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25-04-2013, 09:59 AM
I am using Win8 and am the only user (and administrator) and should have full admin privileges but keep on getting access denied for a number of processes.

I have lowered the account user security slider to the bottom but still get the denial of access messages. How can I achieve full administrator privileges?

25-04-2013, 10:33 AM
Which processes deny access?

(In Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, you don't actually have full administrator rights even with an administrator account.)

25-04-2013, 11:45 AM
I was trying to save an email (containing username/licence) into a Programs (86) folder on the C drive so as to keep the details for future re-installations if needed. I used to be able to do it in Win7.

25-04-2013, 12:15 PM
Asking for permission before saving into the Program Files folder is normal behaviour, and I'm not quite sure why Windows 7 didn't... have you tried running the email program as administrator?

Personally I'd be saving those emails into a folder under Documents instead.

25-04-2013, 02:23 PM
I opened Windows Live Mail with a R click and "Open as administrator" then tried to save the email to the aforementioned folder without success.