Windows 7 both 32 & 64 bit OS See more info below

Problem - until a couple of weeks ago if I was signed in as a standard user but needed to run something that required admin rights, I would right click and choose "run as administrator". That option does not show in the drop down menu any more. Also, when an update other than windows that requires admin rights to install I get an error because I do not get the prompt to put in admin password as I did before. I am wondering if this is due to windows update or what. Can anyone help correct this. Thanks in advance for your help.

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Does the old fashioned method work?

Press and hold Ctrl+Shift while opening the program.

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(NT) Tried using Ctr-*** but did not work.
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Does the other old fashioned work? (more.)
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Tried to right click on manage disk but --

all I got was help and not an option for properties. In addition when a program has an update (like adobe flash) I can never get the option to run as administrator.

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Sounds like malware did a number on the machine.

There is a registry entry called NoPropertiesMyComputer

It's a bit late so you can research it and it's know to have the effort you noted. (and yes it applies to 7!)

"If you disable or do not configure this setting, the Properties option is displayed as usual"

Sorry but I'm sure there are a few others like this.

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