- From: spamme0 <spamme9@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 20:02:11 -0800
Frank Holman wrote:
Jack the Ripper <Jack@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Kathy wrote:Is there anyway to be able to access everything on my computer? I am running as admin., but I can't access a lot of things.Like what?
She keeps saying "things" and "everything".
I think she's a blonde ;-)
Well, I'm definitely NOT a blonde...and I have the same issues.
I want access to EVERYTHING. What's so hard to understand about that?
EVERYTHING!!! If there's something I can't access, that's what I want
I don't want anybody telling me I can't do something...ever.
You're allowed to enable as much security as you find helpful.
I should be allowed to enable as little security as I find helpful...
that being NONE!!!
You want an example? I want to delete a gigabyte of restore points before I image the partition.
I've had so much hassle with this, that I can't remember exactly, but
as I recall, I was unable to copy a license file into
a subdirectory of "program files".
I couldn't delete a bunch of stuff in "documents and settings".
Depending on how a directory got created, I may or may not be able
to access it directly of have it indirectly accessed by a program.
Changing the permissions on a file doesn't seem to help, but changing
the permissions on the parent directory and it's contents seems to work...maybe...I'm very confused.
I don't want to hear about why I shouldn't do it. You have your reasons
to do whatever you want. I have MY reasons to do whatever I want...and
I WANT ACCESS TO MY COMPUTER!!!!! I don't want to justify it to you
or anyone else. I want to know HOW to do it.
Over the last few months, I have been able to open up permissions and get
access to most stuff, but I couldn't tell you how I did it...just played
with settings until it worked.
While I'm on a RANT!!! I also want the converse. I DON'T WANT
WINDOWS DOING STUFF THAT I DIDN'T ASK FOR.
I don't want anything automatically updating.
I especially don't want anything updating after I unchecked the
"update automatically" check box. There's some interesting stuff posted
about how loosely M$ interprets your grant of permission to invade your computer.
I don't want any program accessing
the web for any reason except Firefox and Thunderbird.
I don't want anything to happen when I insert a CD. I don't want my
music indexed, I don't want my files indexed, I don't want ANYTHING
to happen automatically. Gimme a check box or three to enable stuff if I want it.
There is no reason for media player to run at all. WMPlayer accessing
the web for any reason is unacceptable.
Before you tell me I can disable autoplay, let me say that it doesn't work for me. When I plug in a flash drive, wmplayer.exe starts running.
It prevents safely removing some, but not every flash drive. And it
ties up my CD drive so I can't burn a CD without starting task manager
and killing wmplayer.exe. There's no excuse for that. I don't want
wmplayer.exe to run EVER. If you delete the file, and the prefetched copy and the restore points...wmplayer.exe still comes back. GRRRRR!!!.
I gotta go take a blood pressure pill...maybe two!!!
Hang in there, Kathy...you're not alone. Don't take their
dismissive tone personally. They get that way from dealing with the likes
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