"A required privilege is not held by the client"

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  1. Posts : 6
    windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
       #1

    "A required privilege is not held by the client"


    this is getting to be ridiculous! I am just at the point where I can not do anythng with my computer except for simple surfing and emails. Whenever I try to install new programs or update the ones already installed ... I am denied. And lately I have noticed that the programs that used to work flawlessly are now not being able to do its own online contacts for automatic updating, apparently being cut off from their ports, etc.
    Used to be able to install them in Safe Mode with networking but that had been cut off also.
    I am using a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit in a HP laptop and am the sole user. Looking over older posts on this subject, I tried installing an Administrator account with its own password and it does not do anything.
    Needless for me to say this ,,, I do find this aggravating!
    Please help!
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  2. Posts : 6,996
    W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
       #2

    Sounds like you've been hit by malware.
    Try running ESET on-line, dissable any other AV you have
    (run via IE as you cannot download)

    Roy
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  3. Posts : 6
    windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
    Thread Starter
       #3

    "A required privilege is not held by the client"


    Thanks for replying,
    Went online and tried to do online scan.
    a download box popped up and downloaded it.
    tried to run it as an administrator
    As feared
    "A required privilege is not held by the client"

    BTW ran several other anti malwares and they found nothing
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  4. Posts : 6,996
    W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
       #4

    Hi Deafy,
    Rats was hoping that might get round it.
    From an elevated command mode run
    sfc /scannow

    Roy
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  5. Posts : 6
    windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Hi Roy
    Appreciate your reply
    Sorry for this delay ... been crazy here for me
    did the scannow
    it did run and when I close, it did run an update ... apparently fixing things it found in the scan?
    what does it do and what do I do next, if anything?
    thanks, Roy
    :)

    still have problem with "A required privilege is not held by the client"

    Last edited by deafy; 18 Aug 2016 at 10:59.
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  6. Posts : 6
    windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
    Thread Starter
       #6

    this is getting to be quite serious!
    this morning, my main browser is not recognizing my "privilege" any longer
    please help!
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  7. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #7

    Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
    I'd cut to the chase and transfer your files asap
    Might even do it while booting to the recovery media and not inside windows
    Lucid Puppy way to recover files from a non-bootable computer

    Afterwards just clean install,
    There are essentially 3 updates needed for a clean install of windows that will get you updated through April of 2016

    KB3020369 & KB3172605 & KB3125574 all can be downloaded from the M$ catalog using internet explorer
    Microsoft Update Catalog

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...ows-7-and-8-1/

    To manually install them you will need to ensure the built in windows update service is stopped and disabled first or it will conflict with the stand alone installer.

    If you need installation media we can help you get it too just ask :)
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  8. Posts : 708
    Windows 7 x64
       #8

    deafy said:
    this is getting to be ridiculous! I am just at the point where I can not do anythng with my computer except for simple surfing and emails. Whenever I try to install new programs or update the ones already installed ... I am denied. And lately I have noticed that the programs that used to work flawlessly are now not being able to do its own online contacts for automatic updating, apparently being cut off from their ports, etc.
    Used to be able to install them in Safe Mode with networking but that had been cut off also.
    I am using a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit in a HP laptop and am the sole user. Looking over older posts on this subject, I tried installing an Administrator account with its own password and it does not do anything.
    Needless for me to say this ,,, I do find this aggravating!
    Please help!
    I am not sure it will help in your case.

    Have you try to locate the Administrator account to get access.

    Refer to this link;

    Enable the (Hidden) Administrator Account on Windows 7, 8, or 10

    If you are locked out from doing anything, and always point to someone or something had added the password to the Administrator account.

    Firstly, who did the actual installation on your computer.

    This come into my mind as i bought a laptop, and refused me to make any changes, such as to swap HDD.
    I thought that the seller had did a locked for any changes to the laptop.
    Went back to the shop, but he said no lock, after seeing the error screen.
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  9. Posts : 6,996
    W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
       #9

    Hi Deafy,
    If its a laptop, reboot Start tapping F11 immediatly, select factory reset, after following Thrashzone's comment re Backing-up data.

    note before you re-install your personnel data scan it FIRST.

    Roy
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  10. Posts : 6
    windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
    Thread Starter
       #10

    thanks all
    did get the growser working after I deleted the button that was on my tray and used the firefox.exe icon in the program files folder and it worked!
    But alas only for a week it is back again and is unusable now
    guess I will have to save all of my files and clean install over again
    but dang it I am going to lose a lot of my programs oh well
    thanks again
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