Computer not treating only user as full admin

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  1. SamKablam

    SamKablam New Member

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    So I just reinstalled Windows 7 Professional edition and I have a odd suspicion that the computer is acting like I'm on the only user that is the administrator. For a few programs I was trying to reinstall, it didn't have the usual "allow/deny" message, but an actual message box to enter the Administrator username and password. Is there some sort of settings I can change to give me complete administrator access to my computer that I might not be aware of is blocking me out?
     
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    Control Panel-> Action Center -> Change user account control settings -> Never Notify.
     
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    Thanks, but I think I need to clarify a bit more. It is more than just "you are installing something, accept/deny?" It actual asked me to enter the Admin username and password, which has never happened before. I just want to make sure my computer knows that as the only user, I am the admin and its not expecting another admin account to allow everything to happen on my comp. Thanks!
     
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    Well, actually, under the new setup it doesn't know that. Certain tasks will ask you for an admin name and password.
    Yeah I know, stupid, but it is what it is.
     
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    Ah, I see. Oh well, thanks!
     
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    Ok, now I'm getting something really weird. I'm trying to install something on my computer and I'm specifying that I want to install to the C:\Program Files, but when I do, it says that I can't because the folder is restricted. Looking under the security properties, it shows that Admins and users don't have much control over it. When I try to change my access to it, it says I can't because access is denied. How the hell to I get around this?
     
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    You can try Right Clicking on the installer and choose "Run As Administrator"...
     

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