Administrator rights

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  1. ziglee

    ziglee New Member

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    Running build 7048. When I try to install, for example, Firefox, Windows displays that I don't have admin's permissions and asks to type admin password. But I'm the only user on my computer. I've heard there was a tweak solving this problem. Can you help me?
     
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    reghakr Excellent Member

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    You must have somehow created a password when installing Windows. If you set up your account as a limited account, choose Change Account type and make it an Administrator. I that doesn't work:

    To enable the hidden Administrators account:

    Go to Start > Run and type cmd and hit Enter.

    Now type in the following:
    net user administrator /active:yes

    To disable it type
    net user administrator /active:no

    If that fails to work, you can use a password dumping tool for ethical purposes. It's called pwdump3e. It must be run from the command-line and have at least two accounts enabled.You can download it here:

    http://www.openwall.com/passwords/dl/pwdump/pwdump3e.zip

    You could alos run this registry script that will enable you to take Ownership of a complete directory:

    Copy and paste the info inside the quote into Notepad, choose Save As, then select All Files from the drop-down menu box and type in takeownership.reg. Save it to your desktop and double-click on it to merge it intro the registry. this will place Take Ownership to the right-click context menu for folders.

     
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  3. ziglee

    ziglee New Member

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    thanks a lot. the 1st method (with cmd) works exellent. but when I try to do this with a *.reg file I recieve this notification:
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  4. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Sorry, it should read like this:

     
  5. ziglee

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    ah, that's better) Thank you
     

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