Tips to always run a program as an administrator in Windows® 7
What are the administrator privileges available and how can one always run a program as an administrator in Windows 7? How can the hidden administrator be enabled?
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System from Microsoft. It is the most advanced Operating System from Microsoft. One of the major features of the Windows 7 Operating System is that it supports most of the hardware and software. It is equipped with a number of drivers which support hardware. Windows XP mode is the feature which makes Windows 7 compatible with other older software. It is very easy to install and use. While installing Windows 7 you should give the administrator name and password for an account. An administrator is the person who can manage all the activities of a computer. The administrator is the owner of the computer; Windows 7 creates an account for the user at the time of installation. The account is protected by a password; if you are a single user of the computer then you can deny the password option. You are allowed to make any changes in your system only if you are in the Administrator mode.
Some of the details about running Windows 7 in the administrative mode and its features are given below:
- Administrator privileges in Windows 7
- Running programs in Administrator Mode
- Enabling Administrator Account
Administrator privileges in Windows 7
An administrator could control the users in a system. An administrator could create and delete user accounts and also could decide the privileges of users. The administrator could monitor all the user accounts. The sharing of files in your system, role of the system in a network all could be managed with the administrative account. The administrator could make any changes in the system like installing an uninstalling a program, trouble shooting, back upping , restoring, etc.
Running programs in Administrator Mode
Some of the programs in your system may need to run in the Administrator Mode because of its advanced features. If it lacks the administrative access, the features may be disabled. In order to avoid the un-authorized activity, only some programs are given the administrative right by default. To give program administrative powers, right click on it and select the properties in the opening window click on the advanced button and enable the run as administrative option. Now onwards the selected program will run with the administrative powers.
An administrator account is created by default. But it might be hidden or disabled in your system. If you want to make any changes in your system, like restoring or trouble shooting etc, you may be asked to login into your Admin account. To enable the built-in Administrator account right click on the command prompt and choose run it as Administrator. You should type the command 'Net user Administrator / active: yes'. You could see a message if the operation is successful, now, log out the screen and reenter as an administrator.
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