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On a new install, When do I branch off to Standard User?

Q: On a new install, When do I branch off to Standard User?

Hello all, and thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

Seems like a simple enough question, but not one I'm easily finding an answer to - either here or in Google. If I'm the 4,376,124th user to ask this question, then please be done with me and point me at the right link. I'd appreciate it.

I'm doing a clean install of Windows 7 and, at some point, plan to branch off from Administrator and create a Standard User account which I will use thereafter. Many people seem to believe this is the safest way to run - though in the past I've always just done the simple thing and run as Admin all the time. If you think this is a bad idea, point me to a link or tell me why. I'd really appreciate it.

Otherwise, my question is this: When do I create and make the switch over to the new Standard (non-Admin) account? Right after I've install W7 and all the drivers and all the updates, OR later after I've installed Office, Photoshop, and all my various utilities? Not having done this before, it's unclear to me whether everything I install with just the Admin account will be visible with the Standard User account. It'd be nice to make the switch AFTER I've installed essentially everything I plan to use so that all the software would be accessible to both Admin and Standard user. Does that make sense?

You'd think Microsoft would have a simple discussion about this on their website since they really push not running all the time as admin. Perhaps I'm just not finding it, though I think I'm pretty good with Google. Any help or advice you can offer would be MUCH appreciated. Thanks!

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Preferred Solution: On a new install, When do I branch off to Standard User?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: On a new install, When do I branch off to Standard User?

The standard user account will constantly be badgering you for the admin password to install apps and do various things.

I would at least suggest creating a second user account with admin privileges, this way if there is a problem, you can always return to the clean main admin account to troubleshoot and attempt resolution.

If you are the only person using the machine and plan on installing an antivirus application I really don't see the harm in using a user account with admin privs, I would not use the primary admin account though.

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I use a standard user account for my day to day computing. Today I installed the Google Chrome beta and it fully installed without ever asking for the elevation to administrator. I thought standard users could not install software. Any ideas what happened here?

Thanks

A:Standard user able to install software?

Check this out, May be able to help you.

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

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I have a set of of users who should be able to install softwares as a standard user. Is is possible, if yes then how.

A:How to allow Standard user to install softwares.

By doing a search of the Forum I came up with this.it might help!
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
Just read your previous thread and that was the complete reverse of this one. there you wanted to stop a standard user from installing programs - I am confused!

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I have a dilemma, I have searched the threads but not found something that matches my exact problem.

We are implementing Windows 7 and Bitlocker as encryption. While this works brilliantly, I am now worried that our offsite engineers if they are given Local admin rights, can disable bitlocker. They need to install software onto there machines and this cannot be taken away from them. Problem is company policy also states that they are not allowed to disable the encryption, which is where my dilemma lies.

I can lock down bitlocker through Grou Policy, but the offsite engineers are software developers so it wouldn't take them long to disable it if they do have local admins.

Is there anyway at all I can give them access to install software without Local admins?

A:Install Software as Standard User

Software engineers typically /require/ admin prives (local admin that is) to their machines as part of their work. Especially driver writers but even standard apps while test installing and uninstalling sometimes require "hand work" to remove mis installed items or undo the damage caused by bugs.

There really is no way around it.

You could do periodic checks on the systems remotely if needed to check of they have not messed with any setings and of course if they have once, warn, twice, fire...

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I want to set permissions so the standard users on my PC aren't able to install software. It is a workstation used for POS and the employees have a general employee account but i've had issues with them installing programs leading to viruses and the like so i'd like to somehow prevent that. I'm running windows 7. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

A:deny install permission to standard user

RUn the Group Policy Editor or by installing Steady State from Microsoft.

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May be a simple question, may be I'm just being over cautious? But is it safe to install Windows Updates logged into the machine as standard user (as opposed to a Computer Administrator)?

Up until now I have always logged into the machine as the Computer Admin specifically to install updates - but is this necessary?

Thanks.

(Vista Home Premium SP1)

A:Is it safe/OK to install windows updates from standard user account?

It's not recommended. To be honest, if Windows/Microsoft Update allows someone to update at a "Non-Admin" level... damage can and MAY be done to the computer.

Windows Updates manipulate, change, and fix components found within your Default Drive (C:\) In most cases, you must be an Administrator to access such a directory of importance.

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Hi,

I have over 120 clients running Windows 7 Enterprise in a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain. I am currently doing some testing around AppLocker, and generally locking down the user environment. I will soon be setting up some new Windows 7 clients with the users added as the Standard User type.

When a standard user attempts to install an application, the UAC prompt is displayed, which requests administrative credentials. Is there a way that I can approve/publish specific applications that the standard users can install themselves? If so, is there a way that the users can install updates for these approved applications themselves?

Any help would be much appreciated. Many thanks.

A:Windows 7 Enterprise - Allow standard user to install approved apps

You could, but that would require additional software. In a Windows world, this is generally accomplished by using System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 or other competing products (SCCM is the most featureful and integrated with the other MS products, of course, and is my personal preference for lifecycle management). There are products that can be installed on Windows that provide "silent elevation" of certain programs, but those are generally not advised as they open up that user session to security risks (admin code now running in a user session with the same user token - not a good idea).

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I tried to google this and it seems neither is possible but I wanted to hear the truths from the horses mouth.

I have a Win 7 Pro x64 computer with 2 users who boths needs to be able (this really is a must) install software on the computer but they can't have access to each other's private folders (user folder). Basically I see 2 theoretical options:

a) make 2 standard user accounts and give these accounts the right to install software. Is this possible and if yes how?

b) make 2 admin user accounts and prevent them from accessing to each other's user folder. I can do this but not in a way that doesn't mess with windows (basically I would encrypt the file but then windows wouldn't be able to use the folder like it is built to use it and I'm pretty sure this would cause problems). Is there another way to do this which doesn't cause problems with windows?

Thanks in advance to anyone willing to help.

A:Installing rights to standard user or prevent an admin user something

a) This may be possible in theory but it would not be easy. Don't go there.
b) All administrators are equal. Any restrictions you impose can be undone by another.
The only practical way to do what you want is to encrypt the users folders. Windows doesn't care about user folders so that is not an issue.

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Hi all,
I installed Windows 7 and ended up with a default user (AxeL) with Administrative privileges.

Now I enabled the default Administrator account and lowered the privileges of my user AxeL (see Accounts.png).
If I open the User Profiles Pane in Control Panel -> System -> Advanced System Settings the size of the user account is unknown (see Profiles.png).

If I switch back the user Axel to Administrators everything works and I can see the right size in the User Profiles Pane.

Does anyone have a clue on this?
I've tried also Vista and 8 and they all seems affected.

Thanks

A:Changing user type to Standard User invalide size

Elevate Axel to Admin account, hide the Built In Admin account: Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums

This is the best way to set it up, the reason a new install is issued Admin account. In five years since Win7 beta I've never seen a reason why not, except for one or two of the most incompetent users imaginable. But who is going to be their Admin for them? Having a separate account just makes your right hand ask your left hand if it can act.

Malware is adequately restricted by UAL set to a high setting and your AV. For chronic infection, adding Malwarebytes Real Time protection has IME never had a recurrence of infection.

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Is a standard user account really necessary for tight security for the home user or will a well secured administrator account be sufficient?

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I started configuring Vista Home Premium as an administrative user and was wondering if it was possible to transfer the configuration for that user to a different standard user account which, from what I understand, would be more secure. It should be possible to switch the administrative user account to a standard user account (haven't seen this either), but I would like the option of using a standard user account with basically the settings I have set up so far for the admin account while maintaining the admin account as is. Is there an easy way to accomplish this? Thanks.
 

A:Transfering Program Settings for Administrative User to Standard User

The easiest way would be to create a new account, copy the profile of the original account over to the new one, and then make the new account a limited one.

Though this is for corrupted profiles, the method is the same:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151
 

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Hi. I'm fixing up a computer for someone and I'm considering locking down permissions for non-admin users a little more than just setting the account type to standard.
 
*quick back story*
 
This computer is locked down because the employees forgot the password to the single account.  I break in via iso and then BitTorrent boots up and starts SEEDING illegal music files.  I know the owner of the company very well and I know he doesn't condone the use of his computer and bandwidth for pirating and seeding music.  There's loads of other junk on the computer that in no way benefits the company (assisted living housing).  So I clean it up with Revo, CCleaner, Malwarebytes, etc.  Then I made a new standard user account and an administrator account.  I plan to give the admin password to the owner, and the standard password to the employees + owner.  
 
My friend suggested that I somehow lock down the account beyond just setting the permissions to standard.  Do you guys have any recommendations for programs to do this?  Do you think that just standard permissions will be enough?  Thanks.
 
edit:
 
fyi the employees use it to view MS Office documents and web browsing.  Other than that I don't believe their work involves the use of other programs.

A:How should I lock down a user account for employees? Beyond 'standard user'

Hello, You didn't mention the OS. You can set up a Software Restriction Policy but it is only available with Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, and Windows 7 Enterprise and XP pro.
 
http://www.mechbgon.com/srp/
 
With Windows Home you can use Parental Controls to allow only certain programs.

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According to the windows.microsoft.com website "Your user account prevents anyone who is using a standard account on your computer from seeing your files." My wife and I share our computer: I have an administrator account and she has a standard user account. Yet when she is logged in she can access my documents and read them via File Explorer, though she cannot delete them. This seems to contradict what Microsoft say or am I missing something? Grateful for any advice.

Since writing the above I have found that the same situation exists on the other computer that we share, but in this case she is able to delete the documents as well.

Sorry, everyone, I think I've solved this. I must have set particular sharing permissions and forgotten I'd done so.

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Hi,

Somehow I got all my installations / settings in a standard user. It IS marked as Administrator, but access is definitely limited.
There is a "real" Administrator account, though.
Basically I want "Gilad" user to have complete admin access. I don't care which way.

Thanks.

Accounts overview



My main account where all my stuff is




"Real" admin account
 

A:Merge standard user into Admin user?

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How come the UAC is set to the lowest setting for the admin, but for a standard user it is still set as default (requiring admin password)?

A:User Account Control for standard user.

Built in admin bypasses UAC, hence the setting. Any other users (even users created as admin) get UAC prompts.

This is one of the many reasons security best practices dictate creating a second admin account and disabling the built in one.

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There has long been, and I guess still is, advice to use a standard user rather than administrator account to limit the things that can be done by malware. Until recently I've always used an administrator account despite this advice. After recently seeing a report stating that an extremely large percentage of vulnerabilities cannot be exploited on a standard user account, I started experimenting with using one.

Now, I somewhat frequently get a request for an administrator password. Supplying one causes, I guess, the operation being performed to be performed as if done by the administrator account. I think that if I were using an administrator account, the same actions would result in a UAC prompt to which I would have to respond in the affirmative to allow the action to occur.

My question is why is forcing myself to provide an administrator password safer than clicking Yes in a UAC prompt?

A:Relationship between standard user, administrator user and UAC

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My question is why is forcing myself to provide an administrator password safer than clicking Yes in a UAC prompt?


Human nature.

UAC prompts have a serious problem that limits their usefulness. This isn't a technical problem and it isn't something that Microsoft can fix. Software designers have known for a long time that most people do not read error messages or warnings unless they are unexpected. They will make the warning go away by the most direct method possible so they can get on with their work. They quickly become conditioned to click on "OK" without even glancing at the what they are authorizing.

Requiring you to enter a password slows the process down so that you will, hopefully, have time to read the message know what you are saying yes to.

At least that is the way I see it.

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Hey,

I just wanted to know whether its possible for a standard user to be abe to install programs/apps on their account. Basically im the admin and have a password on my account. I want to create another user for everyone to use and allow them to install programs, however i dont want them to be able to access my files or folders through the C:/Users section, is this possible to do?

I know you can stop them seeing your files and folders if they have a standard account,but they cant install anything.

Please let me know, thanks

A:User Permissions Standard user

Oh so i can make them admin, but make the permissions to my files private, right?

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This is the first time I've messed with the multiple users on Win 7 and I'm not sure how it works.

I have my main account (admin) and another Account which is standard. But when I log into it, it seems I can see most of my C drive stuff. Is there any way to disable that?
 

A:Standard User

The information in this link should help: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows7/Create-a-user-account
 

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I have set up the addministrator account, but it won't let me add any more user accounts. I go to user accounts and click to manage or add another account and nothing happens. Also it does that same thing if I attempt to change the administrator accounts name or account type. It's very frustraiting to say the least. i just won't let me do anything.

A:Can't add standard user

There seem to be a lot of user account problems here on Vista...

Well, i would make sure that your computer and OS is up to date, SP1 and all that.
Then try the account creation again. Does it work after you restart the computer? Has it always had this problem? If it hasn't, then a system restore might be in order. If it has always had the problem, it is something deeper...

~Lordbob

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I've just created a new 'Standard User' on my Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit) system. It won't long on either with or with out password. When I try I see the standard Welcome message screen and then it switches to the logging off message screen. If I change the type to an administrator account then I can log in with this account, but as soon as I switch it back it can't log in. (Or to be more accurate it gets automatically and immediately logged off when it logs in). This was a vista OS that was upgraded; never tried to make secondary users under Vista. Has anybody seen and solved this problem?
 

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I have created two new user accounts. The first I set up as a standard account, logged on, did a few things, then logged off, logged on as my administrator account and editted the account to be an administrator. When I log back on as this account, it appears that the user still does not have administrator privileges even though under the user it says "Administrator". For example, the UAC control does not appear when you click on "Change User Account Control Settings". Also, trying to install software where the installer asks for admin privileges fails. However, the second account created started as an adminstrator account and exhibits neither of these problems.

I just haven't seen anything in posts about this and wonder what the difference is and if there is anything that "second class" administrator user can do to become a "first class" administrator.

A:New admin user acting differently than standard user changed to admin

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For example, the UAC control does not appear when you click on "Change User Account Control Settings". Also, trying to install software where the installer asks for admin privileges fails.


Does UAC control display a confirmation question? this is the case for administrator accounts
Does UAC control ask for username/password? This is the case for standard accounts
Change the account back (just for testing) to standard account. Does it ask for username/password when changing system settings?
system built-in admin account has admin rights always
manually made account with admin rights has only admin rights after you allow it in the UAC control popup.
manually made account without admin rights has only admin rights after you allow it in the UAC control popup (enter a admin's username and password).
That's how it should work

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Hey mans,
I am new in this forum or on this forum(s)
My problem is I disable my Administrator accaunt and now I have one accaunt my accaunt and I am standard use..
when I try back my administraotor accaunt say: Acces denide... and any changes I try make my UAC is just let me to click No... I can't click Yes..
How to back my administartor accaunt if I am standard use Is that possiblle and is possiblle to I het administrator not standard user
Help me

A:How to be administrator if I had standard user

  
Quote: Originally Posted by hadza999


Hey mans,
I am new in this forum or on this forum(s)
My problem is I disable my Administrator accaunt and now I have one accaunt my accaunt and I am standard use..
when I try back my administraotor accaunt say: Acces denide... and any changes I try make my UAC is just let me to click No... I can't click Yes..
How to back my administartor accaunt if I am standard use Is that possiblle and is possiblle to I het administrator not standard user
Help me


So you had an account with adminstrative rights and you disabled it? Now you only have standard user accounts? Correct?

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I set up my administrator account and standard user account. Both are Live. Alienware Laptop. On the standard account, users can not even run a game (original Fable that requires disk to start up) without it asking for my password. Which is not always convenient seeing as how I work and all. How do I allow standard users to run programs but not make changes to the computer? So far I have not seen any threads about this. I've been going around in circles in control panel searching for anything that would allow me to grant permission permanently but so far I have found nothing.

A:Standard User Permissions

Hello SquishyBell, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Normally you could use the method in the tutorial below to allow a standard user to "Run as administrator" a program without getting an UAC prompt, but this does not always work with games. If you like, you could give it a try to see if it may work for you.

Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Is it still recommended to do your daily tasks in a non-administrator user account, or is that obsolete advice in windows 8-10?

A:should I use a standard user account?

Personally, my Microsoft Account login has administrator privileges. There is absolutely nothing wrong with having a main user account with user privileges and a seperate local account with administrator privileges.

What you absolutely do NOT want to do is rely upon or use the built-in Administrator account as your routine administrator account.

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I have worked with computers for the past 50 years and am quite disciplined. So, when I set up a new Asus AIO computer for my wife, I selected 'Standard User' privileges. Every time she logs in, three security warnings pop up to be dealt with. They are triggered by routine AsusTek service start ups. My wife doesn't take kindly to meaningless, routine rituals. I now put her into Admin mode. But I don't like it. I haven't figured out, how to set the appropriate ACU level just for these programs. Any suggestions?

A:poor Standard user

What are these asus service startups? You can check by clicking on Start orb, then type msconfig, hit Enter. In the msconfig window, click Startup tab and examine the asus entries there. If you dont need them to autostart at boot, you can uncheck them to get rid of the popups. If you cant figure out, post here.

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I need to turn on UAC (User Account Control) But am standard user, so I don't get prompted for admin password. Please help?

A:I need to turn on UAC (I am standard user)

To change UAC settings you need to have administrative rights, so you can't use your standard account, and as you say, elevation won't work since it's disabled. You have to login with another user account that has administrative permissions, such as the built-in administrator and make the change from there.

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is there any way for a admin to allow a standard user right to run a game? (world of warcraft) I have vista home premium

A:Standard User And Games

Originally Posted by Enslin66


is there any way for a admin to allow a standard user right to run a game? (world of warcraft) I have vista home premium



Standard users can run games unless you have set the parental controls to block it. Also, WoW does not require admin permissions. I'm guessing someone is lying to you to get admin privileges OR they might just think they need them.

Either way, they dont.

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Finally was able to copy my default user profile so that my admin account and the two standard user accounts are set up just the way I like them. Now in my standard account that I use on a daily basis every time I open a program a UAC pops up and makes me enter my admin password.

A:Standard user account

Bump.

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Vista 32 bit Business Edition

Vista appears to have changed all my user accounts to 'Standard'
I have three user accounts on my computer. My main account and my work account are (or should be) set as 'Administrator'.

My CAD program on the work account has stopped working properly. I discovered that this is because it is unable to write files to C:\program files, which it needs to do. I checked the account settings and discovered that the work account is set as a 'Standard' account.
I logged off, logged into my main account and went to the User Accounts page via Control Panel. The first thing I noticed was that my main account also says 'Standard'. I then clicked on the link to the main User Accounts page.

On the main accounts overview page all 3 accounts are listed with their pictures; the main account & work account are labelled as 'Administrator'; the other account is labelled as 'Standard'

but...

If I click on each one in turn, the radio button for each of them is set to 'Standard'.
I can select 'Administrator' using the radio button, but the 'apply' button is greyed out, so it can't be changed. I assume that this is because my main account is also set to Standard, and so I do not have administrator privilages anywhere on the computer!

What's going on??
This is the last thing I need, since I'm working on a CAD project with a deadline at the end of this month!

A:All User Accounts set to 'Standard'

All Windows Vista systems have a hidden Administrator account. You can enable it and then I suppose you know what to do next.Use the Method 2 explained here : http://www.trishtech.com/winvista/activate_the_hidden_administrator_account_in_windows_vista.phpYou would need Vista DVD. If you do not have Vista DVD, download the Recovery Disk ISO from here : http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/After downloading ISO, burn it to a CD using something like ISORecorder.

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Finally was able to copy my default user profile so that my admin account and the two standard user accounts are set up just the way I like them. Now in my standard account that I use on a daily basis every time I open a program a UAC pops up and makes me enter my admin password.

A:Standard user account

make one of your user accounts have admin priviledges
although you give it admin priviledges it is not the same as the actual admin account which is hidden

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Hello Everyone,

I have been googling this problem for a while now, and I cannot see an anwser online.

I teach CCNA to students, the only thing they need to do is to change the IP address of the machine to match the various IP addresses during the course.

Ideally I will lock down the other parts of the OS using Group Policy Objects so they cannot disrupt the running of the OS.

One of the steps I come accross was to add the user to the 'Network Configuration Operators' group. However the UAC asks for a password when I change IP address, and then disallows the user from progressing.

The PC's have no password assigned while I am in the testng phase (this may affect UAC).

All the PC's are on a peer-to-peer so no AD or server to deal with.

I am running Windows 7 Pro 32-Bit on all the machines.

Such a simple problem is making me lose my hair!

A:Changing IP From Standard User

Have never known UAC to need a password. But then I never create a Standard User.

UAC - Require a Password for Administrator

It looks like a Standard User would need a password, but an Admin would not.

Someone asked the same question here.

How to disable UAC password prompt for Standard User without admin?

The whole point of creating a Standard User is so they can not make changes to Windows, You should know this.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G620 @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4002 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1809 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 942032 MB, Free - 861358 MB; D: Total - 11733 MB, Free - 1435 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, 2AC2
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled
Can't create Standard user ...............
 

A:Can't create standard user

Please post any error messages as that will point to the cause of the problem (it can have several different and unrelated causes).
 

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I have an EXE program in my PC. Whenever a standard user run this program, he alway have UAC screen and must enter an administrator password to do this. So what I have to do to get rid of UAC with admin password for standard user. Sory for my English.

A:Standard user run program without UAC

Hi r94ever,

Do you have an administrator account? If so, then you can change the settings to not notify you. The below tutorial will show you how, if you're not sure.
User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

If you don't have your own admin account, I'm not sure that there is anything you can do. You can try using the .reg files in the tutorial but I can't guarantee that it will work.

Hope this helps,
Jaidymn

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I'm looking for help anyone can offer with this problem. I have Windows 7 on my parent computer and had set up different logins for the different family members. Those set up as Admins can login just fine. Those set up as standard users can't. Windows starts to log them in but then the screen flashes and it comes up saying they are being logged off. Anyone have any idea why its doing that?

Thanks,
Dan

A:Standard User Can't Login

DISCLAIMER
Using regedit improperly can harm your computer.

windows key+r
type regedit in the box
click okay
go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SOFTWARE>Microsoft>Windows NT>CurrentVersion>Winlogon
look at string userinit
it should look like this with the trailing ,
C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,

if not change it
if it does you have a virus infecting that file.

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I am unable to run some programs using standard user. whenever i try to open it it asks me for administrator password. Is there a way i can run the programs from the standard user account.

A:How to allow a standard user to run all programs....

Not if the admin account is password protected - unless you know the password.

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I installed a program on the administrator account, Asus SixEngine that works correctly on this account, but the standard account, this program does not retain settings and every restart the program runs with default settings, not those made ​​by me.
We walked to the permission, I gave full control and still not working correctly.

sorry for my bad english

A:standard user account

Have a look at this:
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Forum- P5Q - Sixengine.exe

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Hello community,

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and I have a problem regarding User Accounts.

Let's say I am account A on this computer. This is an administrator account without a password. When I went into the control panel, I demoted Account B to a standard user. Apparently, however, account B can simply change this setting even though she is a standard user. Is this true? Even when I set a password for my account, account B can still bypass it or demote me. Why is this?

A:Privileges of a Standard User

That's odd, you've booted into account B and checked this? I remember messing around with the user accounts a while ago and I remember confirming that normal account users can't escalate themselves to admin, or even touch other accounts. Was the same OS as yours, Win7 x64 HP.

If you put a password on account A (the admin one) does this still happen?

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Not very computer literate here. Is there an easy way to disable UAC prompts for specific programs in a standard user account? I've tried numerous things, none seem to work. Help appreciated

A:UAC Prompts for Standard User

Forgot, Windows 8.1

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pls help me!!!!!!!!!!

A:how to delete standard user????????

log in as admin user and then delete the standard user from the Users applet in the Control Panel??? Please describe the problem if you want a possibility of a solution. Model or product number of the computer and the Windows version we are dealing with is a good start. Why do you need to delete a user? 

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i guys im facing with problem of administrator password.. i could not sign in with administrator...wifi drivers are not working.. to install  a driver also it is asking for administrator password..please help me with dis problem

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(Vista 32 bit Business Edition)

Vista appears to have changed all my user accounts to 'Standard'
I have three user accounts on my computer. My main account and my work account are (or should be) set as 'Administrator'.

My CAD program on the work account has stopped working properly. I discovered that this is because it is unable to write files to C:\program files, which it needs to do. I checked the account settings and discovered that the work account is set as a 'Standard' account.

I logged off, logged onto my main account and went to the User Accounts page via Control Panel. The first thing I noticed was that my main account is also set to 'Standard'. I clicked on the link for the main User Accounts page.

On the main accounts overview page all 3 accounts are listed with their pictures; the main account & work account are labelled as 'Administrator'; the other account is labelled as 'Standard'

but...

If I click on each one in turn, the radio button for each of them is set to 'Standard'.
I can select 'Administrator' using the radio button, but the 'apply' button is greyed out, so it can't be changed. I presume that this is because my main account is also set to Standard, and so I do not have administrator privilages anywhere on the computer! What's going on???

This is the last thing I need since I have a CAD project with a deadline at the end of this month!

A:All User Accounts set to 'Standard'

Welcome,

I think that the most important thing, at this juncture, is to try to solve the problem. After we determine the solution we can guess about the cause. This is what you should try:

Did you make any changes just before the problem; new software, disable UAC, try some fancy customization, etc? If so restore the computer to the original state

Run a full and updated antivirus scan

Download and run a full and updated malwarebytes scan

If the above two are negative. Use the built in administrator to make a new Administrator account
Administrator Account
If you cannot, try to enable the new Administrator in safe mode.
With this super administrator set up a new adminstrator account.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...computers.html
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...displaylang=en
Works equally as well with Vista

Dont jump ahead, follow each step in order. If you solve the problem with the last step, the problem may return, unless we are sure, for example, that there is no virus.

The officially suggested method to tranfer to a new account is explained in this thread
http://www.sevenforums.com/performan...r-account.html
I would be cautious in its use, since we do not know what caused the initial problem and it may be best to start fresh. Even if you choose the Easy Transfer method, test, by use, and be sure that no corrupt setting were transferred that could cause problems, before relying on this new account.

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is there any way for a admin to allow a standard user right to run a game? (world of warcraft) I have vista home premium

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hey everyone
there is only one standard user in my laptop (win8) and no administrator .
i cant access to anything such as : user account control , device manager , ... and even i cant install any app and it just keep saying : insert a smart card .
I've no smart card and anything like that .

A:there is no admin user - just standard

Find the tutorial that gives how to turn on the built-in administrator account. I'm not home, not on computer long enough to hunt for it.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

Once inside the admin acct, maybe create an admin acct for your use, keeping the standard acct as is. Then, as needed, you can switch between your admin-level acct and std acct.

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What do you say about SUA?
 

A:Do you use a Standard User Account (SUA)?

I do recommended SUA in daily basic.
 

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Ok. My dad put a password on my main administrator and I accidently hit "Run as administrator" for one of my games. I made a standard account before he put as password on dunno why I did standard. Anyway now it requires a password for me to play the game. Is there a way I can change the standard account I am on now to admin so I can play?

A:Standard User to Admin

Welcome
I think that it would be the policy of the Forum to ask your Dad for the password. I am sure that you will appreciate this one day, when you are older, and have Children of your own.

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I have Vista Ultimate + SP1.
Administrator accounts can log in OK but any Standard User or the Guest Account cannot log in. The process is as follows:
Vista login screen - click on Standard User icon - Screen displays 'Welcome' for about a second - Screen then displays 'Logging off' and returns to Login screen.
I have searched the web for some time and have only found a Microsoft fix which involves a Registry change to add 'Userinit.exe' to one of the keys - this did not fix the problem.
I hope someone has a solution as the use of my PC is severly restricted at present because I will not risk giving other users Administration accounts.

A:User (Standard) unable to log in

I have the exact problem that Paul describes too. Brand new Compaq laptop, came installed with vista.
It can't just be the 2 of us.

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