Why does Administrator approval pop-up?


  1. Posts : 396
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit, Version 22H2 (OS Build 22621.1
       #1

    Why does Administrator approval pop-up?


    I don't know what setting I've changed to make this popup requiring password for software install. Before the popup required a Yes or No to install, not Administrator password. I am the owner, administrator & the only user on this PC.


    How do I fix this?

    Why does Administrator approval pop-up?-admin2.jpg
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  2. Posts : 25,024
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #2

    GARoss said:
    I don't know what setting I've changed to make this popup requiring password for software install. Before the popup required a Yes or No to install, not Administrator password. I am the owner, administrator & the only user on this PC.
    It looks like you have done two things, the first was to enable the built-in Administrator account (that's the account named Administrator.) The second was to change your own account from an administrator to a standard user.

    To fix this you need to sign in as Administrator and set your own account back to being an administrator.
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  3. Posts : 396
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit, Version 22H2 (OS Build 22621.1
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Bree said:
    It looks like you have done two things, the first was to enable the built-in Administrator account (that's the account named Administrator.) The second was to change your own account from an administrator to a standard user.



    To fix this you need to sign in as Administrator and set your own account back to being an administrator.
    Fixed it! Thanks.
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  4. Posts : 25,024
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #4



    Great! You're lucky you had the built-in Administrator already enabled, otherwise it would have been much more complicated to fix :)

    What I normally recommend is that you make a second local administrator account for maintenance/repairs like this. Then you can disable the Administrator. It's disabled by default because it isn't restricted by UAC, it's safer to use a normal admin account.
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