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Administrator - But No Permission ?

by Old Gen 4 / December 2, 2011 11:02 AM PST

Windows 7 Pro - Account Administrator.

HISTORY - (It is a 'Windows 7 pro' and Not an MS Office 2010 question - please read on)

When using MS Word 10 I wanted to change the 'normal' style, so that I did not have to continually change settings every time I loaded Word 10.

I proceded to change the 'normal' by entering font, making the desired changes then choosing the option to make all future Docs.

I did the same for the paragraph settings.

everything seemed OK whilst Word 10 was still loaded.

However, after exiting and then re-loading Word 10 - Lo and Behold - You guessed it the old normal was re-instated.

I thought I would load the 'normal' template and make the changes - save the template and all would be fine.

This is where I found out that even as an administrator - (indeed it is my own personal computer - I paid for it.) I do not have permission to enter the directory (file Manager, explorer etc) that contains the offending file.


How can we get back control of our own computers - the same control we had in Windows XP and previous versions ?

Old Gen 4

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In XP, Administrators are not God.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2011 5:58 AM PST

It would be nice to read more about the folder this file is in. Could be a permissions thing but you are right. Users don't want to learn about this. They want what they want.

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Well MS imoplemented what they call
by orlbuckeye / February 11, 2013 1:44 AM PST

TrustedInstaller service by default. Windows system files are owned by the TrustedInstaller and Windows File Protection will keep them from being overwritten.

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