADMIN rights, so how do I turn off UAC in that account?

A:User Account Control will not change in non-admin accounts

Hello mac,

UAC settings can only be changed by an administrator. In addition, UAC settings are applied globally to all users on the PC.

User Account Control (UAC) - Change Settings in Windows 10

As a workaround, you could see if using the tutorial below to create an elevated shortcut that a standard user can use without getting a UAC prompt may help. However, this method does not always work for games.

Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User - Windows 7 Help Forums

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A:Change User Account Password Settings?

Power Settings > Left side bar "Require a password on wakeup", then "Change settings that are currently unavailable", and now "Don't require a password"

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A:Change user account control settings

I think Further explanation is needed

Have you followed this - User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

Also what "Link" are clicking on?

Josh

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A:How do I copy existing admin user account to normal user account

I would
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Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Let's start to see if you disabled or deleted your "HybridPC" by using the tutorial below to get details about all accounts on your computer while you are logged in to your "Admin" account, then post back with them. Afterwards, we can go from there.

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A:Access my user account encrypted files from my admin account?

Umm...if you could access encrypted files from another user that would remove the whole point of encrypting the files to begin with.

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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: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:My user account now qualifies as the built in admin account

Hi, press the win + r key's together in the run dialogue box type:- lusrmgr.msc press OK, expand Users find your account and right click, select properties, what is it a member of? Do you have other accounts?

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A:admin account gets downgraded to limited user account

possibly because that comp didnt come with Ultimate and when it re-activates, it uses the true Admin account and resets the others.

Roy

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A:Question about Admin account and user account

This might be of interest: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/198067/anti-malware-scan-on-a-computer-with-different-users/
 
 
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A:Making User Account into Admin Account

  
Quote: Originally Posted by StevenBonnellII


I'm not sure if this is in the right forum, or even if this is possible, but...

Is there any possible way to make it so that my normal account can be transformed into an administrator account?

In order to make one of my games function properly, I need to enter the task manager and set the affinity so that the game uses 1 core to operate. In order to do this, I have to run the application, switch user accounts (from mine to the admin), set the affinity there, then switch back.

It gives me no option to apply administrative settings when I try to set the affinity on my main account, it just tells me I can't.

Any help would be great, thanks!


Hi ans welcome to seven forums

Why not either run as admin all the time, or Run with elevated rughts? There is even a tutorial on how to run elevated rights in the tutorial section here on SF

Ken

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A:3rd party SW will run in Admin account but not User account...

Welcome
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A:User account changed into a guest account, how can I change it back

Hi and welcome to the Forum
When you refer to the generic Administrator Account do you mean the Account that is hidden in Windows 7? If so did you activate it using this:
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable If you did the above then this is strange as forgetting the "Hidden admin account you must have at least one ordinary Admin account in Windows 7. You can't operate the system without one!!

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/335636-user-account-changed-into-guest-account-how-can-i-change-back.html
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A:Admin user account

Welcome

Try getting in with safe mode

Then try to access the hidden administrator.
Administrator Account

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Can I copy the admin account and then just turn off admin rights? or is there some other way of doing this?

Thanks for the help and your time.

All the best to you,

Glen
 

A:Non-Admin User Account

Click Start>Control Panel>User Accounts>Manage another account>Create a new account.Hope this is what you were looking for.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/non-admin-user-account.739950/
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Quote: Originally Posted by User3456


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A:How to change the picture for the built-in admin account?

Best practice is to not use the built in Administrator account for general use. Create an admin level account for daily use and leave the built in account for emergencies. If you have only one account and for some reason you cannot log into it you will have no access, no easy way to solve the problem. Having an alternate account makes this much easier.

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/41838-how-change-picture-built-admin-account.html
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After I clean his pc, if I change his account type from administrator to limited user, it should prevent any toolbars from installing, right?

Would this break any software or cause any file to become inaccessible?

A:Safe to change from admin to limited account?

Apologies if this is really obvious to you... but the consequences of getting this wrong are very troublesome to say the least so I'll say it anyway just on the 0.1% chance you didn't know it...

You must always have at least one Administrator-level account active and working on a PC at all times.

Otherwise you'll be locked out of being able to do anything at Admin-level and sooner or later this will be a big problem.

As an example you have to be careful to do things in the right order; for instance you can't change the only account to Limited and then add an Administrator account later; by then it's too late and you're locked out of Admin-level access.

Warning out the way, I'm not totally sure whether it would stop toolbars.

I generally use my machine as a Standard Level account and for instance I can update Firefox to a whole new version and add something like Adblock Plus without being asked for an Admin password, so I guess a malicious browser add-on may be able to get installed too. But running as Standard user does give some protection.

Also there are times when your friend might need admin rights. For instance if he uses Java (not Javascript but Java) then (a) I'd recommend getting rid of it, but (b) if there's some reason why he absolutely must use it, I think you may have to be logged on as Administrator to update it. (And be careful not to just click on defaults but to untick the Ask toolbar or whatever foist-ware it tries to install.) And since Java is a problematical piece of software that's often being targetted by the bad guys, you really want him to be able to keep it updated as soon as possible.

I'd recommend giving your friend 2 accounts, one standard one to use day-to-day and another Admin-level account for the times when he must log on as Admin - tell him to ring you when that happens perhaps.

I don't know what happens if you try to convert an existing account from Admin-level to Standard. My hunch is it should work but it's always possible that some software app won't play ball.

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/32408-safe-change-admin-limited-account.html
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i just deal with it , thanks anyways

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/4384-how-change-admin-account-email-address.html
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A:How do I change admin user?

Hello Princess, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Given your situation, I would recommend to reinstall Windows 7 by doing a factory recovery/restore since it's a notebook. This will give you a fresh start again.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/248871-how-do-i-change-admin-user.html
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A:Program runs in one user account, not the other (both admin)

Was it installed for ALL users, as some programs ask up front if it is to be used by all users?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/program-runs-in-one-user-account-not-the-other-both-admin.946840/
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A:Cracking the admin password without a user account

Please read the Rules
we do not assist in cracking passwords

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I want to setup new user accounts and would like to copy the admin desktop and any programs on the Admin account to new user accounts. (Games, educational programs, etc.)

My goal is to lock down the PC's so only an admin (and not) a 'user' can make changes (add software, make dns changes, etc.). (I will be changing the Admin Password)

Any advice to direction to previous posts or other resources on how to do this is appreciated.
 

A:Copy admin desktop to new user account

From an Administrator User account you can create Standard User accounts. Standard User accounts are severely restricted in what they can do. Programs that have been installed by an Administrator User account will be usable by the Standard accounts unless they were installed "for this account only."

From the Administrator User account you should be able to copy stuff to the Standard User desktops.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/copy-admin-desktop-to-new-user-account.1063920/
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A:I am not able to access User Account Control on win 7 Pro using admin.

Sounds like you have lost administrator rights.
Are you sure your password is correct?

Check and see if you can go to a restore point before this happened.
It might not let you do this either.

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/321132-i-am-not-able-access-user-account-control-win-7-pro-using-admin.html
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A:User Account reduced from Admin to Guest

Hello and welcome to the Forums!

I suggest you try to enable the built in administrator account, log out and then back into the new admin account and then see if you can change your user account back to being an administrator account.

Here are the tutorials you will need to do this:

Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

Account Type - Change in Windows 10

Notice that there are several options for doing each change - you may need to try more than one before you find the one that works for you.

Hope this helps!

Phil

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Reboot

Autologin works properly this first time only. After subsequent boots, windows stops at the login screen.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cannot-access-a-user-account-in-admin-mode.328985/
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Here is a Microsoft Article explaining how to recover a deleted user profile.

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OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/user-account-has-taken-over-my-laptop-i-am-no-longer-admin.1058996/
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A:Becomming full admin from user account

From our excellent tutorials information on the Adm Account

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

The hidden Adm account is not meant for everyday use. If you wish to use it as your regular account, I think that the easiest way would be follow the above tutorial and then to use Windows Easy Transfer, for settings etc.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/62680-becomming-full-admin-user-account.html
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A:Removing Admin rights from a user account

I assume that you were working from within his account in moving the shortcuts, and gave the password to let you access folders in your account. The result is that the file permissions on those folders have changed to let him in whenever he wants. If this is correct, you should be able to reset the permissions on each of those folders using this article in the Techguy Library of Knowledge:
http://library.techguy.org/wiki/File_Permissions

By the way if you have Windows 7, you may be able to use the Windows Parental Controls to help keep him out of mischief.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/parental-controls
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/removing-admin-rights-from-a-user-account.1048385/
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The built-in "administrator" account cannot be deleted, at all. It's by design defined in Windows to always exists (so that there is always at least one admin).
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Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

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~Thanks
~Kyle

A:Changing My user account to Built-in Admin

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ZeldaKrazy


I've just been having a very large amount of permission problems in various programs, right now I'm having trouble compiling and running the temporary .exe's CodeBlocks makes, getting "permission denied" as an actual compiler error.

So what I'd like to do, and I'm not sure if its possible, is activate the built in full power administrator, which I know how to do, and then rename it to my current account name, or make it so where they merge. I don't really want to have to set all my folders up and such (especially with programs like itunes, which will go off the file path of the username)

~Thanks
~Kyle


Hi kyle and welcome

certainly can rename it. Merging? may be more difficult. I am of no use there. Someone here will know
Sorry I cant help, and again welcome

Ken J+

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/45763-changing-my-user-account-built-admin.html
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Am I screwed?

*edit to add* This is on my Sony Vaio laptop running Vista Home Premium 32 bit.

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A:Set the only active admin account to regular user

Hello RonM25,

Use this link and download the software. Burn it to a disc and insert it into your computer. Boot from CD, then it should be step by step following.

Good luck and let us know,
Ben

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/261312-set-only-active-admin-account-regular-user.html
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This system is a Dell XPS 410, upgraded to win 7 Pro x64 SP1 from XP (before I obtained it).

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A:Admin has no privileges, cannot create user account

I'm checking into profile issues...System Properties\Advanced|User Profile settings shows the users in the below image.

All seems well except for the Account Unknown. I guess #1 is the hidden admin account, #'s 2 & 3 are the named user accts.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/361455-admin-has-no-privileges-cannot-create-user-account.html
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A:Creating a Admin account and getting my default user.

Hello Ringo,

If you like, the tutorial below will help show you how to enable the built-in elevated "Administrator" account that you can use when you need full rights and access to the PC.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

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Task Manager - Create Elevated Shortcut

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Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/351737-creating-admin-account-getting-my-default-user.html
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What problems are you having when you try to switch from your Micosoft account to a local account?

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/5820-cant-change-microsoft-account-my-user-account.html
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See the screenshots;

I would like Admin to be administrator, and Dell07 to be Limited... I do not have the option to change Dell07 to limited for some strange reason.

I have managed to do this on my parents PC easily. I simply created another Administrator account, then changed their account to a limited one. I don't understand why this will not work on Windows XP MCE...

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A:Help change my account to a limited user account!

You should log-on to the administrator account thru safe mode and this will allow you to change the account you want to so it will be a low-admin account. You can not change the account you are logged into t anything other than the account it is because it is the active account.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-change-my-account-to-a-limited-user-account.664247/
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A:Unable to change the Account Password Policy as an admin.

Hello and welcome furtwangler I have been using some old education department machines and sometimes you can find this info out in the BIOS - have you had a look it there.


I found that the machines I worked on were set up in a very convoluted manner too.

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/276805-unable-change-account-password-policy-admin.html
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A:Change my Microsoft login account from admin to standard?

Hello Jezo, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Odd, it let me change by default administrator account created during installation to standard after creating another local administrator account, sign in and out of local to finish setting it up, then sign back in to the administrator account to change the types.

Double check to make sure that the new local account is actually an administrator type. By default, when you add a new account in Windows 8, it's created as a standard account.

User Account Type - Change in Windows 8
If it just won't let you, then I suppose that you could do this below as a workaround.


Change the new local back to standard.Switch your administrator Microsoft account to be a local account.Switch the new local to a Microsoft account with your email address.
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I Help, Need to Standard Major and to set unable change. Admin account was at my Math class and my roommate texted me telling me my computer started to freak out The computer turned itself on and the fans went extremely loud Need Major Help, Admin account set to Standard and unable to change. and a clicking noise started I have a Sager Clevo P So I get back to the room and my computer was off and everything seemed fine I started it up and my sticky keys were not set This happened before though sethc exe was not in the right spot I fixed this before by putting it where it correctly goes and allowing full control to my admin account I tried to do this again and it would not let me I went to User account and found out my only account on this computer is set to Standard Don't ask me how this is possible so now I have no admin account on my own computer and I don't have full control over it I tried bringing up the command prompt and manually activating an administrator account by doing net user administrator active yes and my access is denied because I am not an admin account I then booted my computer in safe mode and tried to access the admin account that way Which there was an admin account but a password attached to it The password is not what my password is and I did not set any other password because there was always only user So what the hell do I do I can not set an admin account and I am locked out of any other admin accounts please help

A:Need Major Help, Admin account set to Standard and unable to change.

If you have an install or repair disc try this How to Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password the Easy Way - How-To Geek

Or this if you have no disc How to Reset Your Windows Password Without an Install CD - How-To Geek

Don't trust your room mate, password protect your computer!

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I am only user on this computer and heard about the hidden Admin account for Windows 8. I logged into it, but all stuff from normal account such as documents and program shortcuts were missing. Is there any way I can transfer the Admin full access rights to my primary user account? Please help and thanks

A:Hidden Admin Account Access Transfer to User...

Hello Skeet, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Just to note, that while signed in to the built-in elevated "Administrator" account, Store apps will not work.

Your other files are not missing, but just in the other account's "C:\Users\(user-name)" folder instead. Since the built-in Administrator is a separate account, it will have it's own "C:\Uses\Administrator" folder and settings.

If you like you could just include the other account's folders into the Administrator's libraries.
Library - Add a Folder to in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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So I'm logged in as a standard user and at start up I have to type in 15 admin passwords just to get the things running on the computer. Especially Asus AI Suite II. But I was just wondering is there a way to get that program to stop asking for all the passwords? I do use it ALOT and the program has saved my behind a couple times when I overclocked to high one time. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

A:Standard User account and the barage of Admin passwords

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoib


We have liftoff!!!

I uninstalled everything. Logged in as the standard user. Hit the install package. It begged me for the admin - I responded. Install completed successfully. I went to the shortcut and took ownership of the referenced folder after providing again, the admin password. In the prop panel, the ownership was listed as "\\....Administrator" - and I reassigned ownership to the standard user, HA017. I closed out and rebooted.

Bingo! Standard user now has direct privs into the application - no admin password prompt.

BTW, before I got to this point of uninstall and reinstall, I did try the AppLocker secpol snap in as you suggested. When I called in the default "Path" item, It already populated HA017 as having "Allow" rights along with the Administrators Group and Administrators. With the standard user, this still failed. I went and added the "Everyone" object to "Allow" and tried the standard user. Did not work again.

So, happily, we're back in business and we didn't have to sacrifice security for functionality.

H




Would the above really work???

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I only have one account on my recently installed Windows and accidentally from User type account changed Guest to Admin managed to change the account type from Admin to Guest in User Accounts Now I am not able to run any programs User account type changed from Admin to Guest that require administrator password The popping up window says quot to continue type an administrator password then click yes quot However it does not give me any option to enter the administrator password and the button quot yes quot is disabled see attachment Also at the logon I don't have an option to User account type changed from Admin to Guest choose any other account than the one that used to be admin but is now guest I feel like I entered a loop because now User account type changed from Admin to Guest I am not able to go back to User Accounts to change it back Are there any options for me to change the account type back to Admin It had all worked fine before but I changed my hotmail password recently and was not able to start Windows without entering the password any more so I wanted to adapt the password in User Accounts I did not find that option so left User Accounts must have then accidentally changed the account type still not sure how but since then I am not able to enter it back since I cannot run any programs as administrator Thanks for any help Piotr

A:User account type changed from Admin to Guest

Hello Piotr, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, you could try refreshing Windows 8 to see if it will set you up another administrator account. You may need to do so at boot. Be sure to back up anything that you do not want to lose first though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I did the following; tried to fix my user account because of network problems, so I created a new administrator account. I used this account to delete my admin user account. I thought only the files relative to the account profile would be deleted. Disaster! all my files were deleted, Word, Excel, outlook, desktop items, emails, everything. I downloaded PC Inspector to try and recover and cannot find anything. Can anybody help? Years of work and records gone!

A:Deleded admin user account - lost all files!

Try this program, it is free. http://www.recuva.com/
Also, didn't you ever backup your system. Get a portable hard drive and do monthly backups on it.

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In Windows Vista, when I try to execute a program from a standard user account that requires the admin password, it says the password is incorrect. It is the correct password because using the same password, I can log in to the Admin account.

Can someone help?

A:Standard user account will not accept Admin password

Welcome
Lets first make sure that the problem is not worse than it seems
Run an sfc check
System Files - SFC Command
Make a full anti virus scan
Download and run a full scan with malwarebytes.
If all are negative
Open another user account and see if the problem persisits, it may be corruption in one account.

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I installed Opera on my admin account but there's no sign of it on my user account , i usually see things i installed when i used the admin account in my user account but i just need to activate it , not happening with Opera .

Anyone know why

Thanks

A:Installed Opera on admin account but need to re install on user?

Make sure you chose to install it for all users when running the installer (this should trigger an UAC prompt):


Otherwise, by default it only installs for the currently logged user. Seems quite like your case.

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Well I has playing around with netplwiz in order to at least try remove the password need when I log into the computer I've managed to take out the password in the login but now the rights only in computer admin in the Lost account user the only account existent in the computer no longer has the admin rights and it's listed as guest account It wouldn't be that much of a problem if the UAC didn't prompted me every now and then like when I try to run exe files or do things that require Lost admin rights in the only user account in the computer admin rights and asked for the admin password which is quot blank quot as Lost admin rights in the only user account in the computer there is no digit in it Not only that but also there's nowhere to quot type quot the password in the UAC prompt Is there anyway to solve this I'm willing to do things as re-install windows but no format because I don't want to lose my file If you guys could show me a way to solve this without re-installing windows it would be much appreciated Thanks in advance Henrique

A:Lost admin rights in the only user account in the computer

Originally Posted by henriquelicori


Well, I has playing around with netplwiz in order to (at least try) remove the password need when I log into the computer. I've managed to take out the password in the login, but now the only account existent in the computer no longer has the admin rights and it's listed as guest account. It wouldn't be that much of a problem if the UAC didn't prompted me every now and then (like when I try to run .exe files or do things that require admin rights) and asked for the admin password (which is "blank", as there is no digit in it). Not only that but also there's nowhere to "type" the password in the UAC prompt.
Is there anyway to solve this? I'm willing to do things as re-install windows, but no format because I don't want to lose my file. If you guys could show me a way to solve this without re-installing windows it would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance, Henrique.



I think I would move that file you don't want to lose to an external drive or to the cloud before you loose it.

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Hi

My client has got three user accounts on her machine. Admin account, her normal account and another account.

When trying to log on using her regular account, on the screen where it shows the thumbnails and where you have the option to view the password hint, it changes back automatically to the normal standard login window with the Username as Aministrator listed in the field.

My client is running Windows XP with SP2 at least.

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

Thanks.

A:XP changes to Admin account login screen when trying to log on as normal user

Install SP3 if it isn't already installed.
SP3 contains many fixes & patches which aren't available on their own.

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Hi there you all I just installed windows bit and i am having this new enigma with the proper way of installing my apllications I read that there are some applications that should be Admin to User Account rights softwares?? or install installed using the quot run as administrator quot option and some of them not My question is how do i know a program should be installled using this option Is it possible that a program doesn 't run correctly or without optimun capacity because of using the wrong usser account How do i know that i am not running as Admin by default Which account should i use by default in order to be optimally safe Why when I go to my computer manage Local users and group Users double click on Administrator i see the quot Account is disabled quot check box checked Thanks in advance and User Account or Admin rights to install softwares?? sorry for my ignorance i just need a clear and easy explanation for this because i have a User Account or Admin rights to install softwares?? lot installing to do Audio plugins and softwares and i think i need to be clear about this Thanks in advance Cheers Alberto

A:User Account or Admin rights to install softwares??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by amoretam


Hi there you all!
I just installed windows 7 64bit and i am having this new enigma with the proper way of installing my apllications:
I read that there are some applications that should be installed using the "run as administrator" option, and some of them not.
My question is how do i know a program should be installled using this option??

Is it possible that a program doesn 't run correctly or without optimun capacity because of using the wrong usser account??

How do i know that i am not running as Admin by default?

Which account should i use by default in order to be optimally safe?

Why when I go to my computer/manage/Local users and group/Users/double click on Administrator i see the "Account is disabled" check box checked??

Thanks in advance and sorry for my ignorance, i just need a clear and easy explanation for this because i have a lot installing to do (Audio plugins and softwares) and i think i need to be clear about this...

Thanks in advance
Cheers
Alberto



1-for safety use a standard account.
2-run app normally unless they wont run. If run as admin is needed do so.
3-Which admin account is disabled?

Ken

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When I attempt to install an update or new software, I get a popbox requesting admin approval from the admin user account I created. But when I enter the admin password I get a wrong user/password error. So I left that standard user account (used by our sons) and tried to login to the admin account directly, but I get the same error.

It isn't a password mistake that's been the same for years.

Short of reinstalling Windows 7 can I remove that admin account or reset the password? Maybe from a prompt?

I'm not very familar with Windows 7. It's Home Premium 64-bit.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!

A:User admin account preventing installation of software

You must have the password wrong. Password Reset

If you still have the factory install that is the worst possible install of Win7 one can have, larded with bloatware and duplicate utilities which interfere with better versions built into Win7. This would be a good time to do what most tech enthusiasts do and Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Everything needed is in the blue link to get and keep a perfect install.

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I'm going to let a technician have my Windows 7 64bit PC in order to do clone the HDD to a SSD and then replace the HDD with the SSD. I think the techn wants an admin level account. I am concerned that (s)he not gain access to confidential files etc that would be available to me were I logged in. Is there a way to let the tech have admin access (s)he wants w/o having to be concerned about the privacy of the info on it? Can you create an admin level account which deprives its user from gaining access to files on a certain directory under c:\users

A:granting another user access to an account with 'admin' privileges

Acerman why don't you clone the drive yourself it is really not that hard with Macrium Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

See my pic it shows the process but remember the drive you clone to has to be as large or larger than the drive you are cloning from.

There is a way of dragging and dropping the partitions into a smaller drive but it is not reliable enough for me.

The alternative is to image your drive slip a new one in - install the system using this
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 and then use the image to get back your data. As you seem to be concerned that you have data that you do not want to be copied or whatever. That is so easy if you know how and I can and I am not a techie so the shop bloke would be more than capable of doing that.

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Hello everybody!

I am about to run haywire here...
One of our computers is acting up and ... worst case: it is the computer my boss is using

I just noticed that the user account is set to "debugger user". No admin account (deactivated), no guest account (deactivated) and I can not activate any of these accounts... I cannot set up a new account either!
I am stuck here as I cannot install any programs or updates.

As I don?t have the slightest idea what happened, I am in desperate need of your help. I definitely did NOT change the account settings, nor did my boss ( sort of computer illiterate ), but something did change the account settings...

Need input badly!
Any suggestions how to solve the problem (preferably without having to install everything anew!) would be more than welcome.

Thanks for your help,
LittleX

A:[SOLVED] Only 'debugger user'; on Win7? No Admin account?

see if this can be done. Enable the (Hidden) Administrator Account on Windows 7 or Vista - How-To Geek
maybe from safe mode with command?

good luck

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