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Windows 7 Administrator problem?

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#1 JamesGrey


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 02:15 PM

I have one account on my PC mine, which is an Administrator account.


I guess it was last month I noticed something strange, an Adobe update was available and normally it downloads and installs but this time it didn't, sorry can't remember the error, but something to the effect of no permission.


So now I always download the update and run as administrator and it works fine. Just tried that and really never thought much about it except figured adobe changed something (they did not)


Now the other day I tried running another program which I use for Billing and it wouldn't start, so after playing with it, I set compatibility to xp and it ran. hmmmm. I then tried right click run as administrator and it runs fine. I tried the program on another pc runs fine without right click run as admin.


It would seem that some key or some registry entry is messed up so that even though my Account says I am an Administrator my pc thinks I am not.


Can someone perhaps lead me to being able to edit the registry so that I can go back to being error free?


I have tried using the hidden admin account and the programs run fine so that is why I believe it is registry related.



I am quite computer literate so I don't nee kid gloves :^) however this one has me stumped.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:36 PM

Hmmm...is UAC enabled?



#3 JamesGrey

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:51 PM

No I have UAC disabled, since day 1 and always worked.

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