Admin to Standard User

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Mamen, Dec 31, 2010.

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  1. Mamen

    Mamen Registered Member

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    I have read on another forum that, if you want to start using a standard user account in Windows 7, it is better to start over on a new standard account, rather than creating a new admin account and demoting your current admin account. If I remember correctly, it was something about tokens not being handled properly.

    Is anyone aware of any reason such as this for starting over on a new standard user account?

    I would post a link to the message only I can't find it.
     
  2. Lucy

    Lucy Registered Member

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    It was surely the case with XP.

    I don't know about Win7, but starting a new user account from scratch doesn't take so much longer, and it is definitely a good safe practice.
     
  3. Mamen

    Mamen Registered Member

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    Thanks Lucy.

    I ask because when installing VirusTotal Uploader, it only installs for that particular account and the account must be an administrator.
     
  4. wearetheborg

    wearetheborg Registered Member

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    Well this blows...I went the demotion route to create my LUA..
     
  5. vincenzo

    vincenzo Registered Member

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    I've set up 3 Win 7 machines where I demoted the admin account to standard user, have had no problems. Same thing on a Vista machine.
     
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