Being the "administrator" on a windows PC can be weird sometimes

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  • Rheasus

    Yesterday

    That's there to stop people changing or deleting files that are part of normal operations.

    It's like someone asking "are you sure you want to do that?"

  • Reese_Tora

    Yesterday

    It's a useful feature in an office/domain setting, home users just get to be annoyed by it because it's an intrinsic part of the operating system that can't be removed when they neuter all the other useful features out of it to make the home edition.

  • andoryu123

    Yesterday

    "Oh I don't need these System32 files"

  • Cahania

    Yesterday

    Can you explain this joke to me? I'm confused, what do you mean by "modify the file"?

  • treekon

    Yesterday

    Just a total guess, but maybe screen overlay is turned off in that additional window to make it more secure before installing something. At least that's always been my guess.

  • misterwizzard

    Yesterday

    If you get malware under the administrator account, it would then have access to every file on the computer. If they made it prompt for password for each file access the account does, you would spend your whole time on the computer putting in your password.

  • Im_in_timeout

    Yesterday

    If you really want to experience maximum frustration, try modifying one of the files in this directory:
    c:\windows\diagnostics\scheduled\maintenance\

  • kevinsan

    Yesterday

    It's like confirming your final answer on who wants to be a millionaire

  • ARGInspired

    Yesterday

    Programs run as you so operating systems notify you that something odd is happening. You can then decide if your ok with it.