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Windows 7: Cannot run programs as Administrator on the Admin account - Windows 7

10 Jul 2012   #1
CProgrammer3088

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Cannot run programs as Administrator on the Admin account - Windows 7

Hello, I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

I just got the hp p6823w computer and my user account is set to administrator.
Windows won't let me Install/Uninstall any programs. The Install program problem only happens with a .MSI file extension. I also can't "Run as administrator" on anything but a .EXE file extension. Also, if all this wasn't bad enough. Windows troubleshooter finds no error.

Additionally, I downloaded a Microsoft Mr. Fix it tool for the install/uninstall programs.
It returned a corrupt registry key for that program. I ran Ccleaner and nothing...

I am good with windows 7 but this is crazy!

Thanks in advanced,
CProgrammer3088


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10 Jul 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Hello CProgrammer3088, and welcome to Seven Forums.


You might see if either one of the tutorials below may be able to restore "Run as administrator" to the context menu of the other file extensions. Hope this helps,
Shawn
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11 Jul 2012   #3
CProgrammer3088

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you so very very very much!
I was about to go crazy!

God bless!
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11 Jul 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

You're most welcome.
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09 Apr 2013   #5
poldim

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello CProgrammer3088, and welcome to Seven Forums.


You might see if either one of the tutorials below may be able to restore "Run as administrator" to the context menu of the other file extensions. Hope this helps,
Shawn

Shawn,

Is there some thread that explains why an Admin account does not have explicit admin privileges? I've read in other threads that people had to create a new local user as admin and that takes care of the problem, but it seems like a pain in the ass to have to resetup all of my user details all over again....
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10 Apr 2013   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Hello Poldim,

This was done for better security.

Since Vista, administrator accounts run unelevated by default now. If administrators try to run anything elevated (run as administrator), they will get a UAC prompt (if turned on) to allow or deny letting it run elevated or not.

This helps give better security since programs (ex: malware) will not be able to run elevated in the background without UAC letting you know and to allow or deny.

There's more detailed information in the tutorial below for UAC to help explain it's purpose more if you like.
User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings
You do have a built-in "elevated" Administrator account that you can log in to that has unrestricted full rights. However, anything running while you are logged in to this account will also have the same full rights. It's recommended to only use this account as needed because of this.

The tutorial below also has more detailed information about the different types of accounts.
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
See also: User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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