Windows 10: Can’t Open Elevated Command Prompt Solved

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  1. AndreTen's Avatar
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       15 Feb 2018 #11

    If all the options dachina provided won't help, try enabling built in Administrator account (at least option 5, from command at boot should work)

    tutorials | enable-disable-elevated-administrator-account

    Could be a virus, too
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  2.    15 Feb 2018 #12

    no, for instance the side screen is unmanageable right now, I guess it needs the LENOVO driver
    not that I need the extra screen...

    I'm reading this
    : To fix it, I had to disable secure boot in the bios and wipe all the keys from the bios. leave secure boot off and begin the install process again, choose custom and delete ALL partitions from your intended drive (sorry your going to need a fresh install) after you have got the drive completely wiped DO NOT continue the install. Restart and insure secure boot is still off and all keys are erased again if needed. Now you can reinstall windows, again using the custom option and select the version of windows you need. Once its up and running you can load powershell to quickly insure the error is gone (the error will come up immediately when its working incorrectly) if it loads you should be good. You can now restart and return to the bios to enable secure boot and save the current keys. restarting again should have you up and running properly.

    well, secure boot I do not have, and I have no clue what "all the keys from the bios" might be... BUT there are several partitions on my drive.... could that be it ?

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    let's see what else I can try....
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  3.    15 Feb 2018 #13

    Ooops, was answering dalchina
    just see your post AndreTen - I have seen this tuto but I cannot open a command prompt, that's THE PROBLEM !
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  4.    15 Feb 2018 #14

    side screen?
    ? Do you mean the Action Centre? That's just part of Windows.
    Have a look at your Device Manager- yellow triangles indicate missing drivers (if any).

    several partitions on my drive
    By default, a UEFI installation will create 4 partitions of which one is not visible in Disk Management.

    You can of course have more if you create more.
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  5.    15 Feb 2018 #15

    side screen : this thinkpad comes with double screen

    partitions : I don't remember creating any partitions, I always used this thinkpad with win7 but it originally came with vista - a couple of years ago I needed the win7 key for an other machine so I ran the vista cd on this one, I meant to sell it but never came around to it
    so the partitions have been created by the original package delivered with the machine, it might have been a good idea to formate the hd before installing win 10....

    5 drivers are missing according to the device manager, all in "other devices"
    2 base system device
    figerprint sensor
    PCI Simple Communication controller
    unknow device
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  6.    15 Feb 2018 #16

    good idea to formate the hd before installing win 10
    you have to install to unallocated space- if you didn't need any of the partitiions on the disk, then yes, a clean slate would have been the way to go.

    I'm now wondering- did you actually clean install at all? (Boot from an external Win 10 USB disk, then install)
    - or did you boot from win 7, log in, then upgrade?

    A Vista machine is also pretty old for Win 10- not saying it won't work- many old PCs do. But I'm guessing it's not verified by the manufacturer to be compatible.

    As such, it could be you don't have compatible drivers available...? That would be very unusual.

    Here's how:
    Clean Install Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
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  7.    15 Feb 2018 #17

    dalchina said: View Post
    I'm now wondering- did you actually clean install at all? (Boot from an external Win 10 USB disk, then install)
    - or did you boot from win 7, log in, then upgrade?
    clean install, booted from the usb drive on which I had downloaded win 10

    I know it's an old machine, but it has all what is needed for win 10 - and the OP is... operating right now, just blocking any software I try to install, I tested with key text which I downloaded directly on the thinkpad, I could not run it...

    Processor: 2.27 gigahertz Intel Core2 Quad Q9100
    64 kilobyte primary memory cache
    12288 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    64-bit ready
    Multi-core (4 total)
    Not hyper-threaded

    RAM: 8124 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
    Slot 'DIMM 1' has 4096 MB (serial number
    Slot 'DIMM 2' has 4096 MB (serial number
    Local Drive Volumes

    Free hard disk space: 399.99 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    303.60 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space (this was with win 7 and some softwares installed)

    Graphics card: NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M [Display adapter]

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  9.    16 Feb 2018 #19

    hello again dalchina,
    the blocked files in window, I already met in win 7 - it was not the case here
    as to changing WDC folder access settings, it did not solve the problem

    so I am gonna try a new install
    as you previously said, 4 partitions have been created, that is C + SW-preload, lenovo and SERVICEV003
    for 2 of them I can delete volume, but not for the service one
    and I hope deleting them won't wreck win10 before I can formate C...

    I'm very much out of my depth here...
    I go and see if I find "how to" on the site

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  10.    16 Feb 2018 #20

    The 4 partitions for a GPT UEFI install are these:
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    But as yours is an old machine, you're likely to have a legacy MBR configuration, typically 2 partitions for Windows.

    Only you will know what your other partitions are and whether you need them.

    A clean install means deleting your existing Windows partition (and any useless ones).
    Clean Install Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
    As you've had Win 10 on your PC, no key needed.
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