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Windows 7 Admin Accounts

On Vista, I was having trouble installing or using certain online games and some other software. It seemed that although the account I was using was classified as an Admin account, some software still had file-access isues. Some how, I do not remember how, I created or found an account called Administrator. When I logged in using that account, and installed software using that account, all was well.

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"This is down to UAC, if you right click a file and choose Run as administrator, the program will have no trouble in writing to anywhere (well most places) on your system.

This is the way Windows now works and the only way around is to disable UAC (not recommended) or set compatibility mode on a program so it always launches as administrator.

As for the Administrator account, it still exists but is disabled by default - simply go to Computer Management and then expand Local Users and Groups > Users then enable Administrator.

However, I wouldn't recommend this (and I think the administrator account is still restricted by UAC)."