Solved admin problems in windows 7

August 6, 2013 at 16:51:02
Specs: Windows 7, intel i53.2ghz/ 8Gb
I have just bought a new computer for my home, I bought windows7 home premium.. and installed it and it works fine, except i cant seem to save files where I want, being it is my computer, I used to be able to.. so why does microsoft feel it neccessary to take that right away from me.. I get such messages "you dont have permission to save in that location etc etc.." can some one point me to a difinative solution to give me control over how I organize MY files, on my computer, or adding or deleteing files etc,

appreciated..

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August 6, 2013 at 19:34:25
I dont know much about computers but just enough to get me confused...
ok if anyone is interested, I solved my little problem by comeing accross "user accounts/then < "changeing user accounts control settings"> setting the slider all the way down to <never notify> they say "Not Recommended", huh! but it seems to have done the trick.. never bothered with this before.. because all I thought what it did was JUST to "NOTIFY ME" if changes took place..(then I'd have the option to continue with changes or not) but NOT stop things from happening completely! .. what I had was a simple saved txt file, I opened it from another folder and I wanted to save it in my root c:\ drive directory.. but it wouldnt let me, and said.. put in my documents folder instead.. it wasnt happening.. now that ive set the NOTIFY off .. I can save it anywhere .. I feel semantics played a large roll here creating confusion...
this little problem is solved.. if there are more I WILL return.
I hope this has helped others..
regards to all..


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August 6, 2013 at 17:44:56
So you're saying you bought a brand new computer with no OS installed? Since you installed & setup Windows yourself, why didn't you give your username Admin rights?

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August 6, 2013 at 18:30:22
excuse me.. there is no need to be curt with your answer, admin rights didnt come up as far as I'm aware, I put in the disk, It ran by itself, the machine says I am the administrator so I would assume I have all rights, but apparently not, I have search and search on line, this is why I ended posting, I have gone to places like this... http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/... I have tried the "computer/c:drive properties/security tab/advanced etc, after doing what the above link suggested, the error notice has changed to " a required privilege is not held by the client", the last half of the above suggestion,... the icacs bit didnt work wrong paramiters or something.. so im still not able to save a simple txt file to my c:\root directory so im still at a loss..

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August 6, 2013 at 19:01:13
ongoing... trying to alter "advanced Security settings for local disk(c:\) owners tab.. a message appears "an error occurred while applying security information to: C:\Hiberfil.sys the process can not be accessed because it is being used by another process".. this is the hibernation file.. takes a mirror of whats going on when it goes into hibernation mode, I have turned off hibernation(not called that in Win7) but power usage or something (from control panel).. which means i dont need this file, except i cant get rid of it.. and why would i want to write to this file anyway if ive told the computer and monitor never to turn off....

I hope there are others out there contemplating these things also...


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August 6, 2013 at 19:34:25
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I dont know much about computers but just enough to get me confused...
ok if anyone is interested, I solved my little problem by comeing accross "user accounts/then < "changeing user accounts control settings"> setting the slider all the way down to <never notify> they say "Not Recommended", huh! but it seems to have done the trick.. never bothered with this before.. because all I thought what it did was JUST to "NOTIFY ME" if changes took place..(then I'd have the option to continue with changes or not) but NOT stop things from happening completely! .. what I had was a simple saved txt file, I opened it from another folder and I wanted to save it in my root c:\ drive directory.. but it wouldnt let me, and said.. put in my documents folder instead.. it wasnt happening.. now that ive set the NOTIFY off .. I can save it anywhere .. I feel semantics played a large roll here creating confusion...
this little problem is solved.. if there are more I WILL return.
I hope this has helped others..
regards to all..

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August 7, 2013 at 07:57:42
Thanks for posting your solution. UAC (User Account Control) was created with Vista, as an extra step of protection / prevention of spyware/malware/virus execution on the OS without some type of user interaction. I agree it can be annoying, and normally turn mine to off as well. It works out well for younger children, because then the pop-up can scare them and cause them to go ask parents, etc. But if you know what your doing with a PC, it just becomes more of an annoyance than anything else. GL!

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#6
August 7, 2013 at 11:32:58
If you try to save files in a system area (such as the C Root) you can run into trouble. This is deliberate MS policy to protect you. If you Save your files elsewhere you will probably be OK. Places such as Documents, Pictures, Music, Videos usually work fine.
EDIT: Doing this also ensures that your personal files do not get touched if you ever run System Restore.

I appreciate that you might not like this but it has been MS policy since Vista.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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