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Users accounts in Win 7 or run as admin?

  • Windows 7
  • Media Center
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows 7
April 7, 2011 4:08:29 AM


In Win Xp Media Center I always ran my computer as the 'admin' because for some reason certain programs wouldn't run or install as a regular user. In my Windows 7 machine I'm wondering if it's normal or advisable to create a normal user account for myself and always use that or run as admin all the time?

Does Windows 7 have the same problem I experienced in XP, or was I doing something wrong in Xp anyways and should've used a regular user account?

Thank you.

More about : users accounts win run admin

a b $ Windows 7
April 7, 2011 2:15:02 PM

Run can do 98% of every day tasks as a normal user and if you do not admin rights, just right-click and use the option to run-as-admin, or it may prompt you for admin details to run the app or action.
a c 209 $ Windows 7
April 7, 2011 5:21:27 PM

I can't recall the last problem I had in Windows 7 running as a non-privileged user. "Run As Administrator" has taken care of everything I've needed.