No "run as admin".

Peter Hill

New Member
I need to run anaconda as admin to update it. I have a problem. Nothing will "run as admin" from taskbar, or right click menu, or Windows-S search menu.

My computer is running Windows 10 update 20H2. It was updated from a Windows 7 computer, I have no Windows 10 media.

These say I now need do a full re-install.

All the shortcuts in "C:\Users\Peter\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\Group3" work from file explorer but only the ones that are "settings" work from Windows-X menu. I can make copies of the cmd and powershell shortcuts on the desktop and they "run as admin". I still get the the dark screen and "do you want this program to make changes" splash screen.

New accounts have the same problem.


Windows Forum Team
Staff member
Icons on the WinX menu and the start menu are plain old shortcuts. If they're not working I would try running a check on the operating system with SFC /SCANNOW