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Windows 7: Certain actions that require administrator permission don't work

08 May 2019   #1
IceEnderman

Windows ultimate x64
 
 
Certain actions that require administrator permission don't work

some actions that are on the control panel that require administrator permission simply don't work i just click the action or option and nothing happens i have been having this problem for a while now please help
note:this picture is an action that when i click it nothing happens




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09 May 2019   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum. Are you logged in as an admin? If you right click on control panel and choose run as administrator does it work. Create a new admin user login and see if it works then this will tell us if your profile is corrupted
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09 May 2019   #3
IceEnderman

Windows ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
Welcome to the forum. Are you logged in as an admin? If you right click on control panel and choose run as administrator does it work. Create a new admin user login and see if it works then this will tell us if your profile is corrupted
I did all that and still not working
also not sure if it has anything to do with this but when I try to install languages instead of nothing happening it shows an error message that says "invalid syntax"
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09 May 2019   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Try from an administrative CMD prompt


Sfc /scannow
Chkdsk c: /f


It will say locked test on start say yes and reboot
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15 May 2019   #5
Muted

Windows 7 Lite: Professional 64-bit
 
 

If User Account Control (UAC) was set to a maximum setting: It's difficult to fix and will cause bizarre issues like yours.

If you are logged in as an Administrator and are unable to access UAC: That's a huge sign that UAC was set to the max.

You should be able to boot up to safe mode and open the registry to either disable UAC (quick fix) or reduce it's 'level.'
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15 May 2019   #6
Muted

Windows 7 Lite: Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
Try running these two commands from an administrative CMD prompt:
- sfc /scannow
- chkdsk c: /f

It will say locked test on start say yes and reboot
A slight variation of these (and preferably in this order) would be:
  • chkdsk C: /F /R /X
  • sfc /scannow /offbootdir=C:\ /offwindir=C:\Windows

You should restart your machine into "Windows Recovery Environment" (WinRE) or "Windows Setup" (from a USB/CD/DVD/whatever medium source) in order to execute these.

The first program (chkdsk - Check Disk) will scan the harddrive (in this case: the C drive) and attempt to 'fix it' and recover lost/damaged data.
The second program (sfc - System File Checker) will check the integrity of the currently loaded file system (everything) against a clean copy (from your specified offline directory of Windows).

From Windows setup: SHIFT + F10 will open a command prompt.
From there: You can use diskpart and then enter the command: list disk to see which disk # is the USB/CD-ROM/etc that the Windows setup is stored on.

If you need a better explanation or just want one to try it out (for whatever reason): Feel free to reply.
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22 May 2019   #7
IceEnderman

Windows ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muted View Post
If User Account Control (UAC) was set to a maximum setting: It's difficult to fix and will cause bizarre issues like yours.

If you are logged in as an Administrator and are unable to access UAC: That's a huge sign that UAC was set to the max.

You should be able to boot up to safe mode and open the registry to either disable UAC (quick fix) or reduce it's 'level.'
how do I disable it using the registry?
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27 May 2019   #8
Muted

Windows 7 Lite: Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IceEnderman View Post
how do I disable it using the registry?
Here's a cut-dry set of topical steps:
  • Reboot into Safe Mode
  • Open the registry editor
  • Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
  • Set the DWORD key EnableLUA to 0
  • Reboot

If for some reason the paths/keys do not exist: Create them.
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27 May 2019   #9
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muted View Post
Here's a cut-dry set of topical steps:
  • Reboot into Safe Mode
  • Open the registry editor
  • Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
  • Set the DWORD key EnableLUA to 0
  • Reboot

If for some reason the paths/keys do not exist: Create them.
Also, Option Two in the below link allows you to do the above with one click. The files work in Win10 or Win7
Enable or Disable User Account Control (UAC) in Windows | Tutorials
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27 May 2019   #10
Muted

Windows 7 Lite: Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
Also, Option Two in the below link allows you to do the above with one click. The files work in Win10 or Win7
Enable or Disable User Account Control (UAC) in Windows | Tutorials
A simple batch file script, registry editor script or VBS script would also work.

The paths listed should exist under: Windows 6, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.
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