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richv

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When I try to install the free program I get the following error:

"You do not have access to make the required system configuration modifications..."

I tried to do this under my account, which has admin privliges and my administrator account.

Any suggestions?
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what was the program? Is this computer a home computer or work computer?
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It was the new version of ad-aware SE personal. I was placing it on my laptop which I use for work. I'm in the road connected to the internet through a hotel LAN connection.

I'm running Win XP Pro.

Edited by richv, 21 June 2005 - 08:43 AM.

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OK, you use it for work....is the laptop normally joined to a domain?

Even if you have admin status, a group policy can prevent you from loading applications
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Although I join a domain when I connect via VPN I am not connected now. I had the previous version of ad-aware on this machine before.

I went to login as admin not connected to the domain and I still get the same error. I loaded the operating system on this laptop myself and loaded all of the programs. This is the first one to give me this error.
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my point is, though, that when joined to the domain, a group policy could have been added to your machine to prevent you from loading any programs.

additionally, a number of malware programs target removal tools and prevent them from being loaded....such a program may prevent you from installing lavasoft's utility

what made you think you needed to install adaware? A malware infection is suspected?
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There are no restriction on my machine as far as the programs I can install.

I had the previous version of Ad-aware and I tried to run it. It told me a new version was out so I downloaded it off the site.

The new install removed the older program and than gave me the failure when it tried to load.
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