Why does the only user need "permission"?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Ike, May 22, 2007.

  1. Ike

    Ike Guest

    Dell laptop, Vista Home Premium. I'm the only user since day
    one, and a generally delighted user I might add, with far fewer
    issues than when I went from 3.1 to 95, or 98 to 2000, as
    examples. But there are frustrations, and the matter of
    "permission" is high on the list.

    I want to perform some ordinary task such as shift some folders
    around, and often get a "You must have permission..." alert,
    with Try Again as an option.

    Sometimes clicking Try Again works, but it usually won't and I
    have to abandon the task because I just don't know enough.

    What can I do to gain ultimate authority over this laptop? After
    all, I bought it - I own it - it's mine. As the only user I *am*
    its God!

    Ike, May 22, 2007
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    freddy Guest

    freddy, May 22, 2007
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  3. The problem is that when you turn everything off "because YOU own it", it is
    very easy for someone else to "own it" along with you - probably without you
    even being aware of the fact.

    What bothers you is the built in security that makes Vista superior to
    Windows XP.



    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    Richard Urban, May 22, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    Rock, May 23, 2007
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    freddy Guest


    There's a difference in providing advice and in providing choice.
    freddy, May 23, 2007
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