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Fallout 4 trainer false positive solved
 
Taurusplopp  posted on May 18, 2018 7:39:19 AM - Report post

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This sounds like the guy who sold you this PC has an Administrator account on this Windows installation and you are only a Standard user with restricted user rights.

If it's Windows 10, install the OS new from scratch but make sure your license is already activated and not running in a trial period.

For Windows 7 or Windows 8/ 8.1 use a tool (ie Speccy) to read out the license key of your Windows copy, save this key in a save location and install new. - If you use a laptop, very likely the Windows license key is stored in the BIOS so you have no hustle with a new installation of Windows.

 
badstone  posted on May 18, 2018 7:50:24 AM - Report post

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there are other issues, as the user's entries are not duplicated im my user folder as they are in the vendor folder, but it is not consistent.
There is no \MyUser\Cheathappens folder... but some other programs DO have listings with me.
There was a lengthy disclosure on the serial number, like yes-it-is-really-registered, so I need to reread that first, to not lose the license.
Thanks so much for the help!
 
Taurusplopp  posted on May 18, 2018 7:55:30 AM - Report post

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In all honesty: Format C:\ and install your Windows new. I predict that you will run into other sorts of issues with this PC otherwise.
 
Taurusplopp  posted on May 18, 2018 8:05:56 AM - Report post

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One thing though: Is there a particular reason why there is another Windows account from the vendor? Do you have a service plan for this PC which requires this account?
 
badstone  posted on May 18, 2018 7:13:44 PM - Report post

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I have to correct something; when I looked at the user list the re is no listing for that user folder, just the two I created and the BU controller;
Another reason is that there's a bucketload of data, files, photos and programs on the drive, as it is a 2TB and I migrated a lot of stuff, so I hesitate to redo all of that; I do appreciate the warning about future issues, but I am not sure now just what that folder represents. The older folders are empty, the ones I've created (intending them for my own user) are appearing in it though. The system was a gift and it's working super otherwise.

I think I will monitor it for a bit and dig a little deeper. Thanks for all the thoughts and ideas!

 
CyPHeR369  posted on May 18, 2018 7:40:47 PM - Report post

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You could try enabling the built-in admin account and see if you can set your account to admin or just make a new one with admin priv's.

Enable Built-in Administrator account.

a. Go to Start screen.
b. Type “command” without quotes.
c. Right click on Command Prompt and click on Run as administrator.
d. Type: net user administrator /active: yes

Note: Please follow the same steps and type net user administrator /active: no to disable admin account after the troubleshooting is done.

 
badstone  posted on May 19, 2018 4:51:34 AM - Report post

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cypher, thanks for that; I assume that because my user directory is not getting the game folders and other local files that it is not an admin, as I assumed. When I look at the user list I see admin privileges next to my name. I will try your idea and see what changes, thanks.
 
badstone  posted on May 19, 2018 5:05:46 AM - Report post

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well that didn't work; there is no opportunity that I saw to right click the command prompt window, which opens immediately when selecting run command prompt from the search results; so I ran windows powershell command with admin rights and got this: (note I had to edit the EXACT text as it was returning in the post, this error [The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.] I assume that was because of trying to quote actual OS commands??)
(program prompt from the sys32 dir)net user administrator [slash] active: yes
you entered an invalid value for the [slash]ACTIVE option.
More help is available by typing "NET HELPMSG 3952"

Any thoughts?
I'm thinking I must already have admin rights, because the setting says its wrong, so it must already be ON! Yes?

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