How to resolve the Windows 7 Error 0×80070522 “A required privilege is not held by the client.”?

Speaking of frustration!: You are the owner of your laptop as you have spent more than a thousand dollars on it and you have made sure you are the administrator or your user account is belonging to the administrator group. When you try to create or paste a text file into your C:\ drive, Windows throws you the error

Error 0×80070522 “A required privilege is not held by the client.”

It is similar to being locked out of your own car or having so much spams on your WordPress blogs that you are disabling the comments.

This reminds me of the funny DIRECTV commercials.

You are upset! When you are upset you start Googling how to resolve the problem. When you start Googling, you get misleading answers by the experts who are trying to increase their points in the various websites that give credits for the first responders or voted by some people as the correct answers when they have not even tried the solutions proposed. When you follow those advice to change the security settings or change ownership of the C:\ drive, you cause your computer to lock you out of the C:\ drive -> deny you access to your own C:\ drive. Think twice before follow those advice. Try the following instead:
1. Click Start > Run > SECPOL.MSC.
2. Once the “Local Security Policy” window opens, under “Security Settings” > Local Policies > Security Options.
3. Scroll down to find “User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode” and then disable it. Yes -> disable it. Then, click the OK button.
4. Restart your computer.

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