I have recently gotten a new computer and have upgraded to Windows 10 (though I suspect this is a problem in other versions as well.)
My user is an administrator. I have set UAC to the lowest level. I have changed owner to my user on the whole
c:\ disk (including the hosts file.)
Still, when I run
notepad c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts, edit the file, and try to save, it won't let me. If I run notepad as administrator first, then open the file, I can save without problems.
But, why, after the measurements I have taken, isn't my user regarded as an administrator user? What am I missing here, in order to make my user an actual administrator (and not just a regular user with some fancy label in user accounts)?
Updated question: When you have a user that is an
Administrator, why is this user's permissions not affected by the security group
Administrators, but rather the security group