Is the “Yes” button grayed out in User Account Control on your computer? If it is, then you will not be able to launch an application as an administrator. If you are facing this issue, this simple trick is going to fix this problem. The reason behind this issue may be because you are using a standard account, not your administrative account or maybe your administrative account is disabled. So, without wasting any time looking for reasons, try this simple solution.
Fix-1 Change your account type from Safe Mode-
Access your computer in Safe Mode and then change your current account ‘standard’ to ‘administrative’.
You have to boot into Safe Mode first-
1. Press Windows Icon+I to open Settings window.
2. Now, click on “Update and Security“.
3. Now, on the left pane, click on “Recovery“,
4. Then, under “Advanced Startup” section, click on “Restart Now“.
5. In Choose an option window, click on “Troubleshoot“.
6. In Troubleshoot window, click on “Advanced options“.
7. In the Advanced options window, click on the “Startup Settings“.
8. Now, click on “Restart” to restart your computer in safe mode.
9. Now, you will be shown options of Startup Settings.
10. Press “6” to ‘Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt‘ access.
Your computer will be booted into Safe Mode with Command Prompt access only.
11. Now, copy-paste this command in Command Prompt window, modify it and then hit Enter to execute it on your computer.
net localgroup Administrators <username> /add
[ NOTE– Replace “<username>” with the username you are using on your computer.
As the username for this pc is –Sambit, so it will look like- “net localgroup Administrators Sambit /add” ]
After executing the command you will notice a message like, “The command completed successfully“.
Close Command Prompt window.
Reboot your computer back to normal mode again.
‘Yes’ button will continue to work in User Account Control, again.
Your problem is solved.
Sambit is a Mechanical Engineer By qualification who loves to write about Windows 10 and solutions to weirdest possible problems.