Darn those windows XP admin rights!!! 15 replies

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Dougamer

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#1 13 years ago

Does anyone agree with me, are you in the spoils where you HAVE admin rights? Where your father/mother ain't stuck up *CENSORED*??? Well i'd have to say i am one of the poor saps that is stuck with no admin rights....and you know why this is so bad a problem? BECAUSE games won't run properly because i can't access the files needed to save/load/play the games properly..especially little games like gunbound...runescape and most of all....SOF2!!!!!!!!! There is no problem with games released later then when windows XP was actually released because they were made based on this problem...please how can i fix this damn problem? Can i HIDE my admin rights so like when my dad looks to see if i have them he can't see that i have admin rights :confused: Please help if you can or just post your thoughts on this, Thanx Dougamer




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#2 13 years ago

When such things could possibly affect me anyway, my parents didn't exactly have a PC that was 'gaming worthy', so I had to buy my own anyway. If your parents don't want you to have admin rights whilst using their computer, there's not much you can do about it 'cept try to persuade them otherwise.

When you install things, can you not specify it to work for all users anyway?




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#3 13 years ago

ahahahahahahahahahahahahaha, damn that sucks.... do they not trust you for some reason? did you kill someone and not tell them about it until they found his head in the freezer? i dont think its possible to "hide" the admin rights. i quote the limited account screen

WinXPAlso, programs designed prior to Windows XP or Windows 2000 might not work properly with limited accounts. For best results, choose programs bearing the Designed for Windows XP logo, or, to run older programs, choose the "computer administrator" account type.

------------ EDIT: @ mr.matt, i think you have to be an admin to install it for all users




Dougamer

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#4 13 years ago

mmmm i hate windows xp..:'( but its okay except for admin rights, and no they do not trust me because they 'thought' i crashed the computer those 4 times, all it was was my dumb ass bro who deleted system files, even though he dosen't have admin rights somehow he still deleted a system file, and ha ha ha he just checked his bank account online and just after i scanned and there was a keylogger...bwahahaha he lose's his 500+! :P




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#5 13 years ago
@ mr.matt, i think you have to be an admin to install it for all users

If that's the case, can't you just get your parents to install games for you?

I know that The Sims 2 actually says on the back of the box that 'Windows 2000 and XP users must have administrator rights to install and play The Sims 2', though, so it might not work for all games anyway. So you'd either have to convince your parents that you can't die from using a computer, or just get a hold of another computer they can't control :clueless:




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#6 13 years ago

Well the XP Admin stuff was designed for network use - ie. a public library may have a guest account where you could use the internet, but would not allow you to screw around with the computer's files. The admin access/user devide is not supposed to be used for family stuff.

Why restrict your access? It doesn't provide protection against any harmful images on the net or anything... do they think you will screw with the files?




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#7 13 years ago

Maybe he has screwed with files in the past, maybe not even on purpose, and so they just don't want him to have admin priviledges. I know that my sister is capable of completely screwing up a computer without even knowing what she's done... although, she could probably do the same on a Guest account anyway :clueless:




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#8 13 years ago

Yeah I suppose someone could hack it... For fun, I downgraded my sisters access to the "limited" option just to annoy her. She still managed to install some notation program and she is quite frankly crap with computers so it must not be well designed.




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#9 13 years ago

Well, he did just say he used a keylogger on his brother's bank account... maybe thats why they don't trust him...




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#10 13 years ago
colonel_bobWell, he did just say he used a keylogger on his brother's bank account... maybe thats why they don't trust him...

LMAO, that might be it then




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