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Win XP registry problem during SW installation


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Kostan

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Hello,
My O/S is Windows XP Home.
While installing a Symantec's retail CD, NIS 2004, I got an Error 1406 "Could not write value <registry key information>" so I could not install it.
After checking with Symantec I was told in order to fix the problem I needed to assign Full Control to the "Administrator" in the registry so that I can install the CD.
I opened the Registry Editor and I went to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE* to assign permissions, in Permissions for SOFTWARE in the Security tab where it says Group or User names, all I found was a Group or User names "Everyone" and no "Administrators" or any other.
On my PC there is only one user account "Myname ( Computer Administrator)".
Does anyone know how can I add the user "Administrators (My Computer name\Administrators)" in the registry key above* and then assign permissions? <_< Thank you
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Log on in safe mode. go to the security tab of software and click the add button. Type administrator in the box and hit enter. check the allow box next to full control. click enter and leave. your administrator account is now has full control permissions over that area. it should have in the first place, but must've somehow got removed.

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were you logging on in safe mode before when you were trying this?
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Hello -=jonnyrotten=- ,
thank you for the advice. <_<
No,I have not tried it in safe mode.
How do you think "administrator" was removed,could it be a virus? :D
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Well, I don't know how Administrator got removed from the groups and user names box in the security tab, but I can pretty much guarantee that the administrator account is still there on your pc. The administrator account is a built in account in windows, and as far as I know it cannot be removed from the computer.

[QUOTE]My O/S is Windows XP Home.
I opened the Registry Editor and I went to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE* to assign permissions, in Permissions for SOFTWARE in the Security tab where it says Group or User names[QUOTE]


The reason I asked you if you started in safe mode is because on XP Home you cannot get a security tab when you go the properties of a file or folder unless you start in safe mode. In xp pro you can turn off simple file sharing and then have access to the security tab, are you sure you have home edition?

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