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Why use a standard user account instead of an administrator account?

Why use a standard user account instead of an administrator account?
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The standard account can help protect your computer by preventing users from making changes that affect everyone who uses the computer, such as deleting files that are required for the computer to work. We recommend creating a standard account for each user.
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How to make myself administrator

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I have set up my PC with a user account which does not have administrator rights. There is also an administrator user account but I have set up my email files, and c drive etc. with lots of folders which I don't want to redo using the administrator user account.

How an I delete the administrator account and make my account the administrator? When I try to that from the control panel user accounts it does not allow me to change my account from standard to administrator.

I am using Windows 7 Professional on a Sony Vaio

 

Stop using Admin account and transfer programs or make new Admin account?

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I want to stop using the Administrator account. How to transfer programs?

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.
 

No Administrator Account

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I recently installed Windows 7. During installation, there will automatically be a user with administrative privileges. After completing, I created another "Standard User" as I wanted to limit other users for accessing all things.

Then I opened the Built in Administrator account (net user administrator /active:yes). I deleted the account that I had created during installation of windows. Then I disabled the original administrator account (net user administrator /active:no)

Now I only have Standard user account. whenever I try to open anything 'as an administrator', there will be a prompt in dimmed screen, asking for administrator password and click to yes; but there is not any place to enter the password.

 

Administrator Account Lost

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I recently installed Windows 7. During installation, there will automatically be a user with administrative privileges. After completing, I created another "Standard User" as I wanted to limit other users for accessing all things.

Then I opened the Built in Administrator account (net user administrator /active:yes). I deleted the account that I had created during installation of windows. Then I disabled the original administrator account (net user administrator /active:no)

Now I only have Standard user account. whenever I try to open anything 'as an administrator', there will be a prompt in dimmed screen, asking for administrator password and click to yes; but there is not any place to enter the password.

 

Accidentlly changed to standard user - How to restore user account privileges to administrator

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I have 3 USER accounts in Windows 7. I accidentally changed my Administrator Account to a Standard User Account one year ago. Now I have no administrative account privileges. I really do not want to do a system restore as my computer is loaded with my business archives, etc.

I tried starting in the safe mode, etc. , entering command prompt, net user administrator / active:yes That accomplished nothing.

 

The new standard user account is not listed to select

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I am having problems setting up different user accounts. I have been using my administrator account since I have owned my laptop. However, there are other members of my household that have recently been using my laptop to surf the web and do basically whatever they want on my laptop.

This is fine and dandy with me, but I have a lot information and work files on my laptop that I do not want to be harmed or deleted by mistake! So, I decided that I would like to set up different user accounts for each user.

First I went to the control panel and created a new user account as a standard user. Now when I go to start and select switch user the only options I have are my Administrator Account and the Guest Account. The new standard user account is not listed in my options to select.

I went back to the control panel to ensure that the new standard user account is listed and it is!

So, how come there is no option to sign into it?

 

Setting up standard account question

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Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I have been running as administrator for nearly a year now with no problems but have been doing some research that indicates I should maybe be running as a standard account for greater protection.

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!
 

Cannot change back account to administrator

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I CAN'T change back MY USER ACCOUNT from 'STANDARD USER to an 'ADMINISTRATOR'. Now, my account is a 'standard user', and I was UNable to change back MY ACCOUNT to an 'administrator' at the user account .When I try to change 'ASP.NET Machine account' account type,I was UNable to change it to 'Standard User' the note given I ''must assign another user on this computer to has an administrator account before you can change this account type''.how I can do that?.Next,at my user account,I click at the change account type, after that,I choose 'administrator' but it still as a 'standard user', it was UNable to change back my account to 'Administrator'.

Only 3 account at this computer.1.My account now as a 'standard user' where are the first account as administrator at this computer,2. the ASP.NET as an 'administrator' when I accidentally change my user account type to 'standard user' and it automatically changed the ASP.NET as an administrator at this computer,the last account is Guest, the Guest account is Off, Only me use this computer.

I was ACCIDENTALLY change my user account from 'ADMINISTRATOR' to 'STANDARD USER',after that, ASP.NET Machine account AUTOMATICALLY changed as an administrator at my computer, and now I CANNOT change back my account to 'ADMINISTRATOR', I want to change back my user account from 'standard user' to an 'administrator account'.

Can you tell me how to CHANGE BACK my user account to ADMINISTRATOR ? . . .

 

Add Standard User to Administrator Group

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I was login with a administrator privilege user. Last night I removed that user from administrators group and assign a password to administrator thinking that I should be able to login as Administrator.

To my surprise I can't login as administrator nor I'm able to raise my standard user to administrator user. When I googled I came to know we have to enable Administrator account first. I tried enabling the account using DOS command,

Now I don't know how can I go back to my previous user with admin rights or login as Local Administrator.

 

Unable to remove all remnants of deleted user account

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I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit). When I installed it on my new home-built PC, I entered the account name 'Admin' when prompted. This creates the default administrator account. I subsequently created two standard user accounts for me and my wife.

However, I have since had problems with some software not installing properly for use with the standard user accounts, and was forced to change my standard user account into an administrator type.

That left me with two administrator accounts, Admin and mine. So I took the decision to delete the original Admin account. This has all worked fine, except I have been left with an annoying couple of folders associated with the Admin account that I can't remove.

They are Cusers/Admin/AppData and both in Local and Roaming there are folders relating to Microsoft/Windows which I can't remove (it says I have insufficient privelege, or that they're part of a share.)

Any thoughts on how I clear out all remnants of this Admin account to leave my system clean with just the two account, mine (administrator) and my wife's?