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Logged on a Administrator but Can't Install New Programs?

by sugarbear246 / August 20, 2010 8:58 PM PDT

I have a Sony Vaio Computer running XP/sp3...I recently performed a Complete System Restore to get my Computer back on track, but guess what's happening now? There is only 1 User Account on my Computer and that's me, but WHEN I TRY TO INSTALL NEW SOFTWARE ON MY COMPUTER I GET AN ERROR MESSAGE THAT SAYS "YOU NEED TO BE LOGGED IN AS aDMINISTRATOR TO INSTALL....ETC,ETC,ETC?

Anyone got any ideas about what's going on with my System, I've checked Users Account in the Control Panel and I'm the only Account. I can't for the life of me figure out what has caused this! Once again I need a little help!

Thanks
Sugarbear

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You're the only account
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 20, 2010 9:57 PM PDT

but is that account an Administrator account, or a Limited User account?

Mark

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Also have Sony PCV-J120 desktop now with XP installed (32bit
by Herrhommeinsf / August 21, 2010 7:41 PM PDT

Originally this system had Millenium on it, The C: drive very small NTFS partition and D: huge FAT32 now empty since don't have sony system software anymore. Tried to download paragon free partition tool, but says system network administrator will not allow it to be installed. I'm one user on this machine - store put on XP & I have no disks - anyway to clear all this "network" blocking and to verify/get this XP installation to return to a straight forward one? McAffee also can't turn on it's system protection because it runs into errors, and think all the operating system files need to be checked. Any help how to get full control over this beast? Appreciate any help.

donvanneman@msn.com

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Windows XP: Logged on a Administrator but Can't Install New
by sugarbear246 / August 22, 2010 1:38 AM PDT

Thanks everyone for your help...it seems I'm solving my OWN problems these days! Here's what I found out! I WAS INDEED LOGGED ON AS THE ADMINISTRATOR, BUT A NEW "ANTIVIRUS/INTERNET SECURITY PROGRAM WAS CAUSING THIS PROBLEM." THE CULPRIT WAS "COMODO" INTERNET SECURITY! BAM!
I uninstalled it and I can now Install Any Software I want, I am indeed the Administrator of my system and now COMODO!
HOPE THIS HELP SOMEONE, YOU MIGHT WANT TO LOOK AT ANY NEW SOFTWARE YOU MAY HAVE INSTALLED THAT COULD BE CAUSING YOUR PROBLEM! I didn't think it could be COMODO since it came highly recommended. I re-installed my Norton Internet Security and I'm protected and have no more annoying Error Messages telling me I'm not the Administrator of my Computer!

Sugarbear246

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