• Creator
  • #2226539

    Windows Vista


    by osama79 ·

    I upgraded my laptop from XP pro to Vista ultimate. Lot of time when i install softwares it says login as Admin of the machine and i am loged in as admin. Any idea?

All Answers

  • Author
    • #2634637


      by osama79 ·

      In reply to Windows Vista


    • #2634547

      Sometimes there is admin privileges and ADMIN login

      by older mycroft ·

      In reply to Windows Vista

      When the system differentiates like this it is usually asking that the login be from the ‘Administrator’ ID, as opposed to any other ID that happens to have administrator privileges.

      Reboot and login as “Administrator” (without the quotes) – if you have not given this ID a password just leave it blank.

      • #2636485

        USeraccount control

        by chrishudson123 ·

        In reply to Sometimes there is admin privileges and ADMIN login

        Hi It’s because of UserAccountControl feature in Vista
        Disabling of UserAccountControl
        feature will not prompt for admin passd while installing s/w.

        you can disable it in following methods

        Method #1 – Using MSCONFIG
        Launch MSCONFIG by from the Run menu.

        Click on the Tools tab. Scroll down till you find “Disable UAP” (this should probably change to UAC in next Vista beta builds and in the RTM version). Click on that line.

        Press the Launch button.

        A CMD window will open. When the command is done, you can close the window.

        Close MSCONFIG. You need to reboot the computer for changes to apply.

        Note that you can re-enable UAC by selecting the “Enable UAP” line and then clicking on the Launch button.

        Method #2 – Using Regedit
        Open Registry Editor.

        In Registry Editor, navigate to the following registry key:


        Locate the following value (DWORD):


        and give it a value of 0.

        Note: As always, before making changes to your registry you should always make sure you have a valid backup. In cases where you’re supposed to delete or modify keys or values from the registry it is possible to first export that key or value(s) to a .REG file before performing the changes.

        Close Registry Editor. You need to reboot the computer for changes to apply.

        In order to re-enable UAC just change the above value to 1.

        Method #3 – Using Group Policy
        This can be done via Local Group Policy or via Active Directory-based GPO, which is much more suited for large networks where one would like to disable UAC for many computers at once.

        If using Local Group Policy you’ll need to open the Group Policy Editor (Start > Run > gpedit.msc) from your Vista computer.

        If using in AD-based GPO, open Group Policy Management Console (Start > Run > gpmc.msc) from a Vista computer that is a member of the domain. In the GPMC window, browse to the required GPO that is linked to the OU or domain where the Vista computers are located, then edit it.

        In the Group Policy Editor window, browse to Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options.

        In the right pane scroll to find the User Access Control policies (they’re down at the bottom of the window). You need to configure the following policies:

        You’ll need to reboot your computers.

        Method #4 – Using Control Panel
        Open Control Panel.

        Under User Account and Family settings click on the “Add or remove user account”.

        Click on one of the user accounts, for example you can use the Guest account.

        Under the user account click on the “Go to the main User Account page” link.

        Under “Make changes to your user account” click on the “Change security settings” link.

        In the “Turn on User Account Control (UAC) to make your computer more secure” click to unselect the “Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer”. Click on the Ok button.

        You will be prompted to reboot your computer. Do so when ready.

        In order to re-enable UAC just select the above checkbox and reboot.

        • #2636280

          Vista admin Issue

          by osama79 ·

          In reply to USeraccount control

          Are you sure these procedures are for Visata Ulimate, because i didnt see the options in the control panel the one you were talking about? Thanks for your help.

        • #2636253

          I suggest you read Post #3 again…

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to Vista admin Issue

          The instruction was to use the ‘Run’ command (from your Start menu).

          You won’t find anything in the Control Panel.

          Good luck.

Viewing 1 reply thread