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Windows 7: "Program needs to be run as Admin" I AM!!

11 Feb 2009   #1

Windows 7 build 7000
"Program needs to be run as Admin" I AM!!

When I try to run certain programs they say the need to be run as an adminstrator and fail to execute properly. The thing is I'm running them as an administrator. build 7000 64 bit.

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11 Feb 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

There are two layers of Administrator in Vista and Windows 7. Right click the .exe file and select "Run as Administrator". This is done so that malware can not run from within an Administrator account.
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12 Feb 2009   #3

Vista X64 ultimate/ 7 X64 Ultimate (7264)

That second pic isn't a pic you want to show on here mate!!
And those prompts aren't telling you they're not being run as admin. It's just reminding you that the patch won't work if it isn't run with admin privileges.
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12 Feb 2009   #4


Right click > run as administrator
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12 Feb 2009   #5

Windows 7 build 7000

didn't work I already tried that. I wouldn't be here if that were the answer. Thanks for the replays though.
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05 Jul 2009   #6


Hello my friends !
Is it possible to set a program to ALWAYS open as administrator???

I click on it and set run as admin but then i check back and the run as admin is unchecked again! strange!!

Also is it possible to make a shortcut to a file that will open it as administrator???

Thanks :)

edit ... i mean what are the arguments to run for example a program as administrator through cmd
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05 Jul 2009   #7


Not sure if this is exactly what your after, but if you set this up, you won't be prompted by the UAC anymore.

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create
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05 Jul 2009   #8


Thanks for tip OEM but i want to do something else ...

i want to run a program as administrator from cmd

so i write to execute a file

"C:\Documents and Settings\user\My Documents\Portables\Portablesoft.exe -?????"

????? = run as admin arguments
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