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login as administrator to install software

  1. #1


    oldjeff Guest

    login as administrator to install software

    I am trying install software from a DVD but get the message "to install the
    software you must have administrator rights, log in as administrator and
    start again" however I am logged in as user/administrator - I'm the sole
    user What's up?

    Thanks

    Old Jeff

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  2. #2


    PaulB Guest

    RE: login as administrator to install software

    Go to the setup.exe file on the DVD and right click and select "Run as
    administrator".
    --
    Paul


    "oldjeff" wrote:

    > I am trying install software from a DVD but get the message "to install the
    > software you must have administrator rights, log in as administrator and
    > start again" however I am logged in as user/administrator - I'm the sole
    > user What's up?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Old Jeff

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    oldjeff Guest

    RE: login as administrator to install software

    Hi Paul

    Thanks - that did it - what was happening was that auto run was getting in
    the way

    Oldjeff

    "PaulB" wrote:

    > Go to the setup.exe file on the DVD and right click and select "Run as
    > administrator".
    > --
    > Paul
    >
    >
    > "oldjeff" wrote:
    >

    > > I am trying install software from a DVD but get the message "to install the
    > > software you must have administrator rights, log in as administrator and
    > > start again" however I am logged in as user/administrator - I'm the sole
    > > user What's up?
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > >
    > > Old Jeff

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    PaulB Guest

    RE: login as administrator to install software

    Hi Jeff
    You are welcome. Glad it worked out.

    --
    Paul


    "oldjeff" wrote:

    > Hi Paul
    >
    > Thanks - that did it - what was happening was that auto run was getting in
    > the way
    >
    > Oldjeff
    >
    > "PaulB" wrote:
    >

    > > Go to the setup.exe file on the DVD and right click and select "Run as
    > > administrator".
    > > --
    > > Paul
    > >
    > >
    > > "oldjeff" wrote:
    > >

    > > > I am trying install software from a DVD but get the message "to install the
    > > > software you must have administrator rights, log in as administrator and
    > > > start again" however I am logged in as user/administrator - I'm the sole
    > > > user What's up?
    > > >
    > > > Thanks
    > > >
    > > > Old Jeff

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    kristin Guest

    "cookbook" permissions setup for sole user?

    Just wondering if there were some broad generalizations that could be made
    for the person running Vista as a sole user. I would like to set this up so
    that I have full access to my system without turning off the UAC.

    This is a Vista Home Premium clean install. I am not having big problems but
    I would like to have a plan for a consistent setup. I did not set up any
    other users.

    I have 4 partitioned drives. CDE partitions are on the same drive. They
    are set to "Authenticated User" with full permission and I don't seem to be
    able to change to any other user. When I changed the settings for this
    particular "Authenticated User" I got the message that my reclyle bin was
    corrupted and that I could not access my system information file...did I
    want to continue...if I did it might cause instability...so when I chose to
    cancel there was a messaage about inconsistencies??

    My other drives are all set to "Everyone" with full permission. "Everyone"
    is not an available user for the CDE partitions.


    Thank you.

    kristin





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  6. #6


    Steve Riley [MSFT] Guest

    Re: "cookbook" permissions setup for sole user?

    Don't change the default permissions. The defaults are suitable for your
    situation.

    --
    Steve Riley
    steve.riley@xxxxxx
    http://blogs.technet.com/steriley
    http://www.protectyourwindowsnetwork.com


    "kristin" <khrysalis@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:uf5m8obDIHA.1164@xxxxxx

    > Just wondering if there were some broad generalizations that could be made
    > for the person running Vista as a sole user. I would like to set this up
    > so that I have full access to my system without turning off the UAC.
    >
    > This is a Vista Home Premium clean install. I am not having big problems
    > but I would like to have a plan for a consistent setup. I did not set up
    > any other users.
    >
    > I have 4 partitioned drives. CDE partitions are on the same drive. They
    > are set to "Authenticated User" with full permission and I don't seem to
    > be able to change to any other user. When I changed the settings for this
    > particular "Authenticated User" I got the message that my reclyle bin was
    > corrupted and that I could not access my system information file...did I
    > want to continue...if I did it might cause instability...so when I chose
    > to cancel there was a messaage about inconsistencies??
    >
    > My other drives are all set to "Everyone" with full permission. "Everyone"
    > is not an available user for the CDE partitions.
    >
    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    > kristin
    >
    >
    >
    >

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  7. #7


    Eddie Guest

    RE: login as administrator to install software

    Jeff,
    I am all but a computer whiz, yet I can do almost nothing on MY computer.
    All I am trying to do is REMOVE programs and I can't. It says I need
    permission to do that. From who? It's MY computer. I AM the administrator.
    Do you or anyone you know know how to REMOVE software? I've removed
    software for years but for some unknown reason in Vista you need "permission"
    from some computer god or something. I am losing countless hours of work
    trying to figure this out. Would it be easier to just go buy a MAC? Please
    help if you can.
    Thanks,
    Eddie

    "oldjeff" wrote:

    > I am trying install software from a DVD but get the message "to install the
    > software you must have administrator rights, log in as administrator and
    > start again" however I am logged in as user/administrator - I'm the sole
    > user What's up?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Old Jeff

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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