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I have asked about this before but did not get an answer.  Every so often when I try to open some apps and in particular the Store itself, I get this message running the full width of the screen:

"Store can't open while File Explorer is rumming with administrator privileges. Restart File Explorer normally and try again.   Close"

How do I do that?  I know how to open things as Administrator, but I have not found out how to remove the status of Administrator already granted!  I am now going to try shutting the PC and restating, hoping that will clear Administrator status / remove administrator privileges.  If it does it will of course only be a temporary stop-gap until I have learned how to do it properly.  If it does not then I am somewhat stuck!

clayto

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Hi clayto From what I found, this is something new in Windows 8/8.1 due to the "AppContainer" mode/method. Here if you want to read more about it:http://www.thewindowsclub.com/app-cant-open-explorer-running-administratorhttp://superuser.com/questions/521293/why-does-the-error-app-name-cant-open-while-file-explorer-is-running-with-adThis is what's happening here:Now Windows Explorer normally runs in medium integrity mode, and explorer.exe is the parent process from which all other user-initiated processes inherit their access token. If Explorer is running with admin privileges i.e. at high integrity level, then any Metro apps it launches will inherit that administrative access token, which is obviously a strict no-no as it will violate the sandboxed environment provided by the AppContainer integrity level. Hence the error message thrown.Windows Explorer isn't launched with Admin Rights as far as I know too. It could have something to do with the "Priority" in the Task Manager, but this doesn't affect the access level.

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A:Unable to view administrator files on slave drive

User Permissions

Its more down to user permissions, you dont have permission to access it, Personally i would take the hard drive and slip it in a computer with windows 7, then reset the permissions to whicherever user i want ( this is done by right clicking the drive/folder and changeing under the permissions tab)

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I could be wrong, but do you not need to elevate to admin to do that command in cmd?

I didnt think it ran as admin all the time, but I'm more of a linux person...

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A:PC will not POST or Boot without clearing CMOS (daily)

I think your CMOS battery may be too far gone, to hold the BIOS info, so replace that, and see what happens. We have to rule that out, as the culprit, before going any further.

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Microsoft's Windows XP Professional Repair Install step by step
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Microsoft's Windows XP Home Repair Install step by step
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Hi,
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Please Can you Help me out,Because i could see you have help a whole lot of people..

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Thanks

Indubious

Hi Indubious_ashie and welcome to the TS Forum :wave:

have you read this thread here ? or been to my website, if not then do so and all the help you need is there.

Regards

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A:clearing cmos

Just taking the battery out for a few mins will reset it any way. also the jumper may be a really small switch on the mobo that u might be overlooking?

some are them 3 pin things and some use switches, well my second computer does any way.

it is a really small red switch in quite a random place on the mobo...

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Gaining unauthorised access to computer systems is most certainly against your company policy and I'm pretty sure it can be considered illegal too.

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Gn2me said:

The write protection is on, with no switch to turn on or off.Click to expand...

hum; how did this happen? Usually there is a small slider on the device.

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If that works, then repartition the device and reformat it TWICE.
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Cheers.

A:Clearing CMOS when changing CPU

Before clearing your cmos. I suggest swapping the cpu and seeing if you have any problems. Your bios may well recognise your new cpu without the need to clear the cmos.

Clearing the cmos is quite a simple procedure and there are two ways of doing it. Turn off your computer and unplug it from the mains.

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Note: All administrators should have the same rights as all other Administrator accounts

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A:Palm PDA<->Outlook sync software that DOES NOT REQUIRE admin privileges

I have found that you only have to install it under Admin , mine all run fine After I revert the user back to normal.
eg. I add my wife " User Limitied " to the Admin group . Install the software logged on her account . Hotsync. then Remove her from Admin .
It's a small pain , but it works.

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A:"User does not have access privileges" - NOT what you might think

boot into safe mode, use an admin id

find the folder in question, TAKE OWNERSHIP (as admin)

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Sight Feedback.

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A:Msconfig start up tab - clearing unknown programs

Rather then using msconfig you might find it easier/simpler to use Startup Control Panel by Mike Lin. It also allows you to delete entries (and more)
If you really wanna see everything that's being started on your computer download Autoruns by Sysinternals (and, yes to all, i know they have a new name now that it's Microsoft but i always prefer remembering all those tools as belonging to Sysinternals). However, unless you know what you're doing, suggest you use Autoruns just to view it all and not to manipulate it all.
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Ok, so i'm using windows xp and i have 2 accounts my Administrator and my acount . It says in order to delete the administartor i would have to have another acount with administrative powers and i do. But no matter how hard i try i cant find out how to delete the main administrator acount. Any help?

A:Cant delete the administrator account.

Lookiammikey said:

Ok, so i'm using windows xp and i have 2 accounts my Administrator and my acount . It says in order to delete the administartor i would have to have another acount with administrative powers and i do. But no matter how hard i try i cant find out how to delete the main administrator acount. Any help?Click to expand...

First your in the wrong section to ask this question you should put it in the Windows OS section, secondly to answer your question you can't delete the main Admin account as it is the one that lets you use the PC in the first place, you can only delete secondary accounts that have admin rights but not the main admin account.

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A:XP Home Edition--system administrator does not allow Ctrl-Alt Del??!!

Methinks you are infected.Download, update and run this http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx and then try this http://www.trendmicro.com/spyware-scan/ If problem persists,run the first of those in SAFE MODE(instructions here http://www.pchell.com/support/safemode.shtml Restart computer to get back into normal mode.If none of that
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Cheers chaps!

Probably the easiest answer is to take ownership of his files whilst logged on to the present admin accunt.

SeeRick's post.

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BTW
:wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:

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LPent

A:Whats the use of an administrator?

doubl clik the user icon in Control panel There you can temporarily shutoff passwrd .There are ways of affecting all users on the same machine ,but it does depend on what you need to set.Check help file for Default user eg.Look at the All users folder under Documents and Settings.

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In "Computer" is there a D:? It could be a recovery partition.

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Go to Start/Run and type sysdm.cpl and press enter.
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A:I can't run any program as Administrator

Is the UAC turned on?
User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

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Now Internet Explorer is coming up in half bold in the searches.
I don't understand why it doing this for.
I even resetted the internet connection. Still didn't help.
Perhaps, there is a temp file that didn't delete in the folders somewhere?

Also, there is this Icon Cache: Data Base File that 7.863 kb. Is this anything, i should be concerned about?

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I've definitely looked my way around the net for this one but alas she's a hard one for those search engines amp me to make any sense of for what I'm specifically trying to find a way to do I've made a few of my own context menu shortcuts copy file path create dir filelist reg backup create sys restore toggle firewall block status toggle hide protected system files file folder unblock cuz I do a lot of things repetitively amp they really make things much quicker for day day tasking So basically I have questions for the smart ones out there who could teach a noob like me a few things If not teach then just share lt Like title says BUT without opening it I want to skip having to go to properties of the file - gt click compatibility tab - gt check quot Run this program as an administrator quot under Privilege Level - gt then click option menu? compatibility "Run as from context Toggle Administrator" quot Change settings for all users quot - gt to then click the box again I know i can just click the nd box and skip checking the st but ya kno wut i'm saying making sure both get applied - gt clicking OK - gt then clicking OK just to make sure that particular file will always run as admin whether thru a shortcut or not Can I make a bat file or must I do a wscript for that I can then take that amp add into context menu to my preference but not important or maybe even Toggle "Run as Administrator" compatibility option from context menu? a less-intrusive method You will save my neck some sweet sweet second fractions guys also if u have the time to spare How would I have been able to find these Toggle "Run as Administrator" compatibility option from context menu? options out on my own If this is the harder question of the feel free to skip Here's a quick example if I'm talking too much to be clear Thanks a ton everyone LONGGGGG time viewer first time poster Hope ya'll are good

Hi Arrestme, and thank you for joining Seven Forums,

And nice image there.

Those compatibility configurations are saved to the registry. Specifically to the key ofHKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers
if the settings should apply for all users. Note that that second location, in HKLM, is a virtual key (a.k.a. "hidden registry key") so don't expect to be able to search it through RegEdit.

When a compatibility setting is configured on an application, the path of that executable is written to the according registry key, as a value. And the value's data contains the compatibility configuration information for that executable, in the form of a space separated list of strings, each string called a 'flag'.

The flag for configuring an application to run with administrative rights is 'RUNASADMIN'.

E.g. Instead of using the gui to set the "Run this program as an administrator" compatibility setting for all users, one could alternatively choose to run the command

Code:
to succeed the same effect. (N.B., generally, writing to the HKLM hive requires local administrative rights, so an elevated command prompt would be needed.)

Quote: Originally Posted by arrestme

Can I make a .bat file or must I do a wscript for that? (I can then take that & add into context menu to my preference, but not important)

Yes. If you can do the adding-to-the-context-menu part, I may be able to create some VBScript that aptly writes to the registry for you.

However, unfortunately, you'll have to abandon the idea of being able to configure the "Run this program as an administrator" compatibility setting for all users, because you'll have a hard time getting the script to run as administrator, launching it from the context menu (as 'HKLM\Software\...\Layers' requires administrative permissions to modify).

Code:
' Toggle the "Run this program as an administrator" compatibility setting on 'ExeFile'.

Function PromptForElevation
If Not CreateObject("WScript.Shell").Run("Net Sess", 0, True) = 0 Then
CreateObject("Shell.Application").ShellExecute "WScript", _
"""" & WScript.ScriptFullName & """" & " " & """" & WScript.Arguments.Item(0) & """", "","RunAs",1
WScript.Quit
End If
End Function

If WScript.Arguments.Unnamed.Count = 0 Then WScript.Quit(1)
If WScript.Arguments.Item(0) = "" Then WScript.Quit(1)

Const HKCU = &H80000001 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Const HKLM = &H80000002 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

'PromptForElevation()

Set reLetters = New RegExp
reLetters.Pattern = "[a-z]"
reLetters.IgnoreCase = True
reLetters.Global = True

hDefKey = HKCU
strSubKey = "Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers"
strValue = WScript.Arguments.Item(0)

Set objReg = GetObject("WinMgmts:\\.\root\default:StdRegProv")

objReg.GetStringValue hDefKey, strSubKey, strValue, ExistingData

If IsNull(ExistingData) Then
objReg.SetStringValue hDefKey, strSubKey, strValue, strData
Else
If reLetters.Test( Replace(ExistingData, strData, "") ) Then
objReg.SetStringValue hDefKey, strSubKey, ... Read more

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For troubleshooting, we could do the following steps:

Configure the share file on other PC, then use this account which has admin permission to check if the issue persistDelete this account profile on two PCs which share didn?t work, then rebuild the Windows profile to check if the issue persistTurn off Windows firewall on two PCs to check if the issue persist
If there are any questions regarding this issue, please be free to let me know.
Best Regard,
Jim

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Jim Xu
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In a word... yes.

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Could you let us know the path to the file and the file name, also where it came from, if known? And the specific error message when you try to delete it. I could give you something that would delete it, but I would feel better if I knew what it was.

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Why this happen? Could somebody help me?
Best Regards and thanks in advance.

Hi pimpo:

Do you have administrator rights on the computer or the network domain?

From M\$ suggested method:

Membership in Administrators, or equivalent, is the minimum required to perform this procedure.

Log on to the computer using the Administrator account.

Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click User Accounts. The User Accounts dialog box opens.

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Is this a legitimate copy of WIndows?  Has it been activated?

Just FYI - we will not help with bypassing passwords on these forums.  It's against the forum rules.

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clayto.

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clayto.

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Hi clayto Your situation is confusing me a bit here, File Explorer is pretty much the same thing as Windows Explorer. Can you screenshot the error message you're receiving and post it here? Also, can you tell me which program(s) you're trying to open that displays that message?

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Hi,
well since you have already tried to guess your password by changing it while logged in you are kind of stuck but not really.

I have an answer that will work but just glancing at the forum rules it might not be allowed. I'm not sure though.

what I was going to post is in an article at pcworld. Search for  "Locked out? Get back into Windows 8 by resetting your password." Your not really locked out but might be at some point and this is the only way I know of that will let you reset your password when you don't know the original.

I've done it a few times. It works.

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How many user accounts do you have?

Are you using an administrator user account to do these things?

Try creating a second administrator user account, then see if you can do what you have been attempting.

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