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#1 Mcwierdo

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 03:47 PM

I just bought a new laptop with Windows 7. I need it for work assignments, but I can't use it, because UAC is blocking everything.

I have tried to turn it off through the control panel, but UAC blocks me when I try to open the settings. I tried regedit(EnableLUA, ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin), but it just gives me an error message.

Heeeere's the twist! Every time UAC pops up, it asks me to enter a password and click "yes" to proceed. Problem #1 is that I don't know the password. Problem #2 is that there is nowhere to enter the password. It doesn't make any sense!

What should I do?

I would show you a screenshot, but the print screen button is blocked while the pop up is up.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 04:45 PM

Have you tried simply cranking down the UAC?

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 04:55 PM

Have you tried simply cranking down the UAC?


Yes, but as I said, UAC is blocking it's own settings. UAC won't let me access UAC settings. EDIT: It asks me to enter a password I don't have, into a window that doesn't have anywhere to enter a password.

Edited by Mcwierdo, 28 December 2009 - 04:58 PM.


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Posted 28 December 2009 - 05:24 PM

I have never seen UAC ask for a password. That leads me to believe that there is an admin account. Where did you buy the computer?

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 06:01 PM

I have never seen UAC ask for a password. That leads me to believe that there is an admin account. Where did you buy the computer?



Now that I look closer, I see that my account is not the administrator.

I live in the Faroe Islands, so I doubt that you know the shop.

How do I make my account the admin?

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 06:08 PM

UAC only asks for a password when you aren't logged into an administrator account.

Sounds fishy....

The UAC in Windows 7 is much less annoying than the one in Vista (and it lets you control what level of annoyance you want).

You can't make yourself an admin if you're not already. Sounds like you've been had!! :huh:

Edited by keyboardNinja, 28 December 2009 - 06:09 PM.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 06:25 PM

Go back to the shop and let them know that you need the admin password. There is nothing we can do to help you. Sorry.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 06:29 PM

Well, thank you for trying, I appreciate your effort.




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