a required privilege is not held by the client

Posted on 2011-04-27
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I just installed Windows 7 on a new machine (this is my first WIn7 Machine) and even though I am administrator I can't even create a text file in the root! It give me the "a required privilege is not held by the client" error.

How do I get Win7 just to leave me alone. How do I turn off this crap?

Question by:rduval
    LVL 14

    Accepted Solution

    You need to turn off UAC.
    go to control panel - user accounts - change user account control settings.  Slide the bar to the bottom.

    Author Comment

    But I would also lose being informed when a program tries to make a change wouldn't I?
    LVL 14

    Expert Comment

    slide it up one notch

    Author Comment

    That's where it was but it still stops me from accessing the root for write or creation.

    Author Closing Comment

    Solved my problem but at a cost. Unfortunately, it's Microsoft's issue. The answer given was as good as it seems it can be at the moment. Thanks

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