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How to set Administrator group rights in XP?

by drklm2 / January 1, 2007 10:28 AM PST

I loaded QuickBooks 2005 onto my home desktop, running XP home.

When I tried to run the program, it won't open. This message pops up:

"Windows XP and Windows 2000 users must have Power Users or Administrator
group rights in order to run QuickBooks.
Please contact your system administrator about being granted those rights."

I cannot figure out how to set my computer to allow this program to open. My computer now only
has 1 user set up.

Any help would be appreciated.


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Did you "load" or did you "install"?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2007 10:41 AM PST

I ran across a few people that load software by copying and that error would occur. Sorry, but such a small detail makes all the difference.

As to Admin rights in XP, if you can install it, then that's not the issue.


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Quickbooks was installed.
by drklm2 / January 1, 2007 10:49 AM PST

I installed the program by inserting the CD and using the installation

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While "protection" software could play a factor.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2007 12:23 PM PST
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discovered it's a common problem with quickbooks.
by drklm2 / January 1, 2007 2:45 PM PST

I spent some time at the QuickBook forums and discovered that this
is a common problem. One solution that I found that works is to run
the program in the windows 2000 compatibility mode. (Can be set in the
program "properties".

Thanks for your thoughts, Bob!


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need help on reseting my computer have an administrator
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i have an administrator code on my pc an need help on getting into it

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