Windows 8/8.1 Admin Cannot Run Apps with ‘Run as administrator’

Vivek Nayyar June 5, 2014 Comments Off

While initializing any application using the ‘Run as administrator’ option that appears when the corresponding icon is right-clicked, if the application fails to start, it means that there is some problem with the operating system itself.
The possible symptoms can be that the built-in Administrator account should work fine, and even when the application is initialized normally, i.e. without administrative rights, everything works fine as well. However when any newly created administrator right-clicks any application and selects ‘Run as administrator’ option from the context menu, Windows displays an error message stating that the.exe of that particular application does not exists.
If you are facing the above situation, a simple command in the Windows 8/8.1 elevated command prompt should solve the issue. All you need to do is that you need to initialize the elevated command prompt, run the command, and restart the system when the command executes successfully.
In order to get the job done, you must follow the steps given below:
1. Log on to windows8/8.1 from your regular account.
2. On the Start screen, once you hover mouse to the bottom-right corner.
3. On the Charms bar, click the Search option.

4. In the available field in the Search pane, type CMD.
5. From the displayed search results, right-click the Command Prompt icon, and click Run as administrator.
6. In the Administrator Command Prompt window, type DISM /ONLINE /CLEANUP-IMAGE /RESTOREHEALTH, and press Enter.
7. Once the above command is executed successfully, type the SFC /SCANNOW command in the same command window, and press Enter.
8. Wait till the command gets executed, and when it does, restart the computer to make the modifications effective and applicable.

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