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How can I get Administrator rights under Windows Vista or Windows 7?

June 21st, 2012
Running Spybot-S&D with administrator rights from Vista's start menu

Running Spybot-S&D with administrator rights from Vista’s start menu

On Windows Vista and Windows 7, Spybot-S&D might tell you that you are not authorized to perform some actions, since they require Administrator rights. You can solve this problem as follows:

  1. Right-click the Spybot – Search & Destroy entry in your start menu, instead of just left-clicking to start it.
  2. Choose Run as administrator from the context menu.

FAQ Category: General, Spybot 1.6