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Windows 7: Cannot Elevate Privileges Temporarily on Standard User Account

20 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7
Cannot Elevate Privileges Temporarily on Standard User Account

So I have an administrator account for maintenance purposes and I also have my frequently used standard account.

Usually, when you right click on a program, for example: Spybot S&D

There is an option to "Run as Administrator".

And if you click it, it prompts for an admin password.

But for me, it does not ask for an admin password, it just ignores the fact that I clicked that completely, and runs it as a standard user.

This happens whenever I need admin privileges for something. I cannot elevate my privileges on a standard user account.

It used to work properly, until I changed my account type to standard, and enabled the Administrator account.


Windows 7 Home Premium

Dell Inspiron N7010

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27 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7
Still Need help on this...


If it helps at all, whenever I click on something that needs admin elevation, a window pops up and says:

"The requested operation requires elevation"
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12 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7
Still no luck from anyone?

If its hard to understand,

Running something as an administrator does not prompt me for a password.
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