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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. Launch Spybot as an Administrator.
  2. You can do this by right-clicking the Spybot icon and choosing the option to “run as administrator”. This must be done to give Spybot the permissions it needs to function correctly.

FAQ Category: General, Spybot 1.6