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How to let Windows just open everything in administrator mode.

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by andfo, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. andfo

    andfo Member
    Thread Starter

    I was using MAF32 to control my phone.

    But I forgot to open it in administrator mode then nothing worked.

    When I just double click something, Windows opens it as a non-administrator mode. Then there are a lot of limitations.

    But when I just right-mouse-click and choose "Open as administrator" then I can remove that limitation.

    Why the heck did MS make this silly thing?

    Anyhow, how can I make Windows just open anything in administrator mode when I just double click and open the program?

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  2. bcrichster

    bcrichster ROMinator

    If you've got a Windows phone, you're asking in the wrong forum. This is an Android forum.. If you ARE using an Android, then telling us specifics about the mfgr, model, & OS of your device will possibly help get you better information. [emoji41]
  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    IWhat version of Win are you using, something recent like 7, 8, 8.1 or 10. I don't know this MAF32, but if it requires admin privilege to work, it probably needs updating. Don't have an old XP computer you can use instead?
  4. andfo

    andfo Member
    Thread Starter

    By Windows I meant PC Windows.

    I am using android phone and I connected my android phone to Windows PC to do MAF on the phone.

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  5. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    In Windows, create a special user to associate with your phone shared access.
    Make sure that user has a Password and has Admin privileges.
    Login to the WinComputer w/that user's name/password.

    Job One done.
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  6. zixxorb

    zixxorb Android Enthusiast

    Um, firstly, not every app should have Admin access so that's not really a good idea. Secondly, I'm sure you can enable that app specifically to default to opening with Admin Access but you'll probably have to go into the Registry Editor and make changes. Thirdly, what are you trying to do exactly and what is MAF32?
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  7. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    that won't hurt a damn thing, it is a Special User account, and he will only have it logged in long enough to do what he wants. It is a Very Simple and FAST way for him to get done, what he needs to do, without having to know any Special Tricks. get the transfers done, and log out of that user.

    I for one, have ALWAYS used my Desktop in Full Admin mode..... I get pissed when I want to do something and a normal user "can't do that".... but, I am an IT tech, and I know what to do, and what not to do.... and it is behind two Firewalls, and it has never been hacked. not once since I put it online 6 years ago..... and it is NEVER turned off. I only turn the screen off.....

    if you have good firewalls, and good security measures, Admin mode is NOT bad....

    for a casual user like my wife???? I have her on a very short leash.... she can screw up a perfectly working laptop in 10 minutes....
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  8. fdbryant3

    fdbryant3 Android Expert

    Right click the shortcut to launch your app
    Select Properties
    Click on the ShortCut Tab
    Click on Advanced
    Click Run as Administrator and Ok your way back out

    At least that looks like that is the way to do it in Win10......I am pretty sure it works this way in every version back to Vista
  9. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    This is a point that cannot be emphasized enough. Because so many people run their systems with administrative privileges it's not just a matter of the increasing number privacy and security exploits on a personal level we read about every day now. There's a matter of the Internet itself. With millions of botnets (typically administrator accounts on PCs) still fully engaged, there are countless spam messages flying around everywhere and DDoS attacks by the dozens happen daily. People want convenience but only consider security to be important until something affects them directly.
  10. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    it is not for everyone, I watch my PC..... close.
    but I refuse to have to log out, and then into Admin mode to get something simple done....

    that is my choice, and that is the way it will stay.
  11. zixxorb

    zixxorb Android Enthusiast

    No offense, but even the closest of watchers can still get a virus or malware. I'm pretty good myself about things like this and still once accidently installed something that changed my browser settings and was a pain in the arse to get removed.
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  12. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    that is why on my wife's laptop, I just made an image of it....
    it is faster for me to reimage the hard drive back to the way I had it, than to try and figure out what she clicked on.
  13. zixxorb

    zixxorb Android Enthusiast

    Be that as it may, not allowing every single program to have admin access would go a long way to keep from having to reset to a backup image.
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  14. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    That's why many Windows systems here, especially in education, public, hotels, etc. will often start from a pre-configured ghost backup, so if any current running session gets a virus. Just restart the PC. Keep your personal and important stuff on removable media.
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  15. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    I should have mentioned that on my wife's laptop, she is using a Restricted User account....
    I have an Admin account for maintenance purposes...

    My daughter and I both run wide open Admin accounts, neither one of us can put up with having to Log out, make a change, log back in, you loose your place on websites when that happens....
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  16. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    What you are doing is the Windows equivalent to running as root in Linux. And everyone knows the 1st rule of security for Unix systems is never run as root. Only run as root to do tasks that require it, then get out.

    You may be firewalled but firewalls can be breached. Your good fortune in having never been hacked is very likely lack of interest in trying rather than inability to break in.

    What's with needing to logoff/login? Can't you use the 'runas' command?

    Or this:

    There's more such utilities. If you leave a workstation logged in but only turn off the screen that's another no-no.

    Point is, there's no reasonable excuse for running with full administrator privileges. By doing so you are a risk not only to yourself but to others on the internet.
    #16 Crashdamage, Jan 29, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2016
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  17. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    It's what we usually do in China. Although I don't, and have only had to do run as admin, for when I've been rooting and modding Androids. :D Anything else I use doesn't need it.
  18. zixxorb

    zixxorb Android Enthusiast

    I personally use an account on my laptop that is an Administrator account. For me, if a program needs Admin access it will pop up a dialog box asking for permission (and that's only if I'm installing something usually). Otherwise, you can always right click a program and select Run as Administrator which will pop up the same dialog and give the program Admin access. However, I rarely even do that because almost every program I've ever used does not need Admin access. (Couple exceptions are CMD (if I run certain commands), things that change system settings (like my boot animation), one-click root tools, or programs that make bootable usb drives.) Otherwise, there's not much point to giving everything Admin access and your just asking for trouble if you do, regardless of firewall. Firewalls don't prevent already installed apps (with or without Admin access) from modifying any files.
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