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can't install Shockwave player. administrator problem

by jrfan8808 / March 29, 2008 7:31 AM PDT

OK, try this one: I have tried installing this software left, right, up,
down and safe mode and no matter what, I get the same error message: "you do
not have access to make the required system configuration modifications.
Please rerun this installation from an administrator's accout." Well, I
have. Over and over. Tried the built-in admin account - nada. I am listed
as a system administrator, and it don't work there either. Even tried the
"run as...", zilch. So what's the sitch? Is there something
that needs to be turned on? Or what? Tried the ctl-alt-del bit too, didn't
work. What am I missing? Using WinXP Pro, SP2.

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Do you have any other versions of Shockwave or Flash?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 29, 2008 8:59 PM PDT
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re: any other versions...from MarkFlax
by jrfan8808 / March 29, 2008 11:56 PM PDT

hmmmmmmm, well, Windows add/remove says I have SW player 11, but it doesn't work. It also says I have the latest Flash Player and Flash ActiveX and the dl site says the Flash components were installed ok, but I have yet to see them work (u/d just yesterday). I think I tried the uninstall/clean/reinstall, but I'll try again.

Funny thing, tho, SW Player seems to be the ONLY thing that I don't have "access" to install; Flash seems to go OK, and I just did some software upgrades and installed a new browser, np. Weird, huh?

But wait, there's more: XP tells me I don't have permisson to make the changes, but then I get what appears to be a partial install that's crippled somehow. It shows up on the add/remove list, puts files in a SYS32 folder but still won't work. And one more bit of craziness: there's an install.log with all the registry entries in nice, neat sequential order, like it's all going peachy and rosey than BAM! Right at the end it says: "You do not have access to make the required...." yadda, yadda. Screwy, ain't it?

So, I'll try again. Bets I'll be back? LOL

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re:re: & a p.s....continued
by jrfan8808 / March 30, 2008 2:18 AM PDT

Did the whole uninstall thing & re-booted. Tried re-installing. SSDD. Nothing changed. AND the wierdness I mentioned last post is back. Says no el installo, but there's files on my drive, Player is listed in the a/r progs, and everything is FUBAR.

I got a WWII vintage Enfield .303......that'll larn 'em!
May as well laugh as to cry.....!


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