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by chogie65 / October 7, 2013 2:45 AM PDT

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Too vague.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 7, 2013 2:53 AM PDT
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But first you decide, and then you do.

Maybe this was about Linux or some server or a company but if you want to be a administrator I bet you'll have to communicate more about what it is what you want to administrate.
Bob

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administrator on my own computer/
by chogie65 / October 7, 2013 8:27 PM PDT
In reply to: Too vague.

I click tools/options, I am told I need administrator rights.

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Re: administrator
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 7, 2013 9:03 PM PDT

The account created by Windows setup has administrator ritghts. Accounts you made yourself can have them, if you specified that it when creating it, or changed it later.

If you're logged in a non-administrator account, you can't make yourself administrator or create a new administrator account. That would be big security risk.

So if you use the right logon, you already are administrator. If not, log in to an existing administrator account to set your current account to have administrator rights, if necessary.

By the way, what tools>options do you click? There are so many programs that have them, that telling what you told isn't informative at all.

Kees

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by chogie65 / October 7, 2013 9:37 PM PDT
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tool/options used on ie 8

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Re: administrator
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 7, 2013 9:40 PM PDT
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Then make yourself administrator. I wrote above how to do it.
For safety, it's best to return to non-administrator after you did the necessary changes.

Kees

Kees

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