To date, Windows 7 has become one of the most successful operating systems from Microsoft. And although the older versions have already come out, the "seven" still holds the top positions in the popularity ratings. But not everyone knows how to enable administrator rights in Windows 7 and what they are useful for. All these issues will be discussed in detail in this article.

For what must have administrator rights Windows 7?

To ensure the integrity of the system (from viruses, other spyware and other programs) and to prevent possible errors by the user, the developers provided significant security measures. When the system is installed, a profile account is automatically created with administrator permissions. It allows you to fine-tune the computer settings, install system applications, while reducing the protection capabilities of the system.

Therefore, it is always advised to disable these permissions and work on a computer under the user account, which has a fairly wide range of features (working with the file system, installing most applications and working with them), certain system settings (for example, adjusting widgets on the desktop or graphical interface).

How to obtain administrator rights in Windows 7

If you are performing any action, you will see a box that says "require administrator rights", one way to overcome it is to press "start", then "shutdown", and then "switch user". Then select the desired account with administrator privileges in Windows 7.

Quite often, when installing or removing a program, you must perform this action on that name. For this, you do not need to repeat the process described just above. You need to right-click on the executable file and select the line "Run as administrator". After this, you can perform the required action.

But what should you do if you are logged in with an account that has administrator rights for Windows 7, but does the program or file still require administrative rights from you? In this case, once again, click "Start", then select "Control Panel", in the opened window click the "System and Security" item, at the bottom click the "Administration" column. In the opened window, double-click the item "Computer Management", where in the new window, on the left, select "Local Users and Groups", and then "Users". In the right part of the window that we got, we need to click (twice) the "Administrator" entry, and uncheck the "Disconnect account" line, and save it. Now you can do the necessary manipulations with files or applications, but after that make sure to tick.

How to make administrator rights in Windows 7 using command prompt

There is a quicker way to enable administrator rights Windows 7. Click "start" in the line "search programs and files" type CMD, the system will display the found results in the form of icons. Click on it a context click, and select "Run as administrator". Write the command "net user Name /active:yes", where Name is the name of the account you want to grant these permissions. Finishing by pressing Enter.

But in this case, you should also remember the security of the operating system. Therefore, after you do the necessary operations with files and programs, you need to return the previous rights of this account. You can do this in a similar way, just by changing the command "net user Name / active: no" a little.

Obtaining administrator rights for Windows 7 is not so difficult. But you need to account for your actions, remember the security of the operating system and use the computer most often from under the user account.