Administrator Priviledges not recognised

  Dannyb 20:26 06 Apr 2009

I have Windows Vista on my laptop and have just downloaded a programme called Encrypt4all. When I try to open the programme it tells me it must be run by an administrator. How can I get it to recognise that I am the administrator? Thanks.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:32 06 Apr 2009

1/ Locate the applications icon or short cut and Right click on it

2/ From the Drop Down Menu select the Run As Administrator option

3/ Now click the application icon or short cut and it should run

4/ When the User Account Control (UAC) message appears enter the appropriate credentials if you are logged on as a standard user, and click the Submit button

5/ If you are the Administrator and UAC is not configured to always require credentials, just Click the Continue button and the application should start.

  rdave13 20:45 06 Apr 2009

On the shortcut you can also right click--properties--shortcut tab--advanced tab and tick 'run as administratot' box. The next time you open it Vista will only ask your permission to run it.

  Dannyb 20:47 06 Apr 2009

I have right clicked on the short cut icon but there is no option "Run as Administrator". Any ideas?

  recap 21:00 06 Apr 2009

Hold down the left 'Shift' key on your keyboard whilst right clicking.

  Dannyb 21:25 06 Apr 2009

I tried holding down the shift key but still the option did not appear. Also did what rdave13 suggested but the option to "run as Administrator" was greyed out.

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