Windows Error 740 - The Requested Operation Requires Elevation

What Does Error 740 Mean?

If you are experiencing an error 740 message in Windows Vista or Windows 7 when trying to launch or install a CYMA application, it means the software being installed (or has been configured) must be accessed by someone with administrator privileges ("Run as Administrator"). Here is an example of Error 740:

"Error(740): The requested operation requires elevation."

How To Prevent Error 740 Messages

Windows Vista and Windows 7 use of security measure setting called User Account Control. With different levels of permissions, it can cause problems when trying to run software applications as a "user" instead of an "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.

Error 740 Solutions

There are two solutions to work around this issue.

  1. Most secure option: Simply right-click on the application executable icon and select "Run as Administrator". Most the time, this will solve the problem.
  2. Turn off UAC (User Account Control)
    1. Open up Control Panel, and type "UAC" (without quotes) into the search box.
    2. Click the link for "Turn User Account Control (UAC) on or off".
    3. Windows 7 computers, on the next screen, move the scroll bar for " User Account Control (UAC)" down to turn off the security. Vista computers, on the next screen, uncheck the box "Use User Account Control (UAC)" and click OK to turn off the security.

      The computer will need to be restarted for the security settings to change. Note: It is a good idea to turn the UAC back on when programs are installed.

This process is for Windows Vista as a checkbox whereas there is a scroll bar in Windows 7. In both operating systems there is a system reboot required for the effect to take place and allow the installation to proceed.