Articles tagged: run as administrator

CCleaner UAC

How do I stay protected using an administrator account?

Administrator accounts have more safety functions in them in recent Windows versions, but you’re right… running as an administrator could be a risk.

Handing over the Keys

How Do I Gain Administrative Access to a Second-hand Computer?

It’s common not to get all of the information (such as the administrator password) with a used computer. There are a couple of approaches to taking ownership, but we start by understanding the risks.

How do I defragment a hard drive on Windows XP?

Defragmenting a hard drive absolutely has its place. There are several ways to get to the controls in Windows XP.

AppData\Roaming

What’s the “Appdata roaming” folder?

Appdata roaming doesn’t mean your computer has been roaming. It’s nothing more than a folder designation on your machine. Why data may be put there, however, is a bit more complex.

How Do I Get Administrative Privileges on Windows XP?

If you have the password for the administrator account, you can easily elevate any other login account to have administrator privileges.