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Windows 7: Cant Access Administrative Rights in Standard User Accounts


07 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 
Cant Access Administrative Rights in Standard User Accounts

Hello, i m using Windows 7 Home Premium 64b, and till a few days back, i was enjoying a trouble free OS with a Standard User , along with an Admin one, where i always use the standard user account.
When installing and uninstalling softwares(in the standard user account), it will ask for Administrative Password, and once i enter it, it will be done. But since a couple of days back , if i try to install a new software , or use a software which requires Admin Authentication, instead of asking me Admin Password, it is giving me an error, saying "Administrative Rights Required, Log into the Administrative Account and try ". but this is irritating, as i require to log in into the admin account everytime, i need to use the application. What could possibly have gone wrong. How do i solve it?? Need help.
Thanks in advance
Jeebu

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07 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What did you do the day before this issue first came up? Did you join a domain? Change any settings?
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07 Jun 2012   #3

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi jeebujacob ,Welcome to the forums ,You have 2 options available to you , A system restore System Restore prior to when the problem started or use the take ownership command Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums
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07 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 
Re : Cant Access Admin Rights

Thanks Jamie and Pebbly for your quick reply. Dont exactly know what is the cause for this to happen, one possible cause can be that, i ve installed Tune Up Utilities, and it might have modified some files(correct me if i m wrong) while doing some maintainance.
I ve tried uninstalling the same to see whether, the changes it made would be reverted, but was in vain!

Regarding System Restore option, Actually my Restore Point is way long back, like six months old or so, and i ve installed so many Academic Softwares in the last few months. Since i m on vacation now, and need all of them now, Wont System Restore be a bad choice.??

Another Question: Is there any system file that i can change to get this administrative rights back?

Jeebu
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07 Jun 2012   #5

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jeebujacob View Post
Thanks Jamie and Pebbly for your quick reply. Dont exactly know what is the cause for this to happen, one possible cause can be that, i ve installed Tune Up Utilities, and it might have modified some files(correct me if i m wrong) while doing some maintainance.
I ve tried uninstalling the same to see whether, the changes it made would be reverted, but was in vain!

Regarding System Restore option, Actually my Restore Point is way long back, like six months old or so, and i ve installed so many Academic Softwares in the last few months. Since i m on vacation now, and need all of them now, Wont System Restore be a bad choice.??

Another Question: Is there any system file that i can change to get this administrative rights back?

Jeebu
Hi jeebu, did you try the take ownership command ? also try running the system file checker command SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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08 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Thanks a lot pebbly, i just did System File Checker, and Windows Update, and did a restart, and it looks like things are back to normal. Thanks once again. Cheers
Jeebu
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08 Jun 2012   #7

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jeebujacob View Post
Thanks a lot pebbly, i just did System File Checker, and Windows Update, and did a restart, and it looks like things are back to normal. Thanks once again. Cheers
Jeebu
You're very welcome Jeebu, Enjoy your stay on the forums and thank you for posting back
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08 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

I think I'm lost...what is the purpose of advising Take Ownership? Exactly what would that solve here?


Might just be me, but I grew tired of everyone using "Take Ownership" as a cure all. Esp., when they advise to use it on Junctions like Documents and Settings. *sigh*
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