In Windows 10, there are certain operations that require elevation. These include installing programs, changing settings, accessing network resources, etc. If you try to perform one of those actions without being elevated, you receive a prompt asking whether you want to allow it. This prompt appears even if you are already logged into Windows 10 as an administrator.
If you do not see this prompt, you might think that your account does not have administrative privileges. However, this is not necessarily true. You can still access some features of Windows 10 without being an admin. For example, you can install applications, change settings, use built-in tools like Device Manager, etc. But, if you attempt to install software or make changes to system files, you will receive the following error: