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Windows 7: Not being prompted for Admin credentials anymore


01 Aug 2010   #1
mran613

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Not being prompted for Admin credentials anymore

Hi,

I'm running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, when I first installed the OS and setup my standard user account I would get a pop up credentials box when I attempted to install a program or went to things like "Advanced system settings" now I don't and am not allowed to do anything. I don't even get a prompt, but get denied, when trying to delete some desktop icons.

I don't even receive a prompt when I right click and select "Run as administrator".

Is there a security / system setting that I can change to receive the credentials prompt again?

Thanks in advance

Mark


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01 Aug 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Mark, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You may have turned off UAC. You can double check using the tutorial below to make sure it's set at least to it's default level, but I would recommend the top level for better security.

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 Aug 2010   #3
mran613

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hey Thanks, that was it - not sure what changed this setting but I've put it back to the top and things seem back to they way they were.
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01 Aug 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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