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#1 Bonneville

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 06:09 PM

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Hi everyone and the compliments of the season to you all.

Now, this little problem, or not, that's my query.
I am running a Sony Viao laptop with Intel core 2 duo 2.1 processor, 4 gig of ram 300gig harddrive. Loaded in it is Windows Vista Home premium, Sp 1.

I have enabled my right click context menu to incorporate the " take ownership " registry tweak ( for the want of a better word )and have no problem with it. However, as I know that the 'exe 'files are not effected by this tweak and you must sometimes therefore run as administrator on applications.
The problem as I am seeing it is, that no where on any context menus in fact no where anywhere can I find such an entry written !!! Am I missing something or should I be looking else where ??

Any advise please,

Kind Regards,

Tony.

Edited by Bonneville, 23 December 2008 - 06:10 PM.

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 06:11 PM

Take ownership is different from Administrator privileges - so the registry tweak won't apply. You get around the UAC prompt sometimes because it's triggered (in part) when you perform some operations on objects that you don't own.
By default you should be able to right click on an exe file and select "Run as administrator".
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Posted 23 December 2008 - 06:32 PM

Hiya Usasma,

Thanks for the reply, I understand all that but, when I right click on an exe file, the ' Run as administrator' is not shown ?

Should this action be taken soley on the start menu or where the exe file is stored ?

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 07:21 PM

I'd guess that your registry edit to add the "take ownership" item may have damaged your context menu so that run as administrator doesn't appear. Try restoring a backup of your registry from before the time you made the registry edit.
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Posted 26 December 2008 - 06:59 PM

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Hiya Usasma,

Thanks for the imput.....

I thought I would try an experiment, removed the take ownership tweak and, yes you guessed it, Run as administrator returned...........good old Vista, never a dull day.

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 07:46 PM

It'd probably be a good idea to let someone know of the unexpected consequences of their tweak. That's why I don't recommend registry tweaks very often - the results can be so much more than you expected!
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