Run as Administrator on Windows 8.1

I use Windows 8.1 for four weeks now with a non-admin account of course. When I need admin privileges, I start the app with the well-known Run as Administrator option. I search for the app:


Then comes the usual UAC dialog:


Where I enter my user name and password:


And when I hit Enter, nothing happens. Nothing. What? It worked for years, how can it be broken now?

I was angry about it, because this was the only issue in Windows 8.1 that made me upset on a daily basis. Then, after weeks, I suddenly realized that it was my fault: I didn’t read the instructions. Do you see now?

Note to self: RTFM!


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