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#1 sabaithaime

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 10:40 AM

When I got my new windows 7 laptop I began using the default admin account. I read somewhere that it is not wise to use an admin account for day to day usage. I spend MOST of my time on the internet

My question is: Can I transfer all of my files, folders, programs and setting over to a standard user account?

Is there a better way to achieve the same thing?

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:18 AM

What is the name of the account you're using?

I believe the Administrator account is hidden by default in Windows 7, so whether you're actually using the true Admin account, or just an account with Administrator privileges is probably the real question

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 03:23 PM

I believe the Administrator account is hidden by default in Windows 7

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 05:34 PM

What is the name of the account you're using?

I believe the Administrator account is hidden by default in Windows 7, so whether you're actually using the true Admin account, or just an account with Administrator privileges is probably the real question

How will I know the difference?

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:02 PM

You have to run a special command to enable it, so if you didn't run anything, you're not using hidden account.
See here: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/enable-the-hidden-administrator-account-on-windows-vista/

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 05:53 AM

You have to run a special command to enable it, so if you didn't run anything, you're not using hidden account.
See here: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/enable-the-hidden-administrator-account-on-windows-vista/

I believe I have been using a standard admin account and not the hidden account. I have resolved this issue now and thank you for your time.

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