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Eliminate overbearing administrator permission requests?

  1. #31


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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    I created a new Windows 7 VM image and now I'm getting the same alert as seen in Windows 8, so it was obviously a manky VM before.

    With regard the permissions discrepancy, I don't do upgrades, I just don't have faith in them, so they're always fresh installations. I checked The root permissions on all of the Windows 7 and 8 installations I have - some bare metal and some VMs - and they're all the same.

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  2. #32


    Manchester CT
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Here are my permissions. I HAVE TURNED OFF UAC. Could that be all that is different? Nope, I changed my UAC up and it made no difference to any of the permissions. They are all still the same. I donno why my permissions are different than other folks.

    I did use a reg edit hack "Take Ownership" to my Steam folder as I could not get write permissions to it. I have learned enough about permissions since to fix that without resorting to the hack.

    I am PAST my comfort and knowlege zone here so I will monitor this thread only from now on...



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  3. #33


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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    Those permissions look the same as mine, with or without the UAC. The only oddity is the full control permission, for the Users group, on the root. Could it be something to do with Acronis?
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  4. #34


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    Here are my permissions.

    Don't worry.

    It seems like at some point it got changed for some reasons. But it didn't affect your program file or windows folders so it is not really big issue.
    It will just affect root and new folders on it. You can fix it or you can just ignore it.
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  5. #35


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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Dudes, the answer to this one is simple. For whatever folder location you are having problems with, Take Ownership of it. But that is only the first thing. Now you must edit permissions, so go to do so.

    Properties | Security | Advanced

    Now click on the Disable Inheritance button then ok your way out. If necessary, tweak permission for your account further.

    It's all great now. Enjoy.

    Note: And yes, UAC all the way to the bottom as well.
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  6. #36


    Alright, Windows 8 needs a giant ass button in control panel saying "DISABLE ALL SECURITY JUNK: WARNING, DOING SO WILL MAKE YOU INSECURE, DO YOU ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE?" then have like 10 captchas and a bouncing dot you must click then type in your admin password backwards.
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  7. #37


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Dudes, the answer to this one is simple. For whatever folder location you are having problems with, Take Ownership of it. But that is only the first thing. Now you must edit permissions, so go to do so.

    Properties | Security | Advanced

    Now click on the Disable Inheritance button then ok your way out. If necessary, tweak permission for your account further.

    It's all great now. Enjoy.

    Note: And yes, UAC all the way to the bottom as well.
    If only if it were that simple. What happens if all the permission boxes are GREYED OUT? It too can be fixed but it is a pain to do so. I have a post somewhere here on how to take ownership of these bad boys...
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  8. #38


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    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    If only if it were that simple. What happens if all the permission boxes are GREYED OUT?
    I would *think* (as in guess here heh heh) that it would be rare or maybe even impossible UNLESS explicitly set for no access from within your account and for your account.

    Either that or you are not currently running as part of the Administrator group with Administrator privileges.

    Take Ownership can be run from the elevated command prompt or it is available as a .reg file to add it to the right click menu. The command is "takeown" without the quotes.

    Are you aware of any examples or scenarios that it might also happen? Curious...
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  9. #39


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Quote Originally Posted by echrada View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    If all we do is modify our behavior to match what the beta can do, then we are being trained... and not doing testing.
    Absolutley.

    I already see people giving in to the idea that they must love it - if not , they will be out of step.

    Hilarious, but also sad.
    Just because you might not like it does not mean some of us cannot love it!
    Yes, some people do genuinely seem to like it. That is great.

    I would take a wild a wild stab at 50:50 for and against.

    Funnily enough - pcworld survey just came to the same result - 50% said they would not recommend win 8.

    That will probably swing in MS favour as time goes on.

    It is human nature - If you dislike something - then frequent exposure to it will lessen that dislike.

    It might not turn to love - but after a while there is a feeling it is not that bad after all.

    Example :

    If you walk into a vile smelling public toilet - at first it is hard to stay in the room .

    After only a short time it becomes bearable.

    Stay in there long enough - and you cease to be able to smell it at all.

    You leave saying - well - it wasn't a great experience, but it wasn't so bad.
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  10. #40


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    If you walk into a vile smelling public toilet - at first it is hard to stay in the room .

    After only a short time it becomes bearable.

    Stay in there long enough - and you cease to be able to smell it at all.

    You leave saying - well - it wasn't a great experience, but it wasn't so bad.
    Hahaha, funny and yet so true. I guess the same does apply here.
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