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UTTER VISTA LOCKDOWN....in need of HELP!!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by thesaladman, Nov 3, 2007.

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  1. thesaladman

    thesaladman Thread Starter

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    Just this morning I installed win vista ultimate and it was pretty good...until I tried edit some artist info in wmp 11...it didnt work, so I tried everything I knew....also tried some new stuff from the net but non of it worked, after some searching I discovered that all the folders and files in my drive are in read-only mode.....everytime I untick the box for read only in the properties window,exit and come back to it....it's back to read only....I can't save anything...or edit stuff...cut,copy paste....I tried the ownership thing,that didn't work either,I'm the admin on my system ,I'm the only user there is, not even the security thing worked....got any ideas???? :confused:

    PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
     
  2. Jacee

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    In previous versions of Windows, many users used the built-in Administrator account on a regular basis.
    This account has full control over everything on the computer.
    When you install Vista, you may be surprised to learn that the Administrator account is disabled by default.
    That's to encourage you to follow best practices and create your own administrative account.
    It also makes it a little harder for hackers; they all knew that the account named Administrator
    existed and so had half of what they needed (the account name) to log on with it.

    You can enable the built-in Administrator account if you really want to, by running the Command Prompt as administrator
    (right click its icon and select Run as Administrator; click Continue at the UAC prompt) and typing the following:

    net user administrator /active:yes

    This causes the Administrator account to appear on the Welcome screen.
    Note that it does not have a password set by default; the first thing you should do is
    set a strong password for it.
     
  3. thesaladman

    thesaladman Thread Starter

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    OK...that seemed to work....all the files are still read only but I seem to be able to edit them, Thanx alot for the help :)
     
  4. thesaladman

    thesaladman Thread Starter

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    Ok...now that the read-only thing is done with , now I have 2 accounts,the Admin and my profile....do you know how I can switch the account type from standard to administrator of my account???, because in the control panel the option is greyed out....I'm totally lost...:confused:
     
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