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Problems with standard accounts


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#1 Gerrich61

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 03:38 AM

I just installed Windows 7. I set up an admin account and two standard user accounts. However, I cannot install software or even delete desktop icons in the standard accounts. I have tried turning off UAC and it makes no difference. In Vista, if I wanted to do these things in a standard account, I was just prompted for the UAC password. I Windows 7, I am not prompted and cannot do anything. What is different in Windows 7?

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#2 Tad Bear

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 09:19 AM

There are a number of things you can try (windows 7 administrator rights are not the same as in earlier versions of windows - administrator is disabled as a default in windows 7).

You can take control by any of these 3 ways:

Bleeping Computer tutorials for windows 7

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/enable-disable-windows-administrator-account/

or microsofts answer

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753659.aspx

another way is to enable a right click nenue item to manage any folder. This is

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-take-ownership-of-a-folderfile-in-windows-7/

I hope one of these ways allow you to do what you want to. Regards Tad




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