win 8.1 admin rights

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win 8.1 admin rights

Post by olliebears » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:46 pm

Just a query guys, I cannot optimise my "C" drive or use any tools on it because windows says I am not signed in as an administrator.

I have tried everything and even created an administrator only account separately but still get same message.

Any suggestions?

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Re: win 8.1 admin rights

Post by raffe » Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:14 am

It could be a Windows 8.1 problem with defrag, check this link and try the solutions there: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/wind ... bb3?page=1

If you right click on a application shortcut, do you get the choice "Run as administrator"? Do that work? If it is a administrator rights problem, try these:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/lost-admi ... in-windows
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows- ... ows-vista/

You can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free, see here

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Re: win 8.1 admin rights

Post by olliebears » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:18 pm

Thanks raffe I'll try these. I don't want to use windows 10 on this PC

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