Win10 standard account did not ask for administrator password

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  1. Posts : 201
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    Win10 standard account did not ask for administrator password


    my son while installing game minecraft on Win10 standard account (see attach image) it did not ask for administrator password

    while installing the same game on Win 8 standard account it asks for administrator account.
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  2. wiganken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
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    Maybe User Account Control is OFF? For security it should be ON. See Disable User Account Control (UAC) the Easy Way on Win 7, 8, or 10
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  3. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    Check it in Settings > Accounts. Local Account doesn't necessarily mean its a standard account, it just means that user isn't using a Microsoft Account. It could still be a member of the administrator group.
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  4. Posts : 264
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    I think minecraft is installed only for the current user. That might be why.
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  5. Bree's Avatar
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    alphanumeric said:
    Local Account doesn't necessarily mean its a standard account ... It could still be a member of the administrator group.
    The OP's screenshot is from Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts\Manage Accounts. This would definitely have shown if it was an administrator account, as mine does here for the account named Access:
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    xaccell said:
    I think minecraft is installed only for the current user. That might be why.

    That is almost certainly the correct answer.
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  6. Try3's Avatar
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    Admin prompts appear if the task affects other users [I realise it seems to appear for all installations but that is not what actually causes it]. So if, as xaccell suggests, this minecraft installation is for the current user only, no admin prompt would appear.

    In addition,
    - Applications that are installed 'for the current user only' often have options during installation to ' install for all' or 'install for current user only'. So you might have made a different choice for that Win8 computer.
    - I agree with wiganken that you should check UAC.
    -- It should either be at its second-highest setting [which is the default] or its highest setting [which should always be chosen if you routinely use an admin account for day-to-day computing]
    -- You can use this procedure Change User Account Control level - TenForumsTutorials
    - I disagree with the suggestion to check if the current user has an admin account or not. Your screenshot proves that is a standard account [and I can see that Bree has just posted this as I've been typing].

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  7. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    Bree said:
    The OP's screenshot is from Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts\Manage Accounts. This would definitely have shown if it was an administrator account, as mine does here for the account named Access:
    Win10 standard account did not ask for administrator password-image.png



    That is almost certainly the correct answer.
    Ok, fair enough. I wasn't sure where that clip and past came from.
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  8. Posts : 201
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    thank you Try3 and everybody else

    Try3 your reply explains the reason behind not asking for admin password.

    THanx a Lot
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  9. Try3's Avatar
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    makhan10 said:
    thank you Try3 and everybody else Try3 your reply explains the reason behind not asking for admin password. THanx a Lot
    I'm glad the mystery is resolved. By the way, while you were posting, I edited my reply to include a link to a better UAC-checking procedure [the relevant TenForumsTutorial].

    For future reference, you might wish to save a link to the TenForumsTutorial Index

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  10. Posts : 201
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    one more question

    minecraft is not showing in control panel\program and features in both administrator and standard account
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