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trying to get full elevated admin privileges

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 Professional

    trying to get full elevated admin privileges


    I am the admin and sole user. I tried to move a system file and the dialogue stated you do not have elevated privileges. So, my admin priv is not elevated.
    thank you in advance, M

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Mark, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    What system file are you trying to move?

    If you like, you could enable the built-in "elevated" Administrator account, then sign in to it to have full elevated rights when needed. Do note, that Store apps will not work in elevated accounts.

    Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    That is correct, even with an admin level account, you run with standard privileges until you need to elevate. It's a better approach to keeping your system secure.
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trying to get full elevated admin privileges
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