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Windows 7: UAC protected programs wont open

21 Jul 2014   #1
PootisMan

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
UAC protected programs wont open

Hello,
everytime I try to run programs that require UAC confirmation, an error message appears, saying that the file cant be found or nothing happens. I tried to change the UAC settings, but that requires the UAC confirmation as well. I have the administrator rights and I am the only user.
Thank you in advance.


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21 Jul 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello PootisMan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

See if doing a system restore (at boot if needed) using a restore point dated before this started may be able to undo and fix this for you.
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21 Jul 2014   #3
PootisMan

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Hello Brink,
thanks for your reply, but unfortunately i cannot do that, because I am using a Lenovo and it has its own recovery program, which is not set to make restoration points. Also, the Windows recovery requires a UAC confirmation too.
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21 Jul 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, see if using the .reg file in step 2 of the tutorial below may be able to help. This will also restore the default registry entries for "Run as administrator".

Run as Administrator - Add or Remove from Context Menu in Windows 7

I'm thinking the registry key below may be the issue if it's not still like below.

Code:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas\command]
@="\"%1\" %*"
"IsolatedCommand"="\"%1\" %*"
UAC protected programs wont open-exefile.jpg


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21 Jul 2014   #5
PootisMan

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

The .reg file needs an UAC confirmation as well as regedit. Its all a vicious circle :/
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21 Jul 2014   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You might see if you may be able to open regedit to manually check the setting.
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21 Jul 2014   #7
PootisMan

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

When I try to open regedit, the same error message appears.
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21 Jul 2014   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I was afraid of that.

Do you have another administrator account on the computer that you could log on to and see if it does the same in it?
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22 Jul 2014   #9
PootisMan

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Unfortunately I have just this one account.
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22 Jul 2014   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, you may need to reinstall Windows since you are not able to do anything that requires elevation.
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