Why use a standard user account instead of an administrator account?
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I have been using the Administrator account as my main account for many years but now want to set up and use only a new standard account without administrator privileges. How do I transferall my programs, more than 50, and documents, photos (thousands), music, movies, audiobooks, password programs, etc.?
Can I make a new administrator account and call it AdminX with administrator privileges (and password) and then log in to that and CHANGE the rights on my original administrator account to just a standard user? This would keep all my programs, etc. but would it cause any problems?
I want to do this for added security. I do not want to reinstall all my programs.
Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit, all updates, 4 GB RAM
Desktop computer, one other user account for my husband.
I tried to set up a standard account and when it came time to enter a password for the account the dialog box said if I did so I would lose EFS files, stored passwords et; for the account.
Does this mean for the standard account I am setting up and now entering password for or does it mean for my administrator account that is already set up?
I do not want to lose anything connected to my admin account!
When I try, I get the error message listed below. I have created a second user account as Administrator and it works correctly.
I would like to know if there is any way to fix this problem short of a clean install of Windows. If not, is it possible to move of my settings to the user account that workscorrectly and delete the one that does not.
After lowering, but not turning off, the UAC level, I get the error message "You must be logged on to this computer as an administrator to select this setting" (see figure).
When I logoff standard and logon as an administrator (with either my own or the System account) I cannot go to Control Panel|Users|Manage other Accounts|standard user account and find any option to change its UAC settings.
Any changes I make within either admin account apply only to admin accounts, not standard accounts.
Why does Win 7 prompt me for admin elevation and then tell me I have to be logged on as an admin, and then when I do so, provide no way of changing my standard user account?
When I restart my computer now I have to chose between Keith (the only account I use) and "Administrator".
I would like to get rid of "Adminstrator" User user showing up, so I just boot up to a desktop. (I don't use a password to get into this homecomputer.
But the User "Administrator" does not show up under Control Panel--User Accounts (only Keith shows up there). So I can't delete the account in the usual way. "Administrator" User account was created in an unusual way, which I don't remember.
So, I wish to get rid of the "Administrator User Account", keep the Keith User account, continue to be the administrator for my computer, and have my computer boot up to my desktop.
User profile cannot be loaded." Microsoft help said to edit the registry S-1-5 etc file for the user account I created and change some values.
In Registry Editor, go to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList In the left pane, look for the folder name starting with S-1-5 (SID key) followed by a long number. then click each folder and locate ProfileImagePath from the right pane, double click toverify that this is the user account profile that has the error.
Unfortunately when I tried this there was no S-1-5 file present for the account I created, only the one for the existing administrator account. Obviously I can't edit a non-
But the administrator account username and password is 100% correct. Even while joining for domain our admin team not yet disabled the admin account.