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paul_walker 10. May 2015 02:07 AM

disappointment
 
You had one in tech support called tweaker or something like it. I hoped it would be something which didn't need administrative rights because that is the case of one of the computers I do charity work on. BUT: that's the 1st thing it was go to Windows 7 account control.

torres-no-tan-magnifico 10. May 2015 01:38 PM

Is this the portable software you vaguely refer to? http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...ndows-7810.htm
Someone who has W7 installed will, hopefully, be able to better inform you than I can.

v.laurie 10. May 2015 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by paul_walker (Post 111384)
You had one in tech support called tweaker or something like it. I hoped it would be something which didn't need administrative rights because that is the case of one of the computers I do charity work on. BUT: that's the 1st thing it was go to Windows 7 account control.

Generally, any program that "tweaks" Windows is going to need administrative privileges. It is good security policy to check when something tries to make changes in system or Registry settings.

Joe A.TT 10. May 2015 04:56 PM

@paul_walker,

Welcome to the forum.

I'm presuming the software you are referring to is the one linked in Torres' post. I'm sorry about your disappointment but you should be aware that software is only reviewed at Gizmo's - no one here writes any of the featured software. Also, it is perfectly normal for some programs to require Administrative Privileges, especially when they can make changes to how Windows works. As Vic pointed out...

Quote:

...any program that "tweaks" Windows is going to need administrative privileges.
You can look at this in another way. If all programs were allowed to run with full rights then malware would also have those rights too. You won't want that would you?


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