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  • Re: How do I give MYSELF permission to delete my own files, when I am the ADMIN?

    Idle as in no posting, or no viewing? (so I know if I should take it off bookmarks)

    And thanks again to everyone that helped.

    in reply to: Vista Screen Saver Won’t Activate. #350857

    Re: Vista Screen Saver Won’t Activate.

    Hmm, forgot about Google :shock:

    Thanks

    in reply to: Vista Screen Saver Won’t Activate. #350856

    Re: Vista Screen Saver Won’t Activate.

    gforceindustries;141247 wrote:
    Your screenshot shows what model the computer is – therefore you can easily find out what hardware you have if necessary.

    Relevant hardware would be the pointing device. What sort of mouse do you use?

    Your screenshot shows very clearly that it’s Vista Home Basic edition… not for use in business? Anyway, now you know.

    Create an additional user account to test it?

    Are there any clues in the Windows event logs. They’re under Administrative Tools and should be one of the first places you look when a Windows-based machine acts up.

    If you don’t know what software is installed, look in the Start Menu, and at Programs and Features in Control Panel.

    Relevant hardware would be the pointing device. What sort of mouse do you use?-Microsoft Notebook Wireless Optical Mouse 3000

    Your screenshot shows very clearly that it’s Vista Home Basic edition… not for use in business? Anyway, now you know. -When setting up, you have the option to set up for Home Basic or Small Business

    If you don’t know what software is installed, look in the Start Menu, and at Programs and Features in Control Panel- Does it matter?

    Are there any clues in the Windows event logs. They’re under Administrative Tools and should be one of the first places you look when a Windows-based machine acts up.- Will check on it.

    EDIT: Not sure how to do your fancy quote response, so sorry for the messy post.

    Re: How do I give MYSELF permission to delete my own files, when I am the ADMIN?

    OK, thanks for the warning. Although, posting a link to another of your threads with a different topic isn’t in the rules. If doing so gets someone a warning; like the one you gave me, perhaps it should be made more clear in the rules so it doesn’t happen again.

    2) No double posting

    Not here. Post once, wait for an answer. Do NOT post your “very important” question on more than one forum, and never post the same question again. If you have new issues regarding your “old” question – just follow your first thread and post to it. Members that cannot understand this simple rule will be banned.

    Maybe find a place for it here?

    Is there any way I (or you) can lock this thread?

    Re: How do I give MYSELF permission to delete my own files, when I am the ADMIN?

    gforceindustries;141150 wrote:
    Your other thread doesn’t seem to be in any way relevant to this one. Why are you linking to it?

    People will see your thread as they browse through the forum. There’s no need to link to it from irrelevent threads.

    Actually, it did exactly what it was supposed to. If people read this thread and see the link, they might click on it and be able to help me with my other problem, when they otherwise wouldn’t.

    in reply to: Vista Screen Saver Won’t Activate. #350853

    Re: Vista Screen Saver Won’t Activate.

    what sort of computer system this is – is it a desktop or a laptop? If it’s a laptop, is it on mains or battery power?- Desktop

    what hardware you have in your computer- No clue

    what edition of Vista you’re running, what architecture, what service pack and if it’s up to date- Still no clue

    if the user account you’ve set the screensaver as is an administrator- I am the only user on this computer

    if selecting a different screensaver helps- no

    if logging on as another user helps- N/A

    what the event logs say-What?

    what third party software you have running that could interfere with the screensaver- I don’t know, that’s the problem

    I got this computer for Christmas, so it is brand new. This computer is designed for small businesses, so it is really bare minimum.

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    Re: How do I give MYSELF permission to delete my own files, when I am the ADMIN?

    Phoenix Person;141024 wrote:

    Please go there- My other thread

    Re: How do I give MYSELF permission to delete my own files, when I am the ADMIN?

    Until ZoneAlarm detects it and removes it. Its actually happened before. Anyways, I think this thread is starting to get a little :offtopic:

    Re: How do I give MYSELF permission to delete my own files, when I am the ADMIN?

    Please read my other thread- http://forums.petri.com/showthread.php?p=141023#post141023

    Re: How do I give MYSELF permission to delete my own files, when I am the ADMIN?

    I disabled UAC because it basically does the same thing ZoneAlarm does, but ZoneAlarm does these things automatically and without annoying pop-ups and useless confirmations.

    Some features of ZoneAlarm:

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    You might have noticed that I really like ZoneAlarm. This is because on my other computer with XP, I have ZoneAlarm and it has really come through for me; blocking over 5,000 intrusion attempts and deleting countless trojans and spyware.

    Re: How do I give MYSELF permission to delete my own files, when I am the ADMIN?

    Actually, does any of this really answer my question?

    Is there even a way to “give myself permission to delete my own files”, or is it just a way for vista to tell me I’m doing something the wrong way?

    EDIT: Also, I’m thinking about downgrading back to XP. Should I give vista more time to win me over, or go back to good-old XP?

    Re: How do I give MYSELF permission to delete my own files, when I am the ADMIN?

    Well, UAC annoys me. Frankly, almost everything vista-related annoys me. I don’t need 2-3 separate windows asking me if it is actually me trying to move or install a file, not a hacker :-? Besides, I already got rid of McAfee.

    “So, I figured that I would just go and delete anything and everything that said McAfee. For some reason though, I just uninstalled it from Add or Remove Programs(Programs and Features), then it let me delete the other files.” I did this after turning off UAC. I’m not sure if that helped or not, but I don’t really see a need for UAC at the time.

    BTW, I don’t know how to quote. =/

    Re: How do I give MYSELF permission to delete my own files, when I am the ADMIN?

    Actually, I turned off UAC before trying to uninstall again. I’m not really sure if that has anything to do with what happened before, but I’m still leaving UAC off, just in case. :razz:

    Anyways, thanks to everyone for all their help.:cool:

    Re: How do I give MYSELF permission to delete my own files, when I am the ADMIN?

    Well, first of all, the version of ZoneAlarm that I have is both anti-virus and anti-spyware.

    Second; I tried removing/uninstalling/modifying before using Add or Remove Programs and a bunch of windows popped up asking me what was wrong and how to fix it, not how to uninstall it. So, I figured that I would just go and delete anything and everything that said McAfee. For some reason though, I just uninstalled it from Add or Remove Programs, then it let me delete the other files.

    Thanks :-P

    Post of ZoneAlarm:
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    EDIT: I am removing McAfee because it deletes some programs and files I try to install on my computer. And I just like the way ZoneAlarm works.

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