Windows 7 administrative control

June 16, 2010 at 15:15:34
Specs: Windows 7
How do i make myself the administrator of my computer? some of my programs require me to log in as an administrator?

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June 16, 2010 at 15:43:16
You have to first logon as an Administrator account, then you can change your user account to be a Computer Administrator.

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June 16, 2010 at 15:57:09
Boot into safe mode (F8) at start up to log in as the administrator. Then change the permissions on your account to give it administrator controls.

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June 17, 2010 at 12:39:34
You would be making two mistakes. Only very old programs would require you to log on as an admin to run. You need to fix that instead of making yourself an admin.

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June 17, 2010 at 13:26:45

I suspect what the OP actually means is they can't install the program without administrative rights.

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June 25, 2010 at 05:12:57
Right-click on the program and run as administrator.


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Take the ownership of the program folder and run.

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June 25, 2010 at 22:00:35
if you are the owner of the computer you will most probably have admin rights, to check, control panel/users/your user name

if a program requires admin rights and you are the admin account, right click on the start/install icon and run as admin, type in your name and password.

if you are not the admin account and just a resticed account then the computer is not yours, and you should not be attempting to install programs without the administrators permission.
you could run a linux usb boot os and install whatever the hell you want onto the linux os..thus using the machine to your hearts content without booting into the actual machine installed OS..
if it is your machine but has been setup by someone else and you require admin rights, ask the person who set it up for the password and change your account to a full admin account, or reinstall the os and make sure you are the administrator..

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