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  1. How can I give my user account administrator privileges? I'm using Windows OS 8.1. Mine is the only user account on this laptop, but it appears it does not have administrator privileges. How can that be? I keep getting blocked from doing things by messages saying I must have administrative privileges. I can't find any way to get those privileges. I have been to Settings/Change PC Settings/Accounts. I am the only account listed there. I see no way to add administrator privleges to it. I see where I can add an account, but I stopped that when the first step was to give an e-mail address - that has nothing to do with making an account for this machine! I was going to see if I could create an administrator account - but if I'm not the administrator, surely I would not be able to anyway. If I am the administrator - and I must be -- then why do I keep getting blocked? I note, mine is a local account. It also does not have a password set up for it - and I don't even see any place to add a password on it, although I would rather not have one -- I'm just using this at home, and it is much easier without a password. My most immediate issue involves QuarkXpress 2015. I have installed it. I want to add the serial in order to activate it permanently. But when I click on "Edit License Code" in order to do so, it simply gives me a message reading: "You must have administrative privileges to run the QuarkXpress installer. Setup will now exit." It is already installed - so I don't know whay the message is talking about runing the installer. It simply gives that message and will not open the window. So, how can I check if my user account has administrative privileges, and how can I give it such privileges? Thanks for any help.