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#1 WilliamP

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 06:12 PM

I have a home built system with Win.7 64bit. I have some questions as to Administrator and user profiles. I originally set it up with me as Admin. Then my wife decided she wanted it. (I was actually building it for her anyway) So if you go into Control Panel it shows her as Administrator. But every once and a while when trying to do something it will say you have to be running as Administrator. Now when I looked in the User Profiles it shows a Default profile and then a profile with her name and mine together. It is running on the default profile. I am confused. One of the reasons I am asking this ,I am trying to reinstall Office 2010. Microsoft has a web site the tells you how to remove the Office. I have done it all but it won't let me re-install. Please explain.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 07:51 PM

This is called User Access Control, when you need to administrative tasks it will ask to perform a privilege escalation to perform the task then drop you back down to regular user mode. This is new since Windows Vista, and its a security related thing.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:56 AM

So ,does that mean that if it needs it, it will ask for it?

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 10:32 AM

The default administrator account should not be visible.

 

Do the following and see if it disappears.

 

In the Search program and files box type cmd , when this appears in the pane above the Search box right click on it, then click on Run as administrator.
 
When the elevaded command prompt opens type in or copy and paste the following command and then press Enter.   net user administrator /active:no
 
If you type this in please notice the spaces between     net    user    administrator     /active:no.
 
This will hide the default Administrator account as it normally should be.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 10:33 AM

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

 

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 02:45 PM

So ,does that mean that if it needs it, it will ask for it?


Yes you are correct, and that is to prevent certain malware from being installed automatically.




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