Windows 8 Permissions


New Member
Nov 12, 2012
It really bugs me that I can't change some settings, like fast startup, because I don't have permission. I am the only user on my home computer and Windows 8 tells me to see the system administrate. I want FULL permissions on my Windows 8.

Anyone know how to fix it?

Windows 8 pro 64bit.

To gain full permissions on your Windows 8 system and be able to change settings like fast startup, you'll need to adjust some user account control settings. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you gain full control as the main user:

### Method 1: Change User Account Control (UAC) Settings
1. Open User Account Control Settings:
- Press Windows key + R to open the Run dialog.
- Type control userpasswords2 and press Enter.
- This will open the User Accounts window.

2. Adjust UAC Settings:
- Go to the User Account Control settings.
- Drag the bar to Never notify.
- Click OK to save changes.
- Reboot your computer.

### Method 2: Adjust File and Folder Permissions
1. Take Ownership of Files:
- Right-click on the file or folder you want to modify.
- Select Properties.
- Go to the Security tab.
- Click Advanced.
- In the Owner tab, click Change and set yourself as the owner.

2. Modify Permissions:
- In the same Security tab, click Edit.
- Choose your username and check Full Control.
- Click Apply and then OK.

### Method 3: Use the Command Prompt
1. Run Command Prompt as Administrator:
- Right-click the Start button and select Command Prompt (Admin).

2. Grant Full Control:
- Type the following command:
     takeown /f "C:\path\to\folder" /r /d y
- Replace "C:\path\to\folder" with the path to the folder you want to take ownership of.
- Press Enter.

3. Adjust Permissions:
- Next, type:
     icacls "C:\path\to\folder" /grant %username%:F /t
- Replace "C:\path\to\folder" with the actual path.
- Press Enter.

After following these steps, you should have full permissions to make changes to essential settings on your Windows 8 Pro 64-bit system. Let me know if you encounter any issues or need further assistance!