Admin needs permissions???

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by venu, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. venu

    venu MDL Addicted

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    OK, I'm the be all and end all on my computer but I get the message "access denied to folder: need admin permissions" (or something close to that) every now and then, I think mostly when I want to copy folders. The dialog box has a "Continue" button with a shield icon. Clicking on Continue button does the needful. But point is why?

    UAC is disabled on this machine (set to never notify), I'm an admin user and I've further edited permissions to give myself full permissions. Stuff I noticed:

    1) This is happening everytime while trying to copy a file into C:\windows or delete something there. E.g. I wanted to delete the contents of C:\windows\software distribution\download and I get this message.

    2) When I edited permissions to give myself full, there were multiple popups about it not being applicable to various folders such as c:\swapfile, c:\windows and so on.

    This machine is dual booting 7 and 8 on a single hdd.
     
  2. OvaryActing

    OvaryActing MDL Senior Member

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    disable real time protection in windows defender
     
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  3. venu

    venu MDL Addicted

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    Nope, that doesn't help.

    This behavior is different from win7 because as an identical user there I never get these prompts.
     
  4. trickstar

    trickstar MDL Novice

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    are you using the built in Administrator account?
     
  5. coggy9

    coggy9 MDL Novice

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    UAC is never off without a registry edit in Windows 8. You can turn UAC off, but then all Metro apps will refuse to open.
     
  6. venu

    venu MDL Addicted

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    No, I'm using the regular admin account (i.e. a user with admin rights), that's where this issue occurs. No such problem in the inbuilt admin account, so now I've just copied over my profile to the superadmin's and am functioning from there.
     
  7. venu

    venu MDL Addicted

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    Bingo! I had completely forgotten about EnableLUA! I set it to zero and the problem's gone. Thanks for reminding me!
     
  8. bodyzen

    bodyzen MDL Junior Member

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    Good ;) :) ;)
     
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  9. luke7

    luke7 MDL Novice

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    #9 luke7, Mar 4, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2012
    Does anyone know if it is possible to unlock the build-in Administrator account, so you can use all the metro apps?

    If you enable Net user administrator /active:yes
    you cannot access apps like reader etc.

    Edit found it. build-in Administrator account now works with all my apps
     
  10. silverkid

    silverkid MDL Novice

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    @luke7,
    How did you make the Admin account work with the Metro apps? Please do share, thanks :D