Windows 7 running an application comes up with this error
“Error(740): The requested operation requires elevation”
How To Prevent error code 740 Messages?
Windows Vista and Windows 7 use a security measure setting called User Account Control. Windows7 has different levels of permissions, cause problems when trying to run software applications as a normal “user” instead of a system-level “administrator”. Specific actions by a “user” will cause User Account Control to display a dialog message which will allow you to elevate your Windows permissions level to administrator. Any software application running with normal user permissions will not allow User Account Control this option.
Solution to windows 7 error code 740:
1.right-click on the application icon and select Run as Administrator. Most the time, this will solve the problem.
2. Turn of UAC (User Account Control)
Open up Control Panel, and type “UAC” (without quotes) into the search box.
Click the link for “Turn User Account Control (UAC) on or off”.
On the next screen, uncheck the box “Use User Account Control (UAC)”, and click OK.