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Windows 7: Windows cannot find %windir%

27 Mar 2013   #11

Windows 7 64 bit

It's connected with access.... ! When i open cmd as user and I wrote: echo %windir% it gives %windir%...... BUT!!! If I open cmd as Admin (Run as Administrator) it works!!! echo %windir% -> C:\Windows....

It seems something like environment variables need admin access to use them... or something like that...

The same is when I type "notepad" in cmd... If it normal cmd it writes: "notepad is not recognize" when i run as Administrator it opens Notepad.

I can't open Advanced system settings as Administrator because there isn't option to right-click....

Could You help me now???

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27 Mar 2013   #12

Windows 7 64 bit

(Yes benjy206, I restart computer after every operation)
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27 Mar 2013   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

To always have it as run as administrator go to option five in this tut

Run as Administrator

EDIT: you will have to take ownership first

Take Ownership - Allow or Prevent Users and Groups To
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