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You are not allowed to take ownership of many files like C:\Users, C:\bootmgr, C:\hiberfile.sys, pagefile.sys, C:\Program Files, etc., and thereby even the C:\ drive as a whole. Also, setting permissions isn't disabling the admin prompt, it's simply attempting to sidestep the issue instead. Here is the actual solution: Disabling the prompt For Windows 7 ...

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To auto run CMD as admin each time it is simply clicked (without having to right-click or create additional shortcuts), there is an easy fix for this: In the registry editor, navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers" (If there isn't a Layers folder, you'll have to create one*) Right click Layers, ...

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Updated answer: solving the problem instead of answering the question. To change the ACLs on the external drive, open its properties and go to the Security tab: Notice that Authenticated Users doesn't have "Full control"; only Administrators does, and you're not really a member of Administrators unless elevated. Click Advanced. (The owner will ...

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