Here is one painful method I've found if anyone else is interested:
Access method 1 Point at a Taskbar blank area -> right-click -> Start Task Manager -> Processes tab -> Show processes for All Users -> UAC elevation prompt, Yes
Access method 2 Start -> Search box -> type Taskmgr -> Wait for it to be found -> when Taskmgr icon appears, right-click, Run as Administrator -> UAC elevation prompt, Yes.
To run an elevated Explorer:
•Task Manager window, Go to Processes tab. Find Explorer.exe, right-click, and choose End Process Tree. (This elevation trick doesn't work if Explorer.exe is already running.) Also close any other Explorer.exe.
•Desktop goes blank, task bar disappears! Nevermind.
•Task manager window, go to File, New Task (Run).., Type "Explorer", check box below that says "Create this task with administrator privileges", Run
•Oh, the desktop and task bar hasreappeared...
You now have an elevated Explorer shell.
•You will not get any further UAC prompts.
•There is no notification or different "look" to the desktop that indicates Explorer is running elevated.
•You have full access to the entire local hard drive regardless of prior UAC restrictions, until you logoff or reboot.
•Any programs run with this Elevated Explorer are also automatically elevated without UAC prompting.
To manually go back to the restricted Explorer, End the Explorer process again in Task Manager, then run Explorer from the Task Manager, but don't select "create task with admin privileges".