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How to Remove Administrator Privileges on Windows 8/8.1

Suppose you get administrator privileges in your computer, you are able to open and delete some system folders which you do not have permission to access and remove by default. Nonetheless, have you ever thought that other people who can log in your computer are capable of doing the same things? Hence, after you finish related and necessary operations with administrator privileges, you'd better remove administrator privileges in time, using the method illustrated below.

Steps to remove administrator privileges on Windows 8/8.1:

Step 1: Right-click any blank space on the desktop, tap New in the context menu and choose Text Document in the sub-list.

Step 2: Open the new text document and type the following information in it.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dllfile\shell]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\runas]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas]
"HasLUAShield"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas\command]
@="\"%1\" %*"
"IsolatedCommand"="\"%1\" %*"

Step 3: Click File on the upper left corner and select Save As.

Step 4: In the Save As window, manually input Remove administrator privileges.reg as file name and click Save.

Step 5: Double-click the reg document on the desktop.

Step 6: Click Yes in the User Account Control dialog to continue.

Step 7: Choose Yes in the Registry Editor window to add the information in reg file to the registry.

Step 8: When the keys and values in the reg document have been successfully added to the registry, tap OK.

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