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Login as admin on my laptop Windows 7 -- How do I do that?

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I am having problems doing some stuff on my personal laptop because it tells me that I don't have permissions.  How do I log in as admin?
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by:Michael-Best
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See this guide by windows.microsoft.com:

Open User Accounts by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking User Accounts, clicking User Accounts, and then clicking Manage User Accounts.  Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/how-do-i-log-on-as-an-administrator
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This video guide should help.

Usually the Admin. Account is disable in Windows 7
You must Enable this account to view the Administrator Login Option.

How to Enable Administrator Login Account in Windows 7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loU9qJd28hM
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by:John Hurst
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When you first set up the machine, the first user name is automatically a member of the administrator's group. "administrator" is disabled by default (as noted) and should remain this way.

Check the above, and maybe it is just UAC that you see (and UAC should remain enabled as well).

Is it your laptop or a company laptop?
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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on the problem items right click and "run as administrator" or go into the properties / compatability and select the run as administrator check box.  You will get the UAC prompt but that is normal and is how things should work.  If you've ever used unix or linux many items require the sudo command (run as administrator equivalent)
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