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  1.    01 Apr 2016 #1
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    How Do I Remove Admin Account Restrictions


    Hey all,

    I'm trying to find a way to tell windows 10 to ignore all it's default settings and let me have completely unrestricted access to my computer. My windows 10 laptop is expressly intended for useless junk wherein getting a virus, pup, or whatever doesn't mean a damn to me. Conversely, if i *do not* get unrestricted access, I'm liable to break my computer in frustration.

    When I say unrestricted access, I mean fully unrestricted. I need to be able to delete files from anywhere on my hdd (including windows' "protected files"), disable any and all services I choose, and install/uninstall every program/app on my computer.

    My initial thoughts are to disable the UAC (which would probably have to be done via registry hack), but after hearing about a lot of horror stories, I figured I'd get a more experienced opinion. Any useful (see: not trying to tell me I don't really want to do this) advice is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
    ashi
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  2.    01 Apr 2016 #2
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  3.    01 Apr 2016 #3
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    So, that's definitely a viable work around, my problem with it is that is to access half the files on my drive, there's no way I can leave safe mode. I need that access all of the time, without windows having the least bit of say in the matter, and in normal windows running.
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  4.    01 Apr 2016 #4
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    What is your issue?? I don't know if you really should delete all of the files you might be thinking of.
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  5.    01 Apr 2016 #5
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    Welcome to the forum.

    This will not be what you want to hear but I think it important. This is a public forum where posts can be read for years to come by anyone with an Internet connection. Many will not understand the implications of such changes and be unprepared for the likely unpleasant results.

    Full access such as described is neither practical nor desirable. It would be difficult to achieve and leave you with a fragile and insecure system. There is much more to it than simply disabling UAC. Windows was not designed for this and you would find much that does not work. This is by design.

    Achieving your goal would be a difficult road for which there are few guides, and they will not always be reliable. This is uncharted territory. Microsoft provides no information on how to do this and has not tested the results.

    I have a firm policy against helping with what I consider dangerous practices. This would definitely be such.
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  6.    01 Apr 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
    Welcome to the forum.

    This will not be what you want to hear but I think it important. This is a public forum where posts can be read for years to come by anyone with an Internet connection. Many will not understand the implications of such changes and be unprepared for the likely unpleasant results.

    Full access such as described is neither practical nor desirable. It would be difficult to achieve and leave you with a fragile and insecure system. There is much more to it than simply disabling UAC. Windows was not designed for this and you would find much that does not work. This is by design.

    Achieving your goal would be a difficult road for which there are few guides, and they will not always be reliable. This is uncharted territory. Microsoft provides no information on how to do this and has not tested the results.

    I have a firm policy against helping with what I consider dangerous practices. This would definitely be such.
    Well put.. I think the OP would really make his PC much worse but it's his PC. I would never suggest that any do this at all.. NEVER. And if they did and they trash their PC don't come back here and complain.

    You were told not to..
    Still interested what the OP's real issue is so we can help him out.
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  7.    01 Apr 2016 #7
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    So, specifically, I want to be able to delete Edge, Cortana, the microsoft store, and every bloatware app that microsoft installs, along with disable any potential for those to ever be enabled (yes, I know there's a few walkthroughs for this portion). Additionally, I need unrestricted access to my services window, so that I can, again, disable about 80% of windows' useless (in)conveniences. Finally, I need to maintain that degree of access, since I constantly edit, tweak, and change files in my user-made program installs. In short, I want my windows 10 install to run like my windows XP install, with a few reasonable improvements.
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  8.    01 Apr 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiruni View Post
    So, specifically, I want to be able to delete Edge, Cortana, the microsoft store, and every bloatware app that microsoft installs, along with disable any potential for those to ever be enabled (yes, I know there's a few walkthroughs for this portion). Additionally, I need unrestricted access to my services window, so that I can, again, disable about 80% of windows' useless (in)conveniences. Finally, I need to maintain that degree of access, since I constantly edit, tweak, and change files in my user-made program installs. In short, I want my windows 10 install to run like my windows XP install, with a few reasonable improvements.
    Here's a tutorial on the app part.
    Apps - Uninstall in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    As for the rest if you try that there is a good chance that you would trash your PC. Xp days are gone.. it's time to adjust to the newer OS's And I would not post anyway to do this.. others might try and I don't want them to have major issues with their PC's. If you really want to do some Google searches,., you might find some way.
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  9.    01 Apr 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
    Welcome to the forum.

    This will not be what you want to hear but I think it important. This is a public forum where posts can be read for years to come by anyone with an Internet connection. Many will not understand the implications of such changes and be unprepared for the likely unpleasant results.

    Full access such as described is neither practical nor desirable. It would be difficult to achieve and leave you with a fragile and insecure system. There is much more to it than simply disabling UAC. Windows was not designed for this and you would find much that does not work. This is by design.

    Achieving your goal would be a difficult road for which there are few guides, and they will not always be reliable. This is uncharted territory. Microsoft provides no information on how to do this and has not tested the results.

    I have a firm policy against helping with what I consider dangerous practices. This would definitely be such.
    So, I both strongly agree and strongly disagree with your assessment, but I will avoid getting into too much of it here. In short, my opinion is that if people are too ignorant to handle their own security, they shouldn't be near a computer. For people that don't know better, I agree entirely with limited access. My computers aren't the most secure things in the world, I admit, but intelligent use (a.k.a. never storing personal information on them) and smart navigation of the web has avoided a significant number of common problems. I won't say I'm the most intelligent person, I'm not. I'm not saying I know better than IT security professionals, there are times when I don't. I am saying that I need to remove those restrictions so I can have a computer that actually works the way I tell it to, rather than spending weeks out of the year on end listening to it complain and avoid doing things because it doesn't like the requests I've made of it. If I break things, fine. I'll figure out how to fix it. If I cripple my security, so much the better (I rarely use it anyway). I just don't want to put up with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Here's a tutorial on the app part.
    Apps - Uninstall in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    As for the rest if you try that there is a good chance that you would trash your PC. Xp days are gone.. it's time to adjust to the newer OS's And I would not post anyway to do this.. others might try and I don't want them to have major issues with their PC's. If you really want to do some Google searches,., you might find some way.
    Yeah. Already done that. This is one of the last resorts I have before I say f*ck it and attempt to install linux again (hopefully I can find a way to unlock my UEFI on this gods damned POS so I can actually make the install work).
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  10.    01 Apr 2016 #10
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    It's up to you, but I think sharing that information would be more detrimental to other users than beneficial.

    PS, watch you language.. we run a provisional forum here.
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