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Google Earth won't install - admin privileges required (I am admin)

Q: Google Earth won't install - admin privileges required (I am admin)

Frustrated with admin rights - Please help me.

Just purchased new PC - HP Pavilion desktop and upgraded to Windows 10 during installation. I've downloaded Google Chrome as my default search engine with no issues. I've attempted several times to download Google Earth. Download fails: "Google Earth needs administrator privileges to install."

I am the only user on this PC and User Account type indicates that I'm the "Administrator".

Why won't Google Earth install?

Preferred Solution: Google Earth won't install - admin privileges required (I am admin)

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A: Google Earth won't install - admin privileges required (I am admin)

Hello and welcome!

Sometimes you have to run the installation file and deliberately make it "Run as Administrator" by right clicking on the downloaded file and selecting this option. Not sure if this is the case with Google Earth but worth a try.

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The main (and only account) I have been using since the first beta came out had administrator privileges.

Today when I booted up I noticed that my account could no longer do things that are associated with an admin account, such as installing certain programs and writing to certain folders.

I created another account with admin rights and that account has the exact same problem. I tried removing the admin status on my account and putting it back on but that did not work.

Anyone else have this problem or have any advice on how to get my account seen as an admin account?

A:Admin acount no longer has admin privileges?

Hello iroden.

Check out my recent other post for a similar matter
NewSID.exe HELP!!!!!!!!!

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I created an administrator account for MSConway and changed my original account (pmconway) to user. Now when I log in to MSConway I get "The user name or password is corrupted." At the cmd line I entered "net users" and saw that my Admin account is mistakenly named "Ms. Conway". Also, when I use "net user" for MSConway that name is not recognized, nor is any variation on Ms. Conway (like "Ms. Conway" "Conway" "Ms" "Ms.) What can I do? I really want to upgrade to Windows 10 but I'm stuck with no Admin account.

Also, my Windows 7 DVD came with my refurbished HP and says "Intended for distribution with a refurbished PC." When I boot from that DVD I don't get an option to reformat the hard drive and reinstall Windows, so I'm wondering if I can even do a clean install with this type of Windows 7 DVD. Can I?

I'd really appreciate any suggestions!

Thanks a lot,

A:My Admin user name is corrupted so now PC has NO admin privileges

See Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable about enabling the built-in admin account. Once you get it set up I would take a system image with third party software (aomei, eg) so you have a fallback.

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So, for the second time this month, a Windows Update has basically killed my machine.

As I was going to bed at 0230GMT, WindowsUpdate started an auto-install and rebooted my machine.
As I logged into the Admin-level account normally, it appears to stop loading any of my programs - firewall, AV, email, everything.
Volume appears, and that's it.

I click my browser icon on the jump bar, and it popsup an alert box that says :

"Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

I get this on everything : command prompt window, Games on non-boot drive, Windows utilities/programs themselves.

Funnily enough, although "Run as Admin" on my browsers doesn't work, using the "Run Safer" option through my OnlineArmor firewall/program guard does allow a browser to run. But not anything else. And not as with Admin Privileges.

Bloody annoying!
I can't uninstall anything.
"Last Known Good Configuration" and "Safe Mode" does nothing for this problem. There's no way to access "System Restore", so even if there is a restore point (which there should be - I made one after reinstalling at beginning of the month, the last time this happened), I can't use it.

The "Shut Down" button on the Start Menu constantly tells me to click it for the update process again....5 times or so, and it's still there.

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A:WinUpdate made Admin act as no admin privileges available?

Addendum :

Managed to create a new Admin-level user.
No go. Same problem. Will not run anything - not enough permissions?!

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I installed a few programs last night and I lost all my admin privileges.

I'm using an account that has admin rights, and yet these happened:
- run button in the start menu has disappeared.
- turn off button has also disappeared; I can only log off
- I cannot run the task manager when I press ctrl-alt-del
- some sys tray applications stopped being started up with the windows (skype, msn messenger, icq, adobe lightroom, daemontools)
- when I load Adobe Photoshop CS2, I get this message that says "You are not allowed to continue because your account does not have administrator privileges".
- I'm sure there're more things waiting to be discovered.

But the thing is, my account has admin status!

I've run adaware to clear out all spyware already. I'm attaching a HijackThis log; can anyone help see what's wrong?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:35:46 PM, on 8/3/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
E:\Win95\Utilities\Microsoft Activesync\wcescomm.exe
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A:Admin account lost admin privileges!

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I am signed in as the Administrator of my computer, however, the system will not allow me to install my antivirus. It gives me an error message saying that I need admin. privileges to install.

I did have some viruses but fixed them, now I can't install.

Please help.


A:Can't install anitvirus w/admin. privileges

Try tapping F8 as you push power button until you get safe mode option. Go into safe mode and try install.

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Hi Team,

i want to install a application without admin privileges, please provide example batch file or command for the same.

Thanks in Advance!


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Hello most excellent group!

My friend across the country got an XP pro box as a gift, and I cannot get admin privileges.
I just wanted to create a new account for him with admin privs, but when logged in as administrator,
the interface is not there to create a new account (behaving like a user account).

I do not know the history of this PC, but I think there have been security restrictions put onto the admin account.

Is there an easy way to restore the default security policy in XP? Or at least a way to remove the restriction on account creation with privs?

This is a new one on me.

It's easy to tell me to re-install, but he is a fairly inexperienced user who can't handle that, and he's 3000 miles away.

Any clues out there?

I was gonne A:B the local users and groups settings with my pc, and review security policies too.
Not sure where to find these controls. I just want it to behave like a normal XP pro box admin account.

A:Admin acct has no admin privileges XP pro

There should be an admin account with full rights that was created when Windows was installed but it is usually only available when booting into safe mode. When safe mode starts, he should see an admin account and his account. Have him select admin and then go to control panel, user accounts. There he should be able to set up accounts and change the rights on existing accounts

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Computer at work does not allow administrator priveleges. System recovery tab also missing. Privileges still not accepted in safe mode. Computer has problems with missing files upon start.

Thanks for any help.


A:No Admin privileges with Admin accounts.

Your work has most likely blocked administrator privileges.

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Sysinfo: Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9550 Quad-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4862 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 465312 MB, Free - 286204 MB; D: Total - 11625 MB, Free - 1546 MB; K: Total - 152625 MB, Free - 36069 MB;
Antivirus: UnThreat AntiVirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

I have been trying to install Adobe Flash Player, and have administrative privileges. I keep getting the message that I have insufficient permissions. I have created a new admin user, and that doesn't work. I have right clicked on the file and said to install as administrator...no good. I have disabled all my virus programs and uninstalled I-Tunes. I don't know what else to do, and it is so annoying that I keep getting the "Flashplayer has stopped working" error message over and over whenever I open Foxfire or IE. Please help!

A:Solved: Insufficient privileges to install Adobe flash although I have admin privileg

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So: I've had a recurring issue with Windows 7 that has only come to the forefront once again due to a need to upgrade Flash and finding I cannot delete a core file or do a fresh install of flash because it cannot write over said file. So. Let's get to business with the heart of the problem.

I'm on a custom built Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit OS machine. My primary account as admin privileges when the user data is brought up on mmc. I have attempted to run the installation as well as delete the offending file (Windows/SysWOW64/Macromed/Flash/NPSWF32.dll) on both the default administrator account and on my primary account. In both occasions, it has stated that I do not have administrator privileges and need to login to the administrator account.

Obviously, being done from the administrator account, this doesn't make the tiniest bit of sense. Nor does the fact that flash is working on Chrome, but not on Firefox. But let's not get into that for now.

So: computer gurus who know more than I: how do I solve this issue of not having administrator privileges on the administrator account? I'm not sure if I included all the information you might need, and I'm happy to provide more. Just ask away.


I believe it's relevant to mention that I use PCTools antivirus protection, though I disabled IntelliGuard and the Computer Immunization while attempting this. No apparent effect on the administrator privileges though. Also, no viruses found in a complete system scan.

A:No Admin Privileges as Admin

Try uninstalling flash first using THIS uninstaller (from http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html).

If that doesn't work still, try deleting the offending file by doing the following, in order, on an administrative command prompt


takeown "<drive>:/Windows/SysWOW64/Macromed/Flash/NPSWF32.dll" /f %1 /r /d y


icacls "<drive>:/Windows/SysWOW64/Macromed/Flash/NPSWF32.dll" /grant administrators:F /t

del /p /f "<drive>:/Windows/SysWOW64/Macromed/Flash/NPSWF32.dll"

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So i came across something very troubling on my computer recently. I am not much of a tech wizard but i think this picture should give a bit of info(okay sorry no pic). Basically the pic was an image of my last windows update which was mid june, and the
last check for one which was in early july. I would normally spring on that but i don't have administrator privileges for some reason.
I did try to create another account to see if that worked but it didn't, but i still for some reason have the ability to give other accounts admin privileges.
I am the system admin by the way, not part of a network or anything this is my personal computer. I also built it so i don't really have much manufacturing info....
I find this really weird because i can use basically all the admin tools, i just can't update my computer from what it seems.
I get the feeling i have been hacked, i would restore my computer but i can only restore to about a week ago. Which is to my last driver update.

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Hi everyone,
Here is my latest Vista woe(s). (Dell Inspiron 1420, 2gbRAM, 160gb HDD, Core2duo T5450 1.66GHz, Vista Home Prem - auto update, AvastHome, Windows Defender, AVGAntispyware, RUBotted, Threatfire)

Some background:
I have 3 profiles on the machine. Admin which is my original Admin account (I've used it to install apps etc); Basic which is my everyday, non-admin profile that I use for just about everything; New Admin which is a new admin account I created for trouble shooting but it has the same problems that the original one has.

There are 2 basic issues (I'll use one particular instance as an example but it's not the only instance AND it's an intermittent issue - sometimes problem happens sometimes it doesn't. Ten minutes after this instance I downloaded and installed an app and it ran fine):

1. In my Basic profile I downloaded Skype and saved the file to my Public Downloads folder. I right-clicked "run as administrator" to try and install and got this error:

Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

I tried just clicking it to run it (without "run as administrator") and got the same error.

I did some searching on the error and found some postings elsewhere but most were very old and in WinXP instead of Vista but I tried investigating the things mentioned in those posts.

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A:Problems - Admin Permissions / App Install / UAC, Admin can't access Public files

Helloooooo??? Anybody out there?

I'd really appreciate any help you can offer me.

[UPDATE] incidentally, since writing this I have been able to install a couple of other small apps (but have also run into the same problem on a couple of others).


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Recently I did a clean install from the windows installation tool off a CD I made. Soon after logging on and making my first account (again!) I couldn't open the C drive. I messed with the owner options and made my account the owner so I could open it. Possibly before or maybe after (I'm not sure) I realised I wasn't able to use any admin settings, (like add another account or see advanced system settings) open any applications that required admin rights (like CMD or any installation file) or do anything in the system menu. I've tried to look up the solution but can't find anything that fits the description of my problem. Any help is welcome. Thanks in advance for at least reading this.

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I already looked for an answer over at sourceforge to no avail. When i right click on a file and select extract here under 7-zip's context menu, I get an error saying I need elevated privileges.  I have already set 7 zip file manager and 7zips CLI and set them both to use admin privilges in compatibility mode.  I think the error is in shell and shellex context handlers of windows 8. I am using an admin account, I have looked through the registry values, at and through all 7-zip entries I don't know what the error could be besides file and folder permissions does anyone know how to solve this or have any suggestions?  I think i might have to look through HKCR>> some more though, I've only checked the HKCR>>* I'm not as familiar with that hive..
Things I've tried:
-Looked through of HKCU >>software>>Microsoft>>windows>>cur ver.>>policies>>explorer
-Looked through permissions and entries 7-zip reg entries
-Uninstalled, and reinstalled
-Changed ownership of 7-zip and all child object to myself
-Checked privilges of user account

A:7-zip admin privileges?

 Here are the steps to modify ownership and permissions of folders and files:
  1.       Right-click the file or folder, click Properties, and then click the Security tab.
  2.       Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
  3.       Click Edit, and then do one of the following:
 ·         To change the owner to a user or group that is not listed, click Other users and groups and, inEnter the object name to select (examples), type the name of the user or group, and then click OK.
  ·         To change the owner to a user or group that is listed, in the Change owner to box, click the new owner.
  4.       If you want to take ownership of the contents of the folder, select the Replace owner on sub containers and objects check box.
  5.       Click OK, and then click Yes when you receive the following message:
          You do not have permission to read the contents of directory folder name. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control?
          All permissions will be replaced ... Read more

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Hi, and thank you in advance for any help you can give me.

I am running Vista Home Premium, Service Pack 1.

1. Most recently I tried to run some online scans (HouseCall and BitDefender.) Housecall did not complete, and BitDefender says I don't have admin privileges. (I do. I thought. I am the only user on my pc, and I have two profiles--one with admin privileges and one without, which I usually use to surf the web.)
2. When I use HiJack, I am told my system denied write access to my hosts file, even after I followed the directions regarding deleting the host it showed originally. Since doing that, a hosts file shows up in the notepad, but not in the app where I can fix it. (Maybe it's actually okay; I don't know.)
3. I use CCleaner regularly; I have AVAST.

Again, thank you for your time. Let me know if you need any more information. I realize there are probably other things wrong, but this is what I have noticed.

A:Help re: admin privileges

I think you might run your browswer as admin in order to be able to complete those online scans successfully. Have you tried that yet?
Have you run HiJack This as admin?

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I purchased a new Alienware computer 2 weeks ago and a couple days ago I noticed I couldn't access my Pictures folder. I also noticed I couldn't do any Admin tasks. I can't open task manager, Open any exe. files and when I right click on C drive I get Access is denied. I don't believe I've made any changes so not sure what went wrong. I could make changes and install programs prior.
Any help would be appreciative.
Thanks Dave

A:No Admin privileges.

Since you bought it brand new and it is under warranty, suggest that you take it back for refund or exchange without delay.

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I need to install a software but when I click the file the UAC comes out and asks the usual questions. What I find weird is it does not give me the option to click YES. Only the NO button shows up. I checked and it seems that I am logged in as a local account. I tired everything but can't figure out to change the account type or log-in as admin. Only resort is to back up and do a restore PC but even the backup won;t let me go past the UAC.
Any help will be much appreciate.d

A:Need help with Admin privileges

You cannot log in as an real admin. If UAC is not letting you past, there there is something wrong with the software or third party security software you may have installed. Where did you get this software and what is the name of it?

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Although I bought this computer new w/ XP installed and set up the original user accounts and have been able to add/remove accounts, I have had reason to wonder if I am recoginzed and the adminstrator.

I don't tend to interface with the computer at the OS level very often. I am trying to install some software that tells me that I need admin privileges and I'm having trouble installing the software, making me wonder if this might be the problem

Where do I even look for that kind of thing?

A:how to tell if I have admin privileges in XP

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I was trying to install a video game called Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst on my computer. It couldn't install 2 executable's saying access was denied. I have it installed on my win7 laptop so I thought I would just copy the files. Once it got near the end it said I need administrative privileges for the exact same 2 files. I tried doing the "Take Ownership" but that didnt do anything. All my PC info is in my profile, and if you need any more info just ask.

Thanks in advance,

PS. Added picture of me trying to extract 2 DIFFERENT executables from Winrar (files completely unrelated to the video game)

A:Saying I don't have admin privileges...

If you are running as admin, right click on the .exe and select run as admin. If that doesn't work, select troubleshoot compatibility.

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On my personal computer my account is the Administrator but whenever I attempt to update windows or check for updates, it only says that "Some settings are managed by your system administrator", and it keeps me from changing the setting, I have
tried running the control panel as administrator but the same thing keeps appearing. Can someone please help me I am running on Windows 8.1. 

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hi im trying to copy and paste a file but when i try and paste it i get the you need admin privileges but i am the admin, i have turned off the UAC and ive done the take ownership thing, in fact i think i downloaded something so ive always got the take ownership option in the folder options
but it still wont let me do it, is there a higher level of admin like super admin?

A:admin privileges

Open the security tab after right clicking on file or folder and choosing properties. Give your unique account permission by adding it. You have to actually type it and then check boxes too.

Edit | Add

Then type.

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I got a free computer via a local "Help" disability program (yeah me!) However, things are very different on this system (Win 7) than my old one (I have background from DOS 3.1 - Win XP). I don't know if I'm looking at Win 7 issues or something the computer providers set up (will call when I see replies to this post).

Although I am, as best I can tell, the Admin., several folders are not accessible to me (such as C:\Documents and Settings or C:\Users\All Users).

Do you folks believe that there is an Admin. setting that I fail to see or is it possible that my computer providers made some sort of master Admin. control setting?


A:Admin. Privileges?

Welcome to the forum.

In Windows 7, Documents and Settings as well as several others in that folder are not real folders, they are Junctions that are there to allow legacy programs to interface to Windows 7's folder structure.

Windows 7 uses C:\Users\*your user name*\Documents and C:\Users\*your user name*\Appdata
(Appdata is a hidden folder) to accomplish what Documents and Settings did in XP.

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Something has happened to our desktop.  Kaspersky has been unable to update databases; sent them a message and have attempted all steps they suggested but am unable to run anything.  Am not able to run or access anything as admin.  There latest email stated to send them screen shots of everything (have attached them)  Computer will not allow me to see users or change users.  Not sure what's going on.  Estimated to be having the problem for the past 2-3 weeks; coincidentally around the time Internet Explorer completely stopped working.

A:Admin privileges disappeared.....

try safe mode to access admin with  total permissions  In safe mode you shpold be able to fix your problems
cmd in windows does not give full access permissions for some system access
make sure you have I.E. eleven installed down/load a new copy and install if necessary

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I left on vacation over the past weekend. Upon my arrival home, I went to my computer to check my mail. I noticed a second account but thought nothing of it on the log-in screen. Later, as I am trying to update my programs such as iTunes, I come to find out that my administrator privileges are gone. My roommate has confessed to changing adding an administrator account and demoting my account. However, the password he set was from a random password generator and is only recorded in a text file on the desktop of the admin account. How do I regain my administrative privileges on the computer and delete the other account?

I have an HP Pavillion p7-1207c.
I have tried restoring the system from a backup, but that requires an admin's permission.
All help is gladly accepted.

A:How do I regain Admin privileges?

Not a smart guy... that roommate of yours!

User Account Password - Change from WinRE

In step 7 do:

net user name_of_admin_account *
Now give the name_of_admin_account a new password so you can logon. Now you can give the other acount admin priviliges. You can delete the name_of_admin_account when logged on as admin account. Step 8 to 13 aren't needed of course

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I have a limited account on Windows XP Pro. I am trying to install a program which does not require admin privileges because it doesn't go into any system folders or modify registry. For some reason when i open the set up (exe not msi) it say "Please try installing again on an account with admin privileges.

I tried changing the compatibility to Windows 95,(windows 95-windows98 did not differentiate between limited and administrator) but when i clicked on browse to change the installation directory the set up windows closed. I tried again to see if it was running in the background or anything like that by checking for the process and once again i clicked browse. the process ended.

I have access to modify folders in the installation directory so i don't see the problem. My theory is that the developers probably asked for admin privileges for no reason. I have installed this games many times in the past without any problems.

My question is, can i trick the program into thinking that i am an administrator and make it run normally? Please don't suggest finding the installation folders as a zip, rar or 7z because i have tried to find it but no one will upload it. It is over 2gb when extracted.

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Nice work Microsoft! I just turned on my computer to find that my admin rights have been stripped from my user account. It's weird, I'm the only user of this computer and its a personal laptop.- Running Windows Vista on a 32bit HP DV5 Laptop- I can't access Task Manager from Ctrl+Alt+Del- Cannot enter Run -> Regedit as it returns a "Regediting has been disabled by your Administrator"Also there's this weird message below my Run command box:Any help?PS: UAC was turned off ages ago and similar problems went away. It's still turned off - no idea what's going on

A:Just lost all admin privileges..

Looks like a malware attack, this will Re-enable (http://www.raymond.cc/forum/general-forum/12672-re-enable-project-ideas-and-suggestions.html) but you need to AV scan to get rid of it.http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

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OK I have no idea what happened.. I think windows security **** updated itself over night and spacked up my norton antivirus or something, cos that isnt there anymore, my internet security is but its being a little unresponsive.. next time i turned computer off and put it back on my usual profile is now apparently not the administrator, even though in user accounts it says it is.

I have reinstalled Norton and it says its totally working fine now..

My startup programs wont load on startup anymore, I only get te printer and the sound thing.
I get no TURN OFF button
I cannot get to the TASK MANAGER
I dont have a RUN button
I cannot REGEDIT
ANYONE got any idea?

I made a new administrative account and that one works fine, I cant see why this one is going mental

Im running Windows XP, Media Center Edition, Version 2002. Service Pack 2


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 21:18:29, on 28/01/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
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A:Loss of SOME admin privileges

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Hello! As the title says I can't do anything that requires admin privileges on my computer whether it's running a program as admin or deactivting my firewall/antivirus etc etc. Whenever I try to deactivate my firewall/antivirus nothing happens, and when I try to run a program as admin I end up with a window giving me an error message (I'll add a picture of it). So if anyone has got a clue on how to fix this then please help me, I would appreciate it so much!
EDIT: It's exactly the same error for every program that I try to run. The only thing that isn't the same is the file path shown, it shows the program that I'm trying to run.

A:Can't do anything that requires admin privileges!

Hi Joelmosen First of all, I want to give you a warning about one program you have on your desktop, ComboFix. ComboFix is a very powerful reporting and scripting tool that was developped by sUBs, used by members of the malware removal team here on BleepingComputer (and also on other forums). This tool can easily break a Windows installation if poorly and/or wrongly used. It can make the whole system unbootable and also delete everything present on your drives (leaving you with close to no chance of recovery) or damage your Windows installation so badly that you would be forced to reinstall it. Therefore, you should not be using ComboFix unless you are in one of the two situation listed below:You have been trained in an online malware removal forum to use ComboFix;You are using it under the supervision and instructions of a trained malware removal professional on BleepingComputer or another recognized malware removal forum (UNITE forums for example);If you already ran ComboFix on your system and need assistance with the log, you will have to post a thread in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs section of BleepingComputer, where a trained helper will assist you.If you have any questions or concerns about ComboFix, quietman7 wrote a FAQ on it and you'll find all your answers in it.ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look hereAlso be aware that BleepingComputer doesn't provide any advice on how to use ComboFix on your own, due to the nature of the tool and how dan... Read more

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WHY, PLEEZE tell me why, Win7 completely ignores the fact that I have Admin Privileges when I try to Stop Services, or do things that require Admin Priv's? I have the restrictions set at ZERO, or (DON'T BOTHER ME WITH MSGS).

A:How To REALLY Access Admin Privileges

You should have a look at the: Windows 7 Tutorials Quick Reference Index

Beginning from the letter "A" you'll find all related to Administrative tools & Administrator account, plus the related tutorials at bottom of each.

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when i click on soemthing that needs admin privileges it does not ask me for my password to confirm it how do i change things i have windows 8.1

A:Admin privileges problem

Some areas the user can NOT make changes.
What changes are you trying to make?

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I'm trying to inject an DLL with an old program, which worked fine before I re-installed. My old setup was Windows XP Pro Service Pack 2 + All updates.

My current setup is the same, Windows XP Pro with Service Pack 2 and all updates available through Windows Update. (except sp3)

However, it doesn't work. I think it's a privileges issue. My user account is "Administrator" and a part of the "Administrators" group. I've also enabled the "Debug Programs" privileges on my account, even though it's already on by default for administrators.

It fails on this function:


It just returns 0. Even though the HWND i'm passing to it is correct (checked, 100 times.)

any suggestions?

A:Admin privileges issue?

Hello and welcome to the forum,

What DLL and what is the program your trying to inject the DLL to?

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Is this possible? We have about 100 remote users who access our office network via VPN rather than RAS. All of these users are running either W2K or XP.

Our problem is that the internet settings on these laptops have been set (purposely) to automatically download updates from the Win Updates site. This bit works fine! But these updates cannot be installed as the users do not have administrator permissions on their local machine.

Is there a way of allowing these updates to install without giving the users full admin rights? (We REALLY don't want to give them these rights as suffice it to say that some of them are not as computer savvy as we would like.)

I have heard a little birdy say that there is a registry update which can bypass the above problem, but how and where?

Any advice on this will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks muchly.

A:Win Updates with no admin privileges

Have a read of this Winguides article Manage Automatic Windows Updates

See if that is any use to you

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I found a note about gaining permanent status as administrator which would save a lot of time since I'm the only one using this PC and it's a bore having to click on continue and continue every time I want to change, move or delete anything.
Can anyone remember this thread and what the title is?
I'd be eternally grateful.

A:Permanent Admin privileges

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Hi all

So the situation is this, I had to setup an existing PC in the office for a new starter and decided to be lazy and simply change the user account name (I know, that was a schoolboy error!). Since doing this, the computer allows me to login fine with the new username/password but keeps asking for the Admin login details whenever I try to make system changes, update software, etc. The user account I changed was the admin account so not sure why this is happening. I've tried using every username/password that has ever been assigned to that PC, but nothing works! Is there any workaround to get Admin privileges back so I can fix this?

FYI - The PC is a member of our work domain, so figure this has further complicated things!?

Really hoping this isn't going to need a full re-installation of windows, fingers crossed someone out there can give me some good news

Thanks in advance

A:Lost Admin Privileges

The prompt for Admin during installs is actually a good thing (that is the UAC and you REALLY want it to prompt) BUT you can almost always use any log in the Administrators Group

use CP->User Accounts
add user
set type = Admin
*must* add password to it

save and close

runas /user:$whatever$you$just$created cmd
give that password

it will then create the %profile% for that new user

From then on, you can reply with $whatever$you$just$created and its password

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I seem to have lost admin rights/privileges on my account, even though it says i am an admin. I can't use windows update because of the following message. UAC is off.

I created another account and swapped admin privileges to that, and everything was ok, but as soon as i swap the privileges back to my original account, i get various 'this action requires admin rights' etc etc

I'm confused. I don't want to keep logging into another admin account just so i can use windows update.

I've tried this, but it said it couldn't fix all the problems. What can i try next folks?


A:Lost Admin Privileges

Just set up a new account. Give yourself privileges for the software in the first account. Make that the new account. The first account is corrupt

You can try this, too.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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one day my grandmother was on the computer i don't know what she was trying to do but she went into the user accounts and family safety tab and revokes all of the admin privileges on the computer there aren't any more admin profiles how do i get the admin privileges back?

A:how do i get admin privileges back

Trying rebooting and hitting the F8 key. Go in to Safe Mode and there should be an administrator account you can use.

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Scan saved at 11:16:47 PM, on 11/5/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Phill\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
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O1 - Hosts: auto.search.msn.es
O2 - BHO: IP - {000051AF-07E2-461B-BA37-A2AF7E652E7D} - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ipd\ipb.dll
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
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O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Flash Module - {C87FA4A3-2474-4a3f-B413-67D515905024} - rasmoesa.dll (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: Easy-WebPrint - {327C2873-E90D-4c37-AA9D-10AC9BABA46C} - C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy... Read more

A:omg..who on earth is my admin..someone please check my log.

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As the title says, i'm having a difficulties burning a CD (computer has a Combo DVD/CD-RW drive) in the facullty network.

The problem is (at least i think so) becouse they deleted aspi drivers from Windows directory.

Is there any possible way to burn a CD, and what is it?


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A:Burning CD under WinXP without admin privileges

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Sony Vaio laptop/Windows 7
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
Firefox 15.0.1
avast! free antivirus; Spyware Blaster free.
Also for non-real time protection but for a 2nd opinion, sometimes do a scan with MBAM or Super AntiSpyware.
And after learning about it thru this site, currently doing a free online ESET scan, which the one other time I used it found junk that none of the other programs did.

I saw an article stating that most problems involving keyloggers, trojans, scareware, etc., could be prevented by my running my computer as someone without Administrative privileges - that this would prevent most programs from being able to take control, even if I unknowingly clicked on a downloader for a trojan/keylogger.

Does that sound accurate?

I am in the USA and interested in some non-USA sports, so use free streaming sites a lot which sometimes contain various types of malware.
I try to be careful, but occasionally, as tonight, I have to do a System Restore when scareware gets a program into my computer.

The article had some reader comments where they had problems making the changes the article suggested, and then had problems changing back to how it was previously, so I'm reluctant to try this without guidance in case of problems.

What do you suggest, and if you agree with the article, can someone here guide me thru the process please.
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A:Running computer as someone without Admin privileges.

Not necessarily. A standard user account can be infected by some malware. But yes, it is a preventive measure and should be used.Read this : http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/create-new-user-account-in-windows-vista-7/I suggest, that you use Sandboxie and run your browser inside it. http://www.sandboxie.com/Sandboxie runs your programs (like your browser) in a totally isolated space, so even if a malicious site installs something, all you have to is clean the contents of Sandboxie.Some antivirus like avast! also have an inbuilt sandbox which run suspicious programs inside it automatically, preventing them to make actual changes to your computer.

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I've suddenly been denied "permission" or access privileges to install (or even update) programs on my computer. I have tried going back to several different restore points but none of them have helped. I have Windows XP Pro SP2 on this computer and only one "user" account which is, of course, an Administrator account. The "permissions" are check with FULL CONTROL with all boxes checked.

I would greatly appreciate all the help I can get because I've tried everything I can think of to resolve this problem without success. Actually, I'm afraid I just keep making matters even worse because now my computer runs awfully slow and programs stall or just shut down suddenly. I was going to just give up and re-install windows, hoping that would correct my problems but a friend told me to try seeing if anyone here could help me out first. Thanks in advance for your help, GJ

A:Lost Admin privileges and permissions...

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I'm sure there must be a simple way to do this, but I don't know how. At the hotel where I work I setup the lobby computer. There is my admin acct and then the hotel guests acct, the latter is a windows "guest" acct. I would like to go into that acct and delete some things, but I can't figure out how to get admin privileges within that acct to do so.


A:Admin Privileges in Guest Acct?


First, on the admin account, enable (temporarily or otherwise) UAC: User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

Then go into the limited account and change whatever you would like, with your admin user name and password handy.

Hope this helps

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I've been running Vista Ultimate and Photoshop CS for more than a year and suddenly today when I try to open PS it says that "Current user account does not the privileges to perform product activation..." and refuces to open. If I go to the PS exe and check the box for Run as Admin it runs (altho I have to click the UAC warning when using this setting). Any ideas as to what is happening? (No major software or hardware changes recently.)

A:Photoshop CS suddenly needs admin privileges

It appears to be covered here.

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Hi all,

I have a loptop with windows xp, but my user is having limited privileges.
Is it possible to give admin privileges to a particular command or a set of commands (say for example i wanted to set the IP address of the machine from the limited user) from the admin login.

thanks in advance,

A:admin privileges for limited account

Im sure if u assign the laptop an IP address another account would use that.
Unsure and not willing to test it, but you could try!
Aslong as you know the admin stuff...we cant help with passwords :)

i dont think you can change the admin/limited rights..if they need to install programs..i would set as admin, what damage could they do :P lol

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I need admin rights on my windows 7 computer because I cant download or delete anything on my pc. It is used for school so I NEED the admin rights. Is there any way without entering a Admin Password?

A:Can't delete or download, no admin privileges!

No as that could be a possible confidential breach.

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Ever since my first attempt to convert Win7 to 10, I can't write or delete anything in My Documents, getting message must be administrator. (My personal login is as administrator.) This even happened in Win 7 when I reverted back for a while. Error message asks if I want to save in My Documents instead, and then allows it (outside of my desired sub-directory). However, cannot delete files.

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