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my vista thinks I am not the admin. so i cant instal/unintall prog

  1. #1


    Andy Mac Guest

    my vista thinks I am not the admin. so i cant instal/unintall prog

    A couple days ago, when i was signing into WLMessenger I got a window saying
    " a newer version is available. youu must install newer version to continue.
    Would you like to do this now? " so i press yes and it starts but then i get
    a window saying " the administrator has set policies" but i am the only user
    and i am an administrator. so i go to Control Panel>Unintall a Program then i
    tried to uninstall WLMessenger then it say i need administrators Permission
    but i am the administrator!
    SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!
    THX> ANDY MAC

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  2. #2


    squeakstar Guest

    Re: my vista thinks I am not the admin. so i cant instal/unintall prog


    quit messanger properly.

    right mouse messanger shortcut> run as administrator... now do your
    update!


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  3. #3


    Ramesh, MS-MVP Guest

    Re: my vista thinks I am not the admin. so i cant instal/unintall prog

    Andy,

    What's the status of User Account Control (UAC) in the system?

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    "Andy Mac" <Andy Mac@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:082D50C4-AAA4-4869-A82F-AD6F9A4E5FFD@xxxxxx
    A couple days ago, when i was signing into WLMessenger I got a window saying
    " a newer version is available. youu must install newer version to continue.
    Would you like to do this now? " so i press yes and it starts but then i get
    a window saying " the administrator has set policies" but i am the only user
    and i am an administrator. so i go to Control Panel>Unintall a Program then i
    tried to uninstall WLMessenger then it say i need administrators Permission
    but i am the administrator!
    SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!
    THX> ANDY MAC

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Andy Mac Guest

    Re: my vista thinks I am not the admin. so i cant instal/unintall

    It is turned on.

    Andy

    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

    > Andy,
    >
    > What's the status of User Account Control (UAC) in the system?
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    > Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
    >
    >
    > "Andy Mac" <Andy Mac@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:082D50C4-AAA4-4869-A82F-AD6F9A4E5FFD@xxxxxx
    > A couple days ago, when i was signing into WLMessenger I got a window saying
    > " a newer version is available. youu must install newer version to continue.
    > Would you like to do this now? " so i press yes and it starts but then i get
    > a window saying " the administrator has set policies" but i am the only user
    > and i am an administrator. so i go to Control Panel>Unintall a Program then i
    > tried to uninstall WLMessenger then it say i need administrators Permission
    > but i am the administrator!
    > SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!
    > THX> ANDY MAC
    >

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  5. #5


    Andy Mac Guest

    Re: my vista thinks I am not the admin. so i cant instal/unintall

    I tried to run as admin, but it still didnt work

    "squeakstar" wrote:

    >
    > quit messanger properly.
    >
    > right mouse messanger shortcut> run as administrator... now do your
    > update!
    >
    >
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    > squeakstar's Profile: http://forums.techarena.in/member.php?userid=29478
    > View this thread: http://forums.techarena.in/showthread.php?t=826554
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    > http://forums.techarena.in
    >
    >

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  6. #6


    Ramesh, MS-MVP Guest

    Re: my vista thinks I am not the admin. so i cant instal/unintall

    Check this article.

    "The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation"
    http://www.rebrandsoftware.com/shows...?article_id=89

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    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
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    "Andy Mac" <AndyMac@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:E9ED6EE4-F15C-48D2-83DD-3811C9D3258A@xxxxxx
    It is turned on.

    Andy

    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

    > Andy,
    >
    > What's the status of User Account Control (UAC) in the system?
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    > Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
    >
    >
    > "Andy Mac" <Andy Mac@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:082D50C4-AAA4-4869-A82F-AD6F9A4E5FFD@xxxxxx
    > A couple days ago, when i was signing into WLMessenger I got a window saying
    > " a newer version is available. youu must install newer version to continue.
    > Would you like to do this now? " so i press yes and it starts but then i get
    > a window saying " the administrator has set policies" but i am the only user
    > and i am an administrator. so i go to Control Panel>Unintall a Program then i
    > tried to uninstall WLMessenger then it say i need administrators Permission
    > but i am the administrator!
    > SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!
    > THX> ANDY MAC
    >

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