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When is the Admin not the Admin?

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When you're me.
XP Pro w/SP2 has been set up with an Admin acct. and a Limited user acct..
I just tried to download and install some software.
Download goes OK.
But when it's time to set up the new software I get the message that I need Admin. rights.
I tried cancelling the Limited User Acct.. No help.
When I go into User Accts. the only acct. showing is the Admin..
How do I correct this?
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XP is installed with a default 'Administrator' account which is usually hidden from the log-in screen, so this account is not used in normal circumstances. You need to create a user account for yourself which is a 'Computer Administrator' account, then restart Windows and log-on to that account whenever you yourself are using the PC in future. That account will allow you to install software as well as performing any other operations, with no restrictions.

Edited by pip22, 30 July 2007 - 04:23 AM.

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You may want to be more protected. Download and use DropYourRights that makes you surf the web as a user while your PC is in administrator mode. It protects you against exploits and malware this way.
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