In today’s tutorial, We will guide you to fix, A Required Privilege Is Not Held By The Client Error. Though We are making this tutorial on Windows 7, But the process is pretty the same for Windows 8 and Windows 7 users.
Possible Reasons Behind A Required Privilege Is Not Held By The Client Error
Windows, Program Files, or System32 folders are strictly accessible to the only System.
When a virus, malware, and other such things and even you try to make changes to Windows, Program Files, or System32 folders. Windows protection mechanism or a third-party antivirus software come into action and consider it as unauthorized access and block it.
Virus or malware is not the reason all the time. Sometimes or some antivirus programs perform over sensitively and block clean programs. In most cases, Third-party security softwares create such problems.
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What Does This Error Do?
This error does not let you install or use an installed software That tries to copy, paste, or modify something inside in three core folders, Windows, Program Files, and System32 folders in Drive C or where Windows is installed.
Mostly this problem occurs when you try to install a program with an online installer.
Uninstall or Disable Your Antivirus/Anti-Malware
We recommend to uninstall or disable your antivirus and check If the error is gone or not.
Whitelist From Your Antivirus/Anti-Malware Blocklist Settings
If you don’t want to uninstall or disable your antivirus or anti-malware software, You may whitelist the software which is blocked by your antivirus or anti-malware software from its blacklist settings.
Make A Small Change In The Registry Editor
If you still face this problem after whitelisting, uninstalling, or disabling your security program, You will have to make a small change in the Windows registry editor.
Press Windows key and R key at the same time to open the Run command.
Type regedit in the Run command box and click OK to open up Registry Editor.
Click to expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
Search for Software to expand.
Click on Microsoft and expand
Find Windows and expand it.
You now need to locate CurrentVersion and expand it.
Search for the Policies folder and expand it.
Click on System.
In the System folder, Please find the registry named EnableLUA. Double click on EnableLUAto modify it.
Set its value from 1 to 0 and click OK to save.
To changes take effect, Windows now needs a restart.
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The problem should be fixed after the restart. We hope this short tutorial helps you get rid of this annoying error.
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