Windows 10: "Run as Administrator" is broken. Please help

  1.    16 Sep 2016 #1

    "Run as Administrator" is broken. Please help


    None of the methods(right click, ctrl+shift, etc) work. With things like powershell and cmd, nothing happens at all. however, when I try to , say run an executable (a install for example) as an administrator, everything freezes. navigating to file location , clicking properties ..... the "advanced properties" option is greyed out.

    Help?

    thank you
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  2. Posts : 1,663
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       17 Sep 2016 #2

    This may be due to problems with your system files. Try running sfc /scannow from an admin prompt to check/repair system files. If this fails you could try a repair install - see Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  3. Posts : 145
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       17 Sep 2016 #3

    I think you could usefully determine if this is a fault in Windows itself or in your user profile. Switch to another user account or create a new user account and see if that performs correctly.

    If it does turn out to be a user account problem then that will at least allow you to avoid wasting time chasing phantoms. The only remedy would be to stop using the dodgy user account and start using a new one, there is no fix as such.

    Denis
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