Fix The requested operation requires elevation, Error 740

If you try to run a program or open a folder or delete a file and you receive a message – Error (740), The requested operation requires elevation on your Windows 10/8/7 computer, here are some simple troubleshooting suggestions that can help you fix the problem.

The requested operation requires elevation

We suggest you try the following:

  1. Run program always as administrator
  2. Change folder permission
  3. Disable UAC
  4. Select Elevate without prompting

1] Run the program always as administrator

The requested operation requires elevation

There are certain apps, which require administrator privilege to be opened. If you are getting this error message while opening an app on your computer, you can try opening this always as administrator. However, this solution may not work if you are already using an administrator account or you are a member of the administrator group.

To get started, right-click on the app and go to Properties. After that, switch to the Compatibility tab and make a tick in the checkbox that says Run this program as an administrator.

Now click the Apply and OK buttons.

2] Change folder permission

If you are getting this error while opening a folder, this is what you should do. Right-click on the folder and select Properties. Then go to the Security tab and click the Advanced button. Make a tick in the checkbox that says Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object.

Following that, click the Apply and OK button.

3] Disable UAC

The UAC or User Account Control settings might be responsible for getting this error. Therefore, you can disable the User Account Control and verify whether it is causing the issue or not. For that, search Change user account control settings in the Taskbar search box. Next, drag down the blue bar to the bottom and click the OK button to save your change.

4] Select Elevate without prompting in GPEDIT

In Group Policy Editor, there is an option, which helps you disable the UAC prompt. You should try disabling this setting and check whether it solves the issue or not. For that, open Local Group Policy Editor. You can press Win + R, type gpedit.msc and hit the Enter button. Following that, navigate to-

Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options

In the Security Options folder, you can find a policy called User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode. Double-click on it to open its options.

From the drop-down menu, select Elevate without prompting and click the OK button to save your change.

Hope something helps you.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.