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“Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file.” error on windows 8, WITH JUST INSTALLATION EXE , NOT executable shortcuts

I am the Admin on windows 8 enterprise, I have my UAC prompt turned off. I ALWAYS (regardless of UAC prompt settings) receive this error when running ALL EXE files which are only installation packages ...
2
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3answers
59 views

Elevate cmd to admin with command prompt?

Is there anyway to enable administrator access instead of having to right click command prompt and run as administrator? I tried runas /user:administrator CMD (prompts for password) net user ...
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2answers
65 views

Can the only administrator account password be reset on Windows 8? [duplicate]

I have setup a machine for a relative that have children, I made myself an account on the computer which is the only administrator account. I have forgotten the password that I had setup the ...
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2answers
76 views

Is there a shortcut to open Command prompt in Administrator mode

It is fast and easy to open command prompt on windows: Win + R and cmd. It is also possible to open the command prompt as an administrator: Right click on the icon and run as administrator. But this ...
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1answer
62 views

How to lauch Windows 8 Apps with no UAC while being “Super-Admin”?

Under Windows 8; if you activate the default "Built-in Administrator" account, you can't launch Windows 8 Metro Interface Apps anymore. Windows says : "This application cannot be activated by the ...
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0answers
45 views

Being full admin under Windows 8 [duplicate]

With Windows 8, every time I want to copy/paste/modify/write a file under the Windows partition, I get a message saying : "You must be administrtor to copy/paste/modify/write in this folder/file". I ...
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1answer
251 views

How to grant Windows 8 admin rights without admin account?

Unfortunately I derp'ed and locked myself out of my admin account. I have a non-admin account that I can still log onto. I don't have access to another computer to try some of the many other methods ...
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5answers
6k views

Windows Store not recognizing Admin privileges

I'm trying to upgrade a new Dell laptop with Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. Using the default user logon created at initial boot, trying to upgrade to 8.1 via the Windows Store, I get the following error: ...
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3answers
130 views

Installing a process as a service on Windows 8 without “Administrator” account? [duplicate]

I am trying to start httpd.exe on windows 8 as a service. This is the instruction that is giving me problems: Start apache in a DOS box: >httpd.exe Install as a service: >httpd.exe -k install ...
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0answers
38 views

need to login to windows 8 with new Admininstrator (hidden) userID

When I was logged into my Windows 8 Dell inspiron 15-3520 as 'the' Administrator, I made 2 other admin users so I could freely use the machine as an administrator. I purposely hid them and now cannot ...
2
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1answer
83 views

Win7/8: When starting any link as administrator, it ignores the “Start in” setting

There are some workarounds out there to start cmd.exe as administrator in a specific path. But the problem persists for any link. For example, when starting MatLab it changes to the path in the "Start ...
2
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2answers
6k views

Always run a given program as an administrator in Windows 8.1 without prompt

I have set up a program to always run as an administrator using the Compatability setting in Properties, which is necessary as the program always require administrator rights. Is there a way to make ...
1
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1answer
133 views

Windows 8: My account is listed as Administrator, yet often I will get errors telling me I need to be an administrator? [duplicate]

For example I was fixing an issue with my Iphone which required me to change the hosts file in sys32.. But the computer would tell me I am not allowed to and to contact an administrator. I've already ...
1
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0answers
504 views

Cannot connect to AWS EC2 instance from Windows 7 using RDP

My laptop is running Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601 SP1. In AWS I generated a new Key Pair and downloaded the Private key to my laptop. Ensured that the Security Group used for instance had Port ...
0
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0answers
235 views

Windows 8 Administrator User remove admin privileges on C: drive

Windows 8 - While trying to correct a privileges problem for normal users to my C: drive (at the root) I removed Administrators by mistake, and of course when I try to add back administrator ...
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1answer
240 views

No access to registry but local administrator

My domain joined Windows 8 client will not start the regedit.exe. I am local administrator on my machine, means my domain user is in the administrators group. I know that there are several GPOs ...
0
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0answers
434 views

Can't run anything as administrator in Windows 8

I can't run any program as administrator on Windows 8 Enterprise, 64 bit. I'm the only user and administrator. All programs that I've tried now, simplest notepad through gravest cmd, run smoothly as ...
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votes
1answer
88 views

There are things I cannot do with my other laptop like changing some settings and opening certain folders

There are things I cannot do with my other laptop like changing some settings and opening certain folders. It sometimes says: Access denied, only administrators can access this and such, some ...
0
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3answers
648 views

How to login to a Windows 8 computer with only one user where password is lost

I understand this sounds incredibly shady, but I'm hoping someone can help me out. I have a Windows 8 laptop from a family member who recently passed away. I would like to be able to login to this ...
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2answers
141 views

Is it possible to discover the current owner of a folder?

I am running the Windows 8 Enterprise x64. Here are the current security settings for a folder on an NTFS volume: I have access neither to the folder contents, nor to its security settings nor its ...
1
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0answers
118 views

How to automatically run an app as administrator and make its UI visible to non-admin users under Windows 8

I have found many examples of how to get apps to automatically start and run (without UAC prompting), but have not managed to find one that allows the app's UI to be visible to a non-admin account. ...
0
votes
0answers
249 views

Change Administrator privileges to used account

So I am in my created account of Windows 8 Pro, which has Administrator privileges (as I look in the accounts part in Control Panel). But then accessing/modifying some folders (not even on my System ...
0
votes
1answer
562 views

How to run a program with highest privilege in Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have a program (which communicates with a WiMax modem). The program runs fine with administrator account, but requires admin password to launch from standard user account. I'm using Windows 8 Pro. ...
0
votes
1answer
338 views

How do I grant permissions to an installer (no “run as admin” mode)?

I'm trying to update my Tortoise client but when I run the file (I'm logged in as an administrator), the process fails because it can't write to .../bin directory. When I right click the mouse, ...
1
vote
1answer
921 views

How can I set Win+R run dialog to always run as administrator in Windows 8? [duplicate]

I have recently upgraded to Windows 8. I almost exclusively use Win+R and the run dialog to open any program, and as a developer need to open some programs as an administrator. In Windows 7, the run ...
0
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0answers
494 views

Rename user folder in Windows 8

I just bought a PC with Windows 8 and am struggling to get to grips with it. When setting it up I entered the name Signon which was the wrong name. I then went into the users part of the Control Panel ...
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1answer
1k views

Windows 8 administrator's account permissions have been reduced to guest's account

Some reason I am unable to do simple tasks like change time or uninstall a program. Here is the list of user accounts:
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0answers
229 views

I can't start Windows Explorer without administrative privileges

I can't start File Explorer Task without administrative privileges in Windows 8, but if I start it with admin privileges (http://imgdepo.ru/id/i3612102), I can't open Windows 8 Apps, and it shows:
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1answer
473 views

How to recover Windows 8 authenticated users access if denied for a particular folder

I've got Windows 8 and trying to restrict access to a particular folder on my D: drive for other user accounts, and set permissions for the authenticated user group in security tab as denied. Now I ...
1
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1answer
2k views

Cannot do anything that requires admin privileges in Windows 8

It started after I was prompted to restart my computer by Windows 8 (it tried to repair disk errors). Than it asked me in Action Centre to setup a password. And now I can't open anything; cannot even ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Windows 8 privilege issue [duplicate]

I'm trying to delete some folder on windows 8 but I can't he show this message You should have administrator privilege to delete this folder my Windows account is admin and i got all privilege on this ...
0
votes
1answer
99 views

How to load $mft by UltraEdit?

I'm the administrator of my OS(Win8), and have ownership and full control permission to all files in C drive. Besides I have turned off the LUA. However, when I tended to open C:\$mft by UE I got a ...
2
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2answers
5k views

How to turn off “Always run as administrator” Windows 8?

I followed these instructions (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12257110/can-you-force-visual-studio-to-always-run-as-an-administrator-in-windows-8) to force my Visual Studio 2012 to always run as ...
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2answers
605 views

Should I take ownership of my root partition in Windows (8)?

The Windows File "Security" very often aggravates me. In the most enraging situations an application that I normally started (although actually my main/only account is an administrator) doesn't work ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Why am I consistently getting “insufficient privileges” when trying to install BlueStacks?

I've run the installer as administrator. I've went to the Start Menu folder, the Programs folder, and Windows Live folder all individually and edited the Security tab so that ALL users have 100% ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

Why am I being told I need administrative privileges while on an administrator account?

I'm on an administrator account on Windows 8. I have UAC disabled. Still, when I go to install certain programs, it fails and rolls back because it needs administrative privileges. Why?
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1answer
941 views

Unable to fully disable UAC in Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have problem with fully disable UAC (User Account Control) in Windows 8. I've never had such problems in Windows Vista, or Windows 7 - just have to disable UAC in Control Panel, reboot, and that's ...
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2answers
1k views

using “runas” with “Administrator” account versus other admin accounts

On my computer, I have two admin accounts. The default admin account named "Administrator", and a new admin account named "testadmin." If I run the following commands: runas /user:testadmin cmd.exe ...
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1answer
325 views

Let a program (called by other program) run as admin without prompt

As you may know, Steam doesn't like non-admin accounts for installing games or whatsoever. In my case, I have a user in my computer that usually install a lot of games and every time I have to put my ...
0
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2answers
921 views

Drive security settings in Windows 8 Pro

My PC OS is Windows 8 Pro x64. Windows 8 seems confusing. D:\ drive is supposed to be used solely by a single user, who is in Users group of the PC. The requirement is... that user will have full ...
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4answers
24k views

How to always run as administrator applications on Windows 8

The problem is, when I open applications I need to always right click, select run as admin. When I don't do it getting unexpected application errors. BTW, I turned off UAC. It's annoying. Is ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Make Jumplist Shortcut Always Run Application as Administrator

I have Visual Studio 2010, for instance, pinned to my taskbar. I have pinned a solution to it so I can just right-click the VS icon and then choose my solution to fire it up (e.g. from the Jumplist). ...
0
votes
3answers
13k views

My Account type is Administrator in Windows 8 YET I don't get full access to folders

I'm running Windows 8 Pro. My account type is of admin: And My UAC is off: Yet, I still get errors like this: and
3
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1answer
31k views

Always elevated administrative rights in Windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable administrator prompt in Windows 8? I always used Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1) with User Account Control completely turned off - the slider in the ...
16
votes
1answer
35k views

How do I disable administrator prompt in Windows 8?

I am using Windows 8 Enterprise on my development machine. Most of the time, I need full administrator for debugging, changing system files, etc. In Windows 7, setting UAC to "never notify" would ...