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Expanding Standard Account rights

Q: Expanding Standard Account rights

Hello!

Is it possible to give a standard user account (non-administrator) the acces to install some programs?

How about giving him the acces to command "scan for hardware changes" in Device manager, just so that an external eSATA harddrive is recognized?

How about deleting shortcut icons from the desktop?

I have been checking out "Group Policy Editor" and couldn't find those settings, can you help me if they are there?
Thank You!

A: Expanding Standard Account rights

I can't say for sure but my answer would be no you can't, the idea of the Standard Account is so that you can't alter anything which is why I think it's usually given to the kids or visitors who use your machine and you don't want them deleting your programs or altering your work.

Hang around and see what the experts have to say on the matter before you take my word for it, oh and Welcome to the Forum enjoy your stay here and why not fill in your system specs. it helps make things easier to help you should you need help in the future.

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Hey guys, how can I get windows 7 to install ms updates in the user account without admin rights?

A:Updates with Standard rights/account

  
Quote: Originally Posted by fantom711


Hey guys, how can I get windows 7 to install ms updates in the user account without admin rights?


Run that process as admin. right click the installer and "run as admin"

Let us know if you need help

Ken

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Hi,

I'm currently using Windows 8.0. Would like to check if it is possible to allow a particular software to be run as Administrator, even when I am using a "standard account", without the need to enter the administrator password everytime I open it? Essentially like making an exception to allow the software to make changes to system while in a standard account.

Reason being, I am using a Standard account, but do not know the administrator password. But there is this particular program that I am required to use, but everytime I open it will prompt if I would like to Run as Admin. And if I click No to that, some functions will not be workable in the program.

Please advise, thanks!

A:Administrator rights for software in Standard account

Hello whoknew, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, you could use the method below to create an elevated shortcut to allow a standard user to run a program as administrator.

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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So we have a fixed drive as its a dual drives in a HP, when encrypting the second drive and testing unlocking with a standard user name, it prompts for admin rights after entering the bitlocker password. What can be done on group policy end to stop that
from happening? I don't want to have it auto lock, beats the purpose of encryption security.

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I have two user accounts. One is an Administrator account and the other a standard user account for my children.

There previously was a password prompt if you tried to make any changes to the system under the standard user account or download any files.

I am not sure what happened but now there is no password prompt to download and execute files under either account. I have tried to loacate ?Local Users and Groups? to change the user settings but it is missing in the Computer Management?

I have even deleted my childrens account and created a new one yet we are still able to make changes to the system and download files under that profile.

I have been through every setting I can think of. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Standard user account setting-disable full rights-enable pw prompt?

Hi, press the windows key plus "R" at the same time (win+r) to open the run dialogue box , type


Code:
control userpasswords2
press ok

Highlight your current user (the box "users must enter a user name and password to use this computer") has to be checked,for the settings to be accessed.

Under advanced you should find what you are looking for.

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Hi All,

For some reason i need to give adminstrative rights to Standard User in Windows 7.How can i do that ?

As of now standard user can access all the programs but when he runs IIS it asks for admin password.

Any help will be appreciated .


Thank You

Manjunath

A:How to give Adminstrative Rights to standard user ?

YOu go to the USer Accounts... in control panal

click on his name

change account type to admin

then reboot

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I recently installed a new webcam on our new desktop which is running Vista, it's a family PC and I'm the Administrator.My problem is that it appears that the Webcam program need admin rights to run so hence when a standard user runs this program they are prompted for an admin password by the user account control .Is it possible to give Standard Users temporary admin rights for this program ? or any other suggestions to get to a point where I do not need to enter my admin password every time a standard user runs this webcam program.
 

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I am using Windows 7 Pro 64x and apparently the default user account (Owner) that I use is not working correctly. Unless I have UAC set to Never Notify, I cannot open Control Panel or UAC again. I have created a second user account as Administrator and it works correctly.

I would like to know if there is any way to fix this problem short of a clean install of Windows. If not, is it possible to move all of my settings to the user account that works correctly and delete the one that does not.

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Default User Account (Administrator) acts like Standard Account

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Hey, I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium on my HP Pavilion Slimline Desktop and I need help getting my Standard user account back to Administrator. I can't run certain programs and I also can't install and uninstall anything. I don't have the Windows 7 Installation Disk to do restore. I have already tried Safe Mode and I can't enable and built in admin either. Please help me! Thank you!

A:How can I put my Standard user account back to Administrator when the ASP.NET Machine account is admin?

How are you trying to change the type of account?I don't have the Windows 7 Installation Disk to do restoreDo you mean System Restore? If you are, you don't need the installation disk to do this.To use System Restore click on the start orb. In the search box type in System Restore. In the list of results click on System Restore, if you are prompted for an administrator password type it in.Follow the prompts to choose a restore point and restore your computer.

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Hi, does anyone know what happens if I mistakenly deleted a user account?

When I open my computer, then right click on the "This pc" there is a option called "Manage". Then under manage, there are user accounts. I mistakenly deleted the "Administrators" group from my current account. Only left is standard user group.

The admin account is password protected and I have the password. Is it possible to log into the admin account and change promote back my current account?

I did try to right click "manage", but I get this window (attached file) with no place to put the password. That is slightly annoying. I was trying to reassign myself back in the admin group.

I was thinking of making an account which can modify all items, such adding hardware and items under "Device manager" etc but just limit to not being able to just make a new admin full access account. Seems that deleting the admin solves the not being able to make a new account, but in the process I'm locked out from the admin settings.

Is it possible to create a super-user account just limiting not being able to make new user accounts and have access to all such as device manager? It would be nice to not have to log into admin account just to check newly installed hardware.

Currently, on standard user, I am unable to go to "device manager" and other admin based stuff (with that admin shield logo).

Thanks

A:Accidentaly changed admin account to standard user account

From desktop, hold CTRL+ALT then press DEL keyClick on Switch UserType: Administrator and enter the passwordOnce you are in, Win+X->Command Prompt(Admin)Type: net localgroup administrators username /add <======== replace username with your namesign out and sign back in with your name.

NOTE: In step 3, I Assume that you have the built in Admin turned on and you said you have the password.

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I've just installed a new copy of Windows 7 Ultimate. By default the 'first' user account (as declared in windows setup), is set at administrator level.
I want to run this 'main' account as a standard user, but when I went to change this in account settings, the option to change the account to standard was greyed out.

I decided to enable the administrator account to change this (computer management/local users and groups, un-ticked 'account is disabled'). I logged on as administrator, then changed the main account to standard.

As the Administrator account is now 'enabled', it shows on the welcome screen. I don't want this.
I went back and disabled it (running computer management as admin, in the now standard account, and re-ticked 'account is disabled').
technically, this should be how it was before I touched it, except, the 'main' account is now at standard user level, rather than administrator level.

The problem i have now, is when trying to run anything on the standard account, that needs admin rights, i get the UAC box, asking to enter admin password (which is blank), but there is no 'administrator' icon or password field, and the 'yes' button is greyed out.

How can I have my main account as standard user, the administrator account not showing on welcome screen, but allowing it (admin) to authorise actions on the standard account that required admin rights via UAC? i.e when UAC comes up, I can cl... Read more

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I am using Windows 7 Pro 64x and apparently the default user account (Owner) that I use is not working correctly. Unless I have UAC set to Never Notify, I cannot open Control Panel or UAC again. When I try, I get the error message listed below. I have created a second user account as Administrator and it works correctly.

I would like to know if there is any way to fix this problem short of a clean install of Windows. If not, is it possible to move all of my settings to the user account that works correctly and delete the one that does not.

Thanks

A:Default User Account (Administrator) acts like Standard Account

Hello,

Right click Computer and click manage. On the left hand side there will be local users and groups. Go to the Administrators group and just confirm that the Owner account is in there?
Dave

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Hi, I basically had 3 accounts on my computer, one being "Administrator" (w Admin rights), one "test" (Standard User rights) and one more "User" that is the one I use most frequently (with Admin rights). When I last used it last Friday the User account was still present and all my programs were working fine.

However, when I came back to office today, I found that the User account was missing from the welcome screen, and only the "Administrator" and "test" account were there. Somehow, I could not login to the "Administrator" account. When I logged into the "test" account, all the program shortcuts were blank (Firefox, Adobe Reader Etc) and only IE and the default windows programs would work. I suspected that there might be a virus, but I couldn't install anything because I did not have the admin priviledges.

My question is:

1. How do I get back into my admin account?
2. is there any way to install anti-virus programs (by going around the admin account) to help solve this issue?

In a nutshell, I'm basically stuck with a standard user account and I can't do anything with it. Any help would really be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

*Just to add, I tried using System Restore on the Standard account, but when I click "Open System Restore" nothing happens.

A:Windows 7 admin account is locked, on;y stuck with a standard account.

First off if you actually named your accounts Administrator and User then that may be part of your problem (Maybe not with the account named User but certainly with the one named Administrator).

Windows already has a built in account named Administrator, even though it is normally disabled by default. Creating a NAMED account using the name Administrator is not a good Idea.

Start by booting into Safe Mode and see if the system boots to the built in, but normally disable, Administrator account. If it does create New Admin rights NAMED account, using some other name then Administrator. From that boot normally and log into that new account and see if you can access your files from the other accounts. You may need to take ownership of those other accounts.

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Hi,

I've been reading several guides related to this issue but I'm stuck at trying to gain access to Administrator rights. There's a way to enable admin user from command prompt but I can't use backslash because my current language for non-unicode programs is japanese which I can't change since it's blocked by group policy. I can't disable group policy because I'll need admin access.

Bottom line is, I need to delete a folder within C:\ProgramData\ however without admin access I can't do anything about it. I've tried taking the ownership of the folder but again, I'm stuck at the restrictions of standard user. Is there any way of obtaining Admin access or deleting a particular folder?

A:Standard user unable to access Administrator rights

Hello jumbovideo, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you able to open an elevated command prompt? You should get a UAC prompt asking for an administrator's password when you try to approve.

If so, then you might see if you could delete the folder in an elevated command prompt.

Folder - Delete from Command Prompt

If not, then you'll need to talk to an administrator on the computer to help you do it with their rights.

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Hello, i m using Win7 Home Premium 64b, and till a few days back, i was enjoying a trouble free OS with a Standard User , along with an Admin one, where i always use the standard user account.
When installing and uninstalling softwares(in the standard user account), it will ask for Administrative Password, and once i enter it, it will be done. But since a couple of days back , if i try to install a new software , or use a software which requires Admin Authentication, instead of asking me Admin Password, it is giving me an error, saying "Administrative Rights Required, Log into the Administrative Account and try ". but this is irritating, as i require to log in into the admin account everytime, i need to use the application. What could possibly have gone wrong. How do i solve it?? Need help.
Thanks in advance
Jeebu

A:Cant Access Administrative Rights in Standard User Accounts

What did you do the day before this issue first came up? Did you join a domain? Change any settings?

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Hi,
We have installed a SmartMusic program for my son's Trumpet practice.

However, it runs on his user login, only if I grant him admin rights.

I do not want to grant him admin rights to the laptop, but cannot find any way to grant just that particular program to run as admin on his login...

Can someone help? Its a Vista Home version of Windows...

A:Admin rights for a single program to standard user

Welcome
You can give this a try and hope. The run as adminstrtor feature was put there by the software and not Vista.
You can turn off the UAC
User Account Control (UAC)

Then right click on the software, probably properties, then advanced (or compatibility tab). In Compatibility or advanced tab. check run as administrator
Let me know how that works.

When you right click on the software, type in the software name in the search function by stat button, and then right click when it pops up. Do not click on any shortucuts.

For smart music rather than advanced, it might be under compatiblity tab.

If you do disable UAC, all Administrator users must exercise caution. The UAC is a warning that changes will be made to the system and not just to user account

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I have always been running admin and even until now I run as admin. But, I have been doing a little bit of research and realize that using a standard account is a safer practice. I have never even used a standard account. Is using a standard account a better practice? Also, how does doing average task such as installing programs and updating work through the standard user account?

A:Using default admin account vs standard user account

Its safer to always run programs with lower privileges, and run as administrator when needed. Personally, I like my UAC set to the max. Basically, it stops programs from messing with your PC without permission.

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I am about to start using Windows 7 Home Premium.

As I understand it, a Standard user can install software if that user can provide a valid Administrator User name and password during the install process, when prompted by Windows 7.

My question is, if you providide a Standard user with Administrator credentials, how can you keep that Standard user from logging into Windows 7 with the Administrator account and messing the system up?

Is there another way to allow Standard users to install software and not know the Administrator user name and password.

Sorry if my question seems stupid, but I have done many searches and not been able to find an answer so far.

A:Keeping Standard Account Users out of the Administrators Account

Don't give them Administrator credentials....

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Since this a security forum, I thought it would be nice to see how many of our members bother creating a Standard User Account or simply use the default Admin User Account.

Anyone is free to explain their own reasoning for choosing a type of account if he/she wants to.

Currently I use a Standard User Account. Decided to try one a few days ago, and so far I like it. I don't find it that much annoying or bothersome(so far)
 

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Hi guys, 
 
Well I have recently created a new Admin and new Standard account as the last two were having issues. However when I opened up an APP on my Standard Account yesterday which was Login Studios and clicked the download link to search for new login screens, as well as opening up the login studio site it also opened up a Tab that I already had on my Admin account. And I could see the history from that one too. It was like I was back at my Admin account without even logging on or off or switching user accounts. I also tried this with another application and the same thing happened. 
 
Can anyone explain what this means please?
 
 
Thanks.

A:History From Admin Account Appeared in Standard Account

See if this helps.

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I planned to try the frequent advice to do as much work as possible in a "Standard user" account, rather than in the "Administrator" account.

I created a new account, "me_Standard". On opening the account, I found that I could not access any of "my" personal files. That seems fair enough. I should probably have guessed that would happen

So, I deleted the new "me_standard" account. I'm now thinking about the possibility of downgrading my "me_Administrator" account to a Standard account.

But is that going to make any difference?

Here is the description of UAC from "Help and Support":

"User Account Control (UAC) is a feature in Windows that can help prevent unauthorized changes to your computer. UAC does this by asking you for permission or an administrator password before performing actions that could potentially affect your computer's operation or that change settings that affect other users."

Currently, as Administrator, I need to click the UAC popups that appear frequently. (I'm not complaining. I know the reason for the UAC.) If I downgrade to a Standard user, I will still need to click the UAC (and probably need to give an Administrator password). Again, I don't mind doing that. But what will I gain in terms of security?

Another frequently-mentioned reason to use a Standard account is that it restricts viruses and malware to the account of the current user.

However, I'm the only user... Read more

A:Admimistrator account or Standard user account?

My best advice is to simply avoid infection and contamination by getting yourself a good Anti-Virus and Firewall. Your common sense should be the first line of defense when it comes to downloading and executing programs on your computer though, Anti-Virus and Firewall protection are to be considered a last line of defense.

I've never heard of using a "Standard" account to improve security coverage, but I can see how it would help. Though I've used administrator accounts forever and never had any problems with viruses or other infections. I personally disabled UAC after a week or two of using it on Vista, it's to obnoxious, intrusive, and completely useless. It's quite a bit better on Windows 7 though, especially since you can set a "drag-bar" to the level of protection you want.

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I recently logged onto my account about 2 days ago to finish a project. The music file I used for the account was could not be found and when I went to locate it I was told I didn't have administrator rights. I went to Control Panel because I was sure I was an Administrator, but sure enough, I was set as a Standard User. I tried changing it up but it wouldn't change. I tried changing the account name also, and it wouldn't change. I could only change account picture. I can't open UAC, I click it and it blinks but nothing opens.

I went online and tried these suggestions:

I deleted any recent program installations,
I booted in safe mode, however I was still not able to change my account,
I tried activating the hidden administrator account but I received an "access denied" message,
I tried creating a new account but I received the following message:

"The specified account name is not valid, because account names contain the following characters: /\[]":;|<>=+,?*

Please type a different name."

I didn't use any of those characters in the account name.
I ran 2 different virus scans, and they came up with nothing,
I turned the computer off, unplugged everything, and pressed the power button for 30 seconds, and rebooted, but still nothing!

My roommate shares this computer with me, and her account is still an administrator. However she has traveled and I haven't been able to get hold of her yet. We share music files and the file I ... Read more

A:I can't change a standard account to an Administrator Account!!!

You are going have to wait for your roommate...
Anything we could do would be consider hacking and that is against forum rules.

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Hi, I've been caught at school playing games on my computer .. so they took it from me, they deleted all of the games, and they changed my user account into a standard account! Do they even have the RIGHT to do this? Anyways, I want to change my standard account into an administrator account There's another account on my laptop called "Iconnect". This is an administrator account, and it's password protected. Can I get into this account and change my account to administrator? Please help me as I'm on spring break and I wont go to school for another 2 weeks !
 

A:How can I change my standard account into an administrator account?

No one can help you here about this problem I'm afraid.......
 

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Hello everyone. This is my first post on Ten Forums.

How can I create an admin account on a system that only has a standard user account? I suspect that the answer is that I can't, but I live in hope.

I can't provide specific details of the PC in question because it's my son's, and he lives 35+ miles away. He was running Win 8.1 but recently (in the past couple of days) upgraded to 10 and has run into a driver issue. He can't upgrade the driver because he doesn't have admin rights. I think he has an admin account on his system because I put it there, but it doesn't show up as a log-in option.

I've tried to enable the hidden admin account from a standard user acc on my system by running the command prompt as admin but am always to verify as admin - catch 22...

TIA for any advice offered,

Steve

A:Set up admin account on system with standard account only

Originally Posted by finnfire


Hello everyone. This is my first post on Ten Forums.

How can I create an admin account on a system that only has a standard user account? I suspect that the answer is that I can't, but I live in hope.

I can't provide specific details of the PC in question because it's my son's, and he lives 35+ miles away. He was running Win 8.1 but recently (in the past couple of days) upgraded to 10 and has run into a driver issue. He can't upgrade the driver because he doesn't have admin rights. I think he has an admin account on his system because I put it there, but it doesn't show up as a log-in option.

I've tried to enable the hidden admin account from a standard user acc on my system by running the command prompt as admin but am always to verify as admin - catch 22...

TIA for any advice offered,

Steve



Hi finnfire and welcome to Tenforums.

If you did indeed put an administrative account on your son's machine, then it would show up when he tries to do something that requires administrative privileges, (i.e. install a new program), and ask for that account's password. When the UAC pops up, the administrative account will be there waiting for the password to be entered. If you remember the password for that account, then he can do whatever he needs to do, if you give it to him.

If this doesn't work, you could try Option #4 in this tutorial:
Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Good ... Read more

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does anybody know if its possible to client rdp to a standard account, i have set an account up for my girlfriend but it wont rdp saying the account does not have sufficent privaledges but if i change her account to admin it works fine? i dont fancy giving her an admin account incase she effs it up can anybody help

A:standard account rdp?

yes but you will need to add the account to the Remote Desktop users group.

There are a few ways. If you go to My Computer Properties > Remote there will be a place to add the user to allowed Remote Desktop. This will automatically add her to the Remote Desktop user group.

Or you could go into Computer Management -> Local Users and edit it there.

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I have no idea what is going on with my system.
I try to install a program and get an error message saying that it is unable to write to C:\Users\[MYNAME]\AppData\Local\Temp
So I open Windows Explorer and check the attributes for that address and all is OK but every time I click on the Application Data folder it seems to replicate itself over and over.
One error says that there is not enough space when I have over 65Gb free on that drive.
Any ideas?

Mike

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Bus Clock: 1066 megahertz
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Webcam Pro 9000

A:Like the universe, my AppData Folder keeps expanding & expanding

The Application Data folder under AppData is a Junction point, which is just a pointer to AppData. So when you click on Application Data you are actually expanding AppData, so you are in a never ending circle.

Confusing for sure. From what I understand, this was done to support compatibility with older software that expects an Application Data folder to be available.

Here are two very good articles on Junctions as used in Vista and Windows 7.

Windows Confidential - Junction Dysfunction - Raymond Chen

Junction Points in Vista

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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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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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my laptop no install any antivirus software
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
i have update all my windows update
but i create a standard account to use to internet
may i know it's safe for my laptop ?

A:windows 7 standard account

Yes it`s safe, but you really need to install an anti-virus.

Install Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

Both are free.

If it`s your pc, why didn`t you make an administrator account ?

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I'm a 7 newbie. I wish to setup a standard account without password for visitors. I will employ parental controls to limit access to most programs. How do I edit the Start menu of the newly created standard account so that the restricted programs are not visible? At the moment, the Start menu in standard account is the same as in Administrator account. Thanks.

A:Setup standard account

Welcome to the Forum,

Use the guest account, its there for the very purpose that you need.

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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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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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Why ought somebody who has a PC and put's Windows on it, create a standard account and use it for their everyday computing, instead of just using the Administrator's account they created when they installed Windows?
The following page from microsoft.com,
Change a user&#39;s account type - Microsoft Windows Help
entitled "Change a user's account type, says:
When you set up Windows, you were required to create a user account. This account is an administrator account that allows you to set up your computer and install any programs that you'd like to use. Once you finish setting up your computer, we recommend that you create a standard account and use it for your everyday computing.

A:Why Use a Standard Account Instead of Administrator?

An admin account runs with higher permission levels than a Standard one. If the account in use is Admin level it's easier for malware to infect the PC.

Having said that, I use only one, Admin, account on my machines.

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I am the only user on my PC (Windows 7 Home Premium, 32-bit upgrade from Vista), with Administrator privileges. The standard Control-Panel procedure for creating a new account fails.

Specifically, Following the procedure: Start > Control Panel > User Accounts > Manage Another Account > Create a New Account >Type new Account Name and select Standard Account aborts. The next screen, "Choose the Account you would like to change", is blank. It does not even show my account.

How might I correct this flaw?

A:cannot create new standard account

Try disabling UAC then creating the new account. Enable UAC when done.

See here for instructions: Turn User Account Control on or off

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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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Hi I'm sure all you techs know this, but maybe there are some members that don't know this. I'm posting this here. Please move if needed!
I think it is very good information and another layer of security. This makes it a little harder for the bad guys. They are every where these days! By default programs run with the same privileges and rights as the active user account. This is very convenient for malware if the user is using an admin account as it can do pretty much anything it wants to. If the user is using a limited account that is bad news for malware as it will be under the constraints of the limited account. Much malware will give up. There are always easier targets elsewhere.

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hi,
i have created a new account with administrator rights on the server, but
it loses its rights automatically after sometime during the day.
Could it be due to the blank gpo that i have put in the server's OU ??
pls advice
thanks
 

A:account loses admin rights

We need to know the OS you're using please.
 

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Need Help asap, I have lost all admin rights on my only user account on this machine. I have searched for a solution high and low for awhile now but I need to install software for work!

I cannot open an elevated command prompt (Access Denied)

I cannot edit registry (Access Denied)

When I try to refresh windows I am asked to pick an account to continue with and the only account shown is the Homegroupuser$... no clue what the password for this would be as I have no network.

I need to know how I can access my admin account... I am not using pro version of windows........

A:Lost admin rights on only account

If you do not have administrative account and can't create administrative account then there is not much you can do.

it looks you have deleted the only administrative account?

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Running 3 PCs on Windows 7 Pro 64, and I am attempting to get caught up on security. Have been running on a password protected Admin account using Private Firewall and 360 TS but with UAC turned off. I would like to experiment with a limited rights account with UAC on, so I am looking for input on how to set up the account and UAC for this.

I have many programs already installed. Is this going to be a problem? Also, is this going to be a problem for a-v/firewall programs already installed? Will, for example, a-v or Private Firewall have problems? Also, what about program settings? Can I change them running in a limited rights account?

As far as Windows 7 (specifically compared to 8.1/10) goes, is this real security punch so to speak? I particularly want to limit the ability of cypto viruses from being an issue, but I also would like protection for my personal files from alteration/encryption. Curious about whether most malware can get around UAC and limited rights.

Any input valued highly!
 

A:Limited Rights Account and UAC settings

Using a standard (limited rights) account can improve the security of your system against malware - it really depends on the situation, for example, what the malware on your system is trying to do.

Normally, security software starts up one way or another as the system is booting (usually through a device driver which would come together with a windows service). They also avoid having User Account Control prompts after the user logs in, whilst keeping administrator (or SYSTEM) rights on their processes. This means, even if you are using a standard account on Windows, the security software should still function correctly without requiring User Account Control consent all the time. Although, I should point out that there are less advanced or matured security products out there which will not function properly without the required privileges, nor have the ability to work like the bigger security products and sort themselves out without requiring regular User Account Control consent from the user.

If you wish to install or tamper with the installation of existing security software, usually this will require administrator rights. For example, if you wanted to install Avast Antivirus you would require administrator rights (since the installer would wish to do things which more desired rights are required to do due to windows security - such as install device drivers, drop in protected directories like Program Files, etc).

In terms of a ransomware infection, I personally believe t... Read more

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I really really need help guys, and I hope I can find help. I cannot sign in to my administrator account. when I sign in the error msg shows, "Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes include insufficient security rights. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator." When i press ok, this msg apprears, "insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service." when i press enter again, another msg of the same topic shows, and when i press enter again, a small window opens with a picture of a white cross inscribed in a red circle, and beside it is an ok button. when i click on ok, it sends me out to the log in page again. i cannot log on.

When i restart the computer it will go into windows check mode, and it will show CHKDSK is verifying files,
deleted corrupt attribute list entry with type code 128 in file 3501.
Deleting corrupt attribute record (128, "")
From file record segment 10380.

Another problem is I can't even access safemode. The computer stops halfway while loading the safemode, where the words flow down the screen. and after awhile, it restarts the computer again.

I recently downloaded and activated Speedupmypc and i optimized my PC using that, are there any relationships between this error and the program? did it delete more than it was suppose to delete? My profiles are gone!!?? what to do???

Hope u all can help man:) i really do

A:Do Not Have Enough Rights to Even Enter Using Administrator Account

Use the windows XP Disc to run the chkdsk

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This has always annoyed me but I?ve never taken the time to figure it out. I bought the computer for myself. It?s in my house and nobody else uses it. Sometimes I get this monkey business: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95319?hl=en
This page says I have to create one: https://www.google.com/search?q=How+...sm=93&ie=UTF-8
What should I do?

A:How to log in to a user account with administrative rights?

for some reason micrsoft has the unusual idea of designing windows 7 so that by default the administrator account will not show up on the login screen. you have to go in to the account policies etc. and enable the administrator account.

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I thought the user had to have admin rights for a PC to become infected. Is this not true? I removed System Tool 2011 on someone's PC today. The UAC was enabled and they did not have admin rights. This was a 32 bit Vista PC. The software was removed from their profile, so I know they were logged in as them self when the malware was installed. Somehow the install used the administrator account?

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Hi,
I bought a laptop withWindows 8.1 for my wife and thought I would set it up with a guestaccount and then change it a normal user account after it was up andrunning. Unfortunately, I had not realised just how restricted theuser accounts are compared with W7.
So, my problem is thatwith this guest account I cannot do anything to create a normal useror admin account. I have spent hours and hours on various forumsfollowing supposed fixes without luck. Every solution that I haveread requires that you have a more rights than a guest account to fixthe problem... so a real catch 22 me thinks. I have long converted toAndroid and is a brilliant compared to windows.
Is anyone aware of asolution that works bearing in mind that with a guest user account Icant really do anything that requires any sort of permission. Noteven a reset/refresh, basically locked out!
Thanks in advance

A:Guest account no admin rights

Have you tried going into 'safe mode' to see if the hidden admin account is enabled?

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hi
i have win 7 home premium 64bit
i try to use my pc in an account without admin rights wherever possible, but, having a complicated password for my admin account, i'm wondering how is it possible to automate the running of applications that require administrator rights?
pure laziness i guess, but in the near future it will allow my kids to run certain apps without needing an admin account
many thanks

A:admin rights in normal account?

There's no way to automate it that I'm aware of (which definitely does not mean there is no way), but are you able to launch the programs by right-clicking and selecting "Run as Administrator?"

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Hi All,

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

I have used the guide on how to enable and hide the in-built admin account and was successful however I found that after making the account I used to set up Windows 7 from admin to standard user and then disabling the in-built admin account the UAC setting would not correctly work, as it wanted admin privileges but it was not giving me the option to enter the admin password. The ok button would be greyed out.

Has anyone come across this before and if so what is the solution.

A:Admin and Standard Account Users

Never happened to me before, however, did you try going into safemode and sorting it out from there?

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Hello guys

I have vista home premium, and i would like to know if you can get "TweakUAC" to work on a standard account.

Looking at the TweakUAC properties, on the sercurity tab > Advanced > permissions, my user name on the standard account, says " not inheirited "

Can i get these permissions from the admin account, inheirited to my user account.

Or is all this down to group policy, which i dont have....

A:Getting TweakUAC working on a standard account

group policy dude unless you are a local admin

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When I my son signs on it comes back with logging off and logs him off.
I am setup as an administrator and can log on without any problems, my son's account is setup as standard user account with parental controls turn on.
I have deleted his account and created a new one as a standard user, I tried turning off parental controls and I still get the same problem.
The only way around this I have found so far is to make his account an administrator.
Which is not something that I want to keep this way.

Can someone please help me to correct this problem.

Thanks
Andrew

A:standard user account just logs off.

All non-admin accounts result in immediate logoff?

Does that also happen if you boot the machine into safe mode (hold F8 at startup)?

Is anything of interest logged at the time in the system or app event logs (run EVENTVWR afterwards to check)?

Have you installed any additional "parenting" software on that machine?

What worries me a little is the fact that adding a user to the admins group "fixes" this. That would presumably rule out any account-specific configuration settings such as the contents of their Startup folder (they still run the same startup group as admins). You may also wish to run a thorough malware scan, if you haven't already done so.

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Hi

I have recently created a standard account on a vista computer, and 2 programs popup and require the user to imput the administrators password, so that these programs can run.

Is there a way to change the security settings to allow these programs to run automatically at start up.

A:Vista Standard account UAC Problem

Welcome
YOu may be able to change the UAC settings. or use this special adminstrator
Administrator Account
User Account Control (UAC)

Either method, if they work, will open up potential securityproblems for you.

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When I try to change the account type for ANY of the accounts on my desktop PC from admin to standard, I can no longer login to that particular account unless I make it admin again.

What happens is, after clicking the account the "Welcome" screen appears, then after a short moment, instead of logging me into that account, it returns me back to the account screen, as if nothing ever happened.

I did scans with Malwarebytes and MSE, didn't help. I also tried to repair potentially corrupt system files by typing "sfc /scannow" into Command Prompt. That didn't help either. My laptop has Windows 7 too and doesn't appear to have this problem.

Desktop specs:
CPU: Intel Core i7-870 @ 2.93GHz (4 cores, 8 threads)
RAM: 6GB DDR3
GPU: AMD Radeon 5570, 2GB GDDR3
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 

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hello,

I have created a standard user.

my requirements:

1. standard user can install programs, which is saved for future uses (i have seen pcs where the programs are deleted/uninstalled as soon as the user log out)

2. standard user CANNOT re-install windows by inserting a windows disc at boot up!!

Is this already present under default standard user or..do i have to add some settings?

thank you!

A:Account type: Standard user

  
Quote: Originally Posted by johnn1


1. standard user can install programs, which is saved for future uses (i have seen pcs where the programs are deleted/uninstalled as soon as the user log out)


Installing a program isn't actually a special thing, it is just copying files to a certain location and setting some things up. As long as an application is not depending on administrative power it can be ran or installed anywhere. So yes a standard user can install applications...if they support installing without admin power. Look at Google Chrome, it requires no administrative power to install or run.






Quote:
2. standard user CANNOT re-install windows by inserting a windows disc at boot up!!


Impossible. Windows is not running when a computer boots up, thus no user accounts.

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Hi, I wonder what's the difference between a Guest account & a standard account in terms of access right. I want to modfiy either account user not to access some program in my PC. How can I do that?

A:access right guest/standard account

For both Vista and Windows 7, you can deny permission. This can be done in a standard account
Sharing and Permissions - Windows 7 Forums

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Hello,

I just bought my new acer laptop today, and it came with windows 8.1. Right out of the box, I installed the updates and as soon as that was done, I tried to setup a "standard" account, so I'm not surfing the web with admin privs. The problem is, I can make the accounts but I can't log into them. Every time I do I get immediately signed out. It acts as if it's going to load, then switches to signing out and takes me back to the start. I've tried googling this and can't seem to find any info on it. It's a brand new laptop, hasn't been out of the box a day yet.

A:Can't sign in to Standard user account

The same thing happened to me. I checked my event logs and found out it was the Soluto program pre-installed with the laptop. I had uninstalled the program (and the other pre-installed programs like Pokki and WildTangent) through the "Programs and Features" control panel but apparently not everything was uninstalled. Check out the following link to get the Soluto uninstall cleanup tool after you uninstall Soluto through the "Programs and Features" control panel:

https://support.soluto.com/entries/2...m-a-Desktop-PC

I also recommend getting the uninstall clean up tool for Pokki, too:

Pokki | Uninstalling Pokki

After uninstalling WildTangent through the "Programs and Features" control panel, there are still a lot of items left behind. Reinstall the Wildtangent program, and then uninstall it again in the "Program and Features" control panel. Everything should be gone now. I guess the WildTangent installer Acer used was misconfigured. Scroll down to the last section called "Windows Vista and Windows 7 or 8 Users":

https://wildtangent.zendesk.com/hc/e...stalling-Games
Good luck!

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Hello!

I have a laptop with vista home premium sp2 64 bit and have created a standard user account. Now I have two accounts, the administrator account and the standard user account. My question is, is it possible to get the standard user account to remember my settings? For example, under system properties, performance, visual effects I like to customize those settings. I have to do it every time I log into the standard account. How can I get these to stay each time I log in?

Thanks

A:Standard user account question

AFAIK, it should keep those settings but not 100% sure.

You could try a trial of a third party program such as TuneUp Utilities or Vista Manager as you may be able to get the settings to stick that way???

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soz if in wrong place, but i had no idea where to make this topic...

so just found out that theres a hidden account in account manager, that doesnt show in C:/users folder or in LogOn screen, and it wasnt there few weeks ago.

any ideas how it was created? since noone else uses my PC then it was kinda a surprise for me.

EDIT: yeah soz, googled it and found another topic about it in SF and so on... soz but im a NEWBIE in stuff that i dont know how they happen and i like to panic alot since pretty much every week something in my pc stops working...

http://forums.asp.net/p/758994/758994.aspx

A:hidden standard user account

Where did you get your copy of 7

I will know more when you answer.

or

It could have been put there by one of your programs, they sometimes create an account to operate.

or it could be malware

Make and antivirus scan and download and run malwarebytes.

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I set up four Dell Computers with Windows 7 Home Premium. Used my administrative account to install software (Microsoft Office Suite), Microsoft Security Essentials, Ccleaner, and Malawarebytes. All programs installed properly.

As these computers are going to be used in a public place by junior and senior high school students, I thought it would be best to set up a standard user account for each of the four computers. I have it set up but when I log in as a standard use (non administrative) all the programs that were installed are not available.

Tell me if I'm wrong. I think the programs would still be listed in program files when the standard user is open. Can I go to each of the programs and right click to open and then be prompted to key in my administrative password. I would think this should allow the program to be run in the standard user desktop.

If I'm missing something, please help. I need these four conmputers to function with the programs that I've installed using my administrative password.

Thanks in advance for any and all assistance that you might provide.

A:Standard User Account in Windows 7

Hello JazzMahn,What you are missing are probably only the Shortcuts on the Start Menu.When you install a program if possible choose the option "Install for All Users" or similar, when the installer ask this it will create the Star Menu entry's for all the users.Now to fix that you should open this path (1)C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs with your account with Administrative privileges,all the shortcuts and folders created on this location will be visible to all the users.At the same time open the Start Menu for you user, to do this open the Start Menu> right click on All Programs and select open It will open a folder with a path similar to this one: (2)C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu open the Programs folderWhat you need to do is copy the shortcuts and folders from path (2) to (1) and they will show when you login using any other account.Hope my instructions are clear to you.

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 I am using an hp pavillion dv6 notebook pc with windows 7 home premium

A:How do I change my account from administrator to standard?

Go to Control Panel (icon view) and select User Accounts, if the user account that you want to change is not showing, click "manage another account" and select the account you wish to change. Once you have the account showing, click "change your account type" tick the Standard radio button and click "change account type"

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I occasionally come across some functions that I can't access through my standard user account. The latest one is Start/Default Programs/Set program access and computer defaults. It tells me I do not have permission, no opportunity to elevate rights, so I had to log into the admin account.

I tried starting Control Panel using Run as administrator and going in through there, did the same thing.

Any ideas how to gain access in way that allows the UAC elevation?

Thanks

A:Not accessible through a standard user account?

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

Standard Account:





Quote:
A standard user account lets a person use most of the capabilities of the computer, but permission from an administrator is required if you want to make changes that affect other users or the security of the computer.
When you use a standard account, you can use most programs that are installed on the computer, but you can't install or uninstall software and hardware, delete files that are required for the computer to work, or change settings on the computer that affect other users. If you're using a standard account, some programs might require you to provide an administrator password before you can perform certain tasks.


Administrator Account:





Quote:
An administrator account is a user account that lets you make changes that will affect other users. Administrators can change security settings, install software and hardware, and access all files on the computer. Administrators can also make changes to other user accounts.
When you set up Windows, you'll be required to create a user account. This account is an administrator account that allows you to set up your computer and install any programs that you would like to use. Once you have finished setting up your computer, we recommend that you use a standard user account for your day-to-day computing. It's more secure to use a standard user account instead of an administrator account.

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I was told that that an advantage of running  a standard account in lieu of an administrator account is that it should block some viruses, malware, etc, from running, because any new program--including viruses--would require an administrator's code.
 
Is that true?  I'm confused as to how that would play out. 
 
Neophyte.

A:Can a "Standard Account" in W8 block viruses?

Administrator accounts provide the most control over a PC, and should be used sparingly. You probably created this type of account when you first started using your PC.
 
Standard accounts are for everyday use. If you're setting up accounts for other people on your PC, it's a good idea to give them standard accounts.
 
The standard account is an unelevated restricted users account. It can help protect your computer by preventing users from making changes that affect everyone who uses the computer, such as deleting files that are required for the computer to work. It is recommend to create a standard account for each user instead of an administrator account for the user. When you are logged on to Windows with a standard account, you can do almost anything that you can do with an administrator account, but if a standard user wanted to do something that requires elevated rights that affects other users of the computer, such as installing software or changing security settings, Windows will give the standard user a UAC prompt to enter the password of an administrator account for approval and confirmation before allowing the action.
 
The first time you set up Windows, you created a user account. This account is automatically an administrator account, so that you can finish setting up your PC and install any programs that you would like to use. When you add other accounts to your PC, however, they'll usually be standard accounts. Standard accounts are best for every... Read more

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I want to change my first account from admin to standard, but you need to have atleast 1 admin account on available at the time, so since it was my only account, I made another and made that admin too, the I changed my first created account to standard. However! The first account can freely go from standard back to admin by itself...is there a way to stop this?

A:can you change an admin account to standard?

You cannot demote your root admin account.

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I want to stop my son from accessing 'my docs'. He has a basic account and I am administrator. How do I do this?

Thanks.

A:Standard User Account Restrictions

You moved your documents outside of your user directory (C:\Users\[username])? Otherwise they would have been protected...unless you altered the permissions of the system.

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Hi everyone! I accidentally changed my administrator account to a standard one. Now, I can hardly change a thing on my pc for it requires me to insert a smart card. Its hard for me to purchase one for I don't know where to buy it here in the Philippines.I badly need your help, please. Thank you.

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I am having problems setting up different user accounts. I have been using my administrator account since I have owned my laptop. However, there are other members of my household that have recently been using my laptop to surf the web and do basically whatever they want on my laptop. This is fine and dandy with me, but I have a lot information and work files on my laptop that I do not want to be harmed or deleted by mistake! So, I decided that I would like to set up different user accounts for each user.
First I went to the control panel and created a new user account as a standard user. Now when I go to start and select switch user the only options I have are my Adminstrator Account and the Guest Account. The new standard user account is not listed in my options to select. I went back to the control panel to ensure that the new standard user account is listed and it is!
So, how come there is no option to sign into it?
I am working on a home network/work group. Is there a step I am missing or am I doing something wrong?
Thank you in advance for your help!!
 

A:Windows 7 Standard User Account

I don't know if it is necessary, but I'd try a reboot before doing anything more.
 

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How do i get a new picture in standard user account?
it never has had a picture
when i click start/picture standard user account/add picture nothing happens-start screen goes task bar does not let me do anything.
tried control panel/user accounts/manage accounts
does not give me option add picture
any ideas?
 

A:Picture standard user account

Go to PC Settings > Accounts > Browse .... then click on the picture that you want to associate with your account.

T.
 

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I just created a standard user account and when I log on its blank like I just installed windows. How do I give a standard account the same desktop and start menu settings as my admin account? I asked this on a Microsoft forum that didn't help. Thanks,

A:Standard User Account Desktop

Hi Cyber Kong,

Can you please post a screenshot of what you're describing, according to these instructions? http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

That will help a lot, thanks.

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

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I am the sole user of this computer.

The control panel tells me I am an administrator but when I go into my account it says I am a standard user and won't let me change it to Administrator.

I just want to manage my own computer and - for instance - delete files on a CD which has somehow become write protected.

I googled lusrmgr.msc but when I put it in run was told this version of Windows 10 didn't have those rights

thanks in advance

A:Change User Account Admin rights

Originally Posted by phynbarr


I am the sole user of this computer.
The control panel tells me I am an administrator but when I go into my account it says I am a standard user and won't let me change it to Administrator.
I just want to manage my own computer and - for instance - delete files on a CD which has somehow become write protected.
I googled lusrmgr.msc but when I put it in run was told this version of Windows 10 didn't have those rights
thanks in advance



Trying to delete files on a CD? Surely you jest!!! A CD is a read only device, you can NOT delete anything off of a CD.
How did you install Windows 10 without making yourself the Administrator. I've installed W-10 at least a dozen times so far and I've always come up as the ONE and ONLY Administrator.
But still, I have to install and use "Grant Admin Full Control" to be able to 'Take Ownership' of certain files and folders.
Start here:




Grant Admin Full Control - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com



And, Good Luck!

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How do you elevate an existing account to full administrator rights? I wasn't able to find the answer by searching. I seem to remember theres a command prompt command to do so.

Yes, I know its slightly risky.

A:Elevating account to full admininistrator rights?

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Originally Posted by Lord Chaos


How do you elevate an existing account to full administrator rights? I wasn't able to find the answer by searching. I seem to remember theres a command prompt command to do so.

Yes, I know its slightly risky.





Hi Lord Chaos -

Welcome back to TSF.

There is no way to elevate an existing account to full (2-token) "hidden" account level. If you want to activate the hidden Administrator account - and so named -

Goto an Elevated command prompt & type:

Net user administrator /active:yes

To turn it off - change yes to no. Please be careful - and do not demote or delete your existing admin account.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi.

I am the only user on my system and there is only a single account. Control panel shows my account as having full administrator rights.

However, whenever I try to do literally anything, even the simplest operations like moving, deleting, or renaming a file, a prompt appears every time asking 'You will need to provide Administrator permission to do this' and I have to click a YES to go ahead.

The more annoying thing is that when I am using some software involving the above functions (renaming or over writing files) the operation completely aborts with an 'access denied' message.

Nobody uses this computer except me and I want to have full rights to do anything.

Thanks for help.

A:How can I have full 'Administrator rights' for my user account?

Hello Seymoria,

Administrator accounts do not run elevated by default for security purposes. This is done so that nothing on your PC will also be able to run elevated without you first getting a UAC prompt to approve it. Once you click on YES, then it runs elevated for only that session and instance.

It's not just about keep unauthorized users from running anything elevated, it's to prevent say malware from being able to run elevated without you knowing about it and it having full access to everything on your PC.

This is why it's not recommended to use the built-in elevated "Administrator" account for everyday use, but only as needed instead.

If you insist, then you could use the tutorial below to elevate the privilege level of all administrator accounts to be the same as the built-in Administrator account to have full access. Just be warned, that everything that runs while you are signed in will also have the same unrestricted rights.

User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level

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Hello, I am running windows vista home addition and all of a sudden I have no rights to update my anti-virus, uninstall\install software\or do a windows update, it just says access denied or you do not have enough priviledges please contact your administrator.

I booted into Safe mode, logged in with the admin account to take a look at my regular account and it does say that both accounts on the computer are administrator accounts, so I am not sure why admin rights are not working. I tried creating a new admin account and rebooted, logged into the new admin account and the newly created admin account doesn't have any rights either. I am not sure what else I can try or even how this happened because I have had this computer for over 6 months and have always had admin rights, no one else uses this computer so I know someone did not change these settings.

Any one have any other suggestions? Greatly appreiciated.

A:Administrator account does not have any admin rights anymore

Welcome
Try the following
Make a full anti virus scan
Download and make a full updated scan with malwarebytes.
If you are clean read these tutorials, for both Vista and Seven
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rs-groups.html

Finally, if everything checks out ok, if you can, go back to good times with System Restore.
System Restore - How to

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Hi-
Thanks for your possible help -
I have a guest account already setup on my WinXP box. I now need to ensure that the person who will be sharing this pc, under the guest user account I got created for them, will not have ANY access to my own files.

Can someone tell me what steps to take to ensure that I properly designate that level of access to my user?

They will only need to connect to the internet, and maybe run Word and Excel. Other than that, I really dont want to give them anymore than that for now.

Your help is greatly appreciated!
 

A:help with user account access setup/rights

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Hi,

I work in a manufacturing enviornment. I have some engineers who have testers that from time to time need to be re-imaged and then renamed. After this is done, they always need me to come out and log the PC onto the Domain as administrator. Is there a Domain accout/group I can create and give them access to so that they can do this them selves, without giving them other Admin rights?

Thanks in advance.
Mike
 

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OK, So here's my situation. My step son downloaded a bunch of virus' which hosed my computer. I just finished realoading windows and all my software and now I'm going through and removing things from his start menu so he only has access to limited programs, he's 9 and he doesn't know to go into the c:/program files to get anything. I was in his standard user account moving stuff so it would only show up on my login. So when it came up and asked for an administrator password I typed in my password and did what I had to do. The only problem is now he still has access to those things that I authorized. I can now go into his account and access my documents. I would think you would have to put in the administrator password every time but obviously that's not the case. How do I reset that so he no longer has access to that stuff?
 

A:Removing Admin rights from a user account

I assume that you were working from within his account in moving the shortcuts, and gave the password to let you access folders in your account. The result is that the file permissions on those folders have changed to let him in whenever he wants. If this is correct, you should be able to reset the permissions on each of those folders using this article in the Techguy Library of Knowledge:
http://library.techguy.org/wiki/File_Permissions

By the way if you have Windows 7, you may be able to use the Windows Parental Controls to help keep him out of mischief.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/parental-controls
 

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Hi guys,Ran into an unwanted download today. I believe a page on http://www.tomshardware.com/has done it. I noticed the change right away.The resulting behavior was the confirmation pop-ups that the UAC usually gives a user with certain clicks. Afterwards, I noticed 2 programs in the software list. One was visicom's antiphishing domain advisor, and the other one was the SPAM free toolbar. Google reveals many links about illegitimacy.I ran MBytes and got this log:***************************************************************************************************Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Trial) 1.61.0.1400www.malwarebytes.orgDatabase version: v2012.04.04.08Windows Vista Service Pack 2 x64 NTFSInternet Explorer 8.0.6001.19222mike :: MIKE-PC [administrator]Protection: Enabled4/15/2012 7:59:06 PMmbam-log-2012-04-15 (19-59-06).txtScan type: Full scanScan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUMScan options disabled: P2PObjects scanned: 400665Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 1 minute(s), 46 second(s)Memory Processes Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Memory Modules Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Values Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Data Items Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Folders Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Files Detected: 1C:\Users\mike\Mike's Files\Programs\AVI medi... Read more

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I have 4 profiles setup on my boy's PC. An admin account for myself and then 1 each for my 3 boys. All 3 of their accounts are limited for obvious reasons, but can I login as an administrator from one of their limited profiles?

The reason being, is that if I am trying to do something from one of their profiles and I can't perform the task because I'm not the administrator, it's a pain to logout and then log back in on my account.

There has to be an easier way...No?

TIA

Greg

A:[SOLVED] Admin rights from a limited account

you're on XP so this is quite an annoying task, it's easier in vista but i'll see if i can help you out... what sort of task are you thinking of completing, there are many workarounds, you may/may not know that XP has a "System" user which has administrator privelages, XP can be tricked to run tasks from the command prompt as this system account... It all depends on the task though, we'll need more details on the type of task?

If not then you could enable quick user switching or whatever it's called (where you log out and log in but your programs are still running in the origional user etc etc...

As i've said post back with the type of tasks you wish to complete and i'll try and help...
Cheers,
Jamey

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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: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5886 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 704344 MB, Free - 636036 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 04GJJT
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated and Enabled

I created a standard account, but the internet does not connect on there, how do I fix this?
 

A:Solved: Internet does not work on standard account

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Accidentally posted this in a solved thread - sorry if you're re-seeing it.

I set up my Surface book by using the Win 10 Admin account to install programs, port my files from the old PC, change preferences (no Cortana, hover-to-select/single-click-to-open, task bar and live-tiles customized, and a lot of security settings changed). Now that all these changes have been made, some of which might have been difficult or unavailable in a Standard account, I'm ready to settle into daily use of the PC. Most articles say daily use should be done in a Standard account so I made a local one via Settings/Accounts/Family & Other People/Add Someone Else to This PC/I don't have this person's sign-in info etc. I thought the Admin account would act as a master template such that any Standard account it spawned would be the same minus the privileges that make the Admin account less safe for everyday use (and that the Standard account could be further restricted once generated). BUT...
A quick look at the new Standard account shows at least some of my customizations did not carry overy... Cortana is on; single-click/double-click is required to select/open; and my taskbar and live tile arrangements are back to default. And my files are not available (I'm guessing this could be fixed by sharing). So I'm assuming many of my other changes (including security tweaks) are off in the new Standard account too.

If I make a new Admin account (or I switch my Standard to Admin) then switch my o... Read more

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Hell Tech guys,
I made a partition on my laptop, Compaq, hp, run with windows 7,
One partition for the kids to play games, I tried to download some software, even Skype unfortunately not willing to accept, I downloaded it on the Admin account, then put in drive D, and tried to install it from there, as well still rejecting to complete the installation process, how to solve this please?

your prompt reply will be highly appreciated,
Kind regards,
 

A:How to download software on other user standard account?

Can you possibly explain a little more clearly? Are you trying to run programs from a standard acct?
 

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My friend has a kid that keeps password protecting their account so their parents can't get into the kid's account. The kid has a standard account and obviously, the parent can go in and remove the password, but its getting tiresome. Is there some sort of way to block a user with a standard account from creating a password on Windows 7 Home?

Thanks in advance

A:Any way to prevent a Standard account from creating a password?

Hello vram,

One way would be to remove the password for the account, then use the tutorial below to prevent that account from be able to change it's password.

Password - Prevent or Allow to Change
If they like, another option would be to turn on the Guest account, and have the kid use it instead. It cannot have a password created for it.

Guest Account - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps.

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hi here is my dilemma... i installed hulu desktop from an administrator account that i created. i am trying to run it from a standard user account.

the application was installed in c:/users/(admin account name)/appdata/local/ i cannot access the folder to run it from the standard user account.

i've already tried allowing access to the standard user account using the security tab but i can't run hulu from a standard user account.

A:Running programs from standard user account

  
Quote: Originally Posted by windows7noob


hi here is my dilemma... i installed hulu desktop from an administrator account that i created. i am trying to run it from a standard user account.

the application was installed in c:/users/(admin account name)/appdata/local/ i cannot access the folder to run it from the standard user account.

i've already tried allowing access to the standard user account using the security tab but i can't run hulu from a standard user account.


run as admin. instructions here Elevated Command Prompt Shortcut

Ken J

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Hello,

I installed Windows 8.1 two days ago and have set up two accounts, one Administrator tied to Microsoft and one local Standard account. For some reason, the Standard account keeps on changing its account type by itself to have full administrative rights. Any idea on how to fix this?

Also, do you think I even need two accounts? I am the sole user of this PC. Do you think I could just use the Admin account? Thank you!

A:Standard account changing back to Admin on its own

Hey mate,

For your last question, I usually use a standard [Microsoft] account, where I do all my work. The admin account lies dormant, until I need to install anything on it. I just install from my standard account, using the Admin account info when needed.
[Edit] The reason I do this is to add another layer of protection, to prevent malware access to the Admin account [/Edit]

For the first problem, you might try creating the two accounts over again, and delete the old ones. Make sure you have all important and recommended updates installed from control panel, and an antivirus (Either the built-in Defender or another you trust).

Let me know if this doesn't work for you, and I'll offer more advice. Take care.

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In Windows 10 Pro is there a way to prevent a user without administrator privileges using a standard account from being able to format a usb drive?

"Perform volume maintenance tasks" is set for Administrators (Group Policy), which must be the default, but that does not stop formatting.

Thank you.

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Hi, is there a way I can disable the registry access and GPEdit.msc on the standard account?

A:Disable Registry and GPEdit.msc on a standard account

The standard account cannot access the registry* or group policy without admin permissions. You still want to disable them anyway?

*noticed I can delete (some) HKEY current user keys in registry with standard user, but not local machine... interesting

Group Policy remains inaccessible w/out Admin

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Hello, I've discovered a really annoying problem in Vista and it is bugging the [bleep] out of me, I can only get the @ symbol to display while using an administrators account, if I log into a standard user account the @ symbol displays as " , I cannot get the @ symbol to display in anything: web forms, notebook, Open Office, nothing. Can anyone tell me why this crazy situation exists?
 

A:@ symbol will not display under a standard user account

Does a Guest account allow you to go to Control Panel to alter the keyboard to English (UK)?

 

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I have heard that it is safer to be logged on only on a limited/standard account rather than an administrator when logging on to the Internet.
Is this true?
I am the main user here on a home computer My grandchildren have access on a limited account.
I am the only administrator and my user account is as administrator.
Would I have to turn my present main user account (where all my documents are stored and which I use for everything on a daily basis ) into a limited/standard account and create a second user account with administrator rights and switch to the second ( administrator ) account when I want to download something or change settings?
 

A:Use of Limited / Standard User Account for Security

Yes, it is more secure to run your computer daily with a limited user account. Attackers take advantage of coding flaws in Windows and try to install malware when you chance upon their websites. If you are running as a limited user, some of these installs will fail, because only administrator accounts can make system changes.

You will have to create a second administrative account first and then demote your present account to limited user.

You don't have to use the admin account to do downloading. You only have to use it if you are installing a program. I normally download applications to the Public/Downloads folder ( on Vista, or a subfolder of All Users on XP )
 

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I can't seem to simply create a second user who has no access to files/programs on the computer by default. From what I read, that's supposed to be the default behavior? When I try it, the new 'Standard user' account can see all programs and files. I haven't previously changed permissions or anything on this PC.

A:Standard User Account - File/pgm access

In the User Account - Create you should be able to use Parental controls to limit programs and file access (although I haven't had to do so myself)

You should be able to create a standard user accounts on your computer and reserve administrator permissions for your user account, you’ll have to type your account’s password whenever a standard user wants to install or access restricted programs.

After that I believe you can right click on any application and set the permissions (or disallow run)

You could also use Group Policy Editor - Quickly View Enabled Policies in Windows

If you have Windows Ultimate you could also use AppLocker - Create New Rules

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I have an issue with my 8.1 windows HP pavilion desktop. When logged into the standard user account automatic updates is turned off and under power options settings it is set to never put the computer to sleep. I will change the setting back to their defaults which works but when i restart and log in the settings revert back to their non default status. This only happens on the standard user account, the Admin account settings work fine.

Troubleshooting done so far:

sfc /scannow- no corruption found.
delete standard user account and reinstalled it.
ran multiple antivirus scans with nothing found.
Any help would be appreciated!

A:Windows standard account not holding its settings

I believe the Standard account is limited in which system-wide settings it can and cannot change, given that things like Power settings effect every user, and not just a single user. Log in as an Administrator and reduce the UAC settings, or turn it off, then login as your standard user and try it that way.

If you are using Windows 8.1 Pro, we might be able to use the group policy editor to change this.

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I'm running 8.1 on a laptop and a desktop. I have admin accounts setup on both, associated with my primary windows/live/outlook/ whatever-they're-calling-it this week account. I've set up Standard User Accounts on each machine associated with an alias. I can log-in to outlook from either account with the same password, but I can't log-in to either machine using the Standard User Account with that password. Any help getting this setup working would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Hello All, I have set up a standard user account on my Son's laptop, but there are software programs I would like him to have access to, without me having to log on with Administrator ever time.

When he try's to run said program it says Parental Controls has blocked this program the Administrator can grant access. I don't have any programs blocked under Parental Controls. Is there a way to grant access to certain programs without having to log in as administrator every time while using a standard user account?

Thanks

A:Standard User Account Program Access

Have you tries using Parental Controls to allow them to use the program(s)?

Parental Controls - Allow or Block Specific Programs

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Hi Everyone,

My father has a small office and recently I changed his 1998 Packard Bell desktop running Windows 1998 to a Windows 7 HP desktop.

Since changing it he realized that his secretary has installed a lot of junk and has been doing a lot of things she ought not to be doing on the desktop. She was unable to do such things on the extremely slow Packard Bell.

I went to his office today and created a Standard Account for her to use. However, to my surprize when I tested to see if I could install a program which was on my flash drive while logged in as the Standard user I was unable to install it without any prompt for the administrator password.

I googled and tried most things including logging back as an Admin and setting the UAC settings as high as possible etc. and still no dice.

How can I set up this standard account so that if the secretary tries to install anything it will ask for the administrator password?

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

A:Standard Account Windows 7 Is Allowing Installations: Why?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Red2010


Hi Everyone,

My father has a small office and recently I changed his 1998 Packard Bell desktop running Windows 1998 to a Windows 7 HP desktop.

Since changing it he realized that his secretary has installed a lot of junk and has been doing a lot of things she ought not to be doing on the desktop. She was unable to do such things on the extremely slow Packard Bell.

I went to his office today and created a Standard Account for her to use. However, to my surprize when I tested to see if I could install a program which was on my flash drive while logged in as the Standard user I was unable to install it without any prompt for the administrator password.

I googled and tried most things including logging back as an Admin and setting the UAC settings as high as possible etc. and still no dice.

How can I set up this standard account so that if the secretary tries to install anything it will ask for the administrator password?

Thanks in advance for your assistance.


I have never used "Program Blocker", but it appears to provide a solution to your problem;

Windows Program Blocker software free download

HTH

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Hi guys,

I'm having this weird problem with accounts. My mother has an administrator account on her PC and I've created a standard user account for my nephew to play his games on. The thing is, every time I install a new game/program the icon not only shows up on his account but on the Admin desktop as well. I've got around this by dragging the shortcut from the admin desktop to the corresponding user desktop, but I don't want to be doing this all the time. What did I do wrong when I created the standard account and is there anything I can do to prevent any future shortcuts on the standard account showing up on the administrator desktop?

A:Standard account creates shortcuts in admin

Unfortunately some installers just do not deal with multiple accounts well.

The only thing you can do is to always choose custom install on a program (which you should always do anyway to avoid bloatware) and if it has the option, to install for all users. Other then that, that is the way it is.

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Hello there

How can i set up to open files or a file,as an administrator with a password.on a standard account

I am an administrator, but i use a standard account, i could just move the files to the admin account i surpose, but its only one or two files that i would like to restrict access to on my standard account....




Windows vista Home Premium...

A:Restict access to files on a standard account

What type of files are they?
Using the office package you can assign passwords to files that have been created in word and exel etc.

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I have an issue with my 8.1 windows HP pavilion desktop.   When logged into the standard user account automatic updates is turned off and under power options settings it is set to never put the computer to sleep.    I will change the setting back to their defaults which works but when i restart and log in the settings revert back to their non default status. This only happens on the standard user account, the Admin account settings work fine.  
Troubleshooting done so far:
sfc /scannow- no corruption found
ran multiple antivirus scans with nothing found
Any help would be appreciated!

A:Windows standard account not holding its settings

Is this user account an administrator account?

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