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XP Home: Privileges not working on Admin Accts

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by RaftinFool, Mar 9, 2005.

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  1. RaftinFool

    RaftinFool Thread Starter

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    This is an interesting problem for the great minds out here:

    Problem:
    All the accounts on my wife's XP Home laptop have Admin privileges, but XP will not let any of them perform certain operations, such as installing new HW drivers (for a new HP multi-function printer) or even changing the time on the system clock. We created new Admin accounts - same problem. Did an SFC /purgecache and then /scannow - still didn't fix it.

    Background:
    XP Home got corrupted on my wife's laptop when I uninstalled SP2 after she unknowingly installed it via Windows Update and it started breaking stuff. I did a Repair using the OS CD-ROM provided by the laptop maker, and that fixed most of the problems. I suspected a virus or adware, but the system checks out clean on multiple scans with Norton AV, AdAware, and Spybot, all updated with their latest definitions.

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