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Admin Privileges in Windows XP

Hey all,

Hopefully someone can give me some succinct help. I've been searching for 2 hours.
I have an old laptop computer, running window XP (SP3) that will not let me run a batch (.bat) file with admin privileges. I have tired everything. Even creating a new admin user. I've tried alot of different suggestion from the web but none have help. HELP, A SIMPLE THING SHOULD NOT BE THIS HARD.

thanks, Erik
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    You're right,it isn't that hard. If you are logged in with an admin account you have admin privileges. What may be the problem is what your bat file is trying to do or a virus is interfering. Please elaborate if you can or try running in safe mode (f8 during windows startup) as the admin to reduce the chance a virus is blocking. Running malwarebytes is also a good idea.
  2. stillblue said:
    You're right,it isn't that hard. If you are logged in with an admin account you have admin privileges. What may be the problem is what your bat file is trying to do or a virus is interfering. Please elaborate if you can or try running in safe mode (f8 during windows startup) as the admin to reduce the chance a virus is blocking. Running malwarebytes is also a good idea.


    Hey, thanks for the reply. I am logged in as admin. In fact I created a second admin account thinking it might just be the account I was using. I don't think it is a virus as I have ran Avast, Malwarebytes, and Spybot Search and Destory. They found nothing! The batch file is a fix for error in Quickbooks. When I run it it says "This patch needs Administrative Priviledges to run!, Right click the batch file and click "run as administrator"".
    I just tried running it in safe mode but I get the same thing. Anything else you can think of would be greatfully appreciated!!

    Erik
  3. Right click batch...admin priv began with vista. Is your patch meant for XP? Do they offer different versions? Keep in mind that since MS has declared no more support for XP some software will do the same.

    To be sure you can reset the default security with this in a command line

    secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb /verbose
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