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Windows 7: Update - UAC problems

01 Jul 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Are you running under your Admin account or Standard Account? Try the Admin account.
I am running under my standard user.
If I am under my admin, there is no problem, because he is admin!

The problem is that UAC does not work, which means I can't have Administrator privileges on any of my standard users.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What folder are you trying to access? Is it hanging or giving an error message?
I am trying to access a restricted folder with my admin password...
After I enter my admin's password in the UAC prompt window, the window will be hanging forever.
*The location bar is filling up with green.
And I see "consent.exe" process too, looks like there is a problem with that one.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try running SFC -SCANNOW Command.
If it will not run from Windows 7, you may need to run it from Advanced Boot Options as shown here: SFC -SCANNOW Run in Command Prompt at Boot
Does it check for problems? because I ran it once and nothing was wrong.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You said you were advised here to find an installation DVD. This may be because you need to run a Repair Install or clean reinstall if this is a corrupted factory install with the preinstalled bloatware and useless factory utilties which can hamper Windows 7 performance: Reinstalling Windows 7

But I don't have an installation disc.
I wanted to find another way to fix, because I don't want to delete all my files.
And it is expensive, isn't it?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

01 Jul 2011   #12
Microsoft MVP


Try creating a new Standard account to see if the problems happen.

If UAC isn't working then you need to repair or reinstall Windows 7. Run SFC again to see if it fixes problems which can save the trouble of finding an installation DVD to run a Repair Install or clean reinstall.

You do not have to buy a new copy of Windows 7 if it came with the computer - you own it for the life of the computer and can reinstall it as often as you want with the Product Key on COA sticker.

See if you can borrow a Windows 7 installation DVD from a friend - any retail installer for the same version will work. If it isn't the same version you can extract the ISO using ImgBurn to unlock all versions and burn an all-versions DVD to Repair Install. I would personally clean reinstall for best performance overall. It's a valuable learning experience which will help you understand Windows 7 and your computer better.

If you must download ISO from the internet, find an official Windows 7 download like is hosted at My Digital Life so you don't have to worry about anything being added. Then burn to DVD to run the Repair Install, which may require you to uninstall SP1 if you don't have an installer with SP1: uninstall Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Even better is to back up your files and clean reinstall following these steps to get a perfect reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jul 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks, I will do that!
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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