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    administrator rights

    First of all my computer skills are just average. Sometimes when doing certain things.

    It says I need administrator rights. ( Windows 8 )

    Whats the easiest way to do this? Also the things I heard on ( You Tube ) is not to leave

    administrator rights allways on.

    Hackers will mess with your computer. Iam not sure of any of this. But if theres a simple and safe way to turn on

    administrator rights. I would like to know how. I don't want to mess anything up. Thanks Chuck

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    New Zealand
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    Windows 8.1 pro

    This depends on what you are doing. If it is a specific program that you want to always have admin rights you can go to the shortcut and set it under compatibility options. To do this under metro menu right click your shortcut and select open file location.
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    then right click the shortcut, click on compatibility and check run as administrator then apply or ok. The only thing here is that anything that access' this program will also have the admin rights so choose carefully.
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    I hope this helps.
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