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"Administrator account required"

by Atomicsoda / November 22, 2004 2:18 PM PST

For no apparent reason, my computer (running on Windows ME) refuses to let me perform certain actions or go through with certain installations because I'm not on the "administrator account". I'm not sure how this came to be, there is no other account on this computer that I'm aware of. Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks.

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Re: "Administrator account required"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 22, 2004 8:04 PM PST

Without knowing what certain actions, I can't comment what certain repair should be used.

Hope you understand that details do make a difference.


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Re: "Administrator account required"
by Atomicsoda / November 24, 2004 2:15 PM PST

Right now I'm trying to install a small game application, and WinZip, as well, gives me the same error. Most installations will run smoothly, but every so often, this error will come up with occasional installers.


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P2P damage.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 24, 2004 10:32 PM PST

If I take review of all your posts, I see a P2P user.

Sorry, but such things will happen. And they get to start over. Spyware and the malware is now doing this to people and they get upset when you tell then such is unsafe.

This includes exlusive use of Internet Explorer.

I may sound harsh about this, but if you watch the trend of the posts on these forums, Spyware is creating nearly 1/2 of all posts with P2P users fairly wiping out their systems because people don't tell them it was that risky.

Read and do what you see at


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