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How to gain Admin. privileges, link to how-to would be great.

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#1 trog69


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 06:09 AM

Good morning. I haven't run into this problem before, and thought I had full privileges setup, since I'm the only person who ever uses this PC, but when I tried installing a skin to the PrecisionX program, residing on the main C: drive, I got an error message saying something  about a lack of Admin. access or privilege. I fully admit I have no idea how to manipulate the accounts to make them fully privileged. Can someone link me to a how-to on this issue? I would appreciate help on this particular problem, but I really need to learn what to do in general. I have been remiss in that while I sat myself and learned about all the components in the case, and have had this system built for me with parts I picked out, I have always been extremely deficient in the software running in the background. It's why I have such terrible results when attempting to install mods into games, unless it's a basic mod, or I am hand-held through the process, as many young people @ Nexus took pity on my old, spazzy self and fixed load orders, etc. 


Anyway, thanks for any assistance in this matter. 

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 07:58 AM

Do you mean run a program as Admin? If so, right click on it and left click "Run as Admin". If you mean how to create a Admin account, see here.

Edited by Trikein, 13 September 2016 - 08:00 AM.

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 08:38 AM

Press the Windows keywindowskey_zps092d5c75.png and the X key at the same time.   A menu will open with the option Control Panel, click/tap on this.


Click/tap on User Accounts.


Click/tap on Change your account type.


If it is set as Standard click/tap on the Administrator button to change it to make it an administrator account.




Another possibility is your UAC (User Account Control) is stopping the installation.  If this is the case right click on the setup and select Run as administrator as suggested previously.

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