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Repairing administrator privileges
« on: July 30, 2015, 07:59:36 PM »
Some of my administrator privileges have changed.  When I tried to run some files that I download I get a message saying that they need administrative privileges to run.  My user profile is set up as an administrator.  In addition, on some of these files when I right click on them and say run as administrator I get a message saying that they can't be run with elevation.

Short of creating a new profile and transferring everything to it, which always becomes a major problem, how can I restore all my administrator privileges?
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Re: Repairing administrator privileges
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2015, 08:35:50 PM »
Sounds like the UAC might be messed up.

You can run the permissions repairs for both the registry and files from my windows repair program, you can also try enabling and disabling the UAC. basically just switch what ever way it is now and then switch it back. For some reason that resets it and gets it working normally sometimes.

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Re: Repairing administrator privileges
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2015, 09:29:06 AM »
Thanks, making changes to the UAC and then rebooting (after each change) seems to have solved the problem.  I'd already run the Windows Repair program and that didn't change the problem.
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Re: Repairing administrator privileges
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2015, 12:34:35 PM »
I have seen this odd bug with the UAC on multiple machines, and every time it happens I just do that trick and it works.

I havent been able to find out what breaks it and what happens by turning it off and on. But if I can ever find out I will add it to my repairs :-)

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Re: Repairing administrator privileges
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2015, 12:40:21 PM »
Thanks!
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