Accounts :: User With Admin Rights Can't Run As Administrator?
Jan 9, 2014
Windows 8 pro: I have a user account with admin rights. It used to work fine till one day, after rebooting, I had no tiles in the start view. I ran chkdsk and it seems to have fixed the problem but now when I run any application as "Run as administrator" I get: Windows cannot find '[The exe]'. Make sure you've typed the name correctly, then try again.
If, however, I run the same app as normal and it works - thus the exe exists and there is no problem with the app itself. (Also check in the file system)
If I create a new user with admin rights I get the same issue.
(The other old user with admin rights are working fine.)
After upgrading Windows 8 to 8.1 - my standard user does no longer have administration rights.
in computer administration ->local user and Groups - the properties for the user shows that the user belongs the Group administrators.
However when I access the user account in the control panel the user shows up as "standard" and I cannot change that while logged in as standard user.
I have tried logging in as Administrator (using the built in administrator) - but here I am also unable to change the setting of the standard user from "standard" to "Administrator" - the "change account type" button is greyed out and cannot be clicked.
I have tried everything I can think of, read all I could find on the net - but to no avail.
I'm currently using Windows 8.0. Would like to check if it is possible to allow a particular software to be run as Administrator, even when I am using a "standard account", without the need to enter the administrator password everytime I open it? Essentially like making an exception to allow the software to make changes to system while in a standard account.
Reason being, I am using a Standard account, but do not know the administrator password. But there is this particular program that I am required to use, but everytime I open it will prompt if I would like to Run as Admin. And if I click No to that, some functions will not be workable in the program.
I have been using an unelevated admin user account since installing win 8.1 pro and I've been having problems constantly (UAC nagging me, access denied when trying to kill processes and so on) and I decided I want to use the elevated admin account as my main. I understand security risks and convenience is more important to me as I don't have any sensitive information on my laptop. I was wondering if I can merge the user account I used until now, which has all my app settings, with the elevated admin user account and use that one from now on.
I've got a sony viao ultra book running Windows 8.1. My user account is set to open with a four digit pin. Unfortunately, although I know the PIN number, I have forgotten both the user and the admin password. So I can't load any new software as it asks me for the admin password every time. How to retrieve both passwords?
I have a 2-month-old Dell Inspiron 15 notebook running Windows 8.0, and trying to upgrade to 8.1. I have plenty of HD space and 4GB memory. I have 2 user accounts, one with admin designation. I want to change the admin to the other, but I cannot. When I try to change the user accounts, I get a message requiring the account with admin to OK any changes.
When I enter that account's password, I get a message that the password is incorrect. I changed the password in the "reset password" site online, but that password doesn't work in the change users part of the PC. So I am stuck. Right now, I cannot affect any changes to the system, because that requires the OK of the admin user account, and that in turn requires a password, which seems not to match the password that I entered for that account.
Coming from XP, I am trying to get oriented to Windows 8. What has me confused is how to control the passwords of Users.
I am the Administrator and some time ago I created a User without Admin privileges. Unfortunately I did not write down the PW, however, as Admin, I do not see a way to change the password (as Admins could under XP).
What are my options besides deleting the user (it is actually for me)?
I am using windows 8 pro OS. I have only one local account on my machine. My account is already in Administrator groups. I have checked that.
My problem is that I am not able to create/change any user account from control panel. After traversing to Control PanelAll Control Panel ItemsUser Accounts.
There are all the different links named as below: Change your account name Change your account type Manage other account etc..
However when I click on any of these links, nothing happens at all !!!
What could be the possible reason of this? Window is updated, I am able to do other stuff that only admin can do for example: installing/uninstalling software, running system tools etc. Moreover I am able to make changes to user accounts from Computer Management.
I am an administrator with 3 limited users on a windows 8 machine. I have installed a game on my account that I want to let one of my users play. I have tried everything I have read about giving permissions, admin right etc, but it still asks for my password everytime he opens the game?
I'm setting up a stolen laptop tracking software and want to leave a standard/non-admin user account open for a potential thief. The software requires someone to log in and connect to the internet in order to start tracking. So if I only have my personal admin account password protected, I will be out of luck. The problem is that while logged in as a standard user I am able to access recovery options. From there I can use advance startup and proceed to reset my pc. If a thief logs in and resets my pc right away, I will have no way of tracking them. I have windows 8.1 standard and have not been able to find any way from restricting access to the recovery options.
Sometimes when I boot Windows 8.1, I get a generic screen that tells me that my profile couldn't be accessed and I now have a temporary profile. I went to the event viewer and it also said that it couldn't find my profile. I am the only user and administrator. Is there a way to make a new user profile AND not loose my files and settings.
I'm experiencing a weird problem with Windows 8 Pro x64. Although I'm on the only user account on Windows (that is the administrator one), it looks like I don't have the Admin privileges and need to manually request them each time.
For instance, when I install some programs (e.g., VLC, Deamon tools, Dropbox...), I often receive errors similar to "Windows could not elevate", or "Windows doesn't have sufficient rights to install from a temporary directory". This is easily fixed by right-clicking the executable and selecting "Run as administrator", but is this working as intended? I have another Windows 8 installation where it just works without this workaround.
I tried to remove the "other user" screen, but while trying to do that I lost my admin credintals, so I tried to fix it by going on safe mode then I assigned a password to the administrator account... And now when I try to login it says "Your account has been disabled"
I have a dell laptop that I want to gift to a family member. When I set it up new I linked it to my hotmail account so when it boots up it shows my email address and I login. I want to keep the laptop just the way it is but remove my login and email and assign a new administrator. Once with windows 7 I messed with the admin account. What is the proper way to remove me as a user and replace the login and administrator without loosing or changing any of the files or settings on the computer?
I've been trying a couple of times to upgrade from 8 to 8.1 but every time I try to upgrade it via the STORE, it says that I dont have admin rights even though im the admin. I checked other sites and it says that I need to uninstall a certain file but the file is not present in my laptop.
Win 8.1 Pro x64, single-user computer. I don't know if it started with updating from 8 to 8.1 in December, but roughly since then I've getting been a fair number of error messages while saving or changing a program's default setting, saying directly or indirectly that I need administrator rights to do the operation. My user account is Standard and shows me as Administrator, and everywhere I look says I am Administrator with full administrator rights. Yet, as the screenshots below show, I now can't save to the system drive (C:) and can't even uncheck the default file manager setting within the XYplorer, my normal file manager. The other day I couldn't save an extracted folder under in its intended program folder in Program Files (x86), something I did numerous times with new versions of the same program under Win 8 and Win 7. What is the way to overcome this?
Lenovo Z580 Windows 8 Pro 1 single HDD split into 2 partitions, 1 for windows / program files, the other (data) for my data / downloads etc. 1 User account (administrator)
This began happening about a week ago, i first noticed it when i tried to download a file via Google Chrome, when i tried to save the file to my HDD (a 2nd partition on my disk) chrome told me I don't have permissions to save to this folder and that i should try to save it to user/downloads/ instead.
Since then I've found I am no longer able to write to that partition without either being prompted for elevated privs or being denied totally.
Download a file from the internet with chrome/firefox/IE Extracting rar/zips files via right-click (i have to open them in winrar, and extract manually) Create a folder in explorer: "Destination folder access denied", "You need confirm this operation"
I have UAC Settings are set to "Never Notify"
I've tried taking Ownership of every file/folder on my data drive I've uninstalled all software (there where 3 applications installed since this started happening) I've removed all windows updates since this started happening
So on Win 8.1 and have a portable app I want a guest user to use but it asks for password every single time.
1. Is it possible to change the permission somewhere so it wont prompt a password? 2. If no the above, is there a third party app that can be used to give a specific app admin rights/or remove admin rights from it?
I am getting error "Save failed - Please check if this file is opened in another program" when trying to edit the hosts file in Notepad++. This has only started happening after a fresh installation of Windows 8 on a new computer. My previous computer with Windows 8.1 was able to do it correctly without any errors. I am using only one account on both computers, but for some reason on the new computer, the UAC keeps getting in the way. I have lowered the UAC warnings all the way down but that hasn't worked. Is there another setting I'm missing?
Note that I don't want to right-click Notepad++ and choose "Run as administrator" every time I want to edit a system file. I see that as a waste of time and an unnecessary step since I am already using an administrator account. I didn't have to do that on the old computer.
I just bought my 15 year old son a laptop with Windows 8. I was able to set up my Admin account and his "standard" account, and put a time curfew and limits on his account, but when I logged in as him, I saw that he would be able to create another account which would pretty much defeat the whole time limit thing! Is there a way to prevent all but admin accounts to be able to create more accounts?? I'm pretty technically savvy but this new Windows 8 is not as easy to navigate as the previous versions!! (I wouldn't mind a "classic view" either, if that exists!)
I am trying to elevate a command given (in this case just another cmd.exe) if the user is not admin. However i get the error:
C:Usersmetul_000>runas /user:administrator cmd.exe Enter the password for administrator: Attempting to start cmd.exe as user "WINDOWS8administrator" ... RUNAS ERROR: Unable to run - cmd.exe 1326: The user name or password is incorrect. C:Usersmetul_000>
This is a personal pc, and I know i put in the password correctly as i have done it a few times slowly typing in my admin password to confirm that it is input correctly. So why am i getting this error? Initially my overall goal is to get this python script to say you are admin ...
Code: import ctypes import subprocess import sys import os
if you are admin its done, but if you are not admin then it reruns itself with the so called run as command to get admin rights. However currently it just pulls up the run as usage messages. The full command this script attempts to run then is:
Code: C:Usersmetul_000>runas /user:administrator "python3 test2.py" Enter the password for administrator: Attempting to start python3 test2.py as user "WINDOWS8administrator" ... RUNAS ERROR: Unable to run - python3 test2.py 1326: The user name or password is incorrect. C:Usersmetul_000>
I am trying to add a second account to my machine and whether I try a Local or Microsoft account, I get the same "User Profile Service failed the sign-in. User profile cannot be loaded" error every time I try to sign in for the first time. I've Googled this a bit and it seems everything I've found yet (except one) has been with logging in to existing profiles. For the one that was with a new profile, the solution didn't work.
I tried deleting all files similar to the specified one (file in C:UsersDefaultAppDataLocalMicrosoftVSCommon12.0SQM with name of "sqmdata-####-###-#####.sqm"), but that had no effect. I'm guessing this is because I have VS2013 installed, as this happens with my laptop as well. I don't want to delete my profile, I have important (and large) data in my documents folder that I don't want to lose. I'm guessing this will have to do with messing with the registry, but I don't know where to begin.
So, I wanted to download a game from the windows store and had to create a Live/microsoft account. After doning so win 8 made that account the account that I use to sigh-in to windows. Didn't wanted that so I went to user managment and deleted the account from thare. The problem is that I also accidenly deleted my windows user account as well.
After I restarted, I got to the password screen and my windows user was gone, just "other user". I tryed to enter the windows user name and password but nothing. the screen also showed the microsoft acount name but here also the password dident work (probably because a deleted them both from the system...)
like everyone else my tiles are missing but for some reason I am under temp user. I'm looking apps there's only a few. I can click on computer, users: to select files from the main user but I cannot sign in as that user. When I click on users it only shows administrator and activate guests. This happened two weeks ago
I am the only user of my pc. Now, when I attempt to modify some programs, it says that I have to be an administrator. Since I'm the only user besides "guest" (which I've never used), how can I get this OS to recognize me as admin?
I have recently installed 8.1 on my desktop with 3 local user accounts (no Microsoft accounts) and no user passwords, and Guest account Off. I have bypassed the lock screen but whenever the computer is switched on or a user signs out, the OS loads the last user instead of going to the user select screen. Something that all Windows OSs have done from go to Win 7. I can back arrow which does display the user select screen.
Or more importantly, any way to make it act like all previous Windows systems. I would not be fussed if this was a single user computer.