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Windows 7: Operation requires elevation

24 Mar 2010   #1

windows 7
 
 
Operation requires elevation

Hi.

I'm new to Windows 7. I've set up and use a standard account. When I try to do certain operations such as run System Monitor to see why my usb drive won't eject, I get the message, "Operation requires elevation." When I right-click the command prompt and select "Run as administrator" I get the same message instead of being prompted to enter the admin password. What can I do to get around this?

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24 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 (SP1)
 
 

Do you have an administrator user available? Or just the one "standard" user account?
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24 Mar 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello MyFathersSon,

The only thing you can do is either enter the administrator password, or have the administrator (Father) do it.

Sorry,
Shawn
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24 Mar 2010   #4

windows 7
 
 

Thanks folks for the replies. I have the builtin administrator account enabled. I don't understand why, if elevation is needed, that Windows doesn't prompt me for a password instead of just blocking all access. Does anyone know how I can change permissions using the Administrator account to allow my standard user account to elevate all things on entry of a password?
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24 Mar 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You might check to make sure that UAC is turned on using the highest top level. It should prompt you if it is.

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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