"unable to process update, toolkit needs to run in administrator mode."

By default, Toolkit is designed to run in administrator mode, but it is also possible to start Toolkit in a non-admin mode. If you are seeing a message that Toolkit cannot update because it is not in administrator mode, there are a few things you can do.

First, exit Toolkit; if you have already seen the message about needing to be in administrator mode, the update will not work until Toolkit 6 is closed.

First, you will need to find the regular Toolkit 6 icon.

  1. For all versions of Windows, click the Start button
    1. For Windows Vista or Windows 7, then click the Search box at the bottom of the list.
    2. For Windows 8, tap the letter S to get the search box to appear.
    3. For Windows 10, either click the search box, or begin typing:
  2. In the search box, type in Toolkit.
  3. A list of files will show up. One of these files should have the name Toolkit 6. When you find that in the list, simply click the file. You will usually see a message from Windows asking to confirm this. CLick Yes, and then Toolkit should open up in administrator mode. You should see a message about an update to the software, which should work correctly this time.


If you want to make this the permanent icon for starting Toolkit, then after you close the program, repeat the first two steps, to get the list of files to show up.

This time, do a right-click on the icon. From the list of options, you can choose Pin to Taskbar, so Toolkit shows up on the bar of icons that runs across the bottom of the screen.
If you do not want it to show up there, you can also go down to the Send To option in the menu, and choose Desktop (create shortcut) instead. This will make a shortcut to the icon that shows up on the desktop when the computer starts up; use this, and Toolkit will always be in administrator mode.