- You right-click a program or a task and then click Run as administrator.
- You start a program or a task that usually requires elevated administrator permissions to continue.
- The User Account Control window does not appear as expected. You are not prompted for the administrator password to continue.
- You do not receive an error message that states that you do not have sufficient permissions to perform the action.
Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
- Log on to Windows Vista as a user who has administrator rights and permissions.
- Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
- Double-click User Accounts, and then click Turn User Account Control on or off.
Note In some versions of Windows Vista, User Accounts and Family Safety does not appear. Instead, click User Accounts, click User Accounts, and then click Turn User Account Control on or off.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
- Click to select the Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer check box.
- Click OK.
- When you are prompted, restart the computer.
Article ID: 928497 - Last Review: Nov 2, 2007 - Revision: 1