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  1.    06 Sep 2015 #1
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    Elevation error when trying to enter admin password


    whenever i try to enter my account info to run a file as an admin, it gives me the error that "this operation requires elevation." any ideas?
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  2.    07 Sep 2015 #2
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    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    Running an application elevated means that you have to use the built-in administrator rights. To do this right click the application icon or its shortcut and select Run as administrator:

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    The application will now be run using the Windows built-in administrator account rights, not using your local administrator account.

    Tutorials:
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  3.    07 Sep 2015 #3
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    when I do that, the admin prompt still pops up and when i enter my password it tells me it requires elevation,
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  4.    07 Sep 2015 #4
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    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    OK, than means that you are trying to run a program elevated from a standard account, not admin account. In that case you have to select the Windows built-in administrator account from the list and use it:

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    By default the built-in administrator account has no password, leave the password box empty if you have not manually set a password for this account.

    If the built-in administrator account is not shown, it means that it is disabled as it by default is. In that case you have to sign in to Windows with a local admin account and go to Computer Management (right click Start, select Computer Management). When there, select Local Users and Groups > Users, and double click the Administrator account to open its properties, or right click it and select Properties:

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    In Properties dialog unselect Account is disabled and click OK to save the changed properties:

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    Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Now you can go back to your standard Windows user account and select the built-in administrator from the list when you want to run an application elevated.

    Kari
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  5.    07 Sep 2015 #5
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    this is an administrator account though, and for some reason it is not recognizing it, it was working fine a couple weeks ago, and the problem has persisted through several reboots
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  6.    07 Sep 2015 #6
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    Did you try to enable the built-in admin account?
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  7.    07 Sep 2015 #7
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    the local users/group doesnt show up in my computer management
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  8.    07 Sep 2015 #8
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    Sometimes it's difficult...

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  9.    09 Sep 2015 #9
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  10.    09 Sep 2015 #10
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    Your system specs are almost complete missing, which makes this a guessing game:

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    If your Windows 10 is the Home edition, you don't have Local Users and Groups add-on in Computer Management. It is only available in Pro and Enterprise editions.
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