Windows 10: Permission Issues

  1.    18 Jun 2015 #1

    Permission Issues


    Windows 10 seems to have developed an issue for me that is causing UAC-like prompts suggesting that I need Administrator permission. I should probably mention that I am actually using the real Administrator account (this was an upgrade installation from Windows 7). I had to change a setting...I forget what it was _exactly_, but it was named something like "Allow UAC for Admin". I highly suspect that setting change is related to my problems. As sad as it is (very poor memory), I can't remember the specifics on why I had to change the setting. What suggestion do you have for this case? I really want it to work like older versions of Windows in this regard. If I am using the Administrator account, I should not have to click anything extra (beyond a standard confirmation) or have any restrictions when trying to write to c:\ or such (for whatever reason).
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  2.    18 Jun 2015 #2

    Yes you most probably enabled UAC prompts for the built-in...
    Did you modify your 7 installation with ntlite/rt7lite/vlite/wintoolkit?

    check this:

    UAC - Enable or Disable for Built-in Administrator Account
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       18 Jun 2015 #3

    mystik said: View Post
    Windows 10 seems to have developed an issue for me that is causing UAC-like prompts suggesting that I need Administrator permission. I should probably mention that I am actually using the real Administrator account (this was an upgrade installation from Windows 7). I had to change a setting...I forget what it was _exactly_, but it was named something like "Allow UAC for Admin". I highly suspect that setting change is related to my problems. As sad as it is (very poor memory), I can't remember the specifics on why I had to change the setting. What suggestion do you have for this case? I really want it to work like older versions of Windows in this regard. If I am using the Administrator account, I should not have to click anything extra (beyond a standard confirmation) or have any restrictions when trying to write to c:\ or such (for whatever reason).
    the real Administrator account as in the built-in Administrator account?

    If that's the case, try creating a new account in the Administrators group, as opposed to a standard user account). You can lower UAC, but don't disable it.

    I've read a few posts where the Administrator (singular) doesn't play well with Win10 as a user. Not sure why.
    You really don't want to run your system all the time with the all and powerful account anyway. Many security professionals recommend using a standard account, having a 2nd user in the administrators group for those times you need to do a lot of maintenance that requires elevated privileges.
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  4.    20 Jun 2015 #4

    I had not used ntlite/rt7lite/vlite/wintoolkit with Windows 7.

    Yes, it is the real Administrator account. I had thought about creating a new account, but figured that would be a lot of trouble and require things to be set back up, reinstalled, etc. It's not that I am lazy in this case heh...just that I don't have a great deal of time to put towards that at the moment. Is there a good way to copy everything over from one user account to another?
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  5.    20 Jun 2015 #5

    But, yes, I like running as Administrator all the time. I'm the only person who has access to the computer. So, it works well for me.
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  6.    20 Jun 2015 #6

    So did you try the solution in the link I provided?
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  7.    22 Jun 2015 #7

    Yes, that does actually work, but I just changed that setting recently for something else (I cannot remember at the moment). So, I suspect I am going to have to change it back whenever that pops back up. So, I was wondering if there's another route for it.
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  8.    02 Aug 2015 #8

    Fragment said: View Post
    Yes you most probably enabled UAC prompts for the built-in...
    Did you modify your 7 installation with ntlite/rt7lite/vlite/wintoolkit?

    check this:

    UAC - Enable or Disable for Built-in Administrator Account

    Used this link and used the enable option...Still cannot save anything ...

    Getting administrator prompts for everything and it keeps telling me denied.
    I am using the only account...the admin account....what should I do?
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