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Windows7: how to put an item in startup directory without Admin rights

I share my work computer with 3 other employees. It would be very helpful to run a script at startup for all of us. It is a big company, and there is a lot of red tape for everything!!! So, we ...
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How to run commands as admin in Windows

OS: Windows Vista I would like to press WIN+R and run commands I enter there as admin for example: mstsc /span -admin like this. ( i know -admin does nothing )
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Fixing corrupt Administrator account on Windows Vista

I have a Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit install. When the computer boots up, it throws an error message : Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart ...
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Opening command prompt as an administrator

There's a hidden folder in windows vista, but no available when I show hidden files: I need to open cmd as administrator. The folder is named c:\folder.000 and there are c:\folder.000\dir0000.chk ...
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Making CMD run as administrator mode automatically [duplicate]

I like to do a Win+R+ CMD + Enter but it doesn't run the command prompt in "administrator mode". I am aware that I can "right-click" run as admin, however I was wondering is there anyway to make the ...
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Duplicate Super Administrator

Is there a way to duplicate the Super Administrator account on Vista? Please don't ask why I want to know or suggest alternatives I would like just a simple yes or no with an explanation To ...
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Vista won't let me save a backup of applicationHost.config

I am trying to make some changes in the applicationHost.config file on Windows Vista, and an important step is to back the file up in case I screw it up. Well, it won't let me save a copy in the ...
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What are the desktop.ini files for?

My desktop has two hidden .ini files: desktop.ini (370 bytes): [.ShellClassInfo] LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21799 [LocalizedFileNames] Microsoft Office - 60 Day ...
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How can I remove what I think is to be a virus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I have used everything that I can think of. I'm not even sure how I even got this virus, if it is a virus. ...
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Windows Authentication

I was using a Sony Laptop which crashed with a Graphic Card failure. Then I bought a another used Toshiba Laptop from a friend and replaced the hard disk from the hard disk from Sony Laptop. It ...
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Force running a program as non-administrator in Vista

I've just installed, on Vista 32-bit, a program which in my opinion shouldn't require administrator rights. It's not installed in a system directory, and its purpose shouldn't obviously require any ...
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Can't delete generic admin acct in Vista after using PCLogin for password recovery

I used pclogin to recover my admin password in Vista. It worked great. But I now have a generic admin acct listed on my sign-in screen and it doesn't require a password! Anybody that wants to can ...
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vista : how to recover/reset the password for Administrator user [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows: How to reset the administrator password? I have a sony vaio "windows vista home premium" laptop. I created an admin account(not called Administrator) and ...
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how to remove the text “Administrator:” from the cmd window?

Although a near identical question was asked, the answer won't work (for me at least) with my Vista system. I am using an elevated prompt to run a batch file. Since the batch file takes awhile to run ...
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How to set up a Windows Vista or 7 Standard User Account?

I have always used an admin account for my Windows installations, but I've started to see the usefulness of separating admin and standard user accounts for everyday usage. I plan to reinstall Windows ...
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how to login as admin in safemode?

My sister has forgotten her password to vista, however i have installed that system so should know the admin password. However I do not know how to log in as admin. i tried to press ctrl+alt+delete ...
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Windows Vista: Copying from an Admin profile to a standard user

I'm wondering if you could copy all the settings of an Admin-enabled profile to a standard user account? If not, is there an application that can help you achieve this? I didn't know I've been ...
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In Windows Vista Home Premium can an admin lock the machine so that no one one can “Switch User”?

Logged into an admin account, I am running a virus scan. When I lock the machine, it allows other users to "Switch User" and log in. Is there a way I can temporarily prevent other users from loggin ...
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Vista Admin User Dialog Hidden

Sometimes when I start an application with admin rights the modal dialog box that requests my permission to continue becomes hidden. I'm forced to press ctrl-alt-delete and start task manager so I can ...
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Force CMD.EXE to run as admin [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: On Windows 7, is there a command prompt line that can start cmd as an administrator? Is it possible to force cmd.exe to always run with administrator rights?
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Create a hidden Admin account on Windows Vista

My parents are computer illiterate in a big way. They each have separate accounts on a Windows Vista machine using the welcome screen. I want to create a hidden Administrator account I can use to ...
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Administrator account in Windows Vista

I have a Windows Vista (Home Premium) machine with a unique user for which the owner forgot the password. I have physical access to the machine. I gave a try to Ophcrack Live CD, but it couldn't find ...
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Windows vista,MMC could not create the snap-in for event viewer

I have an issue where a windows vista computer isn't running certain applications (iTunes, Quickbooks, Word). Internet Explorer works fine. Seemingly every program that needs authentication to run is ...
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Why does Quark Xpress 8 require admin privileges?

A friend just showed me his installation of Quark 8.1 on his Vista system and I was surprised to see that it requires administrator privileges to run... That's pretty lame from a security point of ...
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Does “Run as administator” really do anything if UAC is off?

I know that User Account Control should not be turned off, but let's just say it's off for the sake of argument. With UAC off, I still have the option to "Run as administrator" on executable files, ...
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Vista: can't touchpad scroll properly in apps that are “run as administrator”

In some apps that I run as administrator in Vista, scrolling with the touchpad only works in one direction (depending on the app). Scrolling with an external mouse works just fine. When not run as ...
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'Run as Administrator' does not work on Shortcuts in Vista

I have two Vista Ultimate 32-bit OSs installed on my PCs here (one desktop for about 3 years, the other a laptop for 1 year), and have been experiencing the following rather irritating problem for a ...
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Diskpart Access Denied

I just can't resize my partition in Windows Vista. I've tried the partion managar, but I get an error: Logical Disk Manager, Access Denied. So I used diskpart.exe, but when I tried to shrink my ...
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I made authority of the Administrator user demote in Vista

There was only one account, and it has been in a situation that there was only normal user account in My PC. Can I make administrative account newly or normal user to Administrator?