Windows 10: Run As Administrator does nothing even as enabled guest administrator

Discus and support Run As Administrator does nothing even as enabled guest administrator in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I cannot run a file as an administrator. When I do so from my UAC I get a prompt asking if I want the file to make changes to my computer and once I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Sheeplikeme, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. Run As Administrator does nothing even as enabled guest administrator


    I cannot run a file as an administrator. When I do so from my UAC I get a prompt asking if I want the file to make changes to my computer and once I click yes I get a flash of a what looks like the outline of a file window and then nothing happens.
    I just enabled the administrator guest account and when I try to run the file as an administrator there is no prompt but the same flash of the outline of a file window and then nothing.

    This laptop is pretty new (Oct 2016) and I am pretty sure there were run as administrator issues in October because when I was trying to fix my touchpad I could not run as administrator. The solution for that was far simpler and just involved my clumsy fingers hitting F7 instead of F8...

    I am stumped, the guest administrator account seemed to be the solution and now I am unsure what to do. I'm just trying to install a VPN that I got as a christmas gift and it needs to be installed by this method.

    Any and all help would be much appreciated.

    :)
     
    Sheeplikeme, Jan 8, 2017
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  2. youkson Win User

    cannot run *.exe file even as administrator

    I upgraded to Windows 10. I was installing a program (google photos) and attempted to run the *.exe file. Nothing happened. I attempted to run the *.exe file as the administrator. It brought up the "do you want to allow...." I clicked "Yes". But still nothing
    happens. I check the file association for *.exe and found "unknown application".

    How do I fix this problem?
     
    youkson, Jan 8, 2017
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  3. cannot run *.exe file even as administrator

    In my case programs that I already have run fine but when I want to install, for example, "git" it doesn't do anything. It keeps showing the loading icon

    Wow! 15 minutes later it pops-up on the screen....little bit of latency Run As Administrator does nothing even as enabled guest administrator :p
     
    TimothyKimman, Jan 8, 2017
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  4. Run As Administrator does nothing even as enabled guest administrator

    A couple of quick questions. Have you been able to use administrator rights with other system/programs ? If yes then there maybe something wrong with your VPN software. Did it come on a disc ? Was it Down loaded ?
     
    storageman, Jan 8, 2017
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