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Can youo tell me why I am unable to access apps and drive C:

by shegreywolf55 / January 1, 2014 10:05 AM PST

Just bought Toshiba L75D-A7283, upgraded to 8.1 then got message admin auth needed. I am only user and had admin credentials, so I went into Drive C: properties, security and attempted to change admin priviledges and now Drive C: is access denied and most of my apps are the same. I ordered recovery USB stick but it says fail when I try to us USB option to recovery. Also unable to download programs or access Windows trouble shooter.

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Let's cover the basics.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2014 10:14 AM PST

Admin is just that and is not God. That is, even an Admin account must obey permissions so if a file is marked read only or is not owned by Admin then such does happen.

For now there is no God account in Windows so this area will continue to confound many.

The problem now is that the changed permissions mean you might have damaged this install to the point you won't be able to easily recover it back to before the changes. DID YOU TRY SYSTEM RESTORE?

Sorry but the other "I'm the only user" is again something written by many. Again, even the only user must obey permissions.

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by Willy / January 3, 2014 4:29 AM PST

Where did you get the win8.1 upgrade file or source of file. That maybe the crux of your problem, if not gotten from Toshiba or MS sources. If this was an online d/l from either, did it report a successful d/l? Look in those areas and check it out. A proper upgrade shouldn't be a problem, that's when I look elsewhere if doubtful file sources. You need a true upgrade file that's genuine. Problems can arise from other sources but to have happen from the git suggest a bad file of some sort.

tada -----Willy Happy

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