Importance of Administrative Rights in Windows® 7
What is the importance of administrative rights in Windows 7?
Windows 7 from Microsoft is one of the most advanced Operating Systems that is ever released and it is integrated with powerful and highly functional set of options and features to enhance the computing experience of every user. The Windows 7 OS is based on the classic Windows NT OS and shares some common functions and features with its previous versions like Windows Vista, Windows XP etc. Windows 7 has a richer, ramped up graphical user interface when compared with its predecessors and the features of the new Windows 7 Aero experience for enhanced user experience. Windows 7 supports multiple user accounts and each account type has its own rights, privileges, and restrictions. Limited user, Guest, and Administrator are the three basic types of accounts available in Windows 7 and the Administrator account is the one that has the least user restrictions.
Some points regarding the importance of the Administrator account in Windows 7 are discussed below to help the users:
- System/software settings
- Helps access system files
- Controls other accounts
The additional privileges or rights given to the Administrator account in Windows 7 allow the admin user to make major changes in the system and software settings. Administrator account holders are able to install, delete, or modify the OS and software settings of the computer under least restrictions and these rights come into play when the users want to perform a major software install or uninstall in the system that might affect the working configuration of the system. Users logging in to Windows 7 under admin accounts are able to download live updates from Windows website and they can also install or delete already installed updates using the admin rights which cannot be done by other limited user account holders.
Helps access system files
The Administrator account rights in Windows 7 also allows the users to access several hidden system files which are frequently accessed and utilized by the OS for its error free working. Making unnecessary changes or performing deletions/modifications using the admin rights can directly affect the system’s functionality and usability and therefore they should be accessed or utilized with extreme caution. Admin level users can also take ownership of the operating system files which are restricted to be accessed by other users.
The Windows 7 OS supports many types of user accounts like Administrator, limited user, guest accounts etc and the Administrator holds maximum rights and privileges among all other account types. The Administrator is endowed with the rights to access, manage and control other accounts in Windows 7, and it can create new accounts and delete current accounts using the given rights while other types of users can’t. This makes the Administrator the most important among all the users who can access different system aspects and parameters under minimal user restrictions.
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