1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 50
    Windows 7
       07 Aug 2015 #1

    Set Admin Privileges


    How can I setup Windows 10 so it permanently has Administrative priveleges ?
    I am the only user here.

    Thanks,

    rs
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 654
    Windows 7
       07 Aug 2015 #2

    Giving yourself full time admin privileges isn't really a good idea in a modern OS.

    One problem (among others) is that giving yourself full time admin privileges also gives them to all software you run. For trustworthy software you want to run that isn't a big problem. But you may also end up running software you do not want to run, software that has evil intentions towards you and your computer. In todays world that is almost impossible to avoid. If it is running under an admin account it has almost unlimited access to your computer and can do whatever it wants. Any rights it does not have it can give itself. Don't assume that your anti virus software will always protect you. Malware authors are working very hard to circumvent this protection and are getting quite good at it.

    Running with UAC enabled (the default condition) doesn't make this impossible but it does make it more difficult. It is another layer of protection. Good security always consists of multiple layers of protection because a single layer may be circumvented.

    Edit: A full time admin account is a convenience. I will not deny that. UAC is a reasonable compromise between convenience and security, an issue which is becoming more problematic as each day pases. Security always has it's price.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 50
    Windows 7
       07 Aug 2015 #3

    I understand all the risks, but it still doesn't answer my question.

    rs

    LMiller7 said: View Post
    Giving yourself full time admin privileges isn't really a good idea in a modern OS.

    One problem (among others) is that giving yourself full time admin privileges also gives them to all software you run. For trustworthy software you want to run that isn't a big problem. But you may also end up running software you do not want to run, software that has evil intentions towards you and your computer. In todays world that is almost impossible to avoid. If it is running under an admin account it has almost unlimited access to your computer and can do whatever it wants. Any rights it does not have it can give itself. Don't assume that your anti virus software will always protect you. Malware authors are working very hard to circumvent this protection and are getting quite good at it.

    Running with UAC enabled (the default condition) doesn't make this impossible but it does make it more difficult. It is another layer of protection. Good security always consists of multiple layers of protection because a single layer may be circumvented.

    Edit: A full time admin account is a convenience. I will not deny that. UAC is a reasonable compromise between convenience and security, an issue which is becoming more problematic as each day pases. Security always has it's price.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,422
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       07 Aug 2015 #4

    You can do so by enabling and signing in to the built-in elevated "Administrator" account.

    In addition to the warning above, Windows apps (aka: modern apps) will not work in an elevated account.

    Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
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