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Windows 7: Programs suddently need to be "Run as Administrator"

17 Dec 2009   #11

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit

There are several things that could be happening.

Something happened to the ACL (Access Control List) of your systems security.
This will/MAY not be completely easy to resolve completely.

With Copy/Paste operations,,, where are you copying from and pasting to,,, specifically (ie. E: to C: , E: to E: , C: to C: ,, what folder on the C: drive,,) Copy and Paste or writing files to the Root of C: or certain folders under C: WILL prompt for UAC.

Or, something happened to UAC or other Security setting, (ie. a Group Policy may have been set by one of the universities you connected to, I am purely speculating, but it is possible). This is not really easy to overcome, and will simply get reset when you reconnect, IF this is the case.

You can use TakeOwn ,, but use it properly.
It should be used on individual files and shortcuts as needed. Not on the entire HDD all at once. Which you can do. And only on Executables in the Program Files folder. Anywhere else (ie. windows, system folders, etc.) to be honest,, it may be better to backup data, nuke and reload.

Have you gone through and tried Right Clicking an Icon or Executable and checking the properties?
Check if Run as Admin is set. Check security tab (ACL) to see what shows up there.

it's a lot to try and work out security issues of this nature.
Sometimes, it is just better to backup data, nuke and reload.

You could try turning off UAC (temporarily) to see if you have any of the same issues. Which you probably won't, then re-enable it tot he recommended settings, and see what happens.

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