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#1 Kuszotke

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 07:16 AM

Hey. 

 

I got a new PC a while ago and i think the permissions are messed up. Sometimes i get "you don't have enough permissions to uninstall this software. contact the systems administrator" thingies, etc.

 

Is there any way i can "reset" permissions and then give myself all the admin rights?



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#2 sflatechguy

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 09:59 AM

What version of Windows 7 is it? Home Premium? Professional? Enterprise?

Was Windows already installed when you got it? Is your user account an administrator?



#3 Kuszotke

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 03:09 PM

What version of Windows 7 is it? Home Premium? Professional? Enterprise?

Was Windows already installed when you got it? Is your user account an administrator?

Got it built brand new from a shop, parts picked by myself, so the OS was installed during assembly. Home Premium.

 

My user acc is administrator.


Edited by Kuszotke, 29 October 2016 - 03:10 PM.


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Posted 29 October 2016 - 05:10 PM

Welcome to the convoluted maze of Windows permissions.

I occasionally have a unit come in that has problems similar to yours. Rather than spend hours trying to figure out what in blazes is mis-configured in permissions, I use a little utility called Take Ownership.

It installs in 1 second and puts an entry in the shell. Just Right click on your problem file or folder, select Take Ownership and it is instant. So far has worked for me. There is also a removal utility that comes with it and will delete it if you decide to.


Help Requests: If there is no reply after 3 days I remove the thread from my answer list. For further help PM me.


#5 sflatechguy

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 05:25 PM

Scroll down to the section on how to take ownership of files and folders in Windows 7.

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2623670



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Posted 30 October 2016 - 08:19 PM

Scroll down to the section on how to take ownership of files and folders in Windows 7.

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-

The URL says

"Access Denied" or other errors when you access or work with files and folders in Windows

Support for Windows XP has ended

us/kb/2623670



#7 sflatechguy

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 06:53 AM

He needs to scroll down to the section(s) that are for Windows 7.






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