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Is there a way to assign permissions to a regular user to access a physical device/drive on Windows?

The idea is to bypass "error: Cannot open the raw disk '\.\PhysicalDrive1'. Otherwise, it looks like I might have to disable UAC and run everything as an Administrator, which isn't ideal!

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The question should be re-phrased as:

Why would a regular user want to use raw device to boot a VM?

You should ask the person to create a virtual hard disk to boot a VM, not use an existing Windows operating system to boot a VM. That could cause damage or disk corruption to the current OS.

Please ask the person to create a virtual hard disk in the user's My Virtual Machines folder.

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