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How do I get the "Run as Admin" choice?

By billfranke ·
I followed the steps provided, but when I right-clicked, I was no "run as administrator" option to click. When I right-click on other programs, however, that choice appears. I took ownership of the command prompt, but that changed nothing. I tried to run sfc/scannow, but I was told that I needed admin privileges to do that. I am the only user of this desktop PC and my account clearly says that I am an administrator. Why am I locked out and how can I change this?

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Hmmm.

by seanferd In reply to How do I get the "Run as ...

<i>I followed the steps provided,</i>
What steps? For what?

<i>but when I right-clicked, I was no "run as administrator" option to click. When I right-click on other programs, however, that choice appears.</i>
So, what program is this which does not give you RunAs in the context menu?

<i>tried to run sfc/scannow, but I was told that I needed admin privileges to do that. I am the only user of this desktop PC and my account clearly says that I am an administrator.</i>
Which operating system? Did you choose to RunAs administrator and enter the password when attempting to run SFC? (Although I don't think SFC is going to help with this.)

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