I’m moving my Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit platform to a new computer. On the old machine, I almost never had to log on as administrator because I could perform any system-altering operation by entering the admin psswrd at the UAC prompt. At the same time, I had total control of the environment in my user account, being able to customize my desktop and start menu at will. I can’t remember what I did originally on the old machine to set all that up, but I’m having problems on the new one. I managed to enable customizing my start menu (creating new folders, etc.) by making sure that any instance of “start menu” I could find on the computer was shared, but while I can delete icons from my desktop that I created, I am unable to delete any that have been put there by program installations without a UAC prompt. Right-clicking the Public folder and choosing “share with” produces only the “advanced sharing settings” dialogue and editing those settings seems to do nothing at all. Also, I don’t see any relevant entries in Group Policy Editor. I need read/write privileges for that folder! I’ve always appreciated the security provided by UAC, but this is not a security issue. Anybody have a solution?