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Vista Admin issues and IE 9 failure to install

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Ok..I'm a new user here, so if I make any faux pas, my apologies. I sometimes get told by my lap top with Vista that I don't have sufficient permissions to do things, such as delete IE 8, which doesn't show up on my 'uninstall' list either. I saw a previous thread on here from 2008 and tried the remedy that was suggested of going to the command prompt and typing in net user administrator/active:yes. I did not get a confirmation, I got some other blather. I even tried it with and without spaces. I have a screen shot I shall try and add. The whole reason I am checking this is because I keep trying to install IE 9 and it always fails to complete. I have tried the fixit utility Microsoft provides, and it claims it finds a problem and fixes it, but whatever it does, it doesn't allow me to install IE 9. The fixit never tells me what it finds, either. Additionally, I had installed IE 9 once before, and decided I hated it, and went back to 8. Now, however, I am confronted with too many incompatibilities on various sites, and want to try 9 again. I also use Google Chrome. Any idea what in the heck I can do to fix this? What a bother!screen shot.jpg
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Syntax error. Put a space between Administrator and /active.

All that does is enable the hidden Administrator account so you can login to Administrator when you boot to Safe mode.
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