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"Run as administrator" when I'm already an Administrator?

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    "Run as administrator" when I'm already an Administrator?


    Yesterday I upgraded Windows 7 to 8.1, and I'm wondering if there is a solution for a problem that really gets under my skin. I have to run programs as administrator to actually get full rights, even though I'm on an administrator account and I have UAC completely disabled. I have never had this issue before in Windows 7, but today marks my first day that running something as administrator has solved a problem. To be more specifc, I had to add a few ip routes using "route add" in cmd, and it came up with the error "The requested operation requires elevation." After running Command Prompt using Run as administrator I could successfully add routes. I have never had to do this in Windows 7 and it annoys me a lot that I have to right click every program and run them as administrator to actually have administrator rights over them, even though I AM an administrator...
    Is there any way to actually make my account a full administrator on Windows 8.1, or always run programs "as administrator" by default?
    Thanks in advance

    Edit: apologies, already found a solution:
    Windows 8- Run everything as Administrator - Microsoft (Windows) Discussion & Support - Neowin Forums

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    Hello Nuclear,

    In addition:

    User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level

    Just to let you know that when you do what you posted or this, you will no longer be able to open modern apps, the Store, or any modern UI screen (ex: PC settings) since they will not work while signed in to an elevated account and have UAC disabled.
    Last edited by Brink; 07 Jan 2014 at 14:11.
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    Thanks for the info Brink!
    I do not use the Metro UI at all so it's no issue for me.
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