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Windows 7: How do I make W7 stop thinking I'm not the admin? :(

23 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
How do I make W7 stop thinking I'm not the admin? :(

This is just weird.

I have a Compaq CQ5600F desktop, parts unchanged from the PC store except for 2GB more RAM, and W7 Home Premium.

I have the only account active on my copy of W7, it's the admin, but a telnet-client game program that I use for MUCKing literally cannot be opened unless I right-click and "run it as administrator." I can pin and unpin the application itself to the taskbar, but every time I've tried to open it through plain ol' double-clicking it just doesn't happen.

Please help! Any assistance is appreciated :)

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23 Nov 2010   #2

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

That is how the program is written.
There may be an option that allows you to run without the run as adminstrator
That would be included with the program, options etc.

On a limited basis you can try to use the hidden administrator
This is not to be used everyday, just in emergency and maybe for this special need if it works.
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts
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23 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

You should be able to create/edit the shortcut for the program to run as the admin. If there's no Start menu shortcut, create one (or on the desktop) and go into the properties of it. On the compatibility tab you should see this option.
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24 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Thank you so much, that fixed it! :)

I just have to remember to right-click on the program icon in the taskbar and make sure Run as administrator is checked :)
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