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If "Run as administrator" can be used without entering a password, am I a full administrator in Win 7?

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You need to provide a password if you are not an administrator. So yes you are an admin.

NOTE: If you are doing this is while logged in as standard user instead of an administrator, then you will need to provide the administrator's password before the program will run as administrator.

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By default in windows 7 you run as a standard user whether or not you are part of the administrators group. You only elevate to full admin(run as administrator) when an application needs to access resources that require more permissions.

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