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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-28-2019, 07:55 AM - Thread Starter
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How do I make changes to Windows 10 without administrative rights on my account?

How do I make changes to Windows 10 without administrative rights on my account?

At work they had got me a new computer, a Dell Optiplex 3050 with i5 7500+, 8GB ram, 256GB SSD, Win 10 Pro. It is one of those thin client type PC's. Anyways, IT Partners in Calgary are the ones who set the computer up once they got it from Dell. Installed Office, Team Viewer (which I keep closed), webroot, etc. Unfortunately these people have no clue when it comes to Windows 10 and just left all the bloatware and spyware installed, left Windows update so that it is still downloading in the background even though they have auto updates off, Cortana is still running.

Anyways, I only have a 1.5 Mbps internet connection here so I am only able to watch YouTube at 480p and Twitch live stream at 360p. there has been several occasions where I am trying to watch a stream first thing in the morning and it keeps glitching out. I looked into it and "Service Host: Network Service -> Delivery Optimization" is running and sucking up all my bandwidth. I have tried ending the process but it says I can't because I am not an administrator. As a standard user I should be able to close any programs running in the background that are causing problems. Install programs and uninstalling programs should be blocked on a standard user account. I should also be able to delete icon's I don't need on the desktop, but nope, it will say that I need to have administrative rights to delete it (Adobe Reader DC)

Is there anyway to stop what ever is downloading in the background from coming on when I am using the internet? It is stupid how it gets priority on my internet connection over what I am currently using. I seriously hate using Win 10, Win 7 is way better than this mess of an OS
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Bad news buddy. You can't make any changes to Windows 10 without an administrators account. This goes back to Windows 7 as well. Standard users doesn't mean much as you still need the administrators credentials to make those changes. Since it looks to be a work PC, people aren't going to help you further as it's a corporate asset and not a person. This should be directed to those who built your PC or your local IT.
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Best I can do is give you a program to remove the Password from the Admin account so you can access it. Idk tho. Sounds "Firey". But i will of youd like it.
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