Have your programs Run as Administrator

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There are some programs that need to be run in Administrator Mode in order to function properly. Here are just some examples of the types of programs that would need to do this:

  • Programs that access protected areas of your computer such as the System and Windows folders, and even the C Drive
  • Any Spyware / Adware / Malware / Virus removal programs
  • Any Disk or Performance Utilities

Aside from typing the program in the Windows Start Menu Search bar and pressing Ctrl+Shift+Enter, you can have a program always run in Administrator Mode.

To do this, right click the program and choose properties. Click on the Compatibility tab near the top.

Select “Run this program as Administrator” and click Apply.

That’s it! You never have to go through the hassle of right clicking and choosing Run as Administrator each time. This is very useful if you use a program launcher such as Launchy, and are unable to right click the program icon.

What if I can’t find the Compatibility Tab?

No worries. The icon you have selected is probably a shortcut, so you would have to find the original .exe file. It shows up for most shortcuts, but sometimes it doesn’t and I have no idea why.
Anyways, if you can’t find the Compatibility tab at the top, select the Shortcut tab anyway.

Select everything except the quotation marks in the “Start in” box and copy it.

Then open your Start Menu, click on Computer, paste the information in the address bar and press Enter.

Once you are at the directory, look for the .exe file. Right click it and choose properties, and the compatibility tab should be there.

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