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How to authorize program to run in Vista

Posted on 2007-10-20
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I'm new to vista. Having said that I started to load my programs, now everytime I open one of those programs the vista ask if I wnat to run this program gives me a "cancel" of "run option. If I select run the programs run without any problems.

How can I authorize each of those programs so that Vista do not continue to ask the question.


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Are you running as an Administrator account, or a Standard user?   (Start orb -> Control Panel ->  User Accounts -> check your user type beneath the little emblem for your account.)  Administrators usually do not have to select Run or Cancel with programs they've installed themselves.

In previous versions of Windows, there were basically three kinds of users:  Administrators who could do practically anything, Power Users who had some of the basic capabilities of Administrators, and then ordinary Users who had only limited privileges to install programs or configure the system.  But now in Vista this is much simplified: you have only Administrators and Standard Users.  Even Administrators ordinarily run at standard user level, and must respond to User Account Control prompts to perform many tasks like installing applications or changing system settings.

This page on the Microsoft site has further details on User Account Control:

Windows Vista: Features Explained:  User Account Control

Here is a page that displays the differing abilities of the two types of Vista user accounts:

CompDocs: Windows Vista User Accounts Types

It IS possible to access the REAL Administrator account, as explained on this page:

How to access the true Administrator account in Windows Vista
Microsoft has hidden the Administrator account in Vista, but it's easy to resurrect once you know how to find it.
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