No "Run as Administrator" option on right-clicking printer icon

Hi, I'm trying to set up custom paper sizes on a Dell 3110cn printer, and need to open "Printer Properties" as an administrator.  I'm logged into Win 7 Home Premium (x64) as an administrator (the only account on the PC).  When I right-click the printer icon in Control Panel -> Harware and sound -> Devices and Printers, there is no "Run as Administrator" option. Can anyone please advise me how to get around this?

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Last updated November 28, 2019 Views 107,193 Applies to:

Hi Fersigo,

- How long have you had this issue?
- Was the option “Run as administrator” available previously?
- Have you turned-off User Account Control (UAC) settings, by chance?
- Is the “Run as administrator” option available for other programs?

Follow the methods listed below:


Method 1:


a.    Click “Start” and select “Devices and Printers”.

b.    Double-click the printer icon.

c.    Click “Properties” in the menu bar.

d.    Select “Open as administrator”


Try and change the settings and check if that fixes the issue.


Method 2:


Perform a system restore to a point prior to the issue and check if that fixes the issue.


Also see System Restore: frequently asked questions

Gokul - Microsoft Support

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