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#1 kcsummer

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 09:13 PM

This just makes me crazy, there is NO ONE ELSE BUT ME so if I'm not the administrator who the heck is?


Constantly when I'm trying to do some stuff then I get dead-ended with the "you don't have administrator approval". My account is set up as administrator so can somebody tell me why and how to fix please???
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Posted 16 January 2011 - 08:42 AM

Download tweakuac and set UAC to "quiet mode": http://www.tweak-uac.com/home/

For permissions issues you need to take ownership: http://www.blogsdna.com/2159/how-to-take-ownership-grant-permissions-to-access-files-folder-in-windows-7.htm

Edited by Allan, 16 January 2011 - 08:43 AM.


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Posted 16 January 2011 - 08:48 AM

Thanks Allen I will try your suggestions and report back how it goes later today!


Oh, I guess I didn't say, I am using Windows 7 and it says I should already have it (your first link). So I'll go ahead with the second part.

Edited by kcsummer, 16 January 2011 - 08:51 AM.


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Posted 16 January 2011 - 10:03 AM

depending on what things you are doing like running a program you can right click on the icon and choose run as admin.
and sometimes when you get that error you may also get a yes button ,just click to continue .
also there a security tab somewhere [i forget where right now]that you can turn down a bit to give you more rites
this might help a bit,also adding a password to your admin acct might help.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731416(WS.10).aspx
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ZA/windows7/what-is-user-account-control

Edited by caperjac, 16 January 2011 - 10:11 AM.

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 06:31 PM

depending on what things you are doing like running a program you can right click on the icon and choose run as admin.
and sometimes when you get that error you may also get a yes button ,just click to continue .
also there a security tab somewhere [i forget where right now]that you can turn down a bit to give you more rites
this might help a bit,also adding a password to your admin acct might help.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731416(WS.10).aspx
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ZA/windows7/what-is-user-account-control

Okay, well I just went ahead and gave myself the whole computer because I don't want to have to remember and do this just for one foile. I think its a dumb idea on the part of MS and from what I can see its supposed to be a "new" feature.

anyway, thank you very much for helping me out both of you. Now I shall try to remember what I was doing yesterday that came to a halt. Thanks again.

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 06:32 PM

Download tweakuac and set UAC to "quiet mode": http://www.tweak-uac.com/home/

For permissions issues you need to take ownership: http://www.blogsdna.com/2159/how-to-take-ownership-grant-permissions-to-access-files-folder-in-windows-7.htm

Thanks, I went ahead and did this for my whole computer because I don't want to have to go through this each occurrence. Thanks for your help now back to where I was yesterday!

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 06:41 PM

your welcome ,good luck

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 06:43 PM

I don't know what you did, but I hope you didn't disable UAC completely.

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 06:52 PM

I don't know what you did, but I hope you didn't disable UAC completely.

I'm not sure what I did, its been a trying weekend with low productivity but I guess if I scrwed up my productivity will got even lower.

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 06:54 PM

:thumbup2: Well, good luck regardless. Glad you got it sorted out.

Edited by Allan, 16 January 2011 - 06:55 PM.


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Posted 16 January 2011 - 06:57 PM

Thanks Allen I will try your suggestions and report back how it goes later today!


Oh, I guess I didn't say, I am using Windows 7 and it says I should already have it (your first link). So I'll go ahead with the second part.


This has me confused when I tried these links and read them, it sounds like this should be happening automatically when I'm signed on as administrator but it didn't hence my need to change it?

I wish microsoft would just leave things as they are and not always "improving" things. Because then some idiot like me has to go in and guess at what it should have been to begin with.

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 06:59 PM

depending on what things you are doing like running a program you can right click on the icon and choose run as admin.
and sometimes when you get that error you may also get a yes button ,just click to continue .
also there a security tab somewhere [i forget where right now]that you can turn down a bit to give you more rites
this might help a bit,also adding a password to your admin acct might help.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731416(WS.10).aspx
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ZA/windows7/what-is-user-account-control


This has me confused when I tried these links and read them, it sounds like this should be happening automatically when I'm signed on as administrator but it didn't hence my need to change it?

I wish microsoft would just leave things as they are and not always "improving" things. Because then some idiot like me has to go in and guess at what it should have been to begin with.

Mysteries abound, I clicked your post to quote and reply but strangely it went to another??? anyway, I grow more confused by the hour, luckily I'm not driving and my confusion, if it harms anyone will be only me???

Thanks again for suggestions.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 04:42 PM

you are right it should have been happing automaticly

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 09:23 PM

you are right it should have been happing automaticly

Thanks, I am going to try to refine this in a few days after I put out a few proverbial fires!

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 01:45 PM

you are right it should have been happing automaticly

Oh, putting out fires, I should be a firefighter then coz I have had way too many pesky fires to put out and I have gotten nowhere with this. Haave to figure out the priority of "stuff".

Until I get my program for opening compressed files problem figured out I can't seem to fix anything. :wink:

I am getting nowhere with this. I desperately need access to administrator tasks. Why does microsoft do this? If administrator (which is what I am now) doesn't work then why call it administrator.

I'm going to lose it and if Bill Gates were here he'd be in for a bad day.

HOW do I get to administrator tasks, it seems like all I do is go somewhere to download something to help but then that creates another issue and pretty soon I have ten issues and no answers?

HELP PLEASE!:wacko:

Edited by kcsummer, 09 February 2011 - 04:00 PM.





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