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Windows 8 Does Not Recognize Me As An Administrator

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8

    Windows 8 Does Not Recognize Me As An Administrator


    I am the only user of my pc. Now, when I attempt to modify some programs, it says that I have to be an administrator. Since I'm the only user besides "guest" (which I've never used), how can I get this OS to recognize me as admin? Thanks in advance for your help.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 20,488
    64-bit Windows 10 build 10166


    Hello Ameretsu, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    How were you wanting to modify them?

    Is this a matter of not having access or permission?
    Last edited by Brink; 13 Feb 2013 at 23:12.
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  3. #3


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,308
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center



    This is what I did.
    See pictures--


    User Account Type - Change in Windows 8
    EDIT--
    You can right click & choose Run as Administrator also.
    See new picture--
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    Last edited by David Bailey; 13 Feb 2013 at 03:46. Reason: added another image
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Thank you. However, it shows me as an administrator, yet some programs require me to "Run as administrator." Any way around that?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 20,488
    64-bit Windows 10 build 10166


    Ameretsu,

    It would help if we knew what you were trying to accomplish to be able to give recommendations that would be for what you wanted. :

    Otherwise, we're pretty much guessing since it all depends on what you want.
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  6. #6


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,308
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by ameretsu View Post
    Thank you. However, it shows me as an administrator, yet some programs require me to "Run as administrator." Any way around that?
    Right click & Take Ownership.
    edit-- When taking Ownership,let the CMD window go away by itself automatically.
    This can take a while !

    This is the last thing I can think of.

    Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8
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    Last edited by David Bailey; 14 Feb 2013 at 05:58. Reason: added more information
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    I get things like this. My confusion is that I am an administrator.

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  8. #8


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,308
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by ameretsu View Post
    I get things like this. My confusion is that I am an administrator.
    Have you tried taking ownership of it ?


    This tutorial might help. See option # 6 -

    Run as Administrator - in Windows 8
    Last edited by David Bailey; 15 Feb 2013 at 00:13.
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  9. #9


    MD
    Posts : 801
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit w/ Media center,

    admin


    Although you are admin, at the time you want to use the program, right click and either select run as admin from the list shown or the task bar if presented.
    Quote Originally Posted by ameretsu View Post
    I get things like this. My confusion is that I am an administrator.

    Click image for larger version
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  10. #10


    MD
    Posts : 801
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit w/ Media center,

    Win 8.1


    This is Peter. I do not understand the material in the thread so I doubt I posted. But the notification appeared in my inbox.
    I do not remember posting this but I guess I did if it is here.

    Do 8.1 questions belong here as well as 8 as I have questions about admin vs local with Win 8.1. And hard as I try I cannot just sign in to my pc with my local password and not have to keep typing my MS password.?
    Is MS trying to make you use its password all the time or you cannot change anything?

    Win 8 was ok but this Win 8.1 is a problem from the start.

    I cannot move my favorites in MSIE 11 as I always did by holding one down and sliding it up or down.
    I reinstalled them but they stay 'frozen' although they do take me to a site.
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