Windows 10: Cannot run as Administrator on Windows 10

Discus and support Cannot run as Administrator on Windows 10 in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; Having scoured all articles on reinstating myself an an administrator on my laptop (I WAS the administrator before I made myself a Standard User), I... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by denisemp, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. denisemp Win User

    Cannot run as Administrator on Windows 10


    Having scoured all articles on reinstating myself an an administrator on my laptop (I WAS the administrator before I made myself a Standard User), I have reached a dead-end. Would Enabling the Built-in "Administrator' allow me to create a new account in my name as a new Administrator. I've tried all the usual commands ie: lusrmgr.msc or cmd - cannot change any of the User details or add a new account as I need to be an administrator. Any help gratefully appreciated.

    :)
     
    denisemp, Jun 9, 2016
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  2. Cannot remove, turn off, RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR on executables Windows 10 64

    Hi Denis,

    For us to isolate the issue, we'd like to know first if those applications are desktop apps or from Windows Stores?

    If those programs still runs as administrator even though the option to run the program as Administrator is already unchecked, we suggest that you download and run app troubleshooter. See the article on how to
    Run the troubleshooter for Windows apps for reference.

    If the issue persists after you run the app troubleshooter, try to check and install any update available.

    Provide us an update on the progress of your concern.
     
    Kerwin Lee, Jun 9, 2016
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  3. Cannot remove, turn off, RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR on executables Windows 10 64

    Hi all. I installed Windows 10 64 bits Anniversary one month ago, I had the "normal" version, the former. Something strange happened with Google Drive and the WhatsApp application. These programs, few days after the update, started not to run. The only solution
    I found was to Run them as Administrator permanently. But, after a few days more, Google Drive doesn´t autostart (due to the Run as Administrator tick), and WhatsApp doesn´t work anymore.

    The problem is that although I untick the Run As Administrator command on properties, compatibility, the icon with the Little shield doesn´t disappears, meaning that it STILL runs as administrator. It happened in another program but I don´t remember which
    it was.

    Did somebody have this issue? How to solve it? Thanks.
     
    DenisPujadas, Jun 9, 2016
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  4. philc43 Win User

    Cannot run as Administrator on Windows 10

    Yes, you are right - the only way is to enable the built in admin account and do it from there. Once you have your new account set up you can then use it and for security don't forget to disable the built-in admin account.
     
    philc43, Jun 9, 2016
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  5. denisemp Win User
    Many thanks philc43, I will give this a go. I was a bit nervous to try the option in case I ended up doing more damage *Wink
     
    denisemp, Jun 10, 2016
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  6. denisemp Win User
    I am obviously doing the wrong thing somewhere along the line. Nothing is working. I'm reaching dead ends all along the way. Perhaps if you could give me baby dot points to guide me in the right direction ? I have limited computer 'inside workings' knowledge but all this stuff is certainly giving me a rapid education. Everything I'm doing wants me to be an administrator - HELLO - I wanna-be !
     
    denisemp, Jun 10, 2016
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  7. philc43 Win User
    Hello denisemp *Smile

    You have found the problem that occurs if you do not have an administrator account on your system, you can't do anything! I wasn't sure if you had any other user accounts but clearly you don't. Now the built-in admin account is there but you need to be an administrator to open it. As far as I know the only work around is to do this via option 4 in the following tutorial. You will need to have a bootable Windows 10 installation or recovery media and so you might need the help of another person or laptop to create this.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
     
    philc43, Jun 10, 2016
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  8. denisemp Win User

    Cannot run as Administrator on Windows 10

    Thanks Phil I have printed this tutorial. Are you saying that I can fix it on another computer? As the Windows 10 upgrade came along with a 'click' on the taskbar some time ago as a 'freebie' I downloaded it (Like a mug now I'm thinking) I've tried Option 4 (to the best of my ability in understanding what I'm doing that it) but not sure what I would need to do to fix the problem on this laptop from the desktop computer. Sounds like an expensive trip to my IT guru who will probably spend 2 days *Sad trying to sort this out as I've done thus far.
     
    denisemp, Jun 10, 2016
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  9. philc43 Win User
    No, you will preform the fix on your laptop, you just might need the other computer to download the files to create the bootable media you will need. These instruction are found by clicking on the links in step 1 of Option 4 in the tutorial.
     
    philc43, Jun 10, 2016
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  10. Berton Win User
    Just a reminder that if you do need to do a Reset or clean install that you should be prompted for 1 user with administrative rights. That is different from the hidden [by default] Administrator account. After getting Windows running you can use Control Panel, User Accounts to create additional accounts and set up restrictions for them.
     
    Berton, Jun 10, 2016
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  11. denisemp Win User
    Thank you for your advice Berton. Unfortunately this is now all beyond my expertise and I've given in to contacting my local live-person man here in Tasmania to give me a helping hand. Appreciate all advice given to date. I will learn something from this all I'm sure.
     
    denisemp, Apr 5, 2018
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