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How to fix "A required privilege is not held by client " ?

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    How to fix "A required privilege is not held by client " ?


    How to fix "A required privilege is not held by client " ?


    How do I fix "A required privilege is not held by client " Error ? I recently started getting this "A required privilege is not held by client "error every time I download anything and try to open and run it. Can anyone please help me fix this glitch in windows 8.1. Thank You.

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    Where exactly are you downloading to?
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    Ztruker
    , Thank You and Please Excuse the late response. Your question "
    Where exactly are you downloading to?" I downloaded and tried to open a updated version of Tor browser. Here is the exact error message " C\:USERS \W\DESKTOP\TOR BROWSER .... A required privilege is not held by client. I also got a similar "A required privilege is not held by client" message when I tried to download another program called MiniTool Partition Wizard. Now every time I download and try to run any new program I get that error message "A required privilege is not held by client" message. I tried to look up a solution , but it didn't fix the problem.

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    After you download. Open Windows Explorer or Computer and navigate to where you downloaded to, then right click on the downloaded file and select Run as Administrator, see if that helps.
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    I've tried exactly what you have suggested, and that didn't work either.Umm thinking about a system restore.
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    If you have a restore point created before this happened then definitely give it a try.
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    I am going to back up my files and do a system restore. Thank You
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