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Granting administrator rights can cause much damage to a Windows computer, as malware can abuse this facility. Limited user rights considerably increase your computer’s security and should always be applied if at all possible.

Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

With the User Account Control (UAC) facility, Microsoft is offering a security mechanism ensuring that users generally only ever work with limited rights from Windows Vista onwards. Every time an application requires administrator rights to run, a dialogue box appears. This shows users details of the application and enables them to either agree to increase their rights or to reject this. Important: Only ever agree to increase your rights if you know the application in question and would like to run an action with increased rights.

User Account Control is available for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. With UAC activated, you can do without setting up a user account with limited user rights on these operating systems.

If you would still like to set up a user account with limited user rights, you can watch one of our demo clips for Windows 7 and 8.

Windows 8

Demo clip: Limited user rights under Windows 8

Windows 7

Demo clip: Limited user rights under Windows 7

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