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Windows 7: need to provide administrator permission to change these settings

25 Nov 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
need to provide administrator permission to change these settings

I recently re-installed Windows 7 and all of a sudden I was having access denied problems which had never occurred before.
I have managed to fix all of these apart from one:-
When I try to change the icon via the properties of a desktop item I get:-
"you will need to provide administrator permission to change these settings"
I am the only user of the PC and my account is an administrator account.

As I said, I never had this problem prior to the re-install.
I have searched and searched but have yet to find any answers or solutions.

Any help or info would be helpful.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Turn off your user account settings in user accounts.

control panel>user accounts>change user account control settings

I always set mine to never notify.

You will have to reboot to make changes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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