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Windows 7: "A required privilege is not held by the client"

12 Aug 2016   #1
deafy

windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 
"A required privilege is not held by the client"

this is getting to be ridiculous! I am just at the point where I can not do anythng with my computer except for simple surfing and emails. Whenever I try to install new programs or update the ones already installed ... I am denied. And lately I have noticed that the programs that used to work flawlessly are now not being able to do its own online contacts for automatic updating, apparently being cut off from their ports, etc.
Used to be able to install them in Safe Mode with networking but that had been cut off also.
I am using a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit in a HP laptop and am the sole user. Looking over older posts on this subject, I tried installing an Administrator account with its own password and it does not do anything.
Needless for me to say this ,,, I do find this aggravating!
Please help!


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13 Aug 2016   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Sounds like you've been hit by malware.
Try running ESET on-line, dissable any other AV you have
(run via IE as you cannot download)

Roy
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13 Aug 2016   #3
deafy

windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 
"A required privilege is not held by the client"

Thanks for replying,
Went online and tried to do online scan.
a download box popped up and downloaded it.
tried to run it as an administrator
As feared
"A required privilege is not held by the client"

BTW ran several other anti malwares and they found nothing
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13 Aug 2016   #4
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Deafy,
Rats was hoping that might get round it.
From an elevated command mode run
sfc /scannow

Roy
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16 Aug 2016   #5
deafy

windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Hi Roy
Appreciate your reply
Sorry for this delay ... been crazy here for me
did the scannow
it did run and when I close, it did run an update ... apparently fixing things it found in the scan?
what does it do and what do I do next, if anything?
thanks, Roy


still have problem with "A required privilege is not held by the client"

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25 Aug 2016   #6
deafy

windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

this is getting to be quite serious!
this morning, my main browser is not recognizing my "privilege" any longer
please help!
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25 Aug 2016   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I'd cut to the chase and transfer your files asap
Might even do it while booting to the recovery media and not inside windows
Lucid Puppy way to recover files from a non-bootable computer

Afterwards just clean install,
There are essentially 3 updates needed for a clean install of windows that will get you updated through April of 2016

KB3020369 & KB3172605 & KB3125574 all can be downloaded from the M$ catalog using internet explorer
Microsoft Update Catalog

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...ows-7-and-8-1/

To manually install them you will need to ensure the built in windows update service is stopped and disabled first or it will conflict with the stand alone installer.

If you need installation media we can help you get it too just ask
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25 Aug 2016   #8
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deafy View Post
this is getting to be ridiculous! I am just at the point where I can not do anythng with my computer except for simple surfing and emails. Whenever I try to install new programs or update the ones already installed ... I am denied. And lately I have noticed that the programs that used to work flawlessly are now not being able to do its own online contacts for automatic updating, apparently being cut off from their ports, etc.
Used to be able to install them in Safe Mode with networking but that had been cut off also.
I am using a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit in a HP laptop and am the sole user. Looking over older posts on this subject, I tried installing an Administrator account with its own password and it does not do anything.
Needless for me to say this ,,, I do find this aggravating!
Please help!
I am not sure it will help in your case.

Have you try to locate the Administrator account to get access.

Refer to this link;

Enable the (Hidden) Administrator Account on Windows 7, 8, or 10

If you are locked out from doing anything, and always point to someone or something had added the password to the Administrator account.

Firstly, who did the actual installation on your computer.

This come into my mind as i bought a laptop, and refused me to make any changes, such as to swap HDD.
I thought that the seller had did a locked for any changes to the laptop.
Went back to the shop, but he said no lock, after seeing the error screen.
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25 Aug 2016   #9
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Deafy,
If its a laptop, reboot Start tapping F11 immediatly, select factory reset, after following Thrashzone's comment re Backing-up data.

note before you re-install your personnel data scan it FIRST.

Roy
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01 Sep 2016   #10
deafy

windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

thanks all
did get the growser working after I deleted the button that was on my tray and used the firefox.exe icon in the program files folder and it worked!
But alas only for a week it is back again and is unusable now
guess I will have to save all of my files and clean install over again
but dang it I am going to lose a lot of my programs oh well
thanks again
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