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Windows 8 wants Admin rights, but I AM an admin

Q: Windows 8 wants Admin rights, but I AM an admin

Okay, I'm very sure I set my account to be Admin, there's only one account anyway, yet W8 requests admin permission to do everything.

All because of this, I can't change the .ini of a game, I can't update Neverwinter Nights using the updater, I can't save .inis or .txts anywhere except documents...It's annoying.

I used to have W7 before, it never did this to me, but Windows 8 really deeply annoys me.

Now I'll be specific by saying that I only have "Windows 8", no Enterprise or Pro.

How can I make W8 stop nagging me everytime about admin rights? I AM an admin.

Preferred Solution: Windows 8 wants Admin rights, but I AM an admin

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A: Windows 8 wants Admin rights, but I AM an admin

I took ownership of everything to get rid of the nag messages.
Someone else may have a better way...

A tutorial---

Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

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The firm in which I work has a Lenovo PC with Windows 10 installed. There are two user profiles on the computer, the admin and another normal account without administration rights. We have only the password of the account without administrator rights.

The network administrator had left the company surprisingly in without giving the administrator password of the PC and we cannot contact him anymore.

Now we want to install another programme and we cannot do this without an administrator account.

I disabled secure boot and have tried to boot the PC with an Linux USB Stick, but it do not boot from the stick.

Any suggestion how I either can reset the password of the administrator account or create an new account with administrator rights.

A:Windows 10 admin password reset or new account with admin rights

Although there may be techniques to recover a lost password it is forum policy that we do not discuss these here - your best bet would be to visit a local security specialist and get them to recover/reset it for you - and a change to the policy for the replacement admin may be a good idea, I always wrote a list of all passwords and stored it with the Managing Director and also in a fireproof safe

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Hi Yet again, Windows is frustratingly taking up all of my time and I have tried everything google has to offer to try and fix it but it seems like no one has screwed up as much as I have on whatever forum. Let me explain the problem: I'm trying to set my account to administrator because I can't install programs, change account settings, make any changes through CMD without getting the system error 5 access denied message and I can't set the administrator account through CMD either. I also don't have the permission to change anything in regedit and I can't even reset my pc because it requires an administrator password which I don't have, is not "nothing" nor is it administrator or admin or password and I can't change it through cmd either. I can't even access the administrator account because it is disabled and even with an elevated cmd I can't activate the "hidden" administrator account. I've ran malwarebytes and superantispyware and I am now looking for the Gandalf of all Geeks to help me solve this problem. I'd immensely appreciate it!

A:System error 5 | No admin rights | Lost admin password | can't reset

Hi. When a computer is first setup, the account created is an administrative one. What happened to this account?

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Ive stumbled across a problem that has been causing me grief for a few days now, every time I try to access my hard drive (C disk) it says, access is denied. Also, i cant edit permissions because I've lost admin rights. Ive tried many things including unlocking the system admin, this lets me access a few extra things like being able to use the sfc command in cmd, however, it doesn't allow me to access the C disk or change permission because it also has lost admin rights? I fear that this is a bad problem and I don't know how it happened. I have tried restoring to a previous date and that doesn't work either.

Any help and/or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Shimin4tor

A:[SOLVED] Access denied to C disk and lost admin rights to system admin account

Hi and welcome to TSF so you have tried win 7 hidden admin Enable the (Hidden) Administrator Account on Windows 7 or Vista
have you installed or downloaded anything in the recent past

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Recently I did a clean install from the windows installation tool off a CD I made. Soon after logging on and making my first account (again!) I couldn't open the C drive. I messed with the owner options and made my account the owner so I could open it. Possibly before or maybe after (I'm not sure) I realised I wasn't able to use any admin settings, (like add another account or see advanced system settings) open any applications that required admin rights (like CMD or any installation file) or do anything in the system menu. I've tried to look up the solution but can't find anything that fits the description of my problem. Any help is welcome. Thanks in advance for at least reading this.

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Using Win 8.1

First off, the account I'am signed on with is listed as admin type account. It's the one I had to enter my windows account email.
Since installing the new MalwareBytes 2.0 program (which went in without any problem) it put an shortcut icon on desktop. I tried too move the icon from desktop to another folder and it said I needed admin rights to do this. Usually once I click on continue it gives me access and proceeds to carry out the command.
So I followed the tutorial to build hidden admin account. I type in: net user administrator /active:yes, it completed. I signed on to the admin account and tried the same operation and it still asked for admin rights.
What am I doing wrong?

UpDate: MalwareBytes 2.0 has a self protection ability that needs to not be enabled, otherwise everything associated with the Program including program icons located anywhere cannot be moved.

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okay. freshly into win7 now, having obtained a new hdd for my comp. I have been running as the admin of my computer since accounts became an unavoidable thing. barring the occasional frustration-induced blunder I tend to stay Properly Paranoid in my habits to make sure I have no problems...

but win7 doesn't think that I could ever be intelligent enough to have full rights on any account other than the built-in admin account, which of course I'd want to avoid using outside emergencies that render other accounts damaged somehow.

so I'm looking to find out how to make another user account with FULL admin rights. not just the "constantly have to get permission" stuff that a standard*snort* admin account has, full rights that don't involve constantly having to "run as administrator"

yes yes I've heard people trying to get me more paranoid so that I'd endure the added hassles, all it does is make me more irate with the situation. so if noone's willing to provide me with instruction on this, it's probably best for the thread to be left to fall off the board.

A:of win7, admin rights, admin accounts, and real admin accounts

I don't know what your problem is. To make another administrator account - Start - Control panel - User Account - 
Manage another account - Create a new account - Give it a name - put a check mark for Administrator - 
click - Create Account. 

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I can't delete a file from the desktop. When I try, it says to get the rights from the specified admin user (which I'm logged on). The strange thing is that I still can create other users from this account (including admins).

Any suggestion on what to do?

A:admin user lost some admin rights

Quote: Originally Posted by Witch

I can't delete a file from the desktop. When I try, it says to get the rights from the specified admin user (which I'm logged on). The strange thing is that I still can create other users from this account (including admins).

Any suggestion on what to do?

Whats the name of the file?
Have you tried deleting it in safe mode?

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I am trying to change the folder properties of a applications folder from read only. I am doing this per instructions from the apps provider to prevent crashes.

When I go to change the permissions it states I need admin privileges. The only account I have on the box is the admin however I did change the name to something besides admin. The account is definitely an admin account.

Any thoughts?

Windows 7 64 bit

A:Admin rights not working for Admin account

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My problem is that even though I have only one user account defined on my machine and it is set to "Administrator" it is not being allowed to do admin types of things like deleting folders. I tried to create a user group but that's not an option on the Win7 Home Premium version that I use. How can it be that the sole account is not the admin even though it shows that it is in the account user setup?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3890 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1721 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 424790 MB; E: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 381321 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, NALAA
Antivirus: Lavasoft Ad-Aware, Disabled Microsoft Security Essentials in use

A:Admin user has no admin rights?

the actual admin account is hidden and disabled for security reasons,your referring to a account with admin privileges

go into properties for the drive and click on the security tab and check the permissions are enabled for your account

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I have two Windows VMs, one Windows 7 and the other Windows 8. On both machines there is an account with administrative rights. On the Windows 7 VM if I run a DOS cmd window it is run with with administrative rights. However, on the Windows 8 VM the DOS cmd window has NO administrative rights.

Has anything changed between Windiws 7 and 8 in this respect?


A:DOS Cmd run with admin rights if run from admin account?

Hello ndean, and welcome to Eight Forums.

It's the same in Windows 8.

Elevated Command Prompt - Open in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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I am trying to carry out the steps in the Hijack this and malware removal instructions, but cannot get the Kaspersky scanner to run.
It says that I need Administrator privileges to install it.
I only have the one account on that machine, the Admin one.

User Accounts shows only the one admin account.

Any ideas how I get the rights back?
Computer is an HP Pavilion Laptop running XP pro SP2

A:Logged In As Admin, But Don't Have Admin Rights

try right clicking on it and selecting "run as admin"

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I cannot do a few things that require admin rights but I the account I'm using is an admin account. I made a new account and gave it all privileges, admin, backup operations, helpservicesgroup, network configuration operations and replicator but even with all those rights this user can't get windows updates.

This is where I noticed the trouble, I wanted to go to windows updates and it gave me this error:
[Error number: 0x8DDD0002]
To install updates from this website, you must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group on your computer. If you use Windows XP, you can see if you are an administrator by going to User Accounts in Control Panel.

Note: If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you using this website. Contact your system administrator for help with updates. Click to expand...

Any ideas?

A:Logged in as admin but have no admin rights

Maybe this will help:

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So here is an interesting problem I ran into after working on the family computer (I was away at college and just got back for break).

After removing all the viruses, I was left with a computer where both the main user account and the Admin account did not have Admin rights. I can log into the Administrator account, but I cannot do even the most simplest of things, such as open Control Panel. So, I am at a loss to fix this. So simply enough, how does one restore administrative rights to the admin account when it has lost them.

Windows XP Home SP2
Control Panel, and many related functions, along side with such things as leftclick->properties on My Computer do not work (It says privilege removed, contact admin).
Even the Help will not open.

A:Admin rights for Admin account?

Please download Trend Micro's HJTInstall.exe to your Windows Desktop.

Doubleclick HJTInstall.exe . The application will install by default to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis
Click on the Install button. A shortcut icon will be created on your Windows Desktop.
When the installation finishes, the HijackThis application will launch.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. When the scan is complete, a log file should open in notepad.
On the notepad document, click Edit>Select All>Edit>Copy and then paste the contents of the log file into your next reply to this thread.

>>Please-Do Not use the Analyze This button-the results can be dangerous if misinterpreted.
>>Please-Do Not have HijackThis 'fix' anything yet. Most of what if finds will be harmless or even required.


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I am trying to download Adobe Digital Editions and I keep receiving the error message

Unable to elevate to administrative rights, error 786

I am the admin! I have turned off the password, I have right clicked on the program and chosen 'run as admin'-then nothing happens.
Any help would be appreciated

A:"Unable to elevate to admin rights" error, when admin user

Try this:

SOLUTION: download the setup.exe for ADE, not using the flash install version.

Before you run it, right click on it and check "run as administrator" under the compatability tab. Also under the general tab I clicked on "unblock," which might have made a difference.

From a similar issue: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/953278?tstart=0

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i only have windows build 7600 no activated yet and i need admin rights can i get any help ive tried alot i just want to know if i can get some help

A:i need admin rights on windows 7

no help??????? aggggg!!!!

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I have Win7 installed and the PC already has 3 accounts (2 of which have Admin rights). I want to install various software in such a manner so that all existing accounts will have access to that software rather than installing the software individually by logging into the existing accounts.

Can someone kindly help.


A:Solved: Admin. rights in Windows 7

Usually,you will be shown an option during software installation
that allows you to install only for the current user or for all users.
Just watch for that part of the setup.
To run setup as admin,right click it and click run as administrator.

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The company I used to work for gave me a computer when they shut down.  I know have the FBI virus and everything I am reading seems to indicate that to get rid of it I will need to sign in as admin at some point.  Right now the computer will not let me get in whether I am in safe mode or not?
How can I get rid of this virus?

A:FBI virus on Windows XP OS - No admin Rights

Go to anohter computer and download this http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/ and burn it to CD then put it in ur infected PC and select mini xp then post back 

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so, theres this cmd file called applyPatch. when yu run it, it tries to rename like a thousand files (not system files, just the files in the game folder) so that its applicable for the game to run. but it cant rename these game files; goes problem renaming, requires admin rights, re-try by running as administrator. im clearly running the file as administrator. Is there a way to lower this security just for the time being?

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I am in the proces of doing a lockdown on people and their installing abilities. We have removed them from the admin groups and this is running well with the exception of a few programs that require admin rights (more accurately the applications give off alot of program errors if not run as an administrator). Is there any way to assign a program administrators privildeges so anyone with non administrative rights to it that logs on can use the program as it should? THis is both in a domain and a workgroup settings and some of these locations are 100's of miles away so any answers that would be a global solution would be best.

A:Windows XP SP2 - Add admin rights per program?

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At my job we just went from a windows xp machine to a windows 7 professional. when Some one with out admin rights does anything it asks for someone with admin rights to type in their info (their username and password). For instance, I had one user trying to download an email attachment and it asked for admin permissions. We have other windows 7 pcs in the building and they don't do this. The xp machine before we installed the windows 7 pc didn't do it either. So anyone know how to make it not ask for admin right when doing tasks that shouldn't need admin rights? Yes we are on a network, but their group policy allows them to at least download an attachment or even change their wallpaper. Any help is greatly appreciated.


Jacob G

A:Windows 7 pro asking for Admin rights for every little thing...

Sounds like user account control has just been cranked up way high.
Just type UAC in the search bar and hit enter, go from there.

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I've been working towards migrating my end-users away from belonging to the local administrators group. I've said to hell with UAC - I only want standard accounts running. This has already protected one system where an individual clicked a malicious email link. I have been finding ways to allow programs to run that would normally require admin level privileges, but I'm still uncertain of just how safe my systems are. 
I believe a piece of malware could still log keystrokes, delete user's data files, and try to compromise\crash other software to elevate privilege. A standard user account could still run a stand-alone executable such as a cryptovirus but would be limited to altering data that their account has write permission on. 
My question then is, just how secure is a fully patched Windows 7 system if end-users do not hold admin rights?
Thank you in advance for any insight. 

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I have removed Win 7 Antimalware with Malwarebytes Anti-malware, it worked great and has removed the virus.
Unfortunately I still get the error message when I try to system restore "System Restore has been turned off by your system administrator. To turn on system restore, contact your system administrator"

I do have administration rights on my PC but can't resolve. I don't know if any other commands are the same.


A:Admin rights lost on Windows 7

Welcome to TSF!

Go to Control Panel and search for create a restore point-> Go to the Configure window and make sure system restore is set on for your OS drive.


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Admin rights lost on Windows 7

Hi I have been reffered to you by Jcgriff2 hope you can help.

I have removed Win 7 Antimalware with Malwarebytes Anti-malware, it worked great and has removed the virus.
Unfortunately I still get the error message when I try to system restore "System Restore has been turned off by your system administrator. To turn on system restore, contact your system administrator"

I do have administration rights on my PC but can't resolve. I don't know if any other commands are the same.
here is the log DDS

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Ian at 11:37:43.80 on 02/04/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.44.1033.18.3326.1993 [GMT 1:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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A:Admin rights lost on Windows 7

Hello ian666,

Please post the Malwarebyte's log.

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On Windows XP, installing iTunes requires admin rights. However, it is not good to use an admin account for regular work. For the Palm Desktop, the workaround was to grant admin rights to the user account, install the application using the user-turn-admin account, then ungrant admin rights. Will this last step cause problems for iTunes, or does iTunes require admin rights for its regular operation (outside of being installed)?

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We upgraded our desktops from Windows XP to Windows 7, with Windows XP we used the resource kitís CDROMLOCK.EXE to lock down CD and DVD. Once installed a user had to be in the local administrators group to access a CD or DVD on that desktop.

For Windows 7 it is not Windows 7 compatible so I run the EXE in Vista SP-2 Compatibility mode, which works perfect.

My question: With a user in the local admin group they have access to the CD and DVD, but also have full access to the desktop, which is of concern. Does anyone know how to assign a user name (Either local Desktop or a Server 2003\2008\2010) domain account to a service or Exe?

Is there a way to either create a folder with full rights and then put the exe in the folder, giving the user full admin rights to the folder, or assign full admin rights to s single EXE file?

I am just not sure how Windows 7 controls local admin rights other than the local Admin Group.

If this is in the wrong group, please move.



A:Assign Local Admin Rights without local Admin Group

You should be able to right-click on the exe file, then choose properties. On the "Compatibility" tab, there should be a checkbox for "Run as administrator", which you can check (enable) and save settings.

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Hello, I new here. My problem is two-fold I suppose.

1) whenever I click on certain files....I get the error messege "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate persmissions to access the item". This was working fine before and I have not done any major changes to my system. Any clue what could be causing this all of a sudden?

I have Vista Home Premium (no Service Packs)
Intel Quad Core Q6600

I have already checked to make sure I have Admin Rights, as I am loged into the Admin main user account (the only account I have had set up since day 1).


2) My Windows Update Refuses to let me update to SP1. I had trouble with the .NET Framework the last week and I ran the Readiness Tool? I think and a Hotfix, and I was able to install .NET, which in turn let me install a few other updates----which led me up to SP1....but SP1 won't install. I get the error 800F081F. Could these two be related? Or not?

Can anyone offer any advice one either or both of my issues? It is totally driving me insane.

A:Admin Rights and Windows Update issues

Make a complete anti virus scan
Download and make a full scan with malwarebytes
if negative
try a system restore.

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Running windows 7 home edition 64 bit. Trying to install a HP 7960 printer. Will not install due to supposed lack of administrator rights. Exhausted internet search with no solution. During install of printer driver disc message indicates I do not have administrator rights. I am logged in as the administrator. Have tryed the cmd prompt and set up another administrator. Have tryed right clicking on setup.exe and run as administrator. Still same message and no solution. HP shows no solution or fix, also no downloadable drivers.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated and I thank you for your time.

A:HP printer install and windows 7 admin rights

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Hi there,

I have the following scenario:
- Windows 7
- User Account Control UAC enabled (level 3 out of 4)
- User account is member of the Administrator's group

I open the Windows Explorer and want to change an .ini file located in the C:\Program Files (x86)\... folder. The file always opens as read-only. This is because Windows Explorer is started with normal user rights (not admin rights).

How can I start the Windows Explorer with admin rights (without changing the UAC settings)? Or is there a user-friendly way of changing contents of files located under protected folders? The only way I found until now is: Open Notepad with elevated rights and open the .ini file from there.

A:Open Windows Explorer with Admin rights


Right click the program and click "Run as Administrator".

This goes for near anything

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Hi ,
I am using a windows application which has a feature to change the IP address to 10.XX.XX.1 to connect to a server and restore it back to its original address on exit of connection to the server. The windows application is run with administrator rights. Now i want to run the application without admin rights and change\restore the IP address. My application for changing the IP it uses netsh commands from command prompt. Please suggest a way in which i can be able to do achieve this.

A:In Windows 7, how can we change the IP Address without Admin rights?

Run the program as Administrator. There maybe other problems if the program is run as a standard user. If you are logged in as a standard user then right click on the application and select 'run as Administrator'. depending on the environment you may not be able to do this either. It all depends if you are connected to a domain and if Group Policy is being applied to stop you from doing admin tasks etc.

If I were you I would speak to the Server Administrator about it - He will know more about the program and the Server setup.

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I have installed win 7 64 bits - actually on top of win 7 32 bits and this has worked fine for a month or so. Then, last week it started to work somewhat weird. I think it may be due to automatic updates from Microsoft that has created some inconsistencies, I've tried lots of suggestion I find on the I-net, but nothing has cured the problem yet.

E.g, I use WiFi for connecting to the I-net but when I look into the Network and Sharing Center it tells me that I'm not linked to any network, even if IE 9, Safari and Outlook work (seemingly) fine.But, I can't change anything. My UA says I am the admin, but I'm not able to create a new UA with admin rights.

I really hope for some help so that I can avoid to clean up everything and start all over again.
I tried to repair the system by using the installation CD, but it tells me that the system on the PC is newer and hence it can't fixt it.

Do you have any suggestion?

Best regards

A:Lost admin rights windows 7/64 bits

Go to Start/Search and type CMD. Right click the CMD.exe icon in the Search Results and Run As Administrator. In the Command Prompt type ipconfig /Release and press enter. Your IP address should change to Now type ipconfig /flushdns and press enter. Now type ipconfig /renew you should get a new IP address and the Network and Sharing should remove the yellow flag.

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My son (when I wasn't home) went on piratebay the bit torrent site and now my laptop has a virus or atleast it seems. My admin account icon is gone. The only icon is the 'guest' account and anything I try to do says 'you do not have admin rights'-log in as admin, but I cannot get the admin log in to pop up. I have tried starting the secret admin account thru command prompt but it says the same message 'you do not have admin rights' I have tried adding account only to get an error message, I tried creating a new admin account and it does not allow me to start creating one, just makes a sound with an error. I have tried installing system mechanic and other software but it says unable to do so without admin rights. It has also corrupted my wifi driver to my wireless home network so I cannot connect with the laptop. Im unsure of how I can clean this or repair it to atleast get back online so I can try to install some help. I tried a windows repair disc (created by my desktop with the same windows 7 home premium but it asks me to install drivers which im clueless of what I need. Any help is greatly appreciated. If more info is needed just let me know. Thank you.

A:A virus has taken away my windows 7 admin rights, unsure of what to do?

Hello Can you post a DDS log per this Guide?Please follow this Preparation Guide, do steps 6,7 and 8 and post in a new topic.Include your above info in the new topic.Let me know if all went well.

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I had to use dell recovery and everything seem to complete without problems, but when I tried to sign in it told me that my password was incorrect. The pwl file was corrupt. Now without admin rights I am unable to do anything even reinstall windows 10 because I used the win 10 that dell gave. I am unable to download and execute windows 10 without admin rights.

A:Lost admin rights in windows 10 after recovery

When you lost admin rights in Windows 10, you can offline create a new admin account using a boot USB drive. Here are the steps.
Step 1: Borrow another Windows computer with administrator access. Download and install the Windows Password Refixer utility on this computer. After installation is complete, launch this utility, and then follow its on-screen instructions to burn this utility into a USB flash drive. Once burning successfully, you will get a boot USB drive.
Step 2: Connect the USB flash drive to your Dell Windows 10 computer on which you lost admin rights, and set the computer to boot from the USB drive.
Step 3: After the Dell computer boots up successfully, you can add a new admin account by the Add User button.
Step 4: After you add a new admin account, disconnect the USB drive and restart the computer, by the Reboot button.
Step 5: After the computer boots up, you will come to the Windows 10 login screen, and you can use the newly added admin account to sign in.

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I have a notebook with Windows 7 Home Premium. I have only 1 account on it, with admin rights. But somehow a couple of days ago I lost my admin rights (even though the account still shows as an admin). Things that changed are:
- Can't start cmd
- Can't start regedit
- When I press ctrl+alt+del there's no more option to open the task manager
- Firefox saved passwords are gone when I reboot
- I get the following error on startup (I translated it to English from Dutch):


Microsoft .NET Framework

There is an unprocessed exception in the program. If you press "Continue", de error will be ignored and the progam will continue. If you press "Quit", the program will be shut down immediately.

Access to registerkey HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System denied

See the end of this message for more information on calling of JIT error finding in stead of this dialog.

I didn't translate the rest of the message, but here it is:

************** Tekst van uitzondering **************
System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Toegang tot de registersleutel HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System is geweigerd.
bij Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.Win32Error(Int32 errorCode, String str)
bij Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.CreateSubKey(String subkey, RegistryKeyPermissionCheck permissionCheck, RegistrySecurity registrySecurity)
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A:[SOLVED] Lost admin rights on Windows 7

Boot into Recovery using Windows DVD or the Recovery partition and run Windows System Restore -- choose a restore point prior to the trouble occurring.

Regards. . .



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How can i stop/start windows services (i.e. Tomcat, IIS) without admin rights.

A:Stop/Start windows services without admin rights

Why dont you have admin. rights??

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After upgrading Windows 8 to 8.1 - my standard user does no longer have administration rights.

in computer administration ->local user and Groups - the properties for the user shows that the user belongs the Group administrators.

However when I access the user account in the control panel the user shows up as "standard" and I cannot change that while logged in as standard user.

I have tried logging in as Administrator (using the built in administrator) - but here I am also unable to change the setting of the standard user from "standard" to "Administrator" - the "change account type" button
is greyed out and cannot be clicked.

I have tried everything I can think of, read all I could find on the net - but to no avail.

Can u assist

A:unable to give user admin rights in windows 8.1

Hello Ivanhoe, and welcome to Eight Forums.

What other groups does Local Users and Groups show that the standard user belongs to?

While signed out of the standard account and signed in to the built-in Administrator, see if you may be able to use one of the other options in the tutorial below to change the account type of the standard user to be administrator.

User Account Type - Change in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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As the neighborhood PC guru, friend asked me for help installing some programs on his 3 month old HP laptop model G62, with Win7, Home Prem, 64bit, SP1. He wanted Winzip, Verizon Comm Mgr to tether his BB, Mozy backup, HP printer drivers for an HP L7780 AiO, and Outlook 2010. Attempts to install each of these programs met with problems.
1. Paid for and tried to install Outlook 2010 from the MS website. It failed to install completely and terminated.
2. WinZip, downloaded but installation failed.
3. I tried to install Windows 7 HP printer drivers but installation failed without warning.
4. I tried to install Mozy online backup software, installation failed due to lack of Admin rights.
5. I tried to install Verizon Communication Manager, installation failed due to lack of Admin rights.

Here's everything I tried so far:
1. Checked for updates to Java. Installed new version.
2. Ran Adobe updater, updated Adobe Reader.
3. Removed old Java using the Control Panel, V1.4.2_03, J2SE.
4. Created a backup copy of the Window 7 registry and backed up on a CD.
5. Installed three critical updates for Windows 7
a. Windows 7 Service Pack 1
b. Malware tool updates
c. Windows Live Essentials
6. Installed the following optional programs recommended by MS after a scan:
a. RealTek Audio driver update
b. RealTek Program update
c. Synaptics Touch pad driver update
d. Windows 7 security update KB2281161
e. Windows 7 security update KB2413186
7. Updated and ran AVG virus scanner... Read more

A:Windows 7 Admin Rights Issue Won't Allow programs to install

I have one that I always use. Start/cmd/admin/ type in sfc /scannow and let the system file checker do its thing. Any time the basic Windows files are corrupt all kinds of goofy things can happen. It can't hurt but it just might tell you a lot. It takes a few minutes, have a cup of joe. I also have a fondness for Super Anti Spyware. Normally a virus or a trojan will not let you update your anti virus or any thing like it. My understanding is you have admin. rights is that correct? I don't know what super admin. rights are. If for what ever reason you have to do a format and reinstall I would recommend wiping the drive clean with a 3rd party program first. A format does not wipe the drive and some bad things can hang around and reload when you do a fresh install. Kind of like the Snake in the wood pile, you don't see it until you kick the wood pile again.

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First off, because of some posts I've seen, I AM and administrator for our computers. My question is, using Windows 7 Ultimate, how can I allow "Power Users" to restart Windows services without giving them Admin rights? We monitor equipment that requires restarting of services, but I don't want to give the group account admin rights. And yes, this is frustrating.

A:How to Allow Restarting Windows Services Without Giving Them Admin Rights

You can possibly try one of the following links.
How to grant users rights to manage services in Windows Server 2003
delegating control of services - Second Post

I suggest testing it before you implement it.

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Hello everyone i have an issue with text in some places like record app see picture as you see in blue it's clear but in red it's blurry ,also please tell me how to solve it
and tell me how to get full admin rights in my current account cause it's admin type but everytime it says you need admin rights

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Guys, the sister in laws laptop has suddently locked her out and isnt able to logon.

Top and bottom I think a virus has found its way into the laptop. We recently restated it and since then her password isnt working. We can log in but using a light users access rights i.e. cannot install anything to the C:\ drive, ss there a way of being able to do a system restore without deleting any of the files she currently has on the hard drive. Even when I try doing a safeboot it asks for a logon name/password

She has some really important files on there which she needs to get back.

PS its windows XP professional if that helps

Any help is greatly appreciated

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Hello everyone i have an issue with text in some places like record app see picture as you see in blue it's clear but in red it's blurry ,also please tell me how to solve it
and tell me how to get full admin rights in my current account cause it's admin type but everytime it says you need admin rights

A:Text not clear in windows 10/how to get full admin rights

The standard admin account that Windows creates for the first user account setup is a member of the administrators group. It still subject to UAC prompts etc as a safety net. You can set programs to run as administrator to save the extra click.
Run as Administrator in Windows 10

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I downgraded my personal account from Admin to Standard User, and then I activated the hidden Administrator account. I later decided to disable the built-in elevated Administrator account, but I forgot to upgrade my personal account again.

So now I have only a standard user account on my PC, and it won't let me install or upgrade anything. I basically have no control left on my computer.

So is there any way to reenable the elevated Admin account (or upgrade my personal account to Admin status) from within the standard account?

Thanks in advance.

A:How to re-enable admin rights on Windows 7 Home Premium

You can enable the hidden Administrator account by booting a Windows 7 install DVD/flash drive.

Directions here: User Account Password - Change from WinRE

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Basically, when I setup my system I run my primary user as an admin to install and set everything the way I like it. After a week or so I remove my primary user from the Administrators group. I then use the default Admin account (usually Administrator) to do any other major changes or installs.

I understand that he default administrator account is disabled by Windows and needs to be enabled, but my gripe is that windows has allowed my only active user, which happen to be in the local admin group, to remove it's own Administrative privilege.

Now I have a PC with one standard user and no way to enable my admin, or otherwise do any administrative actions.


I've attached a couple screen shots showing my list of users, which will show the only active user and the other 3 disabled (icon shows down arrow); as well as my Administrator group showing the disabled Administrator user...which is disabled.

Please, anyone...what's the fix?

And I know I *should* have enabled the Administrator account BEFORE I removed my own admin...but I'm here now and need a fix.


A:Windows 10 Allowed Only Administrator to Remove it's Own Admin Rights

Hello BlankMe Welcome to the Ten Forums!

The first place to look for that type of information besides a Bing search would be the tutorial section! Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

The guide there will take you through everything one step at a time while the primary user generally does see an active administrator account by default unless changed to a standard account at which time another account is created. Creating a new MS account is generally how that works with 10. In fact I going to see that enabled right now for you here on the second test build I control remotely for these types of situations.

First I will simply use Option One in the guide there to simply type in the basic command once I right click on the remote system's Start button and select the Command prompt(admin) option for the elevated command prompt option. That will prevent any UAC interactions.

You will note the confirmation seen in the Team Viewer 11 window on the right monitor shows the command entered was a success.. The Hidden admin account is now active and is immediately followed by logging out of the admin account as shown in the guide as well and looking at two login instead of only one once this has been seen to.

The first time this takes place will be like 10 has just been put on fresh all over again with the familiar welcome screens saying lots of great features to get excited about, etc. etc. blah blah blah Getting everything ready for you,... Read more

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I am trying to burn the iso to a usb to be able to boot from. The computer i am putting 7 on has already run windows 7 in the past but had been formatted and switched to a linux os. I do not have admin rights on any of the computers that i can use and i need to create the installation usb on another computer. Is there anything that is just an executable program that will format and burn the iso to the usb without the need for admin rights? I have already been searching online for like 2 weeks off and on so i finally decided to just ask a question to anyone who is better with 7 than I. If it makes a difference, i am only able to access 64-bit hp computers that run windows 7 professional.
Any help would be great.
P.S. I already have the actual .iso still in tact on another separate usb drive. Do they expire or anyting because i downloaded it 2 or 3 months ago and saved it so i wouldn't have to do the whole 4 hour download of the 2.4 GB file again.

A:Windows 7 ISO Burn To USB to install w/out any admin rights on comps

For USB:
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

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I am trying to turn off some of the un-needed start up functions through msconfig-<startup. I keep getting an message that says I do not have Admin privleges, I am the only user on this computer, and did verify I am the admin. ??????

I also have siilar problem with MS outlook not allowing me to create rules for messages, that I do not have permission, same thing I am the only user, I should be the Owner of every file...right?


A:Don't have Admin rights, and I'm the Admin

Out of curiousity, can you access Control Panel. There's some sort of malware going around that's preventing people from accessing things and giving them some error message about admin privileges.

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Hello all,

My facther in law's computer (acer aspire V laptop) just started playing funny on me....

We installed a driver for a USB/Rs232 dongle and it broke his 81 install, I still don't know why he never moved to 10 but that's besides the point now.

We ran a system restore, the one that says it will restore windows but not delete your files, which it did.

The only problem is that now his only user account which is supposed to have all admin rights has none of them.

We can't open C: (there is a separate D drive, c being a SSD for the system), we can't run secpol.msc, we can't even run taskmgr or UAC to reduce its level.

We can't right clic C to access the share options and allow his admin account a complete access to all the files.

We can't create another account.

How do I get the admin rights back to his admin account when I cannot run and elevated cmd or anything like that ?

I launched a net user command with his account and all seems to be ok, the account is active, it's included in the admin group, it's not expired....nothing conspicous there.

Thanks for the help.

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