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Windows 8 wants Admin rights, but I AM an admin

Q: Windows 8 wants Admin rights, but I AM an admin

Okay, I'm very sure I set my account to be Admin, there's only one account anyway, yet W8 requests admin permission to do everything.

All because of this, I can't change the .ini of a game, I can't update Neverwinter Nights using the updater, I can't save .inis or .txts anywhere except documents...It's annoying.

I used to have W7 before, it never did this to me, but Windows 8 really deeply annoys me.

Now I'll be specific by saying that I only have "Windows 8", no Enterprise or Pro.

How can I make W8 stop nagging me everytime about admin rights? I AM an admin.

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A: Windows 8 wants Admin rights, but I AM an admin

I took ownership of everything to get rid of the nag messages.
Someone else may have a better way...

A tutorial---

Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8
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A:Windows 10 admin password reset or new account with admin rights

Although there may be techniques to recover a lost password it is forum policy that we do not discuss these here - your best bet would be to visit a local security specialist and get them to recover/reset it for you - and a change to the policy for the replacement admin may be a good idea, I always wrote a list of all passwords and stored it with the Managing Director and also in a fireproof safe
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A:System error 5 | No admin rights | Lost admin password | can't reset

Hi. When a computer is first setup, the account created is an administrative one. What happened to this account?
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A:[SOLVED] Access denied to C disk and lost admin rights to system admin account

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A:of win7, admin rights, admin accounts, and real admin accounts

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Quote: Originally Posted by Witch

I can't delete a file from the desktop. When I try, it says to get the rights from the specified admin user (which I'm logged on). The strange thing is that I still can create other users from this account (including admins).

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It's the same in Windows 8.

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A:Logged in as admin but have no admin rights

Maybe this will help:
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the actual admin account is hidden and disabled for security reasons,your referring to a account with admin privileges

go into properties for the drive and click on the security tab and check the permissions are enabled for your account
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Please download Trend Micro's HJTInstall.exe to your Windows Desktop.

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Hello ian666,

Please post the Malwarebyte's log.
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A:Admin rights lost on Windows 7

Welcome to TSF!

Go to Control Panel and search for create a restore point-> Go to the Configure window and make sure system restore is set on for your OS drive.

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A:[SOLVED] Lost admin rights on Windows 7

Boot into Recovery using Windows DVD or the Recovery partition and run Windows System Restore -- choose a restore point prior to the trouble occurring.

Regards. . .


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A:Open Windows Explorer with Admin rights


Right click the program and click "Run as Administrator".

This goes for near anything
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What other groups does Local Users and Groups show that the standard user belongs to?

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ALso theres another problem....a software CVAVR...when iwas installing it , got 2 errors , one same as above , that i needed to run as administrator(which i did from administrator account and also by right click and run as admin, but to no avail...) and second it demands an ioport.sys file in windows system32 folder...both work perfectly fine on my friends pc..he has same windows 7 pro...and he even doesnt have the hidden admin account enabled...still they both work for him...Can any1 please hellp?? My friend doesnt know either how his got working and mine not...please sum1 help!

A:No admin rights

Have you tried right-clicking on the dreamscene executable, and select Run as administrator?
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A:Not getting admin rights

ok fine. this may be help u.
Have u tried to delete & reconfigure that account again. I strongly feel the problem is with the profile only. Sometimes it happaen to me with XP also.
Login with administrator account and rename the user profile folder. then login with tht account name, windows will aotomatically create a new profile for tht user if he is in a domain. try with the new profile. If doesn't work write to me.

Tnks & Regds
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A:Admin rights

See if you can activate this administrator, if you can set up a new administrator account for yourself and delete the problem one.
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts
You can also use the adminsitrator to go back to good times with system restore.
System Restore
See if you can get in with safe mode
Safe Mode
Maybe you can change the password
User Account Password - Change from WinRE
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Some software requires that you right click and run as administrator. This is due to the software and not Seven.
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A:Admin Rights

Sorry for the delayed response but we are all volunteers and sometimes a topic thread will get missed.I have already responded in your other thread here. Please do not start new threads or duplicate topics as this causes confusion and makes it more difficult to get the help you need to resolve your issues. Thanks for your cooperation.This thread is closed.
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Hello Crozzy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You will need to talk to the person that is the administrator of the computer to see if they will make you an administrator or not.
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A:Not getting Admin rights

This should fix your problem.1. Click Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Scheduled Tasks.2. Right-click on AppleSoftwareUpdate and select Delete.You can view these steps with pictures here: Apple software update removal
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A:No Admin Rights

Have you tried redownloading the application?
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A:Admin Rights

Quicky, until a smart member answers. Right click and you should see a run as administrator option. Might work, very new to this myself. You will get great answers here.
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A:How do i get Admin rights..??

Navigate to keys:


if you find in these keys value NoSaveSettings remove them +restart
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A:Admin rights

Hello Ashk, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since you no longer have a administrator account, you may be able to boot into Safe Mode again as the built-in Administrator account automatically. If so, then you can change your user account type back to administrator again.

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A:Why does every app need admin rights?

Welcome to the Microsoft Nanny state. It's called UAC(User Account Control), and it is a right PITA for a single-user home PC. If it's any consolation , it felt even worse in Vista.

What you can do.

Make sure you are an administrator with a strong password protected account. If you don't want to have to log on all the time, go here:

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Please help. I really need it.
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A:Admin Rights

Originally Posted by leaky143

As a total novice at Vista and a new machine purchased I am keen to keep my son from getting inside this pc. He is always changing various settings without asking so I have tried to set his account to Standard User but he still seems to be getting past that to set himself as an Administrator. I have a password set on my account as Administrator so I do not understand how he is getting past this security. He is proficient at working pc's so when I ask him how he does he just says "I am good". Does he have a way of bypassing the user setting I have given him or does he know my password if the latter then easy to fix but if he has a way to bypass this then what can I do to stop it if anything? Any sensible advice would be much appreciated

To the best of my knowledge, a standard user can't just change their settings to administrator. I'd stay away from pet's names and birthdates as passwords. Use something that can't be guessed, a non-word combination of upper case, lower case and numbers. IE: G711efx89y

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A:admin rights..

Something is wrong with your computer and probably installation of Windows.
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A:getting admin rights

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A:Admin Rights

It means your account is a user account. Safer for everyday use.

User Account Type[11]=User%20Accounts

Tutorial thanks to Brink.
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