Run as administrator - Add or Remove Context Menu in Windows 10

    Run as administrator - Add or Remove Context Menu in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove 'Run as administrator' Context Menu in Windows 10
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    How to Add or Remove 'Run as administrator' Context Menu in Windows 10

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    Some legitimate applications require a full administrator access token (elevated) to perform their functions or tasks. For example, when a program that you are trying to run is giving you a Access Denied or No Permission type error.

    When you right click on application files, you can use the Run as administrator context menu item to run the app with elevated rights (full administrator access token).

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Run as administrator from the context menu of apps for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove this context menu.


    EXAMPLE: "Run as administrator" context menu
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    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Add "Run as administrator" to Context Menu

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_Run_as_administrator_to_Context_Menu.reg

    download


     3. To Remove "Run as administrator" from Context Menu

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Run_as_administrator_from_Context_Menu.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10
       2016-10-03 #1

    This didn't work for me. Sometime after upgrading to the Windows 10 Anniversary update I noticed Run as Administrator was missing from the right-click context menu. (I've also installed the Take Ownership reg hack which may be related?)

    I also couldn't open an elevated DOS prompt. When I clicked shift right-click on the Start button and selected Command Prompt (Admin) a DOS window would pop open for a split second and then close, with no error indication.

    One other strange thing that's been happening since the upgrade is Windows Explorer 'unexpectedly' stops and restarts several times a day. Sometimes on its own and sometimes when I click on a file or try to open the file in a program.

    After installing your Run as Administrator .REG, it still does not show up on my context menu, but I see that opening an elevated DOS prompt now works. Thanks for fixing that at least. I can still open a program as Administrator if I press Shift then right-click and Run as a Different User and give the Administrator name and password.

    Any suggestion for how to get Run as Administrator back into my Context Menu?

    Thanks,
    Larry
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,430
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2016-10-03 #2

    Hello Larry,

    Please go ahead and provide a link to the "Take Ownership" option you used to see what changes it made. Some of them out there do replace "Run as administrator". The one below from here doesn't though.

    Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 10
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  3. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10
       2016-10-03 #3

    This is the one I used. I had used it in Windows 8.1 and I can't recall if I had to reinstall it after the Windows 10 upgrade.

    Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

    Should I reset it with the Remove_Take_Ownership_from_context_menu.reg

    Then reinstall it with the one at your new link?


    Thanks for your help!

    Larry
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,430
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2016-10-03 #4

    They are actually the same, but yeah as a test use the remove option to see if it may restore "Run as administrator" for you. I don't think it will though since I think something else may be causing this, but it's worth a try.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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