Vista UAC maybe enabled or should be by default. If that "pops-up" then click yes and proceed to load pgms. It will pop-up everytime a new pgm. gets loaded. Also, is there a log-on when booting up? If so, see under the user accts., just how many accts, there are. The primary user should have admin. privileges but not knowing what's present can be tiresome. Otherwise, give full admin. privilege to that user and verify. If you like for better ease of use if the user is XP savvy, is to use the "classic view" that makes past XP users more comfortable. Click under the desktop taskbar for those options.
Friend has new laptop with Vista. Bought for her by her Husband at Best Buy. Husband knows zero about computers.
Mother cannot install programs even though her user account shows as administrator.
Does Vista have a hidden Administrator account as XP does? Does one get into it via F8/safe mode?
When buying from best buy, who installs Vista and who gets to install the hidden adminstrator account? Who would establish whether a password is used in the hidden admin account and then if one exists, who gets to know it.
The buyer of the computer lives in a different location than the user.
Trying to load drivers for her HP multi purpose printer from her XP system which exists no more.
I did alert her that her CD was for XP and she may have to go to HP site to get Vista drivers.