Windows 7 Administrator Account

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  1. bildio macrumors regular

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    I recently installed Windows 7 with Bootcamp & Parallels too.

    One of my Windows applications wants to be installed using the Administrator account.

    I assume that when I boot with Bootcamp that I'm in my "user" account.

    How do I get to the Admistrator account, & what about a password. Regarding password, I read via a Google search that a blank password will not work.
     
  2. ipodtouch-user macrumors member

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    Win 7 Admin priviledge

    Right-click the installer, choose "Run as administrator" from the list.

     
  3. bildio thread starter macrumors regular

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    Where do I find the installer?
     
  4. munkery, Apr 22, 2011
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    I take it that you are using a standard account?

    Did you make a password protected admin account for the purpose of authenticating with higher privileges from that standard account?

    You need two accounts. A password protected admin account that is only there to provide admin credentials and to use to rescue standard accounts in the event of issues. And, a standard account used for day to day computing.

    EDIT: There is hidden administrator account that is disabled by default. The default account created is an admin account unless otherwise specified by the user.
     
  5. bildio thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am/was using a standard account, & this was the only account I created.

    I figured out how to setup the administrator account by trial & error. Actually just trial & no error.

    Thanks, all, for the help. It got me thinking in the right direction.
     

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