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.