Unable to complete the operation (are you running as admin?): A required privilege is not held by the client

Description: How to fix error: Unable to complete the operation (are you running as admin?): A required privilege is not held by the client

How to fix error: Unable to complete the operation (are you running as admin?): A required privilege is not held by the client

Method 1:

Right click > Properties and select Run as Admin under compatibility.

Method 2:

Step 1: Start the Command Prompt command line by pressing Windows + R key combination, then enter the keyword secpol.msc in the RUN dialog box and click OK (or press the Enter key).

Step 2: Local Policies -> Security Options -> User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode (disable)

Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode (disable)

Double click (double click) -> select Enable -> Apply -> Ok

Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode enable

Step 3:

Please restart the Command Prompt command line by pressing Windows + R key combination, then enter the keyword gpupdate / force in the RUN dialog box and click OK (or press the Enter key). to update the policy you have just made.

Note: secpol.msc command may not work for windows xp operating system


Method 3

As you mentioned that Microsoft edge is not working, we would ask you to reset edge and check if the issue persists.

Please know that resetting the Microsoft edge will remove your bookmarks and History. Follow the instruction provided below and check.
a. Navigate to the location:

C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe

b. Delete everything in this folder.
c. Type Windows Powershell in search box.
d. Right click on Windows Powershell and select Run as administrator.
e. Copy and paste the following command.
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml" –Verbose}

Disclaimer:


The Reset Edge Settings feature might reset security settings or privacy settings that you added to the list of Trusted Sites. The Reset Edge Settings feature might also reset parental control settings. We recommend that you note these sites before you use the Reset Edge Settings feature. Resetting Edge isn't reversible, and all previous settings are deleted.

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