Usually a personal account on a computer system that allows access to a system's (advanced) functions.

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Is it possible to disable aero on Windows 7 without admin rights?

I want to disable aero, however I don't have admin rights the admin has blocked Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization and I haven't found another way to do it, does anybody ...
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Windows, prevent file access even to admin [duplicate]

I mostly work on Mac but have a Windows problem: I need to prevent access to specific files to all (even administrator). I'm running a local nodeJs server app, and need to prevent access to the main ...
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Security consequences of assigning executable permission to all /home data files?

I'm administrating tiny server for me and few friends / family / people I know more or less, basically nothing super busy, <10 users but I'm still trying to set it up like real, commercial server ...
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Deleted every user in Windows 8.1 and now it asks to log in to them

Today, I deleted every user from Windows 8.1 hoping that it wouldn't require a password to log on. After the restart it asked me to log in to my account and 2 different ones. I tried logging into mine,...
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How to fix Windows Account Name [duplicate]

I changed my account name on my laptop (running Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit) and as far as the start-menu/lockscreen are concerned, the account name has changed, but in the file system, the ...
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The User Profile service failed the sign-in

I have a Windows 8.1 Pro Dell 15R Laptop and I am trying to create a local user but when I initially log on, I says, "The User Profile service failed the sign-in." I asked Answer Desk and I couldn't ...
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Deleting troublesome email account without recreating profile?

My Outlook (2010) profile contains quite a lot of email accounts. Outlook crashed whilst I was adding a new account and now it displays that account in the main Mail list, but isn't able to access it ...
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OneDrive - Multiple Accounts for Windows 10

I had a workaround for working with two OneDrive accounts using separate logins in Windows 8.1. Basically I had my work OneDrive logged in on one account, and my email logged in as the email that I ...
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Server 2012 R2 First run after sysprep did not prompt for new administrator password

I want to know how I can change the User Profile account while the image is restoring when creating a new VM (while setting up the VM). I had created the image using sysprep and restored it to the ...
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Unable to change password - Access is denied

I installed Windows 7 on a computer in a workgroup a few weeks ago. Yesterday while logging, the user (administrator account) was prompted to change its password Your password has expired and must be ...
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Completely remove user account and create another with same name in Windows 7

Here's my question simply and then the details in case they help to get me an appropriate answer. Question: How can I completely and permanently delete a user account in Windows 7 so that I can ...
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I'm a standard user even though i am the owner [duplicate]

I'm sorry if this questions was asked before! When i wanted to delete a folder it gave me the error "You'll need to provide admin permission to delete this folder" and i was pretty confused cause i am ...
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How do I change the User Profile location in Windows 10?

The default location for User Profiles are C:\Users. I would like to move this location to another drive (i.e. D:\Users). I've already been able to customize the library locations, however there are ...
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Complete password- and key-less login for user using SSH

I want to use this plugin in my text editor to debug my HHVM application. Therefore I need a Linux user which is able to login via SSH both without password and without key authentication. How can I ...
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Limit a user account to use only Internet Explorer (or Firefox) in Windows 7 Home Premium

I want to lock down the computer to allow browsing the Internet only (using IE and/or Firefox) and maybe also allow them to play a video file on the computer and adjust volume control. That is it. I ...
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Opening a program as a different user (with /savecred) fails

What I'm trying to do is run a second instance (my personal account) of dropbox. I have a second user account setup, Dropbox installed, the Dropbox folder on the second acct shared properly. ...
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How to add picture to User Account Windows 10?

How do I add picture to User Account Windows 10? I did not see any options in Control Panel
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Outlook 2007 exchange account

I am using Outlook 2007 as my mail app. In the past I have used a Microsoft exchange account from my old company. After leaving the company, I unfortunately erased the exchange account and lost all my ...
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Windows 10 upgrade does not have an administrator acct [duplicate]

After upgrading to windows 10 my existing user account was converted to a guest account and now I don't have an administrator account on my PC at all. I can't run computer management, msconfig, cmd as ...
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Using Remote Desktop, connect to a Windows 7 domain user account without first logging on locally?

I have a dell laptop (henceforth we'll call this the server) running Windows 7 Enterprise. The server is part of my company's domain. My primary user account is a domain account. When I am at home ...
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How much can user actions be limited?

I need to use a server (Linux, Ubuntu) 'S' as a bridge between clients and other local servers 'LSs' which offer a series of services such as DB access via web or applications that must run on them (...
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How do i change my display name in Linux without adminstrator privileges?

I recently got an account in a network, and the administrator misspelled my name. Is there a way to change it on my own?
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How to “Deep Freeze” only the “Standard User Account” on Windows?

Well based from the title How to "Deep Freeze" only the "Standard User Account" on Windows? are there ways or other programs that can "Freeze" only the Standard User Account and not the Administrator ...
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List of Hidden / Virtual Windows User Accounts

I’m trying to find a way to get a comprehensive list of user accounts on a Windows 7 system, including hidden ones. The User Accounts dialog (>control userpasswords2) only shows the normal user ...
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Settings and Scan apps don't open on my account

I recently upgraded my Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. On my user account, the Settings and Scan apps don't open, while on other accounts they open ok: My account - Administrator, linked to Microsoft ...
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How to disable auto sign in on windows 10 [duplicate]

I recently installed windows 10 and on the machine there are two accounts - let's call them u1 & u2. U1 is password protected and u2 is not. By default windows 10 auto logs in to the last user who ...
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debian: permission denied for all users except of root

I wrote a bash script today which might destroyed some of my user settings and/or permissions. Now I know it was quite stupid to test the script on my live-system ;). What is not working? Every ...
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Grant admin rights? [duplicate]

I recently locked myself out of my administrator account. I have a non-admin account the I can still log on to. I tried methods of recovering my password or logging on to the admin user, but all need ...
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Unable to add a Microsoft account after upgrading to Windows 10

After upgrading to WIndows 10 I am unable to add a Microsoft account nor am I able to add a new user. The screen just flashes. Others have reported this problem. It will let me add a "work" account ...
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Windows 7 keeps creating messed up profiles

Ok so I have an installation of Windows 7 that for a long time I never bothered with the other user accounts I had made, the reason why I had made other accounts was for Windows file sharing as you ...
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How to add a domain user to Administrators group in Windows 10

I just reinstalled my work computer to Windows 10 Pro, created a local account, connected to our VPN, joined our domain and logged in with my domain account, no problems so far. Since the local ...
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My Account Name is Missing

My Windows Account name is ArlandrioFF, why isn't showing here? Should I worry? I previously tried the built-in Administrator account but I wasn't sure it was what I needed for (I'm used to have full ...
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Can problems with accessing a secondary hard drive be related to linking my user account to my microsoft account?

[updated below] I'm working on a PC with windows 8.1 and while installing OneNote 3 months I linked my user account with my Microsoft ID. I'm using a secondary hard drive (d:) to store project files ...
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Create Windows user who cannot sign in but can use FTP?

I'm setting up FTP on my home computer and would like to create a user who's sole purpose is to connect to the FTP. I don't want this user to be able to sign in or access any other feature of the OS. ...
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I can't delete my account picture

I just got my Microsoft surface pro 3, and I put up a picture as my account picture...when I changed it it was still available for anyone too see. How can I delete my account picture rather than ...
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Windows 8.1 Microsoft Account doesn't exist. How to resolve?

I'm trying to update my father's Windows 8 PC to 8.1 and then to 10. Unfortunately there's a bit of a mystery surrounding his Microsoft account login. His user account has a password that he uses to ...
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Windows 8 lock all functionalities [duplicate]

I'd like to have a demo of our new software run on a windows 8 computer where people can play with it (on a public fair, hence limited attention on what people are doing with the computer). What ...
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A proper way to create non-interactive accounts?

In order to use password-protected file sharing in a basic home network I want to create a number of non-interactive user accounts on a Windows 8 Pro machine in addition to the existing set of ...
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Group Policy Editor restricting my administrator account?

Hi I have created a problem on my PC and now I feel really stupid. I tried to restrict access to certain programs on a recently created standard user account via "gpedit.msc". After completing the ...
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Windows remote access without RDP?

Given valid credentials for an existing non-admin user account who is not in the RDP group, is there a way to access this account without RDP? VNC is not an option either. Tools like psexec (in ...
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Is there any way to show a user's current password in Windows 7?

I wonder, is there anyway to show a user's current password in Windows 7? (if you are administrator) I am not at all interested in changing the password, I want only to view the password. Is there ...
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How to create a program white list for a new user account?

I have two user accounts on my PC, one is administrator and the other standard user. The standard user account is for my son. I am wondering how do I create a white list where I can choose the ...
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How to allow user to access only his personal directory when his group has access to the whole disk?

I want to disallow a user to access to disk D: except his personal D:\Documents folder. The user belongs to Users group. I don't want to restrict the whole Users group so I should somehow create a new ...
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Change user account picture

My new Windows 7 (Enterprise) laptop will not allow me to change my User Account picture. How can I enable this?
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Mac OS X Yosemite strange Jira folder in Users

I have found recently a strange Jira item in my Users folder: This folder had permissions: System - read & write, everyone - no access. And after I have added myself to permissions I have ...
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What is this None user in Windows 8?

What is this None user in Windows 8? It isn't one of my accounts. This is a question that is ogooglebar.
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How to revert laptop back to default logon page of domain?

My Neighbour asked me to assist him with his laptop. His wife passed away and he cannot use the laptop because it is password protected, by the company she worked for. He has no PC or Cell phone and ...
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Run processes on two different accounts in the same time

A colleague and I are both using the same machine. Her processes are not demanding (neither in terms of RAM nor in terms of CPU time) but she needs to do her job on her account while I would very much ...
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App can't find requried certificates when runs under SYSTEM

My app seeks for its required certificates in the windows certificate store (LocalMachine/TrustedPeople). The certificates were imported under Administrator account. The app runs fine until I start it ...
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How to change company name in Windows? [duplicate]

I recently bought a new computer, an HP, but something weird is happening. Every time I install some software that has a “Company” field, it automatically fills it with “Hewlett-Packard”. While the ...